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Re: Exeter team

Post by Spicer » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:16 pm

I've not followed pre season at all. According to your guys comments it is O'Connor or Reffel for the 7 jersey, is Will Evans injured or something?

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Re: Exeter team

Post by westwinds31 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:25 pm

If O’Connor is fit, he starts, but if not Williams comes in, is abrasive and physical, which we are going to need on Saturday.
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Re: Exeter team

Post by ellis9 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:25 pm

Spicer wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:16 pm
I've not followed pre season at all. According to your guys comments it is O'Connor or Reffel for the 7 jersey, is Will Evans injured or something?
Evans is recovering from surgery that he had due to the injury he sustained last season. O'Connor has been injured during pre-season too.

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Re: Exeter team

Post by sam16111986 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:54 pm

westwinds31 wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:25 pm
If O’Connor is fit, he starts, but if not Williams comes in, is abrasive and physical, which we are going to need on Saturday.
We're also going to need mobility and the ability to contest the breakdown. Exeter get around the park well for a big pack and are good at looking after the ball.

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Re: Exeter team

Post by ellis9 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:10 pm

We need to play rugby in the right areas. Get the ball in their half, build pressure on them with fast, hard defence and then when we've got the ball, we need to unleash the backs and be very clinical.

We don't want the ball too much in our hands in our own half. If we do, Exeter will try and force us into errors, turn the ball over and then put the pressure on us. Get the ball in their half and then play from there.

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Re: Exeter team

Post by baz1664 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:39 pm

Williams at 7 is a no for me, we need a genuine 7 at breakdowns as the Chiefs will have us on toast without proper disruption around the rucks, would start May and Thommo on the wings, Manu and Eastmond at Centre, Toomua on the bench for cover at centre and fly half with Holmes covering the wing, I really hope Olowofela is given game time this season, looks something special! First time in a long time Tigers have riches in the forwards and backs, going to be an interesting game at the weekend.

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Re: Exeter team

Post by MikeR » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:33 am

Every single Exeter player is good at the breakdown - that is one of the reasons that they keep the ball for such long periods .

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Re: Exeter team

Post by DeadlyDunc » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:30 am

MikeR wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:33 am
Every single Exeter player is good at the breakdown - that is one of the reasons that they keep the ball for such long periods .
I agree but the rely on winning the gain line through their forwards - as sarries and others have shown if they don’t get over that then they can run out of ideas and don’t have a coherent plan B.

I’m sure Rob Baxter will have worked on that so they are less one dimensional at times but if we stop them upfront we can affect their ability at the breakdown.

The difficult bit is stopping the relentless gain line advantage as recent seasons have proved for most teams.

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Re: Exeter team

Post by strawclearer » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:42 am

The Mercury is apparently reporting that BO'C is available.
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Re: Exeter team

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:00 pm

MikeR wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:33 am
Every single Exeter player is good at the breakdown - that is one of the reasons that they keep the ball for such long periods .
Having seen the games last season a lot of Exeters ruck work looked very suspicious...

Mike Williams shouldn't be anywhere near the 7 shirt, last season if nothing else proved we are so much better with a genuine 7 in the team. Williams should be playing 2nd row or more practically wear the number 19 shirt.
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Re: Exeter team

Post by Hot_Charlie » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:12 pm

Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:00 pm
MikeR wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:33 am
Every single Exeter player is good at the breakdown - that is one of the reasons that they keep the ball for such long periods .
Having seen the games last season a lot of Exeters ruck work looked very suspicious...
That’s very generous of you. IMHO they were very poorly refereed at times and most of it was well across the borderline into “illegal” territory. Flying clearouts left, right and (occasionally through the “gate”) centre. No attempt to stay on their feet, use arms etc.

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Re: Exeter team

Post by Rugbyflanker » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:54 pm

Just saw Chiefs highlights in Munster! A strong Munster side and they got nilled and could hardly get the ball, dreading Saturday I am but at least it's out the way and then we can concentrate on Newcastle,Chiefs by 16-20.

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Re: Exeter team

Post by Rugbyflanker » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:26 pm

Bateman and BoC fit,Cortes available.

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Re: Exeter team

Post by johnthegriff » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:44 pm

Am I alone in forecasting a narrow victory for Tigers? I also forecast that should we win and score three tries someone on here will be complaining that we have once again failed to secure a try bonus point.

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Re: Exeter team

Post by Rugbyflanker » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:47 pm

I think our chances are winning are between slim and none but you never know.

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