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

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

Post by rich1576 » Wed May 15, 2019 8:25 pm

With the fact that this season we have struggled with quality squad depth, it concerns me that 19 players are confirmed to be leaving with a further 4 rumoured and we have currently only made 7 signings

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

Post by anz3001 » Wed May 15, 2019 8:29 pm

rich1576 wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:25 pm
.....and we have currently only made 7 signings
Announced 7 signings. Huge difference.

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

Post by Mark62 » Wed May 15, 2019 8:32 pm

rich1576 wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:25 pm
With the fact that this season we have struggled with quality squad depth, it concerns me that 19 players are confirmed to be leaving with a further 4 rumoured and we have currently only made 7 signings
There will be some replacements from existing development/youth players, it’s what successful teams do and what we should have been doing for the past 3 or 4 seasons

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Post by rich1576 » Wed May 15, 2019 8:34 pm

Nothing is certain until the club confirms. Rumoured signings are just that, rumours.

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

Post by RagingBull » Wed May 15, 2019 8:36 pm

19 out 3 of which are Injury signings.
So really 16.

7 in confirmed + 6 Academy promotions.
rich1576 wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:34 pm
Nothing is certain until the club confirms. Rumoured signings are just that, rumours.
So why mentioned the further 4 rumoured leavers and not the rumoured joiners?

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

Post by sapajo » Wed May 15, 2019 8:55 pm

Mark62 wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:32 pm
rich1576 wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:25 pm
With the fact that this season we have struggled with quality squad depth, it concerns me that 19 players are confirmed to be leaving with a further 4 rumoured and we have currently only made 7 signings
There will be some replacements from existing development/youth players, it’s what successful teams do and what we should have been doing for the past 3 or 4 seasons
Agreed if they are good enough otherwise its just a huge gamble.
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 7

Post by Jimmy Skitz » Wed May 15, 2019 8:58 pm

given the complaints about a lack of depth I see this amount of departures as a necessary blood letting, the only way to add the depth is to free up the squad & cap space

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Post by Spicer » Wed May 15, 2019 9:01 pm

The ‘Class of 2019’ – departing players confirmed by Murphy
https://www.leicestertigers.com/news/th ... ach-murphy

They are Brendon O’Connor; Valentino Mapapalangi, Joe Ford, Fred Tuilagi, Charlie Thacker, Campese Ma’afu, David Feao, Ross McMillan, Leonardo Sarto and Clayton Blommetjies
Matt Smith, Matt Tait, Matt Toomua, Graham Kitchener, Mike Williams and Will Evans have already confirmed they were leaving.

Oh and Harry Mahoney

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

Post by Mark62 » Wed May 15, 2019 9:16 pm

sapajo wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:55 pm
Mark62 wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:32 pm
rich1576 wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:25 pm
With the fact that this season we have struggled with quality squad depth, it concerns me that 19 players are confirmed to be leaving with a further 4 rumoured and we have currently only made 7 signings
There will be some replacements from existing development/youth players, it’s what successful teams do and what we should have been doing for the past 3 or 4 seasons
Agreed if they are good enough otherwise its just a huge gamble.
Totally agree but I think a lot of the youngsters have the skill set and physical capability it’s the experience that is missing

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

Post by longlivethecrumbie » Wed May 15, 2019 9:33 pm

Mark62 wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 9:16 pm
sapajo wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:55 pm
Mark62 wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:32 pm


There will be some replacements from existing development/youth players, it’s what successful teams do and what we should have been doing for the past 3 or 4 seasons
Agreed if they are good enough otherwise its just a huge gamble.
Totally agree but I think a lot of the youngsters have the skill set and physical capability it’s the experience that is missing
And the only way to get experience is to play.

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

Post by CitizenSmiff » Wed May 15, 2019 10:33 pm

'Class of 2019' is a funny way to term a load of lads getting their P45s, I really do wish the club would stop trying to put a smiley face on everything and just let the facts stand as they are. Probably why nobody's trying to hire me as a social media manager.

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Post by Hot_Charlie » Thu May 16, 2019 1:27 am

Mark62 wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 7:10 pm
Looking at RBS list there is a maximum of one development player in any one position, none in some.
Agree some strengthening required but the beauty of next season is that the earlier running of the premiership cup means players can be tried out at a competitive level.
Of course RB's list doesn't include the players that will be promoted to the Development Squad for this season. I'm assuming Sam Aspland-Robinson will be stepping up to the Senior Squad too (not on ze list).

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

Post by JP14 » Thu May 16, 2019 6:52 am

I’d imagine that the following will be promoted to senior squad:
  • Heyes
  • Lewis
  • Reffell
  • Simmons
  • White
  • Hardwick
  • Aspland-Robinson
  • J.Olowofela
That’s 8 promotions plus 7 Signings which makes 15 leaving a few more signing to come in, still waiting for a surprise!
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 7

Post by PaulinBroughton » Thu May 16, 2019 8:55 am

From my point of view this will free up some much needed salary cap and may help to sign a bit more quality. There is still plenty of time for more signings and hopefully not journeymen. Maybe we could have kept a couple BOC for one but he'd be on a good salary, has been a bit injury prone recently and is getting no younger. We also need to bear in mind that those who were part of the Academy this season will probably have been offered improved contracts.
I await the close season with interest and look forward to any announcements of signings as in some areas its still needed.

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

Post by AngusMcCoatup » Thu May 16, 2019 9:35 am

Bungle178 wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 2:12 pm
19 players have just been confirmed as leaving, according to the club website:

Matt Smith
Mat Tait
Matt Toomua
Graham Kitchener
Mike Williams
Will Evans
Brendan O'Connor
Valentino Mapapalangi
Joe Ford
Fred Tuilagi
Charlie Thacker
Gareth Owen
Mike Fitzgerald
Campese Ma'afu
David Feao
Ross McMillan
Harry Mahoney
Leonardo Sarto
Clayton Blommetjies

Getting rid of a lot of dead weight from the looks of it.
I am just surprised they did not include Ged Glynn and Phil Blake in this clear out or are they savoring another big announcement? I hope we can attract Clayton Bojangles back once his Welsh contract expires, sorry to see Fred Tuilagi go when he was just developing into a "Henry", wonder if Joe Ford will go to Amersham?
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