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2 months 2 weeks ago #64874 by pinky
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Mark Mostyn wrote: I’d imagine Fainga’a got a two year deal but other than that I’d say you’re bang on. Was it announced that Caolin Blade signed a two year deal last season?


Blade was based on a post from Westie85 on Page 16. Not sure of original source but sounded convincing :-)
You're probably right about Colby and 2020 would fit with what I said above about assuming 2 years for new signings. Updated.

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2 months 1 week ago #64879 by Accidentally Onside
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Break week in the 6n......am I right in thinking this is when the provinces like to drop any big transfer news?
Pretty sure this is when we heard about Robbie leaving and before that or Tom and Mils joining

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2 months 1 week ago #64881 by Wegians89
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Think Buckley and possibly a few other players will have extensions announced this week.
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2 months 1 week ago #64883 by Betty Swallocks
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Hopefully we'll have an announcement on the wing front, LH prop, and back up 10.

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2 months 1 week ago #64890 by Westie85
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pinky wrote:

Mark Mostyn wrote: I’d imagine Fainga’a got a two year deal but other than that I’d say you’re bang on. Was it announced that Caolin Blade signed a two year deal last season?


Blade was based on a post from Westie85 on Page 16. Not sure of original source but sounded convincing :-)

You're probably right about Colby and 2020 would fit with what I said above about assuming 2 years for new signings. Updated.


I saw it on either his Instagram or Twitter. He said he was happy to have signed for two more years.
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2 months 1 week ago #64899 by Accidentally Onside
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Two year contract extensions for Buckley.

Great news :)

Knew we'd see something when season ticket renewals were announced!
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2 months 1 week ago #64900 by ConnachtCows
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Savage news.
Robbie hopefully announced this week too ;)

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2 months 1 week ago #64902 by RonanL
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ConnachtCows wrote: Robbie hopefully announced this week too ;)


Fingers crossed. We could do with some more depth at centre for when Bundee and Tom are on international duty.
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2 months 1 week ago #64903 by Betty Swallocks
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Or he could cover FB!

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2 months 1 week ago #64904 by RonanL
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Accidentally Onside wrote: Two year contract extensions for Buckley.

Great news :)

Knew we'd see something when season ticket renewals were announced!


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2 months 1 week ago #64906 by CONN8
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Great news about Buckley, I was a bit worried that he was going at the end of the season. Definitely a great asset for Connacht.
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2 months 1 week ago - 2 months 1 week ago #64936 by connachta
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So as it stands IMO, and with my own picking order

44-man squad if we play Champions Cup

Props (7)
Buckley, McAllister, Burke

Marquee NIQ TH, Bealham, Robertson-McCoy,

O'Donnell (covering both sides)

Hookers (4)
Delahunt, Heffernan, Donnellan/McGuigan, McCartney

Locks (6)
Thornbury, Dillane, Roux, IQ (Dave Foley/Jerry Sexton/Joe Joyce/Mick Kearney/Frank Bradshaw-Ryan), Gallagher, Maksymiew

Back-row (7)
Fainga’a, Boyle, Butler, O'Brien, McKeon, Copeland, Masterson

SH (4)
Marmion, Blade, NIQ or Charlie Mulchrone, Kerrins

OH (4)
Carty, Sheedy/Connon, C.Fitzgerald, Horwitz

Centres (5+Horwitz)
Aki, Farrell, Daly, Godwin, Newey

Back-3 (7)
Marquee NIQ, S.Fitzgerald, Leader, TOH, Niyi, Healy, IQ (A.Byrne/O'Meara/Scanlon/Lydon/Aaron O'Sullivan)
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2 months 1 week ago - 2 months 1 week ago #64937 by connachta
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Big money to be spent on back-3 and TH class-acts, to compete against the best European clubs.

All other signings/renewals on very reasonable money (probably less than the released ones)
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2 months 1 week ago #64939 by Accidentally Onside
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This year will be a tough one for signings as the English clubs are swimming in money thanks to their new investors. You'd think they would use the money to get their houses in order but they seem keen to throw big contracts at players instead

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2 months 1 week ago #64946 by BleedGreen
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Is it due to GDPR there is a lot less information about injuries and length available this year? Feel like in the dark about timeframes for a lot of players where as there used to be part of the website and a list that gave estimated timeframes and that

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2 months 1 week ago - 2 months 1 week ago #64949 by connachta
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TBF we have to say hurrah to the S&C team, except Thornbury and TOH/Healy, we're full strenght for the final quarter of the season, with SOB/Niyi now back in training, and Copeland not far.
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