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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non Tigers 2016/17

Post by RagingBull » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:54 am

Depends if they are just taking that from the Rugby Paper or not we'll find out soon.

Would make them very dangerous although their Front Row is still very target-able currently.

Grobler, Savage, Slater, Mortest and Galarza sounds like way too much cap wrap up in that position they could do with shipping Galarza and looking for a good project type player if that was the case.

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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non Tigers 2016/17

Post by JP14 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:01 am

I imagine Galarza, possibly Savage off. Also isn't Thrush leaving/retiring as well?
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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non Tigers 2016/17

Post by RagingBull » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:07 am

JP14 wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:01 am
I imagine Galarza, possibly Savage off. Also isn't Thrush leaving/retiring as well?
Thursh is leaving hence why i didn't include him.

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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non Tigers 2016/17

Post by sam16111986 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:35 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:54 am
Depends if they are just taking that from the Rugby Paper or not we'll find out soon.

Would make them very dangerous although their Front Row is still very target-able currently.

Grobler, Savage, Slater, Mortest and Galarza sounds like way too much cap wrap up in that position they could do with shipping Galarza and looking for a good project type player if that was the case.
Grobler appears done. Mostert might be open still. Given how Galarza has barely played I'd imagine he'd be a favourite to be shipped out.

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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non Tigers 2016/17

Post by Rugbyflanker » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:30 pm

I'd love Mostert,but he would cost ridiculous money! I watched him play openside for Lions due to injuries and he really grew into the role as the game went on.

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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non Tigers 2016/17

Post by JP14 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:37 pm

Rugbyflanker wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:30 pm
I'd love Mostert,but he would cost ridiculous money! I watched him play openside for Lions due to injuries and he really grew into the role as the game went on.
Like Pieter-Steph du Toit, wouldn’t mind him in a Tigers shirt
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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non Tigers 2016/17

Post by TigerMac3 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:21 am

Jaco Kriel also confirmed as signing for Gloucs. They’ll be a force next year for sure...

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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non Tigers 2016/17

Post by Leicestertinytiger » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:27 am

Good signing for them to replace Moriarty. More bothered about their rumoured signings in the second row.

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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non Tigers 2016/17

Post by Tiglon » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:31 pm

Genuine question(s) here. I don't watch a lot of Super Rugby (maybe a handful of games over the last few years) so I don't know that much about southern hemisphere players other than those that I've seen play for their countries and those that play in Europe.

The South African team has been fairly poor in recent years, and they haven't had a Super Rugby winning franchise since the Bulls' golden days with Habana etc. And yet, I keep reading name after name of South African player on this forum who Tigers should sign, or is going to a rival, and is a world class player (coaches too). Am I missing something? Or are some of these players being a bit over-hyped? A lot of them also seem to be in their late 20's and yet haven't had many (or any) caps for the Springboks, so why aren't they rated highly enough in their own countries to have significant international careers, but are billed as top drawer by some in the UK?

I'm also curious as to what the record might be for the number of players or coaches at one club who have previously been banned for taking steroids? Because Gloucester seem to be having a good crack at breaking it...

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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non Tigers 2016/17

Post by Rugbyflanker » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:43 pm

Here's a quick heads up. Ackerman took over the Lions four years ago when they were SA worse side. In that space he turned them into a superb outfit,that not only kept the Bok power game but he even beat the NZ at their own game at times playing with pace and scoring some incredible trys! They had one of the world's best set of halfbacks and Midfield in Faf,Jantjes,Van Rensburg,Mapoe complimented by an awesome back row of Whitely,Ackermann,Kriel the world class hooker Marx,the brilliant lock Mostert and winger Combrink amongst others
Ok they didn't win it outright but lost two finals to Kiwi teams,one where Ackerman blew a home final resting players in a loss to the Jaguares,the other an early red card. Even so in full flow it was one of the best club sides I've seen. If you need to know more give me a shout

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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non Tigers 2016/17

