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by BG01
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers vs Worcester
Replies: 142
Views: 14887

Re: Tigers vs Worcester

TigerMac3 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:48 am
Taufua hooked at HT. Any word on injury etc?
Murphy said it was a hamstring injury and we wouldn't know till after the scan, but Taufua seemed in good spirits. Usually these things will mean at least a couple weeks out for a minor tear.
by BG01
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 13867

Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Agree with the above. I think something like:

1 Bateman
2 TPN
3 Cole
4 Lavanini
5 Spencer
6 Liebenberg
7 Reffell
8 Taufua
9 White
10 Hardwick
11 Hughes
12 Eastmond
13 Taute
14 Holmes
15 Veainu

16 Kerr
17 Leatigaga
18 Heyes
19 Wells
20 Lewis
21 Simmons
22 Reid
23 Worth
by BG01
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers vs Bristol - 04th January 2020
Replies: 209
Views: 17752

Re: Tigers vs Bristol - 04th January 2020

Both Lewis and Reffell are very good defensively but not the biggest ball carriers. If Spencer is back in the row with Lavanini then having them both in the backrow should be fine. Otherwise we might have to draft in Thom Smith or the loan signing to give us some more ballast ball in hand as Green ...
by BG01
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers vs Bristol - 04th January 2020
Replies: 209
Views: 17752

Re: Tigers vs Bristol - 04th January 2020

The obvious solution is surely to play Wells at 6. He has had a good couple of games off the bench, carries harder than Lewis, and has much more experience, without us losing much in the lineout. Assuming Guy, SK, Hanro, and Spencer are out I'd go with: 1. Genge 2. TPN (give TY, who I think has been...
by BG01
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Premiership Round 1 - Worcester vs Tigers
Replies: 199
Views: 15094

Re: Premiership Round 1 - Worcester vs Tigers

Not pretty, but fixable. Missing 15 players didn't help, but there were some really basic mistakes - we weren't looking to play at all in the first half, we didn't use our subs (why have Gigena, Coughlan, and Forsyth on the bench when the starters are shattered?), and we missed our kicks. Viljoen wa...
by BG01
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter
Replies: 139
Views: 13583

Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

One thing that hasn't got enough attention is how good Tom Youngs was. Made a lot of tackles, flew out of the line, and the lineout was very good. I think the scrum is a bit more worrying than people have suggested - this was a premiership frontrow we put out - but I'm sure the issues will get sorte...
by BG01
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 1
Replies: 921
Views: 149334

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD

Doesn't look like it, haven't done the usual clock image or popcorn with some token '...' We're probably about 9 players short still so you'd think we'd be getting a move on. Agreed. Particularly as we enter the back end of June. It's a bit concerning. I don't think we are 9 players short, more lik...
by BG01
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 1
Replies: 921
Views: 149334

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD

JP14 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:01 pm
Could this be us?

https://www.nottinghamrugby.co.uk/jason ... rship-club
Pete Burridge (Academy S&C coach) is changing role, so could be connected to that?
by BG01
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 2019 World U20s
Replies: 42
Views: 4742

Re: 2019 World U20s

Agreed on that. I'm completely on board with being stricter about high tackles but this was very harsh. Initial contact was with the shoulder, and the arm barely made contact with the head afterwards - and the defender literally had a knee on the floor. Thought Vunipola's was tough as well as the pl...
by BG01
Wed May 29, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 7
Replies: 469
Views: 75600

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 7

Taufua is pretty similar to Guy Thompson. They're both sub-190cm, sub-110kg players who play across the backrow. They both carry well but mostly through power and determination rather than size. They're both energetic players with high workrate. And they both like to stand on the wing and run with t...
by BG01
Tue May 28, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 7
Replies: 469
Views: 75600

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 7

I don't think there's anything wrong in principle with signing players rejected from other teams, including those that are ex-Tigers players. The issue is how they fill gaps in our squad and whether they would be willing to do so. So someone like Henry Purdy makes sense - he is a senior, experienced...
by BG01
Sat May 25, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2018-19
Replies: 1037
Views: 159993

Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2018-19

Do we know anything about where Luke Hamilton is going? Appreciate we don't want to live in the past too much but he is a good hard-working player who can cover the whole backrow, where we're a player short at the moment.
by BG01
Fri May 24, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: YOUR THOUGHTS ON "GRIZZLY" LAVANINI
Replies: 11
Views: 2051

Re: YOUR THOUGHTS ON "GRIZZLY" LAVANINI

I'd agree with that. The stats that make it to these sites are quite crude and comparisons (especially between tournaments, with different stats teams etc) should be taken with a grain of salt. 26 year olds don't have 50 caps for a tier 1 test team by accident. It's worth watching him play if you ha...
by BG01
Mon May 20, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 7
Replies: 469
Views: 75600

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 7

Securing an early release Blommetjies to join our (potentially) growing South African contingent. Mapoe is an odd one, if we’ve already got Reid, Taute, Tuilagi, Eastmond and Viljoen? Do we need a 6th senior centre? Likewise, Jantjes, that’d be a big shift in salary outlay as a replacement for Joe ...
by BG01
Sun May 19, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 7
Replies: 469
Views: 75600

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 7

Please can someone who is well-versed in SH rugby give their opinion on Liebenburg and VIljoen? I don't watch any SH rugby. Ps before some smart :censored: posts a link to Wikipedia, I'm asking for people's opinions not the stats that anyone can read! Liebenberg is a regular for the Bulls. Former B...