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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 15:24
Crashball 12 is surely a more reliable strategy but lets not forget that Roberts is a very competent defender.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 15:27
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Crashball 12 is surely a more reliable strategy but lets not forget that Roberts is a very competent defender.

And an organiser of defences as well!

 
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hasta (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 15:36
One of the big disappointments of this season with the absolute-off-a-cliff nature of Ben Tapuai's form. I do think that was partly to do with being the wrong player for the role they were asking him to play, but still.

Really like the look of our centres for next season (particularly if Wilson stays) nice and balanced.

 
BathBurger
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 15:42
Hmm cryptic post couple of hours ago from James Wilson on ig thanking Bath rugby for a run around this season.

Hope I'm reading too much into it.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 15:56
Any news on Cokanasiga

 
SteveCh
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 16:05
Telegraph had him as joining us next season with no if,buts and maybes, along with our other confirmed additions.

So could be just waiting for a decent time to pass after Saturday before confirming the move

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 16:06
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Hmm cryptic post couple of hours ago from James Wilson on ig thanking Bath rugby for a run around this season.
Hope I'm reading too much into it.

Reading that I'd say he's gone for sure, he rarely posts on Instagram..



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/05/2018 16:10 by Shorty Shorty iiv.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 16:37

 
BathBurger
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 16:56
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Shorty Shorty iiv
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Hmm cryptic post couple of hours ago from James Wilson on ig thanking Bath rugby for a run around this season.
Hope I'm reading too much into it.

Reading that I'd say he's gone for sure, he rarely posts on Instagram..

Indeed. The full quote was "what a treat it was to pull on the jersey and have a run around".

 
Ali1969
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 17:07
I seem to recall over the weekend Ugo Moyne stating that Cockanasiga was joining us on a year long loan deal.

I believe there was some dispute between the player and London Irish as to the terms in relation to his release clause - I suppose a year long loan deal may see him become a free agent at the end of next season depending on how long he has left on his LI contract.

 
SteveCh
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 17:25
Several hundred post back I think you'll find the answer is 4 years - new contract signed in the autumn - with the reputed relegation break clause (or is that now disputed relegation break clause?).

 
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freddyf (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 17:31
Surely it's possible the release clause was to a side in the Champions Cup? Could explain why it was reported as a season long loan when it was looking like we'd miss out. Anyway, I guess we'll all know soon

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 17:32
Based on what I have seen of Cockanasiga this year, including at the weekend, he needs some time to improve his skill set beyond being a big and fast lump. As mentioned above he was shown up a couple of times in defence and going forward only showed his crash bang talents and I thought that he was outplayed by Brew. Is a year long enough for us to really see the best of him?

 
BathBurger
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 17:55
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Based on what I have seen of Cockanasiga this year, including at the weekend, he needs some time to improve his skill set beyond being a big and fast lump. As mentioned above he was shown up a couple of times in defence and going forward only showed his crash bang talents and I thought that he was outplayed by Brew. Is a year long enough for us to really see the best of him?

As much as I've gone on and on about him I'm inclined to agree. Definitely needs to work on his defence. Strangely some very good Exiles friends of mine actually believe he needs to back himself more and use his size and speed. They don't seem to mind about the areas that would seem most need addressing.

 
dr.bath1865
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 18:14
Agree. Cocka looks to have bags of potential but he is pretty raw.

I'd imagine our 1st XV wingers will be Brew (11) and Roko (14), but I have a feeling that Vuna might surprise us after a big preseason. He's shown form now that he's fit and looks dangerous, a real finisher. If he's fully recovered, you've got the back Roko to top score next season but I'd have a small wager on Vuna running him close.

If Cocka comes, for however long, he's not going to walk into the team. And I guess it's a good sign that he's willing to come to a club where he'll have to work hard on his game if he wants to get game time.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/05/2018 19:04 by dr.bath1865.

 
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joethefanatic (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 19:06
Surely he has to be "Singa the Winga"?



... IMHO, of course.

Now in Honolulu

 
Beergoggles
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 19:29
Hard to gauge any one player off the back of a 60 point humping. He was involved, put himself about and looks a big fast unit. Looking forward to seeing him as our 4th winger next year.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 20:59
Watching Ben Lam having his breakthrough season with Hurricanes, you wonder how Ruaridh McConnochie will go.

