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Team v Northampton

Post by Tigerbeat » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:14 pm

Leicester Tigers (versus Northampton Saints, Franklin’s Gardens, Sunday 3pm)

15 Geordan Murphy (c)
14 Scott Hamilton
13 Dan Hipkiss
12 Anthony Allen
11 Alesana Tuilagi
10 Toby Flood
9 Ben Youngs
1 Marcos Ayerza
2 George Chuter
3 Martin Castrogiovanni
4 Calum Green
5 George Skivington
6 Craig Newby
7 Ben Woods
8 Thomas Waldrom

Replacements
16 Joe Duffey
17 Boris Stankovich
18 Dan Cole
19 Ed Slater
20 Ben Pienaar
21 James Grindal
22 Jeremy Staunton
23 Manu Tuilagi

NORTHAMPTON SAINTS TEAM TO PLAY LEICESTER TIGERS
Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 1
Franklin’s Gardens
Sunday, September 5th, 2010
Kick off 3:00pm
15 Ben Foden
14 Chris Ashton
13 Jon Clarke
12 James Downey
11 Bruce Reihana
10 Stephen Myler
9 Lee Dickson
1 Soane Tonga’uiha
2 Dylan Hartley (capt)
3 Brian Mujati
4 Courtney Lawes
5 Christian Day
6 Phil Dowson
7 Tom Wood
8 Roger Wilson

Replacements
16 Brett Sharman
17 Regardt Dreyer
18 Tom Mercey
19 Calum Clark
20 Mark Easter
21 Ryan Powell
22 Shane Geraghty
23 Joe Ansbro

Looking forward to this encounter with both Teams able to select from full squads!!!

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Re: Team v Northampton

Post by big john » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:23 pm

Should be a good game and i think we just have the edge with the bench players but they have the home turf.

Have to say Tigerbeat you have me confused with you full squads line? :smt017

i guessed as a "Mod" you knew about the club but i recall we are missing 3 second rows, Tom Croft and our best player from last season in Crane??

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Re: Team v Northampton

Post by tommo » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:29 pm

I think he means, neither side are hamstrung by Autumn Internationals or 6 Nations, like the previous couple of season.
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Re: Team v Northampton

Post by Tigerbeat » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:34 pm

tommo wrote:I think he means, neither side are hamstrung by Autumn Internationals or 6 Nations, like the previous couple of season.
That is exactly what I meant...........last seasons games were all played with International players unavailable.

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Re: Team v Northampton

Post by big john » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:35 pm

The Winking Smiley ( :smt002 ) was put at the end to show it as a little leg pulling not a dig.

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Re: Team v Northampton

Post by Ads677 » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:36 pm

Team not on home page yet though!

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Re: Team v Northampton

Post by Darc Tiger » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:38 pm

Well happy to have that side out there. Strongest available at this moment. Interesting that he went for Slater and Pienaar instead of having Croft on the bench. Also interesting to see Manu chosen on the bench. Though I suppose it makes sense as he could have some serious impact against a tiring defence.

Also, Duffey on the bench after not playing any part in preseason! Hawkins is knackered again... Eye socket according to the unoffy!

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Re: Team v Northampton

Post by Old Hob » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:54 pm

Interesting that Saints have no cover at lock. 3 front rowers, 2 back rowers and 3 backs and it doesn't look as if any of their replacement backrow have played at 4 or 5
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Re: Team v Northampton

Post by tigermad » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:13 pm

:smt035 :smt035 :smt035 :smt035

That is a cracking lineup for Leicester and it should be a cracker at the Gardens. Leicester to get the win by a narrow margin.
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Re: Team v Northampton

Post by voice of the crumbie » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:50 pm

Whilst I would love to see Tigers hammer them 45 - 0 or more I think you are right Tigermad. It will be close. Tigers to win 21 - 20.
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Re: Team v Northampton

Post by tb1 » Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:13 pm

If smurf plays like he has in preseason and we lose because of it big questions will have to be asked.

A bit worrying that Tom is absent as well, although Ed Slater has looked OK from what I have seen.

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Re: Team v Northampton

Post by Will S » Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:29 pm

Have no worries about smurf.

Geordan would have taken the pre season games lightly for the following reasons:

- He is not trying to battle harden himself up like a forward would want.
- He is north of 30 and probably just wants to ease into game time without taking any silly risks.
- He was injured for much of last season and so is probably being doubly cautious about not picking up a silly injury in a friendly.
- He has (or shouldn't have) anything to prove. Players like Smith, Manu etc are all playing hard in these games to win places in the starting line up. Geordan knows his place is safe.

Ultimately he will pick up where he always does in producing the quality when needed but you can't blame the bloke for not investing himself too heavily in the pre season games.

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Re: Team v Northampton

Post by captain_insaino » Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:34 pm

a solid team with no real surprises sprung. an injury hit second row as we already knew about
i like the idea of m tuilagi coming off the bench, but no 12t at all
good to see flood has shaken off his ankle injury from last week, glad it hasn't turned out to be serious
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Re: Team v Northampton

Post by tb1 » Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:48 pm

Will S wrote:- He has (or shouldn't have) anything to prove. Players like Smith, Manu etc are all playing hard in these games to win places in the starting line up. Geordan knows his place is safe.
I really hope this is not his attitude as frankly that would stink.

If he wasn't committing to tackles and running into contact then that would be one thing, but his passing and kicking have both been poor, no excuse for that.

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Re: Team v Northampton

Post by bluntiger » Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:13 pm

captain_insaino wrote:.... but no 12t at all...
I thought the same captain, it seems likely to be destined that he just doesn't fit at Leicester for whatever reason and we are not behind the scenes so we do not know said reason. If I recall correctly he wasn't even at Twickenham with the rest of the squad for the final.

I still remember that MOTM performance against Ospreys

But I, for one, would prefer he played somewhere else, than not play for us. I am sure Newcastle, Gloucester, Sale or Quins would snap him up.

The prospect (as he must already be seeing it) of another season on loan to Nottingham or scraping some 'A' team action must be dispiriting for anyone.
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