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Topic: Championship 2020-2021 signings and departures
Posted By: gerg_861
Subject: Championship 2020-2021 signings and departures
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2020 at 16:43
Jordy Reid from Ealing to Gloucester next year.



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Posted By: Camquin
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2020 at 17:20
But the championship does not porduce any Premiership players. 

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Posted By: Welshie7
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2020 at 17:58
He was playing Super Rugby before the Championship.....not really produced by the Championship


Posted By: KnightsBoy
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2020 at 18:55
Helped on his way then, 


Posted By: oneagainstthehead
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2020 at 19:28
Showcased 

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Posted By: Pappashanga
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2020 at 08:58
Yes, extract from BBC website: 

"We've been looking for a certain type of player," director of rugby David Humphreys https://www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk/2020/03/05/gloucester-rugby-delighted-to-announce-arrival-of-flanker-jordy-reid-for-2020-21-season/" rel="nofollow - told the Gloucester website.

"Jordy has been one of the standout players in the Championship over the past couple of seasons and, having watched him play for Ealing this season, I believe the Gloucester Rugby supporters will love his style of play."



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Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2020 at 12:52
Originally posted by oneagainstthehead oneagainstthehead wrote:

Showcased 

Even more than that, he was given the opportunity to get back into Rugby when he'd been out for a year due to injury, and pretty much left on the scrap heap. I'm sad to see him go, but glad to see that he can go on. Though caveat emptor to Gloucester, he is still relatively injury prone (out at the moment, and had a good stint out last year as well).


Posted By: Pirate Pig
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2020 at 16:43
Cornish Pirates Canadian International Matt Evans has announced his retirement from the game. Matt scored 62 tries in 130 appearances for the club and played in the 2011 and 2015 world cups for Canada. The good news is that he is staying at the club to become team manager.



Posted By: No 7
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2020 at 12:06
Originally posted by Welshie7 Welshie7 wrote:

He was playing Super Rugby before the Championship.....not really produced by the Championship

Jordy Reid improved his rugby at Ealing . There was a marked difference in his ball carrying and defence. His stats show how many dominant tackles he makes and it was on an upwatd trend over two seasons.

Ealing could never claim that he was 'produced' by them but his game was enhanced whilst playing for Ealing Trailfinders over two seasons of Championship rugby.


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Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 12 Mar 2020 at 09:50
Not a player role, but:
James Scaysbrook to join Cov as Defence Coach for next season.


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Posted By: corporalcarrot
Date Posted: 17 Mar 2020 at 09:03
https://www.jerseyreds.je/news_article/neil-tunnah-set-to-leave-jersey-reds-this-summer/%5b" rel="nofollow - https://www.jerseyreds.je/news_article/neil-tunnah-set-to-leave-jersey-reds-this-summer/[ URL= ][/URL]
Jersey Reds Forwards Coach Neil Tunnah has signalled his intention to move on to a new assignment at the end of the current season.
Reds Director of Rugby Harvey Biljon said he would like to thank Tunnah for his contribution over the last three seasons and wish his colleague every success in the next stage of his career.
Biljon said: “I would like to say that while Neil has challenged and brought new ideas, he has also been a fantastic support to me during his time with the Reds. He has had a really positive influence on the players and enhanced our reputation of continuing to transition players from the Championship up to the Premiership.”
Tunnah said: “I’d like to thank everyone at The Reds for the last three seasons in Jersey, particularly Harvey and the club for the opportunity to relocate here and challenge myself as a coach in a new environment.
“The club has played a huge part in my development as a coach at this stage of my career. Over the course of the last three seasons I have been challenged to think and coach in ways that will shape my coaching for the rest of my career.
“I would also like to thank the rest of the staff for their support, as well as the rugby community and supporters of the club.”
Tunnah, 40, moved to Jersey in May 2017 and in the two completed seasons since his arrival the Reds finished fifth and fourth in the Greene King IPA Championship rankings. The Scotsman returned to Europe after seven years coaching in Australia following the conclusion of his playing career in 2010.

A top bloke who will be hugely missed.

