Coventry RFC 2019/20 season

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  1. oldskyblue58

    oldskyblue58 CCFC Finance Director

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    Thought we ought to have a new thread for the new season.

    CRFC have got off to a great start after losing their first match in Jersey they have won the next two and sit second in the table. Early days but looks like they will be competing at the right end of the table this season.

    Not expecting them to win the division, it is probably a little too soon for them to get promoted (in terms of the squad they have and the set up they are putting in place) . But good progress so far

    But all seems positive at CFRC :)

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    Who are favoured to do well this season? I'd presume Newcastle are favourites but are Ealing, Pirates and Nottingham some of the bigger teams in that division too?
     
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    Up the Cov! Fuck wasps
     
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    Yes, Newcastle with their large parachute, and Ealing with their very wealthy owner's largesse and ambition have to be favourites (in that order).
    Penzance should be the other top three side having benefitted greatly from the Leeds implosion.
    Don't think Nottm will be much above mid-table, and would expect Cov to slot in just above them.
     
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    Cov make seven changes to the starting lineup for tomorrows tough test at Ealing.
    I'd say they're shuffling the pack with a view to slowing Ealing early doors (they have a reputation for starting like whippets and piling up a big score, before tailing off noticeably). If Rowland Winter has called it right, it could be interesting.
    If he's called it wrong, I still expect England to be World Champs by then...
     
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    Squad:
    15 James Stokes; 14 Rob Knox, 13 Heath Stevens, 12 Rory Jennings, 11 Max Trimble; 10 Will Maisey, 9 Tom Kessell; 1 James Gibbons, 2 Darren Dawidiuk, 3 Gareth Denman, 4 Nile Dacres, 5 Alex Woolford, 6 Adam Peters, 7 Luke Wallace, 8 Ryan Burrows (capt)

    16 Joe Buckle, 17 Toby Trinder, 18 Phil Boulton, 19 Senitiki Nayalo, 20 Jack Ram, 21 Pete White, 22 Tony Fenner, 23 David Halaifonua

    That's a back row that can turn over lots of ball.
    Interesting that Stokes continues to get the nod over Tongan World Cup returnee Halaifonua at full back, but given Stokes' four tries last Sunday, not too surprising I suppose.
    Very strong bench too.
     
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    oldskyblue58 CCFC Finance Director

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    Newcastle destroyed their opponents and seem to be well above that division.
     
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    Being 28-14 down and coming back to 28-all at Ealing is a massive indicator of their will to win, whereas they've folded before, as OldSB says! Can't see them overhauling Falcons though - the two head-to-heads will be key.
     
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    They don't want to. They aren't ready for the massive step up to the Prem yet, and probably won't be for at least two years.
     
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    Just in time to swap places with the insects.
     
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    Another win yesterday.
     
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    Hopefully not as I would like to see the London side go down this year
     
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    Imagine if Cov played Wasps...

    Surely a big crowd?
     
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    Why ?.
     
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    If they were to play each other, would love the game at the Ricoh to attract 10000 plus Cov fans pitched against the 2000 Wasps fans.
     
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    You mean 2,000 ‘fans’ with free ticket and free flag?
     
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    Nah that’s money for the insects. Play it at the BPA it’s a better size to fit wasps paying crowd these days anyways
     

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