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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby Maradona10 » April 19th, 2013, 11:45 am

His one and only try for Leinster?
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby AdamK » April 19th, 2013, 12:04 pm

Maradona10 wrote:His one and only try for Leinster?


His one and only try in his PROFESSIONAL CAREER. :shock:
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby simonokeeffe » April 19th, 2013, 5:54 pm

it requires an email address, the sneaky feckers, I could only vote 4 times
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby paddyor » October 8th, 2015, 11:29 am

Stephen Ferris Bio wrote:'Mike was having a tough time before he went off. In my opinion, it is very easy to walk off the pitch rather than dig in'

'I am not saying Mike does it deliberately, but walking off the pitch with a sore neck undoubtedly saved himself alot of grief that day.'

Haven't read the book, but seen this quote attributed to Ferris and won't be buying it now. Wouldn't begrudge the lad his pay day but slandering/trolling a former team mate like that is poor form.
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby wixfjord » October 8th, 2015, 12:15 pm

The more I hear from Ferris, the more I think he might be a bit of a d1ck funnily enough, even before seeing the above. Didn't like his interview with Second Captains last week.

That also smacks of a ghost writer (the ghost on this is the utterly awful Pat McCarry I think), pushing his client to say something that'll get picked up.
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby simonokeeffe » October 8th, 2015, 12:23 pm

paddyor wrote:
Stephen Ferris Bio wrote:'Mike was having a tough time before he went off. In my opinion, it is very easy to walk off the pitch rather than dig in'

'I am not saying Mike does it deliberately, but walking off the pitch with a sore neck undoubtedly saved himself alot of grief that day.'

Haven't read the book, but seen this quote attributed to Ferris and won't be buying it now. Wouldn't begrudge the lad his pay day but slandering/trolling a former team mate like that is poor form.


why didnt Ross walk off against Harlequinns or any other game?

also a front row with a neck injury pffffft what a cry baby
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » October 8th, 2015, 12:56 pm

wixfjord wrote:The more I hear from Ferris, the more I think he might be a bit of a d1ck funnily enough, even before seeing the above. Didn't like his interview with Second Captains last week.

That also smacks of a ghost writer (the ghost on this is the utterly awful Pat McCarry I think), pushing his client to say something that'll get picked up.


I've heard a few people say that about the interview but I thought he seemed fairly sound.

Don't like this comment though. What I particularly don't like is that the "I am not saying Mike does it deliberately" part is totally irrelevant after the previous part, that's clearly exactly what he though so he should be able to stand over it instead of just hinting at something.

When I read it I immediately thought it was harsh because of all that Ross has done for us over the years and how he seems like a complete gent, but in saying that, I've never met him and Ferris has and was there at the time, so who knows, maybe there is something to it.
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby leinster4life13 » October 8th, 2015, 1:15 pm

I'll say this for him, he's no Stan Wright :)
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby Logorrhea » October 8th, 2015, 1:40 pm

Weird thing for a guy to say, especially one who unfortunately retired in his prime due to injuries caused by the game.
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby FLIP » October 8th, 2015, 3:52 pm

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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby Donny B. » October 8th, 2015, 11:46 pm

paddyor wrote:
Stephen Ferris Bio wrote:'Mike was having a tough time before he went off. In my opinion, it is very easy to walk off the pitch rather than dig in'

'I am not saying Mike does it deliberately, but walking off the pitch with a sore neck undoubtedly saved himself alot of grief that day.'

Haven't read the book, but seen this quote attributed to Ferris and won't be buying it now. Wouldn't begrudge the lad his pay day but slandering/trolling a former team mate like that is poor form.


Maybe it's his way of protecting Tom Court who took a lot of grief for the way the scrum disintegrated, even though everyone recognised he was primarily a loosehead. But the thought that Ross is some perennial quitter is a pretty shabby remark, did Ferris "quit" all the many times he went off injured?
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby fourthirtythree » October 9th, 2015, 12:36 am

Donny B. wrote:
paddyor wrote:
Stephen Ferris Bio wrote:'Mike was having a tough time before he went off. In my opinion, it is very easy to walk off the pitch rather than dig in'

'I am not saying Mike does it deliberately, but walking off the pitch with a sore neck undoubtedly saved himself alot of grief that day.'

Haven't read the book, but seen this quote attributed to Ferris and won't be buying it now. Wouldn't begrudge the lad his pay day but slandering/trolling a former team mate like that is poor form.


Maybe it's his way of protecting Tom Court who took a lot of grief for the way the scrum disintegrated, even though everyone recognised he was primarily a loosehead. But the thought that Ross is some perennial quitter is a pretty shabby remark, did Ferris "quit" all the many times he went off injured?


Well nobody is saying that Ferris is a quitter.

But he do did quit a whole load of times.....

Yeah, I thought that about Court also. And then I thought: who cares? Not the way to look after your mate. Just say he's a loosehead. who pretty much ended his international career that day.

Ross still going strong though.
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby matt » February 3rd, 2017, 5:26 pm

Very good news Mike Ross back in full training per Leinster Rugby supplement in Independent today.

Even though Bent has done very well as back up to Furlong having Ross available adds to selection options You never know when you are going to get a injury and to have Furlong, Ross and Bent at no 3 for the important games leaves us strong in a key position.
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby matt » February 3rd, 2017, 5:30 pm

Just realised "Mike Ross back in full training" is a bit of an oxymoron but apparently he is back to 98% of his previous level in fitness tests/sprints after his hamstring injury.

Great option to have against Wasps etc.
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby wixfjord » February 3rd, 2017, 5:58 pm

Excellent. Will be interesting to see who plays over the next few games, as Bent has been doing well too and obviously offers more in the loose.
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby simonokeeffe » February 3rd, 2017, 6:31 pm

its set piece solidity v a more expansive game

given size of our favoured locks I'd go with Ross myself, plus sure we mightnt have him past this season
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby Oldschool » February 3rd, 2017, 8:47 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:its set piece solidity v a more expansive game

given size of our favoured locks I'd go with Ross myself, plus sure we mightnt have him past this season

Mike Ross needs the practice. :lol:
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby simonokeeffe » April 13th, 2017, 11:46 am

interview in 42 today
confirms he wont be at Leinster next season and is deciding between another club(s) and retiring

“I’ve an interest in coaching so that could be a possibility and I’ve a big interest in the tech space. I’m also looking at maybe doing some further education whether it’s a full-time or part-time masters.”
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby Lar » April 13th, 2017, 11:55 am

Cheers Mike! Good luck in whatever you do.
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby FLIP » April 13th, 2017, 12:00 pm

Mike Ross was the foundation stone upon which Leinster won it's last 2 HCs and Ireland won it's last 2 6 nations. Best of luck in the future Mike.
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