Marquee Signings

Marquee Signings

BigBatch 17 May 2018 15:30 pm said..

With the loss of both of our marquee signing in John Afoa and Jeremy Thrush, who will be our new ones?

I wonder if Jaco Kriell may be one of them (although they didn't say as such).
Danny Cipriani can't be a marquee signing as he has come from another premiership club.
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Wilkosam 17 May 2018 16:03 pm said..

I'd be surprised if Kriel was one of them. Assuming we've signed Grobler, but are yet to announce, I suspect he may be one. Although it would seem odd, if it is true that we agreed to sign him a long time ago - as it would suggest management knew all that time ago that Thrush would not be staying. Though I suppose it is perfectly possible they made that decision a long time ago. To summarise, it is a mystery to me. Could be RJVR or Dreyer?
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Gb83 17 May 2018 16:08 pm said..

Wilkosam wrote:I'd be surprised if Kriel was one of them. Assuming we've signed Grobler, but are yet to announce, I suspect he may be one. Although it would seem odd, if it is true that we agreed to sign him a long time ago - as it would suggest management knew all that time ago that Thrush would not be staying. Though I suppose it is perfectly possible they made that decision a long time ago. To summarise, it is a mystery to me. Could be RJVR or Dreyer?


I’m sure Kriel was originally off to Japan so wouldn’t be surprised if he is a marquee signing. Hopefully a new prop will be the other.
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HKC 17 May 2018 16:13 pm said..

If we are signing Mostert and RJVR I'd imagine one or both would be a marquee player. If our prop is as Andy Deacon suggests, JCW then like Cips he can't be one.
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Forrester 17 May 2018 16:32 pm said..

BigBatch wrote:With the loss of both of our marquee signing in John Afoa and Jeremy Thrush, who will be our new ones?

I wonder if Jaco Kriell may be one of them (although they didn't say as such).
Danny Cipriani can't be a marquee signing as he has come from another premiership club.


It will just be the two highest earning qualifying players, whoever they may be.
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DieTrying 17 May 2018 16:53 pm said..

HKC wrote:If we are signing Mostert and RJVR I'd imagine one or both would be a marquee player. If our prop is as Andy Deacon suggests, JCW then like Cips he can't be one.


I'm not sure RVJR would qualify as he plays for Sale.
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Forrester 17 May 2018 17:07 pm said..

He was on a three month loan, we've technically signed him from the Lions I think. Assuming we have signed him of course.
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Pest 17 May 2018 17:18 pm said..

Can someone link me to the JCW rumour?
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Ken Burney 17 May 2018 17:26 pm said..

It was speculation by Andy Deacon, ex Gloucester tighthead, in his latest column on Gloucestershire Live.
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Sonrich 17 May 2018 17:27 pm said..

Doesn't the ruling on marquee signings also state that the player concerned cannot have played in the premiership for at least a year, if so than this must discount RJVR.
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