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by newport tiger
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Back Row
Replies: 15
Views: 2351

Re: Back Row

Kaino, Reed, McCaw. Any backrow with Michael Jones in it. Jeffery, White, Calder. Tigers wise so many options, but individually Miller, Richards, Kronfeld. I share your admiration of Michael Jones and would be tempted to extend your sentiments to any back row with Richie McCaw in it but we are talk...
by newport tiger
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Back Row
Replies: 15
Views: 2351

Re: Back Row

Kaino, Reed, McCaw. Any backrow with Michael Jones in it. Jeffery, White, Calder. Tigers wise so many options, but individually Miller, Richards, Kronfeld. I share your admiration of Michael Jones and would be tempted to extend your sentiments to any back row with Richie McCaw in it but we are talk...
by newport tiger
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Back Row
Replies: 15
Views: 2351

Back Row

I've just been watching England's great victory from 2003(no not that one, when we beat NZ) and a thought crossed my mind. If you were to pick a fantasy back row it would undoubtedly include one or more NZ/Southern hemisphere players but what if you had to pick a back row unit? I personally believe ...
by newport tiger
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Steve Borthwick
Replies: 153
Views: 18288

Re: Steve Borthwick

I think the mood has lifted and there is even a bit of optimism in some quarters regarding the coaching set up. I remember when Mark Bakewell was appointed as the forwards coach a certain Steve Borthwick was quoted as saying "He is the best forwards coach i have ever worked with". Given that, its p...
by newport tiger
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Steve Borthwick
Replies: 153
Views: 18288

Re: Steve Borthwick

I think the mood has lifted and there is even a bit of optimism in some quarters regarding the coaching set up. I remember when Mark Bakewell was appointed as the forwards coach a certain Steve Borthwick was quoted as saying "He is the best forwards coach i have ever worked with". Given that, its p...
by newport tiger
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Steve Borthwick
Replies: 153
Views: 18288

Re: Steve Borthwick

Why would he be using similar techniques? If he respected Mark Bakewell so much it goes without saying that he will adopt some of his methods. For the record i would like to say i have nothing against Mr Bakewell or his coaching methods, i'm a firm believer that we haven't had the personnel require...
by newport tiger
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Steve Borthwick
Replies: 153
Views: 18288

Steve Borthwick

I think the mood has lifted and there is even a bit of optimism in some quarters regarding the coaching set up. I remember when Mark Bakewell was appointed as the forwards coach a certain Steve Borthwick was quoted as saying "He is the best forwards coach i have ever worked with". Given that, its pr...
by newport tiger
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Jonah Holmes
Replies: 89
Views: 12462

Jonah Holmes

There is a piece in Wales online linking Jonah with a potential move to the Dragons so that he can further his international career. I hope this is just a case of lazy journalist speculation rather than fact. Sorry i did try and copy the link but it wouldn't take.
by newport tiger
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ellis Genge Appreciation Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 4310

Re: Ellis Genge Appreciation Thread

As an old fart I am disgusted! A bottle of girly lager? What is required is a pint of best bitter, hand pumped, of course, followed by another six or seven. (With the trophy safely locked away, Mr Richards) ......... And not served in those fragile plastic contrivancies either! The ones where you t...
by newport tiger
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Finn Russell
Replies: 65
Views: 13857

Re: Finn Russell

I think the Scots are in some trouble. Definitely first choice Lions 10 if you were picking the squad today, Not with Gatland in charge. He'll pick Farrell and Anscombe. Maybe Biggar as a third option. He likes a 10 that can defend first and foremost. I've never been over impressed with Anscombe's ...
by newport tiger
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens are relegated!
Replies: 1134
Views: 110351

Re: Saracens are relegated!

I don’t condone what Sarries hierarchy has done but whatever is said the squad is superbly well coached. You look at our backs when fully fit and they too should, even with limited ball, score tries! As for PLR saying they want a fair contest I find that totally ignores the fact that those clubs, o...
by newport tiger
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: What Now For Our Season?
Replies: 76
Views: 9904

Re: What Now For Our Season?

I have previously been critical of Murphy but above all he is doing a good job of bringing youngsters through. By mixing up the young vs experienced it is, I feel, starting to pay off. MOC and Cockers did not seem to have any kind of vision for this so a major factor in our decline is being reverse...
by newport tiger
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens are relegated!
Replies: 1134
Views: 110351

Re: Saracens Cap Investigation / Grounds for Appeal

My only thought on this subject is: Who is the only English team to win Europe's elite trophy in recent years? The salary cap is nothing but a handicap on English clubs succeeding in European rugby, whilst France and Ireland continue to dominate without restrictions. All the salary cap achieves is t...
by newport tiger
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Murphy coaches and relegation
Replies: 124
Views: 13628

Re: Murphy coaches and relegation

I get the fact that Murph was a club legend, a real nice guy and he undoubtedly loves the club. I'm sure that he is also trying his best to sort out a mess that is not all of his own making, however i think it is time for him to offer his resignation for the good of the club that he has been a massi...
by newport tiger
Sat May 25, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Cipriani
Replies: 54
Views: 4248

Re: Cipriani

Cipriani is without doubt the best 10 in England. Ford is a good player but just doesn't go for it enough. Cipriani's on pitch leadership and organisational skills are excellent and something England could do with, the ability to adapt on the pitch when plan A or plan B isn't working is something t...