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My Team for Saturday evening
tigersimon (IP Logged)
11 October, 2018 05:25
On the assumption that Veainu, Denton, BOC & Kitch available and May not.

15 Veainu
14 Thompstone
13 Tuilagi
12 Eastmond
11 Holmes
10 Ford
9 Youngs

1 Bateman
2 Youngs
3 Cole
4 Williams
5 Wells
6 Denton
8 Kalamafoni


Re: My Team for Saturday evening
Ayerzawannabe (IP Logged)
11 October, 2018 07:07
Murphy says May MAYbe fit (see what I did)

Doubt Denton will be available.

Re: My Team for Saturday evening
Duncan Keene (IP Logged)
11 October, 2018 08:22
If Denton is fit then i'd start him and Thompson and introduce BOC from the bench. If not then Thompson and BOC could be a dynamic partnership though it's maybe more suited to a shoot out with the Scarlets than Ulster away slogfest.

The number one thing i want to see is the right attitude and intelligence all the way through.

So not suicidal running from deep unless the scoreboard demands it or the opportunity is clear. If we fall a couple of tries down keep our heads up and keep grinding and don't gift them a bonus point while we are busy feeling sorry for ourselves (how many times have we done this away in Europe recently?).

Put them under pressure and their lack of form may tell, but fully expecting a difficult evening.

Re: My Team for Saturday evening
Stopsy (IP Logged)
11 October, 2018 08:52
I would like to see further evidence of our positive development. I think the weather will be pretty damp so hope my spirits arenít

Re: My Team for Saturday evening
daktari (IP Logged)
11 October, 2018 11:10
Similiar weather to the Twickenham game, so hopefully we play the conditions as well as we did against Saints with a similiar outcome. Just need to sort out our attacking maul, game for the forwards , so win the set pieces and we will win the game, simples!

Re: My Team for Saturday evening
harborofan (IP Logged)
11 October, 2018 17:13
Holmes has to play 15 on Saturday and probably the rest of the season. Secure under the high ball in wet conditions, made metres every time he handled, generally outstanding and far safer than Veainu in winter weather. TV on the wing.

Re: My Team for Saturday evening
Rich W (IP Logged)
11 October, 2018 17:32
Interesting - a bit like a Stimmo/Geordan quandary.


Re: My Team for Saturday evening
Stopsy (IP Logged)
11 October, 2018 17:41
Thatís a very good idea Rich

Re: My Team for Saturday evening
Rich W (IP Logged)
11 October, 2018 19:20
I thought so...


Re: My Team for Saturday evening
Parcdeprince (IP Logged)
11 October, 2018 21:36
Can Holmes kick like Stimmo??

Re: My Team for Saturday evening
Rich W (IP Logged)
11 October, 2018 21:49
I suspect not! But then we didn't kick from 10 at that time. Though we did have multiple potential kickers...


Re: My Team for Saturday evening
GreenandGold22 (IP Logged)
12 October, 2018 09:14
Whatever we play Holmes we need to stop effing him about and also get him under contract for the foreseeable. Im sure he's been looking around given his lack of game time...

Re: My Team for Saturday evening
Stopsy (IP Logged)
12 October, 2018 09:17
We seem to be running more of a meritocracy under Geordan albeit with a welcome dose of blooding youth. Jonah should. in my opinion, benefit from that.

Re: My Team for Saturday evening
Rich W (IP Logged)
12 October, 2018 09:42
Look - I'm definitely warming towards Holmes but how have we 'effed' him about? Is he better than the two wings consistently selected in front of him last year? May - definitely not; Thompstone - probably not. Is he better than Telusa? Not obviously or on the basis of one performance. How is that effing him about?

If he leaves because he thinks he can do better elsewhere that's the way it goes nowadays - unfortunate but there it is. But we can't prise him into the team/squad because we don't want to lose him and because some of us rate him higher than others rate another player.


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