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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby mildlyinterested » February 25th, 2019, 2:36 pm

Fardy turned down offer from Japan: https://www.the42.ie/scott-fardy-leinst ... =shortlink

Fardy, who is due to return to the Leinster starting XV for Friday’s Guinness Pro14 game against Cheetahs [KO 7.35pm, eir Sport/Premier Sports], has made 15 appearances this term, in addition to the 22 games he played during his debut season at the RDS.

“We’re enjoying it here, my wife has settled in well and I’ll be here for another year,” Fardy confirmed to The42 this afternoon.

“I’m very happy. I made that decision a while ago and I’m happy to be here for another year and continue to go after trophies.

It was an easy decision for me. I had an offer to go back to Japan to where I was originally years ago, it was something I considered for a moment but my family have just settled here and I didn’t want to pick them up and move.

A big part of Fardy’s success on the field has been down to how well he has settled into the new environment and life in Dublin, with his wife, Penelope, giving birth to the couple’s first child, August, last December.

In addition to his consistently excellent performances, Fardy’s influence on younger team-mates within the Leinster dressing room has also been invaluable following the retirement of Isa Nacewa.

“It’s hard not to buy into it here, the squad you have, the leaders and the staff as well,” he continued.

“Winning games is enjoyable and I’m enjoying that process. I’m still learning, even at my age, I come in every Monday for the review and I’m still learning something from the game we’ve played.”

Leinster backs coach Felipe Contepomi was naturally delighted to hear Fardy has committed to the province for another season.

“His experience is always welcome in the dressing room,” Contepomi said.

“He has fitted in the Leinster way of playing brilliantly and I know it myself as a foreigner, sometimes when you come from abroad and fitting into a club and culture is difficult but it’s great to see Scott staying and making a statement of how much he can help the younger guys. It also shows how comfortable he is in the club and that’s a credit to the club.”
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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » February 25th, 2019, 2:46 pm

Brilliant news. Tbh as much as I agreed with everyone that he should be allowed to stay, I wasn't so hot on the idea of him getting a two year deal. So to me this is perfect, although I'm sure Fardy himself would have wanted longer, and I suspect that that's why he was rumoured to be speaking to Wasps etc.

It also shows us two things

1) The IRFU are not entirely evil and I'm sure they will get enough praise to balance out the unfounded criticism they got yet again.
2) CiaranIRL is a sick troll who should be banned for life.
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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby bails » February 25th, 2019, 2:47 pm

I can wait hopefully next season when Lowe Fardy and JGP can all be up for selection in the same match.
Presumably we are waiting on an extension for JGP
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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby wixfjord » February 25th, 2019, 2:48 pm

The IRFU do deserve praise for getting this done. I guess they aren't out to sabotage us at every opportunity after all eh?
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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby mildlyinterested » February 25th, 2019, 2:50 pm

bails wrote:I can wait hopefully next season when Lowe Fardy and JGP can all be up for selection in the same match.
Presumably we are waiting on an extension for JGP


seems like Fardy announced he was staying today at the press conference, Leinster may wait to announce it along with everyone else who is staying in their bulk announcement in April/May time.
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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby Laighin Break » February 25th, 2019, 3:10 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:
bails wrote:I can wait hopefully next season when Lowe Fardy and JGP can all be up for selection in the same match.
Presumably we are waiting on an extension for JGP


seems like Fardy announced he was staying today at the press conference, Leinster may wait to announce it along with everyone else who is staying in their bulk announcement in April/May time.


Leinster have announced it

https://www.leinsterrugby.ie/scott-fardy-signs-leinster-rugby/
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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby mildlyinterested » February 25th, 2019, 3:15 pm

Laighin Break wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:
bails wrote:I can wait hopefully next season when Lowe Fardy and JGP can all be up for selection in the same match.
Presumably we are waiting on an extension for JGP


seems like Fardy announced he was staying today at the press conference, Leinster may wait to announce it along with everyone else who is staying in their bulk announcement in April/May time.


Leinster have announced it

https://www.leinsterrugby.ie/scott-fardy-signs-leinster-rugby/


doubt they would have bar Fardy said it today when asked.
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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby johng » February 25th, 2019, 3:16 pm

Amazingly that now means Leinster have more NIQs on their books for next season than Munster.
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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby D4surfer » February 25th, 2019, 3:29 pm

johng wrote:Amazingly that now means Leinster have more NIQs on their books for next season than Munster.


We'll see how long that situation remains.
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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby D4surfer » February 25th, 2019, 3:29 pm

johng wrote:Amazingly that now means Leinster have more NIQs on their books for next season than Munster.


We'll see how long that situation remains.
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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby Oldschool » February 25th, 2019, 5:01 pm

johng wrote:Amazingly that now means Leinster have more NIQs on their books for next season than Munster.

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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby blockhead » February 25th, 2019, 5:25 pm

johng wrote:Amazingly that now means Leinster have more NIQs on their books for next season than Munster.


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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby leinsterforever » February 25th, 2019, 5:42 pm

Fardy, Tomane and Lowe vs Botha and Cloete, right?

With him being so underwhelming, it would be a sickener if Tomane being here was a contributing factor in Reid leaving.
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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby paddyor » February 25th, 2019, 5:53 pm

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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby olaf the fat » February 25th, 2019, 6:12 pm

johng wrote:Amazingly that now means Leinster have more NIQs on their books for next season than Munster.


Kolpak rather than NIQ? (or non kolpak- ya noo wha i meen, like)
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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby Jonny tight lips » February 25th, 2019, 9:36 pm

johng wrote:Amazingly that now means Leinster have more NIQs on their books for next season than Munster.


Nope
Leinster : Tomane, Lowe, Fardy
Munster : Botha, Knox, More

Honors even and I think they are eyeing up Alby. Anyway the unofficial rule is supposed to be 4 + 1 so as long as we’re within that who cares.
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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby ronk » February 26th, 2019, 12:09 am

Jonny tight lips wrote:
johng wrote:Amazingly that now means Leinster have more NIQs on their books for next season than Munster.


Nope
Leinster : Tomane, Lowe, Fardy
Munster : Botha, Knox, More

Honors even and I think they are eyeing up Alby. Anyway the unofficial rule is supposed to be 4 + 1 so as long as we’re within that who cares.


https://twitter.com/AlbyMathewson/statu ... 75169?s=19

They also haven't signed anyone.
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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby artaneboy » February 26th, 2019, 12:16 am

Jonny tight lips wrote:
johng wrote:Amazingly that now means Leinster have more NIQs on their books for next season than Munster.


Nope
Leinster : Tomane, Lowe, Fardy
Munster : Botha, Knox, More

Honors even and I think they are eyeing up Alby. Anyway the unofficial rule is supposed to be 4 + 1 so as long as we’re within that who cares.


JGP becomes IQ when?


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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby johng » February 26th, 2019, 12:25 am

You forgot Cloete and I wasn't counting their academy. So fair enough.

JGP qualifies in June
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Re: The Scott Fardy Appreciation Thread

Postby Jonny tight lips » February 26th, 2019, 7:06 am

artaneboy wrote:
Jonny tight lips wrote:
johng wrote:Amazingly that now means Leinster have more NIQs on their books for next season than Munster.


Nope
Leinster : Tomane, Lowe, Fardy
Munster : Botha, Knox, More

Honors even and I think they are eyeing up Alby. Anyway the unofficial rule is supposed to be 4 + 1 so as long as we’re within that who cares.


JGP becomes IQ when?


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