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Tier 2/3 Player Transfers and Movements 2015/16

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Tier 2/3 Player Transfers and Movements 2015/16

Postby suofficer » Thu, 14 May 2015, 13:17

Any news on any transfers or signings?

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Re: Tier 2/3 Player Transfers and Movements 2015/16

Postby Figaro » Thu, 14 May 2015, 17:15

(Cardiff) Blues are signing Blaine Scully (USA) from Leicester, I think he's a regular in the national side. Also we're signing Rey Lee-Lo, a Samoan Center, from somewhere in New Zealand, and also Cam Dolan (USA) from Northampton, though I think he's not confirmed yet.

Bit of a general shift of US players from the English prem into the Pro12 actually, Glasgow are signing someone as well. I'm looking forward to seeing them in action.

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Re: Tier 2/3 Player Transfers and Movements 2015/16

Postby Coloradoan » Thu, 14 May 2015, 17:42

Adding to what Figaro said:

Samu Manoa from Northampton to Toulon
Greg Peterson from Leicester to Glasgow
Tom Bliss (uncapped, former USA U20 captain) on loan from Wasps to Ealing

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Re: Tier 2/3 Player Transfers and Movements 2015/16

Postby Buffalo » Thu, 14 May 2015, 17:47

Canada:
DTH van der Merwe signed with Scarlets: http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/rugby-union/31535236
Brett Buekeboom signed with Cornish Pirates on a two year deal: http://www.cornish-pirates.com/14-15_ne ... signs.html
Matt Evans re-signed with Cornish Pirates: http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/rugby-union/31728791
Jon Phelan & Tyler Hotson are extended at Doncaster: http://www.drfc.co.uk/news/ten-knights- ... ew-season/

RaysRugby says Jason Marshall re-signed on a one year deal with Agen while Cam Pierce signed a two year extension and will stay with Pau as they head up to Top 14 next season. I can't find an article online confirming either, granted I haven't looked particularly hard and my French is fairly rusty and Canadian. Not sure about any other movements or rumored contracts in the works for other Canadians.

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Re: Tier 2/3 Player Transfers and Movements 2015/16

Postby suofficer » Thu, 04 Jun 2015, 17:00

Three Players move from CDUL ( Port)

Tomas Appleton to Darlington Mowden Park in English National 1

Nuno Penha to VRAC Valladolid

Vlady Grikh goes to Perpignan

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Re: Tier 2/3 Player Transfers and Movements 2015/16

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Fri, 05 Jun 2015, 16:53

It is confirmed that Julien Berger ( Belgium) moves from La Rochelle to Aix-en-Provence (aka Le Parc Pays d'Aix) who were promoted to Pro-D2

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Re: Tier 2/3 Player Transfers and Movements 2015/16

Postby Raven » Mon, 22 Jun 2015, 10:53

It is said that Felipe Berchesi (URU) will be joining Carcassonne next season.

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Re: Tier 2/3 Player Transfers and Movements 2015/16

Postby beber » Thu, 25 Jun 2015, 16:48

Beka Bitsadze (Locomotive Tbilisi, eightman) and Beka Gigashvili (prop, Batumi) sign to Chambery (Federale1)

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Re: Tier 2/3 Player Transfers and Movements 2015/16

Postby Canadaman » Thu, 25 Jun 2015, 17:10

Kyle Gilmour to Rotterham Titans

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Re: Tier 2/3 Player Transfers and Movements 2015/16

Postby Buffalo » Thu, 25 Jun 2015, 18:50

http://www.london-welsh.co.uk/index.php ... ew&id=2604
Thretton Palamo will be joining London Welsh next season.

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Re: Tier 2/3 Player Transfers and Movements 2015/16

Postby Buffalo » Sun, 28 Jun 2015, 09:25

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/r ... le-9395047

Canadian Lock Aaron Flagg will be joining Moseley in the RFU Championship. He's an interesting player who's played club rugby in Canada, New Zealand and Wales. He has fallen down our 2nd row depth chart in recent years so it will be interesting to see what he can do playing in England and if he can rebound back into Canada's radar.

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Re: Tier 2/3 Player Transfers and Movements 2015/16

Postby Raven » Mon, 29 Jun 2015, 16:12

Mike Tadjer (Portugal) signs for Agen

http://www.sudouest.fr/2015/03/16/su-ag ... 5-3603.php

I don´t know if these count as Tier 2 / 3 transfers since you never know for whom they might end playing, but Mike Williams (Zimbabwean) left Worcester Warriors to join Leicester Tigers in England; and Stephen Setephano (eligible to play for Cook Islands - that is if he didn´t already, cause I cannot remember) has signed with Grenoble in France.

