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by KevinR
Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: The search for an 8 continues
Replies: 59
Views: 8095

Re: The search for an 8 continues

Have to say, Picamoles looked lumberingly average for Saints last night - IMO a big ball carrier isn't everything!
by KevinR
Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Manu Tuilagi
Replies: 31
Views: 11392

Re: Manu Tuilagi

Apparently, Mike Williams injury wasn't another break, but a problem around the hole where the screw had been. That would explain why his recovery has been a bit quicker than expected.
by KevinR
Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Veainu - any news?
Replies: 18
Views: 6039

Re: Veainu - any news?

He scored a superb try near the beginning of the game against USA, but went off injured at half-time - can't find any more detail.

There's a report in Midi Olympique this morning that his signing is about to be announced by Stade Francais!!!!
by KevinR
Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Finger injury.
Replies: 10
Views: 3930

Re: Finger injury.

It hasn't been shown, but Ben Smith suffered a similar injury towards the end of Ireland v ABs.
by KevinR
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread 2
Replies: 736
Views: 118058

Re: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread

To be strictly accurate, O'Connor played at 7 for the first part of Hawke's Bay's season, but then moved to eight due to injury. It has to be said he was absolutely superb there, in the style of Kieran Read.
by KevinR
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Newport Gwent Dragons (AWC)
Replies: 22
Views: 5182

Re: Tigers v Newport Gwent Dragons (AWC)

Latest forecast shows that the morning's heavy rain will have passed by kick-off.
by KevinR
Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Minor Law ammendments for the New Season
Replies: 21
Views: 2309

Re: Minor Law ammendments for the New Season

In Super Rugby, the impact of the defensive scrum half not being able to track his opponent to the back of a scrum has been huge. I hope our 9s and 8s have been practising their moves, as the best teams - given more space - have been almost invariably scoring tries from scrums close to the oppositio...
by KevinR
Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: New pitch for Ospreys game
Replies: 241
Views: 29729

Re: New pitch for Ospreys game

Simon Cohen tweeted that the turf would be ready to lay in two weeks time, after being prepared elsewhere.
by KevinR
Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: If the Met-Rx is to be the Holland & Barrett ...
Replies: 45
Views: 7340

Re: If the Met-Rx is to be the Holland & Barrett ...

When the Holland & Barrett announcement was made, I recall the club said that there were a large number of potential sponsors, all very keen.
by KevinR
Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: If the Met-Rx is to be the Holland & Barrett ...
Replies: 45
Views: 7340

Re: If the Met-Rx is to be the Holland & Barrett ...

Not to mention Kasabian at the King Power. This is another advantage of having a new, more durable hybrid pitch.
by KevinR
Sun May 01, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Jacob Umaga
Replies: 21
Views: 3157

Re: Jacob Umaga

He may be a promising young player, but IMO young Umaga isn't anywhere near good enough to play in Super Rugby yet (the improving Blues do have 'proper' young fly-half in Ehaia West!)

A bit of time in NZ club rugby, like Johnno's trip there in his youth, would be good for him, however.
by KevinR
Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Next weekend
Replies: 72
Views: 7184

Re: Next weekend

In the Mercury report about Cockers' thoughts on the final, it says that Fitzgerald has a back injury and O'Connor (as stated previously) a calf problem. We won't see either of them this weekend.
by KevinR
Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Still stuck in the mud! - Development updates
Replies: 724
Views: 105717

Re: Still stuck in the mud! - Development updates

Had a look today. The 'long sections' are a kind of second skin for the roof, being laid on top of the sloping part of the existing canopy. If I had to hazard a guess, they looked a bit like drainage channels/gutters, to prevent the rainwater just sliding off.
by KevinR
Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Still stuck in the mud! - Development updates
Replies: 724
Views: 105717

Re: Still stuck in the mud! - Development updates

However, I noticed that the spill from the internal lighting for the crowd has a very positive effect!
by KevinR
Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: O'connor ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2567

Re: O'connor ?

Cockers was asked specifically about BOC after yesterday's game and was very non-committal (after being quite specific about others on their way back). In Cockers-speak, that probably means we shouldn't expected to see him anytime soon.