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Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread.

Post by RagingBull » Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:41 pm

Since Tigers have updated all the squads here is how we look for the 2016/17 season ATM.

Director of Rugby: Richard Cockerill
Head Coach: Aaron Mauger
Defence Coach: Scott Hansen
Assistant Backs Coach: Geordan Murphy
Assistant Forwards Coach: Richard Blaze
Team Manager: Matt Cormwell

Senior Squad: (New Signing, Academy Promotion)
Hookers: Greg Bateman, George McGuigan, Harry Thacker, Tom Youngs
Props: Marcos Ayerza, Fraser Balmain, Riccardo Brugnara, Pat Cilliers, Dan Cole, Ellis Genge, Logovi'i Mulipola, Michele Rizzo,
Lock: Dom Barrow, Mick Fitzgerald, Graham Kitchener, Ed Slater, Harry Wells
Flankers: Tom Croft, Will Evans, Brendon O'connor, Will Owen, Mike williams,
Number 8:Luke Hamilton , Lachlan McCaffrey,
Scrum Half: Jono Kitto, Sam Harrison, Ben Youngs
Fly Half: Freddie Burns, Owen Williams, Oli Bryant
Centre: George Catchpole, Jack Roberts, Matt Smith, Matt Toomua, Manu Tuilagi
Back 3: Peter Betham, JP Pietersen, Mathew Tait, Adam Thompstone, Telusa veainu,

2016/17:
Rumours
Scott Higginbotham (6/8)
Carl Fearns (Lyon) (8/6/7)
George Ford (Bath) (10)

Signings:

Leavers:
Fonua (Newcastle Falcons) for the 2016/17 season

2015/16 squad leavers:
Aguero (Provance), Bai (retirement), Bell (Irish), Benjamin (retirement), Camacho (N/A), Crane (Bristol), De Chaves (Irish), JDV (Retirement), Ghiraldini (Toulouse), Goneva (Falcons), Loamanu (Provance), Morris (Leinster), Pasquali (Treviso), Pearce (Sale), Sio (N/A),
2016/17 Squad signings:
Cilliers (Montpelier), Genge (Bristol), Hamilton (Agen), Mcguigan (Falcons), Pietersen (Natal Sharks), Toomua (ACT Brumbies), Harry Wells (Bedford)
2016/17 Academy Graduates:
Oli Bryant, Will Evans, Will Owen

Number of players: 41.
Number of EQP: 27.
Number of Academy products: 14
(Interesting to note no Brady?)

2016/17 Development squad:
Head of Transition: Ged Glynn
Head Coach/Forwards Coach: Brett Deacon
Back Coach: Anthony Allen
Ben Betts, Owen Hills, Sam Lewis, Harry Mahoney, Joe Maksymiw, Jordan Olowofela, Ryan Olowofela, Harry Simmons, Charlie Thacker, Fred Tuilagi, Ben White, George Worth, Sam Yawayawa
2015/16 Leavers:
Charlie Beckett (glous), Wesley Douglas (N/A), Jake Farnworth (coventry), Alex Galletly (N/A), Dan Hogan (N/A), George Murrin (N/A), George Nairn (N/A), Polo Odogwu (Sale), Oliver Povoas (coventry), Stone Preistly-Nangle (Bedford), George Tresidder (Rotherham).
2016/17 academy promoted:
Sam Lewis, Harry Mahoney, Jordan Olowofela, Ryan Olowofela, Harry Simmons, Ben White, Sam Yawayawa

2016/17 Signings
Ben Betts (Munster) Tighthead
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread

Post by BeeJ » Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:39 pm

RagingBull wrote: 2015/16 squad leavers: Aguero (Provance), Bai (retirement), Bell (N/A)
I thought Tommy Bell was going to Irish.

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Post by RagingBull » Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:49 pm

BeeJ wrote:
RagingBull wrote: 2015/16 squad leavers: Aguero (Provance), Bai (retirement), Bell (N/A)
I thought Tommy Bell was going to Irish.
Thought he might of been pulling out of it but Irish confirmed he is def with him next season.

