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Tigers v Bath

Post by Doghashadhisday » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:04 pm

Cant wait for the season to start. Here is what I think the starting line up will look like
1 Genge
2 Youngs T
3 Logo
4 Barrow
5 Kitchener
6 Hamilton
7 O'Connor (if fit or W Evans)
8 Kalamafoni
9 Youngs B
10 Ford G
11 May
12 Toomoua
13 Tuilagi
14 Brady (if fit or Holmes)
15 Veianu
Subs
Bateman, Betts, Thacker, Fitzgerald, Smith Harrison, Ford

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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by L Smith » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:57 pm

No Croft? He might have done enough in the friendlies to get him into the 23.
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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by TheRock » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:59 pm

Doghashadhisday wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:04 pm
Cant wait for the season to start. Here is what I think the starting line up will look like
1 Genge
2 Youngs T
3 Logo
4 Barrow
5 Kitchener
6 Hamilton
7 O'Connor (if fit or W Evans)
8 Kalamafoni
9 Youngs B
10 Ford G
11 May
12 Toomoua
13 Tuilagi
14 Brady (if fit or Holmes)
15 Veianu
Subs
Bateman, Betts, Thacker, Fitzgerald, Smith Harrison, Ford
Only 7 subs , missing a back rower.

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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by MikeR » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:36 am

If fit , Mike Williams will start .

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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by Mark62 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:45 am

MikeR wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:36 am
If fit , Mike Williams will start .
Agreed with Hamilton the 8th bench is not then Croft on the bench.
Would rather Holmes on the bench than Dossers lad

After last Fridays cameo won't belong before Mapalanga is pushing for a bench spot :smt027

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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by sam16111986 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:14 am

Mark62 wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:45 am
MikeR wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:36 am
If fit , Mike Williams will start .
Agreed with Hamilton the 8th bench is not then Croft on the bench.
Would rather Holmes on the bench than Dossers lad.
Depends on whether you want cover in case of injuries or impact off the bench. Smith will tackle everything, run straight and has played across the backline for us. He won't be the one to grab us a try if we need it though, Holmes on the other hand looks like a natural finisher but won't be much help if Manu or Toomua go down (you'd presume we'd move Brady to centre).

I thought we'd see Malouf playing a mix of centre and wing this pre season with a view to him being the bench option but maybe he's taking a while to adjust. We've not seen much if Worth either which is a shame because he's a handy utility player.

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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by tigerburnie » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:27 am

Tom Croft should make the side, line out and leadership needed on the park count for a lot, we missed him last year.
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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by Mark62 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:15 am

tigerburnie wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:27 am
Tom Croft should make the side, line out and leadership needed on the park count for a lot, we missed him last year.
Won't happen unless Williams and Hamilton are injured. More than enough leaders and experience in that side without him

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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by dunks43 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:59 am

Anyone know whats happened to Adam Thompson , Hasnt appeared in the friendlies

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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by strawclearer » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:26 pm

dunks43 wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:59 am
Anyone know whats happened to Adam Thompson , Hasnt appeared in the friendlies
Heard it was a neck injury - back in a couple of weeks.
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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by TigerCam » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:13 pm

Flying back from KL on wednesday night, couple of days to lose the jet-lag and then WR here I come - itchin to go!!

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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by JP14 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:26 pm

I would put Fred Tuilagi on the bench or Mike Williams but Tuilagi maybe concussed idk
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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by Mark62 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:42 pm

JP14 wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:26 pm
I would put Fred Tuilagi on the bench or Mike Williams but Tuilagi maybe concussed idk
Fred Tuilagi on the bench for a premiership game :smt038 :smt039 That is hilarious

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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by Scott11 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:15 pm

Lot of back row options now and with our 6/lock hybrids it means our bench can contain 2 BR players if need be. Kalamafoni and BOC are nailed on if fit with one of Williams or Fitzy at 6 the other one on the bench. Then the dilemma is do we go with Ryan or Hamilton as the other spot? BOC is more likely than Kalamafoni to do the 80 so I would go Hamilton. Croft would be overkill in the squad unless Williams or Fitzy don't make the 23. Let's see Bath though first because Underhill is out and if Louw doesn't make it after his operation their backrow will be a more carrying one with Mercer and Toby in the wide channels and Garvey doing the dirty work.

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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by Doghashadhisday » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:45 pm

Scott11 wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:15 pm
Lot of back row options now and with our 6/lock hybrids it means our bench can contain 2 BR players if need be. Kalamafoni and BOC are nailed on if fit with one of Williams or Fitzy at 6 the other one on the bench. Then the dilemma is do we go with Ryan or Hamilton as the other spot? BOC is more likely than Kalamafoni to do the 80 so I would go Hamilton. Croft would be overkill in the squad unless Williams or Fitzy don't make the 23. Let's see Bath though first because Underhill is out and if Louw doesn't make it after his operation their backrow will be a more carrying one with Mercer and Toby in the wide channels and Garvey doing the dirty work.
I dont want to cause an argument with you but........... I actually agree with you. :smt003 :smt003

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