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Fading Festive Fizzle
The Craic www.londonirish.org (IP Logged)
03 January, 2018 12:45
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Re: Fading Festive Fizzle
cjm. (IP Logged)
03 January, 2018 12:50
Just watched a bit of the highlights on AP site cause I missed the first try.

How the hell was that advantage over! IMHO a pathetic decision by the ref, we were still behind the gainline.

Also for the second try at least Tonks give it has all to chase the kick. Did you notice Coka just jogging to it? No commitment, if he had the receiver would have been flattened.

Little things but given the final scoreline, they mattered.

 
Re: Fading Festive Fizzle
jimbo800 (IP Logged)
03 January, 2018 12:54
Joe hasn’t had to work too hard in age group rugby, he was always much bigger than everyone. Now for the first time he’s being faced with his superiors. We’re expecting a lot from him, he can deliver but he needs to work on quite a basic aspects of a wingers game.

 
Re: Fading Festive Fizzle
cjm. (IP Logged)
03 January, 2018 13:11
I can understand that but that then becomes a coaching issue as he hasn't been pushed to make the most of his natural advantages.

 
Re: Fading Festive Fizzle
jimbo800 (IP Logged)
03 January, 2018 13:17
It’s definitely a coaching issue. It’s a shame he hasn’t had a chance to work much with Nalaga, he was the epitome of a big winger who could do pretty much everything

 
Re: Fading Festive Fizzle
Anonymous User (IP Logged)
03 January, 2018 14:16
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cjm.
Just watched a bit of the highlights on AP site cause I missed the first try.
How the hell was that advantage over! IMHO a pathetic decision by the ref, we were still behind the gainline.

Also for the second try at least Tonks give it has all to chase the kick. Did you notice Coka just jogging to it? No commitment, if he had the receiver would have been flattened.

Little things but given the final scoreline, they mattered.

You're having a laugh aren't you? Tonks did not give it his all to get to the receiver and no wonder he was bloody miles out starting on pretty much the other side of the pitch. Steele had a stab at it, but didn't get that close. Even so... How do you expect anyone to cover that much ground (Tonks or Joe) to flatten the receiver?

 
Re: Fading Festive Fizzle
cjm. (IP Logged)
03 January, 2018 14:49
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cjm.
Just watched a bit of the highlights on AP site cause I missed the first try.
How the hell was that advantage over! IMHO a pathetic decision by the ref, we were still behind the gainline.

Also for the second try at least Tonks give it has all to chase the kick. Did you notice Coka just jogging to it? No commitment, if he had the receiver would have been flattened.

Little things but given the final scoreline, they mattered.

You're having a laugh aren't you? Tonks did not give it his all to get to the receiver and no wonder he was bloody miles out starting on pretty much the other side of the pitch. Steele had a stab at it, but didn't get that close. Even so... How do you expect anyone to cover that much ground (Tonks or Joe) to flatten the receiver?

Yes the kick was a little too long but Tonks was trying and made it to the receiver but didn't execute the tackle. Joe was barely jogging and didn't try to tackle. Steele wasn't even in the frame for any of this, so I don't know what that is about. Have you watched the replay? You can find them here.

Highlights

In fact I don't think we are even talking about the same bit on reflection. I am talking the leadup when Tonks kicks and chases not the actual kick for the try.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/01/2018 14:54 by cjm..

 
Re: Fading Festive Fizzle
Anonymous User (IP Logged)
03 January, 2018 15:07
We were talking about different kicks!

Think you're being a bit harsh on Joe, he has to check his run so he's not in front of Tonks as Tonks kicks, Tonks then has the momentum, so it's no wonder he's going all out to get there. Yes Joe could have done more, but Tonks should have stopped the 9 from there.


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