LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part Deux

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part Deux

Post by BFG » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:02 pm

kpj tiger wrote:
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Oh yes we did a marvellous job of sorting Opeti Fonua!!

Some work some don't what's your point?

Fonua was more his off field discipline rather than a "Attitude".
Fonua's skills weren't outstanding either
I don't particularly mind some attitude just as long as from a team perspective it translates onto the pitch in a positive way i.e Genge, or in the past farmer White.
Seems to me there are quite a few mardy (and lazy) sorts about pro rugby with a lack of humility who aren't quite as good as they think they are.
I really want the ones who will bridge the gap between 5th place and the top and although I realise that risks need to be taken in such a competitive market these days I think that until it positively translates onto the pitch to contribute to a better team then it's fair enough to ask questions in my opinion.
Big signings aren't always the best signings etc.

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Post by jgriffin » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:23 pm

I'd agree with BFG, Locky was a case in point. Everyone moaned about his signing, but IMO he held us together through some dire times and his attitude was peerless.
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Post by Rugbyflanker » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:29 pm

Yes I would've kept Locky no doubt!!

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Post by ellis9 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:34 pm

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Surely Maafu can't be Genge replacement?!
That's my point! You're not going to get another Genge to replace Genge!

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Post by Rugbyflanker » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:07 pm

Missing my point entirely!

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Post by JP14 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:59 pm

I was happy that Mcaffrey left, he tried his best but at the end of the day he simply wasn’t good enough and I’m afraid that’s sport.
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Post by Rugbyflanker » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:36 pm

I think he was,he was an underpowered 8 but a very good 7. With a monster 8 you could have played him and BoC on the flanks,many teams have played two 7s to good effect

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Post by JP14 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:26 pm

Rugbyflanker wrote:
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I think he was,he was an underpowered 8 but a very good 7. With a monster 8 you could have played him and BoC on the flanks,many teams have played two 7s to good effect
Perhaps, let's hope that happens with BOC and Evans this season at some stage.
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Post by JP14 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:27 pm

ellis9 wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:34 pm
Rugbyflanker wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:31 am
Surely Maafu can't be Genge replacement?!
That's my point! You're not going to get another Genge to replace Genge!
Saying that though, Lewis Boyce would've have been a good injury replacement for Genge.
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Post by BFG » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:23 am

jgriffin wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:23 pm
I'd agree with BFG, Locky was a case in point. Everyone moaned about his signing, but IMO he held us together through some dire times and his attitude was peerless.
Yes agree and those crucial last chance turnovers stopped many tries against.
Frankly it's just bizarre that those who continue to state that he wasn't good enough face plant, too stupid to understand that Thompson has arrived to fill a hole that was made bigger last season.

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Post by 1988 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:59 am

I think we have to remember we need to be good (minimum) all year round. Eastmond is a good non international that we help us in the international periods and injuries

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Post by Flash » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:55 am

1988 wrote:
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I think we have to remember we need to be good (minimum) all year round. Eastmond is a good non international that we help us in the international periods and injuries
And offers something different to our other centres.

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Post by Will S » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:03 am

Eastmond would also be a very good person to have on the bench. Can cover lots of positions in the back line and he is the sort of player you could bring on and can change a game. This is not only if we are playing catch up but so many times last season we missed out on a bonus point because our subs, especially in the backline, weren't able to penetrate. Eastmond coming on against tired bodies with 15 minutes to go could change that.

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Post by brooksey845 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:25 am

Will S wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:03 am
Eastmond would also be a very good person to have on the bench. Can cover lots of positions in the back line and he is the sort of player you could bring on and can change a game. This is not only if we are playing catch up but so many times last season we missed out on a bonus point because our subs, especially in the backline, weren't able to penetrate. Eastmond coming on against tired bodies with 15 minutes to go could change that.
Guy has ability but is made of glass

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Post by Rugbyflanker » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:50 am

I just read that this was Coles first full off season in ten,yes ten years! Incredible for a TH! I'm amazed he's not broken,what a machine. He's another one alongside Tom Youngs that I think will be back to their very best this season!

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