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fatlad76 (IP Logged)
01 February, 2018 12:35
London Irish: 15 James Marshall, 14 Joe Cokanasiga, 13 Tom Fowlie, 12 Johnny Williams, 11 Alex Lewington, 10 Theo Brophy Clews, 9 Piet van Zyl, 1 Ben Franks, 2 David Paice, 3 Ollie Hoskins, 4 Franco van der Merwe, 5 Mike Coman (c), 6 Arno Botha, 7 Max Northcote-Green, 8 Ofisa Treviranus

Replacements: 16 Dave Porecki, 17 Harry Elrington, 18 Petrus Du Plessis, 19 Sebastian De Chaves, 20 Blair Cowan, 21 Scott Steele, 22 Tommy Bell, 23 Aseli Tikoirotuma

Good to see Porecki back.
Like it!

 
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aquacat2 (IP Logged)
01 February, 2018 12:42
With that team, I'm hopeful for a positive result would be nice to still be in with a shot of a cup.

 
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exile99 (IP Logged)
01 February, 2018 13:52
Cardiff Blues: Rhun Williams; Ryan Edwards, Aled Summerhill, Garyn Smith, Corey Howells; Steven Shingler (an old friend), Lewis Jones; Rhys Gill, Ethan Lewis, Keiron Assiratti, Damian Welch, James Down, Josh Turnbull, Olly Robinson ©, Seb Davies

Replacements: Kirby Myhill, Corey Domachowski, Anton Peikrishvili, Owen Lloyd, Alun Lawrence, Reiss Cullen, Max Llewellyn, Dan Fish

 
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Margin_Walker (IP Logged)
01 February, 2018 13:53
Stronger Cardiff team than they put out last week as they start to gear up to their next league games.

Should be a bit more of a challenge than last week.

 
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Steelman (IP Logged)
01 February, 2018 14:14
Blues coach into avoiding the big collisions and moving us around the pitch.Has Kendo blogged wot we intend to do?! Cheap tickets though,so positive thinking COYI.

 
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cardiff_steve (IP Logged)
01 February, 2018 16:29
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Stronger Cardiff team than they put out last week as they start to gear up to their next league games.
Should be a bit more of a challenge than last week.

Marginally stronger maybe. I'd expect only 5 or 6 to play the next league game. Couple of very young players on the bench. Ought to be a comfortbale win for Irish based on the sides selected.

 
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Margin_Walker (IP Logged)
01 February, 2018 16:37
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Stronger Cardiff team than they put out last week as they start to gear up to their next league games.
Should be a bit more of a challenge than last week.

Marginally stronger maybe. I'd expect only 5 or 6 to play the next league game. Couple of very young players on the bench. Ought to be a comfortbale win for Irish based on the sides selected.

Doesn't have to be too much stronger to be more of a challenge than the team Wasps put out tbf (senior academy, school boys and ringers).

We're more than capable of messing up away from home against the team named by you guys. Hopefully not though...

 
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cardiff_steve (IP Logged)
01 February, 2018 18:58
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Stronger Cardiff team than they put out last week as they start to gear up to their next league games.
Should be a bit more of a challenge than last week.

Marginally stronger maybe. I'd expect only 5 or 6 to play the next league game. Couple of very young players on the bench. Ought to be a comfortbale win for Irish based on the sides selected.

Doesn't have to be too much stronger to be more of a challenge than the team Wasps put out tbf (senior academy, school boys and ringers).

We're more than capable of messing up away from home against the team named by you guys. Hopefully not though...

Have to say Im surprised just how strong your side is for this. I assume you're basically looking for a win to get momentum?

When I've seen irish this season I've been impressed by Lewington. And I remember being impressed by Cokanasiga for England U20s.

Our wingers are Howells, who i like the look of but is a first year academy player. The other winger is on loan from Bristol and I dont know much about him. I suspect both your guys will have a big edge over their opposite numbers.

 
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Florida (IP Logged)
01 February, 2018 20:03
Consistent selection and hopefully a confidence building win.

If we do win, what do you all think the team for the following game will look like? I'm a big fan of not changing a winning team, but Coman in the second row worries me a little, although to be fair he didn't embarrass himself last week.

 
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Margin_Walker (IP Logged)
01 February, 2018 20:35
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Have to say Im surprised just how strong your side is for this. I assume you're basically looking for a win to get momentum?

When I've seen irish this season I've been impressed by Lewington. And I remember being impressed by Cokanasiga for England U20s.

Our wingers are Howells, who i like the look of but is a first year academy player. The other winger is on loan from Bristol and I dont know much about him. I suspect both your guys will have a big edge over their opposite numbers.

Yeah, just gearing up for the next run of AP games which are do or die really. Most 1st choice players had a few weeks off during the Challenge Cup games, so going close to first choice in the AWC using them as warm up games really.

Very slim chance of making it out of the group, but I doubt that's much of a focus.

 
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Hugo.LI (IP Logged)
01 February, 2018 21:46
Surely coman is far too light to play second row, must affect our scrum surely!

 
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Florida (IP Logged)
01 February, 2018 22:13
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Surely coman is far too light to play second row, must affect our scrum surely!

Not really his weight, more his ability in the lineout


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