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

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

Post by FrontRowUnionMember » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:37 pm

Possibly not. Probably just a bit of a tenuous link based on him coming on loan, then being released.

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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:38 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:34 pm
were we even linked with Blommtjes?
No, some people understandably putting two and two together when he was released from Scarlets.

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Post by ABClub » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:41 pm

Only by hopeful fans I think RB. Blommetjies said after the last game of the season that he'd like to stay if possible but it never was possible in terms of cap from everything I understand.

McPhillips, Reid, Taute, Thomas and Viljeon have signed in the backs. Simmons, White, Hardwick, Olowofela, Aspland-Robinson have been promoted. On top of that cap has been diverted back to the forwards, much to most fans delight.

If any signings are made in the back three I can only see it being an injury dispensation signing. Perhaps of a RWC bolter.

Freddie Steward will be ready to cover in emergency this season anyway, he's a huge talent. Bungaroo is 21 as well, similar to Aspland-Robinson he will need to make a quick impact to justify a development squad place whilst 3 years older than most his peers.

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Post by Dangerous4 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:15 pm

Jimmy Skitz wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:33 pm
Dangerous4 wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:29 pm
I AM QUITE PLEASED ABOUT MELE RETURNING AS A COACH, EVEN THOUGH HE IS AN EX TIGER. :smt023
WHY ARE YOU SHOUTING, ARE YOU GOING DEAF?

No , I'm going blind.

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Post by Dangerous4 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:19 pm

happywomble wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:37 am
Blommetjies is back at the Cheetahs

https://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/CurrieC ... s-20190709
That is disappointing, as I had hoped we would sign him.

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Post by JP14 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:48 am

Disappointed, but if we can’t fit him in the cap then what can we do?
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Post by kpj tiger » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:56 am

Heard Roelof Smit may be heading to Glasgow

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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:34 am

kpj tiger wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:56 am
Heard Roelof Smit may be heading to Glasgow
Hope we can get this one over the line. The guy would be a quality addition and seems to want out of the Bulls because of lack of super rugby time. Would be annoying to see him picked up by someone else.

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Post by rich1576 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:44 am

Yes looks a really good player that would fit in beautifully in our pack. Not sure how much game time he would get though with Taufua, Thompson & Liebenberg also vying for positions.

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Post by Tiger93 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:48 am

Come on Tigers get Smit over the line. He would be a quality addition to Thompson and Reffell at Openside and allow us to occasionally shift Guy to 8 too.

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Post by Mark62 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:12 am

Is he mainly a 7 because Coghlan will be putting his hand up there too if he keeps fit

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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:21 am

Mark62 wrote:
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Is he mainly a 7 because Coghlan will be putting his hand up there too if he keeps fit
Yeah the guy is predominantly an openside. Given that Reffell and Coghlan are untested at this level, plus Guy being able to cover 8 with some injury niggles, I think we could do with another signing in the backrow. Smit makes perfect sense and has great physicality.

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Post by Mark62 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:45 am

Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:21 am
Mark62 wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:12 am
Is he mainly a 7 because Coghlan will be putting his hand up there too if he keeps fit
Yeah the guy is predominantly an openside. Given that Reffell and Coghlan are untested at this level, plus Guy being able to cover 8 with some injury niggles, I think we could do with another signing in the backrow. Smit makes perfect sense and has great physicality.
Excellent points. Coghlan is an interesting one. I think I’m right in saying he put in some quality performances for Munster before picking up a bad injury and having to move to these shores. Apologies if this incorrect.
My hope is we have picked up another Shane Jennings

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Post by CitizenSmiff » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:53 am

Anybody else a bit nervous about the lack of an announcement re: Blake? After last season surely he can't have had his contract renewed.

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Post by Mark62 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:56 am

CitizenSmiff wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:53 am
Anybody else a bit nervous about the lack of an announcement re: Blake? After last season surely he can't have had his contract renewed.
It seems that Mike Ford will definitely be there next season, but I don’t think his situation has yet been clarified.
No news on Blake as far as I’m aware

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