Ulster 2018-2019

Forum for the discussion of other Teams and Clubs as well as General Rugby chat.

Moderator: moderators

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby Columbo » July 9th, 2018, 4:49 pm

Intriguing rumour that we have signed Billy Burns (IQ)
Columbo
Beginner
 
Posts: 5
Joined: July 9th, 2018, 4:46 pm

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby limecat » July 9th, 2018, 5:05 pm

Keep up to date on our facebook page or follow us on twitter.

Image
User avatar
limecat
Lazy totalitarian
 
Posts: 5169
Joined: February 17th, 2005, 11:25 pm
Location: a strangely isolated place

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby Columbo » July 9th, 2018, 5:14 pm

Another outside back en route apparently
Columbo
Beginner
 
Posts: 5
Joined: July 9th, 2018, 4:46 pm

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby paddyor » July 9th, 2018, 5:16 pm

Dave Cahill wrote:So, in light of what appears to be the start of a hard brexit, should the IRFU sell the Kingspan Stadium for whatever it can get and move Ulster Rugby to Ireland.

And I'm actually not joking.

Hmmm, given she was expecting resignations (leaving taxi cards out at Chequers), I wouldn't be so sure.
Ruddock's tackle stats consistently too low for me to be taken seriously as a Six Nations blindside..... Ruddock's defensive stats don't stack up. - All Blacks Nil, Jan 15th, 2014
England A 8 - 14 Ireland A, 25th Jan 2014
Ruddock(c) 19/2 Tackles
User avatar
paddyor
Malcolm O'Kelly
 
Posts: 3678
Joined: November 17th, 2012, 12:48 am

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby FLIP » July 9th, 2018, 5:20 pm

paddyor wrote:
Dave Cahill wrote:So, in light of what appears to be the start of a hard brexit, should the IRFU sell the Kingspan Stadium for whatever it can get and move Ulster Rugby to Ireland.

And I'm actually not joking.

Hmmm, given she was expecting resignations (leaving taxi cards out at Chequers), I wouldn't be so sure.


Given that a leadership battle would most likely end up in an election, and an anti-Semitic socialist party coming to power I'm pretty sure most Tories will row in behind the UK government and their plans for Brexit.. after they've had a bit of a strop.
Anyone But New Zealand
FLIP
Mullet
 
Posts: 1433
Joined: May 22nd, 2009, 1:00 am

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby Lar » July 9th, 2018, 5:28 pm

Re Burns joining Ulster - No doubt they will be pleased to have a Billy back in the squad.
Four Stars
User avatar
Lar
Mullet
 
Posts: 1607
Joined: May 18th, 2011, 6:18 pm
Location: Dublin

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby johng » July 9th, 2018, 5:42 pm

I'm guessing they will find a way out of brexit
User avatar
johng
Leo Cullen
 
Posts: 17436
Joined: March 23rd, 2009, 11:37 pm
Location: Behind You!!

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby ronk » July 9th, 2018, 8:34 pm

johng wrote:I'm guessing they will find a way out of brexit


If they win the soccer cup they'll merrily charge to no deal.
User avatar
ronk
Devin Toner
 
Posts: 9222
Joined: April 9th, 2009, 12:42 am

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby ronk » July 9th, 2018, 8:41 pm

David Humphreys saves the day.

24 year old outhalf with over 100 club caps. Not bad. I suppose the international thing isn't too unrealistic. 3rd spot is wide open and he's owed so getting into camp is a formality (assuming Tyler doesnt hit form).

Ross Byrne's chances of playing for Leinster in November went up.
User avatar
ronk
Devin Toner
 
Posts: 9222
Joined: April 9th, 2009, 12:42 am

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby hugonaut » July 9th, 2018, 8:59 pm

Very good signing for Ulster.

Burns was a regular starter for Gloucester, he wasn't just knocking around making up the numbers - 22 starts at No10 last season, 26 the season before. Cipriani's arrival didn't just put his place under threat, it demoted him. I don't think that there was any way that he was going to get a fair shot at the jersey with a big name like that coming in.

I'd consider Ulster to be a sideways move for him at the moment [Gloucester finished seventh in the Premiership last season], but with the added positive of playing in the top tier of European competition. It's good to get another Irish-qualified outhalf into the mix as well, even if he's down the depth chart on the national list. Well done to Cunningham.
User avatar
hugonaut
Brian O'Driscoll
 
Posts: 4721
Joined: May 5th, 2009, 7:44 pm

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby ronk » July 9th, 2018, 9:07 pm

His kicking numbers suggest that he wasn't primary kicker. Makes the move to Ulster even better considering Cooney can take primary kicking duty.
User avatar
ronk
Devin Toner
 
Posts: 9222
Joined: April 9th, 2009, 12:42 am

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby johng » July 10th, 2018, 9:49 am

Ups the ante on Carbery in Munster
If Carbery ends up in a Goperth/Madigan situation at Munster he's bollixt
Burns has a fairly clear run at Ulster with Cooney who played so well behind a sh!t pack last year
User avatar
johng
Leo Cullen
 
Posts: 17436
Joined: March 23rd, 2009, 11:37 pm
Location: Behind You!!

