If that's Parling, Slater and Kitchener thenfisgard792 wrote:tigers have been beaten heavily in ireland before and won the return, although well behind on the 2 games aggregate
indeed, deano lost his job after a heavy defect at ulster back in '04
it happens. the issue for me, is that i dont see many players in the team, that i would call tigers players. you never hear of the wednesday bust up's at the oval anymore.
perhaps its unfair, but the recent imports don't seem to fully there
maybe everybody else has gone well past, in the physicality stakes, and the game has moved on. saracens have whatever 'it' is, and a lot of times, wasps too.
they miss stand out players in certain positions. some players just havent kicked on, couple of years ago, they supposedly had 3 england locks.
Tigers don't have the tradition of chucking it around, they need a baby-eating pack of full on Orcs to establish the kind of dominance they have often had in the past. This pack is not up to that standard. He's not awful but I agree with JM2K6 that BOC is rather on the mediocre side, the props aren't at their pomp and Tom Youngs is extremely limited at setpiece time, for all that he's an animal in the loose. Lendrid seemed disinterested and neither Burns nor Williams is good enough to rescue things without a solid platform to build off. Genge is a good prospect but the back five is weak.
That's my take anyway.