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Title: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Wednesday 02-Jan-2019, 14:03*
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/rugby-rumours-transfer-news-leicester-2380729


Varndell to Tigers.....
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: T-Bone on Wednesday 02-Jan-2019, 14:07*
Nothing new there then from our point of view. Fissler tweeted again that he was convinced that Boyce was leaving, which is a shame
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Quinky on Wednesday 02-Jan-2019, 18:42*
I was reading about Varndell a couple of days ago. Seems he's cut short his stay in France after making minimal impact, and Leicester need injury cover. So...
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Twickersman on Thursday 03-Jan-2019, 10:13*
I hope we are able to sign a Hooker, Jack Singleton looks a good option, however, seems to be off to Sarries.

A new lock, ideally someone who can add some grunt to the forwards and be a dominant lineout performer. RG Snyman comes to mind. What a signing he would be, young hungry and huge.




Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Monte on Thursday 03-Jan-2019, 10:17*
A new hooker is absolute priority as it was last season unless Rob Buchanan is coming back then him plus Crumpton and a youngster would do. Seems to be total silence on Horwill maybe he will go up to Falcons?
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Now ex-Navyquin on Thursday 03-Jan-2019, 11:56*
RG Snyman would be a quality addition, looks to have good pace and looks for the offload out of the tackle. Would certainly add something we have been missing at Quins.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: InsertQuinsPunHere on Thursday 03-Jan-2019, 12:19*
A new hooker is absolute priority as it was last season unless Rob Buchanan is coming back then him plus Crumpton and a youngster would do. Seems to be total silence on Horwill maybe he will go up to Falcons?

Why would Horwill go to Falcons? I haven't heard anything suggesting he might - do you have a source?

(obviously I am no oracle, just interested in a rumour that I had not yet heard.)
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: WellingQuin on Thursday 03-Jan-2019, 12:27*
I wonder if he meant he may be part of the squad for Saturday's game at Newcastle?
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Twickersman on Thursday 03-Jan-2019, 13:49*
I thought I saw or heard that Horwill is constantly injured and considering retirement.

We really need someone to help out Matt Symonds and become another player for the likes of the youngsters to look up to.

The other one that we should be trying to lure away from Sarries is Joel Kopku. He looks a phenomenal prospect. How much game time is he going to get with Super Mario, Kruis, Skelton etc...

I read that Chris Cook the scrum-half at Bath is out of contract. I have always been impressed with him, could be a great signing.

Hopefully, we should get some news soon, especially as clubs are now free to talk to free agents.

Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Gone on Thursday 03-Jan-2019, 14:01*
A new hooker is absolute priority as it was last season unless Rob Buchanan is coming back then him plus Crumpton and a youngster would do. Seems to be total silence on Horwill maybe he will go up to Falcons?

Horwill moving? He’d have to be fit to play first - and I reckon the next announcement will be his retirement from injury.

(Just to say I sincerely hope not - but it’s been a very long time)
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: honkytonk on Thursday 03-Jan-2019, 14:16*
I thought I saw or heard that Horwill is constantly injured and considering retirement.

We really need someone to help out Matt Symonds and become another player for the likes of the youngsters to look up to.

The other one that we should be trying to lure away from Sarries is Joel Kopku. He looks a phenomenal prospect. How much game time is he going to get with Super Mario, Kruis, Skelton etc...

I read that Chris Cook the scrum-half at Bath is out of contract. I have always been impressed with him, could be a great signing.

Hopefully, we should get some news soon, especially as clubs are now free to talk to free agents.



I we were looking at someone from Bath, Stooke or Attwood would suit me. 
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Quinky on Thursday 03-Jan-2019, 15:09*
RG Snyman would be a quality addition, looks to have good pace and looks for the offload out of the tackle. Would certainly add something we have been missing at Quins.

Yep, and an absolute brute of a lock too.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: honkytonk on Thursday 03-Jan-2019, 15:19*
Only problem with Snyman would be that he would miss a fair bit of rugby.  If we signed someone like that we would need another body in as cover when he is away
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: quins4life on Thursday 03-Jan-2019, 19:23*
Rugbyinsideline has just linked us with two young guns. Tom Lawday (no.8) from Exeter and Glen Young (2nd row) from Newcastle.

https://twitter.com/rugbyinsideline/status/1080904162429358081?s=21

Watched Lawday a couple of time and been impressed with him, can’t say I have heard of Young. Hope he’s not the English 2nd row Arniepie was on about 😬
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: JammyGit on Thursday 03-Jan-2019, 19:28*
RIL's rumours are frequently total nonsense. Remember he was convinced we'd signed Julian Savea, and that Paul Lasike wasn't signing for us after he'd been strongly linked to us, among other stuff (he has a habit of deleting tweets so fact-checking him is not that straightforward).

He's also a total knob.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: honkytonk on Thursday 03-Jan-2019, 19:46*
Lawday is a cracking little player from what I have seen of him.  Cant say I know much about Young but the below sounds ok

https://www.newcastlefalcons.co.uk/Team/View/55

IF, and it is a big if the rumours are true, that is a fair bit of re jigging in the pack

OUT

Boyce
Merrick
Lambert
Clifford (Potentially)

IN

Argie Prop (No Names)
Welsh Hooker (No names)
SA Lock (No Names)
Young (Falcons Lock)
Evans (Tigers Back Row)
Lawday (Cheifs Back Row)

Must be a few more casualties from the current lot.  If I were a betting man I would say  Ward, Buchanan (due to injury), A TH (Guessing McNulty) and Wallace would be the likely lads.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: quins4life on Thursday 03-Jan-2019, 19:52*
Must have missed something, where has the welsh hooker and SA lock new come from?
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: honkytonk on Thursday 03-Jan-2019, 19:56*
Posted on another thread, cant remember which one.  From memory it was a welsh hooker that the club could not announce until after Jan and a SA lock (Int) that is currently playing in japan.  The hooker confused me as if he cannot be announced until Jan I guessed he plays in the prem, but I cannot think of any welsh hookers in the prem.  The Jan rule does not apply to Pro 14 teams (I think??)
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Now ex-Navyquin on Thursday 03-Jan-2019, 20:20*
Hopefully we start seeing announcements come in soon. I am hopeful that Clifford is staying, looks back to good form after a long layoff.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: AJQuin on Thursday 03-Jan-2019, 23:17*
RIL's rumours are frequently total nonsense. Remember he was convinced we'd signed Julian Savea, and that Paul Lasike wasn't signing for us after he'd been strongly linked to us, among other stuff (he has a habit of deleting tweets so fact-checking him is not that straightforward).

He's also a total knob.

Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: AJQuin on Thursday 03-Jan-2019, 23:19*
Sorry was trying to quote you and post a pic of RIL tweet which shows a pic of your comment on here!

Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: TomBuckQuin on Friday 04-Jan-2019, 09:11*
https://twitter.com/RugbyInsideLine/status/1080920383719686144

Jammy rumoured to be harsh.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Friday 04-Jan-2019, 10:04*
Jammy? Never!
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: arniepie on Friday 04-Jan-2019, 10:10*
On the clermont website merrick has signed for them
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: WellingQuin on Friday 04-Jan-2019, 10:26*
Now confirmed on our Twitter as well.

Academy graduate George Merrick will leave Harlequins at the end of the season and join @ASMOfficiel from the 2019/20 season

Thank you for all your hard work over the last six seasons, George. Best of luck for the coming years in France #COYQ
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Gone on Friday 04-Jan-2019, 10:33*
I'm not married to arniepie to be clear -- but that's his two moves he told us about confirmed then.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: quins4life on Friday 04-Jan-2019, 10:37*
Seems like quins have been caught cold by that announcement... would like to think that quins would have given a proper goodbye article (like they've done in the past) on the website. Real shame as I thought he has been excellent this season.

