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Re: Boxing Day vs Newcastle

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:38 am

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The lack of the trio of England players does make you wonder if this weekend & Falcons are their 2 weeks off.

We consistently look better with a 7 at 7 so we need to select accordingly, if we aren't going to select Reffell or Wallace there, then Taufua next, Brink just doesn't look right at 7.
Do the 2 weeks need to be consecutive?
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Re: Boxing Day vs Newcastle

Post by kk20gb30 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:25 am

Winning is a great habit and the Newcastle result Vs Castres will certainly do them no harm to either their confidence or self belief.We are looking ,right now at a hard , but still winnable game come Boxing Day.
Seriously, on paper ,we should fear no one as we have more than enough to compete when at full strength.

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Re: Boxing Day vs Newcastle

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:16 am

TigerFeetSteve wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:38 am
Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:29 am
The lack of the trio of England players does make you wonder if this weekend & Falcons are their 2 weeks off.

We consistently look better with a 7 at 7 so we need to select accordingly, if we aren't going to select Reffell or Wallace there, then Taufua next, Brink just doesn't look right at 7.
Do the 2 weeks need to be consecutive?
That's how I read it & would seem to be the most logical way of doing it, not convinced by our way of managing it, although arguably at present Bath look a more obvious contender at the bottom of the league. For me we need a minimum of 5 points from Bath & Falcons.
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Re: Boxing Day vs Newcastle

Post by Traveller » Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:46 am

OakhamTiger32 wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:41 pm
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Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:33 pm
Agree with putting out our strongest 23 - need some momentum and to start proving we can win against the sides in the top part of the table.

Based on the team picked for this weekend, and the teams picked by Borthwick so far I can see something like this being picked:

1 - Genge
2 - Youngs
3 - Cole
4 - Lavanini
5 - Wells
6 - Liebenberg
7 - Reffell
8 - Wiese
9 - Youngs
10 - Ford
11 - Nadolo
12 - Scott
13 - Moroni
14 - van Wyk / Murimurivalu / Potter
15 - Steward

16 - Mamukashvili
17 - Leatigaga
18 - de Bruin
19 - Taufua
20 - Brink
21 - White
22 - Henry
23 - Porter

Arguably the second wing spot is the most up in the air for me. No one has really nailed down a marker, yet I wouldn’t be unhappy with either of those three starting as all have shown glimpses of good things from what I’ve seen.
What you thinking for lock cover? Liebenberg? Might need a bit more cover in the second row potentially
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Re: Boxing Day vs Newcastle

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:06 am

When did we last win back to back away games?
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Re: Boxing Day vs Newcastle

Post by OakhamTiger32 » Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:25 am

TigerFeetSteve wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:06 am
When did we last win back to back away games?
Early 2018.. we won away to Sarries, Worcester then Bath. Also the last time we have won more than 3 in a row!
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Re: Boxing Day vs Newcastle

Post by JP14 » Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:39 am

That season we won more away games than at home.
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Re: Boxing Day vs Newcastle

Post by GETHIN EXILE » Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:44 am

Why not Green as a starting lock on the pitch he performed best on? Also he may have an idea of where the ball may be going in line outs

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Re: Boxing Day vs Newcastle

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:00 am

GETHIN EXILE wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:44 am
Why not Green as a starting lock on the pitch he performed best on? Also he may have an idea of where the ball may be going in line outs
In the style of Slater for Glaws after he was pushed out of Tigers you mean, maybe other clubs change their lineout calls.....
Green at present seems to be the lineout caller & his performances have been more what we expected recently, you need you solid no frills players in your team, the pitch knowledge is another very good point...horrible things that they are.
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Re: Boxing Day vs Newcastle

Post by JP14 » Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:22 pm

On the subject of lineout callers, I thought this was an area Henderson excelled in yesterday.
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Re: Boxing Day vs Newcastle

Post by wellstiger » Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:40 pm

I'm licking my lips at this one.
Strongest Tigers team available please including bench.
Best tonic for the Christmas blues. No silly pens and please ,if the Faff is available for Falcons, don't give him an easy game where he can influence.

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Re: Boxing Day vs Newcastle

Post by Tigerbeat » Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:33 pm

wellstiger wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:40 pm
if the Faff is available for Falcons, don't give him an easy game where he can influence.

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Excuse my ignorance, but who is Faff.....the only Faff I can think of is the Sale scrum half.
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Re: Boxing Day vs Newcastle

Post by fentiger » Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:53 pm

Tigerbeat wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:33 pm
wellstiger wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:40 pm
if the Faff is available for Falcons, don't give him an easy game where he can influence.

:smt114
Excuse my ignorance, but who is Faff.....the only Faff I can think of is the Sale scrum half.
Have we missed a mid-season move a-la D Cipriani :smt044

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Re: Boxing Day vs Newcastle

Post by TigerBoy1880 » Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:24 am

Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:33 pm
Need to take into account the plastic pitch & any dodgy lower limbs, not sure I would risk Brink, Moroni or Taute.
It’s absolutely ridiculous that this is a consideration. I despise these pitches! Every single team should play on grass.

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Re: Boxing Day vs Newcastle

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:44 am

When are the team announcements for this game?
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