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Re: Worcester vs Tigers

Post by Ian Cant » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:05 pm

Being a realist I cannot see our back row troubling Worcester as we needed Evans fit and O’Connor. Tom Hardwick would also have given us better kicking and line break options. Sadly I think we will be lucky to get a losing bonus point. To be honest I see next week as the all important game to beat Wasps at home to try to avoid a real threat of relegation. Newcastle have had injury woes which will undoubtedly clear by the time we play them.
I hope we have a couple of wins by then.
As for tomorrow: just hope Tigers show more determination and some attacking effort but our confidence away from home is very fragile.

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Re: Worcester vs Tigers

Post by BG01 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:11 am

Some of the negativity is a bit odd - pointing out every flaw with our team and acting like Worcester are the Crusaders or something.

Yes, they may not be too worried about our back row - but should we be worried about theirs? Two decent players and a promising youngster. I think a lot of people will be surprised if our backrow perform better, but why should that be so surprising?

It should be a good game and Worcester are a good team, but our squad is plenty good enough to play them.
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Re: Worcester vs Tigers

Post by Mark62 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:06 am

BG01 wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:11 am
Some of the negativity is a bit odd - pointing out every flaw with our team and acting like Worcester are the Crusaders or something.

Yes, they may not be too worried about our back row - but should we be worried about theirs? Two decent players and a promising youngster. I think a lot of people will be surprised if our backrow perform better, but why should that be so surprising?

It should be a good game and Worcester are a good team, but our squad is plenty good enough to play them.
Another sensible reasonable and well worded post. HOW DARE YOU :smt023 :smt023 :smt026

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Re: Worcester vs Tigers

Post by Scott1 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:56 pm

Kick off at 1? Gutted,on way home from London,I hope it's on Bet365

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Re: Worcester vs Tigers

Post by strawclearer » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:04 pm

Scott1 wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:56 pm
Kick off at 1? Gutted,on way home from London,I hope it's on Bet365
It's on BTSport
Happy days clearing straw from the pitch before the Baa-Baas games! KBO
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Re: Worcester vs Tigers

Post by Scott1 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:06 pm

I'm on a train straw,I'm following it though

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Re: Worcester vs Tigers

Post by Jimmy Skitz » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:06 pm

stop kicking it away all the :censored: time

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Re: Worcester vs Tigers

Post by strawclearer » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:08 pm

Scott1 wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:06 pm
I'm on a train straw,I'm following it though
Ah...well......so far.....

We've made some lovely dog legs for Worcs to run through and our line speed in defence is........rather poor!
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Re: Worcester vs Tigers

Post by HantsTiger » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:11 pm

2 scrums, 2 pens and the lineout seems to be working (whisper it though!)

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Re: Worcester vs Tigers

Post by wardy » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:15 pm

Turned over 3 times in first 11 mins. Terrible.
Give blood, play rugby!!

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Re: Worcester vs Tigers

Post by HantsTiger » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:15 pm

wardy wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:15 pm
Turned over 3 times in first 11 mins. Terrible.
The breakdown seems even more wild west than normal! We need to be clearing better than we are

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Re: Worcester vs Tigers

Post by strawclearer » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:16 pm

wardy wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:15 pm
Turned over 3 times in first 11 mins. Terrible.
Yes - BO'C, Evans, Thompson all better than Williams at 7
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Re: Worcester vs Tigers

Post by sam16111986 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:16 pm

wardy wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:15 pm
Turned over 3 times in first 11 mins. Terrible.
We've got to get to the breakdown earlier and seal off. Maxwell-Keys is letting their tacklers lie all over it and the counter ruck flop past the ball. A little self policing as we run into the breakdown should help.

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Re: Worcester vs Tigers

Post by Jimmy Skitz » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:17 pm

wardy wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:15 pm
Turned over 3 times in first 11 mins. Terrible.
it'd help if they weren't allowed to have 2 tacklers fall on the wrong side and not move

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Re: Worcester vs Tigers

Post by ellis9 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:21 pm

2 things many people will have learned today:

Ed Slater, who many on here regard as an excellent captain, said that Tom Youngs, who many people on here say isn't a captain, is a great leader.

Austin Healey said that Ben Youngs and Ben White with their couple of steps before a pass, draws a defender and creates space. This helps the backline, not slows things down.

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