When the world cup is done and dusted

Forum to discuss everything that is Tigers related

Moderators: Rizzo, Tigerbeat, Tigers Press Office, Tigers Webmaster

Chobbsy
Super User
Super User
Posts: 2367
Joined: Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:51 am
Location: Milton Keynes

When the world cup is done and dusted

Post by Chobbsy » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:43 am

When the world cup is all done and dusted and assuming (ha ha) we have a full squad with no injuries what will our squad of 23 be ?
http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/

Chobbsy
Super User
Super User
Posts: 2367
Joined: Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:51 am
Location: Milton Keynes

Re: When the world cup is done and dusted

Post by Chobbsy » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:59 am

Chobbsy wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:43 am
When the world cup is all done and dusted and assuming (ha ha) we have a full squad with no injuries what will our squad of 23 be ?
For me

1. Baby Rhino
2. TPN
3. Dan Cole
4. Will Spencer
5. Tomás Lavanini
6. Jordan Taufua
7. Guy Thompson
8. Dave Denton
9. Ben Youngs
10. George Ford
11. Tom May
12. Manu Tuilagi
13. Jaco Taute
14. Jonah Holmes
15. TV
16. Nephi Leatigaga
17. Tom Youngs
18. Greg Bateman
19. Hanro Liebenberg
20. EW Viljoen
21. Noel Reid
22. ?
23. ?
http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/

loretta
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 901
Joined: Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:31 pm
Location: With the PFJ

Re: When the world cup is done and dusted

Post by loretta » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:16 pm

:smt002 Tom May a bit long in the tooth, isn't he...
All I said was ........

JP14
Super User
Super User
Posts: 3596
Joined: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:37 am
Location: Neverland

Re: When the world cup is done and dusted

Post by JP14 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:48 pm

1 Genge
2 TPN
3 Cole
4 Lavanini
5 Spencer
6 Liebenberg
7 Thompson
8 Taufua
9 White
10 Ford
11 May
12 Eastmond
13 Tuilagi
14 Holmes
15 Veainu
16 Youngs
17 Bateman
18 Leatigaga
19 Green
20 Kalamafoni
21 Simmons
22 Reid
23 Taute
"Our Greatest Glory Is Not In Never Failing, But In Rising Every Time We Fall" Confucius

JP14
Super User
Super User
Posts: 3596
Joined: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:37 am
Location: Neverland

Re: When the world cup is done and dusted

Post by JP14 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:51 pm

Any news re Denton?
"Our Greatest Glory Is Not In Never Failing, But In Rising Every Time We Fall" Confucius

TTRITH
Super User
Super User
Posts: 2823
Joined: Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:31 pm
Location: Hoddesdon
Contact:

Re: When the world cup is done and dusted

Post by TTRITH » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:07 pm

15. Jonah Holmes
14. Telusa Veainu
13. Manu Tuilagi
12. Noel Reid
11. Jonny May
10. George Ford (c)
9. Ben Youngs
1. Ellis Genge
2. Jake Kerr
3. Dan Cole
4. Calum Green
5. Tomas Lavanini
6. Jordan Taufau
7. Guy Thompson
8. Hanro Liebenberg

16. Tatafu Polota-Nau
17. Greg Bateman
18. Nephi Leitigaga
19. Will Spencer
20. Dave Denton/Sione Kalamafoni
21. Ben White
22. Jonny McPhillips
23. Jaco Taute
Richard Burnett
:axe: :smt100

DeadlyDunc
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 178
Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:05 pm

Re: When the world cup is done and dusted

Post by DeadlyDunc » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:25 pm

JP14 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:48 pm
1 Genge
2 TPN
3 Cole
4 Lavanini
5 Spencer
6 Liebenberg
7 Thompson
8 Taufua
9 White
10 Ford
11 May
12 Eastmond
13 Tuilagi
14 Holmes
15 Veainu
16 Youngs
17 Bateman
18 Leatigaga
19 Green
20 Kalamafoni
21 Simmons
22 Reid
23 Taute
You really think Ben Youngs won't feature in our strongest 23? He's nailed on to start in the big games because he is demonstrably the best scrum half at the club - hopefully Mele will work with him to get him up to speed with the new game plan after he returns.

Playing behind that pack (on paper at least!) should bring out the best in young Ben.

