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  1. BPM

    who should scott robertson coach After he left the crusaders in 2021

    This. With the greatest respect to Samoa or the USA, I think he should be aiming higher. Let’s be honest, it would some drop from being a contender to coach NZ to taking up a Tier 2 post. Of the International positions you mentioned, Scotland is the only one I can really see being available...
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    Transfers rumours

    Jeez - neither did I! Still, he was looking good last season and would be a good signing for a year.
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    Transfers rumours

    RIL linking London Irish with Agustin Creevy. That would be a huge signing. As always with RIL, could be complete BS, but Irish do definitely need a hooker and with the Jags effectively defunct ... stranger things have happened.
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    2019-2020 transfers

    That’s pretty much exactly what happened with Agen ... I think we’re all acknowledging the Ibitoye is a player with lots of potential but some obvious weaknesses. Is he ready to be an undisputed first choice? Having seen a lot of him, I don’t think so. At this point in his career, I think he...
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    2019-2020 transfers

    I don’t doubt that. However, I don’t think we (or most clubs I can think of) do it so publicly and shamelessly as Agen have in this case. There’s a number of ways to look at it ... I’d understand more if Ibitoye was going to a better club then Agen but I’d question his ambition and how much...
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    2019-2020 transfers

    Perhaps he likes the idea of being a big fish in a small pond? I looked at the Agen squad and genuinely, the only player I had heard of was Laurence Pearce. Let’s be honest, it can only be about money.
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    2019-2020 transfers

    True ... he also posted on Instagram ‘we outta here baby’ when commenting on another leaver’s post ... I think that was a bit overblown by some Quins fans, but it just felt a bit unprofessional and disrespectful.
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    2019-2020 transfers

    A lot of it is rumour to be fair. It stems from him being in willing to accept reduced terms. From what I heard, he felt that he should be getting a big raise for scoring a few tries, didn’t feel that COVID-19 cuts should be a barrier to that and opted not to return to training (that last part...
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    2019-2020 transfers

    Agreed. A highly disappointing episode.
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    Autumn Tests Replaced

    Agreed. It feels somewhat unbalanced for 3 of the highest ranked teams to be in one group. In terms of rankings, it means that the two strongest teams in the tournament can’t possibly face each other in the final which seems a little off ... That said, rankings aren’t everything and post 6N, I...
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    2019-2020 transfers

    Not sure. As much as I loved Easter as a player, our defence was more than a bit porous when he was defence coach at Quins.
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    2019-2020 transfers

    It’s certainly less than ideal, but don’t forget that Borthwick is inheriting a squad and has then had the immediate difficulty of the COVID-19 contractual fallout to deal with. He obviously couldn’t have planned for that and I doubt they would have signed Moroni and Murimurivalu had Tuilagi...
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    2019-2020 transfers

    I can’t say I’ve ever seen Lucock play, but he’s pretty much always voted into the Championship dream team every season. Could be a good, under the radar signing. Quins have now confirmed Scott Steele.
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    2019-2020 transfers

    He would have liked it in France ... perhaps he didn’t get any interest. He should be a good signing for Tigers. Even if he’s not quite the player he was at his best, he’s still a good, Premiership quality 7. Good luck to him. In other news, Quins have confirmed he signing of Jordan Els, a...
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    2019-2020 transfers

    Some good signings in there. Obviously Tigers have been hit by the departure of Tuilagi, Veainu and co. but keeping Taufua and adding some additional quality with Moroni and Murimuirvalu definitely to help to offset that. I think some of the unheralded signings could actually prove to be very...
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    2019-2020 transfers

    I felt the tremor when he landed. Truly like a meteor striking the earth in Southern France.
  17. BPM

    Transfers rumours

    With the uncertainty over SR as well, I’m not sure on the attraction. Who knows what SA rugby will be looking like?
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    Rounds 14 - 17

    Fair points. I also think it’s fair to say that Borthwick has added to the tight five with Montoya, Shalva (not going to attempt his surname) and Enever bringing some power and some nous. Some combination of Taufua, Brink, Liebenberg and Reffell is a good back row, but if Taufua does go, it’s...
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    Rounds 14 - 17

    4 games in 14 days sounds insane. However, if the fixtures published in the OP are correct, it’s actually 4 games in 3 weeks. But for the midweek games in Round 16, it wouldn’t actually be much different to the regular schedule. I think the clubs will have to manage it in a similar way to a...
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    Rounds 14 - 17

    Slight Freudian slip there ... that was supposed to say ‘live’ not love, but I’ll roll with it ...
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