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Topic: Squad 2018/19 finished?
Posted By: turkishrebel
Subject: Squad 2018/19 finished?
Date Posted: 30 June 2018 at 10:16pm
Is our recruitment complete? Nothing stated. If not where do we still look at?

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Posted By: PE SA
Date Posted: 06 July 2018 at 12:54pm
I would say it’s complete. If there’s anyone to come in, I would look at tighthead...and perhaps hooker unless Davies or Hughes really kick on this year. Losing Emyr was a big blow.
Maybe a phil price type signing on the tight as well as we are thin on the ground there IMO.


Posted By: Mundoscarlet
Date Posted: 08 July 2018 at 1:56am
Really? Samson, kruger, Nicky Thomas as 3 first line tightheads for many sides. I think we're looking pretty stocked if you look at the squad on wiki, it's true I think this is the strongest squad of players I remember us having for many a year


Posted By: ExileTom
Date Posted: 08 July 2018 at 7:35am
Originally posted by Mundoscarlet Mundoscarlet wrote:

Really? Samson, kruger, Nicky Thomas as 3 first line tightheads for many sides. I think we're looking pretty stocked if you look at the squad on wiki, it's true I think this is the strongest squad of players I remember us having for many a year


Didn't Nicky Thomas sign for the dragons on a permanent contract a few months ago?


Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 08 July 2018 at 8:28am
Nicky Thomas is no longer with us I believe and judging by his fitness when playing for the Dragons against us he doesn't deserve a squad place. We really could do with developing a young tight head soon as with Samson away with Wales we rely very heavily on Werne's excellent durability but he isn't getting any younger. 


Posted By: Mundoscarlet
Date Posted: 08 July 2018 at 8:28am
No he was on loan I believe. I'm sure I will be corrected


Posted By: Maple
Date Posted: 08 July 2018 at 8:31am
Michael Collins for next season 2019/20 hopefully, being that he's said he wants to come back to us.

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Posted By: ExileTom
Date Posted: 08 July 2018 at 9:12am
Originally posted by Mundoscarlet Mundoscarlet wrote:

No he was on loan I believe. I'm sure I will be corrected


He's not in the squad for next season on the Scarlets website


Posted By: reesytheexile
Date Posted: 08 July 2018 at 9:33am
He ihas a year on his contract but has now apparently recently said he wants to come back to Wales and he has good friends in Llanelli . Very good player 👍

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Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 08 July 2018 at 9:49am
Originally posted by reesytheexile reesytheexile wrote:

He ihas a year on his contract but has now apparently recently said he wants to come back to Wales and he has good friends in Llanelli . Very good player 👍
Where was the article?

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Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 08 July 2018 at 9:55am
Seen it now from Simon Thomas.

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Posted By: Ffidel Bennett
Date Posted: 08 July 2018 at 10:59am
Originally posted by Mundoscarlet Mundoscarlet wrote:

Really? Samson, kruger, Nicky Thomas as 3 first line tightheads for many sides. I think we're looking pretty stocked if you look at the squad on wiki, it's true I think this is the strongest squad of players I remember us having for many a year
 

You forget the mighty Simon Gardiner, an excellent scrummager and improving in the loose.
Even then with Samson's international/injury absences we could do with another tight-head, unless there's real promise being shown by someone in the U20/23


Posted By: Ffidel Bennett
Date Posted: 08 July 2018 at 11:20am
Originally posted by Ffidel Bennett Ffidel Bennett wrote:

[QUOTE=Mundoscarlet]Really? Samson, kruger, Nicky Thomas as 3 first line tightheads for many sides. I think we're looking pretty stocked if you look at the squad on wiki, it's true I think this is the strongest squad of players I remember us having for many a year
 

You forget the mighty Simon Gardiner, an excellent scrummager and improving in the loose.
Even then with Samson's international/injury absences we could do with another tight-head, unless there's real promise being shown by someone in the U20/23

Cancel the above !!!- I've just seen that Javan Sebastian is in the squad - another extremely promising prop who may now be mature enough to start fulfilling that promise.


