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Teams up v Saracens

Post by RagingBull » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:04 pm

Leicester Tigers (v Saracens, Welford Road, Sunday 3.00pm)
15 Freddie Burns
14 Peter Betham
13 Jack Roberts
12 Manu Tuilagi
11 Adam Thompstone
10 Owen Williams
9 Ben Youngs
1 Ellis Genge
2 Tom Youngs (c)
3 Dan Cole
4 Ed Slater
5 Mike Fitzgerald
6 Mike Williams
7 Brendon O'Connor
8 Lachlan McCaffrey

Replacements
16 George McGuigan
17 Pat Cilliers
18 Greg Bateman
19 Graham Kitchener
20 Will Evans
21 Sam Harrison
22 George Worth
23 Tom Brady

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Re: Teams up v saracens

Post by Tigerbeat » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:07 pm

Saracens team to face Leicester Tigers

15 Alex Goode
14. Chris Ashton
13. Marcelo Bosch
12. Brad Barritt ©
11. Sean Maitland
10. Owen Farrell
9. Ben Spencer

1. Richard Barrington
2. Jamie George
3. Juan Figallo
4. Will Skelton
5. Maro Itoje
6. Michael Rhodes
7. Schalk Burger
8. Jackson Wray

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17. Titi Lamositele
18. Petrus Du Plessis
19. Jim Hamilton
20. Kelly Brown
21. Neil De Kock
22. Alex Lozowski
23. Nathan Earle
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Re: Teams up v saracens

Post by chewbacca » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:10 pm

I fancy 4 points for Tigers
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Re: Teams up v saracens

Post by RagingBull » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:12 pm

I fear for out pack.

If I was as to pick a pack from those 2 teams only Williams and maybe Cole would get in.

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Re: Teams up v Saracens

Post by Tigerbeat » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:15 pm

Club captain Tom Youngs and England duo Dan Cole and Ben Youngs return to the starting line-up for Leicester Tigers in the home game against Saracens this Sunday.

The Youngs brothers sat out the Christmas fixture at Exeter, while prop Cole appeared as a second-half replacement at Sandy Park on his recover from a leg injury suffered on international duty during the autumn Tests.

The return of scrum-half Youngs is the only change to the backline since the Round 11 defeat at Exeter, while skipper Youngs joins Cole and Ellis Genge in the front row.

More than 24,000 tickets have been sold in advance for Sunday's game and remaining places are still available at the Tigers ticket office at Welford Road.
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Re: Teams up v Saracens

Post by LE18 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:40 pm

Sarries team looks amazingly good, what a bench! So can we raise our game and get anything out of this, can we do a Munster at home, or will we be going home with more calling for Cocker's head? :smt017

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Re: Teams up v Saracens

Post by Big Dai » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:44 pm

Can't see a win here...........And before anyone ties me to a stake and surrounds my feet with burning faggots ...... It's not doom mongery. Sarries are a cohesive, tried and tested unit. We are assembled from what is left after injury. No vunipolas in their pack but enough in reserve to be effective. Backs look a formidable unit, nothing given in defence. What have we got in attack? I'm expecting nothing but hope to be surprised.
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Re: Teams up v Saracens

Post by Doghashadhisday » Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:22 pm

Big Dai wrote:Can't see a win here...........And before anyone ties me to a stake and surrounds my feet with burning faggots ...... It's not doom mongery. Sarries are a cohesive, tried and tested unit. We are assembled from what is left after injury. No vunipolas in their pack but enough in reserve to be effective. Backs look a formidable unit, nothing given in defence. What have we got in attack? I'm expecting nothing but hope to be surprised.
I am with you on this Big Dai. I can't see a win but will still turn up in hope. I can see us losing the next 3 games. Wasps have not lost at home for the whole of 2016, Racing will be strong at home and Sarries are streets ahead and almost at full strength. Even if we lose the next 3 I am not in the camp that will be calling for immediate change.

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Re: Teams up v Saracens

Post by ourla » Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:26 pm

On paper two strong well matched teams. The result rather depends on which Leicester team turns up and who gets on best with JP on the day. Wouldn't have thought it would be a particularly open free flowing game. To beat Sarries you can not let them get a couple of scores up, otherwise they'll just strangle you. Although they don't exactly crumble if they are a few points down.
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Re: Teams up v Saracens

Post by Soggypitch » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:11 pm

I'm predicting a narrow victory, providing the forwards play well and our set piece functions!!

Sarries are without both Vunipolas and Kruis.
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Re: Teams up v Saracens

Post by MikeR » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:27 pm

How many ties will sarries score from a rolling maul ? Unless we defend well early on it will be a rout .

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Re: Teams up v Saracens

Post by Bowden Tiger » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:50 pm

Our defence of the rolling maul has been poor for some time. Against Chiefs, the one from which they scored the first try, there were Tigers players joining from the side and driving sideways, instead of the back.
No wonder we lost!

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Re: Teams up v Saracens

Post by ourla » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:57 pm

Bowden Tiger wrote:Our defence of the rolling maul has been poor for some time. Against Chiefs, the one from which they scored the first try, there were Tigers players joining from the side and driving sideways, instead of the back.
No wonder we lost!
On the Radio Leicester podcast they said that Slater got pinged a lot even though what he was doing was legal. I don't know if that is true as I haven't seen the game.
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Re: Teams up v Saracens

Post by Tigerbeat » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:10 pm

At least they have got a more experienced ref for this game and know how JP works.
How many cards for late or high tackles on Sunday?
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Re: Teams up v Saracens

Post by Bowden Tiger » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:24 pm

Slater was coming through the middle, which is legal, or the laws say that it is. But tbh if the referee gives a try, when not even the Chiefs thought that they had scored, there isn't much chance for him to get other things right.

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