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by KevinR
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Transfers and Rumours Non-Tigers 2019-20
Replies: 1156
Views: 197431

Re: Transfers and Rumours Non-Tigers 2019-20

Ibitoye is a winger, Tigerfeet - are you getting mixed up with Isiekwe?
by KevinR
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE IV: A New Hope
Replies: 859
Views: 125859

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE IV: A New Hope

I see that Saturday's game is being billed as Ben Lam's last for the Canes ahead of his move to France. Interestingly - and surprisingly - Van Wyk isn't in the squad at all. No word of injury. As the song goes, will he say or will he go?
by KevinR
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE IV: A New Hope
Replies: 859
Views: 125859

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE IV: A New Hope

Says here it was a single season deal. Used to play centre and would like to again. Only blot on his copybook was the crazy pass near his own line versus the Crusaders!
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by KevinR
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE IV: A New Hope
Replies: 859
Views: 125859

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE IV: A New Hope

As you say, not the scariest winger in terms of size or pace, but I've been extremely impressed over the last few weeks and - coincidentally - was wondering this morning about him being the kind of non-flashy signing Tigers might usefully make. Above all, he is an excellent rugby player:good skills;...
by KevinR
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2
Replies: 1628
Views: 173584

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

'un poker menteur' is an idiom meaning 'a game of bluff' or even 'a game of Russian roulette'.

As for Sam Aspland-Robinson, I thought he looked like an extremely good young player for the brief time we saw him in the match when he broke his leg - an injury which can happen to anyone.
by KevinR
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Calvisano - Teams up!
Replies: 228
Views: 20572

Re: Tigers v Calvisano

Lavanini is in Spain and Taufua has gone back to NZ (taking time out to recover from concussion issues, presumably). I expect to see a similar team to the one in Cardiff, but it would be interesting to see whether Browning and/or Steward can step up in view of our back three crisis.
by KevinR
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Pau Saturday Nov 16th
Replies: 176
Views: 21533

Re: Tigers v Pau Saturday Nov 16th

To be fair to Bleddyn, he now seems to have mastered Lavanini, having initially christened him 'Lanny Veeny'! )Incidentally, I noticed that the announcer at the Mad Stad was completely stumped by Olowofela last week). My young spies tell me that Jonny May is getting some heat treatment in Dubai :smt...
by KevinR
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: PRC Round 4 - Tigers vs Saints
Replies: 110
Views: 12272

Re: PRC Round 4 - Tigers vs Saints

There seems to be a lot of (IMO) knee-jerk criticism of Eastmond on here. Look at the highlights and you will see that none of the Saints breaks were his responsibility: the two in the first half were both between Gigena and Wells (I think) and the final try was down to Forsyth (who missed another t...
by KevinR
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Jordan Taufua
Replies: 13
Views: 2896

Re: Jordan Taufua

Indeed - this weekend was his first full game this season as far as I can remember. He played very little for Crusaders, who preferred Whetu Douglas for most of the campaign. It is hugely beneficial to us that Liam Squire isn't in the AB squad, as he and JT have been playing roughly half a game each...
by KevinR
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Super Rugby 29/06
Replies: 19
Views: 1450

Re: Super Rugby 29/06

In the previous semi, I thought Lavanini had his best game of the season by a long way - seemed far more involved and I suppose he was 'up for it' as it was a semi. He did drop one cold, but showed good hands to scoop another ball off the deck and pass cleverly. Battered over for a close-range try. ...
by KevinR
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 5
Replies: 779
Views: 113106

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 5

If he's still got miles in his legs, Luke Wallace would be a seriously good squad addition, MotM in televised games on many occasions. I remember Will Greenwood pushing very hard for his inclusion in the England squad a few years ago. You are always going to get a whole lot of injuries in your back ...
by KevinR
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Syston rfc
Replies: 3
Views: 960

Re: Syston rfc

That's true - there were a few who moved after getting good offers, but at least one has returned.
by KevinR
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Syston rfc
Replies: 3
Views: 960

Re: Syston rfc

The lack of wins this season doesn't reflect lack of effort, team spirit or quality of coaching. Unfortunately, having won promotion when they were easily the best team, the step up is (again) proving too much. The same thing happened in Chris Tarbuck's last season as head coach. The biggest factor ...
by KevinR
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Telusa Veainu
Replies: 11
Views: 2329

Re: Telusa Veainu

Geordan said that he was fit and could have played on Friday, but they decided not to force the issue and give him another week.
by KevinR
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Falcons
Replies: 152
Views: 20353

Re: Tigers v Falcons

I, too, would like to see more of Holmes. However, Tigers seem to befollowing the All Blacks model (made explicit on the excellent behind-the-scenes series showing last summer's campaign) of having an 'attacking winger' on the left and a 'defensive winger' on the right. I imagine we'll see Holmes re...