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Author Topic: Terrible 2nd half defence against relegation fodder (better?)  (Read 2824 times)

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SiB

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Re: Abysmal afternoon against relegation fodder
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 16-Feb-2019, 19:16* »
7 tryís
3rd in the table
Against a team we often struggle against

Wasnít great but Abysmal? Do me a favour if we had lost we would have been down to 6th and that would have been bad
It was not perfect but it wasnít abysmal thatís for sure
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Jus-Quin-Time

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Re: Abysmal afternoon against relegation fodder
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 16-Feb-2019, 19:22* »
Saw Crumpton throw up soon as he came off so possibly he was unwell rather than a tactical change.

That's not good..I hope he was properly checked over. 

I recently read about the young French player who was vomiting post match.  His symptoms were ignored by those around him.  Sadly he was found dead next morning after suffering a brain bleed.  He had incurred a head injury during the game and the HIA protocols were not followed.   No correlation was made between the knock on the head and his vomiting.  The latter being a symptom of cerebral haemorrhage.   

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Re: Abysmal afternoon against relegation fodder
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 16-Feb-2019, 19:24* »
Often dont agree with Blucher but I'm with him/her here. Havent been for a while & was really looking forward to today. But..... it was quite a strange afternoon, I didnt think Quins played very well at all, but I guess a win is win. Most of our points came from Worcester errors, we were deadly in scoring from them, but we removed feet from all pedals in the last 20 mins & we didnt exactly do that much in the first 20 either. The crowd were very quiet & subdued. It was a game of Prem Rugby wasnt it? I walked away thinking to myself, wonder if anyone else felt about the game the way I did? Save the performances for bigger games.

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Re: Abysmal afternoon against relegation fodder
« Reply #18 on: Saturday 16-Feb-2019, 19:27* »
For those of us unable to be there, did anyone stand out as particularly good or bad? Ward has been mentioned a few times I can see.

SiB

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Re: Abysmal afternoon against relegation fodder
« Reply #19 on: Saturday 16-Feb-2019, 19:28* »
Gussy said the following about the game
"To score that amount of tries with the conviction and variation in attack we did is very satisfying.

"But, as a defence coach I'm not too happy with how we leaked a few tries towards the end.

"We've just got to look at the next game and make sure we're motivated and prepared and make sure the plans we want to bring in can be implemented.

"It's all about bite size chunks at the moment, I'm not interested in the game after Bristol next week at present."

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Re: Abysmal afternoon against relegation fodder
« Reply #20 on: Saturday 16-Feb-2019, 19:28* »
Hopefully.
Thatís awful...

T-Bone

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Re: Abysmal afternoon against relegation fodder
« Reply #21 on: Saturday 16-Feb-2019, 19:35* »
Last 20 minutes were a farce. But we got a bonus win at home, Worcester aren't our rivals so while letting them have a bonus is annoying it shouldn't matter. I think the sloppy defence will actually be a good thing as I reckon gustard will give them a rocket. Personally very happy to be back at the stoop

simjam

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Re: Abysmal afternoon against relegation fodder
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 16-Feb-2019, 19:47* »
If we win 64-63 next week i will be happy with the 5 points.
Ok we were sloppy in the 2nd half but focus on how good the 1st half was.
Today the glass was not half full but 5 points full.

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Re: Abysmal afternoon against relegation fodder
« Reply #23 on: Saturday 16-Feb-2019, 19:58* »
Watching it felt like Quins were in control throughout the match. Early changes from Quins from 50 odd mins onwards changed it slightly. I felt our defence switched off a little at times being a couple of tries or more up. Nothing to worry about.

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Re: Abysmal afternoon against relegation fodder
« Reply #24 on: Saturday 16-Feb-2019, 20:05* »
On a side note, I thought some of Worcesterís lazy running and obstruction was as blatant as Iíve seen in a while. I know everyone does it to an extent but I noticed them doing it a fair bit more than other teams have done so far this season.
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raedarius

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Re: Abysmal afternoon against relegation fodder
« Reply #25 on: Saturday 16-Feb-2019, 20:09* »
Leaving their flankers in the way to create a gap in our defence took place throughout the game and pretty much went un-penalised.  It also didn't work that well for them either.

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Re: Abysmal afternoon against relegation fodder
« Reply #26 on: Saturday 16-Feb-2019, 23:06* »
To me it looked like we lost interest after the bonus point try. I was expecting about 50/60 points and maybe 20 conceded as I couldn't see nothing being given away. That said, scoring nearly fifty and leaving the pitch with five points but feeling we could have done better is a great problem to have.

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Re: Abysmal afternoon against relegation fodder
« Reply #27 on: Saturday 16-Feb-2019, 23:15* »
It was a bizarre afternoon. We had several players who could unlock them at will in the first 30 mins without any effort. We were away and done. Then they played deep and wide and found 3 on 1s that exposed us with Brown off and a winger that canít tackle. We were effectively 14 men in defence or less all match.
Said it before but Gabs is absolutely non existent in defence. His smiley face when he limped off at 75 mins made my blood boil. He has NOTHING to be proud of in that effort. Heís electric with the ball but his chicken defence is really winding me up.
Given the stellar defence his colleague at 13 puts in, heís not worthy of sharing the same changing room.

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Re: Abysmal afternoon against relegation fodder
« Reply #28 on: Saturday 16-Feb-2019, 23:26* »
Yes Gab's defence needs some serious work! It's a shame as he is extremely good going forward, but as my brother in law and I were discussing during the match that is the curse of the small winger, especially against a huge guy like Heem

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Re: Abysmal afternoon against relegation fodder
« Reply #29 on: Sunday 17-Feb-2019, 00:20* »
It wasn't just Ibitoye falling off tackles - quite a few of our "favourite" players did. Credit to Worcester - they targeted Gabs all day with aerial stuff and attacking his flank - and it worked - sometime when we were a man short and sometimes when we had a full contingent. A couple of lucky bounces and the first half may have been different.

Gus should be worried about the defence. Second half wasn't good - but we did enough generally but plenty of room for improvement against Bristol before we play Bath and Gloucester. And to finish in top 4, we'll need to win all of those games, and a few more.

Great to see our back row turning over; not great to see two opportunities to score wasted by bad line out throws in second half...

Top 6 a minimum from here on in?

 

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