I do think which ever team's pack can get the upper hand and the momentum, will win the game. As linked very closely to this, Barnes will most likely favour that team.
I do worry about the quality and skill that Cockerill can bring may be a deciding factor seeming that it is going to be a very hot day... we need another big, 80 minute, performance from the tight 5 to win this game..
Great preview Wyddy, full of good insights and analysis. One thing I would take issue with is your comment about the Quins back 3 and their lack of experience. If you look on the offy, I think all 3 are in the top 10 for all time appearances for Quins, Ugo has England and Lions experience, and Brown has England experience too. Williams, despite his boyish looks has been around the Quins set up for a long time too.
re Stooperman : not saying our 3 don't have experience, we certainly do, but when it comes to canny big game experience I think Leicester have us in the back 3. Murphy is a savvy individual when it comes to nattering in the refs ear - it has vexed me on many an occasion. Tuilagi has a boatload of experience and Agulla is same age-ish as Williams but has international experience...
As a Tigers fan, it's been interesting to lurk through your board in the build up to this match.
Ref your comments on Geordan Murphy, i'll be willing to wager that Robshaw spends more time talking to Barnes than Geordan does on Saturday, it's a weakness of our system having a full back as captain.
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