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by therealspratt
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2139
Views: 198341

Re: Any word on the Academy?

Ulster clubs were leading Connacht at one stage then Co conceded two tries when capt was yc'd. Spoilt the game as a contest. U18 was a v young side. Loads of u18 playing in u19's. Not sure why that is a good idea. In previous years all the best 18's play u18. Leinster deserved it although a few Uls...
by therealspratt
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2139
Views: 198341

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From The42 website In time he will make that power count in senior 15-a-side rugby, but the medium-term plan for Sexton is to link up with the Ireland Sevens squad. He will be a valuable addition in their maiden World Series campaign and what promises to be a tough final bid for the 2020 Olympics w...
by therealspratt
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2139
Views: 198341

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What happened with McIlroy? Not too sure, there's the conspiratorial thinking that it's connected to his brother. He could also just be another O'Donnell and Campbell took a dislike to him, or Nucifora decided that he doesn't fit the bill (have been a couple of instances of this recently across the...
by therealspratt
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2139
Views: 198341

Re: Any word on the Academy?

Knows nothing wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:03 pm
Lol. Didn't even notice they had the same initials. 15.
Yeah I'd be of the same opinion, not even the in the top 3 of stand out backs in that Methody Campbell final for me despite how enthusiastic Gusher was about him, though he did have a tougher job with what was around him.
by therealspratt
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2139
Views: 198341

Re: Any word on the Academy?

Knows nothing wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:45 pm
Good additions.

CR quick.
TS dynamic. Played Irish Schools 2 years running.
CR overrated a tad.
AS v rapid.

Any word on sub academy additions?
Which CR would you say is overrated? Because for me it's not the prop (though the prop has some catching up to do after his time out).
by therealspratt
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2139
Views: 198341

Re: Any word on the Academy?

And we wonder why we produce deficient scrumhalf after deficient scrumhalf.
by therealspratt
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2139
Views: 198341

Re: Any word on the Academy?

Our scrumhalf resources really aren't good enough. Doak will be coming in possibly the season after next, but it's remarkable that we wouldn't just take a punt on someone. Then with the tightening of belts and Nucifora now needing to approve every academy entrant that might not be possible.
by therealspratt
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2139
Views: 198341

Re: Any word on the Academy?

I'd also say, it's possible given the very small (and lacking in some regards) nature of the academy class, we maybe could see some additions following the development preseason games.
by therealspratt
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2139
Views: 198341

Re: Any word on the Academy?

Allison has a fair bit of hype behind him but if you were go by this u20s campaign you'd have strong doubts about him. As compared to McCann who was absolutely flying and looks like he could be involved with the senior team rather soon. To be fair to Allison though, he has missed out the majority of...
by therealspratt
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2139
Views: 198341

Re: Any word on the Academy?

I'd love to be proven wrong but I don't think anyone in years 3 and 4 will make it either due to continuous injuries or not good enough. Would agree, and it's a real shame about Hall as he could really have been something if not for these constant shoulder problems, really hard to see him getting p...
by therealspratt
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: L.I.
Replies: 100
Views: 12791

Re: L.I.

Bushmills is the worst of the big Irish whiskey brands outside of Tullamore Dew.
by therealspratt
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2139
Views: 198341

Re: Any word on the Academy?

Turns out it wasn't Allison's knee but rather his head, so yeah he's following return to play protocols now.
by therealspratt
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2139
Views: 198341

Re: Any word on the Academy?

Do we have a list of next season's likely Academy? Sexton x2 Rankin Armstrong declined his place. Not sure of anyone else. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Reid seems possible. Who's the other Sexton? Tom Stewart do you mean? Other candidates, Oscar Egan, George Saunderson, Matthew Sands, can't r...
by therealspratt
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2139
Views: 198341

Re: Any word on the Academy?

The good news, both Moore and McCann looked great for the u20s in their win over England with 1 and 2 tries respectively. The bad news, Allison picked up a knee injur early in the game, the severity of which is unclear.
by therealspratt
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2139
Views: 198341

Re: Any word on the Academy?

7s only makes possible sense for AIL (or Junior) players who have missed out on the main Academy setup like Baloucoune to show their stuff, it shouldn't be used as an alternative to the standard development pathway.