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Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread 4

Post by RagingBull » Sun May 07, 2017 2:02 pm

Part 3 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=44312
Head Coach: Matt O'Connor
Assistant Backs Coach: Geordan Murphy
Assistant Forwards Coach: Richard Blaze
Defence Coach: Brett Deacon
Scrum Coach:Boris Stankovich
Team Manager:

Senior Squad: (New Signing, Academy Promotion)
Hookers: Greg Bateman, George McGuigan, Harry Thacker, Tom Youngs
Props: Fraser Balmain, Pat Cilliers, Dan Cole, Ellis Genge, Logovi'i Mulipola, Michele Rizzo,
Lock: Dom Barrow, Mick Fitzgerald, Graham Kitchener, Ed Slater, Harry Wells
Flankers: Tom Croft, Will Evans, Brendon O'connor,Mike williams,
Number 8: Luke Hamilton, Lachlan McCaffrey,
Scrum Half: Jono Kitto, Sam Harrison, Ben Youngs
Fly Half: Freddie Burns, Owen Williams,
Centre: Peter Betham, Jack Roberts, Matt Smith, Matt Toomua, Manu , Maxime Mermoz
Back 3: Tom Brady, George Catchpole, JP Pietersen, Mathew Tait, Adam Thompstone, Telusa veainu,

2016/17:
Rumours
IN
Valentino Mapapalangi (Manawatu) (8,6,4,5) (Currently on trial)
Fekitoa (Highlanders) (12,13) (The Rugby Paper)
Damien Mackenzie (Cheifs) (15,14,10) ("")
Marty Mackenzie (Crusaders) (14,11,15) (" ")
Mafi (Rebels) (8,6)

OUT
Fred Tuilagi (8) - Various people. (Now apparently re-signed)
McCaffrey (The Rugby Paper)
Kitto (" ")
Tait (Newcastle) (" ")
Croft (" ")

Signings:
Re-Signed
Graham Kitchener
Dominic Barrow
Will Evans
Jono Kitto
Greg Bateman
Mike Fitzgerald
Brendon O'Connor
Matthew Tait
Michele Rizzo
Harry Thacker
Harry Wells
Matt O'Connor

Confirmed IN
George Ford (Bath)
Sione Kalamafoni (Glousceter)
Jonah Holmes (Yorkshire)
Joe Ford (Yorkshire)
Gareth Owen (Scarlets)

Leavers:
Fonua (Newcastle Falcons) for the 2016/17 season
Hansen (N/A) - 2016/17 season.
Cockerill - 2016/17 season (Toulon)
O.Williams - 2017/18 season (Gloucester)
Balmain - 2017/18 season (Gloucester)
Roberts - 2017/18 season (Cardiff)
Mermoz - 2017/18 season (Newcastle)
Burns - 2017/18 season (Bath)
Mauger - 2016/17 (Highlanders Assistant Coach)
Cornwell - 2016/17 (Edinburgh)
Ayerza - 2016/17 (Retirement)
Bryant - 2017/18 (Jersey Reds)
Yawayawa - 2017/18 (Scottish Rugby Academy/Glasgow)
Brugnara - 2017/18 (N/A)
Betham - 2017/18 (Clermont)
JP Pietersen - 2017/18 (Toulon)

2015/16 squad leavers:
Aguero (Provance), Bai (retirement), Bell (Irish), Benjamin (retirement), Camacho (N/A), Crane (Bristol), De Chaves (Irish), JDV (Retirement), Ghiraldini (Toulouse), Goneva (Falcons), Loamanu (Provance), Morris (Leinster), Pasquali (Treviso), Pearce (Sale), Sio (N/A),
2016/17 Squad signings:
Cilliers (Montpelier), Genge (Bristol), Hamilton (Agen), Mcguigan (Falcons), Pietersen (Natal Sharks), Toomua (ACT Brumbies), Harry Wells (Bedford)

2016/17 Academy Graduates:
Will Evans

Number of players: 41.
Number of EQP: 27.
Number of Academy products: 12

2016/17 Development squad:
Back Coach: Anthony Allen
Ben Betts, Riccardo Brugnara, Oli Bryant, Owen Hills, Sam Lewis, Harry Mahoney, Joe Maksymiw, Jordan Olowofela, Ryan Olowofela, Will Owen, Harry Simmons, Charlie Thacker, Fred Tuilagi, Ben White, George Worth, Sam Yawayawa

