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Dorrian Returns

By Blues Ed
January 20 2017

The B&I game at Bedwas is no longer important for either Blues or Dragons  so it's no surprise there are lots of changes..

Blues actually go for a lot of well known names with Myles Dorrian, skipper Michael Le Bourgeois, Dean Adamson, and Jordan Burns returning to the backs and Paul Tupai, Jacob Fields, Christian Judge,  Ed Taylor and Josh Buggea in the pack.

Blues: 15. Piers O’Conor  14. Pat Tapley 13. Elliot Clement-Hill 12. Michael LeBourgeois (capt) 11. Dean Adamson  10. Myles Dorrian 9. Jordan Burns 1. Camilo Parilli-Ocampo 2. Jacob Fields 3. Christian Judge 4. Paul Tupai 5. Byron Hodge 6. Ed Taylor 7. Josh Buggea 8. Jason Hill

Reps: 16. Charley Robinson 17. Jack Culverhouse 18. Will Carrick-Smith 19. Ben Adams 20. Tom James 21. Jake Sharp 22. Ollie Dodge

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Blues Brothers (IP Logged)
20/01/2017 10:33
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ComeRainOrShine (IP Logged)
20/01/2017 13:04
Surprised we are risking some of our more 'first choice' players in a match with no meaning.
Can perhaps understand burns/Tops are they are back form a period out but some of the others I wouldn't have risked.

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Jonathan Wilcox (IP Logged)
20/01/2017 16:08
It's at times like these when you could do with having an Academy/Development team

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compo simonite (IP Logged)
20/01/2017 16:22
JW ........that was my line.....

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Jonathan Wilcox (IP Logged)
20/01/2017 16:56
Hi Compo, lol

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compo simonite (IP Logged)
21/01/2017 10:01
Last week as I was leaving after the game I noticed a lady from the Followers trying to encourage people to travel on the coach to watch today’s game...........she seemed to be failing.......personally even if she paid me I would stay at home......

I hope that none of the young players on both sides of today get would be a shame to injure yourself playing a game in competition that both sides know the result will be meaningless....

........what ever happened to the Followers who used to post on here?

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ComeRainOrShine (IP Logged)
21/01/2017 17:08
First try of the game to Dragons. Push over try from the line out. . . . . deja vu!!!

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Blue33Years (IP Logged)
23/01/2017 09:02
One comment. And at the risk of repeating myself.

Our captain need to be reminded that rugby is a passing game.

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Jonathan Wilcox (IP Logged)
24/01/2017 13:22
Was he the right choice and is he the right person to take us forward?

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Yaffle (IP Logged)
24/01/2017 17:41
Following this afternoon's announcement from the RFU regarding London Welsh, is the rest of this season now a 'dead rubber' for all Championship clubs excepting London Irish and Leeds?

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the hooded man (IP Logged)
26/01/2017 12:58
Yaffle, there will be two other teams that will have the opportunity to have a go at Irish and Carnegie. Whilst the results are likely to be in Irish's and Carnegie's favour based on their dominence of the league to date, it is not a forgone conclusion. All sorts of things can happen between now and the playoffs. We might beat Carnegie for once. :-)

Whilst Blues are unlikely to be one of that exalted company, we as supporters expect them to make every effort to pull themselves at least into the top half of the division. It will be tough as we have one less home game at which we might have expected some points - particularly after the bonus point win at ODP.

Now that the risk of relegation has been removed, I wonder if it will make other clubs more attack minded. If so, it may provide an opportunity for Blues nippy back line.

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