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Team selection for Friday?
Posted by: Nath-coys (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 17:23

After a much improved Performance in the EM Derby.

What's your selection for Bath gents? smiling smiley

Re: Team selection for Friday?
Posted by: Waggydog (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 17:39

I'd reward some excellent performances with a largely consistent selection but also have a mini mix up in the pack as I think Brookes needs a week off. I also really want to see Api get a start.

1 Waller
2 Hartley
3 Hill
4 Api
5 Day
6 Lawes
7 Gibson
8 Harrison

9 Groom
10 Mallinder
11 Collins
12 Burrell
13 Horne
14 North
15 Tuala

16 Mikey
17 Ma'afu
18 Ford Robinson
19 Paterson
20 Ludlam
21 Cobus
22 Grayson
23 Foden

Re: Team selection for Friday?
Posted by: twsaint (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 17:41

Come on Nath, we do have female supporters as well.

Re: Team selection for Friday?
Posted by: John Rickerd (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 17:48

I wood like to see Api start as well, but that would be hard on Paterson who was very good last Sat. Otherwise I like your team.

Re: Team selection for Friday?
Posted by: Nath-coys (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 17:57

Don't be pedantic now! Guys as in plural for a group of people! Lol

As for me.....

1. Waller
2. Hartley
3. Brooke's
4. Day
5. Api/ Ribbans
6. Courts
7. Gibson
8. T

Backs unchanged.

Reasoning...

I accept there is a problem at the scrum, but I am also not convinced Hill is the answer I'm afraid. I'm not sure we do have an answer which slightly worries!

Second rows were both good against Tigers but I think with bath having a meaty pack we need to have some extra grunt in there. I really like ribbans but not sure if he is fit atm.
And with courts and Gibson in the back row we won't be short of lineout jumpers.

And after a impressive showing in the backs I stay unchanged there. Hope Luther builds on last week.
Think he is going really benefit from the organisation and experience of Horne outside him.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/09/2017 17:58 by Nath-coys.

Re: Team selection for Friday?
Posted by: StGonne (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 18:11

Quote:
Nath-coys
Don't be pedantic now! Guys as in plural for a group of people! Lol
As for me.....

1. Waller
2. Hartley
3. Brooke's
4. Day
5. Api/ Ribbans
6. Courts
7. Gibson
8. T

Backs unchanged.


Reasoning...

I accept there is a problem at the scrum, but I am also not convinced Hill is the answer I'm afraid. I'm not sure we do have an answer which slightly worries!

Second rows were both good against Tigers but I think with bath having a meaty pack we need to have some extra grunt in there. I really like ribbans but not sure if he is fit atm.
And with courts and Gibson in the back row we won't be short of lineout jumpers.

And after a impressive showing in the backs I stay unchanged there. Hope Luther builds on last week.
Think he is going really benefit from the organisation and experience of Horne outside him.

You said "gents" Nath tongue sticking out smiley.

You're right though, agree with your selection but would put Jamal F-R in for Brookes, he's been having stormers playing for the wandies

Re: Team selection for Friday?
Posted by: Nath-coys (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 18:15

Oh bloody hell I did!! Hahaha

Well it's an open floor anyway!! Lol

Re: Team selection for Friday?
Posted by: MarchingIn (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 19:15

Assuming Wood & Ribbans still out, I very much like the look of the side Waggydog has listed.

Paterson did indeed play really well... but, you cannot escape the fact he's on the light side for a lock and the scrum was either going down with Brookes, or backwards with Hill. My inclination is to stick the biggest lock we have (Api) in the engine room behind Hill and see what happens. One of the two tight heads has to make way for JFR anyway as he's been in beast mode with the ball in hand for the Wandies and why on earth wouldn't you harness that and give him a go? I believe he can pack down either side so potentially could sub in at 1 instead of Ma'afu, but he has to play for me.

The change I would make regardless of the scoreline is to use the bench a bit more this week from 1-9 especially if the game is as intense up front. Given how we lost games in the last 10 minutes last season I do understand the reluctance to do so, but last week it perhaps cost us a bonus point opportunity not subbing a few of the pack a little earlier and really turning the screw with fresh legs. We were never under huge pressure, but we had Tigers on the ropes for a while and then was the time to press the advantage home for me - I would definitely have had Api and probably Ludlam and Ma'afu on several minutes earlier.

