Wasps player exodus to France?

Discussion in 'Aviva Premiership / LV Cup' started by snoopy snoopy dog dog, Feb 15, 2009.

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    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/rug...icle5734109.ece

    Is Stephen Jones related to Haskell or does he merely have a "man crush" for him?!

    A lot of this has been touched upon already. No mention of Cipriani (who may or may not have signed a new deal) or Rees joining the exodus. Palmer's loss can be covered pretty easily, they'll cope without Haskell but need to bring in some backrow cover and Flutey is a mercenary who can be replaced. It's an awful lot of experience to be losing in one swoop though.
     
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  3. Vambo

    Vambo Guest

    I think Cipriani has signed a one year extension.

    Out of Palmer, Haskell & Flutey... Flutey would be the biggest loss.
     
  4. The Times have updated their story:
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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/feb/1...i-james-haskell

    So Flutey and Geoff Murphy are on their way to Brive!
     
  5. Vambo

    Vambo Guest

    Short career so you can't blame players trying to get the best deal possible.

    If Johnson continues to pick England players based in France (ala Goode) then we could see many more leaving the GP for the Top 14.
     
  6. danny

    danny Guest

    Does this mean they cant play for England as they are outside of the new agreement on player release? saying that it hasnt done Goode too much harm!
     
  7. monkeypigeon

    monkeypigeon Guest

    Riki Flutey.

    Does this mean England are going to have a Kiwi player, living in France playing for the English international team?

    I'd have a serious problem with that if it occurred in the Irish National team.

    Actually, I'm curios. How do others feel about that? Player not resident playing on the residency rule.
     
  8. danny

    danny Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Monkeypigeon @ Feb 16 2009, 08:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Well you used to have an Australian who played in England and is now Englands attack coach, Brian Smith.
     
  9. Vambo

    Vambo Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Monkeypigeon @ Feb 16 2009, 08:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    For me you pick your best players regardless of where they earn their crust. If he's available for selection then he should be considered if that's who the England management want.
     
  10. Flutey to Brive is official:
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    http://www.cabrive-rugby.com/home.php?page...=FR&focus=1
     
  11. monkeypigeon

    monkeypigeon Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Vambo @ Feb 16 2009, 08:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    For me you pick your best players regardless of where they earn their crust. If he's available for selection then he should be considered if that's who the England management want.
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    I'd have no problem with players playing abroad being picked it's more with a player who's only just qualified on the residency rule playing abroad and still playing for an adopted country.

    But I see where you're company and I have no problem with it being just me who has a problem with the idea.
     
  12. Stillknox

    Stillknox Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (snoopy snoopy dog dog @ Feb 16 2009, 08:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/feb/1...i-james-haskell[/b][/quote]
    Parisse - Leguizamon - Taylor - Mauro Bergamasco - Rabadan - Burban - Charlon - Haskell.


    Good way to complete our personal collection. And to waste some money for a (good) player we don't need.
     
  13. dullonien

    dullonien Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Stillknox @ Feb 16 2009, 10:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    That is just rediculous, why would a player like Haskell want to move to a team where he might not get many games, this could destory his career if he can't hold down a regular spot (look at someone like Aled Brew, played well for Dragons, got called up for Wales, returned to the Ospreys then Blues and couldn't get a game = fallen off the radar, slight difference in quality though!)

    The way French clubs are spending you'd expect them to dominate the HC, yet it's their worst showing for how many years, if not ever? Yes I know, as an O's fan I can't talk, but at least were through to the quarters.
     
  14. Cymro

    Cymro Guest

    I have news from within the Blues camp that the Blues are trying to hijack a deal for Haskell!
     
  15. dullonien

    dullonien Guest

    They don't need him either! They've already got Powell, Williams, Rush, Militika (granted Molitika is getting on) and Warberton etc. They need to concentrate on replacing Spice (Cooper being perfect) and ummmm, that's about it really. Warberton is easily good enough to come in for an ageing Molitika and Williams has a few years left in him for the Blues + Sowden Taylor.

    That reminds me, any news on when Warberton will be fit again Cymro, he's been out for what seems an eternity, I was expecting him to be pushing for a Wales spot by now.
     
  16. Cymro

    Cymro Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (dullonien @ Feb 16 2009, 11:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    No its very quiet in the Blues Camp about him!
     
  17. getofmeland

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  18. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Vambo @ Feb 15 2009, 01:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Kiss of death.
    All three of Wasps' fans should blame you!

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (getofmeland @ Feb 17 2009, 11:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    At least Haskell can now live his dream of being a porn star.
     
  19. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Bye-bye, Cyclops! =-D

    He'll get torn a new arsehole in the Top 14. Especially as there'll be no uncles Probyn nor Blackett to ban everyone who dares tackle him.
     
  20. Stillknox

    Stillknox Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Sir. Speedy @ Feb 17 2009, 12:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    :lol:


    His arrival may cause the departure of Mauro Bergmasco to the Racing Metro. Maybe with his brother, but that's just rumors.


    [​IMG]

    As you can see they are most of the time reliable in the french newspaper.
     
  21. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Collins and Joe to Bayonne?

    That's a new one.
     
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