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Re: Matt Toomau

Post by sapajo » Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:50 am

Its clear to me neither Toomua or Pietersen were going to be here for pre season nor indeed the start of the new season. To have 2 such big name signings subject to this arrangement through out their tenure at Tigers is at best inconvenient but no doubt was a contractual precondition. If Marcus is yet again away with Argentina thats 3 of our top players absent until mid October at the earliest. Fingers crossed that none of them get crocked.
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Re: Matt Toomau

Post by DickyP » Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:15 pm

Australia's and South Africa's final games in the Rugby Championship are on 8 Oct, so if they are playing throughout the contest they ain't arriving in summer!!
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Re: Matt Toomau

Post by DickyP » Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:18 pm

sapajo wrote:Its clear to me neither Toomua or Pietersen were going to be here for pre season nor indeed the start of the new season. To have 2 such big name signings subject to this arrangement through out their tenure at Tigers is at best inconvenient but no doubt was a contractual precondition. If Marcus is yet again away with Argentina that's 3 of our top players absent until mid October at the earliest. Fingers crossed that none of them get crocked.
Marcus Ayerza isn't away with Argentina - he's retired from International Rugby as the Argentine Union announced they would only pick players who play in Super Rugby from this season onwards.
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Re: Matt Toomau

Post by sapajo » Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:40 pm

DickyP wrote:
sapajo wrote:Its clear to me neither Toomua or Pietersen were going to be here for pre season nor indeed the start of the new season. To have 2 such big name signings subject to this arrangement through out their tenure at Tigers is at best inconvenient but no doubt was a contractual precondition. If Marcus is yet again away with Argentina that's 3 of our top players absent until mid October at the earliest. Fingers crossed that none of them get crocked.
Marcus Ayerza isn't away with Argentina - he's retired from International Rugby as the Argentine Union announced they would only pick players who play in Super Rugby from this season onwards.
Thank you for updating me, hopefully Marcus and Tigers will benefit from no longer playing international rugby.
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Re: Matt Toomau

Post by samsapples » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:29 am

Cockers on Radio Leicester last night said Pietersen will arrive in august after super rugby, but Toomua is contracted to Australia and so will probably arrive in October after the Rugby Championship

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Re: Matt Toomau

Post by Roly » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:09 am

samsapples wrote:Cockers on Radio Leicester last night said Pietersen will arrive in august after super rugby, but Toomua is contracted to Australia and so will probably arrive in October after the Rugby Championship
Tigers wont be fielding Toomua until November, they must have known when they signed him.

Mustn't they?
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Re: Matt Toomau

Post by ellis9 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:21 am

When Tigers announced the signing of Toomua, the website said he will arrive in the Summer of 2016.

Either, Garry Sherrard who put the story on was wrong or he was incorrectly informed.

We have good enough players to play for 2 to 3 months so it's not a major worry.

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Re: Matt Toomau

Post by Roly » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:44 am

ellis9 wrote:When Tigers announced the signing of Toomua, the website said he will arrive in the Summer of 2016.

Either, Garry Sherrard who put the story on was wrong or he was incorrectly informed.

We have good enough players to play for 2 to 3 months so it's not a major worry.
Can't really disagree with that, it is the forwards that have to step up this coming season. In a big way.
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Re: Matt Toomau

Post by mol2 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:42 am

ellis9 wrote:When Tigers announced the signing of Toomua, the website said he will arrive in the Summer of 2016.

Either, Garry Sherrard who put the story on was wrong or he was incorrectly informed.

We have good enough players to play for 2 to 3 months so it's not a major worry.
That will be the Indian summer then!

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Re: Matt Toomau

Post by Sajerj » Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:46 pm

Wont he then be likely be away with the Australian touring party which have matches from 5th November to 3rd December inclusive ? Meaning from 28th October onwards ?

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Re: Matt Toomau

Post by Roly » Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:06 pm

Sajerj wrote:Wont he then be likely be away with the Australian touring party which have matches from 5th November to 3rd December inclusive ? Meaning from 28th October onwards ?
At least he'll be in the country then, perhaps Cockers could arrange his kidnapping.
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Re: Matt Toomau

Post by Farmboy » Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:56 pm

Doesn't his present contract with the ARU run to the end of the Championship after which he becomes a Tiger, so an overseas player. But he wouldn't have played 60 internationals so be eligable under ARU rules.

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Re: Matt Toomau

Post by Hot_Charlie » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:46 pm

Seeing as he's reportedly on a 3 year contract I think we can cope with his late arrival for Season 1!

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Re: Matt Toomau

Post by wellstiger » Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:41 pm

Past few seasons TIGERS have not performed in the early parts of the season and have timed their run, and form, post Christmas. In MHO it had served us pretty well and therefore Toomau's arrival would coincide with this late surge. However squads have got stronger and the season could be over by the time we get a run.

I am pleased with the signings and expect great things this season.
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Re: Matt Toomau

Post by trendylfj » Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:31 am

I don't have a twitter a/c but why doesn't someone ask him when he is coming???
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