 
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Robbinho (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 21:53
Cokanasiga to be announced this week, according to the mail (found the link on twitter - [www.dailymail.co.uk])

Loan deal was rejected - 3 year contract worth £700k apparently.

 
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Which Tyler (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 22:02
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Cokanasiga to be announced this week, according to the mail (found the link on twitter - [www.dailymail.co.uk])
Loan deal was rejected - 3 year contract worth £700k apparently.
almost exactly what Glos are reputed to have got Bana's for...


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BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 22:03
Awkward.

 
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joethefanatic (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
09 May, 2018 04:36
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Awkward.

Not really, pace Brian Moore's thoughts on another thread. Banners is a lovely, lovely bloke and great club servant but he is not our future. Singa may well be.



... IMHO, of course.

Now in Honolulu

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
09 May, 2018 06:02
He could have been for the next 3 years. Offering someone who could be very good considerably more than someone who is very good (in many ways) seems speculative to me. The awkward bit is the club saying that we have to balance the budgets under the cap etc. Then spending it on the same position. Oh well, it’s done now, let’s see how he gets on.

 
DanWiley
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Re: Transfer rumours
09 May, 2018 06:50
I'd be pretty surprised if banners can keep his form up for the next 3 years. 34 year old wingers that are still genuine first team options are few and far between.

On the face of it could be seen as awkward, but it's really a case of we haven't got that much money for a player whose form we're pretty sure will fall significantly over that contract.

Whether Joe is the future I don't know, seems an exciting signing, but that's quite a lot of money. Is there more money for a potential star than a star on the decline? I guess so.

 
Bath Hammer
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Re: Transfer rumours
09 May, 2018 06:51
Well at least we have time to develop the player. A year’s loan would be pretty useless unless there was an option to make it permanent.

 
DanWiley
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Re: Transfer rumours
09 May, 2018 06:59
A loan was a bad idea, probably for all concerned, I hope it was rejected, if it was ever a thing.

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
09 May, 2018 07:02
Wonder if our existing wingers will think...hold on - if he's getting that after scoring 4 tries in 16 prem games this season* I think that I'm worth a bit more too? I would be amazed if Brew (players player of the season) was anywhere near that. I suspect that I am imagining issues here but if he doesn't impress fairly quickly it is going to look like a poor decision to spend proven / established winger money on a prospect.

*For reference Alex Lewington scored 8 in 21 starts on the other wing.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
09 May, 2018 07:04
That old addage from Bill Shankley or Bob Paisley, or whichever legendary Liverpool manager it was comes to mind with players in Banna’s situation ...
“When your star player’s legs go, make sure they go on another manager’s pitch” (or something like that)
Harsh, and I’d love for him to have stayed on, but this is the new reality of our sport, as players across all clubs seem to be finding out.

 
dr.bath1865
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Re: Transfer rumours
09 May, 2018 07:27
I doubt he's being signed on 230k a year. It's more likely his contract will rise over time, and be performance-related. The DM rugby pages, whilst normally pretty good with broad themes (i.e. JC is signing) like to inflate the numbers involved.

Great news he's coming on a 3-year deal, mind.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
09 May, 2018 07:51
The age profile of our backline is shocking. Our academy currently has not produced enough players of quality for us to promote to the 1st team squad, so if we have to go outside to club to find top young talent that will provide us continuity in the long term then I am all for it.

There will be a changing of the guard over then few years, Banners being the first.

Joe C has top potential; we are paying for the future not the current. Give him time, like we did with Banners when he first arrived, and who knows he may become just as good, maybe even better.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
09 May, 2018 08:54
Whilst I too would like to see someone coming through from the Bath academy to fill this role, I trust the club with this signing. I think the signing of young London Irish players on the fringes of England selection has worked well in the past. And - Garvey has been a very good signing too. (Bath academy looks to have produced some good forwards in recent years, rather than backs).

 
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Which Tyler (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
09 May, 2018 09:51
I'd say it's 50:50 as to who will be the more effective winger between Bana.s and Coka in 12 month's time.
In 24 months it really ought to be Coka - barring injuries.
In 36 months there shouldn't even be a question about it, and I'd expect Coka to be fighting for the England shirt.

