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Re: The Clash

Post by TigerCam » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:21 pm

Noddy555 wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:51 pm
Stay at home and watch the match live on Channel 5,at least you will avoid the journey and that god awful man on the Tannoy. But you never know he might have been stricken with Laryngitis hopefully. :smt026
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Re: The Clash

Post by Ian Cant » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:41 pm

Bath’s injury crisis a bit like Wasps: on the day they had a pretty decent squad out and we had more injuries! Bath will have what is arguably the best back row in the Premiership available for the first time in ages. Still, if Tigers want to get in the top 4/6 then this is a must win game. I am hoping we play a smarter game than we did last year; it was a fantastic game for the neutral but Bath’ s number 10 had a superb game behind a pack which provided quick ball. As for the team; Bateman has to start as he makes good ground and can score tries. Young’s had a good game apart from one lineout last week. Genge might need to come on as a finisher again just to build fitness.
Whatever happens we need points from this game. Come on TIGERS.

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Re: The Clash

Post by Bunchy » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:31 pm

I agree, they are weak front row but nowhere else, they will be loaded and up for this make no mistake. It will be a stronger side than the one that narrowly lost to Exeter last league match
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Re: The Clash

Post by Mark62 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:20 pm

I expect the side to be something like,

Genge, TPN, Cole, Fitzgerald, Kitchener, Williams, O’Connor, Khalamafoni, Harrison, Ford, May, Toomua, Tait, Thompstone, Veianu.

Youngs, Bateman, Mulipola, Wells, Hamilton, Simmons, Worth, Holmes

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Re: The Clash

Post by Rugbyflanker » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:25 pm

Williams and BOC fit?!

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Re: The Clash

Post by Mark62 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:34 pm

Rugbyflanker wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:25 pm
Williams and BOC fit?!
They have been training. If not Hamilton and Mapapalanga in to start with Evans on the bench

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Re: The Clash

Post by JP14 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:49 am

Mark62 wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:34 pm
Rugbyflanker wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:25 pm
Williams and BOC fit?!
They have been training. If not Hamilton and Mapapalanga in to start with Evans on the bench
Against Louw at the breakdown? I’d rather have Evans start with Hamilton on the bench.
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Re: The Clash

Post by Brianf » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:59 am

Bath Rugby team to face Leicester Tigers, as confirmed on the Bath website. A strong team;

15. James Wilson

14. Matt Banahan

13. Jonathan Joseph

12. Ben Tapuai

11. Aled Brew

10. Rhys Priestland

9. Kahn Fotuali’i

1. Beno Obano

2. Tom Dunn

3. Shaun Knight

4. Charlie Ewels

5. Elliott Stooke

6. Matt Garvey

7. Francois Louw

8. Taulupe Faletau

Replacements

16. Jack Walker

17. Lucas Noguera

18. Victor Delmas

19. James Phillips

20. Tom Ellis

21. Max Green

22. Freddie Burns

23. Cooper Vuna

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Re: The Clash

Post by Brianf » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:02 pm

Leicester Tigers team;

15 Telusa Veainu

14 Adam Thompstone

13 Mathew Tait

12 Matt Toomua

11 Jonny May

10 George Ford (c)

9 Sam Harrison

1 Ellis Genge

2 Tatafu Polota-Nau

3 Dan Cole

4 Mike Fitzgerald

5 Graham Kitchener

6 Valentino Mapapalangi

7 Luke Hamilton

8 Sione Kalamafoni

Replacements

16 Tom Youngs

17 Greg Bateman

18 Logovi’i Mulipola

19 Harry Wells

20 Will Evans

21 Harry Simmons

22 Matt Smith

23 Jordan Olowofela

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Re: The Clash

Post by ourla » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:15 pm

Our front row should be terrorising theirs for the full 80 minutes. Not saying we will, just should be.

One would hope Jonny May and TV will be burning things up on this big stage.
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Re: The Clash

Post by Rugbyflanker » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:18 pm

Very even first XV. I'd say we have a definite edge in front row and back 3,them in the back row,the rest hard to call. I'd back our bench though,our replacement forwards should have too much. Should be a cracker!

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Re: The Clash

Post by JP14 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:27 pm

Rugbyflanker wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:18 pm
Very even first XV. I'd say we have a definite edge in front row and back 3,them in the back row,the rest hard to call. I'd back our bench though,our replacement forwards should have too much. Should be a cracker!
Bath do have Philips on the bench though, massive unit.
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Re: The Clash

Post by Rugbyflanker » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:39 pm

Yes Philips is a beast,but would still prefer him than Mercer though.

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Re: The Clash

Post by Spicer » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:16 pm

Not many surprises there. Other than Jonny May being back so soon after being knocked out for several minutes. I do wish Holmes was given more of chance.

Overall I agree that our front and backline are stronger, but the backrow is weaker. It'll be close

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Re: The Clash

Post by L Smith » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:30 pm

Who’s sir?
I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed man

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