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Michalek to Join Tigers

Post by rocktop51 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:13 pm

Saw this on Rucu.com

http://rucku.com/vanilla/comments.php?D ... =1#Item_10

Thoughts anyone ? !!
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Re: Michalek to Join Tigers

Post by kornboy130 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:37 pm

First thing - I've got this weeks copy of Rugby Times and i can'f find this suggestion anywhere in it?

Second thing - the contract he signed with Toulouse was, I believe, for 2 years.

Third thing - we only need a decent fly half to cover if we decide to sign one, Michalak would be a mega-bucks signing and as a scrum half is an odd suggestion - i know he can play there, but someone so expensive in their second position? I'd sooner have Rory Kockott if we were to sign the "world class" option ahead of the "aging journyman" option in replacing Dupuy - especially as he's just been left out of the Bok squad despite an awesome season.

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Re: Michalek to Join Tigers

Post by Darc Tiger » Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:44 pm

Well if Hougaard or Dupuy (Both?) have to leave then I wouldnt say no as he can cover both and his an older head for the young SH's and FH's to learn from. Magician when on form.

Surely the money left from Hougaards wages or Dupuys transfer fee would cover him for a while?

Only to be signed if Houggie/Dupuy leave. But would be a good replacement methinks.

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Re: Michalek to Join Tigers

Post by Ben the Tiger » Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:48 pm

mmm... A bit sceptical over this one. He would be a good signing but would he be worth the impact on the salary cap and how consistent would his form be. I would like to see Tigers sign an experienced scrum half as I feel that Youngs is not quite ready to step up yet, however give him maybe 1 or 2 more years and he will be ready.
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Re: Michalek to Join Tigers

Post by TTRITH » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:10 pm

Doubt he'll leave Toulouse. And if he does, He'll probably head to Leinster as they need to replace Felipe Contepomi.
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Re: Michalek to Join Tigers

Post by Hull Fan » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:17 pm

I reckon this will be another case of a player saying that tigers are interested to boost a better offer from the club he's with or from one he wants to go to.

call me an old cynic but.....
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Re: Michalek to Join Tigers

Post by Ben the Tiger » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:18 pm

Just wondering Hull Fan but who has done that before?
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Re: Michalek to Join Tigers

Post by Hull Fan » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:21 pm

Just my opinion, nothing official you understand but i felt that Serge Betsen did it a few seasons ago and got a better offer from Biarittz, Carlos Spencer prior to Saints move and JMH at Stade.

We get linked to alot of players that never seem to materialise.

Ps I'm not saying we needed any of the above etc but felt it may of happened.
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Re: Michalek to Join Tigers

Post by chinnjamie » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:22 pm

I always felt the Hernandez saga was a lot to do with him wanting a better offer from Stade too :smt023

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Re: Michalek to Join Tigers

Post by Ben the Tiger » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:24 pm

True about Betsen I had forgotten about him. He does seem to have struggled a bit this season at Wasps, IMO, so maybe it was for the better that he didn't move here because lets face it, now and then, we have great, superb back row players.
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Re: Michalek to Join Tigers

Post by sam16111986 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:28 pm

How has Michalak been doing much in Tolouse? Isn't he the backup to Skrela there so he might think he has a better chance of first team rugby here with only Flood or Ellis to oust from the team (depending on which position he wishes to play). We would need to sell both Dupuy and Hougaard in order to afford him though.

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Re: Michalek to Join Tigers

Post by TigrisLeicesteris » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:41 pm

Again, a fellow cynic's POV. I can't find anything about it in the Rugby Times, and I can't find mention of it elsewhere, as suspected possibly an agents agenda to engineer his client a better deal elsewhere
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Re: Michalek to Join Tigers

Post by MurphysLaw » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:56 pm

Maybe he's seen Dupuy get into the French squad playing for Tigers, and he fancies following in his footsteps.
Would be a risky punt from Tigers though.

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Re: Michalek to Join Tigers

Post by tigerfeet13 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:09 pm

Very sceptical. :smt017

Can't see it myself. :smt009
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Re: Michalek to Join Tigers

Post by Ben the Tiger » Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:21 pm

tigerfeet13 wrote:Very sceptical. :smt017

Can't see it myself. :smt009

Completely agree with you tigrfeet!
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