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 Jimmy Skitz » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:18 pm

Robespierre wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:17 pm
Apologies if this question's already been asked, but which club has Joe Ford gone to?
I don't think it's been announced yet

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Post by JP14 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:29 pm

Nice to see a surprise announcement.
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Post by FrontRowUnionMember » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:57 pm

Was this little triple announcement what Strawclearer was alluding to, or is there something else in the background maybe...?

Still wouldn’t mind seeing Blommetjies join, plus maybe a couple of raw but imposing projects at Lock, 6/7 and wing.

Tie up a couple of new coaches, and we’re getting somewhere.

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Post by Scott1 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:14 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:04 pm
Tigers sign 22 year old 10 Johnny McPhillips from Ulster.
Fills the Joe Ford hole.

Guess our Senior squad + Development squad looks 10, 12, 13 looks like
10 Ford, McPhillips, Costelow
12 Reid, Eastmond, Hardwick
13 Manu, Taute. Thomas

With potentially Ew Viljeon filling the Tait versatile role 13, Wing and 15.
Not overly excited about the 12s , all squad cover for me.

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Post by strawclearer » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:32 pm

FrontRowUnionMember wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:57 pm
Was this little triple announcement what Strawclearer was alluding to, or is there something else in the background maybe...?

Still wouldn’t mind seeing Blommetjies join, plus maybe a couple of raw but imposing projects at Lock, 6/7 and wing.

Tie up a couple of new coaches, and we’re getting somewhere.
If my source is right, keep some popcorn in reserve!
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Post by FrontRowUnionMember » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:15 pm

Players outside of Viljoen, Coghlan & Liebenberg?
Or new coaches?
No names required obviously.

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Post by strawclearer » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:26 pm

FrontRowUnionMember wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:15 pm
Players outside of Viljoen, Coghlan & Liebenberg?
Or new coaches?
No names required obviously.
Sorry - no idea!
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Post by RichieB » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:45 pm

Re Joe Ford - only a rumour as far as I know, but 'up North' Manchester area. Sale?

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Post by Dangerous4 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:18 pm

Scott1 wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:14 pm
RagingBull wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:04 pm
Tigers sign 22 year old 10 Johnny McPhillips from Ulster.
Fills the Joe Ford hole.

Guess our Senior squad + Development squad looks 10, 12, 13 looks like
10 Ford, McPhillips, Costelow
12 Reid, Eastmond, Hardwick
13 Manu, Taute. Thomas

With potentially Ew Viljeon filling the Tait versatile role 13, Wing and 15.
Not overly excited about the 12s , all squad cover for me.
+1. You beat me to it. I was hoping for a "Big Gun.""

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Post by Scott1 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:37 pm

Dangerous4 wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:18 pm
Scott1 wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:14 pm
RagingBull wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:04 pm
Tigers sign 22 year old 10 Johnny McPhillips from Ulster.
Fills the Joe Ford hole.

Guess our Senior squad + Development squad looks 10, 12, 13 looks like
10 Ford, McPhillips, Costelow
12 Reid, Eastmond, Hardwick
13 Manu, Taute. Thomas

With potentially Ew Viljeon filling the Tait versatile role 13, Wing and 15.
Not overly excited about the 12s , all squad cover for me.
+1. You beat me to it. I was hoping for a "Big Gun.""
You could play Taute at 12 but it would have to be with a second playmaker at 15

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Post by RagingBull » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:50 pm

Would like to see Worth as a playmaker 15.
Really impressed me at 15 last season when he played.


On a bigger name at 12 and also on the amount of players people still expect us to sign, you have to be realistic on how much cap there is to spend.

A big name 12 would most likely come at the expense of Lavaini or Taufua.
On top of that most International 12's about are from countries that will pick them for international games.

We had 16 leavers only Toomua was a big money player.
This season coming up I think we have 5/6 players who earn £300,000 + coming out of contract.

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Post by FrontRowUnionMember » Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:07 pm

Can’t see anymore centre or 10’s coming in. Think it’ll be something like
10. Ford, Hardwick, McPhillips
12. Reid, Taute, Eastmond
13. Tuilagi, Viljoen, Thomas
15. Veianu, Worth, maybe Blommetjies if Scarlets want rid.
Think that gives us sufficient depth and quality. Lose a bit of craft with Taute at 12, but gain some physicality if you’ve got a more rangy 13 and not Tuilagi. At 15, Worth definitely has the Alex Goode’esque second pivot about him, obviously not at they level as it stands, but stylistically as a 15 he’s heads up.

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Post by Scott1 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:06 pm

Let's hope these new players go well and the coaches get the best out of them whoever they may be. I'm sick to death already of skimming around sites seeing posters ask who's going down LI,Wuss or us? It's embarrassing and the fixtures arnt even out yet! What's happened to our great club?!

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Post by kpj tiger » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:14 pm

Scott1 wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:06 pm
Let's hope these new players go well and the coaches get the best out of them whoever they may be. I'm sick to death already of skimming around sites seeing posters ask who's going down LI,Wuss or us? It's embarrassing and the fixtures arnt even out yet! What's happened to our great club?!
Remember when people were saying the same about Harlequins and Saints last off season, I think people should be a bit more optimistic about next season, player wise we've recruited the best in a long while (especially considering how much cap was actually available), coaching will also be better next season even if there aren't many changes due to actually having a preseason.

Do I think we will win the prem next season? No. Do I think we could easily finish top 6 or even top 4? Yes

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Post by CitizenSmiff » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:37 pm

RichieB wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:45 pm
Re Joe Ford - only a rumour as far as I know, but 'up North' Manchester area. Sale?
Realistically not going to be a Prem club, he's not good enough.

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