Discussion in 'European Champions & Challenge Cup' started by TRF_Olyy, Jan 15, 2015.
Leicester Tigers: 15 Matthew Tait, 14 Adam Thompstone, 13 Vereniki Goneva, 12 Seremaia Bai, 11 Miles Benjamin, 10 Freddie Burns, 9 Ben Youngs (c); 1 Michele Rizzo, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 3 Logovi’I Mulipola, 4 Brad Thorn, 5 Geoff Parling, 6 Tom Croft, 7 Julian Salvi, 8 Jordan Crane.
Replacements: 16 Tom Youngs, 17 Marcos Ayerza, 18 Fraser Balmain, 19 Graham Kitchener, 20 Robert Barbieri, 21 Sam Harrison, 22 Owen Williams, 23 Matt Smith.
Scarlets: 15 Jordan Williams, 14 Harry Robinson, 13 Regan King, 12 Scott Williams (c), 11 Hadleigh Parkes, 10 Rhys Priestland, 9 Aled Davies; 1 Rob Evans, 2 Ryan Elias, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 4 Jake Ball, 5 George Earle, 6 Aaron Shingler, 7 John Barclay, 8 Rob McCusker.
Replacements: 16 Darran Harris, 17 Wyn Jones, 18 Peter Edwards, 19 Lewis Rawlins, 20 James Davies, 21 Rhodri Williams, 22Steven Shingler, 23 Rory Pitman.
A good few of Toulon's players apparently have the flu, so maybe it'll be a tight match...
Why are Tigers starting Burns?
They've put out a really strong side but then have Williams on the bench.
It's what we did against Sale.
Cockers is prob giving Burns some game time in a game where we need a TBP really, if come 30 minutes left it's looking a bit tight we bring on Ayerza, Youngs, Kitchener, Barbieri, Harrison and Williams against hopefully tired opposition and put them to the sword.
Given how much Ulster have been playing I'll take losing by less than 20. Happy to be surprised mind you.
Strange team from Ulster:
15. Jared Payne
14. Louise Ludik
13. Darren Cave
12. Stuart Olding
11. Michael Allen
10. Paddy Jackson
9. Ruan Pienaar
1. Andrew Warwick
2. Rob Herring
3. Bronson Ross
4. Alan O’Connor
5. Franco van der Merwe
6. Clive Ross
7. Mike McComish
8. Roger Wilson (Capt.)
16. John Andrew
17. Callum Black
18. Declan Fitzpatrick
19. Lewis Stevenson
20. Robbie Diack
21. Paul Marshall
22. Ian Humphreys
23. Michael Heaney
Toulon: 15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Drew Mitchell, 13 Mathieu Bastareaud, 12 Maxime Mermoz, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Sebastien Tillous-Borde; 1 Xavier Chiocci, 2 Guilhem Guirado, 3 Martin Castrogiovanni, 4 Jocelino Suta, 5 Ali Williams, 6 Juan Smith, 7 Steffon Armitage, 8 Chris Masoe (c).
Replacements: 16 Jean-Charles Orioli, 17 Florian Fresia, 18 Carl Hayman, 19 Mamuka Gorgodze, 20 Rudi Wulf, 21 David Smith, 22 Eric Escande, 23 Romain Taofifenua.
Predictable hammering coming to Scarlett's tonight!!
Guess Priestland will be looking forward to joining a decent team for next season!!!!
Good start so far.
Burns looks full of beans.
So does Priestland...
WTF are Tigers doing discipline wise? I know they can be a penalty machine but usually only where necessary! Crane has not rolled away once and now look....Kitchener off and a Scarlett try! This game should be over and now only three points in it!
Tigers have picked up a 12 gauge and shot themselves in the foot with it. Total control to a shaky three point lead because they can't behave. Weird.
You could even argue they're lucky, if it hadn't been for a really poor line out they could actually be losing a game they've dominated. Both sides will feel they're being sloppy
Yeah for sure, i suspect they're getting a hairdryer from Cockers (does that sound dirty?) and will come out like a stuck pig in the second half.
That try only emphasizes why this match should be over!!
I agree about Priestland......he has been the go to for Scarlett's and those who have chased him out of Wales should hang their head in shame!!!
PS hats off to Burns tonight....he has not put a foot wrong tonight and has sealed Cips's move to France as he has no chance of seeing an England cap now while Lancaster is in charge!!
Scarlets have literally given up. Great performance from Tiggers
Good victory by Tigers
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