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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21

Post by ABClub » Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:06 pm

Kepu solely plays tighthead, Gigena solely plays loosehead and Irish don't have a prop such as Leatigaga that covers both sides so it can't be a direct replacement. Perhaps Kepu moving on has cleared cap space but if Irish have bought out Gigena's contract that counts towards the cap.

Gigena will compete with Dell for the loosehead shirt and I think he will do well. Ollie Hoskins is still at Irish as a very good tighthead but they only have Chawatama after him. Goodrick-Clarke and Elrington are both looseheads leaving them with 4 looseheads and 2 tightheads. Perhaps one of the Goodrick-Clarke or Elrington will try to convert but they are 27 and 25 respectively so not exactly academy graduates with 15 years ahead of them in the game.

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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21

Post by JP14 » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:50 am

Gigena was trialled at tighthead in the preseason friendly against Cardiff in 2018, I recall it not going so well. I think Kepu's departure and Gigena's rumoured arrival are separate, Irish will probably sign someone else in the interim, someone on loan from the Championship or from a fellow Prem team perhaps.
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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21

Post by RunTigerRun » Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:27 am

Gigena announced by London Irish.

Interestingly Irish state he joins as a free agent following his release from us - suggests no pay out to buy him from his contract.

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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21

Post by ay2oh » Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:40 am

RunTigerRun wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:27 am
Gigena announced by London Irish.

Interestingly Irish state he joins as a free agent following his release from us - suggests no pay out to buy him from his contract.
Maybe but at least we save on his wages
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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21

Post by tigercub21 » Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:47 am

ay2oh wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:40 am
RunTigerRun wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:27 am
Gigena announced by London Irish.

Interestingly Irish state he joins as a free agent following his release from us - suggests no pay out to buy him from his contract.
Maybe but at least we save on his wages
I doubt that they would disclose financial information like that, but i would hope we did get compensated

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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21

Post by RunTigerRun » Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:18 am

tigercub21 wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:47 am
ay2oh wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:40 am
RunTigerRun wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:27 am
Gigena announced by London Irish.

Interestingly Irish state he joins as a free agent following his release from us - suggests no pay out to buy him from his contract.
Maybe but at least we save on his wages
I doubt that they would disclose financial information like that, but i would hope we did get compensated
Agreed unlikely to disclose that information, and rightly so as that’s personal to the club and player - just trying to read between the lines and perhaps understand the possible reasons for his departure.

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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21

Post by LE18 » Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:13 pm

ay2oh wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:40 am
RunTigerRun wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:27 am
Gigena announced by London Irish.

Interestingly Irish state he joins as a free agent following his release from us - suggests no pay out to buy him from his contract.
Maybe but at least we save on his wages
Seems to me an attempt to reduce our cap, especially now Montoya has arrived early, you would not want to lose that saving by haggling over compensation.

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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:25 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/56011422

Wasps sign Schwarz on loan from Pirates.
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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21

Post by ABClub » Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:58 pm

USA and Cheetahs scrum-half Ruben de Haas rumoured to have signed for Sarries for next season. Ivan van Zyl has also been linked to them. Two good signings at scrum-half if they come through.

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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21

Post by kk20gb30 » Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:29 am

At one time linked to Leicester as a possible replacement for Jonny May , Marland Yarde re-signs for Sale :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/56018460

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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21

Post by kk20gb30 » Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:34 am

London Irish agree extension with Creevy :

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/agustin- ... don-irish/

Good piece of business.

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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21

Post by kk20gb30 » Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:41 am

Potential suitors for Danny Cipriani ? :

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/report-f ... signature/

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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21

Post by trendylfj » Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:52 am

kk20gb30 wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:34 am
London Irish agree extension with Creevy :

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/agustin- ... don-irish/

Good piece of business.

IF he has got this one right (not often I know) then it could lead to more speculation that Freddie Burns is on his way back to us. He refers to Cips possibly going to Japan as a replacement for FB
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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21

Post by Scott1 » Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:06 pm

Where’s Kolisi off too now he’s been released?

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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:36 pm

Scott1 wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:06 pm
Where’s Kolisi off too now he’s been released?
Supposedly Sharks (not Sale)
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