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 kpj tiger » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:02 pm

That article is a year old

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Post by TigerMac3 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:03 pm

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Post by strawclearer » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:36 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:02 pm
https://twitter.com/IlltudDafydd/status ... 1091703808


"Jordan Taufua is set to join Leicester after saying no to Union Bordeaux-Begles"
Same height and weight as Guy Thompson - a powerful ball carrier but, at 6'0", he won't be doing much in the lineout. Let's hope other signings mean he won't have to! :smt023
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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:00 pm

At least with Williams and Kitchener leaving it does look like the club is trying to address the underpowered pack. Obviously we don’t know who their replacements are going to be, but the fact they are going does give hope.

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Post by ABClub » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:26 pm

Williams and Kitch ----> Green and Taufua

In terms of using the salary cap wisely that would be excellent work from the club.

It would be especially exciting to see a back rower of Taufua's quality incoming with a marquee spot still available for the forwards.

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Post by Mark62 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:28 pm

Taufua does tend to prefer 6, playing in the strongest Crusaders back row with Todd and Reid.
Maybe an indication that Denton, if he ever clears the concussion protocols, will move to 8.
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Post by JP14 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:42 pm

If Taufua is joining great, something which I’ve advocated for a long time and if members will remember I made a video on him which did pretty well.
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Post by RagingBull » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:44 pm

6. Taufua
7. Thompson
8. Denton
Would be a good back row.

Although the back row depth would be a worry. Assuming BOC is off.
6. Taufua, Lavin,
7. Thompson, Reffell, Gough
8. Denton, Kalamafoni, Tuilagi, Smith

Personally think we do need another 8 to come in.
6. Taufua, Kalamafoni, Lavin,
7. Thompson, Reffell, Gough
8. ?, Denton, Tuilagi, Smith

Would make me feel a bit better with most of them likely to be available all season.

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Post by JP14 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:50 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:44 pm
6. Tuafua
7. Thompson
8. Denton
Would be a good back row.

Although the back row depth would be a worry. Assuming BOC is off.
6. Tuafua, Lavin,
7. Thompson, Reffell, Gough
8. Denton, Kalamafoni, Tuilagi, Smith

Personally think we do need another 8 to come in.
6. Tuafua, Kalamafoni, Lavin,
7. Thompson, Reffell, Gough
8. ?, Denton, Tuilagi, Smith

Would make me feel a bit better with most of them likely to be available all season.
Who would you like to see brought in as well? I would like Selevasio Tolofua from Toulouse, but I doubt we could match his wage that he is currently on. He might not be on ridiculous money as he’s still a development player I believe but if Taufua is marquee then...
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Post by Scott1 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:45 pm

Yes,as good as Jordan is he's not a marquee player imo

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Post by TTRITH » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:26 pm

Scott1 wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:45 pm
Yes,as good as Jordan is he's not a marquee player imo
Depends if weve got the money for a marquee, or whether we are just going to use it for another squad player... I.e another player on say 300k as opposed to 6,7,800k.
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Post by Dangerous4 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:50 pm

I totally believe we need an out and out number 8.

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

Post by Leicestertinytiger » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:55 pm

TTRITH wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:26 pm
Scott1 wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:45 pm
Yes,as good as Jordan is he's not a marquee player imo
Depends if weve got the money for a marquee, or whether we are just going to use it for another squad player... I.e another player on say 300k as opposed to 6,7,800k.
Yeah agreed. Very good player but he’s never been capped and shouldn’t be demanding marquee wages. Imagine he will be on around what Williams was being paid plus some.

Wonder if Fitzgerald and O’Connor are staying or leave too?

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

Post by ay2oh » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:07 pm

Perhaps we will find out more at the fans forum tomorrow
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