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LEICESTER TIGERS 2017/18 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 3!

Post by RagingBull » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:45 pm

Senior Team:
Head of Rugby Operations: Ged Glynn.
Head Coach: Matt O'Connor
Forwards Coach: Mark Bakewell
Breakdown Coach: Brett Deacon
Assistant Coach: Geordan Murphy
Scrum Coach: Boris Stankovich

Senior team: (New Signing),
Hooker: Bateman, Kerr, McGuigan, Polota-Nau. Thacker, Youngs
Props: Beaumann, Cilliers, Cole, Genge, Gigena, Mulipola, Rizzo, Traynor
Locks: Fitzgerald, Kitchener, Wells,
Back Row: Evans, Hamilton, Kalamafoni, Mapapalangi, O'Connor, Ryan, Williams
Scrum Half: Harrison, Youngs
Fly Half: George Ford, Joe Ford,
Centre: Catchpole,Owen, Smith, Toomua, Tuilagi,
Winger: Brady, Holmes, Malouf, May, Pakalani, Thompstone,
Full Back: Tait, Veainu

Rumours
IN
Franco Mostert (Lions/Black Rams) Lock (Looking at staying in SA)
Steve Mafi (castres) 4/5/6/8 (The Rugby Paper)
Kwagga Smith (Lions) 6/7 (The Rugby Paper along with Wasps and Glous)
Paddy Ryan (Waratahs) 1/3
Gaston Cortes (Bristol) 3
Shaun Knight (Bath) 3

OUT
Cilliers (South Africa)
Williams (Prem club)
Malouf (Aus 7's)
Traynor
Baumann
Ryan
Brady
Pakalani
Voss
Hills
Maksymiw (Connacht)

New Signings for 2018/19 season:
Guy Thompson (Wasps) 6,7,8
Will Spencer (Worcester Warriors) 4,5
David Denton (Worcester warriors) 6,8
James Voss (Jersey) 4,5,6
Sam Aspland - Robinson (Harlequins) 11,14,15

Leaving 2018/19 season.
Ben Betts (Ealing)
Harry Thacker (Bristol)
Barrow (stade Rcohelle till end of 2017/18 season then Saints)
Mulipola (Newcastle Falcons)
McGugian (Newcastle Falcons)
Hamilton (N/A)

Re-Signings
Greg Bateman
Mike Williams
Teulsa Veainu
Matt Tommua
Dan Cole
Ben Youngs
Mathew Tait
Harry Mahoney (Development Squad)
Sam Lewis (Development Squad)
Harry Simmons (Development Squad)
Ben White (Development Squad)
Charlie Thacker (Development Squad)
Jordan Olowofela (Development Squad)
George Worth (Development Squad)
Fred Tuilagi (Devlopement Squad)

2017/18 Development Squad (Colour means promoted from Academy)
Hooker: Mahoney
Props: Betts, Grahamslaw, Heyes, Hills
Locks: Lewis, Maksymiw
Back Row: Reffell, Tuilagi
Scrum Half: Simmons, White
Fly Half: Hardwick
Centre: Thacker, J.Olowofela
Full Back: Worth

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, Koelmann, 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

End of their Academy year.
Willo Bicknell, George Dickinson, Andre Dunn, Jacob Fewtrell, Zack Godfrey, Taylor Gough, Jamie Harding, Cameron Jordan, Dave Koelman, Joe Latham, Henri Lavin, Keston Lines, Will Poland, Xander Purcell, Thom Smith, Sam Wager and Will Yarnell.

Promoted:


Rumours Leavers:
Xander Purcell (Nottingham)
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Post by BFG » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:59 pm

Two Glynn's RB? :smt005

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Post by strawclearer » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:20 pm

Appreciate your efforts with these threads, RB :smt038
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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:43 pm

Happy with those two signings, will help to address some of the problems the forwards have had this season. Always thought Thompson’s best position is no.8 which Wasps fans agree with. Always seems to get over the gainline for Wasps.

