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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Episode 3 The revenge of the Contracts.

Post by POSTIGER » Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:34 am

As others have said, centre seems to be a position in which players are frequently injured and so finding a centre without a chequered injury record is virtually impossible. That said, Orlando is still recovering from a full shoulder reconstruction- that would surely represent a bigger risk than usual.
I saw Marika Vunibaka play

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Post by Mark62 » Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:13 am

From Lavanini Instagram I see that Viljoen is still in Leicestershire, his contract will have only ended on june 30 I guess, but seems strange he hasn’t returned home.

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Post by kpj tiger » Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:16 am

Mark62 wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:13 am
From Lavanini Instagram I see that Viljoen is still in Leicestershire, his contract will have only ended on june 30 I guess, but seems strange he hasn’t returned home.
Kyle Brink mentioned he spoke to EW before signing and he has helped him get oriented here, maybe he's got himself a new club in the area (Wasps, Cov, Nottingham?)

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Post by Mark62 » Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:56 pm

kpj tiger wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:16 am
Mark62 wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:13 am
From Lavanini Instagram I see that Viljoen is still in Leicestershire, his contract will have only ended on june 30 I guess, but seems strange he hasn’t returned home.
Kyle Brink mentioned he spoke to EW before signing and he has helped him get oriented here, maybe he's got himself a new club in the area (Wasps, Cov, Nottingham?)
Looks like they could be house sharing or Brink is taking over Viljoen lease

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Post by sam16111986 » Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:01 pm

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De la Fuente signs for Perpignan for 3 years. The Instagram follow must just mean he is a Tigers Fan!! :smt038 :smt003
If he's a fan he can sit down and watch the games with one of the USAP coaches formerly of WR Perry Freshwater.

A three year deal on presumably good money for a 29 year old is ideal. There's an arms race in ProD2 and Perpignan who I think were second at cessation of the season won't want to miss out on promotion next time to the new big spenders.

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Episode 3 The revenge of the Contracts.

Post by duffers » Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:07 pm

The following ESPN article (in Spanish) suggests possible destinations for some of the Jaguares squad.

https://espndeportes.espn.com/rugby/not ... l-exterior

Links us to Julian Montoya & Matias Moroni.

Links Matias Orlando to Newcastle & Matias Alemanno to Gloucester.

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Post by sam16111986 » Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:34 pm

duffers wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:07 pm
The following ESPN article (in Spanish) suggests possible destinations for some of the Jaguares squad.

https://espndeportes.espn.com/rugby/not ... l-exterior

Links us to Julian Montoya & Matias Moroni.

Links Matias Orlando to Newcastle & Matias Alemanno to Gloucester.
I doubt Newcastle have the money. They weren't flush with cash as it was and no games until November isn't going to help that. Gloucester could certainly do with locks.

Any Pumas with dual citizenship should be ones for us to look at, at the minute.

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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:00 pm

Moroni would be a great addition, leads the defence from midfield which we’ve been massively missing since Allen left. Physical player who can also cover wing too.

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Post by RagingBull » Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:02 pm

Matias Moroni is being pushed about to us by a lot of Argentine press.
But nothing that actually suggests we are looking at him.

More Tigers could or should look at him for a Manu replacement.
But really he is the type of 13 I would like for us too be looking at a good balance of strong runner and elusive speed. Similar style to Jesse Kriel or Joseph when he was in his prime.


But that article just reads outside of Montoya as these clubs should look at these players again not actually linking them.

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Post by Knightonian » Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:02 pm

https://mobile.twitter.com/Argentina_20 ... 7704024064

Rumor: Matías Moroni to Leicester Tigers.

Interesting thread with other rumours Jaguares of to Gloucester etc

Could have credentials:
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Post by sam16111986 » Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:09 pm

Moroni is of Italian descent so if he's got that dual nationality/citizenship whatever it would mean he doesn't take up a foreign player spot. In theory he'd be a fairly ideal signing.

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Post by RagingBull » Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:19 pm

Knightonian wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:02 pm
https://mobile.twitter.com/Argentina_20 ... 7704024064

Rumor: Matías Moroni to Leicester Tigers.

Interesting thread with other rumours Jaguares of to Gloucester etc

Could have credentials:
Follow
Paul Tait
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@americasrugby
Convinced of Flag of ArgentinaArgentina as RWC Host.
It looks like the guy just saw that article and assumed it was a rumour

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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:28 pm

First reported 3rd July we were looking into him to replace Manu. Seems most of the reporting was local and in Spanish, hence why we all missed it :smt002

I’d bring in Moroni and Jones. Moroni can play 14 just as well as 13 and would give us some added flexibility.

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Post by Mark62 » Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:51 pm

Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:28 pm
First reported 3rd July we were looking into him to replace Manu. Seems most of the reporting was local and in Spanish, hence why we all missed it :smt002

I’d bring in Moroni and Jones. Moroni can play 14 just as well as 13 and would give us some added flexibility.
Look at Jones Wikipedia entry and it says he can cover wing and 15 too

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Post by RagingBull » Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:32 pm

Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:28 pm
First reported 3rd July we were looking into him to replace Manu. Seems most of the reporting was local and in Spanish, hence why we all missed it :smt002

I’d bring in Moroni and Jones. Moroni can play 14 just as well as 13 and would give us some added flexibility.
I read articles about him and us for a bit now and it's all just argentine media putting 2 + 2 with nothing suggesting otherwise unless you have a article that says differently.

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