LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE VI: The Return of the Burns

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE VI: The Return of the Burns

Post by RagingBull » Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:26 am

ay2oh wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:24 am
Hope this doesn’t mean that Montoya’s injury is serious.
No Offence to Dolly but he would hardly be considered a Montoya replacement if he was severely injured.
The multi-year deal side suggest that he's has been on Tigers radar.

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Post by DingDong » Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:38 am

A likely scenario would be OTY retires end of season which leaves in order of selection: Montoya, Clare, Kerr and Dolly. Kerr will get a lot more game time with the usual injury/resting/international issues so unlikely to move, seems like a decent set up to me!

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE VI: The Return of the Burns

Post by RagingBull » Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:44 am

Youngs isn’t going end of this season.

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Post by TigerFeetSteve » Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:44 am

Either OTY has said he wants to retire OR Kerr is off, personally I think Kerr off is more likely as I think he wants to be no.1 or no.2 somewhere, even if OTY retires atm Kerr is no.3 behind Montoya and Clare.

Dolly is 21 so a good youngster to be bringing through.
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE VI: The Return of the Burns

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:46 am

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Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:24 am
Seems even stranger given that we’ve only recently released a Georgian international hooker. Spinning plates with cap space maybe. Can’t see Kerr sticking around. Expect him to head North.
That I think is cap induced, he may well of been the guy brought in to cover till Montoya arrived, he came early we let him go. Mamukashvilli was never really wanting to be 3rd or 4th choice, a young 21 year old makes more sense in this role IMO.
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Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:57 am

Well if Bondi doesn't use this signing to play some Broadway show tunes I will be disappointed....
Do we know why Sale let him go? A bit of caution I used to live down the road from a future up & coming & highly thought of English hooker, he has suffered from injuries & is No.2 at best at Bath.
As for Vanes if he is a hooker who can throw in & scrummage, that will do me it is after all the job.
As for hooker numbers you have to allow for Montoya being away for International duties, that don't line up with the English season exactly.
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Post by johnthegriff » Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:01 am

" Well hello Dolly " I am in favour of signing good development prospects, in specialist positions we need a minimum of five players, two per Premiership game and two for the A League, so next season IF Kerr moves on we are covered, if he remains we have enough but not too many Hookers. Vanes is a fine prospect but I doubt is ready for the Premiership yet, in a crucial development year he has barely played due to the pandemic. I was impressed by an even younger hooker in our Academy unfortunately I did not get his name but I think the production line is in place and functioning so there will be competition for the position.

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Post by ay2oh » Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:02 am

Hopefully Montoya will be back soon but thought I read that they were carrying out investigations on his injury and were not sure what the problem was.
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Post by Tiglon » Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:03 am

I would expect Dolly will be somewhat cheaper and happier to only feature occasionally than Mamukashvili. Having an experienced international as your 3rd/4th/5th choice hooker is a bit overkill

Hopefully it is Kerr leaving rather than Tom Youngs retiring. Nothing against Kerr, but I'd love to see TY in a Tigers shirt for another year or two.

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Post by TigerFeetSteve » Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:03 am

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Do we know why Sale let him go? A bit of caution I used to live down the road from a future up & coming & highly thought of English hooker, he has suffered from injuries & is No.2 at best at Bath.
According to a Sale fan on Twitter, he's one of 3 really good young Hookers they had, but they only had space in the squad for two.

With him and Vanes coming through we haven't gone eggs in one basket with a youngster, makes all sorts of sense this signing to me.
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Post by TigerFeetSteve » Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:05 am

ay2oh wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:02 am
Hopefully Montoya will be back soon but thought I read that they were carrying out investigations on his injury and were not sure what the problem was.
It was leaked (then confirmed by an angry SB about the leak) that he has had minor surgery, which I guess is why we brought Dolly now rather than end of season to give extra depth to the squad.
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Post by ay2oh » Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:21 am

:smt023 :smt023
TigerFeetSteve wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:05 am
ay2oh wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:02 am
Hopefully Montoya will be back soon but thought I read that they were carrying out investigations on his injury and were not sure what the problem was.
It was leaked (then confirmed by an angry SB about the leak) that he has had minor surgery, which I guess is why we brought Dolly now rather than end of season to give extra depth to the squad.
:smt023
A2O

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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:47 am

Assume this means Kerr will be probably leaving end of the season?

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Post by RagingBull » Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:14 pm

TigerFeetSteve wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:05 am
ay2oh wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:02 am
Hopefully Montoya will be back soon but thought I read that they were carrying out investigations on his injury and were not sure what the problem was.
It was leaked (then confirmed by an angry SB about the leak) that he has had minor surgery, which I guess is why we brought Dolly now rather than end of season to give extra depth to the squad.
This is most likely the case.
Keep it at 4 fit senior hookers.
Youngs, Clare, Kerr, Dolly
then
Montoya, Youngs, Clare, Dolly

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE VI: The Return of the Burns

Post by ay2oh » Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:44 pm

When you add Montoya, Nemani and Brink to that squad looks very strong
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