LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 1

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LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 1

Post by RagingBull » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:07 am

so with Senior and Development teams updated on the website
2019/20 (So far)
Senior Team Coaches:
Head of Elite Performance Recruitment: Jan McGinity
Head of Performance Pathway and Talent Identification: Ged Glynn.
Head Coach: Geordan Murphy
Defence Coach: Phil Blake
Forwards Coach: Mark Bakewell
Breakdown Coach: Brett Deacon
Scrum Coach: Boris Stankovich
Consultant: Mike Ford

Senior Players: (So far)
Hooker: Clare, Kerr, Polota-Nau. Stevens, Youngs
Props: Bateman, Cole, Cortes, Genge, Gigena, Heyes, Hills, Leatigaga
Locks: Green, Lavanini, Lewis, Spencer, Wells,
Back Row: Coghlan, Denton, Kalamafoni, Liebenberg, Reffell, Taufua, Thompson,
Scrum Half: Harrison, Simmons, White, Youngs
Fly Half: Ford, Hardwick, McPhillips
Centre: Eastmond, Reid, Taute, Thomas, Tuilagi, Viljoen
Winger: Aslpand-Robinson, Holmes, Olowofela, May, Thompstone,
Full Back: Veainu, Worth

New Signings
Charlie Clare (Bedford)
Nephi Leatigaga (Biarritz)
Callum Green (Newcastle)
Tomas Lavanini (Jaguares)
Jordan Coghlan (Nottingham
Hanro Liebenberg (Bulls)
Jordan Taufua (Crusaders)
Johnny McPhillips (Ulster)
Noel Reid (Leinster)
Jaco Taute (Munster)
Joe Thomas (Otorohanga)
EW Viljoen (Stormers)

Promoted
Joe Heyes
Sam Lewis
Tommy Reffell
Harry Simmons
Ben White
Tom Hardwick
Sam Aspland-Robinson
Jordan Olowofela

Rumours
IN
Donnacha Ryan (Racing)
Toby Booth (Bath)
Steve Borthwick (England)
Micheal Cheika (Australia)
Roelof Smit (Bulls)

OUT
Sam Harrison (Aus mid next season)
Jimmy Stevens (Retirement)
David Denton (Retirement)

2019/20 Development Squad
Hooker:
Props: Dimen, Lines, Whitcombe
Locks: Jordan, Manz, Martin
Back Row: Ashworth, Eveleigh, Gough, Lavin, Smith,
Scrum Half: Law, van Poortvliet
Fly Half: Costelow
Centre:
Wings: Browning, Gilliland
Full Back: Bungaroo, Steward

Promoted:
Whitcombe (Prop)
Manz (Lock)
Martin (Lock)
Ashworth (Back Row)
Eveleigh (Openside)
Law (scrum Half)
van Poortvliet (Scrum Half)
Costelow (Fly Half)
Browning (Wing)
Gilliland (wing)
Steward (Full Back)

New Signings
Dimen (Loughborough Uni, Prop)
Bungaroo (Biarritz, Full Back)
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Post by Scott1 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:44 am

Sterling work as per!

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Post by RagingBull » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:28 am

If I was to guess the academy players coming up it would be
100%
Whitecombe, Martin, Eveleigh, Costelow, Guilliand, Browning, Steward
Most likely as well.
Ashworth, Law/Van Poortvelt (Reckon both might still be here), Du Rant, Manz

I think they are the ones with the best chances of getting the senior contracts.

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Post by Scott1 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:04 pm

Bristol in for AWJ aka The Warrior,phew!!!!

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Post by kk20gb30 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:26 pm

Scott1 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:04 pm
Bristol in for AWJ aka The Warrior,phew!!!!

Indeed .What must Bristol be thinking of looking at a player with ability , tenacity and proven leadership qualities !!
Tell me , do you really believe with players such as AW Jones in our ranks we would be where we are now ?
Cant see your issue with him.

