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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby bonzo » July 25th, 2017, 11:03 am

scentofgunpowder wrote:Former Australia u20 Andrew Deegan replacing Boshoff apparently.

http://www.the42.ie/connacht-andrew-dee ... 2-Jul2017/
Could he be IQ through grandparents? Or does playing Aus U20s tie him to them?
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby neill_m » July 25th, 2017, 11:54 am

bonzo wrote:
scentofgunpowder wrote:Former Australia u20 Andrew Deegan replacing Boshoff apparently.

http://www.the42.ie/connacht-andrew-dee ... 2-Jul2017/
Could he be IQ through grandparents? Or does playing Aus U20s tie him to them?


The Aussies use their 'A' side as the 2nd qualifying team, so not tied to Australia.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby simonokeeffe » July 25th, 2017, 4:31 pm

Theyre teasing us with all these Aussies with Irish sounding surnames
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby sunshiner1 » July 25th, 2017, 4:52 pm

Apparently not IQ but could be wrong. Another Meh signing. While I wasn't expecting huge names the recruitment at Connacht this season had being so-so.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby simonokeeffe » July 25th, 2017, 5:24 pm

sunshiner1 wrote:Apparently not IQ but could be wrong. Another Meh signing. While I wasn't expecting huge names the recruitment at Connacht this season had being so-so.


agree on the mehness, project player deadline aside Connacht could do with a few big boys

Update: Fox is a no8 and definitely a project but 42 saying hes joining via academy which doesnt seem enticing but also thought you had to be IQ to get into a provincial academy?
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby scentofgunpowder » August 8th, 2017, 3:57 pm

Connacht have signed Rory Scholes.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby Dave Cahill » August 8th, 2017, 3:59 pm

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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby johng » August 8th, 2017, 4:01 pm

scentofgunpowder wrote:Connacht have signed Rory Scholes.
Mehness personified. Left Ulster cause he wanted to play 15 exclusively. Went to Embra and disappeared. They released him at the end of the season.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby scentofgunpowder » August 8th, 2017, 4:09 pm

johng wrote:
scentofgunpowder wrote:Connacht have signed Rory Scholes.
Mehness personified. Left Ulster cause he wanted to play 15 exclusively. Went to Embra and disappeared. They released him at the end of the season.


Not really sure what happened to him at Edinburgh but I was a fan when he was at Ulster. We need backup to O'Halloran with Leader struggling after his injury problems and Brennan being very green.

Most of the squad that won the Pro12 could have been described as "mehness personified" when they were signed.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby simonokeeffe » August 8th, 2017, 5:29 pm

Thought he left Ulster for gametime? Edinburgh seem to have decided to drop their mass foreign and project player project. Hes a good IQ signing, sure if he left Ulster in a strop he can still come good, like an inverse Ben Foden
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby hugonaut » August 8th, 2017, 8:09 pm

scentofgunpowder wrote:
johng wrote:
scentofgunpowder wrote:Connacht have signed Rory Scholes.
Mehness personified. Left Ulster cause he wanted to play 15 exclusively. Went to Embra and disappeared. They released him at the end of the season.


Not really sure what happened to him at Edinburgh but I was a fan when he was at Ulster. We need backup to O'Halloran with Leader struggling after his injury problems and Brennan being very green.

Most of the squad that won the Pro12 could have been described as "mehness personified" when they were signed.


I'm a fan. He was a cracking player for the Irish U20s – 6 tries in 9 starts [source: http://www.irishrugby.ie/rugby/fixtures ... ef=dynamic ] and a lot of exciting line-breaks, good running and clever play.

