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J Scott

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Francis Saili
« on: Sunday 17-May-2020, 13:26* »
Looks like he’s off to France. Biarritz seems to be the location. Never really got our monies worth from him. So we are losing some expensive players, Sinks, Robshaw, Saili. We must be signing a few more big pay cheque players.

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Re: Francis Saili
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 17-May-2020, 13:47* »
A talented player but complete sicknote and we were probably paying top whack for him.

We have a very decent 1st choice set of backs without him and a bit of promotion from within is worth a punt.

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Re: Francis Saili
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 17-May-2020, 14:00* »
Looks like he’s off to France. Biarritz seems to be the location. Never really got our monies worth from him. So we are losing some expensive players, Sinks, Robshaw, Saili. We must be signing a few more big pay cheque players.

Normally I would agree about a few big name players, but this could be a chance to cut the cost of a few players in the squad??. However,  still being linked with quite a few players so I suspect you are right (Plus the fact that most deals would have been done already, pre Covid)


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Re: Francis Saili
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 17-May-2020, 14:34* »
The move has been announced official at Biarritz

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Re: Francis Saili
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 17-May-2020, 14:48* »
Good player but like others have mentioned, too injury prone to be worth re-signing on that kind of money. Especially with 12 being a relatively strong position of ours (when healthy)
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Re: Francis Saili
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 17-May-2020, 15:12* »
Looks fully confirmed on twitter with comments from Care and Monye responding to Jean-Baptiste Aldigé. Guess this was always going to happen with the singing of Esterhuizen and Marchant signing a new deal. Shame it never happened for him at Quins.
« Last Edit: Sunday 17-May-2020, 15:18* by Now ex-Navyquin »

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Re: Francis Saili
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 17-May-2020, 16:04* »
Thanks Francis - gave everything when he was able to get on the pitch - but can't help feeling this is the right move for him and for us. Our options in the centres are really strong:

12. Esterhuizen/Lasike/Taps
13. Marchant/Lang/Northmore

And that's just my top 3 in each position. Be good to see if the likes of Lennox Anyawu can push on and add competition next season...

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Re: Francis Saili
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 17-May-2020, 17:26* »
Am I correct to assume that will be both Marque player spots available? Therefore would Esterhuizen and Louw be the new ones?

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Re: Francis Saili
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 17-May-2020, 18:41* »
Am I correct to assume that will be both Marque player spots available? Therefore would Esterhuizen and Louw be the new ones?

Not sure about either tbh. Robshaw was apparently on 340k, Esterhuizen is rumoured to be on the same. Im not sure Robshaw was a Marquee player (Could be wrong).  I think Sailli and Marler have both been mentioned in the past. Considering we were chasing Du Toit, I suspect we still have a spot left

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Re: Francis Saili
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 17-May-2020, 23:23* »
Complete waste of money

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Re: Francis Saili
« Reply #10 on: Monday 18-May-2020, 07:05* »
Apparently he only made 34 appearances in the three seasons as already said waste of money

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Re: Francis Saili
« Reply #11 on: Monday 18-May-2020, 07:19* »
And it wasn’t like his injury history was a mystery when he signed, felt like an attempted “high upside” signing but ultimately far too expensive a gamble

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Re: Francis Saili
« Reply #12 on: Monday 18-May-2020, 08:00* »
Thanks Francis - gave everything when he was able to get on the pitch - but can't help feeling this is the right move for him and for us. Our options in the centres are really strong:

12. Esterhuizen/Lasike/Taps
13. Marchant/Lang/Northmore

And that's just my top 3 in each position. Be good to see if the likes of Lennox Anyawu can push on and add competition next season...

Don’t forget Campagnaro. Unfortunately, he’s another whose time at Quins has been overshadowed by injuries, but when he’s fit, he could be a good option at 13.
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Re: Francis Saili
« Reply #13 on: Monday 18-May-2020, 09:32* »
We only ever saw glimpses of his ability. Too injury prone to spend much cap space on. Best of luck to him in Biarritz.

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Re: Francis Saili
« Reply #14 on: Monday 18-May-2020, 09:55* »
I was all "huh, would have been nice to have had him for more than one season" then I read he's been here for 3. Whaaaaat
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