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Author Topic: Terrible 2nd half defence against relegation fodder (better?)  (Read 2860 times)

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Quin Kong

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Please be aware that our old troll appears to be back and using a variant of my name.

Bolly-Quin

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Stats have Ibitoye making 5 tackles and missing 1. Brown made 3 missed 3.

Interesting - I thought he missed more than that - I wonder if it includes occasions when he got nowhere near the attacker and didnít manage a tackle when he should have? Perhaps Iím being harsh...

Dibden

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A game of basketball rugby to me.Very entertaining but very loose.However shipping 5 tries at home to 11th placed side is poor by anyoneís standards.Felt Gussieís comments too generous

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Interesting - I thought he missed more than that - I wonder if it includes occasions when he got nowhere near the attacker and didnít manage a tackle when he should have? Perhaps Iím being harsh...

Im surprised two. Weíre in east stand and watched him miss two in first 20 mins.

He stands upright (out of position) and seems to shove/try to rip ball but all that happens is he gets turned inside out.

As you say, maybe they arenít enough of a tackle to count? Either way he should be superb but really needs to work on his defence.

QuinKong

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Silence of the quins fans said it all.

Not going any further up with 5 points from 6th in the table and only single points down from there.

PG only looking at EJ's job

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Silence of the quins fans said it all.

Not going any further up with 5 points from 6th in the table and only single points down from there.

PG only looking at EJ's job

Were we meant to take more than 5 points from the game?

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Silence of the quins fans said it all.

Not going any further up with 5 points from 6th in the table and only single points down from there.

PG only looking at EJ's job

Hey troll howís the new name going? V happy to have you back.

T-Bone

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Watching replay now. Pearce's reasoning before their first try is laughable.

Criticism of brown's defence equally risible.

Conceding so many points annoying but if it means we're not complacent next week or in the Euro 1/4 then happy days
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Just managed to catch the extended highlights (didnít want to comment without seeing some of it for myself).

I think context is important. Weíd effectively had a month off so I think there was almost certainly an element of rustiness. The defence didnít look great, but reading through the thread, Worcester havenít been given a great deal of credit. Some of their tries were very good (Adamsí in particular) and where as much to do with a good attack and quality offloading as they were with our defence.

PGís had our defence working really well up until now, so Iíd back him to fix it pretty quickly. As others have said, this is effectively an ideal opportunity for him to b*llock the team in a situation where we still managed to pick up 5 points.

One question - it looked like Dombrandt and Smith went off early 50 something minutes in. Is it coincidence that we got worse after they went off or not?
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No doubt some poor defensive sets , but they scored 3 tries when we were down to 14  - and I don't think Ive seen such an explosive runner as Adams in a long time , credit to Worcester because Ollie Lawrence and Heem had good games and looked for space at every opportunity just didn't find it with Mike Brown on the field .

I think we relaxed after the first half , lots of early SH changes and although always in control didn't have the same cohesion in the 2nd 40 .

Danny Care and Marcus Smith were targeted by Wuss forwards who ran straight at them at every opportunity , which is fair enough , but I think its why Marcus was changed early for Lang .

I thought Clifford , Symons , Brown and Robshaw played really well

We really need to make sure we reduce space out wide when we meet them at Sixways - agree with the comments about Gab , his defence isn't up to scratch - hopefully we will see Murley back .

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Quinston Churchill

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No doubt some poor defensive sets , but they scored 3 tries when we were down to 14  - and I don't think Ive seen such an explosive runner as Adams in a long time , credit to Worcester because Ollie Lawrence and Heem had good games and looked for space at every opportunity just didn't find it with Mike Brown on the field .

I think we relaxed after the first half , lots of early SH changes and although always in control didn't have the same cohesion in the 2nd 40 .

Danny Care and Marcus Smith were targeted by Wuss forwards who ran straight at them at every opportunity , which is fair enough , but I think its why Marcus was changed early for Lang .

I thought Clifford , Symons , Brown and Robshaw played really well

We really need to make sure we reduce space out wide when we meet them at Sixways - agree with the comments about Gab , his defence isn't up to scratch - hopefully we will see Murley back .

Weíve already played hem at Sixways (and lost). It was the game where Ryan Mills has a very dodgy try given.

Adams is a quality player and Lawrence has looked excellent whenever Iíve seen him play - a future England 13 in the making and good competition for Marchant!

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Weíve already played hem at Sixways (and lost). It was the game where Ryan Mills has a very dodgy try given.

Adams is a quality player and Lawrence has looked excellent whenever Iíve seen him play - a future England 13 in the making and good competition for Marchant!

I think CQ may be referring to the European Quarter Final at the end of March...
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I think some are underestimating the quality of the Worcester backs. Their backline of Hougaard, Weir, Mills, Venter, Adams, Heem and Pennell is up their with the best back divisions in the country. They were always going to be dangerous against tired legs. And their tries were out of the top drawer.

Only Northampton and Wasps (only by 2) have scored more tries than them outside the top 4.

Furthermore, the bookies only had us to win by 8 and we won by 14.

Not saying everything was perfect, but I'm not getting down on a BP win, regardless of who it was against and how many points we conceded. Worcester are far better than their league position suggests.
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