Arniepie- any truth in the rumours on rugbyinsideline regarding Lawday and Young?

 
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Fursty on Friday 04-Jan-2019, 10:56*
Seems like quins have been caught cold by that announcement... would like to think that quins would have given a proper goodbye article (like they've done in the past) on the website. Real shame as I thought he has been excellent this season.

Arniepie- any truth in the rumours on rugbyinsideline regarding Lawday and Young?

Those 2 rumours from RIL were lifted straight from this thread
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Now ex-Navyquin on Friday 04-Jan-2019, 11:02*
you never see arniepie and RIL in the same room
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Gone on Friday 04-Jan-2019, 12:21*
Those 2 rumours from RIL were lifted straight from this thread

All that knob does is read this forum and post them on his poorly-followed twitter account.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Now ex-Navyquin on Friday 04-Jan-2019, 12:27*
All that knob does is read this forum and post them on his poorly-followed twitter account.

I guess this will be the next one to appear on there ;-)
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Gone on Friday 04-Jan-2019, 12:43*
I guess this will be the next one to appear on there ;-)

I'm trying my best.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Archquin on Friday 04-Jan-2019, 13:03*
RiL tweeting Clifford in talks with Chiefs if believed !
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Gone on Friday 04-Jan-2019, 13:10*
RiL tweeting Clifford in talks with Chiefs if believed !

Yeah that makes total sense, it's from another of Arniepie's posts a few weeks back.

He's "hearing" it because he's skimming through the forum at the moment seeing how many times we call him a knob.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Friday 04-Jan-2019, 13:33*
knob, knob, knob, knob, knob, knob, knob, knob x a gazzillion.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Now ex-Navyquin on Friday 04-Jan-2019, 14:19*
I'm trying my best.

Keep up the good work
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Now ex-Navyquin on Friday 04-Jan-2019, 14:21*
RiL tweeting Clifford in talks with Chiefs if believed !

I wonder where I have heard that before???
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Now ex-Navyquin on Friday 04-Jan-2019, 14:25*
I do hope that Clifford stays, he has looked good during his run in the first team and isn't broken yet.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Friday 04-Jan-2019, 14:40*
Basteraud to Sale. You heard it here first!
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: A222Quin on Friday 04-Jan-2019, 14:48*
The Clifford to Chiefs rumour is odd unless they expect to lose one of Ewers, Kvesic or Armand. Given Kvesic only signed last season and neither of the other 2 seem on EJs radar, I doubt he'd get much game time down there. However, maybe some similarity in style to Sam Simmonds?

Really hope it doesn't happen though. Prior to injury he was a cracking player and is starting to get back to form.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: WellingQuin on Friday 04-Jan-2019, 14:53*
Basteraud to Sale. You heard it here first!

I saw him rumored to a different Sharks... In Super Rugby.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: honkytonk on Friday 04-Jan-2019, 14:57*
The Clifford to Chiefs rumour is odd unless they expect to lose one of Ewers, Kvesic or Armand. Given Kvesic only signed last season and neither of the other 2 seem on EJs radar, I doubt he'd get much game time down there. However, maybe some similarity in style to Sam Simmonds?

Really hope it doesn't happen though. Prior to injury he was a cracking player and is starting to get back to form.

If the Lawday rumour to us is true is basically a swap
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Gone on Friday 04-Jan-2019, 17:10*
The Clifford to Chiefs rumour is odd unless they expect to lose one of Ewers, Kvesic or Armand. Given Kvesic only signed last season and neither of the other 2 seem on EJs radar, I doubt he'd get much game time down there. However, maybe some similarity in style to Sam Simmonds?

Really hope it doesn't happen though. Prior to injury he was a cracking player and is starting to get back to form.

You heard it hear first and not a rumour - a definite attempt at a deal. Ask my boyfriend ArniePie.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: arniepie on Friday 04-Jan-2019, 17:20*
Thank you for that blucherquin, are we now an item?
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: A222Quin on Friday 04-Jan-2019, 17:27*
Fair enough. Bit of a shame if true but then again I haven't seen much of Lawday. Anyone seen much of him?
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: BedfordshireBoy 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").
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Gone 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.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Archquin 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 👎
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Now ex-Navyquin 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.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: raedarius 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.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: JammyGit 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 :)
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Twickersman on Saturday 05-Jan-2019, 07:43*
I can imagine, Cligford has been offered the chance to play no 8 at Exeter.

Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Now ex-Navyquin 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.

Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Now ex-Navyquin 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.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Twickersman 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.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Quintron 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
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: JammyGit 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
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Now ex-Navyquin 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.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: TomBuckQuin 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).
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: honkytonk 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. 
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: raedarius on Saturday 05-Jan-2019, 13:45*
Out of the current options in the back row, who makes way for Robshaw's return?  Does his near-certain return to a starting position affect Clifford's desire to stay?
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: honkytonk on Saturday 05-Jan-2019, 13:48*
Id start Robshaw on the bench, needs to earn his place  back
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Twickersman on Saturday 05-Jan-2019, 15:14*
Clifford is small??? He is 6ft4. Bigger than Chisholm.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: JammyGit on Saturday 05-Jan-2019, 15:59*
Clifford is small??? He is 6ft4. Bigger than Chisholm.

He's not. The internet might say he's significantly taller than, say, Chris Robshaw, but:

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Ross+Chisholm+Jack+Clifford+Harlequins+v+Gloucester+nBzzc7zYv9Ul.jpg

Chisholm is clearly a bigger bloke than Clifford too. Significantly beefier. The internet will tell you James Chisholm is 16 1/2 stone - that's about 4-5 years out of date. 

The Quins site, which like all rugby sites likes to exaggerate for the players sake, has both JCs at exactly the same height and weight, which is good going considering how much wider Chisholm is!
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: fandg2 on Saturday 05-Jan-2019, 16:09*
FWIW, Chis Jnr has bulked up but unfortunately at a cost as when I saw him at the big game I thought he looked quite ponderous and unathletic, to such a degree that I wasn't surprised he was subbed. Think he should loose a few pounds really to get back to his best.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Brown Bottle on Saturday 05-Jan-2019, 19:00*
FWIW, Chis Jnr has bulked up but unfortunately at a cost as when I saw him at the big game I thought he looked quite ponderous and unathletic, to such a degree that I wasn't surprised he was subbed. Think he should loose a few pounds really to get back to his best.

Yeah! Fat bastard!
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Mayor West on Saturday 05-Jan-2019, 20:01*
You don’t think he was just a bit tired from all the games he’s played at full tilt so far.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: T-Bone on Saturday 05-Jan-2019, 20:07*
Something on twitter about Elliott Powell. Who's he?
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: honkytonk on Saturday 05-Jan-2019, 20:20*
Part of the U18 team I believe. From Brighton College
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: honkytonk on Saturday 05-Jan-2019, 20:29*
I believe the U18s won again today, 3 from 3.

Alex Shaw is quite up on his U18 stuff. has tipped a Quins v Tigers final

These are tweets from him today

"Plenty for Quins to work with in lock Elliott Powell. Only player in defensive pods today that looked at both the hooker AND the knees of the attacking jumpers/lifters."

Here he is talking about Hooker Sam Riley
"One-man army at times. Saracens just couldn’t contain him and some of the offloads were sublime. Pinpoint, back of the hand stuff. Also, only player in both teams to warm-up in a shirt, not a long-sleeved training top. Nails."


