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Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

Postby neill_m » October 29th, 2018, 10:49 am

Pro 14 Round 8 (All KO Times - Irish Time):

Friday Nov 2
7:35pm Edinburgh v Scarlets Premier Sports 1 / Eir Sport 2
7:35pm Ospreys v Glasgow Premier Sports 2 / Eir Sport 1

Saturday Nov 3
3pm Benetton v Ulster Premier Sports 1 / Eir Sport 1
5:15pm Connacht v Dragons Premier Sports 2 / TG4 / S4C

Sunday Nov 4
12:45pm Southern Kings v Leinster Premier Sports 1 / Eir Sport 1
2:45pm Cardiff Blues v Zebre Free Sports
2:45pm Cheetahs v Munster Premier Sports 2 / Eir Sport 1
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Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

Postby Oldschool » October 29th, 2018, 2:32 pm

neill_m wrote:Pro 14 Round 8 (All KO Times - Irish Time):

Friday Nov 2
7:35pm Edinburgh v Scarlets Premier Sports 1 / Eir Sport 2
7:35pm Ospreys v Glasgow Premier Sports 2 / Eir Sport 1

Saturday Nov 3
3pm Benetton v Ulster Premier Sports 1 / Eir Sport 1
5:15pm Connacht v Dragons Premier Sports 2 / TG4 / S4C

Sunday Nov 4
12:45pm Southern Kings v Leinster Premier Sports 1 / Eir Sport 1
2:45pm Cardiff Blues v Zebre Free Sports
2:45pm Cheetahs v Munster Premier Sports 2 / Eir Sport 1

Great post ta
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Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

Postby Ruckedtobits » November 3rd, 2018, 6:02 pm

Good away win in Treviso for Ulster. Coaches have obviously stiffened the backbones. Well done
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Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

Postby Dave Cahill » November 3rd, 2018, 6:08 pm

Ruckedtobits wrote:Good away win in Treviso for Ulster. Coaches have obviously stiffened the backbones. Well done


The first half could have been a more flea ridden version of what was happening in Twickenham. Benetton were completely dominant but couldn't take advantage and Ulster got a lot better in the second period
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Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

Postby Dave Cahill » November 11th, 2018, 11:49 am

Stuart Hogg had announced that he will be leaving Glasgow at the end of season
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Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

Postby John23 » November 11th, 2018, 10:54 pm

Dave Cahill wrote:Stuart Hogg had announced that he will be leaving Glasgow at the end of season
France to pad the pension plan?
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Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

Postby neill_m » November 11th, 2018, 11:13 pm

John23 wrote:
Dave Cahill wrote:Stuart Hogg had announced that he will be leaving Glasgow at the end of season
France to pad the pension plan?


Exeter it seems.
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Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

Postby blockhead » November 12th, 2018, 1:24 am

Big loss for the Pro14. One of the real stars. Twice 6N POTY.
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Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

Postby neiliog93 » November 12th, 2018, 8:47 pm

Damn. Always sad to hear. Ulster really missed a trick when they bungled getting him and went for Piutau instead (albeit the latter had some exceptional moments).
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Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

Postby neill_m » November 12th, 2018, 11:14 pm

neiliog93 wrote:Damn. Always sad to hear. Ulster really missed a trick when they bungled getting him and went for Piutau instead (albeit the latter had some exceptional moments).


Think Hogg used Ulster to get a better deal from SRU. Exeter must be offering him big cash, no doubt he has got big offers from Top 14.
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Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

Postby Ruckedtobits » November 13th, 2018, 9:09 am

Really interested to read Hogg's comments that he chose Exeter for two reasons: a) his admiration for Rob Baxter and, b) the similarity of Exeter countryside to that of Hawick where he lives at present. Money was not a critical factor.

Very interesting choice by him and by Exeter. Its not a position where they have ever posed a threat as Phil Dollman has been a sound defensive full-back rather than an attacker. It could make the Chiefs an even stronger outfit in the future.
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Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

Postby neill_m » November 13th, 2018, 10:49 am

Ruckedtobits wrote:Really interested to read Hogg's comments that he chose Exeter for two reasons: a) his admiration for Rob Baxter and, b) the similarity of Exeter countryside to that of Hawick where he lives at present. Money was not a critical factor.

