John Eales (66)
Luke Morahan makes his long awaited return tonight and starts 14 for Bristol Bears v London Irish who have their usual swag of Aussies. Should make a good watch for Australian fans.
Missed this game, but Jordy started first game and scored a try. His partner just gave birth so assuming he took some time off as all family would be here. Everyone forgets when Jordy was playing well he managed to keep Colby on the bench, always worked hard and gave his all. Guy played with a broken back at one stage for the Rebels. Glad his getting some game time again, he did kill it for Earling before Gloucester.Was watching Gloucester-Bristol Bears this morning, good game I thought . Jordy Reid came on as a sub for Gloucester, went ok too, not suggesting he a Wallaby standard, but good to see he playing well.
Scarlets have has to forfeit their first Heinekin Cup match against Bristol Bears, Covid has struck!
They only had 14 players training and 7 of those development players, feel it too risky tring to put out team with no training even if they get enough players cleared.
Some of those that are there are very highly paid though - I think Coleman was close to the highest paid player in the premiership when he was signed. Either way it means less competition for players and less of the inflationary pressure on player salaries that we've been seeing, so it should be a positive for us.Been watching a bit of Heineken Cup stuff this morning, and was interested to hear that English rugby are dropping the salary cap to 5 mill a year, and only dispensation for one elite player instead of 2 per team. Not sure how much difference it will make down this way as there seems to be very few Aus or kiwi players there now.
Nice highlights of Skelton's performance in his Heineken Cup performance on the weekend against Glasgow (w/ a small cameo from Tuipuloto).
I feel he should start like Tupou and grow into the game, instead of trying to make magic happen in the final 25 minutes.
Also if you wanna see some vintage Quade magic, check out his instagram stories from his weekend's game in Japan against Bernard Foley. Looking much more ridiculous than his measured Wallabies efforts.
Yep I watch it quite a bit. And probably like you praying it not going to happen to our comps this year, but realistically think it will!!anyone else following the absolute cluster **** in the Heineken cup & the challenge?
Teams forfeiting mid week then on the friday morning postponement of all french side games yet if a 3 clubs that already said they couldn't field a side (including Ospreys who literally put their hand up hours before the decision) still being forced to give a 28-0 bonus point loss. I don't envy anyone in charge atm it much be a nightmare job trying to get a comp running smoothly
Yep I watch it quite a bit. And probably like you praying it not going to happen to our comps this year, but realistically think it will!!
This is the worst interuption since this bloody pandemic happened, reckon there will be quite some more!!