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

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD

Post by Scott1 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:46 pm

Yes Mark Wilson,season loan

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Post by Ian Cant » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:18 pm

Now this is a player we could do with but maybe in the grand scheme of things, long term stability of a playing squad, Wilson isn’t the answer.
However, maybe worth gambling the loan could become permanent as Newcastle might not get promoted! Can we afford, both financially and by losing another player to England? Not sure! The last I heard from folks who follow Sale, he is going there!

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD

Post by Leicestertinytiger » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:59 pm

We don’t need him, we actually have a half decent back row for next season and can’t see him fitting in.

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Post by strawclearer » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:07 pm

Fissler: "Interesting to read on Rugby Pass that Leicester Tigers are still in the hunt for Mark Wilson. Couldn’t be more ill informed he completed a loan move to Sale Sharks last week."
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD

Post by Jimmy Skitz » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:09 pm

Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:59 pm
We don’t need him, we actually have a half decent back row for next season and can’t see him fitting in.
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD

Post by sam16111986 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:58 am

Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:59 pm
We don’t need him, we actually have a half decent back row for next season and can’t see him fitting in.
An extra body if Denton needs either a longer period of rest or to retire would be helpful. Wilson is supposed to be available on a loan which might suit us.

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD

Post by sapajo » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:33 am

According to Fissler on Twitter Mark Wilson has already signed a loan deal with Sale.
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Post by JP14 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:58 am

Wilson is a great player who’s versatility, experience and leadership we could do with, yes we won’t have him for the World Cup and the Six Nations but you would hope we have enough backrow cover.
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Post by johnthegriff » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:04 am

Has sam16111986 actually seen the facilities at Oval Park, the fitness and recovery suite etc to compare it with Loughborough. I have not myself seen much more than the pitch where we play A League matches at Loughborough, I have no doubt that they have excellent running tracks and multi-sport facility but Leicesters dedicated rugby unit at Oval Park is pretty impressive.

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Post by sam16111986 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:51 pm

johnthegriff wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:04 am
Has sam16111986 actually seen the facilities at Oval Park, the fitness and recovery suite etc to compare it with Loughborough. I have not myself seen much more than the pitch where we play A League matches at Loughborough, I have no doubt that they have excellent running tracks and multi-sport facility but Leicesters dedicated rugby unit at Oval Park is pretty impressive.
Only what's been shown on social media and the work they have done over the last few years does look to have raised the standard. I have played on the dreadful shared pitches.

I have seen some of the basic facilities at Loughborough though (not the elite bits) and they are ridiculous. Loughborough Uni's facilities are good enough to have been used by England Rugby Women, England Rugby Men and England Rugby League Men at various times over the last decade.

As it's preseason and most of the work will be on S&C I'd have thought the state of the art facilities at Loughborough Uni where they not only have a massive gym but also a suite of physio and lab testing facilities might also help.

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Post by Scott1 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:58 pm

Dillian Whyte and his team train at Loughborough and he is on the verge of a heavyweight world title shot.

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Post by Traveller » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:46 pm

Given Loughborough University's worldwide reputation (not only but particularly) in terms of elite sport. I'm sure they would welcome Leicester Tigers (for pre-season), but the sheer presence of Tigers would add nothing very little to the Loughborough brand. In terms of elite performance they operate on a completely different level.

Whoever buys Tigers would be well advised to go to Loughborough University and learn how it has become what it is today.

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD

Post by BFG » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:51 pm

Weren't Loughborough Students relegated last season!

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD

Post by RagingBull » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:04 pm

They was although not sure on the point?

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD

Post by BFG » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:08 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:04 pm
They was although not sure on the point?
The facilities didn't stop it!

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