Oldschoolsocks wrote: janeymac08 wrote:
Any know why he didn't move to Leinster or did Leinster not want him? You would imagine Nucifora & Schmidt would have been all for having Toner and Ryan playing together, just like how they were happy that Henshaw moved to Leinster because he could build up a good playing partnerhship with Sexton.
Smells like bullshit to me. It makes no sense that either the IRFU would have blocked it or Leinster wouldn't have jumped at the chance to sign him. Leo knows a hard b$&%@#d of a second row when he sees one.
Munster people are pissed off that the IRFU have f%~ked up and are losing him to Racing. What better way to counter that anger than to paint him as a disloyal player who wanted to move to the Pale? It's spin.
DR is not and never was a disloyal player, he wanted out of Munster mid contract - the refusal to let a provincial player break a contract to move to another province is very plausible as on a system level how would you control a playing staff if they knew they had the option to break contract and leave for another province
unilaterally - also very likely that Munster branch and any of their reps in IRFU would block such a move.
POC was allowed leave Munster mid contract. James Coughlan was allowed leave mid contract, Plumtree was allowed leave mid-contract. Tony McGahan was allowed leave mid-contract, DOC was allowed leave mid contract.
Leaving mid-contract isn't exactly new within Irish rugby. Is Ryan the first player to be refused.[/quote]
None of the above players left to play with another province in Ireland. There's a huge difference between going abroad and going to another province.
EDIT - you'll also note that the POC and Coughlan moves were bilateral agreed, not unilateral .[/quote]
the irony being that ad-hominen and appeal to majority are the most often used defences of the apologist.