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Yes as has been said a very entertaining game.
The good start won us the game.
Got battered up front,scrummed off the park,and gave more penalties away for infringements.
A wins a win though.
Oh and couldn’t win our own line out when it mattered.
 

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Yes as has been said a very entertaining game.
The good start won us the game.
Got battered up front,scrummed off the park,and gave more penalties away for infringements.
A wins a win though.
Oh and couldn’t win our own line out when it mattered.
As a Tigers fan I am still not sure why Dolly was in the squad. A championship player with 3 decent Tigers performances under his belt. Genge getting covid did not help
 

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As a Tigers fan I am still not sure why Dolly was in the squad. A championship player with 3 decent Tigers performances under his belt. Genge getting covid did not help
It was apparently something to do with access to certain players due to Covid restrictions. Hence the somewhat bizarre callups for injury replacements through the AIs.

Great match if not always the highest quality. Brilliantly taken tries that were a minor miracle given the lack of platform we had. I think the Smith and Slade axis gives us a tonne of creativity in the backs and it would have been interesting to see what would have happened had tuilagi stayed on given he's the most reliable line breaker in the squad.

Steward the find of the series for me though, phenomenal player who looks to the Manor born in the role of a modern fullback.
 

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It was apparently something to do with access to certain players due to Covid restrictions. Hence the somewhat bizarre callups for injury replacements through the AIs.

Great match if not always the highest quality. Brilliantly taken tries that were a minor miracle given the lack of platform we had. I think the Smith and Slade axis gives us a tonne of creativity in the backs and it would have been interesting to see what would have happened had tuilagi stayed on given he's the most reliable line breaker in the squad.

Steward the find of the series for me though, phenomenal player who looks to the Manor born in the role of a modern fullback.
Steward has been superb since he first pulled on a Tigers shirt. Has a long international career ahead. Smith and Slade looked great but the only issue is if Jones tries to shoehorn Farrell in. Manu is a busted flush now, just not reliable physically to he able to build a back line with him in.
 

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What I think has been missed about the performance today is, that is exactly the type of situation in which England have lost in the past five years. They achieved parity in the pack in the first half but the Bokke brought something else in the second half, and had clearly "won" the referee, but where farrell/Ford England would have kept on with the same old, this version worked out a way.

Some of Eddie's selections make no sense but fair play to him, he has reinvented the attack.
 
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Great game between Bristol and Leicester

Ref was involved a bit too much and gave a few questionable decisions- and not sure why the accidental offside was ignored during the winning try phase
 

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Great game between Bristol and Leicester

Ref was involved a bit too much and gave a few questionable decisions- and not sure why the accidental offside was ignored during the winning try phase
Still a great result in the Genge derby. One back for Lam's sub antics last year
 
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