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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
If you're not living on the edge you're taking up too much room
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Center Jarryd Sage & lock Henri Williams join Ampthill from Dragons Rugby, more here 
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Blues sign Oskar Hirskyj-Douglas (Centre) from Loughborough & England 7s and have Andrew Boye (prop) Loughborough on trial.
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Prop Will Norton has joined the Pirates on D/R from Exeter Chiefs.
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Say what you like about Jersey, they do not monkey about or ape other teams. 
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Wing Kwaku Asiedu & fullback Karim Lynch join Ampthill, more here


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Aug 2019 at 10:39
Kwaku is fast - did well for Cambridge last season when we could get him the ball.
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Originally posted by Fat Albert Fat Albert wrote:

Wing Kwaku Asiedu & fullback Karim Lynch join Ampthill, more here



Blimey. I recall that (Asiedu) being announced many weeks ago, by Cov IIRC.
Annoyed a few Cov fans too, who were expecting him to step up to the full squad.
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Hugh Tizard has signed DR with London Scottish from Quins, he was on loan at Park last season. A 19 year old second row.
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Eng u20 hooker Nic Dolly from Sale Sharks to Jersey Reds on season-long loan...

Jersey Reds' hooker Charlie Maddison to Newcastle Falcons on 2-yr deal.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Aug 2019 at 10:30
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I know Dave is expecting to be on loan to Cambridge and was playing in the match against Bedford last week and made a real impact in the front row. He is definitely bigger than when I last saw him.

I think we could slot Finn in somewhere if he does nto get game time at Cov (though we do have some good 9s already).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Kimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Aug 2019 at 13:09
Yes, David Langley was signed as a 'cover' type measure, and always expected to go out on loan. Sounds like he's coming your way then, which would be no bad thing for him and Cov.
It'll be interesting to see if he lines up against us next week.
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