2015/16 Leavers:
Charlie Beckett (glous), Wesley Douglas (N/A), Jake Farnworth (coventry), Alex Galletly (N/A), Dan Hogan (N/A), George Murrin (N/A), George Nairn (N/A), Polo Odogwu (Sale), Oliver Povoas (coventry), Stone Preistly-Nangle (Bedford), George Tresidder (Rotherham).
2016/17 academy promoted:
Sam Lewis, Harry Mahoney, Jordan Olowofela, Ryan Olowofela, Harry Simmons, Ben White, Sam Yawayawa

2016/17 Signings
Ben Betts (Munster) Tighthead

2017/18 Signings
Josh Fenner (Queensland schools) - Lock/6
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread

Post by Spicer » Sun May 07, 2017 3:40 pm

So far MoC hashad Harry Thacker as the replacement back row in every game. I think we can say that he will be considered a back row option.

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Post by L Smith » Sun May 07, 2017 3:59 pm

Spicer wrote:So far MoC hashad Harry Thacker as the replacement back row in every game. I think we can say that he will be considered a back row option.
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread

Post by wormus » Sun May 07, 2017 5:51 pm

[quote="RagingBull"]Part 3 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=44312
Head Coach: Matt O'Connor
Assistant Backs Coach: Geordan Murphy
Assistant Forwards Coach: Richard Blaze
Defence Coach: Brett Deacon
Scrum Coach:Boris Stankovich
Team Manager: ***** Is there a vacancy in the present team for a retiring replacement for Cornwell???? *****

2016/17: ***** 2017/18****** Next season!
Rumours
IN
Sione Kalamafoni (GlouceSter)** (6/8) (All but confirmed)
Toby Flood (Toulouse) (10/12)
Jonah Holmes (Yorkshire) 11/15 (All but confirmed)
Joe Ford (Yorkshire) 10 (All but confiremd)
Geoff Parling (Exeter) Lock (Confirmed as leaving Exeter)
Napolioni Nalaga (Clermont) (11,14,6,13)
Valentino Mapapalangi (Manawatu) (8,6,4,5) (Currently on trial)

You do a great job on these sheets Raging Bull but next season is 2017/18, yes time flies + a question ***** on possible replacement of team manager too.
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Post by tigerburnie » Mon May 08, 2017 2:20 pm

Gossip from the Chiefs players do recently that Geoff Parling is going to Japan, so unlikely to appear at Welford Road.
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Post by tigerburnie » Wed May 10, 2017 10:19 pm

There's a bit of a party atmosphere around Bath this afternoon - but you wouldn't get that at Leicester if we finished ninth." Richard Cockerill 7/5/16

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread

Post by ABClub » Wed May 10, 2017 11:17 pm

Kalamafoni, Ford and Holmes are all playing for clubs who still have games to play.

1.Genge, Mulipola, Rizzo
2.Youngs, McGuigan
3.Cole, Cilliers, Bateman, Betts?
4.Barrow, Slater
5.Kitchener, Fitzgerald, Wells
6.Williams, McCaffery, Croft
7.O'Connor, Evans, Thacker
8.Hamilton, Kalamafoni, Mapapalangi?

9.Youngs, Harrison, Kitto
10.G Ford, J Ford

11.JPP, Brady, Catchpole
12.Toomua, Smith
13.Tuilagi, Tait, C Thacker?
14.Thompstone, Betham, Holmes
15.Veainu, Worth?

That's as things stand from what's being rumoured. Adding a replacement for to that is most important in my opinion. Especially if Toomua is covering GF. Then another hooker is a must if Harry is moving to 7 full time.

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Post by FrontRowUnionMember » Thu May 11, 2017 6:29 am

I still feel prop is very light on numbers too, with Ayerza, Balmain and Brugnara all leaving.
Not unrealistic to think Cole, Genge, Rizzo and Mulipola could all be called up during autumn internationals, leaving us just 3 props.
Will Thacker stay at back row, or hooker? If it's back due, another hooker is a must.
With George Ford a shoe in for international weeks, plus potentially Tuilagi once fully proven fit, that leaves us very thin at 10,12 and 13. Definitely room for another player in that midfield.

