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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by tigerburnie » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:15 pm

To steal someone elses phrase

KEEP THE FAITH

sure there's a sound reason for all of this,not obvious,but sure there is one.
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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by voice of the crumbie » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:18 pm

I can see the sense in what you say Skin and Muscle.

I would also hope that Quins will play quite an open game which hopefully gives us the opportunity to get Goneva involved as he was against Worcester
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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by Smurphswillgetya » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:37 pm

I know it is raining but so much doom and gloom? This is a better team than the one that lost at home to Quins last year! Hang on a minute, its raining - whoop whoop! :smt026 :smt026
Of course this is my own opinion and other posters may have a different perceived factual viewpoint.

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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by rdracup » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:45 pm

I too can see some sense in rotating and resting... not sure this is the game to do it though.

Crane and Smith have points to prove and they now cannot complain that they have not been given their chance.

Biggest risk is not from the changes but lack of scrum half.. I think Danny C will run rings round Harrison.

If there is an injury in the backs (not wanted :-) I would like to see Ford come on and Floody move to Inside Center as first option rather than Tomb Stone, but that might be a gamble too far in this game. You have got to think Ford and Flood have tried this out at Oval park.

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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by Jay C » Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:40 pm

Hoped Morris or Thompstone would come in for the injured Geordie, so pleased to see both given an opportunity this week.

Prop rotation now in full effect on both sides of the scrum (until Marcos gets back ?), so most of the team as expected....

But - where's Manu - this is NOT the game for rest or rotation (especially for Smith, whose defence is not better than Manu's & his attacking game is inferior too) IMO. There MUST be an injury problem...

And - JC for Waldrom is a big call, too, but I'm happier to trust RC to make that call & hope it turns out to be the right one.

With the form Quins are in, this has now become a very tricky game for us to win - and you HAVE to win your home games, don't you ?

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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by Jeremy Anderson » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:24 pm

After Alex's great success at bowling over Gloucs players Cockers has clearly decided to rest Manu on Saturday so that he can go to Kingsholm on Monday night and continue the family tradition.
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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by Cardiff Tig » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:02 pm

Jay C wrote:
But - where's Manu - this is NOT the game for rest or rotation (especially for Smith, whose defence is not better than Manu's & his attacking game is inferior too) IMO. There MUST be an injury problem...
IMO Smith's defence is better than Manu's as he doesn't rush out of the line, although you do lose the occasional massive hit! I think our best defensive centre pairing is Allen and Smith.

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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by neilac » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:39 pm

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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by DickyP » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:48 pm

Let's face it - the problem isn't that there is a good reason, a bad reason etc for Manu not playing, but that we don't know what the reason is! For all we know he may have been a bad boy, fallen out with Cockers, got food poisoning, being rested in line with Elite Rugby requirements, be bored with rugby ... etc , etc etc.
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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by RWA » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:00 pm

A lot of people called for changes and questioned why Cockers was picking the same team. He makes changes and.......uproar ! Amazing. So people want changes but they want the changes that THEY want !!

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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by Old Hob » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:42 pm

I like S&M's analysis and I think this outfit will rattle Quins' teeth and surprise a few people.
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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by TigerLad » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:56 pm

I don't see what everyone's problem is. This is the best side we could pick for the game, we don't know why Manu is not playing but I assume it is because of the stupid EPS rule. Lets see what happens.

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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by DickyP » Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:22 am

Manu shoulder injury according to D Telegraph and D Mail.

Report from "This is Leicestershire" web-site
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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by BJ. » Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:44 am

RWA wrote:A lot of people called for changes and questioned why Cockers was picking the same team. He makes changes and.......uproar ! Amazing. So people want changes but they want the changes that THEY want !!
Well said. :smt023
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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by RWA » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:18 am

BJ...this really winds me up. I've played rugby and now coach at Under 14 level. I watch any rugby that I can, NZ rugby, English, Welsh, Irish, Aus etc...I love the game. I have a strong opinion on what I think the best side is for Tigers. It's not always the same as what Cockers puts out. He's at Oval Park and sees the players day in, day out. I don't. So given that he is a Level 4/5 coach, has played at the very highest level and knows every player far far better than I ever will, he is in the best position to pick a side. We don't have to agree with it but it is what it is ! If we lose or play badly, Cockers will come out and say it how it is and take responsibility for the defeat. Now let's get into them !!

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