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Re: Final Preseason Game vs London Irish

Post by JP14 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:11 pm

Interesting to see that Kalamafoni is at 8 and Denton is at 6, good back 5, looks as though Bateman is injured. Don’t know why Tigers insist with Ma’afu, even with Cole and Youngs I can still us struggle at scrum time.

Preferred Holmes to get the nod over Thommo but pleased to see Wells start.
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Re: Final Preseason Game vs London Irish

Post by iceman_19 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:13 pm

15 Telusa Veainu

14 Adam Thompstone

13 Manu Tuilagi

12 Kyle Eastmond

11 Jonny May

10 George Ford

9 Ben Youngs

1 Campese Ma’afu

2 Tom Youngs (c)

3 Dan Cole

4 Harry Wells

5 Will Spencer

6 David Denton

7 Tommy Reffell

8 Sione Kalamafoni

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Re: Final Preseason Game vs London Irish

Post by iceman_19 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:16 pm

The back line looks exciting again - although like most here I would have Holmes ahead of Thommo.

The pack, to be honest, worries me a bit. Ma'afu has not looked up to scratch and not a word on Bateman yet. We are also horribly light in the second and back rows - only Mike Williams and Tino providing cover for 5 positions on the bench.

Apologies if I've missed this, but does anyone know the prognosis on:

- Bateman
- Fitz
- Kitch
- Evans
- BO'C
- Owen?
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Re: Final Preseason Game vs London Irish

Post by kpj tiger » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:19 pm

Its interesting that Reffell is still at 7 even with Mapa and Williams on the bench, glad the coaches are showing some faith

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Re: Final Preseason Game vs London Irish

Post by jaguar » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:28 pm

Really!! light in the second row Spencer is 125 kls +

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Re: Final Preseason Game vs London Irish

Post by Rugbyflanker » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:46 pm

Wells/Spencer could be a lovely combo! Criminally underused was Harry last season. He was superb with Barrow against Chiefs at WR,anyone remember why they were broken up?

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Re: Final Preseason Game vs London Irish

Post by johnthegriff » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:55 pm

Dom Barrow got injured, was out for a long time then apparently other factors came into play and he left the club.

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Re: Final Preseason Game vs London Irish

Post by Soggypitch » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:15 pm

iceman_19 wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:16 pm
The back line looks exciting again - although like most here I would have Holmes ahead of Thommo.

The pack, to be honest, worries me a bit. Ma'afu has not looked up to scratch and not a word on Bateman yet. We are also horribly light in the second and back rows - only Mike Williams and Tino providing cover for 5 positions on the bench.

Apologies if I've missed this, but does anyone know the prognosis on:

- Bateman
- Fitz
- Kitch
- Evans
- BO'C
- Owen?
I agree with all that and yes it would be good to know if those players are out for long.....

God side overall however.
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Re: Final Preseason Game vs London Irish

Post by JP14 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:15 pm

A backrow of Denton, Kalamafoni and Reffell is not underpowered at all, Kala and Reffell could be devastating in the defence.
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Re: Final Preseason Game vs London Irish

Post by jgriffin » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:27 pm

JP14 wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:15 pm
A backrow of Denton, Kalamafoni and Reffell is not underpowered at all, Kala and Reffell could be devastating in the defence.
and the backs are superb....now only needing a good game plan......... :smt017
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Re: Final Preseason Game vs London Irish

Post by Leicestertinytiger » Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:00 pm

From the training pictures it looks like BOC is taking part in full training, so hopefully isn’t too far away from being match fit.

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Re: Final Preseason Game vs London Irish

Post by strawclearer » Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:08 pm

BBC Leicester Sport tweeting:

"Eastmond starts despite a dead leg in the pre-season game at Treviso.

Fellow new signing Guy Thompson will miss next week's opener against Exeter but Tigers hopeful for 1st home game v Newcastle."
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Re: Final Preseason Game vs London Irish

Post by Rugbyflanker » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:11 pm

We should never ever take a loss but don't forget team use to "tinker" with selection when visiting us in our pomp,then it started to happen at the Allianz now it's happening at SP. Do we do it at SP and target Newcastle a week later?

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Re: Final Preseason Game vs London Irish

Post by RagingBull » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:32 pm

Rugbyflanker wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:11 pm
We should never ever take a loss but don't forget team use to "tinker" with selection when visiting us in our pomp,then it started to happen at the Allianz now it's happening at SP. Do we do it at SP and target Newcastle a week later?
No.

It rarely works, picking a weaker team to rest players for the next week.

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Re: Final Preseason Game vs London Irish

Post by drc_007 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:50 pm

Team looks pretty good, only concern is the tight-five.

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