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By WW
May 26 2017

Following our defeat in the Championship play-off final we now know that a number of players will be leaving the club this summer. However the club announced on May 26th that six players had re-signed for next season making our signed squad 21 players....

We have lost some very talented and influential players. Many of them will go on to have good careers in the Premiership and we wish them well. However J-Lo has to go on to next season and do what we failed to do this season, get promotion!

The squad, so far, is much stronger than I had anticipated a week or so ago. Today 6 players announced that they had signed on for next season. Key amongst them are Chris Elder, Tom Casson and Richard Beck.

Already we might have:

Fullbacks: Chris Elder, Stevie McColl

Wings: 

Centres: Tom Casson, Pete Lucock, Andy Forsyth, Max Wright,

10's  , Callum Irvine

Scrum halves: Alex Davies, Max Green, ,

Props: James Thraves, Lee Imiolek, Charlie  Beech, 

Hookers: Mike Mayhew, Ross Graham, , Jordan Poole, 

Locks: Ben West, Mike Myerscough, Jack Whetton, Matt Smith, Dan Sanderson

Backrow: Richard Beck, Josh Bainbridge, Brandon Staples, Richard Mayhew, Ollie Stedman Lewis Wilson.

There are still a number of players who have not yet been announced as staying or leaving. Primary amongst them is Matt Smith who, it appears, has now re-signed. However the focus will be, as usual, on the fly half spot. We have two academy players, Sam Allen and Ben Smith, but the club shows Alex Davies as a "Universal back" which might indicate that he will play other positions than 9. Max Green is also down as a 10 and I can remember seeing him play 10 for the Academy some years ago. Fly halves do not come cheap so it will be interesting to see if we have the "bunce" to tempt a decent 10 to LS6.

Whatever happens we have retained some experienced pros. Next year's pack will look very familiar with a backrow of Beck, Stedman and Mayhew. Myersough, West or Whetton in the boilerhouse with a front row containing Beech , Mayhew and Imiolek will be a formidable pack.

There are still things to be sorted  at 10 but  we have retained our main centres plus we will have Elder and McColl in the back 3 .

This scenario will change as signings and departures are announced but I believe that we already have the makings of a competitive squad for next season

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27/05/2017 21:08
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headingleytyke
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headingleytyke (IP Logged)
27/05/2017 21:39
Not so sure. Wait to see who we really sign, backs look a bit thin

 
NickHarf
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NickHarf (IP Logged)
28/05/2017 08:47
Looks like Watkins has gone to Jersey?

 
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opuscoitus (IP Logged)
28/05/2017 09:04
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Looks like Watkins has gone to Jersey?

Was already there has been announced on their website as leaving just not where to

 
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Wildwillie (IP Logged)
28/05/2017 12:40
It is only a rumour that we have signed the two Jersey lads - we might not get either of them.

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Northern Man
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Northern Man (IP Logged)
28/05/2017 13:27
Worth noting Guy Borrowdale, Dan Preston-Routledge and Sam Allan were all released at the end of the season. Centre Tom Bullough from the Academy has been retained so midfield and back 3 are solid. Lewis Wilson is also retained from the Academy in the back row. Some building work still to be done though.

 
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28/05/2017 16:39

 
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JDH (IP Logged)
28/05/2017 18:49
I thought Sam Allen looked decent in the small amount of time he has played.

 
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Gelbel (IP Logged)
29/05/2017 10:09
I wouldn't include Watkins til it's announced. Chickens, hatched & counting come to mind!!

Mind you, you can add in George North! He's deffo signing after a particularly​ pungent cheese board. (Sm22)



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JDH (IP Logged)
29/05/2017 11:17
Please change Mr Forsyth's first name.

 
haxbytyke
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Haxbytyke (IP Logged)
29/05/2017 11:25
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Please change Mr Forsyth's first name.

To Bruce?

COME ON LEEDS.
We've been through it all together.

 
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Wildwillie (IP Logged)
29/05/2017 15:38
Thank you JDH. I now know at least one person reads my twaddle.

(Sm134)

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X~Pat
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Y Drenewydd (IP Logged)
01/06/2017 21:57
Alex Davies is a 10/9 and has a good goal kicking boot .

 
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Zandra YaPoI (IP Logged)
01/06/2017 23:59
Remember, Stevie McColl can also kick a ball!!

Zandra YaPoI
YaPoI - Yorkshire and Proud of It

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Wildwillie (IP Logged)
02/06/2017 08:09
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Alex Davies is a 10/9 and has a good goal kicking boot .

Yes but never really tried at either last season (10 or goalkicker)

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Beeston Lion (IP Logged)
03/06/2017 00:30
Was practising kicks at Madstad last week in warm up period.

 
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Wildwillie (IP Logged)
03/06/2017 11:28
If we sign another 9 then Davies will play 10.

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North needs success
Re: Squad for next year
05/06/2017 08:08
In my opinion we had the best 9 in the league last season why would we move him to 10 ?

 
John R
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John R (IP Logged)
05/06/2017 12:09
I agree North.

I think Davies was one of the better players we imported but sadly, I don't see that many accolades on this board about him, compared with say with the Mayhew's whom I also rate.

IMV Leave Davies at 9, he really spark's the backs into action and 'bosses' the forwards to do the necessary.

 
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Competitive Dad (IP Logged)
05/06/2017 21:24
Callum Irvine, fly half, signed from Hull Ionians??

 
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Wildwillie (IP Logged)
06/06/2017 08:49
Wasn't he the lad at Harrogate who Bobba liked? Ionians have just signed the Huddersfield standoff. Huddersfield have a young 10 of ours on DR. Seems like a good fit.

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Wildwillie (IP Logged)
06/06/2017 09:13
Yes he was. Article

Seems he was destined for Donny before an ankle injury curtailed it.

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Bobba
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Bobba (IP Logged)
07/06/2017 16:18
Callum was very good a couple of years ago before losing his way somewhat. A change did him good and hopefully, if he has got his head right, then he could be a good signing. Minikin would not be a bad signing either, he knows how to dissect the uprights!

 
Carnegie needs success
Re: Squad for next year
07/06/2017 16:49
Warren Seals re-signs for Mowden Park !

 
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Wildwillie (IP Logged)
09/06/2017 09:47
Now confirmed that Callum Irvine has joined on a 12 month contract.

(Sm134)

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JDH (IP Logged)
09/06/2017 13:35
what type / style of player is he?

 
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Competitive Dad (IP Logged)
09/06/2017 15:00
A fly half that like to run.

 
North needs success
Re: Squad for next year
09/06/2017 15:40
He'll have that knocked out of him then !

 
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Wildwillie (IP Logged)
09/06/2017 15:42
23 years old - just a puppy! (Sm134)

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John R
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John R (IP Logged)
11/06/2017 11:04
Sounds encouraging................

 
headingleytyke
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headingleytyke (IP Logged)
15/06/2017 16:21
How come we have 5 hooks and 4 props. That equation does not work

 
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Wildwillie (IP Logged)
15/06/2017 18:22
No we don't. If you read carefully it assumes that Buckle is coming. Try to be less obtuse please.

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Wildwillie (IP Logged)
15/06/2017 18:22
No we don't. If you read carefully it assumes that Buckle is coming. Try to be less obtuse please.

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headingleytyke
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headingleytyke (IP Logged)
16/06/2017 17:51
No wonder this message board is going to the dogs. Half as many posters as a year ago. One comment and you get castigated. Ok we have 4 props and 4 hookers. That does not work

 
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Wildwillie (IP Logged)
16/06/2017 20:23
Expect some DR props then as we get closer to preseason. (Sm134)

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opuscoitus (IP Logged)
18/06/2017 12:43
According to Rugby Paper the Bath dual registration deal is nearly done and we are getting fly half Rory Jennings who was at Ealing last year

 
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18/06/2017 16:48

 
Bobba
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Bobba (IP Logged)
20/06/2017 22:09
Rumour has it that the club is about to sign Emily Scarret and other members of the England ladies squad. A spokesperson is alleged to have commented that the signings are to show our boys how it's supposed to be done.

 
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Wildwillie (IP Logged)
21/06/2017 07:26
Bath clearly rate Jennings as he has just been added to their senior squad. He has been loaned out to several clubs in the past to get match experience. Two no. 10s before preseason? Hmm let us hope the rumour is true.

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Bittern (IP Logged)
27/06/2017 15:22
I note the official web site now reflects the 2017-2018 squad as far it stands to date.

26 players - just enough to cover. Let's hope they all stay fit.

 
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Wildwillie (IP Logged)
27/06/2017 19:17
...and that 26 includes Matt Smith. I must have missed his re-signing. Also note that Callum Irvine is not yet in the squad.

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