Irish Provinces NEWS & GOSSIP thread 2016-17

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Post by Sin é on Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:21 pm

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What it says in the title - a place to put all bits of news not worth starting a thread for the Four Proud Provinces of Ireland such as new signings, interviews that maybe of interest to others etc.


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Post by Geen sport voor watjes on Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:26 pm

JJ back to Munster next year by all accounts

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Post by geoff999rugby on Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:25 pm

Gavin Thornbury moving to Ulster seems to be a possible

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Post by profitius on Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:59 pm

In Munster news.

John Andress has announced his retirement due to injury.

Munster are putting in additional seating for their match against Leinster. Good to see demand is up again.
http://www.munsterrugby.ie/news/23638.php#.WFLKiPmLSM-

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Post by eirebilly on Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:19 am

Geen sport voor watjes wrote:JJ back to Munster next year by all accounts

Would love to see this as I feel that he is the better option than Keatley. Problem is, would he be happy to return and play as understudy to Tyler? As stated before, I believe that if he is to return to Ireland then he should go to Connacht as he would certainly get more game time at 10 there and I would love to see him form a partnership with Marmion.

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Post by rodders on Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:11 am

Sounds like Heaslip has negotiated himself a hefty new deal with the IRFU. Hope his form doesn't dip now ... Whistle

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Post by Golden on Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:37 am

Signed up til 2020. Hell be 37 by the time that deal is up. To be fair if anyone will still be playing at a high level at that age it will be him. Although hell have some miles on the clock.

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Post by carpet baboon on Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:41 am

Do you think he will go I to coaching? I know he has other business interests, but think he would make a decent coach

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Post by marty2086 on Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:58 am

3 years seems to be a long contract for anyone who's 34, I know hes rarely injured but the older we get the more the body breaks down especially for rugby players so we could see him pick up a few here or there

It also could be disheartening for some of the young guys coming through

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Post by rodders on Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:21 pm

carpet baboon wrote:Do you think he will go I to coaching? I know he has other business interests, but think he would make a decent coach

Doubt it saying he openly hates the game and never watches it outside of lining his own pock ... I mean playing it... angel

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Post by St John The Enforcer on Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:45 pm

Golden wrote:Signed up til 2020. Hell be 37 by the time that deal is up. To be fair if anyone will still be playing at a high level at that age it will be him. Although hell have some miles on the clock.
36. He only turned 33 a few weeks ago.

marty2086 wrote:3 years seems to be a long contract for anyone who's 34, I know hes rarely injured but the older we get the more the body breaks down especially for rugby players so we could see him pick up a few here or there

It also could be disheartening for some of the young guys coming through

Jack Conan may be a bit upset OK.

Heaslip will be 7 months older than Rory Best will when their respective contracts end.



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carpet baboon wrote:Do you think he will go I to coaching? I know he has other business interests, but think he would make a decent coach

Doubt it saying he openly hates the game and never watches it outside of lining his own pock ... I mean playing it... angel

What he actually says is that he focuses all his attention on playing the game and any watching of the game he does is for analysis. He won't watch it as a fan until he retires. (Which is slightly different to hating the game)

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Post by marty2086 on Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:49 pm

St John The Enforcer wrote:
marty2086 wrote:3 years seems to be a long contract for anyone who's 34, I know hes rarely injured but the older we get the more the body breaks down especially for rugby players so we could see him pick up a few here or there

It also could be disheartening for some of the young guys coming through

Jack Conan may be a bit upset OK.

Heaslip will be 7 months older than Rory Best will when their respective contracts end.

That's if their careers end with the contract

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Post by St John The Enforcer on Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:12 pm

What difference does that make?

The statement will be just as true whether or not either of them get another contract.


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Post by marty2086 on Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:14 pm

I thought you said careers, having a blonde moment just ignore me Doh

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Post by St John The Enforcer on Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:15 pm

I probably should have said "current contract"

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Post by St John The Enforcer on Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:16 pm

If Rory gets to go to the WC then he REALLY WILL be 37

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Post by marty2086 on Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:51 pm

Jono Gibbes being tipped to take over from Pat Lam

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Post by profitius on Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:02 pm

marty2086 wrote:Jono Gibbes being tipped to take over from Pat Lam


He would be a good signing for Connacht. They said they're going to continue to play their current style so the new coach will have to continue that. Thats good to hear as they're good to watch.

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Post by geoff999rugby on Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:08 am

If, as reported, Doak goes there as well it will go downhill.

I used to think he was ok I now think otherwise

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Post by GunsGermsV2 on Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:17 pm

Who are the leading contenders to take over at Connacht when Lam leaves?

According to Stuff.co.nz Tony Brown may take over:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/super-rugby/88439184/highlanders-coach-tony-brown-linked-to-ireland-move-with-connacht

Remember watching him as a player in the 1999 rugby world cup. Good player. Only player to score over 30 points in three international games.

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Post by geoff999rugby on Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:26 am

Well we have a coaching revolution at Ulster:
Gibbs, Peel + ANOther IN
Doak, Clarke OUT and Kiss kicked upstairs

Given we will have a better balanced squad next year than this (even with Pienaer going) things are looking up at last

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Post by SecretFly on Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:16 pm

Wait for the up before praising it... but yes, I did tell you lads a while back that yous were overdoing the gloom and that you were probably next on the list for a major refit in coaching/player terms.

So it looks like poor Connacht is the one that has been yet again knocked back and is once again unclear about its future.

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Post by GunsGermsV2 on Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:28 pm

Dwayne Peel is an interesting one. Great player but he doesnt seem to have any coaching experience at all.

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Post by geoff999rugby on Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:00 pm

Coaches at Bristol as skills and backs coach.

Inspite of their results they do try and play attractive rugby - forwards just not up to it.

Also as a specialist SH I suspect he will spend a lot of time with Shanahan, Lloyd, Burgess and O'Donnell

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Post by GunsGermsV2 on Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:19 pm

He was a great player in Wales first GS run of the six nations. Electric.

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Post by profitius on Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:41 pm

Lots of talk of backrows leaving Leinster. Ruddock, Conan and Leavy all being mentioned.

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Post by carpet baboon on Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:59 pm

profitius wrote:Lots of talk of backrows leaving Leinster. Ruddock, Conan and Leavy all being mentioned.

Send one to Ulster please

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Post by The Great Aukster on Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:18 am

Send all three - they'd get a game

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Post by marty2086 on Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:18 am

carpet baboon wrote:
profitius wrote:Lots of talk of backrows leaving Leinster. Ruddock, Conan and Leavy all being mentioned.

Send one to Ulster please

Send them all please

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Post by Pete330v2 on Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:21 pm

A nice clean sweep for the provinces with that Connacht win. What a nice weekend of rugby Smile

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