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Team's up!
Posted by: Phil. (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 11:48

NORTHAMPTON SAINTS TEAM TO PLAY LONDON WASPS
Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 18
Franklin’s Gardens
Saturday, March 24th, 2012
Kick off 5:45pm

15 Ben FODEN
14 Chris ASHTON
13 George PISI
12 James DOWNEY
11 Paul DIGGIN
10 Ryan LAMB
9 Lee DICKSON (capt)
1 Soane TONGA’UIHA
2 Andy LONG
3 Brian MUJATI
4 James CRAIG
5 Christian DAY
6 Phil DOWSON
7 Tom WOOD
8 Roger WILSON

Replacements
16 Ross MCMILLAN
17 Alex WALLER
18 Paul DORAN JONES
19 Mark SORENSON
20 Teimana HARRISON
21 Martin ROBERTS
22 Stephen MYLER
23 Tom MAY


Offy

 
Re: Team's up!
Posted by: stoofer (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 11:50

Jim does a Mancini then?

 
Re: Team's up!
Posted by: BrianB (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 11:51

Wot no Callum!!??

 
Re: Team's up!
Posted by: saintian (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 11:52

Dicko captain....YAY!

 
Re: Team's up!
Posted by: St Marlowe (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 11:52

Teimana HARRISONNow there's an interesting one!



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Re: Team's up!
Posted by: Viggo (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 11:53

Great to see Digger keep his place ! Well done to Teimana for making the bench (only 17), time for Ashton to walk the walk !

 
Re: Team's up!
Posted by: John Rickerd (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 11:54

That is some team and bench!

 
Re: Team's up!
Posted by: StBleach (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 11:55

Excited already - thats a team put together to score tries

 
Re: Team's up!
Posted by: Beef (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 12:00

I hope Ashton gets a warm welcome - I don't want to hear the FG faithful turn on one of our own, no matter whats happened.



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Re: Team's up!
Posted by: Broonie (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 12:04

as you say, rob.

zorro covers lock, craig covers 6/8,if nuts is injured then teimana is the best link player we have if we need 2 tries in the last 15 minutes

 
Re: Team's up!
Posted by: Saint71 (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 12:04

Beef

I'm sure he will get a good welcome ... exactly what I wanted to see for this match i.e Digger on one wing and Flash on the other.

COYS

 
Re: Team's up!
Posted by: St Owen (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 12:05

Really excited bny our choice of captain.

I always feel it acts as a burden on Dowson's game.

Also its important for us to develop a broader 'formal' leadership within the club.



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Re: Team's up!
Posted by: Edward (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 12:12

I want to be grumpy with Ashy, but I just can't. I won't lie, my eyes lit up when I saw his name under Ben's. That team is awesome. I am so excited for tomorrow now.

 
Re: Team's up!
Posted by: smurfomatic (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 12:13

Harrison must be really pleased - hopefully he can make an impact. Well done to Dicko too.



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Re: Team's up!
Posted by: StBleach (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 12:26

With you on that Eddie - a bit of friendly chanting when he scores a hat trick remninding him that he wont see the ball at Sarries..

 
Re: Team's up!
Posted by: SAINT_aitch (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 12:32

Oh yes, that'll do nicely.
Dicko as captain is a strange choice though. For the same reasons St Owen gives for Dowson's game suffering when he has captaincy duties, lets hope the same does not apply to Dicko.
Good luck to them all, but especially Harrison.

 
Re: Team's up!
Posted by: shendy (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 12:32

Great to see Digger start a Prem game on the wing again.
Really good for Dickson - let's face it, he tells everyone what to do anyway,
And Harrison - those who post about the Wandies have suggested promise, but wasn't expecting him on the bench so soon.



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Re: Team's up!
Posted by: Brushie (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 12:38

I can't find any player profile for Harrison on the offy, either in the main squad or Academy. Do we have any info on him apart from some Wandies games?
If he is just 17, that is a stunning acheivement to make the first team bench, especially for a forward.(Sm152)

 
Re: Team's up!
Posted by: Bob Stainsby (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 12:39

very chuffed for Dicko I think he will make a splendid 'petit general' with his chivvying of the forwards etc. Well done Teimana and good on you Andy Long get out there n have a romp lads.



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Re: Team's up!
Posted by: tws (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 12:52

Quote:
Brushie
I can't find any player profile for Harrison on the offy, either in the main squad or Academy. Do we have any info on him apart from some Wandies games?
If he is just 17, that is a stunning acheivement to make the first team bench, especially for a forward.(Sm152)

He's 18 or perhaps just 19. From NZ, Same school as Dylan.
Unmistakable hair . Quite a talent. Early days.

 
Re: Team's up!
Posted by: Brushie (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 12:55

Quote:
tws
Quote:
Brushie
I can't find any player profile for Harrison on the offy, either in the main squad or Academy. Do we have any info on him apart from some Wandies games?
If he is just 17, that is a stunning acheivement to make the first team bench, especially for a forward.(Sm152)

He's 18 or perhaps just 19. From NZ, Same school as Dylan.
Unmistakable hair . Quite a talent. Early days.

