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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21

Post by kk20gb30 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:55 am

Perhaps a little lost amongst the the red cards and Covid news, but it has to at least noted somewhere that the great Fly Half Dan Carter has announced his retirement from Rugby :

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/all-blac ... nal-rugby/

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/a-near-f ... etirement/

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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21

Post by longlivethecrumbie » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:19 am

The front page of the rugby paper has Heinz making the move to Sixways. I've been told by a well connected Glaws supporting friend that Wuss offered him a £350k deal. He feels that is way over the odds for a 34-year-old scrum half.

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Post by kpj tiger » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:59 am

longlivethecrumbie wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:19 am
The front page of the rugby paper has Heinz making the move to Sixways. I've been told by a well connected Glaws supporting friend that Wuss offered him a £350k deal. He feels that is way over the odds for a 34-year-old scrum half.
If that's true Worcester are insane, they'll probably be spending well over half a million on some luxury players in Heinz and Duhan VdM

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Post by TigerFeetSteve » Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:13 am

kpj tiger wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:59 am
longlivethecrumbie wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:19 am
The front page of the rugby paper has Heinz making the move to Sixways. I've been told by a well connected Glaws supporting friend that Wuss offered him a £350k deal. He feels that is way over the odds for a 34-year-old scrum half.
If that's true Worcester are insane, they'll probably be spending well over half a million on some luxury players in Heinz and Duhan VdM
That is definitely crazy. Decent scrum half but rate Youngs, Wigglesworth & JVP as better than him and that's just out of our squad.
Used to run around with an 11, 14 or 15 on my back.

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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21

Post by longlivethecrumbie » Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:45 pm

TigerFeetSteve wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:13 am
kpj tiger wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:59 am
longlivethecrumbie wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:19 am
The front page of the rugby paper has Heinz making the move to Sixways. I've been told by a well connected Glaws supporting friend that Wuss offered him a £350k deal. He feels that is way over the odds for a 34-year-old scrum half.
If that's true Worcester are insane, they'll probably be spending well over half a million on some luxury players in Heinz and Duhan VdM
That is definitely crazy. Decent scrum half but rate Youngs, Wigglesworth & JVP as better than him and that's just out of our squad.
My Glaws friend tells me that their are rumours that Ali Price will move to Glaws as Heinz's replacement.

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Post by ABClub » Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:58 pm

kpj tiger wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:59 am
longlivethecrumbie wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:19 am
The front page of the rugby paper has Heinz making the move to Sixways. I've been told by a well connected Glaws supporting friend that Wuss offered him a £350k deal. He feels that is way over the odds for a 34-year-old scrum half.
If that's true Worcester are insane, they'll probably be spending well over half a million on some luxury players in Heinz and Duhan VdM
Worcester have some investment to still spend up to the cap now it's come down to £5m. Duhan will replace Hougaard as one marquee but Heinz would have to fit in the cap.

A ridiculous wage for Heinz but with Hougaard and Weir going they'll just be desperate for some leadership at half-back. Sometimes less attractive clubs need to pay over the odds to turn things around. Bristol signed Madigan on an absurd wage but he played his part in them staying in the Premiership to keep improving.

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Post by JP14 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:01 pm

Worcester are panic-buying in my opinion, van der Merwe should have decided to stay in Edinburgh or at least go to France, he’s going to be wasted at the Warriors.
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Post by sam16111986 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:11 pm

If Worcester are pinning their hopes in Billy Searle then it makes sense to pair him with an experienced campaigner who can manage a game. Heinz is very good at that even if the proposed salary is ludicrous if true. A backline with Lawrence and DvdM could be very powerful and pretty destructive if given the right platform. Wuss have some options for the other wing and the ever reliable Pennel at 15. That's not bad. Losing Hougaard and Weir is a big blow though.

Not sure their pack is good enough but I suppose that's a different story.

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Post by kk20gb30 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:23 am

'The Rugby Paper' (Fissler , 20/2/21) speculates that the Harlequin's DoR position is now a two horse race.Whilst one name still appears shrouded in mystery the second 'runner' is Scott Robertson (Crusaders) who is out of contract come end of the season.
Very highly rated coach, would be an interesting appointment.

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Post by FrontRowUnionMember » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:32 am

Do Quins stilll have their NZ tie up too?

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Post by RagingBull » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:24 am

This shortlist of coaches are ones that they want, not coaches that have expressed interest.
Rassie is meant to also be on that list.

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Post by JP14 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:37 am

FrontRowUnionMember wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:32 am
Do Quins stilll have their NZ tie up too?
As far as I know yes, hence the deal with Marchant last year to go to the Blues.
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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21

Post by kk20gb30 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:14 am

Confirmed : USA international Ruden de Haas to Sarries :

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/saracens ... th-africa/

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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21

Post by ourla » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:22 am

Re: Heinz at Worcester.

34yo isn't that old for a scrum half these days is it...

Arguably he's at his peak...
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Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21

Post by RunTigerRun » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:06 am

kk20gb30 wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:14 am
Confirmed : USA international Ruden de Haas to Sarries :

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/saracens ... th-africa/
Sarries also announcing another new player at 12pm - rumoured to be SA 9 Ivan van Zyl

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