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BRISTOL vs TIGERS - Sat 27 Feb 21 (1300)

Post by OakhamTiger32 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:10 pm

Great, gutsy gritty win against Wasps. 80 minute performance with some big positives and a few (well 2) big negatives. Likely suspensions to our 2 best back rowers will test our strength in depth for sure.

Away to Bristol is about as tough as it gets at the moment. Doubt Martin will be released sadly as he will likely be in the England bubble, might be wrong. Could recall Lewis from loan but reckon we have enough strength in depth to field a strong 23.

15 Freddie Steward
14 Nemani Nadolo (Van Wyk if Nadolo still unavailable)
13 Matias Moroni
12 Matt Scott
11 Kini Murimurivalu
10 Zack Henry
9 Richard Wigglesworth

1 Luan de Bruin
2 Julián Montoya
3 Dan Cole
4 Callum Green
5 Tomás Lavanini
6 Ollie Chessum
7 Tommy Reffell
8 Cyle Brink

Replacements

16 Tom Youngs
17 Nephi Leatigaga
18 Joe Heyes
19 Cameron Henderson
20 Harry Wells
21 Jack Van Poortvliet
22 Johnny McPhillips
23 Guy Porter

Lots of great stuff again from JvP when he came on today but I though Wigglesworth did a fantastic job at controlling the game so would opt for him again and have JvP up the tempo and bring impetus off the bench. Would like to see Guy porter either starting at centre or getting a spot on the bench if fit again. If Martin is back from England he slots straight in at 6 but otherwise I'd give Wallace or Chessum a start.
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Re: BRISTOL vs TIGERS - Sat 27 Feb 21 (1300)

Post by RunTigerRun » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:18 pm

I’d like to see Wallace given a shot, especially against a quick set in Bristols play.

Probably similar team except I’d have Wallace at 6.

Also tempted to leave van Wyk there if fit as his defence and high balls have been important. Nadolo off the bench would be fun!
Tongue in cheek here but a back row of Brink, Reffell, Nadolo anyone?!...

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Re: BRISTOL vs TIGERS - Sat 27 Feb 21 (1300)

Post by OakhamTiger32 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:21 pm

RunTigerRun wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:18 pm
I’d like to see Wallace given a shot, especially against a quick set in Bristols play.

Probably similar team except I’d have Wallace at 6.

Also tempted to leave van Wyk there if fit as his defence and high balls have been important. Nadolo off the bench would be fun!
Tongue in cheek here but a back row of Brink, Reffell, Nadolo anyone?!...
Actually thats a great shout I'd forgotten about Wallace.. agreed
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Re: BRISTOL vs TIGERS - Sat 27 Feb 21 (1300)

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:22 pm

OakhamTiger32 wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:10 pm
Great, gutsy gritty win against Wasps. 80 minute performance with some big positives and a few (well 2) big negatives. Likely suspensions to our 2 best back rowers will test our strength in depth for sure.

Away to Bristol is about as tough as it gets at the moment. Doubt Martin will be released sadly as he will likely be in the England bubble, might be wrong. Could recall Lewis from loan but reckon we have enough strength in depth to field a strong 23.

15 Freddie Steward
14 Nemani Nadolo (Van Wyk if Nadolo still unavailable)
13 Matias Moroni
12 Matt Scott
11 Kini Murimurivalu
10 Zack Henry
9 Richard Wigglesworth

1 Luan de Bruin
2 Julián Montoya
3 Dan Cole
4 Callum Green
5 Tomás Lavanini
6 Ollie Chessum
7 Tommy Reffell
8 Cyle Brink

Replacements

16 Tom Youngs
17 Nephi Leatigaga
18 Joe Heyes
19 Cameron Henderson
20 Harry Wells
21 Jack Van Poortvliet
22 Johnny McPhillips
23 Guy Porter

Lots of great stuff again from JvP when he came on today but I though Wigglesworth did a fantastic job at controlling the game so would opt for him again and have JvP up the tempo and bring impetus off the bench. Would like to see Guy porter either starting at centre or getting a spot on the bench if fit again. If Martin is back from England he slots straight in at 6 but otherwise I'd give Chessum or Smith a start.
Against Bristol I can definitely see us wanting Wallace with a bit of experience in the 23. If not for others in our pack having a enforced rest I would have had Green having a week off for Henderson. As it is I'd be tempted to go 6-2 Bench and add Wallace in to the 23.
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Re: BRISTOL vs TIGERS - Sat 27 Feb 21 (1300)

Post by RunTigerRun » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:23 pm

OakhamTiger32 wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:21 pm
RunTigerRun wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:18 pm
I’d like to see Wallace given a shot, especially against a quick set in Bristols play.

Probably similar team except I’d have Wallace at 6.

