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 ay2oh » Mon May 06, 2019 9:32 pm

Goneva past it :smt003
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Today’s announcements on signings

Post by Ian Cant » Mon May 06, 2019 9:51 pm

Leicester Tigers have signed Argentina forward Tomas Lavanini, Samoa prop Nephi Leatigaga and former academy captain Charlie Clare for next season.
I have read about these signing for us on the BBC.
Is it me or does this follow the usual pattern; why do we need another hooker and two players who aren’t enforcers???
Hope to be proved wrong!

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

Post by ay2oh » Mon May 06, 2019 9:59 pm

If these 2 are not enforcers , a 23 stone prop and a 19 stone 6 foot 7 inch lock I don’t know who are ! :smt003
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Re: Today’s announcements on signings

Post by 1989Tiger » Mon May 06, 2019 10:00 pm

Ian Cant wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 9:51 pm
Leicester Tigers have signed Argentina forward Tomas Lavanini, Samoa prop Nephi Leatigaga and former academy captain Charlie Clare for next season.
I have read about these signing for us on the BBC.
Is it me or does this follow the usual pattern; why do we need another hooker and two players who aren’t enforcers???
Hope to be proved wrong!
Lavanini not an enforcer? Really?

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

Post by Darc Tiger » Mon May 06, 2019 10:07 pm

Lavanini has a quite a rep. If he's not an enforcer, I don't know who is!

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

Post by Hot_Charlie » Mon May 06, 2019 10:09 pm

What is an "enforcer"? Genuine question; the press and fans bandy it around with glee in modern rugby speak (just like the jackaller) but really, what is the definition?

Anyway, glad we've signed the guy with a reputation similar to a certain Martin Johnson and labelled in a Youtube video as "Rugby's Most Dangerous Player". Raw spite and agression? Yes please. :smt003

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

Post by WhitecapTiger » Mon May 06, 2019 10:10 pm

ay2oh wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 9:59 pm
If these 2 are not enforcers , a 23 stone prop and a 19 stone 6 foot 7 inch lock I don’t know who are ! :smt003
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.....

Lavanini has both :smt002

Not sure about Leatigaga but i'd be willing to take an educated punt... :smt023
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 6

Post by Hot_Charlie » Mon May 06, 2019 10:22 pm

WhitecapTiger wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 10:10 pm

Not sure about Leatigaga but i'd be willing to take an educated punt... :smt023
He must have something about him, otherwise he wouldn't have allegedly been signed a year earlier than arriving! :smt001

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Re: Today’s announcements on signings

Post by sam16111986 » Mon May 06, 2019 10:31 pm

Ian Cant wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 9:51 pm
Leicester Tigers have signed Argentina forward Tomas Lavanini, Samoa prop Nephi Leatigaga and former academy captain Charlie Clare for next season.
I have read about these signing for us on the BBC.
Is it me or does this follow the usual pattern; why do we need another hooker and two players who aren’t enforcers???
Hope to be proved wrong!
Go to YouTube and put in Tomas Lavanini in. We'll be trying to pull him out the fights rather than pushing him in. Personally I'm very happy with him signing.

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

Post by Traveller » Mon May 06, 2019 10:40 pm

Lavvanini is a top class line out operator. With a competent coach we may actually be competitive in that area of the game for the first time in years. The YouTube highlights are just that, highlights. There is a bit more to TL than punching and yellow cards.

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Re: Today’s announcements on signings

Post by kk20gb30 » Tue May 07, 2019 8:11 am

Ian Cant wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 9:51 pm
Leicester Tigers have signed Argentina forward Tomas Lavanini, Samoa prop Nephi Leatigaga and former academy captain Charlie Clare for next season.
I have read about these signing for us on the BBC.
Is it me or does this follow the usual pattern; why do we need another hooker and two players who aren’t enforcers???
Hope to be proved wrong!
Re Lavanini.
Sorry , my friend,but you need to take a look at this mans pedigree.Top class operator who at times can be brutal in approach.
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 6

Post by sapajo » Tue May 07, 2019 8:12 am

Can anyone please explain our need to bring back Ex Tigers players that left our shores because they were not good enough and in particular Hookers?
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 6

Post by longlivethecrumbie » Tue May 07, 2019 8:26 am

sapajo wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 8:12 am
Can anyone please explain our need to bring back Ex Tigers players that left our shores because they were not good enough and in particular Hookers?
Heaven forbid that they may have improved while they were away!
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 6

Post by happywomble » Tue May 07, 2019 8:33 am

I can think of one ex-Tigers hooker now plying his trade in the southwest who would be welcome back

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

Post by sapajo » Tue May 07, 2019 9:31 am

longlivethecrumbie wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 8:26 am
sapajo wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 8:12 am
Can anyone please explain our need to bring back Ex Tigers players that left our shores because they were not good enough and in particular Hookers?
Heaven forbid that they may have improved while the were away!
Thacker has improved, so have Lewington and Purdey. Its a question of have they improved enough to play in the premiership !
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