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BedfordshireBoy

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #45 on: Friday 04-Jan-2019, 17:35* »
No insider knowledge but I would be very surprised to see Clifford leave, why would he want to leave and Gustard clearly rates him ("the consistently impressive Jack Clifford").

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #46 on: Friday 04-Jan-2019, 17:43* »
Thank you for that blucherquin, are we now an item?

It is the only explanation for me constantly having to remind people you posted all these “rumours” weeks ago.

Archquin

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #47 on: Friday 04-Jan-2019, 20:40* »
Worrying that a talent like Clifford may be looking to leave a Quins now hopefully moving forward with Gustard 👎

Now ex-Navyquin

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #48 on: Friday 04-Jan-2019, 21:04* »
Hopefully Clifford stays, he is forming a very good back row partnership with Chis and Dombrandt, one that is young and could form the nucleus of the forwards for years to come.

raedarius

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #49 on: Friday 04-Jan-2019, 21:31* »
Wasn't expecting much from Clifford after such a long period of injuries, but he's really impressed.  Hope he stays.

JammyGit

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #50 on: Friday 04-Jan-2019, 21:54* »
https://twitter.com/RugbyInsideLine/status/1080920383719686144

Jammy rumoured to be harsh.

Almost as funny as the tweet where he says that "Tom Hill (worcs) is allegedly very very good, I've heard he's excellent" and then quoted himself as "I told you he was good" - no mate, someone else told you he was good!

But not as funny as how much various people in the sport think he's a child :)

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #51 on: Saturday 05-Jan-2019, 07:43* »
I can imagine, Cligford has been offered the chance to play no 8 at Exeter.


Now ex-Navyquin

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #52 on: Saturday 05-Jan-2019, 08:07* »
https://www.ruck.co.uk/transfer-rumour-england-back-rower-reportedly-on-the-move/

Ruck.co.uk quoting the "reliable" RIL that Clifford is rumoured to be leaving for Exeter, in my usually wrong opinion this would be a big loss to Quins.

Not sure why the report is talking about him kick-starting his career at Exeter when he is getting game time at Quins.

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #53 on: Saturday 05-Jan-2019, 08:28* »
I can imagine, Cligford has been offered the chance to play no 8 at Exeter.



Will be tough going at Exeter for the no8 shirt with Kvesic playing there at the moment and Sam Simmonds coming back.

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #54 on: Saturday 05-Jan-2019, 08:55* »
Simmons is badly injured and fairly small. Kevesic is no 8, he is filling in and they needs more strength there. Exeter is a place where players who get a little disillusioned, the are winning things at the moment.

8 Clifford was an excellent 8 in junior rugby.

His big competition at after would come at 6 & 7 eg Kevesic, Armand and Ewers.

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #55 on: Saturday 05-Jan-2019, 08:59* »
Good move for Clifford. He’ll get Heineken Cup experience & play for a team they can win away from home

JammyGit

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #56 on: Saturday 05-Jan-2019, 10:56* »
Simmons is badly injured and fairly small. Kevesic is no 8, he is filling in and they needs more strength there. Exeter is a place where players who get a little disillusioned, the are winning things at the moment.

8 Clifford was an excellent 8 in junior rugby.

His big competition at after would come at 6 & 7 eg Kevesic, Armand and Ewers.

Simmonds is injured now. Clifford has spent most of his career injured.

Simmonds is small for an 8 but incredibly fast and has scored a heap of tries. Clifford is small (but not quite as small) for an 8 but is quite fast and hasn't scored a heap of tries.

As an 8, Clifford is a downgrade on Simmonds at the moment. Plus he knows his only chance of England recognition comes at 7.


arniepie's rumours are pretty reliable so it seems likely he'll leave, but I really don't think it's as clear cut a good move as you reckon
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Now ex-Navyquin

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #57 on: Saturday 05-Jan-2019, 11:28* »
I think putting size over ability is a growing problem within rugby at the moment, although Simmonds is classed as small for his position I would love to have him at Quins as he scored and creates a lot of tries.

TomBuckQuin

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #58 on: Saturday 05-Jan-2019, 13:14* »
I'm worried that arniepie announced this. However, I am holding out hope that Gussy has watched Jack put a run of games together and entered into talks to keep him. Clifford has pretty much nailed down the 7 shirt and also gives us options later in the game, as he can shuffle across the back row depending on who's coming off the bench. Which means as long as he stays fit, he plays at the moment. If it's a matter of losing back rowers to make room in the cap then I'd rather lose White and/or Wallace (sorry to say because Luke has been a great servant to the club and I like him as a personality but just isn't rounded enough).

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #59 on: Saturday 05-Jan-2019, 13:27* »
I could be wrong, but what arnipie said about Clifford was different to the others he announced. Unlike the rest Clifford was not a done deal, it was just a possibility and was by no means certain. 

 

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