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Posted By: islander
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2020 at 06:56
Further to the above, the Reds have confirmed a new Forwards Coach, ex-England hooker Rob Webber:

https://bit.ly/33sIsTA" rel="nofollow - LINK


Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2020 at 17:03
Okay - raft of re-signings announced by Ealing in their Ealing Trailfinder Times magazine: Pat Howard, Rayn Smid, Steven Shingler, Alun Walker and Jack Tovey all re-sign for 20/21.


Posted By: dropout22
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2020 at 13:53
Alun Walker and Ryan Smid re-sign for Ealing on 2 and 3 year deals. 

Reon Joseph, has decided to follow at alternate career path outside rugby and has retired. Very promising winger.


Posted By: Westcoaster
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2020 at 14:17
Good to read that Billy V is staying at Saracens next season. 
Looking forward to seeing him back and fully fit


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Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2020 at 14:23
Originally posted by dropout22 dropout22 wrote:

Alun Walker and Ryan Smid re-sign for Ealing on 2 and 3 year deals. 

Reon Joseph, has decided to follow at alternate career path outside rugby and has retired. Very promising winger.

Talk about mixed news. I'm honestly shocked by the Reon Joseph decision. He was a 21 year old winger who started every game but one this season and finished 4th in tries in the Championship. A real blow for Ealing as I think he was their nailed on starter for the next few years in terms of planning, with the worry being that someone would poach him not that he would retire!  A local lad who came through the academy system at Ealing as well, he was a real fan favorite. I hope he doesn't come to regret this decision - I think we all made some bad ones in our early 20s.


Posted By: No 7
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2020 at 18:44
Originally posted by gerg_861 gerg_861 wrote:

Originally posted by dropout22 dropout22 wrote:

Alun Walker and Ryan Smid re-sign for Ealing on 2 and 3 year deals. 

Reon Joseph, has decided to follow at alternate career path outside rugby and has retired. Very promising winger.

Talk about mixed news. I'm honestly shocked by the Reon Joseph decision. He was a 21 year old winger who started every game but one this season and finished 4th in tries in the Championship. A real blow for Ealing as I think he was their nailed on starter for the next few years in terms of planning, with the worry being that someone would poach him not that he would retire!  A local lad who came through the academy system at Ealing as well, he was a real fan favorite. I hope he doesn't come to regret this decision - I think we all made some bad ones in our early 20s.

I have been told that he was approached by several premiership teams but wants to pursue his love of digital imaging CGI. I think in the current climate and uncertainty in Rugby he has made the correct decision. The injuries are increasing it seems at the higher levels. He is young enough in a year or two to come back if he wants to.


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Posted By: islander
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2020 at 21:00
Retiring at 21 is a shame; I guess there is the possibility of playing at a decent level in Nat 1 (maybe even Ch'ship) as a semi-pro player, for a player who didn't want to give up the game...


Posted By: Whistle watcher
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2020 at 08:35
Originally posted by islander islander wrote:

Retiring at 21 is a shame; I guess there is the possibility of playing at a decent level in Nat 1 (maybe even Ch'ship) as a semi-pro player, for a player who didn't want to give up the game...

I think that'll be a very real possibility, to be fair.
 


Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2020 at 10:59
Originally posted by Whistle watcher Whistle watcher wrote:

Originally posted by islander islander wrote:

Retiring at 21 is a shame; I guess there is the possibility of playing at a decent level in Nat 1 (maybe even Ch'ship) as a semi-pro player, for a player who didn't want to give up the game...

I think that'll be a very real possibility, to be fair.
 

A person has a very limited number of years at peak physical condition (unless you are Mark Bright), and I think that goes double for a winger who relies on speed. He'll have the rest of his life to sit in a cubicle. I don't know his circumstances or whether there might be any underlying injuries, but I hope he has really thought about that aspect.


Posted By: Mark W-J
Date Posted: 29 Mar 2020 at 10:27
Maybe in the meantime Steven Shingler could recommend a local amateur club who'd be happy to give him a game on a Saturday if he fancies a run out...?


