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Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby Ruckedtobits » February 9th, 2019, 6:27 pm

McFarland is very unlikely to sign a Prop he doesn't think he can improve. I'd certainly give him the benefit of the doubt until ee see the guy after 3/4 matches. A tall tight-head who can lift and lock down a scrum is worth his weight in gold.
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Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby johng » February 9th, 2019, 6:39 pm

I'd say they'll use him more as a loose head
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Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby neill_m » February 9th, 2019, 11:08 pm

Schalk Van Der Merwe has set a low bar in terms of quality. This new lad may well be decent.
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Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby sunshiner1 » February 18th, 2019, 2:20 am

Heard a rumour that Pau are realeasing a bunch of their Irish Contingent. Wouldn't be surprised to see maybe Butler or Dougal ending up at a province. Not sure about Foley he could be on the way out too but think he has a year left.
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Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby mildlyinterested » February 26th, 2019, 11:18 am

Ulster Rugby is pleased to announce that Alan O’Connor, Ross Kane, Dave Shanahan and Rob Lyttle have signed contract extensions.

Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that Gareth Milasinovich will join Ulster in the summer from Worcester Warriors, where has made 19 appearances to date this season. The 26-year-old prop was born is Johannesburg, South Africa, but qualifies for Ireland through his grandfather Norman McFarland, a former Ulster player.
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Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby sunshiner1 » February 27th, 2019, 2:05 am

Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that Gareth Milasinovich will join Ulster in the summer from Worcester Warriors, where has made 19 appearances to date this season. The 26-year-old prop was born is Johannesburg, South Africa, but qualifies for Ireland through his grandfather Norman McFarland, a former Ulster player.


Even for a rugby player that guy is built like a tank
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Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby blockhead » March 3rd, 2019, 5:51 pm

Dragons 15-28 Ulster . 4 tries for Ulster (Jordi, Moore, Cooney and O'Conner) Cooney converted 3 of them. That is all.
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Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby Oldschool » March 3rd, 2019, 8:03 pm

blockhead wrote:Dragons 15-28 Ulster . 4 tries for Ulster (Jordi, Moore, Cooney and O'Conner) Cooney converted 3 of them. That is all.

One for the statisticians.
Is this the first time four ex Leinster players have scored.
A. Four tries in a game for another province.
B. All the tries in a game for another province.
Thanks in advance if you come up with even a near miss.
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Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby Xanthippe » March 4th, 2019, 1:43 am

Oldschool wrote:
blockhead wrote:Dragons 15-28 Ulster . 4 tries for Ulster (Jordi, Moore, Cooney and O'Conner) Cooney converted 3 of them. That is all.

One for the statisticians.
Is this the first time four ex Leinster players have scored.
A. Four tries in a game for another province.
B. All the tries in a game for another province.
Thanks in advance if you come up with even a near miss.


Ah to be fair O’Connor was never actually a Leinster player
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Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby johng » March 4th, 2019, 8:44 am

He was in the sub academy though, and learned all his rugby in the province of Leinster. From skerries
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Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby mildlyinterested » March 4th, 2019, 8:58 am

Xanthippe wrote:
Oldschool wrote:
blockhead wrote:Dragons 15-28 Ulster . 4 tries for Ulster (Jordi, Moore, Cooney and O'Conner) Cooney converted 3 of them. That is all.

One for the statisticians.
Is this the first time four ex Leinster players have scored.
A. Four tries in a game for another province.
B. All the tries in a game for another province.
Thanks in advance if you come up with even a near miss.


Ah to be fair O’Connor was never actually a Leinster player


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Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby blockhead » March 4th, 2019, 11:00 am

mildlyinterested wrote:
Xanthippe wrote:
Ah to be fair O’Connor was never actually a Leinster player


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There's one for the record books.
Xanthippe getting burned! :lol:
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Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby Xanthippe » March 4th, 2019, 5:45 pm

blockhead wrote:

There's one for the record books.
Xanthippe getting burned! :lol:


Nor sure if proving he played in an U19 schools interpro (or an u20 the following year) counts as 'getting burned' but whatever - it's not the first time and certainly won't be the last that I made a mistake!
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Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby brotheroffrank » March 31st, 2019, 9:20 am

Super display of rugby by Ulster yesterday.

What a difference a year makes...
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Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby ronk » March 31st, 2019, 10:13 am

brotheroffrank wrote:Super display of rugby by Ulster yesterday.

What a difference a year makes...


1/2 the team is new and the internationals were all available.
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Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby Logorrhea » March 31st, 2019, 1:50 pm

First time in a long time i've seen an Ulster team with character actually display it when it was needed.

Hope they continue to improve.
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Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby John23 » April 3rd, 2019, 9:56 am

Darren Cave retiring at the end of the season.
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Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby blockhead » April 3rd, 2019, 10:04 am

John23 wrote:Darren Cave retiring at the end of the season.

Had some nice things to say about our Jamie in the past.
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Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby Flash Gordon » April 3rd, 2019, 1:49 pm

John23 wrote:Darren Cave retiring at the end of the season.


Was surprised by this, still only 31 and is a cracking player (as last weekend proved!). Anyone know what's behind his decision?
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Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby Avenger » April 3rd, 2019, 2:01 pm

Flash Gordon wrote:
John23 wrote:Darren Cave retiring at the end of the season.


Was surprised by this, still only 31 and is a cracking player (as last weekend proved!). Anyone know what's behind his decision?


Agreed. Surprising.
Read in his interview about it that his wife has always supported his career and they are to become parents soon so maybe he’s just putting his family first - who knows for sure.
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