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 ABClub » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:01 pm

Taufua qualifies for Samoa not Tonga. He is remaining in NZ for the Mitre 10 so that he's eligible for the All Blacks if injuries hit before the World Cup. Given he isn't in the New Zealand squad for the Rugby Championship it seems unlikely he'll be an All Black so could well play internationally for Samoa.

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Post by Mark62 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:49 pm

My apologies got my Tonga and Samoa mixed up

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Post by Dangerous4 » 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

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Post by Jimmy Skitz » 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?

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Post by MikeR » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:04 am

Well , good to hear about Mele coming . Perhaps others think there is something lacking at 9 as well as me .

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Post by happywomble » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:37 am

Blommetjies is back at the Cheetahs

https://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/CurrieC ... s-20190709

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Post by strawclearer » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:18 am

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones has signed a new contract to keep him at Ospreys until June 2021.
Happy days clearing straw from the pitch before the Baa-Baas games! KBO
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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:02 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
Seems like we’re happy with our back three players having not signed him nor Walker, Purdy or Goneva. Plenty of talent out there who have moved.

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Post by johnthegriff » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:03 pm

Whilst I think Tigers made a mistake in letting Goneva go to bring in Pietersen I don't see how bringing him back at his age would help us build for the future. Purdy we released and now Gloucester has done the same, Walker left whilst still an Academy player for valid educational problems and our training times, he has never established himself in the Harlequins team, what exactly would they bring to our squad. Clayton B played well here, but he was not unavailable through illness on a few occasions and Scarlets released him through lack of fitness
We have for our back three, Veainu, May, Holmes, Thompstone, Aspland-Robinson & Olowofela, plus Worth, Viljoen, Taute who can all centre & 15. Add to these Development prospects like Steward and Browning not forgetting Bungaroo about whom I know nothing, I think we are well covered in that area.

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Post by Scott1 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:12 pm

strawclearer wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:18 am
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones has signed a new contract to keep him at Ospreys until June 2021.
Phew!!!!!!! Although he's gonna ridiculously be Lions captain,joke!!!!

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Post by mol2 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:12 pm

Any news on Thompstone's injury?

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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:13 pm

johnthegriff wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:03 pm
Whilst I think Tigers made a mistake in letting Goneva go to bring in Pietersen I don't see how bringing him back at his age would help us build for the future. Purdy we released and now Gloucester has done the same, Walker left whilst still an Academy player for valid educational problems and our training times, he has never established himself in the Harlequins team, what exactly would they bring to our squad. Clayton B played well here, but he was not unavailable through illness on a few occasions and Scarlets released him through lack of fitness
We have for our back three, Veainu, May, Holmes, Thompstone, Aspland-Robinson & Olowofela, plus Worth, Viljoen, Taute who can all centre & 15. Add to these Development prospects like Steward and Browning not forgetting Bungaroo about whom I know nothing, I think we are well covered in that area.
That’s what I mean, we have loads of depth plus Browning has been training with the seniors.

Anyone heard anymore news on Smit?

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Post by Scott1 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:13 pm

Gutted on Blommtjes!

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Post by FrontRowUnionMember » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:26 pm

Currie Cup only runs till September.
It’s reaching a bit.
Suppose it may just be the case that we feel we have enough back here options between the senior players and development options.

Hopefully still something in the Smit rumours.

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Post by RagingBull » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:34 pm

were we even linked with Blommtjes?

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