LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE VI: The Return of the Burns

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE VI: The Return of the Burns

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Thu May 06, 2021 8:52 pm

Knightonian wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 7:23 pm
Is Ben White injured ?

As I can’t remember the last time he played, otherwise there maybe truth in this
Think his technique with the shami leather isn't up to scratch.
To win is not as important as playing with style!

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Post by RagingBull » Fri May 07, 2021 12:24 pm

Jake Kerr to Bristol till end of season

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Post by Snoopydog68 » Tue May 11, 2021 4:51 pm

Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 8:52 pm
Knightonian wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 7:23 pm
Is Ben White injured ?

As I can’t remember the last time he played, otherwise there maybe truth in this
Think his technique with the shami leather isn't up to scratch.
Not injured just not selected. 5 games in a row now :smt011

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Post by TigerFeetSteve » Thu May 13, 2021 5:00 pm

Got to say I'm really wanting a popcorn day soon...
Used to run around with an 11, 14 or 15 on my back.

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Post by RunTigerRun » Thu May 13, 2021 5:23 pm

TigerFeetSteve wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 5:00 pm
Got to say I'm really wanting a popcorn day soon...
Would definitely be nice to piece the final bits of the puzzle together for next season.

There can’t be many more new signings coming though I would have thought . . . ?!

Looking forwards to some re-signings too - think these could be more pertinent!

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Post by mol2 » Thu May 13, 2021 6:03 pm

I struggle to see where he fits in.
We have the established England scrum half who is probably nearing the end of his international career as first choice.
We have JVP who is an outstanding prospect and already good enough to justify selection as a starter or on the bench rather than a prospect who could just about make the grade to cover injuries.
Richard Wigglesworth - player coach but still able control a game in the premiership.

Ben White is capable but is he going to hang around behind those 3 as injury cover? Even if Wigglesworth moves over further to coaching it still leaves him as 3rd choice with youngsters coming through the ranks. Realistically I would think he will leave and go to somewhere in the premiership where he will get regular game time and develop his career. Ultimately you can only play one scrum half and have one on the bench. It's a key position but not many chances - there are two locks on the field, 3 back rows, three wings/full backs (plus the bench slot) and so on. Like fly half the skill set is very specific unless you are Austin Healey and have the gas to cover wing if you don't get your best position.

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE VI: The Return of the Burns

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Thu May 13, 2021 6:05 pm

RunTigerRun wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 5:23 pm
TigerFeetSteve wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 5:00 pm
Got to say I'm really wanting a popcorn day soon...
Would definitely be nice to piece the final bits of the puzzle together for next season.

There can’t be many more new signings coming though I would have thought . . . ?!

Looking forwards to some re-signings too - think these could be more pertinent!
Yeah I expect majority to be re-signing, plus a prop and maybe one or two new signings. (Depends a bit how many leave)

Plus nice to know the full list of leavers too so we can see the shape of next season.

I really love how we get the news in blocks, but at times like these where most are probably sorted, we're possibly waiting on one signature to allow all of it to be announced.
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Post by MurphysLaw » Thu May 13, 2021 10:37 pm

I wonder how long it will take Leigh Jones to get settled and begin to influence recruitment of players and coaches. He's only been in post for a couple of weeks, but it seems that he will have an important leadership role, supporting SB.
A full, permanent, coaching team in place for the pre-season would be good..

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Post by RagingBull » Sat May 15, 2021 11:53 am

https://www.news24.com/sport/rugby/rain ... s-20210515

Looks like we will be getting Van Staden for preseason.
Interesting White offered to release him early, shame he didn't take him up on it but show Marco's character


Got a big match up today v Kolisi @5:15

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Post by Scott1 » Sat May 15, 2021 11:58 am

RagingBull wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 11:53 am
https://www.news24.com/sport/rugby/rain ... s-20210515

Looks like we will be getting Van Staden for preseason.
Interesting White offered to release him early, shame he didn't take him up on it but show Marco's character


Got a big match up today v Kolisi @5:15
Great news! Any whispers of any more potential ins RB?

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Post by RichieB » Sat May 15, 2021 2:36 pm

Scott1 wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 11:58 am
RagingBull wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 11:53 am
https://www.news24.com/sport/rugby/rain ... s-20210515

Looks like we will be getting Van Staden for preseason.
Interesting White offered to release him early, shame he didn't take him up on it but show Marco's character


Got a big match up today v Kolisi @5:15
Great news! Any whispers of any more potential ins RB?
I’d like them to get in someone called Steve, just so I can shout ‘Steeeeeeeeeeeeve’ like we used to with Steve Mafi.

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Post by RagingBull » Sat May 15, 2021 4:16 pm

RichieB wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 2:36 pm
Scott1 wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 11:58 am
RagingBull wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 11:53 am
https://www.news24.com/sport/rugby/rain ... s-20210515

Looks like we will be getting Van Staden for preseason.
Interesting White offered to release him early, shame he didn't take him up on it but show Marco's character


Got a big match up today v Kolisi @5:15
Great news! Any whispers of any more potential ins RB?
I’d like them to get in someone called Steve, just so I can shout ‘Steeeeeeeeeeeeve’ like we used to with Steve Mafi.
Could just shout at Borthwick.

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Post by RichieB » Sat May 15, 2021 4:33 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 4:16 pm
RichieB wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 2:36 pm
Scott1 wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 11:58 am


Great news! Any whispers of any more potential ins RB?
I’d like them to get in someone called Steve, just so I can shout ‘Steeeeeeeeeeeeve’ like we used to with Steve Mafi.
Could just shout at Borthwick.
Ha! He is busy batting at Number 3 for Durham.

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Post by TigerFeetSteve » Sat May 15, 2021 6:55 pm

Scott1 wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 11:58 am
RagingBull wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 11:53 am
https://www.news24.com/sport/rugby/rain ... s-20210515

Looks like we will be getting Van Staden for preseason.
Interesting White offered to release him early, shame he didn't take him up on it but show Marco's character


Got a big match up today v Kolisi @5:15
Great news! Any whispers of any more potential ins RB?
I've heard that we may have a prop signed, though not who.
Used to run around with an 11, 14 or 15 on my back.

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Post by Scott1 » Sat May 15, 2021 6:56 pm

TigerFeetSteve wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 6:55 pm
Scott1 wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 11:58 am
RagingBull wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 11:53 am
https://www.news24.com/sport/rugby/rain ... s-20210515

Looks like we will be getting Van Staden for preseason.
Interesting White offered to release him early, shame he didn't take him up on it but show Marco's character


Got a big match up today v Kolisi @5:15
Great news! Any whispers of any more potential ins RB?
I've heard that we may have a prop signed, though not who.
Cheers!

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