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Squad 2018/19
Discussion started by Falc Dancer , 22 April, 2018 15:43
Squad 2018/19
Falc Dancer 22 April, 2018 15:43
Could this be made a sticky please?
Also, if anyone has any additions or omissions, eg contract has expired, please post so as I can update the list
I have removed players who are out of contract as far as I am aware

Squad list for 2018/19 season

Prop-
Jon Welsh
Sami Mavinga
Sam Lockwood
Adam Brocklebank
Trevor Davison
Logo Mulipola
Davey Wilson
Jack Payne
Paul Mullen (loan)
Rodney Ah You

Hooker-
George McGuigan
Kyle Cooper
Santi Socino
Jamie Blamire (A)

Lock-
Tevita Cavubati
Calum Green
Andrew Davidson
Will Witty
Sean Robinson
Glen Young
Will Montgomery (A)

Back row-
Mark Wilson
Will Welch
Gary Graham
Ryan Burrows
Callum Chick
Simon Uzokwe (A)
Guy Graham
Connor Collett
Nemani Nagusa
John Hardie
Tom Marshall (A)
Rob Farrar (A)

Scrum half-
Sam Stuart
Micheal Young
Tane Takulua
Ruaridh Dawson (A)
Callum Pascoe (A)
Cameron Nordii Kelemeti (A)
James Elliott (A)

Fly half-
Toby Flood
Joel Matavesi
Joel Hodgson
Brett Connon

Centres-
Josh Matavesi
Chris Harris
Tom Penny
Johnny Williams
Dom Waldouck
Pedro Bettencourt
Charlie Wilson (A)
George Wacokecoke (A)

Back three-
Sinoti Sinoti
Niki Goneva
Cameron Cowell (A)
Zach Kibirige
Adam Radwan (A)
Alex Tait
Tom Arscott
Simon Hammersley
Ben Stevenson (A)
Josh Hodge (A)
Morgan Passman (A)



Edited 25 time(s). Last edit at 27/06/2019 12:21 by Monkey1.

Re: Squad 2018/19
Falc Dancer 22 April, 2018 18:06
Looking at the squad, there are probably more to come out yet
Fly half, Centres and Props look a tad thin
Good depth in back row and back three

Re: Squad 2018/19
Cumbrian_falcon 22 April, 2018 18:29
For me we need 5 more bodies in:

2 x Centres - Proven Premiership Standard players
2x Tight head props - As above
1 x Fly Half - maybe a fallen out of favour players or a championship standard player who we can bring on.

Re: Squad 2018/19
AFalcon24 22 April, 2018 18:38
Props still slightly worry me wonder if we will see any in the academy next season, as we also don't have many young ones coming through. smiling smiley

Re: Squad 2018/19
PedroFalcon 22 April, 2018 23:46
Dave Wilson and Jack Payne (both props) are still here; contract lengths were undisclosed for both players I believe. I think Scott Wilson's 3 year deal is due for renewal this summer, likewise for Hammersley. I expect both of these will be in the batch of renewals Smithy has mentioned.

Re: Squad 2018/19
Falc Dancer 23 April, 2018 05:39
Scott Wilson and Hammersley removed as per Pedro Falcon. I also expect to be adding these two back in at some point

Re: Squad 2018/19
Falc Dancer 23 April, 2018 05:40
Jack Payne is a Mowden Park player rather hand being directly contracted to Falcons is my understanding

Re: Squad 2018/19
Cumbrian_falcon 24 April, 2018 22:43
Quote:
Falc Dancer
Scott Wilson and Hammersley removed as per Pedro Falcon. I also expect to be adding these two back in at some point

Spoke to Scott Wilson after the Worcester away game heís staying around.

Re: Squad 2018/19
GeordieFalcon 25 April, 2018 11:34
Is Josh Williams the young lock still with us in the academy?

And I would keep Scotty Lawson on as hooker as well. Whilst he may retire...he may well perform the same role as Aly Hogg, in providing quality veteran back up when required.

Re: Squad 2018/19
markismith50 25 April, 2018 14:51
No, Josh Williams hasn't been with us for a while.

Re: Squad 2018/19
GeordieFalcon 01 May, 2018 15:12
Well so far it reads like this...

