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LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE V: Borthwick Strikes Back

Post by RagingBull » Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:06 pm

Board of Directors
Chairman: Peter Tom CBE
CEO: Andrea Pinchen
Non-Exec: Petar Cvetkovic
Non-Exec: Duncan Green
Non-Exec: Ben Kay MBE
Non-Exec: Fintan Kennedy
Non-Exec: Tom Scott

IN

OUT

LEICESTER TIGERS COACHING TEAM – SEASON 2020/21
Head Coach: Steve Borthwick
Defence Coach: Mike Ford
Scrum Coach: Tom Harrison (Temp)
Attack Coach: Matt Smith (Temp)
Assistant Forwards: Brett Deacon
Head of Physical Performance: Aled Walters
Head of Medical: Simon Wallace
Senior Performance Analyst: Simon Barbour
Head of Elite Performance Recruitment: N/A
Team Manager: Tessa Carrington
Academy Manager: Dave Wilks
Academy Head Coach: Matt Smith
Academy Forwards Coach: Tom Harrison
Junior Academy Manager: Greg Mannion

Rumoured IN
Richard Wilks

OUT:
Jan McGinty

IN

Senior Players:
Hooker: Clare, Kerr, Montoya, Youngs
Props: Cole, Bowe, de Bruin, Genge, Heyes, Hurd, Leatigaga, Marfo
Locks: Green, Lavanini, Wells,
Back Row: Brink, Coghlan, Lewis, Liebenberg, Reffell, Wallace , Wiese
Scrum Half: Simmons, Wigglesworth, White, Youngs
Fly Half: Bonilla, Ford, Henry, McPhillips
Centre: Moroni, Porter, Scott, Taute,
Winger: Aslpand-Robinson, Nadolo Olowofela, Potter, Williams, Van Wyk
Full Back: Murimurivalu, Worth

Rumours
IN
Boan Venter (Cheetahs)
Marco Van staden (Bulls)
Freddie Burns (Shokki Shuttles)

OUT

Confirmed
Loans out
Sam Lewis (Coventry)

In
Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens)
Luan de Bruin (Cheetahs) 7 months deal.
Julian Montoya (Jaguares)
Francois Van Wyk (Northampton Saints)
Daryl Marfo (Short term)

Re-Signed


Out

Jordan Taufua (Lyon)
Tomas Lavanini (Clermont)
Facundo Gigena (London Irish)
Blake Enever
Mamukashvili
Tom Hardwick
Luan De Bruin (Edinburgh)

2019/20 Development Squad
Hooker: Vanes
Props: Dimen, Rowntree Whitcombe,
Locks: Chessum, Henderson, Manz, Martin,
Back Row: Ashworth, Gough, Ilione, Lavin, K.Smith, T.Smith
Scrum Half: Law, van Poortvliet, Edwards
Fly Half:
Centre: Kelly
Wings: Browning,
Full Back: Steward

New Signings:


Re-Signed:
James Whitcombe
Dan Kelly
Ollie Chessum

Confirmed IN


Confirmed OUT
Harry Glynn (La rochelle)
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Post by AngusMcCoatup » Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:20 pm

Well done Raging Bull, much appreciated but cannot wait to see them in action from the Crumbie. :smt023
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Post by Scott1 » Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:25 pm

Sterling work as ever!

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Post by RunTigerRun » Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:27 pm

Great work RB!

Intrigued to see where this episode goes... Lets hope its more box-office than not!

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Post by kk20gb30 » Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:55 pm

As always thanks for the great work RB.
Believe this to be a very apt thread title and look forward to developments.....

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Post by RagingBull » Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:06 pm

Interesting that Van Staden is very much a openside (who has some starts at 8)
Reminds me of a squatter Louw in a way.

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Post by Tiglon » Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:24 pm

I'm not sure Borthwick is completely sold on Reffell just yet, it may be that he doesn't think he's ready to be starting every week, therefore another 7 is needed. With Reffell and Wallace we have two players at opposite ends of their careers and perhaps Borthwick thinks we need someone in the middle who is first XV quality right now.

I know some on here think very highly of Wallace, but with all due respect you aren't likely to get in the top 4 with him in your starting line up week in week out. He's a good squad player but that's it, so if Reffell isn't viewed as being ready, someone else is needed.

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Post by TigerFeetSteve » Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:53 pm

RB fantastic work!

Hope episode VI is "Return of the Silverware"
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Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:49 pm

Tiglon wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:24 pm
I'm not sure Borthwick is completely sold on Reffell just yet, it may be that he doesn't think he's ready to be starting every week, therefore another 7 is needed. With Reffell and Wallace we have two players at opposite ends of their careers and perhaps Borthwick thinks we need someone in the middle who is first XV quality right now.

I know some on here think very highly of Wallace, but with all due respect you aren't likely to get in the top 4 with him in your starting line up week in week out. He's a good squad player but that's it, so if Reffell isn't viewed as being ready, someone else is needed.
Reffell is the best 7 we have, looks the part in every game & when our back row is balanced does not look out of place in the league (he wins more pens than he gives away at the breakdown) what you do need is at least 2 "starting" quality 7's it's such a demanding, specialist & attrional position.
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Post by JP14 » Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:12 pm

TigerFeetSteve wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:53 pm
RB fantastic work!

Hope episode VI is "Return of the Silverware"
Return of the Faithful (the fans) hopefully!
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Post by Richardfje » Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:23 pm

Just read on ‘Ruck’ that Ollie Lawrence may be leaving Worcester soon (so take it with a huge pinch of salt) .
If true I’d love to see him at tigers depending on price of contract.

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Post by strawclearer » Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:23 pm

:smt038 RB
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Post by Old Hob » Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:04 pm

Much appreciated. Tell me, this Rowntree youngster, any relation?
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Post by jgriffin » Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:13 pm

Any knowledge why McGinity got the farewell?
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Post by sam16111986 » Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:16 pm

Old Hob wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:04 pm
Much appreciated. Tell me, this Rowntree youngster, any relation?
https://www.leicestertigers.com/player/jack-rowntree

Oldest son I think. A tighthead though.

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