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 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:44 pm

Wonder who Tigers will be looking at now then?

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

Post by Hot_Charlie » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:35 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:44 pm
Wonder who Tigers will be looking at now then?
Maybe he was a “just in case” - just in case any other centres managed to get injured in preseason (or, more likely, whilst on international duty?).

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

Post by Cagey Tiger » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:38 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:44 pm
Wonder who Tigers will be looking at now then?
If you don't have any idea RB...? :smt002

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

Post by strawclearer » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:29 pm

Rugby Pass has done an analysis of Premiership Clubs' use of Academies for producing home-grown talent.

"Leicester Tigers

Academy graduates in the Premiership: 42 (2nd)

Percentage of squad homegrown: 49.1% (4th)

Leicester have become maybe the greatest exporter of talent in the Premiership over the last five or so years, with a number of players going on to play key roles for other clubs in the competition. The likes of Billy Twelvetrees, Henry Purdy, Calum Green, Alex Lewington and Perry Humphreys are chief among them.

Reigning U18 champions, Leicester promoted conservatively this summer, but a larger intake could well be coming next year, with a number of the side’s key contributors last season still U17s at the time."


More here: https://www.rugbypass.com/news/gallaghe ... y-analysis
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part Deux

Post by FrontRowUnionMember » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:47 pm

Wasn't there a comment from O'Connor recently about wanting an extra back row (believed to be Mercer) but also an extra winger or fullback? Maybe they've decided against Macken based on that need.
Centres - Toomua, Tuilagi, Owen, Eastmond, Smith, Tait, Worth, Hardwick, Olowofela, Thacker - we're pretty well covered with 10 players for two starting berths, albeit some of them are likely to play elsewhere also.
Back 3 - May, Thompstone, Holmes, Aspland-Robinson, Olowofela, Veainu, Tait, Worth. Eight players for three starting spots looks less well stocked than midfield.
Perhaps there's another option out there we are looking at who can cover wing and fullback, instead of allocating remaining salary cap to more centres.

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

Post by wormus » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:04 am

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/
Well I suppose the Not-Nots have to have a few Irish players in the team to compliment the Scots, English, Australian, South Seas, South Africans,Canadian, USA etc in the team. Trade description?
A great result for Tigers last Friday against the United Nations! :smt003

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