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Topic: Regional Transfers
Posted By: DDF
Subject: Regional Transfers
Date Posted: 05 February 2014 at 11:58am
Ospreys 16/17:-
In:
Rhodri Jones (Scarlets) - Confirmed
Rhodri Williams (Scarlets) - Rumour
JJ Englebrecht (Toyota Industries Shuttles) - confirmed
Kieron Fonotia (Crusaders) - Confirmed
Hugh Gustafson (Dragons) - Confirmed
 
Out:
 
Hanno Dirksen (Scarlets) - Rumour
Rhys Webb (Saracens,Leinster, Northampton) - Rumour
Alun Wyn Jones (Toulon, Cleremont) - Rumour
Aaron Jarvis (Clermont) - Confirmed
Martyn Roberts (Bristol) - confirmed
Marc Jones (Jersey RFC) Confirmed
Rhodri Hughes (Released) - Confirmed
 

Blues 16/17:-
In:
 
 
Salesi Ma'afu (Toulon)-Confirmed
Nick Williams (Ulster) - Confirmed
Tim Nanai Williams (Chiefs) - Rumour
Dominic Day (Bath) -Rumour
Leigh Halfpenny (Toulon) Rumour
Mathew Morgan (Bristol)-Confirmed
Rhys Gill (Saracens) - confirmed
Steve Shingler (Scarlets) -Confirmed
Kirby Myhill (Scarlets) -Confirmed
Willis Halaholo (Hurricanes) - Rumour
George Earle (Scarlets) - Rumour
Phill Dollman (Exeter Chiefs) Rumour
 
Out:
 
Taufa'ao Filise (Merthyr) - Cnfirmed
Lou Reed (Scarlets) - Rumour
Rhys Patchell (Scarlets) Confirmed

Scarlets:-
In:
 
Rhys Patchell (Cardiff) Confirmed
Jonny McNicoll (Crisaders)- Confirmed
Trevor Nyakane (Bulls) Rumour
Leigh Halfpenny (Toulon) Rumour
Dominic Day ( Bath) - Rumour
Hanno Dirksen (Ospreys) Rumour
Lou Reed (Blues) Rumour
Werner Kruger (Bulls) - Confirmed
David Bulbring (Kings) - Confirmed
Aaron Jarvis (Ospreys) Rumour
Richard Smith (Blues) - Rumour
Jonathan Davies (Clermont) Confirmed
 
Out:
 
 
George Earle (Cardiff)- Confrimed
Phill John (Released) Confirmed
Michael Tagikakabau (Released)
Steve Shingler (Cardiff) Confirmed
Jordan Williams (Bristol) Confirmed
Kirby Myhill (Cardiff) Confirmed
Regan King (Jersey RFC) Confirmed
Kieran Hardy (Jersey RFC) Confirmed
Rhodri Williams (Bristol) Confirmed
Harry Robinson (Retired) Confirmed
Rhodri Jones (Ospreys) Confirmed

Dragons:-
In:
Nick Macleod (Sale) - Confirmed
Manoa Vosawai (Blues) - Rumour
Pat Howard (Northampton Saints) Confirmed
Michael Tagicackibau (Scarlets) - Rumour
Sam Beard (Edinburgh) - Confirmed
Sam Hobbs (Blues) - Confirmed
Out:
Taulue Faletau (Bath) Confirmed
Jason Tovey (Edinburgh) - Confirmed













































Replies:
Posted By: PearlJam
Date Posted: 05 February 2014 at 12:01pm
The Blues have a done some tidy recruitment there. Didn't realise how sharp it was looking - and we've given them Josh to boot (you might want to add him to the Blues "ins").

But we're, erm, a bit lagging aren't we.


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Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 05 February 2014 at 12:14pm
Think they are also looking at another kiwi lock and Worcesters Semisi Taulava. Saying that think we've spoken to Taulava too.
 
 


Posted By: Westwalian
Date Posted: 05 February 2014 at 12:59pm
For some reason I thought we had a lot more players going out and thought Newport had more coming in!


Posted By: BillyBigBalls
Date Posted: 05 February 2014 at 1:22pm
Sam Warburton out (WRU) LOL

Very worried about our lack of recruitment though Confused


Posted By: ScarletSpiderman
Date Posted: 05 February 2014 at 1:32pm
Originally posted by BillyBigBalls BillyBigBalls wrote:

Sam Warburton out (WRU) LOL

Very worried about our lack of recruitment though Confused
 
Thing is we have replaced Foxy going out with Reggie coming in.  And Turnbull was in a well stocked position already.  So maybe we have decided that Warren Jnr, and Kyle should be ready to push for the wing places for next season, meaning all we need is an 8?  Unless we are going to lose more.
 
We have Berkley coming in, for short term.


Posted By: PTScarlet
Date Posted: 05 February 2014 at 2:13pm
Originally posted by BillyBigBalls BillyBigBalls wrote:

Sam Warburton out (WRU) LOL

Very worried about our lack of recruitment though Confused


Recruitment always seems to be last minute given the past few seasons.

