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Re: Development v Saints

Post by LE18 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:40 pm

sam16111986 wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:48 pm
ABClub wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:25 pm
sam16111986 wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:10 pm
The rumoured back line options for next season are something like;

9. Youngs, Harrison, White, Simmonds
10. Ford, Hardwick
12. Eastmond, Reid
13. Tuilagi, Taute
11/14. May, Holmes, Owolofela, SAR, Walker
Fullback. TV, Worth, Forsyth

Reid is obviously comfortable at flyhalf and Forsyth and SAR are happy at centre. We might see Smith cover the RWC period. There might be room for Bitrim as 10/12/15 cover. Depends whether Blommetjies comes in maybe as to how much cap space we want to spend on the backs. Young Steward is a 15 who could come into the centres, he's a big lad who has already made his first team debut at 18 but will be more of one for the the season after than next season.

Don't know about xfactor but Taute will offer some power in the carry, he's a pretty big bloke. He might still be able to cover 15 a bit as well.
EW Viljeon is rumoured as well. Predominantly a 13 who covers wing/fullback.

I expect Smith will sign a one year extension. He's a reliable squad player who doesn't break the bank, covers both 12/13. He's also reliable in defence which is much needed currently.
Viljeon I knew I was forgetting somebody. Rumours of Smith retiring and taking up a head of rugby job at a school.

Dangerous4, there's rumours that Thompstone might be retiring as well. He's had a pretty nasty injury this season and he's not had the best of luck previously.
If Smith is retiring and taking over as a rugby head, I wonder if its at Oakham, from his Dad, is Dosser retiring? Adam Thompstone assured me, when talking to him in the Droglites, that he was well on the mend after his operation and would be back next season.

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Re: Development v Saints

Post by Hot_Charlie » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:52 pm

I think Smith said on the Rugby Show - on the wireless - that he intended to carry on next season.

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Re: Development v Saints

Post by AngusMcCoatup » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:28 pm

Hot_Charlie wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:52 pm
I think Smith said on the Rugby Show - on the wireless - that he intended to carry on next season.
"on the wireless???" What is a "wireless?" Has it got wires, less wires or no wires? or has it a trans sister? :smt017
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Re: Development v Saints

Post by sam16111986 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:56 am

LE18 wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:40 pm
sam16111986 wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:48 pm
ABClub wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:25 pm

EW Viljeon is rumoured as well. Predominantly a 13 who covers wing/fullback.

I expect Smith will sign a one year extension. He's a reliable squad player who doesn't break the bank, covers both 12/13. He's also reliable in defence which is much needed currently.
Viljeon I knew I was forgetting somebody. Rumours of Smith retiring and taking up a head of rugby job at a school.

Dangerous4, there's rumours that Thompstone might be retiring as well. He's had a pretty nasty injury this season and he's not had the best of luck previously.
If Smith is retiring and taking over as a rugby head, I wonder if its at Oakham, from his Dad, is Dosser retiring? Adam Thompstone assured me, when talking to him in the Droglites, that he was well on the mend after his operation and would be back next season.
Excellent news that Thompstone will be back. Underrated player, particularly his cover defence (could have used that this season).
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Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:52 pm
I think Smith said on the Rugby Show - on the wireless - that he intended to carry on next season.
Hope so. I expected that if he was fit he'd cover the world cup period but I had heard strong rumours of him retiring for said rugby post as well. If he's got one more year in him then that would help with the transition of the development players.

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Re: Development v Saints

Post by Dangerous4 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:10 pm

sam16111986 wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:48 pm
ABClub wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:25 pm
sam16111986 wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:10 pm
The rumoured back line options for next season are something like;

9. Youngs, Harrison, White, Simmonds
10. Ford, Hardwick
12. Eastmond, Reid
13. Tuilagi, Taute
11/14. May, Holmes, Owolofela, SAR, Walker
Fullback. TV, Worth, Forsyth


Oh dear. Thompstone will be badly missed. Another player who gives his all. :smt022
Reid is obviously comfortable at flyhalf and Forsyth and SAR are happy at centre. We might see Smith cover the RWC period. There might be room for Bitrim as 10/12/15 cover. Depends whether Blommetjies comes in maybe as to how much cap space we want to spend on the backs. Young Steward is a 15 who could come into the centres, he's a big lad who has already made his first team debut at 18 but will be more of one for the the season after than next season.

Don't know about xfactor but Taute will offer some power in the carry, he's a pretty big bloke. He might still be able to cover 15 a bit as well.
EW Viljeon is rumoured as well. Predominantly a 13 who covers wing/fullback.

