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

Post by voice of the crumbie » Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:18 pm

A three and a half year deal - should just about cover us up until Manu gets fit following his latest injury :smt005

Joking aside, I think he could be a good signing - a mentor for players like Jack Roberts, Charlie Thacker, George Catchpole etc and a useful addition to the squad with all his club and international experience.

Maybe Cockers has convinced him to come here during his first week in his new role!
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Re: Maxime Mermoz (centre, Toulon) close to join Leicester

Post by G.K » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:53 am

voice of the crumbie wrote:A three and a half year deal - should just about cover us up until Manu gets fit following his latest injury :smt005

Joking aside, I think he could be a good signing - a mentor for players like Jack Roberts, Charlie Thacker, George Catchpole etc and a useful addition to the squad with all his club and international experience.

Maybe Cockers has convinced him to come here during his first week in his new role!
Or maybe Cockers coing to Toulon was the final straw for him?

Will he continue the long Tigers tradition, especally for centres, of being crocked after a few games I wonder?
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Re: Maxime Mermoz (centre, Toulon) close to join Leicester

Post by Iain » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:44 am

We needed an injury dispensation signing and that's pretty much as good as we could have hoped for. Brilliant bit of business.

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

Post by voice of the crumbie » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:46 am

We're all talking about this as a done deal but I haven't seen it announced by Tigers yet. Has anyone out there seen anything from the club?
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Re: Maxime Mermoz (centre, Toulon) close to join Leicester

Post by BFG » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:53 am

Not seen much of Mermoz in recent times.
If he is in tip top shape then that would be an excellent signing as he is a top quality centre.
Leicester need more line breakers and he can do that if the service is good enough.
Jack Roberts could learn a thing or two from him if he stays, the others just don't have that level of pace off the mark.

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

Post by loretta » Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:10 am

voice of the crumbie wrote:We're all talking about this as a done deal but I haven't seen it announced by Tigers yet. Has anyone out there seen anything from the club?
After the timing of last weeks announcements of re-signings, expect something on Wednesday
I find your lack of faith......disturbing.

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

Post by TigerCam » Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:13 am

Monge Two Rodney !! :smt023 :smt027 :smt027
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Re: Maxime Mermoz (centre, Toulon) close to join Leicester

Post by Hot_Charlie » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:18 am

loretta wrote:
voice of the crumbie wrote:We're all talking about this as a done deal but I haven't seen it announced by Tigers yet. Has anyone out there seen anything from the club?
After the timing of last weeks announcements of re-signings, expect something on Wednesday
Why Wednesday?

After the rumours of Magic Monday today...

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

Post by Scott1 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:32 am

JDV,Toomua now Mermoz! We love buying injury prone players don't we?

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

Post by wardy » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:17 pm

Scott1 wrote:JDV,Toomua now Mermoz! We love buying injury prone players don't we?

It's a hard, tough, physical game we follow and everyone of those who play can be prone to injury.
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Re: Maxime Mermoz (centre, Toulon) close to join Leicester

Post by RagingBull » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:27 pm

Is Mermoz injury prone?

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

Post by kornboy130 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:30 pm

RagingBull wrote:Is Mermoz injury prone?
Was Toomua?

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

Post by RagingBull » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:33 pm

kornboy130 wrote:
RagingBull wrote:Is Mermoz injury prone?
Was Toomua?

Think he had a couple of injuries.

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

Post by Hot_Charlie » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:56 pm

RagingBull wrote:
kornboy130 wrote:
RagingBull wrote:Is Mermoz injury prone?
Was Toomua?

Think he had a couple of injuries.
Certainly head injuries. The fact with Mermoz is that he's 30, so will have an injury history!

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

Post by Noddy555 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:33 pm

I do so hope this is true, I rate him as a class player and perhaps he can combine with Peter Betham in those central positions leaving Thompstone and Petersen on the wings and Veianu at full back with Youngs & Burns at half back and a backs bench of Harrison, Smith & Tait. THen all we have to do is concentrate on getting the forwards right, Incidentally does anyone know how soon Veianu and Petersen will be back?

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