17.2.96 - Courage League Results & League Table

17.2.96 - Courage League Results & League Table

Post by Sean William » Sun, 18 Feb 1996 04:00:00


Bath            36      Wasps           12
Gloucester      27      Orrell           0
Sale            15      Bristol          6
Saracens         6      Harlequins      13
Leicester       48      West Hartlepool 15

                P    W    D    L    F    A    PD    Pts
Bath            12  11    0    1   378  176   202    22
Leicester       12  10    0    2   301  154   147    20
Harlequins      12   8    0    4   275  211    64    16
Sale            12   7    0    5   239  193    46    14
Wasps           11   6    0    5   241  216    25    12
Orrell          13   6    0    7   216  293  - 77    12
Bristol         12   5    0    7   194  269  - 75    10
Saracens        13   4    0    9   196  343  -147     8
Gloucester      12   3    0    9   189  254  - 65     6
West Hartlepool 11   0    0   11   171  291  -120     0

This week was the first time that Official Timekeepers were being used.
They will signal 40 minutes with a hooter, and the referee will then
blow when the ball next goes dead.  The clock should be stopped for
injuries, and allowed to run for up to 40 seconds after the kicker has
indicated that they are kicking for goal.

Leicester apparently lost their hooter and had to go and buy another
one.

At the Leicester game, despite the regular visits of the West Hartlepool
trainer on to the pitch, the game did not seem to be longer.

One potential problem with this, is the use of hooters by the crowd is
part of the Rugby atmosphere.  However, if used wrongly, then it could
signal to the ref that the 40mins are up !

Leicester Match
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Tigers  : 3 Tries       Aadel Kardooni  (Scrum Half)
          2 Tries       Steve Hackney   (Right Wing)
          1 Try         Neil Back       (Flanker)
          1 Drop Goal   Jez Harris      (Fly Half)
          6 Conversions John Liley      (Full Back)
          1 Penalty     John Liley      (Full Back)

West H. : 2 Tries       Tim Stimpson    (Full Back)
          1 Conversion  Tim Stimpson    (Full Back)
          1 Penalty     Tim Stimpson    (Full Back)

Aadel Kardooni scored two of his tries from underneath Dean Richards
nose, as the superior Leicester Pack pushed the West pack over the line.

Steve Hackney ended the match with another contribution to Try of the
Month - to be renamed Steve's Try of the Month.

Tim Stimpson had a very impressive game at Full Back.  Mike Catt's days
as England Full Back must be limited, and I would probably goes as far
as saying that the game against Scotland will be his last - unless Tim
picks up an injury.

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17.2.96 - Courage League Results & League Table

Post by John Willia » Mon, 19 Feb 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>This week was the first time that Official Timekeepers were being used.
>They will signal 40 minutes with a hooter, and the referee will then
>blow when the ball next goes dead.  The clock should be stopped for
>injuries, and allowed to run for up to 40 seconds after the kicker has
>indicated that they are kicking for goal.
>Leicester apparently lost their hooter and had to go and buy another
>one.
>At the Leicester game, despite the regular visits of the West Hartlepool
>trainer on to the pitch, the game did not seem to be longer.

Too true. Maybe it was because Liley only attempted two penalty kicks
:-). There was considerable injury time IMHO, especially in the first
half. The West trainer didn't take things as far as that outrageous
display by Australia in the RL World Cup semi-final, but came a  not
too close second.

Quote:
>One potential problem with this, is the use of hooters by the crowd is
>part of the Rugby atmosphere.  However, if used wrongly, then it could
>signal to the ref that the 40mins are up !

It seems a reasonable idea incompetently put into action by the RFU.

Quote:
>Steve Hackney ended the match with another contribution to Try of the
>Month - to be renamed Steve's Try of the Month.

On the day he was excellent, hunting for the ball more actively than
Underwood. I think Rory might have been suffering after effects from
that excellent tackle he put in on Chesney (6'6", 16 plus stone) last
week.

Quote:
>Tim Stimpson had a very impressive game at Full Back.  Mike Catt's days
>as England Full Back must be limited, and I would probably goes as far
>as saying that the game against Scotland will be his last - unless Tim
>picks up an injury.

Yep.
One of the memorable moments of the game was when Liley fielded a deep
kick with Stimpson in pursuit and tried to run the ball (this was when
Leicester were only 17-0 up :-)). Stimpson was gaining ground with a
look of grim retribution on his face. Liley was looking increasingly
alarmed and forced to clear to the huge relief of the crowd.

All the best