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Teams Up! Build on the Buzz: Wasps v Bath
Posted by: Comeonmylovers.co.uk (IP Logged)
Date: 30 October, 2019 08:18

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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/11/2019 11:09 by P G Tips.

Re: Build on the Buzz: Wasps v Bath
Posted by: Optimist (IP Logged)
Date: 30 October, 2019 09:46

I like the idea of rewarding Chris Cook with a start - but he has been delivering one-off performances like that and promising to break through for about 26 years now.

I see Ant Watson is hinting at Wasps that they should let Marcus fly out to Japan, like Curry. Top work Ant - a win-win situation for Bath!

Re: Build on the Buzz: Wasps v Bath
Posted by: shipwrecked (IP Logged)
Date: 30 October, 2019 09:57

I like Marcus Watson and that's a great idea regarding brotherly unity but they are not twins so its not really the same.



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Re: Build on the Buzz: Wasps v Bath
Posted by: Optimist (IP Logged)
Date: 31 October, 2019 15:06

Marcus on his way to Japan as we speak! Excellent news all round.

Re: Build on the Buzz: Wasps v Bath
Posted by: joethefanatic (IP Logged)
Date: 31 October, 2019 22:29

"Caught by the Fuzz
While I was still on the buzz"

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... IMHO, of course.

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Re: Build on the Buzz: Wasps v Bath
Posted by: gaz59 (IP Logged)
Date: 01 November, 2019 08:55

Well this must be one of those top 5 away win targets. Just wish Jimmy Gopperth had another week off recovery, his game management nous could make a big difference to their performance and with Rowlands back that will add to their grunt up front which will help them given the weather forecast

Apprehensive but hopeful so long as we don't regress to the Ashton Gate performance

Re: Build on the Buzz: Wasps v Bath
Posted by: P G Tips (IP Logged)
Date: 01 November, 2019 12:09

Team up-6 changes.

BATH RUGBY TEAM TO FACE WASPS

15. Freddie Burns

14. Semesa Rokoduguni

13. Max Wright

12. Jamie Roberts

11. Aled Brew

10. Rhys Priestland

9. Chris Cook

1. Lewis Boyce

2. Jack Walker

3. Will Stuart

4. Elliott Stooke

5. Charlie Ewels

6. Mike Williams

7. Josh Bayliss

8. Zach Mercer

Replacements

16. Tom Dunn

17. Beno Obano

18. Henry Thomas

19. Josh McNally

20. Tom Ellis

21. Ollie Fox

22. Alex Davies

23. Gabriel Hamer-Webb



P G Tips


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Re: Teams Up! Build on the Buzz: Wasps v Bath
Posted by: bardofavon (IP Logged)
Date: 01 November, 2019 12:13

not a bad side from us given the absentee list. i hope we dont have to sub any backs- the bench options look weak to non-existent.

Re: Teams Up! Build on the Buzz: Wasps v Bath
Posted by: dr.bath1865 (IP Logged)
Date: 01 November, 2019 12:14

Interesting that we've made that many changes but I can see an argument for all of them.

Pleasing to see the strength in depth in the forwards, with the subs bench groaning with power. Great to see Thomas back. The backs are a bit cobbled together, but with Cook, Priestland and Burns on the field, I'd suggest we kick the leather off it and try and grind out a valuable away win. Wasps have Gopperth back, mind, so won't be easy.

Add our World Cup stars, especially the backs, to that pack and we've got a very good looking XXIII. A win tomorrow would send us into a vital home game next week in fine fettle.

Re: Teams Up! Build on the Buzz: Wasps v Bath
Posted by: RossM (IP Logged)
Date: 01 November, 2019 12:25

For your delectation:

15 Matteo Minozzi

14 Zach Kibirige

13 Malakai Fekitoa

12 Jimmy Gopperth

11 Paolo Odogwu

10 Lima Sopoaga

9 Dan Robson (c)

1 Zurabi Zhvania

2 Tommy Taylor

3 Kieran Brookes

4 James Gaskell

5 Will Rowlands

6 Brad Shields

7 Nizaam Carr

8 Sione Vailanu

Replacements 16 Tom Cruse, 17 Ben Harris, 18 Jeff Toomaga-Allen, 19 Thibaud Flament, 20 Ash Johnson, 21 Sam Wolstenholme, 22 Billy Searle, 23 Michael Le Bourgeois

Re: Teams Up! Build on the Buzz: Wasps v Bath
Posted by: BathMatt53 (IP Logged)
Date: 01 November, 2019 12:44

Given the limited numbers of backs, its not great timing for Levi Davis to be away with the X-Factor, he would be getting some valuable game time otherwise - potentially his only opportunities this year with the cavalry on their way back soon.

