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Title: 2019 Squad Thoughts
Post by: NevsLeftBoot on Sunday 10-Feb-2019, 12:39*
So is this the start of the squad for next season - if you include the rumours and the announcements -

Queries over Lasike and Kunatani - that they only signed recently, so will they be keepers???
No news on the Cat , or Luamanu both of which i could imagine are surplus?
Lewis? Waters? Bothma? Ward? Lambert? McNulty? Swainston? Glynn?

2018 / 2019                      2019/2020
Buchanan                         Baldwin
Crumpton                         Crumpton
Elia                                  Elia
Ward
Auterac                            Auterac
Boyce                              Santiago Garcia Botta
Collier                              Collier
Ibuanopke                        Ibuanopke
Lambert
Marler                              Marler
McNulty
Sinckler                           Sinckler
Swainston
Glyn                               
                                      Glenn Young
Horwill                            Horwill
Merrick                            RG Snyman
South                              South
Symons                           Symons
                                      Lamb
Bothma
J Chisholm                      J Chisholm
Dombrandt                     Dombrandt
Clifford                           Clifford
Kunatani                         Kunatani
Luamanu
Robshaw                         Robshaw
White                             White
                                     Lamb

Care                              Care
Lewis                             Martin Landajo
Mulchrone                      Saunders ??
Waters                           Waters
The Cat                          Brett Herron
Lang                              Lang
Smith                            Smith
Cheeseman
Lasike                          Lasike
Marchant                      Marchant
Saili                             Saili
Tapuai                          Tapuai
Alofa                            Campagnaro
Earle                            Earle
Visser                          Visser
Walker                         Ibitoye
                                  Murley
Brown                         Brown
R Chisholm                  R. Chisholm
Morris                         Morris
Title: Re: 2019 Squad Thoughts
Post by: Quinky on Sunday 10-Feb-2019, 13:35*
It's been reported that Ward is leaving to be player/coach somewhere. Also, not sure if rumoured or confirmed that Lambert is retiring.
Title: Re: 2019 Squad Thoughts
Post by: Only Joe Quin on Sunday 10-Feb-2019, 14:46*
I don't recall hearing anything to confirm that Saili is staying?
Title: Re: 2019 Squad Thoughts
Post by: NevsLeftBoot on Sunday 10-Feb-2019, 16:45*
Nope - i agree about Saili - also not heard anything about him leaving either?
Title: Re: 2019 Squad Thoughts
Post by: Albig on Sunday 10-Feb-2019, 17:08*
Saili signed a 3 year deal when joined. Horwill resigned to 2020 last year.
Title: Re: 2019 Squad Thoughts
Post by: Gone on Sunday 10-Feb-2019, 17:30*
It's been reported that Ward is leaving to be player/coach somewhere. Also, not sure if rumoured or confirmed that Lambert is retiring.

Its his testimonial and pretty sure hes not on a full contract this year so hes off.
Title: Re: 2019 Squad Thoughts
Post by: T-Bone on Sunday 10-Feb-2019, 18:58*
Who's Botta? Between Boyce and collier? Assume s typo but can't work out who
Title: Re: 2019 Squad Thoughts
Post by: SiB on Sunday 10-Feb-2019, 19:13*
Santiago Garcia botta Argentinian loose head
Title: Re: 2019 Squad Thoughts
Post by: T-Bone on Sunday 10-Feb-2019, 19:15*
Santiago Garcia botta Argentinian loose head

Ah, cheers
Title: Re: 2019 Squad Thoughts
Post by: brfc_quin on Sunday 10-Feb-2019, 21:14*
The players coming in all look like good/better replacements than the players going out - net result is the squad looks stronger (if Fiss is correct).

Should Luke Wallace be listed above in some capacity?
Title: Re: 2019 Squad Thoughts
Post by: Guildford Quin on Monday 11-Feb-2019, 08:30*
Should Murley & Ibbitoye be added or are they still on Academy contracts ?
Title: Re: 2019 Squad Thoughts
Post by: Twickersman on Monday 11-Feb-2019, 15:44*
Dino Lamb?
Title: Re: 2019 Squad Thoughts
Post by: T-Bone on Monday 11-Feb-2019, 15:51*
So who do we think is out of contract?

