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    What players are you hoping/excited to see potentially play in this years LV Cup.

    Really wish they would join this with the A league as its one of my favourite comps.

    From a Tigers POV potentially like to see
    Maksymiw
    Worth
    Yawayawa
    Simmons/White

    could maybe also see Tuilagi Jnr and Betts getting game time aswell.
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    Josh Charnley should be making his debut on Friday, and I'm very excited for that.
    Because we've had so many injuries early on this season I think we'll mostly be using the LV to get them back to fitness (think we've got 9 first team players returning from injury this week)
    Be interested to see George Nott play some senior rugby, and also Jeffers and Morton.
    Bedlow didn't look out of place against Bristol, on short notice (he was travelling reserve, then went to the bench after Jennings failed a late fitness test and then played >60 after Addison went off) so would be good to see him get some more game time to press for a first team place.
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    From a Quins point of view, I'm looking forward to seeing whether a few of our young backs get a look in - I'm hoping to see Mikalcius, Aspland-Robinson, Ibitoye and Lang.

    Aaron Morris should definitely get some game time, so I'm also interested to see how he shapes up as a possible long-term successor to Brown.

    From a more general perspective, there's a few I'm keen to see:

    Bath - Jack Walker (when fit)

    Exeter - Maunder, Simmonds

    Leicester - Evans

    Newcastle - Chick

    Northampton - Ludlam

    Sale - Tom & Ben Curry, Nott, Mitchell and Charnley

    Saracens - Isiekwe, Malins, Taylor

    Wasps - Ehiodze, Willis

    Worcester - Kitchener, Taylor

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    Croft is back

    Leicester Tigers (v Bath Rugby, away, Friday 7.45pm)
    15 George Worth
    14 Tom Brady
    13 Matt Smith (c)
    12 Jack Roberts
    11 George Catchpole
    10 Freddie Burns
    9 Jono Kitto
    1 Greg Bateman
    2 Harry Thacker
    3 Fraser Balmain
    4 Harry Wells
    5 Joe Maksymiw
    6 Luke Hamilton
    7 Will Evans
    8 Tomas Leonardi

    Replacements
    16 George McGuigan
    17 Riccardo Brugnara
    18 Pat Cilliers
    19 Tom Croft
    20 Fred Tuilagi
    21 Sam Harrison
    22 Oli Bryant
    23 Charlie Thacker
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    Lots of returns from injury, and academy players, getting game time.
    Curry Curry backrow!

    Sale Sharks: 15. Tom Arscott, 14. Nev Edwards, 13. Sam Bedlow, 12. Mark Jennings, 11. Charlie Ingall, 10. Sam James, 9. Mike Phillips (c), 1. Ross Harrison, 2. Cameron Neild, 3. Brian Mujati, 4. Andrei Ostrikov, 5. Lou Reed, 6. Ben Curry, 7. Tom Curry, 8. Laurence Pearce

    Replacements: 16. Curtis Langdon, 17. James Flynn, 18. Ciaran Parker, 19. George Nott, 20. Matt Rogerson, 21. James Mitchell, 22. Dan Mugford, 23. Josh Charnley

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    Wonder if Tuilagi will get a good run out @ 8.
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    Bath Rugby team to face Leicester Tigers
    15. Darren Atkins
    14. Jeff Williams
    13. Aled Brew
    12. Dan Bowden
    11. Jack Wilson
    10. Adam Hastings
    9. Will Homer

    1. Beno Obano
    2. Michael van Vuuren
    3. Shaun Knight
    4. Elliott Stooke
    5. Alex Humfrey
    6. Levi Douglas
    7. Guy Mercer ( c )
    8. Zach Mercer

    Replacements
    16. Gabriel Oghre
    17. Max Lahiff
    18. Kane Palma-Newport
    19. Tom Ellis
    20. Josh Bayliss
    21. Darren Allinson
    22. Rhys Priestland
    23. Rory Jennings

    Obano and Douglas are both super powerful... expect some strong carries and tackles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratsapprentice View Post
    Bath Rugby team to face Leicester Tigers
    15. Darren Atkins
    14. Jeff Williams
    13. Aled Brew
    12. Dan Bowden
    11. Jack Wilson
    10. Adam Hastings
    9. Will Homer