If we'd been able to comics Bana.s to accept 2 years I'd have been upset if we chose Coka instead (we could have expressed our interest, andnwaited out a couple of years of his contract, aiming to buy him out of his last). But no blame on either Bath or Bana.s for us not offering a 3rd years, or him leaping at what was offered.



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yippsy
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Re: Transfer rumours
09 May, 2018 10:42
When I saw Bruce Craig after the game he confirmed Cokanisaga and said there would be “a few more”

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
09 May, 2018 12:01
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Based on what I have seen of Cockanasiga this year, including at the weekend, he needs some time to improve his skill set beyond being a big and fast lump. As mentioned above he was shown up a couple of times in defence and going forward only showed his crash bang talents

Swap "Cockanasiga" with "Banahan", and you have pretty much the assessment of the latter twelve years ago!

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That old addage from Bill Shankley or Bob Paisley, or whichever legendary Liverpool manager it was comes to mind with players in Banna’s situation ...
“When your star player’s legs go, make sure they go on another manager’s pitch” (or something like that)
Harsh, and I’d love for him to have stayed on, but this is the new reality of our sport, as players across all clubs seem to be finding out.

Profound, and something that hadn't really occurred to me.

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
09 May, 2018 12:05
Quote:
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Based on what I have seen of Cockanasiga this year, including at the weekend, he needs some time to improve his skill set beyond being a big and fast lump. As mentioned above he was shown up a couple of times in defence and going forward only showed his crash bang talents

Swap "Cockanasiga" with "Banahan", and you have pretty much the assessment of the latter twelve years ago!


True, but at that time Banners was a punt according to him and Meehan, JC is a premium purchase if the mail are actually correct. He is clearly a talent, we will know in 36 months time whether the correct decisions have been made in both cases - certainly hope so in the case of JC and he reaches his potential.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
09 May, 2018 12:13
Banners was Brian Ashton's project. Meehan ran with what he was given.

 
Pie-Half
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Re: Transfer rumours
09 May, 2018 12:46
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The age profile of our backline is shocking. Our academy currently has not produced enough players of quality for us to promote to the 1st team squad, so if we have to go outside to club to find top young talent that will provide us continuity in the long term then I am all for it.
There will be a changing of the guard over then few years, Banners being the first.

Joe C has top potential; we are paying for the future not the current. Give him time, like we did with Banners when he first arrived, and who knows he may become just as good, maybe even better.

Why have an academy at all when we can keep cherry picking the L.I. tree....?



Andy Goode's body double.

Bring back rucking and speed up the game. Simples, for rucks sake.

Anyone.But.Tiggers.

Charlie Ewels - Adopted player 2018/19
Levi Douglas - Adopted player 2017/18
Tom Homer - Adopted player 2016/17

 
Bath Hammer
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Re: Transfer rumours
09 May, 2018 13:01
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Why have an academy at all when we can keep cherry picking the L.I. tree....?

It also begs the question - Why is their academy so much better than ours in recruiting & developing young players, particularly backs?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/05/2018 14:44 by Bath Hammer.

 
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hasta (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
09 May, 2018 13:31
Backs yes our academy is disappointing -only really Cook and Clark. We've got a pretty great academy for forwards though.

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
09 May, 2018 13:42
...and Freddie Burns (did Billy Burns also attend the Bath academy or was he at Glos by then?)

 
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quanco (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
09 May, 2018 15:23
Woodburn and Devoto also?



Josh Bayliss [Bath Rugby] - Adopted Player 2018/19

 
Hamptonite
Hamptonite (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
09 May, 2018 15:46
Erhaps the new academy set up with Andy Rock in charge might well change the number and quality of the backs coming through!

I read somewhere recently that the RFU stated that we had the best? academy in the premier.
Difficult to see that with Exeter’s success form their academy, but we’re going in the right direction!

 
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hasta (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
09 May, 2018 15:54
Well, Matt Banahan as well, but I meant who were still with us.

Catt, Dunn, Obano, Ewels, Douglas, Bayliss, Mercer, Ellis is a pretty decent set.

 
P G Tips
P G Tips (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
09 May, 2018 16:18
Obano signs 3 year deal:

[www.bathrugby.com]

PG

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
09 May, 2018 16:22
fantastic news

 
BathBurger
BathBurger (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
09 May, 2018 16:23
Excellent news!!!

