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The search for an 8 continues

Post by SirGordonRamsey » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:50 pm

Fearns confirmed to Gloucester.
Ben Morgan contract extention.

Main two options down the drain. Anybody heard any rumours, contracts ending etc?

Tigers confirmed they have the space in the salary cap and the money to sign a decent 8, but nothings been mentioned in a fair while, is this not considered a priority?
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Re: The search for an 8 continues

Post by tigercaspian » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:47 pm

Having watched Grenoble v Toulouse tonight, Rory Grice of Grenoble looked a useful handful...................

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Re: The search for an 8 continues

Post by WhitecapTiger » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:06 pm

SirGordonRamsey wrote:Main two options down the drain. Anybody heard any rumours, contracts ending etc?
Plenty of chatter on this No8 subject, and other postions too, on this cunningly disguised thread.....
that RagingBull normally keeps well up to date.


http://forum.leicestertigers.com/viewto ... =1&t=43903
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Re: The search for an 8 continues

Post by SirGordonRamsey » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:18 pm

WhitecapTiger wrote:
SirGordonRamsey wrote:Main two options down the drain. Anybody heard any rumours, contracts ending etc?
Plenty of chatter on this No8 subject, and other postions too, on this cunningly disguised thread.....
that RagingBull normally keeps well up to date.


http://forum.leicestertigers.com/viewto ... =1&t=43903
Thankyou very much for this, not 8 specific but very handy, will bookmark. Would be handy to see contracts ending from other clubs aswell, although that would be alot of information.
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Re: The search for an 8 continues

Post by Noddy555 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:20 pm

Why is this subject being continually raised, we have a very good No. 8 for the ignorant he's called Lachlan McCaffrey, unless you are all talking about cover for when he.s injured or suspended?

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Re: The search for an 8 continues

Post by SirGordonRamsey » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:08 am

Noddy555 wrote:Why is this subject being continually raised, we have a very good No. 8 for the ignorant he's called Lachlan McCaffrey, unless you are all talking about cover for when he.s injured or suspended?
Whilst I am a huge McCaffrey fan, he is not a big line breaker. Do not get me wrong he should be in any team we put out, he's been outstanding for us. But having a bigger 8 to give us front-foot ball will give us a better platform to attack from. Call others ignorant if you wish but Tigers and Cockrill have confirmed they're looking for a marquee 8, there is a reason for that.
All of this has no impact on how the club or the fans value mccaffrey, he is invaluable to us.
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Re: The search for an 8 continues

Post by Hot_Charlie » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:02 am

What we need is an Opeti Fonua, but with better fitness and an ability drop the ball less than 50% of the time. That would complement the ball playing ability of LM nicely. :smt001

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Re: The search for an 8 continues

Post by Noddy555 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:28 pm

Yes Gordon but breaking the line is a skill that you learn unless you've got Manu's physique. I'm sure he'll improve given time.

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Re: The search for an 8 continues

Post by sapajo » Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:52 pm

Noddy555 wrote:Yes Gordon but breaking the line is a skill that you learn unless you've got Manu's physique. I'm sure he'll improve given time.
In which case I look forward to seeing all of our players breaking the line.
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Re: The search for an 8 continues

Post by fortysix » Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:15 pm

We have a ready made 8 probably on the way out in his current position as his defence is far far too erratic

Step forward Manu Tuilagi

Anyone agree ?

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Re: The search for an 8 continues

Post by sam16111986 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:34 pm

fortysix wrote:We have a ready made 8 probably on the way out in his current position as his defence is far far too erratic

Step forward Manu Tuilagi

Anyone agree ?
He has a tendency to fly out the line looking for the big hit but otherwise is normally pretty good in defence. He's rusty at the moment but given the length of time he was injured that isn't surprising.

We have potentially got exactly the 8 we want coming through in Fred Tuilagi but he is only 18 and needs some refining before he's ready.

There are still some decent units available. Strauss at Glasgow for instance. I'm actually quite happy we didn't sign Morgan he's a little work shy in defence.
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Re: The search for an 8 continues

Post by RagingBull » Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:57 pm

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Struass would be decent.

I'm sure the club still view it as a piroity but we won't be getting a new 8 till next season so might as well be patient and look around.

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Re: The search for an 8 continues

Post by L Smith » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:17 pm

http://www.planetrugby.com/news/hansen- ... abbatical/

I think this bloke could do a job for us...
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Re: The search for an 8 continues

Post by Hinckley Bob » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:53 pm

L Smith wrote:http://www.planetrugby.com/news/hansen- ... abbatical/

I think this bloke could do a job for us...
Yes, he's not too bad.

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Re: The search for an 8 continues

Post by northerntiger » Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:59 am

No, he's not the huge, tackle breaking 8 people on here want so much

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