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

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Post by Flash » Thu May 03, 2018 7:18 pm

I'd be happy to give Pakalani another shot and then try and find a big lump of a back that can play wing or centre.

And a tighthead.

And a cherry on the top would be a top class lock. Attwood would do very nicely.

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Post by JP14 » Thu May 03, 2018 7:32 pm

Pakalani is definitely worth another shot
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Post by brooksey845 » Thu May 03, 2018 11:04 pm

Flash wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 7:18 pm
I'd be happy to give Pakalani another shot and then try and find a big lump of a back that can play wing or centre.

And a tighthead.

And a cherry on the top would be a top class lock. Attwood would do very nicely.
Attwood world class really? Do agree he would be decent for us.

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Post by kpj tiger » Thu May 03, 2018 11:25 pm

Like others I'm not sure about the signing of Mafi, I feel like if we were to sign an ex-Tigers backrower back i'd much prefer we got Matera, he's still young and has the "dog" that we desperately need, he has also recently been captain of the Jaguares

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Post by strawclearer » Thu May 03, 2018 11:31 pm

kpj tiger wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 11:25 pm
Like others I'm not sure about the signing of Mafi, I feel like if we were to sign an ex-Tigers backrower back i'd much prefer we got Matera, he's still young and has the "dog" that we desperately need, he has also recently been captain of the Jaguares
I agree that Matera would have been a great signing at 6 and, if SC is to be believed, we tried hard to get him a couple of years ago and subsequently - "couldn't agree terms". As far as Mafi is concerned, my understanding is he's seen as a 4/5 - no longer as a 6.
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Post by kpj tiger » Thu May 03, 2018 11:44 pm

strawclearer wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 11:31 pm
kpj tiger wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 11:25 pm
Like others I'm not sure about the signing of Mafi, I feel like if we were to sign an ex-Tigers backrower back i'd much prefer we got Matera, he's still young and has the "dog" that we desperately need, he has also recently been captain of the Jaguares
I agree that Matera would have been a great signing at 6 and, if SC is to be believed, we tried hard to get him a couple of years ago and subsequently - "couldn't agree terms". As far as Mafi is concerned, my understanding is he's seen as a 4/5 - no longer as a 6.
With Argentina relaxing their rules about where players are playing their rugby I feel like we should give it another shot, at lock we need an enforcer (hopefully Spencer can fill that role) or a top class lineout specialist and I don't feel like Mafi helps much in either of those areas, with all that said if Mafi can find his 2012 form then he'll be a good signing

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Post by JP14 » Fri May 04, 2018 6:51 am

I do share other people’s sentiment that Mafi might be not the player he once was but he could have the same impact that Brad Thorn/de Villiers had in previous seasons behind the scenes as well as he could really help the development of Mapapalangi.
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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Fri May 04, 2018 7:04 am

Mafi/Spencer are loads better as a lock pairing than what we currently have. We have all criticised the second rows this season so glad we are bringing in some better players.

Plus Mafi can cover 6. Matera would be a great signing also. Would waltz into the Tigers starting 15 at 6, quality international standard backrower.

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Post by Rugbyflanker » Fri May 04, 2018 7:41 am

Is Mafi the player he was though?

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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Fri May 04, 2018 8:31 am

Even if he isn’t, still probably an upgrade on Fitzgerald and Barrow. The highlights of him from France show that he hasn’t lost any of his pace and he still knows how to score some tries.

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Post by Rugbyflanker » Fri May 04, 2018 8:36 am

It bothers me that it's an ex Tiger,clever move by MOC adding to his clique?!

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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Fri May 04, 2018 8:48 am

Rugbyflanker wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 8:36 am
It bothers me that it's an ex Tiger,clever move by MOC adding to his clique?!
Surely not another MOC conspiracy theory? :smt002

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Post by Rugbyflanker » Fri May 04, 2018 8:50 am

There was infighting between the pro Mauger and pro Cockers players,how do we know it's not still there?

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Post by RagingBull » Fri May 04, 2018 9:33 am

Mafi as a signing on paper makes alot of sense IMO.
Plays 4,5,6,8 at both Top 14 level and International level.

Speaking of Argentine players wouldn't mind either centres de la Fuente or Orlando.
Matera would be a great signing although interested to see how Reffell develops.

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Post by Mark62 » Fri May 04, 2018 9:42 am

Rugbyflanker wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 8:50 am
There was infighting between the pro Mauger and pro Cockers players,how do we know it's not still there?
Because both of those 2 are no longer there.

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