LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 5

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Post by RagingBull » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:22 am

IF Wallace can get into his 2016 form, it's a good signing.
Big IF.

But IMO we are well covered for 7 next season.
Thompson the best 7 we have currently IMO.
Reffell - Wales U20 captain
Gough - Was in the England U20 training squad.
Eveleigh - Academy Captain.

Wallace would add some experienced depth, and doubt he will be expensive.


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"Why is a young South African better than Wallace?"
Thats more a squad balance thing, EQP v Non EQP has to play a factor.

Say we are signing a youngish SA super rugby centre that would most likely mean we couldn't sign one at openside for example, and what position would we most likely need a youngish player in? As above we have 3 young opensides coming up why sign another SA one?

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Post by Mark62 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:06 pm

Wallace would be at least as good as Thompson imho.
As mentioned he has been seriously unlucky with injuries and also suffered through Conner O’Shea’s insistence at playing him as a 6 to accommodate Robshaw at 7.

He is a better all round player than Evans, who has been injured as much recently, and who is at least 5th in line for the England spot, behind, Underhill, the 2 Currys, and Earl.

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Post by Scott1 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:10 pm

I understand your thought process but how far are Gough and Eveleigh away from first team level because Thompson and Wallace are sicknotes.

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Post by northerntiger » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:25 pm

Sicknotes!! Hate that word. They have been injured playing for their clubs.

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Post by RagingBull » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:41 pm

Scott1 wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:10 pm
I understand your thought process but how far are Gough and Eveleigh away from first team level because Thompson and Wallace are sicknotes.
Gough will be next season will be older than Evans was when he made his debut.

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Post by Mark62 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:18 pm

Apologies I should have included Jack Willis in my original list who was exceptional yesterday considering he has been out injured for 9 months. I can see him making a real challenge for the plane to Japan.

It is a sad fact that until the laws of the game are changed to stop players flying into rucks to clear out the jacket, who more often than not is the 7, the number of injuries picked up by flankers will increase and therefore strength in depth is required

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Post by strawclearer » Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:59 pm

I'm sure there are people on this forum with a far better appreciation of second-row play than me but, watching Calum Green pretty closely today vs warriors I was pretty unimpressed tbh.
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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:05 pm

strawclearer wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:59 pm
I'm sure there are people on this forum with a far better appreciation of second-row play than me but, watching Calum Green pretty closely today vs warriors I was pretty unimpressed tbh.
Agreed, didn’t really seem to do much, bar getting pinged for a neck roll at rucktime.

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Post by JP14 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:06 pm

He won a pretty good turnover in the lineout...
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Post by Scott1 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:08 pm

Sale are signing all 3 DP brothers according to SA press.

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Post by RagingBull » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:00 pm

Thats what i'm aware of.
The twins might be arriving later though.

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Post by RagingBull » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:05 pm

1 game and people already writing Green off... :smt024
1 turnover won, 9 tackles, 0 missed, pretty good showing in defence for a lock.

Interesting that Will Welch's grandfather played 198 games for us.

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Post by strawclearer » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:13 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:05 pm
1 game and people already writing Green off... :smt024
1 turnover won, 9 tackles, 0 missed, pretty good showing in defence for a lock.

Interesting that Will Welch's grandfather played 198 games for us.
I wasn't "writing him off" - simply that I watched him fairly closely and wasn't overly impressed.
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Post by ABClub » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:43 pm

I'd rather keep Evans but if he's made up his mind then Wallace could be an inexpensive but experienced player to bridge the gap with Reffell, Gough and Eveligh coming through.

Kitchener ----> Green
Williams ----> Taufua
O'Connor ----> Wallace
Evans ----> Reffell

Taufua will be on more than any individual outgoing there so if saving some cap by replacing BOC with Wallace permits Taufua coming in then so be it.

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Post by ABClub » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:47 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:05 pm
Interesting that Will Welch's grandfather played 198 games for us.
Is that a hint there RB?

Tigers tried to sign Welch repeatedly in the past I thought but he always opted to stay at Falcons.

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