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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by Noddy555 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:47 pm

Looks a good solid compact team with a strong back line lets hope it can deliver us the 5 points that we need.

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by BFG » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:52 pm

JP14 wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:36 pm
Brianf wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:55 pm
BFG wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:50 pm
I get the feeling that this competition is not their priority.
Interesting comment from one of Castres' Coaches, Joe El Abd, on their website...he says (loosely translated!) 'For them (Tigers), the Champions Cup is the biggest competition in the world, that's their benchmark.' Maybe suggests that it isn't for Castres?
I wouldn't get passive though, Tigers need to be hungry and in for this one and have a killer attitude similar to Sarries vs Saints so that they don't get upset by Castres. Look what happened to Quins at home against La Rochelle.
Yes agree there is always a danger that some very hungry players from down the pecking order could spoil the party and I'm sure Leicester will approach the game right.

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by tigerburnie » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:05 pm

With the possible exception of the second row still to sort out, that is pretty much what everyone's been demanding to see. I like the look of the starters and the finishers, great front row and Dan Touhy will add to their worries. Tigers to win at home, should be with a TBP too.

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by jgriffin » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:47 pm

Missed the signing of Jonny Law on the wing. Assume May is injured and we could only borrow a player from some youth team :smt005
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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by TigerCam » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:20 pm

Good to see Mafi back at WR tho'. I really hope he has a bad game :smt002

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by tigerburnie » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:08 pm

Ya beat me to it JG, been out all afternoon, lol.
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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by RagingBull » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:57 pm

jgriffin wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:47 pm
Missed the signing of Jonny Law on the wing. Assume May is injured and we could only borrow a player from some youth team :smt005
Nice pic!
Not sure Jonny Law can play wing though he plays mostly 10 and 9 in the academy. :smt002


Although having Jonny May and Jonny Law in a same team might confuse Bleddyn a fair bit.

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by Spicer » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:57 am

When did Mafi come back to Europe? I want him back

Kitch and Barrow have a lot to prove today as I would have dropped them both personally after poor performances for most of the season. Wells must be :censored: off.

Mapapalangi and Kalamafoni are an interesting choice at 6 and 8 respectively, I think most of us would have them pegged for the opposite position. Maybe they think Map is more explosive so doesn't need the extra space that an 8 often has to work with.

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by WhitecapTiger » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:09 am

Spicer wrote:
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When did Mafi come back to Europe? I want him back
About 18-24 months after he left us to go back to Australia.
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Mapapalangi and Kalamafoni are an interesting choice at 6 and 8 respectively, I think most of us would have them pegged for the opposite position. Maybe they think Map is more explosive so doesn't need the extra space that an 8 often has to work with.
Maybe Kalamafoni is seen as having a bit more control at the back of the scrum? Not sure myself but it's a thought, Papa Tino will get better at that though.
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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by mol2 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:18 am

I suspect Joe Ford is the bench selection with the wind forcast.
A lot to ask of an occasional kicker

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by L Smith » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:01 pm

mol2 wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:18 am
I suspect Joe Ford is the bench selection with the wind forcast.
A lot to ask of an occasional kicker
Kicking will be an absolute lottery in these conditions. Low kicks to the corners will be the order of the day. Hope the lineout holds out
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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by Big Dai » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:18 pm

Wow! :smt038 :smt038 :smt038
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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by Jimmy Skitz » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:22 pm

I thought Toomua had destroyed his knee again the way he stayed down but he seems to be relatively alright.

pretty much a complete 40 mins of Rugby, superb stuff and that offload from Mapapalangi ...

only downside for me is the reinjury to Owen's Hamstring

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by DaveRave » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:24 pm

Tremendous viewing so far. They've clearly squeezed some basketball practice in during the week.

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by Jimmy Skitz » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:30 pm

Joe Ford on at 12

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