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Re: Transfer Rumours Thread 2013/2014 Season

Post by L Smith » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:16 pm

Regarding Opeti Fonua... clearly, his attributes speak for themselves, having watched a few highlights. The question for me is, if he's playing for a top 14 side, why wouldn't one of the big French sides be in for him, ahead of Tigers? :smt017
Admittedly, I don't get to watch a great deal of Top 14 games, so I would welcome any insight from people who do.
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Re: Transfer Rumours Thread 2013/2014 Season

Post by fleabane » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:11 am

Valhalla I am coming!

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Re: Transfer Rumours Thread 2013/2014 Season

Post by sapajo » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:39 am

fleabane wrote:We want someone " big and nasty!"

http://www.espn.co.uk/england/rugby/story/211645.html
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Re: Transfer Rumours Thread 2013/2014 Season

Post by RagingBull » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:15 am

L Smith wrote:Regarding Opeti Fonua... clearly, his attributes speak for themselves, having watched a few highlights. The question for me is, if he's playing for a top 14 side, why wouldn't one of the big French sides be in for him, ahead of Tigers? :smt017
Admittedly, I don't get to watch a great deal of Top 14 games, so I would welcome any insight from people who do.

the same could've been said of Kayser and Dupey, our any player. Sometimes players want a change of league. Who knows.

Maybe steve Mafi has had a word or two to him.

Like ayerza and Camcho to Matera.

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Re: Transfer Rumours Thread 2013/2014 Season

Post by fleabane » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:25 am

Valhalla I am coming!

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Re: Transfer Rumours Thread 2013/2014 Season

Post by kornboy130 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:40 am

L Smith wrote:Regarding Opeti Fonua... clearly, his attributes speak for themselves, having watched a few highlights. The question for me is, if he's playing for a top 14 side, why wouldn't one of the big French sides be in for him, ahead of Tigers? :smt017
Admittedly, I don't get to watch a great deal of Top 14 games, so I would welcome any insight from people who do.
The last two French players we signed before this season went on to get international honours very quickly. Our reputation for development stretches quite far it seems - and Thomas has a lot of potential.

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Re: Transfer Rumours Thread 2013/2014 Season

Post by 4071 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:16 pm

kornboy130 wrote:
L Smith wrote:Regarding Opeti Fonua... clearly, his attributes speak for themselves, having watched a few highlights. The question for me is, if he's playing for a top 14 side, why wouldn't one of the big French sides be in for him, ahead of Tigers? :smt017
Admittedly, I don't get to watch a great deal of Top 14 games, so I would welcome any insight from people who do.
The last two French players we signed before this season went on to get international honours very quickly. Our reputation for development stretches quite far it seems - and Thomas has a lot of potential.
Lucas Guillame and Luix Roussarie?

:)

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Re: Transfer Rumours Thread 2013/2014 Season

Post by kornboy130 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:23 pm

4071 wrote:
kornboy130 wrote:
L Smith wrote:Regarding Opeti Fonua... clearly, his attributes speak for themselves, having watched a few highlights. The question for me is, if he's playing for a top 14 side, why wouldn't one of the big French sides be in for him, ahead of Tigers? :smt017
Admittedly, I don't get to watch a great deal of Top 14 games, so I would welcome any insight from people who do.
The last two French players we signed before this season went on to get international honours very quickly. Our reputation for development stretches quite far it seems - and Thomas has a lot of potential.
Lucas Guillame and Luix Roussarie?

:)
You win this round... :smt002

*2 players of potential coming from strong French sides - Julien Dupuy and Benjamin Kayser.

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Re: Transfer Rumours Thread 2013/2014 Season

Post by Darc Tiger » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:17 pm

Didn't Lucas Guillaume primarily come to study, but somehow stumbled into our academy?

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Re: Transfer Rumours Thread 2013/2014 Season

Post by kornboy130 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:07 pm

I believe 4071 was being cheeky Darc - but yes that is the case.

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Re: Transfer Rumours Thread 2013/2014 Season

Post by TigerLad » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:33 pm

Darc Tiger wrote:Didn't Lucas Guillaume primarily come to study, but somehow stumbled into our academy?
Yeah, he came to study at De Montfort uni last year and has stayed on at the academy. I would love Fonua to join, he is the definition if a monster. Put it this way Henry Tuilagi is/was 128kg and 6,1, Fonua is 135kg and 6,6.... It would certainly add to our pack in the sense that we don't really have a monster in the back row, someone to make the big hit or carry and inspire the team. It would be nice to be a bit more of a nasty team as all too often I think we are too nice, Fonua hitting fly halves hard is a tactic that would be nice to use on Northampton.

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Re: Transfer Rumours Thread 2013/2014 Season

Post by Brianf » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:28 am

Toby Flood explains why he is leaving Tigers...

http://sport.uk.msn.com/rugby-union/flo ... as-tough-1

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Re: Transfer Rumours Thread 2013/2014 Season

Post by RagingBull » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:47 am

Toby Flood wrote:"But other bits and pieces came into it, like the England situation and where I wanted to be and what opportunities I may have.

"It came down to what felt right for me over the next three or four years.

"It was a hugely close call but there were three or four factors that made me think this was my last shot at it, if I wanted to go (abroad)."
To me sounds like England was the biggest factor imho.

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Re: Transfer Rumours Thread 2013/2014 Season

Post by tigerinireland » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:41 am

Any body care to tell me the likelihood of re-signing Pablo Matera? He is a huge talent and re-signing would go a long way towards ensuring our future prosperity.

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Re: Transfer Rumours Thread 2013/2014 Season

Post by RagingBull » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:47 am

tigerinireland wrote:Any body care to tell me the likelihood of re-signing Pablo Matera? He is a huge talent and re-signing would go a long way towards ensuring our future prosperity.
Depends with the Cap rise we may be able to re-sign him, depends if he will want to stay or not.

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