LEICESTER TIGERS 2017/18 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 3!

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2017/18 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 3!

Post by Rugbyflanker » Tue May 01, 2018 8:43 pm

I'd put George in the negatives too,not many stand out games at all

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Post by sam16111986 » Tue May 01, 2018 8:51 pm

G.K wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 8:39 pm
sapajo wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 1:33 pm
Great article by Andy Goode on Falcons, Goneva and Tigers

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/tigers-l ... andy-goode

This is perhaps the most perceptive comment

Tigers invested a lot in George Ford but that’s meant some of their other signings for this season and the next campaign have been pretty underwhelming.
Not much ROI there, in fact with swapping Burns it's negative in my view.
I think people only remember the moments of magic from Burns. They forget the games where he went missing, his game management is why he's the backup at Bath. Mauger had the right idea by moving him to 15.

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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Tue May 01, 2018 9:59 pm

Rumour that Sale Sharks maybe interested in signing Mike Williams. Anyone heard anything similar?

Also Jimmy Stevens was named hooker for the Championship Dream Team. Not bad for a player who knows he will be 3rd choice.

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Post by RagingBull » Tue May 01, 2018 10:07 pm

Yeh heard Williams is off.

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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Tue May 01, 2018 10:11 pm

Not sure how I feel about that one. Being brutally honest wasn’t too fussed with Hamilton going.

Williams I feel still has a lot to offer and has been showing glimpses of the form that got him into the EPS. Be sad to see him go but I guess his game time would be limited with the players coming in.

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Post by RagingBull » Tue May 01, 2018 10:18 pm

Matt toomua going to Saints so we can free up cap to sign Quade Cooper I think the plan is to have Ford at 10, Cooper at 12 but in the international period it gives us a international 10 that's available.

Shame as Toomua has been a standout...... :smt030 :smt030 :smt030

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Post by POSTIGER » Tue May 01, 2018 10:19 pm

Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 9:59 pm
Rumour that Sale Sharks maybe interested in signing Mike Williams. Anyone heard anything similar?
The guy who sits in front of me at WR seems get a lot of information from somewhere and was saying on Friday night that Mike has been told he can go. This all came about when Mike came on as sub and someone around us shouted that MW should be starting games to which the gentleman in question responded with "there's no point doing that because he won't be here next season." I asked him way he thought that and he told me that MW had been told he is not needed.

If that's true then that's a shame as a fit and healthy Mike Williams is a hell of an asset. On the flipside, he's rarely fit and healthy and seems highly prone to arm injuries. Tricky one as he covers the back and second rows.
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Post by FrontRowUnionMember » Tue May 01, 2018 10:53 pm

If Williams goes, and Mafi comes in, is that a straight swap, or was Mafi already incoming? If they are not linked as such, then maybe Williams leaving makes cap space for an enforcer lock, with Mafi/Fitzgerald covering 6, behind Denton/Kalamafoni/Mapapalangi. Would definitely like Atwood.

Definite room for another centre, as has been said, someone capable of giving us some go forward, which also frees Toomua up to compete at 10. With Ford and Toomua, plus Worth/Hardwick for AWC, I think we're ok. Centre is more pressing need than 10. Find us another Seru Rabeni style centre.

Is Mulipola and potentially Cilliers going out, and Cortes & Ryan coming in, really an improvement? Got to factor in depth at LH too, depending on Rizzo's future. Is this a case of juggling the available cap? Not sure they'd command the same salary cap space as LM and PC. Definitely need some work here. Think
I'd prefer a young English project player as depth here, rather than another overseas signing.

Finally, a genuine wing/15 player to compete/cover Veianu, and I think we'll be laughing. Don't imagine Pakalani will stretch the cap too much, but did show promise before injury.

That's still a fair few signings to add in, will there be enough cap space???

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Post by RagingBull » Tue May 01, 2018 10:58 pm

I would be surprised if Mafi comes in and another locks does.

Maybe 2019/20 season but would be surprised if it was next season.

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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Wed May 02, 2018 6:57 am

Telegraph saying Sale might announce the signings of Jackson and Olding along with others. So I guess we may find out soon if MW has been signed.

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Post by Tiglon » Wed May 02, 2018 7:22 am

RagingBull wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 10:18 pm
Matt toomua going to Saints so we can free up cap to sign Quade Cooper I think the plan is to have Ford at 10, Cooper at 12 but in the international period it gives us a international 10 that's available.

Shame as Toomua has been a standout...... :smt030 :smt030 :smt030
This is a joke, right?!

Not bothered about Williams going, I know he was impressive a couple of years ago, but this season I think he's been one of our weakest links - some matches he has contributed sod all, apart from missed tackles.

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Post by trendylfj » Wed May 02, 2018 7:23 am

RagingBull wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 10:18 pm
Matt toomua going to Saints so we can free up cap to sign Quade Cooper I think the plan is to have Ford at 10, Cooper at 12 but in the international period it gives us a international 10 that's available.

Shame as Toomua has been a standout...... :smt030 :smt030 :smt030
Please confirm you are joking, I love your posts as you are well informed and accurate
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Post by TTRITH » Wed May 02, 2018 9:47 am

RagingBull wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 10:18 pm
Matt toomua going to Saints so we can free up cap to sign Quade Cooper I think the plan is to have Ford at 10, Cooper at 12 but in the international period it gives us a international 10 that's available.

Shame as Toomua has been a standout...... :smt030 :smt030 :smt030
Now now RB, there is no such thing as May fools. :smt018
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Post by RagingBull » Wed May 02, 2018 9:54 am

:smt002

Fortunately I was joking sorry :smt018

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Post by JackFlashJonny » Wed May 02, 2018 10:02 am

The worrying thing is how on earth people cannot see that is a joke...especially with the :smt030 :smt030 :smt030 it could not be more obvious :smt017

I am happy for Williams to go he is another one that has not lived up and is always injured

I would happily see Kitchener, Cilliers, Ryan, and Brady all go.

Our main issue is our best 10 is our 12 and we have no other 12...pretty much like England in the 6 nations so we have to play Ford... :smt009

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