LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 6

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 6

Post by Systonite » Mon May 06, 2019 10:50 am

Didn't Clare feature large in our home defeat to Saints season before this? Seem to remember him coming on and giving our scrum a seeing to.
Difficult to see how we can do much better for a fourth choicer. Big experienced hooker with Tigers background.

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Post by kpj tiger » Mon May 06, 2019 10:56 am

Pretty sure Leatigaga is next

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Post by 1989Tiger » Mon May 06, 2019 11:05 am

JP14 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 10:32 am
1989Tiger wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 10:18 am
JP14 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 10:13 am
I'm guessing the other Nottingham player will be next...
Other Nottingham player?
Hasn't Clare been at Bedford this season?

You shouldn't be surprised anyway. You've already asked why would players join us over other clubs so these types of signings should be expected.

On the other hand, you could realise that this is the standard we are going to get for a 4th choice hooker. We are hardly going to be signing Jamie George or Luke Cowan-Dickie to be a backup player are we?!
You need to research previous posts as I have never said anything of the sort (as highlighted) before making such a presumption!

As a fourth choice hooker, it should be fine, he was brought up through the academy therefore should have the Tiger's ethos, but it's whether that's been lost. It's nice to see that Murphy is trying to recreate or reshape the ethos though.


My apologies JP14. It wasn't you who said it.

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Post by Knightonian » Mon May 06, 2019 11:24 am

Isn’t it the Harry Thacker argument you have to go away to get game time so that you can come back a better player

In some cases I’m sure they’re told that

Look at Wells he would never have been pushing for the first team if he stayed without game time

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Post by SthrnTiger » Mon May 06, 2019 11:25 am

kpj tiger wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 10:56 am
Pretty sure Leatigaga is next
Does anyone know who he is replacing in the squad?

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Post by mightymouse » Mon May 06, 2019 11:34 am

I thought I read somewhere Stevens was leaving. Is he not the current 4th choice hooker?

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Post by fortysix » Mon May 06, 2019 11:35 am

Wells isnt now. We need some muscle and bulk at 4 and 5, like Skelton and Mostert.

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Post by RagingBull » Mon May 06, 2019 11:48 am

fortysix wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 11:35 am
Wells isnt now. We need some muscle and bulk at 4 and 5, like Skelton and Mostert.
What like a 6ft8 and 20st7lbs lock?

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Post by RagingBull » Mon May 06, 2019 11:57 am

RagingBull wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 11:48 am
fortysix wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 11:35 am
Wells isnt now. We need some muscle and bulk at 4 and 5, like Skelton and Mostert.
What like a 6ft8 and 20st7lbs lock?

who is about to be announced

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Post by kpj tiger » Mon May 06, 2019 11:58 am

Levanini next

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Post by Hot_Charlie » Mon May 06, 2019 12:05 pm

mightymouse wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 11:34 am
I thought I read somewhere Stevens was leaving. Is he not the current 4th choice hooker?
He hasn’t been seen since September or October. Clare is a solid signing. He’ll do a job as and where required (particularly as the club will be second guessing international selections) and has decent experience to fall back on.

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Post by Scott1 » Mon May 06, 2019 12:06 pm

Lavinini in,monster lock! Add Tafua to that with Liebenberg and Genge and we are starting to get an horrible pack! About time!

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Post by Hot_Charlie » Mon May 06, 2019 12:09 pm

CitizenSmiff wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 10:29 am

My counter to that needlessly confrontational argument would be that we shouldn't be signing a 4th choice hooker anyway, why isn't there an academy product at Oval Park who can step up.
Because when you have an important game and lose someone at short notice (for example) you want the choice of playing a tyro or having an experienced head in the squad.

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Post by RagingBull » Mon May 06, 2019 12:13 pm

Just out of interest a pack of
1. Leatigaga
2. Polota-Nau
3. Heyes
4. Lavanini
5. Spencer
6. Kalamafoni
7. Taufua
8. Liebenberg

would be an average weight of 19 stone pretty much.

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Post by fortysix » Mon May 06, 2019 12:26 pm

That sounds brilliant, lets hope and hope we see Tigers back at the top.

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