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Post by JerryGas » Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:20 pm

Assume the Brady omission is just an error - he is not listed on the Sale playing list for 16/17. Curiously though there is no mention of Tigers on his twitter account since Feb/March when we announced his signing despite being a regular poster. Still states he is a Sale player although last tweet was 1st July!! Judging by Twitter his taste in TV is appalling!
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Post by JerryGas » Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:29 pm

Ha forget my previous - just spotted him in the new pre-season training pics!!!
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Post by DickyP » Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:31 pm

Epic achievement compiling this - thanks: as at 18:30 on Mon there is one error - you have Genge both coming from and going to Bristol.
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Post by darganj » Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:20 pm

If we had Manu, JPP, Veainu and possibly Toomua if Cheika tweaks the rules, away during the AIs then we look very very light.

Surely needs to be another decent utility 11/13/15 sort of player signed?

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Post by RagingBull » Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:51 pm

darganj wrote:If we had Manu, JPP, Veainu and possibly Toomua if Cheika tweaks the rules, away during the AIs then we look very very light.

Surely needs to be another decent utility 11/13/15 sort of player signed?
Suppose it depends on when the LV cup games are on as it could mean we get JPP or Veainu for a couple of AP games during then.

A backline in the AP for 2/3 weeks of
9) Harrison
10) Burns
11) Brady
12) Smith
13) Betham
14) Thompstone
15) Tait

21) Kitto
22) Williams
23) Catchpole


and a LV cup team of
9) Kitto
10) Bryant
11) Yawayawa
12) Roberts
13) Catchpole
14) Olowofela
15) Worth

21) Simmons/White
22) Thacker
23) Olowofela
Very inexperienced that but it is only the LV cup.

Although i do feel that we need a back 3 player now and we are completely finished recruitment wise TNW would of been a interesting signing but think he is aiming to go back to Super rugby next season.

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Post by sam16111986 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:47 pm

Oddly TV seems to be out of favour with Tonga, he didn't play in the summer internationals (Fonua did). The Boks are now threatening to only select home based players, the government have already as said as much and SARFU will probably follow their suggestions sooner rather than later which means JPP might be missing during the 4Ns but then probably not selected again.

Chieka would have to do considerable tweaking to get Toomua in, isn't it 60 caps you need? He has 30 something. The overseas option was mainly for the RWC I wouldn't expect to see the Wallabies lean on it too much going forward.

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Post by darganj » Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:51 pm

RagingBull wrote:
darganj wrote:If we had Manu, JPP, Veainu and possibly Toomua if Cheika tweaks the rules, away during the AIs then we look very very light.

Surely needs to be another decent utility 11/13/15 sort of player signed?
Suppose it depends on when the LV cup games are on as it could mean we get JPP or Veainu for a couple of AP games during then.

A backline in the AP for 2/3 weeks of
9) Harrison
10) Burns
11) Brady
12) Smith
13) Betham
14) Thompstone
15) Tait

21) Kitto
22) Williams
23) Catchpole


and a LV cup team of
9) Kitto
10) Bryant
11) Yawayawa
12) Roberts
13) Catchpole
14) Olowofela
15) Worth

21) Simmons/White
22) Thacker
23) Olowofela
Very inexperienced that but it is only the LV cup.

Although i do feel that we need a back 3 player now and we are completely finished recruitment wise TNW would of been a interesting signing but think he is aiming to go back to Super rugby next season.
AP team is fine as long as there are no injuries to Brady, Thompstone or Tait, but 25% of the squad injured is the normal premise for planning a squad to cope for the season.

And that's why I'm worried about 11-15 depth. First choice backline is absolutely superb but a Lewington/Matt Banahan sort of player would really help to plug a gap and cover us.

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Post by kpj tiger » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:55 pm

Apparently we have signed Munster and Ireland U20's prop Ben Betts after being released by Munster for being "too small",
http://rugbylad.com/munster-rugby-set-t ... ung-stars/

There is also a player analysis for him here
http://rugbylad.com/analysis-of-u20-wor ... ben-betts/

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Post by kpj tiger » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:03 pm

Munster fans seem to be really disappointing at the prospect of loosing him, we might have our future front row resources stocked well with Betts, Genge, Hills, Mcguigan and Thacker

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Post by LE18 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:25 pm

We better sign another small prop so we can have a front row that no other side can get down low enough to scrummage against us, alternatively if the opposition can get down and end up doing a bit of "tossing" maybe they will all end up being disciplined! :smt005

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Post by Hot_Charlie » Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:25 pm

Small, yet still 6ft! Maybe a little light, but still a youngster. Probably reasonable to bring in a young TH prop now that LH is reasonably well covered.

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Post by jgriffin » Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:28 pm

Just said that to Mrs G, we need a small LH to do a Tom Smith number on the big front rows. Sciatica guaranteed.
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