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 happywomble » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:49 am

kpj tiger wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:19 am
Better hope Nadolo has signed then
Hadnt noticed but Nadolo commented on Genge's post-match interview. Pure speculation obviously but does raise a bit more hope (plus the hat trick he just scored)

https://twitter.com/nemani_nadolo/statu ... 0269863936

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

Post by ABClub » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:41 pm

Either Nadolo loves trolling on social media or he's coming to Tigers!

The big question is whether he's replacing May or in addition to Jonny. If he's in addition then cap will need to be getting diverted from somewhere else. Thompstone is out of contract and last signed as a starter but Nadolo will command more. Joe Thomas is rumoured off but is on pennies. If McPhillips moves on that might represent a small saving with Zach Henry replacing him.

Tom Youngs re-signing on a much lower contract and Polota-Nau being replaced by Singleton (who would probably command less that TPN's big wage) would represent the largest saving to spend elsewhere. I hope that largely goes into the forwards targeting a starting lock (Alemanno) and back row (Ben Earl would fit perfectly).

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

Post by DingDong » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:59 pm

How on earth does Nadolo tweeting support to Genge get directly interpreted that he's coming to Tigers? :smt017

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Post by chewbacca » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:02 pm

DingDong wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:59 pm
How on earth does Nadolo tweeting support to Genge get directly interpreted that he's coming to Tigers? :smt017
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 3

Post by Richardfje » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:07 pm

Just read an article on the RugbyPaper suggesting where carries players might be ending up next season. Lozowski seems to be ending up at Bath, Koch back to SA, Kruis to Japan, Tompkins to Scarlets and Faz, George and Itoje staying with other internationals going on loan.
However the players still up for grabs who look like leaving are Spencer, Earl, Malins, Isiekwe and Singleton.
Who would be the top target out of those still available?
I think Isiekwe or Malin

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

Post by happywomble » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:19 pm

I had read that Earls was possibly off to Bristol on loan for a season

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Post by ABClub » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:42 pm

Less due to Nadolo tweeting support of Genge. More Nadolo being seen at Welford Road suited and booted, putting out Instagram posts such as "every end is a new beginning" (a comment of a Tiger emoji underneath is liked by cousin and former Tiger Lote Tuquiri) or the tweet "got some good news...stay tuned" followed by the man himself commenting a Tiger emoji he has since deleted.

Montpellier are needing to let go of non French qualified players as well due to quotas for non-FQP in Top 14 matchday 23s. They need to keep key players such as the outstanding Jacques du Plessis, Nico Janse van Rensburg and Handre Pollard.

I'd be more surprised if Nadolo didn't get confirmed than if he does at this stage. Similar with Matias Alemanno.

Moriarty and May I've heard more mixed rumours about. Lenny is struggling for big offers in the Prem but has an offer in France that guarantees him more club wages although he could earn more overall by staying at Tigers and picking up £25k per England performance.

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Post by DingDong » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:08 pm

ABClub wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:42 pm
Less due to Nadolo tweeting support of Genge. More Nadolo being seen at Welford Road suited and booted, putting out Instagram posts such as "every end is a new beginning" (a comment of a Tiger emoji underneath is liked by cousin and former Tiger Lote Tuquiri) or the tweet "got some good news...stay tuned" followed by the man himself commenting a Tiger emoji he has since deleted.
:smt023

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Post by sam16111986 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:28 pm

Richardfje wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:07 pm
Just read an article on the RugbyPaper suggesting where carries players might be ending up next season. Lozowski seems to be ending up at Bath, Koch back to SA, Kruis to Japan, Tompkins to Scarlets and Faz, George and Itoje staying with other internationals going on loan.
However the players still up for grabs who look like leaving are Spencer, Earl, Malins, Isiekwe and Singleton.
Who would be the top target out of those still available?
I think Isiekwe or Malin
Top target for us? Singleton no question. TPN and Youngs aren't getting any younger and Singleton is a powerful, mobile and a solid set piece hooker. Needs a bit of fine tuning but he's still young.

Top target in general? Then you're probably right with Isikwe and Mallins. Spencer could be a very good acquisition for someone as well.

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Post by trendylfj » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:20 am

The Nail is reporting YBY is close to signing a £150k reduction and we are in talks which are at an advanced stage with Singleton
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/rugby ... ation.html
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Post by kk20gb30 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:25 am

trendylfj wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:20 am
The Nail is reporting YBY is close to signing a £150k reduction and we are in talks which are at an advanced stage with Singleton
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/rugby ... ation.html
A lot of shots fired there.The Fail, however , should not be discounted when it comes to Rugby as many have pointed out.

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

Post by ourla » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:17 am

Not a big fan of Isiekwe.

Mallins was a sensation in his first few matches but I seem to have seen/heard less of him lately.

However, one wonders whether these ex-Sarries players will be in a good place mentally - either because of the tainting of their culture/environment and/or because they are killing time before heading back to their mother.
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 3

Post by DingDong » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:49 am

Jack Singleton would be a shrewd and wise signing as our first two hookers are on the slide and the rest are decent benchers but not starting prospects.

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Post by Cardiff Tig » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:28 pm

Is Singleton likely to be a loan signing though?

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Post by kpj tiger » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:40 pm

The only reason I could see for signing Singleton on loan for 1 season would be if another target is still in contract for another season, otherwise it seems a waste of time signing players on loan IMO

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