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London Irish v Tigers Team News

By Tiggs
October 6 2017

Squads ahead of the match.







Tigers :

15 Telusa Veainu

14 Nick Malouf

13 Gareth Owen

12 Matt Toomua

11 Jonny May

10 George Ford (c)

9 Sam Harrison

1 Greg Bateman

2 George McGuigan

3 Dan Cole

4 Dan Tuohy

5 Dom Barrow

6 Sione Kalamafoni

7 Will Evans

8 Valentino Mapapalangi



16 Tom Youngs

17 Ellis Genge

18 Patrick Cilliers

19 Harry Wells

20 Luke Hamilton

21 Ben Youngs

22 Joe Ford

23 Mathew Tait 


London Irish :

15 Tommy Bell, 14 Alex Lewington, 13 Aseli Tikoirotuma, 12 Greig Tonks, 11 Topsy Ojo, 10 James Marshall, 9 Ben Meehan, 1 Ben Franks, 2 David Paice (c), 3 Petrus Du Plessis, 4 Franco van der Merwe, 5 Sebastian de Chaves, 6 Josh McNally, 7 Blair Cowan, 8 Jake Schatz

Replacements: 16 Todd Gleave, 17 Harry Elrington, 18 Ollie Hoskins, 19 Teofilo Paulo, 20 Lasha Lomidze, 21 Scott Steele, 22 Theo Brophy Clews, 23 Tom Fowlie


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06/10/2017 11:50
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Re: London Irish v Tigers Team News
Tiggs (IP Logged)
06/10/2017 11:53
Some Tigers players rested ? And LI picking ex-Tigers to try and fire them up ?

Re: London Irish v Tigers Team News
Tiggs (IP Logged)
06/10/2017 11:54
Also running out of outside centres ?

Re: London Irish v Tigers Team News
Ayerzawannabe (IP Logged)
06/10/2017 11:56
Is smith injured?

Could be just to give Owen some game time now.

Re: London Irish v Tigers Team News
Tiggs (IP Logged)
06/10/2017 11:57
Presume that Smith is injured, otherwise he would be on the bench ?

Re: London Irish v Tigers Team News
SK 88 (IP Logged)
06/10/2017 12:03
I reckon its just rotation with Smith, chance to see another player. Personally I'd have gone with Catchpole or Charlie Thacker.

Like the look of the pack, hope Wells comes back in for Europe but don't mind him on the bench here.

First time Youngs has been on the bench for a Europe or Prem game since September last year (home loss to Wasps).

Re: London Irish v Tigers Team News
Ozzy3213 (IP Logged)
06/10/2017 12:06
Best of luck tomorrow chaps.

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Re: London Irish v Tigers Team News
Johns (IP Logged)
06/10/2017 12:08
Rotation after last weeks brutal game.

Re: London Irish v Tigers Team News
Rich W (IP Logged)
06/10/2017 13:01
Happy with that. Sensible rotation but we've not generally gone for speculative options. Pleased to see what Owen and Tuohy can give us. Pretty excited by that loose trio but they will look to carry so we have work hard to to get bodies to the break-down to protect Sam's game.

Plenty of strength from the bench if required.

Good to that Ellis' back has resolved itself quickly and good to see Cilliers back. Hope Mike W's HIA isn't a factor.


Re: London Irish v Tigers Team News
Tiggs (IP Logged)
06/10/2017 13:11
you could argue that only half of that team are 1st choice based on recent selections ?

Re: London Irish v Tigers Team News
tigerburnie (IP Logged)
06/10/2017 14:17
Looks like sensible use of the squad, we need to win and those players will I'm sure do the business.

Re: London Irish v Tigers Team News
Duncan Keene (IP Logged)
06/10/2017 15:53
Given the number of changes still a good team on paper. Irish will be well up for it so hope we are too, a big chance for several players.

Re: London Irish v Tigers Team News
Tigergeezer (IP Logged)
06/10/2017 16:50
Decent team, all things considered. They'll still need to be on their mettle and front up. Bit disappointed that Tombstone doesn't feature - I could have sworn I'd read that he was now fit and available?


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Re: London Irish v Tigers Team News
penguin (IP Logged)
06/10/2017 17:29
Understand from last nights forum he is another couple of weeks away all sorted but not fully match fit.

Re: London Irish v Tigers Team News
07/10/2017 12:19
A decent team there, and whilst I do hope we have not underestimated Les Not-nots and some unfamiliarity does not lead to spillages or confusion, the bench is strong enough to pick up the pieces if needed

The referee is the final arbitrary

Re: London Irish v Tigers Team News
S4llyC (IP Logged)
07/10/2017 14:34
Late changes pre-kickoff:

TV and Lenny out through illness. Tait starts at FB, Matt Smith and Ben White come onto the bench.

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