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by Downsouth
Wed Aug 18, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Expectations - 2021/2022
Replies: 38
Views: 3625

Re: Expectations - 2021/2022

My hope and expectation is that we will be competitive in every game and win most home games. Do that and we should definitely be top 6 with a chance of play offs. I do wonder whether we now have greater strength in depth than Sale, Bristol and Sarries. That could be crucial, assuming we don't get t...
by Downsouth
Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Lions 2021
Replies: 1021
Views: 36926

Re: Lions 2021

Any one fancy sending a video of the Boks angles at scrum time to the ref ahead of next week? For me, that and a monster Bok line out made a huge difference even if we did have a lock at 6....there is big and then there is really big. We need to be smart ahead of next week. Don't make it a wrestle. ...
by Downsouth
Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Lions 2021
Replies: 1021
Views: 36926

Re: Lions 2021

We have some great game changers, Adams, Williams, Simmonds, Watson, Smith. all have one thing in common...... I cannot see Daly playing next week. The rest must step up. Well played South Africa
by Downsouth
Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Lions 2021
Replies: 1021
Views: 36926

Re: Lions 2021

If it’s red I might quit watching the game! I'm glad it was a yellow but by the letter of the law I think it probably should have been a red, the fouled player protecting himself is all that stopped him landing on his head due to the actions of the winger But Kolbe never took his eye off the ball f...
by Downsouth
Sun Jul 04, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England vs USA - 4th July 2021
Replies: 102
Views: 6430

Re: England vs USA - 4th July 2021

Whilst I am not a fan of a 6 2 bench. I can understand it against certain teams and when there are two starters who can play 10. It backfired badly today. I really cannot understand the logic. I thought Freddie moved up another level, but for all those who complain about Ford's defence, is Smith rea...
by Downsouth
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Captain for 2021/22 Season
Replies: 17
Views: 1617

Re: Captain for 2021/22 Season

We need a captain who makes sound decisions, leads by example, motivates the team, can communicate effectively with the referee and won't antagonise them. For me that must be Genge. Liebenberg or Moroni would be good shouts for vice captain as that should be someone likely to be around most of the s...
by Downsouth
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: How do you rate this season?
Replies: 41
Views: 1866

Re: How do you rate this season?

Considering where we were its a clear 8 or 9, but compared to where we can be maybe a 7. Huge progress, great development of youngsters, great coach. I think we would all have not believed we would havs come so far at the start of the season. Next season is the time to deliver. Our new 7 could be ke...
by Downsouth
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: BRISTOL (H) - 5th June 2021 (NO CITINGS)
Replies: 590
Views: 25005

Re: BRISTOL (H) - 5th June 2021

I can see the logic behind most of the selections. Yes I'd love Wiese to start but he and Nadolo could wreak havoc in the second half. Some players feel to me that they are steady starters and some as impact players. I just can't see WW turning a game. If jvp is injured, then I'd play White from the...
by Downsouth
Sun May 30, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: BRISTOL (H) - 5th June 2021 (NO CITINGS)
Replies: 590
Views: 25005

Re: BRISTOL (H) - 5th June 2021

1.Genge 2.Youngs 3.Cole 4.Lavanini 5.Wells 6.Liebenberg 7.Reffell 8.Wiese 9.Youngs 10.Ford 11.Nadolo 12.Scott 13.Moroni 14.Potter 15.Steward 16.Clare/Montoya 17.de Bruin 18.Heyes 19.Green 20.Martin 21.JvP 22.McPhillips 23.Murimurivalu I'd like Lavanini's bulk in the row against Bristol. I think our...
by Downsouth
Fri May 07, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: QUINS (H) - ROUND 19 - 15th May 2021
Replies: 386
Views: 13601

Re: QUINS (H) - ROUND 19 - 15th May 2021

Lavanini over green for me. Start with Scott and Moroni with Kelly to the bench as a great impact
by Downsouth
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers vs Falcons - 28th March 2021 at 15:00
Replies: 489
Views: 18564

Re: Tigers vs Falcons - 28th March 2021 at 15:00

I think the underlying theme here is that we could and should have had a tbp against that side. Its not all the refs fault but he and the tmo were clearly not on the same page and both were poor at times. We do however need to be smarter and not give them a reason. Wiese could be our best player or ...
by Downsouth
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE V: Borthwick Strikes Back
Replies: 1177
Views: 107508

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE V: Borthwick Strikes Back

Much of the discussion on Buns revolves around Ford being away with England. With the fly halves coming through for England and Jones liking Farrell for some reason, I am not so sure. I can see in a year or so Steward being away more. That said I can see the attraction with Burns, he could play in a...
by Downsouth
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Boxing Day vs Newcastle
Replies: 116
Views: 14870

Re: Boxing Day vs Newcastle

Any one else curious how the Bayonne game appears to be going ahead? Surely if we have a case then they would have to isolate too? Its a mess but player welfare must come first but consistency also needed.
by Downsouth
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Premiership Final hit by Covid!
Replies: 51
Views: 5132

Re: Premiership Final hit by Covid!

Of all those missing, Wayne Barnes looks like the biggest loss!