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dr_miles

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Re: Francis Saili
« Reply #15 on: Monday 18-May-2020, 10:00* »
He was one of three signings by JK that could have turned out brilliantly, but didn't:

Saili
Catrakilis
Bothma

All 3 encountered big injury issues. Surely Bothma will also leave this summer.

AdrianB

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Re: Francis Saili
« Reply #16 on: Monday 18-May-2020, 10:46* »
a shame that due to injuries we didn't get much of him in 3 seasons, best wishes to him for the future.

Quinston Churchill

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Re: Francis Saili
« Reply #17 on: Monday 18-May-2020, 11:34* »
He was one of three signings by JK that could have turned out brilliantly, but didn't:

Saili
Catrakilis
Bothma

All 3 encountered big injury issues. Surely Bothma will also leave this summer.

Yeah I agree. All three promised a lot more than they delivered, but they were all a bit of the roll of a dice for. They could have been inspired signings but It didnít work out that way. Sadly weíve had far too many like that in the last few years.

Quinky

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Re: Francis Saili
« Reply #18 on: Monday 18-May-2020, 16:15* »
Donít forget Campagnaro. Unfortunately, heís another whose time at Quins has been overshadowed by injuries, but when heís fit, he could be a good option at 13.

Campo was looking really good when he got his bad injury. It's a shame as I think he's a top quality player.
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T-Bone

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Re: Francis Saili
« Reply #19 on: Monday 18-May-2020, 17:56* »
I echo the above comments. I was excited when he signed but concerned about his injury record. Sadly due to injury we've not seen that much of him. When fit he's not an automatic starter anyway, with Marchant ahead of him at 13 and then various options at 12. He was a good bench option, but you don't really want a very highly paid player either injured or only used as bench cover.

Anyway, thanks for all he's done and best of luck with his move
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The Quin Meister

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Re: Francis Saili
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 20-May-2020, 21:26* »
Frustration all round with the injuries. Saili was a class act - always pleased when he was on the teamsheet - his ability to stay of his feet and pass out of the tackle was classic Kiwi. And as he said, I felt he always gave 100% to the shirt. He was a gentleman too. Enjoy the the rugby in Biarritz, Francis - and the surfing!
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Rocker

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Re: Francis Saili
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 21-May-2020, 07:51* »
serial sicknote. Shame as a good player when not injured but seems to be trying to do things his body won't allow him to. Better luck at Biarritz

Boonie

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Re: Francis Saili
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 21-May-2020, 08:54* »
seems to be trying to do things his body won't allow him to.

Aren't we all? ;)

 

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