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3 months 1 week ago #64548 by Curran
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Of all the players mentioned Blade Farrell nor carty will be anywhere near a 6N match day 23.
The players mentioned by you could be called up but majority will be released back to Connacht for Cardiff match

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3 months 1 week ago #64549 by Diabhal
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I'd love Blade to feature as he has had his best season yet but from all accounts Marmion is expected to be sound for England. The surgery was nearly timed specifically for it.

Regardless I'd expect Murray to stick the full 80 for England if he doesn't pick up an injury next week. He seems to be slowly regaining his form.

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3 months 1 week ago - 3 months 1 week ago #64550 by salmson
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Curran wrote: Of all the players mentioned Blade Farrell nor carty will be anywhere near a 6N match day 23.
The players mentioned by you could be called up but majority will be released back to Connacht for Cardiff match


First week of camp is abroad, not in Carton House. Highly unlikely anyone on it will be available for Cardiff, but would love to be proved wrong.
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3 months 1 week ago #64551 by connachta
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Marmion is not even back in full-training...The most likely 21 is Cooney recovering, then Blade, then only Marmion, IMO. For England at least, too early..
But anyway yes Murray will play a full-game or close so..
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3 months 1 week ago #64559 by fatgav
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Connacht Rugby have announced the signing of prop Paddy McAllister from English Premiership side Gloucester. McAllister joined Gloucester from Aurillac in France having previously made 44 appearances for his native Ulster. He has played for Ireland at Schools, U19 & U20 level.

Announcing the signing, Connacht Forwards Coach Jimmy Duffy said: “We are delighted to announce that Paddy McAllister will be joining Connacht at the beginning of next season. Paddy is a powerful scrummager and strong ball carrier. He is a player that I have been impressed with and I think he will be a good addition to our squad next season.”

Commenting on the move to Connacht, Paddy McAllister said; “I am delighted to sign for Connacht and hugely looking forward to joining the squad next season. There is no doubt that Connacht are a team on the rise. There is huge excitement surrounding Connacht at the moment both on and off the field and I hope to contribute to that from next season. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank the players, staff and supporters of Gloucester for their support during my time with the club and for my family for their continued support.”

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3 months 1 week ago #64560 by ConnachtCows
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Looks like a beast in the photo on the Connacht site.
Hope he's not a replacement for Bucks

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3 months 1 week ago #64567 by Wegians89
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Front row depth for next season:

Buckley, McCabe, McAllister, Burke
McCartney, Heffernan, delahunt, Murphy (?)
Bealham, Carey (?), Robertson-McCoy, Conan

Not sure what sort of contract Murphy is on and if he’s making any impression. Think it’s too early to promote Dylan tierney. Carey linked with a move to England, if he was to leave, a replacement would need to come in.

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3 months 1 week ago #64570 by Mark Mostyn
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Wegians89 wrote: Front row depth for next season:

Buckley, McCabe, McAllister, Burke
McCartney, Heffernan, delahunt, Murphy (?)
Bealham, Carey (?), Robertson-McCoy, Conan

Not sure what sort of contract Murphy is on and if he’s making any impression. Think it’s too early to promote Dylan tierney. Carey linked with a move to England, if he was to leave, a replacement would need to come in.


Wonder would we look at Dylan Donnellan if Murphy were to move on. Galway born ex Ireland u20 hooker, was in the Leinster sub academy, went to Biarritz for a while, before coming home to Corinthians and then Clontarf. Signed for Yorkshire Carnegie at the start of this season.
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3 months 4 days ago - 3 months 4 days ago #64609 by connachta
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We lost Reece, Scholes, now Kelleher, maybe Robb and Griffin, Bundee busy for RWC
It's heavily interesting to note Cornish Pirates put a nearly whole Irish backline today :

Patterson/Parata/Moyle/O'Meara
Connacht should look for one if not two, used to combine with each other
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3 months 3 days ago #64622 by RoadRunnerR1
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Anybody know anything about Exeter Winger O'Flaherty, Looks a decent player and with a name like that there must surely be a long line of Irish ancestry

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3 months 2 days ago #64623 by connachta
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I've had the same reflexion 2 weeks ago, but looks like he's more Anglo-Welsh... Marmion is too, though :D

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3 months 2 days ago #64624 by Bazzo
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connachta wrote: I've had the same reflexion 2 weeks ago, but looks like he's more Anglo-Welsh... Marmion is too, though :D


I think both Marmion's parents are Irish?
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3 months 2 days ago - 3 months 2 days ago #64625 by connachta
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But he could have chosen the other 2 selections
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3 months 2 days ago #64628 by Bazzo
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Yes, he was born in England and qualified for Wales through residency I think but I'm pretty sure his parents are Irish originally.
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3 months 23 hours ago #64640 by Accidentally Onside
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2 more years for Carolan, Duffy and Wilkins.
Pleased with that, good to have some consistency across the coaching staff and anytime you see/hear the coaches interviewed they always seem to looking for continuous improvements.

One bugbear: our maul defense, but I'd half wonder if that's just a case of our pack being a big smaller than average and it being one of the few areas where brute force can really be made to tell.

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