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Where is Gigena

Post by mol2 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:07 pm

The last couple of games have exposed our scrum. Struggled against a very ordinary Worcester scrum until Bateman was replaced by lady gaga.

Where is Gigena?

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Re: Where is Gigena

Post by sam16111986 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:23 pm

Argentina, his visa expired and he is currently trying to get another one sorted so he can return.

He has developed into a very good scrummager I hope we get him back soon.

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Re: Where is Gigena

Post by sapajo » Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:59 pm

Been gone weeks now
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Re: Where is Gigena

Post by sam16111986 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:15 pm

sapajo wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:59 pm
Been gone weeks now
I presume there's issues with the visa. I doubt the club and player got to the expiration date and went "oh bother, what shall we do now". I don't know what issues but could be something like an expired passport.

Hope he's back soon.

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Re: Where is Gigena

Post by voice of the crumbie » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:08 am

Isn't he on loan at Glasgow or is that Cortes? I'm sure one of them is.
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Post by JP14 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:13 am

That’s Cortes.
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Re: Where is Gigena

Post by WhitecapTiger » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:14 am

voice of the crumbie wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:08 am
Isn't he on loan at Glasgow or is that Cortes? I'm sure one of them is.
That's Cortes. (In this article)

https://www.leicestertigers.com/news/wa ... rs-on-loan

Gigena....

https://www.leicestertigers.com/news/gi ... ter-tigers
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Re: Where is Gigena

Post by kk20gb30 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:22 am

We could do with him back.Vastly improved and playing well.Tend to notice what is missing only when it isn't there.
Unfortunately a visa is not simply a stroll down to the Post Office and the stamping of a form.Red Tape ,bureaucracy and a potential (in some cases mandatory,though a formality) period of re qualification is necessary.

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Re: Where is Gigena

Post by mol2 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:19 pm

sam16111986 wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:15 pm
sapajo wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:59 pm
Been gone weeks now
I presume there's issues with the visa. I doubt the club and player got to the expiration date and went "oh bother, what shall we do now". I don't know what issues but could be something like an expired passport.

Hope he's back soon.
We have form on cocking up visas/passports and work permits - Manu a few years ago!

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Re: Where is Gigena

Post by sam16111986 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:16 pm

mol2 wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:19 pm
sam16111986 wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:15 pm
sapajo wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:59 pm
Been gone weeks now
I presume there's issues with the visa. I doubt the club and player got to the expiration date and went "oh bother, what shall we do now". I don't know what issues but could be something like an expired passport.

Hope he's back soon.
We have form on cocking up visas/passports and work permits - Manu a few years ago!
Wasn't that because he'd come in on an educational visa before he joined the club and they weren't aware of the fact. So when he started playing/working he needed a different visa. I presume the club thought he had leave to remain.

Depends entirely on who's looking after the matter as it could be the player's representatives or it could be the club's lawyers.

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Re: Where is Gigena

Post by mol2 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:07 am

Isn't the onus on the employer to sponsor the visa/work permit application?

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Re: Where is Gigena

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:01 pm

Perhaps there is someone in the Home Office who could force & bully this through....
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Re: Where is Gigena

Post by RichieB » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:41 am

That is a Priti serious accusation! I imagine both the club and the player should take responsibility. I wonder who is paying his wages.......

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Re: Where is Gigena

Post by mol2 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:54 pm

Presumably they have the full backing of the Numpty in Chief!

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Re: Where is Gigena

Post by sam16111986 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:22 pm

mol2 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:07 am
Isn't the onus on the employer to sponsor the visa/work permit application?
That's only part of it. There are other factors, or that appeared to be the case when I googled it and read the couple pages of Gov.uk website I could bring myself to.

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