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Re: Racing Metro Paris at Nottingham

Post by Gramps » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:02 am

ourla wrote:Racing slight favourites with the bookies.
I think that would switch if Carter was declared unfit

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Re: Racing Metro Paris at Nottingham

Post by Robespierre » Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:20 pm

Racing are a strong team and will present very much more of a challenge than SF.
There are classy players throughout the squad - you all know Carter and Castro, of course, but there's Machenaud (the current French scrum half), Rococoko, Nyanga (former Toulouse and France wing forward), Chris Masoe (ex Toulon & NZ), Bernard Le Roux, Luke Charteris, Eddie Ben Arous.
They are currently lying 3rd in the Top 16 and would hope to finish in the first 2 to avoid the play-offs. They play at Toulouse this weekend and at home to Clermont the Sunday after Tigers, so their resources are going to be stretched (no more so, of course, than those of Tigers!)
However, if Tigers, with hopefully no injuries against Saints, can field their first choice 23, I would expect them to win by a small margin, as long as they don't give away too many penalties with the likes of Carter and Machenaud to punish them if they do.
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Re: Racing Metro Paris at Nottingham

Post by Noddy555 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:54 pm

You're quite right about the capacity I meant 30,000 the figure of 48,000 was their capacity before it became an all seater stadium.

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Re: Racing Metro Paris at Nottingham

Post by kpj tiger » Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:46 pm

2 bits of news that probably favor us

Racing 92 wing Marc Andreu has been suspended after being found guilty of stepping on the face of Toulon's Virgile Bruni
http://www.planetrugby.com/news/eight-w ... or-andreu/

And Nigel Owens appointed Ref
http://www.planetrugby.com/news/epcr-pi ... and-owens/

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Re: Racing Metro Paris at Nottingham

Post by JackFlashJonny » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:26 pm

kpj tiger wrote:2 bits of news that probably favor us

Racing 92 wing Marc Andreu has been suspended after being found guilty of stepping on the face of Toulon's Virgile Bruni
http://www.planetrugby.com/news/eight-w ... or-andreu/

And Nigel Owens appointed Ref
http://www.planetrugby.com/news/epcr-pi ... and-owens/

Andreu doesn't really have the same effect us missing a international winger would..Rokocoko and Imhoff are probably better and how near to fitness is Teddy Thomas?

Still it's something :smt023
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Re: Racing Metro Paris at Nottingham

Post by kpj tiger » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:37 pm

Pretty sure Teddy Tomas is out for the season, and although i don't doubt Rokocoko's class does he still have the same wheels he used too? Especially in comparison to Veainu and Thompstone

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Re: Racing Metro Paris at Nottingham

Post by MikeR » Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:17 pm

I think I might back rokokocu over Thompstone !

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Re: Racing Metro Paris at Nottingham

Post by Darc Tiger » Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:40 pm

MikeR wrote:I think I might back rokokocu over Thompstone !
Maybe a few years ago. :smt023

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Re: Racing Metro Paris at Nottingham

Post by kpj tiger » Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:43 pm

Thompstone has serious pace, probably in the top 5 over 100m at the club, watch his try Vs NZ Maori for evidence

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Re: Racing Metro Paris at Nottingham

Post by Stu_F » Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:56 pm

kpj tiger wrote:Thompstone has serious pace, probably in the top 5 over 100m at the club, watch his try Vs NZ Maori for evidence
Which was 4 years ago. Joe R was quicker 4 years ago.

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Re: Racing Metro Paris at Nottingham

Post by kpj tiger » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:25 pm

Stu_F wrote:
kpj tiger wrote:Thompstone has serious pace, probably in the top 5 over 100m at the club, watch his try Vs NZ Maori for evidence
Which was 4 years ago. Joe R was quicker 4 years ago.
Yeah but the difference is Thompstone still has that pace and is at his prime being 28, Joe R is 32 going on 33 now, can he still do the 100m in 10.6? (Pretty sure that was his fastest time recorded)

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Re: Racing Metro Paris at Nottingham

Post by Robespierre » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:45 pm

Whatever comparisons you make with Joe Rococoko, he's still a top class winger and should be highly respected, as I am sure Racing will be of Tigers' wingers.
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Re: Racing Metro Paris at Nottingham

Post by fortysix » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:01 pm

Ummmmmmmmm, If Carter plays, his % is 94, stupidly deadly.

As at [present we give away about 10 penalties a match within range, thats circa 27 points already...

So, our Coaches have to eradicate all penalties ----and make sure the front five hold their , end up, so to speak....

Which means Bateman starting...

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Re: Racing Metro Paris at Nottingham

Post by G.K » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:29 pm

Message from the club is that first allocation of tickets all sold out. Do we still expect this not to be a sell out now it's agreed the capacity at the City ground is 30.5k?
Nowadays referees decide matches, players by how much.

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Re: Racing Metro Paris at Nottingham

Post by WiggoTiger » Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:48 pm

Pleased Owens has got our gig. He was excellent on Sunday and is the best in the business at the moment.
2 massive games in the next fortnight to define our season. Wiggo is feeling confident for both games!! :smt018
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