Ward
Lambert
McNulty
Swainston
Glynn
Bothma
Luamanu
Waters
Cheeseman
Walker
Title: Re: 2019 Squad Thoughts
Post by: honkytonk on Monday 11-Feb-2019, 16:14*
I guessed at the following for potential leavers -

Ward
Boyce
Lambert
McNulty
Glynn
Merrick
Wallace
Luamanu
Alofa
Walker
Mulchrone
Lewis
The Cat
Cheeseman
Laskie

Unsure on Bothma and Waters.

Title: Re: 2019 Squad Thoughts
Post by: Quinten Poulsen on Tuesday 12-Feb-2019, 00:54*
I'd be surprised if Lasike left.
Title: Re: 2019 Squad Thoughts
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Tuesday 12-Feb-2019, 10:02*
Yeah he is a Gussy import.
Title: Re: 2019 Squad Thoughts
Post by: honkytonk on Tuesday 12-Feb-2019, 10:35*
Id love him to stay, think he is a god option that gives us something different but, last 2 weeks we have been linked with 2 centres (Forsythe from Yorks and Campagnero from Wasps).  Bearing in mind we have Salli, Tapuai and Marchant (all in contract) Lasike plus Lang and Murley/Gabs/Barlow who can play centre, I could imagine we may be letting one of the "main" four go.  The only one I would guess is OOC is Lasike.  I know he only signed this season and is a PG player, but I would not have been surprised if he only had a one year deal to see how he went (which is pretty well I think).  Just seems having Salli, Marchant, Tapuai, Laskie and Campagnaro is a bit overkill at centre.  Im sure PG knows what he is doing though, a bit better than I do!!!!!! 


Title: Re: 2019 Squad Thoughts
Post by: TomBuckQuin on Tuesday 12-Feb-2019, 10:54*
If Campagnaro does join then he's a 13 so would be competing directly with Marchant (Saili also an option there). That leaves Saili, Tapuai and Lasike to fight it out for the 12 shirt. 5 out-and-out centres doesn't seem overkill in a pretty attritional position. Obviously there are others who can cover there too but looks like he wants to develop Lang as a 10 first and foremost and Gabs and Murley should also remain primarily wingers. Forsyth joining would be overkill imo - but he didn't make it onto this most recent TRP list, did he?
Title: Re: 2019 Squad Thoughts
Post by: honkytonk on Tuesday 12-Feb-2019, 11:01*
Fair point I guess.
Title: Re: 2019 Squad Thoughts
Post by: Comet on Tuesday 12-Feb-2019, 12:01*
In terms of the four centres we have, I am really impressed. They have real pace and strength and are very good in attack and defence. I think that cohesion needs to built on, rather than introducing a new element. Saili and Marchant are first choice, for me. Benny is a very good alternative. Lasike is also very good but his time with us seems to have been interrupted by needing to get fit and then injury. I think his impending ban might further interrupt things! Therefore, he will be like a new signing in September (WC dependent!!!)

I suppose the key thing is cover for Marchant at 13. He has played a lot of games, because he deserves to. He has been our best player, pretty much. Who in the squad could give him a break? Therefore, a quality 13 from the academy would be good to see emerge, perhaps over the summer.
Title: Re: 2019 Squad Thoughts
Post by: RodneyRegis on Tuesday 12-Feb-2019, 20:43*
Guzzy saying lasike and kunatani are injury dispensation.
Title: Re: 2019 Squad Thoughts
Post by: Bucksquin on Tuesday 12-Feb-2019, 22:24*
Lasike's defence has not been up to it this season not in terms of tackling power but positioning awareness and alignment.
Title: Re: 2019 Squad Thoughts
Post by: T-Bone on Tuesday 12-Feb-2019, 22:25*
Guzzy saying lasike and kunatani are injury dispensation.

Who for?
Title: Re: 2019 Squad Thoughts
Post by: Comet on Tuesday 12-Feb-2019, 22:30*
Clifford and Saili.