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chrisr01
Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
ChrisR01 (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 09:39
Rumour time!! Listened to the The Rugby Pod, Podcast this morning and Jim Hamilton says that we are in the process of signing a Current England player for mega bucks. That's all he would say, even when pressed by Andy Goode he stayed at that and no more. Any thoughts on who it could be, which England players are on the end of their club contracts???
I know we get a hit in the make believe land of the Neil Fissler's Blindside in the Rugby Paper each week, but Jim Hamilton sounded genuine and not the usual wind up stuff they do on their pod.

 
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Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Faithful_City (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 09:51
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Abmatt
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Abmatt (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 09:53
More importantly what current England player do we really need?

We really need a 10 and Ford/ Farrell are already committed.

I'm sure I heard something last season about mike brown.

 
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Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
TeflonTed (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 09:58
Isn't Brown rumoured to be considering retirement?

 
Little Mazda 2
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Reggie's Ghost (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 10:01
Perhaps a returner...Tom Wood, Dylan, Mullan?

 
Whispering_Death
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Whispering_Death (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 10:21
I heard a rumour that no current regular (match day squad) England player is coming to Worcester. You heard it from me first. As positive as the last few months have been, why would they.

If I'm wrong would expect it to be flanker, eight or full back.

 
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Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Faithful_City (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 10:41
Anthony Watson?



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Whispering_Death
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Whispering_Death (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 11:05
Would love him at FB

 
Eternal optimist
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Eternal optimist (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 11:09
If Vui leaves then Tom Woods

 
Eternal optimist
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Eternal optimist (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 11:22
Wonder how much game time Alex Lozowski will get at Saracens, only international cover for Farrell. Is that enough for him to fulfil his ambitions

 
WarriorsBB
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
WarriorsBB (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 11:28
It's not a player, it's Dean Ryan in as DoR #fakenews

 
Turv32
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Turv32 (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 11:33
I think Alex Lozowski would cost a fair bit to buy out of his contract. Only signed for Sarries the end of last season.

 
halfback09
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
halfback09 (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 11:43
Lozowski will not be leaving sarries to come play for us.

 
TVM Rides Again....Again
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
TVM Rides Again (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 11:44
Also not part of the England set up.

I just cannot see a logical fit in terms of contracts and why....of all the names suggested I'd say a returner seems the most sensible.

Logically I would say any England regular from a team with a slightly underwhelming league position all things considered, so Bath, Saints, Gloucester.......Johnny May?

Mike Brown seems a horrendous fit...are there any other Quins? Robshaw?

It all just seems a long shot really.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 20/04/2017 11:47 by TVM Rides Again....Again.

 
A38
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
A38 (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 11:47
For such a rumour - relegation avoided and timing would be right; need to strengthen the squad in certain areas; credibility of Worcester for players looking to move much improved of late

Against - need to reduce playing budget; no obvious player in areas needed.

I do like a good rumour to enliven a dull day - but I will wait patiently to see what occurs.

With the two touring squads announcements out of the way - and Premiership retained for next season - I would expect to see a drip feed of news of signings / departures to start soon but I would guess that quite a few negotiations are taking place at the moment and that these will take a while to finalise. News of any "star" joining will be timed with ST news.

 
Brummagem Bertie
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Brummagem Bertie (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 11:48
Isn't Tom Wood supposed to be out of contract? There were some comments earlier in the season where he seemed to be distinctly unhappy about Saints' performances and seemingly hinted at things going wrong behind the scenes.

I wondered at the time whether he might be interested in coming back to us.



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rossi
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Mr_Worcester (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 11:54
Let's just imagine for a second that the rumour is true:

Bregvadze and Matty Williams will be off/not used by first XV = could Hartley return?

Our depth at Prop has never been good, will Mullan consider a return? Playing for wasps hasn't excelled his England career that much

Vui could be off, and Potgieter is out of contract, Tom wood to return? Teimana Harrison?

Henry Slade in as our 10?

