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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby johng » February 7th, 2019, 12:57 pm

Jonny tight lips wrote:Also if they were to write down these rules on NIE and NIQ it would be better for all concerned and the provinces could plan better for future seasons.

It really wouldn't suit the IRFU to do that. There are so many variables and possible scenarios where the same rules could be both good and bad for the IRFU

EG Ulster have Pienaer for 7 years and do nothing nada bubkiss for the Irish 9 jersey. As soon as he leaves they have a guy doing the business for them.

Leinster have Scot Fardy for 2 and bring James Ryan through at 2nd row and have 3 more on the boil. Will they make him leave? I wouldn't personally I think he is good for Leinster AND the IRFU.

He may or may not want to stay but if he does he would be a great bit of business. V low mileage for his age

They also made a point of saying he was signed as a 2nd row which some interpreted as he HAD to ONLY play there. Until he started at 6 of course. :)

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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby Oldschool » February 7th, 2019, 1:01 pm

johng wrote:
Jonny tight lips wrote:Also if they were to write down these rules on NIE and NIQ it would be better for all concerned and the provinces could plan better for future seasons.

It really wouldn't suit the IRFU to do that. There are so many variables and possible scenarios where the same rules could be both good and bad for the IRFU

EG Ulster have Pienaer for 7 years and do nothing nada bubkiss for the Irish 9 jersey. As soon as he leaves they have a guy doing the business for them.

Leinster have Scot Fardy for 2 and bring James Ryan through at 2nd row and have 3 more on the boil. Will they make him leave? I wouldn't personally I think he is good for Leinster AND the IRFU.

He may or may not want to stay but if he does he would be a great bit of business. V low mileage for his age

They also made a point of saying he was signed as a 2nd row which some interpreted as he HAD to ONLY play there. Until he started at 6 of course. :)

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In fairness the word "primarily" has to be used in conjunction with any signing.
Injuries happen and ideally you want to sign a player who can play well in more than one position.
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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby mildlyinterested » February 13th, 2019, 2:29 pm

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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby Peg Leg » February 13th, 2019, 2:34 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:https://www.rugbypass.com/news/fardy-could-be-the-next-forward-to-leave-leinster

Fardy to Wasps?

You could at least acknowledge that 2 others have mentioned this already, in this thread, using a link to the same site.
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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby hungryhippo4star » February 13th, 2019, 4:57 pm

Sign him on for another two years while Jack Dunne, Oisin Dowling and Charlie Ryan develop into senior players. He doesn't play a massive amount of games so age/durability shouldn't be an issue and we need cover when Toner and James Ryan are on international duty/injured.
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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby mildlyinterested » February 13th, 2019, 5:04 pm

hungryhippo4star wrote:Sign him on for another two years while Jack Dunne, Oisin Dowling and Charlie Ryan develop into senior players. He doesn't play a massive amount of games so age/durability shouldn't be an issue and we need cover when Toner and James Ryan are on international duty/injured.


IRFU wont allow it.
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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby LeinsterLeader » February 13th, 2019, 5:25 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:
hungryhippo4star wrote:Sign him on for another two years while Jack Dunne, Oisin Dowling and Charlie Ryan develop into senior players. He doesn't play a massive amount of games so age/durability shouldn't be an issue and we need cover when Toner and James Ryan are on international duty/injured.


IRFU wont allow it.

Yeah and that might be the real problem. The IRFU might say "alright go on, one more year but no more" and that's really the best we could hope for. Whereas someone like Wasps could offer him a 3 year contract. It's a no brainer for him really, unfortunately :(
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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby Oldschool » February 13th, 2019, 5:50 pm

LeinsterLeader wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:
hungryhippo4star wrote:Sign him on for another two years while Jack Dunne, Oisin Dowling and Charlie Ryan develop into senior players. He doesn't play a massive amount of games so age/durability shouldn't be an issue and we need cover when Toner and James Ryan are on international duty/injured.


IRFU wont allow it.

Yeah and that might be the real problem. The IRFU might say "alright go on, one more year but no more" and that's really the best we could hope for. Whereas someone like Wasps could offer him a 3 year contract. It's a no brainer for him really, unfortunately :(

Exactly what they did to Nathan Hines.
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Probably wouldn't let Leinster give him a three year contract knowing how the contractual side would look like after two years.
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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby the spoofer » February 13th, 2019, 6:10 pm

So these leaks to the media are obviously the softening up process so when it's announced we will all shrug our shoulders.
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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby mildlyinterested » February 13th, 2019, 7:18 pm

the spoofer wrote:So these leaks to the media are obviously the softening up process so when it's announced we will all shrug our shoulders.


seems to be the pattern alright.

Leinster have lost in last 12 months:

Isa
Jordi
Nacewa
SOB
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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby deco » February 13th, 2019, 7:55 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:
the spoofer wrote:So these leaks to the media are obviously the softening up process so when it's announced we will all shrug our shoulders.


seems to be the pattern alright.

Leinster have lost in last 12 months:

Isa
Jordi
Nacewa
SOB


Isa counts as a doubler. He was that good.
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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby mildlyinterested » February 15th, 2019, 9:15 am

Ross Molony on Fardy

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Scott Fardy has been a revelation in that sense since joining Leinster as he remains one of the main drivers behind the standards not dropping.

"I have definitely taken a lot from 'Fards'," Molony maintains. "He will also have a point of view on things and always speak up as one of the leaders in team meetings. He is such an experienced player. He didn't come into his best form until late in his career which again is something you can admire and look up to. He's been around the block so he has a bit of everything there.

"He could bring in a different point of view like line-speed in defence or getting that extra bit out of your maul. There are a whole variety of things he can offer."


https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/ ... 18911.html
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