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

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

Post by TigerReggie » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:14 am

Was there ever any solid news it was ever going to be Alemanno or did you all just start a rumour and convince yourselves of it by going on and on like it was fact? Same with Lavanini and veianu leaving?? Was there ever any evidence? Just interested as I think a lot of people have built themselves up to getting certain signing on the back of not a lot of information.

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

Post by happywomble » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:06 pm

Fissler stoking the rumours again on Veainu and Lavinini

https://www.therugbypaper.co.uk/latest- ... up-future/

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

Post by Leicestertinytiger » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:28 pm

Would be interesting if we had to pick between the two. Love Veainu, most exciting player in a Tigers shirt since Healey.

Yet we’ve been sorely lacking in the pack and a player like Lavanini is invaluable and probably a more important cog in the direction Borthwick will probably want us to play. More pragmatic with probably a playmaker from 15.

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

Post by Scuttle » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:31 pm

JP14 wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:03 am
Scuttle wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:03 pm
JP14 wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:46 pm
I have on good authority that the Puma we’re signing is Juan Martin Hernandez... :smt023
I am sorry but not sure about that. If I am wrong I apologise but why sign a 37 year old whose preferred position is fly'-half but who can play further out in midfield/full back, when we have the players we have in that area along with new signings.
It was a joke :smt030.
Ah ok. My apologies :smt023
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by RagingBull » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:33 pm

happywomble wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:06 pm
Fissler stoking the rumours again on Veainu and Lavinini

https://www.therugbypaper.co.uk/latest- ... up-future/
That just the same story as the weekend.
The rugbypaper release there weekend stories mid week for free.

Although he has looked at this board since and edited the part where he apparently signed a contract last season and had interest from Saints.

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Post by CrumblingTerrace » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:57 pm

Doing some research on Enever, it seems he's never quite nailed down a starting spot at the Brumbies in the years he's been there. His selection for the Wallabies was something of a surprise and came because of a lot of injuries at lock.

He does call the lineout, which is very useful.

I'm not seeing anything to suggest he's an upgrade on Spencer or indeed those before him: Kitchener and M.Williams.

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Post by voice of the crumbie » Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:08 pm

CrumblingTerrace wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:57 pm
Doing some research on Enever, it seems he's never quite nailed down a starting spot at the Brumbies in the years he's been there. His selection for the Wallabies was something of a surprise and came because of a lot of injuries at lock.

He does call the lineout, which is very useful.

I'm not seeing anything to suggest he's an upgrade on Spencer or indeed those before him: Kitchener and M.Williams.
Here's some pure speculation on my part. Maybe the reason the signing appears to have come from left field is that as previously rumoured we were going to sign Allemano or equivalent but the wage reductions that are coming have scuppered that plan and we have gone for a less expensive option so that we can invest the difference in keeping the likes of Lavanini and TV.
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Post by JerryGas » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:08 pm

Blimey I would be an upgrade on Mike Williams! !!!
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Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:40 pm

JerryGas wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:08 pm
Blimey I would be an upgrade on Mike Williams! !!!
I think our present Chairman would be as well.
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by JP14 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:47 pm

voice of the crumbie wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:08 pm
CrumblingTerrace wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:57 pm
Doing some research on Enever, it seems he's never quite nailed down a starting spot at the Brumbies in the years he's been there. His selection for the Wallabies was something of a surprise and came because of a lot of injuries at lock.

He does call the lineout, which is very useful.

I'm not seeing anything to suggest he's an upgrade on Spencer or indeed those before him: Kitchener and M.Williams.
Here's some pure speculation on my part. Maybe the reason the signing appears to have come from left field is that as previously rumoured we were going to sign Allemano or equivalent but the wage reductions that are coming have scuppered that plan and we have gone for a less expensive option so that we can invest the difference in keeping the likes of Lavanini and TV.
As you said pure speculation, and if that was the case then I would be more than satisfied. Enever isn't a world beater but if he does the basics well and allows other things to tick then we should be fine.
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by Truefollower » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:09 pm

As is now traditional on this forum, new signings announced and the usual suspects (you know who you are) immediately condemn them before they have even ran out at Welford Road. I imagine you would or did the same when the likes of Ant Allen, Ed Slater, Julian Salvi and a certain guy called Ayerza arrived. Jive them a chance then judge. :smt023

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Post by FrontRowUnionMember » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:23 pm

For reference, Julian Salvi made 63 appearances for the Brumbies in 8 years 2003-2011, (well, 7 seasons as he had a year at Bath 2009/2010).
That’s not a huge amount of appearances for that length of time, but he’s was arguably a key component in our team during his time with us.
Sometimes a player just fits. Will he add to us, you’d hope Borthwick knows his stuff about what a lock can add to a team.....

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

Post by BFG » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:28 pm

Leicester need some added stability, a big solid physical presence with strong basics, a Kruis type if you like.
It looks like Enever has been identified as such.

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Post by Scuttle » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:41 pm

I am willing to give the new coaching team my support on the basis they know they are in a rebuilding phase and will be recruiting accordingly. One of the signs of a great coach is taking solid players and making them better, as well as making the whole team better than the sum of its parts.
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by sapajo » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:55 pm

Some folks are assuming Borthwick played some part in the signing of Enever, however at this juncture no one knows that actually is the case.
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