 
TVM Rides Again....Again
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
TVM Rides Again (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 11:59
I'd say Tom Wood makes sense, more than anyone else

 
AJWarriors
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
AJWarriors (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 12:07
I'm going for Ellis Genge. Still hasn't renewed for Tigers and would be an unbelievable replacement for Val. We currently have 4 signed tightheads for next year being

Schonert
Alo
Milasinovich
Kerrod

And only three looseheads

Waller
Grant
Bowzer
?....Genge (praying)

 
rossi
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Mr_Worcester (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 12:19
If we're talking seriously big money, then I would happily make Farrell the highest paid player in the league if he came to us.

That's not just unlikely though, it's basically impossible. If there's any truth in the rumour, it won't be any of the sarries lot.

 
Maul Master
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Maul Master (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 12:23
Thomas Waldron?

 
AJWarriors
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
AJWarriors (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 12:26
Not in the England squad mate. The player Hamilton is on about is a current England international

 
Southstand(again)
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Southstand(again) (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 12:53
OK, against my better judgement I'll play ...

Jim Hamilton knows about it so perhaps a Sarries player ?

How about a guy who can kick, plays ten or fifteen (especially as Penn's tackling has been a bit iffy lately) and is desperate to get back as first choice in Eddie's team.

David Alexander Vallance Goode maybe ?

 
usa warrior
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
usa warrior (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 12:58
Wonder if Liam Williams will be seen as a wing or fullback there? Could lend credence to that.

I do suspect that Jim knows something about most teams though so not sure it's restricted solely to Sarries.

 
Southstand(again)
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Southstand(again) (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 13:01
Liam has been signed primarily as a fullback, hence my theory ....

and so it starts ...

 
Sutton Warrior
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Sutton Warrior (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 13:02
Can't see there being a long list of players in the current international line up wanting to join us. Depending on the precision of Hamilton's comments it would need to be a Lion or a previously capped player now selected for Argentina. Goode, and he is good, is not in either camp, is he? He would be a very good signing. Woods - possibly and good too; Mullan - why would he when Wasps are at or near top of league and Champions Cup bound again next year?

 
Little Mazda 2
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Reggie's Ghost (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 13:04
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WarriorsBB
It's not a player, it's Dean Ryan in as DoR #fakenews

Think that should be FLAKEnews

 
usa warrior
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
usa warrior (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 13:08
Sutton... money. But agree with your reasoning.

 
FlipFlop
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
FlipFlop (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 13:09
I'd like Goode. Could see him costing a bit as he is foresaking initial Euro Cup, Prem Play off opportunities to come to us, so might need a financial enticement.

Woods would be good too. Not sure why we'd pay megabucks for a returnee though.

 
WorcesterSauce
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
WorcesterSauce (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 13:09
If anyone it'll be Tom Wood. Can't see why genge would want to come.

I imagine this will go the way of 95% of rumours though.



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w4rriorz1980
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
w4rriorz1980 (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 15:02
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WorcesterSauce
If anyone it'll be Tom Wood. Can't see why genge would want to come.
I imagine this will go the way of 95% of rumours though.
Although Genge would be a great addition,we are well stocked on the prop department.Wouldn't mind Cole finishing his career here! (If Hamilton was talking about a prop)

 
usa warrior
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
usa warrior (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 15:21
Someone on FB saying we've signed one from Saints and one from Sarries.

Wait and see... thought there could be some news this week though.

 
jgmorgan100
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
The Mailman (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 15:47
It says here (from the Northampton Chronicle) that Tom Wood signed a new deal at Saints last summer [www.northamptonchron.co.uk] I wouldn't have thought it would be for just one year. Then again, things can change.

Just to clarify, it doesn't say how long the contract was for.



