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 kk20gb30 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:34 pm

I may be a little old fashioned in this respect , but if you sign a contract....
Matt T knew what he was doing , nobody held a gun to his head or twisted his arm and the spin that came with the extension made things all the worse when future events unfolded.Personally disappointed in his actions and lost a lot of respect for him.Kudos to Will Skelton at Sarries for his stance when offered a similar opportunity.
Have no time however for the keyboard warriors on other social platforms that made things overly personal by involving his family.

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Post by Traveller » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:29 pm

Tigerbeat wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:39 pm
I believe his decision to leave early was as a result of Melbourne Rebels losing their fly halves and asked Tigers for an early release. Had Tigers still been fighting relegation, I doubt that Tigers would have agreed to an early exit.
Had Tigers been in a European / Premier Final I suspect Toomua wouldn't have felt the same profound sense of 'personal responsibility' to the Rebels, and would instead have girded his loins, found the fibre, mustered the courage, and stayed.

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

Post by CitizenSmiff » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:16 pm

Not exactly our best value signing ever but some of those left hand spin passes out to May on the wing were pure poetry, on his day he was the best distributor with ball in hand we've had in ages. Ah well, onward and upwards.

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Post by LE18 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:11 pm

CitizenSmiff wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:16 pm
Not exactly our best value signing ever but some of those left hand spin passes out to May on the wing were pure poetry, on his day he was the best distributor with ball in hand we've had in ages. Ah well, onward and upwards.
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Post by JP14 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:53 am

USA’s former 7s star Martin Iosefo could be a World cup bolter and perhaps as a big guy we could find room for him in our backline...
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 1

Post by sam16111986 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:22 pm

Boladu and Forsyth confirmed as short term RWC loan cover signings. Helping to cover backrow and the backline respectively.

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Post by Hot_Charlie » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:25 pm

Looks like Boladau was a contingency all along then in the expectation both Taufua and Kalamafoni wouldn’t be around.

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Post by Coops » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:42 pm

Hot_Charlie wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:25 pm
Looks like Boladau was a contingency all along then in the expectation both Taufua and Kalamafoni wouldn’t be around.
Sounds quite a sensible approach to me then.

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Post by Hot_Charlie » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:30 pm

Coops wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:42 pm
Hot_Charlie wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:25 pm
Looks like Boladau was a contingency all along then in the expectation both Taufua and Kalamafoni wouldn’t be around.
Sounds quite a sensible approach to me then.
Almost like the club knows what it’s doing. :smt003

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Post by sam16111986 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:09 am

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/leic ... -t0wbl5nhn

Old story rehashed or are we looking at replacing Bakewell for the 2020/21 season? I'd expect Borthwick to want a bigger role than just forwards coach.

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

Post by TTRITH » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:38 am

sam16111986 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:09 am
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/leic ... -t0wbl5nhn

Old story rehashed or are we looking at replacing Bakewell for the 2020/21 season? I'd expect Borthwick to want a bigger role than just forwards coach.
I'd imagine, depending on how this season goes, that Smurf takes a DoR role as Borthwick takes Head Coach (or vice versa, similar to how MoC and Cockers were).

I would really, really like Borthwick here.
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Post by strawclearer » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:22 am

TTRITH wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:38 am
sam16111986 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:09 am
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/leic ... -t0wbl5nhn

Old story rehashed or are we looking at replacing Bakewell for the 2020/21 season? I'd expect Borthwick to want a bigger role than just forwards coach.
I'd imagine, depending on how this season goes, that Smurf takes a DoR role as Borthwick takes Head Coach (or vice versa, similar to how MoC and Cockers were).

I would really, really like Borthwick here.
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 1

Post by RagingBull » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:48 am

This story does have legs.

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Post by FrontRowUnionMember » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:43 pm

Wasn’t there talk previously of a coaching appointment post world cup? Assumed to be someone who was committed to a national team.

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

Post by Hot_Charlie » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:57 pm

FrontRowUnionMember wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:43 pm
Wasn’t there talk previously of a coaching appointment post world cup? Assumed to be someone who was committed to a national team.
There was. If you’re looking long term, post 6N isn’t that much longer.

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