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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by kpj tiger » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:09 pm

Bath Rugby team to face Leicester Tigers:

15. Tom Homer

14. Semesa Rokoduguni

13. Jonathan Joseph

12. Matt Banahan

11. Anthony Watson

10. George Ford ( c )

9. Kahn Fotuali’i

1. Nathan Catt

2. Ross Batty

3. Henry Thomas

4. Charlie Ewels

5. Dave Attwood

6. Matt Garvey

7. Tom Ellis

8. Leroy Houston

Replacements:

16. Tom Dunn

17. Beno Obano

18. Max Lahiff

19. Elliott Stooke

20. Zach Mercer

21. Will Homer

22. Dan Bowden

23. Jeff Williams

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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by Soggypitch » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:11 pm

Iain - as a forum regular I am surprised you have missed out on the fact that somehow Jumbo manages to get the team announcement before anyone else/it is released on the web, every week!!!

As Redcap says he is Cockers in disguise :smt002

Anyway far more importantly it looks the best side available, so pleased Veainu is at 15 and surely Betham must hit form soon!

Just need the forwards to play their A game and we should have a good chance.
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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by strawclearer » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:12 pm

With Barrow and Manu injured, this seems to be the '1st XV' with a good bench. We can't afford a 'weak link' anywhere but 12 & 13 is crucial imho - starters and replacements. Agree that the back row looks tasty.
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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by champanzie » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:17 pm

My prayers have been and Mat Tait is not at 15.

I look forward to watching Veainu step and dance round the whole of the Bath team
Come on you tigers!

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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by Bowden Tiger » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:36 pm

Bowden Tiger wrote:Returning to the OP, I strongly believe that we will beat Bath. I base that on a very strong pack, with a good bench for the pack. Personally with the backline , I would like to see TV at fullback with Thompstone coming in. With no returns from the sickbay, I would leave the other backs alone and give them a chance.

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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by Iain » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:38 pm

Soggypitch wrote:Iain - as a forum regular I am surprised you have missed out on the fact that somehow Jumbo manages to get the team announcement before anyone else/it is released on the web, every week!!!

As Redcap says he is Cockers in disguise :smt002

Anyway far more importantly it looks the best side available, so pleased Veainu is at 15 and surely Betham must hit form soon!

Just need the forwards to play their A game and we should have a good chance.
Ah. No I'd never spotted that!

I'm usually busy at team announcement o'clock so I never pick up on that.

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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by MurphysLaw » Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:57 pm

We need the pack to win their battles and to starve the Bath backs of ball.
It's a strong looking Tigers starting 8, with a better looking balance to the back row - just missing the likes of Mulipola, Cilliers and Barrow on the bench.
Going to need Williams and Betham to be on their game.
Should be a cracker!

Davy Wilson suddenly leaving for Newcastle is a bit of a surprise!

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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by jgriffin » Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:42 pm

rdracup wrote:Jumbo is pen name for RC.. Well maybe not but it is someone very close to him!
Team's usually on Planet Rugby first, isn't it?
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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by wardy » Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:01 pm

And the man in the middle is .........Matt Carley. Could be a lot worse!
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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by mol2 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:06 pm

The pack have to do their stuff and the whole team avoid coughing up the ball to deprive the Bath side of ball.
It will be a problem for Tigers backs to do a lot of damage without true centres.
Hopefully the two international centres we have will be fit shortly.

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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by tigerburnie » Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:07 pm

COME ON YOU TIGERRRrrrrrssssss

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There's a bit of a party atmosphere around Bath this afternoon - but you wouldn't get that at Leicester if we finished ninth." Richard Cockerill 7/5/16

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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by wormus » Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:18 pm

wardy wrote:And the man in the middle is .........Matt Carley. Could be a lot worse!
yes but Tim Wigglesworthless is on the touch :smt015 and it appears the old silver fox Goodlife has retired to walk his guide dog :smt045
Tigers MUST win this game as Bath are without Auterac, Charteris, Sisi, Priestland, Denton, Faletau, Louw. Matawalu etc.
So come on Tigers lets hear some noise from the stands :smt026
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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by TigerCam » Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:35 pm

champanzie wrote:My prayers have been and Mat Tait is not at 15.

I look forward to watching Veainu step and dance round the whole of the Bath team
I hope he has the ball in hand as he does it - if not Strictly!! :smt037
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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by Spicer » Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:47 pm

I like moving Veaniu to full back.
Do we have a hatred of centers? Is that why we don't play any of them?

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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by Doghashadhisday » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:40 pm

champanzie wrote:My prayers have been and Mat Tait is not at 15.

I look forward to watching Veainu step and dance round the whole of the Bath team
Let's just hope he can defend and take the aerial bombs Ford will try out on him. Tait is a better defender and IMHO better under the high ball and make no mistake Bath will put him under pressure.

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