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Re: Team v Quins 06/10/2017
Posted by: Hale shark
Date: 06/10/2017 22:16
Well played Quins they deserved the victory.

We had a nightmare first 25 minutes and if you play like that then you'll always be in trouble. Credit in some regards to our lads to get the 1 bonus point and the players off the bench had some impact, T.J. particularly, he's done that a few times off the bench with high-energy. Almost a super-sub.

Not sure though why Dimes insists on giving the starting XV five minutes or so in the 2nd-half before making changes, those changes were apparent by halftime. If you adopt that tactic it makes it easier for the opposition as Quins starting XV have had 5 minutes to get into the tempo game.

Looks like we took lesson's from Gloucester by gifting a number of interceptions but we got one back from Sam James.

Danny Care easily won the battle of the 9's and deserved the man of the match. Faf had a bad night and drove me mad with his insistence on box kicking. I know it's good but tonight it wasn't and in the latter stages when there was a glimmer of a 2nd-point he kicked it away cheaply when by that stage it was obvious to keep the ball in hand. Add to that why did he keep drifting to the wing in defense, he did it a few times.

Ross didn't do himself any favours with the ref, quote 'if I've told you once, I've told you 10 times.......' if you keep on at the ref you'll annoy him so much he'll not give you marginal decisions.

Credit to Quins who were desperate to not make it 3 losses in a row, they have a better intensity and that's our downfall, the better teams a just a bit better than us at that and those small margins make the difference. Marler is a great player, such a handful and the the young lad Marcus Smith is one of the best new English talents I've seen for a while. He's going to be an England player soon and given the depth England have that's some credit to him.

All in all a frustrating night, it's ridiculous that we're such a different side away from home. We really need to address this otherwise we won't move forward much.

Expect to see O'Connor starting at 10 soon.

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