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Out Wide
18th-October-2010, 10:40
Saturdays game must have been one of our best home performaces in the HC six tries and there could have been many more . Still our best home HC game has got to be V Glaws in 03


Your thoughts

99_oK?
18th-October-2010, 10:50
One game OW. (and it was a great performance...)

It might have been a good one, but it's just come after a
defeat to (an ordinary) LI and Leinster.

If we were to take our status right now to the knockout
stages, we'd be playing Stade Toulousain on their home
patch. Couch it any way you like and that's a pretty tall
order.Contrast with Leinster who'd be playing Bath in
Dublin.

We have only ourselves to blame/thank for that.

OK, it's not knockout stages yet, but we only have the
current ML champions up next for a double-bill, followed by
a trip to the Cote D'azur where Van Niekerk's lads will be
more than well up for it. As I see it we've just got our
season on the road and only after a fairly shaky start.


BTW, your thread title is out of order..... (mods...smileys/wink.gif !!!

Piquet
18th-October-2010, 10:57
If we were to take our status right now to the knockout
stages, we'd be playing Stade Toulousain on their home
patch. Couch it any way you like and that's a pretty tall
order.Contrast with Leinster who'd be playing Bath in
Dublin.




No, we'd be away to BOPB, Leinster would be at home to
USAP.

bugler
18th-October-2010, 11:00
We have no real indication of the 'real' quality of opposition from Saturday. If Toulon manage to go away to Ospreys or LI and put in a performance I'd be more impressed. Opposition has to be taken into account, which is why there are far more impressive home wins for Munster.

JoeyFantastic
18th-October-2010, 11:14
We have no real indication of the 'real'
quality of opposition from Saturday. If Toulon manage to
go away to Ospreys or LI and put in a performance I'd be
more impressed. Opposition has to be taken into account,
which is why there are far more impressive home wins for
Munster.


Not sure we've beaten all that many "great" sides at home,
Gloucester and Sale were good sides who didn't really end
up winning much, Clermont was probably the best of them
and like all french teams they can be dodgy away from
home, Wasps were in decline when we beat them, imo. The
greatest club sides in Europe of the pro era have been
Toulouse, Leicester and Wasps, imo.

Tony Soprano
18th-October-2010, 11:14
Sale in Jan '06 for me. A night of nights

busbi
18th-October-2010, 11:16
Not a hope, get a grip man.

Out Wide
18th-October-2010, 11:21
JF _ Yes that Clermont team were something to be reckonedwith andwere unlucky to lose that day

Tony Soprano
18th-October-2010, 11:25
I would have said that we were the biggest single reason as to why Gloucester & Sale never kicked on to the level of Wasps & Leicester. Particularly Gloucester - they were absolutely 'abused' when they came both years.

Balla Boy
18th-October-2010, 11:27
I would have said that we were the biggest single reason as to why Gloucester & Sale never kicked on to the level of Wasps & Leicester. Particularly Gloucester - they were absolutely 'abused' when they came both years.


Not sure about Sale. Their implosion over the last couple of years was very hard to understand, really. St Andre leaving obviously took it's toll, but whatever happened there they managed to make Dwayne Peel look like Isaac Boss.

Mebawsa Ritchie
18th-October-2010, 11:27
JF _ Yes that Clermont team were something to be reckonedwith andwere unlucky to lose that day

We've only lost in TP once in the HEC. To Leicester.

Clermont sent a weakened team, and we beat them. The 2nd year they sent their best team, had a man red carded (Cudmore), and we struggled against a 7 man pack. In the end we broke clear - a wonderful try at the death by Niall Ronan denied them anything.

We lost in Clermont twice iirc - they were pretty good, but we managed to get losing bonus points twice.

JoeyFantastic
18th-October-2010, 11:32
I would have said that we were the
biggest single reason as to why Gloucester & Sale never
kicked on to the level of Wasps & Leicester. Particularly
Gloucester - they were absolutely 'abused' when they came
both years.

Would a great team have fallen apart so badly afterwards?
We took plenty of heavy beatings over the years and came
back from them, the fact that neither Sale or Gloucester could
just highlights they were never going to be great, imo.

99_oK?
18th-October-2010, 11:33
If we were to take our status right now to the knockout
stages, we'd be playing Stade Toulousain on their home
patch. Couch it any way you like and that's a pretty tall
order.Contrast with Leinster who'd be playing Bath in
Dublin.


No, we'd be away to BOPB, Leinster would be at home to
USAP.