Very interesting choice by him and by Exeter. Its not a position where they have ever posed a threat as Phil Dollman has been a sound defensive full-back rather than an attacker. It could make the Chiefs an even stronger outfit in the future.


The £500,000 a year he is getting is not bad mind!
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Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

Postby ribs » November 13th, 2018, 12:21 pm

Ruckedtobits wrote:Really interested to read Hogg's comments that he chose Exeter for two reasons: a) his admiration for Rob Baxter and, b) the similarity of Exeter countryside to that of Hawick where he lives at present. Money was not a critical factor.

Funny the stuff players make up to justify their move. Can't imagine the risk of needing a work visa if he went to France next year would have affected his decision or worth.
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Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

Postby kermischocolate » November 13th, 2018, 1:44 pm

ribs wrote:
Ruckedtobits wrote:Really interested to read Hogg's comments that he chose Exeter for two reasons: a) his admiration for Rob Baxter and, b) the similarity of Exeter countryside to that of Hawick where he lives at present. Money was not a critical factor.

Funny the stuff players make up to justify their move. Can't imagine the risk of needing a work visa if he went to France next year would have affected his decision or worth.


He doesn't live in Hawick anymore but I'm surprised he's "only" getting £500k. You'd think he would have been offered lots more from France. Interesting that he's chosen Exeter.
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Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

Postby Hornet » November 13th, 2018, 4:46 pm

kermischocolate wrote:
ribs wrote:
Ruckedtobits wrote:Really interested to read Hogg's comments that he chose Exeter for two reasons: a) his admiration for Rob Baxter and, b) the similarity of Exeter countryside to that of Hawick where he lives at present. Money was not a critical factor.

Funny the stuff players make up to justify their move. Can't imagine the risk of needing a work visa if he went to France next year would have affected his decision or worth.


He doesn't live in Hawick anymore but I'm surprised he's "only" getting £500k. You'd think he would have been offered lots more from France. Interesting that he's chosen Exeter.


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Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

Postby paddyor » November 13th, 2018, 7:54 pm

You'd have to think Johnny Gray will be next out the door. That's Strauss, Nakarawa and Russell from the team that won the title in 2015 gone with no replacements of similar quality. They've also lost Pyrgos Weir and Bennett too but the replacements are better but they're not really the spine of a team. I'd say Rennie is raging.
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Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

Postby kermischocolate » November 14th, 2018, 2:25 pm

paddyor wrote:You'd have to think Johnny Gray will be next out the door. That's Strauss, Nakarawa and Russell from the team that won the title in 2015 gone with no replacements of similar quality. They've also lost Pyrgos Weir and Bennett too but the replacements are better but they're not really the spine of a team. I'd say Rennie is raging.


Don't forget Rennie's contract is up at the end of this season as well.

I think we did well to keep Gray last time, not sure we can do so again :(. He would be a bigger loss imo, he's part of the heart of the club. Let's face it Hogg has barely played this year and was always going to leave at some point so it's not exactly unexpected.
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Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

Postby neill_m » November 19th, 2018, 11:43 am

Friday 23 November

7:35pm Scarlets v Ulster Premier Sports 1 / Eir Sport 2
7:35pm Glasgow v Cardiff Blues Free Sports
7:35pm Leinster v Ospreys TG4 / Premier Sports 2 / Eir Sport 1

Saturday 24 November

12:30pm Cheetahs v Benetton Free Sports

Sunday 25 November

1:00pm Southern Kings v Connacht Premier Sports 1 / Eir Sport 2
3:30pm Zebre v Munster Premier Sports 1 / Eir Sport 1
5:30pm Dragons v Edinburgh S4C / Premier Sports 1 / Eir Sport 2
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Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

Postby neill_m » November 20th, 2018, 11:46 am

Huw Jones to Tigers is the rumour. Article says he turned down £375k/year to stay at Glasgow. Offered more at Leicester.
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Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

Postby sunshiner1 » November 21st, 2018, 2:26 am

Glasgow strike me the same as Connacht after they won the Pro14. A small club who did well and were then stripped of their assetts by bigger clubs. Victims of their own success
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