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Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

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Pictures here:

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/rugby-union/25432474

The start of Gloucester's Premiership game against Worcester Warriors was delayed when a giant inflatable rugby ball broke one of the crossbars.
The incident happened during the build-up at Kingsholm, minutes before the scheduled 14:00 GMT kick-off.
Ground staff worked quickly to replace the bar but referee JP Doyle decided to put back the start by 30 minutes.
Gloucester won 12-6 for their first home league victory since September, while Worcester are winless in 10.
During the pre-match entertainment, two sets of fans raced from the halfway line to be the first to put their ball over the posts at the Kingsholm Road end of the ground.
But one of the balls somehow managed to push one end of the bar upwards and off its moorings.
With the game due to screened live on BT Sport, Gloucester groundsman Dave Balmer and staff tried to make repairs as quickly as they could.
After nine minutes, an orange tractor drove under the posts for Balmer and a colleague to hitch the bar back into place.

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Well at least the fans got some entertainment before the tryless grind of a match.

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Donny B. wrote:Well at least the fans got some entertainment before the tryless grind of a match.
its what the fans want
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Pure muck.
STAND UP FOR THE ULSTERMEN!

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simonokeeffe wrote:
Donny B. wrote:Well at least the fans got some entertainment before the tryless grind of a match.
its what the fans want
Well most of them don't really understand fast offloading style of rugby so their brains are unable to keep up with anything other than a bosh fest of fat boys!

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rooster wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:
Donny B. wrote:Well at least the fans got some entertainment before the tryless grind of a match.
its what the fans want
Well most of them don't really understand fast offloading style of rugby so their brains are unable to keep up with anything other than a bosh fest of fat boys!
its the colonial mentality, they like seeing teams full of samoans and saffers bang heads
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Cockerill: Sale are 'cheats'
That is all.
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And gambling's for fools,
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blockhead wrote:
Cockerill: Sale are 'cheats'
That is all.
Nope Sale say Leicester are breaking the salary cap !
Big fight :D

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Bunch of tossers the lot of them.
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that was almost too much excitement...

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Leicester lose at home to LI, bad start to the season for them. Could they be missing MOC???
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They're missing players! Their injury list is up there with the worst I've ever seen.

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Aye, they're having a horrible run of it with injuries.

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Again this year? Even with half of Treviso?

Maybe beating lumps out of each other in training isn't such a great idea . . . .

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I knew the topless maul drills would be the end of them
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Bath 21 -11 Saracens!
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blockhead wrote:Bath 21 -11 Saracens!
2nd biggest douchebag chairman overthrows biggest douchebag chairman :)
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Bath's midfield look impressive.. Wasn't a great match to watch, Saracens went back to cynical play when they couldn't find an answer to Bath's speed.

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Wolf pack taken to the cleaners! (that one's just for you lrip)
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simonokeeffe wrote:
blockhead wrote:Bath 21 -11 Saracens!
2nd biggest douchebag chairman overthrows biggest douchebag chairman :)
Exactly! Pleasurable... but why wasn't it Exeter or even LI. Usually when those two play, I'm hoping for a scoreless draw.
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