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Re: Like to have seen more of?

Post by WiggoTiger » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:53 pm

WiggoTiger wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:22 pm
Will Herring
Ben Herring...... Durr.

Will is someone else!!
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Post by voice of the crumbie » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:52 pm

Seru Rabeni pace, power and always a smile on his face and taken from us far too soon.
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Re: Like to have seen more of?

Post by Robespierre » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:08 am

Tigerbeat wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:59 pm
Robespierre wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:07 pm
AJF O'Reilly
Is he now part of the Saracens staff?
Not that I know of, but he's been hounded by the Irish courts for multi million € debts, not that he probably gives a toss as he's in his 80s and has lived his life to the full.
He played for Tigers from 1958-1960 and sadly I never saw him play . Is there anyone here who did see him play?
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Re: Like to have seen more of?

Post by JP14 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:13 am

This will be different to many other people as they would have seen him loads but I started watching at a very young age and Martin Corry retired shortly afterwards so I would have loved to see more of him
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Re: Like to have seen more of?

Post by LE18 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:53 pm

Robespierre wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:08 am
Tigerbeat wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:59 pm
Robespierre wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:07 pm
AJF O'Reilly
Is he now part of the Saracens staff?
Not that I know of, but he's been hounded by the Irish courts for multi million € debts, not that he probably gives a toss as he's in his 80s and has lived his life to the full.
He played for Tigers from 1958-1960 and sadly I never saw him play . Is there anyone here who did see him play?
Yes Robespierre I saw Tony play, a very big winger, if I remember he worked for Heinz, later becoming their Chief Exec.

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Re: Like to have seen more of?

Post by Jacko27 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:39 pm

Yes I saw Tony O'Reilly play at Welford Road although it was for Barbarians against the Tigers. He was certainly one of the Barbarians' stars on that occasion. In fact somewhere I have his autograph. In those days spectators were allowed into the Clubhouse after the Boxing Day match and whilst the adults were sinking pints and the players were having their post match dinner, boys like myself would pester the players of both sides for autographs. So somewhere up in the attic is a musty old book with many autographs of players from that era (late 50's/early 60's). O'Reilly was a very charismatic guy and many years later I heard O'Reilly give an extremely funny and scurrilous speech in which he told a story about the Irish full back Jackie Kyle (I think) who missed a tackle allowing the England centre Phil Horrocks-Taylor to score the winning try. O'Reilly mimicking Kyle's broad accent trying to explain away the missed tackle: "the Horrocks jinked left, the Taylor jinked right and I was left with the ******* hyphen".

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Re: Like to have seen more of?

Post by CJ » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:21 pm

I too saw Tony O'Reilly play. A huge personality on and off the pitch. I was very young at the time so cant really remember that much about it.

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Re: Like to have seen more of?

Post by Hot_Charlie » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:18 pm

WiggoTiger wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:22 pm
Will Herring
Ben Herring? :smt002

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Re: Like to have seen more of?

Post by Grumpy of Crumbie » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:51 pm

Julian White, although I saw a lot of him, someone I would never tire of watching. Sums up perfectly what we no longer have!
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Re: Like to have seen more of?

Post by wormus » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:37 pm

ellis9 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:23 pm
Just for a bit of fun, what one player that has played for Tigers do you wish you could have seen more of?
For me it has got to be Josefinas Achaval with Marcos Ayerza. - What a player.. :smt001
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Re: Like to have seen more of?

Post by Roly » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:08 am

ellis9 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:23 pm
Just for a bit of fun, what one player that has played for Tigers do you wish you could have seen more of?

For me it's Jaco van der Westhuyzen.
Martin Castrogiovani and/or Dan Hipkiss.

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Re: Like to have seen more of?

Post by AliB » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:57 am

Harry Ellis

A real warrior who gave everthing for the team a bit like Moody in his diregard for his own body, charging down kicks, scrapping etc. Shame his knee injury prevented him carrying on - I can't quite remeber how it got it but I think it was foul play and some big lock kicked it when fully extended or something like that.

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Re: Like to have seen more of?

Post by strawclearer » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:54 am

AliB wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:57 am
Harry Ellis

A real warrior who gave everthing for the team a bit like Moody in his diregard for his own body, charging down kicks, scrapping etc. Shame his knee injury prevented him carrying on - I can't quite remeber how it got it but I think it was foul play and some big lock kicked it when fully extended or something like that.
You might find this of interest - unless you're a fan of Ian Evans, the Ospreys lock...

http://en.espn.co.uk/scrum/rugby/story/61766.html
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Re: Like to have seen more of?

Post by Greenwhiteandred » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:47 pm

Matt Hampson

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Re: Like to have seen more of?

Post by strawclearer » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:56 pm

Greenwhiteandred wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:47 pm
Matt Hampson
Ah yes...totally the best answer!
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