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Match Thread: Toulouse v Featherstone Rovers. Sunday 29th September 2019

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Well, you can't help but get excited now.

No more bus trips, it's flight from now on.

160 minutes from Super League.

It's Toulouse. We know what we've got to do.

These 2 playoff matches are the first time we've played exactly the same line up two weeks running all season.

Doubts from the York match: Josh Walters and Brad Day. We await news there.

Additions: Ormondroyd will be back after his ban. Cam King and Jack Bussey have another week to prove fitness. No reason why Luke Briscoe (or indeed Harry Newman) can't come into contention. There's a max of 4 DR allowed in a game and a max of 5 DRs & loans in total. Against Leigh & York we played 3 DRs and 1 Loan.

Bring it on. Up The Rovers.

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If Day & Walters are fit why change the line up????

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44 minutes ago, haskey said:

If Day & Walters are fit why change the line up????

Agree 100%..... but that's a big "if" looking at how they were both hobbling as well as me after the game Saturday....

JW in particular looked in some discomfort 

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bottom line if we defend like last two matches and not give away silly tries close to line we win cos we have shown we can score well worked tries and lots of them

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Hicks is the ref. We'll lose

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“Few thought him even a starter.There were many who thought themselves smarter. But he ended PM, CH and OM. An Earl and a Knight of the Garter.”

Clement Attlee.

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Squad named:
https://www.featherstonerovers.co.uk/news/rovers-make-two-changes-ahead-of-toulouse-clash-l0J2j

There have been a few rumours circulating about Brad Day's knee injury and he's going to be a huge miss, arguably the form back row in the Championship.

We'll have to wait and see whether Walters is fit to play or not but with King named in the squad and Bussey once again in there (and Maskill not travelling), presumably at least one if not two or all of that trio are expected to play a part.

Will be interesting to see who takes Day's place on the left edge - Davies is the obvious candidate but Harrison played really well when switched to the right edge at York. Regardless of which of the pair is switched we still have Cooper, Bussey, Makatoa, Albert, Lockwood and Ormondroyd who are all specialist middles so some tough decisions for Carr if everyone in the squad is fit.

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Bookies got us +12...

Now, those of us who lnow me know I'm not prone to fanciful predictions and I'm always a little conservative in my outlook when it comes down to rovers....

But +12??? 

Rovers are on a roll. Toulouse have just been di cked. I genuinely think we can pull this off this weekend.....

I'm not going to Toulouse. I could do one or t'other if we win and it would kill me not going to the final..... so i shall be poised to book flights sunday evening once rovers have won!!😊😊🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦

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13 minutes ago, Robin Evans said:

Bookies got us +12...

Now, those of us who lnow me know I'm not prone to fanciful predictions and I'm always a little conservative in my outlook when it comes down to rovers....

But +12??? 

Rovers are on a roll. Toulouse have just been di cked. I genuinely think we can pull this off this weekend.....

I'm not going to Toulouse. I could do one or t'other if we win and it would kill me not going to the final..... so i shall be poised to book flights sunday evening once rovers have won!!😊😊🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦

We didn’t go down by that many in the league match with a much weaker team. An handicap of +12 seems pretty generous.

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12 minutes ago, Monkeymagic22 said:

We didn’t go down by that many in the league match with a much weaker team. An handicap of +12 seems pretty generous.

I don't think the away league game (if that's what you meant) will have much relevance to Sunday's game, that was played in very boggy conditions whereas it's forecast to be 25-30 degrees on Sunday (glad we are playing in the evening), we didn't have our current halves (but did have Briscoe and Newman) whilst they laos had a few missing including Stan Robin.

Most bookies seem to be +10 not +12 and FWIW I'd rather back us at 11-4 to win the game outright than take the 10pt start at 10-11, think we have a definite shot but equally when Toulouse get on a roll at home they can pile up points quickly.

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Brad Day is a big loss but Kingy back a big plus as he will probably score at least one try from acting half. If I win on the gee gees will wade in at 10 points start.Momentum is with us and just remember this if we lose on Sunday it’s still been an unbelievable season anyway to where the journey began. UTR

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On ‎24‎/‎09‎/‎2019 at 09:49, POR said:

bottom line if we defend like last two matches and not give away silly tries close to line we win cos we have shown we can score well worked tries and lots of them

The Frenchies are not unbeatable.Nothing outstanding against the overrated Canadians. 

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2 hours ago, The Phantom Horseman said:

Toulouse have announced their 19-man squad and will be without Stan Robin, and also Ben Evans (big prop who bowled over Cam King when scoring at Fev).

If Robin's not playing Sunday it could be Barthau in his place, not as good in the loose but a better tactical kicker.

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Control J Ford , and we should be ok, even though he had a poor game at or place a few weeks ago.

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19 hours ago, Steve Slater said:

If Robin's not playing Sunday it could be Barthau in his place, not as good in the loose but a better tactical kicker.

Will is playing, back from Injury. Sad to not see Stan and Ben playing, and there is another big player who is on the list who I know won't be playing now. Going to be a tight game.

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Won good money on the gee gees.Off to Bet Fred in Ponty to back us against Toulouse.Ill let you know what price I get.👍

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