By ROLLO
#17567
Reported on SN site, aparently Robert ( Bobby ) is on his way to us. A lock/backrow from Southern Kings in South Africa.
By Underdog
#17570
If he provides a bit of heft and physicality in the second row, then all to the good. If he ends up preferring to play in the back row, then I'm not so sure we need that.

Interesting that we're looking. I know Solly said reinforcements might come in but I wasn't expecting them.
By A38
#17583
Anyway, getting back on track away from my teenage pop culture, if this rumour is accurate it does tell us a few things:-
1) The need to bolster the pack is acknowledged
2) The post LI review has happened - (or indeed was already in hand before the LI game)
3) There is some money in the pot.

AS's contacts in SA and the difficulties of the Southern Kings do indicate some credibility to the rumour but we will have to wait and see if De Vee (presumably that's how he pronounces his name, it will avoid lavatorial humour) appears.
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By TeflonTed
#17660
A38 wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:20 pm
Anyway, getting back on track away from my teenage pop culture, if this rumour is accurate it does tell us a few things:-
1) The need to bolster the pack is acknowledged
2) The post LI review has happened - (or indeed was already in hand before the LI game)
3) There is some money in the pot.

AS's contacts in SA and the difficulties of the Southern Kings do indicate some credibility to the rumour but we will have to wait and see if De Vee (presumably that's how he pronounces his name, it will avoid lavatorial humour) appears.
Lavatorial humour, how very dare you!

I’m surprised he isn’t going to Briz to join Andy Uren .
By A38
#17673
Rollo, that would certainly tie in with the rumour a few weeks (?) ago that one of the locks was off to France.

Time will tell, I suppose.
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By west brom warrior
#17682
Would be a welcome addition but he has just started following Northampton Saints on twitter so perhaps he is heading over to them.
By Underdog
#17756
Who's Sam Lucas? Have I missed something?

As I pressed submit, I realised it must be Lewis.
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By TeflonTed
#17912
De Wee no longer on his way, according to Fissler.

End of all bad wee wee jokes.
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By patgadd
#17918
Could it possibly be that he's not enough of a great bloke, or a good team player?
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By Latecomer
#17921
TeflonTed wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:04 am
De Wee no longer on his way, according to Fissler.

End of all bad wee wee jokes.
Can't imagine Jason and Colin want to add to the wage bill at the moment :no:
Unless of course someone IS moving on :thinking:
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By A38
#17930
Latecomer agree.

At this difficult time it would be prudent, financially, for the owners to ask AS to manage with the squad which he has irrespective of the shortcomings which the review might highlight.
By ROLLO
#17943
I think that the conversation may have gone something like this, Solly you have chosen the sqaud and coaches now you have to get the best out of them.
By Try try again
#17945
I think that the conversation may have gone something like this, Solly you have chosen the sqaud and coaches now you have to get the best out of them.
That's not a "conversation"!
Like many "chats" I've had with my bosses over the years.

Bit I'm sure you're right, Solly will have been told to get on with it.
By ROLLO
#17947
Perhaps I should have started by saying " can I have another lock please ? " :lol
By A38
#18113
One other thought: would it be politically expedient to spend money on bringing in a SA player at a time when the Club was pleading for Governmental assistance?
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By SimonG
#18146
A38 wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:04 am
One other thought: would it be politically expedient to spend money on bringing in a SA player at a time when the Club was pleading for Governmental assistance?
If they do it would probably be best not to pay him six hundred grand a week if they want a Bale out!
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By TeflonTed
#19276
de Wee now confirmed to Ealing, and TRP today makes it clear this was a Wuss decision.

Fissler says, “Worcester pulled the plug on a deal at the last minute......he had been having talks with the Warriors about a move to the premiership but Alan Solomons pulled out..... Trailfinders owner Mike Gooley has given the green light for more investment in the playing squad”.

All about the money then?
By W4rriorz1980
#19277
Ealing,unless they get promoted will just be a stepping stone to the Premiership,Top 14 imo.

From the extensive highlights I've seen,he'll be to good for the Championship.
By ROLLO
#19318
Ed in view of our discussions on Thursday I wonder f thie means that a former lock could be joining us? A good rumour if nothing esle.
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By TeflonTed
#19320
For readers who have no idea what Rollo is mentioning, there were pretty reliable sighting of Christian Scotland-Williamson in Worcester fairly recently.

Edit....I am told that my “fairly recently” needs more definition.....as in, the sighting was January.

It was however, beyond “reliable” it’s a definite.

Still a good enough rumour for a Monday morning.
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