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Wasps Vs Tigers

Post by WhitecapTiger » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:17 pm

Normally a bit early for the next match, or associated, thread I know but worth mentioning that Wasps' super-signing Brad Shields won't be in the reckoning against us next week, broken his cheekbone today in his Prem debut against Chiefs.

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Post by Mark62 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:30 pm

For those that didn’t see it really nasty collision with the Exeter 9s Head.

Hughes has to be a doubt for them next week too

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Post by voice of the crumbie » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:59 am

Mark62 wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:30 pm
For those that didn’t see it really nasty collision with the Exeter 9s Head.

Hughes has to be a doubt for them next week too
Looks like we might be minus Brendan O'Connor. Geordie post match interview said we are awaiting medical assessment on his hamstring. If category 1 injury a week to 10 days recovery, if category 2 several weeks. Good job Guy Thompson got some game time. Unsure about Eastmond also. Geordie referred to a calf problem but no further details. So we might have to start with Hardwick at 12 (no problem after his performance yesterday). Assuming that Tait and Owen are still injured, the alternative would be Matt Smith leaving Hardwick on the bench to cover 10 and 12. I'm not sure whether Toomua is due back again this week but even if he is, given his lack of time with the team, I would put him on the bench rather than starting him.
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Post by sam16111986 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:13 am

If Eastmond is unavailable then we have Hardwick who played well off the bench yesterday or Worth who played well and scored a great try for the A team on Monday.

Wasps are missing a few players but played very well against Exeter so they won't be easy to get past irrespective of whether Shields is out or not.

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Post by Loob19 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:05 am

O’Conner is as important to us as Shields is to Wasps - possibly more so. The man is pure quality just can’t seem to string a few games together.

I think Geordie mentioned taking Eastmond off early as a precaution so hopefully, with some intense physio, he’ll be back next week - the last bit is my opinion not what Geordan said. Saying that, I have absolutely no problem putting Hardwick in there.

What area of their game will the Tigers be concentrating on this week? :smt002

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Post by Mark62 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:32 pm

Glad people are happy Hardwick at 12 I think that could be his best position with him filling in at 10

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Post by jgriffin » Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:58 pm

Mark62 wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:32 pm
Glad people are happy Hardwick at 12 I think that could be his best position with him filling in at 10
Yep, I remarked at the time he slotted in seamlessly. Not a talent in the same way as Eastmond, but good heads up play.
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Post by WhitecapTiger » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:16 pm

Loob19 wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:05 am
I think Geordie mentioned taking Eastmond off early as a precaution so hopefully, with some intense physio, he’ll be back next week
Geordie said, on RL, that Eastmond had a bit of tightness in his calf muscle.
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Post by JP14 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:38 am

Our imperative focus has to be on defence this week, Wasps tear any defence apart. For me we have got to stop them at the breakdown and hold the ball on for as long as possible.
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Post by JP14 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:42 am

In order to tackle the breakdown, I'm naming Wells as he's good over the ball over Williams. Thompson should know the trick of the trade having not long left Wasps therefore will be a real asset to have this week.

1 Bateman
2 OTY
3 Cole
4 Wells
5 Spencer
6 Denton
7 Thompson
8 Kalamafoni
9 YBY
10 Ford
11 May
12 Eastmond/Worth/Owen/Tuilagi
13 Tuilagi/Worth/Owen/Olowefela
14 Thompstone
15 Veainu
16 Stevens
17 Gigena
18 Fe'ao
19 Williams
20 Mapapalangi
21 Harrison
22 Hardwick
23 Olowefela/Owen/Worth
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Post by jgriffin » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:42 am

JP14 wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:42 am
In order to tackle the breakdown, I'm naming Wells as he's good over the ball over Williams. Thompson should know the trick of the trade having not long left Wasps therefore will be a real asset to have this week.

1 Bateman
2 OTY
3 Cole
4 Wells
5 Spencer
6 Denton
7 Thompson
8 Kalamafoni
9 YBY
10 Ford
11 May
12 Eastmond/Worth/Owen/Tuilagi
13 Tuilagi/Worth/Owen/Olowefela
14 Thompstone
15 Veainu
16 Stevens
17 Gigena
18 Fe'ao
19 Williams
20 Mapapalangi
21 Harrison
22 Hardwick
23 Olowefela/Owen/Worth
Tasty potential team....and I agree about ball retention, which was half our defensive problem this week, poor chase, not deep enough on kicks, too many kicks, inviting a very good attacking team to attack our flimsy defence.......
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Re: Wasps Vs Tigers

Post by Mark62 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:56 am

Having watched Wasps v Exeter everyone is spot on about not kicking the ball away.
Assuming Daley is still at fullback for them he will run back any wayward kicks with interest.
However the fact that he was at 15 meant there were defensive issues in the centres which Slade exploited on a number of occasions

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Post by voice of the crumbie » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:04 pm

Mark62 wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:56 am
Having watched Wasps v Exeter everyone is spot on about not kicking the ball away.
Assuming Daley is still at fullback for them he will run back any wayward kicks with interest.
However the fact that he was at 15 meant there were defensive issues in the centres which Slade exploited on a number of occasions
Let's hope Manu can exploit them in the same way.
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Post by ellis9 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:38 pm

JP14 wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:42 am
In order to tackle the breakdown, I'm naming Wells as he's good over the ball over Williams. Thompson should know the trick of the trade having not long left Wasps therefore will be a real asset to have this week.

1 Bateman
2 OTY
3 Cole
4 Wells
5 Spencer
6 Denton
7 Thompson
8 Kalamafoni
9 YBY
10 Ford
11 May
12 Eastmond/Worth/Owen/Tuilagi
13 Tuilagi/Worth/Owen/Olowefela
14 Thompstone
15 Veainu
16 Stevens
17 Gigena
18 Fe'ao
19 Williams
20 Mapapalangi
21 Harrison
22 Hardwick
23 Olowefela/Owen/Worth
Glad to see you've been so decisive on your centres and full back! :smt023

Also, is defence really that important against Wasps?! They don't defend themselves and have the attitude of we will score more than you. Perhaps we should do the same?! :smt003

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Re: Wasps Vs Tigers

Post by JP14 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:47 am

ellis9 wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:38 pm

Glad to see you've been so decisive on your centres and full back! :smt023

Also, is defence really that important against Wasps?! They don't defend themselves and have the attitude of we will score more than you. Perhaps we should do the same?! :smt003
We tried that against Wasps in the AWC last year, lost 50-29 or something. That’s not going to work.
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