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Tigers v Exeter Team News


By Tiggs
September 29 2017

Both squads ahead of Saturday's game

Leicester Tigers (v Exeter Chiefs, Welford Road, Saturday 3.00pm) 

15 Telusa Veainu 
14 Nick Malouf 
13 Matt Smith 
12 Matt Toomua 
11 Jonny May 
10 George Ford 
9 Ben Youngs 
1 Ellis Genge 
2 Tom Youngs (c) 
3 Dan Cole 
4 Harry Wells 
5 Dom Barrow 
6 Mike Williams 
7 Luke Hamilton 
8 Sione Kalamafoni 

16 George McGuigan 
17 Greg Bateman 
18 Logovi’i Mulipola 
19 Valentino Mapapalangi 
20 Brendon O’Connor 
21 Sam Harrison 
22 Joe Ford 
23 Mathew Tait

Exeter Chiefs

15 Lachie Turner 
14 Jack Nowell 
13 Henry Slade 
12 Ian Whitten 
11 Olly Woodburn 
10 Gareth Steenson 
9 Stuart Townsend 
1 Ben Moon 
2 Jack Yeandle (capt) 
3 Tomas Francis 
4 MItch Lees 
5 Jonny Hill 
6 Dave Dennis 
7 Julian Salvi 
8 Don Armand 

16 Elvis Taione 
17 Alec Hepburn 
18 Harry Williams 
19 Sam Skinner 
20 Matt Kvesic 
21 Will Chudley 
22 Max Bodilly 
23 Phil Dollman 

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Tigers v Exeter Team News
TheLeicesterTigers.co.uk (IP Logged)
29/09/2017 11:21
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Re: Tigers v Exeter Team News
Tiggs (IP Logged)
29/09/2017 11:24
tigerburnie (81.131.82.41)
29 September, 2017 12:21

2 good sides, but Tigers to win at home, confidence rising after winning away at the Stoop.

COME ON YOU TIGERRrrrrrsssss.(Sm50)

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Re: Tigers v Exeter Team News
Tiggs (IP Logged)
29/09/2017 11:25
SK 88 (81.156.170.78)
29 September, 2017 12:23

Good to see O'Connor back on the bench. And McGuigan, I assume Thacker is injured after last week so returns in the nick of time.

Important to match, or if possible over match, the Chiefs pack in the physical battle. A very big Exeter pack.

Need to get some contact on Steenson from the forwards, either through carries or tackles, to try and disturb him and Smith to keep Slade quiet.

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Re: Tigers v Exeter Team News
Yorkie (IP Logged)
29/09/2017 11:27
An echo the merge fairy trying to keep up with?

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Re: Tigers v Exeter Team News
LTigerFan (IP Logged)
29/09/2017 11:32
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Tiggs
SK 88 (81.156.170.78)
29 September, 2017 12:23
I assume Thacker is injured after last week so returns in the nick of time.
I'd assume McGuigan is in for Thatcher on merit.

 
Re: Tigers v Exeter Team News
Rich W (IP Logged)
29/09/2017 11:54
Against the Ex pack - maybe.

We need to match then in the forwards - not easy - and our backs will win it. But I don't see the former transpiring.

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Re: Tigers v Exeter Team News
IDLETIMES (IP Logged)
29/09/2017 12:52
To be honest I think the performance matters more in this than the result, if we really want to see where we are going.If we crumble like we did against them last season, questions will be asked but anything from a fighting defeat upwards will mean we really are moving along.

 
Re: Tigers v Exeter Team News
Tom Paine (IP Logged)
29/09/2017 13:01
I agree Idle. We are definitely the underdogs. Be nice to see Jules again. Let's see if the jackal 7 can still do the business.

 
Re: Tigers v Exeter Team News
Tigergeezer (IP Logged)
29/09/2017 13:54
I'm with Idle on this. I don't expect a win, although I'd be a hip-hop-happy bunny if we got it, but I really hope for a proper performance that shows we're rolling. And I agree with Rich that it'll come down to whether we can match them (or better - I can dream) up front.

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Re: Tigers v Exeter Team News
jojo (IP Logged)
29/09/2017 14:54
Well according to the websites the weight of the packs are almost identical. Just how they perform together I guess.

Mrs JJ

 
Re: Tigers v Exeter Team News
Rich W (IP Logged)
29/09/2017 15:11
I think that's right - the Exeter pack is definitely more than the sum of its parts whereas ours has been somewhat less so.

Individually I'd take 7 of ours but as a unit...

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Re: Tigers v Exeter Team News
Tom Paine (IP Logged)
29/09/2017 19:37
Yep, there's only Armand that stands out, But they are well coached.....

 
Re: Tigers v Exeter Team News
SK 88 (IP Logged)
29/09/2017 19:49
I'd have Mitch Lees ahead of all of our locks. Dennis would be in my combined team too, Williams is a penalty machine and too much of a liability at the moment.

Obviously Armand.

I think Hill is under rated by many and is a top player but I'd personally have Wells with Lees.

Their front row is all good, I might have Yeandle ahead of Youngs on form, but Youngs' best is better if he can get there.

 
Re: Tigers v Exeter Team News
30/09/2017 08:20
A Tigers' win ... any win

Not an expectation, but a demand

This pantomime; just put it .. behind you!

 
Re: Tigers v Exeter Team News
Parcdeprince (IP Logged)
30/09/2017 08:24
Would keep our props.
Do well if we get anything out of this i.e. an LBP. Ex exactly the sort of side who are set up to hurt our weaknesses in set piece and back five of the pack, and they looked in pretty ominous form v Wasps. So not expecting too much!
But good measure of the side to see how long we can compete and maybe this year we have a few more tools in the backs to strike back.

 
Re: Tigers v Exeter Team News
Purebob (IP Logged)
30/09/2017 11:42
Sipping my sunchaser in hope rather than expectation at the parcel yard right now.

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Re: Tigers v Exeter Team News
Parcdeprince (IP Logged)
30/09/2017 17:57
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Parcdeprince
Would keep our props.
Do well if we get anything out of this i.e. an LBP. Ex exactly the sort of side who are set up to hurt our weaknesses in set piece and back five of the pack, and they looked in pretty ominous form v Wasps. So not expecting too much!
But good measure of the side to see how long we can compete and maybe this year we have a few more tools in the backs to strike back.


Delighted to be proved wrong!
Great performances all round today., and not just from our props!

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