    1. Beno Obano
    2. Michael van Vuuren
    3. Shaun Knight
    4. Elliott Stooke
    5. Alex Humfrey
    6. Levi Douglas
    7. Guy Mercer ( c )
    8. Zach Mercer

    Replacements
    16. Gabriel Oghre
    17. Max Lahiff
    18. Kane Palma-Newport
    19. Tom Ellis
    20. Josh Bayliss
    21. Darren Allinson
    22. Rhys Priestland
    23. Rory Jennings

    Obano and Douglas are both super powerful... expect some strong carries and tackles.
    I've heard good things about both, but I've never seen either play. A Bath fan I know thinks Obano may end up overtaking the much-hyped Auterac. Douglas is apparently very raw but has the makings of a very good, aggressive 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BPM View Post
    I've heard good things about both, but I've never seen either play. A Bath fan I know thinks Obano may end up overtaking the much-hyped Auterac. Douglas is apparently very raw but has the makings of a very good, aggressive 6.
    Auterac hasn't impressed me massively this season especially in the loose. He carries quite a lot but never seems to break the gainline.

    Wilson making his debut pretty much fresh off the boat from NZ.

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    I've seen little of Douglas, but what I have seen has been very promising... he's looked like a bigger version of Teimana Harrison.

    Obano probably would have been in the u20's had he not had a stress fracture in his spine! (He's also Maro's cousin, FWIW)

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    LV= Cup 2016/17

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF_Olyy View Post
    Lots of returns from injury, and academy players, getting game time.
    Curry Curry backrow!

    Sale Sharks: 15. Tom Arscott, 14. Nev Edwards, 13. Sam Bedlow, 12. Mark Jennings, 11. Charlie Ingall, 10. Sam James, 9. Mike Phillips (c), 1. Ross Harrison, 2. Cameron Neild, 3. Brian Mujati, 4. Andrei Ostrikov, 5. Lou Reed, 6. Ben Curry, 7. Tom Curry, 8. Laurence Pearce

    Replacements: 16. Curtis Langdon, 17. James Flynn, 18. Ciaran Parker, 19. George Nott, 20. Matt Rogerson, 21. James Mitchell, 22. Dan Mugford, 23. Josh Charnley
    Are either of the curry brothers in the 7 mould?
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    Both, I think.

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    Aye, both are 7s, though they've both (though Ben moreso) played 6 and 8 to fit them both on the same backrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRF_Olyy View Post
    Aye, both are 7s, though they've both (though Ben moreso) played 6 and 8 to fit them both on the same backrow.
    You wait around for a 7 and then they all come at once.
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    Evans
    Ludlam
    Underhill
    Curry and Curry

    I mean if they could all develop to the potential being touted then our 7 position in the next 5 years will be stacked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigs Man View Post
    Evans
    Ludlam
    Underhill
    Curry and Curry

    I mean if they could all develop to the potential being touted then our 7 position in the next 5 years will be stacked.
    Ship the lot of them out to to NZ to learn how to do play 7 properly.

    There's a conveyor belt of exciting talent coming through.From those I want to see a few really dominant characters emerge who will totally nail down positions for both club and country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hooker View Post
    Ship the lot of them out to to NZ to learn how to do play 7 properly.

    There's a conveyor belt of exciting talent coming through.From those I want to see a few really dominant characters emerge who will totally nail down positions for both club and country.
    TBH they are all proper 7's already really.
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    CHIEFS SIDE TO FACE HARLEQUINS

    15 Phil Dollman
    14 Max Bodilly
    13 Ollie Devoto
    12 Sam Hill
    11 James Short
    10 Will Hooley
    9 Jack Maunder (capt)
    1 Ben Moon
    2 Shaun Malton
    3 Greg Holmes
    4 Ollie Atkins
    5 Jonny Hill
    6 Dave Ewers
    7 Ben White
    8 Tom Johnson
    16 Elvis Taione
    17 Billy Keast
    18 Moray Low
    19 Damian Welch
    20 Tom Lawday
    21 Stuart Townsend
    22 Joe Simmonds
    23 Harry Strong

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigs Man View Post
    TBH they are all proper 7's already really.
    OK, I'll rewrite. Let's ship them all out to NZ as they're much better at transitioning young talent into the finished article.

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