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Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by RagingBull » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:12 pm

Now that the new website is up.
Senior Team:
Head of Rugby Operations: Ged Glynn.
Head Coach: Matt O'Connor
Forwards Coach: Richard Blaze
Assistant Coach: Geordan Murphy
Defence Coach: Brett Deacon
Scrum Coach: Boris Stankovich

Senior team: (New Signing), (Senior Contract from development squad)
Hooker: Bateman, McGuigan, Thacker, Youngs
Props: Beaumann, Cilliers, Cole, Genge, Hills, Mulipola, Rizzo
Locks: Barrow, Fitzgerald, Kitchener, Slater, Wells,
Back Row: Croft, Evans, Hamilton, Kalamafoni, Mapapalangi, O'Connor, Ryan, Williams
Scrum Half: Harrison, Kitto, Youngs
Fly Half: George Ford, Joe Ford, Toomua
Centre: Catchpole, Malouf,Owen, Smith, Tuilagi
Winger: Brady, Holmes, May, Thompstone, Veainu
Full Back: Tait, Worth

Rumours
IN
Damien Mackenzie (Cheifs) (15,14,10) ("")
Marty Mackenzie (Crusaders) (14,11,15) (" ")
Arno Botha (Bulls) (8,6)


OUT
Kitto
Tait (Newcastle)
Croft
Slater (Gloucester)

New Signings for 2017/18 season:
George Ford (Bath)
Sione Kalamafoni (Glousceter)
Jonah Holmes (Yorkshire)
Joe Ford (Yorkshire)
Owen Hills (Development Squad)
George Worth (Development Squad)
Valentino Mapapalangi (Manawatu)
Gareth Owen (Scarlets)
Nick Malouf (Aus 7's)
Jonny May (Gloucester) 11,13,14,15
Chris Beaumann (Wellington Lions) 2,3

2016/17 Leavers from
O.Williams (Gloucester)
Balmain (Gloucester)
Roberts (Cardiff)
Mermoz (Newcastle)
Burns (Bath)
Ayerza (Retirement)
Betham (Clermont)
JP Pietersen (Toulon)
McCaffrey

2017/18 Development Squad
Hooker: Mahoney
Props: Betts, Grahamslaw, Heyes, Traynor
Locks: Lewis, Maksymiw
Back Row: Reffell, Tuilagi
Scrum Half: Simmons, White
Fly Half: Hardwick
Centre: Thacker, J.Olowofela

Moved UP:
Hills
Worth

IN:
Grahamslaw (Academy)
Heyes (Academy)
Hardwick (Academy)
Traynor (Bristol) (heard he is here till November time)

OUT
Brugnara - 2017/18 (Femi CZ Rovigo)
Bryant - 2017/18 (Jersey Reds)
Ryan Olowofela (N/A)
Will Owen (N/A)
Yawayawa - 2017/18 (Scottish Rugby Academy/Glasgow)

2017/18 Academy Squad
Hooker: Allsopp, Gibson, Harding
Prop: Lathem, Lines, Maxwell, Whitecombe
Lock: Jordan, Martin, Mcvea, Purcell
Back Row: Ashworth, Bicknell, Dickinson, Eveleigh, Gough, Lavin, Smith
Scrum Half: Orridge Du Bois, Yarnell, Van Poortvleit,
Fly Half: Costelow, Fewtrell, Glynn, Law
Centre: Dickinson, Dunn, Poland, Wager, Du-Randt
Winger: Browning, Godfrey
Full Back: Steward
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by kpj tiger » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:40 pm

Kyle Traynor? Anybody got any info because i'm assuming we haven't signed a 31 year old Scottish prop from Bristol into a development squad, also Josh Fenner in neither Development or Academy team?

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by RagingBull » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:55 pm

kpj tiger wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:40 pm
Kyle Traynor? Anybody got any info because i'm assuming we haven't signed a 31 year old Scottish prop from Bristol into a development squad, also Josh Fenner in neither Development or Academy team?
That's the one. Guessing it is like when we signed Parr a bit.


RE Fenner he wasn't down on the squads lists last season despite playing for us BUT i suspect he has signed for the Brumbies academy. (Suspect being the key word)

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by sapajo » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:30 pm

Well it's all out about managing expectations and I think we will have no more me signings other than those already announced.
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by doublecarpet » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:47 pm

Looking at that in the cold light of day, that better be one impressive hotel and car park Cohen and co are building.....

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Post by jgriffin » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:55 pm

I'm so impressed (hardly...) I'm having to lever Mrs G into having an ST this season. She's well gone off the club after this last year, multiple reasons. :smt009
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by Soggypitch » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:43 am

We simply have to sign a couple more quality backs. Otherwise (unless miracles happen and all the best players stay fit all season) we will struggle to finish in the top 6.
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by Coops » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:14 am

I really don't want to hear the words "transitional season" from the club again this season - we're a professional club and need to play to our strengths and really compete. If we don't then hotel or no hotel, the club is going to start going backwards quickly.

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by johnthegriff » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:21 am

Interesting post, I did a little exercise in picking my first team (assuming everyone fit) then a second team and even a third team using development players. We do seem a little overloaded in the back row and light in the backs, however many players are versatile covering two or three positions and hopefully this may be the year one or two Academy/development players really challenge for the first team squad. Our fully fit 1st XV and bench looks pretty good although I must admit I am assuming Jonah Holmes is as good as I hope having only seen him a couple of times on TV with Carnegie.
I do think we need to sign or produce another winger/fullback but on the whole the squad looks reasonable and I expect that the coming season will be an improvement on last when we were only a couple of minutes away from making the final. I will be very disappointed if we do not show a vast improvement in European performance as last year was abysmal. Can't wait for the action to commence.

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by Iain » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:47 am

I can't imagine for a moment there won't be more quality signings for next season in the backs.

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by BustersGonads » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:51 am

McKenzie has just been drafted into the AB's as cover for Ben Smith..........think we might be getting into dreamworld with him.

But hey.....doesn't hurt to dream!!!!
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by Mark62 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:04 am

I don't think Damian was ever going to come. Marty would be a really useful signing

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by TTRITH » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:22 am

Am I the only one concerned that Richard Blaze remains as forwards coach? I just feel out pack need new ideas and this summer would have been the time to bring in someone new. Our lineout struggled last year, a position which should be his expertise.

I have nothing against him, and I think we saw the improvements brought in by Stanko, but I think the club should be investing in a top class forwards coach.
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by johnthegriff » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:16 pm

Cocker was the forwards coach, the line out and breakdown were Blazers responsibility and all in that department functioned ok until Aaron Mauger and Cocker were giving different messages to the team. That problem should now be solved and all should be working from MOC's hymn sheet. Stop being concerned start looking forward to the new season, all will be well/ :smt038 :smt038

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by jgriffin » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:38 pm

johnthegriff wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:16 pm
Cocker was the forwards coach, the line out and breakdown were Blazers responsibility and all in that department functioned ok until Aaron Mauger and Cocker were giving different messages to the team. That problem should now be solved and all should be working from MOC's hymn sheet. Stop being concerned start looking forward to the new season, all will be well/ :smt038 :smt038
Not just the coaches in the past but some senior players and maybe a Board member or two were culpable last season, and the winner was the Board, who made significant mistakes. Unlike John I am less optimistic as I think unless MOC has addressed his limitations we will struggle.
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