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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2018/19

Postby gowrie on Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:58 pm

robdinsdale wrote:
gowrie wrote:Also current twitter rumour has us signing Kiwi flyhalf Simon Hickey from Bordeaux. Seems to be doing alright there, anyone know if there's a Scottish granny in his family tree somewhere?


Odd rumour I thought as he is still under contract at Bordeaux. Another year to go at least.


http://www.planetrugby.com/news/hickey- ... C2%A8gles/

This says two years, which would cover 16/17 and 17/18, which lines up with us signing him for next season.
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2018/19

Postby robdinsdale on Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:05 pm

gowrie wrote:
robdinsdale wrote:
gowrie wrote:Also current twitter rumour has us signing Kiwi flyhalf Simon Hickey from Bordeaux. Seems to be doing alright there, anyone know if there's a Scottish granny in his family tree somewhere?


Odd rumour I thought as he is still under contract at Bordeaux. Another year to go at least.


http://www.planetrugby.com/news/hickey- ... C2%A8gles/

This says two years, which would cover 16/17 and 17/18, which lines up with us signing him for next season.


Fair enough, thought he was on a longer contract there.

Probably not a project player then, either, if we sign him for next season.
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2018/19

Postby royc on Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:16 pm

Ben Toolis extends contract for 2 years - great stuff!
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2018/19

Postby royc on Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:22 pm

Johnny Mathews, Boroughmuir captain and hooker, has been 'called up by Edinburgh Rugby' this weekend. They could just be having a closer look at him, as he's been scoring tries for fun this season and sounds the standout hooker in the Premier league just now.

24 year old SQ Scouser, played for the U18s. Not the biggest hooker but apparently one who can actually hook.
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2018/19

Postby The Feral Goat on Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:28 pm

Great news on Toolis, really consistent performer and playing well at present.

Fraser Brown is back in the Scotland group so maybe Cochrane got released back to ER if not we only had Fenton left so we would have needed additional hooker cover for the SA trip.
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2018/19

Postby liveinhope on Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:49 pm

Sounds like Mastthews must have flown out on Saturday with the squad-but if Cochrane is released on the back of the Fraser Brown call up he might be off to SA tonight?
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2018/19

Postby New Gunner on Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:21 pm

gowrie wrote:
robdinsdale wrote:
gowrie wrote:Also current twitter rumour has us signing Kiwi flyhalf Simon Hickey from Bordeaux. Seems to be doing alright there, anyone know if there's a Scottish granny in his family tree somewhere?


Odd rumour I thought as he is still under contract at Bordeaux. Another year to go at least.


http://www.planetrugby.com/news/hickey- ... C2%A8gles/

This says two years, which would cover 16/17 and 17/18, which lines up with us signing him for next season.


In my best French *ahem* Google Translate:

This morning the Midi Olympique was a possible departure of Simon Hickey for Edinburgh. Southwest confirms this rumor. According to their information, despite an offer of extension of the UBB, the opening half of New Zealand, would have accepted a superior offer from Scotland. Counting on Matthieu Jalibert and Ben Volavola for next season, the club would have decided not to outbid.

Been searching for Scottish ancestry, no sign so far but would be a strange punt on a 5 year project player - he's Kiwi so there's a fair chance of a tartan granny...
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2018/19

Postby Friday Knight Lights on Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:35 pm

If he does have Scottish lineage would be strange they didn't try and get him when he went to France. We shall see....

Toolis is an excellent re-signing. He is one of the best locks in the comp. Excellent, I feared we'd lose him.
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2018/19

Postby BigD163 on Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:30 pm

Really pleasing that Toolis is resigned. I wonder if that likely means the end of Bresler here? I'd hope to see more of Carmichael and CHH next season.
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2018/19

Postby Frenchy on Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:41 pm

Hickey confirmed. Weir and Baggott must be off.
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2018/19

Postby robdinsdale on Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:51 pm

Frenchy wrote:Hickey confirmed. Weir and Baggott must be off.


Or Tovey, as likely. Would take his place as the non-SQ player for that position.
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2018/19

Postby Frenchy on Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:53 pm

robdinsdale wrote:
Frenchy wrote:Hickey confirmed. Weir and Baggott must be off.


Or Tovey, as likely. Would take his place as the non-SQ player for that position.


Ah, I was remembering that Tovey had another year left.
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2018/19

Postby Tichtheid on Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:06 pm

I don't get why Tovey would leave, I can't see him being made a huge offer elsewhere, he is playing well and is looking like he is cementing his place in the team.

It could be a personal choice right enough, or maybe Glasgow have dibs on him to replace Finn?
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2018/19

Postby disco on Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:13 pm

Tichtheid wrote:I don't get why Tovey would leave, I can't see him being made a huge offer elsewhere, he is playing well and is looking like he is cementing his place in the team.

It could be a personal choice right enough, or maybe Glasgow have dibs on him to replace Finn?

Would seem unlikely that Edinburgh would start next season with 3 NSQ 10s though?
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2018/19

Postby gowrie on Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:17 pm

disco wrote:
Tichtheid wrote:I don't get why Tovey would leave, I can't see him being made a huge offer elsewhere, he is playing well and is looking like he is cementing his place in the team.

It could be a personal choice right enough, or maybe Glasgow have dibs on him to replace Finn?

Would seem unlikely that Edinburgh would start next season with 3 NSQ 10s though?


Does it make much of a difference? We only have 1 right now, and how close is he to an international squad? Maybe the SRU will be thinking along those lines, but Cockerill almost certainly isn't.
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