LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 5

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 5

Post by sam16111986 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:53 pm

Dangerous4 wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:49 pm
Are these really the signings G.M. was so excited about? :smt017
Depends what he's seen in these guys. Remember Guy Thompson was in a Jersey Reds side a season out of league 1 when Wasps signed him up. Holmes was on the wing at Yorkshire. Harry Williams at Nottingham when he was signed up by Exeter. There's plenty of talent we aren't familiar with in the lower leagues.

Green has great lineout stats (our lineout has been patchy and the stellar back line missing out on good ball). Taute and Reid add much needed skills to our midfield options, how desperate are we for a strong ball carrier like Taute.

Other than Taufua none of the guys are going to be expensive. We've not heard the last of the signings incoming and there should be some more cap to utilise alongside the young lads continuing development.

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Post by Hot_Charlie » Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:47 pm

sam16111986 wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:53 pm
Dangerous4 wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:49 pm
Are these really the signings G.M. was so excited about? :smt017
Depends what he's seen in these guys. Remember Guy Thompson was in a Jersey Reds side a season out of league 1 when Wasps signed him up. Holmes was on the wing at Yorkshire. Harry Williams at Nottingham when he was signed up by Exeter. There's plenty of talent we aren't familiar with in the lower leagues.
Add Tommy Bell to that list. He held us together covering 10 and 15 whilst we had numerous injuries to Burns/Williams/Veainu/Tait. Shame he left and hasn't had much luck at LI. Ed Slater was obviously a Championship signing too.

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Post by maire88 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:04 am

I’m not sure how much truth is in the post about Coghlan as the same poster was trying to tout him to Wasps previously :smt003
Nothing been said at Notts end.
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Post by AusTiger » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:33 am

TPN thought he was getting the sack apparently. He must be very aware that his form isn't where it needs to be. Makes me think this trip back home might be the right thing for him.

https://amp.smh.com.au/sport/rugby-unio ... 511yw.html

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Post by Smudge » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:45 pm

Varndell off again. This time to Hong Kong
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Post by Dangerous4 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:23 pm

Smudge wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:45 pm
Varndell off again. This time to Hong Kong

Yes. Well good luck to him over there. It's good news as far as I am concerned. I hope he does well though.

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Post by TigerCam » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:05 pm

Hot_Charlie wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:47 pm
sam16111986 wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:53 pm
Dangerous4 wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:49 pm
Are these really the signings G.M. was so excited about? :smt017
Depends what he's seen in these guys. Remember Guy Thompson was in a Jersey Reds side a season out of league 1 when Wasps signed him up. Holmes was on the wing at Yorkshire. Harry Williams at Nottingham when he was signed up by Exeter. There's plenty of talent we aren't familiar with in the lower leagues.
Add Tommy Bell to that list. He held us together covering 10 and 15 whilst we had numerous injuries to Burns/Williams/Veainu/Tait. Shame he left and hasn't had much luck at LI. Ed Slater was obviously a Championship signing too.
Tommy Bell he was some player!!
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Post by DeadlyDunc » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:59 am

Linked to Jonathan Davies as a replacement for Manu

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/regional ... er-reports

Can’t see it myself but who knows

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Post by strawclearer » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:27 am

DeadlyDunc wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:59 am
Linked to Jonathan Davies as a replacement for Manu

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/regional ... er-reports

Can’t see it myself but who knows
I'm more concerned by the "exceptional circumstances" clause which England might invoke. I confess I'd forgotten about it. It would allow Manu to have his £2.6m gateau and eat it up at Twickenham!
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Post by ellis9 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:33 am

strawclearer wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:27 am
DeadlyDunc wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:59 am
Linked to Jonathan Davies as a replacement for Manu

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/regional ... er-reports

Can’t see it myself but who knows
I'm more concerned by the "exceptional circumstances" clause which England might invoke. I confess I'd forgotten about it. It would allow Manu to have his £2.6m gateau and eat it up at Twickenham!
That's wrong. Wilkinson was picked for England as he signed for Toulon before the "exceptional circumstance" rule was brought in.

If Manu moves to France, which I don't believe he will, England won't go down the "exceptional circumstances" rule. There's too many English centres to be able to pick him under an exceptional circumstance.

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Post by Mark62 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:04 am

ellis9 wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:33 am
strawclearer wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:27 am
DeadlyDunc wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:59 am
Linked to Jonathan Davies as a replacement for Manu

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/regional ... er-reports

Can’t see it myself but who knows
I'm more concerned by the "exceptional circumstances" clause which England might invoke. I confess I'd forgotten about it. It would allow Manu to have his £2.6m gateau and eat it up at Twickenham!
That's wrong. Wilkinson was picked for England as he signed for Toulon before the "exceptional circumstance" rule was brought in.

If Manu moves to France, which I don't believe he will, England won't go down the "exceptional circumstances" rule. There's too many English centres to be able to pick him under an exceptional circumstance.
Manu is obviously thought very highly of by his England team mates and he was singing the anthem louder and prouder than anyone before the match.

Maybe it isn’t the done deal some of us, me included think it is, and the Tigers plus England plus testimonial money, along with his emotional ties to the area will keep him here

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Post by ellis9 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:05 am

Mark62 wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:04 am
ellis9 wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:33 am
strawclearer wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:27 am

I'm more concerned by the "exceptional circumstances" clause which England might invoke. I confess I'd forgotten about it. It would allow Manu to have his £2.6m gateau and eat it up at Twickenham!
That's wrong. Wilkinson was picked for England as he signed for Toulon before the "exceptional circumstance" rule was brought in.

If Manu moves to France, which I don't believe he will, England won't go down the "exceptional circumstances" rule. There's too many English centres to be able to pick him under an exceptional circumstance.
Manu is obviously thought very highly of by his England team mates and he was singing the anthem louder and prouder than anyone before the match.

Maybe it isn’t the done deal some of us, me included think it is, and the Tigers plus England plus testimonial money, along with his emotional ties to the area will keep him here
I'm confident he will still be a Tigers player next season.

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Post by MikeR » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:49 am

I really am not bothered whether he is or whether he isn't a Tigers player next season . We desperately need to rebalance the Squad to ensure that we do not have 6 highly paid players missing because of regular England commitments. Of the 6 I would prefer to retain Genge , Cole and May and let the others go at the earliest opportunity . It is ludicrous to have so much of the Salary Cap tied up with players who hardly play for us .

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Post by DeadlyDunc » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:08 pm

MikeR wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:49 am
I really am not bothered whether he is or whether he isn't a Tigers player next season . We desperately need to rebalance the Squad to ensure that we do not have 6 highly paid players missing because of regular England commitments. Of the 6 I would prefer to retain Genge , Cole and May and let the others go at the earliest opportunity . It is ludicrous to have so much of the Salary Cap tied up with players who hardly play for us .
We can’t just keep ripping up the squad on a whim and expect to build anything remotely sustainable.

That’s before making the obvious counter argument that getting rid of your best players is unlikely to make things better

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Post by Hot_Charlie » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:11 pm

The Davies rumour isn’t a surprise. I’d imagine a lot of Scarlets’ and Ospreys’ agents will be doing their best to guarantee decent contracts for their players ASAP for next season.

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