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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread - U18 Champions 2018/19

Post by RagingBull » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:58 pm

Scott1 wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:56 pm
Well done lads! Unbeaten in two years?
Not counting pre season games v the Irish provinces U19, yes.

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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread - U18 Champions 2018/19

Post by Scott1 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:00 pm

Fantastic! Let's hope some of this crop make it,that would be great for all involved!

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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread - U18 Champions 2018/19

Post by RagingBull » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:15 pm

A lot of players are in their finals years will be interesting to see who is kept on.
Allsopp, Ashworth, Blackhouse, Browning, Costelow, Dickinson, Du Randt, Eveleigh, Gibson, Glynn, Law, Martin, Manz, Maxwell, McVea, Orridge Du Bois, Phoenix, Steward, Poortvliet, Whitecombe.
I think are in their last year.

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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread - U18 Champions 2018/19

Post by MurphysLaw » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:55 pm

Sounds like it was a close thing at the end, but they hung in there.
Well done to the cubs! Champs again!

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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread - U18 Champions 2018/19

Post by Big Dai » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:32 pm

Congratulations lads. Well played. (Posh Richard is buying the shandies!)
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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread - U18 Champions 2018/19

Post by JP14 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:58 pm

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Brilliant Academy Champions

Post by Ian Cant » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:05 pm

Now, at last, this is the Tigers we all want to see. Good attacking rugby and sheer determination to hold off a very good Gloucester side to win 34-31.
Huge congratulations.

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Congratulations Academy Team

Post by Ian Cant » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:16 pm

Really good, gritty effort to beat Gloucester 34-31. First team please take note of how to attack and then defend only a 3 point lead in the last part of the game.
Congratulations to the whole squad and coaches. Some joy in this grim season.

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Re: Congratulations Academy Team

Post by Ian Cant » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:19 pm

Yes, I know there is a link about this but thought the lads should have a heading of its own as we really value the effort put in.

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Re: Congratulations Academy Team

Post by Ian Cant » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:19 pm

Yes, I know there is a link about this but thought the lads should have a heading of its own as we really value the effort put in.

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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread - U18 Champions 2018/19

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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread - U18 Champions 2018/19

Post by johnthegriff » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:44 pm

An excellent day out like last year, I thoroughly enjoyed the rugby, some of the guys I saw last year and thought they will make the grade confirmed my opinion of them.I am deliberately not mentioning names as this was a team performance and they all played their part but by my reckoning six at least maybe eight of those RB lists as in their final year should be retained, maybe even more and I reckon we will still be in contention for this trophy next season.

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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread - U18 Champions 2018/19

Post by RagingBull » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:22 pm

johnthegriff wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:44 pm
An excellent day out like last year, I thoroughly enjoyed the rugby, some of the guys I saw last year and thought they will make the grade confirmed my opinion of them.I am deliberately not mentioning names as this was a team performance and they all played their part but by my reckoning six at least maybe eight of those RB lists as in their final year should be retained, maybe even more and I reckon we will still be in contention for this trophy next season.
I don't envy the coaches making the calls.
My list of retains is near 11!, but I realise that not everyone can be kept.

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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread - U18 Champions 2018/19

Post by Scott1 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:29 pm

I know it's a tough question RB but are there any genuine top prospects? I appreciate that it's a massive step up

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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread - U18 Champions 2018/19

Post by RagingBull » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:37 pm

Scott1 wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:29 pm
I know it's a tough question RB but are there any genuine top prospects? I appreciate that it's a massive step up
I would say there is around 6 players who already show that potential to be top prospects. I also think we have another potential 3 already in the year below.
But as you say it's a big step up some who look great at U18 struggle, and some who develop later.

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