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Re: Manu out for season

Post by mol2 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:31 pm

Should just be back in time to get injured in next years 6N.

No luck whatsoever.

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Re: Manu out for season

Post by Noddy555 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:55 pm

Perhaps it is now time to review our contractual obligations to this young man. One is immediately sympathetic to the player who over the last two seasons has had
injuries that would fill a surgeons handbook, but can we really afford to commit
around £450,000 per annum on a player who performs in 5 or 6 matches? I don't think so especially not on top of the huge sums outlaid on Matt Toomua and J P Petersen who are also long term injury problems. I keep asking myself is there a major problem with our training regime or have we offended the gods in some terrible way to deserve our run of bad fortune?

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Re: Manu out for season

Post by Noggs » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:15 pm

Noddy555 wrote:Perhaps it is now time to review our contractual obligations to this young man. One is immediately sympathetic to the player who over the last two seasons has had
injuries that would fill a surgeons handbook, but can we really afford to commit
around £450,000 per annum on a player who performs in 5 or 6 matches? I don't think so especially not on top of the huge sums outlaid on Matt Toomua and J P Petersen who are also long term injury problems. I keep asking myself is there a major problem with our training regime or have we offended the gods in some terrible way to deserve our run of bad fortune?
The latter :smt009

We've invested a great deal in Manu and now is not the time to throw in the towel, particularly as we are unlikely to get any decent offers until he is fit again. This is a new injury rather than a repeat of an earlier injury so on that basis there is no reason to surpose he won't make a full recovery with time. :smt023
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Re: Manu out for season

Post by Icarus » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:37 pm

Contractual obligations can't be reviewed - they are obligations. He has played 96 matches for the club and is a major asset. Watching him at full tilt is a magnificent spectacle! I hope he is back and playing soon.

Perhaps when his contract is up for renewal it may not be quite as generous but will depend on what his fitness is like then.

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Re: Manu out for season

Post by wormus » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:14 pm

champanzie wrote: I feel sorry for Manu but we cant keep paying him £450000+ a year and have him only play a couple of games a season.
We have to allow him to recover yet again but at the suggested £450,000 per season
Question - How many Pounds to the Manu minutes?
Just when he is needed a triple tackle injures him!

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Re: Manu out for season

Post by WiggoTiger » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:17 pm

So our revival this season under our stellar backs has sadly failed, all out exciting players out till next season. :smt013 :smt013 :smt013
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Re: Manu out for season

Post by Doghashadhisday » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:25 pm

sapajo wrote:
Time well tell but one thing is for sure are chances of finishing in the top 4 are rapidly decreasing. I feel we have no choice if we still harbor this ambition but to splash the cash on a replacement but time will tell if we have and if so who we end up with?
So the chances of not making the top 4 are decreasing due to injuries and we need to splash the cash but splashing the cash was denied to Cockers. Cockers was not allowed to use injuries as an excuse so why is it relevant now?

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Re: Manu out for season

Post by Spicer » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:58 pm

A career ruined by injuries. Tom Croft take II.
Get well soon dude.

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Re: Manu out for season

Post by sapajo » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:59 am

From twitter " we may not see Manu Tuilagi in a Tigers shirt again. Rumours circulating of a move down south"
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Re: Manu out for season

Post by chewbacca » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:04 am

Poor lad probably feels he is cursed and a change of scenery may be what he needs. Whatever he decides I hope he makes a full recovery and can enjoy life once more.
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Re: Manu out for season

Post by Iain » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:27 am

sapajo wrote:From twitter " we may not see Manu Tuilagi in a Tigers shirt again. Rumours circulating of a move down south"
Who from?

First thing, he's under a long term contract. Unless there are break clauses this can't happen.

This said, if he's happy to knock his international career on the head there might be some sense in this. Super Rugby might allow him more recovery time.

But I don't want him gone. He's too good. This injury is not indicative of anything else - it's just awful luck. You can't legislate for someone falling against your leg. There is nothing anyone could have done different.

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Re: Manu out for season

Post by Phil B » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:34 am

It is correct - this is a new injury. It simply confirms that he is injury prone. As such, he has had little to offer on the credit side of the equation for a number of years. I think this surely has to be his last rehab for us, and then let's hope his luck changes.
I could agree with you...but then we'd both be wrong.

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Re: Manu out for season

Post by Roly » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:56 am

Phil B wrote:It is correct - this is a new injury. It simply confirms that he is injury prone. As such, he has had little to offer on the credit side of the equation for a number of years. I think this surely has to be his last rehab for us, and then let's hope his luck changes.
"Stupidity is doing the same thing and expecting different results" (A Einstein).

Its time to get rid of Tuilagi. And Croft for that matter.
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Re: Manu out for season

Post by Shush » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:17 am

I can't help but think it's a case of 'too much too young' He's been using his body as a crash test dummy since the age of? I believe his concurrent injuries are the result of historical exploits.

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Re: Manu out for season

Post by Roly » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:41 am

Shush wrote:I can't help but think it's a case of 'too much too young' He's been using his body as a crash test dummy since the age of? I believe his concurrent injuries are the result of historical exploits.
Plus he has a medical condition which will ensure that regardless of what other injuries he suffers, he will continue to suffer groin injuries.
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