Harlequins U18s Squad v Saracens U18s

15. L.Lynagh (Hampton)
 14. O.Beard (Cranleigh)
 13. H.Hyde (Cranleigh)
 12. J.Potter (St.John’s, Leatherhead)
 11. J.Haynes (Epsom College)
 10. L.Smith (Brighton College)
 9. M.Davies (Dulwich College)

 1. P.Green (Seaford)
 2. S.Riley (St. Georges, Weybridge, Captain)
 3. F.Baxter (Wellington College)
 4. E.Croy (Dulwich College)
 5. J.Ryder (Regis School)
 6. H.Dugmore (Whitgift)
 7. J.Reid (Wellington College)
 8. W.Trenholm (Cranleigh)

 16. J.Salomon (Caterham)
 17. T.Bevaqua (Eastbourne College)
 18. A.Salomon (Whitgift)
 19. E.Powell (Brighton College)
 20. C.Stanton (Seaford College)
 21. J.Benson (Hampton)
 22. L.Anyanwu (Christ’s Hospital)
 23. A.Clayton (Brighton College)

Harlequins U18s fixture list

15/12/18 - Bristol (Surrey Sports Park) – Won 48-0
 21/12/18 – London Irish (Surrey Sports Park) – Won 43-26
 05/01/19 – Saracens (Allianz Park) – Kick-off 14:00
 12/01/19 – Gloucester (Hartpury College) – Kick-off 13:00
 19/01/19 – Bath (Surrey Sports Park) – Kick-off 14:15
 02/02/19 – Exeter (Exeter Athletic RFC) – Kick-off 14:00
 17/02/19 – Finals Day (Allianz Park) - Kick-off TBC
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Gone on Sunday 06-Jan-2019, 09:05*
He's not. The internet might say he's significantly taller than, say, Chris Robshaw, but:

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Ross+Chisholm+Jack+Clifford+Harlequins+v+Gloucester+nBzzc7zYv9Ul.jpg

Chisholm is clearly a bigger bloke than Clifford too. Significantly beefier. The internet will tell you James Chisholm is 16 1/2 stone - that's about 4-5 years out of date. 

The Quins site, which like all rugby sites likes to exaggerate for the players sake, has both JCs at exactly the same height and weight, which is good going considering how much wider Chisholm is!

You know they’re not standing next to each other in that photo right?
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Fearless Fred on Sunday 06-Jan-2019, 09:28*
Plus it's the wrong Chisholm in the photo!
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: JammyGit on Sunday 06-Jan-2019, 12:27*
...It's Robshaw I'm comparing him to.

Correct, Blucher - Clifford's closer to the camera.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Quinten Poulsen on Sunday 06-Jan-2019, 12:31*
Having stood next to/talked to many players over the years it very clear that clubs fib about players' height and weight stats.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Quinten Poulsen on Sunday 06-Jan-2019, 13:08*
Clifford is small??? He is 6ft4. Bigger than Chisholm.

Just noticed this - he's 6'2 on the Quins site, which seems about right.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: honkytonk on Monday 07-Jan-2019, 08:34*
Rugbypass seem to think that Wallace is also off at the end of the season.  No real surprise if it is true
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Gone on Monday 07-Jan-2019, 08:55*
Happy to boot Wallace out, he’s obvs not the right player for us - for a while there he looked superb but sadly just hasn’t happened for him.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: TrotskyQuin on Monday 07-Jan-2019, 18:55*
Interesting posts. In my humble opinion, there will always be ebbs and flows in players but what makes this January more interesting than usual is the resurgence of Quins under Gussy. If a player is pondering on leaving us now, I have to wonder why. If I can feel and see the change in Quins from the stands then surely they must have a keener sense than I. The reasons for moving may well be varied and understandable and some will be missed, but from the academy we have had Smith and Ibitoye to name but two, newcomers like Dombrandt, Earle and Auterac plus other academy players bubbling just under the radar gives me quiet confidence. And our galvanised stalwarts. The futue is bright, the future is quartered!!
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Quintron on Monday 07-Jan-2019, 19:51*
Good news about Wallace. We’ve got enough wingers
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Quinky on Monday 07-Jan-2019, 22:17*
 
Good news about Wallace. We’ve got enough wingers

AT first glance I thought you meant CAW... then I noticed you didn't say "whingers"...  ;D
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Now ex-Navyquin on Wednesday 09-Jan-2019, 12:02*
https://www.rugbypass.com/news/tigers-backrow-spotted-at-harlequins-training-ground-this-week

Just seen this news on the rugby pass website, possible announcement soon or just a slow news day?
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Fearless Fred on Wednesday 09-Jan-2019, 12:20*
https://www.rugbypass.com/news/tigers-backrow-spotted-at-harlequins-training-ground-this-week

Just seen this news on the rugby pass website, possible announcement soon or just a slow news day?

If true, he could be a replacement for Wallace or Clifford.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Now ex-Navyquin on Wednesday 09-Jan-2019, 12:21*
If true, he could be a replacement for Wallace or Clifford.

I would hope that it's not for Clifford.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Fearless Fred on Wednesday 09-Jan-2019, 12:21*
I would hope that it's not for Clifford.
Me too.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Quinky on Wednesday 09-Jan-2019, 12:31*
If true, he could be a replacement for Wallace or Clifford.

Physically he is more in the Wallace mould. Not sure about his playing style though.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: QuincyJones on Wednesday 09-Jan-2019, 13:42*
Happy to boot Wallace out, he’s obvs not the right player for us - for a while there he looked superb but sadly just hasn’t happened for him.

Surprised at the anti-Wallace sentiments from some posters. Welcome to your opinions of course but I think Wallace has been fantastic for us and it wouldn't surprise me at all if he goes to somewhere else, gets a load of game-time and plays back at the high levels he once did.

He dislocated his leg from his hip playing for us and has had minimal opportunity to show what he can do since coming back, so it's really not his fault. He's a great player and I'd be sorry to see him go.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Gone on Wednesday 09-Jan-2019, 15:09*
Surprised at the anti-Wallace sentiments from some posters. Welcome to your opinions of course but I think Wallace has been fantastic for us and it wouldn't surprise me at all if he goes to somewhere else, gets a load of game-time and plays back at the high levels he once did.

He dislocated his leg from his hip playing for us and has had minimal opportunity to show what he can do since coming back, so it's really not his fault. He's a great player and I'd be sorry to see him go.

Not sure me saying I’m happy for him to leave is the same as being anti Wallace.

I personally think regardless of injurry he’s been overtaken by other players and his skill set is a little out of date for the way the game is now.

Doesn’t mean I’m anti him - just looking at squad don’t think we need to keep him.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: DOK on Wednesday 09-Jan-2019, 21:31*
Quins Have A Tiger In Their Sights (https://rugby365.com/tournaments/premiership/news-premiership/quins-have-a-tiger-in-their-sights)
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Wednesday 16-Jan-2019, 10:16*
More tittle tattle..

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/rugby-rumours-transfer-news-wasps-2429161
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Cookie on Wednesday 16-Jan-2019, 12:02*
Not sure me saying I’m happy for him to leave is the same as being anti Wallace.

I personally think regardless of injurry he’s been overtaken by other players and his skill set is a little out of date for the way the game is now.

Doesn’t mean I’m anti him - just looking at squad don’t think we need to keep him.

I think reference was being made to your 'boot him out' comment, which came across as a little harsh. As a physio friend told me at the game when he dislocated his hip, it was quite possible that he would never fully recover. Under the circumstances, I would hope that some kind of community/back office role could be found for him. I always felt he was fully committed whenever he played despite the tiresome digs of him always being out on the wing.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: WellingQuin on Wednesday 16-Jan-2019, 13:18*
RugyPass saying that Glen Young from Falcons has signed for us, announcement shortly.