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Re: Tier 2/3 Player Transfers and Movements 2015/16

Postby YamahaKiwi » Sat, 04 Jul 2015, 06:03

Japanese league transfers. Thanks to Top League website and Hinato's Japon Rugby blog

In & transferred
DonWon Shin (Korea, prop) Kintestsu in TL to Munakata Sanix Blues in the Top Kyushu League.
Richard Kaufusi (former U20 Tonga, 10/centre) - NTT Comms to Canon Eagles.
Matt Saunders (Phillipines, centre/fb) - NTT comms to Kubota Spears
Hobum Kim (Korea, lock) - Korean Army to Kubota Spears
Jongyeol Park (Korea, prop) - Yonsei University (Seoul. Korea) to Suntory Sungoliath

Out
Hasitha Pereira (Sri Lanka, lock) Ricoh Black Rams to Havelocks (SL)
Kwangmun Li (Korea, lock) - left Toshiba Brave Lupus
Daisuke Estrella (USA-qualified, prop) - left Toshiba Brave Lupus
Jungpil Yang (Korea, hb) - left NEC
Mark Wright (HKG, flanker) - left Toyota Industry Shuttles
Yang Li (China, wing) - Left Kintestu Railers
Jason Webhe (Lebanon-qualified, 10/centre) - left Panasonic Wild Knights
Omar Slaimankhel (Afghanistan-qualified, wing/fb) - left Canon Eagles
Sungdu Park (Korea, prop) - left Kubota Spears

Gideon Lensing - forwards coach at Canon Eagles. Is this former Namibia prop Kees Lensing? The top league website description mentions Namibia.

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Re: Tier 2/3 Player Transfers and Movements 2015/16

Postby beber » Tue, 07 Jul 2015, 19:51

Georgian players in Federale 1

From Georgia to Federale1
Prop - Archil Bezhiashvili (Locomotive) -> Rodez
Prop – Ilya Kaikatsishvili (Jiki) -> Auch
Prop - Beka Gigashvili (Batumi) -> Chambery
Prop - Davit Okriashvili (Jiki) -> Mâcon
Eightman - Beka Bitsadze (Locomotive) -> Chambery

From France to Federale1
Prop - Lado Guniava (Agde) -> Limoges
Prop - Gala Gagnidze (Saverdun) -> Castanet // capped by Andorra
Prop - Saba Kartvelishvili (Chambery) -> Soyaux-Angoulême
Prop - Archil Kobauri (Domont) -> Cognac
Prop - Elizbar Kuparadze (Massy) -> Dax
Prop - Giorgi Menabdishvili (Tulle) -> Grasse
Prop - Davit Balanchivadze (Rhône Ovalie) -> Vienne
Hooker - Simon Maisuradze (Valence d'Agen) -> Mâcon
Lock - Toma Baliashvili (Dijon) -> Lavaur
Flanker - Kvicha Bujiashvili (Albi) -> Massy

Outs
Prop - Revaz Jgenti (Bergerac) -> ?
Prop - Tariel Donadze (Rodez) -> ?
Prop - Levani Modebadze (Montluçon) -> club bankrupt
Hooker - Irakli Natriashvili (Tulle) -> Clermont (RWC joker player)
Lock - Giorgi Ozgebishvili (Périgueux) -> club bankrupt
Flyhalf/Centre - Lasha Malaguradze (Bagnères) -> ?
Flyhalf/Fullback - Merab Kvirikashvili (Montluçon) -> club bankrupt
Centre - Tedo Zibzibadze (Périgueux) -> club bankrupt
Centre - Revaz Gigauri (Montluçon) -> club bankrupt
Winger - Beka Urjukashvili (Limoges) -> ?

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Re: Tier 2/3 Player Transfers and Movements 2015/16

Postby suofficer » Mon, 17 Aug 2015, 21:59

Any further news here?

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Re: Tier 2/3 Player Transfers and Movements 2015/16

Postby suofficer » Tue, 18 Aug 2015, 14:06

Vasco Fragoso Mendes has been playing for Northern Suburbs in Sydney for the Australian season this year. ( For the life of me I can't work out the "Grades" etc in Australia)

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Re: Tier 2/3 Player Transfers and Movements 2015/16

Postby suofficer » Wed, 19 Aug 2015, 21:35

Franco Bruno Portuguese U 20 Prop signs Trial with Cinderford RFC in England National 1. Thats 3 Portuguese in the league this year.

