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5 years 1 month ago #28346

Yeah, was at the open training session too. Really enjoyed how the whole crowd strarted getting excited when he got the ball from the 2nd time on.

( His first touch was a try in the corner )

In fairness, he did excellently in the 2nd half in a one on one defensive play.

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5 years 1 month ago #28351

Stephen wrote: Been following the board for a while first time actually posting something though. Was at the season ticket holder event and was excited by the speed of Niyi. He's certainly not going to scare anyone with his size but that speed could sure be dangerous especially as sub. It will be hard for him to stay healthy though i'm afraid.


I was pretty close to him at Wasps and he's definitely about the 6'-6'1" mark, given it's his first pre-season as a Pro I expect we'll see him add on some muscle over the next season but not necessarily a huge amount. It's a balance of course because you don't want to dilute his natural assets either..


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5 years 1 month ago #28364

The little bits I've seen of Niyi on-line he reminded me of Fetu. He seems to be a different type of winger than Healy, Carr and Poolman so touch wood he comes good and we have another asset on our hands.


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5 years 1 month ago #28504

According to a post on babbling brook John Cooney came on as a sub in a preseason game for Terenure College on Saturday.
Hopefully he'll be packing his bags soon.

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5 years 1 month ago #28506

Saw a tweet somewhere that he was heading west, galway next stop or something like that.


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5 years 1 month ago #28531

Bundee aki discusses his move to Connacht.
Scroll to 8mins 10 seconds

www.radiolivesport.co.nz/Bundee-Aki/tabi...D/20065/Default.aspx

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5 years 1 month ago #28740

Was wondering is Nathan White IQ yet?


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5 years 1 month ago #28742

connachtexile wrote: Was wondering is Nathan White IQ yet?


He is ,Yes, in October I think

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5 years 1 month ago #28743

connachta wrote:

connachtexile wrote: Was wondering is Nathan White IQ yet?


He is ,Yes, in October I think


Actually, coincidentally enough it's exactly 3 years tonight since he made his debut:
www.pro12rugby.com/matchcentre/30.php?se...lineups&fixid=158911

Though I think the clock starts ticking as soon as you arrive in the country.
All the eligibilties are listed in the squad list on the stats menu: connachtclan.com/stats/squad-2014-2015


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5 years 1 month ago #28744

connachtexile wrote: Was wondering is Nathan White IQ yet?


Anyway, whatever the precise day, the main point is : YES he can be selected for November tests :woohoo: That's what you implied, no?

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5 years 1 month ago #28747

Not sure where to post this but an interesting read:


www.thescore.ie/pat-lam-coaching-connach...ess-1676293-Sep2014/


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5 years 1 month ago #28749

_nobody_ wrote: Not sure where to post this but an interesting read:


www.thescore.ie/pat-lam-coaching-connach...ess-1676293-Sep2014/


I think we can already see why the Breakdown area has improved this season, especially with the forwards getting in quicker to help clear out.
Lam's comment "So I’ve got Dan with the forwards, and he has the breakdown as well now – he loves that"

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5 years 1 month ago #28750

good interview with Dave McSharry, sounds like he's looking forward to opposing Ian Madigan...

www.thescore.ie/dave-mcsharry-connacht-1673810-Sep2014/

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5 years 1 month ago #28751

Some nice airtime on off the ball last night as well


www.newstalk.ie/player/podcasts/Off_The_...am_is_the_new_cheika


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5 years 1 month ago #28754

_nobody_ wrote: Not sure where to post this but an interesting read:


www.thescore.ie/pat-lam-coaching-connach...ess-1676293-Sep2014/


I added it to the links on the hompage. That weblink submission thing isn't actually working for most people at the minute but I'll try and sort it.


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5 years 1 month ago #28762

Given the perception that many French players are not getting good game time due to the amount of expensive imports in France, I am surprised that there are virtually no French in the Pro 12 (I may stand corrected).

While, not the same lifestyle, bonds between Ireland and France are reasonably strong. I wonder are there any potential French players, either on the way up or on the way down that could play a role in Connacht, especially in the forwards?

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