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Saints Away

Post by BFG » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:18 am

Do Tigers go exactly the same or make a couple of changes?
Any injuries?
My thoughts, Croft in at 6 to lead the line out, Williams possibly at lock with Barrow, McGuigan and Cole to start and Hamilton at 8.
Bench up front Mulipola, Youngs, Bateman, Fitzgerald, Mapapalangi?
Backs as you were!

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Re: Saints Away

Post by ellis9 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:34 am

I'd go for:

Genge
Youngs
Cole
Barrow
Williams
Croft
O'Connor (after teaching him what to do in a 2 on 1 scenario!)
Hamilton

Youngs
Ford
Toomua
Tuilagi
May
Brady/Holmes
Veainu

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Re: Saints Away

Post by Scott11 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:35 am

Genge
Youngs
Cole
Barrow
Kitchener
Williams
BOC
Hamilton
Youngs
Ford
May
Toomua
Tuilagi
Holmes
Veainu

Mulipola
Baumann
Bateman
Mapapalangi
Kalamofoni
Harrison
Ford
Tait

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Re: Saints Away

Post by Scott11 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:35 am

Genge
Youngs
Cole
Barrow
Kitchener
Williams
BOC
Hamilton
Youngs
Ford
May
Toomua
Tuilagi
Holmes
Veainu

Mulipola
Baumann
Bateman
Mapapalangi
Kalamofoni
Harrison
Ford
Tait

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Re: Saints Away

Post by tigerburnie » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:36 am

A test of everyone's character, it's not a must win in terms of the season, but to lose to the sinners is never acceptable is it?
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: Saints Away

Post by Scott11 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:46 am

Close to a must with though if you are trying to match or better last season's results. We won at home to Bath and won at FG. If we lose weve got to beat two of the top 3 or one and Sale away to break even!

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Re: Saints Away

Post by drc_007 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:02 am

Ryan made negligible impact and I'd drop him from the 23.
Kitchener for a big guy seems under powered but apparently he runs the line out so if dropped someone else has to pick this up this role. Perhaps bring in Croft to at least offer a safe line out option.

The whole pack seemed lacking in physicality and against Saints we need them not to take a step backwards. Pick most physical tight 5, I don't see Saints playing a wide running game.

The backs can only really be evaluated when they have a little front foot ball.

Genge
Youngs
Cole
Barrow
Fitzgerald
Croft
O'Connor
Hamilton/Kalamofoni
Youngs
Ford
May
Toomua
Tuilagi
Holmes/Brady/Malouf depending on who is fit.
Veainu

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Re: Saints Away

Post by RagingBull » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:27 pm

Reinach
Horne
North
Stephenson

All starting tonight for saints i expect them to feature on the weekend.

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Re: Saints Away

Post by Roly » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:06 pm

tigerburnie wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:36 am
A test of everyone's character, it's not a must win in terms of the season, but to lose to the sinners is never acceptable is it?
Both teams coming off the back of losses though - Saints humiliatingly so. They'll be up for it and I expect them to throw the kitchen sink at Tigers.
“It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.” Sir Winston Churchill.

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Re: Saints Away

Post by Roly » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:06 pm

tigerburnie wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:36 am
A test of everyone's character, it's not a must win in terms of the season, but to lose to the sinners is never acceptable is it?
Both teams coming off the back of losses though - Saints humiliatingly so. They'll be up for it and I expect them to throw the kitchen sink at Tigers.
“It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.” Sir Winston Churchill.

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Re: Saints Away

Post by dunc » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:44 pm

Think the kitchen sink has gone to Montpellier.

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Re: Saints Away

Post by Scott11 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:28 am

Omg,JPD has the whistle Saturday!!!

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Re: Saints Away

Post by ourla » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:09 pm

We need to get our noses in front on Saturday. Get the Saints fans grumbling and get some of their players doubting themselves. If we get them chasing the game a bit we can pick them off.
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Re: Saints Away

Post by Crumblies » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:59 pm

Can't believe it, I need to lie down in a dark room, twice on one thread I agree with ellis9. Don't think we've agreed on anything before have we?

First the analysis of Sunday's game was exactly the game I watched. The assasination of Ben Youngs on this forum and at the game is getting ridiculous. I'm sorry but IMHO Sam Harrison is not in the same league. That's not just Ellis and my opinion ask Eddie Jones and Warren Gatland!

We have one of if not the best Scrum half in the NH count your lucky stars, any other team in the Premiership would snap him up given the opportunity.

Next I agree we have the backs now we need the forwards to provide the 'grunt' and the ball. We were bullied on Sunday. For any Tigers supporter and the team that is not on. The lineout performance was unacceptable. Times gone by, today would have been a beasting day at Oval Park. For me both locks on Sunday were disappointing. Barrow surprisingly so, hopefully that's a one off. Kitchener less so, as too often I think he's blown hot & cold. I think Williams adds that physicality we need, so him at lock with Croft coming in to take charge of the lineout sounds a shrewd move to me.

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Re: Saints Away

Post by TTRITH » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:46 pm

15. Mat Tait
14. Telusa Veianu
13. Manu Tuilagi
12. Matt Toomua
11. Jonny May
10. George Ford
9. Ben Youngs
1. Ellis Genge
2. Tom Youngs
3. Dan Cole
4. Dom Barrow
5. Tom Croft
6. Mike Williams
7. Will Evans
8. Luke Hamilton

16. Harry Thacker
17. Greg Bateman
18. Logo Mulipola
19. Graham Kitchener
20. Sione Kalamafoni
21. Sam Harrison
22. Joe Ford
23. Jonah Holmes
Richard Burnett
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