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/newcastle-falcons-bracing-themselves-for-an-alarming-exodus-of-locks

"Young, 24, is a product of Newcastle’s academy and featured for the Scotland U20 side earlier in his career. It is understood he has agreed a deal with Harlequins and his signing will be confirmed shortly by the London club."
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Quinston Churchill on Wednesday 16-Jan-2019, 13:32*
Not an exciting signing IMO. At 24, h is is not that young (no pun intended) and he’s yet to make any kind of impact at Prem level. At least we know that the player(s) he’s replacing like Glynn and Merrick can do a job at this level.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: TomBuckQuin on Wednesday 16-Jan-2019, 14:25*
Not an exciting signing IMO. At 24, h is is not that young (no pun intended) and he’s yet to make any kind of impact at Prem level. At least we know that the player(s) he’s replacing like Glynn and Merrick can do a job at this level.

But if Glynn is leaving on top of Merrick then I'd hope and expect we're looking to bring in two locks. Can't really afford to bring in two international players to replace two non-internationals. So if we assume Young is the identified talent to replace Glynn (who has been stoic but is clearly never going to be a top Prem player) you'd have to trust that Gussy has done his homework and spotted something worth having. And at 6'7" and over 16.5st he's got the physical attributes we need - happy to see what this guy can do.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Gone on Wednesday 16-Jan-2019, 14:48*
I really don't think Gustard is going to sign a player he thinks is worse than a player we're getting rid of.

Or anyone frankly. I mean why would you?
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Quinston Churchill on Wednesday 16-Jan-2019, 14:56*
No - I know that. He must believe that Young has the potential to be better than either and I’m prepared to trust his judgement. It just feels like a bit of a g@mble.

We’re banking on a nobody coming good vs. players we know are not going to set the world alight but are OK squad players.

With Witty and Green, Newcastle have had a pretty solid pairing for a while which has no doubt limited Young’s opportunities, but Andrew Davidson (who is 2yrs younger) is the guy they seem to be more invested in developing which leads me to wonder what has turned us on to him?
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: #495 on Wednesday 16-Jan-2019, 15:32*
But if Glynn is leaving on top of Merrick then I'd hope and expect we're looking to bring in two locks. Can't really afford to bring in two international players to replace two non-internationals. So if we assume Young is the identified talent to replace Glynn (who has been stoic but is clearly never going to be a top Prem player) you'd have to trust that Gussy has done his homework and spotted something worth having. And at 6'7" and over 16.5st he's got the physical attributes we need - happy to see what this guy can do.

I'd hope at 6'7" he weighs at least a stone more than 16.5!  That would put him about 2.5/3 stone lighter than Dombrandt.

Anyone know what Stan South's contract status is?  I heard that Exeter were sniffing around and that his training stats suggested he deserved more of a look-in ahead of others.  Maybe with Merrick and maybe Glynn going, he'll get more chances.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Quinston Churchill on Wednesday 16-Jan-2019, 15:40*
For avoidance of doubt the word I used was g a m b l e!

Ridiculously sensitive moderation.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Quinky on Wednesday 16-Jan-2019, 15:48*
Not an exciting signing IMO. At 24, h is is not that young (no pun intended) and he’s yet to make any kind of impact at Prem level. At least we know that the player(s) he’s replacing like Glynn and Merrick can do a job at this level.

I seem to recall some posters not being too thrilled when Dombrandt's signing was announced.

Is it confirmed that Glynn is leaving? I think he's been a very good signing. Not a spectacular player, but solid and reliable.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Wednesday 16-Jan-2019, 16:03*
and more.....

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/rugby-rumours-transfer-news-wasps-2434885
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: TomBuckQuin on Wednesday 16-Jan-2019, 17:16*
I'd hope at 6'7" he weighs at least a stone more than 16.5!  That would put him about 2.5/3 stone lighter than Dombrandt.

To be fair, those are the stats on the Falcons website. Who knows when they were last updated. But for me, it would be nice to have an athletic lineout specialist option as well as an absolute hippo brought in. As someone on here mentioned, the last time our pack looked truly formidable was when we had Kohn/Robson locking it all down. Not saying this guy's the next Robson and now we need our Kohn but who knows...
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: poorfour on Wednesday 16-Jan-2019, 17:55*
We've had more success over the years recruiting supposed journeymen from other clubs or the scrapheap and turning them into club favourites than we have bringing in established internationals. For instance, Mike Ross, Olly Kohn, Big Mo, Will Skinner, Nick Easter versus the likes of De Wet Barry, Stuart Abbott, Hal Luscombe...

Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: InsertQuinsPunHere on Wednesday 16-Jan-2019, 20:03*
Tim Molenaar did a good job too. I always thought letting him go was a mistake (yes I know he promptly got injured at London Welsh after he moved)
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Now ex-Navyquin on Friday 18-Jan-2019, 14:38*
Kwagga Smith pictured back with the Lions getting ready for the start of Super Rugby so guess that rules him out.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Fearless Fred on Friday 18-Jan-2019, 14:53*
Tim Molenaar did a good job too. I always thought letting him go was a mistake (yes I know he promptly got injured at London Welsh after he moved)
Indeed. IIRC Molly2 joined us on a Tuesday as an injury replacement, played on the Friday night, scoring a try & getting the MotM! While he wasn't in the same class as Lowe was or Marchant is, he certainly helped us during the 2/3rd of a season he was with us. Looks like he's still playing for Moseley in the Championship...
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Bolly-Quin on Friday 18-Jan-2019, 15:02*
Kwagga Smith pictured back with the Lions getting ready for the start of Super Rugby so guess that rules him out.

Kwagga or Quagga is the name for an animal part Zebra and part donkey...
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: never sleep on Friday 18-Jan-2019, 15:03*
an extinct animal
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: honkytonk on Friday 18-Jan-2019, 15:14*
Kwagga Smith pictured back with the Lions getting ready for the start of Super Rugby so guess that rules him out.

Maybe not, IF (and it is a big if) he was joining us I would still expect him to play the up coming SR season, and join up with us after. If he didnt it would be almost a year without any Rugby if he is not playing for SA.  SR season ends in August, joins up after that (and that is if you make the play offs, so could be earlier).
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Now ex-Navyquin on Friday 18-Jan-2019, 15:37*
Kwagga or Quagga is the name for an animal part Zebra and part donkey...

Albertus Stephanus "Kwagga" Smith full name but that is a bit long to write each time. I wonder why he got the nickname Kwagga.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Now ex-Navyquin on Friday 18-Jan-2019, 15:38*
Maybe not, IF (and it is a big if) he was joining us I would still expect him to play the up coming SR season, and join up with us after. If he didnt it would be almost a year without any Rugby if he is not playing for SA.  SR season ends in August, joins up after that (and that is if you make the play offs, so could be earlier).

Good point, interesting to see how long he is with the Lions for.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: honkytonk on Friday 18-Jan-2019, 15:49*
I think it will also be interesting to see if he gets a look in with SA.  That could swing it either way
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Quinten Poulsen on Friday 18-Jan-2019, 17:59*
I doubt we'd sign both him and Evans. Although I've seen little of either I'd prefer Evans.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: honkytonk on Friday 18-Jan-2019, 18:14*
I would guess it depends who is on the way out
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: InsertQuinsPunHere on Friday 18-Jan-2019, 21:15*
Albertus Stephanus "Kwagga" Smith full name but that is a bit long to write each time. I wonder why he got the nickname Kwagga.

