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Monte

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John Kingston
« on: Sunday 19-May-2019, 07:13* »
According to Fissler JK has joined Tony Woodcock (Mike Brown’s Father in law) as a rugby agent. Apparently there are 120 registered rugby agents - sounds a large number but presumably it includes all UK.

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Grubs

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Re: John Kingston
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 19-May-2019, 12:07* »
It sounds a “large number” even it applies to all of the main rugby-playing countries.

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Re: John Kingston
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 19-May-2019, 16:03* »
Loads of people all after a slice of the cake.

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Re: John Kingston
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 19-May-2019, 17:28* »
Rough thoughts... 30 players per squad, 15 teams worth including in top flight (top of championship plus some rounding) = 450 players in the UK possibly with agent representation.

~3.75 players per agent... Seems a bit of a saturated marketplace!

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Re: John Kingston
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 19-May-2019, 19:30* »
Strange to think he didn’t stay in the management game, had such a good CV I thought teams would bite his hand of....

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Re: John Kingston
« Reply #5 on: Monday 20-May-2019, 13:45* »
I'd like him to still be coaching our forwards...

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Re: John Kingston
« Reply #6 on: Monday 20-May-2019, 14:10* »
I'd like him to still be coaching our forwards...

In isolation, maybe.

With all the baggage, absolutely not from my POV.

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Re: John Kingston
« Reply #7 on: Monday 20-May-2019, 20:53* »
got to agree with Quinky JK is a good scrum coach and is Quins though and though,he did not want the directors job it was thrust on him I believe he has a good track record with coaching forwards and many years of experience unlike Jones who is just starting out.

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Re: John Kingston
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 21-May-2019, 12:04* »
Loads of people all after a slice of the cake.

Last thing they need is JK then, if he gets hold of it there’s only gonna be crumbs for the rest
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Re: John Kingston
« Reply #9 on: Friday 24-May-2019, 06:51* »
New organisation is called Taylor Woodcock Kingston:

https://www.twkltd.co.uk/

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Re: John Kingston
« Reply #10 on: Friday 24-May-2019, 09:56* »
I think this is a huge market for agents , especially now the salaries are starting to climb  .

I would have thought that all the players in Championship , Nat 1 , Nat 2 would want representation to get Prem Contracts , and that's just in England . Lower levels across the rest of the UK also full of aspiring athletes . Europe wide Leagues , and then the SH .. I should imagine that pool is many thousands of players .

However , I think  that the biggest pool would come from Junior Clubs and Colleges/ Universities right across the UK - many already identified by Counties , Academies and National Age Groupings

Im sure the market is potentially huge , and these guys would be scrapping over the signatures of youngsters  and hoping they are the next big thing .( like Dombrandt)

Kingston should have an advantage there as a talent scout and Coach , cant be many agents that have played for their country and been a DOR of a Prem side .

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Re: John Kingston
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 26-May-2019, 21:04* »
You can imagine he has his clients' pitch all ready.
"He trained brilliantly in the week.....he just has to cut out all the frustrating silly errors"
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Re: John Kingston
« Reply #12 on: Monday 27-May-2019, 09:01* »
I think this is a huge market for agents , especially now the salaries are starting to climb  .

Why do you think salaries are climbing? The salary cap hasn't changed

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/37311767

Part of the reason we've let so many players go this season is to bring in 'cheaper' options. A few players may have had increases but most haven't and some players are being let go to find the money for the players that have had increases.
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Re: John Kingston
« Reply #13 on: Monday 27-May-2019, 09:04* »
Why do you think salaries are climbing? The salary cap hasn't changed

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/37311767

Part of the reason we've let so many players go this season is to bring in 'cheaper' options

And to have a smaller squad. Pay fewer people more money each - ie salaries are rising.

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Re: John Kingston
« Reply #14 on: Monday 27-May-2019, 10:31* »
Good luck to him
Very good sporting brain and lots of contacts

Always like John, had plenty of time for everyone,

 

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