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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by Scott1 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:02 pm

BoC has played very well for us at 8 too

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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by ourla » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:13 pm

Kalamafoni is a big loss.
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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:03 pm

Genge @ 8.
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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by TigerCam » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:54 am

Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:03 pm
Genge @ 8.
Sounds good to me!!

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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by voice of the crumbie » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:49 pm

TigerCam wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:54 am
Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:03 pm
Genge @ 8.
Sounds good to me!!
With Bateman injured I wouldn't have thought so. Genge to start at loosehead with Gigena on the bench.
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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by Leicestertinytiger » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:58 pm

voice of the crumbie wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:49 pm
TigerCam wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:54 am
Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:03 pm
Genge @ 8.
Sounds good to me!!
With Bateman injured I wouldn't have thought so. Genge to start at loosehead with Gigena on the bench.
Gigena has been very good the last few games. Can see him overtaking Bateman next season, seems stronger at the set piece and is working on his carrying. Promising future.

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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by Dangerous4 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:37 pm

ourla wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:13 pm
Kalamafoni is a big loss.

He let us down badly. We have enough personnel problems without him adding to them.

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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by voice of the crumbie » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:47 pm

Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:58 pm
voice of the crumbie wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:49 pm
TigerCam wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:54 am


Sounds good to me!!
With Bateman injured I wouldn't have thought so. Genge to start at loosehead with Gigena on the bench.
Gigena has been very good the last few games. Can see him overtaking Bateman next season, seems stronger at the set piece and is working on his carrying. Promising future.
Quite so LTT. Representative honours at age group level with Argentina plus 1 full cap. I seem to recall that the last Argentinian loosehead we had here didn't do too badly for us. With Boris and the senior props to bring him on I have high hopes.
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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by LE18 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:23 pm

Scott1 wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:01 pm
They could scrummage like that LE18 but then leave Guy in the backfield for kick returns. I worry about Williams ball control though
I thought with Williams extra weight at 8 it would give us a more balanced shove, agree with Thompson hanging back though.

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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by JP14 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:44 am

Williams is not an 8 for me.
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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by voice of the crumbie » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:41 am

JP14 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:44 am
Williams is not an 8 for me.
Williams is not an 8 period. There are tried and tested options. Assuming Denton is still injured Evans, O'Connor and Thompson have all played there. For balance I would have Evans or O'Connor at 7, Thompson at 8 and Williams at 6.
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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by LE18 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:03 pm

voice of the crumbie wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:41 am
JP14 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:44 am
Williams is not an 8 for me.
Williams is not an 8 period. There are tried and tested options. Assuming Denton is still injured Evans, O'Connor and Thompson have all played there. For balance I would have Evans or O'Connor at 7, Thompson at 8 and Williams at 6.
All of those fit are much lighter, they have 2 weeks to work on Williams at 8, we keep saying we need a big brute of an 8, Williams is the only one who could realistically be classed as a big brute. (other than Fred) So i don't think it would be too long a shot.

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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by Skin_and_Muscle » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:34 pm

LE18 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:03 pm
voice of the crumbie wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:41 am
JP14 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:44 am
Williams is not an 8 for me.
Williams is not an 8 period. There are tried and tested options. Assuming Denton is still injured Evans, O'Connor and Thompson have all played there. For balance I would have Evans or O'Connor at 7, Thompson at 8 and Williams at 6.
All of those fit are much lighter, they have 2 weeks to work on Williams at 8, we keep saying we need a big brute of an 8, Williams is the only one who could realistically be classed as a big brute. (other than Fred) So i don't think it would be too long a shot.
As much as a hefty option at 8 would be nice to see, I'm not sure it should come at the expense of rugby smarts. This isn't meant as a personal slight on Williams, but 8 is where you want your best reader (certainly in the pack, possibly on the park) of the game - O'Connor and Thompson are much better in this regard. 2 years would probably be a more realistic time frame for getting someone up to speed!
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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by Jimmy Skitz » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:54 pm

assuming none of the England Boys come back Broken

15 Holmes
14 Sarto
13 Manu
12 Eastmond
11 May
10 Ford
9 Youngs
1 Genge
2 Youngs
3 Cole
4 Spencer
5 Wells
6 Fitzgerald
7 Evans
8 Thompson

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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by Dangerous4 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:03 pm

I'm really looking forward to this game, being more than just another Premiership fixture.

Time to turn the tide, Tigers. :smt023

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