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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:44 pm 
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Bateman with another try for Tigers, 5 this season. Got to be leading the top try scorers for props


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Nabberuk wrote:
Bateman with another try for Tigers, 5 this season. Got to be leading the top try scorers for props


It's his third try this season.

Though Vincent Koch is the only prop ahead of him right now, and I wouldn't bet against Bateman crossing a few more times...



P.S. Tigers are coming for you, bitches! Lulled y'all into a false sense of security by playing like Saints for a couple of months, but we're catching you now! We're like the demon in 'It Follows'.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:19 pm 
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And suddenly, I can see a route to the playoffs for Leicester. Never thought I'd say that a few weeks ago.

Manu showed a bit of his old power game again. He's getting there. Can see him on the summer tour if he keeps it up.


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Bateman with another try for Tigers, 5 this season. Got to be leading the top try scorers for props


Things of beauty, too. None of your 34th phase rumble over stuff. :smug:


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And suddenly, I can see a route to the playoffs for Leicester. Never thought I'd say that a few weeks ago.

Manu showed a bit of his old power game again. He's getting there. Can see him on the summer tour if he keeps it up.


He even seems to be getting some acceleration back - good to see. Toomua is doing really well at 10 and Harrison at 9 is keeping the pace up very nicely - good SH, I think.


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Be interesting to see if the dynamic changes when Ford comes back into 10.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:05 pm 
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Nabberuk wrote:
Bateman with another try for Tigers, 5 this season. Got to be leading the top try scorers for props


It's his third try this season.

Though Vincent Koch is the only prop ahead of him right now, and I wouldn't bet against Bateman crossing a few more times...



P.S. Tigers are coming for you, bitches! Lulled y'all into a false sense of security by playing like Saints for a couple of months, but we're catching you now! We're like the demon in 'It Follows'.

The graphic came up and said it was his 5th try this dead.


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It is his 3rd. All from 20ish metres out though.


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Just reading the match reports from today's games, was Sam Simmonds on the Exeter bench?


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Yoof watch:

Joe Simmonds was excellent today by the way. Still learning a lot though, and even though he's 21 still got some growing up to do. But a great eye for attacking and a solid kicker.

The Sarries scrum half that came on, Whiteley, looked very sharp. A nice crisp pass on him and an eye for a dart, definitely one to look out for in these barren times in the scrummie department, although Spencer was pretty good too.

Ben Earl also did pretty well, scored a Simmonds-esque try and came out well in contact and the breakdown.

Disappointed Cordero didn't play, haven't seen him in a full game yet.


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maverickmak wrote:
And suddenly, I can see a route to the playoffs for Leicester. Never thought I'd say that a few weeks ago.

Manu showed a bit of his old power game again. He's getting there. Can see him on the summer tour if he keeps it up.


He even seems to be getting some acceleration back - good to see. Toomua is doing really well at 10 and Harrison at 9 is keeping the pace up very nicely - good SH, I think.


I’ve long thought Harrison was better than Young’s, plays with a nice tempo. Ford could be a problem but I put Toomas form down to the improvement in your pack which is almost night and day under bake well so far.


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Tigers v Wasps in 3 weeks will be interesting


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Hopefully we'll have some fit bodies in place.


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Thought Sale were going to throw it away in the second half but thankfully we held on. :o
Some brilliant scores in the first half, the counterattack started by Yarde was especially good. Excellent to see Solomona back scoring tries, just a shame we couldn't have held on against Bath or we'd be in a really strong position coming into the home stretch. Unfortunately I think our remaining fixtures are a bit tricky to make it into the top six, which is really disappointing. :frown:


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An interesting use of words by Underhill commenting on the Scotland loss. Remember - he was watching the game for nearly an hour before he came on.

Sam Underhill wrote:
‘Technically there are loads of points you can talk about but the bottom line is that we didn’t react to a situation that was apparent from pretty early on.’


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:30 pm 
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nuffsaid wrote:
Nabberuk wrote:
Bateman with another try for Tigers, 5 this season. Got to be leading the top try scorers for props


Things of beauty, too. None of your 34th phase rumble over stuff. :smug:


Certainly is. I mean was, certainly was.


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Thought Sale were going to throw it away in the second half but thankfully we held on. :o
Some brilliant scores in the first half, the counterattack started by Yarde was especially good. Excellent to see Solomona back scoring tries, just a shame we couldn't have held on against Bath or we'd be in a really strong position coming into the home stretch. Unfortunately I think our remaining fixtures are a bit tricky to make it into the top six, which is really disappointing. :frown:


That was burglary from Bath, we've been hopeless all season playing some really terrible rugby. I can't imagine Blackadder lasting past this season, though it's Booth and Edwards I'd look to shove out the door first.

Having said all that we've gone into pretty much every game this season missing about 15-20 players through injury or internationals, but still.


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It's too bad the Saxons don't do the Churchill Cup any more (or play T2 Euro nations for that matter). I always loved seeing them run riot over us. :) ... but surely a few players got noticed for the first team after Saxon matches as well?


Apparently the Saxons will have a few games next season.


