The v2 Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Page 10 of 12 Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 9, 10, 11, 12  Next

Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by formerly known as Sam on Tue 05 May 2020, 6:07 pm

First topic message reminder :

mikey_dragon wrote:It’s an unfortunate coincidence I think, but his injury record was exemplary before he linked up with Bath.

His last lengthy injury was a collarbone issue suffered in a Wales training camp. Probably a bit of a mixed bag. It's hard once you start getting injuries to get out of the cycle as often one leads to another, Falatau managed to break the same arm some four or five months apart. Something Billy Vunipola managed as well.

I think Carlos is right. With the financial squeeze clubs are going to look for more value for money and less marquee names. Johnny May certainly found that when he went to discuss his new contract as did Ben Youngs.

formerly known as Sam

Posts : 14884
Join date : 2011-07-13
Age : 33
Location : Leicestershire

Back to top Go down


Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by king_carlos on Tue 21 Jul 2020, 11:50 am

SirBurger wrote:I think it is Homer as well GF as he posted on social media the other day about some new highlights package he had got made, which seemed curious timing if he had a club sorted.

It's funny how you can tell a players contract hasn't been renewed these days due to things like a YouTube highlights video going up.

A friend I used to play rugby with actually set-up a company cutting together highlights videos for players. He started off doing it for Scottish Premiership players looking for a Championship or Pro D2 contract but has since moved to NZ and I've seen a fair few ITM Cup level players having videos posted by his company.

Apparently it's a surprisingly vital thing to have when you're an unknown player looking for a lower level contract. Clubs are unlikely to put a coach on a flight to watch a prop playing club rugby even if it is semi-pro level after all. From chatting to a few guys who kicked on from Scottish Premiership performance to lower level pro contracts those highlights videos can act as a crucial intermediate ground between 'I've played to this level, trained with this Pro team and won these MOM awards etc' to a coach actually coming out to see you play and chat to you. Pro rugby at that level sounds like a brutal grind I must say.

king_carlos

Posts : 5648
Join date : 2011-05-31
Location : Ankh-Morpork

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by GeordieFalcon on Tue 21 Jul 2020, 1:07 pm

The thing is...we have 2 senior scrum halves...Michael Young and Sam Stuart. We also have 2 outstanding young England age group scrum halves.

Id be so tempted to just keep that and give the kids the games.

GeordieFalcon

Posts : 22253
Join date : 2011-03-31
Location : Newcastle

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by Cumbrian on Tue 21 Jul 2020, 6:29 pm

Are RA mental? They are cutting staff all over the shop and asking their pros to take a 30% pay cut, but they shell out £3m on a 16 year old (Joseph Suaalii)? I'm sure he is an exciting talent, but this is outrageous. What odds on him switching back to NRL at the end of the contract? He'll have banked three years where presumably he will barely get a first team game (at least for a season or two), then jump ship back to NRL before he is even 20. Madness.

https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/teen-star-suaalii-set-to-accept-monster-3m-deal-to-commit-to-rugby-20200721-p55e5y.html


Cumbrian
Cumbrian

Posts : 4341
Join date : 2011-01-28
Age : 37
Location : Bath

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by formerly known as Sam on Tue 21 Jul 2020, 7:29 pm

"Rugby Australia continues to have an open and exciting conversation about his potential future in our game. Financial offers being speculated in the media presently are totally fanciful, and is being propagated by the usual suspects whose sole interest it is to inflate and misrepresent contract values."

So might not be the full $3m. I understand the ARU point of view. They need to generate interest in rugby in Australia particularly at a time when all the Aussie teams are playing each other. They also need to start laying down a marker in terms of claiming the best young talent and getting them away from Aussie Rules and League. They've got a very rich man bankrolling the Force, if the ARU want some help keeping their best players they might just need to convince them to head to Perth (shouldn't be too hard) and give the Force a seat at the table.

formerly known as Sam

Posts : 14884
Join date : 2011-07-13
Age : 33
Location : Leicestershire

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by Cumbrian on Tue 21 Jul 2020, 9:14 pm

I don't know mate, if I was a squad member for one of the franchises I would be pretty cheesed off about it. I can't help but think it a massive gamble, he is just so young. It is almost like a highlights video of him rag-dolling school boy opponents is expected to save Australian rugby.