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Posted By: TekVues
Date Posted: 05 February 2014 at 2:27pm
I hope the recruitment of a No8 is still going ahead with all the uncertainties sourounding the game.


Posted By: salmidach
Date Posted: 05 February 2014 at 2:33pm
who thinks Wil Harris can do a job for us.

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Posted By: OwainLlanedi
Date Posted: 05 February 2014 at 2:59pm
Originally posted by salmidach salmidach wrote:

who thinks Wil Harris can do a job for us.


Think he could be an asset. I'd be relatively pleased.

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Posted By: BillyBigBalls
Date Posted: 05 February 2014 at 4:39pm
Originally posted by ScarletSpiderman ScarletSpiderman wrote:

Originally posted by BillyBigBalls BillyBigBalls wrote:

Sam Warburton out (WRU) LOL

Very worried about our lack of recruitment though Confused
 
Thing is we have replaced Foxy going out with Reggie coming in.  And Turnbull was in a well stocked position already.  So maybe we have decided that Warren Jnr, and Kyle should be ready to push for the wing places for next season, meaning all we need is an 8?  Unless we are going to lose more.
 
We have Berkley coming in, for short term.


I wish that was the case. Youngsters don't seem to be given a chance early enough in my opinion. No competition for places, poor performances are rewarded with another start the next week.


Posted By: aber-fan
Date Posted: 06 February 2014 at 3:24pm
Originally posted by BillyBigBalls BillyBigBalls wrote:

Sam Warburton out (WRU) LOL

Very worried about our lack of recruitment though Confused


I'd be more worried but for the re-signing of Cawdor and Scott W Thumbs Up

As for the other regions - most seem to have lost more quality than they've gained, TBH - not surprising given the doubts about finances for next season.


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Posted By: TekVues
Date Posted: 06 February 2014 at 3:33pm
If we can retain Rhys and recruit a No 8, I will be more than happy.


Posted By: RR1972
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 9:46am
Originally posted by aber-fan aber-fan wrote:

Originally posted by BillyBigBalls BillyBigBalls wrote:

Sam Warburton out (WRU) LOL

Very worried about our lack of recruitment though Confused


I'd be more worried but for the re-signing of Cawdor and Scott W Thumbs Up

As for the other regions - most seem to have lost more quality than they've gained, TBH - not surprising given the doubts about finances for next season.


the drags have certainly improved their first team, that's 3 players who will walk into their first xv.

If they get a decent tight head (big if with what they cost) and lock that's a tidy team


Posted By: ScarletSpiderman
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 10:28am
Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

Originally posted by aber-fan aber-fan wrote:

Originally posted by BillyBigBalls BillyBigBalls wrote:

Sam Warburton out (WRU) LOL

Very worried about our lack of recruitment though Confused


I'd be more worried but for the re-signing of Cawdor and Scott W Thumbs Up

As for the other regions - most seem to have lost more quality than they've gained, TBH - not surprising given the doubts about finances for next season.


the drags have certainly improved their first team, that's 3 players who will walk into their first xv.

If they get a decent tight head (big if with what they cost) and lock that's a tidy team
 
A tidy team, that could become a very weak team if they pick up on or two injuries.  They seem to be doing the same as the Blues did last season, building a first team at the cost of any depth.


Posted By: omri jones
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 10:43am
I'm not sure whether Byrne for Dan Evans is a good deal either. Maybe it would have been 2 years ago but Dan Evans has matured a lot recently and Byrne is pushing on a bit.


Posted By: MikeM
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 11:20am
Originally posted by salmidach salmidach wrote:

who thinks Wil Harris can do a job for us.

I was thinking that myself. 


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Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 10 February 2014 at 9:16am
Dragons continue their recruitment by signing Rhys Buckley on 1 year deal from Moseley. Buckley returns to Rodney Parade to replace the departing Parry.


Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 13 February 2014 at 8:10am
Ashley Beck signs 2 year contract with Ospreys.


Posted By: tannerbankboy
Date Posted: 13 February 2014 at 7:44pm
Don't worry y'all, our signings don't get announced until the last weekend of August so plenty of time for complaining, speculating and disagreeing.


Posted By: KID A
Date Posted: 13 February 2014 at 8:08pm
Gavin Henson is poised to be the next piece in the jigsaw being assembled by Lyn Jones as he attempts to transform Newport Gwent Dragons from no-hopers into Wales’ most powerful region.

And exciting outside-half runner Matthew Morgan, who guided Wales Under-20s to victory over New Zealand and a third place finish at the 2012 Junior World Championship in South Africa, is also in line for a move to Rodney Parade.

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Posted By: Turkish Fez
Date Posted: 13 February 2014 at 9:52pm
Originally posted by BillyBigBalls BillyBigBalls wrote:

Sam Warburton out (WRU) LOL

Very worried about our lack of recruitment though Confused
 
Do you honestly think that any Welsh region could persuade any decent player from outside Wales to come and join us at the moment when no one knows what the hell is happening?
Yes you will sign has beens like Stankovich who is moving from Tigers to Dragons as a Squad player and the likes of Byrne who want to come home. I know it has been said it is a short term contract but Ollie B. I would put in that category as well as even if he did stay and was on form he is still close to home to make it work at this late stage of his career.


