LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 1

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 1

Post by JP14 » Sun May 06, 2018 4:51 pm

TheRock wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 3:44 pm
JerryGas wrote:
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Rugby paper linking us with Samoan loose head Nephi Leatigaga currently with Biarritz.
According to people on facebook Ged Glynn went over to sign him last Wednesday but they couldn't agree terms so he's not coming.
Where on FB?
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Post by JP14 » Sun May 06, 2018 5:12 pm

Actually no don’t worry about saw the post on the FB Fan group, according to comments, he was supposed to have signed on Wednesday but negotiations broke down don’t know whether they’re going to a reapproach him with a new offer
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 1

Post by strawclearer » Sun May 06, 2018 8:52 pm

I've had it confirmed that Ged Glynn went over to talk to Nephi Leatigaga last Wednesday. He’s contracted to Biarittz for another year. Tigers are trying to get him released.

He's seen as a direct replacement for Logo. We came very close to keeping Logo before Falcons/Deano put a timeline on their offer.
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 1

Post by johnthegriff » Sun May 06, 2018 10:00 pm

James Voss is a prospect, he is being loaned to Coventry next season to get regular games will play for us in A league etc.

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 1

Post by JP14 » Mon May 07, 2018 7:26 am

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James Voss is a prospect, he is being loaned to Coventry next season to get regular games will play for us in A league etc.
Will we see him in preseason?
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 1

Post by JP14 » Mon May 07, 2018 7:27 am

strawclearer wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 8:52 pm
I've had it confirmed that Ged Glynn went over to talk to Nephi Leatigaga last Wednesday. He’s contracted to Biarittz for another year. Tigers are trying to get him released.

He's seen as a direct replacement for Logo. We came very close to keeping Logo before Falcons/Deano put a timeline on their offer.
I would think that Tigers would be able to compete with a ProD2 club
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 1

Post by Brianf » Mon May 07, 2018 2:20 pm

Michele Rizzo announcing he is off on his Facebook page...

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Post by RagingBull » Mon May 07, 2018 2:21 pm

As expected been a surprisingly good servant to the club.



On incoming news
Really hope Mafi can bring this type of play to Tigers to nice forwards type tries for him on the weekend.
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Post by JP14 » Mon May 07, 2018 2:27 pm

Rizzo was great for us last season but some reason didn’t get the love from MOC and has hardly played which is a shame. He must be close to retirement by now I’d have thought
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Post by strawclearer » Mon May 07, 2018 3:13 pm

JP14 wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 2:27 pm
Rizzo was great for us last season but some reason didn’t get the love from MOC and has hardly played which is a shame. He must be close to retirement by now I’d have thought
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Post by Hot_Charlie » Tue May 08, 2018 1:14 pm

Tiglon wrote:
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Shaun Knight scares the **** out of me!
Surely we'd only sign him if he agrees to play for free, and pays a fine for every penalty he gives away. That might help the club break even next year :smt002
Why on earth would we sign a player who every time I remember watching him against us has ended up in the bin by half time! :smt003

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 1

Post by LondonRich » Tue May 08, 2018 4:21 pm

Wasps have just confirmed that Kyle Eastmond is leaving (contract expires end of the season). I think he'd be a great addition to the squad, but I imagine he'll have a few options out there for him.

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Post by JP14 » Tue May 08, 2018 5:34 pm

LondonRich wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 4:21 pm
Wasps have just confirmed that Kyle Eastmond is leaving (contract expires end of the season). I think he'd be a great addition to the squad, but I imagine he'll have a few options out there for him.
Ford’s best season at Bath was with Eastmond in the centres, I doubt we would have the money for him though
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 1

Post by POSTIGER » Tue May 08, 2018 6:04 pm

As good as Kyle Eastmond is, he's missed a lot of rugby through injury in the last couple of years. I know you can't guarantee the fitness of any signing but surely his record would mark him out as a high risk? Can we really afford that when two of our front line centres (Manu and Owen) are also highly injury prone?
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 1

Post by TTRITH » Tue May 08, 2018 9:39 pm

POSTIGER wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 6:04 pm
As good as Kyle Eastmond is, he's missed a lot of rugby through injury in the last couple of years. I know you can't guarantee the fitness of any signing but surely his record would mark him out as a high risk? Can we really afford that when two of our front line centres (Manu and Owen) are also highly injury prone?
Cut price deal to compensate his injury record seems something that sits firmly in Tigers recent acquisitions in recent times.

In fairness, Eastmond would give us different options, and would ramp the pressure on Ford and Toomua to play their best rugby:

Ford, Toomua, Eastmond
Ford, Eastmond, Manu
Toomua, Eastmond, Manu

If signing Eastmond meant Owen leaving I'd accept that. Add Worth, Smith, Tait and Olowofela at 12/13, opens the opportunity for Hardwick to be a proper understudy at 10.

To be honest though - I'd imagine he'll be trying to get back to league.
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