Good to see Henry Thomas back. Is Batty injured or just 3rd choice?

COYB!



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Re: Teams Up! Build on the Buzz: Wasps v Bath
Posted by: dcsh (IP Logged)
Date: 01 November, 2019 14:42

That is quite a front row that we can bring off the bench, in fact all 5 forward replacements can make an impact. Slightly less confidence in the replacement backs, hopefully that won’t be called on early.

Re: Teams Up! Build on the Buzz: Wasps v Bath
Posted by: OutsideBath (IP Logged)
Date: 01 November, 2019 15:10

Quote:
BathMatt53
Given the limited numbers of backs, its not great timing for Levi Davis to be away with the X-Factor, he would be getting some valuable game time otherwise - potentially his only opportunities this year with the cavalry on their way back soon?
COYB!

Levi Davis needs to decide whether he wants to be a rugby player or not.

Re: Teams Up! Build on the Buzz: Wasps v Bath
Posted by: Dorset Boy (IP Logged)
Date: 01 November, 2019 15:43

Have Wasps players got the most exotic names in the Premiership?

Re: Teams Up! Build on the Buzz: Wasps v Bath
Posted by: Optimist (IP Logged)
Date: 01 November, 2019 15:54

Hefty looking pack, with hefty bench - much as it was against Bris and Exe. On a relatively dry day, we got given the run around, and on a windy, rainy day we slugged our way to an impressive win. But tomorrow, we have two playmakers - it's worked before, and it's gone wrong before - I suppose because Burns is comfortable in the second playmaking role, but not necessarily in the full-back role. Will that mean we play a bit of rugby. I hope so. Much as the Exe game was uplifting, it would be nice to get that ball into Roko and Brew's hands a bit.

One player who deserves a bit of a mention is Jack Walker, who has started to look like the player we hoped he'd be.

Re: Teams Up! Build on the Buzz: Wasps v Bath
Posted by: hemington (IP Logged)
Date: 01 November, 2019 16:36

Quote:
OutsideBath
Quote:
BathMatt53
Given the limited numbers of backs, its not great timing for Levi Davis to be away with the X-Factor, he would be getting some valuable game time otherwise - potentially his only opportunities this year with the cavalry on their way back soon?
COYB!

Levi Davis needs to decide whether he wants to be a rugby player or not.
Any rugby player can be out of a job any week with a career ending injury. I think it's great to encourage them to have back-up careers or to be working towards an after rugby career. Or maybe he just wants a break from the awful coaching setup.

Re: Teams Up! Build on the Buzz: Wasps v Bath
Posted by: OutsideBath (IP Logged)
Date: 01 November, 2019 17:18

Quote:
hemington
Quote:
OutsideBath
Quote:
BathMatt53
Given the limited numbers of backs, its not great timing for Levi Davis to be away with the X-Factor, he would be getting some valuable game time otherwise - potentially his only opportunities this year with the cavalry on their way back soon?
COYB!

Levi Davis needs to decide whether he wants to be a rugby player or not.
Any rugby player can be out of a job any week with a career ending injury. I think it's great to encourage them to have back-up careers or to be working towards an after rugby career. Or maybe he just wants a break from the awful coaching setup.

Having a back up career is entirely sensible and the club should encourage this, but to go missing when we need him suggests he's not 100% committed to rugby.

However when you look at Bath's 9/10/12 it unlikely we need wingers anyway, total contrast to the excellent looking Wasps 9/10/12.

Re: Teams Up! Build on the Buzz: Wasps v Bath
Posted by: CoochieCoo (IP Logged)
Date: 01 November, 2019 19:29

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Re: Teams Up! Build on the Buzz: Wasps v Bath
Posted by: ChippenhamRoman (IP Logged)
Date: 01 November, 2019 20:04

I see Wasps have let Marcus Watson head out to Japan to watch his brother play in the final.

Their loss is our gain.

J

Re: Build on the Buzz: Wasps v Bath
Posted by: shipwrecked (IP Logged)
Date: 02 November, 2019 12:00

Bet the siblings enjoyed that as a watch! Anthony had a great world cup though.



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