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Post by formerly known as Sam on Mon 03 Oct 2016, 7:28 am

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Thu 02 Feb 2017, 6:49 pm

It's certainly an odd transfer saga, I'm not sure where he'll end up to be honest.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by Welly on Thu 02 Feb 2017, 10:06 pm

George Ford ---> Tigers coming up again.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by king_carlos on Thu 02 Feb 2017, 11:13 pm

Yep, Rugby Inside Line have tweeted Ford to Tigers will be announced within 7 days. Someone has asked how credible the source is on twitter and they have responded, "one of the better ones".

Given how reliable Rugby Inside Line are 'one of the better ones' isn't the most inspiring statement you'll ever hear!

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by GeordieFalcon on Fri 03 Feb 2017, 12:39 pm

king_carlos wrote:Rumours now that Mermoz only hasn't been announced as signing longer term for Tigers because it would make it more complicated registering him as injury dispensation (i.e. outside the cap) this season...  Headscratch

Sounds like nonsense to me personally. It seems likely that Mermoz will be at Falcons next season with Tigers having simply been outbid for the longer term contract.

Dean seems quite happy to offer the 3year deal to older players when other clubs maybe are reluctant to do so. That may be what has swung it.

Lets hope IF we have signed him that he is a Sinoti, Latu type signing (ie successful) rather than Delayney (very poor so far)

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by GeordieFalcon on Fri 03 Feb 2017, 12:43 pm

Bennett rumour still bubbling on aswell!

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by king_carlos on Sat 04 Feb 2017, 1:05 am

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C3xQoh4WEAAG1D3?format=jpg&name=large

Times tomorrow has Ford as coming to Tigers with Burns heading in the opposite direction to Bath.

From what you can see on that front page:

- Sale offered Ford £650,000 pa which would have made him the highest paid player in the Jeff

- Ford rejected and is reportedly getting a contract worth £450,00 pa at Tigers

- Freddie doesn't want to stay as understudy and will take Fords place at Bath

- George Ford returning isn't thought to be connected in any way to Mike Ford joining the coaching staff as some have rumoured

Delighted to see Ford return but such a shame to see Freddie leave as a consequence. Many fans will have mixed emotions and I'm with them.

With Owen Williams leaving it puts Tigers once again in the market for a 10 as well.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by Scottrf on Sat 04 Feb 2017, 8:17 am

200k extra to play next to Mike Phillips obviously isn't enough.
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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by formerly known as Sam on Sat 04 Feb 2017, 8:32 am

I'm 50/50 on Burns. He can be incredible one week and the non-existent the next. He is reliable off the tee these days which is something Ford isn't. There's no guarantee that he'll be first choice at Bath with Priestland staying either. I think it's his boyhood club which might sway Burns.

The annoying thing is that Burns can also play 15 and is unlikely to be called up. Ford will miss a third of every season with England (and probably injury as soon as he gets to Tigers). Ben Volavola has only signed a one year deal in Australia and can cover 10 and 15 but that would leave us short during the autumn unless we are confident in Worth, Hardwick or Bryant.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by Recwatcher16 on Sat 04 Feb 2017, 8:39 am

George Ford's move has been increasingly clear over the last few weeks, once Sale were sidelined and Saints were never in it.
The surprise is ex- Bath academy Burns actually coming back the other way as it always appeared he didn't want to come back.
Whilst regrettable not a bad piece of business.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by Welly on Sat 04 Feb 2017, 10:44 am

From what I hear Burns might not be going next season.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by formerly known as Sam on Sat 04 Feb 2017, 11:34 am

Burns might be thinking that he is already settled at Tigers and he has one year left on his contract. If he stays and manages to keep Ford out of the side the he has a great chance to get in with England. If not then at the end of next season he'll have a lot of offers and not just Bath.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by Welly on Sat 04 Feb 2017, 11:41 am

TBF Burns would prob get a better deal moving now than say next season IF Ford came and he went to second choice.

