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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 11:55 am

Longshanks wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:53 am
Mark62 wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:31 am
Wiese officially announced
"......will link-up with his Tigers team-mates at the conclusion of his contractual obligations with the Cheetahs"

Not straight away then........
Bit like Moroni and the Jaguares we don’t really know when that is.

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Post by sam16111986 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:01 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:31 am
Does the pack need much more beefing up?
Montoya
Wiese
Hopefully a new Loosehead.

What would it really need next?
That would be the beefing up I think we need. Those three players would round off the pack nicely.

Backs I'm fine with.

Agree Whitcombe needs more senior rugby in lower leagues first. He's not yet 20 so there's no rush with him. Dimen we can start feeding some game time to. Shame Notts have got three looseheads for next season as they'd have been the ideal place for Whitcombe to go on loan. Perhaps Dimen could get experience there though. I'm unsure how they are fixed for tightheads past Heffernan.

If there's spare cap after that then keep the money aside in case a player becomes available unexpectedly. Never know when an opportunity might present itself.

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Post by TigerFeetSteve » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:01 pm

No more, maybe brought his announcement forward as Cheetahs have already announced it...
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Post by TigerMac3 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:02 pm

Think the clubs hand was forced with announcing it today, seeing as the Cheetahs put it out there for all to see. Wouldn't be expecting any more today personally.

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

Post by Longshanks » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:03 pm

Mark62 wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:55 am
Longshanks wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:53 am
Mark62 wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:31 am
Wiese officially announced
"......will link-up with his Tigers team-mates at the conclusion of his contractual obligations with the Cheetahs"

Not straight away then........
Bit like Moroni and the Jaguares we don’t really know when that is.
I would imagine there are ongoing efforts behind the scenes for both of them to be released from those obligations early. The donor clubs will want to move on too with squads that represent the future of their respective clubs; hangers-on pending release do little for the team dynamic if they have decent substitutes.

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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 12:08 pm

Longshanks wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:03 pm
Mark62 wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:55 am
Longshanks wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:53 am


"......will link-up with his Tigers team-mates at the conclusion of his contractual obligations with the Cheetahs"

Not straight away then........
Bit like Moroni and the Jaguares we don’t really know when that is.
I would imagine there are ongoing efforts behind the scenes for both of them to be released from those obligations early. The donor clubs will want to move on too with squads that represent the future of their respective clubs; hangers-on pending release do little for the team dynamic if they have decent substitutes.
Agreed it’s also about how much rugby they are going to play in those countries during the current pandemic

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Post by KevinR » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:14 pm

I see that Saturday's game is being billed as Ben Lam's last for the Canes ahead of his move to France. Interestingly - and surprisingly - Van Wyk isn't in the squad at all. No word of injury. As the song goes, will he say or will he go?

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Post by TigerFeetSteve » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:24 pm

KevinR wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:14 pm
I see that Saturday's game is being billed as Ben Lam's last for the Canes ahead of his move to France. Interestingly - and surprisingly - Van Wyk isn't in the squad at all. No word of injury. As the song goes, will he say or will he go?
Compared to Moroni in Argentina, given where they are through the season I can imagine they'll plan to keep Van Wyk till the end of their season, Moroni leaving early when the Jaguares have no clear indication of when and what rugby they'll play next will want players wages off thei books ASAP, they'll just be seeing if any clubs are actually desperate enough to pay a severance fee for them first.
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Post by RagingBull » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:36 pm

I don't get why people say 20th new signing if you inculde promotion of the academy.
Who includes academy promotion to the senior development squad as a new signings....

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Post by Longshanks » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:42 pm

Mark62 wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:31 am
Wiese officially announced
Relative of Joe Launchbury by the look of him.....

https://www.leicestertigers.com/news/si ... ese-200723

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Post by Dangerous4 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:43 pm

The news seems to get better and better. I'm feeling more than happy. :smt026

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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:52 pm

If anything the COVID Five leaving has almost done us a favour..... we’ve got a much better squad than the previous seasons...... I wonder how rivals have viewed our recruitment?

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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 12:55 pm

Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:52 pm
If anything the COVID Five leaving has almost done us a favour..... we’ve got a much better squad than the previous seasons...... I wonder how rivals have viewed our recruitment?
They’re probably all fixated but Sales new centre.

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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 12:56 pm

Wouldn't mind seeing
6. Liebenberg, 7. Brink, 8. Wiese
On a winter pitch.

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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 12:57 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:56 pm
Wouldn't mind seeing
6. Liebenberg, 7. Brink, 8. Wiese
On a winter pitch.
You mean away at Bath

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