Posted By: KnightsBoy
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2020 at 18:35
Doncaster Knights latest squad news

ANDREW FOSTER [CONTRACT 2ND YEAR], KYLE EVANS [CONTRACT 2ND YEAR], MATT SMITH [CONTRACT 2ND YEAR], REISS CULLEN [CONTRACT 2ND YEAR], SAM OLVER [CONTRACT 2ND YEAR]

CHARLIE FOLEY [RETAINED 1 YEAR], HOWARD PACKMAN [RETAINED 1 YEAR], WILL HOLLING [RETAINED 1 YEAR], MATT CHALLINOR [RETAINED 1 YEAR], SAM POCKLINGTON [RETAINED 1 YEAR], ROBIN HISLOP [RETAINED 2 YEARS].


Joe Ford joins the coaching team

JAMES KANE [NEW SIGNING 1 YEAR]



Posted By: isleonian
Date Posted: 14 Apr 2020 at 18:18
KnightsBoy, what about Joe Ford as Backs Coach?


Posted By: KnightsBoy
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2020 at 16:03
Originally posted by isleonian isleonian wrote:

KnightsBoy, what about Joe Ford as Backs Coach?

Already said he had joined the coaching staff


Posted By: isleonian
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2020 at 16:50
KnightsBoy, hope it doesn't happen but in the event of a major catastrophic injury crisis do you suppose that Joe might put his playing boots on again? Bit like Paul Cooke did a few seasons back.


Posted By: KnightsBoy
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2020 at 08:43
You never know, his age and fitness would be fine.  So it could happen.


Posted By: KnightsBoy
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2020 at 19:34
Ben Hunter signs on for one more year with the Knights, very happy


Posted By: Camquin
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2020 at 19:53
Good lad. Always enjoyed chatting with him post match at Cambridge.
But that is true of most of the front row player.


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Posted By: isleonian
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2020 at 17:00
Camquin, that shows you where the real brains are in any team!


Posted By: Pappashanga
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2020 at 17:04
That is true. Had the most interesting conversations with Ali Lyon when he was playing for Richmond. Pleasant and articulate.

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Posted By: marigold
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2020 at 17:35
Pappa I showed your comment to my mate , a Richmond supporter. He was not sure they had been the words used by all loose heads who had played against Ali Lyon...... LOL


Posted By: Old Gold
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2020 at 18:24
Originally posted by marigold marigold wrote:

Pappa I showed your comment to my mate , a Richmond supporter. He was not sure they had been the words used by all loose heads who had played against Ali Lyon...... LOL

LOLLOLLOLLOLLOL


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Posted By: maire23
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2020 at 18:43
Shane O’Leary- Nottingham to Rouen. 
He’ll be a big loss. 


Posted By: Pappashanga
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2020 at 19:01
Old Gold I expect not. On and off the field are different things. He certainly got the best of those loose heads, judging by the way the scrum moved when he was playing.

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Posted By: JonDee
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2020 at 19:18
Originally posted by maire23 maire23 wrote:

Shane O’Leary- Nottingham to Rouen. 
He’ll be a big loss. 


Sad to see him go but not unexpected am sure a number of the other guys will move on because of the financial situation


Posted By: maire23
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2020 at 21:23
Originally posted by JonDee JonDee wrote:

Originally posted by maire23 maire23 wrote:

Shane O’Leary- Nottingham to Rouen. 
He’ll be a big loss. 


Sad to see him go but not unexpected am sure a number of the other guys will move on because of the financial situation

Was having the same conversation earlier. Spot on I think unfortunately. 


Posted By: Shush
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2020 at 22:36
Originally posted by maire23 maire23 wrote:

Originally posted by JonDee JonDee wrote:

Originally posted by maire23 maire23 wrote:

Shane O’Leary- Nottingham to Rouen. 
He’ll be a big loss. 


Sad to see him go but not unexpected am sure a number of the other guys will move on because of the financial situation

Was having the same conversation earlier. Spot on I think unfortunately. 

So far Nottingham have lost  Scrum Half -Murray McConnell, Locks - Chessum and Holmes, Fly Half - O'Leary and Back Rower - Seb Cecil


Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2020 at 23:10
O'Leary is a big loss. Always a danger.