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Post by strawclearer » Thu May 11, 2017 8:58 am

Geoff Parling - a short-term deal with a Japanese Top League side; a year with a Super Rugby franchise in Australia; line-out / asst.forwards coach with a Premiership club?
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Post by RagingBull » Thu May 11, 2017 6:55 pm

Would be surprised if we sign another prop.

Brugnara being a development player currently (Looking at the squads) will just be replaced by someone like Hills most likely and Grahamslaw has signed a new deal with Tigers (The England coach who told Genge to move to prop advised Grahamslaw the same thing) and can see Betts being Balmain replacement judging on what Glynn said in a recent news piece with Heyes going into the development squad.

Saracens have next season currently
LHP: Vunipola, Barrington, Lamositele
THP: Figallo, Koch,
With Thompson-Stringer being promoted.

Exeter have going into next season currently
LHP: Hepburn, Moon, Rimmer
THP: Francis, Holmes, Low

Wasps have going into next season currently
LHP: Mullan, McIntyre, Lundberg,
THP: Moore, JCW, Harris

Bath
LHP: Auterac, Catt, Obano
THP: Thomas, Lahiff, KPN, Knight

Our prop group of
LHP: Genge, Mulipola, Rizzo (Hills, Grahamslaw)
THP: Cole, Bateman, Cilliers (Betts, Heyes)

Should be fine IMO.
I mean we manged so far this season whilst missing Logo and Ayerza for the majority of the season and Rizzo and Cilliers at times. I like Genge but reckon Eddie will keep using Marler and Vunipola come the AI's.

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread

Post by Loob19 » Thu May 11, 2017 8:51 pm

I've read comments about the club looking to sign another centre but no names mentioned unfortunately.

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Post by sam16111986 » Thu May 11, 2017 10:35 pm

RagingBull wrote:Would be surprised if we sign another prop.

Brugnara being a development player currently (Looking at the squads) will just be replaced by someone like Hills most likely and Grahamslaw has signed a new deal with Tigers (The England coach who told Genge to move to prop advised Grahamslaw the same thing) and can see Betts being Balmain replacement judging on what Glynn said in a recent news piece with Heyes going into the development squad.

Saracens have next season currently
LHP: Vunipola, Barrington, Lamositele
THP: Figallo, Koch,
With Thompson-Stringer being promoted.

Exeter have going into next season currently
LHP: Hepburn, Moon, Rimmer
THP: Francis, Holmes, Low

Wasps have going into next season currently
LHP: Mullan, McIntyre, Lundberg,
THP: Moore, JCW, Harris

Bath
LHP: Auterac, Catt, Obano
THP: Thomas, Lahiff, KPN, Knight

Our prop group of
LHP: Genge, Mulipola, Rizzo (Hills, Grahamslaw)
THP: Cole, Bateman, Cilliers (Betts, Heyes)

Should be fine IMO.
I mean we manged so far this season whilst missing Logo and Ayerza for the majority of the season and Rizzo and Cilliers at times. I like Genge but reckon Eddie will keep using Marler and Vunipola come the AI's.
Don't Exeter also gave Harry Williams the tighthead prop who is touring with England in the summer?

I think we may look to recruit a good prospect prop of there is one available. Similar to us picking up Betts the other year. Someone who is squad cover now but possibly some thing more in a couple of years. Unfortunately Brugnara hasn't kicked on.

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Post by Noddy555 » Thu May 11, 2017 11:38 pm

Yes another star centre is a must as I can't see either Manu or Toomua being ready for the new campaign. Now that we have resolved the deputy fly half position with the acquirement of George Ford's younger brother Joe one or two extra centres (quality) are needed. We are well covered on the back three positions.

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Post by wormus » Fri May 12, 2017 12:41 am

Noddy555 wrote: Now that we have resolved the deputy fly half position with the acquirement of George Ford's younger brother Joe
Noddy - Joe Ford is older than George! Joe born 4/6/1990 and George 16/3/1993.
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Post by Chobbsy » Fri May 12, 2017 8:17 am

RagingBull wrote:Part 3 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=44312
Head Coach: Matt O'Connor
Assistant Backs Coach: Geordan Murphy
Assistant Forwards Coach: Richard Blaze
Defence Coach: Brett Deacon
Scrum Coach:Boris Stankovich
Team Manager:

Senior Squad: (New Signing, Academy Promotion)
Hookers: Greg Bateman, George McGuigan, Harry Thacker, Tom Youngs
Props: Fraser Balmain, Pat Cilliers, Dan Cole, Ellis Genge, Logovi'i Mulipola, Michele Rizzo,
Lock: Dom Barrow, Mick Fitzgerald, Graham Kitchener, Ed Slater, Harry Wells
Flankers: Tom Croft, Will Evans, Brendon O'connor,Mike williams,
Number 8: Luke Hamilton, Lachlan McCaffrey,
Scrum Half: Jono Kitto, Sam Harrison, Ben Youngs
Fly Half: Freddie Burns, Owen Williams,
Centre: Peter Betham, Jack Roberts, Matt Smith, Matt Toomua, Manu , Maxime Mermoz
Back 3: Tom Brady, George Catchpole, JP Pietersen, Mathew Tait, Adam Thompstone, Telusa veainu,

2016/17:
Rumours
IN
Sione Kalamafoni (Glousceter) (6/8) (All but confirmed)
Toby Flood (Toulouse) (10/12) (Signed for Newcastle Falcons)
Jonah Holmes (Yorkshire) 11/15 (All but confirmed)
Joe Ford (Yorkshire) 10 (All but confirmed)
Geoff Parling (Exeter) Lock (Confirmed as off to Japan)
Napolioni Nalaga (Clermont) (11,14,6,13)
Valentino Mapapalangi (Manawatu) (8,6,4,5) (Currently on trial)

OUT
Riccardo Brugnara (1) - N/A
Oli Bryant (10/12) - Worcester Warriors (The Rugby Paper)
Fred Tuilagi (8) - Various people. (Now apparently re-signed)

Signings:
Re-Signed
Peter Betham
Graham Kitchener
Dominic Barrow
Will Evans
Jono Kitto
Greg Bateman
Mike Fitzgerald
Brendon O'Connor
Matthew Tait
Michele Rizzo
Harry Thacker
Harry Wells
Matt O'Connor

Confirmed IN
George Ford (Bath)


Leavers:
Fonua (Newcastle Falcons) for the 2016/17 season
Hansen (N/A) - 2016/17 season.
Cockerill - 2016/17 season (Toulon)
O.Williams - 2017/18 season (Gloucester)
Balmain - 2017/18 season (Gloucester)
Roberts - 2017/18 season (Cardiff)
Mermoz - 2017/18 season (Newcastle)
Burns - 2017/18 season (Bath)
Mauger - 2016/17 (Highlanders Assistant Coach)
Cornwell - 2016/17 (Edinburgh)
Ayerza - 2016/17 (Retirement)

2015/16 squad leavers:
Aguero (Provance), Bai (retirement), Bell (Irish), Benjamin (retirement), Camacho (N/A), Crane (Bristol), De Chaves (Irish), JDV (Retirement), Ghiraldini (Toulouse), Goneva (Falcons), Loamanu (Provance), Morris (Leinster), Pasquali (Treviso), Pearce (Sale), Sio (N/A),
2016/17 Squad signings:
Cilliers (Montpelier), Genge (Bristol), Hamilton (Agen), Mcguigan (Falcons), Pietersen (Natal Sharks), Toomua (ACT Brumbies), Harry Wells (Bedford)

2016/17 Academy Graduates:
Will Evans

Number of players: 41.
Number of EQP: 27.
Number of Academy products: 12

2016/17 Development squad:
Back Coach: Anthony Allen
Ben Betts, Riccardo Brugnara, Oli Bryant, Owen Hills, Sam Lewis, Harry Mahoney, Joe Maksymiw, Jordan Olowofela, Ryan Olowofela, Will Owen, Harry Simmons, Charlie Thacker, Fred Tuilagi, Ben White, George Worth, Sam Yawayawa

2015/16 Leavers:
Charlie Beckett (glous), Wesley Douglas (N/A), Jake Farnworth (coventry), Alex Galletly (N/A), Dan Hogan (N/A), George Murrin (N/A), George Nairn (N/A), Polo Odogwu (Sale), Oliver Povoas (coventry), Stone Preistly-Nangle (Bedford), George Tresidder (Rotherham).
2016/17 academy promoted:
Sam Lewis, Harry Mahoney, Jordan Olowofela, Ryan Olowofela, Harry Simmons, Ben White, Sam Yawayawa

2016/17 Signings
Ben Betts (Munster) Tighthead

2017/18 Signings
Josh Fenner (Queensland schools) - Lock/6
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