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All quiet on the lock front
orsoncart (IP Logged)
13 July, 2017 10:53
This seems to me to be the one area where we look a bit short

Cant Ben Franks have a word with Retallick? He looks as though he could do with a bit of NH experience.

More seriously, an early injury to Seb and we would look seriously underpowered



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Re: All quiet on the lock front
SirBurger (IP Logged)
13 July, 2017 11:29
Totally agree. We look very short in this area, especially if Seb goes down. I really hope it isn't our undoing. On the positive side, I have big hopes for McNally.

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
MattM (IP Logged)
13 July, 2017 13:00
We've got 5 locks (Seb, Jebb, Lloyd, McNally and Filo Paulo). I'd like one more ideally but isn't that about the same as last year.



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Re: All quiet on the lock front
Lazyboy346 (IP Logged)
13 July, 2017 16:13
We had Robson and Sexton all last season (ban aside) and McNally joined partway through so we are really looking at 2 out and 1.5 in.

I'd have been keen on another starter but that that looks unlikely. Lomidze can play there and Cooke and Balham in the academy can too so we should be OK numbers wise. I'd like to see Nayolo tried there as I think he could do a job in the Nakawara mould

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
SirBurger (IP Logged)
13 July, 2017 20:01
Yes, it's the starting quality rather than the depth that is the issue.

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
HMRH (IP Logged)
14 July, 2017 09:28
Starting pair would be Seb + who?

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
MattM (IP Logged)
14 July, 2017 12:10
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HMRH
Starting pair would be Seb + who?

that is the question. I assume Paulo, but possibly Jebb to begin the season...



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Re: All quiet on the lock front
Margin_Walker (IP Logged)
16 July, 2017 05:19
Article in the Rugby Paper this week about Robson, confirming his departure. States that we are set to announce a replacement this week.

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
HMRH (IP Logged)
16 July, 2017 10:13
Did I detect a little dig at the end of that piece about wages ?

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
Lazyboy346 (IP Logged)
16 July, 2017 13:07
Any rumours about who it might be? Sale release Jonathan Mills who could do a job for a season and is EQ

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
Margin_Walker (IP Logged)
16 July, 2017 13:23
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HMRH
Did I detect a little dig at the end of that piece about wages ?

Yeah, perhaps mentioning the need to pay young players what they are worth. Hard to know what goes on on that front though as a fan and it may just have been a throwaway comment.

Yarde's the obvious one going to Quins when he was there. From what I understand though, that wasn't for lack of a comparable offer from us. You'd like to think they would be prioritising budget space for contracts for academy graduates.

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
Florida (IP Logged)
16 July, 2017 13:26
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Lazyboy346
Any rumours about who it might be? Sale release Jonathan Mills who could do a job for a season and is EQ

Matt Symons was rumoured on here a while ago...

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
SirBurger (IP Logged)
16 July, 2017 14:00
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Florida
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Lazyboy346
Any rumours about who it might be? Sale release Jonathan Mills who could do a job for a season and is EQ

Matt Symons was rumoured on here a while ago...

Think that stemmed purely from someone on here mishearing the commentator during the Prem final.

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
cjm. (IP Logged)
16 July, 2017 14:06
If you read the Rugby Paper article on Mick Crossan not being able to continue with the current losses and looking for more funding then perhaps players are being overpaid in general rather than what they are worth.

Somehow or other clubs should be subject to proper financial controls in order to maintain the health of the game.

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
rex96 (IP Logged)
16 July, 2017 16:43
I've heard jebb hasn't got a locker this year at the club! If this is true then the rumours that we have an announcement this week could be interesting!

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
waltham (IP Logged)
16 July, 2017 17:04
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rex96
I've heard jebb hasn't got a locker this year at the club! If this is true then the rumours that we have an announcement this week could be interesting!

eye popping smiley

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
kiwi02 (IP Logged)
16 July, 2017 17:39
They have updated the first team profiles on the London Irish site but Jebb no longer has a profile.
[www.london-irish.com]

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
Florida (IP Logged)
17 July, 2017 12:51
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SirBurger
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Florida
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Lazyboy346
Any rumours about who it might be? Sale release Jonathan Mills who could do a job for a season and is EQ

Matt Symons was rumoured on here a while ago...