 
BathPatriot
BathPatriot (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
09 May, 2018 18:05
Good news. Not Sad.

 
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BathLad (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
09 May, 2018 19:13

 
quanco
quanco (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
09 May, 2018 19:52
England rugby sevens player of the year goes to our new man RMCC. Looking forward to seeing him next season... wonder if he’ll be in action during the preseason premiership 7s?



Josh Bayliss [Bath Rugby] - Adopted Player 2018/19

 
Danchinho
Danchinho (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
09 May, 2018 22:44
Any news on where Johnny Williams is going?



I probably don't know what i'm talking about.

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
10 May, 2018 01:52
Newcastle I think.

 
Danchinho
Danchinho (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
10 May, 2018 08:17
Ah! Would be a good career move for him i reckon. Plenty of game time and a DoR who has a clear idea of how he wants the team to play.



I probably don't know what i'm talking about.

 
P G Tips
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Re: Transfer rumours
11 May, 2018 09:08
Latest update on the additional coach is next week.

Noises are still very positive.

PG



P G Tips



Alex Davies: my adopted Player, 2018-19.

 
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BathSalmon (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
11 May, 2018 10:28
Booo!

 
BathBurger
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Re: Transfer rumours
11 May, 2018 10:57
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Booo!

+1

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
11 May, 2018 11:15
Patience is a virtue so I'm told.

Good article on Lancaster

[www.bbc.co.uk]



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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
11 May, 2018 11:44
Yes I read that Matt, I was quite interested in the bit about his return to the international scene till I realised it was the IRISH international set up!

How ironic if Farrell and Lancaster did a number on England, doesn't bare thinking about does it!

 
DanWiley
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Re: Transfer rumours
11 May, 2018 11:48
I think Horgan has got it pretty much right.

'While Horgan believes he is "suited to being a number two"'

 
BathMatt53
BathMatt53 (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
11 May, 2018 12:22
I see that Wasps have signed 5 championship players.

[www.bbc.co.uk]

Whenever we do that the accusations come out that we are scraping the barrel? I think they have it spot on in terms of filling out the squad for the year / replacing the Haskells etc. including some really useful utility players such as Michael Le Bourgeois.

 
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nick holder (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
11 May, 2018 12:37
shame we could not get Billy Searle to join us, he would be a great 3rd choice 10

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
11 May, 2018 13:21
Amazed Bristol let Searle go.

 
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Jim H (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
12 May, 2018 18:51
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Amazed Bristol let Searle go.

He and Sheedy were offered contracts at the same time and Searle decided to go. PL wanted both as they good prospects and EQP, which is why we went for Eden.

 
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roywalker (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
12 May, 2018 23:42
I find it strange that Northampton let Tom Stephenson go. After Hornes injury I’d of thought they’d of held on to him. Slipped below the radar as well considering he’s gone through England age groups and always looked handy.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
14 May, 2018 09:57
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P G Tips
Latest update on the additional coach is next week.
Noises are still very positive.

PG

Any link with the Quins job by any chance? They seem to think Gustard is their main man possibly Edwards but with Ryan also in the frame as attack coach

 
P G Tips
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Re: Transfer rumours
14 May, 2018 10:51
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P G Tips
Latest update on the additional coach is next week.
Noises are still very positive.

PG

Any link with the Quins job by any chance? They seem to think Gustard is their main man possibly Edwards but with Ryan also in the frame as attack coach

No idea on names, but I don't think so.

PG

 
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Rawce (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
14 May, 2018 10:57
Wisemantel for the attack coach role post-SA tour with England maybe?

 
dr.bath1865
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Re: Transfer rumours
14 May, 2018 11:00
I thought that Rawce when he was announced with England.

Anyone got any other rumours of who it might be?

It's such a vital appointment but I can't for the life of me work out who's in the frame!

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
14 May, 2018 11:05
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I thought that Rawce when he was announced with England.
Anyone got any other rumours of who it might be?

It's such a vital appointment but I can't for the life of me work out who's in the frame!

Its BOB. I heard it from a current member of the Bath 2nd row.