He owns a stripey ass?
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Saturday 19-Jan-2019, 18:03*
Well hung?
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Bolly-Quin on Saturday 19-Jan-2019, 18:27*
Evans has a good game this evening...
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: JammyGit on Saturday 19-Jan-2019, 19:32*
Albertus Stephanus "Kwagga" Smith full name but that is a bit long to write each time. I wonder why he got the nickname Kwagga.

His brother called him that when he was a kid.

Watching Exeter today it seemed obvious why they'd want someone like Clifford - he can actually offload and step as well as bosh into people.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: ACQuins on Saturday 19-Jan-2019, 23:18*
It turns out an Exeter supporting mate of mine works with a close friend of Clifford (I know this is getting dangerously close to tenuous transfer deadline day rumours). Apparently Clifford to Exeter is done. We're getting Lawday, which is also a done deal.

So, if true, a shame. Lawday is a good player though, in the Chisholm mould.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Gone on Sunday 20-Jan-2019, 08:21*
It’ll be on that knob’s poorly followed twitter account today then.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: honkytonk on Sunday 20-Jan-2019, 08:23*
TRP understands that Jake White is keen to take The Cat to japan (to play, not a holiday) and Bristol are interested in Wallace
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Rocker on Sunday 20-Jan-2019, 09:04*
Why would Bristol want Wallace? He's English and won't cost them a zillion pounds!
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Bolly-Quin on Sunday 20-Jan-2019, 11:54*
Why would Bristol want Wallace?

Because TRP have read on this board that some of the posters don't rate him, so he's obviously available to the highest bidder...
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Tuesday 22-Jan-2019, 21:55*
Wallace to Briz again...

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/bristol-bears-chasing-out-favour-2456757
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: harlequins on Wednesday 23-Jan-2019, 09:15*
we need to keep wallace.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Gone on Wednesday 23-Jan-2019, 09:24*
we need to keep wallace.

Which we will if Gustard wants to, otherwise not. He was full of praise bringing him back into the squad last week, and it's transfer season so agents and hacks are putting this stuff out there everywhere. He has been out of favour, I wouldn't be surprised if someone approached him, and I wouldn't be surprised if Gustard's very public praise of his work to get back into the team was all part of a plan.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Monte on Wednesday 23-Jan-2019, 10:00*
I am sure Wallace will go just a shame about Clifford but we can’t keep all the back row
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: TomBuckQuin on Wednesday 23-Jan-2019, 11:37*
Gutted about Clifford if true that it's a done deal. He's on a trajectory back to the best we've seen from him. Would love Gussy to somehow keep him from Chiefs' preying tentacles.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: GP2110 on Wednesday 23-Jan-2019, 12:00*
we need to keep wallace.

This has to be sarcastic
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: TomBuckQuin on Wednesday 23-Jan-2019, 13:10*
This has to be sarcastic

Come on GP, he's not that bad! I also wouldn't agree that we "need" to keep Wallace though - he's not as rounded as a modern backrower needs to be, at least imo. Not that it matters - none of us are going to be making the decision as to his future as far as I know...
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: honkytonk on Wednesday 23-Jan-2019, 13:36*
If true that we are signing Evans and Lawday, I guess they are the replacement for Clifford and Wallace.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Cookie on Wednesday 23-Jan-2019, 14:10*
I seriously do not understand the Wallace comments here. Some people have short memories.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: honkytonk on Wednesday 23-Jan-2019, 14:48*
Players are going to have good games,  Wallace is not a bad player but in recent times he has not really shown his best form. It could be due to getting himself back in the swing after his injury but I am not surprised he is moving on.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: GP2110 on Wednesday 23-Jan-2019, 14:54*
I have nothing against Wallace. He has been a great servant to the club over the years.  But to suggest we need to keep him is ridiculous.  He's started 3 Premiership games this season (GW1, GW3 and GW4).  The only other games he has started in all season are a Premiership Cup game (v Exeter) and a European game (last week).

Since his last start in GW4 - he hasnt even been in the match day 23.

He barely played at all last season due to injury.  And he is way behind Robshaw, Dombrandt, Chisholm, Clifford and Kunatani.

He is a squad player at best - not someone we cannot afford to lose.  I do not have stats but he has barely made any turnovers in the games he has played over the last 2 seasons (which used to be his best asset).

Clifford would be a far bigger loss. 

For me - if Wallace leaves - he will be a bench player.  He is not good enough for any PL first 15. 

So - yes we should thank him for his valuable contribution over many years.  But he is definitely not someone we cannot afford to lose. Or indeed that we would struggle to replace - since he has barely featured at all!

Come the Bristol and Worcester key PL games - he will not start.  I doubt he will even make the bench.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: TomBuckQuin on Wednesday 23-Jan-2019, 15:00*
I seriously do not understand the Wallace comments here. Some people have short memories.

Nope, I've watched his entire career - been a season ticket holder throughout. I'd sum up his time at Quins as: has always been a brilliant defensive openside (great over the ball and makes tackles all day), but unfortunately never added the necessary attributes going forward.

I think most of it is just down to his physiology - he doesn't have the weight to break contact as a serious ball carrier, he's not astoundingly quick - he's just average at both if we're being honest with ourselves. If he excelled at either one of these two things he'd have been starting every week when fit. The stark fact is that you have to sacrifice a third of the go-forward you have from a back row like Dombrandt-Clifford-Chisholm when you have Wallace on the field. It's definitely not for lack of heart because he has that in spades and it's clear he gives everything every game he plays, but unfortunately that's not enough in itself (again, I caveat, imo).

Hence my reason for saying we don't "need" to keep him - i.e. he's not a "must nail this guy down with a new contract" player. In my opinion.

Did I mention this is all just my opinion?
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: poorfour on Wednesday 23-Jan-2019, 17:05*
he doesn't have the weight to break contact as a serious ball carrier, he's not astoundingly quick - he's just average at both if we're being honest with ourselves.

By that logic, we should have offloaded Robshaw about a decade ago. He's slower than Wallace and breaks the defensive line so rarely that the look of astonishment on his face is always a treat.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: #495 on Wednesday 23-Jan-2019, 17:06*
Is he "way behind" Kunatani?  Admittedly Semi could be our Bill Mata, but I think it will take a significant investment in time before he starts to settle in, because at the moment it looks a bit like the team are carrying him.

I wouldn't be gutted to see Wallace go, and if the breakdown were reffed like it is elsewhere his game would be more valuable - but I trust PG to know what's needed.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: JammyGit on Wednesday 23-Jan-2019, 19:32*
By that logic, we should have offloaded Robshaw about a decade ago. He's slower than Wallace and breaks the defensive line so rarely that the look of astonishment on his face is always a treat.

He's a pretty good carrier into heavy traffic with good passing ability and vision. Wallace, uh, isn't - he's likely to get munched in the same situations and less likely to create something.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: GP2110 on Wednesday 23-Jan-2019, 19:44*
Hence one having 0 international caps and one having 66 international caps (with 43 as captain)
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: TomBuckQuin on Wednesday 23-Jan-2019, 20:43*
He's a pretty good carrier into heavy traffic with good passing ability and vision. Wallace, uh, isn't - he's likely to get munched in the same situations and less likely to create something.

This. Robbo's a different kind of carrier to the likes of UniRig/Chis but much more effective than Wallace. Wallace is better over the ball - and that's about it unfortunately...