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby ronk » July 11th, 2018, 8:29 am

johng wrote:Ups the ante on Carbery in Munster
If Carbery ends up in a Goperth/Madigan situation at Munster he's bollixt
Burns has a fairly clear run at Ulster with Cooney who played so well behind a sh!t pack last year


Versatility might get him in anyway depending on the fullback situation, just as 3rd outhalf.
User avatar
ronk
Devin Toner
 
Posts: 9222
Joined: April 9th, 2009, 12:42 am

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby Oldschool » July 11th, 2018, 10:38 am

johng wrote:Ups the ante on Carbery in Munster
If Carbery ends up in a Goperth/Madigan situation at Munster he's bollixt
Burns has a fairly clear run at Ulster with Cooney who played so well behind a sh!t pack last year

Don't think any of the other Munster OHs are as good as Gopperth tbh.
But Munster being Munster, Joey needs to look up the local dictionary for the meaning of the words pashun and/or pashunista.
Otherwise that bit referring to bollixt could prove prophetic. Never mind the quality feel the pashun.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall who's the greatest player of them all? It is Drico your majesty.
User avatar
Oldschool
Shane Horgan
 
Posts: 11082
Joined: March 27th, 2008, 2:10 pm

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby BlueBlue » July 12th, 2018, 10:33 am

Oldschool wrote:
johng wrote:Ups the ante on Carbery in Munster
If Carbery ends up in a Goperth/Madigan situation at Munster he's bollixt
Burns has a fairly clear run at Ulster with Cooney who played so well behind a sh!t pack last year

Don't think any of the other Munster OHs are as good as Gopperth tbh.
But Munster being Munster, Joey needs to look up the local dictionary for the meaning of the words pashun and/or pashunista.
Otherwise that bit referring to bollixt could prove prophetic. Never mind the quality feel the pashun.


:shock: :shock: :lol:
drive for 5
Munster 6-Leinster 25 H-cup semi Croke
Leinster 30-Munster 0 2009/10 RDS
Munster 15-Leinster 16 2009/10 Thomond
Leinster 16-Munster 6 2009/10 semi RDS
Leinster 13-Munster 9 2010 Lansdowne
Munster 16-Leinster 22 POC kicks DK in head 2013
User avatar
BlueBlue
Malcolm O'Kelly
 
Posts: 3274
Joined: June 16th, 2006, 11:27 am
Location: deepest Leinster

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby Rex_Banner » July 12th, 2018, 3:41 pm

Saw reports online saying Ulster are close to signing Henry Speight on a short term deal similar to Lealifiano last year. Would be a good signing IMO
Rex_Banner
Beginner
 
Posts: 6
Joined: May 6th, 2017, 8:20 pm

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby dropkick » July 12th, 2018, 7:35 pm

Rex_Banner wrote:Saw reports online saying Ulster are close to signing Henry Speight on a short term deal similar to Lealifiano last year. Would be a good signing IMO



That would be a good signing. Overall they've signed well. I havn't seen Billy Burns much but he must be decent. Addison is a quality player and might push for Ireland squad inclusion. Jordi is in flying form. The only doubt I would have is about Marty Moore. The talent is there but can they bring the best our of him?


They're also starting to produce academy players which should help bolster the squad. I don't see them going for the title next season but they'll be tough to beat and have a young squad to build on.
User avatar
dropkick
Mullet
 
Posts: 1377
Joined: January 2nd, 2007, 1:27 am
Location: Cork

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby BlueBlue » July 13th, 2018, 10:46 am

Planet Rugby


Henry Speight linked with Ulster

Date published: July 13 2018




Ulster have been linked with Brumbies winger Henry Speight, whom they are reportedly keen to lure to the region on a short-term deal until January.

Ulster did the same thing with Brumbies fly-half Christian Lealiifano last season, who departed in January after a six-month stint at the club. And now the Canberra outfit are reportedly considering allowing Speight to do the same, according to Australia’s Daily Telegraph.

The 30-year-old has recently fallen out of favour at international level, being overlooked for the recent June series against Ireland, with Dane Haylett-Petty and Marika Koroibete the preferred combination.

Ulster confirmed the acquisition of Irish-qualified fly-half Billy Burns earlier in the week as interim head coach Simon Easterby looks to strengthen the squad ahead of new head coach Dan McFarland’s arrival.
drive for 5
Munster 6-Leinster 25 H-cup semi Croke
Leinster 30-Munster 0 2009/10 RDS
Munster 15-Leinster 16 2009/10 Thomond
Leinster 16-Munster 6 2009/10 semi RDS
Leinster 13-Munster 9 2010 Lansdowne
Munster 16-Leinster 22 POC kicks DK in head 2013
User avatar
BlueBlue
Malcolm O'Kelly
 
Posts: 3274
Joined: June 16th, 2006, 11:27 am
Location: deepest Leinster

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby rooster » August 4th, 2018, 2:24 pm

Have been offline here for a while but on a scan through the current stuff.
1. McFarland was an IRFU appointment in conjunction with Ulster, interviews were with Nuci in Dublin.

2. Nuci was the one who sacked both our strength and fitness guy and physio, they copped the blame for knee and other leg problems, both called to a meeting in Dublin and both dumped on the spot.

3. We now have our assistant strength and fitness guy Kevin Geary as interim head until some league fitness guy appears end of October, Geary was overlooked at the interview stage for the full time job yet he is in charge for the first 4 months of the season which can be deemed the most important phase in building for this season's campaign.

4. Burns is decent looking player who aims to push for the backup to Sexton.

5. We have just advertised a CEO job through an external employment agency, no idea who make a the final choice but hope they do their due diligence a heck of a lot better than the last one we had.

6. It's getting warm again and it's Saturday afternoon so I think time to mow the lawn then sit back and have a few beers before the season starts.
User avatar
rooster
Malcolm O'Kelly
 
Posts: 3201
Joined: July 22nd, 2006, 4:45 pm

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby Columbo » August 6th, 2018, 10:09 am

Henry Speight confirmed..
Columbo
Beginner
 
Posts: 5
Joined: July 9th, 2018, 4:46 pm

PreviousNext

Return to General Rugby

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: ribs and 0 guests