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Any word on the Academy?

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Postby Deraless » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:42 pm

If McKee is up his own jam roll as you say then he'll probably fit in well at Leinster


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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Postby UlsterNo9 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:05 pm

Big-al wrote:Ulster pack muller er them.

Number of 1, number 2 and number 12 the stand out Ulster players for me. Australia had some good backs on show.


Nice to see a different perspective on things, I watched and thought the Australian front row had the better of ours, Oz certainly dominated in the scrum and at lineout in my opinion. As a forward unit our maul was good but then so was theirs, great catch and drive for the Oz second try which our pack had no answer to.

Nathan Doak at scrum half was my pick of the Ulster lads. DId all of his basic really well and had a knack for continually pinning Oz back any time their back three were out of position.

Oz back line interplay for their first try was top drawer stuff.
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Postby Bayern » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:01 am

Two under-17's in that team both from Wallace - Ben Carson(centre) & Reuben Crothers(number 8 )
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Postby Bayern » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:03 am

kingofthehill wrote:
therealspratt wrote:
Big-al wrote:So Keiran Campbell lets another slip by??

To be fair, hooker isn't where we're hurting, and it doesn't look like we will be there for some time.

Loosehead though, we've less than scraps.


More to this story.

All I will say is - I back ulster on this.


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interesting, McKee has captained Ulster schools, Ireland schools and Ireland u19. Suggesting he is some sort of prima-donna is odd given he has been given a leadership role in all of those teams.
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Postby Bayern » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:06 am

Breakdown of Ulster u19 side

(15-9): Ethan McIlroy (U19/Methodist College Belfast), Conor Rankin (U18/Wallace HS/Campbell College Belfast), Ben Carson (U17/Wallace HS), Ben Moxham (U18/Larne RFC), Ben McCaughey (U19/Friends School), Greg Hutley (U18/Down HS), Nathan Doak (U18/Wallace HS);

(1-8): George Saunderson (U18/Sullivan Upper School), Tom Stewart (U18/Belfast Royal Academy), Oscar Egan (U18/Coleraine GS), Matthew Sands (U18/Newry RFC), Will Hopes (U18/Regent House), Riley Westwood (U18/Bangor GS), Charlie Clarke (Captain) (U19/Rainey OB RFC), Reuban Crothers (U17/Wallace HS).

Replacements: Bryn Davies (U19/Rainey ES), Adam Hanna (U19/Banbridge Academy), Paddy McAlpine (U18/Campbell College Belfast), Stephen Kelly (U18/Inishowen RFC), Phil Campbell (U19/Ballymena RFC), Conor McKee (U18/Sullivan Upper School), Robbie Johnston (U19/Regent House), Rex Tinsley (U19/Campbell College Belfast)


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Sullivan Upper 2
Regent House 2
Friends School 1
Newry RFC 1
Larne RFC 1
Ballymena RFC 1
Inishowen RFC 1
Methodist College Belfast 1
Rainey ES 1
Rainey OB RFC 1
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BRA 1
Coleraine Grammar School 1
Banbridge Academy 1
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Postby Bayern » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:18 am

Of the Ulster produced players in Ireland u19 side:

John McKee(Campell College)
Conor McMenamin(Letterkenny RFC)
David McCann(RBAI)
Lewis Finlay(Down HS)
Aaron Sexton(Bangor GS)
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Postby Bayern » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:19 am

Fairly notable that those dominant RBAI sides of recent years look like they will only produce 3 academy players - Hume, Lowry and McCann.

