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Post by SecretFly on Mon 12 Dec 2016, 9:40 pm

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Well the danger is always that life happens and he might refocus his entire life after two years in France.... were he to go.

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Post by The Great Aukster on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 1:15 pm

SecretFly wrote:Plus...the more south you go, the more subtropical the climate... Cool

As Belfast freezes in Summer at a frigid 17°C, Dublin is positively basking at 17.8°C.  And as for Cork and those places, scorching at 18.2°C!

The weather is indeed intolerable - that drives the general attitude of your average Ulsterperson.
Anyone even contemplating moving north would do well to remember that Ulster still says NO. Don't mention any 'ism', especially sectarianism, nationalism, loyalism, patriotism, racism antidisestablishmentarianism, or even schism or prism. Steer well clear of anything with a phobe or a phile suffix as that won't be tolerated by someone who is a friend of someone you don't want to meet (nod and wink). Don't come north if you don't have a well practised Norn Irn accent - it simply won't be tolerated, and you'll be found out for being the dirty, interloping, untrustworthy, conniving taker of the Queen's shilling you are.

Other than that if you can play a bit of rugby you're very welcome. Smile

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Post by marty2086 on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 1:25 pm

Forget bringing Ruan back as a coach when he retires, we should send him south as an ambassador to talk all those godless southerners and espouse the virtues of Ulster

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Post by Don Alfonso on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 3:29 pm

The Great Aukster wrote:
SecretFly wrote:Plus...the more south you go, the more subtropical the climate... Cool

As Belfast freezes in Summer at a frigid 17°C, Dublin is positively basking at 17.8°C.  And as for Cork and those places, scorching at 18.2°C!

The weather is indeed intolerable - that drives the general attitude of your average Ulsterperson.
Anyone even contemplating moving north would do well to remember that Ulster still says NO. Don't mention any 'ism', especially sectarianism, nationalism, loyalism, patriotism, racism antidisestablishmentarianism, or even schism or prism. Steer well clear of anything with a phobe or a phile suffix as that won't be tolerated by someone who is a friend of someone you don't want to meet (nod and wink). Don't come north if you don't have a well practised Norn Irn accent - it simply won't be tolerated, and you'll be found out for being the dirty, interloping, untrustworthy, conniving taker of the Queen's shilling you are.

Other than that if you can play a bit of rugby you're very welcome. Smile

Ach Jaysis - a load of Southerners pooing their pants about living somewhere culturally different, but where being Irish is nothing special. Man up, Mexicans.

<This is said in jest, Your Honour>

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Post by rodders on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 3:32 pm

The Great Aukster wrote:
SecretFly wrote:Plus...the more south you go, the more subtropical the climate... Cool

As Belfast freezes in Summer at a frigid 17°C, Dublin is positively basking at 17.8°C.  And as for Cork and those places, scorching at 18.2°C!

The weather is indeed intolerable

We've got a very good renewable heat incentive scheme though.
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Post by Kingshu on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 4:06 pm

Don Alfonso wrote:
The Great Aukster wrote:
SecretFly wrote:Plus...the more south you go, the more subtropical the climate... Cool

As Belfast freezes in Summer at a frigid 17°C, Dublin is positively basking at 17.8°C.  And as for Cork and those places, scorching at 18.2°C!

The weather is indeed intolerable - that drives the general attitude of your average Ulsterperson.
Anyone even contemplating moving north would do well to remember that Ulster still says NO. Don't mention any 'ism', especially sectarianism, nationalism, loyalism, patriotism, racism antidisestablishmentarianism, or even schism or prism. Steer well clear of anything with a phobe or a phile suffix as that won't be tolerated by someone who is a friend of someone you don't want to meet (nod and wink). Don't come north if you don't have a well practised Norn Irn accent - it simply won't be tolerated, and you'll be found out for being the dirty, interloping, untrustworthy, conniving taker of the Queen's shilling you are.

Other than that if you can play a bit of rugby you're very welcome. Smile

Ach Jaysis - a load of Southerners pooing their pants about living somewhere culturally different, but where being Irish is nothing special. Man up, Mexicans.

<This is said in jest, Your Honour>

I never understood about southerners being Mexicans, in truth us being Canadians is a much better fit.
Like Canada its colder, we're tied to the UK (which some are not overly happy with in both), have a smaller population, and Donegal is then very much like Alaska (even has the same northwest, cutoff from the rest location).

Think Man up, Yankees. is better.

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Post by Don Alfonso on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 5:05 pm

Well, it's done now. Mexicans it is.

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Post by profitius on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 5:08 pm

Kingshu wrote:
Don Alfonso wrote:
Ach Jaysis - a load of Southerners pooing their pants about living somewhere culturally different, but where being Irish is nothing special. Man up, Mexicans.

<This is said in jest, Your Honour>

I never understood about southerners being Mexicans, in truth us being Canadians is a much better fit.
Like Canada its colder, we're tied to the UK (which some are not overly happy with in both), have a smaller population, and Donegal is then very much like Alaska (even has the same northwest, cutoff from the rest location).

Think Man up, Yankees. is better.


Does that make Munster Texas? Cool
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Post by SecretFly on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 5:11 pm

Kingshu wrote:

I never understood about southerners being Mexicans, in truth us being Canadians is a much better fit.
Like Canada its colder, we're tied to the UK (which some are not overly happy with in both), have a smaller population, and Donegal is then very much like Alaska (even has the same northwest, cutoff from the rest location).

Think Man up, Yankees. is better.

Well.....

First, we're bandits.  No evidence required.  

We have an easy attitude to work...ie, we're lazy; we work when we bother to show up and only in between the hourly tea break siestas.

Alternatively, we're also hard workers when we feel like it and there ain't nobody that could outwork us in physical bullschidt hard-labour jobs when someone suggests we could be outworked.  We like the idea of having a heart attack before losing a bet.  

We smile a lot and are talkative but don't let that fool you coz if you cross us, we turn like a rattlesnake and strike hard.

We do cheap tarmac deals that don't always get to the depth in inches that we claim it'll get to.

We leave after getting paid and before finishing.

We drink as much as everyone else but still get tagged as the heavier drinkers.

We're Mexicans sure enough. Cool

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Post by Don Alfonso on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 6:21 pm

While that is a compellingly thorough analysis, all anyone really cares about is that you're South of the border.

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Post by SecretFly on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 6:39 pm

Mucho gracias, senor Alfonso.

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Post by Kingshu on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 6:48 pm

SecretFly wrote:
Kingshu wrote:

I never understood about southerners being Mexicans, in truth us being Canadians is a much better fit.
Like Canada its colder, we're tied to the UK (which some are not overly happy with in both), have a smaller population, and Donegal is then very much like Alaska (even has the same northwest, cutoff from the rest location).

Think Man up, Yankees. is better.

Well.....

First, we're bandits.  No evidence required.  

We have an easy attitude to work...ie, we're lazy; we work when we bother to show up and only in between the hourly tea break siestas.

Alternatively, we're also hard workers when we feel like it and there ain't nobody that could outwork us in physical bullschidt hard-labour jobs when someone suggests we could be outworked.  We like the idea of having a heart attack before losing a bet.  

We smile a lot and are talkative but don't let that fool you coz if you cross us, we turn like a rattlesnake and strike hard.

We do cheap tarmac deals that don't always get to the depth in inches that we claim it'll get to.

We leave after getting paid and before finishing.

We drink as much as everyone else but still get tagged as the heavier drinkers.

We're Mexicans sure enough. Cool

Thats settled then, we're going to have to build a super big wall, and send you the bill, also going to cut funding to Crossmaglen and the like that lets them sneak in.

Tired of all these Mexicans sneaking up to play for Ulster.

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Post by Kingshu on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 7:16 pm

Actually we want them here, down with the wall

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Post by SecretFly on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 7:20 pm

Too late...we already paid for it!

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Post by marty2086 on Fri 27 Jan 2017, 10:28 am

We'll just get Westminster to pay our share like we do with everything else Whistle

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Post by neilthom7 on Sat 28 Jan 2017, 5:51 pm

Peter Nelson was back in action today for Ballynahinch, great to see after so long out

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Post by carpet baboon on Sat 28 Jan 2017, 6:56 pm

neilthom7 wrote:Peter Nelson was back in action today for Ballynahinch, great to see after so long out

How did he do?

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Post by Don Alfonso on Sat 28 Jan 2017, 7:15 pm

Just in the nick of time, given Jacko's going to be in Dublin for the next couple of months.

Ominous noises on the other forum about one of our big names being off. Wouldn't be surprised if ti was Luke Marshall. Doesn't seem to be rated by Schimdt and talented enough that any number of French teams or English teams would be in for him. And he has plenty of competition at Ulster (although he's obviously first choice 13 for us currently).

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Post by marty2086 on Sat 28 Jan 2017, 7:57 pm

Just as well Nelsons back as Jackson hasnt signed a new contract yet Shocked

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Post by clivemcl on Sat 28 Jan 2017, 7:58 pm

Don Alfonso wrote:Just in the nick of time, given Jacko's going to be in Dublin for the next couple of months.

Ominous noises on the other forum about one of our big names being off. Wouldn't be surprised if ti was Luke Marshall. Doesn't seem to be rated by Schimdt and talented enough that any number of French teams or English teams would be in for him. And he has plenty of competition at Ulster (although he's obviously first choice 13 for us currently).

The combination of losing a centre and Farrell going to Munster rather than 'home' could potentially tip me over the edge. But nowhere near as much as if the news was Paddy leaving...

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Post by neilthom7 on Sat 28 Jan 2017, 8:04 pm

carpet baboon wrote:
neilthom7 wrote:Peter Nelson was back in action today for Ballynahinch, great to see after so long out

How did he do?

No idea just seen he played on Facebook

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Post by Don Alfonso on Sat 28 Jan 2017, 8:55 pm

If Paddy leaves, it's all over.

He'd be mad to go IMHO. Sexton is held together with sticky tape and there's only Carberry anywhere near the same level. But recent off-field troubles may have spurred him to look elsewhere.

I do think he'd be crazy to go.

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Post by geoff999rugby on Sun 29 Jan 2017, 7:06 pm

Don Alfonso wrote:Just in the nick of time, given Jacko's going to be in Dublin for the next couple of months.

Ominous noises on the other forum about one of our big names being off. Wouldn't be surprised if ti was Luke Marshall. Doesn't seem to be rated by Schimdt and talented enough that any number of French teams or English teams would be in for him. And he has plenty of competition at Ulster (although he's obviously first choice 13 for us currently).


I'd be very surprise.
I would expect Luke Marshall to be retained by Schmidt unlike Bowe, Gilroy and McCloskey doesn't even make the squad.
Anyway Luke already contracted for next year.

The big names still to sign are Jackson and Gilroy +Black, Lutton and Marshall all of whom I would expect to go.

We will have a LH project from the southern hemisphere - not a big name



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Post by geoff999rugby on Sun 29 Jan 2017, 7:07 pm

Don Alfonso wrote:If Paddy leaves, it's all over.

He'd be mad to go IMHO. Sexton is held together with sticky tape and there's only Carberry anywhere near the same level. But recent off-field troubles may have spurred him to look elsewhere.

I do think he'd be crazy to go.

Sadly I don't - he will be an exception to the rule re playing elsewhere ala Easterby, Murphy, Bowe, Sexton and he knows it.
If the IRFU want him to stay they must give him a Central Contract simply as.

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Post by clivemcl on Sun 29 Jan 2017, 7:15 pm

geoff999rugby wrote:
Don Alfonso wrote:Just in the nick of time, given Jacko's going to be in Dublin for the next couple of months.

Ominous noises on the other forum about one of our big names being off. Wouldn't be surprised if ti was Luke Marshall. Doesn't seem to be rated by Schimdt and talented enough that any number of French teams or English teams would be in for him. And he has plenty of competition at Ulster (although he's obviously first choice 13 for us currently).


I'd be very surprise.
I would expect Luke Marshall to be retained by Schmidt unlike Bowe, Gilroy and McCloskey doesn't even make the squad.
Anyway Luke already contracted for next year.

The big names still to sign are Jackson and Gilroy +Black, Lutton and Marshall all of whom I would expect to go.

We will have a LH project from the southern hemisphere - not a big name



Really??

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Post by geoff999rugby on Sun 29 Jan 2017, 7:16 pm

Been away a couple of weeks and just correcting some misconceptions I've read.

1 - The resigning of Ludik had absolutely no bearing on Ruan going as someone implied.
He was signed because Schmidt had a big concerned about 15 - injury prone Kearney and Zebo and after that no one he had faith in.
Wanted to keep Payne at 13 so was looking for a solid backup player - Ludik fits the bill.

2 - The signing of Piatau may well seemed superfluous but it was him or nothing.
There was no way we were going to be allowed a player from 1 to 9 - it was a back or no one.

3 - Farrell and Scholes were offered good contracts and chose to go.
Farrell didn't fancy the competition in the centre and Scholes decided he was a 15, Ulster didn't they saw him as a wing (I agree with
Ulster).
Seymour a bit different he wanted to play international rugby and realised Scotland was a more likely chance, Ulster goodbye then
as you cannot have one of the NIQ slots.

4 - Not one of the southern players offered contract would have been out of pocket at Ulster, all offered good contracts .
Saw mentioned maybe same as Diack or Ross - not even close far more and often double what those guys are getting.
The reason they chose to stay was nothing to do with money.

Saw some figure mentioned here re salaries - wide of the mark - too low.

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Post by geoff999rugby on Sun 29 Jan 2017, 7:17 pm

clivemcl wrote:
geoff999rugby wrote:
Don Alfonso wrote:Just in the nick of time, given Jacko's going to be in Dublin for the next couple of months.

Ominous noises on the other forum about one of our big names being off. Wouldn't be surprised if ti was Luke Marshall. Doesn't seem to be rated by Schimdt and talented enough that any number of French teams or English teams would be in for him. And he has plenty of competition at Ulster (although he's obviously first choice 13 for us currently).


I'd be very surprise.
I would expect Luke Marshall to be retained by Schmidt unlike Bowe, Gilroy and McCloskey doesn't even make the squad.
Anyway Luke already contracted for next year.

The big names still to sign are Jackson and Gilroy +Black, Lutton and Marshall all of whom I would expect to go.

We will have a LH project from the southern hemisphere - not a big name




Really??

Should clarify I meant Black, Lutton and Marshall to go not Gilroy and Jackson.
Having said that I would not be certain about those two either.

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Post by geoff999rugby on Mon 30 Jan 2017, 9:52 am

My error Craig Gilroy is contracted till 2018 so he ain't going nowhere.

Means he will, almost certainly stay, given Piatau will be away then and the age of Bowe and Trimble at that point

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Post by clivemcl on Mon 30 Jan 2017, 10:18 am

Gilroy is an interesting one. We had such high hopes for him. What's everyone's opinion of his career ceiling at this point?
He really needs a good run of games to get him back on track.

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Post by rodders on Mon 30 Jan 2017, 10:49 am

clivemcl wrote:Gilroy is an interesting one. We had such high hopes for him. What's everyone's opinion of his career ceiling at this point?
He really needs a good run of games to get him back on track.

I think he's had an excellent career for Ulster considering he's had to compete with Trimble and Bowe, two of Ulsters greatest ever players, for most of it.

He's achieved more than Conway, who was probably more impressive at u-20's, but will probably be disappointed he hasn't kicked on the way Zebo has after impressing so much in his first few caps.
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Post by SecretFly on Mon 30 Jan 2017, 10:58 am

clivemcl wrote:Gilroy is an interesting one. We had such high hopes for him. What's everyone's opinion of his career ceiling at this point?
He really needs a good run of games to get him back on track.

He's in the Daverage Zone. A valiant soldier but right now, a big risk of being forgotten and consumed by the damn pups clogging up the system.

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Post by geoff999rugby on Mon 30 Jan 2017, 11:03 am

Next year is key for him.
2018-19 will open for him, with departures, and he needs to be in pole position to take advantage.

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Post by geoff999rugby on Tue 31 Jan 2017, 4:01 pm

Someone who is usually reliable on the UAFC site reckons Payne may never play again.

Don't know about that but you certainly will not see him again this year

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Post by clivemcl on Tue 31 Jan 2017, 4:05 pm

geoff999rugby wrote:Someone who is usually reliable on the UAFC site reckons Payne may never play again.

Don't know about that but you certainly will not see him again this year

Anyone got Rory Scholes' phone number and An Idiots Guide to Grovelling?

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Post by marty2086 on Tue 31 Jan 2017, 4:25 pm

geoff999rugby wrote:Someone who is usually reliable on the UAFC site reckons Payne may never play again.

Don't know about that but you certainly will not see him again this year

That would track with what I was told a few weeks ago, apparently Payne was bedridden until the New Year and 'is lucky to be alive' the injury was that bad

Dismissed it at the time because we were told he would be back for the end of the 6Ns and know he'd just flown back to NZ


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Post by clivemcl on Tue 31 Jan 2017, 4:28 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't this an injury that was initially mis diagnosed. I wonder if Payne is talking with his lawyers.

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Post by marty2086 on Tue 31 Jan 2017, 4:34 pm

Don't think it was misdiagnosed, I do know he came out of the Wallabies game with quiet a few injuries though

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Post by geoff999rugby on Tue 31 Jan 2017, 4:55 pm

Wouldn't touch Scholes with a barge pole - made his bed he can lie in it.
Anyway given what we have now we don't need him.

We have a bit of history of less than stella treatment by Ireland of our players when injured.
Has happened to Trimble, Henderson and Ferris in the past.




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Post by Pete330v2 on Wed 01 Feb 2017, 10:45 am

I had been told that news about Payne shortly after the Australia game but had tried my best to forget it. He's had zero luck with injuries since he came to Ulster, remember his first season here was rehab. I do hope he can recover fully and sod the rugby, his long term health being the important thing. Gutted for him.

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Post by Pete330v2 on Wed 01 Feb 2017, 10:52 am

All that being said I just saw this from the Irish times yesterday:
"That said, Ireland’s injury profile is, collectively, quite healthy. Schmidt is hopeful that Jared Payne may recover from the kidney injury he suffered against Australia at some point in the tournament, as should Joey Carbery, although the hamstrung Sean Cronin has been ruled out for the duration, while Andrew Conway (groin) is the only absentee this week in their Carton House base from the original 40-man squad."

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Post by geoff999rugby on Wed 01 Feb 2017, 11:53 am

The Irish times is a talking through its arse.

If Payne plays at all this year he will be compromising his long term health.

A disfunctioning kidney is not to be taken likely.
Now as I say it is not, necessarily career ending, but it needs to be very carefully managed.
Put his feet up and no contact training till August is what he should do

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Post by Pete330v2 on Wed 01 Feb 2017, 12:00 pm

geoff999rugby wrote:The Irish times is a talking through its arse.

If Payne plays at all this year he will be compromising his long term health.

A disfunctioning kidney is not to be taken likely.
Now as I say it is not, necessarily career ending, but it needs to be very carefully managed.
Put his feet up and no contact training till August is what he should do

I'd agree there Geoff, not something you'd want to roll the dice on. That being said so we know how serious the injury was or how much it's recovered? If it was lacerated you'd expect the recovery to take quite some time. Fingers crossed.

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Post by SecretFly on Wed 01 Feb 2017, 3:51 pm

I'd assume Joe is only keeping a player, who is probably anxious to get back, optimistic on the recovery front. Players always feel they are ready to pop back in as soon as the initial pain goes. I'm sure Joe has enough medical people around him to know a kidney injury is outside his pay grade to advise on. Wink

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Post by geoff999rugby on Thu 02 Feb 2017, 10:34 am

AOC's brother is signing for us as a back rower.

Great news, he is a real prospect much better than Dow for example.
He and Rea should be capable of providing decent back up.

As an aside it increases my conviction that not only Henderson but Diack as well will be full time Locks.

Backrow now shaping up as
starters                             Botha, Coetzee, Henry, Reidy
backup                               Ross
younsters                           Rea, O'Connor, Dow
waste of a contract           Joyce, Mulholland

Second row
starters                              Henderson, Browne, Treadwell, AOC (sometimes)
backup                                                   Diack
youngsters                                              Donnan

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Post by marty2086 on Thu 02 Feb 2017, 10:55 am

Will we see the youngsters get more game time though Geoff?

Still think we need probably an extra body or two in there to cover injuries and call ups as we could well see Botha, Coetzee and Henderson being away, AOC isn't always able to play and if enough backrowers make the Lions squad or get injured then Reidy may well be away over the summer with Ireland and unavailable early on in the season

What about Thompson? Think I remember someone, possibly you, saying he was a bigger prospect than Donnan

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Post by geoff999rugby on Thu 02 Feb 2017, 11:42 am

marty2086 wrote: Will we see the youngsters get more game time though Geoff?

Well depends on the coaches - O'Connor certainly hasn't come here to play in the reserves and if Rea isn't given a chance it will be criminal

marty2086 wrote:Still think we need probably an extra body or two in there to cover injuries and call ups as we could well see Botha, Coetzee and Henderson being away, AOC isn't always able to play and if enough backrowers make the Lions squad or get injured then Reidy may well be away over the summer with Ireland and unavailable early on in the season

Don't thing Botha or Coetzee will be away
I doubt Reidy or indeed Henry will be away unless both De Flier and TOD are injured.
At most Ireland will have Stander, Heaslip and SOB with the Lions

marty2086 wrote:What about Thompson? Think I remember someone, possibly you, saying he was a bigger prospect than Donnan

Seems to had disappeared

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Post by marty2086 on Fri 03 Feb 2017, 3:44 pm

The way Marcells debut is being hyped should we start a pool for what minute he goes off injured? Whistle

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Post by clivemcl on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 3:47 am

marty2086 wrote:The way Marcells debut is being hyped should we start a pool for what minute he goes off injured? Whistle

The build up to his return is reminiscent of Ferris. Let's hope he lasts a little longer, but also has the same immediate impact! Ferris' smash and drive on his return will live long in my memory!

Apparently Olding, Nelson and Herbst are all fit to play too. Does Nelson start at 10 from the off? After such a long time out? Doubtful.

Will any of the returnees start, or will they be eased in?

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Post by marty2086 on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 9:12 am

clivemcl wrote:
marty2086 wrote:The way Marcells debut is being hyped should we start a pool for what minute he goes off injured? Whistle

The build up to his return is reminiscent of Ferris. Let's hope he lasts a little longer, but also has the same immediate impact! Ferris' smash and drive on his return will live long in my memory!

Lets hope so it'll be one way to warm the place up as its meant to be colder come Friday Erm but watching Ferris' still give me goosebumps

clivemcl wrote:Apparently Olding, Nelson and Herbst are all fit to play too. Does Nelson start at 10 from the off? After such a long time out? Doubtful.

Will any of the returnees start, or will they be eased in?

Hopefully those 3 start on the bench but can see Herbst start when it looks like we should be managing him a bit more as he does seems injury prone

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Post by Pete330v2 on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 1:59 pm

I was saying that this morning, that Marcel can make as immediate and inspiring impact for us as Ferris did that night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry8PZINojgo

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Post by geoff999rugby on Thu 09 Feb 2017, 10:03 am

I would start Nelson at 10 not Herron.

Played against each other last week 'Hinch v 'Mena and totally outclassed him.

The more I see of Nelson I reckon he is a potentially excellent 10 - maybe not Paddy level but better than someone like Keatley which isn't bad.
Herron on the other hand just doesn't have what it takes - he is coming up short.

A player I doubted earlier in the year has really developed - Treadwell.
He was thrown in at the deep end and swam.

My team (I have no insight on this) - Warwick, Andrew, Herbst (could be fit), Browne, Treadwell, Coetzee, Reidy, Henry
Shanahan, Nelson, Gilroy, McCloskey, Cave, Piatau, Ludik
Bench: Black, Murphy, Ah You (if fit otherwise Lutton), De Merwe, Diack or Ross, Marshall, Olding (could be fit), Stockdale

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