Corbisiero set to leave

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Corbisiero set to leave

by dom_pedro on Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:12 pm

http://www.london-irish.com/news/Irish90090.ink

It was confirmed today that Alex Corbisiero has signed for Northampton Saints for the 2013/14 season.
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Re: Corbisiero set to leave

by James LI on Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:45 pm

Have we become a grooming club for Northampton?

Becoming fed up that they can stay within the salary cap (?) and still pay more than we can, even with a bigger squad.

What kind of message does this send out to the supporters.....and the other clubs when our
internationals leave at the first time of asking?

Just waiting now for confirmation of others leaving, probally won't be long to wait.
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Re: Corbisiero set to leave

by gabriel on Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:22 pm

I guess that is the price we pay for a relative lack of success. I hope someone stays around for next season. I will.
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Re: Corbisiero set to leave

by Loobs on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:34 pm

Who reckons it was more money? I don't think so.
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Re: Corbisiero set to leave

by AlecW on Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:25 am

Might it have something to do with Smith shooting his mouth off (inaccurately and not the first time he has done it to a player) about Corbs's knee injury?

Oh, and firing most of the conditioning and rehab staff, but retaining the guy who was sooooo successful :lol: at Bath with Catt?

Players having to play while half fit / injured?

Smith spouting new age craip, rather than clear modern English?

And telling the world that there are some players who are "in" and some "out", as far as he was concerned?

Things like that?
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Re: Corbisiero set to leave

by Loobs on Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:23 am

Might be.

Or getting a consultants report on players injuries and ignoring it because there is no fallback?

Or players being treated on an NHS footing rather than private? Gabriel, no offence intended to the NHS but players don't see that happening at other clubs...

James, other clubs are spending to the cap, I would be amazed if Irish are.
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Re: Corbisiero set to leave

by gabriel on Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:59 am

No offence taken. The injury of a professional rugby player is rather more crucial in timeline and effect than the same injury in someone who doesn't require to be 100% fit to earn a living and do their job. The NHS isn't geared up to treat professional sportsmen and sportswomen and different arrangements are needed usually.

I think the club is in bad shape financially and Brian Smith chose to reduce backroom staff to keep players. A risk either way.
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Re: Corbisiero set to leave

by Loobs on Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:29 pm

Gabriel, There was no criticism intended.

Culling lots of back room staff has resulted in not a lot of players in the door, a lack of ability to fix the broken players and a demoralised set of players, almost propping up the table. I'm sure that we will all be rocking up next year and God willing, the next too. Who or wherever it might be.
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