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Posted By: maire23
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2020 at 23:52
Thanks, Shush. 
Shocked at a couple of them but somehow not really surprised. Rugby Paper is touting Heffernan to Connacht as well. 


Posted By: Shush
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2020 at 10:29
Originally posted by maire23 maire23 wrote:

Thanks, Shush. 
Shocked at a couple of them but somehow not really surprised. Rugby Paper is touting Heffernan to Connacht as well. 

Yes I read that, I'm sure he'd prefer to stay in England but needs must I suppose.

Just to confirm, Seb Cecil has joined Watsonians in Edinburgh. Seb was a 1st class player and will be a huge loss, I'm pleased for him but gutted for Nottingham. 

Marie, do you know of any Nottingham players that are staying/signed?


Posted By: maire23
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2020 at 12:36
I haven’t heard anything other than what’s been mentioned by the club- in other words nothing yet! All I heard was Alistair Bow in the interview with the Rugby Paper saying that they were trying to get as many on retained contracts as they can but he didn’t elaborate any further. 


Posted By: marigold
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2020 at 13:51
I have great sympathy for both club and players. One assumes the vast majority of players at Nottingham were/are there because they are on a full time wage. Now the club has announced there will no longer be full time players, for a player to stay he has to get a job away from rugby, probably to be his major monthly income-but who is giving medium to long term reasonably paid jobs out at the moment?  If the player has a working partner/wealthy parents staying may be possible but if not how will his sums add up? Until the player secures that non rugby employment how can he commit to a rugby contract for the club to then announce? Until the clubs know exactly their financial positions- no clubs yet no when any money will start coming in again- how can clubs in good conscious offer contracts that they may later have to renege upon? Incredibly difficult for all concerned.


Posted By: JonDee
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2020 at 17:51
Originally posted by marigold marigold wrote:

I have great sympathy for both club and players. One assumes the vast majority of players at Nottingham were/are there because they are on a full time wage. Now the club has announced there will no longer be full time players, for a player to stay he has to get a job away from rugby, probably to be his major monthly income-but who is giving medium to long term reasonably paid jobs out at the moment?  If the player has a working partner/wealthy parents staying may be possible but if not how will his sums add up? Until the player secures that non rugby employment how can he commit to a rugby contract for the club to then announce? Until the clubs know exactly their financial positions- no clubs yet no when any money will start coming in again- how can clubs in good conscious offer contracts that they may later have to renege upon? Incredibly difficult for all concerned.

Agree with your thoughts , on the positive Nottingham has a reputation for developing players and helping them move up the system this shouldn't change as we are retaining some good coaches. We may be looking more Uni level players and with our ties with NTU that should continue hopefully as per the boards statement we can develop the tie with Nottingham Uni. There are a very good number of corporate links which could help with jobs but that's only when the country comes out of the C19.
Being old and ancient it reminds me of the pre professional times when Nottingham was near the top table and a string of guys came to play because of the corporate contacts .


Posted By: Sid James
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2020 at 08:32
I see that Ma'ama Molitika of Ampthill has retired.
Molitika has been a great forward, often making the difference between success or defeat for Ampthill. I remember a few years ago when Ampthill finished as runners up to Hull Ionians in N2N, the home match at Brantingham Park was a low scoring cracker. I think we won 7-5 and the reason we did not score more was simply Molitika. He was outstanding. At 45, Molitika has certainly earned his retirement.


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Posted By: JonDee
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2020 at 12:32
Doncaster's Tom James to Northampton

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/52366203" rel="nofollow - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/52366203


Posted By: Camquin
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2020 at 12:59
Hope he gets some game time. Sounds like he might have to work for it if they have three other 9s. 

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Posted By: JonDee
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2020 at 18:45
Originally posted by Camquin Camquin wrote:

Hope he gets some game time. Sounds like he might have to work for it if they have three other 9s. 


Would agree seen a number of good players move up with the hope of making to sadly get little game time and come down again


Posted By: islander
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2020 at 18:55
Originally posted by Camquin Camquin wrote:

Hope he gets some game time. Sounds like he might have to work for it if they have three other 9s. 