I think he's a good pick-up for them and it's good to see him back in Ireland. Still surprised that they let Gaffney go though.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby rooster » August 8th, 2017, 8:38 pm

johng wrote:
scentofgunpowder wrote:Connacht have signed Rory Scholes.
Mehness personified. Left Ulster cause he wanted to play 15 exclusively. Went to Embra and disappeared. They released him at the end of the season.
Not true, he went to Edinburgh to get more game time on wing or fullback as his options were very limited with Ulster, sadly it didn't work out for him as he was promised
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby johng » August 8th, 2017, 10:24 pm

Gafo is playing in Otago last I heard
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby scentofgunpowder » August 9th, 2017, 12:45 am

rooster wrote:
johng wrote:
scentofgunpowder wrote:Connacht have signed Rory Scholes.
Mehness personified. Left Ulster cause he wanted to play 15 exclusively. Went to Embra and disappeared. They released him at the end of the season.
Not true, he went to Edinburgh to get more game time on wing or fullback as his options were very limited with Ulster, sadly it didn't work out for him as he was promised


According to himself he was looking to play more 15

http://www.scotsman.com/sport/rugby-uni ... -1-4199763
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby scentofgunpowder » August 9th, 2017, 12:50 am

hugonaut wrote:
scentofgunpowder wrote:
johng wrote:Mehness personified. Left Ulster cause he wanted to play 15 exclusively. Went to Embra and disappeared. They released him at the end of the season.


Not really sure what happened to him at Edinburgh but I was a fan when he was at Ulster. We need backup to O'Halloran with Leader struggling after his injury problems and Brennan being very green.

Most of the squad that won the Pro12 could have been described as "mehness personified" when they were signed.


I'm a fan. He was a cracking player for the Irish U20s – 6 tries in 9 starts [source: http://www.irishrugby.ie/rugby/fixtures ... ef=dynamic ] and a lot of exciting line-breaks, good running and clever play.

I think he's a good pick-up for them and it's good to see him back in Ireland. Still surprised that they let Gaffney go though.


I think him and Kelleher can be more complete players than Matt and Niyi.

I was surprised about Gaffney too, not sure what happened there really. I played with him and Sean O'Brien underage and I thought they were both guaranteed to make it.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby rooster » August 9th, 2017, 8:33 am

scentofgunpowder wrote:
rooster wrote:
johng wrote:[quote="scentofgunpowder"]Connacht have signed Rory Scholes.
Mehness personified. Left Ulster cause he wanted to play 15 exclusively. Went to Embra and disappeared. They released him at the end of the season.
Not true, he went to Edinburgh to get more game time on wing or fullback as his options were very limited with Ulster, sadly it didn't work out for him as he was promised


According to himself he was looking to play more 15

http://www.scotsman.com/sport/rugby-uni ... -1-4199763[/quote]Now you bring that up I remember the conflict in reports from our own local press at the same time.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby sunshiner1 » August 10th, 2017, 6:43 am

Rumours that Connacht are trying to sign Samoan centre Rey Lee-Lo. No idea if true. As for Scholes the guy couldn't make the Edinburgh 23 let alone the XV not impressed at all.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby simonokeeffe » August 10th, 2017, 8:46 am

sunshiner1 wrote:Rumours that Connacht are trying to sign Samoan centre Rey Lee-Lo. No idea if true. As for Scholes the guy couldn't make the Edinburgh 23 let alone the XV not impressed at all.


Was it you who said same thing in Pro14 thread about Cardiff offloading him mid contract as well as FVDM? If so that rumour is persisting
Would be a good signing
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby scentofgunpowder » August 10th, 2017, 9:08 am

simonokeeffe wrote:
sunshiner1 wrote:Rumours that Connacht are trying to sign Samoan centre Rey Lee-Lo. No idea if true. As for Scholes the guy couldn't make the Edinburgh 23 let alone the XV not impressed at all.


Was it you who said same thing in Pro14 thread about Cardiff offloading him mid contract as well as FVDM? If so that rumour is persisting
Would be a good signing


Think that was me, the rumour seems to have died down and the guy who started it was saying it's unlikely, maybe Sunshiner has heard something since.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby simonokeeffe » August 10th, 2017, 11:46 am

scentofgunpowder wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:
sunshiner1 wrote:Rumours that Connacht are trying to sign Samoan centre Rey Lee-Lo. No idea if true. As for Scholes the guy couldn't make the Edinburgh 23 let alone the XV not impressed at all.


Was it you who said same thing in Pro14 thread about Cardiff offloading him mid contract as well as FVDM? If so that rumour is persisting
Would be a good signing


Think that was me, the rumour seems to have died down and the guy who started it was saying it's unlikely, maybe Sunshiner has heard something since.


I want it to come true
And not just to hobble Cardiff
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