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 TigerBoy1880 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:28 am

http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news/toyota ... 0-20200722

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

Post by RagingBull » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:28 am

Updating the OP.

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

Post by Knightonian » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:32 am

Again a good looking squad but will take time to gel

Most of the squad are new or under 12 months old - therefore if we want to keep the Tigers Ethos we need the older players around for a while

Young’s x2, Ford, Genge, Cole, Kerr and Wells are the only senior players to have been here 3 years

Most of the younger players stepped up from the academy to development squad 2019 season : White, Olowofela, Simmons,Lewis, Aspland- Robinson,Reffell ,Heyes, Hardwick

So that’s only 7 professional players here 3 years ago!!!!

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

Post by Mark62 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:35 am

Excellent signing. I mentioned the impact that the 2 South Africans signed by Exeter had, I’m hopeful he will have the same for us, Aggression is what we need, as long as it’s controlled.
I’m sure Ellis can teach him to smile, that tends to wind the opposition up more anyway.

Looks like another comfortable at 6 or 8, was wearing 7 in South Africa, so our options at 8, Wiese, Brink, Taufua, all explosive ball carriers.
I wonder whether we may see Liebenberg used as a lock sometimes now? If so another prop would be nice then I reckon we’re about done

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

Post by RagingBull » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:36 am

So in 2 seasons we have gone from (so far)
1st choice
1. Mulipola, 2. Youngs, 3. Cole, 4. Kitchener, 5. Slater, 6. Williams, 7. O'Connor, 8. Kalamafoni
2nd choice
1. Rizzo, 2. Thacker, 3. Cilliers, 4. Fitzgerald, 5. Barrow, 6. Hamilton, 7. Evans, 8. Mapapalangi

Too

1st choice pack (for me)
1. Genge, 2. Youngs, 3. Cole, 4. Lavanini, 5. Enever, 6. Liebenberg, 7. Taufua, 8. Brink
2nd choice
1. Gigena, 2. Mamu, 3. Heyes, 4. Wells, 5. Green, 6. Wallace/Lewis, 7. Reffell, 8. Wiese

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

Post by Mark62 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:40 am

RagingBull wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:36 am
So in 2 seasons we have gone from (so far)
1st choice
1. Mulipola, 2. Youngs, 3. Cole, 4. Kitchener, 5. Slater, 6. Williams, 7. O'Connor, 8. Kalamafoni
2nd choice
1. Rizzo, 2. Thacker, 3. Cilliers, 4. Fitzgerald, 5. Barrow, 6. Hamilton, 7. Evans, 8. Mapapalangi

Too

1st choice pack (for me)
1. Genge, 2. Youngs, 3. Cole, 4. Lavanini, 5. Enever, 6. Liebenberg, 7. Taufua, 8. Brink
2nd choice
1. Gigena, 2. Mamu, 3. Heyes, 4. Wells, 5. Green, 6. Wallace/Lewis, 7. Reffell, 8. Wiese
Yep looks about right, so again to quote the Exeter example 2 packs, who if coached properly, can compete at premiership level.
Plus you’ve got Kerr and Lady Gaga, with some excellent youngsters

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

Post by RagingBull » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:41 am

I reckon we have a loosehead, Centre and Wiese too be announce potentially.
Maybe some other project signings.

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

Post by Mark62 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:49 am

With Lady Gaga ability to play either side to a good standard, a 6th prop of either type will do for me.
Centre I think depends on Moroni availability, we have Taute, plus some of the new additions

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

Post by ay2oh » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:55 am

RagingBull wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:36 am
So in 2 seasons we have gone from (so far)
1st choice
1. Mulipola, 2. Youngs, 3. Cole, 4. Kitchener, 5. Slater, 6. Williams, 7. O'Connor, 8. Kalamafoni
2nd choice
1. Rizzo, 2. Thacker, 3. Cilliers, 4. Fitzgerald, 5. Barrow, 6. Hamilton, 7. Evans, 8. Mapapalangi

Too

1st choice pack (for me)
1. Genge, 2. Youngs, 3. Cole, 4. Lavanini, 5. Enever, 6. Liebenberg, 7. Taufua, 8. Brink
2nd choice
1. Gigena, 2. Mamu, 3. Heyes, 4. Wells, 5. Green, 6. Wallace/Lewis, 7. Reffell, 8. Wiese
So no lady gags in top 4 props ?
A2O

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

Post by RagingBull » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:03 am

ay2oh wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:55 am
So no lady gags in top 4 props ?

He seems to me the perfect impact sub currently.
Just because I wouldn't have him as a starter doesn't mean he isn't in the top 4.

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

Post by RagingBull » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:04 am

Mark62 wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:49 am
With Lady Gaga ability to play either side to a good standard, a 6th prop of either type will do for me.
Centre I think depends on Moroni availability, we have Taute, plus some of the new additions
Well we have
12. Scott, Hardwick
13. Moroni, Taute, Porter

Now we have outside backs who can cover those positions but our outside backs are not that stacked really either.

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

Post by Mark62 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:07 am

RagingBull wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:03 am
ay2oh wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:55 am
So no lady gags in top 4 props ?

He seems to me the perfect impact sub currently.
Just because I wouldn't have him as a starter doesn't mean he isn't in the top 4.
No and I totally agree with you.

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

Post by RichieB » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:08 am

Only issue I see with the props is when there are international call-ups (Genge) together with an injury to one of the others. Then a question of whether one or more the development squad are capable of stepping up.

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

Post by Mark62 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:10 am

Can I just apologise to anyone I may have offended for calling him Lady Gaga. I am aware his name is Nephi Leatigaga, I just like nick names.

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

Post by RichieB » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:14 am

Mark62 wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:10 am
Can I just apologise to anyone I may have offended for calling him Lady Gaga. I am aware his name is Nephi Leatigaga, I just like nick names.
It is getting more difficult isn't it? Half expecting complaints when a few people used the word 'thug' in reference to Weise.
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