Don't get me wrong, love the guy as someone who's put his body on the line for Quins (and it's taken some serious blows) and will thank him wholeheartedly if/when he leaves, but letting him go won't see us losing a huge amount of natural talent/ability that we can't replace. If the rumours are true then in Evans it would seem, at least on the surface, that we're getting an upgrade - younger, more physical and plenty of development left to come.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Quinten Poulsen on Wednesday 23-Jan-2019, 22:00*
Wallace tends to make more tackles than anyone, possibly bar Robshaw, and misses few. He's right up there as one of our best breakdown forwards, especially helping ensure quick ball. His turnovers do seem to have dried up somewhat but he's still getting more turnovers per game than the other back rowers bar Dombrandt this season. He's missed a lot of games through injury this season and last and I find some posters low opinions of him a little bizarre. Anyway, it seems he's on his way but I'd love him to stay.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Bolly-Quin on Wednesday 23-Jan-2019, 23:37*
We'd miss both Wallace and Clifford. They both work hard. I'm sure others know best, though...
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Quartered on Thursday 24-Jan-2019, 01:03*
I’d be tempted to stick Wallace in a number 2 shirt and let him learn the ropes there. He’s tough enough, physical enough, and young enough to adapt. He’s just not got the beef to be a serious contender in the back row. I suspect, given his overall athletic demeanour, that he may also be able to throw a lineout ball reasonably straight. With a couple of A-grade props on either side to look after him, it could be an interesting experiment.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Quinston Churchill on Thursday 24-Jan-2019, 07:28*
Interesting idea but too late in the day for that kind of experiment unfortunately.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: arniepie on Thursday 24-Jan-2019, 11:36*
If my information is correct Clifford has re-signed for Quins on a 3 year deal
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: TomBuckQuin on Thursday 24-Jan-2019, 11:53*
If my information is correct Clifford has re-signed for Quins on a 3 year deal

This has put me in a VERY good mood!
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Adquin on Thursday 24-Jan-2019, 12:27*
If my information is correct Clifford has re-signed for Quins on a 3 year deal

That would be great news
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: stoquin on Thursday 24-Jan-2019, 13:02*
Fantastic he has huge potential I think as a seven in the 6.5 mould
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: GP2110 on Thursday 24-Jan-2019, 13:19*
If Clifford has signed, it would be outstanding news.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: T-Bone on Thursday 24-Jan-2019, 13:51*
Fingers crossed that's true
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: rdc on Thursday 24-Jan-2019, 15:31*
What do we make of the fact that we are losing 12 players and there is almost no news of inbound ones a midst all sorts of news for other clubs; Gussie playing his cards close to hus chest?
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Now ex-Navyquin on Thursday 24-Jan-2019, 15:45*
If my information is correct Clifford has re-signed for Quins on a 3 year deal

Hopefully it is correct and if it is that is great news, having him back playing is like a new signing.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Now ex-Navyquin on Thursday 24-Jan-2019, 15:47*
If my information is correct Clifford has re-signed for Quins on a 3 year deal

Any other transfer news arniepie?
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: TomBuckQuin on Thursday 24-Jan-2019, 15:54*
Any other transfer news arniepie?

And any idea if/when you'll be able to verify your info about Clifford?
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: BedfordshireBoy on Thursday 24-Jan-2019, 16:48*
Any other transfer news arniepie?

As I have said many times on here, I never saw him leaving especially as Gustard has spoken so highly of him on a number of occasions.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Chipstead Quin on Thursday 24-Jan-2019, 17:02*
The problem is always the same isn't it when it comes to contract negotiations , the players aren't  in control of all the media stuff .
'Good' agents will link them with other Clubs , and use the various 'rumour' sites to spread the word .
They hope that gives them an edge in contract renegotiations and hopefully ups their worth .
Pretty shady world but its not going away
Unfortunately all the speculation can be unsettling , but on the other hand , what would we talk about ?
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: TomBuckQuin on Thursday 24-Jan-2019, 17:31*
The problem is always the same isn't it when it comes to contract negotiations , the players aren't  in control of all the media stuff .
'Good' agents will link them with other Clubs , and use the various 'rumour' sites to spread the word .
They hope that gives them an edge in contract renegotiations and hopefully ups their worth .
Pretty shady world but its not going away
Unfortunately all the speculation can be unsettling , but on the other hand , what would we talk about ?

I love the rumour mill at this time of year! As a fan, it's exciting to speculate over who your club might sign next and equally daunting to hear rumours of players you like who might be leaving. Call me a drama queen if you like but if you take the emotion out of being a fan then what are you left with?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: JammyGit on Thursday 24-Jan-2019, 18:22*
Crikey - fantastic news if Clifford is staying.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: harlequins on Thursday 24-Jan-2019, 19:34*
Be great news if he stayed, he is playing back to his best
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Brown Bottle on Thursday 24-Jan-2019, 20:00*
What do we make of the fact that we are losing 12 players and there is almost no news of inbound ones a midst all sorts of news for other clubs; Gussie playing his cards close to hus chest?

The same as we make of it every year.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: J Scott on Thursday 24-Jan-2019, 20:33*
If Clifford is staying that would be fantastic.

Also if we’re in the market for locks and Launch is leaving Wasps surely we’d be having a serious look at getting him.  Biggest mistake must have been releasing him from the academy.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Mayor West on Thursday 24-Jan-2019, 21:59*
It would be great if we could get Launch but it wasn’t a big mistake to release him from the academy at the time.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Quinten Poulsen on Thursday 24-Jan-2019, 22:37*
He's going to Sale apparently.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: RodneyRegis on Friday 25-Jan-2019, 07:50*
If my information is correct Clifford has re-signed for Quins on a 3 year deal

I hope your sources are as reliable as usual. Although didn't they say it was a done deal last week?!
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: poorfour on Friday 25-Jan-2019, 08:57*
It would be great if we could get Launch but it wasn’t a big mistake to release him from the academy at the time.

Dippy was saying at the pre-season dinner that they feel Launchbury is the one time the Academy staff made the wrong call about who to keep, but equally that it wasn’t clear at the time what sort of player he could become.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Fearless Fred on Friday 25-Jan-2019, 09:26*
According to Chris Foy in the Daily wail (yes I now it's the Wail, but Foy usually has good info) Launchbury still has a year left on his contract, so any club wanting to get him would have to pay a transfer fee, which counts against the salary cap. I'd rather we spent that extra money on a second player rather than bolstering Wasps finances.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: T-Bone on Friday 25-Jan-2019, 09:40*
The problem is always the same isn't it when it comes to contract negotiations , the players aren't  in control of all the media stuff .
'Good' agents will link them with other Clubs , and use the various 'rumour' sites to spread the word .
They hope that gives them an edge in contract renegotiations and hopefully ups their worth .
Pretty shady world but its not going away
Unfortunately all the speculation can be unsettling , but on the other hand , what would we talk about ?


I know the theory goes that agents will leak rumours to the press to up a player's worth and improve their bargaining position, but is there actually any truth in this? If we think that's what happens, then surely the clubs, who are far more in the know, would also know it's happening and so just ignore it.

I can't believe for instance that Quins would let their contract negotiations with Clifford be influenced by what Fissler or RIL might say. I'm sure the club knows who is after which of our players without an agent having to spread the rumours
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: West Stand Quin on Friday 25-Jan-2019, 10:36*
Launchbury has said being released by Quins was exactly what he needed. He was coasting as a player and by being released it made him evaluate whether he wanted to be a pro rugby player. This then motivated him to change his attitude.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Friday 25-Jan-2019, 10:44*
The same as we make of it every year.

