Thomas the Tank off to Exeter confirmed in Transfer thread

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Thomas the Tank off to Exeter confirmed in Transfer thread

Post by Bundy » Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:53 am

The Rugby Tigers Twitter feed claims that TTTE is off to Exeter Chiefs!! :smt010

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Re: Thomas the Tank

Post by BJ. » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:48 am

I heard something similar a few weeks ago when it was first mooted Thomas might not be retained for next season.
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Re: Thomas the Tank

Post by bc » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:04 am

It will be a shame, he has done a great job for us but we are in need of a top no 8 now and that really must be a priority. Crane is a good back up but should certianly not be first choice.

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Re: Thomas the Tank

Post by fentiger » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:30 am

We are linked with Lawrence Pearce from Rotherham. Looks useful, probably will disappear into the Tigers factory and come out as a new model :smt002

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Re: Thomas the Tank

Post by sapajo » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:56 am

fentiger wrote:We are linked with Lawrence Pearce from Rotherham. Looks useful, probably will disappear into the Tigers factory and come out as a new model :smt002
Just like Schuster :smt001
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Re: Thomas the Tank

Post by tigerburnie » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:30 am

If the rumour is true, I wish him well, he will thrive down there and the challenge may give him a new goal to aim at.
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Re: Thomas the Tank

Post by kornboy130 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:33 am

sapajo wrote:
fentiger wrote:We are linked with Lawrence Pearce from Rotherham. Looks useful, probably will disappear into the Tigers factory and come out as a new model :smt002
Just like Schuster :smt001
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Re: Thomas the Tank

Post by RagingBull » Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:05 pm

sapajo wrote:
fentiger wrote:We are linked with Lawrence Pearce from Rotherham. Looks useful, probably will disappear into the Tigers factory and come out as a new model :smt002
Just like Schuster :smt001
Big difference as Schuster had trouble with the language, getting home sick and having to learn new scrum Laws all together at once.

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Re: Thomas the Tank

Post by DickyP » Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:01 pm

Same talk of Exeter in Rugby Paper - apparently seen down in Exeter having medical tests.
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Re: Thomas the Tank

Post by sapajo » Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:13 pm

RagingBull wrote:
sapajo wrote:
fentiger wrote:We are linked with Lawrence Pearce from Rotherham. Looks useful, probably will disappear into the Tigers factory and come out as a new model :smt002
Just like Schuster :smt001
Big difference as Schuster had trouble with the language, getting home sick and having to learn new scrum Laws all together at once.
Sounds like he has had a really tough time, I thought it may actually have something to do with his ability :smt017
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Re: Thomas the Tank

Post by TigerLad » Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:23 pm

It does seem strange that Exeter would choose Waldrom. He is a great player and wouldn't let them down but they have a quality 8 in Ewers already. Perhaps we have negotiated a swap with us taking Ewers? Laurence Pearce looks good. 20 stone monster who comes from the club who have produced Dickinson (Saints). If we were to lose Waldrom and gain Ewers and Pearce I would be very happy.

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Re: Thomas the Tank

Post by CitizenSmiff » Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:30 pm

Wherever he ends up I'd wish him well as he's been a great Tiger but it's been obvious for a while his head's in other places. Might be wishful thinking to assume Ewers is coming the other way but with the gap between what Toby earns and what we'll pay Burns presumably fairly wide maybe this'll be the season we sign more than one player anybody's ever heard of before.

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Re: Thomas the Tank

Post by G.K » Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:54 pm

If true then I'm sorry to see him go.
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Re: Thomas the Tank

Post by sapajo » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:06 pm

CitizenSmiff wrote:Wherever he ends up I'd wish him well as he's been a great Tiger but it's been obvious for a while his head's in other places. Might be wishful thinking to assume Ewers is coming the other way but with the gap between what Toby earns and what we'll pay Burns presumably fairly wide maybe this'll be the season we sign more than one player anybody's ever heard of before.
Ewers will not be coming to Tigers because he has signed a new contract with Exeter.
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Re: Thomas the Tank

Post by vin rouge » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:30 pm

Neil fissler tweeting Exeter favourites to sign him above sale &irish

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