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Leicester Tigers Academy thread - 2019/20

Post by RagingBull » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:43 pm

Head of Performance Pathway and Talent Identification - Ged Glynn
Senior Manager - David Wilks
Junior Manager - Greg Mannion
Head Coach - Matt Smith
Backs Coach - David Mele
Forwards Coach - Tom Harrison

Hooker - Archie Vanes, Tom Coton, Joe Plunkett
Prop - Dan Clements, Rob Hardwick, Tim Hoyt, Ollie Marters, Lynx Noumey, Jack Rowntree, Seb Smith
Lock - Will Bailey, Lewis Chessum, Callum Oakden,
Back Row - Jay Ecclsefield, Emeke Ilione, Noah Leo, Ben Muncaster, Kit Smith, Bob Singer, Phillipe Tandoh
Scrum Half - Harrison Casey, Sam Edwards, Jed Gelderbloom, Danny O'Regan, Ollie Royer,
Fly Half - Harry Glynn, Harry Read, Charlie Titcombe, Jack Vernom
Centre - Jacob Cusick, Harry Joule, Billy Hull, Fleix Martin, Mathew Potts,
Back 3 - Connor Foster, Josh Lugsden, Danny Meredith, Roman Preistley-Nangle, Oliver Smith, Jack Sterland, Harry Sturmey, Jack Taylor,

N/A yet - Cormac Calnan
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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread - 2019/20

Post by RagingBull » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:44 pm

Jed is Glenn son by the way.


Kit smith
Oliver Smith
Edwards
Ilione

All are starting for Eng U18's this week v Argentina.

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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread - 2019/20

Post by FrontRowUnionMember » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:33 pm

Archie Vanes at Hooker.
Emeka Ilione at Lock.
Kit Smith at 6
Sam Edwards at 9.

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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread - 2019/20

Post by FrontRowUnionMember » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:58 am

Ilione, Smith & Edwards start for England U18 tomorrow at 6, 8 & 9 respectively.

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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread - 2019/20

Post by RagingBull » Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:03 pm

Academy squad updated
Hooker - Archie Vanes, Tom Coton, Joe Plunkett
Prop - Dan Clements, Rob Hardwick, Tim Hoyt, Ollie Marters, Lynx Noumey, Jack Rowntree, Seb Smith
Lock - Will Bailey, Lewis Chessum, Callum Oakden,
Back Row - Jay Ecclsefield, Emeke Ilione, Noah Leo, Ben Muncaster, Kit Smith, Bob Singer, Phillipe Tandoh
Scrum Half - Harrison Casey, Sam Edwards, Jed Gelderbloom, Danny O'Regan, Ollie Royer,
Fly Half - Harry Glynn, Harry Read, Charlie Titcombe, Jack Vernom
Centre - Jacob Cusick, Harry Joule, Billy Hull, Fleix Martin, Mathew Potts,
Back 3 - Connor Foster, Josh Lugsden, Danny Meredith, Roman Preistley-Nangle, Oliver Smith, Jack Sterland, Harry Sturmey, Jack Taylor,

N/A yet - Cormac Calnan

some interesting changes
Tighthead from last season Bob Singer has moved to number 8.
and Backrower Lynx Noumey has moved to prop.

Player in their last year I think are
Bailey (Lock), Edwards (9), Glynn (10), Hardwick (3), Hull (12/10), Ilione (6), Lugsden (11/15), Muncaster (6/7/8), Noumey (Prop), Potts (12/13), Rowntree (1/3), K.Smith (6/8), O.Smith (15), Sturmey (11/14), Titcombe (10), Vanes (2),

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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread - 2019/20

Post by sam16111986 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:54 pm

FrontRowUnionMember wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:58 am
Ilione, Smith & Edwards start for England U18 tomorrow at 6, 8 & 9 respectively.
Didn't Ilione also captain the side? He looks like he could develop into a real beast of a blindside. Only seen limited highlights but he looks mobile and physical. If he's good enough in the set piece to have dabbled a bit in the second row all the better, always need a jumper in the back row.

Another age grade 9. There's going to be back log of young scrum half talent soon. Nice position to be in.

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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread - 2019/20

Post by JP14 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:52 pm

Ilione is already drawing comparisons with Croft, lets hope he can make the jump to senior rugby.
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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread - 2019/20

Post by ABClub » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:54 am

Is Lynx Noumey making the shift to prop starting this season? He always seemed one to watch at flanker.

I've big hopes for Illione and Vanes. Both seem like natural leaders and fantastic players.

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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread - 2019/20

Post by Hot_Charlie » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:18 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:44 pm
Jed is Glenn son by the way.
No one would have guessed! :smt003

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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread - 2019/20

Post by RagingBull » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:23 pm

so Tigers have in the England U18 squad
1. Rowntree
2. Vanes
3. Hardwick
6. Ilione
7. MunCaster (Been tempted from scotland U18's)
8. K.Smith
15. O.Smith

So a full front row and a full back row.
Not sure how we can fit a full back row in the promotion aspect.

Although Ilione has the best chance of the 3, if Smith or Muncaster can show promise especially as a 8 I reckon one will stay.

TBH I reckon, Vanes, Hardwick, Ilione and O.Smith are nailed on already.

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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread - 2019/20

Post by kpj tiger » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:53 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:23 pm
so Tigers have in the England U18 squad
1. Rowntree
2. Vanes
3. Hardwick
6. Ilione
7. MunCaster (Been tempted from scotland U18's)
8. K.Smith
15. O.Smith

So a full front row and a full back row.
Not sure how we can fit a full back row in the promotion aspect.

Although Ilione has the best chance of the 3, if Smith or Muncaster can show promise especially as a 8 I reckon one will stay.

TBH I reckon, Vanes, Hardwick, Ilione and O.Smith are nailed on already.
I saw Muncaster play for Scotland U18's, he was head and shoulders the best player on the pitch for them so I'm excited to see how he progresses

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Re: Leicester Tigers Academy thread - 2019/20

Post by sam16111986 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:04 am

I'd say from the little I've seen Ilione looks a real mobile beast. I'm sure he's probably penciled in the succession plan already. Didn't he play a bit at lock and captain England under 18s in the summer as well?

Great to see the academy churning out players at such a rate. Have we any prospective centres yet? That's the area we aren't quite making the numbers.

Hope we keep developing our loan and DR system because by the looks of it we'll have large numbers of youngsters ready to gain senior experience.

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