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Individual moments of individual players that kept us in the Premiership
Posted by: Skippy (IP Logged)
Date: 06 May, 2012 11:58

It goes without saying just how tough this season was. There were many reasons why we were in this predicament. So, now I would like to start a thread that focusses on the individual moments of individual players that kept us in the Premiership.

The idea of this thread is not a Steve Borthwick sees lots of positives when the rest of us know different. Instead, it borrows on some of the stuff England have supposedly done under Lancaster, which is to sit down and focus on the things that went really well. England have also looked at how they can do more of those things, but we can wait on that until next season.

I'll start with:

Tom Varndell and his try-saving tackle on Sam Vesty at the Wreck.

A 81oody great effort from somebody from someone who supposedly was weak in the tackle when he came to Wasps. It gave us a losing bonus, improved our points difference and ultimately put all the pressure on Newcastle for the final game.

 
Re: Individual moments of individual players that kept us in the Premiership
Posted by: buckswasp (IP Logged)
Date: 06 May, 2012 12:06

Elliott Daly's kick from the half way line against Gloucester-- we went from 23-24 down to win 26-24.

 
Re: Individual moments of individual players that kept us in the Premiership
Posted by: WaspieMatt (IP Logged)
Date: 06 May, 2012 12:10

Let's not forget Jack Wallace's wonderful tackle in holding the ball up over the line in the same game as the Varndell tackle. 5 points is five points- so just as important really.

 
Re: Individual moments of individual players that kept us in the Premiership
Posted by: Big Bazza (IP Logged)
Date: 06 May, 2012 12:10

I know you're looking for "individual moments" but I have to say Payne and Broster have been superb this season....



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Re: Individual moments of individual players that kept us in the Premiership
Posted by: greenwood (IP Logged)
Date: 06 May, 2012 12:11

I agree that that is what is defining the season.
Too few to be strung together to make up any sort of a reasonable season though.

As I said on another thread "It's going to be a try saving tackle fron Varndell at Bath which sums up the whole season or as near as damn it !!."

 
Re: Individual moments of individual players that kept us in the Premiership
Posted by: Skippy (IP Logged)
Date: 06 May, 2012 12:13

So, let's have a standout moment for each player. I'm sure they've won at least the odd pen from a defensive scrum on our 5 metre line.

 
Re: Individual moments of individual players that kept us in the Premiership
Posted by: greenwood (IP Logged)
Date: 06 May, 2012 12:25

Ok I'll start it off.

Tom Varndell....A try saving tackle at Bath

Your go.

 
Re: Individual moments of individual players that kept us in the Premiership
Posted by: Shrek Wasp (IP Logged)
Date: 06 May, 2012 12:34

Birkett's try at Worcester, set up by a magic break by Simmo.



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Re: Individual moments of individual players that kept us in the Premiership
Posted by: Skippy (IP Logged)
Date: 06 May, 2012 12:42

Greenwood -- perhaps have a look at the start of the thread...

 
Re: Individual moments of individual players that kept us in the Premiership
Posted by: greenwood (IP Logged)
Date: 06 May, 2012 12:56

Done that.
But You then said... "So, let's have a standout moment for each player"

So that was My standout mo. for that player.

 
Re: Individual moments of individual players that kept us in the Premiership
Posted by: Hucks_nli (IP Logged)
Date: 06 May, 2012 13:04

Haughts - his break yesterday to set up wade's try. Faolcons tried hard 2nd half, but that try was the clincher that took the game out of reach.

Wade - Probably his hat-trick vs Tigers? so long ago now, but those first two wins were so vital in the context of the season!

Bell - His defensive display against sarries in the LDH. If you want 1 single hit - the one on Botha was as good as any. It set the tone for the whole team and secured us such a vital win.

Robinson - His kicking display vs irish. 6 from 7 in an 18-13 win that proved vital. Following off the back of his awful day with the boot vs chiefs andthen daly taking over the duties at sale it was even more impressive

 
Re: Individual moments of individual players that kept us in the Premiership
Posted by: Skippy (IP Logged)
Date: 06 May, 2012 13:06

Too keep the interest of other posters and readers, let's try to keep things fresh by adding moments not already posted in the thread.

 
Re: Individual moments of individual players that kept us in the Premiership
Posted by: greenwood (IP Logged)
Date: 06 May, 2012 13:17

Sorry Skippy too keep the interest of other posters and readers, I'll try to keep things fresh by not adding moments already posted in the thread.

Sorry once again.

 
Re: Individual moments of individual players that kept us in the Premiership
Posted by: Richardwasp (IP Logged)
Date: 06 May, 2012 13:20

Skippy ... Your efforts are wasted on some posters

 
Re: Individual moments of individual players that kept us in the Premiership
Posted by: Rifleman Harris (IP Logged)
Date: 06 May, 2012 13:28

Ben Broster's kick against Sarries in the LDH winking smiley

For me most of the obvious ones have been mentioned. I thought Poff's all round performances against Sarries at the LDH was pretty decisive in that game.

 
Re: Individual moments of individual players that kept us in the Premiership
Posted by: redx04 (IP Logged)
Date: 06 May, 2012 13:30

Ben Broster's performance coming off the bench in the second half vs Not Nots. Won us the match according to Dai and I agree. Even though he has taken a slating on this board in the past few years, I really think he will be the player we miss the most next season.

 
Re: Individual moments of individual players that kept us in the Premiership
Posted by: Buzzy (IP Logged)
Date: 06 May, 2012 13:35

Marco Wentzel for turning the worst lineout in the Premiership into one of the best, certainly when he's on the field. Some of his one-handed catches take the breath away.

And he deserves extra credit for risking his shoulder by playing yesterday.

 
Re: Individual moments of individual players that kept us in the Premiership
Posted by: feelthepayne (IP Logged)
Date: 06 May, 2012 14:31

Two best moments i will remember,
Payne signing a contract extension at the end of feb... And i think he started to play better from that moment.

ANd Tim Payne not giving away penalties as often as he did.

ok ok ok i know thats not what your looking for.

 
Re: Individual moments of individual players that kept us in the Premiership
Posted by: Richardwasp (IP Logged)
Date: 06 May, 2012 14:43

it would be interesting to know how much game time Tim Payne has done this year because i would not be surprised if it is more than any other player!!

 
Re: Individual moments of individual players that kept us in the Premiership
Posted by: buckswasp (IP Logged)
Date: 06 May, 2012 15:57

The programme yesterday said that Tim had played the most games.

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