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Maxime Mermoz (centre, Toulon) close to join Leicester

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Re: Maxime Mermoz (centre, Toulon) close to join Leicester

Post by SirGordonRamsey » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:40 pm

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Re: Maxime Mermoz (centre, Toulon) close to join Leicester

Post by TigerCam » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:43 pm

a poor translation:
The three quarters Center of the RCToulon should be released by his club in the next few hours and take the direction of Leicester where it expects a three-year contract. Little used by Mike Ford, the player chose to revive his career in England. At the age of 30, the player trained in Toulouse and passed through Perpignan, has not renounced his international career which is part of the 30 players selected in the elite list.

For digitally Act, Toulon hired as a medical joker Alessana Tuilagi. Samoan international, and older brother of Manu Tuilagi the Leicester Tigers player and currently injured that Mermoz suppléerait. The French is under contract to Toulon until next June but could not settle for a draw in England but sign for several seasons with the Tigers
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Re: Maxime Mermoz (centre, Toulon) close to join Leicester

Post by fentiger » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:53 pm

Now being reported on Twitter by BBC Leicester Sport :smt023

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Re: Maxime Mermoz (centre, Toulon) close to join Leicester

Post by ellis9 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:54 pm

BBC Leicester have put on Twitter that he is a medical joker and will join with immediate effect but will begin a 3 year deal from the Summer.

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Re: Maxime Mermoz (centre, Toulon) close to join Leicester

Post by Hot_Charlie » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:00 pm

Sounds sensible. Was rumoured to have been a target in the past few seasons. So, sacking Cockers has freed up enough cash to bring in a medical joker from his new club. :smt001

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Re: Maxime Mermoz (centre, Toulon) close to join Leicester

Post by RagingBull » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:45 pm

He has joined according to his management company IPM.

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Re: Maxime Mermoz (centre, Toulon) close to join Leicester

Post by strawclearer » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:49 pm

A 3½ year deal up to his 34th birthday - not too shabby! Let's hope he earns it...
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Re: Maxime Mermoz (centre, Toulon) close to join Leicester

Post by Dr H Flashman MBE » Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:14 pm

Certainly needed for the team, and me after the last few weekends. Good signing and not just for a brief time. Here for a while, experienced, not a journeyman and still a top class player.

All in all, garbage result but a little bit of sunshine..which helps after I have just finished watching season two of the man in the high castle..what is that's all about???
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Re: Maxime Mermoz (centre, Toulon) close to join Leicester

Post by sapajo » Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:34 pm

strawclearer wrote:A 3½ year deal up to his 34th birthday - not too shabby! Let's hope he earns it...
A good swansong deal, I truly hope that his best days are not behind him because if they are he will be around a long time to remind us.
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Re: Maxime Mermoz (centre, Toulon) close to join Leicester

Post by strawclearer » Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:54 pm

sapajo wrote:
strawclearer wrote:A 3½ year deal up to his 34th birthday - not too shabby! Let's hope he earns it...
A good swansong deal, I truly hope that his best days are not behind him because if they are he will be around a long time to remind us.
He must be committed to swap the Mourillon beaches for Skeggy...or maybe he should be! :smt026
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Re: Maxime Mermoz (centre, Toulon) close to join Leicester

Post by Bristol Tiger » Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:56 pm

Medical joker - does that mean he gets injured in his first game and we don't see him for a season? :smt009

Seriously, think this is a good signing for this point in the season and really helps us in a department where we are thin on resources. Not sure he will will help the current Tigers "attitude" but hoping this is the start of an upturn in fortunes for the team.

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Re: Maxime Mermoz (centre, Toulon) close to join Leicester

Post by sam16111986 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:26 pm

sapajo wrote:
strawclearer wrote:A 3½ year deal up to his 34th birthday - not too shabby! Let's hope he earns it...
A good swansong deal, I truly hope that his best days are not behind him because if they are he will be around a long time to remind us.
He's still in the French squad so he's not past it. He's unlikely to be in the French 23 though so that's a benefit to us.

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Re: Maxime Mermoz (centre, Toulon) close to join Leicester

Post by wormus » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:50 pm

ellis9 wrote:BBC Leicester have put on Twitter that he is a medical joker and will join with immediate effect but will begin a 3 year deal from the Summer.
Either you or BBC Leicester have missed in the translation that it is Alesana Tuilagi that is classed as the "medical joker" ie injury replacement for Vincent Clerc. Merzot will come here hopefully injury free but is not registered for the Europe squad at Tigers so unavailable V Glasgow but could be great for the Anglo Welsh prospects of silverware :smt002

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Re: Maxime Mermoz (centre, Toulon) close to join Leicester

Post by ellis9 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:55 pm

No. As I understand it, Alex Tuilagi has joined Toulon as a medical joker and Mermoz has joined Tigers as a medical joker but then staying for 3 years.

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