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Re: Brad Thorn coming to Leinster?

Postby TMC » October 15th, 2012, 10:00 pm

sarah_lennon wrote:
AdamK wrote:I've a sneaky suspicion Roux is going to prove a shrewd signing come summer 2013.


He tweeted that he's struggling with injuries. Hopefully he mends well


Interesting to see Browne got the shepherd’s crook on Sat and Leo soldiered on for the entire game. Wont be able to do that all season. Sad to see no summer signing of the quality of #@ Wagga5. Roux unproven.
Agree with Francis no three in a row with current second row options.
PG Thorn will come back just to win the Pro 12 as he hasn't won that yet.
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Re: Brad Thorn coming to Leinster?

Postby Degz » October 17th, 2012, 10:31 am

Brad is rumoured to be off to the Highlanders in Feb, when his contract expires in Japan.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/ar ... d=10839090
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Re: Brad Thorn coming to Leinster?

Postby johng » October 17th, 2012, 12:50 pm

Degz wrote:Brad is rumoured to be off to the Highlanders in Feb, when his contract expires in Japan.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/ar ... d=10839090

Rumoured?

It was a done deal a week ago.

Edit: The article is from 10 days ago
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Re: Brad Thorn coming to Leinster?

Postby Degz » October 17th, 2012, 1:29 pm

johng wrote:
Degz wrote:Brad is rumoured to be off to the Highlanders in Feb, when his contract expires in Japan.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/ar ... d=10839090

Rumoured?

It was a done deal a week ago.

Edit: The article is from 10 days ago


Only just picked it up today I'm afraid.

The man just goes on and on, ridiculous longevity.
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Re: Brad Thorn coming to Leinster?

Postby hugonaut » January 31st, 2013, 10:25 am

I was pretty gutted that nobody else got my dead letter drop from this day last year – I thought that the weird text justification, awkward sentence composition and [especially] that extraneous exclamation mark at the end would alert the le Carré fans out there!

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=21117&hilit=brad+thorn&start=40 [page 3]

Basically, the whole argument of whether or not we should sign him is
really one of perspective. If you're looking at it from the IRFU's point of view,
any short-term NIQ signing is one that is only ever going to benefit that
distinct province, as opposed to Irish rugby as a whole.

That said, the province vs country debate that was brought into focus by the
half-assed announcement regarding future NIQ policy can only be seen as an
ongoing tête-à-tête. No doubt we'd all like to see some sort of well-devised
resolution that everybody could walk away happy from, but it seems a bit
naive to think that'll happen any time soon.

Surely when you look around at the strength-in-depth of the position in Ireland,
it's apparent that while Leinster aren't particularly well-served at No4 – even
given Damien Browne's recent good form – there's absolutely no shortage of inter-
national class locks in the country. Players like Tuohy, Ryan and McCarthy,
even if they're still behind O'Callaghan in Declan Kidney's selection, give real
depth in national terms and should allow Leinster a bit of leeway.

Ultimately, you've got to believe that a guy like Thorn is going to add real
pop if we can manage to get him past the PCRG!
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Re: Brad Thorn coming to Leinster?

Postby the spoofer » January 31st, 2013, 10:51 am

weirdo.
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Re: Brad Thorn coming to Leinster?

Postby fourthirtythree » January 31st, 2013, 10:51 am

Lovely acrostic there Hugo0. Unfortunately I was viewing this site entirely on a phone at that time so my chances of seeing it were slim.

I wonder has the average post length here decreased (and on forums in general) with mobile devices.

Still lovely though.
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My friend, blood shaking my heart
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Which an age of prudence can never retract
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Re: Brad Thorn coming to Leinster?

Postby Peg Leg » January 31st, 2013, 11:00 am

hugonaut wrote:I was pretty gutted that nobody else got my dead letter drop from this day last year – I thought that the weird text justification, awkward sentence composition and [especially] that extraneous exclamation mark at the end would alert the le Carré fans out there!

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=21117&hilit=brad+thorn&start=40 [page 3]

Basically, the whole argument of whether or not we should sign him is
really one of perspective. If you're looking at it from the IRFU's point of view,
any short-term NIQ signing is one that is only ever going to benefit that
distinct province, as opposed to Irish rugby as a whole.

That said, the province vs country debate that was brought into focus by the
half-assed announcement regarding future NIQ policy can only be seen as an
ongoing tête-à-tête. No doubt we'd all like to see some sort of well-devised
resolution that everybody could walk away happy from, but it seems a bit
naive to think that'll happen any time soon.

Surely when you look around at the strength-in-depth of the position in Ireland,
it's apparent that while Leinster aren't particularly well-served at No4 – even
given Damien Browne's recent good form – there's absolutely no shortage of inter-
national class locks in the country. Players like Tuohy, Ryan and McCarthy,
even if they're still behind O'Callaghan in Declan Kidney's selection, give real
depth in national terms and should allow Leinster a bit of leeway.

Ultimately, you've got to believe that a guy like Thorn is going to add real
pop if we can manage to get him past the PCRG!
!

:happy clapper:

A shame it was missed, Ian Brown inspired?
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Re: Brad Thorn coming to Leinster?

Postby hugonaut » January 31st, 2013, 11:11 am

the spoofer wrote:weirdo.


Too true.
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Re: Brad Thorn coming to Leinster?

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » January 31st, 2013, 11:18 am

That's brilliant Hugonaut!
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Re: Brad Thorn coming to Leinster?

Postby mikey » January 31st, 2013, 11:24 am

Far too clever for us lot! We are too busy ranting to spot that kind esoterica!
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Re: Brad Thorn coming to Leinster?

Postby nc6000 » January 31st, 2013, 11:42 am

You waited exactly one year before pointing it out?
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Re: Brad Thorn coming to Leinster?

Postby hugonaut » January 31st, 2013, 11:43 am

nc6000 wrote:You waited exactly one year before pointing it out?


I did.
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Re: Brad Thorn coming to Leinster?

Postby johng » January 31st, 2013, 11:44 am

nc6000 wrote:You waited exactly one year before pointing it out?

hugonaut wrote:
the spoofer wrote:weirdo.


Too true.

:lol:

Far too clever for the likes of me. I was totally confused by that Spy film that used to be a tv series. (probably because I never read the book or was into that genre)
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Re: Brad Thorn coming to Leinster?

Postby AdamK » January 31st, 2013, 11:48 am

I feel that my career hopes as a crime solving private investigator has been smashed mercilessly against the rocks.
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Re: Brad Thorn coming to Leinster?

Postby Donny B. » January 31st, 2013, 11:50 am

johng wrote:Far too clever for the likes of me. I was totally confused by that Spy film that used to be a tv series. (probably because I never read the book or was into that genre)


True but hardly much of a compliment.... :wink:
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Re: Brad Thorn coming to Leinster?

Postby ronk » January 31st, 2013, 1:15 pm

I've never read le Carré.

Good?
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Re: Brad Thorn coming to Leinster?

Postby TerenureJim » January 31st, 2013, 2:38 pm

It's good but not as impressive and laugh out loud funny as the Highlanders squad announcment for 2013, as already pointed out by others on another thread, http://www.thehighlanders.co.nz/our-news/latest-news also can't believe he's 38 in 3 days!
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Re: Brad Thorn coming to Leinster?

Postby johng » January 31st, 2013, 2:42 pm

Simon Shaw is 40 soon. Still going at one of the Top clubs in Europe.
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Re: Brad Thorn coming to Leinster?

Postby ronk » January 31st, 2013, 4:10 pm

Leo is only 35
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