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: 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
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.
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