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Team's Up
Posted by: tedge (IP Logged)
Date: 19 May, 2017 12:04

No Wood starting and Dylan named as captain: Day back and no Ribbans

Tuala
Foden
Tuitavake
Burrell
North
Mallinder
Groom
A Waller
Hartley
Brookes
Laws
Day
Gibson
Harrison
Picamoles

Heywood
Ma'afu
Denman
Ratuniyarawa
Wood
Dickson
Olver
Hutchinson

Re: Team's Up
Posted by: Robby Richmond (IP Logged)
Date: 19 May, 2017 12:08

Ribbans wasn't registered in January or in march. Sterling work lads



Sent from the toilet

Re: Team's Up
Posted by: SaintED (IP Logged)
Date: 19 May, 2017 12:09

Whilst we will miss Wood I really like the balance of the back row and the backs themselves are almost the same as we played last game so some continuity. Shame Ribbans is missing as he has looked very good (hadn't seen Robbys post) but with Lawes and Daisy starting and Api on the bench the lock situation looks strong. Hill injured? Not quite sure what we expect is going to change Brookes. Good luck to captain Hartley this is the sort of game we need him to deliver in as both player and leader.



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Re: Team's Up
Posted by: chocchoc (IP Logged)
Date: 19 May, 2017 12:18

A massive game for young Mr Mallinder, he will be targeted. I hope he is supported by his colleagues and advised on some of his decision making. I think he is a wonderful prospect but for games as big as this he does lack experience. That said I am sure he will give 100%

Re: Team's Up
Posted by: riverlodge (IP Logged)
Date: 19 May, 2017 12:24

really happy that Tei starts.

if that eight can't beat the fourth ranked Irish province, at home, we do not deserve top level European rugby.

Re: Team's Up
Posted by: twsaint (IP Logged)
Date: 19 May, 2017 12:27

For Ribbans to be registered in January or March, a Second Rower would have had to be de-registered. All five registered Second Rows played in one of the January games . With no changes to registrations after mid March , we could have registered Ribbans but he hadn't yet made the first team . It's easy to be wise after the event.

Re: Team's Up
Posted by: HungryLikeTheWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 19 May, 2017 12:32

Ribbans... anyway

Is Tom Wood injured? If not, why is he good enough for England but not for Saints?


Why oh why can't they, just once, start Wood Teimana Picamoles.

Re: Team's Up
Posted by: fair_weather_fan (IP Logged)
Date: 19 May, 2017 12:36

Quote:
HungryLikeTheWolf
Ribbans... anyway
Is Tom Wood injured? If not, why is he good enough for England but not for Saints?


Why oh why can't they, just once, start Wood Teimana Picamoles.

Good question as with daisy calling the lineouts Gibson can be bench.

I see it as a good sign that Louis is in, if there was that much fuss going on, would he be ready to play?

Re: Team's Up
Posted by: Saintalex (IP Logged)
Date: 19 May, 2017 12:37

I agree, but its the lineout option that Gibson gives you, I also feel an old head of Wood coming on would be good. Wood took an injury at the last home game, so may not be 100%. That said, if you aint fit enough to start, you aint fit enough for the bench

Re: Team's Up
Posted by: riverlodge (IP Logged)
Date: 19 May, 2017 12:37

Quote:
twsaint
For Ribbans to be registered in January or March, a Second Rower would have had to be de-registered. All five registered Second Rows played in one of the January games . With no changes to registrations after mid March , we could have registered Ribbans but he hadn't yet made the first team . It's easy to be wise after the event.

would it have to be a second row, or just a player / forward?
wonder if Calum remains registered for Europe - if he does, it very much supports Robby's angle.

Re: Team's Up
Posted by: twsaint (IP Logged)
Date: 19 May, 2017 12:42

Calum was de-registered.

Re: Team's Up
Posted by: SaintED (IP Logged)
Date: 19 May, 2017 12:44

Agree with saintalex. Hartley wouldn't normally do more than 50 minutes so maybe if the call between Wood and Gibson or Wood and Harrison was tight they decided having one of our Captains coming on the field as the other leaves might be of use?

Re: Team's Up
Posted by: St tub (IP Logged)
Date: 19 May, 2017 12:55

Are Connacht on French time?
Appreciate they have a lot of injuries but ??

Re: Team's Up
Posted by: HungryLikeTheWolf (IP Logged)
Date: 19 May, 2017 12:55

False logic IMHO, start your best players. What message does it send when your club captain, an England starting XV player, is benched for a guy who doesn't make eddies training squad?

Please leave Groom on for 80 minutes.



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Re: Team's Up
Posted by: riverlodge (IP Logged)
Date: 19 May, 2017 13:03

Quote:
twsaint
Calum was de-registered.
thanks tws!

Re: Team's Up
Posted by: SaintNice (IP Logged)
Date: 19 May, 2017 13:10

Correct team selection for me, apart from Wood at 6 would be my preference.
Can't wait to see Harrison at 7 - plays out of his skin.

Adding to my post on a different thread - what on earth would happen if this match went the distance and ended up in a kicking competition! I think we'd be a bit stuffed. Harry to take one, Dickson assuming he was on, Fodes might fancy one... then, who knows!

Re: Team's Up
Posted by: Box kick it (IP Logged)
Date: 19 May, 2017 13:37

SaintNice, that has to be the most ridiculous thing to worry about ever. I am pretty sure the coaches aren't even thinking about this game going to a shoot out and if they are, you cannot pick a rugby team based on which players would do best in a shoot out at goal.

Re: Team's Up
Posted by: LeicesterSaint (IP Logged)
Date: 19 May, 2017 13:49

There's something on the Chron saying that Woody had been 'playing through the pain' for a while and took a further knock against Quins but is fit enough for the bench.

In the Tigers Euro semi final all those years ago it went to forwards kicking if I remember rightly - that said I noticed Beef has been practicing dizzy drop goals in the week so surely he should bench for that reason alone? *

If its anything like my playing days long ago the forwards take any opportunity to kick in training so might have a better chance than the backs once we' get past non-kickers!

Re: Team's Up
Posted by: Saintalex (IP Logged)
Date: 19 May, 2017 13:57

If we cant beat this lot, on their current form, at home, then we dont deserve to be in the competition.....

Re: Team's Up
Posted by: BrianB (IP Logged)
Date: 19 May, 2017 14:03

In fact relegation is too good for us!*

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