Think that stemmed purely from someone on here mishearing the commentator during the Prem final.

It may have been me that posted that one originally.

There was also the rumour of Allen Win-Jones...

Failing that I hear our ex-CEO is looking for work.

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
Rosscaberry (IP Logged)
17 July, 2017 19:31
The Rugby Paper carried about George Robson leaving to concentrate on a business opportunity".

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
HMRH (IP Logged)
21 July, 2017 09:29
Still quiet

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
Exile_Dave (IP Logged)
21 July, 2017 15:25
Where is this signing then???



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C'mon the boys in Green!!

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
HMRH (IP Logged)
22 July, 2017 11:39
It was only in TRP so no guarantee it's true

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
Exile_Dave (IP Logged)
22 July, 2017 14:18
hopefully Fisler has some transfer rumours in TRP this weekend then.



I'd rather be a Paddy then a Quin!!

C'mon the boys in Green!!

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
norg2072 (IP Logged)
22 July, 2017 15:08
It is true, we just need to wait for it to be announced, have faith!

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
HMRH (IP Logged)
22 July, 2017 15:45
Might one enquire as to how you know? And if you are sure then you probably know who it is so lets have some teasers

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
norg2072 (IP Logged)
22 July, 2017 19:02
Pro12.....(Sm100)

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
HMRH (IP Logged)
22 July, 2017 20:39
Existing Pro12 or from a team about to join?

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
PV (IP Logged)
23 July, 2017 06:41
There's nothing in the Rugby Paper on it!

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
kiwi02 (IP Logged)
24 July, 2017 09:28
A



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Re: All quiet on the lock front
HMRH (IP Logged)
24 July, 2017 09:43
A as in existing Sprogis 12 team as opposed to B one of the SA teams or A something else?

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
Jamiepep1 (IP Logged)
24 July, 2017 09:57
Whats with all the secret squirrel stuff? (Sm119)

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
HMRH (IP Logged)
24 July, 2017 10:19
Assume that people in the know can't say so trying to get some ideas this way - anyway gives me something to do with rugby as we wait for the season to start

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
Florida (IP Logged)
24 July, 2017 13:08
Someone on here previously mentioned that the LI Twitter account had started to follow Alun-wyn Jone, so I take the A to be a clue to our new signings name and thus it is clearly him.

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
Finno (IP Logged)
24 July, 2017 13:35
Yes, it's obviously Mr Jones, I wish they'd just get on and announce it!!😄

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
fatlad76 (IP Logged)
24 July, 2017 13:57
Isnt he just starting a testimonial season with Ospreys?

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
HMRH (IP Logged)
24 July, 2017 14:08
Like eck is it

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
Alphacat (IP Logged)
24 July, 2017 15:03
I can't see AWJ leaving Ospreys unless they wanted to get rid of him for some reason.

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
Finno (IP Logged)
24 July, 2017 15:16
We're all allowed to dream aren't we?? It's the silly off season after all!! Suspend fact and just dream!

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
rugbygibbo (IP Logged)
25 July, 2017 09:35
Maybe one of our 5 Hookers can double up.. strange that we have as many senior hookers on our books now as senior second rows

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
HMRH (IP Logged)
26 July, 2017 11:38
Exeter just signed a SA lock from Kings

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
SirBurger (IP Logged)
26 July, 2017 12:39
Someone of a similar ilk to him would be great.

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
HMRH (IP Logged)
28 July, 2017 09:06
IF there is a signing which I'm starting to doubt there isn't a lot of time for him to be announced and join given that there is only 4 weeks preseason to go.