I expect Smith will sign a one year extension. He's a reliable squad player who doesn't break the bank, covers both 12/13. He's also reliable in defence which is much needed currently.
Viljeon I knew I was forgetting somebody. Rumours of Smith retiring and taking up a head of rugby job at a school.

Dangerous4, there's rumours that Thompstone might be retiring as well. He's had a pretty nasty injury this season and he's not had the best of luck previously.

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Re: Development v Saints

Post by westwinds31 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:11 pm

I was at Glos v Quins A League game. Glos too strong but Luke Wallace played and didn’t do a great deal. Hopefully just a blip.

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Re: Development v Saints

Post by Dangerous4 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:18 pm

Well, C.B. has done himself a great deal of good today. He may well be staying with us now.

Put him in the next Premiership game, methinks.

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Re: Development v Saints

Post by Scott1 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:19 pm

Has to start after scoring 3,that way the two Matt's can start at centre. Owen is a bust!

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Re: Development v Saints

Post by Hot_Charlie » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:45 pm

Dangerous4 wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:18 pm
Well, C.B. has done himself a great deal of good today. He may well be staying with us now.

Put him in the next Premiership game, methinks.
Olowofela’s been playing a lot of rugby this season, so I wonder if we’ll see a back three of May and Blommetjies, with Veainu at 15 (if considered fit enough)?

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Re: Development v Saints

Post by Leicestertinytiger » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:46 pm

Dangerous4 wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:18 pm
Well, C.B. has done himself a great deal of good today. He may well be staying with us now.

Put him in the next Premiership game, methinks.
Any rumours that we might be signing him up for next year?

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Re: Development v Saints

Post by Tigerbeat » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:01 pm

Dangerous4 wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:18 pm
Well, C.B. has done himself a great deal of good today. He may well be staying with us now.

Put him in the next Premiership game, methinks.
C.B??
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Re: Development v Saints

Post by BG01 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:04 pm

Hot_Charlie wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:45 pm
Dangerous4 wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:18 pm
Well, C.B. has done himself a great deal of good today. He may well be staying with us now.

Put him in the next Premiership game, methinks.
Olowofela’s been playing a lot of rugby this season, so I wonder if we’ll see a back three of May and Blommetjies, with Veainu at 15 (if considered fit enough)?
A May/Blommetjies/Veainu back three seems like like a no brainer for next week. They may be lacking a little match fitness, but they're pure class and we can have Jordan/SAR on the bench.

I'm not sure if I'd play Blommetjies or Veainu at 15 - my instinct is Blommetjies as Veainu's positioning is poor, but the fact they played Blommetjies on the wing today suggest they have other ideas.
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Re: Development v Saints

Post by Hot_Charlie » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:28 pm

BG01 wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:04 pm
Hot_Charlie wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:45 pm
Dangerous4 wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:18 pm
Well, C.B. has done himself a great deal of good today. He may well be staying with us now.

Put him in the next Premiership game, methinks.
Olowofela’s been playing a lot of rugby this season, so I wonder if we’ll see a back three of May and Blommetjies, with Veainu at 15 (if considered fit enough)?
A May/Blommetjies/Veainu back three seems like like a no brainer for next week. They may be lacking a little match fitness, but they're pure class and we can have Jordan/SAR on the bench.

I'm not sure if I'd play Blommetjies or Veainu at 15 - my instinct is Blommetjies as Veainu's positioning is poor, but the fact they played Blommetjies on the wing today suggest they have other ideas.
I agree with you.

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Re: Development v Saints

Post by FrontRowUnionMember » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:40 pm

westwinds31 wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:11 pm
I was at Glos v Quins A League game. Glos too strong but Luke Wallace played and didn’t do a great deal. Hopefully just a blip.
Is Wallace still believed to be coming here?

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Re: Development v Saints

Post by sam16111986 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:27 pm

BG01 wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:04 pm
Hot_Charlie wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:45 pm
Dangerous4 wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:18 pm
Well, C.B. has done himself a great deal of good today. He may well be staying with us now.

Put him in the next Premiership game, methinks.
Olowofela’s been playing a lot of rugby this season, so I wonder if we’ll see a back three of May and Blommetjies, with Veainu at 15 (if considered fit enough)?
A May/Blommetjies/Veainu back three seems like like a no brainer for next week. They may be lacking a little match fitness, but they're pure class and we can have Jordan/SAR on the bench.

I'm not sure if I'd play Blommetjies or Veainu at 15 - my instinct is Blommetjies as Veainu's positioning is poor, but the fact they played Blommetjies on the wing today suggest they have other ideas.
Maybe. We did have Steward starting though and he's a specialist 15 (think he may have played 13 in the past, not really a winger/15). Lad is a proper unit as well, should be one to watch. I may be wrong but I thought that TV replaced the other winger so TV and CB both played on the wing.

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