Also tempted to leave van Wyk there if fit as his defence and high balls have been important. Nadolo off the bench would be fun!
Tongue in cheek here but a back row of Brink, Reffell, Nadolo anyone?!...
Actually thats a great shout I'd forgotten about Wallace.. agreed
Fitness depending as I think he might have been one to have had COVID, but he would be deserved of a shot

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Re: BRISTOL vs TIGERS - Sat 27 Feb 21 (1300)

Post by OakhamTiger32 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:23 pm

Given we are missing our best 2 back rowers a backrow of Wallace Reffell Brink would still be pretty solid and great at the breakdown
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Re: BRISTOL vs TIGERS - Sat 27 Feb 21 (1300)

Post by OakhamTiger32 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:27 pm

TigerFeetSteve wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:22 pm
OakhamTiger32 wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:10 pm
Great, gutsy gritty win against Wasps. 80 minute performance with some big positives and a few (well 2) big negatives. Likely suspensions to our 2 best back rowers will test our strength in depth for sure.

Away to Bristol is about as tough as it gets at the moment. Doubt Martin will be released sadly as he will likely be in the England bubble, might be wrong. Could recall Lewis from loan but reckon we have enough strength in depth to field a strong 23.

Lots of great stuff again from JvP when he came on today but I though Wigglesworth did a fantastic job at controlling the game so would opt for him again and have JvP up the tempo and bring impetus off the bench. Would like to see Guy porter either starting at centre or getting a spot on the bench if fit again. If Martin is back from England he slots straight in at 6 but otherwise I'd give Chessum or Smith a start.
Against Bristol I can definitely see us wanting Wallace with a bit of experience in the 23. If not for others in our pack having a enforced rest I would have had Green having a week off for Henderson. As it is I'd be tempted to go 6-2 Bench and add Wallace in to the 23.
I'd forgotten Wallace. Green has been so solid that with 2 big names absent in the backrow I think I'd opt for our strongest lock pairing which I think right now is Green and Lavanini to try and avoid sweeping changes in the pack.
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Re: BRISTOL vs TIGERS - Sat 27 Feb 21 (1300)

Post by Scott1 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:29 pm

I would go double trouble 7s,Wallace and Reffell

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Re: BRISTOL vs TIGERS - Sat 27 Feb 21 (1300)

Post by tigercub21 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:44 pm

Agree going for double 7s, strangest back row we can put out right now. I hope either Van Wyk or Nadolo are fit as against the backs of Bris, their experience in defence will be absolutely crucial if we are to take anything for the game. I think a LBP would be acceptable as Ashton Gate is a tough place to go.

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Re: BRISTOL vs TIGERS - Sat 27 Feb 21 (1300)

Post by BFG » Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:06 pm

I'd go for the best scrummaging and mauling outfit possible, whatever that is.
Bristol's maul attack is decent.

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Re: BRISTOL vs TIGERS - Sat 27 Feb 21 (1300)

Post by TigerMac3 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:08 pm

Montoya at 8. Youngs at Hooker.


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Re: BRISTOL vs TIGERS - Sat 27 Feb 21 (1300)

Post by RagingBull » Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:22 pm

Borthwick likes a 3rd lineout jumper, Brink, Reffell and Wallace are not jumpers.
So I see Wells at 6 or potentially Chessum gets another run out

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Re: BRISTOL vs TIGERS - Sat 27 Feb 21 (1300)

Post by TigerLT » Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:27 pm

I’ve got a feeling that Wells may show up at 6, with Brink at 8 and Tommy or Luke at 7. The way we have been making inroads has been power through the forwards, I just don’t see that happening with Luke and Tommy playing.

We need to play our game to win, and not to try and nullify their game to ‘get something’.

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Re: BRISTOL vs TIGERS - Sat 27 Feb 21 (1300)

Post by OakhamTiger32 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:34 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:22 pm
Borthwick likes a 3rd lineout jumper, Brink, Reffell and Wallace are not jumpers.
So I see Wells at 6 or potentially Chessum gets another run out
Yep fair point RB. Somehow I’m sure too that Wells will get the nod at 6 but kind of like the option of Wallace and Reffell. Wells has a fair history filling in at 6 so seems a likely option
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Re: BRISTOL vs TIGERS - Sat 27 Feb 21 (1300)

Post by Jimmy Skitz » Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:49 pm

15. Steward
14. Van Wyk
13. Moroni
12. Scott
11. Murimurivalu
10. Henry
9. JVP

1. De Bruin
2. Montoya
3. Cole
4. Green
5. Lavanini
6. Wells
7. Reffell
8. Brink

16. Youngs
17. Leitigana
18. Heyes
19. Henderson
20. Wallace
21. Wigglesworth
22. McPhillips
23. Potter/Porter/Nadolo

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