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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by MCC1964 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:46 pm

sam16111986 wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:10 am
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Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:42 pm
If Saturday was Phase 1 with large number of youngsters, then I’d like to see a slight shift to Phase 2 whereby we add 2-3 more senior players but retain some youngsters to increase their development. Let’s not go straight to all senior players.

Gigena, Kerr, Heyes, Green, Wells, Lewis, Reffell, Boladau; White, McPhillips, Aspland-Robinson, Hardwick, Taute, Holmes, Steward.

Polota-Nau, Bateman/Leatigaga, Cortes, Martin/Jordan, Coghlan, Simmons, Worth, Viljoen.
Nope let's go straight to the first team. Gives the development side a week off to recover. Then development team come back in for the next away game whilst the first team recover before the final home game.

We should also go out to ensure all games at WR are won irrespective of the competition or the opposition. Away games in this competition who cares, home games are must win at all times. Need fortress mentality back.
Spot on

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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by Redstripeman » Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:18 am

MCC1964 wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:46 pm
sam16111986 wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:10 am
FrontRowUnionMember wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:42 pm
If Saturday was Phase 1 with large number of youngsters, then I’d like to see a slight shift to Phase 2 whereby we add 2-3 more senior players but retain some youngsters to increase their development. Let’s not go straight to all senior players.

Gigena, Kerr, Heyes, Green, Wells, Lewis, Reffell, Boladau; White, McPhillips, Aspland-Robinson, Hardwick, Taute, Holmes, Steward.

Polota-Nau, Bateman/Leatigaga, Cortes, Martin/Jordan, Coghlan, Simmons, Worth, Viljoen.
Nope let's go straight to the first team. Gives the development side a week off to recover. Then development team come back in for the next away game whilst the first team recover before the final home game.

We should also go out to ensure all games at WR are won irrespective of the competition or the opposition. Away games in this competition who cares, home games are must win at all times. Need fortress mentality back.
Spot on
.. how does having 60 points scored against you help in any way with your development!!
If I were a development player I would rather have a senior pro beside me in the trenches that another rookie trying to make sense of what is happening around us.
OK to have WR as a fortress but shortsighted to think we could develop any cohesion this way.

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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by wellstiger » Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:59 am

It is apparent that other Prem teams are not solely using this competition as a spring board for their development and are fielding
a STRONG team with a SLIGHT spattering of youth.

Question -
1) Is this in the spirit that this tournament was introduced for?
2) Should we therefore do similar and put even more stress on senior players in an already lengthy season?
3) Or do we carry on for future development of the club without busting the purse strings to buy in a bigger squad for all competitions?

I'm sure the coaches are juggling with these same questions alongside "How do we keep the supporters onside?"

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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by RagingBull » Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:03 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:34 pm
Could see potentially
1. Bateman
2. Youngs
3. Heyes
4. Green
5. Spencer
6. Liebenberg
7. Thompson
8. Coghlan
9. Simmons
10. Reid
11. Olowofela
12. Eastmond
13. Viljeon
14. Holmes
15. Worth

16. TPN
17. Gigena
18. Cortes
19. Wells
20. Reffell
21. Harrison
22. Hardwick
23. McPhillips
Close.
9. Harrison
21. White
23. Steward.


Exeter playing a less first team looking squad.

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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by longlivethecrumbie » Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:33 pm

I'm pretty happy with that lineup tbh

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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by johnthegriff » Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:48 pm

Would be nice if in their website news page Tigers could actually list the selected team as they usually do.

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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:52 pm

Doing well last weeks team didn't match...
To win is not as important as playing with style!

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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by JP14 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:23 pm

LEICESTER TIGERS
15 George Worth, 14 Jonah Holmes, 13 Andy Forsyth, 12 Kyle Eastmond, 11 Jordan Olowofela, 10 Noel Reid, 9 Sam Harrison; 1 Greg Bateman, 2 Tom Youngs (c), 3 Joe Heyes, 4 Will Spencer, 5 Calum Green, 6 Hanro Liebenberg, 7 Guy Thompson, 8 Jordan Coghlan

REPLACEMENTS
16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 Facundo Gigena, 18 Gaston Cortes, 19 Harry Wells, 20 Tommy Reffell; 21 Ben White, 22 Tom Hardwick, 23 Freddie Steward
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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by kpj tiger » Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:26 pm

JP14 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:23 pm
LEICESTER TIGERS
15 George Worth, 14 Jonah Holmes, 13 Andy Forsyth, 12 Kyle Eastmond, 11 Jordan Olowofela, 10 Noel Reid, 9 Sam Harrison; 1 Greg Bateman, 2 Tom Youngs (c), 3 Joe Heyes, 4 Will Spencer, 5 Calum Green, 6 Hanro Liebenberg, 7 Guy Thompson, 8 Jordan Coghlan

REPLACEMENTS
16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 Facundo Gigena, 18 Gaston Cortes, 19 Harry Wells, 20 Tommy Reffell; 21 Ben White, 22 Tom Hardwick, 23 Freddie Steward
The pack could be pretty close to 1st choice until the internationals return, the backs on the whole don't look overly inspiring but not awful either

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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by JP14 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:31 pm

I don’t know about that KPJ Worth is an assured fullback, Olowefela could return with a bang, and Eastmond could have a great game, then off course there’s Jonah Holmes who will be eager to remind Gatland that he should be the first name on the replacement list!
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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by Mark62 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:33 pm

No Viljoen or Taute yet

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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by JP14 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:34 pm

Mark62 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:33 pm
No Viljoen or Taute yet
Or Leatigaga, perhaps next week?
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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by Mark62 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:37 pm

JP14 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:34 pm
Mark62 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:33 pm
No Viljoen or Taute yet
Or Leatigaga, perhaps next week?
Good point JP though I’m not sure how fit he was when he arrived and was a little behind the others.
I know numbers on backs in the back row don’t mean much but interesting to see Liebenberg at 6 and Coghlan at 8

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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by JP14 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:46 pm

Looking for speed off setpiece it seems rather than abrasion.
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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by MikeR » Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:23 pm

Not a bad side - Olafowa and Eastmond are the weaknesses in the backline . Sad that Simmons not include - injured ??

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