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 sam16111986 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:13 pm

Scott1 wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:31 pm
Reid is a good player but are we saying that a Leinster squad player and cover is good enough to start for us? What happened to Mapoe anyway? :smt005 I like the idea of Manu/Taute but that wouldn't work with Veainu at 15
Ant Allen wasn't a big name international (bar his couple of early caps). He was still a rock in our midfield for years. What we need now is another defensive organiser like him more than we need another explosive finisher. I'm hoping Reid will be the glue that brings the backline together and he can play 10 so should be that second playmaker in the backline.

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Post by strawclearer » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:21 pm

sam16111986 wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:13 pm
Scott1 wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:31 pm
Reid is a good player but are we saying that a Leinster squad player and cover is good enough to start for us? What happened to Mapoe anyway? :smt005 I like the idea of Manu/Taute but that wouldn't work with Veainu at 15
Ant Allen wasn't a big name international (bar his couple of early caps). He was still a rock in our midfield for years. What we need now is another defensive organiser like him more than we need another explosive finisher. I'm hoping Reid will be the glue that brings the backline together and he can play 10 so should be that second playmaker in the backline.
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD

Post by Scott1 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:26 pm

Good point on Allen,he was our D`Arcy

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Post by JP14 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:29 pm

I’m sure the preseason and PRC will be used for experimentation.
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD

Post by Scott1 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:49 pm

How many PRC games before the season starts? I don't want to see a repeat of last season where we went with the kids then had the first team going into league games "cold". With no internationals we have to hit the ground running!

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Post by Grimlish » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:15 pm

Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:21 pm
Scott1 wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:19 pm
They are squad 12 though imo. Write down your starting XV,as I did,and it's a glaring hole imo. Monster pack,international halfbacks, international sometimes word class at 11,13,14,15 but 12 is a massive hole imo.
I’d disagree, Reid is a quality player and more than good enough to be in the starting XV. He was highly rated at Leinster and will fit in nicely.

Obviously with a wage cap we’re limited and any spare funds I’d want mainly spending on the forwards.
I wish I shared this optimistic assessment. When I spoke to Leinster fans in Newcastle recently they all seemed astonished we had picked him up. I’d like to proved a unnecessary pessimist and the Leinster fans to be WInd Up Merchants (wouldn’t be the first time would it?), but....

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

Post by sam16111986 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:48 pm

Grimlish wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:15 pm
Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:21 pm
Scott1 wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:19 pm
They are squad 12 though imo. Write down your starting XV,as I did,and it's a glaring hole imo. Monster pack,international halfbacks, international sometimes word class at 11,13,14,15 but 12 is a massive hole imo.
I’d disagree, Reid is a quality player and more than good enough to be in the starting XV. He was highly rated at Leinster and will fit in nicely.

Obviously with a wage cap we’re limited and any spare funds I’d want mainly spending on the forwards.
I wish I shared this optimistic assessment. When I spoke to Leinster fans in Newcastle recently they all seemed astonished we had picked him up. I’d like to proved a unnecessary pessimist and the Leinster fans to be WInd Up Merchants (wouldn’t be the first time would it?), but....
Leinster fans I spoke to said that as far as they knew Leinster had made him and offer to stay and they would have preferred to keep him for another couple of seasons whilst a couple of youngsters that were potential internationals came through.

From what I've seen of Reid he looks to be an organiser and leader on the pitch. Not sure he's going to wow use with his skillset but we don't need that at 12. We need someone to sort the defensive structure and put his body on the line.

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Post by drc_007 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:54 pm

My Dublin friends describe Reid as solid squad player whose best days are behind him.

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Post by RagingBull » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:01 pm

Interesting most Leinster fans on their forum think he is hitting his prime and this season was his best rugby.

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Post by BFG » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:05 pm

There's always a split of opinion when players leave.
I read mixed stuff when Gopperth moved on from Leinster.

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Post by Jimmy Skitz » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:07 pm

Here’s a radical idea, how about we play the guy that plays 12 internationally for England with great success, at 12 for Tigers...

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Post by fortysix » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:40 pm

He cant tackle.

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

Post by Scott1 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:17 pm

Manu can't tackle?! :smt017 he jumps out the line and gets caught positionally but boy he can tackle! Ask Parling or Cowan :smt005

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

Post by sam16111986 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:26 pm

Jimmy Skitz wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:07 pm
Here’s a radical idea, how about we play the guy that plays 12 internationally for England with great success, at 12 for Tigers...
Because he's a better 13. Where's he played with greater success for England (beating the ABs). England lack a natural 12 of the same level as their three very good 13s (Joseph struggling for fitness currently though).

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

Post by Jimmy Skitz » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:52 pm

sam16111986 wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:26 pm
Jimmy Skitz wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:07 pm
Here’s a radical idea, how about we play the guy that plays 12 internationally for England with great success, at 12 for Tigers...
Because he's a better 13. Where's he played with greater success for England (beating the ABs). England lack a natural 12 of the same level as their three very good 13s (Joseph struggling for fitness currently though).
But we have better options at 13 than 12 so move Manu inside and play someone else at 13

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