Loughborough University students will represent Tigers in the 7's.

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Loughborough University students will represent Tigers in the 7's.

Post by RagingBull » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:47 am

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Re: Loughborough University students will represent Tigers in the 7's.

Post by RagingBull » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:34 pm

"England student Will Kaye, who has trained with the Tigers squad at Oval Park this pre-season, said: “It’s massively exciting. It will be incredible to get out there and test ourselves on a big stage."

Wonder if that means he is on our radar?
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Re: Loughborough University students will represent Tigers in the 7's.

Post by jgriffin » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:07 pm

Was regretting being away, but not now. Will they be representing us in Bridgend as well............. :smt004
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Re: Loughborough University students will represent Tigers in the 7's.

Post by Brutus » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:28 pm

As a Tigers fan who is also a Loughborough graduate I find this hugely exciting and I have no doubt it will benefit both parties in years to come. The culture around Tigers fits rather well with the winning mentality that is ingrained in all the sportspeople at Lboro, not to mention their world class sports science department.

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Re: Loughborough University students will represent Tigers in the 7's.

Post by MikeR » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:50 pm

Hope they do well , but its a bit sad that we are treating this competition with so little respect .

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Re: Loughborough University students will represent Tigers in the 7's.

Post by RagingBull » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:21 pm

MikeR wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:50 pm
Hope they do well , but its a bit sad that we are treating this competition with so little respect .
Who isn't though Wasps?

at least we get a chance to scout some players i guess.

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Re: Loughborough University students will represent Tigers in the 7's.

Post by TigerCam » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:47 pm

looking forward to seeing them at Cambridge this season

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Re: Loughborough University students will represent Tigers in the 7's.

Post by Hot_Charlie » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:59 pm

MikeR wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:50 pm
Hope they do well , but its a bit sad that we are treating this competition with so little respect .
To be fair, it isn't a pointless competition where it would be criminally daft to risk your valuable front line squad (or even the development squad) whilst they are conditioning themselves for 15s.

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Re: Loughborough University students will represent Tigers in the 7's.

Post by ellis9 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:18 am

MikeR wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:50 pm
Hope they do well , but its a bit sad that we are treating this competition with so little respect .
It's a bit sad that you are treating the players who are representing our club with so little respect too.

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Re: Loughborough University students will represent Tigers in the 7's.

Post by Noggs » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:31 am

7's is a different game and for the most part benefits from the use of 'specialists'. I fully agree with the club approach to look at the competition as a means of examining the skills set of young players on a big stage and leaving the established 15's squad to get on with the job of pulling together the workings of the new playing squad and making the very best start to the new season.

I can assure you that come next May there will be little interest in how the club did in the 7's. That said I wish them the very best :smt038
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Re: Loughborough University students will represent Tigers in the 7's.

Post by L Smith » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:47 am

Noggs wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:31 am
7's is a different game and for the most part benefits from the use of 'specialists'. I fully agree with the club approach to look at the competition as a means of examining the skills set of young players on a big stage and leaving the established 15's squad to get on with the job of pulling together the workings of the new playing squad and making the very best start to the new season.

I can assure you that come next May there will be little interest in how the club did in the 7's. That said I wish them the very best :smt038
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Re: Loughborough University students will represent Tigers in the 7's.

Post by mj2012 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:24 am

Not a problem with this if it helps us scout some talent. With the start of the season basically a month away, it's just not worth risking anyone.
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Re: Loughborough University students will represent Tigers in the 7's.

Post by retsilnai » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:01 pm

Just watched the first game against Wasps on TV.
Massively underwhelmed.
This does not "represent" Tigers in any sort of good light at all.
It devalues the tournament and certainly doesn't enhance the Tigers brand.
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Re: Loughborough University students will represent Tigers in the 7's.

Post by RagingBull » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:04 pm

retsilnai wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:01 pm
Just watched the first game against Wasps on TV.
Massively underwhelmed.
This does not "represent" Tigers in any sort of good light at all.
It devalues the tournament and certainly doesn't enhance the Tigers brand.
Talk about over dramatic.

It's a worthless comp with no point to it and will have zero affect on Tigers brand.
I mean we went 3 years without winning a sevens game i think.

2 weeks today is when things will start to get more serious.

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Re: Loughborough University students will represent Tigers in the 7's.

Post by johnthegriff » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:07 pm

It is not possible to devalue a tournament that has no value!

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