• Help Support The Rugby Forum :

Transfers rumours

TRF_Olyy

English Arrogance
Staff member
TRF Legend
TRF Supporter
Joined
Apr 27, 2008
Messages
100,004,599
Reaction score
9,104
Country Flag

England

Club or Nation

Sale

I'd love to sign someone.... just once... even be linked to someone...
Maybe not got room in the cap? Players like Willis x 2, Barbeary etc. will be looking for payrises after becoming solid first team players (and internationals, in Jack's case), and the cap is lowering - plus the 8 academy guys young mentioned earlier in the thread
Hougaard won't have come cheap so will likely cancel out Taylor (possibly Taylor + Rowlands) leaving

Though Sopoaga is on serious wedge, so should be able to sign another player or two just from him going
 

BPM

First XV
TRF Legend
Joined
Feb 18, 2012
Messages
2,066
Reaction score
556
Country Flag

England

Club or Nation

Harlequins

I'd love to sign someone.... just once... even be linked to someone...
That’s how I feel. Only transfer news coming from Quins is outgoing players.
 

EdBirch

Academy Player
Joined
Jan 20, 2020
Messages
335
Reaction score
73
Country Flag

England

Club or Nation

Worcester

That’s how I feel. Only transfer news coming from Quins is outgoing players.
I think a lot of clubs are making cuts to squad size to get under the cap.
 

BPM

First XV
TRF Legend
Joined
Feb 18, 2012
Messages
2,066
Reaction score
556
Country Flag

England

Club or Nation

Harlequins

I think a lot of clubs are making cuts to squad size to get under the cap.
Yes I know, but it seems like most other clubs have balanced that with incoming players. For example, Hougaard and Weir might be moving on from Worcester, but you also have Duhan van der Merwe and Chudley arriving.

So far we have Brown, Baldwin, Lang and Young (who are all part of our preferred 23) confirmed to be leaving, along with Campagnaro (who has never really been available anyway). We also lost Clifford unexpectedly to enforced retirement.

We also have quite a few out of contract too so I’d expect quite a few of those to move on too (fingers x’d Landajo and Garcia Botta are amongst them - they’ve been mostly dreadful for us).

We do have some real talent in the academy, but we can’t replace 20% of our first team squad with kids and expect to be competitive. Particularly when we’re losing experience and quality in key positions.

Right now, we have about 20 genuinely good players and another 10 who are decent enough. That’s about 10-12 short IMO.
 

Akker Van Der Tigs

Hall of Fame
TRF Legend
Joined
Dec 13, 2013
Messages
18,487
Reaction score
3,717
Country Flag

England

Club or Nation

Wigan

Yeh so far Tigers have
Out
Taufua
Gigena
Mamukashvili
Enever
Lavanini
De Bruin

IN
Van Staden
Van Wyk
Montoya
Snyman
Burns (Bonilla off but not announced)

Then we have also signed up some age grade internationals who didn't get top tier pro contracts elsewhere in Dolly and Hurd (To go along with Henderson, Chessum and Kelly)

I can see Tigers losing also
Bower, Kerr, Lewis, Coghlan, Olowofela, Worth
with Whitcombe, Martin, Chessum, Henderson, Kelly basically replacing them from the development squad.

Reckon Tigers will be trying to sign a TH and Lock, maybe another back 3 player
 

EdBirch

Academy Player
Joined
Jan 20, 2020
Messages
335
Reaction score
73
Country Flag

England

Club or Nation

Worcester

Yes I know, but it seems like most other clubs have balanced that with incoming players. For example, Hougaard and Weir might be moving on from Worcester, but you also have Duhan van der Merwe and Chudley arriving.

So far we have Brown, Baldwin, Lang and Young (who are all part of our preferred 23) confirmed to be leaving, along with Campagnaro (who has never really been available anyway). We also lost Clifford unexpectedly to enforced retirement.

We also have quite a few out of contract too so I’d expect quite a few of those to move on too (fingers x’d Landajo and Garcia Botta are amongst them - they’ve been mostly dreadful for us).