I get that they are trying to generate interest through the hype around exciting young players, but in my opinion one 16/ 17 year old isn't enough. If they are going to go down this route, they need a number of players who are going to make an impact straight away. I say this particularly in light of this new Trans- Tasman competition they are getting so excited about. As things stand, the Aussie teams are going to get beefed every week. In my sporting experience, Aussie sports fans are quite fickle and will not turn out to watch a losing team.

Mind you, if they have found a rich backer to help secure this fella, maybe they can convince him to lure back some players who played union in their youth, such as Kalyn Ponga, Adam Doueihi, Izaia Perese or Angus Creighton. Some of those would be worth watching
Cumbrian
Cumbrian

Posts : 4341
Join date : 2011-01-28
Age : 37
Location : Bath

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by formerly known as Sam on Tue 21 Jul 2020, 9:32 pm

The Force have a rich backer but they'd have to confirm the Force's future before he'd help them out. Some bridges were burnt when they cut the Force out last time (completely stupidly). 

I agree it's got to be a concerted effort to beef up the playing talent in Australia if this is the initial sign of intent then that's cool but they've got to back it up again. Can understand them going out their way though if this lad really is a once in a generation talent. Sometimes you can just tell, we knew Ford was going to be an international at 16 and some rugby league teams tried to pinch him from the academy.

formerly known as Sam

Posts : 14884
Join date : 2011-07-13
Age : 33
Location : Leicestershire

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by Cumbrian on Tue 21 Jul 2020, 9:49 pm

True enough about Ford, but English rugby was in a much healthier place than it is in Australia currently.  He was also part of a very strong generation of English talent (Farrell, Nowell, Slade, Watson, Daly, Joseph and Yarde all came through around the same time as him).  

This young man is having a lot of money thrown at him at a time when Australia are as poor on the field as I can remember, and a complete mess off it. This seems like a horrendous amount of pressure to put on him, they risk ruining his potential. They are going to have to be very careful about how they support him (if all this turns out to be true of course).
Cumbrian
Cumbrian

Posts : 4341
Join date : 2011-01-28
Age : 37
Location : Bath

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by Welshmushroom on Wed 22 Jul 2020, 8:25 am

Yesterdays news reported that Will Rowlands didnt sign up to the 25% pay cut from Wasps and is leaving, with reports stating the Dragons are in for him as he is going to be named in Pivac's 38 man training squad (WRU will therefore pick up 80% of his wages).

Roberts is also due to decide on his Dragons offer at the end of the week.

Welshmushroom

Posts : 1013
Join date : 2011-08-09

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by mikey_dragon on Wed 22 Jul 2020, 8:29 am

Roberts has the choice of Dragons or Major League Rugby, apparently.

mikey_dragon

Posts : 11041
Join date : 2015-07-25

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by Welshmushroom on Wed 22 Jul 2020, 8:33 am

Yep but its the end of any Wales comebacks if he goes to the MLR. Surely Dragons will be his likely destination as he previously spoken about wanting to end his career in Wales. MLR dont offer great contracts either so I'd be suprised if we cant match what America is offering. Surely Dragons have to be front runners.

Welshmushroom

Posts : 1013
Join date : 2011-08-09

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by BigGee on Wed 22 Jul 2020, 9:04 am

It may not be just about the money with Roberts, he seems to have been a player who likes to experience different stuff. He may fancy a year in the states for non rugby reasons as much as anything.

BigGee
Admin
Admin

Posts : 9935
Join date : 2013-11-05
Location : London

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by mikey_dragon on Wed 22 Jul 2020, 9:11 am

BigGee wrote:It may not be just about the money with Roberts, he seems to have been a player who likes to experience different stuff. He may fancy a year in the states for non rugby reasons as much as anything.

Yeah true. I'm surprised he didn't try and push for a move to Japan. I think we've seen the best of him in a rugby jersey anyway. Tomane would have been a hell of a signing but it seems to have fallen through, so I expect he will end up in France or Japan.

mikey_dragon

Posts : 11041
Join date : 2015-07-25

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by formerly known as Sam on Wed 22 Jul 2020, 9:22 am

Cumbrian wrote:True enough about Ford, but English rugby was in a much healthier place than it is in Australia currently.  He was also part of a very strong generation of English talent (Farrell, Nowell, Slade, Watson, Daly, Joseph and Yarde all came through around the same time as him).  

