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Re: Bye Bye Boris

Post by johnthegriff » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:48 pm

Wiggy was never scrum coach for us.he was an England coach under Johnson and Lancaster and did coach the Lions, my thinking is that Borthwick is Head Coach with responsibilities beyond just coaching the forwards, there may be an opportunity to bring in experience that covers more than simply the scrum and is greater help in other areas of the pitch.

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Re: Bye Bye Boris

Post by Tiglon » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:57 pm

Ah apologies, according to his Munster bio he was Forwards Coach for Tigers. So yes, I'm sure he would in fact be delighted to return to a Tigers for a lesser role than he had 13 years ago, after only joining Munster a year ago.

It would be great if he did, but you have to admit it is very unlikely...

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Re: Bye Bye Boris

Post by baz1664 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:08 am

Apparently Castro being lined up as a replacement!!!

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Re: Bye Bye Boris

Post by Cagey Tiger » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:13 am

baz1664 wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:08 am
Apparently Castro being lined up as a replacement!!!
I've also posted this on the LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE IV: A New Hope thread:


https://www.ruck.co.uk/martin-castrogio ... er-tigers/

Yes, it's The Ruck but they are quoting The Rugby Paper (which I don't get so cannot verify).

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Re: Bye Bye Boris

Post by sapajo » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:34 am

I would be very surprised if Castro came back to Tigers. His departing from Tigers was fraught and bitter, albeit Cockers has since departed. I cannt see why he would come back to the UK when he appears to have a decent life, post rugby living in Rome unless fiscally its seriously worth his while ?
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Re: Bye Bye Boris

Post by johnthegriff » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:49 am

Apologies to Tiglon. Graham Roundtree retired from playing in 2007 and apparently did join our coaching staff briefly, taking an England role before the 6 Nations in 2008. He is currently a Forwards/scrum coach so I would not see his appointment as a backward move but probably not a promotion either.
Castro? Personally I would be surprised, great player, great bloke but there is some history with the club that is not so good. However there is now no Cocker, no Simon Cohen and no Ged Glynn so maybe there is no longer any ill feeling.

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Re: Bye Bye Boris

Post by Tiglon » Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:24 pm

Personally, I don't think any former Tigers are likely. They are all either too inexperienced and too long out of the sport, or too experienced to be likely to be interested.

The club have shown they are willing to look overseas for coaches, so I wouldn't be surprised by a Rob Taylor type appointment of someone we've never heard of.

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Re: Bye Bye Boris

Post by Dangerous4 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:20 pm

Oh no! Totally gutted at this news, and not cobfused any more. :smt022

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Re: Bye Bye Boris

Post by sam16111986 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:43 pm

Tiglon wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:57 pm
Ah apologies, according to his Munster bio he was Forwards Coach for Tigers. So yes, I'm sure he would in fact be delighted to return to a Tigers for a lesser role than he had 13 years ago, after only joining Munster a year ago.

It would be great if he did, but you have to admit it is very unlikely...
I thought he joined the academy coaching staff when he retired but I stand corrected. Didn't he work with Borthwick before for the Lions? Not sure there's a big enough post for him at Tigers currently. By all accounts he's popular at Munster.

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Re: Bye Bye Boris

Post by mightymouse » Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:49 am

This is another sorry day. Boris has been one of the few bright lights in some dismal coaching displays in recent years

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Re: Bye Bye Boris

Post by Noggs » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:05 am

Scott1 wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:29 pm
Gutted,our only saving grace. Another nail! Good luck Boris
Always good to see someone looking on the bright side :smt009
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Re: Bye Bye Boris

Post by jgriffin » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:44 am

mightymouse wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:49 am
This is another sorry day. Boris has been one of the few bright lights in some dismal coaching displays in recent years
I hope the Castro rumour is just that. We need a well-established coach!
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Re: Bye Bye Boris

Post by brooksey845 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:01 pm

Gutted! What an all round decent guy!

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Re: Bye Bye Boris

Post by Robespierre » Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:16 pm

Why not look at this in a positive and less selfish approach and consider this as a feather in the club’s cap in having contributed in the development of a top-notch forwards’ coach?
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Re: Bye Bye Boris

Post by mol2 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:13 am

I wonder what the reasoning was?

Personal? Promotion? Pay? Frustration?

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