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Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by LondonTiger on Thu 18 Feb - 8:31

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by nathan on Fri 19 Feb - 11:16

Cheers, it's going to be an interesting game

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by nathan on Fri 19 Feb - 11:28

I'm predicting lots of errors from tigers tonight

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by king_carlos on Fri 19 Feb - 11:30

Bryant is more of a 12 than 10 IMO. I rate him highly and glad to see him given a go.

His attacking kicking game when going forward is usually good but it will be a big ask for him to control a game away at the Stoop. It makes NEv missing an even bigger loss for Quins as he would have been in a strong position to control the game.

Hopefully we can given Bryant a good platform because if we're going forward then ne has a great passing game to bring our outside backs into the game.

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by formerly known as Sam on Fri 19 Feb - 11:45

Bryant also has a nice step as well. I agree he's more of a play making 12 and is more than capable of playing flat and whipping passes away. His kicking game will face some big questions though. Let's see what the young man can do! If he wants to raise his profile now would be a great time with our injuries and Burns in different form.

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by nathan on Fri 19 Feb - 11:46

First question answered there then

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by doctor_grey on Fri 19 Feb - 11:51

The weather look great...........

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by nathan on Fri 19 Feb - 11:52

Hopefully that will settle Bryant now

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by king_carlos on Fri 19 Feb - 11:56

Kick offs have been very messy from both sides so far!

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by nathan on Fri 19 Feb - 12:01

We are rubbish at the breakdown

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by Scottrf on Fri 19 Feb - 12:02

What a waste by Leicester and what a poor kick by Visser.
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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by nathan on Fri 19 Feb - 12:03

Good tackle too to stop the try

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by king_carlos on Fri 19 Feb - 12:05

Breakdown is looking a bit better with O'Connor back. Although he's been on the wrong side of Doyles whistle it will happen when a 7 plays on the edge.

Ward is being a royal pain in the *** as always though.

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by Scottrf on Fri 19 Feb - 12:05

Always easier to tackle if they are expecting to be tackled then put all their energy into fending.
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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by king_carlos on Fri 19 Feb - 12:16

3rd time in a row the Tigers have given three points straight back.

Both sides are trying to play though.

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by nathan on Fri 19 Feb - 12:24

Ooooh Thacker at 7

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by king_carlos on Fri 19 Feb - 12:26

Not good at all to see O'Connor go off with a hamstring issue again.

Thacker at 7 though!!

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by nathan on Fri 19 Feb - 12:27

You can tell ward is English, can't throw at the lineout

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by king_carlos on Fri 19 Feb - 12:28

Tigers have gone from kicking nothing last week to aimlessly kicking attacking ball away this week

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by king_carlos on Fri 19 Feb - 12:31

9-9 half time. I'd have wanted much better than that from a Tigers perspective given the wind.

I've got to go out now as well so will have to deal with phone updates for the second half... furious

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by Fuzzy Dunlop on Fri 19 Feb - 12:33

There'll be a fair few teams watching this scratching their heads trying to work out how they can be behind both these teams. Pretty poor showing even with the weather. Couple of mistakes from Bryant early on but he soon eased into it. Quins poor lineout stopping them from picking up a lead but they'll be reasonably confident with this wind in the second half.

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by formerly known as Sam on Fri 19 Feb - 12:36

king_carlos wrote:3rd time in a row the Tigers have given three points straight back.

Both sides are trying to play though.

Clear knock on before the first, awful call by the TJ for the second and third was harsh as Tait is competing for the ball as Yarde fell over but is deemed tackler.

Quins are great at the breakdown and we're not moving them quick enough. They are good at niggling there and we're letting them. Slightly concerning that JP has warned Harrison for use of boot as he's clearly frustrated with the silly buggers on the floor.

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by nathan on Fri 19 Feb - 12:39

I think Bryant has shown his inexperience not playing for territory and pinning quins into there own 22. Second half against the wind will be a big test for the lad.

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by formerly known as Sam on Fri 19 Feb - 12:45

I think he's moved us down into the Quins half better than Burns managed last week. Quins had a lot of possession in the first half and they kept it in hand. Other than the two early jitters he's done well.

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by nathan on Fri 19 Feb - 12:47

I do wonder if the ref will ever blow for a turnover

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by formerly known as Sam on Fri 19 Feb - 12:51

Wallace is never 10m. Not one of JPs best evenings.

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by nathan on Fri 19 Feb - 12:51

Ward is a bit of a plonker

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Post by nathan on Fri 19 Feb - 12:53

Nothing wrong with that either

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by formerly known as Sam on Fri 19 Feb - 12:54

I mean Lambert isn't even bound at that scrum and he's going straight across. JP is about two foot away.

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Post by formerly known as Sam on Fri 19 Feb - 12:55

nathan wrote:Nothing wrong with that either

I'm starting to understand why Dean Ryan berated him last weekend. He asks for help with that decision then doesn't even look at the replay.

Our scrum is struggling. Quins aren't binding and we're not powerful enough. Time for Logo.