I guess that applies to many signings making the Champ-Prem jump: specialists (those who play at 1/2/3/9/10) are likely to have at least 3 rivals for a single shirt in the starting XV. Perhaps a bit easier for locks/centres/wings etc who are at least shooting for multiple shirts and can be a bit more versatile.

Looking at Jersey's ex-players over the years, some have slotted in as regulars but others have to make do with bit parts...


Posted By: stonehousealbion
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2020 at 19:08
(Excuse the intrusion on the Champ board, there's diddly squat to discuss on Nat 1.)

(mis)applying the old forces dictum of:

rank x intelligence = k;

is there a certain paralell at L1.5-L3.5 of

ability x game time = k?

Thinking a little bit of Dan Mugford who went Notts-Sale-Plymouth... (If he stays with Taunton, he'll be back at L3 next season.)




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Posted By: The Blues
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2020 at 20:39
Originally posted by JonDee JonDee wrote:

Originally posted by Camquin Camquin wrote:

Hope he gets some game time. Sounds like he might have to work for it if they have three other 9s. 


Would agree seen a number of good players move up with the hope of making to sadly get little game time and come down again


Could be back at Bedford! Funnily enough 3 of Northampton's scrum halfs have played for Blues.


Posted By: cheshire exile
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2020 at 20:56
And Tom Kessell, no 9 at Pirates, went to Saints and reappeared at Coventry. Looks like Saints like plenty of scrum half cover.


Posted By: Raider999
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2020 at 10:31
Originally posted by cheshire exile cheshire exile wrote:

And Tom Kessell, no 9 at Pirates, went to Saints and reappeared at Coventry. Looks like Saints like plenty of scrum half cover.


Not surprisingly as :-

It's a key position
2 scrum halves in every match squad
Scrum halves tend to be smaller players therefore liable to be injured more

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Posted By: Pappashanga
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2020 at 10:44
Jamie Gibbs, Richmond scrum half, has announced his retirement. He has had to play second fiddle to two very good scrum halves in recent years, but came into his own this last season, playing superbly sometimes.

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Posted By: islander
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2020 at 13:17
Originally posted by Raider999 Raider999 wrote:

 
Scrum halves tend to be smaller players therefore liable to be injured more

I've never heard that theory before R999 - is it backed by any evidence?


Posted By: Raider999
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2020 at 14:21
Originally posted by islander islander wrote:

Originally posted by Raider999 Raider999 wrote:

 
Scrum halves tend to be smaller players therefore liable to be injured more

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I've never heard that theory before R999 - is it backed by any evidence?


None at all - just my impression

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Posted By: Pappashanga
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2020 at 14:25
I think they are amongst the most active players, but haven't noticed them getting injured that often. My impression is that wings get a lot of injuries. Some conscientious person with time on their hands can no doubt answer this.

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Posted By: Member728
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2020 at 18:31
Originally posted by Pappashanga Pappashanga wrote:

Jamie Gibbs, Richmond scrum half, has announced his retirement. He has had to play second fiddle to two very good scrum halves in recent years, but came into his own this last season, playing superbly sometimes.
and Harry Edwards

250 first team caps between them


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Posted By: islander
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2020 at 21:16
Originally posted by Raider999 Raider999 wrote:

Originally posted by islander islander wrote:

Originally posted by Raider999 Raider999 wrote:

 
Scrum halves tend to be smaller players therefore liable to be injured more

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I've never heard that theory before R999 - is it backed by any evidence?


None at all - just my impression

my other half, who would be a hard-hitting No6 if she was ever to be reincarnated as a rugby player, gave her opinion, which was that scrum-halves tend to be gobby and therefore liable to be punched! 


Posted By: Raider999
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2020 at 22:57
Originally posted by islander islander wrote:

Originally posted by Raider999 Raider999 wrote:

Originally posted by islander islander wrote:

Originally posted by Raider999 Raider999 wrote:

 
Scrum halves tend to be smaller players therefore liable to be injured more

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I've never heard that theory before R999 - is it backed by any evidence?


