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Re: Squad 2018/19
Running Rugby 04 July, 2018 11:04
Has Ben Sowrey been released? Cannot see him on the squad list on the official site.

Re: Squad 2018/19
markismith50 04 July, 2018 11:08
Ben is no longer with the club. A great lad who really gave his all, and parted on very good terms with everyone here.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/07/2018 11:10 by markismith50.

Re: Squad 2018/19
Falc Dancer 04 July, 2018 11:58
Injury retirement I heard, unfortunate as he was a decent player

Re: Squad 2018/19
Running Rugby 04 July, 2018 16:08
Will Dom Waldouck be back with the Falcons full time next season, or is he still studying? He could easily fill the gap left by Mermoz, always been a big fan of Waldouck and hoping he gets more games this coming season.

Re: Squad 2018/19
markismith50 04 July, 2018 16:10
Dom does pre season with us, goes to Oxford for a couple of months then comes back, same as last year.

Re: Squad 2018/19
NorfolkFalcon 05 July, 2018 19:14
Why doesn't the likes of Olmstead and Sowery get officially announced? A real shame that both players left.

We will always remember Sowery for that try against Bordeaux. Sublime.

Re: Squad 2018/19
markismith50 05 July, 2018 19:43
Dean prefers to wait til players have found clubs, to announce. But if the player specifically wants to announce itís generally not a problem.

I know some supporters donít like this policy and Iíve made my own thoughts on it known, but Iím an employee and I carry out my task as directed.

Re: Squad 2018/19
NorfolkFalcon 06 July, 2018 16:22
Thanks for the explanation, Smithy.

Re: Squad 2018/19
Which Tyler 14 July, 2018 09:55
Hi guys.
Over on the Bath boards, I'm trying to put together how each squad is looking; so full squads, academy, EQP status and pecking order - all that jazz.
If you could give me some feedback, I would like to get this as accurate as possible - so please point out any typos / human error I've made; obivous mistakes in the pecking order or "that guy plays tight head, not lose head" type things.
I will continue to edit all of this; and get it as accurate as I realistically can by season's kick-off.
Obviously, if you want to see what I've got for the other clubs, just visit the Bath board - it's currently a sticky thread (to keep the forum open for another fortnight)
Cheers; Aidan
http://www.rugbyrebels.co/board/download/file.php?id=598



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Re: Squad 2018/19
mannin 15 July, 2018 18:53
Looks good.

Payne is a TH
Davison both sides
add Brocklebank to LH

Sowrey has left

Missed Guy Graham
Burrows is an 8
Collett looks like he'll be a 7

Re: Squad 2018/19
Which Tyler 16 July, 2018 14:21
Thank you; changes made here.
I'll publish again shortly before kick-off 2018 with all updates.

Kepp them coming guys



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Re: Squad 2018/19
GeordieFalcon 20 July, 2018 19:38
I thought young Montgomery was a lock not a back row.

Is Basham with us? Nothings been confirmed.

You've missed Brett Connon at FH

Chick is more of an 8 first and then 6 / 7

Re: Squad 2018/19
markismith50 20 July, 2018 21:28
Will plays back 5, Basham isnít with us.

Re: Squad 2018/19
GeordieFalcon 20 July, 2018 22:11
Thanks Mark I thought basham wasn't here.

Re: Squad 2018/19
Falc Dancer 20 July, 2018 22:27
Connon is included at FH
Montgomery is included as Lock
Unless I have misread your message

Re: Squad 2018/19
markismith50 20 July, 2018 22:57
As Iíve said elsewhere, donít take website biog positions as being the be all and end all. Lads these days are equipped to play multiple positions.

Re: Squad 2018/19
Which Tyler 24 July, 2018 03:04
Thanks guys - I've updated to remove Basham and add Connon.
Any other edits?



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Re: Squad 2018/19
Falc Dancer 09 August, 2018 08:12
Pedro Bettencourt added as an outside centre

Re: Squad 2018/19
GeordieFalcon 09 August, 2018 11:32
has anyone heard anything about Cavubati, the big Fijian lock.

Is he over his injury woes? Is he enjoying a good preseason? He'll be like a new signing.

Re: Squad 2018/19
markismith50 09 August, 2018 12:47
Yeah, Big Tex is fit and ready to cause some damage in opposition defences.

Re: Squad 2018/19
GeordieFalcon 09 August, 2018 14:39
Ah well that's great to hear mark, Cheers.

Will we be seeing him run out on Saturday for a stretch of the legs?

Re: Squad 2018/19
markismith50 09 August, 2018 14:43
The team hasn't been announced yet.

Re: Squad 2018/19
Running Rugby 09 August, 2018 15:14
Is Nemani Nagusa with the squad and available for selection, as he was waiting for a work permit I believe. Has that all gone through yet, Smithy?

Re: Squad 2018/19
markismith50 09 August, 2018 15:16
Nemani arrives this weekend so won't be available for this game. He gets here on Saturday I believe.

