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by Jacko27
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens are relegated!
Replies: 1134
Views: 139440

Re: Saracens Cap Investigation

And the BBC. This is the biggest rugby story in the professional era (in my opinion). It could all be deferred by appeals, litigation and long term court action but the damage to Saracens is potentially enormous: fire sale of players? relegation? loss of supporters? Even as a lifelong Tigers support...
by Jacko27
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: London Irish vs Tigers
Replies: 257
Views: 27100

Re: London Irish vs Tigers

Do we assume that Genge will be unavailable? He has been training hard and, presumably, is super-fit but hasn't played for a month. Despite all the disappointment I would have thought he'd be keen to get back on the pitch.
by Jacko27
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: ENG vs NZ - RWC Semi
Replies: 98
Views: 9083

Re: ENG vs NZ - RWC Semi

Agree with last post. Why both Slade and Joseph? Is Nowell not fully fit?
by Jacko27
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Is Lavanini going to be a liability?
Replies: 122
Views: 12754

Re: Is Lavanini going to be a liability?

Not sure how a " 4 match ban " is calculated, perhaps any match for which the player is hypothetically available. Anyway BBC is reporting that Lavanini will be available for Tigers from November 1st. So not too bad, if he learns from experience.
by Jacko27
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2018-19
Replies: 1037
Views: 179369

Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2018-19

Agree entirely about Harry. We have lost several highly talented players over the past three or four seasons and quite often it comes back to bite us when they play blinders/score tries against us etc.and the most dispiriting thing is when you see that they have actually developed and improved as pl...
by Jacko27
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Rugby Morality
Replies: 19
Views: 2669

Rugby Morality

It's a funny thing, rugby morality. A poster recently reminded us about Law 9.26. The law that tells players they must do nothing contrary to the "spirit of good sportsmanship". A noble sentiment and some felt that, for example, George Ford taking the full 90 seconds to complete a simple conversion ...
by Jacko27
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: The Six Nations 2019
Replies: 506
Views: 42663

Re: The Six Nations 2019

He can play for us up at Sale on the Friday and then Coley can get the bus down to Twickers on Saturday morning. Simples! :smt002
by Jacko27
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Gordon Banks OBE R.I.P.
Replies: 18
Views: 1836

Re: Gordon Banks OBE R.I.P.

Yes, like you Strawclearer, I used to flit between Filbert Street and Welford Road in the late 50's & early 60's. My Grandfather was an avid City supporter and he used to take me to stand on the terraces at Filbert Street in the Matt Gillies/ Howard Riley/Ken Keyworth/Jimmy Walsh era but of course m...
by Jacko27
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Dan Cole
Replies: 46
Views: 7914

Re: Dan Cole

Dan may be a little surprised to find that he's responsible for instigating this tangled and complicated debate about the future of English rugby!
by Jacko27
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Autumn Internationals
Replies: 382
Views: 38313

Re: Autumn Internationals

Yes, I've imagined trendylfg's nightmare scenario as well although mine's slightly different. Manu on in 62nd minute does one of those fierce no arms high tackle on Matt Toomua. MT seriously concussed and out until February and Manu red carded with 5 week suspension! On the other question with the i...
by Jacko27
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Matt Papali’i
Replies: 28
Views: 5452

Re: Matt Papali’i

Brilliant article - one of the most interesting putting-rugby-in-a-context articles I've read in along time. I do have this feeling that Tigers didn't get their money's worth out of Matt but this article really made me warm to him and respect him as a human being. Thanks strawclearer! By the way I s...
by Jacko27
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Autumn Internationals
Replies: 382
Views: 38313

Re: Autumn Internationals

... and experience. Take for example the respective back rows: the AB back row has 168 caps between them, England's has 14. It's hard to see anything but a substantial defeat.... but rugby is a game played with a strange shaped ball.
by Jacko27
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Autumn Internationals
Replies: 382
Views: 38313

Re: Autumn Internationals

I see that Robshawe is also out for the autumn internationals. Desperation for Eddy. I think I'd better get my boots, scrum cap & jock strap out from the loft although the dubbin & wintergreen might have dried up by now.
by Jacko27
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Matt Toomua
Replies: 43
Views: 7851

Matt Toomua

Anyone know if MT got off the bench in this weekend's Australia/Argentina match? He didn't get a mention in the reports that I've read, suggesting he didn't get on the pitch. If so he should be fit, fresh and raring to go for us this week.
by Jacko27
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saints v Tigers
Replies: 185
Views: 23815

Re: Saints v Tigers

Matt Toomua is involved in the final round of the SH internationals next weekend. TPN was left out of Australia's match day squad because of injury concerns, I understand. For that same reason it seems unlikely that he would be a "starter" for Tigers on Saturday.