This young man is having a lot of money thrown at him at a time when Australia are as poor on the field as I can remember, and a complete mess off it. This seems like a horrendous amount of pressure to put on him, they risk ruining his potential. They are going to have to be very careful about how they support him (if all this turns out to be true of course).

I think you always have to be extra careful where it appears obvious the young individual has the making of a top level superstar. They'll need to get him a mentor and work to structure his work load as you can't just throw a 16 year old into first team training and say crack on. You'd hope his family are helping him to look at that as much they are the money that will help set up the family (he's one of six or seven I think it said).

formerly known as Sam

Posts : 14884
Join date : 2011-07-13
Age : 33
Location : Leicestershire

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by formerly known as Sam on Wed 22 Jul 2020, 9:25 am

Welshmushroom wrote:Yesterdays news reported that Will Rowlands didnt sign up to the 25% pay cut from Wasps and is leaving, with reports stating the Dragons are in for him as he is going to be named in Pivac's 38 man training squad (WRU will therefore pick up 80% of his wages).

Rowlands was always likely to head to Wales next summer now he's in and around the national set up. Might as well go a year earlier especially if it helps his involvement in the international squad. Dragons need a big second row as well so he'll get game time there which he's not guaranteed at Wasps (he'll always be behind Launchbury and scrapping it out with Gaskell).

formerly known as Sam

Posts : 14884
Join date : 2011-07-13
Age : 33
Location : Leicestershire

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by prop_lyd on Wed 22 Jul 2020, 9:54 am

BigGee wrote:It may not be just about the money with Roberts, he seems to have been a player who likes to experience different stuff. He may fancy a year in the states for non rugby reasons as much as anything.

Also as a doctor he may be seeing it as a good opportunity to head to America to develop his practice (especially in private hospitals)
prop_lyd
prop_lyd

Posts : 10386
Join date : 2011-01-28
Age : 32
Location : Rogerstone, Wales

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by mikey_dragon on Wed 22 Jul 2020, 10:38 am

formerly known as Sam wrote:
Welshmushroom wrote:Yesterdays news reported that Will Rowlands didnt sign up to the 25% pay cut from Wasps and is leaving, with reports stating the Dragons are in for him as he is going to be named in Pivac's 38 man training squad (WRU will therefore pick up 80% of his wages).

Rowlands was always likely to head to Wales next summer now he's in and around the national set up. Might as well go a year earlier especially if it helps his involvement in the international squad. Dragons need a big second row as well so he'll get game time there which he's not guaranteed at Wasps (he'll always be behind Launchbury and scrapping it out with Gaskell).

Gaskell rated that highly? It seems like he's been around forever now. A good option available all season I'm sure, but not much more.

mikey_dragon

Posts : 11041
Join date : 2015-07-25

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by GeordieFalcon on Wed 22 Jul 2020, 10:44 am

It appears that Logo Mulipola is with us for another season, having signed a new one year deal.

GeordieFalcon

Posts : 22253
Join date : 2011-03-31
Location : Newcastle

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by LondonTiger on Wed 22 Jul 2020, 12:02 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:
formerly known as Sam wrote:
Welshmushroom wrote:Yesterdays news reported that Will Rowlands didnt sign up to the 25% pay cut from Wasps and is leaving, with reports stating the Dragons are in for him as he is going to be named in Pivac's 38 man training squad (WRU will therefore pick up 80% of his wages).

Rowlands was always likely to head to Wales next summer now he's in and around the national set up. Might as well go a year earlier especially if it helps his involvement in the international squad. Dragons need a big second row as well so he'll get game time there which he's not guaranteed at Wasps (he'll always be behind Launchbury and scrapping it out with Gaskell).

Gaskell rated that highly? It seems like he's been around forever now. A good option available all season I'm sure, but not much more.

Wasps have always seemed to rank Gaskell ahead of Rowlands it feels, though to be fair they also filled different roles. Gaskell is the more mobile and good in the lineout, while Rowlands is more of a Launchbury stand in. However Rowlands has played more in the second row over this season and last than any other player.

