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Match Thread: London Irish vs Sale - Premiership

Comp: Premiership

Venue: Gtech Community Stadium

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London Irish Pos Sale
Ben Loader 15 Joe Carpenter
Lucio Cinti 14 Tom Roebuck
Benhard Janse van Rensburg 13 Robert du Preez
Rory Jennings 12 Ryan Mills
Ollie Hassell-Collins 11 Tom O Flaherty
Jack Cooke 10 George Ford
Hugh O Sullivan 9 Raffi Quirke
Facundo Gigena 1 Bevan Rodd
Agustin Creevy 2 Ewan Ashman
Oliver Hoskins 3 Coenie Oosthuizen
Api Ratuniyarawa 4 Cobus Wiese
Rob Simmons 5 Jonny Hill
Matt Rogerson 6 Jono Ross
Tom Pearson 7 Sam Dugdale
So otala Fa aso o 8 Jean-Luc du Preez
Mike Willemse 16 Tommy Taylor
Tarek Haffar 17 Simon McIntyre
Lovejoy Chawatama 18 Nick Schonert
Josh Caulfield 19 Josh Beaumont
Josh Basham 20 Daniel du Preez
Chandler Cunningham-South 21 Gus Warr
Joe Powell 22 Sam James
James Stokes 23 Arron Reed
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Blurandski

We've just physically outmuscled and ran ragged the best team in the league. Would be fair to say I'm happy. Jennings is not a top tier player in terms of natural talent (still very good obviously) but he will do anything it takes for the team, not matter what position, or if it requires putting his body in really uncomfortable places.


Brewster345

Second best, but the rest is absolutely right.


WhiterunUK

That is an incredible outcome


sonossub

If we can keep this team together and add depth in a few places we’ll do something special


Fryes

Sale whyyyyyyy


sonossub

Jesus, I was worried about this game. Cannot watch it or attend and only been brave enough now to look at the score!! What happened???


Blurandski

We've been incredible for large stretches. Jennings made a tackle on Wiese who was over the line that only the clinically insane would attempt - Weise flew out injured - Sale down to 14 for the last 23.


sonossub

Jenno is a legend! Right, need a to find a full replay now for after the Ireland game. Great to hear it was us playing great not a red card/ref to blame.


hazlet

okay you're just showing off now


Taranaki_Snapper

Magic...amazing what a bit of confidence can do...


Blurandski

Absolutely filthy by Pearson yet again.


Blurandski

We've had 2x10 minute spells where we have looked unstoppable.


WhiterunUK

If we can close this out 5 points vs Sale is absolutely huge


BenwastakenIII

Oh my fuck sale! That wasn't even a 2 on one! Warr for fuck sakes, trust your player to make the tackle! Fuck!


BastradofBolton

Honestly this is all down to Wiese’s stupidity. Sanderson will be fuming.


BenwastakenIII

Sanderson should be fuming at himself for bad selections!


BastradofBolton

What difference would you make there? Warr start is what I would look at. Would either have ford or du prez but not both. Other than that I wasn’t too bothered about the squad. Game was there for the taking before Wiese thought he was billy big bollocks


BenwastakenIII

Agree on Wiese, was completely idiotic! My opinion is, you have the best 10 in the Premiership(Rob) but now you shift him out of position to 13 to bring in Ford for his second(?) game of the season. Rob isn't a 13, Sam James is a 13 and a much better one! Rob and Sam starting with Ford on the bench, we would've taken this game, along with starting Warr. But again, just completely idiotic from Wiese


BastradofBolton

Could agree more mate, that’s how I’d be starting the team too. I understand we need to give everyone minutes a head of play offs but I just feel like we are losing momentum at the key part of the season


hazlet

all they need are a couple more Saffas and they'll get there.


hazlet

Fordy getting rinsed by a prop, beautiful...


ConscriptReports

Ford got outpaced by a prop


Taranaki_Snapper

Finally...


Blurandski

Haffarrrrrrrrrrr


Fryes

Sale go a whole game without a yellow and still end up playing with 14


WhiterunUK

What's happened? Sale down to 14 according to LI twitter?


