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Squad 2017/2018
Falcons_Thunder (IP Logged)
11 January, 2017 18:31
Squad list for 2017/2018 season

As of present I've only added players that contract doesn't run out at the end of 2016/2017 season. Kind of puts how much recruitment we might need. (Please let me know any mistakes)


Jon Welsh
Sami Mavinga
Scott Wilson 2018
Davy Wilson ?
Sam Lockwood ?
Adam Brocklebank (A)
Andrew Foster
Trevor Davison (A)

Scott Lawson 2018
Kyle Cooper
Ben Sowery
David Nelson (A)
Santi Socino (A)
Jamie Blamire (A)

Mouritz Botha 2018
Evan Olmstead
Calum Green
Andrew Davidson (A)
Will Witty
Sean Robinson 2018
Harrison Orr
Nick Civetta
Josh Williams (A)
Glen Young (A)
Max Davies (A)

Mark Wilson 2020
Will Welch 2020
Nili Latu 2018
Opeti Fonua
Gary Graham
Ryan Burrows
Dan Temm (A)
Callum Chick (A)
Seb Ferriera (A)
Simon Uzokwe 2018 on loan to Mowden Park for 16/17

Tane Takulua
Ruaridh Dawson (A) 2019
Sam Edgerton
Dan Taylor (A)

Mike Delany 2018
Craig Willis 2018
Joel Matavesi
Joel Hodgson
Brett Connon (A)

Juan Pablo Socino 2018
Maxime Mermoz
Josh Matavesi
Chris Harris
Fred Burdon ?
Ben Stevenson (A)

Sinoti Sinoti Wing
Niki Goneva
Beli Agulla
Dan Marshall (A)
Zach Kibirige
DTH Van Der Merwe
Adam Radwan - 2018 (A)

Simon Hammersley full back 2018
Ed Coulson (A)



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Re: 2017/2018 SQUAD
Falcons_Thunder (IP Logged)
11 January, 2017 18:33
A lot of the other threads are around recruitment so it seems easier to put things into perspective if we've got the 2017/2018 squad list

 
Re: 2017/2018 SQUAD
Kingston Parker (IP Logged)
11 January, 2017 19:18
Thought Tameilau never signed and was last seen in France?

 
Re: 2017/2018 SQUAD
Falcons_Thunder (IP Logged)
11 January, 2017 19:25
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Kingston Parker
Thought Tameilau never signed and was last seen in France?

Updated cheers

 
Re: 2017/2018 SQUAD
GeordieFalcon (IP Logged)
12 January, 2017 09:51
Harry Snowdon (A) - Lock
Joe Craggs (A) - Back Row
Adam Redman centre (A)

Not with the club anymore...by all accounts.

Max Davies is an academy lock of great promise
Andrew Davidson Scotland u20 lock / 6 very good prospect.

No Tom Catterick?



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Re: 2017/2018 SQUAD
Falcons_Thunder (IP Logged)
12 January, 2017 11:03
Quote:
GeordieFalcon
Harry Snowdon (A) - Lock
Joe Craggs (A) - Back Row
Adam Redman centre (A)

Not with the club anymore...by all accounts.

Max Davies is an academy lock of great promise
Andrew Davidson Scotland u20 lock / 6 very good prospect.

No Tom Catterick?

Updated cheers

According to the last thread TC's contract expires this year

 
Re: 2017/2018 SQUAD
Running Rugby (IP Logged)
12 January, 2017 11:04
Catterick is out of contract at the end of this season, and I believe that Falcons_Thunder has only involved those in contract for the 2017-2018 season.



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Re: 2017/2018 SQUAD
Falcons_Thunder (IP Logged)
12 January, 2017 11:09
This as things stands is our squad for 2017/2018
Cheers RR

 
Re: 2017/2018 SQUAD
GeordieFalcon (IP Logged)
12 January, 2017 11:43
Ooh that's interesting about TC.

Do you think it'll be renewed?

 
Re: Squad 2017/2018
Running Rugby (IP Logged)
15 January, 2017 18:22
Looking through last seasons list, it would seem to leave these players with contracts running out at the end of the season......

Jon Welsh
Ben Harris
Alex Rogers
Paddy Ryan
Ally Hogg
Joshua Chisanga
Tyrone Holmes
Micky Young
Tom Catterick
Chris Harris
Adam Powell
Dom Waldouck
Tom Penny
Nick Reynolds
Marcus Watson
Alex Tait

That is quite the list.

I would be looking to keep hold of, and offer new contracts to, Jon Welsh, Joshua Chisanga, Chris Harris, Tom Penny, Adam Powell, Alex Tait, Marcus Watson and Ally Hogg.