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Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 15 February 2014 at 9:13am
Looks like Eli Walker has signed a new contract with Ospreys too.


Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 21 February 2014 at 5:32pm
Looks like former England & Bath player Duncan Bell has come out of retirment to sign fir the Dragons. Hasn't played for the last two seasons, however will help Dragons fir their remaining Rabo fixtures.


Posted By: scarletabroad
Date Posted: 21 February 2014 at 6:09pm
Originally posted by Dilyn Dy Fflam Dilyn Dy Fflam wrote:

Looks like former England & Bath player Duncan Bell has come out of retirment to sign fir the Dragons. Hasn't played for the last two seasons, however will help Dragons fir their remaining Rabo fixtures.
 
He wasn't exactly the fittest prop in his prime and certainly not in his latter days, the conditioning coach I think will have his work cut out there


Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 24 February 2014 at 8:42am
Originally posted by scarletabroad scarletabroad wrote:

Originally posted by Dilyn Dy Fflam Dilyn Dy Fflam wrote:

Looks like former England & Bath player Duncan Bell has come out of retirment to sign fir the Dragons. Hasn't played for the last two seasons, however will help Dragons fir their remaining Rabo fixtures.
 
He wasn't exactly the fittest prop in his prime and certainly not in his latter days, the conditioning coach I think will have his work cut out there
 
Dragons are struggling for TH's with Way & Buck out injured, and Chapparo currently banned. They've also brought in former Scarlet Bruce Douglas from Bristol and Lewis Thiede from London Scottish.


Posted By: Wil Chips
Date Posted: 04 March 2014 at 12:01pm
Fancy doing an update soon DDF?


Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 04 March 2014 at 1:25pm
Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

Fancy doing an update soon DDF?
 
Added a few, let me know if I've forgotten anyone.
 
Looks like the Dragons have been the busiest with being linked with AJ, Henson, Morgan etc.
 
The Ospreys have renewed a lot of contracts recently with Bevington, Beck, AWJ, Spratt, Walker,Arhip etc
 
Although Blues have already recruited well, not sure what impact the resignation of PD will have. PD did persuade PT to look closer to home at Welsh talent, rather than overseas. Be interesting to see if new DOR will continue that trend.
 
 


Posted By: Wil Chips
Date Posted: 04 March 2014 at 2:00pm
Cheers for this..


Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 20 March 2014 at 7:08pm
few regional signings today with Harry Robinson to the Scarlets and Blues announcing the signing of Treviso international 8 Vosawai. Blues also rumoured to be speaking to former All Black lock Jarrad Hoeata and Dan Bowden of the Tigers.

Blues have also re signed Gavin Evans, and the proposed move of Dafydd Hewitt to London Welsh now appears to be off.


Posted By: rhys763
Date Posted: 20 March 2014 at 7:23pm
Originally posted by Dilyn Dy Fflam Dilyn Dy Fflam wrote:

Blues announcing the signing of Treviso international 8 Vosawai
 
Does this suggest that Luke Hamilton is possibly on his way to the Scarlets?


Posted By: dantheman
Date Posted: 20 March 2014 at 10:47pm
Some good signings from the blues, we should have gone for Vosawai. Drags also stronger, next season could be very tough.


Posted By: RR1972
Date Posted: 21 March 2014 at 9:29am
Originally posted by dantheman dantheman wrote:

Some good signings from the blues, we should have gone for Vosawai. Drags also stronger, next season could be very tough.


the blues have also lost a lot of quality

halfpenny,b davies,copeland,robinson and god knows if they will play warbirton don't forget this Vosawai guy will also miss games when he is away with Italy.

I'd be amazed if we finished below them next year



Posted By: Iwlew
Date Posted: 21 March 2014 at 10:41am
Dragons will some good players coming in along with the Blues, however the best players are all leaving.

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Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 21 March 2014 at 11:04am
personally agree with dantheman, think both the blues & dragons overhaul of their squads will make them stronger next season.

both have added experience and quality to their squads. agree blues have lost some quality too in halfpenny, copeland & davies. but how much the blues would have seen of those players before the lead up to the WC I'd imagine would be limited.

next season should be interesting.




Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 26 March 2014 at 8:19am
Ospreys Tom Issacs will be heading to Gloucester next season.


Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 26 March 2014 at 9:09am
Know it's been mentioned on here a while ago, but WM are now running story former All Black Jarrad Hoeata to Blues. Impressive signing.
 
 
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/cardiff-blues-set-sign-blacks-6874738" rel="nofollow - http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/cardiff-blues-set-sign-blacks-6874738


Posted By: Iwlew
Date Posted: 26 March 2014 at 9:25am
Originally posted by Dilyn Dy Fflam Dilyn Dy Fflam wrote:

Ospreys Tom Issacs will be heading to Gloucester next season.
 
