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Re: Tigers v Ospreys

Post by Bill W (2) » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:03 pm

kingol22 wrote:the team is still failing to click without our first choice half backs.
Actually tonight our half backs were OK.

Problems everywhere else!!!
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Re: Tigers v Ospreys

Post by WiggoTiger » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:04 pm

tb1 wrote:
kingol22 wrote:3 months into the season and the team is still failing to click without our first choice half backs.
Plus first choice front row, second row, back row, inside centre, and back 3.

Plus second choice front row minus Hawkins, second row, back row minus the poor pienaar, half backs, centres and back 3.
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Re: Tigers v Ospreys

Post by Darc Tiger » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:11 pm

Stepping back a bit, if you take Hawkins, Spice, Hipkiss and Robinson out of it, and call Gulliver no more than Championship level cover, and look at the number of first team appearances of the rest of the side, and compare it to the Ospreys side, there is a definite miss match. Even Ospreys experienced players are generally more experienced than ours, and their bench was very formidable.

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Re: Tigers v Ospreys

Post by tb1 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:13 pm

Darc Tiger wrote:Stepping back a bit, if you take Hawkins, Spice, Hipkiss and Robinson out of it, and call Gulliver no more than Championship level cover, and look at the number of first team appearances of the rest of the side, and compare it to the Ospreys side, there is a definite miss match. Even Ospreys experienced players are generally more experienced than ours, and their bench was very formidable.
One thing I will say is that some of the Ospreys players were not much older, if at all, than ours. They are a bit more experienced though.

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Re: Tigers v Ospreys

Post by TigerCam » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:14 pm

Bill W (2) wrote:
kingol22 wrote:the team is still failing to click without our first choice half backs.
Actually tonight our half backs were OK.

Problems everywhere else!!!
Given the conditions and the fact the Tigers pack was not there, I thought overall Ford had the better game that Morgan. OK Ford did miss a couple of tackles, one against Morgan where he got turned inside out but he did have a good game and got stuck in against the like of Holah, and Gough etc. Spice kept it together. The backs had no ball yet the Tigers had 50% possession. 8 man rugby don't cut it and that was obviously the game plan if the first 30 minutes were anything to go by and the Tigers were 27 point down by then.

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Re: Tigers v Ospreys

Post by Darc Tiger » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:18 pm

tb1 wrote:
Darc Tiger wrote:Stepping back a bit, if you take Hawkins, Spice, Hipkiss and Robinson out of it, and call Gulliver no more than Championship level cover, and look at the number of first team appearances of the rest of the side, and compare it to the Ospreys side, there is a definite miss match. Even Ospreys experienced players are generally more experienced than ours, and their bench was very formidable.
One thing I will say is that some of the Ospreys players were not much older, if at all, than ours. They are a bit more experienced though.
Like I say, if we are talking in terms of appearances at this level, the Ospreys are ahead by a big margin.

Guess with the inferior league competition you can afford to play your youngsters more often. :smt002

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Re: Tigers v Ospreys

Post by TigerCam » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:20 pm

tb1 wrote:
Darc Tiger wrote:Stepping back a bit, if you take Hawkins, Spice, Hipkiss and Robinson out of it, and call Gulliver no more than Championship level cover, and look at the number of first team appearances of the rest of the side, and compare it to the Ospreys side, there is a definite miss match. Even Ospreys experienced players are generally more experienced than ours, and their bench was very formidable.
One thing I will say is that some of the Ospreys players were not much older, if at all, than ours. They are a bit more experienced though.
The average age of the pack was 20 years, so they said in commentary? Jones Meff and Mitchell have more caps each than that. It was always going to be a loss but by what amount? In the end lots! They played the conditions - Tigers didn't know how to. Experience at that level means a lot!

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Re: Tigers v Ospreys

Post by Old Hob » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:20 pm

" 8 man rugby don't cut it and that was obviously the game plan if the first 30 minutes were anything to go by and the Tigers were 27 point down by then."

Trouble was we couldn't seem to catch it either whereas all the welsh passes stuck. How many times did we knock on from restarts?
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Re: Tigers v Ospreys

Post by drc_007 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:22 pm

It was an opportunity for some players to put their hand up, a number didn't.

They may not get another opportunity this season.

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Re: Tigers v Ospreys

Post by tb1 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:23 pm

TigerCam wrote: The average age of the pack was 20 years!
I dont believe that, there wasnt a player in the forwards less than 19 and Gulliver is quite old, Pienaar and Hawkins not young anymore either.
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Re: Tigers v Ospreys

Post by Bill W (2) » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:26 pm

drc_007 wrote:It was an opportunity for some players to put their hand up, a number didn't.

They may not get another opportunity this season.
Correct IMHO. Or indeed next. Or ever.
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Re: Tigers v Ospreys

Post by Old Hob » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:27 pm

tb1 wrote:
TigerCam wrote: The average age of the pack was 20 years!
I dont believe that, there wasnt a player in the forwards less than 19 and Gulliver is quite old, Pienaar and Hawkins not young anymore either.

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Re: Tigers v Ospreys

Post by Bill W (2) » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:30 pm

Old Hob wrote:
tb1 wrote:
TigerCam wrote: The average age of the pack was 20 years!
I dont believe that, there wasnt a player in the forwards less than 19 and Gulliver is quite old, Pienaar and Hawkins not young anymore either.

"Anorak!! Stats Anorak to table 5 please."
Perhaps they meant median?
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Re: Tigers v Ospreys

Post by Darc Tiger » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:30 pm

BBC says Pienaar scored our try. WRONG! Armes did.

Good old BBC.

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Re: Tigers v Ospreys

Post by butler8 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:39 pm

nice to see all too many people over exaggerating yet again on here.

and will the guy who wont be renewing his 'sason' ticket please take his whining posts with him on his way back to franklins gardens!

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