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9 months 2 days ago #60419 by pinky
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They seem to be announcing them in numerical order. Halfbacks tomorrow :-)

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9 months 2 days ago #60420 by FACECUTTR
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Quade Cooper surely lol.
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9 months 2 days ago #60422 by pinky
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Indo seem to be reporting Andrew Deegan has already left (and continuing Godwin speculation): www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/connacht-...nnacht-36698921.html

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9 months 2 days ago #60423 by Bazzo
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pinky wrote: Indo seem to be reporting Andrew Deegan has already left (and continuing Godwin speculation): www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/connacht-...nnacht-36698921.html


I'm sorry but the indo has really turned into such a joke of a publication:

"the Munster No 8 will join from Munster"

Nice one lads

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9 months 1 day ago #60424 by sligsup
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Bazzo wrote:

pinky wrote: Indo seem to be reporting Andrew Deegan has already left (and continuing Godwin speculation): www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/connacht-...nnacht-36698921.html


I'm sorry but the indo has really turned into such a joke of a publication:

"the Munster No 8 will join from Munster"

Nice one lads

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pinky wrote: Indo seem to be reporting Andrew Deegan has already left (and continuing Godwin speculation): www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/connacht-...nnacht-36698921.html


I'm sorry but the indo has really turned into such a joke of a publication:



"the Munster No 8 will join from Munster"

Nice one lads

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pinky wrote: Indo seem to be reporting Andrew Deegan has already left (and continuing Godwin speculation): www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/connacht-...nnacht-36698921.html


I'm sorry but the indo has really turned into such a joke of a publication:


"the Munster No 8 will join from Munster"

Nice one lads


The Deegan rumors are a couple of weeks old since he was named in the western forces squad

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9 months 1 day ago #60425 by connemara man
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Healy contract extension to 2020
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9 months 1 day ago #60426 by RogueXV
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pinky wrote: Indo seem to be reporting Andrew Deegan has already left (and continuing Godwin speculation): www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/connacht-...nnacht-36698921.html


I knew Deegan was a bit of a gamble but I had high hopes for him. Seems he never did it for Keane as sure didn't KK name squads with no outhalf cover on the bench rather than include him. From a senior squad perspective he won't be missed so may as well release him so he can play elsewhere.

Glad Matt is on for another couple of years. He's back to his pre-hand injury form, looking forward to many more tries from him.
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9 months 1 day ago - 9 months 12 hours ago #60427 by sea_point
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Accidentally Onside wrote: I think that's an excellent sihgning tbh.
He never suited Munster's game and if he can stay fit I think he could be a top player for us.
Probably the best wheels of any backrow in the country, you give him space and he's gone.

The best Irish backrow available this summer (with Murphy gone to Ulster) so I'm not sure why people aren't more excited by this.


Fully agree, if he stays fit he's a monster.
He was the Tadgh Beirne of Cardiff before his fundamental error in signing for Munster, when he could have come to us played in a team that would have complimented is skills, and won a Pro12 medal instead..

He's an absolute unit, so he'll offer us the durability that Big George did in covering second row as well if we're short at any point.
But I do hope he's being looked at as primarily an eight, he's quick and has great hands...

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9 months 12 hours ago #60429 by sea_point
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pinky wrote: Indo seem to be reporting Andrew Deegan has already left (and continuing Godwin speculation): www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/connacht-...nnacht-36698921.html


I knew Deegan was a bit of a gamble but I had high hopes for him. Seems he never did it for Keane as sure didn't KK name squads with no outhalf cover on the bench rather than include him. From a senior squad perspective he won't be missed so may as well release him so he can play elsewhere.

Glad Matt is on for another couple of years. He's back to his pre-hand injury form, looking forward to many more tries from him.


Yep don't know what we didn't see about Deegan that prompted Keane to ignore him, I wouldn't judge a ten harshly from Eagles performances give how weak/inexperienced the teams we put out are most weeks.

Hope the Western Force project works out for them, they're politically/geographically and sports-wise on the periphery out in WA, so it's important that there is a major Union presence and not just cede the territory to Rules/League/Cricket..

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9 months 11 hours ago #60430 by sligsup
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sea_point wrote:

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pinky wrote: Indo seem to be reporting Andrew Deegan has already left (and continuing Godwin speculation): www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/connacht-...nnacht-36698921.html


I knew Deegan was a bit of a gamble but I had high hopes for him. Seems he never did it for Keane as sure didn't KK name squads with no outhalf cover on the bench rather than include him. From a senior squad perspective he won't be missed so may as well release him so he can play elsewhere.

Glad Matt is on for another couple of years. He's back to his pre-hand injury form, looking forward to many more tries from him.


Yep don't know what we didn't see about Deegan that prompted Keane to ignore him, I wouldn't judge a ten harshly from Eagles performances give how weak/inexperienced the teams we put out are most weeks.

Hope the Western Force project works out for them, they're politically/geographically and sports-wise on the periphery out in WA, so it's important that there is a major Union presence and not just cede the territory to Rules/League/Cricket..


We might see him yet thi season as he is still in galway had insta stories up last night at Russell Brand show in Galway.

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8 months 4 weeks ago #60438 by RoadRunnerR1
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Accidentally Onside wrote: I think that's an excellent signing tbh.
He never suited Munster's game and if he can stay fit I think he could be a top player for us.
Probably the best wheels of any backrow in the country, you give him space and he's gone.

The best Irish backrow available this summer (with Murphy gone to Ulster) so I'm not sure why people aren't more excited by this.


Have to agree, I see this as a great signing. I'd really like to see Mark Flanagan signing from Saracens (Not sure but I think he may be out of contract in the summer). He's a quality experienced lock and is IQ. Keep's NIQ slots open for 10, 12, 2 and a quality back three.

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8 months 4 weeks ago #60439 by connachta
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Narbonne down to 3rd tier rugby. We have NIQ spots.
What about Tuculet brother, 24, as a utility winger, maybe more..

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8 months 4 weeks ago #60440 by Mark Mostyn
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connachta wrote: Narbonne down to 3rd tier rugby. We have NIQ spots.
What about Tuculet brother, 24, as a utility winger, maybe more..


Have you seen much of him?

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8 months 4 weeks ago - 8 months 4 weeks ago #60441 by connachta
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No I admit I just loved the input of the older brother with Cardiff, and would love to have a first Pumas playing for Connacht
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8 months 3 weeks ago #60442 by pinky
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Godwin was dropped for the Sharks game with Lealiifano shifting to 12.

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8 months 3 weeks ago #60443 by salmson
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pinky wrote: Godwin was dropped for the Sharks game with Lealiifano shifting to 12.


Thought that was harsh, Godwin was good last week and Lealifano was rubbish.

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