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Eastmond

Post by Brutus » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:46 am

Kyle Eastmond has signed for Tigers

https://www.leicestertigers.com/news/ti ... lford-road

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Re: Eastmond

Post by sapajo » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:43 am

Lose a world class centre and replace him with Eastmond. Beggars belief, that sums up Tigers player recruitment in a nutshell :smt009
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Re: Eastmond

Post by Cardiff Tig » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:46 am

sapajo wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:43 am
Lose a world class centre and replace him with Eastmond. Beggars belief, that sums up Tigers player recruitment in a nutshell :smt009
Who exactly should Tiger's be signing for this season? No big names are going to move in a WC year. We can sign a replacement for Toomua next season - he's still here!!

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Re: Eastmond

Post by ourla » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:52 am

I've a good feeling about this one.
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Re: Eastmond

Post by ellis9 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:05 am

Cardiff Tig wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:46 am
sapajo wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:43 am
Lose a world class centre and replace him with Eastmond. Beggars belief, that sums up Tigers player recruitment in a nutshell :smt009
Who exactly should Tiger's be signing for this season? No big names are going to move in a WC year. We can sign a replacement for Toomua next season - he's still here!!
Some people just don't have a clue do they?!

If only it was simple to sign a world class player in a season which leads up to the World Cup!

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Re: Eastmond

Post by Mark62 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:12 am

sapajo wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:43 am
Lose a world class centre and replace him with Eastmond. Beggars belief, that sums up Tigers player recruitment in a nutshell :smt009
Seriously I’m glad I don’t live in your world :smt015

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Re: Eastmond

Post by Coops » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:13 am

sapajo wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:43 am
Lose a world class centre and replace him with Eastmond. Beggars belief, that sums up Tigers player recruitment in a nutshell :smt009
Because clearly you'd do a better job then so late in the year?

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Re: Eastmond

Post by Leicestertinytiger » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:24 am

Coops wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:13 am
sapajo wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:43 am
Lose a world class centre and replace him with Eastmond. Beggars belief, that sums up Tigers player recruitment in a nutshell :smt009
Because clearly you'd do a better job then so late in the year?
He has got a point! Why didn’t we sell Genge back to Bristol and with the money buy out Nonu and SBW contracts and bring them in as a replacements. :smt002

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Re: Eastmond

Post by Coops » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:43 am

Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:24 am

He has got a point! Why didn’t we sell Genge back to Bristol and with the money buy out Nonu and SBW contracts and bring them in as a replacements. :smt002
Yeah you're right, sorry, just wasn't thinking outside the box.

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Re: Eastmond

Post by Stephen18 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:03 pm

sapajo wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:43 am
Lose a world class centre and replace him with Eastmond. Beggars belief, that sums up Tigers player recruitment in a nutshell :smt009
I’ve got to agree with everyone else, I think the board has bought in the best player available in that position, Eastmond in a international centre with a playing history with both Ford and Tuilagi, and to get him in a season early rather than wait until Toomua leaves is a great, I know he’s had he’s injury problem recently but if he can get anywhere near the form he had 2/3 seasons ago he’ll offer us something I don’t think we’ve had for a while a quick and allusive centre.
And with toomu here till the end of the season I hope tigers use that and have Hardwick shadow him for the rest of the season to try and sponge as much of his style of play as possible

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Re: Eastmond

Post by Mark62 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:03 pm

Yes he was injured at Wasps but he also didn’t fit in with their game plan of a ball player at 10 and 12.

I would have thought that those who feel Ford and Toomua struggle in the same team together would be delighted and he is a more powerful runner ball in hand than Toomua

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Re: Eastmond

Post by sapajo » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:13 pm

Mark62 wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:03 pm
Yes he was injured at Wasps but he also didn’t fit in with their game plan of a ball player at 10 and 12.

I would have thought that those who feel Ford and Toomua struggle in the same team together would be delighted and he is a more powerful runner ball in hand than Toomua
More powerful runner ball in had than Toomua ? I think not

Next you will be saying he is a better defender than Toomua. I know he is not!
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Re: Eastmond

Post by Mark62 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:27 pm

sapajo wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:13 pm
Mark62 wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:03 pm
Yes he was injured at Wasps but he also didn’t fit in with their game plan of a ball player at 10 and 12.

I would have thought that those who feel Ford and Toomua struggle in the same team together would be delighted and he is a more powerful runner ball in hand than Toomua
More powerful runner ball in had than Toomua ? I think not

Next you will be saying he is a better defender than Toomua. I know he is not!
Note the words I use a more powerful runner ball in hand. In explanation for you in traffic going into contact he is more powerful look at some footage then come back to me

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Re: Eastmond

Post by Tiglon » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:55 pm

I really don't think Eastmond is the long term replacement for Toomua, he's just a (very talented) extra pair of hands in the centres, which I think everyone would agree is needed. So he didn't succeed hugely at Wasps? Well if he had, he probably wouldn't fit into our salary cap!

Toomua leaving in a year leaves us with a vacancy for a marquee signing, and as much as I'm disappointed to see Matt go, I'm very excited to see who we can find to fill that.

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Re: Eastmond

Post by RagingBull » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:59 pm

sapajo wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:13 pm
Mark62 wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:03 pm
Yes he was injured at Wasps but he also didn’t fit in with their game plan of a ball player at 10 and 12.

I would have thought that those who feel Ford and Toomua struggle in the same team together would be delighted and he is a more powerful runner ball in hand than Toomua
More powerful runner ball in had than Toomua ? I think not

Next you will be saying he is a better defender than Toomua. I know he is not!
Eastmond is a miles bettering ball runner

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