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7 years 4 months ago #17778

Chris Keane - went to Leinster and is now retired and coaching at Skerries.
Kieran Campbell - retired after Connacht released him and now works at Ulster Rugby as part of the coaching staff.
Conor McPhilips - is retired.
John O'Sullivan - went to Munster then Agen I think before retiring.
Andy Dunne - went to an AIL club not sure if he's still playing.
Mark McHugh - went to Montpellier then Nice I think.


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7 years 4 months ago #17780

connachtexile wrote: Conor McPhilips - is retired.


and is currently our video analyst.

Great work Swifty, very interesting reading


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7 years 4 months ago #17793

connachtexile wrote: Chris Keane - went to Leinster and is now retired and coaching at Skerries.
Kieran Campbell - retired after Connacht released him and now works at Ulster Rugby as part of the coaching staff.
Conor McPhilips - is retired.
John O'Sullivan - went to Munster then Agen I think before retiring.
Andy Dunne - went to an AIL club not sure if he's still playing.
Mark McHugh - went to Montpellier then Nice I think.


Andy Dunne - went to play with Old Belvo in AIL, led them to AIL in 2011 as player/coach, retired from playing he's now Director of Rugby - www.oldbelvedere.ie/about/club-appointees_.aspx

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7 years 4 months ago #17794

I have set up a twitter page to follow and ask former players for information.

Dermot O Suillivan was nice enough to get back to me

Hey, spent a season with C.A. Périgueux and two with F.C. Grenoble in ProD2. Retired from pro there. Returned to Kerry after


Then played mun jun 1 with homeclub tralee for a few yrs. played with Munster juniors. Backs coach with Munster juniors for last two yrs

Running a resto in Killarney for last 5 yrs 'Der O'Sullivans' on Main Street. Best of luck & Thanks


He is a Pretoria between 1997 and 2000 for the Waterkloof High School's first team. Afterwards he played professional rugby for a number of local teams like the Bulls, Sharks, Hawks and Griquas. he in 2008 and 2009 for Saracens in London played, but in 2010 returned to him by the Griquas to join. This was in 2009 in London where he had the opportunity to join the group Right Said Fred song Stand Up (For the Champions). "Saracens chief executive Edward Griffiths, the manager of Right Said Fred, Mike Andrews, are good friends. "When Edward heard Right Said Fred is going to record the song, he suggested that the Saracens prop sing along. So I ended up in the studio. " Venter was last year involved in the coaching of a school team, but is so busy with his singing career that he did not get more time for the rugby field.

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7 years 3 months ago #18150

Ethienne Reyneke is gone back to south africa and has joined Free State Cheetahs.
list is updated on page 1!

www.suparugby.com/pages/Default.asp?More...D=21039&SectionID=22

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7 years 3 months ago #18152

Google translate is rather charming (love the last line):

Former Griffons, Lions, Stormers, Saracens and now Connacht hooker Ethienne Reyneke include him with AJ le Roux for the Currie Cup with the Cheetahs.

The Cheetahs will for most of the tournament to get along without their Springbok captain Adriaan Strauss while Torsten van Jaarsveld for cruciate ligaments will play again this season.

Reynecke learned his rugby for the Lions and there and later at Saracens respectively played Willie Wepener and Schalk Brits.

With his mobility, he should like a glove fit the Cheetahs and is of him as the number one hooker to establish in Strauss's absence. And he is yet in a position to which he used to.

The Free State, former Bokstut Wiaan du Preez's services for the Currie acquired for losing Coenie Oosthuizen to compensate for the national team.

Sharks wing and center Piet Lindeque is also heading back to Bloemfontein and can depth between driekwarte provided.

* This is apparently tall tales that Marco Wentzel also report to the Cheetahs.

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7 years 3 months ago #18184

d browne to oyonnax
andrew mailei to brive


<strong>list updated on page 1</strong>

ever wonder how adrian clarke (our former prop) started playing rugby? well neither did i but a good small read
www.independent.ie/regionals/fingalindep...lingus-27772350.html

played for clontarf, now coach


edit to add more.
conor higgins in perth playing for palmyra rugby.

i have emailed andrew gallagher for more info. he is now a PT and retired a year after leaving aged 33
genesisfitness.co.nz/personaltraining/andrewgallagher.aspx

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7 years 3 months ago #18185

How the hell did you come across that?! Also John O'Sullivan Agen & Munster is now retired from Pro Rugby.


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7 years 3 months ago #18194

Rumours that Johnny O'Connor has got a strength and conditioning job at Arsenal FC and that Flavs has got a coaching job at a Dublin school ? Castleknock. Great for these guys if true.

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7 years 3 months ago #18195

galway_gas wrote: Rumours that Johnny O'Connor has got a strength and conditioning job at Arsenal FC and that Flavs has got a coaching job at a Dublin school ? Castleknock. Great for these guys if true.


Flav has a science degree and teaching postgrad, met his parents at a Connacht match a few years ago and they said teaching/coaching was the post-retirement plan. Delighted for him if that's true.

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7 years 2 months ago #18205

The Independent is reporting Jerry Flannery is joining Arsenal as the S&C coach and he'll be working under "under former Connacht strength and conditioning coach and IRFU fitness education manager Des Ryan, who is the Academy's head of sports medicine and athletic development."

Not sure if that's in addition to JOC, but it could mean JOC isn't going there.


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7 years 2 months ago #18206

If he isn't going to gunners maybe he can take Jerry's pundit job at tg4. I don't know what his gaeilge is like but if its as poor as flas was then let him speak English. The other 2 pundits and the presenter can cover the Irish punditry. Its what BBC alba do and will keep people like me whose Irish isn't as fluent as it should be listening to the commentary and hopefully learn a bit as well as enjoy the game more.

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7 years 2 months ago #18209

rossie wrote: If he isn't going to gunners maybe he can take Jerry's pundit job at tg4. I don't know what his gaeilge is like but if its as poor as flas was then let him speak English. The other 2 pundits and the presenter can cover the Irish punditry. Its what BBC alba do and will keep people like me whose Irish isn't as fluent as it should be listening to the commentary and hopefully learn a bit as well as enjoy the game more.


I was impressed with how well Jerry did at the Gaeilge. Also cos he's not a fluent speaker makes him easier to understand. I'd like to see more hookers and less government press secretaries analysing the game in any language.
I suppose Locks has that gig to look forward to whenever he hangs up the boots (TG4 analyst, not government press secretary).


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7 years 2 months ago #18210

JOC joins arsenal, im surprised stoke city didnt sign them instead :evil:

Flannery last night tweeted about his role for the first time. He wrote: "First impressions, honored (sic) to be here, great club, great people. Next up some big tackles & big throw-ins."

A spokesperson for Arsenal said: "To confirm, we have both Jerry Flannery and Johnny O'Connor starting internships with us at our Youth Academy."

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7 years 2 months ago #18227

Henry Fa'afili interview:

www.stuff.co.nz/sport/league/8875481/Sun...opper-Henry-Fa-afili

Back in NZ, as someone previously posted.

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7 years 2 months ago #18246

after winning the league with mogliano, troy nathan has now signed for lazio

www.laziorugby.it/index.php?option=com_c...d=16:news&Itemid=704

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