LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE IV: A New Hope

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE IV: A New Hope

Post by sam16111986 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:38 am

JP14 wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:40 am
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Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:21 pm
I do think Laumape could be an ideal Manu replacement in terms of the physicality he brings to midfield. He definitely appears to be a falling out of the AB picture a bit, with Lienert-Brown and Goodhue looking the favoured pairing, and the likes of Ennor and Ioane going well at 13. Plus if you still have to try and fit in both Barrett’s, McKenzie and Mo’unga.
New Zealand’s decision to drop him for the World Cup was utterly stupid, okay he wouldn’t have saved their skins in the semifinal but it’s ridiculous that he isn’t favoured more by the All Blacks. Oh well they’re loss if he moves abroad!
It was an odd decision to only take SBW as a centre with bosh capabilities he wasn't in his prime and they did lack a bit in the centres.

Laumape's try yesterday really showed off his skills; nice step, real pace and then powering over the line. He'll be waiting to see what they revamped coaching set up want for the ABs before he looks at heading off north for cash. He'll go for big money if he heads north as well, he's the kind of player the French and Japanese clubs will be after.

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE IV: A New Hope

Post by TigerMac3 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:20 pm

Anyone see the Highlanders Crusaders game? Would very much like to see Jona Nareki in a Tigers shirt!!

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE IV: A New Hope

Post by Mark62 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:14 pm

TigerMac3 wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:20 pm
Anyone see the Highlanders Crusaders game? Would very much like to see Jona Nareki in a Tigers shirt!!
Highlanders Crusaders or Highlanders Chiefs. Just ask as this was the latest one and Highlanders came back from the death

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE IV: A New Hope

Post by Tiglon » Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:20 pm

I don't watch a lot of Super Rugby, but are there any players who are first or second choice at any of the NZ franchises who we wouldn't want to see at Tigers?

Seems like the top 10 Kiwis in each position are all going to be pretty useful...

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Post by Mark62 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:25 pm

Tiglon wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:20 pm
I don't watch a lot of Super Rugby, but are there any players at any of the NZ franchises who we wouldn't want to see at Tigers?
I think when signing new players, you’re either looking for an upgrade or to fill an existing gap in the squad. I certainly wouldn’t want them all, some of their props and locks aren’t that great, but there are some very exciting back 3 players both established and coming through.

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE IV: A New Hope

Post by ABClub » Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:26 pm

Nasi Manu is looking for a club. He'd fit the bill as injury cover for Brink very well.

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE IV: A New Hope

Post by duffers » Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:18 pm

ABClub wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:26 pm
Nasi Manu is looking for a club. He'd fit the bill as injury cover for Brink very well.
Josh Strauss is also available but I'm hoping we look to sign players under the age of 30 unless they can have a Brad Thorn type of influence

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Post by sam16111986 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:01 pm

duffers wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:18 pm
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Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:26 pm
Nasi Manu is looking for a club. He'd fit the bill as injury cover for Brink very well.
Josh Strauss is also available but I'm hoping we look to sign players under the age of 30 unless they can have a Brad Thorn type of influence
If they are short term cover in a position we have no massive depth like 8 or LH, maybe centre or fullback as well then it's not too bad. Give us more time to identify other options or develop our own solution.

Nasi Manu seemed to be getting good write ups for his efforts in Italy last season. Rumours linking him with Ospreys though.

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Post by TigerFeetSteve » Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:19 pm

https://twitter.com/Argentina_2027/stat ... 06054?s=19

Moroni seems to be getting closer...
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE IV: A New Hope

Post by kk20gb30 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:26 am

TigerFeetSteve wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:19 pm
https://twitter.com/Argentina_2027/stat ... 06054?s=19

Moroni seems to be getting closer...
...and gaining momentum:

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/report-m ... u-tuilagi/

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE IV: A New Hope

Post by JP14 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:02 am

With the Béziers agreement falling through, I would love to entice Semesa Rokodugini here.
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE IV: A New Hope

Post by wormus » Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:07 am

JP14 wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:02 am
With the Béziers agreement falling through, I would love to entice Semesa Rokodugini here.
Sorry JP but I would prefer to develop the young home grown playing strengths we have in the backs, they need game time and this gives them the opportunity.
As for Jammy Roberts in the previous post, A BIG NO! Full of his own importance, a butterfly club man, overweight and way past his best years ~ so it is maximum monies to top up his pension whilst also working in the NHS. :smt013

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE IV: A New Hope

Post by RunTigerRun » Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:36 am

Clip on Tigers’ Instagram story of Oval Park in the sunshine and a bowl of popcorn...

https://instagram.com/stories/leicester ... b2ql4bo07n

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE IV: A New Hope

Post by Mark62 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:42 am

wormus wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:07 am
JP14 wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:02 am
With the Béziers agreement falling through, I would love to entice Semesa Rokodugini here.
Sorry JP but I would prefer to develop the young home grown playing strengths we have in the backs, they need game time and this gives them the opportunity.
As for Jammy Roberts in the previous post, A BIG NO! Full of his own importance, a butterfly club man, overweight and way past his best years ~ so it is maximum monies to top up his pension whilst also working in the NHS. :smt013
Big no from me too as well as Roberts, I mean how old is smoking Joe now, he’s playing in some of historic highlights they’re showing during the New Zealand games.

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE IV: A New Hope

Post by RagingBull » Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:42 am

Yeh twitter just posted a pic saying breakfast of champions.

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