Re: Squad 2018/19
Running Rugby 13 August, 2018 15:19
Smithy, sorry to keep bugging you (and we do appreciate the responses), but........any update on when the team photos will take place and when the website profiles will get updated new season photos?

Re: Squad 2018/19
markismith50 13 August, 2018 19:44
Team photo is Aug 20, profiles updated within a couple of weeks of that.

Re: Squad 2018/19
Falc Dancer 14 August, 2018 20:50
Paul Mullen added on loan

Re: Squad 2018/19
COYBARF 21 August, 2018 16:07
What do we reckon on Falcons' fortunes for this coming season?
Strengthened enough to contend for playoffs again?

A bit more of a damning indictment here :

[therunnersports.com]

Can only hope it's way off the mark !

Re: Squad 2018/19
GeordieFalcon 22 August, 2018 12:25
Nah, cant agree with 10th!

The squad looks good. Stability from the last few seasons is crucial, and a few of the youngsters will add some pizzazz.

Players like Callum Chick look like this could be there season to really show their potential.

Re: Squad 2018/19
Marco19819 22 August, 2018 14:45
Quote:
GeordieFalcon
Nah, cant agree with 10th!
The squad looks good. Stability from the last few seasons is crucial, and a few of the youngsters will add some pizzazz.

Players like Callum Chick look like this could be there season to really show their potential.

I agree. The worry is the amount of money flying around BUT, as we can see with ashton, solomona, to some extent yarde and cipriani, these players bring trouble as well.

I hope the academy guys come through and that we hit top six but i wouldn't be surprised if we dropped away. Logically it would happen with our modest budget and champions cup committments BUT sport doesn't work like that. Culture, culture, culture is king and i think we have a good one. COME ON FALCONS

Re: Squad 2018/19
GeordieFalcon 22 August, 2018 15:10
Is Solomona any better than young Radwan or Kibirige at the moment? I honestly wouldn't swap them.
Don't discount stability either. This squad know each other very well now. They fight for each other and are well drilled in Deans requirements and tactics.

Yes we lost 4 important guys to retirement, but we have replaced them with very good premiership experienced players. Plus we have added a lot of potential.

If you were at the Nottingham game you would have seen a lot of them getting a run out and their enthusiasm is just so infectious.

We've also got Cavubati playing which he didn't last season.

Dean is a shrewd, knowledgeable character. He knows how to put together a good squad. Yes money is tight but all the same..he says these lads are ready.

He built the Harlequins side that won the title...including bringing through Robshaw etc etc.

Im confident

Re: Squad 2018/19
Marco19819 23 August, 2018 13:30
Agreed. Give me local kids like radz and kibi any day!

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GeordieFalcon
Is Solomona any better than young Radwan or Kibirige at the moment? I honestly wouldn't swap them.
Don't discount stability either. This squad know each other very well now. They fight for each other and are well drilled in Deans requirements and tactics.

Yes we lost 4 important guys to retirement, but we have replaced them with very good premiership experienced players. Plus we have added a lot of potential.

If you were at the Nottingham game you would have seen a lot of them getting a run out and their enthusiasm is just so infectious.

We've also got Cavubati playing which he didn't last season.

Dean is a shrewd, knowledgeable character. He knows how to put together a good squad. Yes money is tight but all the same..he says these lads are ready.

He built the Harlequins side that won the title...including bringing through Robshaw etc etc.

Im confident

Re: Squad 2018/19
GeordieFalcon 23 August, 2018 14:05
I see Andrew Davidson has joined Glasgow on loan to for a few months...

Re: Squad 2018/19
Falc Dancer 26 August, 2018 06:55
Scotty Wilson removed due to retirement

Re: Squad 2018/19
aidanb 27 August, 2018 16:20
I was wondering - how does the new squad compare to the one we started last season with

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Falcons_Thunder
Squad list for 2017/2018 season
Prop-
Jake IInicki
Bobby Vickers
Jon Welsh 2019
Sami Mavinga
Scott Wilson 2018
Davy Wilson
Sam Lockwood
Adam Brocklebank (A)
Trevor Davison (A)

Hooker-
Scott Lawson 2018
Kyle Cooper
Ben Sowery
Santi Socino (A)
Jamie Blamire (A)

Lock-
Tevita Cavubati
Evan Olmstead
Calum Green
Andrew Davidson
Will Witty
Sean Robinson 2018
Harrison Orr
Nick Civetta
Josh Williams (A)
Glen Young (A)
Max Davies (A)

Back row-
Mark Wilson 2020
Will Welch 2020
Nili Latu 2018
Opeti Fonua
Gary Graham
Ryan Burrows
Callum Chick
Ally Hogg 2019
Simon Uzokwe 2018

Scrum half-
Sam Stuart
Micheal Young 2020
Tane Takulua 2021
Ruaridh Dawson (A) 2019
Dan Taylor (A)

