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LEICESTER TIGERS 2022/23 - Prisoner of Oadby Pre-Season

Post by RagingBull » Wed Jun 22, 2022 8:55 pm

Board of Directors
Chairman: Peter Tom CBE
CEO: Andrea Pinchen
Non-Exec: Petar Cvetkovic
Non-Exec: Fintan Kennedy
Non-Exec: Tom Scott

LEICESTER TIGERS COACHING TEAM
Head Coach: Steve Borthwick
General Manager: Leigh Jones
Head of Senior recruitment: Richard Wilks
Defence Coach: Kevin Sinfield
Scrum Coach: Tom Harrison
Assistant Coach: Matt Smith
Assistant Forwards: Brett Deacon
Head of Physical Performance: Aled Walters
Head of Medical: Simon Wallace
Senior Performance Analyst: Matt Egan
Team Manager: Tessa Carrington
Academy Manager: Dave Wilks
Lead Academy Coach: Geraint Davies
Academy Coach/ACE Head Coach: Greg Mannion
Junior Academy Manager: George Glenn

Senior Players:
Hooker: Clare, Cowan-Dickie, Dolly, Montoya
Props: Cole, Cronin, Heyes, Hurd, Leatigaga, Richardson, Van Wyk, Whitcombe,
Locks: O.Chessum, Green, Henderson, Martin, Snyman, Wells,
Back Row: Agbongbon, Cracknell, Liebenberg, Jansen, Reffell, Robinson, Van Staden, Wiese
Scrum Half: Simmons, van Poortvliet, Wigglesworth, Youngs
Fly Half: Burns, Pollard
Centre: Cokanasiga, Gopperth, Kelly, Porter, Scott, Taute,
Winger: Aslpand-Robinson, Ashton, Nadolo Olowofela, Potter, Saumaki, Watson
Full Back: Hegarty, Murimurivalu, Steward,

Rumoured IN

Rumoured OUT

IN
Handre Pollard
Jimmy Gopperth (Wasps)
James Cronin (Biarritz)
Phil Cokansigna (London Irish)
Olly Cracknell (London Irish)
Anthony Watson (Bath)

OUT
George Ford (Sale)
Ellis Genge (Bristol)
Matias Morni (Falcons)
Juan Pablo Socino

Development Squad
Hooker: Vanes
Props: Hoyt, Rowntree, Smith,
Locks: L.Chessum, Manz,
Back Row: Ilione,
Scrum Half: Edwards
Fly Half: Walsh
Centre: Cusick
Wings: Browning,
Full Back:

IN

OUT
Jonny Law (Jersey)
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2022/23 - Prisoner of Oadby Pre-Season

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Wed Jun 22, 2022 8:57 pm

Love the title, great work as always!!
Used to run around with an 11, 14 or 15 on my back.

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2022/23 - Prisoner of Oadby Pre-Season

Post by fentiger » Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:00 pm

Brilliant as ever :smt023

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2022/23 - Prisoner of Oadby Pre-Season

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:04 pm

If we are looking for a centre to add depth. I know he used to be a saint, but Burrell could be an astute pick up

Article about him in the telegraph (can read it without the paywall on archive.ph)

https://archive.ph/hYiWV
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2022/23 - Prisoner of Oadby Pre-Season

Post by Scott1 » Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:06 pm

Burrell? Absolutely not!!!

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2022/23 - Prisoner of Oadby Pre-Season

Post by bendy » Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:45 am

Great work as always RB.

Is there merit in giving Bondi a mention in your OP? The bloke seems an all round good egg!

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2022/23 - Prisoner of Oadby Pre-Season

Post by sam16111986 » Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:19 am

TigerFeetSteve wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:04 pm
If we are looking for a centre to add depth. I know he used to be a saint, but Burrell could be an astute pick up

Article about him in the telegraph (can read it without the paywall on archive.ph)

https://archive.ph/hYiWV
We've got options at centre and more coming through into the development squad. Don't think we need squad filler that won't play what with the reducing cap.

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2022/23 - Prisoner of Oadby Pre-Season

Post by RagingBull » Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:36 pm

Duncan Green is leaving the board

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2022/23 - Prisoner of Oadby Pre-Season

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:44 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:36 pm
Duncan Green is leaving the board
https://www.leicestertigers.com/news/le ... -directors

Link to the story for those interested
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2022/23 - Prisoner of Oadby Pre-Season

Post by Rugbygramps » Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:06 pm

sam16111986 wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:19 am
TigerFeetSteve wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:04 pm
If we are looking for a centre to add depth. I know he used to be a saint, but Burrell could be an astute pick up

Article about him in the telegraph (can read it without the paywall on archive.ph)

https://archive.ph/hYiWV
We've got options at centre and more coming through into the development squad. Don't think we need squad filler that won't play what with the reducing cap.
I think one of the effects of the reduced cap is that promising youngsters are going to be moved up a bit quicker if they are ready. From what I read the academy has some real talent in the centres.

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2022/23 - Prisoner of Oadby Pre-Season

Post by sam16111986 » Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:18 pm

Rugbygramps wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:06 pm
sam16111986 wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:19 am
TigerFeetSteve wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:04 pm
If we are looking for a centre to add depth. I know he used to be a saint, but Burrell could be an astute pick up

Article about him in the telegraph (can read it without the paywall on archive.ph)

https://archive.ph/hYiWV
We've got options at centre and more coming through into the development squad. Don't think we need squad filler that won't play what with the reducing cap.
I think one of the effects of the reduced cap is that promising youngsters are going to be moved up a bit quicker if they are ready. From what I read the academy has some real talent in the centres.
Very much so. Cusick has already been in and around the senior squad. He's looked a handy all rounder so far and should bulk up naturally to add more physicality to his game.

Woodward made his debut briefly in the PRC, looks to be a pretty classy operator from academy level footage. George Loose a regular with England under 18s. Might be too early to see Woodward and Loose play anything above PRC level but they could fill in during those periods with the likes of Kini and Saumaki helping round out the experience level of the backline.

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2022/23 - Prisoner of Oadby Pre-Season

Post by Offside » Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:18 pm

The article is very interesting but from his perspective, and very honest. It does suggest Eddie Jones has very little emotional intelligence for those he does not want to keep. Also I think the statement that club Boards want to make money misses the big problem. They are not making money but trying not to loose as much. Hence the reduced salary cap. Players seem to be expecting to play to a greater age so the slots available per age will reduce. The salary cap stats showed the relative salary by age and the older players who are not good injury risks will find it difficult but in the past may have retired already.

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2022/23 - Prisoner of Oadby Pre-Season

Post by markharbtiger » Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:26 pm

Rugbygramps wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:06 pm
...
I think one of the effects of the reduced cap is that promising youngsters are going to be moved up a bit quicker if they are ready. From what I read the academy has some real talent in the centres.
Does anyone know whether you still get an additional £50K for each 'home grown' player as used to be the case?

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2022/23 - Prisoner of Oadby Pre-Season

Post by AngusMcCoatup » Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:44 pm

Scott1 wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:06 pm
Burrell? Absolutely not!!!
Agreed Why would we want an ex Saints and now ex Newcastle centre Burrell when we have had unfortunately to loose Moroni. :smt022
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2022/23 - Prisoner of Oadby Pre-Season

Post by RagingBull » Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:58 pm

I’ll back the decision making up top.

So many people (myself included) have questioned so many things signings, Team selection, etc.

And 8 times out of 10 this new management has got them right.


Ashton signed when no one wanted him one of the worse teams in the league binned him off mid season now he’s a prem winner for us.

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