LondonTiger
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 23230
Join date : 2011-02-10

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by GeordieFalcon on Wed 22 Jul 2020, 12:51 pm

Whats the crack withb Gabriel Ibitoye at QUins. Is he a free agent...off to France? Or is that not the case.

GeordieFalcon

Posts : 22253
Join date : 2011-03-31
Location : Newcastle

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by formerly known as Sam on Wed 22 Jul 2020, 2:39 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:
formerly known as Sam wrote:
Welshmushroom wrote:Yesterdays news reported that Will Rowlands didnt sign up to the 25% pay cut from Wasps and is leaving, with reports stating the Dragons are in for him as he is going to be named in Pivac's 38 man training squad (WRU will therefore pick up 80% of his wages).

Rowlands was always likely to head to Wales next summer now he's in and around the national set up. Might as well go a year earlier especially if it helps his involvement in the international squad. Dragons need a big second row as well so he'll get game time there which he's not guaranteed at Wasps (he'll always be behind Launchbury and scrapping it out with Gaskell).

Gaskell rated that highly? It seems like he's been around forever now. A good option available all season I'm sure, but not much more.

Gaskell's had injury problems but he's a very good lineout option and Wasps don't have the best of set pieces so he has tended to be used to sort that out. Launchbury isn't a great jumper so Gaskell works better as a second row partner.

formerly known as Sam

Posts : 14884
Join date : 2011-07-13
Age : 33
Location : Leicestershire

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by LondonTiger on Wed 22 Jul 2020, 3:03 pm

GeordieFalcon wrote:Whats the crack withb Gabriel Ibitoye at QUins. Is he a free agent...off to France? Or is that not the case.

Suggestion, originally in the Telegraph I think, was that he declined to take the proposed pay cut and was therefore a free agent (similar to the Leicester guys). Agen were purported to be offering a deal, but I have heard nothing since then and he is still listed on the Quins website as a player.

LondonTiger
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 23230
Join date : 2011-02-10

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by mikey_dragon on Wed 22 Jul 2020, 3:04 pm

It would work for Dragons as our other lock from Leicester/Connacht is a jumper, plus we usually use our back-row for that. I think Rowlands would be a bit difficult to lift anyway.

mikey_dragon

Posts : 11041
Join date : 2015-07-25

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by LondonTiger on Wed 22 Jul 2020, 3:17 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:It would work for Dragons as our other lock from Leicester/Connacht is a jumper, plus we usually use our back-row for that. I think Rowlands would be a bit difficult to lift anyway.

If you are struggling to spell his name, try pronouncing it! My favourite attempt by Radio Leicester was along the lines of Maxy-moo, while another time they tried Mak-sim-we. (I think Joe himself once said it was Mak-sim-u)

LondonTiger
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 23230
Join date : 2011-02-10

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by mikey_dragon on Wed 22 Jul 2020, 3:32 pm

Yeah I'm very unfamiliar with that name, any idea where it's from? The commentators will struggle, Jiffy especially.

mikey_dragon

Posts : 11041
Join date : 2015-07-25

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by formerly known as Sam on Wed 22 Jul 2020, 3:38 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:It would work for Dragons as our other lock from Leicester/Connacht is a jumper, plus we usually use our back-row for that. I think Rowlands would be a bit difficult to lift anyway.

Yeah it's all about balance. Rowlands and Gaskell are both good club level players. It's just Gaskell has tended to work better with Launchbury.

Rowlands should work well at Dragons. Seems to be a lot more money being spent down at Dragons going forward.

formerly known as Sam

Posts : 14884
Join date : 2011-07-13
Age : 33
Location : Leicestershire

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by mikey_dragon on Wed 22 Jul 2020, 3:41 pm

Hopefully we still get Greg Bateman though, could do with a decent LH with availability...

mikey_dragon

Posts : 11041
Join date : 2015-07-25

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by LondonTiger on Wed 22 Jul 2020, 3:53 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:Yeah I'm very unfamiliar with that name, any idea where it's from? The commentators will struggle, Jiffy especially.

Ukraine apparently.

LondonTiger
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 23230
Join date : 2011-02-10

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by mikey_dragon on Wed 22 Jul 2020, 8:27 pm

Just seen the article with video, he still sounds like a Midlander Very Happy.

mikey_dragon

Posts : 11041
Join date : 2015-07-25

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by GeordieFalcon on Wed 22 Jul 2020, 8:53 pm

Dom Waldouck comfirmed to Gloucester as their new defence coach.