Posted By: Mr Ian
Date Posted: 08 July 2018 at 11:46am
Should be perfect if Collins back at end of ITM season, maybe ready for 6N window...in this moment in Auckland Blues there isnt a good situation and his left could be possible


Posted By: scarletnut
Date Posted: 08 July 2018 at 12:23pm
Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Seen it now from Simon Thomas.
Steffan not Simon. 😉

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Posted By: scarletnut
Date Posted: 08 July 2018 at 12:24pm
Originally posted by ExileTom ExileTom wrote:

Originally posted by Mundoscarlet Mundoscarlet wrote:

No he was on loan I believe. I'm sure I will be corrected


He's not in the squad for next season on the Scarlets website
Nicky won’t play for the Scarlets again

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I still wake up late at night and think of what might have been when tim stimpson hit that jammy penalty1


Posted By: Exkixu
Date Posted: 08 July 2018 at 1:22pm
Both Thomson and Collins have played this weekend in the Hurricanes vs Blues match.
Collins was playing at outside centre btw.


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Posted By: ScarletSpiderman
Date Posted: 08 July 2018 at 1:25pm
Originally posted by Mr Ian Mr Ian wrote:

Should be perfect if Collins back at end of ITM season, maybe ready for 6N window...in this moment in Auckland Blues there isnt a good situation and his left could be possible


Wouldn’t be a bad player to keep an eye on, especially if Jonny Mac does go end of the coming season.


Posted By: scarletnut
Date Posted: 08 July 2018 at 2:49pm
Originally posted by Exkixu Exkixu wrote:

Both Thomson and Collins have played this weekend in the Hurricanes vs Blues match.
Collins was playing at outside centre btw.
I prefer him at centre to 15 myself

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Posted By: reesytheexile
Date Posted: 08 July 2018 at 2:50pm
Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Seen it now from Simon Thomas.
kl Had a good chat with Dylan Evans today in Llanelli whilst he waited for his partner by DW Gym. Spoke well of Mr Collin who didn’t want to leave really but had commitments down under . A bit of a character it seems. I think Dylan “told “his mate the options or rather the only correct one ! We shall have to see what happens 🤔

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Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 08 July 2018 at 3:10pm
Originally posted by scarletnut scarletnut wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Seen it now from Simon Thomas.
Steffan not Simon. 😉
Sorry about that!

Only just seen the exclusive you penned in The Rugby Paper.

A nice piece on both Michael and Scott.

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Posted By: Exkixu
Date Posted: 09 July 2018 at 6:14am
Originally posted by scarletnut scarletnut wrote:

Originally posted by Exkixu Exkixu wrote:

Both Thomson and Collins have played this weekend in the Hurricanes vs Blues match.
Collins was playing at outside centre btw.
I prefer him at centre to 15 myself

I have only seen him once at 13 and he didn't fill me with confidence really. He was done on the outside (by Barret it must be said) Maybe at 12


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Posted By: LLANDRE
Date Posted: 09 July 2018 at 8:21am
He was an average player imo. We have far better home grown talent . 

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Posted By: thommo
Date Posted: 09 July 2018 at 8:42am
Originally posted by LLANDRE LLANDRE wrote:


He was an average player imo. We have far better home grown talent . 

Agree nothing special need to invest in keeping mcnichol. If he does come in then it will be to cover halfpenny.


Posted By: aber-fan
Date Posted: 09 July 2018 at 9:51am
Originally posted by ScarletSpiderman ScarletSpiderman wrote:

Originally posted by Mr Ian Mr Ian wrote:

Should be perfect if Collins back at end of ITM season, maybe ready for 6N window...in this moment in Auckland Blues there isnt a good situation and his left could be possible


Wouldn’t be a bad player to keep an eye on, especially if Jonny Mac does go end of the coming season.

Collins is a tidy player, but lacks pace, so no way could he be considered as a replacement for Jonny... a good squad player, maybe, but I suspect that there are other positions which need strengthening more, if any cash is still available.


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Posted By: SospanMawr
Date Posted: 09 July 2018 at 12:07pm
Realistically if he was in the squad for next year Halfpenny, Jonny and Clayton would all be ahead of him at 15 and Parkes, Foxy, Fonotia, Steff Hughes and Asquith would all be ahead of him in the centre. 
Is he a good allocation of funds?


Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 09 July 2018 at 12:19pm
Originally posted by SospanMawr SospanMawr wrote:

Realistically if he was in the squad for next year Halfpenny, Jonny and Clayton would all be ahead of him at 15 and Parkes, Foxy, Fonotia, Steff Hughes and Asquith would all be ahead of him in the centre. 
Is he a good allocation of funds?

Jury is out as far as Clayton is concerned. Defensively he's a bit of an unknown. Collins is in the Halfpenny mould. As for playing in midfield he isn't quick enough to play 13 so I would see him as a very able deputy for Hadleigh with a better kicking game. Asquith I feel will give Fonotia a tough battle for the 13 shirt when Foxy doesn't play. I would prefer to see us go for Adams for the 2019/20 season.

However I agree with Ffidel that our front 5 - tight head and 2nd rows may well be in need of money spending as a first priority. We are all hoping of course that our back 3 requirements will be met in house with a string of very talented players on our books. 


Posted By: LacksDrive
Date Posted: 10 July 2018 at 12:22pm
Having read the thread, it seems that there is some concern that McNicholl could be tempted away at the end of the season. Obviously his performances have been top notch and would attract many admirers but what have people heard?

Until I found this forum I was under the impression (maybe naively) that he may stay with the Scarlets to get Welsh qualification. I know there have been a couple of contrasting interviews on his international desire but I hadn’t heard any rumours of him leaving.


Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 10 July 2018 at 5:23pm
It will all unfold in the coming season.

It was posted here that negotiations have already started re a new contract.

We all hope a suitable deal can be done.

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Posted By: LacksDrive
Date Posted: 10 July 2018 at 5:43pm
Good to hear, he is an outstanding player. Of the many great imports the Scarlets have had of late, he’s the second most impressive behind only Tadhg Beirne for me... and that is saying something what with Barclay, Parkes et al.

Let’s hope that the signings for next season maintain that unbelievably high level of quality.


Posted By: ScarletBear
Date Posted: 12 July 2018 at 4:35am
Are the new players in Llanelli yet? When does pre-season start? Hopefully not for a few weeks.

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Posted By: turkishrebel
Date Posted: 12 July 2018 at 7:57am
pre season has started, pictures on twitter of fonotia and cassiem training. obviously blade is playing in nz still, shc is resting after Scotland tour, didn't see bloometejes (sorry for spelling) but sure he is there too.

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Posted By: Fscarlet
Date Posted: 12 July 2018 at 4:21pm
Originally posted by turkishrebel turkishrebel wrote:

pre season has started, pictures on twitter of fonotia and cassiem training. obviously blade is playing in nz still, shc is resting after Scotland tour, didn't see bloometejes (sorry for spelling) but sure he is there too.


WoL reporting that Foxy has started his preseason training & will be fit for the start of the season!!! ClapClap


Posted By: LacksDrive
Date Posted: 12 July 2018 at 5:00pm
He’s looking freaking ripped too...


Posted By: Exkixu
Date Posted: 12 July 2018 at 5:03pm
Originally posted by Fscarlet Fscarlet wrote:

Originally posted by turkishrebel turkishrebel wrote:

pre season has started, pictures on twitter of fonotia and cassiem training. obviously blade is playing in nz still, shc is resting after Scotland tour, didn't see bloometejes (sorry for spelling) but sure he is there too.


WoL reporting that Foxy has started his preseason training & will be fit for the start of the season!!! ClapClap

Great news! He was sorely missed, especially at the cruch end of the season.


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Posted By: ScarletBear
Date Posted: 12 July 2018 at 5:09pm
ok, thanks

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Posted By: Sosban bach
Date Posted: 12 July 2018 at 5:21pm
Can't wait to have foxy back! World class centre! Great news to hear he's back in training and looking to be ready for start of season. Hope we get a home game again


Posted By: kcreg
Date Posted: 15 July 2018 at 2:15pm
seen bloomentjiees in town centre yesterday.

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