Which would mean letting go of, Ben Harris, Alex Rogers, Paddy Ryan, Tyrone Holmes, Micky Young, Tom Catterick, Dom Waldouck and Nick Reynolds, which would mean a few bodies required again next season.



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Re: Squad 2017/2018
falconsfan07 (IP Logged)
15 January, 2017 18:51
We haven't even seen Nic Renoylds play yet.

I'd keep all above. Plus TC and Dom. I've been rather impressed Dom. And TC is one of those guys you have to keep, local lad through and through and has shown what he can do. And he's one of the academy products.

Apart from a little bit of inconsistency doms been pretty good. I thought he was fantastic against bath. Put in some cracking tackles,

 
Re: Squad 2017/2018
GeordieFalcon (IP Logged)
18 January, 2017 13:18
Theres a few key players that need to be kept!

I haven't heard much else about the Wasps-Watson link...wonder what will happen there? Is DTH the ready made replacement?

 
Re: Squad 2017/2018
Monkey1 (IP Logged)
19 January, 2017 14:49
We have no idea yet if Chisanga will make the grade but Deano spoke pretty favourably of him quite recently so I assume he is starting to impress on the training pitch.

 
Re: Squad 2017/2018
GeordieFalcon (IP Logged)
20 January, 2017 09:08
Monkey

That is an odd one ...in the few outings ive seen of Josh he looks raw but huge potential...yet he's barely played....

Is he on a dual registration with Blaydon or Tynedale?

 
Re: Squad 2017/2018
ColinCharvis8 (IP Logged)
21 January, 2017 10:18
Tad harsh there Running, I think one of the reasons we've done so well this year is due to the standard of our back up players. I'd be looking to retain:-
- Welsh who has been a quality signing and who doesn't want to see a man at 19 clem running through holes in the defensive line and having a 40 yard dash!
- Harris being so unlucky with injury, but in the brief appearances so far notably of the bench against Bath was willing to carry and made a big impact on us getting that match winning try. I just feel bigger things are coming for this lad!
- Rogers play both side of the scrum and has done well in the euro campaign, if he was let go we'd need to replace him with a loosehead and there isn't many about
- Ryan looks like he's been hammering the cardio of late and looking a lot leaner, done great for lad because he looks a half decent scrummager. Again if jettisoned would need replacing
- Hogg has to stay, FULL STOP.
- Chisanga looks promising, not fussed though
- Young, another preseason working his boxing kicking and I'm happy. Some of his performances from the bench have been great this year and has Welsh's navy for a line break. I think it be a real shame if Young left
- TC for me has to stay, id like to see him reconcentrate on the back three again. He's a modern day Tom May, TC's versatility and skill are worth keeping
- C.Harris again unlucky with injury, but he's a quality 13 when fit. Just ask Pisi after his performance against him at the Gardens last year!
- Tait same as Hogg, sign him up for as long as possible!
- Penny from what I've seen a canny player
- Waldouck/Powell one of these boys if not both, both experienced and solid in defence which they're always vocal in organising
- Watson in the same category as Tait and Hogg but unfortunately think he's gone

 
Re: Squad 2017/2018
Falcons_Thunder (IP Logged)
26 January, 2017 14:43
Smithy any signing or re-signing news coming soon?

 
Re: Squad 2017/2018
Monkey1 (IP Logged)
26 January, 2017 20:57
Quote:
GeordieFalcon
Monkey
That is an odd one ...in the few outings ive seen of Josh he looks raw but huge potential...yet he's barely played....

Is he on a dual registration with Blaydon or Tynedale?

It is the 'raw' bit that they were working on last I heard. He certainly seems to have plenty of potential and I will be surprised if he doesn't start to get game time at one of the local clubs soon, but pretty sure he isn't registered anywhere yet. Maybe Smithy can bring us up to date?

 
Re: Squad 2017/2018
markismith50 (IP Logged)
27 January, 2017 14:06
Josh has been working very closely with Micky Ward about a potential conversion to prop, and has had a couple of run-outs at a lower level for Blaydon to see how he goes. It's a work in progress, but he is still also in consideration as a back-row player.

 
Re: Squad 2017/2018
NorfolkFalcon (IP Logged)
27 January, 2017 16:32
That's interesting. Any news on signings/re-signings as Thunder asked?

 
Re: Squad 2017/2018
markismith50 (IP Logged)
28 January, 2017 01:16
I'm not going to pre-empt any announcements, but rest assured there is plenty going on.

