I need to suspend my dislike of Leicester here because I thought they were hard done by. Bristol claimed Afoa was injured until they realised they would be down to 13 and still need to put 8 in the scrum. Then he miraculously recovered, by which time Bristol had also had a 10 min breather. Unfair I think and needs to be looked at.Anyone see the Pat Lam/Bristol/Afoa debacle last weekend? I think older rugby guys will find it very distasteful.
Briefly; Injury time, Bristol replacement prop sin binned with Bris, 3 points up, under huge pressure at a defensive 5 yard scrum. A prop required, but Lam claims Afoa is injured even thought their stated rason for replacing him was tactical, reason being they wanted uncontested scrums. Ok, says the ref, in that case you go down from 14 to 13 men in accordance with the rules (who knew?). Aahh, in that case he's not injured says Lam/Bristol. Afoa goes on, gets 'into' Genge, scrum over, end of game, Bristol win by 3. In fairness to Afoa it appeared he was happy to go on from the beginning of the shenanigans.
End of things? No; Afoa then gets into Wigglesworth's face and the 38 year old scrum half goes for him, wrestling him to the floor and that's when the handbags appeared with 16 or so players involved.
I've not looked too hard, but not seen any sanctions made against them so far.
Why do you dislike Leicester?????I need to suspend my dislike of Leicester here because I thought they were hard done by. Bristol claimed Afoa was injured until they realised they would be down to 13 and still need to put 8 in the scrum. Then he miraculously recovered, by which time Bristol had also had a 10 min breather. Unfair I think and needs to be looked at.
I wish that wasn't true, but I think you might be right.A lot of people had a lot of goodwill and admiration towards Pat Lam and Bristol built up over the past couple of years. He completely blew it in the space of a few seconds by his lying and then by not confessing and apologising in the post match interview.
Probably as a long time Bath fan! Can't deny they are a strong club and at times play some great rugby - just don't like them
Not a fan of proper men's rugby?
That does explain a lot Matt...do speak up if you want me to go a bit slower going forward
It was certainly entertaining. My mate is a Quins fan who was at the game. He’s still not recovered. An extraordinary match.I think I may have just watched the best English Premiership Game I've seen.
Bristol v Quins, wonderful game.