Veainu - any news?

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Veainu - any news?

Post by rdracup » Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:50 am

Veainu played for Tonga last weekend at 15, but appears not to be in the 23 for match with Italy. Dropped or rested or injured... Does anyone know the story?

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Re: Veainu - any news?

Post by KevinR » Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:46 am

He scored a superb try near the beginning of the game against USA, but went off injured at half-time - can't find any more detail.

There's a report in Midi Olympique this morning that his signing is about to be announced by Stade Francais!!!!

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Re: Veainu - any news?

Post by sapajo » Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:47 am

Well I hope this news via Gavin Mortimer on Twitter is not true :smt010

According to @midi_olympique Stade Francais "are on the point of enrolling" the successor to Hugo Bonneval - Leicester's Telusa Veainu

Fact is Telusa signed a contract extension in Jan 2016, cannot believe it was only for 1 season. Otherwise Stade would have to buy him out of his contract clearing the way for more dosh to sign George Ford :smt002
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Re: Veainu - any news?

Post by Iain » Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:51 am

Midi tend to be a bit 'speculative' in their reporting. I hope this is the case this time. Do not want to be losing him.

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Re: Veainu - any news?

Post by voice of the crumbie » Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:04 am

He came here on a short contract because he was a bit of an unknown quantity. However this was quickly extended when we saw how good he is. How long he signed for is not known to me but I think most of us would hope it was a long extension.

I recall that TV was quoted as saying how well he liked the set up at Tigers and how he hoped to be here for a long time. So unless he has changed his mind or the cash on the table is just too good to turn down I can't see him going.

I cannot imagine that we would want to let him go unless, as is mentioned, on the transfers thread, we are getting someone like Dagg as a replacement. Hopefully this is just paper talk and has no basis in fact. As Iain says there is a speculative element to this paper's reporting.

Maybe our Paris correspondent has some news on the Stade Francais link. Ze Stade Fan if you are looking in can you comment?
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Re: Veainu - any news?

Post by RagingBull » Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:53 am

Didn't he say he wanted to be at Tigers the rest of his career?

This is IMO either Veainus agent wanting a mid contract pay increase OR more likely Stade ways of trying to get a better deal on the market with another player.

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Re: Veainu - any news?

Post by RagingBull » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:06 am

If this happens we better :censored: sign Ben Smith or Dagg dammit.

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Re: Veainu - any news?

Post by JackFlashJonny » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:07 am

Whilst I would obviously love to see him stay as he is a very classy player if you were a young single man with a limited career would you really want to spend it in Leicester?

Unfortunately I think this effects us a lot with players..go to London, go to Paris, go to the cote d'azur or to Leicester who actually pay less money than most others probably (not that I know that)....hmmm which would I choose :smt017

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Re: Veainu - any news?

Post by RagingBull » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:14 am

JackFlashJonny wrote:Whilst I would obviously love to see him stay as he is a very classy player if you were a young single man with a limited career would you really want to spend it in Leicester?

Unfortunately I think this effects us a lot with players..go to London, go to Paris, go to the cote d'azur or to Leicester who actually pay less money than most others probably (not that I know that)....hmmm which would I choose :smt017

By that logic why would anyone go to anywhere other than London and Paris.

Toomua and JPP had offers from France.

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Re: Veainu - any news?

Post by JackFlashJonny » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:19 am

RagingBull wrote:
JackFlashJonny wrote:Whilst I would obviously love to see him stay as he is a very classy player if you were a young single man with a limited career would you really want to spend it in Leicester?

Unfortunately I think this effects us a lot with players..go to London, go to Paris, go to the cote d'azur or to Leicester who actually pay less money than most others probably (not that I know that)....hmmm which would I choose :smt017

By that logic why would anyone go to anywhere other than London and Paris.

Toomua and JPP had offers from France.

They are not young and single :smt023 Leicester is a family club..

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Re: Veainu - any news?

Post by MikeR » Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:05 pm

If we did only renew for 1 Year someone should be shot !

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Re: Veainu - any news?

Post by Soggypitch » Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:31 pm

Agreed Mike but in the first instance I'm more concerned about whether he'll be fit for Saints or not!
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Re: Veainu - any news?

Post by h's dad » Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:33 pm

RagingBull wrote:
JackFlashJonny wrote:Whilst I would obviously love to see him stay as he is a very classy player if you were a young single man with a limited career would you really want to spend it in Leicester?

Unfortunately I think this effects us a lot with players..go to London, go to Paris, go to the cote d'azur or to Leicester who actually pay less money than most others probably (not that I know that)....hmmm which would I choose :smt017

By that logic why would anyone go to anywhere other than London and Paris.

Toomua and JPP had offers from France.
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Re: Veainu - any news?

Post by grobyman » Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:53 pm

Telusa just tweeted

Come on boys @LeicesterTigers!! Enjoying Bristol with Mr Genge!! @EllisGenge #stadefrancais??

The question marks say it all! (Hopefully)
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Re: Veainu - any news?

Post by RagingBull » Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:31 am

Think his latest Twitter post says it all.

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