LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 1

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 1

Post by brooksey845 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:20 am

Richardfje wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:06 am
Has Elton Jantjies contract up this season as I haven't seen anywhere that he signed a new one and he's been playing 12 for the Lions so, and I'm not say this is realistic, I think he would be a good addition.
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Post by Scott1 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:14 am

I'd take Jantjes in a heartbeat! Most who don't want him have probably only saw him in an international shirt and not a Lions one where he has been fantastic for the past 3/4 seasons. Last season was quite disappointing but that was more the team as a whole with injuries and the player drain.

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Post by JP14 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:11 am

I would not have Jantijies.
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Post by sam16111986 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:44 am

Scott1 wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:14 am
I'd take Jantjes in a heartbeat! Most who don't want him have probably only saw him in an international shirt and not a Lions one where he has been fantastic for the past 3/4 seasons. Last season was quite disappointing but that was more the team as a whole with injuries and the player drain.
Non-starter. I think he'd struggle with the defensive requirements of playing 12 in the NH particularly alongside Fordy who whilst a willing tackler isn't going to cover for anybody else with his physicality. Don't think there's any benefit in him being the bench option for his career or our squad cost as he won't be cheap and we now have several options at back up 10.

Somewhere in France will snap him up or if he wants to come to England then Quins, Falcons (if he doesn't mind a season in the Championship) maybe Sale or Exeter might all be interested depending on the price.

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Post by JP14 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:59 am

He wouldn't suit Exeter, Sale need an inside centre now O'Connor has left.
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Post by sam16111986 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:45 am

JP14 wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:59 am
He wouldn't suit Exeter, Sale need an inside centre now O'Connor has left.
Exeter need a different option to the steady controlling flyhalfs they have. In European games when the pack has only parity neither Simmons nor Steenson has shown they can break down a quality defence. Chiefs could very much do with some more creativity at half back.

Sale have Van Rensburg still, I imagine he'll play 12 with Sam James at 13, Luke James can also come into the midfield, du Preez can play 12 as well. If Jjanties went to Sale he'd be at 10. If Jjanties lined up at 12 in the NH that would be the target for every big running player. You can't hide your inside centre in defence like you can hide your flyhalf sometimes. I suppose Sale could if Luke James was at 15 but then they're dropping one of their explosive back three to do so.

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Post by RagingBull » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:29 pm

Redpath will potentially get more game time as well.

Highly doubt we have the cap required to sign Jantijies anyway.
Honestly i'm interested to see McPhillips develop.

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Post by FrontRowUnionMember » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:53 pm

Are we expecting any further additions, or is that us done for now?

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Post by Dangerous4 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:27 pm

I have a hunch that someone will be arriving after the World Cup.

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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:37 pm

FrontRowUnionMember wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:53 pm
Are we expecting any further additions, or is that us done for now?
Rumoured to have offered Smit a contract. Whether this is injury dispensation for Denton is unknown.

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Post by RichieB » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:42 pm

As someone previously pointed out (Scott??) - the two little yet important words 'for now' suggests more to follow at some point.
I'm interested to know how long the gap will likely be between the likes of Lavinini being available for selection for us and when he might play for the first 15. In other words, what is a reasonable duration for 'acclimatisation' after coming back from RWC.

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Post by JP14 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:04 pm

We need a powerful winger... Matale?
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Post by kpj tiger » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:14 pm

I am told Roelof Smit has signed for Glasgow

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Post by kk20gb30 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:53 pm

Quite a well balanced article on our transfer dealings thus far, I believe:

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/leiceste ... ror-season

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Post by Chobbsy » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:20 pm

kk20gb30 wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:53 pm
Quite a well balanced article on our transfer dealings thus far, I believe:

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/leiceste ... ror-season
I believe that apart from possible injury cover for Denton that will be it on the signings
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