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Todd looking for 6/7 new players for next season
Posted by: VinceJ (IP Logged)
Date: 17 May, 2017 11:39

From the Chron

Great news

Re: Todd looking for 6/7 new players for next season
Posted by: VinceJ (IP Logged)
Date: 17 May, 2017 11:41

Picked this up while waiting for a flight at Heathrow so wanted to get it out. As has been discussed on other threads TH Big Centre are on his list. Also reference to a big lock.

Leave it to you all to pick over I'm off to Philadelphia!

Re: Todd looking for 6/7 new players for next season
Posted by: cb2 (IP Logged)
Date: 17 May, 2017 12:01

The most telling bit of the article:

"Bath Rugby season ticket holders have until Monday, May 29 to renew for next season."

Re: Todd looking for 6/7 new players for next season
Posted by: johnnyf (IP Logged)
Date: 17 May, 2017 12:13

That has to be quite devastating and exciting!

It would be very interesting to understand the planning processes by which players are now identified as to be attractive to the overall strategy being put in place.

Re: Todd looking for 6/7 new players for next season
Posted by: cb2 (IP Logged)
Date: 17 May, 2017 12:59

No history of chronic injuries and no history of mindlessly kicking the ball away to the opposition would be a start.

Re: Todd looking for 6/7 new players for next season
Posted by: quanco (IP Logged)
Date: 17 May, 2017 13:20

Super excited as he makes reference to two key signings, hopefully being the TH prop and IC which we've all dreamed about on previous threads. Another lock and a few more faces ought to leave us in a pretty good shape for next season.



Adam Hastings/Bath Rugby - Adopted Player 2016/17

Re: Todd looking for 6/7 new players for next season
Posted by: Optimist (IP Logged)
Date: 17 May, 2017 14:19

I still worry about the drop-off between our first choice 9 and any of the next 3 candidates. Next year, we'll want Kahn starting every Champions Cup game, which could well mean that he'll be rested the week before. It's not even as if any of the 3 are impact subs like Joe Simpson or Ben Spencer. They are subs.

I'd love it if Cook could step up to that, but then I've been saying that for 5 years.

Homer could possibly step up to 'impact sub', but starter? Not sure.

Re: Todd looking for 6/7 new players for next season
Posted by: Big Dog (IP Logged)
Date: 17 May, 2017 14:22

Interesting!

And now we speculate wait...

Re: Todd looking for 6/7 new players for next season
Posted by: bathsupporter (IP Logged)
Date: 17 May, 2017 15:50

"Big centre"..... Hurrell, De Jongh, Fekitoa? Currently licking lips...

Re: Todd looking for 6/7 new players for next season
Posted by: hasta (IP Logged)
Date: 17 May, 2017 15:58

Rohan Janse van Rensburg?

Re: Todd looking for 6/7 new players for next season
Posted by: bathsupporter (IP Logged)
Date: 17 May, 2017 16:13

Rumours will come and go and the worst part is when announced he won't be who we expected! Rohan Janse Van Rensburg is great player but he is currently out for 3 months with serious injury and I don't see him moving away from SA for next season. But who knows.

Re: Todd looking for 6/7 new players for next season
Posted by: hasta (IP Logged)
Date: 17 May, 2017 16:19

Just to be clear, the 'rumour' about RJvR is me naming a good centre.

Re: Todd looking for 6/7 new players for next season
Posted by: Rawce (IP Logged)
Date: 17 May, 2017 17:14

RJvR was linked with us last season IIRC?

Re: Todd looking for 6/7 new players for next season
Posted by: johnnyf (IP Logged)
Date: 17 May, 2017 17:22

That's a pretty good start for the right criteria cb2.

Do you think that TB had an interchange with Bruce before he spoke?
"How much have we got left in the piggy bank Bruce?"

The input to sign 6/7 top-class players (who are not injury prone!) at the right price on acceptable contracts must be considerable.

Re: Todd looking for 6/7 new players for next season
Posted by: jayeatman (IP Logged)
Date: 17 May, 2017 17:43

I'm getting the feeling it's two top class players (Wilson and Fruean replacements) plus 4/5 squad players which might include some we've already got on temporary contracts so not massive .



BATH supporter since 1975

Adopted players:
2015/6 Tom Homer
2016/7 Matt Banahan

Re: Todd looking for 6/7 new players for next season
Posted by: charlieboa (IP Logged)
Date: 17 May, 2017 17:43

I think frans malherbe was a tight head malco mentioned months ago? Said he wasn't our number one target though from memory....

Re: Todd looking for 6/7 new players for next season
Posted by: bathsupporter (IP Logged)
Date: 17 May, 2017 17:45

Quote:
hasta
Just to be clear, the 'rumour' about RJvR is me naming a good centre.

Yes sorry! Though most rumours start out similarly!

Re: Todd looking for 6/7 new players for next season
Posted by: BathMatt53 (IP Logged)
Date: 17 May, 2017 19:46

TH and centre? It all seems too convenient to me - Todd has clearly been reading the forum and picking up tips.

jayeatman - who do we even have on temporary contracts? Isn't it just Grant left?

Re: Todd looking for 6/7 new players for next season
Posted by: hasta (IP Logged)
Date: 17 May, 2017 19:50

Quote:
Rawce
RJvR was linked with us last season IIRC?

Err... may have been me again then!

Re: Todd looking for 6/7 new players for next season
Posted by: SaintED (IP Logged)
Date: 17 May, 2017 20:44

Quote:
hasta
Just to be clear, the 'rumour' about RJvR is me naming a good centre.

Fissler will be reporting a Bath source as saying RJvR is on his way to Bath in 3,2,1 ...

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