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5 months 1 week ago - 5 months 1 week ago #64143 by Newname
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Mark Mostyn wrote:

salmson wrote: The Bindo has Tom Daly coming on loan from Leinster for the rest of the season. Given we have 2 wingers & 2 centres injured and Daly's dozen-ish Leinster appearances (4 starts) have covered the whole backline, that looks like a good signing.

www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/leinster-...cester-37617916.html


Happy enough with that. He obviously has potential for Leinster to stick with him through years of injuries. Will be interesting to see what he can do if he gets a few games under his belt.


Hopefully he remains injury free, he's had a difficult time. Also, I think he use to take the kicks for Ireland under 20's if I remember rightly, so perhaps another option for kicking for us - you can never have too many kickers.
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5 months 1 week ago #64149 by theCulk
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Newname wrote: you can never have too many kickers.


If you have loads of kicking options then the quality isn't good enough to begin with. Not picking on players, just an opinion that you're diluting the quality and you've no stand out primary option

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5 months 6 days ago #64150 by DeadStraightStare
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I wouldn't agree with that. I think if you have one stand out kicker you have a big hole if that player gets injured. Adding good consistent kickers to a group will just up everyone's game.

Although, I do remember a few years ago where there were half a dozen guys warming up as kickers at each game. That was when we had no kicker in form and everyone was just having a go. That wasn't a good place to be.
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5 months 6 days ago #64151 by Accidentally Onside
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A touch worried about Daly. Decent player, but I'm pretty sure he's a center first and foremost. Moving Godwin out to the wing would be a big mistake; as well as I'm sure he'd do we'd really miss his impact in the center.

Say it quietly but I think Farrell + Godwin have been our best pairing this year :blink:
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5 months 6 days ago - 5 months 6 days ago #64152 by connachta
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Happy to have Daly, but completely agree about Godwin

As I said on Board yesterday:

Godwin is above all a centre
he played there for Australia and Brumbies
he's using his sidesteps better here
The pairing with Farrell is functionning absolutely great

so it would be a huge mistake to keep him in the fridge as 23
Main composition (without Aki) should be 12 Farrell 13 Godwin 23 Daly
Then if something happen to one of the remaining back-3 guys in the end of a game, Godwin moves to the wing and Daly comes in for him in midfield
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5 months 4 days ago #64181 by connachta
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So, I've found the medical IQ joker for SH : Mitchell!! :P

No I'm not mad. It's Alex Mitchell, younger brother who might well rejoin the firstborn!
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4 months 3 weeks ago #64280 by sligsup
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Stephen Fitzgerald has joined from Munster on a 3 month loan ... brothee of Conor
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4 months 3 weeks ago #64281 by Wegians89
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Decent signing looking forward to seeing how he gets on. Believe he’s out of contract with Munster in the summer so could be a trail fir a long term deal with Connacht

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4 months 3 weeks ago - 4 months 3 weeks ago #64282 by neill_m
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From just before the game on Saturday. Scrum Half Angus Lloyd joined on loan from Munster for 3 momths. Was announced on the official twitter feed.
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4 months 3 weeks ago #64283 by salmson
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neill_m wrote: From just before the game on Saturday. Scrum Half Angus Lloyd joined on loan from Munster for 3 momths. Was announced on the official twitter feed.


Not sure why Connacht called it a loan deal. He's 18 months out of the pro game and is coming in from the AIL.

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4 months 3 weeks ago #64287 by neill_m
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neill_m wrote: From just before the game on Saturday. Scrum Half Angus Lloyd joined on loan from Munster for 3 momths. Was announced on the official twitter feed.


Not sure why Connacht called it a loan deal. He's 18 months out of the pro game and is coming in from the AIL.


Indeed, seems he is playing for UCD in 1A.
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4 months 3 weeks ago #64290 by Fast twitch
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neill_m wrote:

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neill_m wrote: From just before the game on Saturday. Scrum Half Angus Lloyd joined on loan from Munster for 3 momths. Was announced on the official twitter feed.


Not sure why Connacht called it a loan deal. He's 18 months out of the pro game and is coming in from the AIL.


Indeed, seems he is playing for UCD in 1A.


He is studying medicine in RCSI so he might have commitments outside rugby at times.

www.the42.ie/angus-lloyd-munster-ulster-3929343-Mar2018/

Fillippe Contepomi also studied there while playing for Leinster so they probably offer some flexibility on the academic workload.

Thought he went well for Munster and couldn't understand why he didn't feature again.

Hope he gets a chance to shine for Connacht. He better have lost the habit of slow setup for box kicking thatMunster love so well.

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4 months 3 weeks ago #64291 by neill_m
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Would seem Lloyd was unlucky in his timing in trying to get a contract. The following is taken from the link in the post above:

But Lloyd was caught between two stools. He was in Munster as an emergency signing and they had James Hart on the way, his original employers in Ulster had replaced Pienaar with John Cooney and re-signed Dave Shanahan.
“Too little too late, really,” Lloyd says self-critically, but adds:
“If you’d told me back at Christmas that I wasn’t going to get another contract I’d have probably happily accepted it. I’d made no impression, but by the end of the season I’d felt I had possibly done enough.
“But the way circumstances were, I was just unlucky, sort of fell through the cracks.

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4 months 2 weeks ago #64331 by sligsup
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Anyone here any rumors circulating re Ultan Dillanes next contract?

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4 months 2 weeks ago #64339 by theCulk
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What have you heard?

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4 months 2 weeks ago #64340 by sea_point
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sligsup wrote: Anyone here any rumors circulating re Ultan Dillanes next contract?


To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if a move was on the cards. His form has never really recovered since the break following the sad passing of his Mum.

For me his mobility is a serious issue, don't know whether it's related to him bulking up, but he has the most ungainly and inefficient running style. He's down the pecking order in the squad now, behind Roux, Thornbury and possibly Cannon and we have other options coming through too. If he wants to rejuvinate his status and gwt back into the Ireland frame then a move may be the best option, something two seasons back (even though Munster were nosing around) I couldn't have countenenced....

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