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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote haydn_davies Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 December 2018 at 12:27pm
We have to give credit where it's due, how many people had heard of Beirne or Ball for example before they arrived here??

It's still relatively early to be judging some players that arrived this season - its not exactly been a settled squad playing week after week.
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Originally posted by scarletnut scarletnut wrote:

Originally posted by ladram ladram wrote:


after the the way we performed the last 2 seasons where our profile was right at the top of domestic and European rugby yet we still can't seem to attract top end signings and seem to be slipping back to the bad old days of hoping some player is worth a punt I went to newbury races yesterday with the same idea and only one of my 7 punts payed off,it rarely happens.
Blade Thomson isn’t a top end signing?

Blade is a very high quality signing and for overall level of play is up there with Barclay - what he cannot bring yet is leadership which we are struggling with at the moment. When things go wrong we don't seem to have anyone who can assess, gather the forwards around and adjust. Last night's game was crying out for calm leadership - firstly Rhys should have kicked the penalty when the lad got red. Then we should have played territory and tried to put together phases. Instead we enter into a frantic high tempo game on their terms. Clearly the penalty count crucified us so why not let them have the ball trust our defence and keep squeaky clean. 
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The WRU should be looking long and hard at the situation with the Dragons. They have some very good young guys who don't seem to be being developed properly - Brown, Keddie, Griffiths, Wainwright are all forwards who would add to any other regions' squads. At 20's level Brown & Keddie were as good if not better than their Irish counterparts who are now tearing up trees at Leinster - why???? It has to be coaching surely. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote ladram Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 December 2018 at 3:50pm
Originally posted by haydn_davies haydn_davies wrote:

We have to give credit where it's due, how many people had heard of Beirne or Ball for example before they arrived here??

It's still relatively early to be judging some players that arrived this season - its not exactly been a settled squad playing week after week.
as I said haydn,punts they don't always pay off beirne has gone and jake is either with wales or injured we need people who aren't looking at us as a vehicle for another team and going to do a job.a tia tia would be fantastic.
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One player we should sign in Owen Williams, quick as possible.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fscarlet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2018 at 9:50am
Originally posted by Maple Maple wrote:

One player we should sign in Owen Williams, quick as possible.


We have 3 quality centres at the moment & I don't think he will be happy coming in to play 2nd fiddle to Rhys at 10.
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Originally posted by Maple Maple wrote:

One player we should sign in Owen Williams, quick as possible.

Don't need him imo. Need a new wing first.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ffidel Bennett Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2018 at 9:54am
Originally posted by thommo thommo wrote:

Originally posted by Maple Maple wrote:

One player we should sign in Owen Williams, quick as possible.

Don't need him imo. Need a new wing first.
 

And a dynamic , carrying second row or two.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote GPR - Rochester Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2018 at 9:58am
Originally posted by thommo thommo wrote:

Originally posted by Maple Maple wrote:

One player we should sign in Owen Williams, quick as possible.

Don't need him imo. Need a new wing first.

At this point in time we are an injury away from being in big trouble at 10. Owen would challenge Rhys hard for the starting jersey and would push Parkes & Asquith at 12. Therefore from a team strengthening point of view he would be ideal. 

As for wingers we currently have Jonny & Steff who are starters, Prydie, Ioan, Baldwin, Conbeer & Tomi Lewis. If all remain with us a wing is not a prioirity particularly when you see how weak we are in the forwards. 
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2 second rows, carrying 6 and a proper 8. A blistering wing at least
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote scarletnut Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2018 at 10:30am
Originally posted by thommo thommo wrote:

Originally posted by Maple Maple wrote:

One player we should sign in Owen Williams, quick as possible.

Don't need him imo. Need a new wing first.
We really need a 10 to compete with Patchell
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PE SA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2018 at 11:07am
Originally posted by ScarletBear ScarletBear wrote:

Originally posted by PE SA PE SA wrote:

Can see a fair bit of recruitment being done for next season:
RG Snyman, Sam Lousi, Ben Lam, Sam Davies, Owen Williams, Josh Adams SERIOSLY boost the quality in our squad.
 
With Cardiff Blues reportedly looking at Josh Adams/Steffan Evans- pretty sure Owen Lane is out of contract...would not be a bad option at all. But I cant see him leaving Cardiff.

Not sure if Werner Kruger is staying - I'd like to think he is, but if not, we would need a very good signing to replace him. Not sure who's about.

Retention is also key.

Ideally, we need to recruit quality that will not be part of the world cup to really get our European campaign underway.

As it stands, Sam Davies, Owen Williams, Sam Lousi, Ben Lam would give us a massive boost for that.


Is this your wish list or somewhat reality?

Just a wishlist on my part. I believe they are all out of contract and in Lam and Lousis case - are not in All Blacks radar for the World Cup - type of players we need to target IMO.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PE SA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2018 at 11:08am
Originally posted by scarletnut scarletnut wrote:

Originally posted by thommo thommo wrote:

Originally posted by Maple Maple wrote:

One player we should sign in Owen Williams, quick as possible.

Don't need him imo. Need a new wing first.
We really need a 10 to compete with Patchell
agree...plus next season, whoever the new 10 will be is likely to be first choice for majority of the season with World Cup and 6N within the season.
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Snyman & Lousi would certainly be upgrades on Bulbring & Price & would give us that hard edge and carrying. Add in another effective no 8 carrier and we are well on our way. 
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No way we’ll get RG Snyman as much as i’d like us to
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote henry_winkler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2018 at 2:30pm
Originally posted by thommo thommo wrote:

Originally posted by Maple Maple wrote:

One player we should sign in Owen Williams, quick as possible.

Don't need him imo. Need a new wing first.


Eh?
A no.10 is THE most important signing we can make this season (besides a coach) We just can't rely on Patchell, he's either with Wales or injured. He's so fragile we can't go a whole season again without a 10 of serious quality going toe to toe with Patch for the shirt.

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