Must have a huge budget


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Posted By: roy munster
Date Posted: 26 March 2014 at 1:51pm
Originally posted by Dilyn Dy Fflam Dilyn Dy Fflam wrote:

Know it's been mentioned on here a while ago, but WM are now running story former All Black Jarrad Hoeata to Blues. Impressive signing.
 
 
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/cardiff-blues-set-sign-blacks-6874738" rel="nofollow - http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/cardiff-blues-set-sign-blacks-6874738
how good is he?

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Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 26 March 2014 at 3:23pm
Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Originally posted by Dilyn Dy Fflam Dilyn Dy Fflam wrote:

Know it's been mentioned on here a while ago, but WM are now running story former All Black Jarrad Hoeata to Blues. Impressive signing.
 
 
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/cardiff-blues-set-sign-blacks-6874738" rel="nofollow - http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/cardiff-blues-set-sign-blacks-6874738
how good is he?


personally i rate him. since moving to the highlanders he's excelled, playing for the NZ Maori & All Blacks. Think he has a lot to offer the Blues, and will be available all season.


Posted By: roy munster
Date Posted: 26 March 2014 at 3:31pm
sounds promising dilyn, goodness knows blues needs some quality , especialy in the back 5 of their pack

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Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 26 March 2014 at 3:51pm
their starting pack looks pretty decent for next season:

1) Gethin Jenkins
2) Mathew Rees
3) Craig Mitchell
4) Filo Paulo
5) Jarrad Hoeata
6) Josh Turnbull
7) Sam Warburton?
8) Manu Vosawai


Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 26 March 2014 at 6:31pm
Also Dragons have brought in Russian tighthead prop Andrei Igretsov for a trial. Guess using Kingsley Jones connections with the Russian National Team.


Posted By: roy munster
Date Posted: 26 March 2014 at 9:15pm
Originally posted by Dilyn Dy Fflam Dilyn Dy Fflam wrote:

Also Dragons have brought in Russian tighthead prop Andrei Igretsov for a trial. Guess using Kingsley Jones connections with the Russian National Team.
keep ewer eye on the ruskie, he may try and annexe dave parade

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Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 28 March 2014 at 7:59am
Dragons are closing in on front five signings:

DIRECTOR of rugby Lyn Jones says Newport Gwent Dragons are closing in on seasoned recruits in the tight five that will shore up their struggling set piece.

The Rodney Parade region have failed to find a solution to season upon season of their pack being shunted backwards.

Last Sunday they were humbled by Connacht's driving lineout and scrum, forcing Jones to change his entire front row after just half an hour.

They fared better when 39-year-old ex-England tighthead Duncan Bell, who was tempted out of retirement by the region and who is unable to train full-time because of his job as a http://www.thisismoneyback.co.uk/money.php" rel="nofollow - mortgage consultant, was on the pitch but that is a short-term fix until the end of the season.

Jones has already moved to secure the services of savvy Leicester loosehead Boris Stankovich for next season and the 34-year-old will be joined by some more seasoned campaigners at tighthead and in the second row, with signings set to be announced in the coming weeks.

"We have been talking to several players," said the director of rugby. "You certainly don't need to be a rocket scientist to work out where we need to strengthen the squad and that's what we are doing.

"We have worked towards signings for next season and I am planning way ahead and also thinking about a year from now because you can't get to March, April and May before thinking about signings."

Experience has been a key theme in Jones' recruitment so far with 33-year-old full back Lee Byrne and 27-year-old wing http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/search/?search=Aled+Brew%2C+Newport+Gwent+Dragons&topic_id=1710" rel="nofollow - Aled Brew joining Stankovich in penning deals at Rodney Parade.

"The deterioration of this squad over a number of years has been unacceptable," said Jones. "I need to reverse that and it takes time.

"We have a good academy here with promising players. Lots of them will come through but first I need to bring champions into this changing room because we are used to losing and that mentality needs to be changed.

"We need to bring in seasoned internationals and the Boris Stankoviches of this world who know what the game is about.

"We need to increase that pool to get the young Welsh players to drive through. The knock-on effect of the older fellas coming in is that the new talent will be able to flourish and learn in a proper environment."




Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 01 April 2014 at 8:32am
Dragons have bolstered their front five with the return of 37 year old Ian Gough from London Irish. They have also signed tighthead Dave Young from Jersey. He came through the Leicester ranks with current Dradons recruit Stankovich.

Not marquee signings granted, but will bolster and add experience to a problem area for them.


Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 01 April 2014 at 8:33am
Dragons have also signed an overseas signing in the pipeline. Just waiting WRU clearance to announce it.


Posted By: RR1972
Date Posted: 01 April 2014 at 9:40am
Originally posted by Dilyn Dy Fflam Dilyn Dy Fflam wrote:

Dragons have bolstered their front five with the return of 37 year old Ian Gough from London Irish. They have also signed tighthead Dave Young from Jersey. He came through the Leicester ranks with current Dradons recruit Stankovich.

