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Trailfinders Cup needs postponing - Event Date: 13 Jan 2021 - 13 Dec 2021

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    Posted: 22 hours 60 minutes ago at 11:15
Yes, I thought Ealing were very good at keeping him out of the game - he was tackled early preventing him getting a head of steam up. Good way to reduce his impact.

Anyhow, he is looking forward to travelling up North to get some mud on his knees and elbows this week. Clearly never bothered watching the England Ladies play at Castle Park otherwise he would know we have a hybrid pitch and mud is the last thing he will be seeing. You would think he would do his homework before opening his mouth. Or maybe to confuse him we switch play to our AstroTurf pitch.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote No 7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jan 2021 at 15:31
You can not allow Billy Vunipola to get going forward. He was often stopped on receiving the ball and pressurised several times 2/3 times by Rayn Smidt.

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gerg_861 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jan 2021 at 23:13
Originally posted by kingsheathlad kingsheathlad wrote:

Originally posted by Greg Greg wrote:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/55691642

No mention of the game only how well Billy Vunipola played. How typical of the BBC to avoid any reference whatsoever to the Championship.

The Rugby Paper report with the head to head contest with opposite number suggests  Rayn Smid had the better game.

He did. Billy was a non-factor except when he knocked on over the line. 
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Originally posted by Greg Greg wrote:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/55691642

No mention of the game only how well Billy Vunipola played. How typical of the BBC to avoid any reference whatsoever to the Championship.

The Rugby Paper report with the head to head contest with opposite number suggests  Rayn Smid had the better game.
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/55691642

No mention of the game only how well Billy Vunipola played. How typical of the BBC to avoid any reference whatsoever to the Championship.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Brizzer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jan 2021 at 12:07
Good article in the Sunday Times covering this game and a real attack on the RFU and PL over the way that they have treated the Championship with the cutting of finances, the re-structure including PL A sides being totally ignores and ring fencing.
Reading it, it’s almost as if the PL feel threatened by the Championship. The RFU are just too scared of the PL and are ignoring the benefits that the Championship brings to international rugby.

Well done Ealing, great result..... Donny, your turn!!

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Originally posted by Raider999 Raider999 wrote:

Originally posted by Trailfinder Trailfinder wrote:

A victory not just for Ealing but also the Championship. A full strength Saracens is a different proposition but by getting the win it silences the ring-fencers for the time being. Over to you Donny!

Well done Ealing, although how many of that team will play for Saracens when/if you meet in the league remains to be seen (5 English internationals otherwise engaged and up to 10 others suspended for Barbarian Covid infringements)

Not sure how the championship is going to start early March unless funds are found for weekly testing of all 12 teams squads not to mention the Lockdown which is unlikely to be lifted before Easter.

Yes, certainly Sarries can put out a considerably stronger team, though I saw them put out weaker teams last year in the Premiership. I was pretty annoyed to see the following quote from Mark McCall on the BBC

"It's so hard for an international player to play in a game like this and not get frustrated at times - with your team-mates and with the opposition. But I'm really pleased."

What the heck is that supposed to mean?  Good to see that Sarries can continuously manage to be unclassy in whatever division they are in, consistent form is important.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Raider999 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 2021 at 23:58
Originally posted by Trailfinder Trailfinder wrote:

A victory not just for Ealing but also the Championship. A full strength Saracens is a different proposition but by getting the win it silences the ring-fencers for the time being. Over to you Donny!

Well done Ealing, although how many of that team will play for Saracens when/if you meet in the league remains to be seen (5 English internationals otherwise engaged and up to 10 others suspended for Barbarian Covid infringements)

Not sure how the championship is going to start early March unless funds are found for weekly testing of all 12 teams squads not to mention the Lockdown which is unlikely to be lifted before Easter.
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A victory not just for Ealing but also the Championship. A full strength Saracens is a different proposition but by getting the win it silences the ring-fencers for the time being. Over to you Donny!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Robb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 2021 at 18:57
A rude awakening for the Sarries fans who think the Championship will be easy.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote OLDALIKADOO10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 2021 at 18:42
Thought the streaming was really good today
Just a thought, maybe if all championship clubs do a deal 
with 247.TV it could provide a valuable revenue stream whilst crowds are not allowed in.
Not sure what commercials were in place for today. Ie how much money did Ealing and Saracens make
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote castleparknight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 2021 at 17:15
Probably - but hey ho
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote islander Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 2021 at 17:01
Congrats to Ealing. Sarries scrabbling for BPs (2 I think?!) at the end - not quite the start they were hoping for. Does this mean a change of plan with Farrell, George, Daley, Mako 'n' Maro coming in to face Donny next w/e?

(tongue-in-cheek question)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote castleparknight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 2021 at 16:51
Bit of rust there for Sarries but Ealing earned it well done Ealing
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Originally posted by castleparknight castleparknight wrote:

Try Sarries - Ealing win the game

27 - 26

Very good game overall

YEEEEEAAALING! Alun Walker was amazing. Threw darts all day, and scored a couple of tries. What a return to rugby after a few months off injured. Very pleased.


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Try Sarries - Ealing win the game

27 - 26

Very good game overall
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Ealing yellow card
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Converted 27 - 19
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote castleparknight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 2021 at 16:41
Ealing Try 25 Sarries 19 kick to follow 75 minutes
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Sarries player in the bin for rest of game
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