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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby Morf » October 10th, 2016, 2:58 pm

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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby simonokeeffe » October 10th, 2016, 3:39 pm

Morf wrote:Said podcast is here on GSK HPL Soundcloud


hes also convinced schools rugby is awash with steroids
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby VGE » October 15th, 2016, 8:55 am

So what?

In 2017 Carter will win the French top 14, the European Cup and the Tour de France.


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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby simonokeeffe » October 15th, 2016, 10:56 am

VGE wrote:So what?

In 2017 Carter will win the French top 14, the European Cup and the Tour de France.


Au revoir.


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When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby Dexter » October 24th, 2016, 3:39 pm

Confirmed that Mike Ford taking over at Toulon, replacing Dominguez.
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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby simonokeeffe » October 24th, 2016, 6:50 pm

Dexter wrote:Confirmed that Mike Ford taking over at Toulon, replacing Dominguez.


we might manage to beat Toulon in Europe now so
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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby blockhead » March 21st, 2017, 4:58 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:
Dexter wrote:Confirmed that Mike Ford taking over at Toulon, replacing Dominguez.


we might manage to beat Toulon in Europe now so


Fabien Galthie to take over next season.
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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby VGE » April 3rd, 2017, 11:16 pm

Ford fired from Toulon after european QF.


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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby Cor. Ind. » April 4th, 2017, 12:01 am

VGE wrote:Ford fired from Toulon after european QF.


Au revoir.


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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby simonokeeffe » April 14th, 2017, 5:55 pm

Antonio the TH prop starting in second row again this weekend for La Rochelle
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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby Peg Leg » April 14th, 2017, 8:02 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:Antonio the TH prop starting in second row again this weekend for La Rochelle

Must be for his lineout work
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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby Peg Leg » April 14th, 2017, 8:03 pm

Peg Leg wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:Antonio the TH prop starting in second row again this weekend for La Rochelle

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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby neiliog93 » April 15th, 2017, 5:25 pm

This is a bit controversial, but I feel much more permissive in my attitude to players using corticosteroids (that have zero anabolic effect and which you can get a TUE for where necessary) than anabolic androgenic steroids. The media does not understand steroids/wants to sensationalise every case of suspected doping. Getting a cortisone injection to control inflammation is something several members of my family have done to control allergy symptoms and once for tendonitis. It really isn't that big of a deal and that's why it's allowed with a TUE.

Taking anabolic steroids (dianabol, testosterone injections etc) is a different kettle of fish entirely obviously.
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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby kermischocolate » April 15th, 2017, 9:07 pm

neiliog93 wrote:This is a bit controversial, but I feel much more permissive in my attitude to players using corticosteroids (that have zero anabolic effect and which you can get a TUE for where necessary) than anabolic androgenic steroids. The media does not understand steroids/wants to sensationalise every case of suspected doping. Getting a cortisone injection to control inflammation is something several members of my family have done to control allergy symptoms and once for tendonitis. It really isn't that big of a deal and that's why it's allowed with a TUE.

Taking anabolic steroids (dianabol, testosterone injections etc) is a different kettle of fish entirely obviously.


Yes but I think there's a player welfare issue- corticosteroid injections here and there are one thing. Corticosteroids being persistently used to allow a player to keep going through an injury that really needs rest is a different thing. If you don't let injuries heal they generally just get worse. Not like the Top14 are known for looking after their players or anything.
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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby neiliog93 » April 16th, 2017, 2:20 am

That's perfectly fair but then people start calling it 'unfair advantage', 'cheating', 'performance enhacing' etc, and I don't think it's any of those things, except maybe cheating, and purely because it's against the rules (at least, when there's no TUE).
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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby Ruckedtobits » April 30th, 2017, 2:21 pm

Just watched a totally ridiculous finish to La Rochelle v Montpelier. I won't spoil it by putting up score. Well worth warching last 20 mins if you can get a stream.
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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby VGE » April 30th, 2017, 2:26 pm

Ruckedtobits wrote:Just watched a totally ridiculous finish to La Rochelle v Montpelier. I won't spoil it by putting up score. Well worth warching last 20 mins if you can get a stream.

I spoil.
40/16 to 40/37 in ten minutes. The last unallowed try could have put Montpellier at the second place.


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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby paddyor » May 4th, 2017, 9:06 pm

Picamoles back to Montpellier....supposedly on a cemtral contract.
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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby johng » May 4th, 2017, 9:20 pm

Costly to buy him out of his 3 year deal I'd say.
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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby paddyor » May 4th, 2017, 9:27 pm

Yeah, he has 2 years left on it. Apparently Altrad is partially behind it.
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