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J6/7
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
J6/7 (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 16:56
If it is rumoured that Tom Woods has reason to be unhappy with something in the saints set up he's really unlikely to be tempted back to Sixways!

 
jonesy
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
jonesy (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 17:15
Courtney Lawes?
Can only find reference to him signing contract with Saints in 2014- 3 year deal would be up this summer.
May have re-signed since though and I can't find any reference to it
He would not come cheap with the way he is playing at the moment

 
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Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Skipper (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 17:26
BIg money aye, well a 10 for me or keep the money.

If Tom Wood wanted to return then that is fine with me but I would not be writing any big cheques out for him.

I cant see it being DH, we have signed Joe and we have Annette and Singleton so a hooker from anywhere seems a bit pointless to me.

If we are being told we are reducing costs where does the money come from for the big money signing? It makes no sense to me.

I have quite a bit of faith in our current squad and the player coming through the academy so it will take a lot to get me excited about a new signing especially if there are rumours that we have paid over the odds.

 
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Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
TeflonTed (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 17:40
Yep, this is a rumour going nowhere in particular.

That makes a change eh?

 
usa warrior
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
usa warrior (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 17:45
Not sure we're reducing costs Skipper. Think its a quality over quantity scenario.

Lawes would be amazing btw.



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tapngo
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
tapngo (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 17:49
If it is true Vui is going to Bristol then we would need another lifter like Wood. Other than Vui we only hit Donncha in the lineout.

 
Offa
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Offa (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 18:05
Isn't this fun.
I love rumour season.

 
rossi
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Mr_Worcester (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 18:07
Quote:
Skipper
If we are being told we are reducing costs where does the money come from for the big money signing? It makes no sense to me.

Well for a start, the salary cap is going up by 1 million next season, unless I've completely imagined it?

Secondly, I also remember reading somewhere that we currently don't spend up to the cap.

Thirdly, we will be releasing a lot of players this year, and have plans to reduce the squad size, which means there will be more money to go around for less players.

 
TVM Rides Again....Again
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
TVM Rides Again (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 19:53
And as the start of the year showed us - you need quality in depth. So if one is available - get the great player.

 
Warr-i-ors!
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Warr-i-ors! (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 21:19
It's Wood not Woods!!!

 
Little Mazda 2
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Reggie's Ghost (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 21:27
He's a good player that Woods

 
Warr-i-ors!
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Warr-i-ors! (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 21:50
Tiger?

 
w4rriorz1980
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
w4rriorz1980 (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 22:03
Quote:
Maul Master
Thomas Waldron?
Waldrom?

 
LiveInHope
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
LiveInHope (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 01:52
It's got to be a 10.
We are crying out for one

 
usa warrior
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
usa warrior (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 07:50
Agreed, but can't see it coming via this route. Leaves Ford or Farrell that fit the criteria, doesn't it?

Our 10 will be overseas.

 
TVM Rides Again....Again
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
TVM Rides Again (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 08:24
Quote:
usa warrior
Agreed, but can't see it coming via this route. Leaves Ford or Farrell that fit the criteria, doesn't it?
Our 10 will be overseas.

Bob on.

Just because we are crying out for a ten it doesn't mean we won't recruit anyone else on principal if we can't find a decent one.

 
w4rriorz1980
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
w4rriorz1980 (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 08:35
Op op
Quote:
Whispering_Death
I heard a rumour that no current regular (match day squad) England player is coming to Worcester. You heard it from me first. As positive as the last few months have been, why would they.
If I'm wrong would expect it to be flanker, eight or full back.
Who are your sources?

 
tapngo
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
tapngo (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 08:46
Bring back Danny gray and Crichton

 
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Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
West Brom Warrior (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 09:21
So far this thread has mentioned the following players:

Nathan Hughes
Mike Brown
Tom Wood
Dylan
Mullan
Anthony Watson
Alex Lozowski
Johnny May
Teimana Harrison
Alex Goode
Courtney Lawes
Waldrom

Just one question why on earth would any of those leave stable premiership clubs and come to Worcester. Most of the players mentioned will be playing top tier European rugby next season and if they leave the clubs they are currently at they will have a number of teams in much better position than us wanting to sign them.