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Post by Knightonian » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:56 pm

Great work as ever

Can you add Ben Young’s to re-signing list

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Post by JP14 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:55 am

RagingBull does your taxi driver’s mistress’ brother or whatever 😂😂 know whether there is any truth in the Edwin Maka rumour
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Post by G.K » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:05 am

Anyone know why we are signing Guy Thompson? We already have several backrowers that look more promising (e.g. Evans, Hamilton) and he seems just another average backrower to me? Suggests to me someone else is going?
Nowadays referees decide matches, players by how much.

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Post by ghdav27 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:20 am

I have read serveral things that suggest that Thompson will be playing 7 for us. I think he's a good signing but surely he'd add more to the team by playing 8.

Aside from the fact that I think there is a greater need for a number 8. I worry that if he is going to be playing 7 he will be massively restricting the opportunities of Evans which seems ridiculous and begs the question is it possible for any young player to make it at tigers anymore.

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Post by chewbacca » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:06 am

ghdav27 wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:20 am
I have read serveral things that suggest that Thompson will be playing 7 for us. I think he's a good signing but surely he'd add more to the team by playing 8.

Aside from the fact that I think there is a greater need for a number 8. I worry that if he is going to be playing 7 he will be massively restricting the opportunities of Evans which seems ridiculous and begs the question is it possible for any young player to make it at tigers anymore.
I think MOC's previous tenancy would suggest it to be unlikely.
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Post by fortysix » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:14 am

Unfortunately apart from a handful of Academy players,in the past who have made the grade, very very few of the present lot circling the 1st XV Squad look anywhere good enough. First major factor in the Backs is that neither Worth or Thacker are remotely quick enough for top premiership standard. Harry Thacker would have made a first class No 9 and he has been juncked which is terminally stupid. We need massive pace in the backs and full scale brawn at 4/5 not paperweights. As for the new round of journeymen, signing a 30 year old who cant get into the Waspies is par for the course. Spencer seemingly a good buy, but in reality we need 8 Genges.....Now that was a really good filch....

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Post by Tiglon » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:23 am

Thompson offers ball carrying ability that we don't currently seem to have. Agree with above, I think he would be best used at 8 in the Tigers pack.

Can't see why he would play at 7 for us, not if we want a balanced back row. Him at 8 with Kalamafoni at 6 and O'Connor at 7 is potentially a competitive back row. Far from the best in the league but perhaps borderline top 4.

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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:27 am

4. Spencer 5. Barrow 6. Kalamafoni 7. O’Connor 8. Thompson, this offers much more grunt and go forwards than we currently have. Thompson’s best position is 8 and we have been lacking a dynamic carrier in that position for sometime. Aged 31 he has at least got 2 more seasons in him and will help Mapapalangi develop as a player.

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Post by G.K » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:56 am

Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:27 am
....and will help Mapapalangi develop as a player.
.... who will then move on to another club.
Nowadays referees decide matches, players by how much.

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Post by RagingBull » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:10 am

Forgot to add Hamilton and Cilliers out rumours.

JP14 wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:55 am
RagingBull does your taxi driver’s mistress’ brother or whatever 😂😂 know whether there is any truth in the Edwin Maka rumour
I had asked and they hadn’t heard anything but said we are looking for players that fit that type of bill still so wouldn’t be surprised if we have at least approached him.
G.K wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:05 am
Anyone know why we are signing Guy Thompson? We already have several backrowers that look more promising (e.g. Evans, Hamilton) and he seems just another average backrower to me? Suggests to me someone else is going?
Looking at the wasps fans reaction to Thompson going and seeing him play I would say he is better than average.
And who in our promising backrowers would even get into the Wasps squad? No one.
It’s not like people have been complaining about our lacklustre back row is it......

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Post by sam16111986 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:08 pm

Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:27 am
4. Spencer 5. Barrow 6. Kalamafoni 7. O’Connor 8. Thompson, this offers much more grunt and go forwards than we currently have. Thompson’s best position is 8 and we have been lacking a dynamic carrier in that position for sometime. Aged 31 he has at least got 2 more seasons in him and will help Mapapalangi develop as a player.
Not sure that 4 to 8 combo would help our hookers much. TPN and Youngs aren't showing much in the way of accuracy at present and no notable lineout leader won't help that. I'd expect Kitch at 5 or if he's not retained another lineout lock to join. I presume Fitzgerald will be out the door this summer as well, but with the emergence of Wells and Spencer arriving that's no loss.

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