Re: Team selection for Friday?
Posted by: andysaint (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 19:44

It's a difficult one. They have to sensibly rotate in September with 5 games to play and each is as important as the rest. Irish's early win shows they are no pushovers so they can't just change the side for that game. I think 2 or 3 changes over the next 3 games might be a good idea to keep all fresh.

For Bath I'd take Brookes out of the firing line and put Ford-Robinson in. I'd also see about swapping Day for Api or Day for Ribbans if fit.

Re: Team selection for Friday?
Posted by: twsaint (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 20:10

Kieran Brookes failed an HIA at half time. It's not clear when he took a knock but it obviously didn't help him. As he won't have trained and it's a short turnaround, I suspect he might have to be rested.
He was pretty good against Sarries and he's not the first to get done by Genge. He looks altogether fitter this year.

JFR is dynamic in the loose. He'll be fine off the bench covering 3. Forget him for 1; he's a tight head.

George North had a groin problem against Tigers. If he fails to make it, Fodes will come in. Both Jamie Elliot and Ken Pisi were injured in the Wandies game. Jamie as a result of an horrendous challenge that could easily have been a red card. It could be Tom Stephenson or JP on the bench.

Re: Team selection for Friday?
Posted by: charlieemeriau (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 20:39

Patterson has to be in for me, and Reinach at scrum half... I thing that Groom is good but I would like to see more from a scrum half.

1 Waller
2 Hartley
3 Hill
4 Patterson
5 Day
6 Lawes
7 Gibson
8 Harrison

9 Reinach
10 Mallinder
11 Collins
12 Burrell
13 Horne
14 North
15 Tuala

16 Mikey
17 Ma'afu
18 Ford Robinson
19 Api
20 Ludlam
21 Groom
22 Grayson
23 Foden

Re: Team selection for Friday?
Posted by: Neil-H (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 20:43

Wow, what more did Groome have to do?

Thought he had a great game, his control, decision making and speed of ball was top notch

Re: Team selection for Friday?
Posted by: Hollywood JK (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 20:49

I would like to see Hill given a start for once!!

Re: Team selection for Friday?
Posted by: Former Hollywood Saint (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 21:00

Surely JFR gets a look in after scoring 3 tries in 2 Wandies games? Certainly if Brookes is losing his edge over the past few games. Got to be Hill or JFR in my mind.


FHS

Re: Team selection for Friday?
Posted by: SaintMaul (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 21:26

Is Tom Wood still not available?

Re: Team selection for Friday?
Posted by: Robby Richmond (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 23:00

Don't change a winning team.
We can get at Bath's scrum & need put their line-out under as much pressure as possible.

Field position will be critical.



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Re: Team selection for Friday?
Posted by: TringSaint (IP Logged)
Date: 13 September, 2017 07:43

Injuries aside, I would swap Brooke's for JFR mainly for rotation purposes and keep the rest as they were.

Backs clicked so no changes needed there.

Re: Team selection for Friday?
Posted by: herbie85 (IP Logged)
Date: 13 September, 2017 07:59

Quote:
Former Hollywood Saint
Surely JFR gets a look in after scoring 3 tries in 2 Wandies games? Certainly if Brookes is losing his edge over the past few games. Got to be Hill or JFR in my mind.

FHS

Agree with this, JFR wandies form and England tour in the summer suggests he needs game time, bizarre if he doesn't get at least a bench spot regardless of Brookes fitness. Paterson has to be in for me, brings a lot to the table and his work around the park is almost like another back row.

Re: Team selection for Friday?
Posted by: twsaint (IP Logged)
Date: 13 September, 2017 08:42

Kieran's name is Brookes, not Brooke's. Is it that tricky ?

He gets enough stick on here without having his name misspelt so often.

Re: Team selection for Friday?
Posted by: Box kick it (IP Logged)
Date: 13 September, 2017 08:44

Same issue with Calum Clarke & Steven Myler.

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