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Tier 2/3 Transfers and Player Movements 2018-19

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Tier 2/3 Transfers and Player Movements 2018-19

Postby Figaro » Mon, 09 Apr 2018, 11:09

Couldn't find the old thread so thought I'd make a new one.

Some T2/3 movement at the Welsh regions.
- Kieron Fonotia (Samoa) is moving from the Ospreys to the Scarlets.
- Dmitri Arhip (Moldova) is leaving the Ospreys with a big money move to Montpellier rumoured.
- Lesley Klim (Namibia) has signed for the Ospreys from Doncaster Knights in the English Championship. I think he may become the first Namibian to play pro rugby in Wales.

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Re: Tier 2/3 Transfers and Player Movements 2018-19

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 14 Apr 2018, 08:04

Iñaki Mateu will try out with Agen:
https://twitter.com/petitbleuagen/statu ... 4471938049

Xerom Civil had just signed with them.

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Re: Tier 2/3 Transfers and Player Movements 2018-19

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 08:55

Guram Gogichashvili from Georgia U20/Locomotive RC signed contract with Racing 92

Lyon's Georgian props, Tornike Mataradze and Guram Papidze were sent to Nevers in Pro 2D on Loan from Lyon.

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Re: Tier 2/3 Transfers and Player Movements 2018-19

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 09:53

Figaro wrote:Couldn't find the old thread so thought I'd make a new one.


- Lesley Klim (Namibia) has signed for the Ospreys from Doncaster Knights in the English Championship. I think he may become the first Namibian to play pro rugby in Wales.

Wasn't Heino Senekal at Cardiff Blues in the early days of the professional Celtic League?

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Re: Tier 2/3 Transfers and Player Movements 2018-19

Postby Figaro » Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 11:12

Ser Podrick of Payne wrote:
Figaro wrote:Couldn't find the old thread so thought I'd make a new one.


- Lesley Klim (Namibia) has signed for the Ospreys from Doncaster Knights in the English Championship. I think he may become the first Namibian to play pro rugby in Wales.

Wasn't Heino Senekal at Cardiff Blues in the early days of the professional Celtic League?


Apparently so.

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Re: Tier 2/3 Transfers and Player Movements 2018-19

Postby Buffalo » Sat, 21 Apr 2018, 21:12

Canadians

Shane O'Leary: Ealing Trailfinders --> Nottingham
http://ealingtrailfinders1stxv.com/news ... end-of-the

Jake Ilnicki: Newcastle Falcons --> Yorkshire Carnegie
http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2018/0 ... -carnegie/

DTH van see Merwe*: Newcastle Falcons --> Glasgow Warriors
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co ... n/43418283
*Already transferred to Glasgow late in the 2017-18 season

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Re: Tier 2/3 Transfers and Player Movements 2018-19

Postby Suiram » Sun, 22 Apr 2018, 13:23

For US

Durutalo - Worcester back to Ealing

Ben Landry - Signed with Ealing

Tameilau back from Narbonne to Utah Warriors

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Re: Tier 2/3 Transfers and Player Movements 2018-19

Postby Figaro » Mon, 14 May 2018, 16:42

The Ospreys are replacing the departing Arhip with another Moldovan.
A 21st giant called 'the beast from the east' is heading to Wales

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rug ... p_AppShare

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Re: Tier 2/3 Transfers and Player Movements 2018-19

Postby Immenso » Tue, 15 May 2018, 00:47

Henry Stowers in now a T2 player - as he has gone the Samoa route and played for Samoa A in the Pacific Challenge.
https://www.worldrugby.org/news/320126?lang=en

He has signed for Western Force.
https://thewest.com.au/sport/western-fo ... b88810031z

Don't know the Force's schedule, and whether that means he no longer plays for BoP in the NPC.

Stowers was a cause of Brendan Gallagher's knickers getting stuck right up his crack a few years ago for the crime of being youg, ambitious and being dual eligable.
http://tier2rugby.blogspot.com.au/2015/ ... 8tQMHRSSJ7

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Re: Tier 2/3 Transfers and Player Movements 2018-19

Postby Armchair Fan » Fri, 25 May 2018, 11:15

Tomás Munilla (20) goes to Béziers: https://www.revista22.es/2018/05/tomas- ... -de-prod2/

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Re: Tier 2/3 Transfers and Player Movements 2018-19

Postby 4N » Mon, 28 May 2018, 19:59

Hungary's Bence Roth signs for US Bressane. Wow, scouting is improving.

http://www.usbparugby.com/actualites/fi ... _actu=1286

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Re: Tier 2/3 Transfers and Player Movements 2018-19

Postby RugbyLiebe » Tue, 29 May 2018, 09:17

4N wrote:Hungary's Bence Roth signs for US Bressane. Wow, scouting is improving.

http://www.usbparugby.com/actualites/fi ... _actu=1286


Why do you think this has something to do with improved scouting?
Pardon my poor school French if I'm wrong, but doesn't "Bence ROTH – 21 ans – deuxième ligne – formé au LOU" mean that he was "educated" at LOU (Lyon Rugby).
So a French based player moving to a French club.
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Re: Tier 2/3 Transfers and Player Movements 2018-19

Postby 4N » Tue, 29 May 2018, 11:02

He's not a JIFF player according to websites, so Lyon must have scouted him.

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Re: Tier 2/3 Transfers and Player Movements 2018-19

Postby RugbyLiebe » Tue, 29 May 2018, 11:41

4N wrote:He's not a JIFF player according to websites, so Lyon must have scouted him.


You made it sound like it was a recent scouting.

