British & Irish Lions South Africa 2009

Re: British & Irish Lions South Africa 2009

Postby Libertine » Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:21 pm

They're really going to miss Schalk Burger, he is an exceptional player.
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Re: British & Irish Lions South Africa 2009

Postby gzagee » Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:42 pm

Burger is a nutter on the field. But to beable to call upon Brussow who effectively dumped Worsley out of the test squad is some back up. And let's not forget Smith and Spies are impressive in their own right.
That battle for middle earth will be fascinating!
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Re: British & Irish Lions South Africa 2009

Postby gzagee » Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:05 pm

SA win 1st Test 26-21

For 60mins there was only one team in it. SA annihilated the Lions scrum, our lineout was abysmal and their pack was just too strong, the only ray of light had come from the Roberts/BO'D axis (who were breaking and creating havoc in the Boks backline at will).
Then at 26-7 SA decided to take off their players with 20mins remaining thinking the game was won. Croft brought the Lions back into it and then Phillips scored a try, and if we hadn't conceded so many pens in the scrum who knows what might have been?

My thoughts: Vickery couldn't hold The Beast (dunno the fellas name), he should be replaced by Adam Jones
The front 5 need to be much much more physical at the coalface. The Boks terrorised them for 60-65 minutes.
Mears lineout throwing was awful. Rees played better as a replacement.
However, throughout the match the Lions backs showed they were capable of breaking the SA defence. So that was very very encouraging.
The Boks seem to tire after an hour & Lions fitness and cameraderie nearly snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.
Not all is lost. There are positives for next Saturday.
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Re: British & Irish Lions South Africa 2009

Postby gzagee » Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:10 pm

damo1583 wrote:I think the scrumage eeds a little work, the timming of the push seems a little out and we are not gaining ground in key areas, the rucks and quick ball will develop as the games go on, its just a matter of positioning.


Prophetic words my friend... prophetic words.

All they need do is work on this. I think The Beast was coming in at an angle which made it difficult for Vickery but he should be experienced enough to adapt. When Adam Jones arrived he seemed better equipped but then again, i think The Beast had departed by then.
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Re: British & Irish Lions South Africa 2009

Postby gzagee » Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:40 pm

What a TITANIC MATCH so far!!!

Lions are just ahead 22-18 with less than ten mins to go.

Lions have lost 2 props and the Boks are a comin!
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Re: British & Irish Lions South Africa 2009

Postby gzagee » Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:50 pm

25-25!!

2 mins to go!
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Re: British & Irish Lions South Africa 2009

Postby gzagee » Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:54 pm

FFS the Lions concede a pen in the last seconds and Boks kick to win the series.
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Re: British & Irish Lions South Africa 2009

Postby Yorkyblue » Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:55 pm

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
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Re: British & Irish Lions South Africa 2009

Postby gzagee » Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:32 pm

Yorky ' I'm Trina's younger brother and that's the only reason I'm here' Blue has returned...
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Re: British & Irish Lions South Africa 2009

Postby Yorkyblue » Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:41 pm

gzagee wrote:Yorky ' I'm Trina's younger brother and that's the only reason I'm here' Blue has returned...


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