LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 3

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LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 3

Post by RagingBull » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:50 pm

2019/20
Senior Team Coaches:
Head of Elite Performance Recruitment: Jan McGinity
Head of Performance Pathway and Talent Identification: Ged Glynn.
Director of Rugby: Geordan Murphy
Head Coach: Steve Borthwick
Attack Coach:Mike Ford
Defence Coach: Phil Blake
Forwards Coach: Brett Deacon
Scrum Coach: Boris Stankovich


Senior Players:
Hooker: Clare, Kerr, Polota-Nau. Stevens, Youngs
Props: Bateman, Capp (Loan), Cole, Cortes, Genge, Gigena, Heyes, Hills, Leatigaga
Locks: Green, Lavanini, Lewis, Spencer, Wells, Batley (Loan)
Back Row: Boladau (Loan), Coghlan, Kalamafoni, Liebenberg, Reffell, Taufua, Thompson,
Scrum Half: Harrison, Simmons, White, Youngs
Fly Half: Ford, Hardwick, McPhillips
Centre: Eastmond, Forsyth (Loan), Reid, Taute, Thomas, Tuilagi, Viljoen
Winger: Aslpand-Robinson, Holmes, Hughes (Loan), Olowofela, May, Thompstone,
Full Back: Veainu, Worth

Rumours
IN
Matías Alemanno (Jaguares)

OUT
Will Spencer (Worcester Warriors)
Joe Thomas (Dragons)
Sione Kalamafoni (Scarlets)

Confirmed In
Steve Borthwick (England)
Zack Henry (Nevers)
Shalva Mamukashvili
Nemani Nadolo (Montpelier)
Oliver Chessum (Nottingham)
Cameron Henderson (Glasgow Warriors)
Dan Kelly (Loughborough)
Matt Scott (Edinburgh)

Re-Signed
Sam Apland-Robinson (re-signed)
George Worth (re-signed)
George Ford (re-signed)
Ellis Genge (re-signed)
Henri Lavin (re-signed)
Taylor Gough (re-signed)
Thom Smith (re-signed)
Ben Youngs (Re-Signed)
Tom Youngs (Re-signed)
Joe Browning (Re-signed)
Jonny Law (Re-signed)
Freddie Steward (re-signed)
Tom Hardwick (re-signed)

Confirmed Out

Gaston Cortes (Glasgow Warriors loan)
Guy Thompson (Ealing)
Jonny May (Gloucester)
Jonah Holmes (N/A)

2019/20 Development Squad
Hooker:
Props: Dimen, Lines, Whitcombe
Locks: Jordan, Manz, Martin
Back Row: Ashworth, Eveleigh, Gough, Lavin, Smith,
Scrum Half: Law, van Poortvliet
Fly Half: Costelow
Centre:
Wings: Browning, Gilliland
Full Back: Bungaroo, Steward

Confirmed IN
Archire Vanes
Jack Rowntree

Confirmed OUT
Costelow (Scarlets)
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 3

Post by ABClub » Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:15 pm

Out of contract players by my knowledge:

Facundo Gigena?
Owen Hills
Tom Youngs
Tatafu Polota-Nau
Jimmy Stevens
Gaston Cortes
Will Spencer
Guy Thompson
Sione Kalamafoni
Ben Youngs
Jonny McPhillips
Joe Thomas
Adam Thompstone

From following the U18s I'd guess that likely development squad promotions are:

Archie Vanes
Jack Rowntree
Emeka Illione
Kit Smith
Ben Muncaster
Sam Edwards
Charlie Titcombe
Matt Potts
Ollie Smith

I'd say those guys are pretty nailed on. Lynx Noumey, Jordan Tebbatt, Harry Glynn and Josh Lugsden are excellent young players in very competitive positions.

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Post by SthrnTiger » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:06 pm

Can add Zack Henry to the rumoured in as well.

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Post by FrontRowUnionMember » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:20 pm

Given Noumey’s very recent change to prop, I’d expect him to get a bit more time, if the club believe he’s worth waiting for.
Taking into account the new deals for Lavin, Gough and Smith, I expect only one of Thompson and Kalamafoni will be retained/replaced.

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 3

Post by RagingBull » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:26 pm

FrontRowUnionMember wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:20 pm
Given Noumey’s very recent change to prop, I’d expect him to get a bit more time, if the club believe he’s worth waiting for.
Taking into account the new deals for Lavin, Gough and Smith, I expect only one of Thompson and Kalamafoni will be retained/replaced.
IDK I think the club might be looking more at Seb Smith.
Him and Hoyt both been given a lot of game time considering they are younger. (Hoyt is only 16 but has featured heavily this seaon)

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Post by JP14 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:55 pm

Seb Smith is an excellent up-and-coming player, my concern is that he’s too tall to be a prop and looks more suited to being a backrower, which he was before he was converted to loosehead by DPP and County.
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Post by Mark62 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:27 pm

JP14 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:55 pm
Seb Smith is an excellent up-and-coming player, my concern is that he’s too tall to be a prop and looks more suited to being a backrower, which he was before he was converted to loosehead by DPP and County.
There was a bloke 17 years ago who at 6ft 3 and a back rower was thought to be too tall to be a prop and it’s worked out ok for him

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Post by JP14 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:31 am

Ahh yes Andrew Sheridan, one of the best looseheads in the world at his peak, but it doesn’t work for everybody, he was also scrummaging under the old laws.
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Post by kornboy130 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:01 am

JP14 wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:31 am
Ahh yes Andrew Sheridan, one of the best looseheads in the world at his peak, but it doesn’t work for everybody, he was also scrummaging under the old laws.
Think closer to home and think the other side of the scrum.

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Post by CitizenSmiff » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:30 am

Carl Heyman is the only massively tall tighthead of note I can think of, and what a player he was.

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Post by JP14 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:31 am

Cole?
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Post by strawclearer » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:32 am

kornboy130 wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:01 am
JP14 wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:31 am
Ahh yes Andrew Sheridan, one of the best looseheads in the world at his peak, but it doesn’t work for everybody, he was also scrummaging under the old laws.
Think closer to home and think the other side of the scrum.
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Post by Cagey Tiger » Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:48 pm

IIRC Dan is 6'3". Definitely not short :smt003

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Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:22 pm

JP14 wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:31 am
Ahh yes Andrew Sheridan, one of the best looseheads in the world at his peak, but it doesn’t work for everybody, he was also scrummaging under the old laws.
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 3

Post by RagingBull » Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:29 pm

Sheirdan also won The Premiership, Challenege cup and the Heinken cup.
Plus got to the final of both the RWC and Top 14.

Whilst no doubt his reputation is mainly against Aus, he was still a top Loosehead.

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