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@ jamesliveinhope & Frooschman - did you see that Catt's made the Saxons squad? Good news all round!
Posted 15:37 05th July 2012
V good player - however still want to see the front row strengthened - James also good signing, but the likes of Perenise, and Catt need to improve their scrummaging to be effective - as for Palme Newport his scummaging simply isnt good enough.
Posted 21:46 27th June 2012
@jamesliveinhope What about the lad with the double-barrell? Kane Palma-Newport? I think that gives us three tight heads, three loose and three hookers.
PS. Couldn't agree more about Catt by the way, although wouldn't mind him putting on a couple of pounds!
Posted 16:16 26th June 2012
@ jamesliveinhope - don't forget Kane Palma-Newport, who's doing well in the Academy too.
As with most teams, it's fine until there are internationals being played. Then, suddenly, there's much less depth available.
Posted 16:07 26th June 2012
@lawynd I was inclined to agree with you when Flatman retired. But when Iooked at the side you have
Perinise, Wilson, James, Catt, Beech with Webber, Mears and Batty at 2.
Catt especially has slipped in under the radar and I think will be earning England caps sooner rather than later.
Posted 14:44 26th June 2012
I think Leicester have done the right thing, given his salary when compared against future availability. Bath, frankly, are daft; they've got a wealth of options in the backs (as APV1 has aptly demonstrated) but a dearth of them in the forwards. That's the area they need to strengthen and currently, it looks like they'll be expecting to play the season with uncontested scrums. Rubbish.
Posted 13:13 26th June 2012
I think Cockers has made a big mistake here, especially with Alex Tuilagi leaving too. Even given the time he will miss through the Rugby Championship, Agulla is worth keeping, even if he only plays half a season. Bath have got a great signing.
@Capedcrusader - unfortunately, Bubbles last season was a shadow of the player he was 2-3 seasons ago.
Hopefully Miles Benjamin will adapt to become a "proper" Tiger very quickly.
Posted 12:34 26th June 2012
Bad signing for Bath
Posted 12:20 26th June 2012
I like him and he is a very good player. At 27, he's still got plenty of miles in the tank and he can cover 15 as well. I think his experience in the RC against NZ, Aus and the Boks will also stand him in good stead. Opposite Biggs gives us a great option too.
How's this for a starting back line?
Bench from - Eastmond / Cuthbert / Williams / Vesty / McMillan / Heathcote / Woodburn
Posted 11:08 26th June 2012
Surely a bad move for the player.
At least ex Cantab Scotty Hamilton might get his justified spot back
Posted 10:33 26th June 2012
Another ex-Tiger? Seriously?!
Posted 09:56 26th June 2012
Leicester's loss is Bath's gain. He is an outstanding player and Leicester should have retained him.
Posted 09:34 26th June 2012