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1 year 7 months ago #61012

Any potentials from Russia, Spain, Georgia, Germany, Belgium etc.. Could be individuals there worth having and prob not the highest in €€€?


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1 year 7 months ago #61013

mahick wrote: Any potentials from Russia, Spain, Georgia, Germany, Belgium etc.. Could be individuals there worth having and prob not the highest in €€€?


Not sure but I would imagine there will be a lot of rough diamonds in MLR with the kind of physical capabilities we could really make us of. Mika Kruse for example at 19 is highly tipped to be a breakout star.

The games will be much easier to watch than those in Russia etc, and there's the Irish connection with guys like Tadhg Leader out there.

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1 year 7 months ago #61016

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mahick wrote: Any potentials from Russia, Spain, Georgia, Germany, Belgium etc.. Could be individuals there worth having and prob not the highest in €€€?


Not sure but I would imagine there will be a lot of rough diamonds in MLR with the kind of physical capabilities we could really make us of. Mika Kruse for example at 19 is highly tipped to be a breakout star.

The games will be much easier to watch than those in Russia etc, and there's the Irish connection with guys like Tadhg Leader out there.


Another Guy highly rated is Ryan James Jr. just 18.


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1 year 7 months ago #61020

Kyle Godwin started at 12 for Brumbies against Jaguares this morning. In a team going nowhere quick (lost at home 20-22 to go to 3 wins in 8 games), he looked pretty average. As usual against Argentine sides, the game was very much an arm wrestle.


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1 year 7 months ago #61028

Any thoughts on Copeland's performance when he came on against Racing? (Couldn't watch it in peace where I was).

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1 year 7 months ago #61029

Still no sign of new signings bar Copeland, Horowitz and Godwin. Losing Mul, Heenan and Dawai leaves us very bare in back row. Honestly think we need at least 3 /4 top signings if we're gonna make any progress, especially at lock and prop.

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1 year 7 months ago #61030

ThisYearWillBeDifferent wrote: Any thoughts on Copeland's performance when he came on against Racing? (Couldn't watch it in peace where I was).


The game was lost by the time he came on but Munster's tails were up and he looked impressive again. He made one great run down the wing and looked to be in for a try but it was called back for a forward pass that looked iffy at the time but I didn't see any replays. I'm delighted he's coming to Connacht.


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1 year 7 months ago #61031

ConamaraOB wrote: Still no sign of new signings bar Copeland, Horowitz and Godwin. Losing Mul, Heenan and Dawai leaves us very bare in back row. Honestly think we need at least 3 /4 top signings if we're gonna make any progress, especially at lock and prop.


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1 year 7 months ago #61033

ThisYearWillBeDifferent wrote: Any thoughts on Copeland's performance when he came on against Racing? (Couldn't watch it in peace where I was).


Pretty decent, the sort of dynamism you usually expect from him.
Munster should have expected the blitz that Racing were going to hit them with from the off, given his recent form I thought it was a huge mistake not to have started him either at eight or six and moved PO'M to Seven to combat the physicality and pace that Racing have at the start of a game. Don't think they have a quicker player from 5-8 in their squad, Clotee perhaps if he isn't broken, and if you're playing Billy Holland in the pack then you're already more than a bit short and light in your eight, and especially in the conditions in Bordeaux...


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1 year 7 months ago #61035

Thought it was forward myself - would have been a great try if given though. He looked good - as ever with him the issue is keeping injury free. Hopefully Connacht's new found medical department expertise will stand to him!

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1 year 7 months ago #61038

Munster are downsizing their academy according to the Independent

"Last year, Munster recruited 11 players, which brought their tally to 20. The likes of Jack Power and Conor Fitzgerald were amongst the new faces brought in, and both are believed to be finishing their time with the province.

Fitzgerald, younger brother of Munster senior player Stephen, is a former Ireland U-20 out-half.

He was instrumental in guiding Shannon to the All-Ireland League Division 1B title this season, and is now in line to join Connacht."

www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/munster-r...turing-36838168.html


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1 year 7 months ago #61044

Cathal Marsh leaving Leinster - anyone know where he's going?
www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/isa-nacew...-of-season-1.3472525

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1 year 7 months ago #61045

thehoneybadger wrote: Cathal Marsh leaving Leinster - anyone know where he's going?
www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/isa-nacew...-of-season-1.3472525


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1 year 7 months ago #61047

thehoneybadger wrote: Cathal Marsh leaving Leinster - anyone know where he's going?
www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/isa-nacew...-of-season-1.3472525


Think Timmins would be a better pickup for us, Marsh never really impressed even behind a very powerful Leinster pack.
Timmins only has 12 caps but no one needs told how impressive that Leinster backrow is.

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1 year 7 months ago #61048

I would take Timmins. Wouldn't be that keen on Marsh.

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1 year 7 months ago #61049

Bazzo wrote: I would take Timmins. Wouldn't be that keen on Marsh.


In relation to Marsh at his age he hasnt kicked on and even the staunchest of Leinster supporter believe he is only AIL to Championship English Standard.

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