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Team for Exeter

Post by BigDan50 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:00 pm

Any thoughts on selection for our game away to Exeter?

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Re: Team for Exeter

Post by Hot_Charlie » Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:57 pm

I think it’s almost too difficult to predict, particularly given how the squad will have to be manipulated for the midweek games.

It’ll be a strong side first up though; the right tone needs setting.

I’d hope to see something like:

1. Genge
2. Youngs
3. Cole
4. Green
5. Lavanini
6. Liebenburg
7. Refell
8. Taufua (although wouldn’t be surprised by a 6-7-8 of Wells, Taufua, Liebenburg)
9. Youngs
10. Ford
11. Nadolo
12. Scott
13. Taute
14. Olowofela
15. Worth

Porter or Potter could be wildcards, but it’d be quite a game to introduce them to elite rugby. Henry probably on the bench; maybe even a 6:2 split on the bench if he’s versatile enough.

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Re: Team for Exeter

Post by RunTigerRun » Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:04 pm

Depending on fitness of course but I’d love to see us go down to Sandy Park with a top team and see what they can do. Something like this could give a strong performance

Worth - Olowofela - Nadolo
Taute - Scott
Ford - Youngs
Taufua - Reffell - Liebenberg
Enever - Lavanini
Cole - Youngs - Genge

Leatigaga - Kerr - Heyes
Wells/Green - Coghlan/Wallace
White - Henry - Potter

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Re: Team for Exeter

Post by Mark62 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:19 pm

RunTigerRun wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:04 pm
Depending on fitness of course but I’d love to see us go down to Sandy Park with a top team and see what they can do. Something like this could give a strong performance

Worth - Olowofela - Nadolo
Taute - Scott
Ford - Youngs
Taufua - Reffell - Liebenberg
Enever - Lavanini
Cole - Youngs - Genge

Leatigaga - Kerr - Heyes
Wells/Green - Coghlan/Wallace
White - Henry - Potter
Not far away imo. Personally I’d start with Wallace over Reffell and Henry over Worth.

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Re: Team for Exeter

Post by trendylfj » Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:24 pm

I would be gobsmacked if he doesn't go with his strongest available starting 15 or even 23
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Re: Team for Exeter

Post by Mark62 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:35 pm

Is Brink definitely not match fit.

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Re: Team for Exeter

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:02 pm

15. Worth
14. Potter
13. Taute
12. Scott
11. Nadolo
10. Ford
9. White
1. Genge
2. Youngs
3. Cole
4. Lavannini
5. Enever
6.Taufua
7. Reffell
8. Liebenberg

Nearly full strength would just like to one or two readied for the midweek games, so think I'd aim to split Ford and Youngs up so there is an experienced half back in each team.

If both Youngs and Ford start, expect one or both benched quickly...
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Re: Team for Exeter

Post by sam16111986 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:59 pm

Mark62 wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:35 pm
Is Brink definitely not match fit.
I think they said next season or the tail end of this one. Won't be there for the Chiefs game I wouldn't have thought.

Am I right in thinking we have another game before the mid week game? I'd have thought we'll go full gas against Chiefs. We'll have to mix the team up for the mid week game as that one is on paper very winnable.

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Re: Team for Exeter

Post by Mark62 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:23 pm

sam16111986 wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:59 pm
Mark62 wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:35 pm
Is Brink definitely not match fit.
I think they said next season or the tail end of this one. Won't be there for the Chiefs game I wouldn't have thought.

Am I right in thinking we have another game before the mid week game? I'd have thought we'll go full gas against Chiefs. We'll have to mix the team up for the mid week game as that one is on paper very winnable.
Yes week off after Exeter then Bath, Irish , and Gloucester in 8 days.

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Re: Team for Exeter

Post by Mark62 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:28 pm

TigerFeetSteve wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:02 pm
15. Worth
14. Potter
13. Taute
12. Scott
11. Nadolo
10. Ford
9. White
1. Genge
2. Youngs
3. Cole
4. Lavannini
5. Enever
6.Taufua
7. Reffell
8. Liebenberg

Nearly full strength would just like to one or two readied for the midweek games, so think I'd aim to split Ford and Youngs up so there is an experienced half back in each team.

