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Wasps Rugby Discussion / We've Already lost - Officials
« on: March 10, 2022, 08:16:50 PM »
Not sure if I'm more concerned about 'I didn't see it' Barnes or 'My glasses keep steaming up' Hodnett

Referee; Wayne Barnes (254th Premiership game)

Assistant Referees; Nick Wood & Jamie Leahy

TMO; Claire Hodnett

Citing Officer; Danae Zamboulis

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Citing Panel Are Testicles
« on: December 16, 2020, 05:29:56 PM »
The grab at the weekend got 2 weeks, not sure if anyone saw it but it wasn't slight tickle, it was a full on 'put you down' grab.
How this didn't get more than 2 weeks is beggars...

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Steve Thompson - Dementia
« on: December 08, 2020, 03:40:45 PM »

Whilst sad news for sure...I'm asking myself whether this is acceptable given that everyone knows the dangers and risks of anything they choose to spend their time doing, let alone living the dream.
This could fundamentally affect the game of rugby moving forward.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Sale / News
« on: November 27, 2020, 08:59:02 PM »
10 -3 to Falcons..kickfest, when did rugby become so boring.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Falcons put premiership on notice
« on: November 21, 2020, 02:23:47 PM »
Thrilled for them, Tigers must be crapping it.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / BT Match Day Pass
« on: November 18, 2020, 04:58:17 PM »
So Bath are including theirs in a membership scheme.. Wonder what Wasps stance will be.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Probably not for OldGeezer...
« on: November 16, 2020, 07:20:46 PM »
Or anyone over 55, but Biyi Ayo got some musical talent. Check out his tracks on YouTube @Biyi ...who knew.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Rugby Streaming just got cheaper!!
« on: October 22, 2020, 09:16:52 PM »
NBC sport has moved to Peacock streaming service, with the same content, for 4.99pm or $49 annually.
So you get rugby and a shed load more content for less cash...what's not to like!

Wasps Rugby Discussion / TRP Share
« on: September 20, 2020, 04:03:25 PM »
Vomit front page

Wasps Rugby Discussion / TRP share
« on: September 13, 2020, 11:20:12 PM »

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Times Report
« on: September 10, 2020, 02:17:28 PM »
Barbeary lives up
to hype for Wasps

There are not many players who have a
reputation as the next big thing in
English rugby before they have started
a Gallagher Premiership game. Maro
Itoje was one, Billy Vunipola another.
Owen Farrell, too. Alfie Barbeary has
carried such expectations since he was
at Bloxham School, Banbury, and, as he
proved at the Ricoh Arena yesterday,
with very good reason.
An abrasive, ball-carrying hooker,
the 19-year-old was deployed in the
back row for his first Premiership start
against the Leicester Tigers’ second
string. Barbeary responded to the
challenge with a 16-minute hat-trick
and an assist as Wasps demolished their
fierce local rivals in record fashion.
The only other player in Premiership
history to have scored a hat-trick on his
first start was Lesley Vainikolo. Having
fended off five defenders to score off
the bench against Worcester Warriors
on August 21, Barbeary now has four
tries in only two Premiership appearances.
It was more than just the scores that
marked out his performance as special;
it was the way he dominated the
contact with his body position, it was
his skills with the ball in hand, including
an offload to set up Zach Kibirige for the
last of Wasps’ eight tries as they racked
up 54 unanswered points; the most
Leicester have ever conceded in the
league. “It was like being punched in the
face several times,” Geordan Murphy,
their director of rugby, said.
Wasps know they have a special
of his age, it takes time to come through
in the front-row positions,” Blackett
said. “We’re trying to manage him by
picking him in the back row. We wanted
to get him out there to experience the
Premiership but we’ll keep working on
the hooker side of his game.”
The victory keeps Wasps ahead of
Bath in the race for the fourth
semi-final place. Leicester’s inexperienced
team, captained by Ellis Genge,
did control the opening quarter and led
Barbeary lives up
to hype for Wasps
Gallagher Premiership
Alex Lowe
Deputy Rugby Correspondent
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Leicester Tigers
talent on their hands in Barbeary. “As
an out-and-out rugby player, he’s pretty
good,” Lee Blackett, the Wasps head
coach, said. “He’s a big project. He’s a big
talent, there is no doubt about that, but
there are plenty of areas of his game he
needs to keep working on.”
Wasps have visions of using the
England Under-20 international as a
dual-position player in the mould of
Ashley Johnson, who also played
hooker and back row for Wasps.
Barbeary sees himself as a hooker.
“He’s a young kid and with someone
7-0 courtesy of Cameron Henderson’s
try but Wasps found a route into the
game through their scrum and lineout.
First Malakai Fekitoa cut a superb
line for a converted try and then Tom
West put Wasps ahead from another
lineout inside the Tigers’ 22.
Wasps milked scrum penalties after
the interval. Dan Robson released
Barbeary down the blindside and the
flanker scored in the corner.
Stationed in midfield from lineouts,
Barbeary then drove through two
defenders to touch down for his second
try and added the third after Ben
Youngs had been sin-binned. Jack
Willis charged down a kick from Zack
Henry, standing in at scrum half, and
Thomas Young flipped a pass off the
floor for Barbeary to charge over.
By then Leicester were a broken side
and Wasps were cutting loose. Jacob
Umaga finished off one fluid attack,
Sam Spink scored from another and
Barbeary rounded off the evening by
sending Kibirige over.
“I grew up watching Wasps so to
make my Premiership debut in the
Ricoh and for it to go so well, I’m really
chuffed,” Barbeary said after being
named man of the match. “It’s a dream
come true.”

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Weekend Headache
« on: September 01, 2020, 02:20:52 PM »
Who to play where..tough game, what's the approach. Miller at 10? Cruise and Barberry at 2 obviously.
Go for a win or rest for the next midweek.
Biggest question, how to watch 80 mins of whooping Sarries. I don't watch any of their games so it's a bit of a tough situation for me...will have to shower straight after.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Boyd & Hill Outline Where Wasps Were Superior
« on: August 19, 2020, 07:42:27 PM »
Pleased with the could see and hear the enthusiasm.

This week, Saints boss Chris Boyd and prop Paul Hill have been having their say on the atmosphere Wasps managed to create with no fans present.

Hill said: "The crowd thing (the fact the game was played behind closed doors) was definitely weird and no one took it lightly.

"The noise that Wasps brought is something we maybe didn't consider.

"You've got to add that energy with no crowd and it could be to do with which staff you've got with you and who you've got on the bench, stuff like that.

"The fans are an element of the game - it's why people talk about home advantage - and did we use that as best as we could? Maybe not.

"Did it lose us the game? Probably not. But it might have helped to swing it our way.

"I'm happy with whatever but boys should be a bit louder and on the pitch we need to support each other more and celebrate things when they go well.

"We could have done that better at the weekend."

Boyd took some of the blame for it.

The Saints boss said: "We sanitised our game a little bit and we were trying to go the other way and be a bit disciplined and more controlled and more organised.

"As a consequence we didn't compete terribly hard at the breakdown and we paid the price for that.

"They certainly had more enthusiasm around their game than we did and I put my hand up because it was my fault and it won't happen again."

So has Boyd told his replacements and non-playing staff to make a lot of noise when Saints travel to face London Irish at the Twickenham Stoop on Saturday?

"No, because we're only taking our team down there - we won't have any extras," he said.

"We'll have to generate our own enthusiasm on the field."

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Ironic Picture Alert
« on: August 12, 2020, 10:17:36 PM »

The pictured used is the one man that can't keep fluid in his mouth..

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