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by PM76
Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 2015/16 Squad/Contracts/Rumours Thread Part 2
Replies: 439
Views: 87398

Re: 2015/16 Squad/Contracts/Rumours Thread Part 2

My cousin who used to play with Sam Harrison and others in the academy, had a certain second row captain round his house for Christmas drinks last week. He mentioned that we are close to signing JP Pietersen for next season... Anyone else heard this? Have not heard it but would certainly make sense...
by PM76
Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Team for Boxing Day
Replies: 147
Views: 23645

Re: Team for Boxing Day

Really like the look of that side, great to see Logo and Tait back! Excited to see Pearce and Fonua and what a bench!!

Maybe I'm over confident but would be disappointed if Tigers didn't get the full 5 points!! :smt027 :smt027 :smt027
by PM76
Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Teams up v Munster
Replies: 101
Views: 16197

Re: Teams up v Munster

Brilliant win, bits to work on in the performance but I agree with Cockers that Munster were much better than last week! Huge performances from McCaffrey, Slater and Smith, Slater will play himself into the England side playing like that and, dare I say it, if Smith were at Sarries he would be in th...
by PM76
Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Team for Boxing Day
Replies: 147
Views: 23645

Re: Team for Boxing Day

I'd like to see as much rotation as possible vs. Falcons before targetting wins vs. Sarries and Saints- there can then be some rotation for Treviso which should keep the squad relatively fresh! Hard to pick a side with uncertainty over injuries etc. but I'd go for: Aguero, Thacker, Balmain De Chaves...
by PM76
Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Teams up v Munster
Replies: 101
Views: 16197

Re: Teams up

Tigers team (According tohttp://www.epcrugby.com/europeanrugbychampionscup/lineups.php) : 15. Telusa Veainu; 14. Adam Thompstone, 13. Peter Betham, 12. Matt Smith, 11. Vereniki Goneva; 10. Freddie Burns, 9. Ben Youngs; 1. Marcos Ayerza, 2. Tom Youngs, 3. Dan Cole, 4. Michael Fitzgerald, 5. Graham Ki...
by PM76
Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: What changes if any?
Replies: 29
Views: 4715

Re: What changes if any?

Slater cannot be played at 6 again. He has to play as a lock. Think that is a little harsh on Slater, admittedly he was outpaced once in the wide channel and gave away a particularly silly penalty from the restart, but I thought he had a decent game at 6. In terms of changes- if Williams is injured...
by PM76
Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 2015/16 Squad/Contracts/Rumours Thread Part 2
Replies: 439
Views: 87398

Re: 2015/16 Squad/Contracts/Rumours Thread Part 2

Gavin Mortimer on Twitter, his source being Midi. Wouldn't be surprised mind. He's been good whilst we've had him. It does lead to be worried about our Hooker position though... Obviously we've got OTY, but I don't rate Bateman, and as Cockers is picking Bateman over Thacker I'm not sure Thacker is...
by PM76
Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Kitchener In the lineout- Fantastic (Despite the gale)
Replies: 15
Views: 2827

Re: Kitchener In the lineout- Fantastic (Despite the gale)

Launchbury and Kitchener for me, with Slater or Lawes on the bench. Itoje, for now, should be considered at 6 for me- having seen the chaos Mike Williams can cause from 6 I think he and Itoje could be the future there for England! Harsh on Crofty who is a superb player but I think just a big, abrasi...
by PM76
Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Kitchener In the lineout- Fantastic (Despite the gale)
Replies: 15
Views: 2827

Re: Kitchener In the lineout- Fantastic (Despite the gale)

Only England have underrated and underused Kitch. He was top in line out steals last season and top takes on his own ball. Agreed, I would like to see Kitch in the 5 shirt for England come the 6 nations. His lineout work on Saturday was superb, 2 steals and some excellent one handed takes come to m...
by PM76
Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: JDV (Jean de Villiers)
Replies: 43
Views: 8367

Re: JDV

Noddy555 wrote:According to sources, it is supposed to be this Sunday at Munster and he will come on as a replacement.
Now that would be excellent news!!
by PM76
Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Munster
Replies: 168
Views: 25921

Re: Tigers v Munster

I'd go with 1. Ayerza 2. Youngs 3. Cole 4. Fitzgerald 5. Kitchener 6. Slater (C) 7. O'Connor 8. Mcaffery 9. Youngs 10. Williams 11. Veainu 12. Smith 13. Betham 14. Thompstone 15. Tait 16. Ghiraldini 17. Aguero 18. Balmain 19. Barrow 20. Croft 21. Harrison 22. Bai 23. Goneva I'm inclined to agree (i...
by PM76
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Barf at the wreck
Replies: 38
Views: 7686

Re: Barf at the wreck

The only change I would make is Crane to start ahead of Barbieri at 8, due to Jordan’s superior control at the base of the scrum, which could be particularly important as it is possible the scrum will struggle to gain parity against a strong set of Bath props. If Croft is fit I’d like to see him on ...
by PM76
Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Steve Mafi?
Replies: 42
Views: 10395

Re: Steve Mafi?

I don't know for certain and certainly don't have any inside information or anything like that but from what I have seen I think it is simply a case of Gibson being Cockers' preferred choice at 6. Gibson has been playing extremely well (I would be surprised if he was not part of the England squad fo...
by PM76
Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Transfer Rumours Thread 2013/2014 Season
Replies: 1618
Views: 291375

Re: Transfer Rumours Thread 2013/2014 Season

I’m certainly impressed by the signings, as much as I rate Hawkins Ghiraldini is undoubtedly a step up who will help ease the workload on OTY and give Tigers a genuinely quality player to bring on after 60 minutes, if Cockers chooses to do so. Rizzo is also a step up on Boris, IMO, I presume this mo...
by PM76
Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v London Irish - Teams up
Replies: 201
Views: 23447

Re: Tigers v London Irish

I'd go for: Ayerza, Hawkins, Logo Slater, Kitchener (Deacon if Kitch is injured) Mafi, Gibson, Salvi Mele, Williams Allen, Goneva Thompstone, Tait, Scully Briggs/ Thacker, Stankovich, Balmain, Deacon/ Crane, Matera, Youngs, Flood, Smith Consistency in selection is one thing, but after last week chan...