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New Signing Alert
Neil-H (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 12:34
Just got WhatsApp of announcement of a new signing at 13.00 today

The Number 13 is heavily utilised in the post!!!

Hmmmmmmm

 
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New Signing
higgy365 (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 12:33
To be announced at 1300 hours.

So, a centre...

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: New Signing
Neil-H (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 12:38
Beat me to it Higgy...a 13 going by the message..

 
Nath-coys
Re: New Signing
Nath-coys (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 13:02
Proctor!

Get in!!

 
Saint dolph
Re: New Signing Alert
Saint dolph (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 13:02
We've only signed the best out the lot . Matt proctor

 
tedge
Re: New Signing Alert
tedge (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 13:07

 
herbie85
New signing is..
herbie85 (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 13:02
Matt proctor. Good business!

 
twsaint
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twsaint (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 13:04
Wonderful signing. We mean business.

 
Saint Stokey
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Saint Stokey (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 13:05
good? i hope you're understating that!

Outstanding signing!

 
ElySaint
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ElySaint (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 13:10
Big time signing. Welcome Matt.

 
Saint Stokey
Re: New Signing Alert
Saint Stokey (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 13:21
Is Matt Proctor the first CURRENT All Black we've signed?

 
saintsfella
Re: New Signing Alert
saintsfella (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 13:24
No highlights anywhere for a Southern Hemisphere ostrich like me

 
protestbeat
Re: New Signing Alert
protestbeat (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 13:30
Amazing signing
And he plays wing, full back and I've also seen 12 on his shirt in this vid linky so hopefully that should help with Fraser's development. Looking forward to watching some Super rugby this year. Do we think he'll make the World Cup squad? Very competative in the All Black midfield at the moment.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/01/2019 13:30 by protestbeat.

 
Hymenoptera
Re: New Signing Alert
Hymenoptera (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 14:32
Thats a proper signing, dare I say signing of next season...congrats

 
fleetg
Re: New Signing Alert
fleetg (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 15:11
Phenominal !!!
I may raise a glass tonight in celebration.

 
SaintsAsh
Re: New Signing Alert
SaintsAsh (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 15:15
Great signing, could not think of many signings I would rather had. Love this tackle on IF [youtu.be]

 
manxsaint
Re: New Signing Alert
manxsaint (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 15:16
Article from NZ Stuff magazine about Matt Proctor fromm August 2018.

[www.stuff.co.nz]

 
Angus67
Re: New Signing Alert
Angus67 (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 15:32
Just another overseas player preventing local talent from developing








:-)

 
Saint Stokey
Re: New Signing Alert
Saint Stokey (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 15:38
If we can convince someone like Matt Proctor to come to us, we've either got more financial clout that we let on, it's all about Boyd, or he must really like shoes.

Regardless, it's one hell of a statement signing!

So are we looking at:

15. Mallinder/ Tuala
14. Collins/ Sleightholme
13. Proctor/ Dingwall/ Kellaway
12. Francis/ Burrell
11. Naiyaravoro/ Pisi
10. Biggar/ Grayson
9. Reinach/ Mitchell

Can't help but feel like there are a few more signings in the near future, even if there are no more backs, that to me looks like quite a set of backs

 
Saint For Life
Re: New Signing Alert
Saint For Life (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 16:08
Fantastic signing - donít want to wish my life away but already looking forward to next season .
( Angus 67 - you forgot to add the* - and your next joke is ?)

 
Duckonstilts
Re: New Signing Alert
Duckonstilts (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 16:15
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Saint For Life
Fantastic signing - donít want to wish my life away but already looking forward to next season .
( Angus 67 - you forgot to add the* - and your next joke is ?)

He did add a smiley face :-) Thats good enough for me.

 
Saint For Life
Re: New Signing Alert
Saint For Life (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 16:20
Nothing like a smiley face on my iPad !!! But if it is I withdraw my ?

 
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Re: New Signing Alert
Abington Adam (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 16:45
So Boyd's starting to leaf through his little black book, great news! This seems like a sensational signing and the replacement for Rob Horne that we've been crying out for. Welcome aboard Mr Proctor.



COME ON YOU SAINTS!
Church's Stand season ticket holder
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tedge
Re: New Signing Alert
tedge (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 17:02
A tight head and a lock of similar class would complete recruitment imho

 
SaintsAsh
Re: New Signing Alert
SaintsAsh (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 17:22

 
tboullem
Re: New Signing Alert
Houghton Saint (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 17:35
Just a reminder that the WC final is 2nd November so if he is in the All Blacks squad it may be towards December that he becomes available for Saints what with rest periods added to moving and settling in to life in the Shire.

 
tedge
Re: New Signing Alert
tedge (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 18:20
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Houghton Saint
Just a reminder that the WC final is 2nd November so if he is in the All Blacks squad it may be towards December that he becomes available for Saints what with rest periods added to moving and settling in to life in the Shire.

On the other hand if he isn't selected for the World Cup squad the Super league final this year is on 6th July so he would be available pre-season

 
Happywifehappylife
Re: New Signing Alert
Happywifehappylife (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 18:49
Really excited by this signing. Bigger must be too

 
Nath-coys
Re: New Signing Alert
Nath-coys (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 19:13
He is predominantly a 13.
Very highly rated over here in Wellington.