None at all - just my impression

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my other half, who would be a hard-hitting No6 if she was ever to be reincarnated as a rugby player, gave her opinion, which was that scrum-halves tend to be gobby and therefore liable to be punched! 


In the old days I would agree, nowadays far too many cameras.

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Posted By: dunc999
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2020 at 08:49
Nothing official yet, but according to the Rugby Paper, Sarries have made their first raid on the Championship in signing Will Hooley from the Blues.


Posted By: islander
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2020 at 21:18
Originally posted by dunc999 dunc999 wrote:

Nothing official yet, but according to the Rugby Paper, Sarries have made their first raid on the Championship in signing Will Hooley from the Blues.

Not sure it's the first D999, there have been unofficial 'linked with' stories in TRP involving Sarries & various Jersey Reds players for at least a couple of months. Mind you, one of those mentioned (winger Leroy van Dam) has since officially joined a French ProD2 club, while another has been 'linked with' no fewer than 3 clubs in the English 'top 13'...


Posted By: Brummy
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2020 at 14:00
Rugby Paper says Guy Thompson from Tigers to Ealing & maybe Daniels?
Thiede rumoured to be going back to Ealing.
Malton rumoured to be joining to Ealing.


Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2020 at 16:57
Originally posted by Brummy Brummy wrote:

Rugby Paper says Guy Thompson from Tigers to Ealing & maybe Daniels?
Thiede rumoured to be going back to Ealing.
Malton rumoured to be joining to Ealing.

All good potential signings, but we'll see if they come off, and I'd rather have Jordy Reid back.


Posted By: JonDee
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2020 at 20:27
I think the scary thing is clubs and players agreeing contracts when they don't know when they will play again.
Its a very positive move and I hope its a good move but if there is a second wave of C19 what will happen to our sport


Posted By: maire23
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2020 at 21:19
I don’t suppose it’s any different to a business taking on new staff when they don’t know when they will re-open. They need to be prepared for when it does happen. 


Posted By: Camquin
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2020 at 21:29
As I said elsewhere you need to plan to have a side if there is a season.
And plan for there not being a season.
Who would be a club treasurer. 


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Posted By: Shush
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2020 at 22:42
 Maire23, 

 I know you're a Nottingham supporter, have you any news for us? From what I've heard the majority of the lads are refusing to sign a part-time contract!


Posted By: maire23
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2020 at 23:01
Afraid not Shush but from what you’re saying I am really not surprised. Have spoken to a few other people and they have said that there’s a lot of unhappy people there. I do know that next season will probably essentially be the NTU team running out for us and from that I gathered that there would be many departures. I’ve heard rumours about Tigers sniffing round a few (Williams has been mentioned more than once and possibly Spittle) and how Jonah Holmes has gone they might well be in the market for a couple of pacey wingers. I don’t know anything concrete though- it’s all just gossip and reading into the interviews that have put out in public. 


Posted By: JonDee
Date Posted: 30 Apr 2020 at 08:31
Originally posted by Camquin Camquin wrote:

As I said elsewhere you need to plan to have a side if there is a season.
And plan for there not being a season.
Who would be a club treasurer. 


Agreed Camquin just wondering if all the new signings contracts have some form of caveat if C19 gets worse and there is no rugby


Posted By: Camquin
Date Posted: 30 Apr 2020 at 08:56
That would be sensible.

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Posted By: Raider999
Date Posted: 30 Apr 2020 at 17:09
Originally posted by JonDee JonDee wrote:

Originally posted by Camquin Camquin wrote:

As I said elsewhere you need to plan to have a side if there is a season.
And plan for there not being a season.
Who would be a club treasurer. 


Agreed Camquin just wondering if all the new signings contracts have some form of caveat if C19 gets worse and there is no rugby


I would say it would be very foolish for any club to commit itself to contracts for the future without caveats to cater for this.

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Posted By: maire23
Date Posted: 03 May 2020 at 13:29
Rugby Paper states that Jack Spittle of Nottingham has signed for Doncaster Knights. Will be a massive loss but not so much of a surprise.