We do have some real talent in the academy, but we can’t replace 20% of our first team squad with kids and expect to be competitive. Particularly when we’re losing experience and quality in key positions.

Right now, we have about 20 genuinely good players and another 10 who are decent enough. That’s about 10-12 short IMO.
Tbf we are releasing 20 at the end of the season
 

will311293

Academy Player
Joined
Dec 28, 2015
Messages
457
Reaction score
88
Country Flag

UK

Club or Nation

London Wasps

Maybe not got room in the cap? Players like Willis x 2, Barbeary etc. will be looking for payrises after becoming solid first team players (and internationals, in Jack's case), and the cap is lowering - plus the 8 academy guys young mentioned earlier in the thread
Hougaard won't have come cheap so will likely cancel out Taylor (possibly Taylor + Rowlands) leaving

Though Sopoaga is on serious wedge, so should be able to sign another player or two just from him going
Depends really, all 3 signed new contract extensions recently so don't imagine it would be too much more than what already on. Hougaard i am hoping will be on lower than Wuss because he wanted to stay in England and we were the only team to offer.

Rowlands and Taylor i think were on a decent amount so probably add up to Stooke if still on.

Sops still rumoured out but no signed deal to Lyon and Brookes to Toulon apparently.

We will see what happens but would be nice to see a few signings in the door.
 

noah_jo

First XV
TRF Legend
Joined
Dec 22, 2014
Messages
2,074
Reaction score
640
Country Flag

UK

Club or Nation

Harlequins

Yeh so far Tigers have
Out
Taufua
Gigena
Mamukashvili
Enever
Lavanini
De Bruin

IN
Van Staden
Van Wyk
Montoya
Snyman
Burns (Bonilla off but not announced)

Then we have also signed up some age grade internationals who didn't get top tier pro contracts elsewhere in Dolly and Hurd (To go along with Henderson, Chessum and Kelly)

I can see Tigers losing also
Bower, Kerr, Lewis, Coghlan, Olowofela, Worth
with Whitcombe, Martin, Chessum, Henderson, Kelly basically replacing them from the development squad.

Reckon Tigers will be trying to sign a TH and Lock, maybe another back 3 player
Where do you reckon Cammy Henderson will be off to?
 

TRF_Olyy

English Arrogance
Staff member
TRF Legend
TRF Supporter
Joined
Apr 27, 2008
Messages
100,004,599
Reaction score
9,104
Country Flag

England

Club or Nation

Sale

Hougaard i am hoping will be on lower than Wuss because he wanted to stay in England and we were the only team to offer.
For real?
I would've thought most sides would show an interest - Wuss definitely would've been keen, surely?
 

Geordiefalcon

Bench Player
Joined
Jun 10, 2014
Messages
791
Reaction score
61
Country Flag

England

Club or Nation

Newcastle RU

I think Tigers rejuvenation looks tremendous. You've brought in some serious power and aggression and have brought through some real quality academy kids.

You'll be challenging for the title and other cups very soon
 

will311293

Academy Player
Joined
Dec 28, 2015
Messages
457
Reaction score
88
Country Flag

UK

Club or Nation

London Wasps

For real?
I would've thought most sides would show an interest - Wuss definitely would've been keen, surely?
Well he was supposed to be off to the Bulls who i'm sure wouldn't have paid his salary at the Wuss heights and Wuss used cash to sign Chudley & Heinz. Not sure anyone else needed him?
 

BPM

First XV
TRF Legend
Joined
Feb 18, 2012
Messages
2,066
Reaction score
556
Country Flag

England

Club or Nation

Harlequins

Michael Alaalatoa ---> Leinster
Good signing. With Furlong and Porter that’s probably the best trio of tightheads in Europe. Do you really need him though?
 

The Alpha Bro

Fat Boi
TRF Legend
TRF Supporter
Joined
Dec 3, 2010
Messages
14,423
Reaction score
4,561
Country Flag

South Africa

Club or Nation

Leinster

Good signing. With Furlong and Porter that’s probably the best trio of tightheads in Europe. Do you really need him though?
Porter will be changing sides I reckon. Makes no sense otherwise.
 

Latest posts

Top