LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part Deux

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part Deux

Post by Leicestertinytiger » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:16 am

JP14 wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:11 am
Is Mapapalangi injured, or is the likely explanation that him and Fe’ao haven’t featured in preseason yet because they have been on international duty this summer?
Pictures released today show Mapapalangi in training so hopefully he’s okay. Kalamafoni will be a massive loss if he isn’t fit though.

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Post by JP14 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:05 pm

I think Kalamafoni is injured, Eastmond is fit by the looks of it.
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Post by Rugbyflanker » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:21 pm

Williams,Reffell,Denton v Ewers,Armand,Simmonds?Gulp!

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Post by kpj tiger » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:42 pm

Rugbyflanker wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:21 pm
Williams,Reffell,Denton v Ewers,Armand,Simmonds?Gulp!
I don't think that's the most monumental mismatch, Reffell vs Armand maybe but the others should be equal to the challenge

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Post by FrontRowUnionMember » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:46 pm

Is Armand a 7 in the truest form, like Cane, Pocock and Hooper etc? I think not. So whilst Exeter perform effectively very well as a unit, so not having a legit 7 like O'Connor is not going to be the deciding factor in the game. We could go with Williams, Mapalangi and Denton to take them on physically in the wider channels.
Whilst the signing of Mercer would fill a gap short term, experienced 7, natural leader, would it not just bloat the squad again though, depending on the length of time our injured players are out.
Now, an additional outside back probably would be welcomed. Definitely think we have space for some Tuilagi/Goneva style firepower out wide.
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part Deux

Post by sam16111986 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:58 pm

FrontRowUnionMember wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:46 pm
Is Armand a 7 in the truest form, like Cane, Pocock and Hooper etc? I think not. So whilst Exeter perform effectively very well as a unit, is not having a legit 7 like O'Connor is not going to be the deciding factor in the game. We could go with Williams, Mapalangi and Denton to take them on physically in the wider channels.
Whilst the signing of Mercer wood fill a gap short term, experienced 7, natural leader, would it not just bloat the squad again, depending on the length of time out injured players are out.
Now, an additional outside back probably would be welcomed. Definitely think we have space for some Tuilagi/Goneva style firepower out wide.
Chiefs could always have Kvesic starting and have that archetype 7 option in their backrow. Use one of the others as bench impact.

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Post by Rugbyflanker » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:32 pm

Kala will be our biggest loss,we will get close to a third possession and territory so need your tackle machines out there.

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Post by BigDan50 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:26 pm

Baths fan forum saying Mercer to Tigers a done deal.

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Post by sam16111986 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:31 pm

BigDan50 wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:26 pm
Baths fan forum saying Mercer to Tigers a done deal.
He's probably training with us already whilst we decide on/negotiate his contract.

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Post by Coops » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:30 pm

Injury dispensation or straight recruitment do we think?

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Post by JP14 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:49 pm

A return for Peter Betham maybe, he was my favourite player in his 1st season and I was thoroughly disappointed when he gave up then left/was offloaded?
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Post by voice of the crumbie » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:01 pm

Lots of posts saying various players are or may be injured. Apart from Tuilagi, Kitchener and Evans recovering from operations does anyone have a definitive list of who is actually injured? According to what I read on here our back row and centres have been decimated. Does anyone have proof or are these just speculations / rumours?
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Post by sam16111986 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:11 pm

Coops wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:30 pm
Injury dispensation or straight recruitment do we think?
Dispensation. With everyone fit he's fourth choice and in line to be overtaken by Reffell in the next year or so.
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Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:49 pm
A return for Peter Betham maybe, he was my favourite player in his 1st season and I was thoroughly disappointed when he gave up then left/was offloaded?
I reckon he's pretty well set up in Clermont. If we could get a short term loan ala Van Rensburg for David Havili that would be ideal. Covers most of the backline, quick, strong and used to winning with the Crusaders. By the time he leaves you'd hope that our academy prospects have adapted to the pace of the league. His contract is up at the end of 2019 and if he's not in the AB reckoning then we're in a good place to tempt him North.

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Post by JP14 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:00 am

Good shout Sam!
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Post by jgriffin » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:10 am

voice of the crumbie wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:01 pm
Lots of posts saying various players are or may be injured. Apart from Tuilagi, Kitchener and Evans recovering from operations does anyone have a definitive list of who is actually injured? According to what I read on here our back row and centres have been decimated. Does anyone have proof or are these just speculations / rumours?
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