up and running

Started by: kathpressey (5162) 

Great to be able to watch some rugby gain. I enjoyed Wigan's game although it got a bit scary at the end. Hope Tommy's ankle is OK. And no Lockers....

Started: 10th Aug 2020 at 08:31

Posted by: builderboy (2242)

It's a totally different game and so much faster without stoppages for scrums. I think that the changes take a fair bit of getting used to and am hoping that the selected squad will adapt to the speedier game by the time the next fixture comes around.

Replied: 10th Aug 2020 at 09:56

Posted by: Brasstoff (100)

I watched it, well first game for nearly 5months so allow for mistakes, hope there's an improvement next time out.
It looked like Wigan players where on one knee to the Wakefield team before the start of the game.

Replied: 10th Aug 2020 at 11:09

Posted by: broady (15993) 

I wasn’t impressed with them at all. I am prepared to put it down to them being a bit rusty after the lay off. Burgess, who I believe is a marquee player, selected as sub and got very little time and didn’t do much in the time he spent on the pitch. Certainly room for improvement. Saints on the other hand looked very good.

Replied: 10th Aug 2020 at 14:20

Posted by: builderboy (2242)

At the finale of last season's competition the club determined that they were lacking in the forwards and that some bigger players were needed. This resulted in getting George Burgess over from Australia and also recruiting Mitch Clark.
The Covid 19 pandemic required fundamental changes to the rules which meant that scrums would no longer be used. The result of this was a speeding up of the game meaning that the bigger players' advantage was nullified.
In essence Wigan geared up for a type of game that no longer existed and this has resulted in the shorter minutes and pretty ineffective involvement of the bulkier players.
Bloody Chinese!

Replied: 10th Aug 2020 at 14:32

Posted by: broady (15993) 

And now I read they have signed Brad Singleton from next season. Another prop.

Replied: 10th Aug 2020 at 14:45

Posted by: frecky (55)

After watching Saints demolish Leeds on their own midden, and being the first team to null them at home, if they carry on playing that way, every team had better look out.

Replied: 10th Aug 2020 at 14:56

Posted by: tuddy (1086)

I'm liking the new rules, scrums have become little more than a slow play the ball ever since they were made non competitive. without them the games faster.

Replied: 10th Aug 2020 at 19:09

Posted by: kathpressey (5162) 

broady. Burgess got suspended but I don't know what for. Yes Sts are looking very good but I'm sure WIgan are just warming Up!!

Replied: 11th Aug 2020 at 08:24

Posted by: joey (7)

Good win for Wigan,but look out for saints.

Replied: 11th Aug 2020 at 10:06

Posted by: jarvo (29703) 

Scrums? What scrums?

Replied: 11th Aug 2020 at 13:31

Posted by: Brasstoff (100)

Them scrums that weren't contested, they just gave the players some time to get their breath back.

Replied: 11th Aug 2020 at 15:07

Posted by: kathpressey (5162) 

stick to footie jarvo. I see Wolves had a bad night...

Replied: 12th Aug 2020 at 08:28

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5308)

Replied: 12th Aug 2020 at 10:55

Posted by: wigvet (3428)

I’m just glad Saints didn’t sign isreal Foleau otherwise it would have been season over

Wigans game this weekend has been put back to Sunday as well

Replied: 12th Aug 2020 at 13:43

Posted by: broady (15993) 

Shows how poor Wakefield are and Wigan only just beat them. They lost 58-0 today.

Replied: 15th Aug 2020 at 18:24

Posted by: broady (15993) 

I thought they were much more expansive today. A good win.

Replied: 17th Aug 2020 at 05:34


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