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Re: Exeter team

Post by Will S » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:32 pm

Mark62 wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:33 pm
Will S wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:33 am
I would be very tempted to start with Toomua. Don't get me wrong, I really like Eastmond, but I would go with Matt for the following reasons:
- Whilst he hasn't been in camp it is not as though he will come back rusty. He hasn't been sitting on his backside but playing international rugby (only as a sub so won't be exhausted but his eye will be in). He will be up to speed pretty quick.
- His defence will be very important against the Chiefs. Not only is he a very strong defender but he wins a fair share of turnover and disrupting Chiefs ability to retain the ball for long periods is key. They will be a lot more worried running down our centre channel with Matt there.
- Matt is a more experienced centre. He will better be able to stop Manu jumping out the defence line.
- Whilst he hasn't played with the guys for several weeks he has had a lot more game time outside Ford etc than Kyle.
- I'm not sure but I think Matt has a bigger kick on him. Ford is not the longest so having Matt there to help clear lines could be helpful.
- I think it will be a close game. Being able to bring on Kyle in the closing stages against tired legs might help.
All excellent points, my view is he’s gone for a month after this week and hasn’t been training with the squad so let’s continue building that midfield unit so put him on the bench
Good point but I also think the game is going to be very physical. If we are going to lose Matt shortly why risk breaking Kyle?

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Re: Exeter team

Post by kpj tiger » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:24 pm

Looking at the photo's from the captains run im guessing the team will be

1. Bateman/Feao
2. Youngs (C)
3. Cole
4. Wells
5. Spencer
6. Denton
7. BOC
8. Kalamafoni
9. Youngs
10. Ford
11. May
12. Eastmond/Toomua
13. Tuilagi
14. Thompstone
15. Veainu

16. TPN
17. Feao/Bateman
18. Cortes
19. Williams
20. Mapapalangi
21. Harrison
22. Toomua/Eastmond
23. Olowefela

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Re: Exeter team

Post by TigerCam » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:51 pm

For me the pressure is all on Exeter. Any Tigers XV must go there to play and enjoy. Great first game to clear the cobwebs away. Tigers to win by the odd penalty.

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Re: Exeter team

Post by JP14 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:22 pm

I’ve got us on Superbru to win by 2 😬😬
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Re: Exeter team

Post by Rugbyflanker » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:43 pm

Exeter by 18 on mine

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Re: Exeter team

Post by Mark62 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:53 pm

Rugbyflanker wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:43 pm
Exeter by 18 on mine
Loving your optimism

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Re: Exeter team

Post by Rugbyflanker » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:56 pm

Realism my friend. Bar the AWC final and last season at WR we've been pumped by them in every game in the last 3 seasons. I expect at least one rolling maul try and one penalty try.

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Re: Exeter team

Post by RagingBull » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:00 pm

kpj tiger wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:24 pm
Looking at the photo's from the captains run im guessing the team will be

1. Bateman/Feao
2. Youngs (C)
3. Cole
4. Wells
5. Spencer
6. Denton
7. BOC
8. Kalamafoni
9. Youngs
10. Ford
11. May
12. Eastmond/Toomua
13. Tuilagi
14. Thompstone
15. Veainu

16. TPN
17. Feao/Bateman
18. Cortes
19. Williams
20. Mapapalangi
21. Harrison
22. Toomua/Eastmond
23. Olowefela
Reckon Bateman and Eastmond start.
With Holmes on the bench instead of Olowofela.

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Re: Exeter team

Post by neilf » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:04 pm

Teams up

Leicester Tigers (v Exeter Chiefs, Sandy Park, Saturday 4.30pm)

15 Telusa Veainu

14 Adam Thompstone

13 Manu Tuilagi

12 Matt Toomua

11 Jonny May

10 George Ford

9 Ben Youngs

1 Greg Bateman

2 Tom Youngs (c)

3 Dan Cole

4 Mike Fitzgerald

5 Will Spencer

6 David Denton

7 Brendon O’Connor

8 Sione Kalamafoni

Replacements

16 Tatafu Polota-Nau

17 David Feao

18 Gaston Cortes

19 Harry Wells

20 Mike Williams

21 Sam Harrison

22 Kyle Eastmond

23 Jordan Olowofela

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Re: Exeter team

Post by Brianf » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:06 pm

EXETER CHIEFS SIDE TO FACE LEICESTER TIGERS

Strong as ever!

15 Phil Dollman
14 Santiago Cordero
13 Ian Whitten
12 Ollie Devoto
11 Olly Woodburn
10 Gareth Steenson
9 Nic White
1 Alec Hepburn
2 Jack Yeandle (capt)
3 Tomas Francis
4 Ollie Atkins
5 Sam Skinner
6 Don Armand
7 Matt Kvesic
8 Sam Simmonds

16 Luke Cowan-Dickie
17 Greg Holmes
18 Harry Williams
19 Toby Salmon
20 Sean Lonsdale
21 Stu Townsend
22 Joe Simmonds
23 Henry Slade

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Re: Exeter team

Post by Rugbyflanker » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:09 pm

Very harsh on Wells!

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Re: Exeter team

Post by ghdav27 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:12 pm

I don't get why they prefer Fitzgerald to wells.

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Re: Exeter team

Post by ourla » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:14 pm

If judging a team by the bench is an indicator then ours is pretty damn good. Not that Exeter's isn't.

After all the kerfuffle Bateman, Toomua, BOC, Manu, TPN, Cortes are all there.

Should be an excellent game.
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Re: Exeter team

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:50 pm

Why Williams & Wells both on bench? Tino should of been one of them.
Can't argue too much with the rest.
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Re: Exeter team

Post by RagingBull » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:59 pm

I understand the logic of having Wells and Williams on the bench.
both abrasive players and that is what you need v Exeter pack.

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