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Re: Bristol v Tigers

Post by Chobbsy » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:02 pm

Dr H Flashman MBE wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:35 pm
All my Bristol supporting pals (including Flashman Snr) are really excited about this game. They see it as a game that they can and will win. Their confidence is that we look so weak in defence and they love to run the ball in broken play, will expose us. We need to smash them up front and keep the ball away from them. Go old school and grind them down. Could do without my Father mocking me for the next 3 months...
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15 Jonah Holmes

14 Adam Thompstone

13 Manu Tuilagi

12 Kyle Eastmond

11 Jonny May

10 George Ford (c)

9 Ben Youngs

1 Ellis Genge

2 Jake Kerr

3 Dan Cole

4 Will Spencer

5 Graham Kitchener

6 Mike Williams

7 Brendon O’Connor

8 Sione Kalamafoni

Replacements

16 Tatafu Polota-Nau

17 Facundo Gigena

18 Gaston Cortes

19 Harry Wells

20 Mike Fitzgerald

21 Ben White

22 Matt Toomua

23 Matt Smith
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Re: Bristol v Tigers

Post by ourla » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:04 pm

Liking the faith in Jake Kerr.

That's a great starting XV with a bit of extra ammuition on the bench.

We really should/need to win this.
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Re: Bristol v Tigers

Post by Stephen18 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:06 pm

strawclearer wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:01 pm
Leicester Tigers (v Bristol Bears, away, Saturday 1.00pm)

15 Jonah Holmes
14 Adam Thompstone
13 Manu Tuilagi
12 Kyle Eastmond
11 Jonny May
10 George Ford (c)
9 Ben Youngs

1 Ellis Genge
2 Jake Kerr
3 Dan Cole
4 Will Spencer
5 Graham Kitchener
6 Mike Williams
7 Brendon O’Connor
8 Sione Kalamafoni

Replacements

16 Tatafu Polota-Nau
17 Facundo Gigena
18 Gaston Cortes
19 Harry Wells
20 Mike Fitzgerald
21 Ben White
22 Matt Toomua
23 Matt Smith
Does anyone know why the game kicks off at 1o’clock but isn’t televised?

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Re: Bristol v Tigers

Post by ourla » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:09 pm

Bristol Bears team to face Leicester Tigers at Ashton Gate on Saturday, December 1st (1pm KO):

15. Charles Piutau; 14. Luke Morahan, 13. Will Hurrell, 12. Siale Piutau (co-capt), 11. Alapati Leiua; 10. Ian Madigan 9. Harry Randall; 1. Yann Thomas, 2. Harry Thacker, 3. John Afoa, 4. Joe Joyce, 5. Aly Muldowney, 6. Steve Luatua, 7. George Smith, 8. Jordan Crane (co-capt).

Replacements: 16. Shaun Malton, 17. Jake Woolmore, 18. Lewis Thiede, 19. Ed Holmes, 20. Dan Thomas, 21. Andy Uren, 22. Callum Sheedy, 23. Piers O’Conor.

Unavailable: Jordan Lay (knee), James Lay (shoulder), Jake Armstrong (ankle), Chris Vui (groin), Joe Latta (eye), Sam Jeffries (back), Joe Batley (ankle), Jack Lam (knee), Jack Tovey (knee), Luke Daniels (hamstring), Aaron Chapman (hamstring) Ryan Edwards (Achilles).

Unavailable: James Dun, Will Capon, Charlie Powell (England U20s camp).

Alapati Leiua returns from international duty. The Samoan winger is one of nine changes to the side that suffered a narrow defeat to Wasps last weekend. In the backline, Siale Piutau slots into midfield, while Ian Madigan and Harry Randall form a new-look half-back partnership.

In the front row, Yann Thomas returns from a dead leg, while Harry Thacker – fresh from a hat-trick at the Ricoh – also earns a start. Joe Joyce is named in the engine room, while George Smith and former Tiger Jordan Crane come into the back row.
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Re: Bristol v Tigers

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:10 pm

Still no back row balance on bench.
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Re: Bristol v Tigers

Post by strawclearer » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:13 pm

Smurf keeps faith with Kerr and Eastmond; Bateman and OTY unavailable; Smith preferred to Owen(?).

Really ought to be a strong win.
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Re: Bristol v Tigers

Post by tigerssteve » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:25 pm

BFG wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:08 am
My picks if available...
Genge, TPN, Cole
Spencer, Kitchener
Wells, O'Connor, Thompson
Youngs, Toomua
Eastmond, Tuilagi
May, Thompstone, Holmes

Bateman, Kerr, Cortes, Fitzgerald, Kalamafoni, Harrison, Ford G, Smith.
Interesting to see how many are noting that Ford G isn't even the best 10 at Leicester let alone England!

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Re: Bristol v Tigers

Post by DingDong » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:27 pm

That is an impressive squad packed full of past or present first or second team internationals. No excuse as far as the talent is concerned, what matters is how we control territory, defend, retain possession and ultimately how we get over the gain line, so lets see if the structure and creativity are showing any signs of developing since the last effort v. Sarries!!

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Re: Bristol v Tigers

Post by RagingBull » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:27 pm

2 people is not really that much.

Though there are some that still think Burns is better than Ford. :smt017

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Re: Bristol v Tigers

Post by Chobbsy » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:32 pm

strawclearer wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:13 pm
Smurf keeps faith with Kerr and Eastmond; Bateman and OTY unavailable; Smith preferred to Owen(?).

Really ought to be a strong win.
Really ought to be a strong win. There is no such thing this season especially with see-saw that are Tigers
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Re: Bristol v Tigers

Post by BFG » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:07 pm

It's a shame Bateman is unavailable.
Given the need to find balance I can understand the thinking of Kerr to start and TPN on the bench, just a great shame that it could be letting Bristol off the hook a little at scrum time, but that's only if they all drop the ball a lot!

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Re: Bristol v Tigers

Post by TTRITH » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:16 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:27 pm
2 people is not really that much.

Though there are some that still think Burns is better than Ford. :smt017
He's better than Joe!
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Re: Bristol v Tigers

Post by Chobbsy » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:21 pm

TTRITH wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:16 pm
RagingBull wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:27 pm
2 people is not really that much.

Though there are some that still think Burns is better than Ford. :smt017
He's better than Joe!
I'm better than Joe and I have never played the position :smt018
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Re: Bristol v Tigers

Post by Coops » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:32 pm

Stephen18 wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:06 pm
Does anyone know why the game kicks off at 1o’clock but isn’t televised?
Don't know. Looks like BT Sport have chosen Sarries vs Wasps (Sat) and Bath vs Sale (Sun)

Bristol City FC play at home on Sunday (130pm) so presume it gives the ground staff more time to switch the stadium back.

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Re: Bristol v Tigers

Post by strawclearer » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:57 pm

Chobbsy wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:21 pm
TTRITH wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:16 pm
RagingBull wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:27 pm
2 people is not really that much.

Though there are some that still think Burns is better than Ford. :smt017
He's better than Joe!
I'm better than Joe and I have never played the position :smt018
I'm better than Joe and I'm even worse than Chobbsy!
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