If he's from SH then I guess a delay would be down to Super rugby yet to complete otherwise I can't see this happening

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
SirBurger (IP Logged)
28 July, 2017 09:48
Yep, starting to think a deal was 99% there for someone but it fell through. We look very thin there.

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
Jamiepep1 (IP Logged)
28 July, 2017 10:12
But we don't look thin at lock, assuming Jebb is still with us. 5 first team locks is pretty standard for prem teams.

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
fatlad76 (IP Logged)
28 July, 2017 10:18
The only interesting fact is that the overseas imports are only just arriving so you never know.

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
SirBurger (IP Logged)
28 July, 2017 10:22
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Jamiepep1
But we don't look thin at lock, assuming Jebb is still with us. 5 first team locks is pretty standard for prem teams.

Jebb - uncertain if he is with us
Lloyd - not Premiership proven but may come good
McNally - not Premiership proven but have hopes for him
Paulo - not convinced

So really, we have De Chaves who we know will perform for us next season. To me that is 'thin'. More so than ever it has become the key position on the field and I worry about our quality there.

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
stnick88 (IP Logged)
28 July, 2017 10:23
We look very thin at lock.

De Chaves is the only one you would say is of real prem quality.

mcnally is unproven but has potential, lloyd struggled last time in the prem and arguably struggled at champ level, sinclair is OK but not sure he is up to the standard of most prem locks and Paulo is also unproven, hopefully he will step up and be a hit.

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
HMRH (IP Logged)
28 July, 2017 10:26
Norg2072 has stopped commenting but seemed to be in possession of knowledge about this which, in fairness, emanated from TRP so was a rumour at best

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
Jamiepep1 (IP Logged)
28 July, 2017 13:30
Look at Paulo's youtube highlights some frighteningly big hits he puts in, of which we haven't seen since the days of Huff (except he doesn't get sent off) he will be a good signing.

I think our DoR knows a thing or two about being a 2nd row and if he's happy with what he has then we should be too.

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
HMRH (IP Logged)
28 July, 2017 13:48
Kind of agree but it's a signing rumour so obviously we have to get excited

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
Hugo.LI (IP Logged)
28 July, 2017 14:21
It seems like jebb isn't with us? Agree that we are very short at lock. Mcnally must step up for us this season and I think keeping De Chaves fit will be the best possible outcome for us next season
Disagree about some comments about Llyod, I think he's a good lock who's excellent In the line out

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
DrV'sHairyCraic (IP Logged)
28 July, 2017 14:50
Why are people thinking that Jebb isn't with us?

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
HMRH (IP Logged)
28 July, 2017 14:55
Another rumour - the off season is a bit of a mare for them

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
Griff (IP Logged)
28 July, 2017 15:07
Jebb's not in the current squad list on the offy - that could just be a mistake, though.

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
norg2072 (IP Logged)
28 July, 2017 16:08
Jebb IS leaving, and the new signing is soon to be confirmed, but I'm not sure what the delay is before anyone asks.

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
Exile_Dave (IP Logged)
28 July, 2017 16:24
Don't leave us in suspense norg2072.



I'd rather be a Paddy then a Quin!!

C'mon the boys in Green!!

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
HMRH (IP Logged)
28 July, 2017 17:10
Slater to Glaws with May moving to Tigers is a big rumour confirmed again by Fissler. Would have loved Slater

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
Hugo.LI (IP Logged)
28 July, 2017 20:27
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norg2072
Jebb IS leaving, and the new signing is soon to be confirmed, but I'm not sure what the delay is before anyone asks.

Do we know why he left?

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
norg2072 (IP Logged)
30 July, 2017 20:28
Exile_Dave have a look on another thread, someone has decided he prefers green over blue 😉

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
Exile_Dave (IP Logged)
30 July, 2017 21:11
Quote:
norg2072
Exile_Dave have a look on another thread, someone has decided he prefers green over blue 😉

Yep I've seen that thread. Sounds a good player to me.



I'd rather be a Paddy then a Quin!!

C'mon the boys in Green!!


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