 
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Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Faithful_City (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 09:49
Money, out of contract, slipping down the pecking order and maybe just maybe want too play for GG



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w4rriorz1980
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
w4rriorz1980 (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 10:18
[quote Faithful_City]Money, out of contract, slipping down the pecking order and maybe just maybe want too play for GG[/quoteDitto]

 
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Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Faithful_City (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 10:22
Did I mention money...



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w4rriorz1980
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
w4rriorz1980 (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 10:32
Owen Farrell has been seen looking around Warndon Villages for a house but was put off by the pretentiousness of it all! ;-)



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A38
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
A38 (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 10:41
Two thoughts about a 10:-

Chinese whispers can easily distort words. Could "current" have been misheard? Perhaps what was meant was "former"?

Do we actually mean "mentor" when talking about a new 10? Given that Messrs Vesty and Ross know something of the role, both having played at a high level not all that long ago, do we not mean somebody to do the job on the field until JS is fully ready? In other words, a stop gap?

Actually, I don't know that JS, when fully fit, is that far off the role that we need somebody ahead of him in the pecking order. Maybe we do need quality strength in depth in that position though.

 
Whispering_Death
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Whispering_Death (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 10:59
1980...me. No current England player, unless we are talking about someone on the fringes who plays once in a blue moon, is coming here. I'm sorry I just can't see the logic other than greed, unless they know something we don't.

 
incastrowetrust
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Ayerza wannabe (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 10:59
Quote:
AJWarriors
I'm going for Ellis Genge. Still hasn't renewed for Tigers and would be an unbelievable replacement for Val. We currently have 4 signed tightheads for next year being
Schonert
Alo
Milasinovich
Kerrod

And only three looseheads

Waller
Grant
Bowzer
?....Genge (praying)

MOC apparently said he has Re-Signed.

Tough one a lot of England players still in contract looking at the six nations squads I think the ones not in contract are.
Mullan
Catt
Hartley
Lawes
Care

 
FlipFlop
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
FlipFlop (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 11:00
Well unless we've gazumped Tigers, Ford is theirs in the 10 stakes on the criteria of the thread.

Now unless the club have reconsidered the position of paying compo for a player, i'm not sure Ford would come.

Farrell, unless he has fallen out of love with Sarries, i cannot imagine him coming to Sixways. He rarely comes here with Sarries!

Thinking Back Row is more likely position to be en element of this rumour, if at all.

We need a proper back stop position for 10, and not a "hybrid" 10 like Mills or Shilly.

 
Southstand(again)
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Southstand(again) (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 11:22
I listened to the podcast and when pressed by AG, with the question "Is he an England starter ?" Hamilton replies "Yes definite starter" I didn't hear any other adjectives or adverbs referencing who he might be though.

 
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Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Teme Dream (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 11:37
Having listened to the podcast I think the most likely player to fit the bill is Courtney Lawes.
I'm not holding my breath mind as it was billed as a rumour rather than something that has happened. It wouldn't be a surprise at all if the club were offering money to internationals. The surprise will come when they actually sign up.

 
w4rriorz1980
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
w4rriorz1980 (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 12:36
How do you access the podcast please?

 
Southstand(again)
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Southstand(again) (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 12:49
Free on iTunes

Just search for "The rugby Pod"



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 21/04/2017 12:51 by Southstand(again).

 
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Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
WusstaWizard (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 13:51
Jonathan Joseph is on his way

 
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Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
WusstaWizard (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 13:53
Did Hamilton specify he's from the 15s game? We might have signed one of the Sevens boys.

 
Southstand(again)
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Southstand(again) (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 15:43
Quote:
WusstaWizard
Jonathan Joseph is on his way

Wizz,

You're not Neil Fissler by any chance are You ?

 
A38
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
A38 (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 16:07
Well, I don't know about players coming but at today's training session JO'T mentioned that over the next week or so - certainly before the Leicester game - there will be announcements about players leaving. He did say that some had been here for a while and that their particular announcements had to be handled properly (or words to that effect).

