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all i know is that the Leinster Lads ain't calling him Isileli Tu'ungafasi - nickname inbound haha.

Kelly Brown has left Warriors to return to London. You would assume that he will transition into Sarries coaching staff.
 

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Tuilagi --> Wasps
French clubs less keen because of injuries and not interested in Japan due to two young kids
 

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They've gotta be cutting some players loose, surely?
Cause they'll have some youngsters who will be looking for a payrise due to establishing themselves as senior players
 

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They've gotta be cutting some players loose, surely?
Cause they'll have some youngsters who will be looking for a payrise due to establishing themselves as senior players
We've brought in Heinz and Chudley next season so he'll definitely be going. He wants to stay in UK for his passport.

Regarding Wasps, Vellacott is off to Edinburgh so i guess it's a solid back up when Robson is away on International duty?
 

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So i think we weren't up to the salary cap anyway, and with the lose of Owlett, Taylor, Rowlands, Vellacott and likely Brookes/Sops , we should have some funding free. Sops is down as having signed for Lyon on Wiki.

A lot of our talented youngsters only signed new long term contracts last year so we are ok i think. This was


Looseheads
Ben Harris - New Contract 20/21
Simon McIntyre
Tom West - Extended 20/21 "long term"
Zurabi Zhvania

Hookers
Alfie Barbeary - Extended 20/21 "long term"
Tom Cruse - New Contract 20/21
Gabriel Oghre - Extended 20/21 "long term"
Tommy Taylor - Leaving

Tighthead
Biyi Alo - Extended 20/21
Kieran Brookes
Jack Owlett - Leaving
Jeff Toomaga-Allen - Signed 19/20
Elliott Millar-Mills - Signed

Locks
Tim Cardall - Promoted 19/20
James Gaskell
Joe Launchbury - Extended 20/21
Will Rowlands - Leaving
Theo Vukasinovic - Signed 19/20
Miles Edwards - Left
Lasha Jaiani - New Contract
Levi Douglas - Signed 20/21

Backrow
Ben Morris
Brad Shields - Extended 20/21 "long term"
Sione Vailanu - Signed 19/20
Jack Willis[/b - Extended 20/21 "long term"
Tom Willis - Extended 20/21 "long term"
Thomas Young - Extended 20/21 "long term"

Scrum Half
Will Porter - Extended 20/21 "long term"
Dan Robson - Extended 20/21 "long term"
Ben Vellacott -Leaving
Sam Wolstenholme - Extended 20/21 "long term"

Fly Half
Jimmy Gopperth - Extended 20/21
Lima Sopoaga - Ends 20/21
Jacob Umaga - Extended 20/21 "long term"

Centre
Juan De Jongh
Malakai Fekitoa - Signed 19/20
Michael Le Bourgeois - Extended 20/21
Ryan Mills - Signed 20/21
Will Simonds - Promoted 20/21
Sam Spink - Extended 20/21 "long term"

Winger
Josh Bassett - New Contract
Zach Kibirige - Extended 20/21 "long term"
Paolo Odogwu - Signed 19/20
Callum Sirker - Promoted 19/20
Marcus Watson - Extended 20/21

Fullback
Matteo Minozzi - Extended 20/21 "long term"
Rob Miller - Extended 20/21

Ali Crossdale - Signed
 
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Looking strong for next season. Sopoaga will be a massive cash boost
 

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Ah yeah, forgot Sopoaga is off - as above he'll be a massive boost in cash
 

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Yes, looking ok and well grounded. Think we are backing 2-3 more youngsters particularly in front row coming through at the moment. Fekitoa is on about 500k apparently so if off a lot of coin available. I'd also assume that Hougaard will be on a lower salary than at Wuss as he wants to stay in England and us/Glaws are the only teams who would likely make an offer.

Still need to replace Rowlands (Stooke rumoured as done deal) and then figure out McIntyre, Zuzu (most likely off), Vukasinovic, De Jongh etc.
 

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Worst thing he ever did was leave Connacht. Was on great trajectory there but was never going to get in to Leinster 23.
I won't knock a guy for trying to make it in his home province but he'd have played more rugby out west for sure. Might have even got a few hipster shouts to be called up for Ireland if he had good scoring form but he was never making that level.
 

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Surprised he'd take backup at Tigers as opposed to being able to battle for the starting shirt at bath or gloucester - but I guess he's banking on time when Ford is with england
 

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I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't have fond memories of the West Country - he's been pretty open about the abuse he received on social media and how it affected him mentally
Seems to still be tight with a lot of the Tigers players
 

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Burns left Tigers to a standing ovation, left Bath and glous too boos (Well sort of)
Also got to remember all of the big boys involved in Tigers at the time are gone,

I would be happy with the move.
Henry would be the big thing, will he want to stay.

It's really hard to decide how I feel about Henry literally one game will be amazing the very next game he can be awful.
A lot of potential but at 27 next season at what stage does potential stay potential.

My hope if Burns comes is we go all out trying to poach Barton or Finn Smith the season after.
 

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Burns left Tigers to a standing ovation, left Bath and glous too boos (Well sort of)
Also got to remember all of the big boys involved in Tigers at the time are gone,

I would be happy with the move.
Henry would be the big thing, will he want to stay.

It's really hard to decide how I feel about Henry literally one game will be amazing the very next game he can be awful.
A lot of potential but at 27 next season at what stage does potential stay potential.

My hope if Burns comes is we go all out trying to poach Barton or Finn Smith the season after.
Back off of Fin Smith haha :p
 

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I won't knock a guy for trying to make it in his home province but he'd have played more rugby out west for sure. Might have even got a few hipster shouts to be called up for Ireland if he had good scoring form but he was never making that level.
No not kbocking him and fair play for trying but was always very slim chance to betyer what he had out West building good stock.
 

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Thought it was a weird move at the time. He was never realistically likely to make the European 23 and Leinster didn't really need him anyway. Leinster have clearly shown a bit of an interest in bringing ex players back from other provinces (see Nick McCarthy).

To be honest his spell with Leinster went better than I thought it would, solid league starter and could probably have done a job in Europe if needed (which he did the one time he played). Finished chances that came his wa7 and wasn't a problem defensively. Him and Dave offered some stability out wid in a backline that kept changing over the last while but he was never going to push Larmour out of the team.

Agreed that he should have stayed at Connacht though. He's too good for the Championship anyway but presumably he'll be making good money
 

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