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Dimes' "shopping at Aldi": London Irish
StalyShark (IP Logged)
15 April, 2018 20:52
We've raided teams going down before, most notably London Welsh. We seem to have a policy of definite number ones in most positions then a clear back up. So I asked myself looking at Irish, who are pretty much gone already, who could be back ups for us.

Despite our current troubles we don't need a winger, Lewington has gone already and there are rumours elsewhere about Cokanasiga. So how's about one of our alma mater Tommy Bell for back up 15? Academy credits too unless I'm wrong.

At loosehead a decent back up could be Gordon Reid if a fresh Flynn is sadly still not seen as a better player than a knackered Harrison?

John Basham is a highly rated back row but we hardly need another and I doubt they would let him go.

A marquee signing at 12, our youth prosoects coming through and a few "Aldi" buys and we'll be in decent shape. Thoughts?

 
Re: Dimes' "shopping at Aldi": London Irish
clutch (IP Logged)
15 April, 2018 20:56
Luke McLean to start at 12 next season. No need for RJVR

 
Re: Dimes' "shopping at Aldi": London Irish
StalyShark (IP Logged)
15 April, 2018 20:58
Quote:
clutch
Luke McLean to start at 12 next season. No need for RJVR

He does have better hair than our other options...

 
Re: Dimes' "shopping at Aldi": London Irish
Pappje Shark (IP Logged)
15 April, 2018 21:50
I’ve seen comment suggesting Brophy-Clews is a prospect, though whether he’s needed with Luke James plus Redpath on the way is a moot point.

 
Re: Dimes' "shopping at Aldi": London Irish
StalyShark (IP Logged)
15 April, 2018 21:52
Quote:
Pappje Shark
I’ve seen comment suggesting Brophy-Clews is a prospect, though whether he’s needed with Luke James plus Redpath on the way is a moot point.

Probably too similar to those two.

 
Re: Dimes' "shopping at Aldi": London Irish
thekeg (IP Logged)
15 April, 2018 22:04
Quote:
StalyShark
Quote:
clutch
Luke McLean to start at 12 next season. No need for RJVR

He does have better hair than our other options...

😮

 
Re: Dimes' "shopping at Aldi": London Irish
Olyy (IP Logged)
16 April, 2018 05:19
I've always been a fan of Tommy Bell, and we could do a lot worse in terms of a bench option covering 15 and 10 (especially as he's from our academy so he counts towards that financial total)
However I don't think he'd sign somewhere he'd not be a starter - he, apparently, turned down the offer of staying at Tigers to move to London Irish because Irish said he'd be a starter and that's what he wanted more than anything else.


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