We are about to name ours next few days.

GeordieFalcon

Posts : 22253
Join date : 2011-03-31
Location : Newcastle

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by formerly known as Sam on Wed 22 Jul 2020, 9:25 pm

Jasper Wiese the brother of Cobus and number 8 for the Cheetahs rumoured to be heading to Tigers. His brother is off to Sale so could be the family moving over wholesale. Certainly wouldn't say not to a big unit at 8.

6. Liebenburg, Brink, Lewis
7. Reffell, Wallace, Lavin
8. Taufua, Weiss, Smith

Could give us a fairly monstrous backrow of Liebenburg, Taufua, Weiss with Brink on the bench as Taufua can play 6, 7 or 8.

formerly known as Sam

Posts : 14884
Join date : 2011-07-13
Age : 33
Location : Leicestershire

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by mikey_dragon on Wed 22 Jul 2020, 11:07 pm

Seems you’re doing alright with that Tuilagi money.

mikey_dragon

Posts : 11041
Join date : 2015-07-25

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by formerly known as Sam on Thu 23 Jul 2020, 12:43 am

We had cleared the decks quite a bit before the five decided not to stay. Those five were all likely to leave next summer and it has been mentioned that the club didn't offer those guys extensions like they did a lot of the others. Manu may have been offered an extension.

Kalamafoni and Thompson both left this summer. We had two loan signings that helped cover the backrow as well. Needed some numbers in. Spending a bit more up front won't hurt either. Give Borthwick something to work with.

formerly known as Sam

Posts : 14884
Join date : 2011-07-13
Age : 33
Location : Leicestershire

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by king_carlos on Fri 24 Jul 2020, 1:31 pm

Josh Hohneck is staying in NZ for family reasons so won't return to Gloucester. Another blow for them. He's been very consistent for a few years now.

Gloucester are really going to need Rapava-Ruskin to step up. I'm a big fan of Rapava-Ruskin but since moving on from Worcester he hasn't quite kicked on.

king_carlos

Posts : 5648
Join date : 2011-05-31
Location : Ankh-Morpork

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by mikey_dragon on Sat 25 Jul 2020, 10:01 am

Did anyone know Ben Lam is heading to Bordeaux? Unbelievable wing depth in NZ if Lam and J Savea can’t make the All Blacks.

mikey_dragon

Posts : 11041
Join date : 2015-07-25

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by formerly known as Sam on Sat 25 Jul 2020, 11:42 am

Hurricanes are losing both their wingers with Lam going to France and van Wyk to Tigers. You are right the depth in NZ is ridiculous, Lam wouldn't have got a look in with the emergence of Jordan on top of Reece, Bridge, Iaone etc etc. It's a conveyor belt out there. Ian Foster has quite the selection headache.

formerly known as Sam

Posts : 14884
Join date : 2011-07-13
Age : 33
Location : Leicestershire

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by mikey_dragon on Sat 25 Jul 2020, 4:45 pm

Good signing for Tigers, might turn out to be another Duhan VDM.

mikey_dragon

Posts : 11041
Join date : 2015-07-25

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by Margin_Walker on Tue 28 Jul 2020, 11:06 pm

Tom Homer returns to LI. The club have also signed Matt Cornish (Ealing Hooker), albeit only confirmed verbally on a call to season ticket holders last week. Several more to be announced in the next week or two.

Press speculation that Rob Simmons and Agustín Creevy have also signed.

Margin_Walker

Posts : 504
Join date : 2013-06-05

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by Bathite on Wed 29 Jul 2020, 10:02 am

Wow. Simmons and Creevy are two mega signings!

Gutted about Homer, he's been so brilliant and reliable for such a long time for us. I know we've got youngsters coming through, but still a risk with Brew leaving, Watson injury/england/lions concerns. Heard Homer was going to chase a big contract in France/JP, so was happy for him, but a bit disappointed that he's just going back down the M4. We've missed a trick there!

Bathite

Posts : 8467
Join date : 2011-05-01

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Wed 29 Jul 2020, 10:28 am

I've never understood the rating of Homer but he certainly gets plaudits from his own fans. I was really underwhelmed when we were linked with him a few weeks back.

