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by BG01
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 1
Replies: 842
Views: 123792

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD

Doesn't look like it, haven't done the usual clock image or popcorn with some token '...' We're probably about 9 players short still so you'd think we'd be getting a move on. Agreed. Particularly as we enter the back end of June. It's a bit concerning. I don't think we are 9 players short, more lik...
by BG01
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 1
Replies: 842
Views: 123792

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD

JP14 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:01 pm
Could this be us?

https://www.nottinghamrugby.co.uk/jason ... rship-club
Pete Burridge (Academy S&C coach) is changing role, so could be connected to that?
by BG01
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 2019 World U20s
Replies: 42
Views: 4030

Re: 2019 World U20s

Agreed on that. I'm completely on board with being stricter about high tackles but this was very harsh. Initial contact was with the shoulder, and the arm barely made contact with the head afterwards - and the defender literally had a knee on the floor. Thought Vunipola's was tough as well as the pl...
by BG01
Wed May 29, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 7
Replies: 469
Views: 71354

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 7

Taufua is pretty similar to Guy Thompson. They're both sub-190cm, sub-110kg players who play across the backrow. They both carry well but mostly through power and determination rather than size. They're both energetic players with high workrate. And they both like to stand on the wing and run with t...
by BG01
Tue May 28, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 7
Replies: 469
Views: 71354

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 7

I don't think there's anything wrong in principle with signing players rejected from other teams, including those that are ex-Tigers players. The issue is how they fill gaps in our squad and whether they would be willing to do so. So someone like Henry Purdy makes sense - he is a senior, experienced...
by BG01
Sat May 25, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2018-19
Replies: 1037
Views: 151547

Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2018-19

Do we know anything about where Luke Hamilton is going? Appreciate we don't want to live in the past too much but he is a good hard-working player who can cover the whole backrow, where we're a player short at the moment.
by BG01
Fri May 24, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: YOUR THOUGHTS ON "GRIZZLY" LAVANINI
Replies: 11
Views: 1902

Re: YOUR THOUGHTS ON "GRIZZLY" LAVANINI

I'd agree with that. The stats that make it to these sites are quite crude and comparisons (especially between tournaments, with different stats teams etc) should be taken with a grain of salt. 26 year olds don't have 50 caps for a tier 1 test team by accident. It's worth watching him play if you ha...
by BG01
Mon May 20, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 7
Replies: 469
Views: 71354

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 7

Securing an early release Blommetjies to join our (potentially) growing South African contingent. Mapoe is an odd one, if we’ve already got Reid, Taute, Tuilagi, Eastmond and Viljoen? Do we need a 6th senior centre? Likewise, Jantjes, that’d be a big shift in salary outlay as a replacement for Joe ...
by BG01
Sun May 19, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 7
Replies: 469
Views: 71354

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 7

Please can someone who is well-versed in SH rugby give their opinion on Liebenburg and VIljoen? I don't watch any SH rugby. Ps before some smart :censored: posts a link to Wikipedia, I'm asking for people's opinions not the stats that anyone can read! Liebenberg is a regular for the Bulls. Former B...
by BG01
Fri May 17, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers vs Bath
Replies: 195
Views: 13657

Re: Tigers vs Bath

No comparison between those two teams regrettably. I can see another embarrassing home defeat, just to finish the season in the style to which we have become accustomed! Obviously very much hope they prove me wrong!!!!!!!! No comparison? Except that we're better at 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12? I a...
by BG01
Fri May 17, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers vs Bath
Replies: 195
Views: 13657

Re: Tigers vs Bath

Given the injuries in the squad, Murphy doesn't have a lot of options. But I'd play the strongest squad available, plus stand down HIA players from last week. I think he will play the youngsters - Heyes mentioned on the podcast that he'll be starting. Wouldn't be surprised to see White, SAR, Olowefe...
by BG01
Tue May 14, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 7
Replies: 469
Views: 71354

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 7

So what do people still want? With Harrison likely departing I'm very nervous about our options at 9; neither White or Simmons are really ready for the big time yet and we need somebody to push Youngs for his shirt if we want to see him at his best ever again. Hopefully a specialist openside to rep...
by BG01
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 6
Replies: 750
Views: 97667

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 6

In the model where you have two top class players and a promising younger in each position (a model which I like a lot!), at 8 Fred would fit in nicely behind Kalamafoni and Liebenberg (and maybe Denton, although both him and Liebenberg play a lot at 6). For me that puts him in the position next sea...
by BG01
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Bristol - 27th April 2019
Replies: 218
Views: 21187

Re: Tigers v Bristol - 27th April 2019

Coverage of a recent Gloucester game and they put up Ben Morgan’s stats and he was only 2 ahead of Khalamafoni, who is also right up there in the tackle stats. There is no way if he is match fit, that Khalamafoni won’t be starting on Saturday Yep agreed, would go: 6. Guy 7. BOC 8. Kalamafoni 19. We...
by BG01
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Bristol - 27th April 2019
Replies: 218
Views: 21187

Re: Tigers v Bristol - 27th April 2019

Reading between the lines it sounds like the back 5 will be Spencer Kitchener Williams Thompson Kalamafoni Fitzgerald and BoC on bench. This would be disappointing I think, as it's a good opportunity to play BOC and Guy together (with either Kalamafoni or Fitzgerald). They're both hard working 7.5s...