It would also help lower the price to get Ford.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by formerly known as Sam on Sat 04 Feb 2017, 12:14 pm

Might be beneficial to us to swap him but I'm not sure he'll get a better deal this summer than next summer. Flyhalfs are always being sought after and they'll always be offers from here and France for him.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by Welly on Sat 04 Feb 2017, 1:32 pm

Yeh but there is a difference between being a starting fly half to being a 2nd choice 10 wanting out of his current club.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by formerly known as Sam on Sat 04 Feb 2017, 2:32 pm

Maybe. More relevant will be the clubs looking to offer him a contract. This summer he can go to either Bath or Saints and compete with Pristland and Myler (if Tigers agree to release him to Saints) or he can go and start at Sale (if Tigers agree to release him to Sale). Next season Sale won't have to pay to gain his release and it could be likely that Quins will be looking should Jackson not make anymore of an impact. He should be able to negotiate more money if there's a bidding war and no Tigers contract to get release from.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by Welly on Sat 04 Feb 2017, 3:58 pm

That's assuming that Tigers Wong just release him to make the cap space available.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by formerly known as Sam on Sat 04 Feb 2017, 4:46 pm

Release Fitzgerald and BOC if we need to or at least that's what we'll tell Burns representatives in order to get a more favourable deal for us.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by nathan on Sun 05 Feb 2017, 11:42 am

Bit more on the Ford to Tigers..

http://m.bathchronicle.co.uk/bath-rugby-star-player-george-ford-is-on-the-verge-of-signing-for-leicester-tigers/story-30111320-detail/story.html

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by Welly on Sun 05 Feb 2017, 9:39 pm

Jack Conan ---> Leicester Tigers

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by True Raven on Sun 05 Feb 2017, 11:04 pm

Welly wrote: Jack Conan ---> Leicester Tigers

That would be a hell of a signing. A brute who's on his way up.

Suprised though he'd be willing to give up an international career like Marty Moore did

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by George Carlin on Mon 06 Feb 2017, 3:21 am

Just saw that Wallaby centre Rob Horne has signed a 3 year deal with Northampton Saints. A quality acquisition.
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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by George Carlin on Mon 06 Feb 2017, 10:49 am

Huw Jones signs for Glasgow - starting next season.
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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by GeordieFalcon on Mon 06 Feb 2017, 10:53 am

Rumours yet again...Falcons double swoop from Glasgow...Strauss and Bennett.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Mon 06 Feb 2017, 10:54 am

George Carlin wrote:Huw Jones signs for Glasgow - starting next season.

We'll take Bennett thumbsup

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by GeordieFalcon on Mon 06 Feb 2017, 10:58 am

Sarge,

The 3 players we're linked with so far...Strauss, Mermoz and Bennett are all quality. Personally im not sure we need Strauss, but as has been pointed out...Hogg and Latu aren't getting any younger.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by propdavid_london on Mon 06 Feb 2017, 11:27 am

Still hoping for a new DOR at Quins Smile

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by LondonTiger on Mon 06 Feb 2017, 11:35 am

propdavid_london wrote:Still hoping for a new DOR at Quins Smile

Stuart Lancaster.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by LondonTiger on Mon 06 Feb 2017, 12:32 pm

Rob Horne signs for Saints. Good signing (probably bye-bye Pisix2?) but does not address the issue that teh pack have so often looked underwhelming.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by formerly known as Sam on Mon 06 Feb 2017, 1:03 pm

LondonTiger wrote:Rob Horne signs for Saints. Good signing (probably bye-bye Pisix2?) but does not address the issue that teh pack have so often looked underwhelming.

Or that they are still heavily reliant on Myler not getting injured. Olver and Mallinder are obviously coming through well but would you want them to start every game for 3 months if Myler had a serious injury? Given that Saints also have a large selection of centres including several talented youngsters Hutchinson, Mallinder and the other injured one, is it a good long term signing?

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by Scottrf on Mon 06 Feb 2017, 1:24 pm

We are looking to sign a fly half I'm pretty sure. Heard a Biggar move was blocked by the Welsh RFU.

Olver I don't rate and Mallinder seems to be chosen at centre.

Happy with the Horne signing. As for concern about being overstocked at centre, he also plays wing. Although I do think in a number of positions we've made acquisitions that aren't even second choice. Squad is quantity over quality.
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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by propdavid_london on Mon 06 Feb 2017, 1:58 pm

LondonTiger wrote:
propdavid_london wrote:Still hoping for a new DOR at Quins Smile

Stuart Lancaster.
That would not be a popular move

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by formerly known as Sam on Mon 06 Feb 2017, 1:58 pm

Dave Lewis to join Quins in the summer.

