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Post by George Carlin on Sun 30 Jul 2017, 7:15 am

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 17/18

Post by formerly known as Sam on Tue 13 Feb 2018, 9:48 pm

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BigGee wrote:Dave Denton to leave Worcester Warriors, strongly tipped by Mark Palmer to be heading to Welford Rd (he has the inside info on Scottish Rugby and is nearly always right with his predictions).

Cornel du Prez moves down from Edinburgh to replace him.

Oh please not that useless lump. He's been linked several times and everytime he's gone somewhere else I breathed a sigh of relief. He's been poor for both Bath and Worcester in the AP.

Good signing for Saints. That'd a unit of a winger.

Worcester fans seem gutted he is off, which is odd if he has been poor for them?
Denton has just won back to back player of the month awards..

Change of coach might be suiting him. I still have no interest in an expensive show pony in the WR forwards. We want grit and aggression, players that'll power through and offload in attack and mix it in the tight.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 17/18

Post by Welly on Tue 13 Feb 2018, 9:59 pm

Well prepare to be disappointed as denton is off to Tigers.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 17/18

Post by formerly known as Sam on Tue 13 Feb 2018, 10:25 pm

Wouldn't surprise me. MOC never had the plot to lose so signing an 8 who will only flourish on the back of a big pack going forward should be what we expect. When we have an underpowered pack going backwards.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 17/18

Post by Welly on Tue 13 Feb 2018, 11:35 pm

But we are looking to strengthen the pack Spencer and Thompson helps. Also in talks with a few more.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 17/18

Post by king_carlos on Wed 14 Feb 2018, 2:47 am

I was at Murrayfield on Sunday and I must say that Denton did catch the eye when he came on. A clear intent off the ball to get involved and some good aggression when he got the ball. It was the closest I've seen to the performances of a few years ago that got many talking about him.

That said I think it's the first time I've been very impressed with him for a few seasons. He played well against Tigers earlier in the season but our pack that game was so poor that positive comparison wasn't hard to find.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 17/18

Post by doctor_grey on Wed 14 Feb 2018, 4:02 am

Fluxy wrote:Naiyaraovo the Ozzie winger has signed for Saints next season
This is good for Saints. He is a big lad who can score. Backs are mostly set, now fix the front row..........

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 17/18

Post by formerly known as Sam on Wed 14 Feb 2018, 7:36 am

Welly wrote: But we are looking to strengthen the pack Spencer and Thompson helps. Also in talks with a few more.

Unless those talks involve a forwards coach that will stand up to MOC or a new head coach I fear they'll make little difference. We've been tactically awful all year. The players are less cohesive then when we had Mauger in charge.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 17/18

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Wed 14 Feb 2018, 8:29 am

formerly known as Sam wrote:Wouldn't surprise me. MOC never had the plot to lose so signing an 8 who will only flourish on the back of a big pack going forward should be what we expect. When we have an underpowered pack going backwards.

When Denton was at his peak, Scotland were far from having a dominant pack, quite the opposite I would suggest.

I really like Denton and if he can gain consistency, he's a hell of an asset. I think he's a player that could fit in really well at Tigers.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 17/18

Post by Hazel Sapling on Wed 14 Feb 2018, 11:50 am

Saints have lost Brooke to gain Naiya...the Fijian. He was decent at Glasgow without being dominant and kicked up a massive fuss after Australia promised to cap him. Interesting to see how his tune has changed. If he works harder and runs a line from 5m out, not many can stop him short. He could be devastating in open space. If Northampton are after a battering ram, they have signed the right player.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 17/18

Post by formerly known as Sam on Wed 14 Feb 2018, 12:23 pm

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formerly known as Sam wrote:Wouldn't surprise me. MOC never had the plot to lose so signing an 8 who will only flourish on the back of a big pack going forward should be what we expect. When we have an underpowered pack going backwards.

When Denton was at his peak, Scotland were far from having a dominant pack, quite the opposite I would suggest.

I really like Denton and if he can gain consistency, he's a hell of an asset. I think he's a player that could fit in really well at Tigers.

The only time I've been impressed with Denton was at he last world cup. The Vern Cotter forward pack gave him a platform and he ran rampant on the front foot. I saw his debut for Bath at WR where he was shocking, saw him a few times playing for Bath and he was barely any better. Seemed either injured or benched for Worcester under Gold. With the change in DOR he seems to have kicked on which provides some hope but currently we are getting the minimum out of the majority of our pack not the most. He is also not going to be the sort of abrasive presence we need to inject up front.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 17/18

Post by WELL-PAST-IT on Wed 14 Feb 2018, 12:48 pm

Hazel Sapling wrote:Saints have lost Brooke to gain Naiya...the Fijian. He was decent at Glasgow without being dominant and kicked up a massive fuss after Australia promised to cap him. Interesting to see how his tune has changed. If he works harder and runs a line from 5m out, not many can stop him short. He could be devastating in open space. If Northampton are after a battering ram, they have signed the right player.