Not marquee signings granted, but will bolster and add experience to a problem area for them.


a 37 year old lock and a tight head from jersey? what's the academy system for ?

that's worrying for the drags if you ask me



Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 01 April 2014 at 3:24pm
Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

Originally posted by Dilyn Dy Fflam Dilyn Dy Fflam wrote:

Dragons have bolstered their front five with the return of 37 year old Ian Gough from London Irish. They have also signed tighthead Dave Young from Jersey. He came through the Leicester ranks with current Dradons recruit Stankovich.

Not marquee signings granted, but will bolster and add experience to a problem area for them.


a 37 year old lock and a tight head from jersey? what's the academy system for ?

that's worrying for the drags if you ask me



Gough has been task with helping to develop the currently young stable of dragon locks of Corry Hill, Mathew Screech and Joe Davies. So they are looking to develop the younger locks, it's just hard for a young lock in a retreating pack.

Dragons have spent last 3 years trying to bring through Dan Way and Nathan Buck at tighthead to be fair. They've just haven't been up to it, maybe this additional competition for places might benefit them.


Posted By: roy munster
Date Posted: 01 April 2014 at 3:56pm

do you think we were right to sign harry robinson



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Posted By: RR1972
Date Posted: 01 April 2014 at 4:20pm
Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

do you think we were right to sign harry robinson



yes, he has talent and will do well in a side that is not getting battered up front game in game out.

Him Jordan and KP will be a good attacking threat out wide, just not sure how defensively sound they will be


Posted By: roy munster
Date Posted: 01 April 2014 at 4:48pm
Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

do you think we were right to sign harry robinson



yes, he has talent and will do well in a side that is not getting battered up front game in game out.

Him Jordan and KP will be a good attacking threat out wide, just not sure how defensively sound they will be
theyre not the biggest. in saying that thereve been some signs of improvement defensively. do you think any of the other squad wingers will come through ..knight, warren, kyle etc

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Posted By: RR1972
Date Posted: 01 April 2014 at 4:54pm
Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:


do you think we were right to sign harry robinson



yes, he has talent and will do well in a side that is not getting battered up front game in game out.

Him Jordan and KP will be a good attacking threat out wide, just not sure how defensively sound they will be
theyre not the biggest. in saying that thereve been some signs of improvement defensively. do you think any of the other squad wingers will come through ..knight, warren, kyle etc


the coaches don't seem to fancy them do they? if they didn't get a chance this year they may never get a chance.

Climo is in the mix as well but tbh he doesn't look a winger to me


Posted By: rhys763
Date Posted: 01 April 2014 at 4:57pm
Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

Him Jordan and KP will be a good attacking threat out wide, just not sure how defensively sound they will be
 
Originally posted by ap sior ( <font color='#0000FF'>http://www.scarletfever.org/forum/cawdor-injury_topic39278_page2.html rel=nofollow</font> - http://www.scarletfever.org/forum/cawdor-injury_topic39278_page2.html ) ap sior ( http://www.scarletfever.org/forum/cawdor-injury_topic39278_page2.html rel=nofollow - http://www.scarletfever.org/forum/cawdor-injury_topic39278_page2.html ) wrote:

No luck there mate, heard today that he's going to LI.

Was very disappointed when I heard the rumour to be honest. Even more so when he set un Josh's try.
 
 
 


Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 02 April 2014 at 8:17pm
Blues have been linked with Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph for their vacant DOR position. Impressive if they can pull it off.


Posted By: Abbey
Date Posted: 02 April 2014 at 8:37pm
You can add Chris Czekaj as leaving the Blues as well. Hasn't announced where he's going yet but admitted he's leaving.



Posted By: roy munster
Date Posted: 02 April 2014 at 9:19pm
Originally posted by Abbey Abbey wrote:

You can add Chris Czekaj as leaving the Blues as well. Hasn't announced where he's going yet but admitted he's leaving.

what wingers do they have left? cuthbert and?

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Posted By: M.M.
Date Posted: 02 April 2014 at 9:25pm
Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Originally posted by Abbey Abbey wrote:

You can add Chris Czekaj as leaving the Blues as well. Hasn't announced where he's going yet but admitted he's leaving.

what wingers do they have left? cuthbert and?

....Dibble & Grub?


Posted By: Iwlew
Date Posted: 02 April 2014 at 9:27pm
Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Originally posted by Abbey Abbey wrote:

You can add Chris Czekaj as leaving the Blues as well. Hasn't announced where he's going yet but admitted he's leaving.

what wingers do they have left? cuthbert and?


Tom Williams, and they are signing George Watkins from Bristol

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Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 02 April 2014 at 9:28pm
Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Originally posted by Abbey Abbey wrote:

You can add Chris Czekaj as leaving the Blues as well. Hasn't announced where he's going yet but admitted he's leaving.

what wingers do they have left? cuthbert and?

Brymor's son Tom Williams and new Bristol signing George Watkins.

Will Harries due to to announce new club beginning of next week.


Posted By: ladram
Date Posted: 03 April 2014 at 6:20am
Originally posted by M.M. M.M. wrote:

Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Originally posted by Abbey Abbey wrote:

You can add Chris Czekaj as leaving the Blues as well. Hasn't announced where he's going yet but admitted he's leaving.

what wingers do they have left? cuthbert and?