 
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Rawce (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
14 May, 2018 11:07
Apologies if you'd already suggested it and I wasn't paying attention Dr. Bath.

 
dr.bath1865
dr.bath1865 (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
14 May, 2018 11:09
No, no thought in my head not professed in public on these ere boards.

I must admit, I hadn't heard of Wisemantel until EJ named him but he certainly has a decent pedigree.

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
14 May, 2018 11:14
The rumour was that he (the new coach) was "from over the Irish Sea" mentioned in commentary with Max Lahiff not denying it.

 
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Rawce (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
14 May, 2018 11:23
Good point sw!

 
P G Tips
P G Tips (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
14 May, 2018 12:51
It's Girvan Dempsey -see new thread!

PG



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Boldangrey
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Re: Transfer rumours
14 May, 2018 12:59
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I thought that Rawce when he was announced with England.
Anyone got any other rumours of who it might be?

It's such a vital appointment but I can't for the life of me work out who's in the frame!

Its BOB. I heard it from a current member of the Bath 2nd row.


And to think, BoB bought a ticket to Dublin because he thought it might be him!

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
21 May, 2018 11:57
On LI board they are reporting (from the Egg Chasers podcast) that Guy Mercer is off to them?

[www.rugbynetwork.net]

(first Mike Catt and now Mercer - will they stop stealing our players?)

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
21 May, 2018 12:44
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On LI board they are reporting (from the Egg Chasers podcast) that Guy Mercer is off to them?
[www.rugbynetwork.net]

(first Mike Catt and now Mercer - will they stop stealing our players?)

Ha ha - very droll BathMatt.

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
30 May, 2018 11:17
Glos brought in a couple more South Africans I see, including a big TH prop.

[www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk]

 
gaz59
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Re: Transfer rumours
30 May, 2018 12:14
Well they will feel very much at home with the new Glaws logo. Any more recruitment like that and Tight Fit will be doing their run out song. Should be a laff in the shed with that one

 
Danchinho
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Re: Transfer rumours
30 May, 2018 14:47
Pretty good pair of signings!

Ackermann seems to have had an immediate and now mid term impact.



I probably don't know what i'm talking about.

 
ballsout
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Re: Transfer rumours
30 May, 2018 14:54
I suppose 7th is a bit better than their usual position of 8th or 9th.

I wonder why Bath never seem in the market for big ugly Georgian or Saffer tight five forwards.

 
Bath Hammer
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Re: Transfer rumours
30 May, 2018 15:13
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I suppose 7th is a bit better than their usual position of 8th or 9th.
I wonder why Bath never seem in the market for big ugly Georgian or Saffer tight five forwards.

+1

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
30 May, 2018 15:13
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How about snapping up Paddy Jackson $ Stuart Olding both released by Ulster and both fantastic players - I bet there that most DoR's will be asking the question. Why mot us!!

Update;

Stuart Olding has signed for Brive on a two year contract

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 June, 2018 10:04
[www.bbc.co.uk]

Nizaam Carr: Wasps bring back South Africa number eight on permanent deal

Excellent signing for them - he made a huge difference last year I thought.

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
20 July, 2018 23:48
Now Exeter have a weakness! They have signed Jack Cuthbert from Cardiff He is of course no longer eligible for Wales but there are some talented contenders for the wing position.

Have to say I thought Exeter looked OK on the wings?

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
21 July, 2018 07:07
Wrong Cuthbert I think SW (our former Cuthbert plays for Jersey Reds now). When Alex to Exe was announced (in March) there were certainly some quizzical responses on the Exe forum - I agree they have a habit of making some average players look good but he is surely looking for a decent salary? Only time will tell I guess.

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
21 July, 2018 12:32
Yes, sorry Matt and everyone I meant Alex, he's a big fast winger but he is prone to some goofs as well, insurance for Exeter I guess.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
22 July, 2018 09:22
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BathMatt53
(our former Cuthbert plays for Jersey Reds now).
Jack Cuthbert is playing for Scotland at the RWC Severns this weekend.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
22 July, 2018 10:39
Jack Cuthbert plays Sevens? Wow

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
27 July, 2018 12:29
Wasn't there a rumour of guy mercer to London Irish?

[www.london-irish.com]

TJ Ioane has gone there from Sale - he's a good player he should do well in the Champs.



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