Sgt_Pooly

Posts : 34221
Join date : 2011-04-27

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by Margin_Walker on Wed 29 Jul 2020, 10:41 am

He's a solid, experienced prem full back and will probably slot right into the starting line up. It's good to have him back and he's coming off a good season for Bath. He was stand out in our game against them earlier in the season

He's a more rounded player than when he left us. Then he was more of an adequate FB who was excellent from the tee.

Margin_Walker

Posts : 504
Join date : 2013-06-05

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by SirBurger on Wed 29 Jul 2020, 10:44 am

Simmons has never overwhelmed me to be honest, but if we are losing Botha then he is about as good as we can expect at this short notice.

Homer is a much better player than when he left us so am pretty pleased with that one.

Creevy will add experience and has at least played in England before so should have decent language skills.

SirBurger

Posts : 1256
Join date : 2011-11-24

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by Margin_Walker on Wed 29 Jul 2020, 10:52 am

Big thing for me, is who we're going to have playing lock for us in August as I think the Simmons signing (if it happens) is for next season.

A Nott/Mafi partnership isn't going to frighten many opposing packs with Coleman injured and Botha a potential no show. Assume there will be some other cover coming in, especially with the rotation required by the short turnarounds. Otherwise we have a situation where the likes of Munga and Donnell are going to have to start games there.

Assume the club are on top of it though.

Margin_Walker

Posts : 504
Join date : 2013-06-05

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by GeordieFalcon on Wed 29 Jul 2020, 11:10 am

Sgt_Pooly wrote:I've never understood the rating of Homer but he certainly gets plaudits from his own fans. I was really underwhelmed when we were linked with him a few weeks back.

Sgt we were linked with WIll Homer, his scrum hlaf brother.

GeordieFalcon

Posts : 22253
Join date : 2011-03-31
Location : Newcastle

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Wed 29 Jul 2020, 11:24 am

GeordieFalcon wrote:
Sgt_Pooly wrote:I've never understood the rating of Homer but he certainly gets plaudits from his own fans. I was really underwhelmed when we were linked with him a few weeks back.

Sgt we were linked with WIll Homer, his scrum hlaf brother.

So I was outraged for nothing? I'm now furious!

Sgt_Pooly

Posts : 34221
Join date : 2011-04-27

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by GeordieFalcon on Wed 29 Jul 2020, 11:45 am

Laugh Laugh Laugh

GeordieFalcon

Posts : 22253
Join date : 2011-03-31
Location : Newcastle

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by LondonTiger on Wed 29 Jul 2020, 12:28 pm

Ibitoye confirmed as moving to Agen with immediate affect.

https://www.lequipe.fr/Rugby/Actualites/Top-14-gabriel-ibitoye-s-engage-pour-deux-saisons-avec-agen/1156259

LondonTiger
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 23230
Join date : 2011-02-10

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by GeordieFalcon on Wed 29 Jul 2020, 12:35 pm

Hhmmm interesting move.

Rules him out of any England thoughts...which for a lad with his potential and only 22 is a strange one.

GeordieFalcon

Posts : 22253
Join date : 2011-03-31
Location : Newcastle

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by LondonTiger on Wed 29 Jul 2020, 12:43 pm

GeordieFalcon wrote:Hhmmm interesting move.

Rules him out of any England thoughts...which for a lad with his potential and only 22 is a strange one.

I guess he has decided he was unlikely to play (or play much) for England over the next two seasons and would rather double his money at Agen than taking a 40% cut at Quins. It is always a hard decision to make - but hopefully it works out for him.

LondonTiger
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 23230
Join date : 2011-02-10

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by GeordieFalcon on Wed 29 Jul 2020, 1:01 pm

Would he get past...?
May
Watson
Nowell
Cockasaniga
Daly

GeordieFalcon

Posts : 22253
Join date : 2011-03-31
Location : Newcastle

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by No 7&1/2 on Wed 29 Jul 2020, 2:41 pm

And Thorley, though intestreting to see how all those wings get on at Gloucester this season.

No 7&1/2

Posts : 20628
Join date : 2012-10-20

Back to top Go down

Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20 - Page 10 Empty Re: Silly Season Transfer Rumours 19/20

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 10 of 12 Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 9, 10, 11, 12  Next

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum