Irish Provinces NEWS & GOSSIP thread 2016-17

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Post by Sin é on Sat 23 Jul - 11:21

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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 13 Dec - 13:26

JJ back to Munster next year by all accounts

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Post by geoff999rugby on Tue 13 Dec - 20:25

Gavin Thornbury moving to Ulster seems to be a possible

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Post by profitius on Thu 15 Dec - 16:59

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 4 Jan - 10:19

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 6 Jan - 10:11

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 6 Jan - 10:37

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 6 Jan - 10:41

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 6 Jan - 10:58

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 6 Jan - 11:21

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 6 Jan - 11:45

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 6 Jan - 11:49

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 6 Jan - 12:12

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 6 Jan - 12:14

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 6 Jan - 12:15

I probably should have said "current contract"

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Post by St John The Enforcer on Fri 6 Jan - 12:16

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

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Post by marty2086 on Wed 11 Jan - 16:51

Jono Gibbes being tipped to take over from Pat Lam

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Post by profitius on Wed 11 Jan - 22:02

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 Wed 11 Jan - 23:08

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 16 Jan - 16:17

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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