Exodus 2017



  • TH prop Charlie Faumuina (Blues) will join french club Toulouse on a 3-year deal after the 2017 Lions Series.
     
    http://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2016/06/09/2361920-cotes-fermes-au-racing-92-92.html



  • He's signed on with the NZRU till the end of 2017 last I read but I guess he might have negotiated a release.
    Good news for Nepo Laulala.



  • TH prop Charlie Faumuina (Blues) will join french club Toulouse on a 3-year deal after the 2017 Lions Series.
     
    http://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2016/06/09/2361920-cotes-fermes-au-racing-92-92.html

    Has this been confirmed officially by the club? Or is this still in the "rumour" phase?
     
    It's a bit premature to assume Faumuina will still be selected for the All Blacks if he's leaving the country straight after the Lions tour.



  • Ugh, not Charlie... Pretty much got the best hands and fastest feet of any prop going round I reckon.
     
    Well, by then he'll be 31ish and he's been a rock for Auckland/Blues. I wouldn't begrudge him a good payday.
     
    I had hoped he'd make it through to RWC 2019 though, he's such a good impact player.



  • This story has been around for a couple of weeks. Both Toulouse and Clermont would like to sign Charlie Fauminia:
    http://www.leclubrugby.fr/top14/charlie-faumuina-devrait-etre-en-france-en-2017



  • I was suprised he stayed on after the world cup so I'm not suprised by this. Good luck to him.



  • Has this been confirmed officially by the club? Or is this still in the "rumour" phase?
     
    It's a bit premature to assume Faumuina will still be selected for the All Blacks if he's leaving the country straight after the Lions tour.

    The club won't confirm anything "officially" before 2017 but the newspaper La Dépêche is very close to the club so the news come from somebody working for Stade Toulousain.



  • TH prop Charlie Faumuina (Blues) will join french club Toulouse on a 3-year deal after the 2017 Lions Series.
     
    http://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2016/06/09/2361920-cotes-fermes-au-racing-92-92.html

    Is there a poster I "hate" more...
     
    At least mollycoddle us by saying "is rumoured to be joining" rather than "will join".
     
    I'm not the least surprised.  He just about left last time, but decided to stay to try and crack the starting 3 spot...which still hasn't happened.  He's not getting younger...and TH earn a mint in France...



  • TH prop Charlie Faumuina (Blues) will join french club Toulouse on a 3-year deal after the 2017 Lions Series.http://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2016/06/09/2361920-cotes-fermes-au-racing-92-92.html

    Not happy with that.



  • Does seem odd so far out, especially with the Lions a big thing for most current ABs and opting to leave now if you are a bench AB may see you miss the Lions should say Laulala make good strides next year



  • Is there a poster I "hate" more...
     
    At least mollycoddle us by saying "is rumoured to be joining" rather than "will join".
     
    I'm not the least surprised.  He just about left last time, but decided to stay to try and crack the starting 3 spot...which still hasn't happened.  He's not getting younger...and TH earn a mint in France...

    yeah, it is some perverse pleeasure Jauzy gets out of this.  Menawhile - 3 great games were played on the world stage and France are an afterthought



  • No perverse pleasure for me, i just want to inform you. I'm bored of all those foreign players coming in France, there is no identity in our clubs and the level isn't better so now i watch only 1 or 2 games per week when i watched 4 or 5 before.
     
    I really hope rugby in NZ won't become as it is in France now.



  • Dave Rennie to become head coach of the Glasgow Warriors from the beginning of the 2017-2018 season.
     
    Media release Glasgow Warriors: http://www.glasgowwarriors.org/news/16/08/19/chiefs-coach-dave-rennie-be-new-head-coach
     
     
    [As we'll increasingly get news about players/coaches leaving in 2017, I'm bringing back this topic.]



  • It's interesting that both Blackadder and Rennie have contracts with clubs in the UK that end in 2019. All Blacks coaching role anyone?



  • Gee, couldn't Rennie get a bigger and better coaching gig in Europe? Coaching the Glasgow Warriors will be a step down from coaching the Chiefs.



  • Gee, couldn't Rennie get a bigger and better coaching gig in Europe? Coaching the Glasgow Warriors will be a step down from coaching the Chiefs.

    Wouldn't everything be a step down?
    Must be good coin.



  • Gee, couldn't Rennie get a bigger and better coaching gig in Europe? Coaching the Glasgow Warriors will be a step down from coaching the Chiefs.

    I mentioned it in another thread but perhaps he wanted a specific type of contract with out clauses and many of the bigger clubs weren't interested in that?
     
    I'm more surprised the Townsend got the Scotland job seemingly without interviews/applications? Surely Rennie is a guy you look at for something like that?



  • You Chiefs boys should be hoping for Keane to take over.
    If he can get them humming in attack like the makos a couple of seasons ago combined with your inherent filthy niggling, smiley, you'll be in great shape
    Might even make the semi finals....



  • I mentioned it in another thread but perhaps he wanted a specific type of contract with out clauses and many of the bigger clubs weren't interested in that?
     
    I'm more surprised the Townsend got the Scotland job seemingly without interviews/applications? Surely Rennie is a guy you look at for something like that?

    Not at all.

    1. He's Scottish
    2. He has done a damn fine job with Glasgow
    3. Rennie IMO has signed a 2 year contract with Glasgow and will return to NZ in 2019 as part of the assistant coaching panel for the 2019 RWC.  I mean who can take over from Hansen?  None of the current panel have any credentials as head coach, so that leaves IMO Rennie, Joseph, and probably Schmidt.  I don't think the NZRFU would touch Gatland with a barge poll (rightly so IMO), Cotter has little real success on his CV, ditto for most other NZ coaches.  I suppose if the Hurricanes lads can back-up next season, they will be in the mix too.


  • Not at all.

    1. He's Scottish
    2. He has done a damn fine job with Glasgow
    3. Rennie IMO has signed a 2 year contract with Glasgow and will return to NZ in 2019 as part of the assistant coaching panel for the 2019 RWC.  I mean who can take over from Hansen?  None of the current panel have any credentials as head coach, so that leaves IMO Rennie, Joseph, and probably Schmidt.  I don't think the NZRFU would touch Gatland with a barge poll (rightly so IMO), Cotter has little real success on his CV, ditto for most other NZ coaches.  I suppose if the Hurricanes lads can back-up next season, they will be in the mix too.

    Not surprised by the appointment. Surprised by the timing and lack of a comprehensive search. To appoint someone this far out and without seeing what else is out there is unusual - especially for a team that needs all the help it can get to overperform.
     
    Think you are spot on with 3.


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