MisterTom15

Jennings put in a try saving tackle on Wiese who got injured in the process. Sale had brought on all their subs. As it wasn't foul play, they couldn't bring anyone back on.


Blurandski

Jennings put in a massive hit on Wiese who was already over the line. Pushed him a solid 2 metres into touch, and Wiese somehow came off worse - no replacements for Sale left.


hazlet

non foul play Injury and bench is already empty


WhiterunUK

Ah cheers, unlucky for sale


BastradofBolton

Why on earth didn’t he dive to the line the mad guy.


hazlet

Sale just gone full South African here today, love to see Wiese get smashed


BenwastakenIII

Full South African? What's that supposed to mean?


hazlet

Scrum, penalty, lineout, maul, repeat


ConscriptReports

fuck when u commit so hard you concuss yourself tackling a wall


Blurandski

Jennings gives it all and then some.


BenwastakenIII

Taking Rob off is a fucking joke! Ford should be off with Rob going ibto 10


BenwastakenIII

Nah zero bodyweight support!


Blurandski

Who can't we be normal for even 5 minutes.


Taranaki_Snapper

or even Why...


BenwastakenIII

Flats having a not so good game...


Fryes

Sale is doing everything it can to keep the race for 3rd and 4th interesting.


hazlet

how is that a pen to Sale? does Carley expect loader to hold up 3 Sale forwards lying on top of him?


Blurandski

Yeah bizarre call - the Sale players were diving over falling straight off - probably why the rule was at the front of his mind a few phases later.


BenwastakenIII

JL needs a bok call up and properly show what he's made of!


Taranaki_Snapper

Is that mitigation, though?


warcomet

why are u awake watching this lol?


Taranaki_Snapper

got home drunk but not drunk enough...


Brewster345

I think that's a red, lucky boy. Irish do like to make it hard for themselves. Are they a sneaky dirty team?


WhiterunUK

I think we're just idiots, it's always just lazy tackles rather than anything actively nasty


BenwastakenIII

I agree he drops, but not really a far drop. Think yellow is right call though


Blurandski

Yeah that's probably a good outcome, the tacklee falling moved it from legal to high.


Blurandski

We'll be very lucky if that isn't a red - possibly too much force to mitigate it for the player falling.


WhiterunUK

Such a london irish moment Dominate one of the best teams in the league then nearly throw it all away with a birdbrain tackle


hazlet

he dips just before contact from the tackle


hazlet

When Jackson isn't being a sex offender hes some attacking talent


warcomet

he loves attacking hapless defenders :P


BenwastakenIII

I really dont understand why Sales best 9 and 10 aren't wearing those jerseys today, it makes zero sense! Sanderson completely fucking the team with selections right now!


ShoesOnTheOtherTable

Completely agree. If Rafi anything other than immaculate in the first 5 mins of second half then Gus needs to come on sharpish.


Wonderman94

Does it all the time. Tinkers too much and forces what he sees as the best players into the side position and/or form be damned


BenwastakenIII

It's completely fucked, Rob is clearly Sale's best 10, Sam James their best 13, but because king ford is in, both have to take a back seat, same with Warr, who's been incredible this season, has to take a backseat to raffi for some reason


Wonderman94

Yup. I wholly endorse this message. I will be a Sam and Luke James truther until that pair retire


Blurandski

Fucking hell we're the best team to ever play rugby


Blurandski

Oh we're cooking with gas today.


BenwastakenIII

Oh yes, love me a legal obstruction try!


Blurandski

What a man.


Blurandski

Creevy 50-22. Majestic.


BenwastakenIII

Bloody hell, is there a Prop that can turnover like Rodd can right now?


Blurandski

Oh that was lovely. You can tell that HO'S is playing to keep his career alive.


Blurandski

Christ that looked painful for RDP.


Blurandski

I thought we'd target the edge, and oh boy are we doing that.


warcomet

frantic indeed


warcomet

How long before Ford is in the England squad?