Biggar would be an excellent signing for Saints and would allow Davies to take the ten shirt at the Ospreys.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by propdavid_london on Mon 06 Feb 2017, 1:59 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/38883710

Dave Lewis as no.9 cover for Quins

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by True Raven on Mon 06 Feb 2017, 3:42 pm

Put your chequebook away, Biggar isn't for sale

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by Scottrf on Mon 06 Feb 2017, 3:46 pm

True Raven wrote:Put your chequebook away, Biggar isn't for sale
Sounds like he is, but not to an English team.
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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by nathan on Mon 06 Feb 2017, 3:53 pm

Numerous top14 teams are after Richard Cockerill and apparently Edinburgh are interested too

Gavin Henson could be making his way back to the Dragons.

If London Irish gain promotion Adam Ashley Cooper is interested in signing for them.


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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by propdavid_london on Mon 06 Feb 2017, 4:05 pm

AAC to Lon Irish! That would be a seriously good signing for them.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by Welly on Mon 06 Feb 2017, 4:06 pm

AAC is off to Japan from what I have heard.

Cockerill will stay in Top 14.

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Post by nathan on Mon 06 Feb 2017, 4:36 pm

Irish are also interested in Fainga'a

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Post by SirBurger on Mon 06 Feb 2017, 4:43 pm

AAC definitely won't happen, but I think Hamilton and Du Plessis sound like done deals. Fainga'a and Gordon Reid also likely. Rumours of Schatz the Reds back rower and Kalamaotongi the Chiefs/Tonga number 8. Look to be building quite nicely.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by GunsGermsV2 on Mon 06 Feb 2017, 5:12 pm

propdavid_london wrote:
LondonTiger wrote:
propdavid_london wrote:Still hoping for a new DOR at Quins Smile

Stuart Lancaster.
That would not be a popular move

Why not?

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Post by TheMildlyFranticLlama on Mon 06 Feb 2017, 5:20 pm

nathan wrote:Numerous top14 teams are after Richard Cockerill and apparently Edinburgh are interested too

Gavin Henson could be making his way back to the Dragons.

If London Irish gain promotion Adam Ashley Cooper is interested in signing for them.


yes please, that would do nicely

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by LondonTiger on Mon 06 Feb 2017, 5:56 pm

GunsGermsV2 wrote:
propdavid_london wrote:
LondonTiger wrote:
propdavid_london wrote:Still hoping for a new DOR at Quins Smile

Stuart Lancaster.
That would not be a popular move

Why not?

Because he is tainted by the England RWC shambles I guess. What are his responsibilities at Leinster and how is he doing?

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by Welly on Mon 06 Feb 2017, 6:42 pm

Didn't all the English Quins players not want him there?

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by formerly known as Sam on Mon 06 Feb 2017, 9:36 pm

Welly wrote: Jack Conan ---> Leicester Tigers

I'd be well chuffed with that. Hopefully he fancies a Cullen/Jennings style jaunt at Tigers. Hamilton, Kalamafoni, Conan and Williams is some hefty 6/8 options for next season. Unlikely to see a lack of physicality there.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by Fluxy on Tue 07 Feb 2017, 9:18 am

Latest news is that Ben Smith has rejected any moves up North, to remain with the Highlanders and the ABs

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Post by ebop on Tue 07 Feb 2017, 7:20 pm

Good

France can f**k right off
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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by nathan on Tue 07 Feb 2017, 8:27 pm

Apparently Steve Diamond has said Tigers have broken the bank to sign Ford.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by king_carlos on Tue 07 Feb 2017, 9:28 pm

nathan wrote:Apparently Steve Diamond has said Tigers have broken the bank to sign Ford.
£450,000 pa is the figure being quoted by a fair few, nathan. Think it came from the Times article which said Sale offered him £650,000 pa but he has turned it down.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 16/17

Post by carpet baboon on Tue 07 Feb 2017, 10:05 pm

Scottrf wrote:
True Raven wrote:Put your chequebook away, Biggar isn't for sale
Sounds like he is, but not to an English team.

Well I have heard from a freind of a freind ( so not saying it's true in the slightest) that it's Dan who has asked to go

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