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Post by nathan on Fri 19 Feb - 13:00

Is he not the tackler?

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by formerly known as Sam on Fri 19 Feb - 13:02

He's also on the ball before a Quins player gets there hence there's no offside line. The level of officiating is shambolic.

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Post by nathan on Fri 19 Feb - 13:04

Wish they would calm down on the Manu loving a bit

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by formerly known as Sam on Fri 19 Feb - 13:12

JP back with the random calls again. Tackled whilst no one touching him.

Tigers need to be a bit cuter. Our kicking hasn't been accurate enough. If Evans was fit he'd be giving us a schooling.

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by formerly known as Sam on Fri 19 Feb - 13:14

The balls not in and they're pushing us back? How are we conceding a penalty!?!

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by Scottrf on Fri 19 Feb - 13:16

Referees don't know scrum rules. Hardly any of them are enforced.
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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by nathan on Fri 19 Feb - 13:21

I just find that refs (for all teams) are so inconsistent and it's ruining the game. We need to make all refs ref exactly the same

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by Rugby Fan on Fri 19 Feb - 13:36

Lack of ambition by Quins almost cost them. Some strange decisions by the officials.

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by nathan on Fri 19 Feb - 13:37

Quins were well on top at the breakdown which I think we are lacking at the moment. 

Reffing in the premiership must be at all time low at the moment

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by HongKongCherry on Fri 19 Feb - 13:38

JP with a homer but Tigers only have themselves to blame for that loss. Admirable defence by Quins but Tigers should have won that with ease.
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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by nathan on Fri 19 Feb - 13:40

HongKongCherry wrote:JP with a homer but Tigers only have themselves to blame for that loss. Admirable defence by Quins but Tigers should have won that with ease.
We lack intensity at the moment, I'm actually looking forward to th dry weather in the hope we'll chuck it around a bit more and won't need to rely on the physical game as much.

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by formerly known as Sam on Fri 19 Feb - 13:41

Quins only threatened on turnover ball. We gifted them a couple of great chances and it was a lovely kick from Botica to exploit one.

Wallace an obvious man of the match. Time for him to replace Robshaw in the England squad? I think so.

Thacker, Croft and Manu showed up well. Betham and TV not so much, Thompstone's return is hopefully soon as he's much better in these rough conditions. Kitto should be flown back to NZ he was bloody awful. Just watched Quins break and score, JDV overtook him and nearly got Yarde, Kitto is younger and quicker just unfortunately lazier.

Scrum needs some work. Quins played silly buggers and we were to honest and let them con penalties out of us all game. We've got to be smarter than that.

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by Fuzzy Dunlop on Fri 19 Feb - 13:43

Once again Tigers have paid the price for the complete lack of ability to control territory. That wind was a 10point wind so the game was lost after not going into half time with any kind of lead. The lack of dog is more concerning for me than any of the Poopie we saw last season. At least people are now running hard and straight before trying to ship it wide but I fear Manu has just played himself into the England squad.

With the lack of international call-ups I thought this would be a great opportunity for them to solidify their top 4 spot and push for a home semi but now it looks like top 4 was probably too optimistic.

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by nathan on Fri 19 Feb - 13:47

Just seen the replay for yardes try, what was kitto thinking jogging back

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by Welly on Fri 19 Feb - 13:48

nathan wrote:Just seen the replay for yardes try, what was kitto thinking jogging back
Prob he was never going to catch him?

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by Cowshot on Fri 19 Feb - 13:49

That was the worst Tigers/Quins game I've watched for years. Grim, dour and error ridden.

Quins seemed the cuter side to me - played Doyle better. But the first half was utterly forgettable, and we lost it there.

Chuckle - I live in the middle of Quins country, so my mates are all going to be happy. Bugger... Wink

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by nathan on Fri 19 Feb - 13:51

He should of at least tried, the half tackle by burns made yarde stumble which means kitto could of caught him if he was running at full speed

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by Welly on Fri 19 Feb - 13:51

Got going to mention Doyle as to peed off.

I HATE how you can kick the ball out at the ruck, but even more annoying is we seem to be the only side not to do it.


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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by formerly known as Sam on Fri 19 Feb - 13:52

nathan wrote:Just seen the replay for yardes try, what was kitto thinking jogging back

It's just fecking lazy. If JDV is willing to put his face on the line making a desperate lunge on Yarde's ankles but Kitto can't be bothered to break sweat. Shows the difference in mindset between a champion and a third choice who I'd not bother selecting in the 23 next week.

At least we improved on last week. Feel for Brendan O'Connor his tackling was excellent.

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by Welly on Fri 19 Feb - 13:53

Kitto out played Harrison in the distribution by a mile mind.

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Re: Aviva Premiership - Round 13

Post by formerly known as Sam on Fri 19 Feb - 13:55

Yeah he just took twice as long to get there and offered no threat ball in hand. Where's Tressider?

On a side note. How many if our bench were fully fit? Kitch and Crane weren't used, Smith and Burns were supposed to start.

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