Bath vs. Tigers - Sat 25 Jan 15:00

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Re: Bath vs. Tigers - Sat 25 Jan 15:00

Post by JP14 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:17 am

I can see the scrum being a bit of a dogfight, Obano and Judge are very capable scrummagers I suppose the weakness could be not having Dunn at hooker but Bath’s scrum is one of the best in the league.
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Re: Bath vs. Tigers - Sat 25 Jan 15:00

Post by OakhamTiger32 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:39 am

JP14 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:17 am
I can see the scrum being a bit of a dogfight, Obano and Judge are very capable scrummagers I suppose the weakness could be not having Dunn at hooker but Bath’s scrum is one of the best in the league.
They will be missing Dunn, Ewels, Batty, Faletau, Mercer, Stuart and Underhill so I’d imagine we should have the edge; especially as Cole has been retained and our impact off the bench should be better than theirs. At least we know the scrums should be officiated to a good standard with Mr Barnes on the whistle.

I’m guessing Jones would want the entire squad present for training so not sure any of them will be released for this weekend.
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Re: Bath vs. Tigers - Sat 25 Jan 15:00

Post by Mark62 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:15 am

JP14 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:17 am
I can see the scrum being a bit of a dogfight, Obano and Judge are very capable scrummagers I suppose the weakness could be not having Dunn at hooker but Bath’s scrum is one of the best in the league.
A lot will also depend on the state of the Rec pitch, it isn’t firm at the best of times

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Re: Bath vs. Tigers - Sat 25 Jan 15:00

Post by Scuttle » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:54 am

OakhamTiger32 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:39 am
JP14 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:17 am
I can see the scrum being a bit of a dogfight, Obano and Judge are very capable scrummagers I suppose the weakness could be not having Dunn at hooker but Bath’s scrum is one of the best in the league.
They will be missing Dunn, Ewels, Batty, Faletau, Mercer, Stuart and Underhill so I’d imagine we should have the edge; especially as Cole has been retained and our impact off the bench should be better than theirs. At least we know the scrums should be officiated to a good standard with Mr Barnes on the whistle.

I’m guessing Jones would want the entire squad present for training so not sure any of them will be released for this weekend.
I think you are right. It is a training camp in Portugal so I can't see them assembling today, travelling out tomorow and then some travelling back Friday to play.
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Re: Bath vs. Tigers - Sat 25 Jan 15:00

Post by Bunchy » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:35 am

this weekends camp is part of the agreement between PRL and England - so no players available from EJ's squad

Also - don't under estimate the task ahead on Saturday - their pack and their defence is a real step up from last season - impressed with Abano particularly - and it will be a sticky old deck much like last weeks pitch
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Re: Bath vs. Tigers - Sat 25 Jan 15:00

Post by sapajo » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:52 am

Bunchy wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:35 am
this weekends camp is part of the agreement between PRL and England - so no players available from EJ's squad

Also - don't under estimate the task ahead on Saturday - their pack and their defence is a real step up from last season - impressed with Abano particularly - and it will be a sticky old deck much like last weeks pitch
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Re: Bath vs. Tigers - Sat 25 Jan 15:00

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:11 pm

I think the grunt Tomas provides from the 2nd row is a big plus, I also think Green is rather good in that facet of the game (the stuff you can't see) might be a game for Batley...

Suggest we turn up in wellies to make a point about the pitch.. .
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Re: Bath vs. Tigers - Sat 25 Jan 15:00

Post by sapajo » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:15 pm

Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:11 pm
I think the grunt Tomas provides from the 2nd row is a big plus, I also think Green is rather good in that facet of the game (the stuff you can't see) might be a game for Batley...

Suggest we turn up in wellies to make a point about the pitch.. .
Sadly Green is injured (broken cheek bone)
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Re: Bath vs. Tigers - Sat 25 Jan 15:00

Post by Mark62 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:25 pm

Wasn’t aware of Greens injury. I would therefore imagine it will be Spencer and Lavanini in the row with Wells at 6 and Batley on the bench given that the going is likely to be soft to heavy

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Re: Bath vs. Tigers - Sat 25 Jan 15:00

Post by Jimmy Skitz » Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:55 pm

is Jonny May injured?

15 Veianu
14 Holmes
13 Manu
12 Eastmond
11 May/Olowofela
10 Ford
9 Youngs

1 Genge
2 Youngs
3 Cole
4 Lavanini
5 Wells
6 Taufua
7 Reffel
8 Kalamafoni

16 Kerr
17 Bateman
18 Heyes
19 Spencer
20 Boladau
21 White
22 Reid
23 Olowofela/Worth

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Re: Bath vs. Tigers - Sat 25 Jan 15:00

Post by Tiglon » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:04 pm

Jimmy Skitz wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:55 pm
is Jonny May injured?

15 Veianu
14 Holmes
13 Manu
12 Eastmond
11 May/Olowofela
10 Ford
9 Youngs

1 Genge
2 Youngs
3 Cole
4 Lavanini
5 Wells
6 Taufua
7 Reffel
8 Kalamafoni

16 Kerr
17 Bateman
18 Heyes
19 Spencer
20 Boladau
21 White
22 Reid
23 Olowofela/Worth
Genge, Youngs, Ford, May, Holmes and Manu are expected to be training with England and Wales, therefore unavailable.

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Re: Bath vs. Tigers - Sat 25 Jan 15:00

Post by Jimmy Skitz » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:18 pm

Tiglon wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:04 pm
Jimmy Skitz wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:55 pm
is Jonny May injured?

15 Veianu
14 Holmes
13 Manu
12 Eastmond
11 May/Olowofela
10 Ford
9 Youngs

1 Genge
2 Youngs
3 Cole
4 Lavanini
5 Wells
6 Taufua
7 Reffel
8 Kalamafoni

16 Kerr
17 Bateman
18 Heyes
19 Spencer
20 Boladau
21 White
22 Reid
23 Olowofela/Worth
Genge, Youngs, Ford, May, Holmes and Manu are expected to be training with England and Wales, therefore unavailable.
ah I'd forgotten about that though I didn't think we had to release Holmes?

15 Veianu/Worth
14 Holmes/Veianu
13 Taute
12 Eastmond
11 Olowofela
10 Hardwick
9 White

1 Bateman
2 Youngs
3 Cole
4 Lavanini
5 Wells
6 Taufua
7 Reffel
8 Kalamafoni

16 Kerr
17 Gigena
18 Heyes
19 Spencer
20 Boladau
21 Simmons
22 Reid
23 Worth/Steward
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Re: Bath vs. Tigers - Sat 25 Jan 15:00

Post by RagingBull » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:25 pm

Pretty sure Holmes is available.
We don't have a agreement to release non English players on free weekends.

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Re: Bath vs. Tigers - Sat 25 Jan 15:00

Post by Robespierre » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:38 pm

Mark62 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:25 pm
..,,given that the going is likely to be soft to heavy
In that case, I’ll put a tenner on Tigers winning by a short head!
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Re: Bath vs. Tigers - Sat 25 Jan 15:00

Post by OakhamTiger32 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:49 pm

Mark62 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:25 pm
Wasn’t aware of Greens injury. I would therefore imagine it will be Spencer and Lavanini in the row with Wells at 6 and Batley on the bench given that the going is likely to be soft to heavy
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