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

Post by Tiglon » Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:47 pm

duffers wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:40 pm
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Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:01 pm
Interesting that he is classed as outside back who can play center on the tigers website?
Maybe he isn’t Manu replacement but more Holmes?
Great signing! He was the Jaguares starting outside centre so I suspect that's where we'll see him line-up
Played wing for them and the pumas last year, but you'd expect given other signings he would slot in at 13. Very useful to have that versatility though.

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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:58 pm

Kobus van Wyk has scored 7 tries in Super Rugby this year, no player has more. For some reason he really reminds me of Cory Jane and Adam Thompstone, great all round player. For me the best signing of the lot and an upgrade on Holmes.

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

Post by duffers » Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:00 pm

Tiglon wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:47 pm
duffers wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:40 pm
RagingBull wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:01 pm
Interesting that he is classed as outside back who can play center on the tigers website?
Maybe he isn’t Manu replacement but more Holmes?
Great signing! He was the Jaguares starting outside centre so I suspect that's where we'll see him line-up
Played wing for them and the pumas last year, but you'd expect given other signings he would slot in at 13. Very useful to have that versatility though.
Yeah, he could've had a hat-trick in the final vs Crusaders if the bounce of the ball was more favourable:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7buJdsXFFPc

Started this season at outside centre & scored 2 tries in the opening round vs the Lions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBfJQKtv410

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Post by FrontRowUnionMember » Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:03 pm

They’re all described in a similar stance.
Van Wyk is on record as saying he started out at centre, and feels he could go back there.
Porter is described as being able to play centre, wing or fullback
Porter described as a winger able to play 13.

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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:12 pm

Massively excited now for the season to resume. Great coaching set up! Plus we have a very good squad with a nice mix of experience and youth. :smt023 Thumbs up to everyone at the club involved.

Seems we’ve replaced pace for power in the back three, here’s to Nadolo, Muri and KVW scoring plenty of tries.

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Post by speedski » Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:17 pm

Manu who? :smt003

What a great morning - fair play to the club (you do have to wonder how many of these came after the standing down and how many were already planned...)

Even so, very astute and impressive business from the club!

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Post by ABClub » Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:23 pm

FrontRowUnionMember wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:03 pm
They’re all described in a similar stance.
Van Wyk is on record as saying he started out at centre, and feels he could go back there.
Porter is described as being able to play centre, wing or fullback
Porter described as a winger able to play 13.
Sale and Saints have gone down the path of smaller squads with versatile players. It's worked very well with them and I'm very happy for Tigers to do the same.

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Post by Darc Tiger » Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:33 pm

SthrnTiger wrote:
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For Moroni says will join “at end of his contractual obligations with Jaguars” Anyone know (or has a good guess) of when that would be?
Probably not until the new season. Whenever that starts.

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Post by westwinds31 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:46 pm

A very impressive looking squad now, good blend of youth and experience, pace and power. I just hope people give them time to gel because it's not going to be an instant thing and will take time. It will be interesting to see how the match day squad evolves and whether we mix it up in preparation for next season, to see how combinations work etc. I think it would be wise as we seem to have a lot of players in the back line who can play multiple positions, so now would be a good time to see who works well together etc. The forwards will be better I suspect anyway, with Borthwick driving them on. I just want to see smiles on faces, effort and pride in the shirt.

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Post by westwinds31 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:49 pm

...also interested to see if Raging Bull goes for "Episode V: The Final Cut".

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Post by RichieB » Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:54 pm

westwinds31 wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:49 pm
...also interested to see if Raging Bull goes for "Episode V: The Final Cut".
'The rise of the Tiger'.

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Post by Tiglon » Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:54 pm

westwinds31 wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:46 pm
A very impressive looking squad now, good blend of youth and experience, pace and power. I just hope people give them time to gel because it's not going to be an instant thing and will take time. It will be interesting to see how the match day squad evolves and whether we mix it up in preparation for next season, to see how combinations work etc. I think it would be wise as we seem to have a lot of players in the back line who can play multiple positions, so now would be a good time to see who works well together etc. The forwards will be better I suspect anyway, with Borthwick driving them on. I just want to see smiles on faces, effort and pride in the shirt.
Agreed. There have been almost unprecedented numbers of changes in the playing squad and coaching team. yes, the backline looks very exciting, but so did the previous one! We shouldn't expect miracles overnight.

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Post by Scott1 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:58 pm

Will we be playing twice weekly to complete this season quicker anyway? If so we will see a lot of rotation and that could work in our favour for next season

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Post by RagingBull » Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:59 pm

So senior signings
Shalva Mamukashvili (Hooker)
Blake Enever (Lock/6)
Cyle Brink (8/6/7) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Jj1fQ3ObO0
Luke Wallace (7/6)
Zach Henry (10/15) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owOXctrHfhA
Matt Scott (12/13) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owOXctrHfhA
Matias Moroni (13/Wing) - https://vimeo.com/306632166
Guy Porter (13/14/15) - Was Captain of the Shute Shield winning team for Sydney U last season.
Nemani Nadolo (Wing/13/12) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLugsEd0lIw
Kobus Van Wyk (Wing/13) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV3fSOnuvQY
Harry Potter (Wing/13/15) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN31nxIMrhI
Kini Murimurivalu (full Back/Wing) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6YVnSuyUOc

Versatility seems to be the name of the game with the signings.
Especially with the players who can play outside centre.

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

Post by ads » Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:00 pm

RichieB wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:54 pm
westwinds31 wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:49 pm
...also interested to see if Raging Bull goes for "Episode V: The Final Cut".
'The rise of the Tiger'.
Episode V: The Prem-Tiger Strikes Back.

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