2015/16 Squad/Contracts/Rumours Thread Part 2

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Re: 2015/16 Squad/Contracts/Rumours Thread Part 2

Post by JackFlashJonny » Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:23 am

http://www.the42.ie/ben-teo-leinster-wo ... 9-Dec2015/

Worcester sign Ben Te'o for next season..Big signing for them..

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Re: 2015/16 Squad/Contracts/Rumours Thread Part 2

Post by RagingBull » Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:35 am

Teams are splashing the cash.

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Re: 2015/16 Squad/Contracts/Rumours Thread Part 2

Post by Grimlish » Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:38 am

And earlier in the season than ever? A significant number of post Southern Hemisphere season and RWC signings coming north?

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Re: 2015/16 Squad/Contracts/Rumours Thread Part 2

Post by JackFlashJonny » Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:46 am

RagingBull wrote:Teams are splashing the cash.
The shift in financial power away from Ireland has happened...there was a time they could sign the likes of Rocky Elsom and the like and now all the big signings are for the AP or TOP 14..

Bristol & Worcester seem to like the Bath & Sarries mould of trying to buy success..

Really liking how even with our signings this year we are finding diamonds in the rough..McCaffery, Ftizgerald, O'Connor, Williams, Betham and Veainu were hardly stars and now they are lighting up Europe :smt023

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Re: 2015/16 Squad/Contracts/Rumours Thread Part 2

Post by fleabane » Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:14 pm

JFJ, we have a team, much like those johnnies down the road! Let's hope Leicester has two champions come the end of the respective seasons.
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Re: 2015/16 Squad/Contracts/Rumours Thread Part 2

Post by Flash » Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:39 pm

https://twitter.com/danbowden_/status/6 ... 3846981633

Dan Bowden has some exciting news to share soon apparently. An LI player has liked the tweet so that could be his destination.

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Re: 2015/16 Squad/Contracts/Rumours Thread Part 2

Post by PaleoTiger » Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:02 am

Flash wrote:https://twitter.com/danbowden_/status/6 ... 3846981633

Dan Bowden has some exciting news to share soon apparently. An LI player has liked the tweet so that could be his destination.
Dan Bowden is better than championship rugby.

I'd love to see Dan Bowden back at Tigers, left a massive hole when he left. Though I have a little voice in me that wonders if this would be a backward step. But he would be a great cover for Matt Toomua as a 12/10 cover.

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Re: 2015/16 Squad/Contracts/Rumours Thread Part 2

Post by fentiger » Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:41 pm

Flash wrote:https://twitter.com/danbowden_/status/6 ... 3846981633

Dan Bowden has some exciting news to share soon apparently. An LI player has liked the tweet so that could be his destination.
Has signed for Bath! :smt017

Link here: http://www.espn.co.uk/rugby/story/_/id/ ... en-signing

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Re: 2015/16 Squad/Contracts/Rumours Thread Part 2

Post by longlivethecrumbie » Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:47 pm

fentiger wrote:
Flash wrote:https://twitter.com/danbowden_/status/6 ... 3846981633

Dan Bowden has some exciting news to share soon apparently. An LI player has liked the tweet so that could be his destination.
Has signed for Bath! :smt017
He's what?!

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Re: 2015/16 Squad/Contracts/Rumours Thread Part 2

Post by sapajo » Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:39 pm

I cannot believe why he has signed to go and play in the Tigers graveyard. :smt017 Perhaps the cash may have something to do with it :smt023
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Re: 2015/16 Squad/Contracts/Rumours Thread Part 2

Post by WhitecapTiger » Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:59 pm

http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/Bath-Rug ... story.html

Guess they need a flanker..... :smt002 . :smt030 ...
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Re: 2015/16 Squad/Contracts/Rumours Thread Part 2

Post by tigerlincs » Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:46 pm

My cousin who used to play with Sam Harrison and others in the academy, had a certain second row captain round his house for Christmas drinks last week. He mentioned that we are close to signing JP Pietersen for next season...
Anyone else heard this?

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Re: 2015/16 Squad/Contracts/Rumours Thread Part 2

Post by PM76 » Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:14 pm

tigerlincs wrote:My cousin who used to play with Sam Harrison and others in the academy, had a certain second row captain round his house for Christmas drinks last week. He mentioned that we are close to signing JP Pietersen for next season...
Anyone else heard this?
Have not heard it but would certainly make sense were Tigers to sign a top class back 3 player. With Goneva, Thompstone and Camacho out of contract would probably expect Goneva and Camacho to depart (Goneva for a final payday in France/ Japan while Camacho has just been dreadfully unlucky) with Thommo re-signing and a quality recruit coming in and Odogwu moving up in the pecking order!

Pietersen would be quality signing and is only 29, so at least 2-3 years left at the top level!

A backiline of:

9. Youngs
10. Williams
11. Pietersen
12. Toomua
13. Tuilagi
14. Veainu
15. Tait

with Morris, Smith, Thompstone, Burns, Harrison etc. waiting in the wings wouldn't be too bad at all!!

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Re: 2015/16 Squad/Contracts/Rumours Thread Part 2

Post by Frankers » Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:29 pm

Don't forget Benjamin, he will be setting the wing alight soon

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Re: 2015/16 Squad/Contracts/Rumours Thread Part 2

Post by G.K » Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:02 pm

Frankers wrote:Don't forget Benjamin, he will be setting the wing alight soon
Shouldn't it be the Xmas pud and anyway it's too late now?
Nowadays referees decide matches, players by how much.

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