So IS Kitchener coming or not?

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So IS Kitchener coming or not?

Post by Smudge » Tue May 31, 2011 1:40 pm

I ask the question for although it has been widely talked about, nothing has been
officially announced. Why not?
Once again we are getting the "mushroom" treatment by the club.

Yes I know all about negotiations, contracts, medicals etc but this has gone on
far too long to be acceptable to the members.
For heaven's sake, let us know one way or the other?
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Re: So IS Kitchener coming or not?

Post by bluntiger » Tue May 31, 2011 1:43 pm

As far as I am aware, none of the new signings have been announced - Young, Brookes, Kitchener etc. Even Tait has not been announced yet even though he has been with us for months.
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Re: So IS Kitchener coming or not?

Post by captain_insaino » Tue May 31, 2011 2:06 pm

the club are probably waiting to do a saracens esque contract announcement day :smt003
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Re: So IS Kitchener coming or not?

Post by Bill W (2) » Tue May 31, 2011 2:48 pm

If he is coming will he get any game time?

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Re: So IS Kitchener coming or not?

Post by Smudge » Tue May 31, 2011 2:52 pm

Ah there's the rub.
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Re: So IS Kitchener coming or not?

Post by kingol22 » Tue May 31, 2011 2:53 pm

Bill W (2) wrote:If he is coming will he get any game time?

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I think he will if deacon goes to the world cup. This year our scrum has lacked a bit of bulk in the second row and at 17st 9lb kitchner provides that bulk plus he is very good around the park. He will be a very good signing.

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Re: So IS Kitchener coming or not?

Post by mike » Tue May 31, 2011 3:22 pm

1.At 17 st 9 lb Kitchener is certainly not 'bulky' for a 2nd Row .Think you will find he weighs much less than Slater , Skivs or Mafi ( especially now we've fattened him up a bit)
2.Deacon going to the World Cup - do you really think Johnno will take someone as injury prone ?
3.I think we will have quite a few 2nd Rows looking for game time in September .

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Re: So IS Kitchener coming or not?

Post by bluntiger » Tue May 31, 2011 3:33 pm

mike wrote:2.Deacon going to the World Cup - do you really think Johnno will take someone as injury prone ?
Yes, because if he gets injured, he can easily be replaced having someone fly out if required.
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Re: So IS Kitchener coming or not?

Post by DickyP » Tue May 31, 2011 3:47 pm

bluntiger wrote:
mike wrote:2.Deacon going to the World Cup - do you really think Johnno will take someone as injury prone ?
Yes, because if he gets injured, he can easily be replaced having someone fly out if required.
Doesn't really matter about this does it - if he doesn't go to the world cup he's going to retire according to his interview back in January: apparently every game is played on pain killers. He said he 'wanted to get through the season and to the RWC ,before he retired'. Unfortunately I've looked but can't find a link to the interview anywhere.

I'm sure, if fit, Johnno will take him as he rates him highly from his playing days.
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Re: So IS Kitchener coming or not?

Post by kingol22 » Tue May 31, 2011 3:57 pm

mike wrote:1.At 17 st 9 lb Kitchener is certainly not 'bulky' for a 2nd Row .Think you will find he weighs much less than Slater , Skivs or Mafi ( especially now we've fattened him up a bit)
We have had a combination of mafi and skivington which is light weight due to mafi being 16st 7lb kitchner adds over a stone to the scrum which is a lot.

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Re: So IS Kitchener coming or not?

Post by Bill W (2) » Tue May 31, 2011 4:02 pm

So he won't get any game time then?

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Re: So IS Kitchener coming or not?

Post by tb1 » Tue May 31, 2011 5:04 pm

No way is Mafi 16st 7lb, maybe he was at the start of the season but I would say he is at least a stone heavier now.

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Re: So IS Kitchener coming or not?

Post by mike » Tue May 31, 2011 5:39 pm

Mafi is supposed to have put on 10kg to his original weight of 16 st 7

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Re: So IS Kitchener coming or not?

Post by tonyw » Tue May 31, 2011 5:48 pm

Bill W (2) wrote:If he is coming will he get any game time?

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Only if he helps Matt Smith wash Cockers car :smt002

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Re: So IS Kitchener coming or not?

Post by Bill W (2) » Tue May 31, 2011 6:15 pm

tonyw wrote:
Bill W (2) wrote:If he is coming will he get any game time?

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Only if he helps Matt Smith wash Cockers car :smt002
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