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by Username1001 (U14600963) 30 September 2010
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"CIRCLE THE WAGONS! THE CHIEFS ARE COMING!" I've taken this from the Saints website and so hope that it is true tommorrow.

Again, my excitement for another Exe game in the premiership is building.

Again, I believe that Exe will continue to show that they belong here.

Exe will have to make some interesting selection choices, specifically who plays at 8 and the centre combination.

I would go for Hayes at 8 and play Rennie and Naqelevuki in the centres.

Saints selection will also be interesting, EPS players rested maybe.

Another intersting aspect for me I will be how they get on with the ref, you can't win games with penalty rate of last weekend and cards.

Great reading the Saints fan forum, lots of respect for Exe other than the stamping on Steeno's foot comment, which I'm sure was a joke and a back handed compliment.

Finally, my weekly pop at pundits, Mr 'Bryan' Moore, have you watched a full Exe game before? and how do you spell our 9's name? A simply mistake from someone as picky as you hmm...or did you copy it from someone elses article.

Bring it on!



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posted Sep 30, 2010

I think Big Chief Rob and tribe are hurting a bit from last week. We all know defeats like that are due, I'd hope we can learn and reduce this penalty count and come home with something. HAt trick of tries from Navieluki ??!!

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posted Sep 30, 2010

Conflict of interest for me this one... looking forward to the game. When will they announce the teams?

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posted Sep 30, 2010

I'd have thought by now normally but.... Ssh! top secret maybe?! smiley

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posted Sep 30, 2010

Chiefs team is usually announced during Friday morning, I think.

Back row will probably depend on whether Herbie Stupple is ready for a bench spot. If he is, I reckon it'll be TJ at 8 and Chad at 6. Otherwise, Tommy at 8, TJ at 6 and Gannon at 4 with, probably, Bentos coming onto the bench.

Dolly may be fit for the game, but I'd expect Macca to start at 13 if he isn't. Sereli only played the first half in the A game, so he may be in the frame for the bench. Otherwise I guess it'll be between Josh and Drew Locke, both of whom played the full 80.

Ali Hepher obviously knows Saints pretty well, as does Chris Budgen so there shouldn't be too many surprises from yhem. However, countering what they offer, even if expected, is still a massive challenge. It seems likely that Foden and Hartley will be rested, and possibly Ashton - still doesn't weaken their team much, though.

Penalty count will be crucial - if we get on the wrong side of the ref again, it'll be another hammering. If discipline holds, is it too much to hope for an LBP?

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posted Oct 1, 2010

Welcome to the team, Sireli.

15 Luke Arscott
14 Sireli Naqelevuki
13 Phil Dollman
12 Bryan Rennie
11 Mark Foster
10 Gareth Steenson
9 Haydn Thomas
1 Brett Sturgess
2 Neil Clark
3 Hoani Tui
4 Tom Hayes (capt)
5 James Hanks
6 Chad Slade
7 James Scaysbrook
8 Tom Johnson

Replacements
16 Simon Alcott
17 Ben Moon
18 Chris Budgen
19 Chris Bentley
20 Dave Gannon
21 Junior Poluleuligaga
22 Ryan Davis
23 Matt Jess

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posted Oct 3, 2010

Heros, hope they stay up. Good to see an underdog doing well.

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posted Oct 3, 2010

A pattern has developed after almost every game we have played this year except perhaps for the Quins. Each coach has said on their website including Mallinder yesterday "My team did not play up to our usual standard"
I be happy for this pattern to occur for the rest of the season but we all know the Chiefs are hard to play against so it won't be long before we get the praise and recognition we deserve

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posted Oct 4, 2010

Yes Unerthepost , spookily I noticed that too! It still seems to smack of "Get down where you belong!"

Oggy Oggy Oggy!

Allez Les Chiefs!

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