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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by sam16111986 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:01 pm

BigDan50 wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:40 pm
Spencer is certainly our heaviest back five player but does not make the hard yards that someone his size should, as for an enforcer he is nowhere near in the same class as Martin Johnson and Danny Grewcock, two players who could intimidate the other sides, not any type of those players about now.
I doubt Spencer his clocking more than Kalamafoni on the scales.

Spencer does ok in attack. Well at the set piece and rains in the big hits in defence. A lot of the problem has been that he's missed half the season, don't think we've seen the best of him yet.

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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by LE18 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:02 pm

Sorry to disagree but our website lists weights as, Kali 120 kgs, Fitz 115, Kitch 120, BOC 100, Spencer 112, Thompson 106, Wells 119, Williams 115.

That makes Spencer our lightest Lock, and my suggestion of Williams at 8 a very sound selection. I did look it up before I made my initial post!

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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by JP14 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:52 am

In training photos, O’Connor and Toomua are back training, so for me the team will be:

1 Gigena
2 Youngs
3 Cole
4 Spencer
5 Kitchener
6 Williams
7 Evans
8 Thompson
9 White
10 Ford
11 Olowofela
12 Eastmond
13 Worth
14 Holmes
15 Apsland-Robinson
16 Kerr
17 Genge
18 Heyes
19 Wells
20 O’Connor
21 Youngs
22 Toomua
23 May

Manu has played a lot of rugby recently, so I’ve rested him, his body hasn’t played this much high-intensity rugby for half a dozen years so I believe he needs to a rest or to be benched.
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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by RagingBull » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:03 am

Well Spencer weighed 122 KG when he was at worcester.

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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by Tigerbeat » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:16 am

Think Ben Youngs will start on Friday along with Manu.....need to get the boys back in the team. They have got a couple of weeks off in the next month or so when the European competition continues.
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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by JP14 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:57 am

Tigerbeat wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:16 am
Think Ben Youngs will start on Friday along with Manu.....need to get the boys back in the team. They have got a couple of weeks off in the next month or so when the European competition continues.
Good point.
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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by ellis9 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:47 am

JP14 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:52 am
In training photos, O’Connor and Toomua are back training, so for me the team will be:

1 Gigena
2 Youngs
3 Cole
4 Spencer
5 Kitchener
6 Williams
7 Evans
8 Thompson
9 White
10 Ford
11 Olowofela
12 Eastmond
13 Worth
14 Holmes
15 Apsland-Robinson
16 Kerr
17 Genge
18 Heyes
19 Wells
20 O’Connor
21 Youngs
22 Toomua
23 May

Manu has played a lot of rugby recently, so I’ve rested him, his body hasn’t played this much high-intensity rugby for half a dozen years so I believe he needs to a rest or to be benched.
We need to start with the best team possible and that includes all of our returning internationals.

Play them against Saints. Then we have a week off. Then rest them completely against Exeter. Then play them for the remaining games, which I'm sure you agreed with when I said this the other day :smt017 and as I've said previously, win all the games apart from Exeter and finish 5th, with the results I've predicted for all of the other teams.

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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by wellstiger » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:03 am

Agree. The England boys have a week to recuperate. Play them get systems working - get some confidence back in the squad.

I'm sure they would say they want to get back to club and play.

Japan is not that long off. We need them now in domestic competition mode. :smt024 :smt024

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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by jaguar » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:12 am

RagingBull wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:03 am
Well Spencer weighed 122 KG when he was at worcester.
Spot on RagingBull the weight Stats on his profile are wrong 122/125 KGs big unit.

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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by BG01 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:32 am

Yes Spencer definitely over 120kg as per premiership rugby website, wikipedia, etc Just look at him, he's massive.

I'd be tempted to pick our best team and not worry about internationals being tired too much. The 6N has two rest periods in, and we've got another rest week after the Saints game, so in reality they should be fine to go straight back in. I see the case for Manu or Youngs being on the bench if they seem sore, but the rest of them haven't played very much rugby at all. I think we'd feel a bit foolish if we lost the game and had Manu, May, Youngs etc not getting much involvement.
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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by Scott1 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:36 am

I wouldn't go off our website,didn't they once have Wells about 20kg light or something like that.

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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by Scuttle » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:08 pm

Scott1 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:36 am
I wouldn't go off our website,didn't they once have Wells about 20kg light or something like that.
I must get myself weighed via the Tigers website then. 😂
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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by Scott1 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:14 pm

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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by strawclearer » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:20 pm

Scuttle wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:08 pm
Scott1 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:36 am
I wouldn't go off our website,didn't they once have Wells about 20kg light or something like that.
I must get myself weighed via the Tigers website then. 😂
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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by LE18 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:21 pm

jaguar wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:12 am
RagingBull wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:03 am
Well Spencer weighed 122 KG when he was at worcester.
Spot on RagingBull the weight Stats on his profile are wrong 122/125 KGs big unit.
So our website is wrong then? You quote past weights, you just believe that you know better than our website without considering that our training schedule/dieticians haven't reduced him? :smt017

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