I enjoyed it
you can imagine the Bath attack coach having a word with the defence coach...” we scored 44 points at home and @@@@@@@ lost!”
both defences with a bit to work on
not sure I’d want to be Bristol tomorrow, Exeter away following Exeter’s first loss last week.... not good timing!
But if the defences of both sides were tightened up do you think 96 points would have been scored in the match?
We've seen what happens when defence dominates and it is a turgid, attritional affair with far too much use of the boot. Now we had two teams determined to play ball in hand and adopt the All Black attitude that if you score five tries we'll score one more. I missed the last 15 minutes or so, but the rest of the game was excellent.
Looks like some of the other teams are starting to out-Exeter Exeter.
Bob... if you think that having a sh!t defence is part of the NZ rugby psyche then you know nothing about rugby....
from a neutrals view point the game was excellent.... but as Jon already said, not ‘great’ from a Bath supporters point a view.... scoring 44 points at home an losing is and always will be unacceptable for players, coaching staff and the fans of the club....
Yes Ioan Lloyd, he does look promising. He has a couple of caps but unfortunately he didn't look comfortable with Wales in the Autumn - a bit overwhelmed. The occasion looked like it got to him a bit, but there's plenty of time for him to come good.The young Welsh lad that came on for Bristol to play on the left wing. Dropped a high ball I know, but he's delightful to watch; very natural.
Is O'Connor English or Irish?
Irish I hope...I don't want to see yet another top player knocking on the England door