Posted By: KnightsBoy
Date Posted: 03 May 2020 at 14:01
Originally posted by maire23 maire23 wrote:

Rugby Paper states that Jack Spittle of Nottingham has signed for Doncaster Knights. Will be a massive loss but not so much of a surprise.

If true, it's a big signing for us


Posted By: 99notout
Date Posted: 04 May 2020 at 09:47
Josh Poullet rumoured to be going to Doncaster as well. Marie/Andrea have you heard anything about this?


Posted By: KnightsBoy
Date Posted: 04 May 2020 at 09:59
Originally posted by 99notout 99notout wrote:

Josh Poullet rumoured to be going to Doncaster as well. Marie/Andrea have you heard anything about this?

Hopefully


Posted By: maire23
Date Posted: 04 May 2020 at 10:43
Originally posted by 99notout 99notout wrote:

Josh Poullet rumoured to be going to Doncaster as well. Marie/Andrea have you heard anything about this?

No- I hadn’t heard that. I only knew about Jack Spittle as it was in the Rugby Paper. That and some of the Premiership forums are my only source of information at the moment! 


Posted By: Shush
Date Posted: 04 May 2020 at 16:28
Originally posted by maire23 maire23 wrote:

Originally posted by 99notout 99notout wrote:

Josh Poullet rumoured to be going to Doncaster as well. Marie/Andrea have you heard anything about this?

No- I hadn’t heard that. I only knew about Jack Spittle as it was in the Rugby Paper. That and some of the Premiership forums are my only source of information at the moment! 

 Josh Poullet is not joining Doncaster Knights.


Posted By: maire23
Date Posted: 04 May 2020 at 17:40
Thanks Shush. 


Posted By: islander
Date Posted: 04 May 2020 at 18:13
Originally posted by maire23 maire23 wrote:

Thanks for confirming Shush. Glad to know Josh is staying. 

Did Shush confirm JP was staying?

The signing thread used to be for done-deals, but now it’s ‘relaxed’ to gossip/rumours, some of which come to pass while others don’t...


Posted By: KnightsBoy
Date Posted: 04 May 2020 at 18:23
Not joining the Knights, doesn't necessarily mean staying


Posted By: Shush
Date Posted: 04 May 2020 at 18:26
Originally posted by maire23 maire23 wrote:

Thanks for confirming Shush. Glad to know Josh is staying. 

I don't know whether he's staying with Nottingham, I just know he's not off to Doncaster.






Posted By: JonDee
Date Posted: 04 May 2020 at 19:04
Am sure quite a few of the Nottingham guys will be offered contracts with other clubs as Nottingham go part time, sadly its the way of the world and Nottingham are used to it more than most as they have never had a big investor. We have always lost a number of players every year , this time there will be a lot more but hopefully we will attract more good young players who wish to develop and move to the higher levels


Posted By: maire23
Date Posted: 04 May 2020 at 20:51
Sorry, slip of the finger. That’s what happens when you try to multi task Smile edited. 


Posted By: WEvans
Date Posted: 07 May 2020 at 16:10
Originally posted by Raider999 Raider999 wrote:

Originally posted by JonDee JonDee wrote:

Originally posted by Camquin Camquin wrote:

As I said elsewhere you need to plan to have a side if there is a season.
And plan for there not being a season.
Who would be a club treasurer. 


Agreed Camquin just wondering if all the new signings contracts have some form of caveat if C19 gets worse and there is no rugby


I would say it would be very foolish for any club to commit itself to contracts for the future without caveats to cater for this.

It's a good job that clubs don't have any history of being foolish with money then isn't it RaiderLOL


Posted By: Pirate Pig
Date Posted: 11 May 2020 at 10:34
The Cornish Pirates have confirmed that 24 of the current squad are under contract for next season. 5 of those are also contracted until May 2022.
The full list is now on the club website with further additions to be announced.


Posted By: castleparknight
Date Posted: 11 May 2020 at 12:40
That is very positive news for the Pirates

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Onward and Upwards C'mon Donny!


Posted By: Pirate Pig
Date Posted: 12 May 2020 at 08:46
Hooker Dan Frost is the first of the out of contract players to sign a new contract with the Cornish Pirates having committed to the club until May 2022.


