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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by strawclearer » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:03 pm

Ben Youngs and Jonah Holmes on the bench but no Brendan O'Connor
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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by ourla » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:04 pm

Leicester Tigers (v Northampton Saints, Welford Road, Saturday 3.00pm)

15 Telusa Veainu
14 Adam Thompstone
13 Matt Smith
12 Matt Toomua
11 Jonny May
10 George Ford
9 Sam Harrison
1 Ellis Genge
2 Tom Youngs (c)
3 Dan Cole
4 Mike Fitzgerald
5 Graham Kitchener
6 Valentino Mapapalangi
7 Luke Hamilton
8 Sione Kalamafoni

Replacements

16 Tatafu Polota-Nau
17 Greg Bateman
18 Logovi’i Mulipola
19 Harry Wells
20 Will Evans
21 Ben Youngs
22 George Worth
23 Jonah Holmes
You're either in or you're out

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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by Brianf » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:05 pm

...and Tigers;

15 Telusa Veainu

14 Adam Thompstone

13 Matt Smith

12 Matt Toomua

11 Jonny May

10 George Ford

9 Sam Harrison

1 Ellis Genge

2 Tom Youngs (c)

3 Dan Cole

4 Mike Fitzgerald

5 Graham Kitchener

6 Valentino Mapapalangi

7 Luke Hamilton

8 Sione Kalamafoni

Replacements

16 Tatafu Polota-Nau

17 Greg Bateman

18 Logovi’i Mulipola

19 Harry Wells

20 Will Evans

21 Ben Youngs

22 George Worth

23 Jonah Holmes

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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by neilf » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:07 pm

LEICESTER TIGERS v SAINTS

Northampton side from their website:


Aviva Premiership Rugby, Round 20
Welford Road Stadium
Saturday 14th April, 2018
Kick-off: 3pm
15 Ahsee Tuala
14 Ben Foden
13 Rob Horne (capt)
12 Piers Francis
11 George North
10 Stephen Myler
9 Cobus Reinach
1 Campese Ma’afu
2 Mikey Haywood
3 Paul Hill
4 Api Ratuniyarawa
5 James Craig
6 Jamie Gibson
7 Teimana Harrison
8 Mitch Eadie
Replacements:
16 Charlie Clare
17 Alex Waller
18 Ehren Painter
19 Michael Paterson
20 Ben Nutley
21 Alex Mitchell
22 Luther Burrell
23 Tom Collins

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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by Soggypitch » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:12 pm

That's a decent Northampton team.
Very disappointed no BOC or Tait. Having said that we have a good side out and a very strong bench. Great to see YBY back in the mix!!
Looking forward to the game but with some trepidation, as always when we play Saints!!
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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by Leicestertinytiger » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:13 pm

Can understand keeping near enough the same team as last week. Evans deserves to keep his bench spot. Super happy to see Holmes come into the 23, quality finisher for the last 20 plus Worth.

Not the strongest of Saints team, hoping to smash them having seen their lineup. Very weak bench too.

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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by longlivethecrumbie » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:17 pm

Interesting that Worth has come on to the bench rather than Joe Ford.....not saying it's the wrong decision, but is this a sign of things to come? Good to see Holmes on the bench too! I've liked the look of him in the games he's played.

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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by johns12 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:23 pm

I like that team.
We are probably only 3 players short of our best team.

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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by ellis9 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:23 pm

longlivethecrumbie wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:17 pm
Interesting that Worth has come on to the bench rather than Joe Ford.....not saying it's the wrong decision, but is this a sign of things to come? Good to see Holmes on the bench too! I've liked the look of him in the games he's played.
Joe Ford hasn't been in the match day squad for the last few games.

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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by longlivethecrumbie » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:31 pm

ellis9 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:23 pm
longlivethecrumbie wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:17 pm
Interesting that Worth has come on to the bench rather than Joe Ford.....not saying it's the wrong decision, but is this a sign of things to come? Good to see Holmes on the bench too! I've liked the look of him in the games he's played.
Joe Ford hasn't been in the match day squad for the last few games.
Yup, but after being on the bench (outside of international weekends) for pretty much all of the season he's dropped down and down the pecking order since (from memory) the game after Sarries away (sure someone will correct me if I am wrong). Don't get me wrong, I'm glad that they selected Worth, just more interested that his stock has fallen so significantly in such a short space of time.

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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by Jacko27 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:39 pm

"Very weak [Saints] bench"? There are a few unfamiliar names but Alex Waller, Ben Nutley, Luther Burrell could be pretty useful for them.

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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by strawclearer » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:57 pm

A tweet from Nick Mullins that I thought worth repeating...

"The pack Saints can’t pick for Welford Road: Brookes, Hartley, Ford-Robinson, Lawes, Day, Ribbans, Wood, Brüssow. No Mallinder either. Just what you need for a trip to the nearest & dearest."
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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by ourla » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:13 pm

Soggypitch wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:12 pm
That's a decent Northampton team.
You think? Looks distinctively average to me.

It's a long time since we played a Saints team in this much disarray.

We could still lose but I'd hope the players would be licking their lips at the prospect of playing them in such a parlous state.
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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by Stephen18 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:43 pm

ourla wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:04 pm
Leicester Tigers (v Northampton Saints, Welford Road, Saturday 3.00pm)

15 Telusa Veainu
14 Adam Thompstone
13 Matt Smith
12 Matt Toomua
11 Jonny May
10 George Ford
9 Sam Harrison
1 Ellis Genge
2 Tom Youngs (c)
3 Dan Cole
4 Mike Fitzgerald
5 Graham Kitchener
6 Valentino Mapapalangi
7 Luke Hamilton
8 Sione Kalamafoni

Replacements

16 Tatafu Polota-Nau
17 Greg Bateman
18 Logovi’i Mulipola
19 Harry Wells
20 Will Evans
21 Ben Youngs
22 George Worth
23 Jonah Holmes
Strong team should be dominant in the pack and again have a big impact off the bench, Great to see Youngs and Holmes back on the bench its a shame O’connors not made it, but after his performance last week Evan definitely deserves his place on the bench must have been a close call between who’d start with him and Mapalangi. Also good to see Worth getting the nod over J Ford. I’ll be happy with the win but think we should be targeting a 5 pointer.

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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by loretta » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:45 pm

Given that Wasps have also got to play Saints, along with Wuss and Newcastle, we have to keep winning and win well if we're to avoid dropping below 3rd.

The good thing is, we can!
I find your lack of faith......disturbing.

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