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Post by Scott1 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:48 pm

Him being bullied by Botha and Matfield and Shaw having to save him is ingrained in my memory! He's been a good leader in a team packed with leaders but as a player imo he's one of the most overrated ever and better players have missed out on Lions tours because of him. As for Wales they are not exactly producing locks aplenty and the best one of this era imo was Evans.

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Post by RagingBull » Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:08 pm

He's been pretty successful in the lions tour and played a big part in them.
Started all the tests in the NZ tour which they drew.
started all the tests in Aus which they Won


He was also a 23 year old lock up against prob the nastiest lock of all time in Botha who was in his prime at 29 for a lock, and Matfield who was one of the best tactical locks.


Evans the same :censored: who basically finished Ellis's career that Evans? or a different one?

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Post by Scott1 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:28 pm

I did not know the injury finished Ellis. No excuses,I do know he met Ellis personally to apologize to him while Henson elbowed and assaulted our prop in the same game and pleading not guilty and wasn't bothered one bit.

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Post by kk20gb30 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:00 pm

Scott1 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:48 pm
Him being bullied by Botha and Matfield and Shaw having to save him is ingrained in my memory! He's been a good leader in a team packed with leaders but as a player imo he's one of the most overrated ever and better players have missed out on Lions tours because of him. As for Wales they are not exactly producing locks aplenty and the best one of this era imo was Evans.
with the best will in the world that was all but a decade ago and since then there have been three Lions tours , now the world most capped lock and about to become the most capped player in Welsh history.He may indeed be overrated (in your opinion) but that holds true to a great many other sportsmen , and for that matter people in general.Such a slight to an (obviously) great player - in my opinion of course - does very little justice to both AWJ and indeed , youeself.
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Post by ay2oh » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:03 pm

That may be so but everyone is entitled to their opinion whether they agree with you or not :smt003
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Post by JP14 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:08 pm

Undoubtedly he’s a successful player, but he’s probably past his prime, has barely player for Ospreys and is in a position where marquee signings aren’t a priority, I know de Villiers who ended up barely playing for us did really well behind the scenes but should we paying the big bucks for that kind of player?
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Post by kk20gb30 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:12 pm

ay2oh wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:03 pm
That may be so but everyone is entitled to their opinion whether they agree with you or not :smt003
I agree absolutely :smt001

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Post by JP14 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:14 pm

Yes RB you are correct however Jones was preferred over Itoje which arguably lost us the series in New Zealand and went at the expense of Joe Launchbury who at the time was playing better rugby than Jones at the time and I would argue still is a better lock-forward, but experience and leadership will forever be used disguise the fact he is an overrated, privileged player who at the end of the day is just Gatland’s teacher’s pet.
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Post by RagingBull » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:34 pm

JP14 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:14 pm
Yes RB you are correct however Jones was preferred over Itoje which arguably lost us the series in New Zealand and went at the expense of Joe Launchbury who at the time was playing better rugby than Jones at the time and I would argue still is a better lock-forward, but experience and leadership will forever be used disguise the fact he is an overrated, privileged player who at the end of the day is just Gatland’s teacher’s pet.
Arguably I don't think it did.
What does privileged mean in this context?

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Post by sam16111986 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:40 pm

JP14 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:08 pm
Undoubtedly he’s a successful player, but he’s probably past his prime, has barely player for Ospreys and is in a position where marquee signings aren’t a priority, I know de Villiers who ended up barely playing for us did really well behind the scenes but should we paying the big bucks for that kind of player?
Who says we'd be paying big bucks. There isn't a marquee spot free and we wouldn't need to spend that kind of money. The WRU and the Regions are currently in turmoil over the contracting of internationals so AWJ is sat twiddling his thumbs. The French are being cautious over signing aging players likely to be at the world cup hence Kearney having to accept a much lower contract to stay at Leinster and SOB openly admitting there was no other offers close to what LI offered him.

It may well be in AWJ's interest to take a first team wage at Tigers (the kind of wage Fitz and BOC were on) for next season and then look at his situation again the season after.

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