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7 years 7 months ago #7488

Apparently Shane Monahan has signed for Gloucester for next year from Rotterham. Always thought we gave up on him to early.


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7 years 7 months ago #7500

I heard second hand that Bernard Jackman is going to be on the coaching ticket at Grenoble next year. If so fair play to him. Glad to see an Irish lad going away to get experience and learning him trade in a new environment.


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7 years 6 months ago #7654

LEFT AFTER 2010/2011 SEASON
FIONN carr---leinster
IAN keatley--- munster
SEAN croinin---leinster
JAMIE hagan--- leinster
MIKE mccomish---ulster
TROY nathan---glasgow
BERNIE upton---japan but think he retired and moved back to NZ
AIDAN wynne--Old Belvo
EZRA taylor--1min for worchester before being out for the season
NIVA ta'auso--Played 2011-12 ITM Cup with old province Counties Manukau
LIAM bibo---UNKNOWN
SHANE monahan--left rotherham end of 11/12 season
DARRAGH fanning--vikings rugby in oz
ROB sweeney--UNKNOWN
CILLIAN willis--went to leinster for cover and played rest of 2011/2012 season with sale
BARRY fa'amausili--UNKNOWN

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7 years 6 months ago #7656

Poor Fionn Carr. Now apparently (at best) 6th choice winger at Leinster behind Fitzgerald, Nacewa, McFadden, Dave Kearney and Conway....

www.rabodirectpro12.com/news/14053.php

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7 years 6 months ago #7658

swift4prez wrote:
LEFT AFTER 2010/2011 SEASON

FIONN carr--- Leinster
IAN keatley--- Munster
SEAN croinin--- Leinster
JAMIE hagan--- Leinster
MIKE mccomish--- Ulster
TROY nathan--- Glasgow
BERNIE upton---japan but think he retired and moved back to NZ
AIDAN wynne--Old Belvo
EZRA taylor--1min for Worcester before being out for the season
NIVA ta'auso--Played 2011-12 ITM Cup with old province Counties Manukau
LIAM bibo---UNKNOWN
SHANE monahan--Leaving Rotherham end of 11/12 season for Gloucester (12/13)
DARRAGH fanning-- Vikings rugby in oz
ROB sweeney-- St Mary's (AIL)
CILLIAN willis--went to Leinster for cover and played rest of 2011/2012 season with Sale
BARRY fa'amausili--San Gregorio Catania Rugby


Monohan to Glaws for 12/13 - www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/17943989

Rob Sweeney with AIL Champions St Marys - www.stmaryscollegerfc.com/Fixtures_and_R...t.aspx?ID=10&FID=694

BARRY fa'amausili - Spent at least some of the season with our old Amlin foes - Catania - bsynergiesports.com/barry_faamausili.html


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7 years 6 months ago #7664

Fecking hell just been on a french rugby blog covering all the player movements in Top14 & Pro2 and it seems that Dave McGowan is leaving La Rochelle after five seasons and 101 games...

rugby-transfers.com wrote: Two other locks who are leaving are Irishman David McGowan who is also retiring after suffering some serious injuries over the past seasons

rugby-transfers.blogspot.com/2012/05/la-...new-players-and.html


Confirmed on the Stade Rochalais site www.staderochelais.com/actualites/mouvem...if-inter-saison-2012 , must say the Connacht Rugby site could learn a thing or ten about player information (movements & injuries) from them...

Can't believe that's right, he's only 25 and sure he's still played some part in seventeen games this season (admittedly he only started in six) up to the end of the season. But a new club might have brought a change of luck..
www.itsrugby.co.uk/player_5272.html

Anyone got any more on him..??


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7 years 6 months ago #7721

Brian Melrose is touting for a Super 15 job back in Oz

www.sportal.com.au/rugby-union-news-disp...-on-force-job-176763

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7 years 6 months ago #7722

salmson wrote: Brian Melrose is touting for a Super 15 job back in Oz

www.sportal.com.au/rugby-union-news-disp...-on-force-job-176763


By the sounds of it his contract with us is up...

Highly-rated Australian Brian Melrose believes an around-the-world coaching odyssey has readied him for a senior position in the Super Rugby competition.

Melrose is back in Sydney after completing stints at London Irish and Connacht and is among the shortlist of candidates for the vacant Western Force job.

The Perth club is heavily pursuing Stade Francais coach Michael Cheika and Sharks boss John Plumtree following the shock exit of Richard Graham, but Melrose enjoys strong support.

Interim coach Phil Blake is also hoping to land the job full-time but the team's run of three straight losses may count against him.

"After furthering my experiences in the northern hemisphere over the past two years, I feel confident of taking on a Super Rugby head coaching position in Australia if offered the opportunity," Melrose told Sportal.

"There are only five of those opportunities here so it's not like they come up every day of the week, but it does hold a lot of attraction."

Melrose, who was a member of the Waratahs coaching staff in 2005-06, has interest from a number of overseas clubs but his preference is to remain in Australia.

"It was a great experience working overseas and something I would do again, but my passion is to work in Australian rugby and be back with my family if possible after spending that time apart," he said.

"I would like to think my record suggests I have added value wherever I have been and can get the job done no matter the circumstances."

The Force sit bottom of the Australian conference after being belted 53-11 by the Sharks in Durban last weekend.

Cheika, who guided Irish club Leinster to the 2009 Heineken Cup, is the favoured candidate to land the Force job after being told he will not be in charge of Stade Francais next year.

Force captain and Wallabies star David Pocock is holding off on signing a new contract until the coaching situation is sorted out.


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7 years 6 months ago #7724

Brain Fart of the season goes to.... a tie between Sea Point & Salmson!

Billy Millard is our backs coach, Melrose left us for LI last year.


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7 years 6 months ago #7725

ummm, wrote: Brain Fart of the season goes to.... a tie between Sea Point & Salmson!

Billy Millard is our backs coach, Melrose left us for LI last year.


Farp! I made no reference to our current backs coach at all, good sir, and you'll note it's in the former (see that) players (ok stretching it a bit he's hardly worth a thread on his own) section!

Though I will admit when I first posted it I called him "Billy Melrose" and had to edit it, so you're still right on the brain-fart....

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7 years 6 months ago #7726

Ok, SP gets the award all on his own, and you get a dishonourable mention :)


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7 years 6 months ago #7729

ummm, wrote: Ok, SP gets the award all on his own, and you get a dishonourable mention :)


He started it Sir...... :unsure: ....... :whistle:


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7 years 6 months ago #7730

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7 years 6 months ago #7731

With Grenoble winning the Pro 2, Andrew Farley will be in the TOP 14 next season which is fantastic for him, top guy and top player. I also see Daniel Browne is back playing for Grenoble and he is Irish Qualified and a big beast of a lad.

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7 years 6 months ago #7732

clan clover wrote: With Grenoble winning the Pro 2, Andrew Farley will be in the TOP 14 next season which is fantastic for him, top guy and top player. I also see Daniel Browne is back playing for Grenoble and he is Irish Qualified and a big beast of a lad.


Speaking of Brownes (our local variety this time) had anyone heard if Damien Browne is being kept by Leinster, and how younger brother Andrew is recovering from injury?

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7 years 5 months ago #8239

David McGowan, who has spent the last number of years with French Pro D2 side La Rochelle has decided to retire after some serious injuries in the last couple of seasons. Shame he's still fairly young.


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