LEICESTER TIGERS 2017/18 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 2!!

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2017/18 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 2!!

Post by sapajo » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:28 pm

Twitter reporting TIGERS have signed facundo gigena Argentinian prop

Http://www.aplenorugby.com.ar/site/inte ... jrUPBanw0N
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Post by tigertone » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:44 pm

He played in the A-league match against Worcester Cavaliers in November.

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Post by voice of the crumbie » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:29 pm

sam16111986 wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:30 pm
doublecarpet wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:17 pm
SirGordonRamsey wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:38 pm
Has it been mentioned that GUY THOMPSON is pretty much confirmed to us next season?

Andy Goode said so on the Rugby Pod and he's well in with Wasps at the mo being part of their hospitality team.
Not sure what happened to him, but can't get much game time, albeit in a very talented backrow. 30 though....
...we could do with top class talent in that area although we're not Bath or Sarries I guess.....
He's been injured otherwise he'd be in the team. Good player and he covers the backrow. If he signs you'd presume the rumours of Hamilton heading north of the border are true.
Not necessarily. There is a "vacancy" in squad resulting from Tom Croft's retirement. He could be coming to fill that.
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Post by voice of the crumbie » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:32 pm

sapajo wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:28 pm
Twitter reporting TIGERS have signed facundo gigena Argentinian prop

Http://www.aplenorugby.com.ar/site/inte ... jrUPBanw0N
Is he a tight head or loose head?
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Post by Tigerbeat » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:37 pm

The first Cordoba line, Facundo Gigena, agreed to its continuity Rugbística in one of the giants of England and will be new reinforcement of Leicester for two seasons. Another sensitive low for Jaguars that already lost four first lines this season.
Looking to give a boost to his professional career and after being tested in the institution during the early days of December, the former man fell to an agreement with Leicester to join his ranks from January 2018.



The Cordoba forward had had a good performance in this 2017 and participated in the World XV team that played with Japan in the last November window, but was looking to acquire continuity to exploit all its virtues.
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Post by SirGordonRamsey » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:47 pm

sam16111986 wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:30 pm
doublecarpet wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:17 pm
SirGordonRamsey wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:38 pm
Has it been mentioned that GUY THOMPSON is pretty much confirmed to us next season?

Andy Goode said so on the Rugby Pod and he's well in with Wasps at the mo being part of their hospitality team.
Not sure what happened to him, but can't get much game time, albeit in a very talented backrow. 30 though....
...we could do with top class talent in that area although we're not Bath or Sarries I guess.....
He's been injured otherwise he'd be in the team. Good player and he covers the backrow. If he signs you'd presume the rumours of Hamilton heading north of the border are true.
Hamilton heading north is it? Very interesting...

I assumed Guy Thompson was a direct replacement for Croft
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2017/18 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 2!!

Post by strawclearer » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:04 pm

voice of the crumbie wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:32 pm
sapajo wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:28 pm
Twitter reporting TIGERS have signed facundo gigena Argentinian prop

Http://www.aplenorugby.com.ar/site/inte ... jrUPBanw0N
Is he a tight head or loose head?
L/H I think
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Post by JP14 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:52 am

I’ve seen a Facebook clip of him on Youtube, seems an aggressive robust ball carrier, a big hitter and decent in the scrum, but you have got to take that with a pinch of salt though as you have to consider the quality of players he’s against put he does look like an upcoming talent that could prove valuable. I think play on both sides of the scrum but got his Argentinian and Jaguares caps as loosehead.
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Post by doublecarpet » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:36 am

I assumed Mafi was a direct replacement for Croft, although that seems to have gone quiet now.

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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:45 am

Any news on Mafi?

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Post by Scott11 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:58 am

Any news on a second row,or two?!

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Post by RagingBull » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:02 am

Scott11 wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:58 am
Any news on a second row,or two?!
Will Spencer rumour and Steve Mafi rumour thats about it currently.

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Post by Scott11 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:08 am

Spencer is a good shout,Mafi is a brock. Wheees the SA monster? 😉

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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:18 pm

Mafi and Spencer would be a good start. Would love the Spencer rumour to be true.

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Post by strawclearer » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:32 pm

I shall certainly be watching BTSport1 at 7pm Friday evening with more than usual interest for a 'bottom of the table' clash! (Warriors 3, 5 and 12 in particular!)
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