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

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

Post by sk 88 » Fri May 01, 2020 7:55 pm

Just on foreign player rules, the ones I saw were about being a member of Rugby Europe, so Georgian players would not count in the previous quota. Obviously we do not know what they will be going forward.
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 3

Post by Tigris » Fri May 01, 2020 8:16 pm

DTH Van Der Merwe leaving Glasgow...announced today

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Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Fri May 01, 2020 8:55 pm

Mark62 wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 6:52 pm
Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 6:46 pm
Scott1 wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 4:37 pm
AWJ as Lions captain 🤮
Better option than Farrell.
But not a better option than Itoje
Itoje is not a captain. AWJ is the best captain but not necessarily one of the two best 2nd rows.
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Post by Mark62 » Fri May 01, 2020 9:01 pm

Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 8:55 pm
Mark62 wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 6:52 pm
Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 6:46 pm


Better option than Farrell.
But not a better option than Itoje
Itoje is not a captain. AWJ is the best captain but not necessarily one of the two best 2nd rows.
I would disagree Itoje is very much a captain he just hasn’t been appointed yet.
There was another Lions tour to South Africa where an untried captain was selected, which they won. Can’t quite remember the blokes name though.
To assume a Lions captain has to be his country’s captain is a mistake imo

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Post by loretta » Fri May 01, 2020 9:03 pm

Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 8:55 pm
Mark62 wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 6:52 pm
Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 6:46 pm


Better option than Farrell.
But not a better option than Itoje
Itoje is not a captain. AWJ is the best captain but not necessarily one of the two best 2nd rows.
I suspect Alun Whinge-Jones would be like Paul O'Connell. Great for his own nation, but would struggle leading and uniting a Lions tour.
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Post by sam16111986 » Fri May 01, 2020 9:22 pm

Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 8:55 pm
Mark62 wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 6:52 pm
Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 6:46 pm


Better option than Farrell.
But not a better option than Itoje
Itoje is not a captain. AWJ is the best captain but not necessarily one of the two best 2nd rows.
At 35 by the Lions Tour and closing on on 36 his best rugby is behind him. The lack of talent for Wales in the second row saw them call up Will Rowlands for the 6N. Lots of experience and a bit of a talisman but the money has to be on an Itoje and James Ryan lock combination. Then there's a raft of quality locks to pick from Johnny Gray, Henderson, Lawes, Byrne, Ball and maybe Kruis is he stays around. That's before we've seen of any bolters come through like maybe Kpoku or Cummings. There might even be an uncapped surprise like Johnny Hill. The depth at lock is massive. AWJ really shouldn't be touring again unless he's in a junior coaching role.

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

Post by Scott1 » Fri May 01, 2020 9:23 pm

sam16111986 wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 9:22 pm
Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 8:55 pm
Mark62 wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 6:52 pm


But not a better option than Itoje
Itoje is not a captain. AWJ is the best captain but not necessarily one of the two best 2nd rows.
At 35 by the Lions Tour and closing on on 36 his best rugby is behind him. The lack of talent for Wales in the second row saw them call up Will Rowlands for the 6N. Lots of experience and a bit of a talisman but the money has to be on an Itoje and James Ryan lock combination. Then there's a raft of quality locks to pick from Johnny Gray, Henderson, Lawes, Byrne, Ball and maybe Kruis is he stays around. That's before we've seen of any bolters come through like maybe Kpoku or Cummings. There might even be an uncapped surprise like Johnny Hill. The depth at lock is massive. AWJ really shouldn't be touring again unless he's in a junior coaching role.
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Post by kpj tiger » Fri May 01, 2020 9:29 pm

Murphs says he is confident there will be more signings to announce next week on the latest LTTV weekly

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Post by Mark62 » Fri May 01, 2020 9:43 pm

Mentioned that Rowntree and Vanes (spelling) we’re moving up too. Don’t know if this has been mentioned

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Post by RagingBull » Fri May 01, 2020 9:51 pm

It was expected.
But nice to see confirmed.
1.Whitcombe, 2. Vanes, 3. Rowntree Promoted from the last 2 years academy is a good upcoming England age grade front row.

On new signings think Lewington could be a good logical bet.

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Post by sam16111986 » Fri May 01, 2020 10:13 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 9:51 pm
On new signings think Lewington could be a good logical bet.
Would be a good signing. Scores tries, quick and we really never made the most of him last time he was here. Be nice to see him finally playing in the Tigers first team.

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Post by RagingBull » Fri May 01, 2020 10:18 pm

Interested to see what our coaching staff looks like next season.

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Post by Tigerbeat » Fri May 01, 2020 10:45 pm

Geordan said to expect some more announcements next week.
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Post by chipnchase » Sat May 02, 2020 6:19 am

Zack Henry... oh my holy goat.

I’ve finally got round to watching a few videos of him in action, if he brings half of those skills to the prem we’ve got a hell of a player on our hands.

Literally can’t wait to put this season to bed and crack on with next year.

New coach, good signings and even a new kit supplier! Whats not to get excited about?

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Post by Cardiff Tig » Sat May 02, 2020 8:45 am

Mark62 wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 9:01 pm
Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 8:55 pm
Mark62 wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 6:52 pm


But not a better option than Itoje
Itoje is not a captain. AWJ is the best captain but not necessarily one of the two best 2nd rows.
I would disagree Itoje is very much a captain he just hasn’t been appointed yet.
There was another Lions tour to South Africa where an untried captain was selected, which they won. Can’t quite remember the blokes name though.
To assume a Lions captain has to be his country’s captain is a mistake imo
MJ captained his club before the Lions though. Has Itoje ever captained a side before?

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