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Actions spoke far louder than hollow words before Bath

By The Citizen  |  Posted: February 05, 2013

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ALL the talk in the press about Gloucester being as motivated as ever despite it being a dead rubber against Bath turned out to be just that.

The Cherry and Whites did the rugby equivalent of rolling over and having their tummies tickled to lose for the third time at Kingsholm this season.

My fears about the lack of depth in the squad were brought to bear with a far more experienced Bath really doing a number on a poor Gloucester outfit.

I hope things can be better this weekend, but you have to fear for the Gloucester side heading to Franklin's Gardens on that evidence.

Northampton are by no means as seriously impacted by international call-ups as they have been in the past, whereas Gloucester are missing several key players.

That's not to say those that are available cannot do better than they did against Bath. It's time for a bit of character to be shown by the Cherry and Whites, or this Six Nations could be a rude awakening.

I hope Nigel Davies has some tricks up his sleeve and we see better performances every week from here until the end of the season.

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  • Conrad_Selby  |  February 05 2013, 7:28PM

    Harden proved on the weekend, yet again, why he is the number one tight head at Gloucester and why the troll autotroll is clueless about any aspect of rugby union.

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  • JBuddy  |  February 05 2013, 7:19PM

    Autotroll, aka Gordon_P aka graybaggs aka peh45 aka akadau aka Glawsteruk1 aka Ruckandroller aka Kap721 aka flanker_6 aka GlosRugbyMan.... It is all just the one person who happens to hate Rupert Harden because Harden has consistently been the best tight head at Gloucester thus proving how clueless the troll is.

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  • RoccoAgain  |  February 05 2013, 7:06PM

    We need Harden back for the weekend against Saints, otherwise the scrum will be underpowered.

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  • seanbulling  |  February 05 2013, 7:04PM

    We can well do without our scrum disastrously folding as it did in that last scrum against Sarries. That is why we need Rupert out on the field in the game against Saints.

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  • RoryGlaws  |  February 05 2013, 7:02PM

    Without an once of a doubt, Rupert Harden, our first choice tight head, is the best number 3 at Gloucester Rugby.

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  • SidGlawsder  |  February 05 2013, 7:00PM

    Nigel Davies, that astute and knowledgeable DoR at Gloucester Rugby has made Harden his first choice tight-head, selecting Harden to start 9 out of 10 Premiership games. Says it all, really.

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  • SimonGray  |  February 05 2013, 6:57PM

    Harden = the best tight head at Gloucester.

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  • rayglaws  |  February 05 2013, 6:51PM

    Harden owns the number 3 shirt. He has no real competition for it.

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  • Archie_Brew  |  February 05 2013, 12:10PM

    Rupert Harden is the first choice and top rated tight head prop for obvious reasons, reasons that are beyond the simple-minded Gloucester Rugby hating troll calling himself Autotroll today.

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  • LucaTowers  |  February 05 2013, 11:53AM

    I am looking forward to Harden continuing his dominance in the scrum, now that he is back from injury. He didn't let the side down against Bath, where the scrum held its own and certainly wasn't demolished as it was against Tigers at Welford Road when Harden was out injured. Rupert is our best tight head by light years.

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