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TRF_Hulkster
20-04-11, 12:16 PM
http://img.skysports.com/10/06/218x298/Luke-McAlister-Maori_2468345.jpg


On Wednesday European champions Toulouse announced the signatures of All Blacks utility back Luke McAlister, Wallabies scrum-half Luke Burgess and Springbok prop Gurthrö Steenkamp.

http://www.planet-rugby.co.uk/story/0,25883,16024_6885973,00.html

ZeFrenchy
20-04-11, 12:21 PM
Also Güthro Steenkamp and officialise Beauxis. From the official ST website: http://www.stadetoulousain.fr/Communique_du_club-49-2861.html (in french)

TRF_Hulkster
20-04-11, 12:35 PM
Have they confirmed Gary Botha yet?

Feicarsinn
20-04-11, 12:39 PM
Oh god. They never let up, do they?

Charles
20-04-11, 01:10 PM
Oh god. They never let up, do they?

I don't really know the meaning of this post but this is actually the first time that Toulouse sign any big name. They've never signed any "Star" before...

Feicarsinn
20-04-11, 01:27 PM
I don't really know the meaning of this post but this is actually the first time that Toulouse sign any big name. They've never signed any "Star" before...


Just in their general brilliance really. Also, Byron Kelleher definitely counts as a star.

ZeFrenchy
20-04-11, 01:33 PM
Have they confirmed Gary Botha yet?

Not yet. At least not on the ST site yet.

Charles
20-04-11, 02:05 PM
Just in their general brilliance really. Also, Byron Kelleher definitely counts as a star.

I'll give you Byron, true. OTOH, the list of players that have turned up for France after they joined is impressive...

TRF_Hulkster
20-04-11, 02:13 PM
I doubt Mike Phillips will be singing for them now as they have Burgess.

jonathanklly
20-04-11, 02:26 PM
Toulouse never signed a star, WTF... what about Trevor Brennan. Legend!!!!!!!!

TRF_Draggs
20-04-11, 07:20 PM
I don't really know the meaning of this post but this is actually the first time that Toulouse sign any big name. They've never signed any "Star" before...

Gareth Thomas?

Darwin
20-04-11, 07:59 PM
No surprise to see MacAlister sign, he was never going to stick around NZ after the RWC.

FlukeArtist
20-04-11, 08:09 PM
In NZ, McAlistair will now always be remembered as guy that COULD have been really good.

I reckon that first overseas stint (Sale) has stuffed this guy. Went away before he was fully developed as a Rugby player, and never got back to the position he was, and the way he was heading, in '07.

Recently he has been playing better rugby with The Blues (Maybe he was in contract negotiations?) - certainly better than the last couple of years, but still not at the pre-'07 heights.

Its a shame, because now he will always be remembered for how he played since returning to NZ- which is a player that was "average to good" - nothing more.

TRF_Olyy
20-04-11, 10:36 PM
Interestingly enough, Luke McAlister said on twitter an hour ago that he hasn't signed for Toulouse


Apparently signed with Toulouse talking to a few clubs but nothing signed at this stage
http://twitter.com/#!/luke_mcalister_

TRF_nickdnz
21-04-11, 03:39 AM
If they have got McAlister, I think he will do really well. He'll probably have another RWC under his belt, and Toulouse is the kind of club that generally brings out the best in their players.

TRF_Hulkster
17-06-11, 09:23 AM
McAlister confirms Toulouse move (http://www.planetrugby.com/story/0,25883,9818_6992957,00.html)