Players in Summer 2018:
Guy Graham - (Is he coming from Hawick? )
Tom Arscott - France
Logi Mulipola - Tigers

Players out Summer 2018:
Juan Pablo Socino - Leaving For Edinburgh in the Summer
Bobby Vickers - Retiring
Craig Willis - Leaving for Ealing in the Summer

Re: Squad 2018/19
Falc Dancer 01 May, 2018 20:39
Max Davies out after confirmation at tonightís talk in

Re: Squad 2018/19
GeordieFalcon 01 May, 2018 21:51
Really? England age group lock, mustn't have made the grade.

Re: Squad 2018/19
GeordieFalcon 01 May, 2018 21:53
Ah I see he's moving to Wales as he's Welsh qualified.

Re: Squad 2018/19
Running Rugby 02 May, 2018 14:08
Quote:
GeordieFalcon
Ah I see he's moving to Wales as he's Welsh qualified.

Have you got a link for this story? or was it just mentioned at the forum last night?
Anymore news of leavers mentioned last night?

Re: Squad 2018/19
Running Rugby 02 May, 2018 14:10
Quote:
GeordieFalcon
Well so far it reads like this...
Players in Summer 2018:
Guy Graham - (Is he coming from Hawick? )
Tom Arscott - France
Logi Mulipola - Tigers

Players out Summer 2018:
Juan Pablo Socino - Leaving For Edinburgh in the Summer
Bobby Vickers - Retiring
Craig Willis - Leaving for Ealing in the Summer

Add Jake Ilnicki to the list of leavers as he has signed for Yorkshire Carnegie....and of course, Ally Hogg, as announced today

and George McGuigan coming back from Leicester as an "in"

Re: Squad 2018/19
GeordieFalcon 02 May, 2018 14:52
Ah yes of course....

Players in Summer 2018:
Guy Graham - Hawick?
Tom Arscott - France
Logi Mulipola - Tigers
George McGuigan - Tigers

Players out Summer 2018:
Juan Pablo Socino - Leaving For Edinburgh in the Summer
Bobby Vickers - Retiring
Craig Willis - Leaving for Ealing in the Summer
Aly Hogg - Retiring
Max Davies - Moving to Wales??
Jake Ilnicki - Yorkshire



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/05/2018 14:53 by GeordieFalcon.

Re: Squad 2018/19
Falcons_Thunder 12 May, 2018 07:17
FD can you update your original post to show up to date players. Cheers

Re: Squad 2018/19
Falc Dancer 12 May, 2018 07:35
Done
Hogg, Latu, Vickers removed
Williams added

Re: Squad 2018/19
Marco19819 12 May, 2018 13:39
If will montgomery is included shouldn't josh hodge as well? The kid is supposed to be special!

Re: Squad 2018/19
Falc Dancer 12 May, 2018 13:52
He is as a back 3 player

Re: Squad 2018/19
Marco19819 12 May, 2018 13:53
Ah right i missed that! Sorry

Re: Squad 2018/19
GeordieFalcon 17 May, 2018 21:43
The forwards look like they still have substantial experience ( despite the 4 retirememts) but jeez there's a raft of youngsters in the backs.

Re: Squad 2018/19
Falc Dancer 20 May, 2018 08:44
Connor Collett added to back row

Re: Squad 2018/19
GeordieFalcon 01 June, 2018 13:03
How much actual league time will the young lads get next season.

Uzokwe
Chick
Radwan
Kibirige
Blamire
Penny
Charlie Wilson
Stevenson
Cowell
Etc etc

Re: Squad 2018/19
Falc Dancer 01 June, 2018 14:19
Probably Cup games and dual reg deals with DMP, Blaydon, Tynedale

Re: Squad 2018/19
Marco19819 02 June, 2018 15:32
Chick, radwan and kibirige will become established first team players (perhaps not alwaus starting ones).

I suspect they are looking at Cowell for the 15 slot. He has massive potential.

Re: Squad 2018/19
Leipziger 03 June, 2018 08:22
I imagine we'll see more of Chick with Latu and Hogg retiring, perhaps him and Burrows sharing the 8 shirt.

Re: Squad 2018/19
GeordieFalcon 04 June, 2018 15:04
Im curious to see how Penny and Charlie Wilson go in the centres next season. Both bright hopes...Penny a bit further down the road than Wilson but has had a nightmare run with injuries.

Re: Squad 2018/19
pityacker 07 June, 2018 09:39
Mermoz and Civetta need removing from the squad both gone elsewhere.

