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Rosslyn Park:
New arrivals:
Karl Gibson - Hooker from Ealing TF
Owen Hughes - Hooker, played last 3 games of last season and been on U20 World Cup duty with Wales
Conor McGrath - Prop, played 3 times last season on loan from Bath Uni
Ollie Smith - Loosehead from St Mary's University/Redingensians
Matt Macpherson - Second/back row - Loughborough Students
Mike Macfarlane - Back row, familiar name ... returning to club
Jacob Atkins - Fly half on loan from London Irish
Huw Morgan - Centre from Wharfedale
Rhys Crane - Outside Centre or Winger, was loanee from Ealing TF last season
Matt Williams - Centre or Winger on loan from London Irish
Benji Marfo - Centre or Winger. Loughborough Student and Rambling Jesters 7's captain
Ollie Hassell-Collins - Winger, London Irish loan
Alfie Dudman-Jones - Winger Manchester Uni
Levi Davis - Winger on loan from Bath
 
Departures:
Ed Milne (to London Scottish) and Mark Kohler as well as coach Scott Sneddon.
 
Taking a break from rugby (but hopefully returning during the season):
Dave Vincent and Harry Broadbent
 
Full article here

 

 

 

 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wigwam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jul 2017 at 12:17
Originally posted by Coldwarwarrior Coldwarwarrior wrote:

Rosslyn Park:
New arrivals:
Karl Gibson - Hooker from Ealing TF
Owen Hughes - Hooker, played last 3 games of last season and been on U20 World Cup duty with Wales
Conor McGrath - Prop, played 3 times last season on loan from Bath Uni
Ollie Smith - Loosehead from St Mary's University/Redingensians
Matt Macpherson - Second/back row - Loughborough Students
Mike Macfarlane - Back row, familiar name ... returning to club
Jacob Atkins - Fly half on loan from London Irish
Huw Morgan - Centre from Wharfedale
Rhys Crane - Outside Centre or Winger, was loanee from Ealing TF last season
Matt Williams - Centre or Winger on loan from London Irish
Benji Marfo - Centre or Winger. Loughborough Student and Rambling Jesters 7's captain
Ollie Hassell-Collins - Winger, London Irish loan
Alfie Dudman-Jones - Winger Manchester Uni
Levi Davis - Winger on loan from Bath
 
Departures:
Ed Milne (to London Scottish) and Mark Kohler as well as coach Scott Sneddon.
 
Taking a break from rugby (but hopefully returning during the season):
Dave Vincent and Harry Broadbent
 
Full article here

 

Wingers overload ??? 

 

 

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Pointless RP signing a load of backs unless they have changed their 'up your jumper' 9 man rugby.
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Tactics very from game to game.  Did your team get duffed up, up front. ?
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Ampthill add Stefan Liebenberg & Lawrence Rayner

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Originally posted by UpandUnder UpandUnder wrote:


Tactics very from game to game.  Did your team get duffed up, up front. ?


Yep by your lot and few others.
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Cov bring in a couple of experienced NZ-born players http://www.coventryrugby.co.uk/2017/08/01/cov-add-more-strength-to-squad/
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rabbie Burns Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Aug 2017 at 19:11
Blimey how big is that Coventry squad now?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Silverfish Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Aug 2017 at 19:16
Don't worry half will have left before Xmas due to no game time, harsh but probably true.
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19 retained (or call it 20 with one becoming a player coach.
13 joiners in the first team squad.
Makes 32

Plenty of playing time there, with a team in the Zoo league as well as NL1
Add to that a number of younger academy players.

There are plenty of squads with 32+, the difference is that Coventry have told all their supporters about them, instead of hiding them away until week 1.
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Originally posted by OldNick OldNick wrote:

19 retained (or call it 20 with one becoming a player coach.
13 joiners in the first team squad.
Makes 32

Plenty of playing time there, with a team in the Zoo league as well as NL1
Add to that a number of younger academy players.

There are plenty of squads with 32+, the difference is that Coventry have told all their supporters about them, instead of hiding them away until week 1.
 
Yes it certainly seems true Coventry have been very open regarding their player moves and ambitions to achieve promotion in contrast to some other clubs who say activity is going on behind the scenes and that all will be revealed later (in due course, at the appropriate time, when the opportunity presents...fill in your favourite Sir Humphrey...)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Aug 2017 at 11:53
Originally posted by Silverfish Silverfish wrote:

Don't worry half will have left before Xmas due to no game time, harsh but probably true.

LOL

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Originally posted by Alderman Alderman wrote:

Originally posted by OldNick OldNick wrote:

19 retained (or call it 20 with one becoming a player coach.
13 joiners in the first team squad.
Makes 32

Plenty of playing time there, with a team in the Zoo league as well as NL1
Add to that a number of younger academy players.

There are plenty of squads with 32+, the difference is that Coventry have told all their supporters about them, instead of hiding them away until week 1.
 
Yes it certainly seems true Coventry have been very open regarding their player moves and ambitions to achieve promotion in contrast to some other clubs who say activity is going on behind the scenes and that all will be revealed later (in due course, at the appropriate time, when the opportunity presents...fill in your favourite Sir Humphrey...)

See, you got that right. Sir Humphrey was a good Cov Kid, so would obviously agree.
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Ampthill strengthen the front row with Jack Culverhouse & Josh Taylor

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Originally posted by Fat Albert Fat Albert wrote:

Ampthill strengthen the front row


Might be a busy top of table FA - had your budget and cashflow approved yet? Wink
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Mose sign Josh Poole (openside flanker) from Cardiff Met RFC, Joe Wrafter (prop) from Hartpury, and Josh Greatrix (hooker) from Leeds Beckett's 2015 BUCS champions side
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Ampthill to give debuts to three Academy members against Henley

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fat Albert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Aug 2017 at 12:07
Originally posted by FHLH FHLH wrote:

Originally posted by Fat Albert Fat Albert wrote:

Ampthill strengthen the front row
Might be a busy top of table FA - had your budget and cashflow approved yet? Wink 
I'm sure our powers that be will be looking forward to raising our budget to the new financial regime limits as and when the club can afford it Hug
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Originally posted by Fat Albert Fat Albert wrote:

Ampthill to give debuts to three Academy members against Henley


strange no other team details given.
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Fylde have been hit by ten firs team squad departures and a very strict budget under regime which has taken over running of the club.On the positive side training has gone well under Warren Spragg
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