Ballymena, Campbell & Wallace look set to produce more than that as might Bangor GS.
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Postby Bayern » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:25 am

players involved with Ireland u20 camp

Hooker: Claytan Milligan(Down HS/Ballynahinch)
Backrow: Azur Allison(Ballymena/Ballymena) - injured all season
Scrumhalf: Graham Curtis(Exile/Malone)
Outhalf/Fullback: Bruce Houston(Ballymena/Ballymena)
Centre: Stewart Moore(Dalradia-Ballymena/Malone)
Centre: Ben Power(Campbell/Queens)
Wing: Angus Kernohen(Ballymena/Ballymena)
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Postby Kofi Annan » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:03 am

Bayern wrote:Breakdown of Ulster u19 side

(15-9): Ethan McIlroy (U19/Methodist College Belfast), Conor Rankin (U18/Wallace HS/Campbell College Belfast), Ben Carson (U17/Wallace HS), Ben Moxham (U18/Larne RFC), Ben McCaughey (U19/Friends School), Greg Hutley (U18/Down HS), Nathan Doak (U18/Wallace HS);

(1-8): George Saunderson (U18/Sullivan Upper School), Tom Stewart (U18/Belfast Royal Academy), Oscar Egan (U18/Coleraine GS), Matthew Sands (U18/Newry RFC), Will Hopes (U18/Regent House), Riley Westwood (U18/Bangor GS), Charlie Clarke (Captain) (U19/Rainey OB RFC), Reuban Crothers (U17/Wallace HS).

Replacements: Bryn Davies (U19/Rainey ES), Adam Hanna (U19/Banbridge Academy), Paddy McAlpine (U18/Campbell College Belfast), Stephen Kelly (U18/Inishowen RFC), Phil Campbell (U19/Ballymena RFC), Conor McKee (U18/Sullivan Upper School), Robbie Johnston (U19/Regent House), Rex Tinsley (U19/Campbell College Belfast)


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Campbell College Belfast 2.5
Sullivan Upper 2
Regent House 2
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Larne RFC 1
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Inishowen RFC 1
Methodist College Belfast 1
Rainey ES 1
Rainey OB RFC 1
Down High School 1
BRA 1
Coleraine Grammar School 1
Banbridge Academy 1
Bangor Grammar School 1

Kinda Kills the Myth only players from Belfast get picked eh?
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Postby kingofthehill » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:45 pm

Bayern wrote:players involved with Ireland u20 camp

Hooker: Claytan Milligan(Down HS/Ballynahinch)
Backrow: Azur Allison(Ballymena/Ballymena) - injured all season
Scrumhalf: Graham Curtis(Exile/Malone)
Outhalf/Fullback: Bruce Houston(Ballymena/Ballymena)
Centre: Stewart Moore(Dalradia-Ballymena/Malone)
Centre: Ben Power(Campbell/Queens)
Wing: Angus Kernohen(Ballymena/Ballymena)


Ben Power MCB/CCB/Queens

Graham Curtis in the ireland u20 is just laughable. He’s 3rd choice at Malone. Watched him a few times this year and he is nowhere near the level required.

Azur Allison will overtake Dunleavy by the sounds of it.


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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Postby kingofthehill » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:52 pm

Bayern wrote:Fairly notable that those dominant RBAI sides of recent years look like they will only produce 3 academy players - Hume, Lowry and McCann.

Ballymena, Campbell & Wallace look set to produce more than that as might Bangor GS.


Callum Reid in the sub academy. He hasn’t played since Schools cup final apparently.
ROD keeps going the way he is then I wouldn’t be surprised to see him involved.

I was chatting a guy the other day about the Semi final against Ballymena in Lowry’s year.

Ballymena had Clarke,Rea and Allison in the pack.
Ballymena’s backline - Stronge, Houston, Kernanhon and Moore as 9,10,12 and 13.

RBAI beat them 45-3.


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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Postby Big-al » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:57 pm

So he hasn't played in 2 years?
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Any word on the Academy?

Postby kingofthehill » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:00 pm

Big-al wrote:So he hasn't played in 2 years?


Nearly 2 years but he’s a serious talent.


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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Postby therealspratt » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:48 pm

kingofthehill wrote:
Big-al wrote:So he hasn't played in 2 years?


Nearly 2 years but he’s a serious talent.


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He played for Ulster u19 against Canada u19 in January.
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Postby TheSnapper » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:14 am

I see Ireland Under 19s lost to Australia Schools, that make the Ulster result even better.
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