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

Post by iceman_19 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:39 am

trendylfj wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:38 am
It is beginning to look as though DMAC is not coming after these reported comments. He doesn't actually say he is not but that his focus is on this weekend's semi finals. After that, who knows?

https://nz.news.yahoo.com/mckenzie-shut ... --spt.html
I don't think this gives any indication either way. In fact, the more blinkered of us could take his refusal to talk about his future as a clear indication a move is on the cards. Let's look at this way - with a semi-final on the corner, he can't very well say "Yep, I'm off", can he? Conversely, it certainly wouldn't do his team's morale or focus any harm to say "That's a load of bull, I'm a Chiefs player and will be next year".

Of course, as discussed, this could all be agents posturing for more cash.

However, my theory/delusion is that this is wrapped up or close to being so. However, the news of the transfer leaked and now, with a semi-final approaching, all parties have decided (out of respect for the Chiefs) to either pour cold water over the rumour or step back from the negotiating table for a couple of weeks to allow DMAC to focus on the playoffs.

Either way, we'll know in a couple of weeks.
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by Tiger_in_Birmingham » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:21 pm

Loob19 wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:20 am
The ABs don't bring players in to develop then for teams in other countries - maybe we should do the same. 😁
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by TheRock » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:37 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeCu9t1 ... e=youtu.be

Interview with DMAC

Asked about Tigers says he has no answer to the question

Then asked about his future in New Zealand and says he is under contract for next year

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

Post by kpj tiger » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:52 pm

TheRock wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:37 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeCu9t1 ... e=youtu.be

Interview with DMAC

Asked about Tigers says he has no answer to the question

Then asked about his future in New Zealand and says he is under contract for next year
He seemed very cagey and took a second to think how to word his reply to the question about Leicester, encouraging signs but i'm still not convinced its going to happen

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

Post by sam16111986 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:53 pm

TheRock wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:37 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeCu9t1 ... e=youtu.be

Interview with DMAC

Asked about Tigers says he has no answer to the question

Then asked about his future in New Zealand and says he is under contract for next year
“Tigers spend up to the salary cap and, therefore, in order to effect those changes, Tigers have to release players to bring anyone in. That is complicated by the fact we are always working 12 to 18 months ahead in our planning. It might be necessary to release players now to ensure we have the best squad not only for next season but the 2018/19 season as well."

Ged Glynn;
https://www.leicestertigers.com/news/pu ... 2017-06-15

Make of that what you will.

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

Post by RagingBull » Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:23 pm

Neither DMAC, Chiefs or NZRFU have denied it.

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

Post by JP14 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:52 pm

Any new info on Mafi, Botha, Brink or Baumman
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by Scott11 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:56 pm

Brink has signed a new contract with the Lions and will get more game time with Kriel and possibly Ackermann leaving.

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

Post by L Smith » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:43 pm

Botha seems to be most likely
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by Scott11 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:51 pm

Botha is a sicknote so definitely lol

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

Post by jgriffin » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:31 pm

Some reports on FB that DMAc is a dead deal, Halfpenny close to signing. No idea if it's true.
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by wormus » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:10 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:23 pm
Neither DMAC, Chiefs or NZRFU have denied it.
Having just returned from New Zealand and watched the Chiefs train in Hamilton with my NZ friends who are a tight knit community in all matters and Gatland is a Chiefs supporter living in Hamilton too.
My friend advised me yesterday that DMAC is totally committed to the semi final > final and a Chiefs player next season too, despite Aaron Cruden going to Toulon and others departing. BUT DMAC's progression to an AB's starting slot is blocked by both Barretts, Sopoanga and Ben Smith so given his age an overseas posting to a top European club like Tigers is seen as a great career move in some Hamilton circles. So wait until the final has passed before expecting a decision.
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by kpj tiger » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:40 pm

jgriffin wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:31 pm
Some reports on FB that DMAc is a dead deal, Halfpenny close to signing. No idea if it's true.
There seems to be conflicting reports regarding both

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

Post by Stephen18 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:39 am

I can't see it happening I'm sure there have been talks but with a year left on his contract New Zealand will talk him up tell him he's part of the plans for the future and he'll resign, which I don't thinks a bad thing I think there a number of decent young English plays that can be sign looking to next year London Irish have got a few and if they struggle this year and just sign a lot of former Southern Hemisphere on a pay day like Bristol they'll probably look to move on.

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

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