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 strawclearer » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:59 pm

sam16111986 wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:28 pm
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Not sure he is required, with the 4 frontline centres, Tait, Smith, Worth, Olowefela Hardwick and Thacker in reserve
On reflection of previous seasons' centre injuries, surely we need about a dozen? :smt003 I suppose the logic in bringing another 13 in is that others (such as Worth/Tait/Olowefela can concentrate on their preferred positions).
There's quite a bit of talk about Worth's favoured position being fullback but he's played quite a bit at centre as well. I think he'll settle in as a 12 that can play 13 and 15. Tait is also a centre now, I'd say he doesn't have the pace for 15 anymore given previous showings but that cover tackle last season makes me doubt that. Either way I think we'll see younger options at the back.

Owolofela I presume will play mainly wing next season whilst he gains experience at senior level. Plus his tendency to step off the wing and attack from the shoulder of the flyhalf should suit Ford.
Did I read somewhere that Owolofela prefers 15?
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part Deux

Post by sam16111986 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:48 pm

strawclearer wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:59 pm
sam16111986 wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:28 pm
Hot_Charlie wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:08 pm


On reflection of previous seasons' centre injuries, surely we need about a dozen? :smt003 I suppose the logic in bringing another 13 in is that others (such as Worth/Tait/Olowefela can concentrate on their preferred positions).
There's quite a bit of talk about Worth's favoured position being fullback but he's played quite a bit at centre as well. I think he'll settle in as a 12 that can play 13 and 15. Tait is also a centre now, I'd say he doesn't have the pace for 15 anymore given previous showings but that cover tackle last season makes me doubt that. Either way I think we'll see younger options at the back.

Owolofela I presume will play mainly wing next season whilst he gains experience at senior level. Plus his tendency to step off the wing and attack from the shoulder of the flyhalf should suit Ford.
Did I read somewhere that Owolofela prefers 15?
Think it's been said on the message board previously. He played 15 against Bath in the LV last season during the second half. Didn't look as comfortable as he did at centre. Might be a position he grows into at senior level.

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

Post by RagingBull » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:56 pm

sam16111986 wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:48 pm
strawclearer wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:59 pm
sam16111986 wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:28 pm


There's quite a bit of talk about Worth's favoured position being fullback but he's played quite a bit at centre as well. I think he'll settle in as a 12 that can play 13 and 15. Tait is also a centre now, I'd say he doesn't have the pace for 15 anymore given previous showings but that cover tackle last season makes me doubt that. Either way I think we'll see younger options at the back.

Owolofela I presume will play mainly wing next season whilst he gains experience at senior level. Plus his tendency to step off the wing and attack from the shoulder of the flyhalf should suit Ford.
Did I read somewhere that Owolofela prefers 15?
Think it's been said on the message board previously. He played 15 against Bath in the LV last season during the second half. Didn't look as comfortable as he did at centre. Might be a position he grows into at senior level.
He said it in a rugby paper interview a couple months ago, same with worth and 15.

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Post by L Smith » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:46 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:56 pm
sam16111986 wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:48 pm
strawclearer wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:59 pm

Did I read somewhere that Owolofela prefers 15?
Think it's been said on the message board previously. He played 15 against Bath in the LV last season during the second half. Didn't look as comfortable as he did at centre. Might be a position he grows into at senior level.
He said it in a rugby paper interview a couple months ago, same with worth and 15.
Worth told me he preferred and saw himself as a centre
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part Deux

Post by RagingBull » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:57 pm

L Smith wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:46 pm
RagingBull wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:56 pm
sam16111986 wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:48 pm


Think it's been said on the message board previously. He played 15 against Bath in the LV last season during the second half. Didn't look as comfortable as he did at centre. Might be a position he grows into at senior level.
He said it in a rugby paper interview a couple months ago, same with worth and 15.
Worth told me he preferred and saw himself as a centre
Ok but he said in the rugby paper in Feb that 15 was the position he "covets"

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Post by fortysix » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:38 pm

Very simil;ar to Mallinder. Needs to work on his explosive acceleration , toute de suite, because pace is paramount.

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Post by Jimmy Skitz » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:39 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:57 pm
L Smith wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:46 pm
RagingBull wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:56 pm


He said it in a rugby paper interview a couple months ago, same with worth and 15.
Worth told me he preferred and saw himself as a centre
Ok but he said in the rugby paper in Feb that 15 was the position he "covets"
he probably thinks he can nail down the back up role for Veianu, who you would expect to be away at times playing internationals

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Post by ellis9 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:29 pm


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Post by Rugbyflanker » Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:33 pm

Nope!

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Post by JP14 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:46 pm

No not really, enough players now in the back five.
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Post by Grimlish » Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:53 pm

Matt Toomua has blamed the lack of sun in Leicester (among other things) for his decision to return to Oz. Can’t have spent any of his off-season here, can he?

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Post by JP14 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:16 pm

I think the comment was a bit tongue in cheek.
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Post by Rugbyflanker » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:00 am

TPN starts for Oz,Matt on the bench

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Post by Rugbyflanker » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:11 am

Mike Ford rumours gathering pace,let's just hope it's 2+2 being put together and made 6 million!

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Post by RagingBull » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:30 pm

Toomua looks way off the pace for International level.
Maybe aus might have been better just letting him get back to rugby with Tigers and then picking him for the AI's instead of dropping him straight into the deep end without playing any competitive rugby in a few months.

also maybe Cheika could try wooing Fardy back or does MC have an agreement with Leinster :smt017

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