And no, he didn't say who.

He also repeated that next season the squad will be smaller but of a higher quality overall.

 
Brummagem Bertie
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Brummagem Bertie (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 16:59
Quote:
A38
He did say that some had been here for a while and that their particular announcements had to be handled properly (or words to that effect).

What, you mean we're not just going to send their agents an email? eye popping smiley

Perhaps our management are not as clueless as some would have us believe. (Sm14)



Whatever you do, do it safely!

 
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Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
TeflonTed (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 17:11
Quote:
Southstand(again)
Quote:
WusstaWizard
Jonathan Joseph is on his way

Wizz,

You're not Neil Fissler by any chance are You ?

Source?

Another centre?

Full back cover?

 
Patgadd
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Patgadd (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 18:00
Jonathan Joseph? To add to Te'o, Willason, Olivier and Mills?

 
WorcesterSauce
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
WorcesterSauce (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 18:50
Quote:
A38
Well, I don't know about players coming but at today's training session JO'T mentioned that over the next week or so - certainly before the Leicester game - there will be announcements about players leaving. He did say that some had been here for a while and that their particular announcements had to be handled properly (or words to that effect).
And no, he didn't say who.

He also repeated that next season the squad will be smaller but of a higher quality overall.

Lamb, biggs, short, stelling, howard, daniels, johnson, lele to name 8

 
usa warrior
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
usa warrior (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 20:09
Cavubati is another potentially.

 
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Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
drifter (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 20:35
leli off to france. fact

 
Eastrrr Bunny
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Eastrrr Bunny (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 21:32
Robshaw in?

 
Patgadd
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Patgadd (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 22:08
We have signed a certain person from Stade Francais. He was born in South Africa. Now then, let's have the guesses...

 
usa warrior
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
usa warrior (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 22:28
Fact then Pat?

I see from Facebook we may expect some news this Wednesday.

 
Patgadd
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Patgadd (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 22:43
Absolute cast iron fact from a very high source. Another clue for those who were at the session today; he was there.

 
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Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Skipper (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 23:02
A FH and MS partnership is an absolutely fantastic/unbelievable prospect. GG signing would be the absolute icing on the cake. Optimism levels would be at 100% with all 3 of them next season.

 
tapngo
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
tapngo (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 23:12
Yep cavubati is off to Newcastle. Vuna going back to league

 
Patgadd
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Patgadd (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 23:13
I have no idea whether we have or have not signed MS, but it's not him I'm talking about.

 
GnB
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
GnB (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 23:22
Alberts or van der Merwe?

I think you're teasing.

 
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Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Skipper (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 23:42
van de merwe would make sense when Grant is still yet to impress and we are losing Leli and Val.

 
Underdog
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Underdog (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 23:45
Wikipedia tells me Stade have another SA ten on the books - Meyer Bosman. 32, been around the block and got a few caps for SA as a youngster.

No idea what he's like as a player. His age and experience fits the bill for me though, and should take the pressure off Heathcote and Shillcock.

On the rumour about a current England international, I'm reminded of when we signed a 'current Wales international fly half', who turned out to be Matt Jones, with two caps against Canada!

 
schneiderlein
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
schneiderlein (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 23:54
On today's showing, he will be/already is a great addition to the team, in my view!



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usa warrior
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
usa warrior (IP Logged)
22 April, 2017 08:06
Quote:
Patgadd
Absolute cast iron fact from a very high source. Another clue for those who were at the session today; he was there.

This would be our new defence coach then... not entirely sure he's signed though is he?

 
Southstand(again)
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Southstand(again) (IP Logged)
22 April, 2017 08:43
Are we on about Gary's old pal from Sharks Omar ?

 
Patgadd
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Patgadd (IP Logged)
22 April, 2017 08:45
Oh dear; I was wanting to drag this out for a bit longer in the hope that breaths would be bated all over the forum, but schneiderlein has PM'd me with the answer and usa warrior has worked out the position if not the name.