....Dibble & Grub?
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Posted By: Wil Chips
Date Posted: 03 April 2014 at 7:27am
Just a couple of updates to the front sheet..

Mathew Morgan to Bristol

Adam Hughes will leave Bristol and join Exeter on a formal deal (Bristol to end season).


Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 03 April 2014 at 8:16am
Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

Just a couple of updates to the front sheet..

Mathew Morgan to Bristol

Adam Hughes will leave Bristol and join Exeter on a formal deal (Bristol to end season).


thanks will will do.


Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 03 April 2014 at 12:03pm

Highlanders boss Jamie Joseph has been linked with the vacant director of rugby position with the Welsh region Cardiff Blues.

Joseph, whose contract with the Highlanders finishes at the end of the current Super Rugby season, wouldn't confirm whether he is considering his options beyond the Dunedin-based franchise's campaign.

The Cardiff job has been vacant since the beginning of March after Phil Davies resigned.

Joseph said ahead of Friday's clash with the Rebels in Dunedin that his options beyond his current contract is not a priority for him at the moment.

"My focus is solely on the Highlanders," Joseph told TVNZ's One Sport.

"I've got a job at hand here.

"I've got a Rebels game I've got to win. I've got the loyal Otago public here, loyal Invercargill public here, that want to see a successful Highlanders team."

Wales boss Warren Gatland is involved in the recruiting process for the Cardiff position and according to reports the chances are good that a New Zealander will replace Davies.

The All Blacks' World Cup winning coach Sir Graham Henry and Robbie Deans were named as possible targets, early on, while Auckland coach Wayne Pivac and the Hurricanes' Mark Hammett have also been mentioned.

http://www.planetrugby.com/story/0,25883,16024_9245995,00.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.planetrugby.com/story/0,25883,16024_9245995,00.html


Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 08 April 2014 at 3:23pm
Dragons DOR Lyn Jones has stated that Dragons wont sign Gavin Henson.

Also Adam Jones will sign CC with WRU. Apparently Ospreys withdrew their contract offer few weeks back, after contract discussions dragging on so long.


Posted By: lab
Date Posted: 09 April 2014 at 8:17pm
Henson has signed a new contract for the end of next season

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Posted By: reesytheexile
Date Posted: 09 April 2014 at 9:08pm
Henson gets a very positive write up by the Head Coach about his professionalism and ability to play multiple positions in the backs and a valuable asset to them -what a shame he wasted 3-4 years of his life on issues which seemed to eminate from him and Ms Church. He still offers Wales a different centre option in this age of high injury rugby if keeps fit and consistent (and behaves!)

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Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 11 April 2014 at 8:33am
Dragons snap up South African lock Ligtoring Landman

http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/sport/11141347.Dragons_snap_up_South_African_lock_Ligtoring_Landman/" rel="nofollow - http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/sport/11141347.Dragons_snap_up_South_African_lock_Ligtoring_Landman/


Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 11 April 2014 at 8:37am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaVuCOCpIhQ


Posted By: RR1972
Date Posted: 11 April 2014 at 9:16am
good signing, the drags are reaping the same rewards as the other despite not even achieving hc rugby and having next to no one in the welsh squad.

That's not right


Posted By: SA14
Date Posted: 11 April 2014 at 12:23pm
Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

good signing, the drags are reaping the same rewards as the other despite not even achieving hc rugby and having next to no one in the welsh squad.

That's not right


Our management have promised us signings but all in good time. It's an annual thing mun RR.


Posted By: scarletman
Date Posted: 11 April 2014 at 1:09pm
All is not rosy at Dave Parade though !

http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/sport/rugby/latest/11139177.Lyn_Jones__Rivals_have_wised_up_to_Dragons/" rel="nofollow - http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/sport/rugby/latest/11139177.Lyn_Jones__Rivals_have_wised_up_to_Dragons/


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Posted By: scarletman
Date Posted: 11 April 2014 at 3:19pm
Chris Czekaj off to French second tier club Colomiers Rugby

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/26981958" rel="nofollow - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/26981958


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Posted By: SospanMawr
Date Posted: 11 April 2014 at 3:29pm
Thank god, at least people will stop linking him with us!


Posted By: English Scarlet
Date Posted: 11 April 2014 at 9:09pm
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11235701

Blues new DofR?


Posted By: dantheman
Date Posted: 11 April 2014 at 11:50pm
Really good signing from the Drags, its this calibre of player we need to fill our 8 slot. Available all year, good pedigree and right age.


Posted By: haydn_davies
Date Posted: 12 April 2014 at 6:36am
Blues confirm Hoeata signing.

Quality lock.

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Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 12 April 2014 at 7:29am
Cardiff Blues have confirmed the signing of former All Black lock Jarrad Hoeata. Very good signing.


Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 12 April 2014 at 9:50am
Another player departing the Blues is former international winger Chris Czekaj who has confirmed he's joining second division French team Colomiers.


