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Tigers v Worcester

Post by ourla » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:19 pm

Let's start the week with a little warning from a Worcester fan in reply to Saints threatening to slit their throats or those of Jim & Dorian after losing to bottom club Worcester at the weekend:
Please excuse an input from Worcester but a little context may help. This was the first home game when Worcester was able to put nearly all our top players on the pitch at any one time. Two key players, Hougaard and Mills, had been absent for a while. Results suffered - and having to play Wasps, Saracens and Exeter in the first few weeks didn't help with the injury list that there was.

Yesterday we saw a team heading back to the form of the Spring - and being bottom having lost the previous seven games was not perhaps the correct base on which to make an assessment.
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Re: Tigers v Worcester

Post by Soggypitch » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:30 pm

It certainly won't be an easy game ourla. Wonder if we will have our Tongans available?

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Re: Tigers v Worcester

Post by JP14 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:51 pm

1 Bateman
2 Youngs
3 Cilliers (hopefully)
4 Fitzgerald
5 Barrow/Kitchener
6 Williams
7 Evans
8 Mapapalangi/O’Connor/Tuilagi
9 Simmons
10 J Ford
11 Thompstone
12 Owen
13 Smith
14 Malouf
15 Holmes/Veainu

If Mapapalangi isn’t available I would have Tuilagi or O’Connor at 8 and if he is available have Barrow and Fitzgerald together because Mapapalangi is a good line out forward and we won’t need Kitchener. I think Simmons deserved his chance, I thought that Harrison was a bit slower than usual with his passing and his box-kicking was too short.
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Re: Tigers v Worcester

Post by MikeR » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:21 pm

Barrow and Kitch - 2nd Row
Fitzgerald , O'Connor,Williams -Back Row ( If Mapa fit play him at 8 and bench Fitz .)
I too would start Simmons at 9

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Re: Tigers v Worcester

Post by Bunchy » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:42 pm

Tonga don't have a game this weekend
Less is more....

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Re: Tigers v Worcester

Post by MikeR » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:29 pm

Well - embarrassment of riches then !

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Re: Tigers v Worcester

Post by JP14 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:06 pm

Bunchy wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:42 pm
Tonga don't have a game this weekend
Excellent but I still don't want to just chuck our internationals in we should want to give the likes of Pakalani and Kalamafoni a good rest and give opportunities to players playing in the AWC cup
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Re: Tigers v Worcester

Post by ghdav27 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:12 pm

I believe Tonga are playing Romania on Saturday

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Re: Tigers v Worcester

Post by JP14 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:17 pm

My bench would be:
16 H Thacker
17 Traynor
18 Baumann
19 Wells
20 F Tuilagi
21 White
22 Hardwick
23 Holmes
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Re: Tigers v Worcester

Post by Tigerbeat » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:33 pm

JP14 wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:06 pm
Bunchy wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:42 pm
Tonga don't have a game this weekend
Excellent but I still don't want to just chuck our internationals in we should want to give the likes of Pakalani and Kalamafoni a good rest and give opportunities to players playing in the AWC cup
Think that Pakalani and Kalamafoni have had a reasonable break, not played much at all.....Premiership and Champions Cup requires all the best available to continue the winning run
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Re: Tigers v Worcester

Post by ghdav27 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:52 pm

My only concern team wise would be the props, if Genge is with England (which he absolutely should be) and cilliers and mulipola are unavailable. Bateman aside we are going to be massively scraping the barrel. Traynor and Baumann have looked very average, id be half tempted to start Betts!

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Re: Tigers v Worcester

Post by Scott11 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:42 pm

Tuilagi would be nowhere near my 23!

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Re: Tigers v Worcester

Post by Stephen18 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:51 pm

I go with a similar time to last week, think you’ve got to keep Harrison and j ford together they need game time together they’re going to be the partnership for the six nations even if George doesn’t start he’ll be in the squad, also bring back on tait adds the second distributor. And we need to find a prop or hope chilliest is fit.
1 Bateman
2 youngs
3 chilliest
4 Fitzgerald
5 Kitchener
6 Williams
7 Evans
8 mapalangi
9 Harrison
10 j ford
11 thompstone
12 tait
13 Owen
14 malouf
15 veainu
16 Thacker
17 beaumann
18 traynor
19 wells/ tuohy
20 o Conner
21 Simmons
22 smith
23 Holmes

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Re: Tigers v Worcester

Post by Spicer » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:43 pm

Why wasn't Veaniu playing for Tonga? Surely they don't have better full backs/wingers. Unless they're trailing people.

Sorry if this has already been done.

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