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Pieter Steph du Teague

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Also if you are Jack Clement bit of a kick in the teeth. Think you are just about done with Morgan and Ackerman at flanker and Mercer turns up 😭
It's an attritional league and an attritional position; I don't think Clement's going to end up lacking for game time.
 

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I know he only recently renewed but I reckon Ackermann leaves early for Japan when he realises he's not getting called up by England - maybe not after one season, but I can't see him doing 3-4 (not sure how long his new deal is)

Tuisue might not be a long term deal (no length mentioned on Gloucesters press release, as usually a club says if it's a long term one), as well - if they knew Mercer was on the cards they might have just signed him for one season
 

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We've renewed Harper on a 4yr deal - very happy with that,
Good bit of business getting him locked in for that length as well - if he comes good on his potential he's going to be some player

"He's industrious, hard-working a leader among his peers, squats over 300kg, has his own business in refurbishing and selling mobility scooters and has a grade seven piano. What's not to love about the "blue whale"?"
What a bio, as well
 

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Bloody hell!

Wonder if he'll move to another league (ala Steve Thompson retiring in England and moving to France) or call it a day?
Must be serious
 

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Bloody hell!

Wonder if he'll move to another league (ala Steve Thompson retiring in England and moving to France) or call it a day?
Must be serious
Reading between the lines I would assume it’s so serious because can’t get covered by insurance in France? If so, wouldn’t it be the same here?

Was going to post same as OH - heart related.


This says he was struggling with a knee issue and wasn’t picked for 6N. But surely can’t just force a player to retire unless there is no chance for knee to allow him to perform his professional playing duties for Racing.
 

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In 2014 Figallo got banned for a spinal injury

Went to Sarries played nearly 100 games and won the prem and europe with them
 

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Newcastle have signed former Saracens FB Elliott Obatoyinbo. initially short term for injury cover, but if he takes his chance it could be long term. Only 23....
 

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Defending URC champions, the Stormers, have signed Samoan international centre Alapati Leiua for the new campaign

At 33. Hmm. I'd rather have a current up and coming or future SA playmaker type 12 in Willemse or Mngomezula.

That said we will be needing depth and have a young backline so I am happy I guess to have someone who has been around the park.
 

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I think Mngomezulu is WAY too young. He's not protected enough, and I think he could go the all too often WP route of great 10's either bought or broken. He should still play U21's.
 

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Lancaster to Racing confirmed by Leinster.

Good for all involved imo. Very appreciative of what he brought us but I don't think he has another level in him to make Leinster a truly dominant outfit.
 

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Lancaster to Racing confirmed by Leinster.

Good for all involved imo. Very appreciative of what he brought us but I don't think he has another level in him to make Leinster a truly dominant outfit.
Yep. He’s been there 6 years now which is probably beyond the point where a fresh voice is needed.

Not sure I see him and Finn Russell as an instinctive meeting of minds though.

And exactly 7 years to the day since the Eng v Wal RWC match that fundamentally cost him that job.
 

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