Apologies Piquet, I'm wrong..... smileys/surprised.gifops:

Ranking is (pool leaders first):
Tigers (10),
Leinster (9) (6 t)
BO (9) (4 t)
Saints (smileys/cool.gif (5 t)
ST (smileys/cool.gif (3t)
Munster (6)
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USAP (6) (10t)
Bath (6) (5t & +6 pd)
(Wasps missing out +1pd...!)
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So I reckon we'd have the pleasure of going to San Seb
again to meet our old friends (omens of Cardiff or last
year....?).
Leinster would indeed entertain Micko'd old club.

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Same point though - a pretty daunting prospect.

sewa
18th-October-2010, 11:35
The miracle match closely followed by Saracens. We absolutely hammered a Wasps team full of superstars back in the day (1997 IIRC) which was another cracking performance.

busbi
18th-October-2010, 11:36
Wasps was the one for me. That was a team with real Pedigree that had just won the thing.Very dissapointing that we didn't put Leicster to the sword that night in 07', our worst night in the HEC for me. To think they had that failure at Out Half toosmileys/sad.gif

kooga made for rugby
18th-October-2010, 13:44
For me home to Saracens in Jan 2000!

Humpty Dumpty
18th-October-2010, 13:47
Nice to see 2 home grown centres in the starting xv for a
change, I can't remember the last time I saw that in a HC.

handslikefeet
18th-October-2010, 14:15
I seem to remember Stade Francais in 2003 being impressive enough...

Charco
18th-October-2010, 15:35
Not sure about Sale. Their implosion over the last couple of
years was very hard to understand, really. St Andre leaving
obviously took it's toll, but whatever happened there they
managed to make Dwayne Peel look like Isaac Boss.


They have an average squad?

Charco
18th-October-2010, 15:41
I seem to remember Stade Francais
in 2003 being impressive enough...

Remember coming back on a ferry and watching parts of that,
Payne's try stands out like a beacon smileys/cool.gif

Hayesy
18th-October-2010, 17:07
Without question the home win over Sarries in 2000-remember they had a whos who of stars bought in by an ambitious owner.


Three times they threatened to snatch the game away and still we came back to snatch the game at the death.One of those great games that when so tight are amazing to win yet if you lose are destroying.Woody try in the corner with the theatre of theROG conversion were just unforgetable.

rathbaner
18th-October-2010, 17:13
We lost in Clermont twice iirc - they were pretty good, but we managed to get losing bonus points twice.


In 06, Dougie's debut, that away bonus point, courtesy of Mafi's try, was crucial in winning the HEC for the first time. That and Brock James missing the DG by a yard at the death. smileys/cool.gif

ustix
18th-October-2010, 17:17
We have no real indication of the 'real'

quality of opposition from Saturday. If Toulon manage to

go away to Ospreys or LI and put in a performance I'd be

more impressed. Opposition has to be taken into account,

which is why there are far more impressive home wins for

Munster.





Not sure we've beaten all that many "great" sides at home,

Gloucester and Sale were good sides who didn't really end

up winning much, Clermont was probably the best of them

and like all french teams they can be dodgy away from

home, Wasps were in decline when we beat them, imo. The

greatest club sides in Europe of the pro era have been

Toulouse, Leicester and Wasps, imo.
Much and all as I enjoyed that night, we'd hardly have beaten them if it weren't for Cudmore the clown... Munster were good alright on Saturday. In FF terms, alot done, more to do. Going forward, of course.

mr chips
18th-October-2010, 19:03
We lost in Clermont twice iirc - they were pretty good, but we managed to get losing bonus points twice.





In
06, Dougie's debut, that away bonus point, courtesy of Mafi's try, was
crucial in winning the HEC for the first time. That and Brock James
missing the DG by a yard at the death. smileys/cool.gif





'Fraid you're mixing up our 06 and 08 campaigns old chum. Dougie didn't join us till
after RWC 2007. Our pool opponents in 06 were Sale, Dragons and
Castres, so we didn't face Brock James and Clermont till the 07-08
campaign.

overthehillprop
18th-October-2010, 19:11
We lost in Clermont twice iirc - they were pretty good, but we managed to get losing bonus points twice.





In
06, Dougie's debut, that away bonus point, courtesy of Mafi's try, was
crucial in winning the HEC for the first time. That and Brock James
missing the DG by a yard at the death. smileys/cool.gif





'Fraid you're mixing up our 06 and 08 campaigns old chum. Dougie didn't join us till
after RWC 2007. Our pool opponents in 06 were Sale, Dragons and
Castres, so we didn't face Brock James and Clermont till the 07-08
campaign.


Jan 06 against Castres was one of the best performances away from home - certainly in the group stages and considering some of the performances before christmas.

red exile
19th-October-2010, 20:01
Wasps 96 has to be a contender. An interview with a totally dejected Dallaglio afterwards unable to believe they had been beaten and by about 30 points. When this was put to Anthony Foley his response was "Who comes to Thomond Park and expects to win?!"

Pure class!