Was there not a bit of chat about reducing squad size under Gustard so as to concentrate on quality rather than quantity?
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Chipstead Quin on Friday 25-Jan-2019, 10:49*
I know the theory goes that agents will leak rumours to the press to up a player's worth and improve their bargaining position, but is there actually any truth in this? If we think that's what happens, then surely the clubs, who are far more in the know, would also know it's happening and so just ignore it.

I can't believe for instance that Quins would let their contract negotiations with Clifford be influenced by what Fissler or RIL might say. I'm sure the club knows who is after which of our players without an agent having to spread the rumours

You are probably right when it comes to higher profile players and I have no idea exactly how much of it goes on , but you only have to listen to the agents in the football world when interviewed to see that's how they operate .

However, rumours are easily started - Last night at the Quinssa event I spoke with Ugo Monye and told him  he had started a transfer rumour with his podcast on Monday when Danny Care said that Sam Burgess was coming back to Union - Several rumours on Twitter immediately afterwards linking Burgess with Bristol .

He laughed and said its a nightmare, he said that it is so easy to start rumours if you speak to the right person , and certainly if anyone high profile in the rugby media says something even as a joke its often picked up as fact .

Don't believe anything till you get official notice from the Club or the player himself was his best advice .
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Mayor West on Friday 25-Jan-2019, 21:33*
However, many if not most of the rumours turn out to be correct.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Only Joe Quin on Friday 25-Jan-2019, 22:23*
However, many if not most of the rumours turn out to be correct.
You got any evidence for that claim?
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: S1b on Friday 25-Jan-2019, 23:08*
The front page of TRP? 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
The only reason I still subscribe to it is for coverage of lower divisions. Too much of the rest of it is rubbish (especiallly the front page). Some of the match reports are ok, though too many digress.
?
I sincerely hope the rumour that Jack Clifford has signed for 3 years is true - but if so why hasn’t there been an announcement?
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Mayor West on Saturday 26-Jan-2019, 10:51*
You can look at last seasons ins and outs and this year the Boyce and Merrick rumours so far.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Broken Hero on Saturday 26-Jan-2019, 17:46*
Doesn’t look like it’s been mentioned here before - forgive me if it has - but we’re reportedly one of a handful of clubs circling Sam Davies, the welsh fly-half at Ospreys: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/french-giants-target-wales-international-15674794

Would be a strong replacement for Catrikilis, who is surely on his way. Obviously some competition for his signature but he could definitely fit the role we need of ensuring Smith isn’t overly exposed and burned out while he’s still developing.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Now ex-Navyquin on Saturday 26-Jan-2019, 18:12*
Doesn’t look like it’s been mentioned here before - forgive me if it has - but we’re reportedly one of a handful of clubs circling Sam Davies, the welsh fly-half at Ospreys: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/french-giants-target-wales-international-15674794

Would be a strong replacement for Catrikilis, who is surely on his way. Obviously some competition for his signature but he could definitely fit the role we need of ensuring Smith isn’t overly exposed and burned out while he’s still developing.

Would be a good signing.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Twickersman on Saturday 26-Jan-2019, 18:58*
Same Davies was world player of the year that They got beaten by England U20s. With Jack Clifford and Henry Slade in England team. I can see the advantage of securing his signing. He is perhaps 5 or 6th in line for the welsh team.

With Lang and Smith potential internationals, it would be great to bring him in.

I'm sure he would love the competition and the coaching of a great like Nev.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: J Scott on Saturday 26-Jan-2019, 19:30*
Couldn’t make the game today so watched the Chiefs game.  Lawday would be a good addition if our interest in him is true.  He did nothing amazing today but solid tackler and carries well.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: BedfordshireBoy on Saturday 26-Jan-2019, 21:20*
Was there not a bit of chat about reducing squad size under Gustard so as to concentrate on quality rather than quantity?

Heard it from the man himself.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: quins4life on Sunday 27-Jan-2019, 14:15*
https://twitter.com/harlequins/status/1089523624179048448?s=21

Maybe some transfer news coming up...
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: RagingBull on Sunday 27-Jan-2019, 14:37*
 Will Evans maybe?
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Quinten Poulsen on Sunday 27-Jan-2019, 14:43*
Surely that was pre Clifford announcement?
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: BedfordshireBoy on Sunday 27-Jan-2019, 15:39*
Unless he is coming in for Wallace if he is on his way.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Tuesday 05-Feb-2019, 10:46*
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/rugby-rumours-transfer-news-quins-2508098


"Care also revealed Harlequins are set to announce a few high profile signings in the next couple of weeks."
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Tuesday 05-Feb-2019, 10:48*
I don't know about you but our spangly new tie up with the AB's seems about as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike...
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Tuesday 05-Feb-2019, 10:58*
Kitchener back to Wuss.....

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/rugby-rumours-transfer-news-scotlands-2504798
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Friday 08-Feb-2019, 09:36*
McCaw thinks just playing for the AB's should be enough to stem the player drain..

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/mccaws-solution-to-stop-all-blacks-player-drain
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Yareet on Friday 08-Feb-2019, 09:56*
McCaw thinks just playing for the AB's should be enough to stem the player drain..

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/mccaws-solution-to-stop-all-blacks-player-drain

“it’s quite a hard team – when you’ve had a taste of it – to turn your back on.”

Doesn’t seem to be!

If the likes or Barrett and Retallick are on their way out (even if only temporarily) then the path is becoming easier.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Monte on Friday 08-Feb-2019, 15:12*
Our tie up with ABs as we were told at the time is not to do with our senior squad more to do with coaches and developing young players.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Chipstead Quin on Friday 08-Feb-2019, 15:40*
I agree Monte , I don't think anyone expected established AB's to come this way , in fact it was more likely that younger players like Marcus Smith , Gabs Ibitoye etc would go the other way and similar age players come to us .

see this article from last march

"Harlequins are not expected at this stage to instantly bring in a number of high-profile All Blacks, with the partnership instead seeing younger New Zealand talent making the move north to gain valuable experience in Europe at an important early stage of their careers "

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union/2018/03/02/harlequins-become-go-to-club-blacks-stars-seeking-sabbatical/
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Saturday 09-Feb-2019, 09:21*
Well it hasn't happened yet.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Monte on Saturday 09-Feb-2019, 10:13*
Nev went down to NZ but with Gussie coming in And the World Cup in Sep Inthink we have to wait and see if it is a damp squib or a live squib!
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Fursty on Saturday 09-Feb-2019, 13:37*
Nev went down to NZ but with Gussie coming in And the World Cup in Sep Inthink we have to wait and see if it is a damp squib or a live squib!


Or even a damp squid
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Chipstead Quin on Saturday 09-Feb-2019, 13:43*

Or even a damp squid

I think the squib will make more of a sizzle and bang than a squid .. ( unless you put it in a frying pan )
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Fearless Fred on Saturday 09-Feb-2019, 13:53*
I think we're getting into the realms of the news item that was widely reported this week of a driver who crashed & told the attending police he'd swerved to avoid an octopus on the road:

Link (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-47144891)

The officers said he'd left some squid marks...


...I'll get my coat!
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Quinky on Saturday 09-Feb-2019, 14:13*
That's so bad that even Deadly wouldn't repeat it!
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Monday 18-Mar-2019, 13:08*
DC to Bath...

https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/sport/other-sport/premiership-rugby-transfer-rumours-news-2656698
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: DOK on Monday 18-Mar-2019, 18:42*
Don't do that to me. I thought you meant Danny Care!
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Monte on Monday 18-Mar-2019, 19:00*
Well that’s a relief
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Tuesday 19-Mar-2019, 10:07*
he he he
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: honkytonk on Tuesday 19-Mar-2019, 10:14*
I have updated the Squad page
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: noah_jo on Wednesday 20-Mar-2019, 15:14*
Soooo... Guesses on the final 4?
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: TomBuckQuin on Wednesday 20-Mar-2019, 15:18*
If it is 4...

