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LI v. Bayonne
Discussion started by Shawshank , 23 November, 2019 17:42
LI v. Bayonne
Shawshank 23 November, 2019 17:42
Great match, end to end and exciting.

Some of their tries from our messed up restarts will no doubt give Deccie and Les nightmares in days to come...!

Paddy was increasingly assured, and probably should start at 10 v Bristol.

Pack were massively outsized by their behemoths, but actually had the better of the scrums and lineouts and our rolling maul was a thing of beauty(Sm53)

Re: LI v. Bayonne
NickK 23 November, 2019 18:51
There is unlikely to be many games like that again this season, it would be difficult to dream it up. Those not there today missed an absolute try fest, albeit not always as a result of great play. Amazingly no penalties conceded, our defence was all at sea in particular at restarts. I also thought Paddy's kicking was a lot more assured, although our teams handling however overall was mixed. Once again we conceded late points, will need to work on this to ensure 80 minutes focus. Loved the confidence in the rolling mauls, kicking for touch rather than taking the 3 paid off.

Re: LI v. Bayonne
Finno 23 November, 2019 18:58
It was a real rollercoaster, never thought we'd lose, but we didn't half make it difficult for ourselves!!!!!

When have we ever had restarts the weakest part of our game!!

Re: LI v. Bayonne
tatthecraic2 23 November, 2019 19:21
How Did Mafi get on?

Re: LI v. Bayonne
Shawshank 23 November, 2019 19:58
Only played about the last 15 mins. Couple of solid line out takes.

Re: LI v. Bayonne
millhillexile 23 November, 2019 20:39
Bayonne were a bigger pack and their backs were fast but the majority of their tryís were from our mistakes.... however our boys are now a competitive unit and throw the ball around with freedom. Yes it doesnít always come off but itís exciting to watch especially in 1st half until it became disrupted with injuries and subs in 2nd. Botha could get man of the match every game but today Albert just nicked it. Made a clanger to gift them a try but some of his tackles and runs were a memory of Halaufia.

Re: LI v. Bayonne
Foggy-Balla 23 November, 2019 23:39
Credit to Bayonne for their actions when Conor went down. They were well & truly on attack, but slowed up & drew refereeís attention so game was stopped.

Great sportsmanship. Itís a term I know from cycling, but chapeau!



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Re: LI v. Bayonne
Lazyboy346 24 November, 2019 08:28
An entertaining game despite the conditions. We did our best to keep Bayonne in it with three tries from mistakes in our own half but better to get them out of the way in a win than a loss.

Agree with Foggy, they were very quick to stop and point out Conor's injury even though they were well on the attack, particularly as the referee had walked straight past him after he went down. Think it was only fair they got a cracking try from the next phase or two.

Re: LI v. Bayonne
RodB 24 November, 2019 13:08
Ollie Hassel Collins seemed to have another good game yesterday..... doesn't seem out of place at this level.. Just as well, given our limited resources on the wing. Williams, Fowlie and Parton can all play there, in addition to Naholo and Loader, (and Rona) but not their 1st choice positions and he looks to have good pace, tackles well and takes his chances

Re: LI v. Bayonne
AylesburyExile 24 November, 2019 20:52
Quote:
Foggy-Balla
Credit to Bayonne for their actions when Conor went down. They were well & truly on attack, but slowed up & drew refereeís attention so game was stopped.
Great sportsmanship. Itís a term I know from cycling, but chapeau!

Any word on Connor? He looked spark out for a good few minutes. Hope heís on the mend.

Re: LI v. Bayonne
LI Bohemian 24 November, 2019 21:37
Rona plays way better in the center than on the wing, he fell off a tackle right in front of us, and doesn't seem to have the gas required, thought the boys up front though were pretty tasty, Jackson is a confidence player and got better as he got into the game. Hassel Collins seems to have bulked up from last season and is showing real tenacity in his play.


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