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  • ozoyo
    started a topic Bourgoin’s manager: "Not for peanuts!"

    Bourgoin’s manager: "Not for peanuts!"

    Pierre Raschi, former captain and now General Manager of Bourgoin gave his views to Rugby Hebdo (French weekly) about the game in Geneva:

    @@@@SPAN style="font-style: italic; color: rgb(153, 153, 153);">Rugby Hebdo: Although already out of the competition, CSBJ is under the spotlights as they meet the European champions for a first game in Geneva but will that be enough to motivate your players?@@@@/SPAN>
    Pierre Raschi: I have no doubt about that. We won't have to argue too much to find them a source of motivation. It is a great game to play against the crowned Euro champions in a magnificient 30 000 seater.
    <br style="color: rgb(153, 153, 153);">@@@@SPAN style="font-style: italic; color: rgb(153, 153, 153);">RH: So you won't be playing for peanuts?@@@@/SPAN>
    PR: No, this is not just to add something nice to our resume. Leicester has really impressed me and with this comming game, we would have faced the best in European rugby. I can't wait to see how we fair.

    @@@@SPAN style="font-style: italic; color: rgb(153, 153, 153);">RH: Do you consider this as a training game before going to Perpignan in the end of January?@@@@/SPAN>
    PR: Now that we are out of the HCup our obvious objective is the Championship. We have recently performed well against BOPB and showed our real value, we will have to perform at least as well in Perpignan.

    @@@@SPAN style="color: rgb(153, 153, 153); font-style: italic;">RH: How do you explain the gap between CSBJ's performances in the HCup and in the Championship?@@@@/SPAN>
    PR: I have been hearing this for three years... Last year, we had Leinster and Bath, both semi-finalists. This year, we have Munster, Leicester and Cardiff in what is no doubt the toughest pool of the competition with Stade Français' pool.

    @@@@SPAN style="font-style: italic; color: rgb(153, 153, 153);">RH: You took part in CSBJ's only victory against Munster (21-6 in october 1997). What do you remember from this game?@@@@/SPAN>
    PR: We had delivered a good game but there is no comparison between this Munster we beat and the current champion. The team is completely dedicated to the European Cup. You should see them when they are playing away, they come with a 20 people staff, very impressive...

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    Well, I think he dodged pretty well the motivational aspects of the game...
    Let's hope they will be a decent opposition but that we score the now mandatory 6 or 7 tries [img]smileys/biggrin.gif[/img].



  • Munster15
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    "The team is completely dedicated to the European Cup. You should
    see them when they are playing away, they come with a 20 people
    staff, very impressive..."
    - an interesting statement from the French management. I can find
    reason for 10 on the flight but 20 seems a bit over the top.

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  • FORWARD....
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    Originally posted by dipstick


    Originally posted by chocolat
    Was talking to Corker, Wayen and Shane who were finishing a 7 course lunch with some of their supporters. They see match as a showcase and yes are aiming to win.

    Lets hope their aim is as good as usual.


    Lets hope OD's theoryis wrong then[img]smileys/wink.gif[/img]


    Originally posted by Old Dog


    It's the Munster way - first rush in with arms and legs flailing and then sit down and think about things.


    As I learned many years ago, on myChange Management course, it's another case of "Ready, Fire, Aim"

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  • dipstick
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    Originally posted by chocolat
    Was talking to Corker, Wayen and Shane who were finishing a 7 course lunch with some of their supporters. They see match as a showcase and yes are aiming to win.

    Lets hope their aim is as good as usual.

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  • chocolat
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    Was talking to Corker, Wayen and Shane who were finishing a 7 course lunch with some of their supporters. They see match as a showcase and yes are aiming to win.

