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Pearce to Sale

Post by Bunchy » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:37 am

Now confirmed - on the beeb !!
Less is more....

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Re: Pearce to Sale

Post by Isambard » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:52 am

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Re: Pearce to Sale

Post by Yorkshire man » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:36 am

Very disappointed to have confirmation that he is leaving. Whenever this lad appears on the park he seems to inject something into the game. He will do very well at Sale and I feel he will take some replacing.

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Re: Pearce to Sale

Post by Noddy555 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:18 pm

Good Luck to the lad, he has served tigers better than they have served him, yet another case of one who got away.

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Re: Pearce to Sale

Post by rich1576 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:37 pm

I am so annoyed at this. We are losing a great young talent and keeping two 30 year olds in break like a twig Fonua and No gain Crane, both of which he has outplayed this season.

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Re: Pearce to Sale

Post by Timmers » Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:48 pm

I cannot understand this!

One of our brightest younger players we've got and serving him up for others. Wrong call on so many levels.

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Re: Pearce to Sale

Post by longlivethecrumbie » Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:51 pm

rich1576 wrote:I am so annoyed at this. We are losing a great young talent and keeping two 30 year olds in break like a twig Fonua and No gain Crane, both of which he has outplayed this season.
Fonua was under contract anyway so was really unlikely to go anywhere. I've not seen anything that says Crane has been given a new deal. Do you know something we don't?

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Re: Pearce to Sale

Post by murphy15 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:59 pm

I wish we'd kept him and let Crane go :smt017
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Re: Pearce to Sale

Post by Grumpy of Crumbie » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:10 pm

Has it crossed anybody's mind that he may have wanted to leave for whatever reason?

We can surmise, as with Tommy Bell that's its for more first team rugby in which case I would say good luck to them. It's a shame they didn't back themselves to earn a regular start at Tigers.

Of course he may be going for a multitude of other reasons, one of which might be that Tigers coaching staff don't think he'll make the grade or fit in to the 'game plan'.

Over the years I don't think there are many who've left that I would like to see back. Although I might be prepared to eat my words if Mssr's Parling, Waldron and Salvi lift a title at Exeter!
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Re: Pearce to Sale

Post by Bowden Tiger » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:17 pm

We don't know his reasons, and perhaps the Tigers did want to keep him. There might be something on RL's rugby hour tomorrow!

He has been a very good impact player and I wish him all the best.

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Re: Pearce to Sale

Post by drc_007 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:19 pm

I guess we will never know the reason behind the move but I can't help but note that people still describe him as a raw talent, he still loses the ball too often in contact, runs away from support etc. Why has he not turned into a more polished performer?

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Re: Pearce to Sale

Post by RagingBull » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:23 pm

murphy15 wrote:I wish we'd kept him and let Crane go :smt017
You know it isn't always a case of one or the other.

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Re: Pearce to Sale

Post by rich1576 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:37 pm

It makes sense that it comes down to two things.

1. He's not getting enough game time, which has probably been promised at Sale

2. Tigers probably need to get rid of an 8 and unfortunately it just turns out that his contract is due up where others aren't.

He fits in well with the type of game that Mauger wants to play, more than Crane will ever do.

Just very disappointing that Tigers couldn't find a way of keeping him.

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Re: Pearce to Sale

Post by Latecomer » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:48 pm

I wish him the very best of luck at Sale. Our loss is their gain.

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Re: Pearce to Sale

Post by 4071 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:47 pm

drc_007 wrote:I guess we will never know the reason behind the move but I can't help but note that people still describe him as a raw talent, he still loses the ball too often in contact, runs away from support etc. Why has he not turned into a more polished performer?
Relative lack of game time?

Four Premiership/European starts last season, and only a handful of bench appearances. With the four starts he's had this season as well that's not a massive amount of time to settle at Premiership level.

Some would say that with the ball-in-hand impact he had shown in his time at Tigers he'd have been worth investing in, but Tigers aren't big on investing in players if they aren't already the finished article - in most cases it's a 'sink or swim' policy, with only a handful actually given time to develop and improve.

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