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03/08/13 - Catalan Dragons v St Helens KO 6pm CET

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Discuss Catalan Dragons v St Helens here.
 

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Supporting St Helens all my life, i think people are counting their chickens before they hatch. A win against a depleted Wigan side and its the 'turn of the season' for Saints. A win at Catalan and string a few others in after that, then maybe yes. (Fingers crossed). I think Catalan will be favourites going into this game, but if Saints arrive in the right frame of mind, with 1, 6, 7, 9 firmly in place. They'll win. 

 

IMO...

 

1. Wellens

6. Lomax

7. O'brien (If he's back).

9. Howarth

 

Saints win. In a close game.

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Off to France for this one. Should be close after Saints performance last week. Cats by 1

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Fly out tomorrow. Can't wait for it, although it means I can't play for Brook at the weekend.

It's a huge game for Sants this, and I am quietly confident. If we show the same amount of passion and commitment as we did last week against Wigan we will be there or there abouts. Catalan are still missing a couple of players I think, but our forwards need to lead by example at the weekend. If they can lay a platform for O'Brien and Wilkin, we have shown over the past couple of weeks that we have quality out wide to cause them problems.

Huge game in the context of our season.

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Supporting St Helens all my life, i think people are counting their chickens before they hatch. A win against a depleted Wigan side and its the 'turn of the season' for Saints. A win at Catalan and string a few others in after that, then maybe yes. (Fingers crossed). I think Catalan will be favourites going into this game, but if Saints arrive in the right frame of mind, with 1, 6, 7, 9 firmly in place. They'll win. 

 

IMO...

 

1. Wellens

6. Lomax

7. O'brien (If he's back).

9. Howarth

 

Saints win. In a close game.

You forget, of course, that we were also a depleted side with two of our three good forwards out injured (Robes and Soliola) and we lost three to injury during the match: our other good forward (Walmsley), O'Brien (our only halfback and he isn't even ours) and Lomax.  So I'm sorry but that win over Wigan was astounding, particularly in the context of our pitiful performances throughout this season, and their absence of two players in Samkins and O'Loughlin was entirely nullified as an excuse for their loss or a reason to undermine our win simply by our own losses.

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You forget, of course, that we were also a depleted side with two of our three good forwards out injured (Robes and Soliola) and we lost three to injury during the match: our other good forward (Walmsley), O'Brien (our only halfback and he isn't even ours) and Lomax.  So I'm sorry but that win over Wigan was astounding, particularly in the context of our pitiful performances throughout this season, and their absence of two players in Samkins and O'Loughlin was entirely nullified as an excuse for their loss or a reason to undermine our win simply by our own losses.

Absolutely right. 

 

I don't really know how I feel going into this game. If we play with the same passion and determination as in the derby then we could well win, but we haven't produced many other performances of that nature this season (if any at all?). I think I'll be positive and hope that it was the team turning the corner and that more good things are to come. I'll go for a Saints win by 6-14 points which could see us go 5th, which seems crazy considering how poor our season has been.  

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You forget, of course, that we were also a depleted side with two of our three good forwards out injured (Robes and Soliola) and we lost three to injury during the match: our other good forward (Walmsley), O'Brien (our only halfback and he isn't even ours) and Lomax.  So I'm sorry but that win over Wigan was astounding, particularly in the context of our pitiful performances throughout this season, and their absence of two players in Samkins and O'Loughlin was entirely nullified as an excuse for their loss or a reason to undermine our win simply by our own losses.

Wigan's minds were on the semi final, a far more important game.

Cats are the better side and will win.

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Barring any injuries picked up in training was told that Saints will be making just 1 change to last weeks team with Walker replacing Greenwood on the bench

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Wigan's minds were on the semi final, a far more important game.

Cats are the better side and will win.

 

:tongue:

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Wigan's minds were on the semi final, a far more important game.

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:haha:

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O'Brian clean out late off the ball with a shoulder charge again. Poor lad off agisn with concussion. Guess what - on report.

No doubt the this time it will result in a ban since he doesn't play for wigan

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O'Brian clean out late off the ball with a shoulder charge again. Poor lad off agisn with concussion. Guess what - on report.

No doubt the this time it will result in a ban since he doesn't play for wigan

That was a real cop out by Thaler. 

 

I think O'Brien needs a bit of a rest.  To be knocked out twice in as many weeks cannot be good for him. 

 

Sounds like we played really well, once we recovered from O'Brien's loss. 

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That was a real cop out by Thaler. 

 

I think O'Brien needs a bit of a rest.  To be knocked out twice in as many weeks cannot be good for him. 

 

Sounds like we played really well, once we recovered from O'Brien's loss. 

Indeed, he should probably sit out for a while. Concussions can be very bad news and have to be treated extremely seriously.

 

Delighted with the result, it seems that we're finally finding some form.

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Brown furious about the challenge on O Brien. It's a great weekend for the refs! I've ust read what he said after the game on the Sky Sports website which is nothing that he didn't really say at Huddersfield (although it is worth repeating). Also says there is a certain club still attacking the knees and he can't believe that's still allowed, a point I hope the RFL listen to

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Enjoyed the game and meet some of the players afterwards. The Cat players were not happy with the tackle either. The 'on report' thing is such a cop out. It was very clear at the time from the stands that it was a bad tackle so the ref should have seen it and acted.

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Enjoyed the game and meet some of the players afterwards. The Cat players were not happy with the tackle either. The 'on report' thing is such a cop out. It was very clear at the time from the stands that it was a bad tackle so the ref should have seen it and acted.

He did see it but copped out, same thing happened in the last match. It will become a good tactic, get a big forward to snot the other teams halfback off the ball, the most you will get is a penalty. From what I saw there was little difference to the hit he got from the Wigan game. Both were shoulder charges, both were late, both resulted in him hitting his head on the ground.

The RFL have set a president here, that this type of cynical foul part of the game and does not warrant any further punishment .

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