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2014/15 Tigers watch

Postby tigerburnie » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:15 pm

14/15 Squad
Props:
M. Ayerza
F. Balmain
T. Bristow
R. Brugnara
D. Cole
L. Mulipola
T. Pasquali
M. Rizzo
A. Sio

Hookers:
N. Briggs
L. Ghiraldini
H. Thacker
T. Youngs

Second Row:
L. Deacon
S. De Chaves
G. Kitchener
G. Parling
T. Price
E. Slater

Back Row:
R. Barbieri
J. Crane
T. Croft
J. Gibson
S. Mafi
P. Matera
L. Pearce
J. Salvi

Scrum Half:
S. Harrison
D. Mele
B. Youngs

Fly Half:
F. Burns
O. Williams
S. Bai

Centres:
A. Allen
G. Catchpole
T. Hepetema
J. Pohe
M. Smith
M. Tuilagi


Wing:
M. Benjamin
G. Camacho
V. Goneva
C. Loamanu
N. Morris
B. Scully
A. Thompstone

Full Back:
S. Hamilton
M. Tait


14/15 Coaching Staff

R. Cockerill (Director of Rugby)
P. Burke (Assistant Coach - Backs)
P. Blake (Assistant Coach - Defence)
R. Blaze (Assistant Coach - Forwards)
G. Murphy (Assistant Coach - Skills)

A fair old strengthening of the squad, quite optimistic if this lot stay fit.
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Re: 2014/15 Tigers watch

Postby Cornerfleg » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:23 pm

You'll never beat Sarries ... no one beats Sarries ...
Always ask yourself, "What would Big Rodney do"... And every time the answer is... "Eat It"
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Re: 2014/15 Tigers watch

Postby Russ » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:27 pm

Looks weak
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Re: 2014/15 Tigers watch

Postby Rooster » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:29 pm

Lot of very English looking names in that list.
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Re: 2014/15 Tigers watch

Postby tigerburnie » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:32 pm

5 props, 2 hookers,2 second rows, 1 flanker, 1 scrum half and 4 centres came through our accademy system, a mix of internationals from all over the place, looks a decent balance and with a new defence coach, hopefully we won't ship so many points next season.
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Re: 2014/15 Tigers watch

Postby tigerburnie » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:40 pm

3 Argentinians, 1 French, 4 Pacific Islands, 2 New Zealanders, 1 Aussie, 5 Italians, 1 South African, 1 Irish, 1 USA and 1 Welsh, the rest I think are English accredited.
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Re: 2014/15 Tigers watch

Postby Rooster » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:41 pm

tigerburnie wrote:5 props, 2 hookers,2 second rows, 1 flanker, 1 scrum half and 4 centres came through our accademy system, a mix of internationals from all over the place, looks a decent balance and with a new defence coach, hopefully we won't ship so many points next season.

So you developed 15 players !
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Re: 2014/15 Tigers watch

Postby tigerburnie » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:47 pm

Rooster wrote:
tigerburnie wrote:5 props, 2 hookers,2 second rows, 1 flanker, 1 scrum half and 4 centres came through our accademy system, a mix of internationals from all over the place, looks a decent balance and with a new defence coach, hopefully we won't ship so many points next season.

So you developed 15 players !

No there were a few who came to us later in their careers who hadn't really made a name for themselves elsewhere. Slater, Mulipola, Mafi, Crane, Goneva and Scully were not really at their peak and were "improved" at Tigers. Pearce and Sio are "new names" who have come to Tigers to learn too. Tait and Benjamin and maybe Allen too all came with points to prove having dropped out of favour, Parling and Flood weren't regular full internationals internationals untill they came to Tigers.

