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  • Red Hand Hero
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    Think we could see a lot of the AB's pulling a similar move.


    Backs like Howlett, Gere, Mauger, Rockococko, McAllister


    Forwards like Hayman, Oliver, Sommerville, Jack, Thorne, Hollah etc are coming to a stage in their careers where they could go for a two year stint abroad and still make it back in time for another (ok Oliver won't see another RWC).


    For the provinces:


    Munster could make use of Howlett, surely they won't extend Cullens contract, thus a big money one is up for grabs?


    Leinster could make use of Oliver as he'd tighten up the pack and with the potential signing of Bracken they'd finally have a pack to mix it with the best of them.


    Ulster-Hayman...couldn't afford a tighthead of his quality as he could lift over a quart of a million probably in france but i'm sure picking someone up still relatively in their pomp wouldn't go a miss.

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  • i_like_cake
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    Amazing signing....... Will probably be able to return and perform for the all-blacks in the next world cup aswell..... smart move...

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  • gelly
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    damn

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  • Valencia
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    [img]smileys/shock.gif[/img]Never happens to us! Well it did. but then it didn't

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  • munsterforever
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    they will need him their best players are leaving at the end of the season

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  • dailywaffle
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    Originally posted by Cher Khan
    Originally posted by Red Hand Hero


    An amazing capture by any mans standards. I would guess this spells the end for D.Gibson at the club who is nearing retirement age..?


    Bloody fantastic signing.


    Talk is of Gibson staying on in a coaching capacity?


    Mauger reportedly being on £250K.


    Is this before or after the new salary cap?[img]smileys/confused.gif[/img]


    Gibbo wanted, apparently, a 1-year extension. Not sure if he will get it, although the fans would certainly like to see him stay on as a coach. I guess that depends on who Howard's successor is (rumour has it that has been decided, but no announcement until next month).


    I too have heard £250K mentioned, I presumed it was based on the new cap (which Leicester have been instrumental in negotiating).





    As a P.S., we have also signed former England Under-21 international prop Boris Stankovich from Albi in France.

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  • Cher Khan
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    Originally posted by Red Hand Hero


    An amazing capture by any mans standards. I would guess this spells the end for D.Gibson at the club who is nearing retirement age..?


    Bloody fantastic signing.


    Talk is of Gibson staying on in a coaching capacity?


    Mauger reportedly being on £250K.


    Is this before or after the new salary cap?[img]smileys/confused.gif[/img]

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  • blackadder
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    Share the sentiment on both counts, great signing and he's only bloody 26!!!!!


    I quickly scanned through the report to see what age he was looking out for 30 or 31 and came across 26 and was flabbergasted. Now i know how the Welsh fans feel when they are trying to guess the age of Irish players!!!

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  • Blindsider.
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    Bloody hell - the Tigers must be over the moon!!!

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  • Red Hand Hero
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    An amazing capture by any mans standards. I would guess this spells the end for D.Gibson at the club who is nearing retirement age..? Coincedentally another good signing from Canterbury that Leicester made dispite his injuries.


    Leicester could be an even bigger force to be reckoned with this season as their midfield has never been the same since Howard hung up his boots. Hipkiss is turning into a class act and Ollie smith has showed great potential without ever really turning it on when it counts and has also been blighted by injuries at key times in his career. Having Mauger inside them will bring both these young guys on even more.


    It could also be great news from an irish (and being selfish Ulster) perspective. Humph Jr. has shown undoubted potential in his run outs in the GP and HEC this season which is good for all concerned and it seems he might even have leapfrogged the solidly slow and predictable Goode. Having Mauger in training could really be the making of Humph Jr which would be great for irish rugby in general.


    Bloody fantastic signing.

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  • Paddie
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    Originally posted by sewa


    Signing an ex all black is always a good move....


    [img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]

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  • LLCOOLJ14
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    Savage signing......

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  • Red October
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    The ABs have shown themselves to be fairly ruthless in discarding 'veteran' talent especially in their backline in favour of the younger breed. Suppose he sees 30 as likely to be past the threshold for next RWC. He's done the cute thing though - a two year deal allows him to rake the dosh and if having surveyed the likely competition he feels he has a shot for ABs RWC 2011, he can shoot off home in time to be welcomed back into the fold.


    Well played that man and his agent.


    Blix. [img]smileys/sad.gif[/img]

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  • sewa
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    Signing an ex all black is always a good move....


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  • mullet is gone
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    He's only 26????

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