 
Re: Squad 2017/2018
NorfolkFalcon (IP Logged)
28 January, 2017 08:18
Good to know, looking forward to the announcements once they are forthcoming.

 
Re: 2017/2018 SQUAD
Kingston Parker (IP Logged)
29 January, 2017 20:58
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GeordieFalcon
Ooh that's interesting about TC.
Do you think it'll be renewed?

It hasn't been, so he's off to Bristol

 
Re: 2017/2018 SQUAD
Falc Dancer (IP Logged)
29 January, 2017 21:17
That's a real shame if TC leaves. He's had injury problems but he's a good versatile player with plenty of rugby left in him yet. When he had a run at 10 he looked the part
Good luck TC

 
Re: Squad 2017/2018
GeordieFalcon (IP Logged)
30 January, 2017 11:05
Maybe not surprising about Catterick. But a shame if its true.

Chisanga at prop is an interesting one. The Vickers to LH was a major success...Chisanga has a lot more physical size than Bobby so it could work.

He'd be a carryng prop like Mako!

PS...Does anyone have info how the other young squad members are doing...

Players like Socino Jr, Farreira, Davidson, David Nelson



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Re: Squad 2017/2018
Falc Dancer (IP Logged)
12 March, 2017 16:42
Article from the northern echo -
Blaydon prop Trevor Davison has signed a 2 year deal with the club. An academy deal I assume

[www.thenorthernecho.co.uk]

 
Re: Squad 2017/2018
GeordieFalcon (IP Logged)
14 March, 2017 11:27
Whats your thoughts on our front row options for next season (So far)?

LH:
Rob Vickers
Sam Lockwood
Alex Rogers
Adam Brocklebank
Trevor Davison

Hooker:
Scott Lawson
Kyle Cooper
Ben Sowery
David Nelson
Santi Socino
Jamie Blamire

TH:
John Welsh
Scott Wilson
Davy Wilson
Paddy Ryan
Andrew Foster


Josh Chisanga - Converting to LH??



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Re: Squad 2017/2018
NorfolkFalcon (IP Logged)
14 March, 2017 12:48
We need at least one more LH and one TH in my opinion. Scrum has now become one of our weakest links in recent games and I believe that now we have strengthened the backs, some focus needs to shift to our forwards and especially props.

 
Re: Squad 2017/2018
Falcons_Thunder (IP Logged)
14 March, 2017 13:22
Job Welsh contract runs out at the end of this season.would be a massive loss if he didn't sign back on

 
Re: Squad 2017/2018
GeordieFalcon (IP Logged)
16 March, 2017 11:35
Ah yeah keeping Welsh should be a he push for Dean. I think he's a class player...not to mention his line breaks put the backs to shame!


I think our scrum has been fine this season. Don't forget the scrum isn't all about the front row...the locks play a huge role in it aswell and we have locks now that appear to be very strong scrummagers.

LH
We had a big blow with Lockwood going out so soon in the season as he looked like the one, and Rob Vickers could then have been managed suitably with his gametime. As it is Rob isn't getting any younger and im not convinced Rogers is the answer. Brocklehurst and Davison are just academy lads. Maybe we need to add 1 seasoned option - talk of that French LH.

Can Chisanga be as good a change as Beast Mtarriwara (he moved from back row to LH) or Vickers move from hooker to LH?? Who knows.

TH
I think at TH we are fine (Jon Welsh is quality!)...so long as Davy and Scott Wilson both stay fit and injury free! But that just looks unachievable from this seasons showings. For me the jury is out on Ryan. He's one big unit...and sometimes he seems to smash everything in front of him...but then other times im far less convinced on him.
Young Foster is still a work in progress.

Hooker we are in very rude health.

 
Re: Squad 2017/2018
GeordieFalcon (IP Logged)
21 March, 2017 11:53
Whats people thoughts on Willis and Conon?

We've signed Matavesi x 2, and now the Flood rumours...surely that would push one or both of the young lads out?

 
Re: Squad 2017/2018
falconsfan07 (IP Logged)
21 March, 2017 13:27
Quote:
GeordieFalcon
Whats people thoughts on Willis and Conon?
We've signed Matavesi x 2, and now the Flood rumours...surely that would push one or both of the young lads out?

Wouldn't of thought so, just great to have the depth for guys to push each other for a starting shirt week in week out... and I reckon Delany will be off if flood signs...

 
Re: Squad 2017/2018
GeordieFalcon (IP Logged)
21 March, 2017 13:44
I wonder if Willis may be sent out on Loan for a season to be a starting 10 somewhere? Maybe something like Rotherham etc. That would be great experience for him and good for the falcons aswell.


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