Re: Squad 2018/19
Falc Dancer 07 June, 2018 11:37
Farrar in
Mermoz and Civetta out

Re: Squad 2018/19
markismith50 07 June, 2018 11:55
Announced this week that England U18s pair Rob Farrar and Tom Marshall have been promoted to the senior academy. Both excellent prospects, taking our senior academy influx to six this summer. They'll all train full time with the first team.

Re: Squad 2018/19
GeordieFalcon 08 June, 2018 11:48
Where has Civetta gone?

Re: Squad 2018/19
markismith50 08 June, 2018 11:49
Donny

Re: Squad 2018/19
Falc Dancer 27 June, 2018 14:10
Fijian back row, Nemani Nagusa, added

Re: Squad 2018/19
Falc Dancer 01 July, 2018 20:04
Added Davey Wilson back in as Smithy confirmed heís still with Falcons
I expect to add in Scott Wilson and Simon Hammersley in once the squad is confirmed, hopefully this week

Re: Squad 2018/19
markismith50 01 July, 2018 20:08
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/07/2018 15:10 by markismith50.

Re: Squad 2018/19
Falc Dancer 01 July, 2018 20:34
Cheers Smithy, thought as much but last seasons thread had them as out of contract

Re: Squad 2018/19
Leipziger 01 July, 2018 20:43
Centres a bit light perhaps, and I'd like another fly-half with top club level experience if possible. I wonder if we'll sign another senior hooker as well since we went into last year with 4 but now there are only 3, unless Blamire will be stepping up.

Re: Squad 2018/19
markismith50 01 July, 2018 20:46
Blamire is still with us

Re: Squad 2018/19
Falc Dancer 02 July, 2018 09:50
Jack Payne added at TH
Thanks Smithy for the update

Re: Squad 2018/19
CharlieDog 03 July, 2018 20:40
Dom Waldouck still showing on what appears to be next season squad on website

Re: Squad 2018/19
Falc Dancer 03 July, 2018 20:51
Well spotted
Wonder if itís same terms as last year with his studies?
Added Waldouck back in
Makes me wonder whether we will be signing any more players now that the squad is confirmed.

Re: Squad 2018/19
Falc Dancer 03 July, 2018 20:58
Added in several academy players as per the offy squad list

Re: Squad 2018/19
markismith50 03 July, 2018 21:13
Yes, Dom is with us, same set-up as last season with Oxford Uni. Heís with us all pre-season.

Re: Squad 2018/19
Falc Dancer 04 July, 2018 06:48
Looking at the squad, we seem to have replaced like for like the players who have left/retired with mainly younger/EQP players -
Vickers - Logo
Latu - Nagusa
Hogg - Collett/Graham
Lawson - McGuigan
VDM - Arscott
JPS - Williams

Others such as Willis and Mermoz have been replaced by promoting from within the academy with players such as Connon and Penny ready for first team duties

Now that the squad has been confirmed on the Offy, we have obvious depth as long as the academy players impress and and can hold their own when given their chance. I hope that players like Connon or Charlie Wilson arenít making their debuts against the likes of Toulon. I know itís worst case scenario but only one or two injuries would mean they wouldnít be thrust into contention despite never playing in the Premiership

Losing experienced players such as Vickers, Hogg, Latu and Lawson gives others the opportunity to step up as part of the leadership group within the squad but maintaining the continuity within the squad

On the whole the team should be very similar to last seasons which performed so well unless we receive a late surprise

Re: Squad 2018/19
mannin 04 July, 2018 08:15
Brocklebank, Payne, Connon, Joel M and Penny all listed with the full squad. Good stuff.

Re: Squad 2018/19
GeordieFalcon 04 July, 2018 08:26
Interesting to see that Josh Matavesi has ben very positive about having "fewer" changes in the squad, with us mostly replacing the ones have gone and promoting the academy lads who have been around the senior squad for a couple of years now anyway.

He said the training has been going very well for that reason and the new comers have been fantastic.

Players like Penny, Charlie Wilson, Radwan, Kibrige in the backs will have much more gametime now and probably feature in more heavyweight Prem games.

Re: Squad 2018/19
Falc Dancer 04 July, 2018 09:41
Once you have the squad nicely balanced with a mixture of academy players you donít want a big turn over every season. This is showing that we are retaining our talent much better than in previous years
Of course you still need new players with quality to keep the squad fresh but the core remains there same and you build upon it, our core being Welch, Wilson, Tait, Green etc

Re: Squad 2018/19
AFalcon24 04 July, 2018 10:08
I see there isn't any props coming in the academy. Otherwise still looking forward to next season. smiling smiley

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