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  • Point
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    Originally posted by Junster


    Ouch that's what I was afraid of... [img]smileys/c&#111;nfused.gif[/img]... it may wellturn out to bea tough battle up front and I'm slightly wary of the fact that Halstead's injury could prove very costly when we want to strike... no direspect to Mafi but he certainly doesn't show the same ability toget through atightdefence and offload the way H does... mind you if we're close enough to their linehe seems like the best striker... problem is we may not find it so easy to get close to their line as they seem to defend very well at home*... this is where H proves crucial as he's able to literallybreak through any defence... still I expect Rog's kicking out of hand and the hunger of our forwards for a good battle will prove decisive[img]smileys/wink.gif[/img]


    *Whether it is hometo them will depend on the numbers wearing a red jersey... for those of you coming to Geneva don't sing or shout for the next36 hours so as to be as vocal as possibleon the day... I have decided to stop talking now![img]smileys/smile.gif[/img]IF THEY NEED US WE WILL BE THERE


    C'MON MUNSTER!!


    Different position to 13, 12 is supposed to be Mafi's natural position so he should be more relaxed there.


    First 30 mins they will come at us. If we can be ahead then I would expect changes after half time.

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  • dipstick
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    The Barry/Larry combination to strike mortal fear into the froggies. You heard it here first.

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  • Junster
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    Ouch that's what I was afraid of... [img]smileys/c&#111;nfused.gif[/img]... it may wellturn out to bea tough battle up front and I'm slightly wary of the fact that Halstead's injury could prove very costly when we want to strike... no direspect to Mafi but he certainly doesn't show the same ability toget through atightdefence and offload the way H does... mind you if we're close enough to their linehe seems like the best striker... problem is we may not find it so easy to get close to their line as they seem to defend very well at home*... this is where H proves crucial as he's able to literallybreak through any defence... still I expect Rog's kicking out of hand and the hunger of our forwards for a good battle will prove decisive[img]smileys/wink.gif[/img]


    *Whether it is hometo them will depend on the numbers wearing a red jersey... for those of you coming to Geneva don't sing or shout for the next36 hours so as to be as vocal as possibleon the day... I have decided to stop talking now![img]smileys/smile.gif[/img]IF THEY NEED US WE WILL BE THERE


    C'MON MUNSTER!!

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  • Point
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    Originally posted by belacquiad
    Have they named their squad? If so, are they resting any front line players?

    Le Groupe :

    - Les Avants : Kinchagishvili, Milloud, Peyron, Vigneaux, Cardinali, Sourgens, Pierre, Williams, Del Fava, Monzeglio, Bonnaire, Jooste, Rennie

    - Les Arrières : Parra, Prendergast, Laloo, Coux, Boussès, Coetzee, Nicolas, Davis, Finau, Denos



    The following was their team for the Biarritz match last week


    - CSBJ :

    F.DENOS
    M.NICOLAS
    G.BOUSSES
    R.COETZEE
    J.COUX
    S.LALOO
    M.PARRA
    J.BONNAIRE
    M.RENNIE (65e)
    W.JOOSTE
    B.MONZEGLIO
    C.DEL FAVA (76e)
    B.WILLIAMS
    J.PIERRE
    P.CARDINALI
    O.SOURGENS (57e)
    B.CABELLO
    R.VIGNEAUX (63e)
    O.MILLOUD



    So the answer is NO, they are not resting any of their frontline players !!!

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  • belacquiad
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    Have they named their squad? If so, are they resting any front line players?

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  • who?
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    Bourgoin don't have the resources to be competitive in the HCup, but they could well raise themselves for 1 game against the Euro champions.

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  • Upfront_1979
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    They are a hard team to call but if you are ahead by more than 10 at half time it should be easy enough. Probably tougher for munster to rack up a score on them then it was for leinster as they(bourgoin) have a pretty good forwards game. Halsteadis a big loss for you guys.

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  • Red in the Pale
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    They're no mugs. remember that they put out second strings against Leinster over here (which they probably did in TP as well) and they won one of the return fixtures and BO'D had to rescue leinster from defeat the other time.


    Results between Munster and Leinster over the last few seasons shows that there is not much between those two teams.

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  • McCloud
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    Need to win, no need to go after the bonus point. I don't care if we win by a point as long as we win. It's going to be a tough game but Munster will do it.

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  • wildRover
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    6 points from the 2 games will be enough to top the group.

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