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Leicester Tigers Academy thread - U18 Champions 2018/19

Post by RagingBull » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:46 am

With the Academy league starting up thought it might be an idea to have a thread going.
First game on Saturday Away against Newcastle.

2018/19 Academy Squad
Full academy team has been updated
Hooker: Shaun Allsop, Finlay Gibson, Oscar Smith-Canham, Archie Vanes
Prop: Rob Hardwick, Alex Maxwell, Jack Rowntree, James Whitecombe
Locks: Will Bailey, George Martin, Scott McVea
Back Row: Ollie Ashworth, Will Blackhouse, Sam Eveleigh, Emike Ilione, Lynx Noumey,
Scrum Half: Sam Edwards, Jonny Law, Harris Orridge Du Bois, Charlie Titcombe, Jack Van Poortvelt,
Fly Half: Sam Costelow, Harry Glynn
Centre: Benjamin Dickinson, Ronnie Du Rant, Billy Hull, Matthew Potts, Harry Sturmey
Winger: Joe Browning, Josh Lugsden, Luke Phoenix
Full Back: Oliver Smith, Freddie Steward,

Got U18 Internationals in
Maxwell (Scotland), Whitecombe (England), Martin (England), Costelow (WaleS)

Alex Shaw had this to say on his Leicester player to watch
Leicester Tigers – Freddie Steward

A personal favourite, here, who for some reason hasn’t had the England U18 acknowledgement that his talent and potential should demand. Steward ticks all the boxes you could want from an emerging full-back, with the size and speed to be a rangy cover guy, as well as the vertical ability to make contested balls his own. He uses that size and speed well to launch dangerous counter-attacks, has an underrated kicking game and is a more than able one-on-one tackler. As an U17 last season, the odd pass would go astray after making one of those counter-attacking breaks and it’s in that technical area and ability to maintain composure where he will surely improve this season.

In terms of what he could be at the next level with the right coaching, though, the sky is honestly the limit and the mark of that is that we’ve mentioned him here over second row George Martin. Martin is a fiercely physical player, who boasts impressive natural size, but also surprising technical refinement for someone who has been able to dominate physically at this level. The lock is worth keeping your eye on this season just as much as Steward, as is back row Lynx Nouwey, who was one of the standout players at the Wellington U16 Festival earlier this year. Between Martin and Nouwey, Leicester will again boast one of the most formidable packs at this level.

The whole article is worth a read.
https://www.rugbypass.com/news/club-by- ... emy-league
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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread.

Post by Robespierre » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:12 am

Harris Orridge Du Bois!

Now there's a fine name!!
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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread.

Post by Smudge » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:46 am

A good thread, well done.

Nice to see a Rowntree too.
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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread.

Post by RagingBull » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:29 pm

Six members of last season's U18 League Grand Final winning side have been named in the matchday squad for their opening fixture of the 2018/19 campaign this Saturday (December 15) in Newcastle.

Freddie Steward, Ronnie Du Rant, Alex Maxwell, James Whitcombe and George Martin have all been included in the starting side for the season opener against the Falcons Academy at Kingston Park, with Wales U18 fly-half Sam Costelow among the replacements.

The team will be captained by open-side flanker Samuel Eveleigh in the first game of U18 Academy Leauge season, which last year's Leicester squad went through undefeated on their way to grand final glory over Gloucester at Allianz Park.

Supporters can get to know members of this season's Academy Squad in LTTV's exclusive series, Tigers Next Generation by clicking here or visit their Profiles Page online.

"There's quite a lot of young guys been added to the group, who have added a lot of energy and enthusiasm to what we do," said Junior Tigers Academy Manager Jamie Taylor.

"It was nice to win an academy league last season, but in no way is the main goal of ours.

"We're here to develop young players and the measure of success for us is how many are playing out on the Welford Road pitch in a couple of years time."



Tigers Academy (15-1): Freddie Steward, Leo Gilliland, Ronnie Du Rant, Matt Potts, Joe Browning, Harry Glynn, Jack Van Poortvliet, Alex Maxwell, Shaun Allsopp, James Whitcombe, Tom Manz, George Martin, Kit Smith, Samuel Eveleigh (c), Oliver Ashworth

Replacements (16-23): Archie Vanes, Bob Singer, Jack Rowntree, Will Backhouse, Emeka Ilione, Sam Edwards, Sam Costelow, Ben Dickinson

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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread.

Post by RagingBull » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:48 am

Newcastle team is up in a video on twitter but CBA writing it all down.

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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread.

Post by RagingBull » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:18 pm

The score is currently:
Newcastle 14 Leicester Tigers 61 with 60 minutes played tries from
Ben Dickinson
Joe Browning x2
James Whitecombe
Van Poortvliet
Manz
Edwards
Glynn
Costelow

Cons:
Glynn x 5
Costelow x 4

Game finishes
Newcastle Falcons 14
Leicester Tigers 66

Joe Browning getting the final try to complete his hat trick.

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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread.

Post by drc_007 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:05 pm

Was the match recorded? Would be nice to view later this week

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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread.

Post by RagingBull » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:25 pm

drc_007 wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:05 pm
Was the match recorded? Would be nice to view later this week
The match would've been recorded for analysis but doubt they will release it, most likely Highlights are the best bet.

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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread.

Post by MurphysLaw » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:27 am

A good thread RB!

A great start for the cubs - well done!
A short match report here.... www.leicestertigers.com/news/tigers-aca ... gue-opener

Highlights on LTTV next later this week.

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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread.

Post by RagingBull » Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:31 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf_6_lu6040

Highlights

George Martin is a name to remember.

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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread.

Post by trendylfj » Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:07 pm

Don't know their names but the lad (looks like Otoje) wearing T impressed as well as the lad wearing D. But more than these 2 the whole team impressed - their running lines, off loading, and support play was outstanding. Show this to the senior squad to learn from.
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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread.

Post by fentiger » Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:31 pm

They looked a well drilled unit... now, remind me, who's their coach? :smt017 :smt003

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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread.

Post by RagingBull » Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:50 pm

trendylfj wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:07 pm
Don't know their names but the lad (looks like Otoje) wearing T impressed as well as the lad wearing D. But more than these 2 the whole team impressed - their running lines, off loading, and support play was outstanding. Show this to the senior squad to learn from.
Emeka Ilione and George Martin.

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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread.

Post by RagingBull » Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:12 pm

Tigers Academ XV: 15 Freddie Steward, 14 Leo Gilliland, 13 Ronnie Du Randt, 12 Harry Glynn, 11 Joe Browning, 10 Sam Costelow, 9 Jack Van Poortvliet; 1 Alex Maxwell, 2 Archie Vanes, 3 James Whitcombe, 4 Tom Manz, 5 George Martin, 6 Kit Smith, 7 Samuel Eveleigh (c), 8 Emeka Ilione

Replacements: 16 Shaun Allsopp, 17 Jack Rowntree, 18 Rob Hardwick, , 19 Will Backhouse, 20 Lynx Noumey, 21 Sam Edwards, 22 Ben Dickinson, 23 Luke Phoenix

V Saints Kick off was at 1:05PM.

Tigers currently winning 0-7.

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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread.

Post by BFG » Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:32 pm

I watched the highlights versus Newcastle and thought they looked excellent.
Although the Tigers did look a lot bigger and stronger overall I guess you can only play what's put in front of you and my concern would be that it might not be challenging enough to develop in preparation for the step up into mens rugby, which is a very big one at this level!

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