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Rugby => ComeAllWithin Board => Topic started by: Quintron on Saturday 01-Jun-2019, 16:55*

Title: Premiership Final
Post by: Quintron on Saturday 01-Jun-2019, 16:55*
Excellent game. Sarries are superb
Title: Re: Premiership Final
Post by: raedarius on Saturday 01-Jun-2019, 17:00*
Mr Offside gets MoTM despite the yellow card.
Title: Re: Premiership Final
Post by: Twickersman on Saturday 01-Jun-2019, 17:10*
I thought Exeter had won it when Henry Slade scored with his second touch of the match.

You have to hand it to Sarries. They have a bond and work ethic that is world class. I would take them to beat most international teams.

Let's hope PG can bring some of that magic to quins. I have high hopes for next season to be another big kick in the right direction.
Title: Re: Premiership Final
Post by: rdc on Saturday 01-Jun-2019, 17:40*
Totally agree.  One hell of a final with the best 2 teams in the country.  Well done Saries, an amazing come back
Title: Re: Premiership Final
Post by: Quins Head on Saturday 01-Jun-2019, 18:30*
So many forward passes though Barnes needs to go to speck savers
Title: Re: Premiership Final
Post by: Rocker on Saturday 01-Jun-2019, 19:51*
I know they got pinged for it a couple of times but Sarries really are very cynical. forward passes, lying all over the rucks, on the wrong side, offsides...
Having said that, their comeback was incredible, I thought that Exeter had it after Slades try.
Title: Re: Premiership Final
Post by: Fearless Fred on Saturday 01-Jun-2019, 19:53*
Just got back from the final. Great atmosphere (far better than the LDH, that's for sure!). Personally I thought Chiefs were good for their lead at half time. They seemed to be taking the game to Sarries. It was only really in the last 30 minutes of the game that Sarries felt like they would snatch it.

One thing that got me thinking was the last Farrell penalty. It was pretty close to centre of the pitch & looked like it would be a sitter for him, but he missed it. I wonder if that was a deliberate miss. Here's my theory:

Clock is on 72:52 when the penalty is given, and at 74:13 when he takes the kick. The score is 27-30
If Farrell scores with the penalty, that only moves the score to 27-33, while giving Exeter the following kick-off, putting the ball into Sarries territory. A mistake by Sarries could give Chiefs the chance to kick to the corner, and use their well known "catch&drive" for a try, possibly converted to put Chiefs back in the lead.
However, if Farrell *misses* then it becomes a 22 drop-out that will lead to Sarries getting the ball back, probably within Exeters' half. Yes, the score is still only 3 points difference, but territory is key that late in the game. If they can waste a couple of minutes in Exeters' half, then it makes it easier to see out the rest of the game.

The big question is "Did Farrell miss on purpose?"
Title: Re: Premiership Final
Post by: J Scott on Saturday 01-Jun-2019, 19:55*
Superb final and cannot argue with the result.

Crusaders v Sarries who wins.


Iíd go for Sarries.
Title: Re: Premiership Final
Post by: Quintron on Saturday 01-Jun-2019, 23:08*
Englandís greatest club side? Hard to disagree with this

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union/2019/06/01/performance-secured-saracens-status-englands-greatest-club-side/?WT.mc_id=tmgliveapp_iosshare_Ask5JKGtyD4X
Title: Re: Premiership Final
Post by: Camquin on Sunday 02-Jun-2019, 00:09*
See we should have ring fenced the courage leagues -Saracens would still be in the championship and Exeter in the county leagues.
Title: Re: Premiership Final
Post by: never sleep on Sunday 02-Jun-2019, 07:26*
@ff regarding the faz missed penalty.
Surely if this were the tactic, then a kick to the corner would be a better option.
ie kick to the corner and score and they are two scores ahead. But, even if they lose possession, then chiefs have to do a lot of work to get back to a scoring position
Title: Re: Premiership Final
Post by: Fearless Fred on Sunday 02-Jun-2019, 09:42*
@ff regarding the faz missed penalty.
Surely if this were the tactic, then a kick to the corner would be a better option.
ie kick to the corner and score and they are two scores ahead. But, even if they lose possession, then chiefs have to do a lot of work to get back to a scoring position

Fair comment! It just seemd so unusual for Farrell to miss a relative sitter 30m out at a slight angle, when he's normally one of the most reliable kickers in the Premiership.
Title: Re: Premiership Final
Post by: Sarricen on Sunday 02-Jun-2019, 20:11*
A big part of me thought he missed deliberately as well. I thought going for posts was a stupid decision then as 3 points up is pretty much the same as 6 points up against Exeter so territory was the most important thing to me. I was very glad he missed as it meant we didnít have to deal with a restart from the halfway. Who knows, maybe Farrell was thinking the same. Doubt it though
Title: Re: Premiership Final
Post by: Bolly-Quin on Monday 03-Jun-2019, 00:47*
So many forward passes though Barnes needs to go to speck savers

When was your last appointment?
Title: Re: Premiership Final
Post by: T-Bone on Monday 03-Jun-2019, 11:37*
I find it very hard to believe that Farrell deliberately missed or a kick, or indeed that any 10 would.