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@27 Spot on, definitely worth a try.
@22 - I would move Mathew Morgan to the wing, he is quick off the mark, hard to get hold of in full flight plus if he was to play the Shane role poping up in the first reciver positioin he would add another dimention having played so much rugby at 10? I think it is something that is worth looking at.
The comments on here are pathetic. Regional 'fans' usually moan at the fact the majority of regional matches are televised therefore impacting on attendances.Then when a match isn't televised you all whinge that it isn't broadcast.You couldn't make it up.....
@23 Ive explained why it wasn't scheduled, they could not determine when the game was going ahead due to the potential clash with the Swans who could have had (and did have) a home FA cup game, they chose to cover the game between the top 2 which they could plan ahead for in plenty of time, Its not rocket science
#23 More jersey sales would be great if they weren't so expensive. If you look at Rabo or Aviva premiership, jerseys start at about £50 and that is out of touch with fans who are already feeling the pinch. Welsh rejoins need more money for bigger squads who can compete with Rabo and HC teams. WRU making record money should move it to the rejoins who provide player for the national squad.
#10 - That doesn't answer the question. Obviously it wasn't scheduled.. The question is why wasn't it scheduled. #13 I'm not an Ospreys supporter. I'm talking about the bigger picture. The regions need revenue meaning more coverage = better sponsorship deals for all four regions = more money for all four regions. Maybe more ancillary sales (i.e. jerseys etc) too. PM Dragons' game not televised
People have banged on about Matthew Morgan recently & how he should be 10, but he's the most lightweight player going, lost count the number of times he got turned over last night. Hope we can keep hold of Khan for a bit longer cause Rhys Webb isn't ready just yet either. What frustrated me last night was going for the 3 when awarded a pen in their half, with still 30 mins left, which was missed!
#19 Absolutely, football is draining fans from rugby in Wales.
They've used squad rotation over Xmas and have a number of key players injured. That team yesterday was under strength with no more than 4 or 5 first choice starting and I agree with Jones that they will be stuffed next week with a performance like that. In all reality it will be a tough game to win in which they need to deny Leicester a losing BP. Treviso away will be a hard game to win as well.
yep welsh rugby in a dire state all 4 in a bad way and could get worse Once cardiff city get promoted to premier league I can see an end to the Blues as we know them - support in Cardiff (the only part of that 'region' that supports rugby will drain further) O's have been ok to some extent because it's an extened region not confined to city limits like Cardiff
@17 The Ospreys had an off day, the key learning was the real lack of depth in Welsh rugby. The Ospreys first XV will give a very good account of themselves, but take away front line players and they struggle as their replacements are not up to it, its the same at the Bloos, Dregs and Turks
Scoreline ably demonstrates the mire that Welsh rugby languishes in.
7891 at the game so a really good turn out considering the opposition. Unfortunatelt the Ospreys made far too many changes and struggled in a dire game. Not a very good advert for those wayward fans to return again.This game has no bearing on next week though as Ospreys always up their performance for the big teams
Agree with 8. Zebedee and 6. Monkey told me to do it. The BBC has quite extensive coverage as it is with BBC NI and Alba, you could easily have the same number of games televised but only show the away matches (thereby not hurting the sponsors). Need to get the armchair viewers off their derrieres and into the stadium. This is one of the main reasons the attendances at rugby matches remain poor.
11) - Someone has already answered your question. Game was moved from Sat to Fri cuz of FA Cup game for Swans and Turks were already being shown!13) - Poor performance but still won just like we did against Scarlets, Toulouse. Bring them tigers on. If we're at our best we'll give them a hell of a game! Come on the Opsreys!!!!
So, rather than moan about the performance, you Ospreys supporters would rather moan about the fact it wasnt on t.v. Well after a performance like that, be lucky if the bbc, while cover Opreys games again...What a poor, poor game for the so called true region... Come on the tigers, come on down and show them how to play the game...
I think they picked the right game to air last night, why would you want to watch the champions play bottom of the league, when first are playing second? no brainer for me!
#6 Although a lot of us would rather go and watch a game and support the region directly, televising the games brings in revenue and increases the viewing numbers and awareness of the game, bringing in more revenue from sponsors. Therefore lack of television coverage = less swing with Sponsors = less money for the regions. So back to the original question - why wasn't it covered?
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