JP14
Super User
Super User
Posts: 3596
Joined: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:37 am
Location: Neverland

Re: When the world cup is done and dusted

Post by JP14 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:46 pm

From my perspective DD, I was going off what I would do more than a prediction. I’m open to changing my mind about Youngs but to me he seemed like one of the players who last season didn’t care of the mess we were in because he knew he was going to play for England regardless.
"Our Greatest Glory Is Not In Never Failing, But In Rising Every Time We Fall" Confucius

sam16111986
Super User
Super User
Posts: 3134
Joined: Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:27 pm
Location: Shepshed

Re: When the world cup is done and dusted

Post by sam16111986 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:53 pm

1. Genge
2. Kerr
3. Cole
4. Spencer
5. Lavanini
6. Taufua
7. Thompson
8. Leibenburg
9. Youngs
10. Ford
11. May
12. Reid
13. Manu
14. Thompstone
15. TV

16. Youngs
17. Bateman
18. Leitagaga
19. Green
20. Kalamafoni/Coghlan
21. Harrison
22. Taute
23. Holmes

Reid covering 10 as realistically we won't sub Ford unless he's injured or we're comfortably ahead and he needs a rest. Either way Reid is able to step up with Taute and Holmes offering more options off the bench than a McPhillips plus A N Other would. Thompstone in the backline because he's a rock defensively and comes off his wing to support the 10 well (our wingers lacked both of those things last season).

Not included Denton because it's unknown when he'll play again. Unsure if we'll see Kalamafoni on the bench, the more versatile and mobile Coghlan might prove more handy.

JP14
Super User
Super User
Posts: 3596
Joined: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:37 am
Location: Neverland

Re: When the world cup is done and dusted

Post by JP14 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:55 pm

What do you think Leatiaga will be moulded as, loosehead or tighthead?

Currently our other loosehead options are:
  • Bateman
  • Genge
  • Gigena
  • Hills
  • Lines
Which will probably mean they might view the Samoan as a tighthead?
"Our Greatest Glory Is Not In Never Failing, But In Rising Every Time We Fall" Confucius

JP14
Super User
Super User
Posts: 3596
Joined: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:37 am
Location: Neverland

Re: When the world cup is done and dusted

Post by JP14 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:56 pm

For me Kalamafoni is a player who either starts or doesn’t play at all, he is a great player but doesn’t offer too much impact off the bench in my view.
"Our Greatest Glory Is Not In Never Failing, But In Rising Every Time We Fall" Confucius

Dangerous4
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 934
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:15 pm
Location: High Wycombe, Bucks.

Re: When the world cup is done and dusted

Post by Dangerous4 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:03 pm

JP14 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:46 pm
From my perspective DD, I was going off what I would do more than a prediction. I’m open to changing my mind about Youngs but to me he seemed like one of the players who last season didn’t care of the mess we were in because he knew he was going to play for England regardless.
I do so very much agree. Ben's attitude seemed like he couldn't care less, so he needs to buck his ideas up. Very lazy for us last season. :smt018

Leicestertinytiger
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 1220
Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:22 pm

Re: When the world cup is done and dusted

Post by Leicestertinytiger » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:07 pm

Genge Youngs Cole
Lavanini Green
Taufua Thompson
Liebenberg
Youngs Ford
Manu Taute
May Veainu Holmes

TPN Bateman Leatigaga Spencer Denton Simmons Reid Viljoen

sam16111986
Super User
Super User
Posts: 3134
Joined: Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:27 pm
Location: Shepshed

Re: When the world cup is done and dusted

Post by sam16111986 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:15 pm

JP14 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:55 pm
What do you think Leatiaga will be moulded as, loosehead or tighthead?

Currently our other loosehead options are:
  • Bateman
  • Genge
  • Gigena
  • Hills
  • Lines
Which will probably mean they might view the Samoan as a tighthead?
I think I'm right in saying he plays both sides so is quite handy. If everyone is fit I'd assume tighthead because that way there is a lot of impact coming off the bench with him and Bateman. Otherwise it's one of Cortes or Heyes. Cortes does all the basics well but outside of the set piece you aren't going to notice him much. Heyes does carry pretty well but he's still only 20 so there's plenty for him to work on and his displays were a little varied last season (expected as he learns the job at senior level).
JP14 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:56 pm
For me Kalamafoni is a player who either starts or doesn’t play at all, he is a great player but doesn’t offer too much impact off the bench in my view.
Depends whether you want I suppose. He's not going to come on and make line breaks and offloads to break the game up. If you want someone to come on to help see a game out he'd be pretty ideal in that he'll carry and tackle a lot and reliably as he'll be fresh. If you are camped in the opposition 22 bringing him in to hammer the defence is a nice option.

Opposition and weather dependent I suspect. I think he played a little at lock towards the end of his Glaws stint. Could we see him cover lock and 8 from the bench?

strawclearer
Super User
Super User
Posts: 3519
Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:13 am

Re: When the world cup is done and dusted

Post by strawclearer » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:42 pm

JP14 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:51 pm
Any news re Denton?
Currently there's an absence of good news.
Happy days clearing straw from the pitch before the Baa-Baas games! KBO
Help save the Oceans - #RefuseTheStraw!

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests