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Re: Next weekend

Post by G.K » Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:19 pm

Iain wrote: 12 is a minor headache as we are missing De Villiers, Bai, Tuilagi, Williams, Smith, Roberts (I'm sure I've missed a 12 option somewhere). What I would be tempted to do actually is put Tait to 12 (we tried him there pre-season and he looked good) and Veainu to 15. I'm not sure I know what the alternative is.
Was Manu injured then I didn't see him injured yesterday?
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Re: Next weekend

Post by Iain » Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:22 pm

G.K wrote:
Iain wrote: 12 is a minor headache as we are missing De Villiers, Bai, Tuilagi, Williams, Smith, Roberts (I'm sure I've missed a 12 option somewhere). What I would be tempted to do actually is put Tait to 12 (we tried him there pre-season and he looked good) and Veainu to 15. I'm not sure I know what the alternative is.
Was Manu injured then I didn't see him injured yesterday?
He left the ground in a leg brace. He's sustained a knee injury that we're waiting to see how bad it is.

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Re: Next weekend

Post by strawclearer » Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:32 pm

G.K wrote:
Iain wrote: 12 is a minor headache as we are missing De Villiers, Bai, Tuilagi, Williams, Smith, Roberts (I'm sure I've missed a 12 option somewhere). What I would be tempted to do actually is put Tait to 12 (we tried him there pre-season and he looked good) and Veainu to 15. I'm not sure I know what the alternative is.
Was Manu injured then I didn't see him injured yesterday?
Daily Mail reports "England centre Manu Tuilagi faces medical assessments on Monday to determine the extent of a knee injury that could rule him out of Leicester’s play-off push.
Despite playing all 80 minutes of the defeat by Racing 92, the 24-year-old left the City Ground with his left leg in a brace after the joint seized up after the final whistle.
Tuilagi told Sportsmail that ‘someone fell on it’, with early diagnoses suggesting a medial ligament strain that could rule him out of Saturday’s game against Worcester."
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Re: Next weekend

Post by Noddy555 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:35 pm

Although we must not underestimate Worcester Even if they're not injured I would rest Tait, Tuilagi, Youngs, Burns and Cole for the final two matches and my team would be:

15. Veianu, 14.Thompstone, 13.Betham 12 Matt Smith,11. Goneva.
10, Williams, 9 Kitto, 8. McCaffrey. 7. Fitzgerald, 6, Croft 5,Kitchener. 4. Barrow. 3. Mulli 2 Bateman 1.Ayerza.

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Re: Next weekend

Post by strawclearer » Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:40 pm

Noddy555 wrote:Although we must not underestimate Worcester Even if they're not injured I would rest Tait, Tuilagi, Youngs, Burns and Cole for the final two matches and my team would be:

15. Veianu, 14.Thompstone, 13.Betham 12 Matt Smith,11. Goneva.
10, Williams, 9 Kitto, 8. McCaffrey. 7. Fitzgerald, 6, Croft 5,Kitchener. 4. Barrow. 3. Mulli 2 Bateman 1.Ayerza.
Yes but - let's make sure the next 2 matches aren't the final 2 matches!
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Re: Next weekend

Post by MrPartridge » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:40 pm

Used properly, Fonua is excellent. His sheer bulk and power can cause chaos
I'd prefer Fellani. Anyone know Fonua's stats yesterday in terms of carries and yards gained? Big lump does not equal excellence. A very average player IMHO...

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Re: Next weekend

Post by ellis9 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:46 pm

Full strength every week now.

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Re: Next weekend

Post by TopGun1972 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:58 pm

On what grounds do you say he isn't upto it?


Robespierre wrote:Why persist with Fonua, when he clearly isn't up to it?

OK, so Lawrence Pearce is leaving the club, but he's a damn sight better 8 than Fonua. Or McCaffrey, of course.

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Re: Next weekend

Post by TopGun1972 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:00 pm

MrPartridge wrote:
Used properly, Fonua is excellent. His sheer bulk and power can cause chaos
I'd prefer Fellani. Anyone know Fonua's stats yesterday in terms of carries and yards gained? Big lump does not equal excellence. A very average player IMHO...

Has he rally been given a long run in the side to prove himself? Let's face it Jordan Crane well past his sell by date but we continued with him far too long

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Re: Next weekend

Post by G.K » Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:46 pm

Yes, sure he's big but apart from that :smt017
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Re: Next weekend

Post by ourla » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:29 am

It's too early to judge Fonua IMO.
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Re: Next weekend

Post by Qbec » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:09 am

Fonua its way too early to make any judgement on him he's only just come back from injury has lost a load of weight & is getting his fitness levels up, So considering all that don't say he's this or that as he is not the finished article.
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Re: Next weekend

Post by fortysix » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:25 am

Considering Fonua is approximately the same weight as Vunipola, the former has all the acceleration of a Council Waste Lorry whilst the latter has the dynamic acceleration of a sports car. Why ??

Admittedly YBY was so slow Fonua was on the back foot most of the time, but he needs heavy weights attached to him and get Margo Wells to do sprint training with him. For all the off season.

As a Nutritionist , also maybe his diet needs looking at ?

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Re: Next weekend

Post by Iain » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:33 am

fortysix wrote:
As a Nutritionist , also maybe his diet needs looking at ?
I think Cockers might be a bit ahead of you on that...

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Re: Next weekend

Post by Noddy555 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:23 am

Sorry Ourla mate Fonua has turned out to be an expensive mistake, he drops the ball and knocks on far too frequently for a supposed world class No.8. He would probably do better at a championship club for a couple of seasons until he rebuilds his confidence, no way do I class him as a premiership player.

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