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Pre Season Fixtures

Post by Bunchy » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:28 pm

are to be announced Monday I understand

If you read the Owen Williams RFU judgement on separate thread, you will notice at the bottom they are all Friday night matches.

I understand the home game may well have a "twist" away from the norm too!!!
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Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Post by AndyM » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:40 pm

Intgrigued by the "twist" you hint at! Spill the beans!

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Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Post by Bunchy » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:58 pm

no beans to spill, you know what I know - I am intrigued too
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Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Post by Brianf » Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:06 pm

The home pre season friendlies have been announced. Doncaster and Cardiff Blues on the same evening, Friday 29 August!

http://www.leicestertigers.com/news/19563.php

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Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Post by Noddy555 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:06 pm

Let's have a decent friendly fixture as a start to the season, the Ulster match last year in August was brilliant but the season before the match against Nottingham just portrayed the gulf of distance in terms of quality
between Premiership & Championship sides. Let's have a pro 12 team or a french team, but I know that getting a french side will be difficult as their season will have already started.

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Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Post by tigerburnie » Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:26 pm

Tigers have a history that goes back decades of playing sides from lower down, both as a thankyou to the sides but also as a run out against opposition where they can try things in a "live" situation before the season begins. It's not meant as a full on match when playing the like of Championship sides Jersey or Nottingham or Doncaster.The away games in France are usually against first team opposition as they are a week or two earlier in their preparation than us.
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Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Post by Philbert » Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:34 pm

And what is wrong with Saturday?

I'm sure the Club have their reasons but surely we would get a better crowd on a Saturday?

I for one will struggle to get to see the second game let along the first one due to work commitments; i always struggle with Friday night games as i have to travel up from deepest, darkest Northamptonshire.

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Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Post by tigerburnie » Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:40 pm

Philbert wrote:And what is wrong with Saturday?

I'm sure the Club have their reasons but surely we would get a better crowd on a Saturday?

I for one will struggle to get to see the second game let along the first one due to work commitments; i always struggle with Friday night games as i have to travel up from deepest, darkest Northamptonshire.

Philip
Could be recovery time for players, or even getting more fixtures in a given time slot, just in case for example, someone was seeing out a match ban?
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Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Post by speedski » Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:50 pm

like the idea, but they will need to do something about people coming into seats during the first game...

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Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Post by RagingBull » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:56 pm

so teams could look like this.


Cardiff game
1) Ayerza
2) Youngs
3) Mulipola
4) Slater
5) Parling
6) Croft
7) Salvi
8) Crane/Barbieri
9) Youngs
10) Burns
11) Goneva
12) Allen
13) Manu
14) Morris
15) Tait

16) Ghiraldini
17) Rizzo
18) Balmain
19) Kitchener
20) Mafi
21) Mele
22) Bai
23) Scully/Loamanu

Doncaster
1) Bristow
2) Briggs
3) Pasquali
4) Deacon
5) De Cheves
6) Gibson
7) Owen
8) Barbieri/Crane
9) Harrison
10) Hargreaves
11) Thompstone
12) Hepetema
13) Pohe
14) Loamanu/Scully
15) Hamilton

16) Thacker
17) Brugnara
18) Farthing
19) Price
20) Milne/
21) Prince
22) Tresidder
23) Catchpole

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Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Post by Noddy555 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:37 pm

It's a pity that they're on Friday night, as that causes problems for quite a lot of fans, I'll be surprised if the attendence reaches 15,000. However the
Double Header is a good idea and if replacements are unrestricted, barring injured players most of the 1st team squad should get a run out.Cardiff Blues
although one of the weaker sides in the pro 12 should provide a good test.

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Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Post by KUSADASI TIGER » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:19 pm

Maybe the reason for it being Friday night is the concussion regulations,should a player be taken off,he would(hopefully) be available for the following Saturday? which would be the start of the season.
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Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Post by ellis9 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:35 pm

To be honest, I dont think it really matters what the attendance is for these games. It doesn't matter whether they are played in front of 24000 or 4000, Cockerill just wants his players to get a run out to try things out and get some match fitness.

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Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Post by jgriffin » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:54 pm

A bit narked it's a Friday night - if it were a Saturday it would be a great day out and a definite train job (hic!). As it is, on last day of hols in Yorkshire Dales, so will only be at WR if the weather is foul.
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Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Post by biffer » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:05 pm

Edinburgh v Leicester Tigers at the Greenyards on August 23rd

http://www.edinburghrugby.org/news/14/0 ... kle-tigers

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