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Gaz (IP Logged)
26 May, 2018 16:00
Saracens looking awesome, completely nullified Exeters game plan so far. Exeter need to try something else for the last 30, really need to score next.

Sarries having the benefit of not being in the Euro final this year get to show their A game.

 
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Buzzboy (IP Logged)
26 May, 2018 16:10
Yes. Hate to say it, but they look unstoppable and probably win it for the next few years as well.

 
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Geoff P (IP Logged)
26 May, 2018 16:20
What a player Maro is.

 
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Propped up (IP Logged)
26 May, 2018 16:36
And what a payer Nigel Wray is too

 
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Gaz (IP Logged)
26 May, 2018 16:38
Congrats to Saracens, good job well done. Looking ominous considering the age of the squad.

Exeter, like us, lack a plan B I think.

 
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Chilham (IP Logged)
26 May, 2018 16:41
I'll not knock Sarries all the while they put in performances like they did against us in the semi and again today. Awesome rugby. Congrat's to them.

There's a lot of this Sarries team with contracts up for renewal at the end of next season. It'll be interesting to see if they retain them.

 
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CB Wasp (IP Logged)
26 May, 2018 16:45
Yes really good performance from Sarries and well done to them . Totally agree about no plan B for Exeter, Sarries made them look very ordinary and Exeter didn't seem to know how to pass the ball or break down the Sarries defense.

 
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Barnetsarrie12 (IP Logged)
26 May, 2018 16:48
Great game plan from our boys today. We fronted up physically and they had no plan B as you all have rightly said. They will need to work this off season to vary their game as they won't beat a Leinster or a Sarries who can match them physically playing the style they play.

As for sarries, what a player mako is and also maro, both playing very well to end this season. Now time for me to get on the drinks. Hope everyone has a great weekend

 
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WONKYWASP1 (IP Logged)
26 May, 2018 16:49
Congratulations, Sarries. 'Good game; well played.'

 
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John Tee (IP Logged)
26 May, 2018 16:53
Mako, MOTM, well deserved.

 
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Jack9909 (IP Logged)
26 May, 2018 16:54
Sarries well deserved and never looked uncomfortable. The way they soaked up that first 10 minutes of pressure before striking clinically was awesome to watch.

Think today showed how 1-dimensional Exeter can be, it's enough to beat teams without the physicality and line speed (wasps, falcons etc), but against the top teams the constant tight phase play isn't enough. Hopefully we can learn from sarries and use this as a blueprint of how to beat chiefs, which can only be good for their game in the long run too (look at how far sarries have come in recent years!)

 
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Greenback Wasp (IP Logged)
26 May, 2018 16:57
Well played Sarries thoroughly deserved win. Exeter bereft of ideas, no plan B, once their power game had been out powered.

 
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neils (IP Logged)
26 May, 2018 17:03
Now that was nice. However less atmosphere than last year.

 
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Westy68 (IP Logged)
26 May, 2018 17:07
Sarries are a truly great team that are likely to dominate the premiership for a few years to come.

I like the way Sarries move the ball quickly to the wide areas and have definitely become easier on the eye.

As long as you front up Physically with Exeter then they bring nothing. Why just keep doing the same thing. Play for territory and move the ball wide quickly.

Very disappointed in Exeter, will always come up short against teams who front up physically with them.

Even ugo mentioned it

 
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John Tee (IP Logged)
26 May, 2018 17:13
But........ you have to say up to now, it has worked for the Chiefs.
It will be interesting to see if they review it....and how easy that will be if they see the need to change to beat sides that can front up.

 
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ElliesBoss (IP Logged)
26 May, 2018 17:18
Brilliant from Sarries. Now they compliment their physical game with some lovely attacking play they look to be unstoppable. Ironically I think it could be Exeter no 1 again next season as I am sure they will learn from today that you cannot rely on totally on possession to win games. Well done both Sarries and Chiefs. Good match.

 
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Speach (IP Logged)
26 May, 2018 17:19
Sarries proving their detractors wrong in both semi and final. Strong defence, boshing up the middle, using width when earned underpinned by decent set piece.very strong performances. They are shaping up to be a proper all court team.

Might be difficult to wrest trophies from their grasp for a while.



"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat."
Sun Tzu

 
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RossM (IP Logged)
26 May, 2018 17:20
Exe didn't seem to have much of a clue. Plan A not working. What shall we do? Why, stick with plan A. I was most impressed with Sarries. They've certainly expanded their game. They are now a pleasure to watch. Congratulations.

Don't forget. We put five tries on them last weekend.

 
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Westy68 (IP Logged)
26 May, 2018 17:21
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John Tee
But........ you have to say up to now, it has worked for the Chiefs.
It will be interesting to see if they review it....and how easy that will be if they see the need to change to beat sides that can front up.

Winning one trophy says not. If you are saying making semifinals or finals works then fair enough

 
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westwaleswasp (IP Logged)
26 May, 2018 17:35
I think Chiefs and us have stepped back a bit from last year, Tigers too. Sarries have maintained their standards of last year.
Last year we knew we were good in the last 20 for points, now we concede them. Chiefs have opened up last year at times but it seems to have evaporated. Their set piece is good still but does not win them games as it once did. At home they are unbeatable perhaps, away.... not to be feared. Tigers could beat anyone at home once, now they just beat Bath. OK, maybe an exaggeration but some truth in it. WR is no longer are a place to be feared. Our set piece has gone backwards, and too many teams like Chiefs grind out bread and butter wins but can't raise their attacking game, especially in Europe.
Sarries themselves are further behind in Europe, so the whole AP needs to look at its structures, but fir now maintaining their level is enough to see them further ahead than they were...
Congrats and hope everyone enjoyed.

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