Rated as New Zealandís best defensive Centre, usually leads the defence much in the way Horne did.
A very physical guy, and of course a very good skill set as a Kiwi Centre.

A great guy for Dingwall too learn from and importantly compete with.
Will add some real quality to our backline.

Be interesting too see where they use Kellaway, as he brings that high level skill set we need as well.
Might see him at Full back at some point the second half of the season, or dare I say it might he take Taqeles places on the wing....

Bar people leaving I canít see too much more recruitment needed in the backline.

On too the Forwards please.....

 
fleetg
Re: New Signing Alert
fleetg (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 19:17
Kellaway at full back for me please. I rate him higher than recent players in that position.

 
Nath-coys
Re: New Signing Alert
Nath-coys (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 19:26
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fleetg
Kellaway at full back for me please. I rate him higher than recent players in that position.

Iím hoping Mallinder comes back fit and strong and can find some form, I have no doubt in my mind he could prove a important player under Boyd.
Giving us a extra playmaker from the 15 position.
A kicking game from a 15 which is no existent at the minute.
He obviously has work ons though.

I actually would pick Kellaway over Taqele, I think he is more skill full and brings much more contributions in a game.
Although a top asset if used well I donít actually think he suits our style of play all that well.

9. Reinach/Mitchell
10. Biggar
11. Kellaway
12. Francis
13. Proctor
14. Collins
15. Mallinder

What I would go with on Paper

 
Christoff
Re: New Signing Alert
smitferbrainz (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 19:36
Fantastic!

 
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Re: New Signing Alert
shendy (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 21:05
Never heard of him tbh but people seem happy!

 
St Saltaire
Re: New Signing Alert
St Saltaire (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 21:13
A great signing. The squad is gradually being strengthened and Iím delighted that Chris Boyd has followed the recent pattern of excellent signings.

 
HungryLikeTheWolf
Re: New Signing Alert
Wilson Pickett (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 21:25
Tremendous signing

Well done Boydy, Mark Darbon and John White

 
Angus67
Re: New Signing Alert
Angus67 (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 22:39
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Duckonstilts
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Saint For Life
Fantastic signing - donít want to wish my life away but already looking forward to next season .
( Angus 67 - you forgot to add the* - and your next joke is ?)

He did add a smiley face :-) Thats good enough for me.

Thank you Ducks, You took my comment in the way it was intended, it is a great signing and despite the rumors I didn't expect it to happen.

 
Saint Stokey
Re: New Signing Alert
Saint Stokey (IP Logged)
12 January, 2019 00:20
So... All Black signed... who's next?
The danger is that the next signing is likely to be underwhelming in comparison... but i hope not!

 
Christoff
Re: New Signing Alert
smitferbrainz (IP Logged)
12 January, 2019 10:27
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Saint Stokey
So... All Black signed... who's next?
The danger is that the next signing is likely to be underwhelming in comparison... but i hope not!

Big fella's up front hopefully. I think we'll be seriously good if we can even compete up front, particularly at scrum time.

 
HungryLikeTheWolf
Re: New Signing Alert
Wilson Pickett (IP Logged)
12 January, 2019 10:42
New 1
Hartley
Painter/Sinckler(would be awesome)
Ribbans
Lawes
Harrison
Ludlam
New 8

Reinach
Biggar

Taqele
Francis
Proctor
Collins/Kellaway

Mallinder/Ace



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/01/2019 11:27 by Wilson Pickett.

 
tedge
Re: New Signing Alert
tedge (IP Logged)
12 January, 2019 10:42
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smitferbrainz
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Saint Stokey
So... All Black signed... who's next?
The danger is that the next signing is likely to be underwhelming in comparison... but i hope not!

Big fella's up front hopefully. I think we'll be seriously good if we can even compete up front, particularly at scrum time.

Indeed - I think Boydy would be happy with a scrum that holds its own on the opposition put-in and doesn't go backwards; I don't think his philosopy includes dominating up front to get penalties or push-overs - he just wants containment defensively and quick ball offensively for his exciting back division.

 
Christoff
Re: New Signing Alert
smitferbrainz (IP Logged)
12 January, 2019 17:59
Quote:
tedge
Quote:
smitferbrainz
Quote:
Saint Stokey
So... All Black signed... who's next?
The danger is that the next signing is likely to be underwhelming in comparison... but i hope not!

Big fella's up front hopefully. I think we'll be seriously good if we can even compete up front, particularly at scrum time.

Indeed - I think Boydy would be happy with a scrum that holds its own on the opposition put-in and doesn't go backwards; I don't think his philosopy includes dominating up front to get penalties or push-overs - he just wants containment defensively and quick ball offensively for his exciting back division.

Totally agree Tedge. If we can just get parity up front I think we'll be more than fine. We don't need a dominant scrum in the way we used to have a competitive scrum will be okay. If we can do this I'll be very excited about what we could achieve. If things stay as they are up front I think we'll be okay but maybe not better than okay, no-one wants that.


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