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Re: Central Contracts

Postby Oldschoolsocks » March 28th, 2017, 8:10 pm

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Re: Central Contracts

Postby simonokeeffe » March 29th, 2017, 6:35 pm

Grumpy Old Man wrote:
sunshiner1 wrote:What about Dillane? Connacht have being agitating to be given a central contracted player for a while now. Could Dillane be given one for political reasons as much as talent?


He'll probably be upgraded when he moves to Munster. :wink:


Dillane shouldve gotten one anyway but makes ya think if hed known Ryan is off would he have stayed at Connacht? Bit like when we lost 3 back 3 players the one summer
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Central Contracts

Postby Ruckedtobits » March 29th, 2017, 9:42 pm

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Dillane shouldve gotten one anyway but makes ya think if hed known Ryan is off would he have stayed at Connacht? Bit like when we lost 3 back 3 players the one summer[/quote]

Would suspect he is a long way off one, considering some of the regular selections without one. One or two THPs and maybe another one or two half-backs? If I was paying, and based on most recent evidence and positions ar risk, the first contract I'd west would be to Marmion.

Dillane has to produce a few consistent 60 mins+ for Ireland to prove he could partner Hendo and or Dev at RWC. 20 min cameos are great for appearance money and win bonus but not for 2/3 year contract.
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Re: Central Contracts

Postby jimbobjoe » March 29th, 2017, 11:22 pm

I'm not sure if this has been brought up before but is there financial pressure to play centrally contracted players ahead of new guys? I don't know what the going rate for provincially/externally contracted players is to play for Ireland but it would be big enough I'm guessing. This has struck me in the past with form selections but really stood out when Bowe was picked during the 6N this year.

I don't want to climb into the selectors minds for this, just wondering if anyone in the know can shed some light on the cost of training/playing with the national team.
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Re: Central Contracts

Postby simonokeeffe » March 30th, 2017, 10:05 am

Ruckedtobits wrote::


Dillane shouldve gotten one anyway but makes ya think if hed known Ryan is off would he have stayed at Connacht? Bit like when we lost 3 back 3 players the one summer[/quote]

Would suspect he is a long way off one, considering some of the regular selections without one. One or two THPs and maybe another one or two half-backs? If I was paying, and based on most recent evidence and positions ar risk, the first contract I'd west would be to Marmion.

Dillane has to produce a few consistent 60 mins+ for Ireland to prove he could partner Hendo and or Dev at RWC. 20 min cameos are great for appearance money and win bonus but not for 2/3 year contract.[/quote]

theres been a few odd exlcusions like Cronin and Reddan never got one, but at time of negotiations Dillane was a fixture in the 23
Jackson shouldve gotten one

Zebo will probably replace Bowe
Stander, Furlong, Ringrose up in 2018
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Central Contracts

Postby rooster » June 6th, 2017, 8:29 am

simonokeeffe wrote:
johng wrote:Furlong and Possibly Ringrose to get one next year.

Bowe not to be renewed. Possibly one of Payne or Kearney too.

Trimble still up in the air this year.

Payne Kearney and Trimble will all be 32 at the end of their current contracts.


Furlong is the poster child for a central contract
Ringrose worth one but Bundee Aki shaped elephant rearing its head again

Bowe is definitely not getting another one
Trimble would be a surprise, though his last one was a big surprise at the time, age and likelihood of leaving seriously against him

Depending on pecking order etc Payne and or RK might get 1 year deals to get them to RWC, Best probably assumed hes not leaving (especially if hes still captain as unlikely as that is)

Payne is already on one from time he qualified, Trimble will get a one year central plus another year Ulster, there are contracts signed for some of our players that have never been announced for some strange reason.
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