Tom Croft starts against the Golden Lions

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Re: Tom Croft starts against the Golden Lions

Post by maskedsquid » Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:24 pm

There surely couldn't have been a better time for Tom to lay down a marker for the blindside jersey.

Ferris' calf injury let in Worsley on Saturday and Joe promptly damaged his claims to a starting Test berth.

A good display should see Croft as the only real challenger to Ferris for the six shirt, putting the pressure on the Irishman ahead of his likely first start at the weekend.

And Harry is surely going to be a shoe-in for the Test 22 after Blair ended his hopes of featuring in a big game with a pathetic display (admittedly not helped by his forwards) against the Royal XV.
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Re: Tom Croft starts against the Golden Lions

Post by westy154 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:28 pm

I quite like the balance of the back row he is in. Wallace was out of position playing 8 and will be much more effective at 7. Heaslip will add the power and hopefully allow Crofty to get at them with his pace.

It must surely be the centre and half back partnerships that they were anticipating for the tests as well?

I'm confused...is this the dirt tracker team??? :smt002
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Re: Tom Croft starts against the Golden Lions

Post by tigermad » Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:38 pm

Just to wish Tom Croft all the best on his Lions debut and that this Lions team put in a much improved performance after a below par effort against the Royals XV last weekend.

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Re: Tom Croft starts against the Golden Lions

Post by Ben the Tiger » Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:43 pm

Good Luck Tom!

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Re: Tom Croft starts against the Golden Lions

Post by maskedsquid » Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:01 pm

Croft sure has potential, Ben, but I think the term 'legend' is jumping the gun somewhat...
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Re: Tom Croft starts against the Golden Lions

Post by Ben the Tiger » Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:03 pm

Yeh OK a bit but a very good player he is! and I couldn't think of anything else!
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Re: Tom Croft starts against the Golden Lions

Post by Timbo15 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:21 pm

This is probably a silly question but,

Can anyone enlighten me to exactly who the golden lions are, will they provide a bigger test than the royal 15? Are they anything to do with the Lions super 14 team?

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Re: Tom Croft starts against the Golden Lions

Post by Bill W » Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:27 pm

They are one and the same.
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Re: Tom Croft starts against the Golden Lions

Post by Timbo15 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:30 pm

Thanks Bill. :smt023

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Re: Tom Croft starts against the Golden Lions

Post by Hans Hullabaloo » Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:30 pm

Timbo15 wrote:This is probably a silly question but,

Can anyone enlighten me to exactly who the golden lions are, will they provide a bigger test than the royal 15? Are they anything to do with the Lions super 14 team?
Their a Currie Cup team closely linked to the super 14 team, just with a smaller provincial catchment. They will be alot tougher what the royal 15, espically with the end of the super 14 and the start of the currie cup, these guys are halfway through their season
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Re: Tom Croft starts against the Golden Lions

Post by bluntiger » Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:51 pm

Good luck Tom Croft for tonight's game. I bet he is nervous, I definitely am nervous for him. Hope he has a stand-out game and nails a test starting berth.

Actually I think that apart from O'Connell and probably Byrne after his performance on Saturday, I think all places are up for grabs.
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Re: Tom Croft starts against the Golden Lions

Post by westy154 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:48 pm

And scores a terrific try!
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Re: Tom Croft starts against the Golden Lions

Post by harry_rocks_yes_he_does » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:01 pm

39-10 to Lions at half time, cracking try by Croft. Hope to see Harry given a decent amount of game time in the second half.

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Re: Tom Croft starts against the Golden Lions

Post by Welford Tigress » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:03 pm

Well done Tom show them what they have been missing. :smt026
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