Team news for @LeicesterTigers trip to London Irish this Sunday [tinyurl.com]
1 Marcos Ayerza,
2 George Chuter,
3 Dan Cole,
4 George Skivington,
5 Geoff Parling
6 Steve Mafi,
7 Julian Salvi,
8 Thomas Waldrom
15 Geordan Murphy (c),
14 Horacio Agulla,
13 Manu Tuilagi,
12 Billy Twelvetrees,
11 Alesana Tuilagi,
10 Toby Flood,
9 Ben Youngs
16 Tom Youngs
17 Martin Castrogiovanni
18 Logovi'i Mulipola
19 Tom Croft
20 Craig Newby
21 James Grindal
22 Anthony Allen
23 Scott Hamilton
London Irish: 15 Tom Homer, 14 Marland Yarde, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Steven Shingler; 11 Sailosi Tagicakibau, 10 Dan Bowden, 9 Darren Allinson; 1 Alex Corbisiero, 2 David Paice, 3 Faan Rautenbach, 4 Nick Kennedy (); 5 Bryn Evans, 6 Matt Garvey; 7 Declan Danaher; 8 Jamie Gibson. Replacements: 16 James Buckland, 17 Max Lahiff, 18 Paulica Ion, 19 Bob Casey, 20 Alex Gray, 21 Ofisa Treviranus, 22 Delon Armitage, 23 Paul Hodgson
Undoubtedly Tigers best team at the moment ?
Ford misses out purely as he can only provide cover for one position ?
He is unlikely to be included on our bench very often for this reason.
I too hope it means he starts next week though !
I hope this means that Ford will be at 10 against Worcester . We only have a 5 day turnround and suspect the lineup then will be much changed against a weaker side .Not sure about the label of 'our 1st choice side' - I think Mulipola is our best prop by some distance at the moment .
Great team, and we can also put out a cracking side for the short turn around 'easier' home game.
I'm sure George will start that, As will Croft, Kitchener, Castro, and Slates. we really do seem to be getting our best players peaking at the right time.
As for Logo, hard on him, great prospect and arguably our best prop in the loose, but I'd argue he's not our best prop in the engine room. Its a team game and the whole squad needs to play out of their skins to try and get that home tie in the semi's.
If they can, I really think some should be ready to eat a bit of humble pie.
Looks good, but alot of those players played at Ravenhill. As we get to the business end - I think Geordie needs to remind the players how bad that felt and how the fans that travelled over must have felt.
It's genuinely hard to argue that the week after Dan's performance at HQ that Logo is our best TH. It's a nice problem to have and he's certainly got great potential but better than Dan and Castro? Hmmmm...
I've been to Hollywood
I've been to Redwood
I crossed the ocean for a heart of gold.
I've been in my mind,
It's such a fine line
That keeps me searching for a heart of gold.
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