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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by Smurphswillgetya » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:25 pm

Blimey, didnt see that coming! Look on the bright side - people are always calling for changes to be made to the team - well you got them! :smt003 :smt003
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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by kpj tiger » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:26 pm

There are some bizarre selections in there, surprised Morris isn't playing at 15 with bubbles on the wing, Crane in for Waldrom is a controversial choice, No Manu?? Bowden still not included even when we have centers missing???

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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by jgriffin » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:26 pm

Manu? :smt017
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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by Smurphswillgetya » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:40 pm

fentiger wrote:Where's Manu?
Maybe we dont want to scare them this early in the season.
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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by physiodan » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:44 pm

Could the absence of Manu be a compulsary rest due to England EPS regulations? Surely over the next few prem games we may see a few rested so that we do not have to rest them during the HC. This may be why Waldrom is benched and if Crane and Mafi can manage a full 80 then this would also count.

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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by jgriffin » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:46 pm

Must admit if I was O'Shea I would be punching the air right now......
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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by kpj tiger » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:50 pm

I have to admit im not expecting a win, Quins have their first choice XV playing and we now have several key players missing or not performing so far, I hope im proved wrong but i think Quins will edge a hard fought game in the last 5-10 mins

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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by Bertos » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:52 pm

physiodan wrote:Could the absence of Manu be a compulsary rest due to England EPS regulations? Surely over the next few prem games we may see a few rested so that we do not have to rest them during the HC. This may be why Waldrom is benched and if Crane and Mafi can manage a full 80 then this would also count.
Possibly but seems strange that we would leave out our first choice outside centre against the Premiership Champions

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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by kingol22 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:54 pm

Some bizarre choices. Waldrom has been one of our most consistent players and is dropped to the bench for Crane who is not playing well. Also worried about Manu's absence, I would presume it is an injury as we would never rest him at home against the reigning champions would we?

Hopefully this team can do the job and beat Quins but it is going to be a tough ask.

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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by Soggypitch » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:57 pm

For Manu not to be in the 23 means he must be injured or ill.
Let's hope it's not serious!

Disappointed no Bowden.

Concerned about Crane instead of TTTE.

Looking forward to the game with fingers firmly crossed!!
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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by DickyP » Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:17 pm

Actually in some ways Crane is a better starter - to get the grunt done - and TTTE a better impact player. All depends when he comes on - 50th minute or 75th!
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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by Bertos » Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:18 pm

Quins team is up too:

Harlequins team
15. Mike Brown
14. Tom Williams
13. Matt Hopper
12. Jordan Turner Hall
11. Ugo Monye
10. Nick Evans
9. Danny Care

1. Joe Marler
2. Joe Gray
3. James Johnston
4. Olly Kohn
5. George Robson
6. Maurie Fa'asavalu
7. Chris Robshaw ©
8. Nick Easter

16. Rob Buchanan
17. Darryl Marfo
18. Will Collier
19. Charlie Matthews
20. Tom Guest
21. Karl Dickson
22. Rory Clegg
23. Ross Chisholm

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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by physiodan » Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:19 pm

Soggypitch wrote:For Manu not to be in the 23 means he must be injured or ill.
The other sly possibility is that he will be a late replacement for Morris or Thompson and then scare the life out of an underprepared Quins team!

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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by sapajo » Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:55 pm

Where did that come from no Manu or Bowden and no start for TTTE ? :smt009

Jordan Crane starts ahead of TTTE and Captains the side when his form is iffy at best? :smt012

Its simply astonishing and I fear for the outcome. Sincerely hope Manu is not injured and that this is some bad dream and all will be rectified for kick off! :smt023

Quins must be delighted :smt026
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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by Skin_and_Muscle » Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:16 pm

The idea of leaving Manu (if not by necessity) and Waldrom out might seem strange but it could mean the team functions more effectively.

Crane might be what Harrison needs. Waldrom might be a more complete player than Crane, but if Crane can incite Harrison (as a captain and No 8) then it might just happen to be a smart move bringing him in.

Quins have a strong midfield and Smith is probably more reliable defensively than Manu (and he's hardly inadequate going forward), so it won't necessarily make us weaker in midfield. Horses for courses.

Having both Morris and Hamilton playing shores up the defence against box kicks and Evans' kicking from hand; it's the nearest we can get to Murphy and Hamilton. I also think playing Hamilton at 15 makes sense - it's a more demanding role and it helps if you've got someone who has already got a feel for playing in the premiership this year.

This game could go either way, and bringing Manu and Waldrom back in wouldn't change that fact! And rotation can only be good for us in the long run...

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