Jordan Taufua signs for Lyon OU with immediate effect

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Re: Jordan Taufua signs for Lyon OU with immediate effect

Post by TigerMac3 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:16 pm

I’m extremely late to the party here, but can I just add that if we were to bring in Marco Van Staden as JTs replacement, at a significantly reduced cost, then that would be an ABSOLUTELY TREMENDOUS piece of business.

MVS is probably the form backrower in SA at the min. And that’s saying something. Extremely physical, serious engine and an an out and out ‘fetcher’ / jackal. I’d be surprised though, a lot of noise about him returning to the Boks squad.

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Re: Jordan Taufua signs for Lyon OU with immediate effect

Post by chipnchase » Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:25 pm

TigerMac3 wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:16 pm
I’m extremely late to the party here, but can I just add that if we were to bring in Marco Van Staden as JTs replacement, at a significantly reduced cost, then that would be an ABSOLUTELY TREMENDOUS piece of business.

MVS is probably the form backrower in SA at the min. And that’s saying something. Extremely physical, serious engine and an an out and out ‘fetcher’ / jackal. I’d be surprised though, a lot of noise about him returning to the Boks squad.
I watch A LOT of rugby and have no idea who this guy is?

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Re: Jordan Taufua signs for Lyon OU with immediate effect

Post by Tigerbeat » Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:27 pm

chipnchase wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:25 pm
TigerMac3 wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:16 pm
I’m extremely late to the party here, but can I just add that if we were to bring in Marco Van Staden as JTs replacement, at a significantly reduced cost, then that would be an ABSOLUTELY TREMENDOUS piece of business.

MVS is probably the form backrower in SA at the min. And that’s saying something. Extremely physical, serious engine and an an out and out ‘fetcher’ / jackal. I’d be surprised though, a lot of noise about him returning to the Boks squad.
I watch A LOT of rugby and have no idea who this guy is?
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Re: Jordan Taufua signs for Lyon OU with immediate effect

Post by FrontRowUnionMember » Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:44 pm

Got to wonder that given Montoya has arrived earlier than planned, maybe if Van Staden is being lined up on less than Taufua, it’s about balancing the squad and keeping it on budget, especially if the comments about a nominal fee are true.
Liebenberg, Wiese, Brink and Van Staden would be a back row of serious firepower, especially adding the experience of Wallace, and then talented academy prospects like Reffell into the mix.

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Re: Jordan Taufua signs for Lyon OU with immediate effect

Post by baz1664 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:27 pm

FrontRowUnionMember wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:44 pm
Got to wonder that given Montoya has arrived earlier than planned, maybe if Van Staden is being lined up on less than Taufua, it’s about balancing the squad and keeping it on budget, especially if the comments about a nominal fee are true.
Liebenberg, Wiese, Brink and Van Staden would be a back row of serious firepower, especially adding the experience of Wallace, and then talented academy prospects like Reffell into the mix.
Spot on :smt023

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Re: Jordan Taufua signs for Lyon OU with immediate effect

Post by OakhamTiger32 » Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:42 am

baz1664 wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:27 pm
FrontRowUnionMember wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:44 pm
Got to wonder that given Montoya has arrived earlier than planned, maybe if Van Staden is being lined up on less than Taufua, it’s about balancing the squad and keeping it on budget, especially if the comments about a nominal fee are true.
Liebenberg, Wiese, Brink and Van Staden would be a back row of serious firepower, especially adding the experience of Wallace, and then talented academy prospects like Reffell into the mix.
Spot on :smt023
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Re: Jordan Taufua signs for Lyon OU with immediate effect

Post by dunc » Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:53 am

Was JT a marquee player, does this mean we have a free marquee slot?

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Re: Jordan Taufua signs for Lyon OU with immediate effect

Post by FrontRowUnionMember » Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:04 am

Does anyone who’s seen the van Staden reports understand whether he will potentially join now, or next season? That’s the anomaly here, letting Taufua go early, are we going to go with what we have, or oook to bring someone in?

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Re: Jordan Taufua signs for Lyon OU with immediate effect

Post by RunTigerRun » Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:21 am

FrontRowUnionMember wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:04 am
Does anyone who’s seen the van Staden reports understand whether he will potentially join now, or next season? That’s the anomaly here, letting Taufua go early, are we going to go with what we have, or oook to bring someone in?
Depends slightly on van Staden’s current contract. The Currie Cup final is this weekend, so if his contract runs out after that, then theoretically he could be signed from then. But the SA sides are supposed to be okay in gin the rainbow cup with the Pro14 teams running until June I believe, so if his contract runs til then, it’s likely for next season.

Of the reports from SA, it appears it would be for next season. We already have a reasonable depth in the back row who haven’t played in a while, and with Liebenberg, Reffell, Wiese, Brink, Wallace, Coghlan, Lewis, Chessum, Martin, Smith all able to play there who have played under Borthwick I think we will likely be okay til the end of the season.

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Re: Jordan Taufua signs for Lyon OU with immediate effect

Post by JP14 » Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:47 am

Would make more sense if van Staden is coming for the 21/22 season rather than immediately in my opinion.
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Re: Jordan Taufua signs for Lyon OU with immediate effect

Post by Noggs » Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:37 am

Let's see if we get him first. Many a slip twix .......
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Re: Jordan Taufua signs for Lyon OU with immediate effect

Post by Scott1 » Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:36 am

Isn’t MVS in line for a SA place? Do SA/Razzy pick from abroad?

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Re: Jordan Taufua signs for Lyon OU with immediate effect

Post by Tiglon » Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:11 pm

Scott1 wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:36 am
Isn’t MVS in line for a SA place? Do SA/Razzy pick from abroad?
They do these days, so shouldn't be a problem for him. They changed the policy when Erasmus took over which is why they were suddenly able to win the RWC after a few years of being mediocre at best.

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Re: Jordan Taufua signs for Lyon OU with immediate effect

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Tiglon wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:11 pm
Scott1 wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:36 am
Isn’t MVS in line for a SA place? Do SA/Razzy pick from abroad?
They do these days, so shouldn't be a problem for him. They changed the policy when Erasmus took over which is why they were suddenly able to win the RWC after a few years of being mediocre at best.
Plus the fact he is a better than average coach & he had Aled.....
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Re: Jordan Taufua signs for Lyon OU with immediate effect

Post by Lea » Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:36 pm

Sorry to raise this but why have we had no news from Tigers on his move?

I dont think I have missed anything, but it was my understanding that we were promised that any signing or leaving players would be announced internally before anywhere else.

Please correct me if I am wrong

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