LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Forum to discuss everything that is Tigers related

Moderators: Rizzo, Tigerbeat, Tigers Press Office, Tigers Webmaster

Locked
trendylfj
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 1801
Joined: Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:16 am
Location: MARKET HARBOROUGH

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by trendylfj » Sat May 30, 2020 4:28 am

FrontRowUnionMember wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 11:25 pm
Wasn’t there a story of Ford moving on to a gig in the American League?
He certainly was involved a couple of years ago but the impression I got from him when chatting to him then was that there were too many meetings and very little coaching, That didn't impress him so I would be surprised to see him go.
Hehehehehehehehe

trendylfj
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 1801
Joined: Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:16 am
Location: MARKET HARBOROUGH

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by trendylfj » Sat May 30, 2020 7:19 am

So all of the incoming players are signed - not sure what Geordie meant with his rather oblique comment about Maro, but let's hope the club can give us some names next week. Loved the LTTV interview with him and Daz - will have to listen to it again to clear my mind as to what he was saying
Hehehehehehehehe

Dangerous4
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 1113
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:15 pm
Location: High Wycombe, Bucks.

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by Dangerous4 » Sat May 30, 2020 11:34 am

Daz and Cockers were a real couple of characters. I wouldn't have liked to get on the wrong side of them though. :smt005

jgriffin
Super User
Super User
Posts: 7190
Joined: Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:49 pm
Location: On the edge of oblivion

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by jgriffin » Sat May 30, 2020 11:39 am

Dangerous4 wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 11:34 am
Daz and Cockers were a real couple of characters. I wouldn't have liked to get on the wrong side of them though. :smt005
Reading 'A Year in Stripes' Cockers comes out really well, especially as the most likely to help younger players, and the Baron as a naturally gifted player. Both staggeringly competitive.
Leicester Tigers 1995-
Nottingham 1995-2000
Swansea (Whites) 1988-95
A game played on grass in the open air by teams of XV.

Wayne Richardson Fan Club
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 1817
Joined: Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:53 am
Location: Barrowford, near the Witches

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Sat May 30, 2020 12:45 pm

There's a regular podcast there but it would need to be a not for the faint hearted.

A genuinely funny bloke, a real insight into the amateur into professional era.
To win is not as important as playing with style!

anz3001
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 178
Joined: Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:15 pm

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by anz3001 » Sun May 31, 2020 8:21 pm

RIL - TRANSFER RUMOUR: Argentinean hooker Julián Montoya has been linked to both Gloucester and Leicester Tigers.

Gloucester have long been linked to hookers and Leicester are believed to be looking for a replacement for Tatafu Polota-Nau.

Leicestertinytiger
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 1784
Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:22 pm

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by Leicestertinytiger » Sun May 31, 2020 9:00 pm

anz3001 wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 8:21 pm
RIL - TRANSFER RUMOUR: Argentinean hooker Julián Montoya has been linked to both Gloucester and Leicester Tigers.

Gloucester have long been linked to hookers and Leicester are believed to be looking for a replacement for Tatafu Polota-Nau.
Rumoured we looked at him, but signed Mamukashvili instead. Given we have four senior hookers, won’t be signing anyone else.

RagingBull
Super User
Super User
Posts: 8485
Joined: Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:54 pm

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by RagingBull » Sun May 31, 2020 9:21 pm

Suspect it will be a season after next thing, as a Youngs replacement IF it was to happen.
We have been in talks with him for like 18 months now.
Youngs
Mamu
Kerr
Clare
Is there space?
IMO I would take him now if we can fit in the space.

Looking long term is
Kerr really going to be with us past next season? Scottish clubs will be sniffing, if he does play for us and become a starter will Scotland pick him if so have to factor in that.
Is this going to be Youngs final season? (How often has that been said)
Genge, Montoya, Cole, Lavaini would be a quality 4 for the tight 5 potentially IMO the best in the league pushing one of the best in europe.

IF it was me I would be willing to sacrifice a potential incoming back row (Unless someone great is available to secure him.

ABClub
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 946
Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:58 pm

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by ABClub » Sun May 31, 2020 9:35 pm

Montoya is a fantastic player. I'd take him at Tigers in a heartbeat. I agree with sacrificing a back row signing for Montoya unless someone excellent was available (Beka Gorgadza, Peceli Yato, etc).

A lock signing to partner Lavanini is still priority one in my opinion though.

Re Kerr. I'm not sure he'd force his way in at Edinburgh or Glasgow. At Edinburgh you've got McInally and Willemse (a very good Cockers signing). At Glasgow, there's Fraser Brown and George Turner. Also academy talent coming through both set-ups at hooker.

amazing tiger
Bronze Member
Bronze Member
Posts: 381
Joined: Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:51 pm

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by amazing tiger » Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:47 am

Anyone seen anything of isaac lucas who has just been released from the reds he can play full back and centre possibly wing also however he is only 21 so I imagine it will be tough to get him away from Australia if he has his eye on playing internationally.

trendylfj
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 1801
Joined: Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:16 am
Location: MARKET HARBOROUGH

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by trendylfj » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:31 am

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/jaguares ... -uncertain. This may be one of the reasons why no announcements have been made. It may also where the rumour about Montoya came from - exciting week ahead I hope.
Hehehehehehehehe

JP14
Super User
Super User
Posts: 5982
Joined: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:37 am
Location: Neverland

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by JP14 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:35 am

Surprised if we do sign him this season, remember the complaints last season about overstocking the front row? He is an excellent player mind.
"Our Greatest Glory Is Not In Never Failing, But In Rising Every Time We Fall" Confucius

kk20gb30
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 1044
Joined: Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:01 pm
Location: Over The Hills & Far Away

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by kk20gb30 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:15 am

Have heard the Montoya rumors previously, again they were supposedly based on the season after next.

FrontRowUnionMember
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 940
Joined: Thu May 24, 2007 11:31 pm
Location: Staffs

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by FrontRowUnionMember » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:19 am

Listened to the Podcast on Friday, I’m sure Murphy stated all players are now already signed up, and will be announced in due course. He did mention getting the correct Visas sorted, so presumably at least some of those left to be announced would be com overseas.

sam16111986
Super User
Super User
Posts: 4081
Joined: Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:27 pm
Location: Shepshed

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by sam16111986 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:32 am

kk20gb30 wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:15 am
Have heard the Montoya rumors previously, again they were supposedly based on the season after next.
Which makes more sense. Of course if he's forced to leave early then we might try and sort something for him so as not to lose him for the season after next.

Right now I don't think hooker is anything like a priority. There's some outside backs, locks and backrows that will be coming available from the Jags that might well interest us. Just as with the SA contract situation a few weeks back a few of them would have as well. With the Jags boys the issue is the foreign player rule and how we can get around that (we'd need them to have a second citizenship e.g. Italy).

Locked

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], longlivethecrumbie, neilf and 2 guests