Jake Kerr - released from contract

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Re: Jake Kerr - released from contract

Post by TA30 » Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:24 am

Hopefully a good move for all parties.

He's always seemed to me a player who has it all on paper (Tom Youngs name dropped him as one of the fittest in the squad in a recent interview), but he goes missing in games. Harsh as it may be I get the feeling he's viewed as missing the mentality required to reach the top.

Really do hope the timing of this means Montoya's return is very close. Youngs, Clare, Dolly is looking a bit thin otherwise.

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Re: Jake Kerr - released from contract

Post by MurphysLaw » Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:14 pm

Jake is a good hooker, but he has slipped down the pecking order at Tigers, and has struggled to get any game time. I suspect that the recent signing of Dolly might have finally triggered his move away.
Good luck to him!

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Re: Jake Kerr - released from contract

Post by RagingBull » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:27 pm

I suspect Dolly was signed because Kerr was off end of season.
Edinbrugh just released a Hooker so putting 2 + 2 together potentially a reason for now asking for a release.

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Re: Jake Kerr - released from contract

Post by CrumblingTerrace » Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:47 pm

I'm sure Borthwick won't get all of his judgements about players right but I really like that he is decisive and gets these situations resolved quickly.

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Re: Jake Kerr - released from contract

Post by TheTigerKing » Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:43 pm

I'm sure he has something lined up.

Very talented but hasn't really kicked on and with Montoya and Youngs ahead of him and Clare proving more solid fundamentally and Dolly arriving he was never going to get the opportunities he needs to resume an international career.

It shows the strength in depth we now have that someone with that talent can be surplus to requirements.

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Re: Jake Kerr - released from contract

Post by sam16111986 » Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:09 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:27 pm
I suspect Dolly was signed because Kerr was off end of season.
Edinbrugh just released a Hooker so putting 2 + 2 together potentially a reason for now asking for a release.
One released today and Willemse confirmed as off to LI in the summer. They must be after at least one hooker.

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Re: Jake Kerr - released from contract

Post by mightymouse » Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:54 am

Shame .. I like him.
I suspect he doesn’t fit the playing style .. a bit too loose for SB. Clare fits that style better.
The one thing I like about Borthwick is that he has made up his mind how we are going to play and he sticks to it. Sadly some players don’t fit that model however talented they may be in other directions, therefore they have to go.
Hopefully Edinburgh will pick him up and he can continue to progress, alongside De Bruin who is heading there already.

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Re: Jake Kerr - released from contract

Post by Cardiff Tig » Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:07 am

It does seem like he was capped too soon. He's never been the same player since, IMO.

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Re: Jake Kerr - released from contract

Post by JP14 » Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:38 pm

Cardiff Tig wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:07 am
It does seem like he was capped too soon. He's never been the same player since, IMO.
He was capped in an injury crisis, mind you.
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Re: Jake Kerr - released from contract

Post by Tiglon » Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:44 pm

The brutality of sport that enables a man barely into his twenties to buy a house. Who would be a professional sportsperson, eh?

Pretty sure he'll find a new club fairly quickly, he's just been a bit unlucky with Youngs being revitalised, Montoya arriving early and Clare being much better than was probably expected.

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Re: Jake Kerr - released from contract

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:47 pm

Just needs to actually play some rugby, this is one I would be quite happy to be a wrong decision by us as his route to higher levels has been a different one.
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Re: Jake Kerr - released from contract

Post by Cardiff Tig » Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:25 pm

JP14 wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:38 pm
Cardiff Tig wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:07 am
It does seem like he was capped too soon. He's never been the same player since, IMO.
He was capped in an injury crisis, mind you.
I know, and I'm not blaming him! It just seems like he has never been the same player since he played an international game, for whatever reason that may be.

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