Posted By: Iwlew
Date Posted: 12 April 2014 at 4:11pm
Big signing for the Blues, they are losing good players but buying good players too.

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Posted By: John
Date Posted: 13 April 2014 at 2:29pm
Originally posted by Iwlew Iwlew wrote:

Big signing for the Blues, they are losing good players but buying good players too.
 
Tavis' "incident" (assault, the Telegraph called it)&nbsParc y Scarletsterday may mean he is not available for a month or two at the start of the season.


Posted By: John
Date Posted: 13 April 2014 at 2:30pm
Originally posted by John John wrote:

Originally posted by Iwlew Iwlew wrote:

Big signing for the Blues, they are losing good players but buying good players too.
 
Tavis' "incident" (assault, the Telegraph called it)&nbsParc y Scarletsterday may mean he is not available for a month or two at the start of the season.
 
What is wrong with calling the day before today "yesterday"?Confused


Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 14 April 2014 at 8:28am
Being reported that Bristol are now in the running to sign Adam Jones. Apparently they are offering him 300k, he reunites with former coach Sean Holley, plus he doesn't have to move from his Merthyr home.
 
Guess the saddest part of the report in the Rugby Paper was that Adam Jones was close to signing a deal with the Ospreys, before the WRU came in with a bigger offer. Think it's disgraceful that the WRU are trying to outbid the regions. Even worse lying about it, and denying that they are competing with the regions.


Posted By: Wil Chips
Date Posted: 14 April 2014 at 8:33am
I hope he goes to Bristol as opposed to signing a CC.

Can't see any way back from him and the O's...they are clearly miles apart.

Big exodus of top players from the O's this season.


Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 14 April 2014 at 8:38am
Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

I hope he goes to Bristol as opposed to signing a CC.

Can't see any way back from him and the O's...they are clearly miles apart.

Big exodus of top players from the O's this season.
 
Not sure what their financial situation is Will. But I'm surprised with their recruitment so far to be truthful. Seems more like squad fillers, rather than any upgrades to the 1st team.
 
Be interesting to see in what order the regions finish up in next season.


Posted By: haydn_davies
Date Posted: 14 April 2014 at 8:38am
Bristol or Bristol Welsh??

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Just for our SA friends - Weste is die beste!


Posted By: Wil Chips
Date Posted: 14 April 2014 at 8:41am
Originally posted by Dilyn Dy Fflam Dilyn Dy Fflam wrote:

Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

I hope he goes to Bristol as opposed to signing a CC.

Can't see any way back from him and the O's...they are clearly miles apart.

Big exodus of top players from the O's this season.

 
Not sure what their financial situation is Will. But I'm surprised with their recruitment so far to be truthful. Seems more like squad fillers, rather than any upgrades to the 1st team.
 
Be interesting to see in what order the regions finish up in next season.


Don't think it's financial in the conventional sense, just seems to be that they are offering deals at what they perceive the market value to be (within the existing contracted players that is).

Front 5 recruitment looks to be their need.


Posted By: lofty evans
Date Posted: 14 April 2014 at 8:42am
Originally posted by haydn_davies haydn_davies wrote:

Bristol or Bristol Welsh??







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Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 14 April 2014 at 8:44am
Worrying thing about Bristol is them signing Welsh youngsters for their academy system. Hasn't Cardiff boy Callum Sheedy Capt of Millfield school just signed for them? Not sure how many Welsh youngsters we are going to lose to the English system.


Posted By: haydn_davies
Date Posted: 14 April 2014 at 9:11am
I'd say that the richer the English system gets, the more we'll see Welsh pros and more so youngsters going to clubs like Bristol, Gloucester and Bath.

After all, it's not that far if people want to commute to any of these sides.

Wouldn't surprise me if they already have people scouting the Welsh schools and colleges for talent to go into their Academy sides TBH.

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Just for our SA friends - Weste is die beste!


Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 14 April 2014 at 9:16am
Originally posted by haydn_davies haydn_davies wrote:

I'd say that the richer the English system gets, the more we'll see Welsh pros and more so youngsters going to clubs like Bristol, Gloucester and Bath.

After all, it's not that far if people want to commute to any of these sides.

Wouldn't surprise me if they already have people scouting the Welsh schools and colleges for talent to go into their Academy sides TBH.
Sure that's how Wales lost out on the Vunipola brothers.


Posted By: haydn_davies
Date Posted: 14 April 2014 at 9:23am
Originally posted by Dilyn Dy Fflam Dilyn Dy Fflam wrote:

Originally posted by haydn_davies haydn_davies wrote:

I'd say that the richer the English system gets, the more we'll see Welsh pros and more so youngsters going to clubs like Bristol, Gloucester and Bath.

After all, it's not that far if people want to commute to any of these sides.

Wouldn't surprise me if they already have people scouting the Welsh schools and colleges for talent to go into their Academy sides TBH.

Sure that's how Wales lost out on the Vunipola brothers.

Could well be.

They both played in the same age-grade rugby side as Faletau.

If I'm not mistaken played for East Wales U11's v West Wales U11's featuring Sanjay and Scott amongst others.

