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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by northerntiger » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:49 pm

Put our internationals in there, I'm optimistic

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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by Big Dai » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:56 pm

For a first time in a long time I'm enjoying a post match Remy. Basking in a gritty defensive performance. Yes. Four tries, but the win was built on defence.
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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by WhitecapTiger » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:57 pm

Encouraging, very encouraging - without getting carried away.

Reid, Thompson & Liebenberg standouts for me. Hope Will Spencer's injury isn't too bad, also Thompson, hope they both are as they looked, precautionary removals.

Lineout looked so much better, Scrum a bit wobbly but got there in the end. Linespeed was far far better and put Exeter on the back foot more than once. Our handling was better but if one criticism, still seemed a bit slow recycling from breakdowns but hard to moan after a decent enough win - I don't care how 'non-standard' Chiefs team was.

A good pre-season warm up. :smt023 :smt002
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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by Spicer » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:00 pm

Not to much to add to what has been said already. But a good hard fought battling in. Something we've not said much in a long time.
I thought Owolofela had probably his best game before he limped off. Eastmond and Forsyth were good. Liebenberg was solid and our lineout was faultless I believe.

Above all I loved our intensity with the the linespeed. Defence was far better

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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by TTRITH » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:02 pm

It's been a while since I've felt this optimistic.

Defense was better.
Rucks were better.
Fitness far better.
Squad looks more like a unit.

Scrums need work, but of course Boris is away, plus Cole, Genge, Lavanini, Taufau, Kalamafoni into that pack.

Players playing for each other and the shirt. Been a fair while since we've seen that!
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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by drc_007 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:07 pm

TTRITH wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:02 pm
It's been a while since I've felt this optimistic.

Defense was better.
Rucks were better.
Fitness far better.
Squad looks more like a unit.

Scrums need work, but of course Boris is away, plus Cole, Genge, Lavanini, Taufau, Kalamafoni into that pack.

Players playing for each other and the shirt. Been a fair while since we've seen that!
Agree with all of the above, not sure what Boris can do with a loosened who simply does not want the scrummage.

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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by WhitecapTiger » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:09 pm

TTRITH wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:02 pm

Scrums need work, but of course Boris is away, plus Cole, Genge, Lavanini, Taufau, Kalamafoni into that pack.

Players playing for each other and the shirt. Been a fair while since we've seen that!
First point has me drooling.

Second point makes me happy, and also a little sad that we've had no unity for what seems like ages - hopefully back now.
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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by Mark62 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:10 pm

Green deserves a mention too, did exactly what we got him back for, brought some edge and defensively fantastic in the line out.
Coghlan too didn’t take a backward step against 2 huge Bok back rowers

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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by dpoc74 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:26 pm

I couldn’t get to the game but watched it on TV. Thompson is surely a future captain. Reid looked really good. Leibenberg could be a very exciting addition. I actually enjoyed the game in a way I haven’t in ages. It was just a warm up match but makes me feel a lot happier and glad for now I still have my season ticket!

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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by westwinds31 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:27 pm

To be honest it’s just nice to get a win.

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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by longlivethecrumbie » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:28 pm

Mark62 wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:10 pm
Green deserves a mention too, did exactly what we got him back for, brought some edge and defensively fantastic in the line out.
Coghlan too didn’t take a backward step against 2 huge Bok back rowers
I was impressed with all of the newbies but especially our forwards. Also, a nice little cameo from Hardwick. I think he'll become a very decent player for us.

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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by longlivethecrumbie » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:30 pm

That late hit on Reid - thoughts anyone? Pen? Yellow? Sir got it right?

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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by BFG » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:32 pm

I was at the game.
I hardly recognised a Chiefs player, they have a monster squad as it was a very tough game.
I thought that Leicester looked sharp, clearly working very hard.
The scrum and ball carrying will be the main concern until the World Cup is over, I thought that Reid was pretty smart at times in this regard.

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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by Mark62 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:50 pm

longlivethecrumbie wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:30 pm
That late hit on Reid - thoughts anyone? Pen? Yellow? Sir got it right?
Touch and go the Exeter player was done by Reid’s slight of hand. Probably a penalty at worst

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Re: PRC Round 2 - Tigers vs Exeter

Post by Mark62 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:52 pm

dpoc74 wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:26 pm
I couldn’t get to the game but watched it on TV. Thompson is surely a future captain. Reid looked really good. Leibenberg could be a very exciting addition. I actually enjoyed the game in a way I haven’t in ages. It was just a warm up match but makes me feel a lot happier and glad for now I still have my season ticket!
Not sure why people are so keen to thrust the arm band on people.
You can be a leader in a team without bein the captain, which Thompson obviously is, and Green took over the captaincy when Youngs went off even though Thompson was still on

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