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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JonDee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Aug 2019 at 11:11
Originally posted by corporalcarrot corporalcarrot wrote:

Originally posted by JonDee JonDee wrote:

Originally posted by Runitback Runitback wrote:

Overseas does not always mean better in my opinion!
 

Agree totally for many at the higher echelon its just a top up too their retirement package which I totally agree with as its a hard physical and short employment. Just annoying that we have to pay for it. 
I think the "retirement package" signing is probably the exception rather than the rule. There must be a shed load of South Sea Islanders playing in the Championship & Nat 1 who are great additions to their rugby squads and are playing for journeymen wages and probably sending money home - good luck to them. In the last few seasons Jersey have recruited some absolute quality young talent from overseas and recently announced another couple of young Australian forwards who should get their chance in the "shop window" of the Championship. For every "big ticket" signing from overseas there is probably a score of great value lads.
 
Agree totally I should have clarified that the retirement element is totally in the Premiership  not Championship' there have been many great overseas players in the Championship and as you state they all hope to get picked up by Premiership teams from our shop window
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Originally posted by Runitback Runitback wrote:

Generally you never go wrong with Argentinians.

Back in 2007 Bedford Blues signed Argentina A prop Bruno Fortuna, probably one of the nicest friendliest people you could ever wish to meet on a rugby field, but not the first characteristic that comes to mind when searching for a prop forward.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Raider999 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Aug 2019 at 19:09
Originally posted by JonDee JonDee wrote:

Originally posted by corporalcarrot corporalcarrot wrote:

Originally posted by JonDee JonDee wrote:

Originally posted by Runitback Runitback wrote:

Overseas does not always mean better in my opinion!
 

Agree totally for many at the higher echelon its just a top up too their retirement package which I totally agree with as its a hard physical and short employment. Just annoying that we have to pay for it. 
I think the "retirement package" signing is probably the exception rather than the rule. There must be a shed load of South Sea Islanders playing in the Championship & Nat 1 who are great additions to their rugby squads and are playing for journeymen wages and probably sending money home - good luck to them. In the last few seasons Jersey have recruited some absolute quality young talent from overseas and recently announced another couple of young Australian forwards who should get their chance in the "shop window" of the Championship. For every "big ticket" signing from overseas there is probably a score of great value lads.
 
Agree totally I should have clarified that the retirement element is totally in the Premiership  not Championship' there have been many great overseas players in the Championship and as you state they all hope to get picked up by Premiership teams from our shop window


Actually, I think you will find there are far more veteran Southern Hemisphere players in the French Top 14 than in outer premiership.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JonDee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Aug 2019 at 20:25
Originally posted by Raider999 Raider999 wrote:

Originally posted by JonDee JonDee wrote:

Originally posted by corporalcarrot corporalcarrot wrote:

Originally posted by JonDee JonDee wrote:

Originally posted by Runitback Runitback wrote:

Overseas does not always mean better in my opinion!
 

Agree totally for many at the higher echelon its just a top up too their retirement package which I totally agree with as its a hard physical and short employment. Just annoying that we have to pay for it. 
I think the "retirement package" signing is probably the exception rather than the rule. There must be a shed load of South Sea Islanders playing in the Championship & Nat 1 who are great additions to their rugby squads and are playing for journeymen wages and probably sending money home - good luck to them. In the last few seasons Jersey have recruited some absolute quality young talent from overseas and recently announced another couple of young Australian forwards who should get their chance in the "shop window" of the Championship. For every "big ticket" signing from overseas there is probably a score of great value lads.
 
Agree totally I should have clarified that the retirement element is totally in the Premiership  not Championship' there have been many great overseas players in the Championship and as you state they all hope to get picked up by Premiership teams from our shop window


Actually, I think you will find there are far more veteran Southern Hemisphere players in the French Top 14 than in outer premiership.
 
Agreed and now Japan which is where the money is and they have a business agreement to allow the players to return to their native country prior to a World Cup
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Eel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Aug 2019 at 09:31
Originally posted by Runitback Runitback wrote:

Generally you never go wrong with Argentinians.
I don't know about that I had a distinctly average malbec yesterday
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Center Jarryd Sage & lock Henri Williams join Ampthill from Dragons Rugby, more here 
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