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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by Jimmy Skitz » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:10 pm

with the changes came sloppy defending, still it's a bonus point win

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by Old Hob » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:12 pm

But an away bonus point given away :smt011
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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by DaveRave » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:14 pm

A tremendous win slightly marred by rather phoning in the last 10-15 minutes. The line out is still a concern as well.

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by Jimmy Skitz » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:15 pm

Old Hob wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:12 pm
But an away bonus point given away :smt011
but no BPs in the other game

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by Big Dai » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:19 pm

That first half was brilliant. Viainu mom? Genge for me. Remy time! But will that last BP cost us in the end?

Play a more rugged opposition and those defensive errors will cost. Glad Telusa just admitted how scared he was of forwards. Even if he did let a cuss word slip.

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by LE18 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:22 pm

Wonderful first half, but my oh my don't we lose it when our bench comes on in second half, once again we make a present of a point to the opposition, having said that, must have been the best first half display by any team.

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by drc_007 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:24 pm

Any word on the Toomua injury?

The second half just underlined how important he is to the defence.

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by Jimmy Skitz » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:26 pm

drc_007 wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:24 pm
Any word on the Toomua injury?

The second half just underlined how important he is to the defence.
Murphy said during the game he "took a knock" and was taken off as a precaution

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by tigerburnie » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:31 pm

Superb result, our starters are very exciting and finding that clinical edge, maybe our injuries are hitting our depth in the squad.
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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by teds » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:32 pm

And didn't old man Tait play well in attack and defence.

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by baz1664 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:42 pm

That first half was awesome, vintage tigers with an edge of Southern Hemisphere rugby, brilliant all round, everyone was a standout but Ford, May, Toomua and Veainu were outstanding, the pack was quality especially Mappa, Hamilton, Kalamafoni and T Young’s.
It was disappointing we coughed up a try bonus point and I think the bench at the moment is not up to scratch, once we have Brady, Thompstone, Fitz back then I think we will be in a good place.
I pray Toomua hasn’t done anything serious because the half back partnership between him and Ford could take us to good places.
Well done tigers 👍

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by BFG » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:45 pm

Apart from one attack where they should've really scored Castres were woeful in the first half, Leicester were on it and Castres made them look great!
The subs weren't that bad for Leicester IMO, Castres were simply never going to be as poor as the first half for a full 80 minutes, they simply had to start playing otherwise it'd 70 points or more and they'd all be looking for work on Monday!
Just goes to show how close this level is, it can turn in an instant!

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by Scott11 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:50 pm

Great win and nice BP for Castres! Leave them with something to play for v R92!

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by Timmers » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:54 pm

Thoroughly enjoyable attacking rugby. Yes, terrible last 15 minutes but I’m not going to complain.
Vieanu, May and Genge were stand out performers for me. Both may and genge should be starters for England imo.
And a shout out for old man tait. 10 years ago he lit up the World Cup final. Today he’s come into the team and showed world class link play at 13. Two weeks ago he came in at 15 against Irish and showed he’s still a solid back up to vieanu. His versatility across the midfield justifies his selection in the 23 even if he has lost his pace.

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Re: Tigers v Castres

Post by kpj tiger » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:56 pm

That first half was special, the best I've seen from Tigers in some years, Kalamafoni was pretty much world class (the first 2 kick-off drops marred his performance), unfortunate that we seemed to be blowing so hard in the second half and let those tries in else it'd have been about as good as it gets

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