Posted By: Stalwart
Date Posted: 12 May 2020 at 09:41
Originally posted by Pirate Pig Pirate Pig wrote:

Hooker Dan Frost is the first of the out of contract players to sign a new contract with the Cornish Pirates having committed to the club until May 2022.

Great news. Dan is a rising star. Mobile and very elusive and powerful ball carrier.


Posted By: Pirate Pig
Date Posted: 13 May 2020 at 09:16
Hooker Tom Channon is the latest player to agree a new contract to remain at the Cornish Pirates until May 2022.


Posted By: Stalwart
Date Posted: 13 May 2020 at 09:42
Originally posted by Pirate Pig Pirate Pig wrote:

Hooker Tom Channon is the latest player to agree a new contract to remain at the Cornish Pirates until May 2022.
Another good signing - very good hooker and a top bloke.


Posted By: Westcoaster
Date Posted: 13 May 2020 at 22:56
Apologies for this being directly related to Championship matters but its very disappointing to see that Pichot has now resigned from World Rugby. Just hope that BB gets a a few things right from now onConfused

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Come on Jersey........


Posted By: Westcoaster
Date Posted: 13 May 2020 at 22:56
Oops, not being related ....

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Come on Jersey........


Posted By: Pirate Pig
Date Posted: 14 May 2020 at 09:23
Fantastic news that 2nd row/back row forward Josh Caulfield who has previously been on D/R with the club from Exeter Chiefs has signed a 2 year contract to become a full time player with the Pirates.


Posted By: Pirate Pig
Date Posted: 15 May 2020 at 09:15
Back row forward James McRae is the latest player to sign for the Pirates. James who has made 33 appearances whilst on D/R from Exeter Chiefs has signed a 2 year contract until May 2022.


Posted By: Stalwart
Date Posted: 15 May 2020 at 14:58
Originally posted by Pirate Pig Pirate Pig wrote:

Back row forward James McRae is the latest player to sign for the Pirates. James who has made 33 appearances whilst on D/R from Exeter Chiefs has signed a 2 year contract until May 2022.

Another good signing for CP. He was very good whenever he appeared for us last season.


Posted By: The Blues
Date Posted: 15 May 2020 at 18:49
I thought Pirates had some money issues from the announcement by Dicky Evans, pleased to see it doesn’t appear to be the case with all these 2 year contracts.


Posted By: JonDee
Date Posted: 15 May 2020 at 20:47
Originally posted by The Blues The Blues wrote:

I thought Pirates had some money issues from the announcement by Dicky Evans, pleased to see it doesn’t appear to be the case with all these 2 year contracts.


Not sure who they will be playing as per my previous comments still expect the RFU to pull all financing from the Championship especially following todays cancellation of all pre season internationals. Desperately hope am talking bull s..t but not sure how many teams will continue at this level


Posted By: maire23
Date Posted: 15 May 2020 at 21:53
Im sure some will cope. 
And the tours have been postponed, not cancelled. As they are overseas tours surely the revenue gained would have been less than if they were playing at Twickenham anyway? I’m not sure on this one. Given the size of the backlash that occurred when the funding was cut, and also the threats of legal action, it could be entirely possible that they weigh up the costs of funding against a couple of expensive lawsuits and decide they don’t need the hassle. That could me being overly optimistic but I don’t know on this one. 


Posted By: cheshire exile
Date Posted: 15 May 2020 at 22:54
Most of the Pirates announcements relate to players who were contracted for two years before the truncated 2019/20 season. We have re signed two hookers who were out of contract and given contracts to two players previously D/R ed from Exeter who have been released by the Cheifs.


Posted By: Pirate Pig
Date Posted: 16 May 2020 at 08:45
Hooker Tom Cowan-Dickie is the latest player to agree a new 2 year contract to remain at the Cornish Pirates.
( Dickie Evans recently announced that all management,coaches and players contracted for this season had agreed to take a 15% reduction in their salary. Despite his own business interests taking a big hit due to the Coronavirus pandemic he has continued to support the club.)



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