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 sapajo » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:17 pm

JP14 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:59 pm
Oh, I've just realised that Macken was at Leinster whilst Matt O'Connor was head coach there.
Oh just realised we signed Dominic Ryan, who was at Leinster whilst Matt O'Connor was head coach there. Look how well that turned out :smt022
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part Deux

Post by chewbacca » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:00 pm

13 for Tigers is a dangerous position. How many playing 13 have gotten long term injuries over the years? We probably need a bus full of 13s.
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part Deux

Post by JP14 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:25 pm

sapajo wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:17 pm
JP14 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:59 pm
Oh, I've just realised that Macken was at Leinster whilst Matt O'Connor was head coach there.
Oh just realised we signed Dominic Ryan, who was at Leinster whilst Matt O'Connor was head coach there. Look how well that turned out :smt022
Not a good omen but I believe he can be decent for us.
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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:56 pm

People are being a bit harsh on McMillan. He started every game he was available for at Bristol and has started for Saints in the premiership in the past and put in some decent performances. Also sounds like he’s a decent bloke to have around the squad.

Obviously he’s been brought in as bench cover, but if TPN is away and Youngs got injured, he seems like a good 3rd choice back up with Stevens on the bench. Granted Mahoney and Kerr are decent prospects, but wouldn’t want them starting against top level opposition.

Same with Macken. Both Tuilagi and Owen don’t have the best injury records. I would rather Macken start at 13 who seems to have done okay for himself at Wasps. Maybe harsh but I can see Smith being more of a player coach for the academy lads coming up next season.

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Post by Hot_Charlie » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:29 pm

sapajo wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:17 pm
JP14 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:59 pm
Oh, I've just realised that Macken was at Leinster whilst Matt O'Connor was head coach there.
Oh just realised we signed Dominic Ryan, who was at Leinster whilst Matt O'Connor was head coach there. Look how well that turned out :smt022
Ryan did weigh in at about 15 stone fully soaked. A lightweight back row (just what we didn’t need) if there ever was one.

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Post by RagingBull » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:21 pm

Full academy team has been updated (Green = New players)
Hooker: Shaun Allsop, Finlay Gibson, Oscar Smith-Canham
Prop: Rob Hardwick, Alex Maxwell, Jack Rowntree, James Whitecombe (Interesting 3 are sons of former International props)
Locks: Will Bailey, George Martin, Scott McVea
Back Row: Ollie Ashworth, Will Blackhouse, Sam Eveleigh, Emike Ilione, Lynx Noumey,
Scrum Half: Sam Edwards, Jonny Law, Harris Orridge Du Bois, Charlie Titcombe, Jack Van Poortvelt,
Fly Half: Sam Costelow, Harry Glynn
Centre: Benjamin Dickinson, Ronnie Du Rant, Billy Hull, Matthew Potts, Harry Sturmey
Winger: Joe Browning, Josh Lugsden, Luke Phoenix
Full Back: Oliver Smith, Freddie Steward,

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

Post by JP14 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:29 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:21 pm
Full academy team has been updated (Green = New players)
Hooker: Shaun Allsop, Finlay Gibson, Oscar Smith-Canham
Prop: Rob Hardwick, Alex Maxwell, Jack Rowntree, James Whitecombe (Interesting 3 are sons of former International props)
Locks: Will Bailey, George Martin, Scott McVea
Back Row: Ollie Ashworth, Will Blackhouse, Sam Eveleigh, Emike Ilione, Lynx Noumey,
Scrum Half: Sam Edwards, Jonny Law, Harris Orridge Du Bois, Charlie Titcombe, Jack Van Poortvelt,
Fly Half: Sam Costelow, Harry Glynn
Centre: Benjamin Dickinson, Ronnie Du Rant, Billy Hull, Matthew Potts, Harry Sturmey
Winger: Joe Browning, Josh Lugsden, Luke Phoenix
Full Back: Oliver Smith, Freddie Steward,
Is Rob Tom’s brother?
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Post by RagingBull » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:41 pm

JP14 wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:29 pm
RagingBull wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:21 pm
Full academy team has been updated (Green = New players)
Hooker: Shaun Allsop, Finlay Gibson, Oscar Smith-Canham
Prop: Rob Hardwick, Alex Maxwell, Jack Rowntree, James Whitecombe (Interesting 3 are sons of former International props)
Locks: Will Bailey, George Martin, Scott McVea
Back Row: Ollie Ashworth, Will Blackhouse, Sam Eveleigh, Emike Ilione, Lynx Noumey,
Scrum Half: Sam Edwards, Jonny Law, Harris Orridge Du Bois, Charlie Titcombe, Jack Van Poortvelt,
Fly Half: Sam Costelow, Harry Glynn
Centre: Benjamin Dickinson, Ronnie Du Rant, Billy Hull, Matthew Potts, Harry Sturmey
Winger: Joe Browning, Josh Lugsden, Luke Phoenix
Full Back: Oliver Smith, Freddie Steward,
Is Rob Tom’s brother?
Yes

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Post by JP14 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:42 pm

Ah cool.
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Post by dunc » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:30 pm

Just seen a photo of Jack Rowntree. The apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree there

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Post by sam16111986 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:49 am

dunc wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:30 pm
Just seen a photo of Jack Rowntree. The apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree there
https://www.leicestertigers.com/player/jack-rowntree

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Post by jgriffin » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:11 pm

Macken was pants at Cardiff IMO
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part Deux

Post by Mark62 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:32 pm

jgriffin wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:11 pm
Macken was pants at Cardiff IMO
Not sure he is required, with the 4 frontline centres, Tait, Smith, Worth, Olowefela Hardwick and Thacker in reserve

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Post by Hot_Charlie » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:08 pm

Mark62 wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:32 pm
jgriffin wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:11 pm
Macken was pants at Cardiff IMO
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).

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Post by sam16111986 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:28 pm

Hot_Charlie wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:08 pm
Mark62 wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:32 pm
jgriffin wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:11 pm
Macken was pants at Cardiff IMO
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.

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