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Bloodied but unbowed

Last hurrah!

May 23 2017

The last game of the 2016/17 Championship season takes place tomorrow night at the Madjeski Stadium in Reading. Not only is it the second leg of the play-off final but it is the last time that some very talented young men will wear the Yorkshire Carnegie shirt.....

Despite the fact that the Carnegie lads go into the second leg with an eleven point deficit there is an air of defiance in the squad. In the first leg it was a few mistakes and the metronomic boot of Tommy Bell that gave the visitors a lead to carry over to this week's return. Both sides scored two tries. We scored one absolute belter which left me feeling that Jonah Holmes will find his feet in the Prem next season without too much trouble.

In his last team selection Bryan Redpath has made two changes. Mike Myerscough comes in for Ben West and Mike Cusack starts with Silone Faletau dropping to the bench. It is definitely the last appearance for Buzz and Lewis Boyce. Other players whereabouts next season have still to be confirmed which remains a sore point. However i am sure that all 23 players will give it their all tomorrow night and do us proud.

The first half tactics from last week without gifting Irish points could see a shock result by the end of 80 minutes. Whether that will be enough to overturn the deficit remains to be seen. Needless to say anything is possible when we are involved.


C'mon Tykes!

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23/05/2017 17:09
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2017:05:27:18:17:01 by Wildwillie .

Re: Bloodied but unbowed
almostatyke (IP Logged)
23/05/2017 19:03
So long as the boys put in the same commitment as last week, and have practised scrumming for more than 60 minutes, I will be happy.
We go to Reading knowing that there is nothing to lose, whereas LI have everything to lose.

Who knows what might happen?

Looking forward to a day out on the fun bus tomorrow.


Re: Bloodied but unbowed
headingleytyke (IP Logged)
23/05/2017 19:40
Why is o'donnell not in adds more round the park than cusack

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Albert Fishwick (IP Logged)
23/05/2017 19:44
Didn't he go off injured last week?

If I had all the money I've spent on drink ..... I'd spend it on drink.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2017:05:23:19:45:11 by Albert Fishwick.

Re: Bloodied but unbowed
almostatyke (IP Logged)
23/05/2017 20:51
I think that O'Donnell was returning from injury, but possibly too soon. Agreed, that if fit he would be a natural starting choice.

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Madtyke (IP Logged)
23/05/2017 21:28
O'Donnell went off for a HIA and didn't return.


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Time Trial (IP Logged)
24/05/2017 06:40
'nuff said. Go get 'em lads! Good Luck!

Re: Bloodied but unbowed
JDH (IP Logged)
24/05/2017 10:04
Take our chances and go hard for 80mins. Come on CARNEGIE!
Oh, and we would like a little slice of fortune this time....

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