Fly half-
Toby FLOOD
Craig Willis 2018
Joel Matavesi
Joel Hodgson
Brett Connon (A)

Centres-
Juan Pablo Socino 2018
Dom Waldouck
Maxime Mermoz
Josh Matavesi
Chris Harris
Fred Burdon ?
Ben Stevenson (A)
Tom Penny

Back three-
Sinoti Sinoti
Niki Goneva
Beli Agulla
Cameron Cowell (A)
Zach Kibirige
DTH Van Der Merwe
Adam Radwan - 2018 (A)
Alex Tait
Simon Hammersley full back 2018

Re: Squad 2018/19
Falc Dancer 11 September, 2018 17:18
Mitchell added on a 3 month deal

Re: Squad 2018/19
Falc Dancer 25 October, 2018 19:38
Craig Mitchell removed as he has rejoined Yorkshire Carnegie aka Leeds

Re: Squad 2018/19
Falc Dancer 26 October, 2018 15:22
John Hardie addes

Re: Squad 2018/19
Falc Dancer 19 November, 2018 11:56

Re: Squad 2018/19
mannin 11 January, 2019 11:40
Any way we can add contract expiry to those we know of?

Re: Squad 2018/19
GeordieFalcon 26 February, 2019 10:13
Does anyone know what is wrong with Sean Robinson? I genuinely feel he's our best lock forward, and yet hes seemingly permanently injured.

Re: Squad 2018/19
markismith50 26 February, 2019 10:52
Sean is out at the moment with a broken arm

Re: Squad 2018/19
GeordieFalcon 26 February, 2019 12:34
Poor lad seems to have been out for such a long time going back even to most of last season . I do think we've missed him as well.

Cracking player.

Re: Squad 2018/19
aidanb 27 February, 2019 11:36
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GeordieFalcon
Does anyone know what is wrong with Sean Robinson? I genuinely feel he's our best lock forward, and yet hes seemingly permanently injured.

I'm sure he broke it down at Sale - when in the midst of a return from a broken arm.

could be wrong tho

Re: Squad 2018/19
markismith50 27 February, 2019 11:45
Sean re-broke the arm at Northampton on Dec 1, hopefully will be back some point in March. He was getting a right beasting yesterday. I was tired just watching it!

Re: Squad 2018/19
GeordieFalcon 28 February, 2019 09:13
Well that's good to hear....could you imagine the impact he could have if he gets back on the pitch fit and raring to go. He's another leader, lineout guru and tackler supreme who we've missed big time!

Re: Squad 2018/19
GeordieFalcon 07 May, 2019 08:29
So this is the squad so far with the known leavers and arrivals:

Forwards
Props:
TH - Jon Welsh, Davy Wilson, Logo Mulipola, Paul Mullen, Rodney Ah You
LH - Sam Lockwood, Adam Brocklebank, Trevor Davison

Hookers: Kyle Cooper, Santiago Socino, George McGuigan,
Jamie Blamire (SA)

Second Rows: Sean Robinson, Tevita Cavubati, Darren Barry, Glen Peterson
Will Montgomery (SA)

Back Row: Will Welch, Gary Graham, Calum Chick, Guy Graham, Connor Collett, Nemani Negusa, Jon Hardie
Tom Marshall (SA), Rob Farrar (SA), Simon Uzokwe (SA), Josh Basham (SA)
(Mark Wilson - Away on Season Loan?)

Backs
SH's: Sonatane Tukulua, Micky Young, Sam Stuart
Callum Pascoe (SA), Cameron Nordi Kelemeti (SA), James Elliott (SA)

Fh's: Joel Hodgson, Toby Flood, Brett Connon, Tim Swiel
Will Haydon Wood (SA)

Centres: Chris Harris, Josh Matavesi, Tom Penny, Johnny Williams, Alex Dunbar (Loan), Joel Matavesi
George Wacokecoke (A) , Charlie Wilson (A)

Wing: Sinoti Sinoti, Zac Kibirige, Veriniki Goneva (Out of Contract) , Adam Radwan
Ben Stevenson (SA), Morgan Passman (SA),

FB's: Alex Tait, Simon Hammersley - Reportedly signed 2 year deal with someone else, Tom Arscott, Cameron Cowell,
Josh Hodge (SA)

Re: Squad 2018/19
steve1888 07 May, 2019 08:37
Aren't Mullen and Cowell big elsewhere now ?

Re: Squad 2018/19
GeordieFalcon 07 May, 2019 09:22
Cowell is on loan with Donacaster, but still our player Steve, and with rumours about Hammersley on the move, may come into it next season.

Im also not sure about Mullen...kept him in for the moment.

Re: Squad 2018/19
Lowch 07 May, 2019 09:32
Iím pretty sure both have left permanently now. Cowell signed permanently with Doncaster for next season and Mullen is back in the US playing in the MLR, I believe.

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