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 RagingBull » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:28 pm

I see Macken has been added to the senior squad list.

#RagingBullExclusive :smt005

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Post by strawclearer » Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:20 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:28 pm
I see Macken has been added to the senior squad list.

#RagingBullExclusive :smt005
...which rather suggests the 'trial' is over!
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part Deux

Post by tigertone » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:15 pm

Does it though? According to the text attached to his photo he has signed a two month contract - for July and August!

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

Post by happywomble » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:58 pm

Macken off to London Irish now apparently!

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Post by WhitecapTiger » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:49 pm

happywomble wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:58 pm
Macken off to London Irish now apparently!
http://www.the42.ie/brendan-macken-lond ... 7-Aug2018/
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part Deux

Post by strawclearer » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:37 pm

WhitecapTiger wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:49 pm
happywomble wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:58 pm
Macken off to London Irish now apparently!
http://www.the42.ie/brendan-macken-lond ... 7-Aug2018/
Is he on the team photo? If so - must be a record!
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part Deux

Post by Rugbyflanker » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:44 pm

Stone Genge looking to be back November! Great news!

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Post by strawclearer » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:06 am

Rugbyflanker wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:44 pm
Stone Genge looking to be back November! Great news!
Excellent! Reliable source?
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part Deux

Post by WhitecapTiger » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:13 am

strawclearer wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:06 am
Rugbyflanker wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:44 pm
Stone Genge looking to be back November! Great news!
Excellent! Reliable source?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/rugbyu ... early.html

You decide
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Post by JP14 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:26 am

Excellent news if true!
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Post by voice of the crumbie » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:11 am

I agree with JP. Great news if true.

We have all seen what happens if players come back too early. Billy Vunipola being a prime example. We have also seen "false dawns" before, Manu being a prime example. Fortunately I believe that our S & C and medical teams will not rush him back before they consider he is fully ready. No doubt, given his ebullient character, he will be chomping at the bit to play and I don't envy the job of the backroom staff he may have to contain his enthusiasm.

So, I for one, will be managing my expectations around a New Year return and rejoicing if we see him fit and firing on all cylinders before then. My loyalties are Tigers first, England afterwards so the best case scenario for me would be a return after the Autumn Internationals so that England can't break him again before we get the benefit of having him back.
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part Deux

Post by JP14 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:31 am

voice of the crumbie wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:11 am
I agree with JP. Great news if true.

We have all seen what happens if players come back too early. Billy Vunipola being a prime example. We have also seen "false dawns" before, Manu being a prime example. Fortunately I believe that our S & C and medical teams will not rush him back before they consider he is fully ready. No doubt, given his ebullient character, he will be chomping at the bit to play and I don't envy the job of the backroom staff he may have to contain his enthusiasm.

So, I for one, will be managing my expectations around a New Year return and rejoicing if we see him fit and firing on all cylinders before then. My loyalties are Tigers first, England afterwards so the best case scenario for me would be a return after the Autumn Internationals so that England can't break him again before we get the benefit of having him back.
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part Deux

Post by Scuttle » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:57 am

:smt038 +2
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part Deux

Post by strawclearer » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:14 am

WhitecapTiger wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:13 am
strawclearer wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:06 am
Rugbyflanker wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:44 pm
Stone Genge looking to be back November! Great news!
Excellent! Reliable source?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/rugbyu ... early.html

You decide
Hmmm.

No direct quotes from anyone 'serious'. Instead we have the good old "It is understood that.....". Ellis posting a video of himself riding on his mobility scooter is implicitly seen as 'evidence' of an early recovery.

Don't think I'll get too excited yet.

Update: Quote from MOC today - "Gengey is looking at being back around Christmas time."
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part Deux

Post by strawclearer » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:37 pm

happywomble wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:58 pm
Macken off to London Irish now apparently!
Confirmed today by Irish: https://www.london-irish.com/news/londo ... en/bp1934/
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