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Steve Borthwick has revealed that Sam Underhill and Jack Nowell have picked up training injuries and won’t feature v France. Nowell likely out of Championship with rolled ankle.
Can see a recall for Haskell at this rate


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Jesus wept. Chuckles is gonna have a coronary.


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Jesus wept. Chuckles is gonna have a coronary.

I've not seen him post for a day or two. He must have started an argument with the bathroom mirror or something.


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Jones's has confirmed Hartley is starting as captain already. Given the huge packs that Brunel likes to pick and the wet weather forecast, I can see another 3-lock pack starting again as well. :uhoh:


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Jones's has confirmed Hartley is starting as captain already. Given the huge packs that Brunel likes to pick and the wet weather forecast, I can see another 3-lock pack starting again as well. :uhoh:


Borthwick saying Hartley is a doubt due to leg muscle problem.


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He's just teasing us


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Chips wrote:
Jones's has confirmed Hartley is starting as captain already. Given the huge packs that Brunel likes to pick and the wet weather forecast, I can see another 3-lock pack starting again as well. :uhoh:


Borthwick saying Hartley is a doubt due to leg muscle problem.




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On the Beeb now

Wing Nowell, 24, will play no further part in the tournament after suffering an ankle injury in training.

Forward Underhill has been forced out by a toe injury, but could return for England's final game against Ireland.

Hartley has muscle tightness in his leg and will be monitored ahead of Thursday's team announcement.


Quick call to LCD?


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Chips wrote:
ovalball wrote:
Chips wrote:
Jones's has confirmed Hartley is starting as captain already. Given the huge packs that Brunel likes to pick and the wet weather forecast, I can see another 3-lock pack starting again as well. :uhoh:


Borthwick saying Hartley is a doubt due to leg muscle problem.




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Are you a French doctor???


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Keith wrote:
RodneyRegis wrote:
Jesus wept. Chuckles is gonna have a coronary.

I've not seen him post for a day or two. He must have started an argument with the bathroom mirror or something.


:lol: :lol: :lol:


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Shame about Nowell, he'd been having a good impact. He's the type of player who might grab or create a couple of late tries if England were a fortunate enough position to chase the bonus point.

Underhill being out shows the folly of keeping Haskell short of rugby.


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Yep, can see another 3-lock pack this weekend. I usually hate it but can see the logic in it for France. Haskell could be useful in a dogfight though, wouldn't be averse to having him charging around like a pyscho for 50 mins then bringing on Simmonds.
As for Nowell's injury, Solomona's return to form seems very well-timed but I think Daly's return to fitness will see him take the bench spot instead.


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45jumper wrote:
Thought Sale were going to throw it away in the second half but thankfully we held on. :o
Some brilliant scores in the first half, the counterattack started by Yarde was especially good. Excellent to see Solomona back scoring tries, just a shame we couldn't have held on against Bath or we'd be in a really strong position coming into the home stretch. Unfortunately I think our remaining fixtures are a bit tricky to make it into the top six, which is really disappointing. :frown:


I saw the highlights of this last night - how the fudge did Sale manage to win with 30% possession and even less territory (according to Channel 5's stats)? I know you've got to be able to aggressively defend but those sort of numbers suggests they were deliberately playing without the ball, which against a decent team (I know it was only Tampon, but still) is suicide.

I was saying to Brazil that I think it's Diamond's time to move on. He's built a great side, but has taken it as far as he can. Now we need someone getting them playing to their potential and they'll be genuine top 4 contenders, where right now they're less than the sum of their parts.


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Diamond should get another season or two, now he has money, to see if he can make it work.

I get the feeling his specialty is getting the best out of youngsters for a few seasons, and then moving on to the next one, whilst rarely getting them to the absolute top level. However, he's not had the luxury of having those players surrounded by talent to drive them further, now he has that, and that may well be the difference. If those young players have serious talent to learn off of, they may be able to totake it to the next level.


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Some posters dreams come true. Hartley is a doubt for the France game.


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I wonder if we’ll ever get to see.

1. Genge
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3. Sinkler


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mr flaps wrote:
I wonder if we’ll ever get to see.

1. Genge
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I was asking elsewhere who would be the least inspiring capped hooker that Eddie could choose (like Wiggles). Someone suggested Webber, but I'd much rather Webber than my suggestion of David Paice.


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mr flaps wrote:
I wonder if we’ll ever get to see.

1. Genge
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A wobbly scrum and lineout :uhoh:


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I was asking elsewhere who would be the least inspiring capped hooker that Eddie could choose (like Wiggles). Someone suggested Webber, but I'd much rather Webber than my suggestion of David Paice.


Paice beat New Zealand dontchaknow


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mr flaps wrote:
I wonder if we’ll ever get to see.

1. Genge
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A wobbly scrum and lineout :uhoh:


No worse than George at lineout, our scrum is nothing special at the moment.


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Kitson in Guardian yesterday suggesting England might go Wigglesworth-Farrell-Te'o.


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DragsterDriver wrote:
Keith wrote:
mr flaps wrote:
I wonder if we’ll ever get to see.

1. Genge
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A wobbly scrum and lineout :uhoh:


No worse than George at lineout, our scrum is nothing special at the moment.


wobblier then :smug:


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