Lengthy interview with him before he started with Lyon.
http://www.nemzetisport.hu/egyeb_csapat ... na-2445211

If google translate works right, the Hungarian coach Matthieu Lazarges was from Lyon and he then had a tryout for 4 days before the got him a place in the LOU academy. I wish it was scouting, but it more looks like just coincidences gone the right way.

I don't understand why there aren't apparently any scouts at Rugby Europe U16, U18 and U20 tournaments. There must be at least one possible talent in every country.
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Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Re: Tier 2/3 Transfers and Player Movements 2018-19

Postby 4N » Tue, 29 May 2018, 11:46

Thanks for the info. Yeah whenever I watch Rugby Europe lower division teams there is at least one obvious physical talent in pretty much every side.

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Re: Tier 2/3 Transfers and Player Movements 2018-19

Postby vino_93 » Tue, 29 May 2018, 13:42

RugbyLiebe wrote:
4N wrote:He's not a JIFF player according to websites, so Lyon must have scouted him.


You made it sound like it was a recent scouting.

Lengthy interview with him before he started with Lyon.
http://www.nemzetisport.hu/egyeb_csapat ... na-2445211

If google translate works right, the Hungarian coach Matthieu Lazarges was from Lyon and he then had a tryout for 4 days before the got him a place in the LOU academy. I wish it was scouting, but it more looks like just coincidences gone the right way.

I don't understand why there aren't apparently any scouts at Rugby Europe U16, U18 and U20 tournaments. There must be at least one possible talent in every country.

There are no scouts in lower divisions due to two things :
- people in France underrate rugby outside of traditionnal places, and prefer lauching academies in Fiji, South Africa, ... and take the best georgians.
- clubs know that european top prospects will go themselves there, proposing their services, if they hope to become pro. Why scounting when you can avoiding it ?

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Re: Tier 2/3 Transfers and Player Movements 2018-19

Postby RugbyLiebe » Wed, 30 May 2018, 07:14

vino_93 wrote:Why scounting when you can avoiding it ?


I am not saying they should have scouts everywhere, but once a year at REC tournaments? What to lose? France plays in there as well (but probably I was wrong and there are some scouts anyway). They go for Georgians and Fiji guys, because, let's face it: they have great competitions at junior level, which is a big, big problem in most t3 countries. So the chance of failure is lower. What they definitely don't do and what I wouldn't do as well is going to national comps in t3 countries. Let the selectors have a look and then see if somebody is a real prospect.
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Re: Tier 2/3 Transfers and Player Movements 2018-19

Postby Armchair Fan » Wed, 30 May 2018, 08:19

RugbyLiebe, I don't know what happens at REC underage tournaments, but I know for sure that French and English clubs do some degree of scouting in Spain. It's not unusual to have some here making the trip for a weekend. It also happens that some come for holidays or own a second residence and just have a look at the guys in the local club nearby. But it's not easy at all to convince people to take the chance.

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Re: Tier 2/3 Transfers and Player Movements 2018-19

Postby Raven » Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 08:57

Bringing this quote from the Rugby in the Netherlands:
NedRugby wrote:Another young Dutch player is heading to France. 19 year old Jesse de Vries is moving to Aurillac who play in the French Pro D2. He has not been capped for the Netherlands, but was part of the U20 squad which took part in the recent European championships. I think this means he is captured for the Netherlands national team. He is one of that rare breed - a forward who is also a goal-kicker.


And adding that Aurillac is bringing Cristian Ojovan (Moldova) and Isaac Montoisy (Belgium)

Swiss Intern. Corentin Braedlin has left Agen for Montauban and Andres Zafra (Colombian) has signed for Agen leaving Lyon.

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Re: Tier 2/3 Transfers and Player Movements 2018-19

Postby amz » Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 10:23

Evan Olmstead released by Newcastle...another Canadian without contract?

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Re: Tier 2/3 Transfers and Player Movements 2018-19

Postby Raven » Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 10:27

amz wrote:Evan Olmstead released by Newcastle...another Canadian without contract?


According to this; http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2018/0 ... re-10-cup/ he´s off to New Zealand.

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Re: Tier 2/3 Transfers and Player Movements 2018-19

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 14:57

confirmed transfers of Georgians:

Nodar Tcheishvili - Cornish Pirates (ENG) RFU Championship
Luka Goginava - CA Brive (Loan) Pro 2D
Vazha Kapanadze - Grenoble (FRA) Top14
Davit Kubriashvili - Grenoble (FRA) Top14
Vano Karkadze (U18) - Aurillac (FRA) Pro 2D
Beka Saghinadze - Aurillac (FRA) Pro 2D

It's a rumors about Tornike Jalaghonia, nothing reliable. But after his performance on U20 JRWC its highly possible...

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Re: Tier 2/3 Transfers and Player Movements 2018-19

Postby Bogdan_DC » Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 15:08

RugbyPUBtbilisi wrote:
It's a rumors about Tornike Jalaghonia, nothing reliable. But after his performance on U20 JRWC its highly possible...


This guy is a gem, he will find a contract for sure. I rate him no1 player so far for Baby Lelos, tackling machine.

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Re: Tier 2/3 Transfers and Player Movements 2018-19

Postby Raven » Tue, 12 Jun 2018, 16:31

I´ve only just realized Hilton Mudariki (Zimbabwe, Scrum Half) will be playing for Jersey Reds in the RFU Championship next season.

Yannis Loizias (Cyprus) will leave Rotherdam to join London Scottish.

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Re: Tier 2/3 Transfers and Player Movements 2018-19

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 08:09

Levan Chilachava signed for Montpellier.

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