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Re: Tier 2/3 Player Transfers and Movements 2015/16

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Tue, 25 Aug 2015, 08:08

Props
Lasha Tabidze (Bordeaux, 1997)
Nika Neparidze (Clermont, 1996)
Giorgi Melikidze (Stade Français, 1996)
Vakh Abdaladze (Leinster, 1996)
Nika Svimonishvili (Clermont, 1995)
Beka Kakabadze (Clermont, 1995)
Zaur Kharebava (La Rochelle, 1995)

Hooker
Badri Alkhazashvili (Toulon, 1995)

Locks
Otar Giorgadze (Clermont, 1996)
Mikheil Babunashvili (Tarbes, 1996)
Besik Gogoladze (Tarbes, 1996)
Giorgi Javakhia (Lyon, 1996)
Roland Kvachadze (Aurillac, 1995)

Backrow
Beka Gorgadze (Stade Montois, 1996)
Tornike Zoidze (Clermont, 1996)
Badri alkhazashvili (Toulon, 1996)
Giorgi Tsutskiridze (Brive, 1996)
Davit Papavadze (Stade Français, 1995)

Winger
Luka Iurini (Lyon, 1997)

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Re: Tier 2/3 Player Transfers and Movements 2015/16

Postby Scorpion » Tue, 25 Aug 2015, 08:14

Zaur Kharebava (La Rochelle, 1995) back to Locomotiv
Roland Kvachadze (Aurillac, 1995) back to Lelo-Saracens

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Re: Tier 2/3 Player Transfers and Movements 2015/16

Postby suofficer » Fri, 28 Aug 2015, 14:28

CDUL (Por) sign Tongan International Paula Kaho http://p3.publico.pt/raguebi/nacional/1 ... l-de-tonga

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Re: Tier 2/3 Player Transfers and Movements 2015/16

Postby toulousain » Sat, 12 Sep 2015, 12:27

2015-16 Tier 2/3 player arrivals in Top 14 clubs

AGEN
Mike Tadjer (Portugal) - Massy
Api Naikatini (Fiji) - Wellington Lions
Ropate Ratu (Fiji) - Aurillac

BORDEAUX-BEGLES

BRIVE

CASTRES
David Smith (Samoa) - Toulon

CLERMONT
Albert VuliVuli (Fiji) - Montpellier
Irakli Natriashvili (Georgia) - Tulle

GRENOBLE
Paea Fa'anunu (Tonga) - Castres
Stephen Stephano (Cook Islands) - NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes
Sona Taumalolo (Tonga) - Racing 92

LA ROCHELLE

MONTPELLIER
Seveci Nakailagi (Fiji) - unattached

OYONNAX
Horatiu Pungea (Romania) - Lyon
Uwa Tawalo (Fiji) - Clermont
Fetu'u Vainikolo (Tonga) - Exeter Chiefs
Joe Tuineau (Tonga) - Lyon

PAU
Watisoni Votu (Fiji) - Perpignan

RACING 92
Lisiate Fa'aoso (Tonga) - Bayonne

STADE FRANCAIS
Avenisi Vasuinubu (Fiji) - Colomiers

TOULON
Samu Manoa (United States) - Northampton

TOULOUSE
Semi Kunatani (Fiji) - Fiji 7s

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_2 ... _transfers

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Re: Tier 2/3 Player Transfers and Movements 2015/16

Postby BrendanJure » Sat, 12 Sep 2015, 16:24

Last month Canada u20 prop Matt Tierney signed an academy contract with Agen

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Re: Tier 2/3 Player Transfers and Movements 2015/16

Postby Buffalo » Sat, 12 Sep 2015, 17:47

BrendanJure wrote:Last month Canada u20 prop Matt Tierney signed an academy contract with Agen


I thought Tierney signed an academy contract with Pau. Either way he'll have a fellow Canadian there to help him adjust to life in France and give some semblance of home.

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Re: Tier 2/3 Player Transfers and Movements 2015/16

Postby BrendanJure » Sat, 12 Sep 2015, 17:50

Yes, sorry your completely right. My mistake

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Re: Tier 2/3 Player Transfers and Movements 2015/16

Postby toulousain » Mon, 14 Sep 2015, 07:03

Tier 2/3 player arrivals in 2015-16 Pro 12

BENETTON TREVISO
Filo Paulo (Samoa) - Cardiff Blues

CARDIFF BLUES
Rey Lee-Lo (Samoa) - Hurricanes
Blaine Scully (United States) - Leicester Tigers
Cam Dolan (United States) - Northampton Saints

EDINBURGH
William Helu (Tonga) - Wasps

GLASGOW WARRIORS
Greg Peterson (United States) - Leicester Tigers
Taqele Naiyaravoro (Fiji) - NSW Waratahs
Junior Bulumakau (Fiji) - SCOTS British Army
Sila Puafisi (Tonga) - Gloucester

LEINSTER
Isa Nacewa (Fiji) - Blues

SCARLETS
DTH van der Merwe (Canada) - Glasgow Warriors

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