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1 hour ago, Midred said:

Why's the game being played at the Spurs ground?

It’s Sarries Big game called ‘the Showdown’ that’s basically an opportunity for them to play in a bigger stadium once a year. Bath and Quins do similar and Newcastle have done it in the past as well iirc

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5 hours ago, Will b11 said:

Does anyone know if tonight’s game down there is pay on the day ? Me and a few mates are thinking of going and I can’t find it anywhere if it is or not

It's on BT Sport if you can't get to the game.

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16 minutes ago, Kid in the Riot said:

Sexy Bristol are back. 

What are our odds of qualifying for the next round? 

Haven't done the maths but you only need to finish in the top eight of the group this year. It's a dog's dinner of a format but Bristol will be on 12 points after this and looking good to qualify well.

Entertaining game. Stade more spirited in defence this half than I anticipated.

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2 minutes ago, MichaelRobartes said:

Haven't done the maths but you only need to finish in the top eight of the group this year. It's a dog's dinner of a format but Bristol will be on 12 points after this and looking good to qualify well.

Entertaining game. Stade more spirited in defence this half than I anticipated.

Ah will easily qualify top 8 so that's good news.

Agree Stade have put up a decent fight this half but Bears have generally been the better team throughout I think. 

Big concern at the moment is Semi really isn't firing at all. 

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7 minutes ago, Kid in the Riot said:

Ah will easily qualify top 8 so that's good news.

Agree Stade have put up a decent fight this half but Bears have generally been the better team throughout I think. 

Big concern at the moment is Semi really isn't firing at all. 

Yes I'm sure Bristol will be through mathematically now. Can't imagine anyone coming 9th or worse with 12 points.

Totally agree. There's a huge gulf in class here. Nice to see Stade back at this level but they're miles off the standard. Rarely seen a team get stripped in contact so much.

He's forcing it a bit. Too good to not start putting it together again soon.

Nice to see Sanchez and Sheedy sharing a smile at full time. Sanchez didn't have a great outing but he's one of the greats. 

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7 minutes ago, MichaelRobartes said:

Yes I'm sure Bristol will be through mathematically now. Can't imagine anyone coming 9th or worse with 12 points.

Totally agree. There's a huge gulf in class here. Nice to see Stade back at this level but they're miles off the standard. Rarely seen a team get stripped in contact so much.

He's forcing it a bit. Too good to not start putting it together again soon.

Nice to see Sanchez and Sheedy sharing a smile at full time. Sanchez didn't have a great outing but he's one of the greats. 

Do you know whether finishing top 4 secures a home tie in the next round? If so, a couple of bonus pts or more at Scarlets next week would confirm that too

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13 minutes ago, Kid in the Riot said:

Do you know whether finishing top 4 secures a home tie in the next round? If so, a couple of bonus pts or more at Scarlets next week would confirm that too

Next round is two-legged. I assume the top 4 get home advantage for the second leg. The top ranked sides from the pool stage get home advantage for the QF and SF which will be one-off matches.

Bristol looking good for a home 2nd leg in the last 16 anyway.

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14 minutes ago, MichaelRobartes said:

Next round is two-legged. I assume the top 4 get home advantage for the second leg. The top ranked sides from the pool stage get home advantage for the QF and SF which will be one-off matches.

Bristol looking good for a home 2nd leg in the last 16 anyway.

Ah yes I see now. First leg is weekend 8/9/10 April and second leg 15/16/17 April. Then the QF, SF and Final all in May 

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2 hours ago, Kid in the Riot said:

Good start for Bears.

Could be wrong but Stade don't look massively up for this... 

Taking nothing away from a much better Bristol performance, thought SF were surprisingly poor to be honest. Bristol looking much better since the unlucky defeat against Leicester on Boxing Day.Starting to get some momentum going now.

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2 hours ago, 054123 said:

Our line out has been so poor this season

I thought we had improved quite a bit on the back of being very poor end of last season.Joe Joyce seems to be winning a lot in the line outs.Having Luatua back will probably make a difference too.

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13 hours ago, Slacker said:

Taking nothing away from a much better Bristol performance, thought SF were surprisingly poor to be honest. Bristol looking much better since the unlucky defeat against Leicester on Boxing Day.Starting to get some momentum going now.

They were saying on commentary that they left a few of their bigger names at home, they'd written this tournament off a bit after losing their first game heavily to Connacht and then seeing the home game with Bristol cancelled and declared a draw which probably put paid to them qualifying.

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1 hour ago, Northern Red said:

They were saying on commentary that they left a few of their bigger names at home, they'd written this tournament off a bit after losing their first game heavily to Connacht and then seeing the home game with Bristol cancelled and declared a draw which probably put paid to them qualifying.

They still could have qualified if they'd won last night, in fact they still can qualify. 

I think it's more that they just aren't very good and weren't up for it. They're currently 10th in the Top 14 this season. 

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