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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by strawclearer » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:17 pm

Pretty good squad availability with returning internationals and injuries clearing. Telusa Veainu (foot), David Denton (concussion) and Greg Bateman (shoulder) are still sidelined but people like O'Connor, Fitzgerald, Harrison, Toomua all ok. Kalamafoni 'resting', of course!

(Getting increasingly worried about Denton...)
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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by TigerCam » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:21 pm

strawclearer wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:17 pm
Pretty good squad availability with returning internationals and injuries clearing. Telusa Veainu (foot), David Denton (concussion) and Greg Bateman (shoulder) are still sidelined but people like O'Connor, Fitzgerald, Harrison, Toomua all ok. Kalamafoni 'resting', of course!

(Getting increasingly worried about Denton...)
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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by Mark62 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:29 pm

To the best of my knowledge Denton didn’t suffer with concussion before now.
I like many others are becoming increasingly concerned about the length of time he has been out following a relatively minor knock compared to some others

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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by Dangerous4 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:38 pm

It is indeed extremely worrying. I don't know his injury record prior to joining Tigers, but I do hope he is not going to be persistently injured. D.D. is a great player, and it would be sad if he has to give up the game. So all we can do is look on the bright side, and look forward to his return.

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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by Mark62 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:50 pm

Ribbens and Lawes both out for Saints

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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by terraceite » Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:57 pm

Ben Youngs injured with England apparently :smt013

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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by Spicer » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:33 pm

If you're right about Ben Youngs then that would leave something like:

Genge, Youngs, Cole, Spencer, Kitchener, Williams, Thompson, BoC, Simmons, Ford, May, Eastmond, Tuilangi, Olowofela, Holmes

Kerr, Gigena, Heyes, Wells, Fitzgerald, Harrison, Toomua, Aspland-Robinson

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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by Scott1 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:02 pm

Holmes injured? Simmonds?

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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by Scott1 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:03 pm

At least we will see some quick ball with Harrison starting! COYT!!

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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by Leicestertinytiger » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:11 pm

Really need to target that Saints front 5, very weak and there for the taking at set piece.

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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by Tigerbeat » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:21 pm

Director of rugby Chris Boyd has made eight changes to his Northampton Saints side ahead of the East Midlands derby on Friday evening against Leicester Tigers.

Wales’ Grand Slam winner Dan Biggar makes his return to the No.10 jersey for the visit to Welford Road (kick-off 7.45pm, live on BT Sport), with Club top-scorer Cobus Reinach also recalled as Saints try to avenge October’s Gallagher Premiership defeat at Twickenham.

It’s a short turnaround for the men in Black, Green and Gold after lifting the Premiership Rugby Cup on Sunday afternoon, but after claiming their first piece of major silverware in five years Saints will be confident of notching up a second win on Tigers soil in as many seasons.

No.8 Teimana Harrison will lead out Northampton in Leicester, with Jamie Gibson and Heinrich Brüssow coming into the back row either side of the skipper.

Alex Moon and Api Ratuniyarawa continue in the engine room after impressing against Saracens last time out, but loosehead Francois Van Wyk and hooker James Fish are selected in the front row alongside Paul Hill.

There are four more changes to the back-line with Biggar and Reinach returning to the half-back berths for the first time since mid-February.

Rory Hutchinson is selected outside Piers Francis in the midfield with Luther Burrell ruled out through concussion, and in the back three Ahsee Tuala switches to fullback to make room for the fleet-footed Tom Collins – with Taqele Naiyaravoro continuing on the other wing.

Meanwhile Boyd has opted for a mixture of youth and experience amongst the replacements; the likes of Alex Mitchell, Andrew Kellaway and George Furbank will be hoping to make an impact off the bench, while Alex Waller and Tom Wood bring the benefit of 33 East Midlands derby appearances between them.

LEICESTER TIGERS vs NORTHAMPTON SAINTS
Gallagher Premiership Rugby, Round 17
Friday 22 March, 2019
Welford Road
Kick-off: 7.45pm

15 Ahsee Tuala
14 Tom Collins
13 Rory Hutchinson
12 Piers Francis
11 Taqele Naiyaravoro
10 Dan Biggar
9 Cobus Reinach

1 Francois Van Wyk
2 James Fish
3 Paul Hill
4 Alex Moon
5 Api Ratuniyarawa
6 Jamie Gibson
7 Heinrich Brüssow
8 Teimana Harrison (c)

Replacements:
16 Reece Marshall
17 Alex Waller
18 Ben Franks
19 James Craig
20 Tom Wood
21 Alex Mitchell
22 Andrew Kellaway
23 George Furbank

Not available for selection:
Andy Symons (knee), Harry Mallinder (knee), Mikey Haywood (knee), Dylan Hartley (knee), Ehren Painter (calf), Courtney Lawes (calf), Paddy Ryan (knee), James Haskell (toe), Fraser Dingwall (ankle), Luther Burrell (concussion) and David Ribbans (ankle).
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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by TA30 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:27 pm

Going to be a belter! Tight 5 should have the upperhand but pretty even on paper. Really hoping to see Manu putting a big hit on naiyarovoro early. His communication with aspland-Robinson is going to be key in stopping him.

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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by Mark62 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:35 pm

With greatest respect to the Saints if we cannot beat that Saints side at home then even I will be wondering just what’s going on

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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by Scott1 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:40 pm

Same here Mark,no excuses! Let's just get the job done and guarantee safety!

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Re: Tigers v Saints

Post by trendylfj » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:43 pm

am I going mad - my link to our team isn't working - does anyone know what our team is????
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