If both Youngs and Ford start, expect one or both benched quickly...
No one will get replaced inside 50 min unless injured, and I think Ford and Youngs will be split for the 2 home games.
IMO fans need to temper their expectations of Reffell, he is obviously going to get some game time but he isn’t yet as good as people are making him out to be.

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Re: Team for Exeter

Post by sam16111986 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:41 am

Mark62 wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:23 pm
sam16111986 wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:59 pm
Mark62 wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:35 pm
Is Brink definitely not match fit.
I think they said next season or the tail end of this one. Won't be there for the Chiefs game I wouldn't have thought.

Am I right in thinking we have another game before the mid week game? I'd have thought we'll go full gas against Chiefs. We'll have to mix the team up for the mid week game as that one is on paper very winnable.
Yes week off after Exeter then Bath, Irish , and Gloucester in 8 days.
I. Which case for the first game I'd go.

Genge, Youngs, Cole
Lavanini, Enever
Liebenburg, Taufua, Reffell
Youngs, Ford
Scott, Taute
Nadolo, Murimurivalu, Owolfela

Kerr, Leatigaga, Heyes, Wells, Wallace, White, Henry, Worth.

Owolfela brings some pace to the backline and he does run good support lines so alongside the Flying Fijians he should do well. Wells provides more options off the bench so gets the nod over Green. I rate Reffell's work rate in defence so combining him and Taufua in the backrow Vs the Chiefs big ball carriers seems logical with Wallace on the bench he knows he can empty the tank in the first 50 minutes with Wells able to play 6 in case of another backrow injury. Kerr might get pipped for his bench spot but we'll have to see.

Murimurivalu should be available as the clubs said when he signed "The 31-year-old will link up with his new team-mates at Tigers in the coming weeks ahead of the scheduled resumption of the 2019/20 campaign and into the 2020/ 21 Gallagher Premiership and European seasons." Unless I've missed something since?

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Re: Team for Exeter

Post by JP14 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:16 am

It’s a difficult one to predict but from what I think who’s fit and available I’m going with

1 Genge
2 Youngs
3 Cole
4 Green
5 Lavanini
6 Liebenberg
7 Wallace
8 Taufua
9 Youngs
10 Ford
11 Nadolo
12 Scott
13 Taute
14 Olowofela
15 Henry
16 Kerr
17 Leatigaga
18 Heyes
19 Wells
20 Reffell
21 White
22 Hardwick
23 Potter
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Re: Team for Exeter

Post by Mark62 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:46 am

JP14 wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:16 am
It’s a difficult one to predict but from what I think who’s fit and available I’m going with

1 Genge
2 Youngs
3 Cole
4 Green
5 Lavanini
6 Liebenberg
7 Wallace
8 Taufua
9 Youngs
10 Ford
11 Nadolo
12 Scott
13 Taute
14 Olowofela
15 Henry
16 Kerr
17 Leatigaga
18 Heyes
19 Wells
20 Reffell
21 White
22 Hardwick
23 Potter
Don’t think you’ll be too far away there, personally I’d have Enever over Green

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Re: Team for Exeter

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:49 pm

It's a bit odd this game as you would normally want to go full tilt for the first game of a new era, but it isn't really that, for Tigers it's almost a long set of preseason games.
Personally I would target the home games, but would like to see some of the fringe/younger players get game time without being overly exposed, the aim should be, to be all guns blazing by the Euro game, comfortable in the new game plan, pretty good idea of our best starting XV.
Exeter away isn't really the place for putting the Cubs out, (Steward excepted) but I wouldn't be averse to some mix & match, no need for anyone not 100% fit.
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Re: Team for Exeter

Post by Dangerous4 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:57 pm

As we cannot get relegated I would use the end of season games to mix the combinations, and give players a chance to show what they can do., in preparation for next season.

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