Herron will no doubt be one. I'd like to see us bring in a full back. McKenzie would do. ;D Maybe another LH prop? And a no.8?
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: honkytonk on Wednesday 20-Mar-2019, 15:25*
I would say. 2 tomorrow and 2 friday (outside chance of 1 more on Friday).  One to be Herron.  The other 3 (maybe 4) based on nothing but pure rumour and guess work to be - Back Row, Wing, ?? and (?? if more).  2 of which to be kiwis.  I think one will be a "name" and maybe a surprise.  Outside chance we could get another FH, maybe if we see Heron (should he come) as a project.  Also outside chance one incoming could be a surprise replacement for someone leaving that we did not expect (lets use Horwill as an example, despite being in contract, although not saying it would be him)

For reference, we have been linked with  -

Lawday (Exeter BR)
Galletier (Montpellier BR)
K Smith (Lions BR)
W Boyde (Scarlets BR)
S Davies (Ospreys FH)
A Forsyth (Yorks Cen)
Snyman (Bulls LK)
Freeman (Pirates LK)
Jon Kpoku (Sarries LK)
Cipriani (Gloucs FH)
Anscombe (Cardiff FH)
Plummer (Blues FH)
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: TomBuckQuin on Wednesday 20-Mar-2019, 15:40*
The 3 obvious positions with less depth are full back, fly half, prop (maybe still hooker if RB doesn't make it back?) Everywhere else, we have numbers. You could argue a no. 8 wouldn't be a bad thing I guess - although Dombrandt, Chis, Clifford give us options.

Even if Snyman isn't coming, with the addition of Young + Lewies we'll have as many locks next season as we did this season.

Flankers and centres, we have more than enough.

Wing I think is covered tbh. A few obvious guys in the mix for matchday 23 (Earle, Gabs, Murley) and then plenty of versatile guys who can cover there (Chis, Marchant, Campagnaro, Morris...)

Actually a tricky one to call.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Rocker on Wednesday 20-Mar-2019, 16:03*
The 3 obvious positions with less depth are full back, fly half, prop (maybe still hooker if RB doesn't make it back?) Everywhere else, we have numbers.

Yes I would hope that is where they are concentrating, Horwill still concerns me with age and increasing time out for injury, but maybe he was just unlucky this season.
I'd like another lock but it isn't an imperative and Lewies certainly seems like the baby eating variety at 6'7" and 18 stone!
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Quinston Churchill on Wednesday 20-Mar-2019, 17:15*
I would say. 2 tomorrow and 2 friday (outside chance of 1 more on Friday).  One to be Herron.  The other 3 (maybe 4) based on nothing but pure rumour and guess work to be - Back Row, Wing, ?? and (?? if more).  2 of which to be kiwis.  I think one will be a "name" and maybe a surprise.  Outside chance we could get another FH, maybe if we see Heron (should he come) as a project.  Also outside chance one incoming could be a surprise replacement for someone leaving that we did not expect (lets use Horwill as an example, despite being in contract, although not saying it would be him)

For reference, we have been linked with  -

Lawday (Exeter BR)
Galletier (Montpellier BR)
K Smith (Lions BR)
W Boyde (Scarlets BR)
S Davies (Ospreys FH)
A Forsyth (Yorks Cen)
Snyman (Bulls LK)
Freeman (Pirates LK)
Jon Kpoku (Sarries LK)
Cipriani (Gloucs FH)
Anscombe (Cardiff FH)
Plummer (Blues FH)

Out of these, I think Lawday is now unlikely (I think he was only ever mooted as being part of a swap deal involving Clifford).

Sadly the two I’d be most interested in - Snyman and Cipriani - are probably the least likely.

The only Kiwis on the list are Anscombe (despite his Welsh caps) and Plummer.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: honkytonk on Wednesday 20-Mar-2019, 17:31*
Agree about Lawday, was just throwing out the names mentioned.  I think the last couple will be names not previously mentioned
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: poorfour on Wednesday 20-Mar-2019, 20:24*
DC to Bath...

https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/sport/other-sport/premiership-rugby-transfer-rumours-news-2656698

Not bothered by that. I think he'd be a bad fit for Gussy and wouldn't listen to NEv.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Tonbridge Quin on Thursday 21-Mar-2019, 07:35*
With two new locks now named I can't see Snyman coming which I must admit would be the one downer for me amongst all the good signings
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Quinky on Thursday 21-Mar-2019, 07:48*
Unless Horwill is expected to play less and less...
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Tonbridge Quin on Thursday 21-Mar-2019, 07:59*
Unless Horwill is expected to play less and less...

That's very true but all the time we're paying him I guess it makes it harder to bring a top quality lock in. Time will tell.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Fursty on Thursday 21-Mar-2019, 08:12*
If the Cat is off to Japan then that would free up a fair bit of cash.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Thursday 11-Apr-2019, 09:41*
More tittle tattle..

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/rugby-rumours-transfer-news-leicester-2744567
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: TomBuckQuin on Thursday 11-Apr-2019, 10:06*
Hope we hang onto big Josh for one more contract (2-3 years) to see if the physiological potential can be channeled into serious technical acumen. Would rather we find that out with him at Quins than anywhere else.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: T-Bone on Thursday 11-Apr-2019, 11:35*
I'd like to see Josh stay for another year to see if he can make it, but if it's a question of a g@mble over a 2 year contract and a decent amount of money to keepo Saints and Sarries away then I'm not sure he's worth it.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Wednesday 24-Apr-2019, 09:49*
A bit more comings and goings...

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/rugby-rumours-transfer-news-leicester-2787192
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: WellingQuin on Monday 29-Apr-2019, 13:45*
Not sure if this is something posted before but Rugby Pass are reporting that the Southern Kings want to sign the Cat.

They've got a new owner who is making quite a few changes, and apparently, Catrakilis is on the list of players they want:

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/kings-axe-more-than-20-players-and-eye-up-premiership-fly-half-for-next-season
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Now ex-Navyquin on Monday 29-Apr-2019, 13:57*
Not sure if this is something posted before but Rugby Pass are reporting that the Southern Kings want to sign the Cat.

They've got a new owner who is making quite a few changes, and apparently, Catrakilis is on the list of players they want:

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/kings-axe-more-than-20-players-and-eye-up-premiership-fly-half-for-next-season

Could be the best move for all involved, I wonder if this at a long shot has some relation to the Beauden Barrett rumours.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Monday 29-Apr-2019, 14:55*
Might explain why Cat was being given game time so as to put him in the shop window possibly?
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: honkytonk on Monday 29-Apr-2019, 17:39*
Bit more than a rumour, solid quotes in there that they are in talks.
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Friday 31-May-2019, 10:59*
More tittle tattle...

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/rugby-rumours-transfer-news-leicester-2904811
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: stoquin on Tuesday 11-Jun-2019, 13:01*
Kibirige signed for Wasps, so that's another winger no longer available. Should we be panicking yet?
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: Twickersman on Tuesday 11-Jun-2019, 14:03*
Im wondering if the signing of Sean Long as a coach might mean that a Rugby League winger might be coming in. I have not heard anything at all. But we could do with a new Jason Robinson or Martin Offiah or two!
Title: Re: Transfer tittle tattle
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Friday 14-Jun-2019, 11:03*
More tittle tattle...

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/rugby-rumours-transfer-news-wasps-2968993