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Back to the Premiership
Falcons_Thunder (IP Logged)
07 February, 2018 10:07
Well with a less so daunting prospect at a away trip to sarries I think the chance of a W is very likely.

My starting XV for sarries game

1. Vickers
2. Cooper
3. S Wilson
4. Witty
5. Green
6. Welch
7. Latu
8. Wilson

9. Takulua
10. Flood
11. Sinoti
12. JP
13. Matavasi
14. Goneva
15. Hammersley



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/02/2018 10:08 by Falcons_Thunder.

 
Re: Back to the Premiership
CharlieDog (IP Logged)
07 February, 2018 10:23
Not far off but I think I would have

1 Lockwood
7 Graham
10 Hodgson

with the rest as above

Bench

16 Sowrey
17 Vickers
18 Davidson
19 Robinson
20 Latu
21 Young
22 Willis
23 Tait

 
Re: Back to the Premiership
alas (IP Logged)
07 February, 2018 10:56
Are Witty, Robinson and Welch fit? Flood and Sowery went off injured on Saturday as well. I'd expect Graham to start and maybe Wilson in the second row if Robinson and Witty are unavailable.

 
Re: Back to the Premiership
aidanb (IP Logged)
07 February, 2018 11:14
Quote:
Falcons_Thunder
Well with a less so daunting prospect at a away trip to sarries I think the chance of a W is very likely. ......

any trip to Saracens is tough

 
Re: Back to the Premiership
aidanb (IP Logged)
07 February, 2018 11:31
1. Lockwood
2. Cooper
3. S Wilson
4. Witty
5. Green
6. Welch
7. Graham
8. Wilson

9. Takulua
10. Flood
11. Sinoti
12. JP
13. Matavasi
14. Goneva
15. Hammersley

16 Sowrey
17 Vickers
18 Davidson
19 Robinson
20 Latu
21 Young
22 Penny
23 Tait

 
Re: Back to the Premiership
DeceptivePace (IP Logged)
07 February, 2018 12:07
Looked like Toby took a hit to the knee/hip at a ruck. Referees seem to largely ignore players joining at the side, making the risk of knee injuries much greater. It's becoming a regular moan where we stand in the North end, although I dare say we do it too if the refs aren't pinging it.

 
Re: Back to the Premiership
Leipziger (IP Logged)
07 February, 2018 12:16
Quote:
DeceptivePace
Looked like Toby took a hit to the knee/hip at a ruck. Referees seem to largely ignore players joining at the side, making the risk of knee injuries much greater. It's becoming a regular moan where we stand in the North end, although I dare say we do it too if the refs aren't pinging it.

That's how it looked to me, like a Gloucester played dived straight into Toby's unprotected mid-section.

 
Re: Back to the Premiership
NorfolkFalcon (IP Logged)
07 February, 2018 12:34
Are the Canadians available for selection?

Wouldn't be surprised if Olmstead is brought in at lock to play alongside Green if Witty and Robinson remain injured.

DTH has played at 13 before. I think the only natural 13 fit is Tom Penny. I think he's ready for this type of challenge.

 
Re: Back to the Premiership
Falcons_Thunder (IP Logged)
07 February, 2018 13:05
Quote:
aidanb
Quote:
Falcons_Thunder
Well with a less so daunting prospect at a away trip to sarries I think the chance of a W is very likely. ......

any trip to Saracens is tough

Tough yes but not as tough as it could have been!

Stole from the sarries board

Players unavailable

14. Williams, Wyles
13. Taylor
12.
11. Maitland, Earle
10. Farrell,
9. Wigglesworth

1. Barrington
2. Brits, Tolofua, George
3. Koch
4. Kruis
5. Itoje,
6. Rhodes, Burger
7. Clark
8. Vunipola, Vailanu

 
Re: Back to the Premiership
Seany_Boy0511 (IP Logged)
07 February, 2018 16:07
Rumours that Williams may be fit and I'm sure Clark is available also and hoping Earle gets released from England duty also it's Mako Vunipola who is unavailable, Barrington is available

Bit of a mix in Sarries line up

Potentially Could be

15.Goode
14.Williams
13.Tompkins
12.Barritt
11.Gallagher
10.Lozowski
9. Spencer
8. Wray
7. Burger
6. Clark
5. Isiekwe
4. Skelton
3. Figallo
2. Saunders
1. Barrington

 
Re: Back to the Premiership
Wensleydale Falcon (IP Logged)
07 February, 2018 16:19
The above goes to show just how good Saracens are....super depth in their squad.

That said, if we put our game together we can beat anyone these days.

 
Re: Back to the Premiership
dick g (IP Logged)
07 February, 2018 16:27
Quote:
Wensleydale Falcon
The above goes to show just how good Saracens are....super depth in their squad.
That said, if we put our game together we can beat anyone these days.

Just love these sentiments.

 
Re: Back to the Premiership
NorfolkFalcon (IP Logged)
08 February, 2018 07:34
I don't know why but I feel extremely optimistic about the match on Saturday. Not sure whether it is 'we will win the match' optimism, though.

I thought we would be taken to the cleaners against Exeter because they are the champions of England but look what happened there...

 
Re: Back to the Premiership
FFL (IP Logged)
08 February, 2018 12:35
Perhaps we do have a bit of an injury crisis in the second/back row as Josh Matavesi has just put a story up on Instagram suggesting he's playing in the forwards this week!

 
Re: Back to the Premiership
Robs (IP Logged)
08 February, 2018 17:06
Stole from the sarries board
Players unavailable
14. Williams, Wyles
13. Taylor
12.
11. Maitland, Earle
10. Farrell,
9. Wigglesworth

1. Barrington
2. Brits, Tolofua, George
3. Koch
4. Kruis
5. Itoje,
6. Rhodes, Burger
7. Clark
8. Vunipola, Vailanu[/quote]

Crikey does that mean England have dropped Mako and he's playing for Sarries?

 
Re: Back to the Premiership
Kwa444 (IP Logged)
08 February, 2018 17:17
Those are good players that Sarries are missing but still plenty playing.

I think we can give anyone a run for their money ey now if we bring our best game. However, while you can say it's 15 men against 15, home advantage does make a difference both psychologically and with the ability of the crowd to 'help' the referee in a somewhat one sided manner. Therefore I will not be expecting huge things, although the law of averages says we are about due a win.

 
Re: Back to the Premiership
markismith50 (IP Logged)
08 February, 2018 18:07
Williams has been released by Wales and is available, for starters

 
Re: Back to the Premiership
Convex Hull (IP Logged)
08 February, 2018 20:00
Valianu is just completely scary, quite a find if he continues as he has started.



Regardez mon visage. Suis-je bovvered?

 
Re: Back to the Premiership
Robs (IP Logged)
08 February, 2018 23:53
So the Sarries fans think Mako is playing for them this weekend?


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