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Team V Sale
Discussion started by Sarriebone , 08 September, 2020 12:07
Team V Sale
Sarriebone 08 September, 2020 12:07
Saracens team to face Sale Sharks:

15 Elliott Obatoyinbo (13)
14 Dom Morris (22)
13 Duncan Taylor (129)
12 Juan Pablo Socino (4)
11 Rotimi Segun (31)
10 Manu Vunipola (24)
9 Tom Whiteley (46)
1 Sam Crean (10)
2 Tom Woolstencroft (38)
3 Alec Clarey (3)
4 Joel Kpoku (33)
5 Callum Hunter-Hill (19)
6 Calum Clark (52)
7 Sean Reffell (23)
8 Andy Christie (11)


16 Kapeli Pifeleti (10)
17 Robin Hislop (0)
18 Josh Ibuanokpe (14)
19 Cameron Boon (1)
20 Janco Venter (1)
21 Alex Day (4)
22 Will Hooley (1)
23 Harry Sloan (1)

Re: Team V Sale
Surbiton Sarries 08 September, 2020 12:33
Sale Sharks v Saracens at AJ Bell Stadium
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
Assistant referees: Wayne Falla, Peter Allan
TMO: Trevor Fisher

Re: Team V Sale
Sarriebone 08 September, 2020 12:44
Sale side:

Re: Team V Sale
GazzaFez 08 September, 2020 15:10
Dom Morris on the wing and no Ali Crossdale? Must be injured.

Re: Team V Sale
jimfitz12 08 September, 2020 15:28
Does anyone know what has happened to Wiggy?

Re: Team V Sale
OldMarovian 08 September, 2020 17:10
Lets hope he's simply not being risked. Sounds like Mako still struggling with his back.

I really like the look of that team and the majority of them have played one or two games together so there should be a decenbt level of understanding. Sale away will be a big challenge but I'm looking forward to seeing how they do.

Good to see SuperDunc. Fingers crossed for him.

Re: Team V Sale
jonnybrowne 09 September, 2020 11:39
Has anyone seen Robin Hislop play??

Re: Team V Sale
TonyTaff 09 September, 2020 17:04
Has anyone seen Robin Hislop play??

He's only just arrived from Doncaster Knights, as injury cover. My spies haven't been to Donny recently!

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Re: Team V Sale
GazzaFez 09 September, 2020 18:53
Not impressed by the first half. Amongst many other problems our front row is getting mullered.

Re: Team V Sale
AB 09 September, 2020 19:31
Itís not a bad performance at all as Sale side is much more experienced and massive pack of South Africans
Getting sick of seeing Diamondís ugly mug and gloating

Re: Team V Sale
GazzaFez 09 September, 2020 19:56
Definitely better in the second half. It was all worth it just too see Dom Morris's Exocet tackle just as the clock went red.

Re: Team V Sale
Banzai1314 09 September, 2020 19:58
Like the look of the new crop of players . The future looks very promising!

Re: Team V Sale
jonnybrowne 09 September, 2020 19:58
Has anyone seen Robin Hislop play??

He's only just arrived from Doncaster Knights, as injury cover. My spies haven't been to Donny recently!

Yes - it was only announced at the weekend wasnít it?

Re: Team V Sale
Kevetty 09 September, 2020 20:00
A resilient second half performance to deny Sale a BP and gain a losing BP with a great touch line conversion by young Manu. Great hit from Dom Morris led to a second Segun try. Wiped the smile of Steve Diamonds pís face!

Re: Team V Sale
OldMarovian 09 September, 2020 20:00
I had some hopes for our young props with a strong engine room behind but they got taught a hard lesson today. On the plus side they denied Sale the TBP. Whiteley another great tackle on the wing and he and Vunipola both looked decent.
Segun and Morris both very good with both making important defensive reads. Taylor surely can't be part of the Leinster plans? just too soon.

Does anyone else get what the gameplan was. I understood why we have not opted for points and practiced our maul in other games but why did we do it here? wouldn't a close game a moral boosting win have been more beneficial for the rotation team, so why not take the points? Bemused.

Re: Team V Sale
nedrichards 09 September, 2020 20:00
Much better in the second half., well done to keep playing until the end and significantly improve the defence. Good lineouts throughout. The main disappointment for me was poor skill execution throughout, the "Storm" side create scores in a quite different way to our main group, much less power - more continuity and offloads and it just didn't work at all tonight. If ibuanokpe could play for more than 20 minutes a game he'd be a hell of a player.

Re: Team V Sale
Static 09 September, 2020 20:07
Have to say the first half looked men against boys, but the boys stood up massively in the 2nd half. Was very impressed with Refell throughout. Both Callums did well and the overall resilience to get a point bodes well.

Re: Team V Sale
The Bard 09 September, 2020 21:21
I was really worried after 20 minutes but we grew into the battle. Very pleasing to see Woolfie hit his jumper every time, his throwing has improved massively. Would rather have seen Hooley at 15 and Elliot O on the wing.
Manu pretty good throughout and CHH getting better by the game.
It looked like weíd cloned Alex Clarey already when Hislop came on!

Re: Team V Sale
OldMarovian 09 September, 2020 21:23
The Bard that's an excellent point about Woolstencroft. He has obviously been working hard and has been very accurate.

That it ended up so close makes spurning all those kicks at goal all the stranger though.

Re: Team V Sale
LutonS 10 September, 2020 07:53
Some of the players we are seeing now, who might not be considered 1st string usually, are massively benefiting from the experience of playing in the Premiership.

After a bit of physical pounding in the first 40, we massively improved in the second half and all credit to the players and coaches. Not sure what they tweaked or changed but it definitely worked.

Re: Team V Sale
Roderick Flashheart 10 September, 2020 09:20
Agree with much of what is written above - much better in the 2nd half and seemingly went into overdrive for the last 10 minutes.

Great to see everyone get some time, and SuperDunc get an hour

Re: Team V Sale
jonnybrowne 10 September, 2020 09:51
It was interesting but not entirely surprising looking at the press this morning.

All of the papers I saw talked about Sarries losing in the absence of Faz. The Sun, that bastion of extensive rugby coverage and fine journalism, talked about Sarries paying the price for Owen Farrellís absence.

We all knew that he wouldnít have played last night anyway....but itís a good story...

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/09/2020 11:52 by jonnybrowne.

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