Even Leo Cullen and Shane Jennings learnt a lot of their trade with the Tigers...................... >EW
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Re: 2014/15 Tigers watch

Postby mikerob » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:55 pm

... and Leicester taught Ian Humphreys everything he knows about defensive play. :stir:
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Re: 2014/15 Tigers watch

Postby Russ » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:56 pm

Can someone move this guff to the correct forum?
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Re: 2014/15 Tigers watch

Postby tigerburnie » Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:31 pm

mikerob wrote:... and Leicester taught Ian Humphreys everything he knows about defensive play. :stir:


I think he learnt those bad habits at Ravers................. :duck:
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Re: 2014/15 Tigers watch

Postby Rooster » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:07 pm

tigerburnie wrote:3 Argentinians, 1 French, 4 Pacific Islands, 2 New Zealanders, 1 Aussie, 5 Italians, 1 South African, 1 Irish, 1 USA and 1 Welsh, the rest I think are English accredited.

You will soon have more foreigners than Toulon
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Re: 2014/15 Tigers watch

Postby tigerburnie » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:35 am

Rooster wrote:
tigerburnie wrote:3 Argentinians, 1 French, 4 Pacific Islands, 2 New Zealanders, 1 Aussie, 5 Italians, 1 South African, 1 Irish, 1 USA and 1 Welsh, the rest I think are English accredited.

You will soon have more foreigners than Toulon

As I'm sure you know, we have a full league progam during the Autumn Internationals, so our England contingent are away for a large part of the season, we therefore need to have a back up of International standard players to cope. I think if we didn't have those games that affect the league and our european qualification to worry about, we could reduce the number of non EU players by some margin.If you look at our full strength starting line up last year, Ayerza and Salvi are the only non English in the pack and probably only Goneva and Williams in the backs. The bench would have considerably more non English with the likes of Mulipola, Hamilton,Scully, Mele, Camacho and Matera in the mix.
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Re: 2014/15 Tigers watch

Postby BaggyTrousers » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:49 am

tigerburnie wrote:3 Argentinians, 1 French, 4 Pacific Islands, 2 New Zealanders, 1 Aussie, 5 Italians, 1 South African, 1 Irish, 1 USA and 1 Welsh, the rest I think are English accredited.



I'm not being too sniffy about "pure born" Englishmen TB for I'm not a Nazi sympathizer but I am interested to know how many are actually Leicester boys or more accurately from the sizeable catchment area around Leicester?

Most here accept Tigers as a proper traditional club, compared to dross like jumped up Sorrybastards, but I'm wondering how far Leicester have to go these days to supplement local strength?

On a less serious note good to see a second row who if hid first name is Saracens adequately describes that hateful shower and is that Squeaky Joe's fat kid propping?
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Re: 2014/15 Tigers watch

Postby tigerburnie » Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:07 am

BaggyTrousers wrote:

I'm not being too sniffy about "pure born" Englishmen TB for I'm not a Nazi sympathizer but I am interested to know how many are actually Leicester boys or more accurately from the sizeable catchment area around Leicester?

Most here accept Tigers as a proper traditional club, compared to dross like jumped up Sorrybastards, but I'm wondering how far Leicester have to go these days to supplement local strength?

On a less serious note good to see a second row who if hid first name is Saracens adequately describes that hateful shower and is that Squeaky Joe's fat kid propping?

Ah entertaining post Baggy, Mr De Chaves is actually Sebastian, and no it's not a relation of squeeky Joes(or I don't think he is), he's a young Italian lad who has been in our accademy for a while, think he's played yoof level for Italy, but if he's any good no doubt the England camp will claim him on residency rules..........................
I'll have to research the "local" lads as the web site is a bit out of date regarding players and their biog.
Off the top of my head
The Youngs brothers are from Norfolk, been at the Tigers since they were kids as their dad played for the Tigers.Dan Cole and Harry Thacker are Leicester born and bred, Thackers dad also played for the Tigers, same with Matt Smith, his Dad "dosser" was a bit of a local hero back in the day of Dean Richards, who was also a Leicester lad along with Martin Johnson of course. Louis Deacon is Leicester born and bred as is Slater, think Price is local too. Manu Tuillagi was born in Samoa, but has been at Tigers and schooled in Leicester, so we claim him as local too............................... >EW
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