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    Posted: 15 July 2018 at 10:32am
Thomson comes over to us at the end of his invovlment in the Super Rugby tournament. Defo not playing in the secondary tournament.
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Originally posted by ExileTom ExileTom wrote:

Is Blade playing ITM after the super rugby finishes?

  No I don't think so ..
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wasp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 July 2018 at 10:48am
Originally posted by ExileTom ExileTom wrote:

Is Blade playing ITM after the super rugby finishes?
God I hope not
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ExileTom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 July 2018 at 10:24am
Is Blade playing ITM after the super rugby finishes?
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Depends on how far the hurricanes go in the tournament
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote totallybiasedscarlet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 July 2018 at 10:49pm
Any idea when Blade arrives?
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Blade scored a try this morning Exeter Chiefs esque burrowed to score near the line just out from a ruck
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote trident Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 July 2018 at 12:45pm
Pivac said at one of the meet the coaches evenings that they see Josh as an 8 long term
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Sosban bach Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 July 2018 at 11:38am
I think josh needs to bulk a little bit still. Cassiem is the 8 with Thompson a good second option but sure he'll be the 6 for time being.
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So is Macleod more of an 8 is he, he definitely seems to have the size?
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Very big boots to fill indeed. Casseim is the close carrying 8 we have been looking for for the past few years & Blade will initially play 6 I think with Aaron out until Xmas. I have very high hopes for McLoud to kick on again this season. He is still a very young man and has all the physical attributes to become Faletau's deputy in a couple of years. 
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I think Cassiem will probably play more at 8 (ostensibly replacing Barclay) while Thomson is the replacement for Beirne (will cover the back 5 of the pack)... both have big boots to fill.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote turkishrebel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 July 2018 at 10:33am
Blade looks a quality player but does play in the wider channels more. is he our answer for a more physical 8 who can play closer or is is cassiem? will be interesting to see how we play. we do need an option to go forward close to contact area and not all our players out in the wide channels
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Blade Thompson starting at 8 Friday morning v Chiefs 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SospanMawr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 July 2018 at 3:39pm
Agreed. Hope Tom Phillips has an injury free season too.
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Originally posted by SospanMawr SospanMawr wrote:

Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by SospanMawr SospanMawr wrote:

I'd like to see us pick up an athletic carrying second row/6, especially now that Shingler is missing the start of the season.
Francesco Minto (Benetton) is out of contract. Good idea for a short term deal?

Blade is meant to fill that role - do you mean an additional player.?
Yes I meant another, as I think Blade was meant to be a top level replacement for Beirne and Cassiem a top level replacement for Barclay, so Shingler's injury leaves us slightly short. Unless MacLeod steps up.

I think Josh will have a break through season, seen him in Haverfordwest a week or so ago, filling out nicely. Hard to imagine he's only 21, seems like he's been around for ages!

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