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Bristol saying Ealing broke an embargo!  More announcements at 1.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote corporalcarrot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Mar 2018 at 11:44

Sorry this should be on the 17-18 Signings thread - put it down to age.



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Tom Lindsay also joining Bris from Bedford, sadly!  looks like Bristol are plundering loads of Championship talent to take up with them.  Hope the guys get the game time they need.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote elegia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Mar 2018 at 13:43
ealing breaking the embargo on the announcement!
 
Bristol have announced a raft of players for next year from fellow championship teams
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oops - replied to post from last page!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote islander Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Mar 2018 at 17:07
Three Jersey Reds in for 18/19 & confirmation of 3 departures for Bristol (that'll teach us to beat them!
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rinkadink Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Mar 2018 at 17:30
Originally posted by corporalcarrot corporalcarrot wrote:

Originally posted by Rinkadink Rinkadink wrote:

Originally posted by corporalcarrot corporalcarrot wrote:

Originally posted by Rinkadink Rinkadink wrote:

Varndell signed to Scarlets with immediate effect.

Heavy rumour of Harry Randall to Bristol, don't know much about him aside from he had time at Hartpury. Anyone know more?
Scarlets have got a proven talent in Varndell so good luck to him. Harry Randall is a phenomenal talent imo but I just hope he actually gets game time at Bristol who may run the risk of collecting too large a squad of talented players so that they never build a settled match team. Players often improve with a consistent run of games in a settled side and whilst there will always be a need to cover injuries in a squad too many quality players in a squad can lead to over frequent and unsettling team changes. I suppose they could always lend him back to Hartpury or even Jersey?


Given the only other senior scrum half we have on the books next season is Stirzaker, I would say he's in with a good chance. Especially as Uren, who just signed a contact, had to be subbed after 30 minutes playing against your side (Jersey) as he was unfortunately quite bad and his actions directly resulted in two tries as I've been led to believe.

IMO Uren is as much of an exciting talent as Randall or indeed Cochrane who is another fine scrum half at Hartpury and if Bristol are collecting a batch of these young stars I sincerely hope they have a sensible development plan. These lads need to play rugby and will be put under pressure particularly when playing in a side which doesn't give proper attention to guarding the fringe of breakdowns. If young talent is cast aside or put down the order after a minor set-back imo Bristol would be better off recruiting 30 year old experienced players who hit the ground running. The Bristol website still shows Ryan Glynn on their books and he has loads of experience and a great pass if they want a safety first choice.


We have had lots of young talent develop this season (and before) so I'm 100% sure there's a sensible plan.



As you can see Glynn isn't in our squad for next season, Cullen is basically in the academy right now (as he was brought in late from Scotland he's not officially an academy player despite being pretty much that at present), which leaves us quote light in that crucial position. Seems like Randall didn't come to pass or may be due later anyway so it's pretty moot.

Still think Bristol need some top talent akin to Morahan to compete properly, otherwise we will be straight back down.
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How many starts will the championship contingent signed by Bristol (inc Eden) get between them in the prem next year? 8 players and counting. My guess is under 10. Perkins hasn’t had a game this season since signing from us. Nick Fenton-Wells criminally under used. There are success stories but Bristol also do hamper careers of promising championship players sometimes.
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Regarding NFW he played when fit in the prem last year and has been retraining as a hooker this season and as such hasn't started which I don't think is too unreasonable? I'd certainly expect both tightheads will be battling to support Afoa. Lindsey will get games. The backs are more of a question but we have only Morahan and Leiua from this season's wingers contracted for next season.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote corporalcarrot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Mar 2018 at 19:36
Originally posted by Rinkadink Rinkadink wrote:





Still think Bristol need some top talent akin to Morahan to compete properly, otherwise we will be straight back down.

Some cracking players there mate particularly in the back row and 10-15. I certainly wouldn't look to boost the playing talent in the backs by recruiting another star like Morahan but look for two more quality locks and an experienced scrum half - if you can acquire Sam Lockwood from Falcons (a ball carrier at prop who tackles) it would be a bonus. In the prem if you win first phase ball that back row and three quarter line should make Bristol achieve mid table - I hope it happens. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pappashanga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Mar 2018 at 10:28
I was told NFW is going off travelling,but rumours are rumours.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote oneagainstthehead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Mar 2018 at 11:49
Aaron Pemberthy and Sam Rodman from Ealing to Jersey
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Originally posted by Bluesman11 Bluesman11 wrote:

How many starts will the championship contingent signed by Bristol (inc Eden) get between them in the prem next year? 8 players and counting. My guess is under 10. Perkins hasn’t had a game this season since signing from us. Nick Fenton-Wells criminally under used. There are success stories but Bristol also do hamper careers of promising championship players sometimes.


NFW is very much not underused and when not injured had featured heavily both in the premiership and this season in the championship. He has recently transitioned into a hooker rather than flanker after injury and is doing well but obviously will be a substitution due to this rather than a starter over Harris-Wright, an established hooker. We love Fents at Bris and he's a key member of our squad so like the rest of your post, I disagree entirely and respectfully think you're talking out of where the sun doesn't shine.
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Originally posted by Rinkadink Rinkadink wrote:

Originally posted by Bluesman11 Bluesman11 wrote:

How many starts will the championship contingent signed by Bristol (inc Eden) get between them in the prem next year? 8 players and counting. My guess is under 10. Perkins hasn’t had a game this season since signing from us. Nick Fenton-Wells criminally under used. There are success stories but Bristol also do hamper careers of promising championship players sometimes.


NFW is very much not underused and when not injured had featured heavily both in the premiership and this season in the championship. He has recently transitioned into a hooker rather than flanker after injury and is doing well but obviously will be a substitution due to this rather than a starter over Harris-Wright, an established hooker. We love Fents at Bris and he's a key member of our squad so like the rest of your post, I disagree entirely and respectfully think you're talking out of where the sun doesn't shine.
 
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Centre Lesley Klim will leave Doncaster Knights at the end of the season having agreed at two-year contract with Guinness PRO 14 side Ospreys.
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Jersey Reds have announced 4 signings so far & have 24 in the squad for 2018-19 thus far: LINK
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote castleparknight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Mar 2018 at 08:33
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Jersey Reds have announced 4 signings so far & have 24 in the squad for 2018-19 thus far: LINK

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Originally posted by castleparknight castleparknight wrote:

Originally posted by islander islander wrote:

Jersey Reds have announced 4 signings so far & have 24 in the squad for 2018-19 thus far: LINK

Impressive
Fully agree CPK a brilliant start. Conventional wisdom points to a sustainable squad of about 34 to enable a club to cover injuries and its interesting to see where the recruitment gaps are. Probably miles from the mark but initially it appears to be light of 2 Props, 1 Hooker, 1 Lock, 2 Back Row, 1 Scrum Half & 3 wing/full backs. Hopefully a few more of the present squad still to be confirmed. Huge pity about Ross Adair on his day he was absolute quality imo.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pappashanga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Mar 2018 at 09:58
Your recruitment person might be able to justify another trip to Cape Town as it seems to be a fruitful source of players. He should drink lots of water before going though, as they're very short of it.Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brizzer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Mar 2018 at 09:58
I would suggest that we probably need 1 or 2 more Centres as well CC, unless any of the wings/full backs (that we don't actually have signed up yet) can also play as centre (much in the same way as Scott VB did this season).
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