Post by Tiglon » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:39 pm

Rugbyflanker wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:43 pm
Here's a quick heads up. Ackerman took over the Lions four years ago when they were SA worse side. In that space he turned them into a superb outfit,that not only kept the Bok power game but he even beat the NZ at their own game at times playing with pace and scoring some incredible trys! They had one of the world's best set of halfbacks and Midfield in Faf,Jantjes,Van Rensburg,Mapoe complimented by an awesome back row of Whitely,Ackermann,Kriel the world class hooker Marx,the brilliant lock Mostert and winger Combrink amongst others
Ok they didn't win it outright but lost two finals to Kiwi teams,one where Ackerman blew a home final resting players in a loss to the Jaguares,the other an early red card. Even so in full flow it was one of the best club sides I've seen. If you need to know more give me a shout
So a bit like current Wasps - played some great rugby but ultimately won nothing?

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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non Tigers 2016/17

Post by RagingBull » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:00 pm

Rugbyflanker wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:43 pm
Here's a quick heads up. Ackerman took over the Lions four years ago when they were SA worse side. In that space he turned them into a superb outfit,that not only kept the Bok power game but he even beat the NZ at their own game at times playing with pace and scoring some incredible trys! They had one of the world's best set of halfbacks and Midfield in Faf,Jantjes,Van Rensburg,Mapoe complimented by an awesome back row of Whitely,Ackermann,Kriel the world class hooker Marx,the brilliant lock Mostert and winger Combrink amongst others
Ok they didn't win it outright but lost two finals to Kiwi teams,one where Ackerman blew a home final resting players in a loss to the Jaguares,the other an early red card. Even so in full flow it was one of the best club sides I've seen. If you need to know more give me a shout
Different comp different styles.
Ackerman style suited Super rugby to a T,
Prem rugby well we will see how it works this season well it either worked out great or not so much bit like Glous every season.

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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non Tigers 2016/17

Post by strawclearer » Tue May 01, 2018 4:29 pm

Fissler says he's trying to confirm Paddy Jackson has agreed terms with Sale Sharks and Stuart Olding is considering a contract offer.

Of course, they're entitled to practice their trade having been found 'not guilty'. Glad it's not our problem, though.
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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non Tigers 2016/17

Post by strawclearer » Wed May 02, 2018 6:58 pm

strawclearer wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 4:29 pm
Fissler says he's trying to confirm Paddy Jackson has agreed terms with Sale Sharks and Stuart Olding is considering a contract offer.

Of course, they're entitled to practice their trade having been found 'not guilty'. Glad it's not our problem, though.
With the news from Sale that the rumours aren't true, I'm still hoping it's not our problem! (Right - off to see how Fissler squirms out of this one!)
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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non Tigers 2016/17

Post by sam16111986 » Wed May 02, 2018 7:53 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:00 pm
Rugbyflanker wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:43 pm
Here's a quick heads up. Ackerman took over the Lions four years ago when they were SA worse side. In that space he turned them into a superb outfit,that not only kept the Bok power game but he even beat the NZ at their own game at times playing with pace and scoring some incredible trys! They had one of the world's best set of halfbacks and Midfield in Faf,Jantjes,Van Rensburg,Mapoe complimented by an awesome back row of Whitely,Ackermann,Kriel the world class hooker Marx,the brilliant lock Mostert and winger Combrink amongst others
Ok they didn't win it outright but lost two finals to Kiwi teams,one where Ackerman blew a home final resting players in a loss to the Jaguares,the other an early red card. Even so in full flow it was one of the best club sides I've seen. If you need to know more give me a shout
Different comp different styles.
Ackerman style suited Super rugby to a T,
Prem rugby well we will see how it works this season well it either worked out great or not so much bit like Glous every season.
The quality of rugby has improved dramatically. Glaws have a fairly average squad and injuries haven't helped. Their defence looks vastly improved and if they can find a suitable replacement at tighthead and can acquire a reliable flyhalf (Burns is even more unreliable than his brother and Williams is either injured or has fallen out with Ackerman) then I can see them overtaking us.

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