Thanks tws....either way, 18 or 19, well done young man!

 
Re: Team's up!
Posted by: skybluesaint (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 12:57

A timely show of confidence in, and respect for Lee after all the media carp about his last game for England. Surprise appearance for Teimana - assume Ben Nutley and Big Sam both injured? Ben went off early in Mobbs game but hoped it was just precautionary.

 
Re: Team's up!
Posted by: ElmaFudd. (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 13:02

Quote:
Beef
I hope Ashton gets a warm welcome - I don't want to hear the FG faithful turn on one of our own, no matter whats happened.

Agree totally. Pretty much the team I was hoping for there. Lets all get behind them and I hope we can get a good result.

COME ON YOU SAINTS(Sm152)



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Re: Team's up!
Posted by: Chris Wearmouth (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 13:03

Ref Teimana...

Age: 19
Position: Flanker
Born: Opotiki, New Zealand
Qualifies for England via his dad, Jonathan, who was born in Nottingham How he came to the Saints: Was captain of 1st XV of Rotorua Boys School (where Dylan Hartley went). Head coach Gordon Hunt recommended him to Dusty Hare, who sent Dylan to watch him play during the World Cup. Dylan then recommended Harrison to Dusty as well and Teimana's been at Franklin's Gardens on trial ever since.

More info at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bendirs/2011/09/chasing_the_all_black_dream.html

 
Re: Team's up!
Posted by: ChrisG (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 13:05

Excited about seeing Harrison, lets not suppose its all due to others various injuries, it could be a case of lets have a look at him on the big stage given his potential. Who knows in a couple of years time, or even by Xmas, we might be doing a Max Boyce, I was there, the day Teimana made his debut.

 
Re: Team's up!
Posted by: SaintsDuncan (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 13:29

Cheers Mr Wearmouth!

 
Re: Team's up!
Posted by: Broonie (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 13:30

teimana's a bit different from what we often see.

generally, he lopes around, following play tackling anything which enters his area, looking for likely breakdowns, whether to reinforce an attack, or exploit an opponent who's looking like a possible turnover.when he sees something he changes gear and dives in

very aware of where the game is going at any time and great hands.

he looks a bit stringy, but he's tough ; he's a little like budge pountney in that he holds his balance well , but he can also play when he's off balance and he can play well up the gain line as he sees things early.

 
Re: Team's up!
Posted by: Howlin (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 13:54

Echo Beefs sentiments, and if you need any furtehr convincing, remember he is young enough to come back once he realises what a big mistake he has made. lets show Ashton what he will be missing.

And yes, great to see Harrison on the bench and Craig hold his place in the second row. Now where are thoise people who keep saying we never give young players a chance ?



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Re: Team's up!
Posted by: LaurieK (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 14:35

I walked away from Sixways saying that Digger and Flash have to start this week. Having seen Digger at Barf and the way he was blowing after 10 minutes I feared for his future but he has proved me wrong once again. Well done Digger.

The team almost picks itself due to injuries and other issues but I'm really pleased to see Ryan start and James Craig to keep his run going.

Let's hope the prep has been good because we can be beaten if we don't treat the game seriously.

 
Re: Team's up!
Posted by: Saint Swill (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 14:40

I'm disappointed.

I would have thought that Conrad Smith would have at least got onto the bench.

Mallinder must go!

 
Re: Team's up!
Posted by: Bob Stainsby (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 14:44

BTW The 'good on you Andy Long' was an age solidarity thing as a fellow owd un*



Come on boys make 2013/14 SAINTS year COYS!

 
Re: Team's up!
Posted by: Stockers (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 15:46

May one be allowed to state that one is suitably excited about Saturday's fixture having perused the above team announcement?



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Re: Team's up!
Posted by: StBleach (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 16:25

Yep, excitemnet is a good word - mind you, a 5:45pm kick off might cause a few problems with my brain cells.. I can see it now, usual ' morning all' start to the day, read the papers, get some breakfast, start watching the cooking programs, then..having put the GB and Gold on start pacing.. Mrs Bleach wants me out of the house so she can catch up with the gosspi with her friends and I will be heading for the pub at the usual time.. not good

 
Re: Team's up!
Posted by: Sarge (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 17:10

St Bleach: the alternative is 10.30am outside the Red Lion at Hellidon for a 4-mile circular walk. Followed by a pub lunch and back to Northampton in time for a pint or two in your usual pre-match venue.

 
Re: Team's up!
Posted by: alan_t (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 18:29

Have to agree with Howlin'..Ashy's deal with Sorries is just a loan deal (Sm113)



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Re: Team's up!
Posted by: StBleach (IP Logged)
Date: 23 March, 2012 18:52

Nice idea Sarge, however, I will be walking the five miles or so from my house to the foundry... Not sure I could do with 4 miles in the morning..!.. You must share your route with me sometime, looks an interesting area..

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