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Just for our SA friends - Weste is die beste!


Posted By: PE SA
Date Posted: 14 April 2014 at 9:34am
Originally posted by haydn_davies haydn_davies wrote:

Originally posted by Dilyn Dy Fflam Dilyn Dy Fflam wrote:

Originally posted by haydn_davies haydn_davies wrote:

I'd say that the richer the English system gets, the more we'll see Welsh pros and more so youngsters going to clubs like Bristol, Gloucester and Bath.

After all, it's not that far if people want to commute to any of these sides.

Wouldn't surprise me if they already have people scouting the Welsh schools and colleges for talent to go into their Academy sides TBH.

Sure that's how Wales lost out on the Vunipola brothers.

Could well be.

They both played in the same age-grade rugby side as Faletau.

If I'm not mistaken played for East Wales U11's v West Wales U11's featuring Sanjay and Scott amongst others.
I thought they ended up living in England by the time they were 16 or so?
 
Didnt they go to Bath college or possibly Hartbury? That was when we lost them. Big blunder to whoever picks players. I would have thought having been "in the system" early age grade I am surprised they were slipped through the net.


Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 14 April 2014 at 9:41am
Originally posted by haydn_davies haydn_davies wrote:

Originally posted by Dilyn Dy Fflam Dilyn Dy Fflam wrote:

Originally posted by haydn_davies haydn_davies wrote:

I'd say that the richer the English system gets, the more we'll see Welsh pros and more so youngsters going to clubs like Bristol, Gloucester and Bath.

After all, it's not that far if people want to commute to any of these sides.

Wouldn't surprise me if they already have people scouting the Welsh schools and colleges for talent to go into their Academy sides TBH.

Sure that's how Wales lost out on the Vunipola brothers.

Could well be.

They both played in the same age-grade rugby side as Faletau.

If I'm not mistaken played for East Wales U11's v West Wales U11's featuring Sanjay and Scott amongst others.
 
Think they and Faletau played junior rugby for Panteg RFC? Before all three moved to colleges in England. Guess in some ways we are lucky that the Dragons kept tabs on Faletau, or we could have lost all three.
 
Saying that the Blues have extended it's scouting network to now include English colleges. So I guess it works both ways :
 
http://www.cardiffblues.com/development/1490.php" rel="nofollow - http://www.cardiffblues.com/development/1490.php


Posted By: Reverend Brown
Date Posted: 14 April 2014 at 7:56pm
I'm not being funny but, how did the regions/WRU scouts missout on 3 Tongan kids playing for Panteg??!!??
 
Obviously, I have not seen any of their games at that level but I would be willing to bet that they probably stood out a bit!!!


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Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 14 April 2014 at 8:02pm


Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 14 April 2014 at 8:04pm
to be fair rev, he did stand out a bit (billy vunipola) 2nd left in pic is actually scarlets new signing Harry Robinson. Billy was 9 years old at time of photo.


Posted By: Reverend Brown
Date Posted: 14 April 2014 at 8:34pm
Originally posted by Dilyn Dy Fflam Dilyn Dy Fflam wrote:

to be fair rev, he did stand out a bit (billy vunipola) 2nd left in pic is actually scarlets new signing Harry Robinson. Billy was 9 years old at time of photo.
Are you serious??!!!!
 
Please tell me that photo has been "shopped" to within an inch of it's life.
 
Wasn't Harry Robinson one of the "golden boys" of Welsh youth rugby (always got capped at all levels despite other players possibly being better than him - much like Dwayne Peel - He basically had a face that fits)??
 
If this is true, and they both played in the same team, then there must have been district/regional scouts watching the games and seemingly failing to notice the Tongan monster who was a foot taller than all of the other kids??!!!
 
Now that Moffat has a plan for grassroots rugby in Wales, I assume that page 1 of his manifesto should state the following: 
 
"If any coach/scout can see an immensely large child with Paciffic Island heritage smashing through other children at a local club game, they are obilged to phone Warren Gatland directly (within 3 minutes) or face disciplinary action"


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Posted By: Turkish Fez
Date Posted: 14 April 2014 at 9:56pm
Originally posted by Dilyn Dy Fflam Dilyn Dy Fflam wrote:

Originally posted by haydn_davies haydn_davies wrote:

I'd say that the richer the English system gets, the more we'll see Welsh pros and more so youngsters going to clubs like Bristol, Gloucester and Bath.

After all, it's not that far if people want to commute to any of these sides.

Wouldn't surprise me if they already have people scouting the Welsh schools and colleges for talent to go into their Academy sides TBH.

Sure that's how Wales lost out on the Vunipola brothers.

They were both offered sports scholarships at Millfied and Harrow schools, that's how they ended up in the English system.
Gareth Delve was ignored in Wales as a lad and offered an opportunity at Bath, never ever played club rugby for a Welsh side.

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Posted By: DDF
Date Posted: 15 April 2014 at 1:39pm
Another one of Darren Edward's signings bites the dust. Chaparro has been released from the Dragons and has returned to Argentina.



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