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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by trendylfj » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:10 am

That's it for today then - been told to put the popcorn away so no DMAC for today at least (or his brother).
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by Scott11 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:16 am

Let's go best XV then
Genge
Young's
Cole
Barrow
Kitchener
Fitzgerald
BOC
Kalamafoni
Youngs
Ford
May
Toomua
Tuilagi
Thompstone
Veainu

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by tigerburnie » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:19 am

3 good Internationals signed to an already strong looking squad, high hopes for the coming season, just need to have a bit of luck with injuries and we are in a great position.
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by TheRock » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:43 am

Scott11 wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:16 am
Let's go best XV then
Genge
Young's
Cole
Barrow
Kitchener
Fitzgerald
BOC
Kalamafoni
Youngs
Ford
May
Toomua
Tuilagi
Thompstone
Veainu
Surely Mike Williams over Kitchener. I know he drops the ball a lot but apart from that he adds so much more physicality on both sides of the ball.
I think MOC may also have plans to start Dominic Ryan at 7

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by Scott11 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:59 am

Kitchener and BOC are by far our best lineout and breakdown players respectively and for me Williams is our best impact player and with Fitzy at 6 you don't have to have a second row on the bench and can have two backrowers which is far better in this day and age. Looking forward to the day we actually agree on something! 😂

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by BIttySmalls » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:15 pm

Scott11 wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:16 am
Let's go best XV then
Genge
Young's
Cole
Barrow
Kitchener
Fitzgerald
BOC
Kalamafoni
Youngs
Ford
May
Toomua
Tuilagi
Thompstone
Veainu
I'd personally make a couple of changes but just about spot on.

I'd have Evans at 7 with BOC on the bench, also Williams at 6 is a must for me.

Whatever happens, a fully fit squad looks mighty impressive. This must be the best back line we've had (as good as I can remember).

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by johnthegriff » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:22 pm

Scott11. I agree much rests with the fitness of our main centres but with a straight face I think the cover is an upgrade. Idiscount Memoz as frankly he did not really perform with us, Betham did well in season 2015/16 but last year was not particularly good. Roberts played well last year but I think Owen will prove to be better. I am sorry we lost Owen Williams but looking at the squad and allowing for the development of players like Worth and Catchpole and the signings we have made I think we are in a stronger position. Milouf could be a very exciting proposition as could Jonah Holmes,. My teams in 23's
1. Genge. Rizzo 1. Cilliers Hills.
2.Youngs McGuigan 2. Thacker Bateman
3. Cole Mulipola 3. Beauman Betts
4. Barrow Kitchener 4. Wells
5. Fitzgerald 5. Macsymiu
6. Ryan Williams 6. Hamilton Croft.
7. O'Connor 7. Evans
8.Kalamafoni 8. Mapapalangi Tuilagi (F)
9.Youngs Harrison 9. Kitto White
10.Ford G. Owen 10. Ford J Hardwick
11. May 11. Catchpole
12. Toomua 12. Smith
13Tuilagi Holmes 13.Thacker
14.Thompstone 14. Milouf
15. Veainu 15. Tait Worth

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Post by johnthegriff » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:32 pm

Sorry about the above post until I click on submit it is in clear columns. I definitely know more about rugby than IT.

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by RagingBull » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:42 pm

Horses for courses pack
Wet weather tight game
1) Genge
2) Youngs
3) Cole
4) Barrow
5) Fitzgerald
6) Williams
7) Ryan
8) K

16) McGuigan
17) Rizzo
18) Mulipola
19) Kitchener
20) Hamilton

dry conditions open game
1) Genge
2) Youngs
3) Cole
4) Barrow
5) Kitchener
6) Ryan
7) BOC
8) K

16) Thacker
17) Bateman
18) Mulipola
19) Williams
20) Evans

just my picks.

Backs pick themselves.

I mean if you where to split the team into 2/3 for me it would be
first choice
1) Genge, 2) Youngs, 3) Cole
4) Barrow, 5) Kitchener
6) Williams, 7) BOC, 8) K
9) Youngs, 10) Ford
12) Toomua, 13) Manu
11) Thompstone, 14) May, 15) Veainu

Second Choice
1) Rizzo, 2) McGuigan, 3) Mulipola
4) Fitzgerald, 5) Wells
6) Ryan, 7) Evans, 8) Hamilton
9) Harrison, 10) Ford
12) Owen, 13) Tait
11) Brady, 14) Holmes, 15) Worth

Third Choice/Development
1) Bateman, 2) Thacker, 3) Cilliers
4) Maksymiw, 5) Lewis
6) Tuilagi, 7) Reffell, 8) Mapapalangi
9) Kitto/White, 10) Hardwick,
12) Smith, 13) Thacker
11) Catchpole, 14) Olowofela, 15) Simmons

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by Soggypitch » Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:10 pm

I tend to agree RB but it does clearly show how short we are of quality centres without Manu and Toomua.
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by Tigris » Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:33 pm

Looks like Amanki Mafi is with NTT Shing Arcs in Japan next season
Shame, very tidy player

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by Grimlish » Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:41 pm

My bones are telling me this morning's announcements were made ahead of schedule - it can be no coincidence that it happened just minutes before the Manu story broke.

So, imho of course, it remains possible (outside chance only) that there will be further SH related signings

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by RagingBull » Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:46 pm

Grimlish wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:41 pm
My bones are telling me this morning's announcements were made ahead of schedule - it can be no coincidence that it happened just minutes before the Manu story broke.

So, imho of course, it remains possible (outside chance only) that there will be further SH related signings
Nah, Glous announced Slater this morning too, the clubs most likely agreed to announced the May/Slater thing together and Tigers decided to make a popcorn monday thing of it.

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by GB72 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:47 pm

Have to agree that this morning did all seem a bit rushed. There is normally some build up on Social Media with the announcements coming later but it was straight in this morning with nothing before it. Could have been so the news was not mixed up with the Manu story, could have been timed so as the Slater/May story was announced at the same time as Gloucester. Still, it all seemed a bit rushed to me.

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by Pellsey » Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:48 pm

Grimlish wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:41 pm
My bones are telling me this morning's announcements were made ahead of schedule - it can be no coincidence that it happened just minutes before the Manu story broke.

So, imho of course, it remains possible (outside chance only) that there will be further SH related signings
Completely agree. As with all Tiger's signing related announcements, we will know about the signings at least a fortnight before they are announced. Once we know about the signings, they will be announced.

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