Brookes looked to be re-capturing some of the form that got him capped, was one of the few who looked good at the weekend. So, we put up with half a year of form, 2 years of injury and ineptnes and the minute he starts to recover some form he decised to go elsewhere.

Waller will be back shortly so we are good at LH, we are going to struggle at TH though, especially with Hill not producing these days

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 17/18

Post by Recwatcher16 on Wed 14 Feb 2018, 1:03 pm

Denton going to Tigers has given me a chuckle. To be fair he was unlucky with injuries at Bath but when fit as a supposed ball carrier it was embarrasing how he invariably got smashed in the tackle.
Fair play if he has regained some form, although given how Tigers like their back rows there is either a change of style coming or MOC is losing it......

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 17/18

Post by Welly on Wed 14 Feb 2018, 1:14 pm

formerly known as Sam wrote:
Welly wrote: But we are looking to strengthen the pack Spencer and Thompson helps. Also in talks with a few more.

Unless those talks involve a forwards coach that will stand up to MOC or a new head coach I fear they'll make little difference. We've been tactically awful all year. The players are less cohesive then when we had Mauger in charge.

Mark Bakewell starts today. (Or sometime this week already forgotten).
And given how he and Meehan had a falling out isn't scared to be vocal.
Borthwick and Flatman love him so we shall see.




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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 17/18

Post by Scottrf on Wed 14 Feb 2018, 1:33 pm

WELL-PAST-IT wrote:
Hazel Sapling wrote:Saints have lost Brooke to gain Naiya...the Fijian. He was decent at Glasgow without being dominant and kicked up a massive fuss after Australia promised to cap him. Interesting to see how his tune has changed. If he works harder and runs a line from 5m out, not many can stop him short. He could be devastating in open space. If Northampton are after a battering ram, they have signed the right player.

Brookes looked to be re-capturing some of the form that got him capped, was one of the few who looked good at the weekend. So, we put up with half a year of form, 2 years of injury and ineptnes and the minute he starts to recover some form he decised to go elsewhere.

Waller will be back shortly so we are good at LH, we are going to struggle at TH though, especially with Hill not producing these days

Maybe he's finding form so he can continue playing Prem Rugby somewhere. Good riddance.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 17/18

Post by formerly known as Sam on Wed 14 Feb 2018, 2:34 pm

Welly wrote:
formerly known as Sam wrote:
Welly wrote: But we are looking to strengthen the pack Spencer and Thompson helps. Also in talks with a few more.

Unless those talks involve a forwards coach that will stand up to MOC or a new head coach I fear they'll make little difference. We've been tactically awful all year. The players are less cohesive then when we had Mauger in charge.

Mark Bakewell starts today. (Or sometime this week already forgotten).
And given how he and Meehan had a falling out isn't scared to be vocal.
Borthwick and Flatman love him so we shall see.


Be a good start. Badly need some changes up front.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 17/18

Post by mikey_dragon on Thu 15 Feb 2018, 12:46 am

Ashley Beck also to Worcester. A pity as I felt he should have been in contention for a Wales spot, he certainly should have been in last season. Injuries have occasionally disrupted his progress and I guess we have a lot more competition at centre now.

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 17/18

Post by George Carlin on Thu 15 Feb 2018, 5:29 am

Hazel Sapling wrote:Saints have lost Brooke to gain Naiya...the Fijian. He was decent at Glasgow without being dominant and kicked up a massive fuss after Australia promised to cap him. Interesting to see how his tune has changed. If he works harder and runs a line from 5m out, not many can stop him short. He could be devastating in open space. If Northampton are after a battering ram, they have signed the right player.
Definitely. He's even more George Northy than George North is/was.
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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 17/18

Post by nathan on Thu 15 Feb 2018, 8:13 am

Guessing mark Bakewell will be joining the Tigers coaching team?

https://twitter.com/JordanCrane86/status/963796313082122241

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 17/18

Post by nathan on Fri 16 Feb 2018, 7:04 am

All confirmed, we have a new forward coach

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 17/18

Post by propdavid_london on Wed 21 Feb 2018, 4:33 pm

Matt Scott leaving Gloucester for Edinburgh....

Quins sign an academy lock....Welsh U20s Alex Dombrandt

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Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 17/18

Post by doctor_grey on Wed 21 Feb 2018, 4:47 pm

George Carlin wrote:
Hazel Sapling wrote:Saints have lost Brooke to gain Naiya...the Fijian. He was decent at Glasgow without being dominant and kicked up a massive fuss after Australia promised to cap him. Interesting to see how his tune has changed. If he works harder and runs a line from 5m out, not many can stop him short. He could be devastating in open space. If Northampton are after a battering ram, they have signed the right player.
Definitely. He's even more George Northy than George North is/was.
As long as he can catch kicks under pressure and does not get lazy defending grubbers into the in-goal, then he will be fine.

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