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All quiet on the lock front
orsoncart (IP Logged)
13 July, 2017 11:53
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 12:29
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 14:00
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 17:13
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 21:01
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 10:28
Starting pair would be Seb + who?

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
MattM (IP Logged)
14 July, 2017 13:10
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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 06:19
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 11:13
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 14:07
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 14:23
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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 14:26
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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 15:00
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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 15:06
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 17:43
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 18:04
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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 18:39
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 13:51
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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 20:31
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 10:29
Still quiet

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
Exile_Dave (IP Logged)
21 July, 2017 16:25
Where is this signing then???



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)
22 July, 2017 12:39
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 15:18
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 16:08
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 16:45
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 20:02
Pro12.....(Sm100)

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
HMRH (IP Logged)
22 July, 2017 21:39
Existing Pro12 or from a team about to join?

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
PV (IP Logged)
23 July, 2017 07:41
There's nothing in the Rugby Paper on it!

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
kiwi02 (IP Logged)
24 July, 2017 10:28
A



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Re: All quiet on the lock front
HMRH (IP Logged)
24 July, 2017 10:43
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 10:57
Whats with all the secret squirrel stuff? (Sm119)

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
HMRH (IP Logged)
24 July, 2017 11:19
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 14:08
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 14:35
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 14:57
Isnt he just starting a testimonial season with Ospreys?

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
HMRH (IP Logged)
24 July, 2017 15:08
Like eck is it

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
Alphacat (IP Logged)
24 July, 2017 16:03
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 16:16
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 10:35
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 12:38
Exeter just signed a SA lock from Kings

 
Re: All quiet on the lock front
SirBurger (IP Logged)
26 July, 2017 13:39
Someone of a similar ilk to him would be great.


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