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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Report: Bristol Interested In Palamo

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Newly promoted Bristol reportedly have an interest in Eagles center Thretton Palamo. According to the Bristol Post the team is keeping an eye on Palamo to potentially bring him in with the only complication being how involved he is in the Olympics. Palamo is a bubble player for the Eagles 7s right now. He could make the team and he could also miss out and potentially be an emergency replacement player. From the looks of the report Bristol would like to bring him in either way it's just a matter of timing and Palamo being willing.

Palamo is no stranger to England having been previously on the books of Saracens with a loan spell to London Welsh. However, he left that to make a run at the Olympics. He was seeing time with the Saracens reserves and was close to an automatic starter with London Welsh.

If Palamo ends up joining Bristol he could be the first of many of the 7s players to give 15s a professional try after the Olympics. 

3 comments:

  1. I could see Barrett, Palamo, Test, and maybe one or two others make the move to playing 15s professionally overseas. It will be interesting to see how it shakes out.

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  2. What's going to happen to Hughes?
    Flyhalf, maybe scrumhalf somewhere?

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  3. I think Hughes stays in sevens for the moment and starts transitioning to scrumhalf during the Fall tour and ARC. Depending on how he does, I can see him getting signed professionally overseas. Especially since he has a British passport, it will make it easier for him to get a visa. That is absent a Credit "leave" vote. He is a good player and could be a good scrumhalf with match time.

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