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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    Flutey? Why didn't they just bring in Henry Paul, Hemi Taylor, Glenn Metcalfe, Sean Lineen and Lesley Vainikolo while they were at it?







    Ha, funnily enough I reckon if Xavier Rush weren't a capped AB he'd be on the plane. Andy Powell (who is) has been dropped for the big Aucklander ahead of Cardiff's Heineken semi versus the Tiges.

    Anyway, O'Leary out of the tour now. Mike Blair to step up would be my shout.
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    First game going well. 18-3 down against the Royal XV, a scratch team made up mostly from players who ply their trade in the Vodacom Cup (the third tier below Super 14 & Currie Cup). A little over 4 mins to HT.

    Earls having absolute mare. That he was preferred to Armitage is a disgrace.

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    Yeah really gutted that Armitage didn't get on, fantastic player.

    Byrne and O'Gara were really the only Lions players that stood out. Byrne was absolutely outstanding, as usual, such a good player.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    Yeah really gutted that Armitage didn't get on, fantastic player.

    Byrne and O'Gara were really the only Lions players that stood out. Byrne was absolutely outstanding, as usual, such a good player.
    Couldn't make a tackle to save his life, (tactical) kicking was iffy and after an early (huge) hit, he **** himself.

    I thought only Roberts looked good.


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    You don't think Byrne looked good? I don't claim to know all that much about Rugby, but Byrne was awesome. Didn't drop anything, claimed some high balls that he had no right to, great awareness in the off-loads and his kicking was excellent as well.

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    That's more like it. Just put over 70 points on the Golden Lions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    That's more like it. Just put over 70 points on the Golden Lions.
    Geez. Defended like U-13s.

    Still not impressed by the backline, BOD excepted.
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    Croft was really impressive, I thought. Useful lineout option and lightening in the loose. Shows what a rank decision it was to omit him initially.

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    Cheetahs were unlucky yesterday. Brussouw was the best player on the park, played on the very edge but caused mayhem at the breakdown, the guy is a turnover machine.

    Hopefully de Villiers was watching...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    Cheetahs were unlucky yesterday. Brussouw was the best player on the park, played on the very edge but caused mayhem at the breakdown, the guy is a turnover machine.
    Nice euphemism there. Think I saw 3-4 hands at rucktime.

    Mind, Sheridan collapsed about eight scrums, so makes it even.

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    Also, from yer Guardian

    Lions have big problems as Cheetahs game shows size isn't everything | Robert Kitson | Sport | guardian.co.uk

    How difficult can it be to attract a half-decent crowd for the visit of a team with curiosity and rarity value in a town with, ahem, relatively few other competing attractions on a Saturday afternoon.
    Yeah, come back when any non-finals in the northern hemisphere draws 23,000, thanks

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    Got 81,000 for the Heineken Cup semi, tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Got 81,000 for the Heineken Cup semi, tbh.
    True. Went a tad OTT. Was Munster v Leinster though, which is essentially a title match.

    Still think it's a bit too much "ooh, the big empty ground doesn't look good on telly" tbh. Oh well, I suppose we all have to find things we don't like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    Nice euphemism there. Think I saw 3-4 hands at rucktime.
    Mind, Sheridan collapsed about eight scrums, so makes it even.
    Well his hero is Richie MaCaw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    Also, from yer Guardian



    Yeah, come back when any non-finals in the northern hemisphere draws 23,000, thanks
    Vodacom Park isn't full when the Boks even play there, only in a Currie Cup final have I ever seen that ground full.

    And the ticket prices are ridiculously overpriced for a game where the opposition is trying things out and the Cheetahs are void of their two 'star' players.

    Only 24,000 at the Shark tank tomorrow which is very poor as along with the Stormers/WP, the Sharks are the best supported side in the SH.

    And I wouldn’t be surprised if even some of the test matches are not sold-out, as tickets are costing over 100 pound sterling!
    Nice work by South African rugby in attracting new fans to the game and changing the demographic support of the game. Its no wonder clubs/franchises such as the Lions are going to the dogs; they can’t even get a quarter full stadium in city which has only one rugby side and over 3 million people.

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