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Re: Like to have seen more of?

Post by JP14 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:13 pm

Greenwhiteandred wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:47 pm
Matt Hampson
ahhh yes, absolutely, a great shout
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Re: Like to have seen more of?

Post by ellis9 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:01 pm

Roly wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:08 am
ellis9 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:23 pm
Just for a bit of fun, what one player that has played for Tigers do you wish you could have seen more of?

For me it's Jaco van der Westhuyzen.
Martin Castrogiovani and/or Dan Hipkiss.

But why worry, Tigers are top of their European Group and 2nd in the AP right?
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Re: Like to have seen more of?

Post by ABClub » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:26 pm

Craig Newby stands out as a player who always seemed to standout whilst also making those around him play better.

Leon Lloyd may seem on odd one after 10 seasons during the clubs prime. He was an often unsung hero of those great sides though who slotted in seamlessly on either wing or outside centre and very rarely had a poor game. A player I'd take back into a Tigers 23 any day.

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Re: Like to have seen more of?

Post by Stephen18 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:44 pm

I would have loved to have got a full season out of Jean de Villiers.

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Re: Like to have seen more of?

Post by Tiglon » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:47 am

Manu Tuilagi.

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Re: Like to have seen more of?

Post by Roly » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:51 am

Tiglon wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:47 am
Manu Tuilagi.
Tom Croft! Tom Croft!
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Re: Like to have seen more of?

Post by mightymouse » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:33 am

I have to agree with whoever said Josh Kronfeld.

It was a real shame he was injured (getting of the bus) in his first match and missed the season. His second sason he was awesome ... and probably the best player I ever had the privilege to watch live. Considering I had many years watching the likes of Johnson and Richards and many players all over the world from many countries I do not say this lightly. Josh was a superb player who we only saw in his twilight of his career ... if only we had had him a lot earlier and for a lot longer. Always seemed like a really nice guy also.

Just on Tony O'Rielly briefly. I know a bloke who played with him at Tigers who does not speak in a complimentary way about him. Whilst a good player, I shall be polite and say it seems he was even more impressed with himself than anyone else was.

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Re: Like to have seen more of?

Post by ads » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:38 am

Harry Ellis was great, such a shame his career was effectively ended by that knee injury.

Ollie Smith was also mentioned in that article about that Ospreys match. Another great talent that never fulfilled. Can't quite remember why, think his dad died and he went travelling for a bit, then went to France. I always thought he would be a regular England player.

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Re: Like to have seen more of?

Post by loretta » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:41 am

Marika Vunibaka for one we had but couldn't use, and what about Rupeni Caucaunibuca for one that got away (or couldn't be bothered to turn up).
All I said was ........

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Re: Like to have seen more of?

Post by Jacko27 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:07 pm

Re Mightymouse's comment about tony O'Reilly: "more impressed with himself" etc. You may well be right Mm! I guess that someone who has run Heinz, Waterford Crystal, several national newspapers etc and is reported to be Ireland's first billionaire is unlikely to be a shrinking violet. By the way his Wikipedia entry is well worth a read although it makes no mention of his rugby playing time with Tigers.

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Re: Like to have seen more of?

Post by voice of the crumbie » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:18 pm

loretta wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:41 am
Marika Vunibaka for one we had but couldn't use, and what about Rupeni Caucaunibuca for one that got away (or couldn't be bothered to turn up).
Add in Gareth Raynor if we are talking no shows.
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Re: Like to have seen more of?

Post by strawclearer » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:21 pm

Tiglon wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:47 am
Manu Tuilagi.
You're likely to get your wish over the next few weeks...

"Manu Tuilagi will miss out on selection for the Six Nations after England head coach Eddie Jones told the injury-plagued centre to concentrate on recapturing his very best form at Leicester Tigers." Daily Torygraph
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Re: Like to have seen more of?

Post by JP14 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:52 pm

strawclearer wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:21 pm
Tiglon wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:47 am
Manu Tuilagi.
You're likely to get your wish over the next few weeks...

"Manu Tuilagi will miss out on selection for the Six Nations after England head coach Eddie Jones told the injury-plagued centre to concentrate on recapturing his very best form at Leicester Tigers." Daily Torygraph
Finally EJ is leaving him alone
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Re: Like to have seen more of?

Post by Roly » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:55 am

JP14 wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:52 pm
strawclearer wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:21 pm
Tiglon wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:47 am
Manu Tuilagi.
You're likely to get your wish over the next few weeks...

"Manu Tuilagi will miss out on selection for the Six Nations after England head coach Eddie Jones told the injury-plagued centre to concentrate on recapturing his very best form at Leicester Tigers." Daily Torygraph
Finally EJ is leaving him alone
Because he knows deep down that Tuilagi's ship has sailed. And if it hasn't sailed already, and Tuilagi doesn't find form at the club (unlikely since he's going to be lucky to get the ball the way the forwards are playing), then the incumbents are going to keep him out of the England squad full stop.

Personally, I'd rather have a fit Manu playing for the club.

England have done fine without him.
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Re: Like to have seen more of?

Post by JP14 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:58 pm

For once I almost agree with you Roly, I'd rather have Manu playing for us but I'm not sure yet his ship has sailed in terms of his England career
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