At the session yesterday I asked Jim O'Toole who the new coach was and he told me, adding that he was such a recent acquisition that it hadn't even been announced yet. I then asked if I should keep my trap shut so as not to preempt the official proclamation, and was told no. I can therefore smugly announce that you heard it here first! Omar Mouneimne is the man (thanks to schneiderlein for the link).

The article gives me great optimism for the future of the club with GG at the helm.

Edit: while I was writing this Southstand got it as well.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 22/04/2017 08:47 by Patgadd.

 
usa warrior
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
usa warrior (IP Logged)
22 April, 2017 08:53
Sorry Pat, was on Facebook and WhatsApp forums last evening.

 
Patgadd
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Patgadd (IP Logged)
22 April, 2017 09:00
Damn!

 
usa warrior
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usa warrior (IP Logged)
22 April, 2017 09:05
You've been first here though if it makes you feel better.

 
FlipFlop
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
FlipFlop (IP Logged)
22 April, 2017 09:10
If it is a Defence Coaches the baying fans will presumably be happy with Cross' demise.

 
Whispering_Death
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Whispering_Death (IP Logged)
22 April, 2017 09:17
How utterly bizarre it is to question the defensive coaching of a team who hasn't been able to defend for years.

 
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Skipper (IP Logged)
22 April, 2017 09:51
Patgadd when you said he was there I thought you meant the person who told you i.e JOT i.e a reliable source....can I use ie twice like that in a sentence. I never gave Omar a thought as he was so casually mentioned and we were all watching him, I thought he was just an announcement I had missed!

 
A38
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
A38 (IP Logged)
22 April, 2017 10:20
He was very certainly in charge. There was a great deal of authority out there as he led the players through tackling practice.

I think most of us thought "who is that?" and I like Skipper went home wondering what announcement I had missed as he appeared to be key to his part of the training.

But is it a temporary, ad hoc appointment - or something permanent?

 
FlipFlop
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
FlipFlop (IP Logged)
22 April, 2017 10:22
Well WD, having seen umpteen coaches and many more players flunk defence, throwing the dice again on another will obviously put everything right. Won't be surprised if part of the improved Defence is to not be so Attack orientated.

Plus the appointment seems counter to GG's paper comments that the systems are not that bad, it's execution that is the issue. One side of the story is clearly incorrect.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Faithful_City (IP Logged)
22 April, 2017 11:05
He is also a guy who can't settle

Article

JP



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MESSAGES->author
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
Faithful_City (IP Logged)
22 April, 2017 11:16
Another interesting article when he joined Edinburgh

Article

JP



http://www.sixwaysrugby.co.uk/Images/fortress.jpg

"nunquam desistite, nunquam enim succumbet, nunquam vincar"

Click the Link below to:

Come on You Warriors - ACORNS - Just Giving

 
Brummagem Bertie
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Brummagem Bertie (IP Logged)
22 April, 2017 11:17
Quote:
Faithful_City
He is also a guy who can't settle
Article

JP

Quote:
Omar, from the article,
... most of all I would like to thank the players for their tireless work ethic and for accepting my methods... .

Let's hope that our lot are just as good at applying the new methods and certainly a lot better than they were at applying Mr Cross's.

One thing that may help greatly in this is better fitness. If things were not as good on that front as made out that might go some way to explaining some of the individual and system errors that did occur: we know that tired individuals often don't make good decisions.

I do wonder just how long he will be with us for, seeing as he doesn't seem to have lasted 12 months in any of his last 5-6 jobs. Perhaps he thinks that moving from place to place is the quickest way of learning his trade, in which case let's hope he now wants to properly apply all that he's learnt; perhaps he just hasn't found the right environment, and we are the one; or perhaps it's something deeper. One thing seems certain - we won't have to wait too long to find out!



Whatever you do, do it safely!

 
tapngo
Re: Warriors rumoured to sign current England player??
tapngo (IP Logged)
22 April, 2017 11:26
Cross has been "breakdown coach" after some results this season

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