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Tigers v Castres

Post by trendylfj » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:20 am

Lets assume that everyone if fit from yesterday and Shazam had recovered from his HIA - this would be my 23 for this must win game:

Genge
McGuigan
Coles
Wells
Barrow
Williams
Kalamfoni
Hamilton
Youngs
Ford
May
Owen
Toomua
Malouf
Veainu
reps
Bateman
Youngs
Cilliers
Touhy
O'Connor
Harrison
Ford
Smith

Do I think I have got the 23 which will take the field - No, but that would be my preferred 23.
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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by Noddy555 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:27 am

Trendy I mostly agree with you except I would try Williams at No, 8 to give Kalamafoni a rest and bring back Crofty at 6.

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by wormus » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:36 am

Noddy555 wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:27 am
Trendy I mostly agree with you except I would try Williams at No, 8 to give Kalamafoni a rest and bring back Crofty at 6.
Noddy you keep on about Tom Croft but he is NOT in the Tigers European squad, as his days of top level rugby are well behind him, hence will not feature in the Castres game, BUT he may well appear at your other plug @ The Tryline Club on Saturday. :hammer:

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by Leicestertinytiger » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:47 am

I would pick:

Genge McGuigan Cole
Wells Barrow
Kalamafoni Mapapalangi O’Connor
Youngs Ford (C)
Toomua Smith
May Veainu Pakalani

Bateman Youngs Cilliers Williams Hamilton Harrison Owen Tait

Good impact from the bench there for the last 20. Given that Pakalani got capped for Tonga this Summer, would like to see him given a run out on the wing.

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by Mark62 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:21 pm

Do we know if Pakalani is registered to play in Europe

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by Mark62 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:22 pm

wormus wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:36 am
Noddy555 wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:27 am
Trendy I mostly agree with you except I would try Williams at No, 8 to give Kalamafoni a rest and bring back Crofty at 6.
Noddy you keep on about Tom Croft but he is NOT in the Tigers European squad, as his days of top level rugby are well behind him, hence will not feature in the Castres game, BUT he may well appear at your other plug @ The Tryline Club on Saturday. :hammer:
Noddy will never let the facts get in the way of his love for Tom Croft

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by Mark62 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:11 pm

Mathew Carley has just bottled 2 penalty try’s in the first 10 minutes for Castres

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by Tomvarndell » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:19 pm

The Zebo incident was awful. As to be a penalty try and a yellow card to boot.

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by Mark62 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:34 pm

Tomvarndell wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:19 pm
The Zebo incident was awful. As to be a penalty try and a yellow card to boot.
I thought the other one was worse ball was sitting up all the Castres player had to do was catch it and he was over

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by Tomvarndell » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:48 pm

Missed the first one. The 5 m line out was happening when I turned it on but I was aware the Murray incident was a possible pen try listening to the commentary.

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by strawclearer » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:36 pm

Assuming Shazzam's back:

15 Telusa Veainu
14 Nick Malouf
13 Gareth Owen
12 Matt Toomua
11 Jonny May
10 George Ford
9 Ben Youngs
1 Ellis Genge
2 Tom Youngs (c)
3 Dan Cole
4 Dan Tuohy
5 Dom Barrow
6 Mike Williams
7 Brendon O’Connor
8 Sione Kalamafoni

Replacements

16 George McGuigan
17 Greg Bateman
18 Pat Cilliers
19 Harry Wells
20 Valentino Mapapalangi
21 Sam Harrison
22 Matt Smith
23 Matthew Tait

I don't think Kitch is 'on his game' yet; I think Tuohy adds something as a starter; and I prefer Wells and Mapapalangi to come on for impact rather than Hamilton. (If Hamilton was to start, BO'C would have to make way but I see him winning the battle with Mafi). With Toomua as back up 10, I'd not include Joe Ford.
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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by Mark62 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:47 pm

5 minutes to go 17 all Castres v Munster. Castres have a very strong line out, their scrum is average.

If it stays a tie not a great result for either side though Munster fortunate as Castres rightly had 2 tries chalked off for a foot in touch.

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by Greenwhiteandred » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:53 pm

How the Munster slap down through the ruck wasn't a penalty in the last minute ?

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by strawclearer » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:54 pm

Mark62 wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:47 pm
5 minutes to go 17 all Castres v Munster. Castres have a very strong line out, their scrum is average.

If it stays a tie not a great result for either side though Munster fortunate as Castres rightly had 2 tries chalked off for a foot in touch.
Castres lose at home; Munster miss their best opportunity for an away win.
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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by Scott11 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:01 pm

Good result for us,5 points needed next week though imo. Can't see two teams getting out of this group.

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