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10 months 3 weeks ago #63602

Accidentally Onside wrote: Our first and two of our second to fourth choice outhalfs are available (not sure what the pecking order under Jack is), we'll be getting no replacement OH. We've not really seen Horiwitz or Fitgerald and the only way to find out if they're going to sink or swim is to play them.

Need for a LH is much greater.


Completely agree, but Friend himself talked about a 10...

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10 months 3 weeks ago #63603

connachta wrote:

Accidentally Onside wrote: Our first and two of our second to fourth choice outhalfs are available (not sure what the pecking order under Jack is), we'll be getting no replacement OH. We've not really seen Horiwitz or Fitgerald and the only way to find out if they're going to sink or swim is to play them.

Need for a LH is much greater.


Completely agree, but Friend himself talked about a 10...


heard from a man in the Munster region that Kealtey may be on the way makes sense for all parties.

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10 months 3 weeks ago #63605

sligsup wrote: heard from a man in the Munster region that Kealtey may be on the way makes sense for all parties.


Not cup-tied in Europe, still only 31, covers 12,13,15 as well. With Bleyendaal back they have 5 senior outhalves so maybe it'll happen.

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10 months 3 weeks ago #63606

salmson wrote:

sligsup wrote: heard from a man in the Munster region that Kealtey may be on the way makes sense for all parties.


Not cup-tied in Europe, still only 31, covers 12,13,15 as well. With Bleyendaal back they have 5 senior outhalves so maybe it'll happen.


And also a quality player.

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10 months 3 weeks ago #63608

Ronaldson gone for most or all of the season, McKeon out until early next year:

www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport...-be-over-878729.html

Marmion back for Ospreys.

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10 months 3 weeks ago #63610

sligsup wrote:

salmson wrote:

sligsup wrote: heard from a man in the Munster region that Kealtey may be on the way makes sense for all parties.


Not cup-tied in Europe, still only 31, covers 12,13,15 as well. With Bleyendaal back they have 5 senior outhalves so maybe it'll happen.


And also a quality player.


Can’t see it happening. Tyler B is still a major doubt. When did he last play.

I hate Munster and there loans. If Keatley comes here, then I hope it’s on our terms or till end of the season.
Munster like to loan players here and recall them quickly again. Peter McCabe was here on loan for 3 weeks, before that Peter Borlase was 2 weeks I recall. Played 1 game and Munster recalled him. I don’t think he played for Munster again for remaining 3 months. If he could of stayed here he might of gotten a contract with us.

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10 months 3 weeks ago #63611

McCabe was here because we didn't have enough fit players to do scrum practice, and to audition for a contract with us. Worked out just fine for us,

Borlase wasn't being kept by Munster but the IRFU wanted to keep him for some reason. Connacht were pressured into taking him on loan to try him out. He made one appearance for us and was sent back down the road to Limerick.

Myself I don't think it was clear whether Friend was saying we needed a new outhalf from outside, or for someone internal (e.g. Fitzgerald) to step up. I don't see us needing someone from outside unless Carty is in the Irish squad, which while deserved would be unlikely. If we do need someone Keatley is the best available by some distance.

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10 months 3 weeks ago #63612

Its good PR for munster media dont talk about the recalling part

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10 months 3 weeks ago #63614

Just the four Connacht players in the November squad: Aki, Bealham, Marmion and Roux.

Buckley and Carty can probably feel aggrieved to see Kilcoyne and Byrne ahead of them, but few surprises all told.

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10 months 3 weeks ago #63615

And Tom Farrell can feel a little aggrieved Arnold has been chosen ahead of him.

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10 months 3 weeks ago #63616

Buckley and Carty could also feature in vodafone ads pity we never got to see tiernan o'hallorans

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10 months 3 weeks ago #63632

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9 months 3 weeks ago #63866

It's being reported that Rory Scholes has left with immediate effect to join Brive. Does anyone know anything further on this? It leaves us a bit tight in the Back Three - doesn't it? Unless of course we're going to reactivate the Sevu Reece signing.

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9 months 3 weeks ago #63868

Betty Swallocks wrote: It's being reported that Rory Scholes has left with immediate effect to join Brive. Does anyone know anything further on this? It leaves us a bit tight in the Back Three - doesn't it? Unless of course we're going to reactivate the Sevu Reece signing.


I saw that also, and is confirmed by Brive, Possibly the emergence of De Buitlear may have helped his decision.

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9 months 3 weeks ago #63880

Betty Swallocks wrote: It's being reported that Rory Scholes has left with immediate effect to join Brive. Does anyone know anything further on this? It leaves us a bit tight in the Back Three - doesn't it? Unless of course we're going to reactivate the Sevu Reece signing.


Shame really, never got going for one reason or any other. Would have liked to see him get his chance but not a massive loss other than at squad depth

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9 months 3 weeks ago #63887

Betty Swallocks wrote: It's being reported that Rory Scholes has left with immediate effect to join Brive. Does anyone know anything further on this? It leaves us a bit tight in the Back Three - doesn't it? Unless of course we're going to reactivate the Sevu Reece signing.


We have Leader, De Buitlear Godwin can also play on the wing if necessary as well as TOH Niysi, Healy and Kelleher.

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