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1 year 4 months ago #56199 by Shelflife
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Topic has been opened again, we have tidied up a lot of the off topic conversation.

Try to remain on topic folks and keep it civil.

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1 year 4 months ago #56205 by Bazzo
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I'm guessing Fox hasn't been announced because it'll be in among the academy 17/18 confirmations... Which is due any day now...
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1 year 4 months ago #56206 by EvoGeo
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I think we'll have another two added when kk comes too.

I have a feeling we have players lined up but because they are still involved with their club sides they are being kept quiet.

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1 year 4 months ago #56211 by Decadence
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Shelflife wrote: Topic has been opened again, we have tidied up a lot of the off topic conversation.

Try to remain on topic folks and keep it civil.

Personal attacks on players, staff and forum users are never tolerated, by all means criticism is allowed but lets not go overboard.
If you wouldn't say it to the persons face , don't say it here.

We want to keep our moderation to a light touch, we dont be on here all the time and only pop in the same as everyone else, if you have a problem with a post drop us a PM .


I'd also ask anyone who doesn't want to have to read repetitive and pointless abuse of players to ignore it completely and let the moderators handle it, rather than derail the topic further as happened here.

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1 year 4 months ago #56212 by FACECUTTR
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Is that just your opinion or do you have info ? Not looking for names but if it's inside info I'm sure we all would like to hear if there are more coming into the squad.

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1 year 4 months ago #56218 by Mark Mostyn
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EvoGeo wrote: I think we'll have another two added when kk comes too.

I have a feeling we have players lined up but because they are still involved with their club sides they are being kept quiet.


Signings are announced in that situation all the time, like Fardy, Lowe, Van Der Merwe, Botha, Cloete, and Butler this season alone.

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1 year 4 months ago #56236 by dobby
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Heard rumour that Luke Carty has been training with the the squad this weather. Would it be possible he is also under consideration for the 10 spot?

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1 year 4 months ago #56237 by Bazzo
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dobby wrote: Heard rumour that Luke Carty has been training with the the squad this weather. Would it be possible he is also under consideration for the 10 spot?


He's a cert for the academy. Been with the Irish u19s and 20s(I think?) And in our sub academy and no other 10s coming through at the moment that I know of.

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1 year 4 months ago #56238 by Mark Mostyn
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Bazzo wrote:

dobby wrote: Heard rumour that Luke Carty has been training with the the squad this weather. Would it be possible he is also under consideration for the 10 spot?


He's a cert for the academy. Been with the Irish u19s and 20s(I think?) And in our sub academy and no other 10s coming through at the moment that I know of.


Was in and around the 20s but didn't play a game. Probably too soon for him to be playing regularly for the senior team but he'll be 4th choice by default so who knows what'll happen.

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1 year 4 months ago #56246 by connachta
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Rory Scholes released by Edimburgh.
If we don't sign Conroy...
If we do, he could replace the latter for Irish 7's

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1 year 4 months ago - 1 year 4 months ago #56247 by dobby
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connachta wrote: Rory Scholes released by Edimburgh.
If we don't sign Conroy...
If we do, he could replace the latter for Irish 7's

rory scholes was flying at ulster when he left. I thought he was spreading his wings when he left for scotland. There were too many winger options at ulster, at the time, so I really had thought he made the right decision. Obviously not.
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1 year 4 months ago #56252 by Accidentally Onside
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Going to Edinburgh with their ugly forward style of play was unlikely to go well for a winger. I'm not sure he's at the standard to improve on what we all ready have so I'd not be too excited if we signed him to be honest.

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1 year 4 months ago #56258 by Mark Mostyn
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Apparently Paul Boyle (Ireland u20 openside and captain for a few games) is joining the academy. So we can assume the intake will include:

Paul Boyle (Backrow)
Harley Fox (Backrow)
Sean Masterson (Backrow)
Luke Carty (Outhalf)

Has anyone heard about anyone else? Hooker and centre are the only positions without an academy player.

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1 year 4 months ago #56259 by Bazzo
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Boyle is a good steal imo (though I'd rather just have Doris...)

Definitely has one eye on the Leinster back row and can't see a future for himself there. Surprised Ulster weren't sniffing around, or maybe they were and he just preferred us.

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1 year 4 months ago #56260 by Mark Mostyn
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Bazzo wrote: Boyle is a good steal imo (though I'd rather just have Doris...)

Definitely has one eye on the Leinster back row and can't see a future for himself there. Surprised Ulster weren't sniffing around, or maybe they were and he just preferred us.


Yeah exactly, he mightn't even have been offered a place to be honest but there's no shame in that with the quality up there. Ulster took Greg Jones instead.

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1 year 4 months ago - 1 year 4 months ago #56277 by connachta
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4 hookers in the main squad meas we don't need hooker in the Academy IMO

Centre is different. But I've hope for senior squad, Farrell/Griffin were on the good trajectory in the final games of the season, Brennan can cover too.

Conroy + a really good NIQ LH (if Coulson can't come) will be a decent minimal base

My only worriness is the overall youth of the squad :

At this date only 15 are above 25 y.o. One third.
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