Any word on the Academy?

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Setanta » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:28 pm

What happened with Rhys O'Donnell?
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Dave » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:30 pm

Shafted
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by kingofthehill » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:38 pm

Moore out for 3months.


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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Setanta » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:28 pm

Shafted as in not considered good enough?
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Dave » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:57 am

Face doesn't fit.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by therealspratt » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:52 am

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.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by nonplussed » Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:23 pm

Setanta wrote:Shafted as in not considered good enough?
Shafted was never considered good enough... Good poster and contributer to here. But a shyt rugby player

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by rumncoke » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:50 am

Scrum half would be one of the hardest positions to recruit for an Academy the reason being a professional scrum half must must adhere to the script and requires certain basic skills , flair is a bonus not a prerequisite -- thus attitude and self discipline are essential. WeePee survived because 95+% of the time he actually played to the script with the occasional optuntistic brainfart with a 5-10 % success rate.

Thus for a srcum half the prequistes to make the Academy are attitude and skill -- fail the attitude test and your out.
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Dan Dare » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:00 pm

Wee Pee... played to the script? If he did it was more like 50% of the time. The king of Tap and Go with lots of broken forwards lying shattered all around him.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by rumncoke » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:38 am

Tap and go is not included in the script but it is only possible when awarded a penalty - assuming between 10 - 14 penalties being given in a match tap and go is only possible on about two penalties a game in a match lasting 80 minutes thus 95 % + weepee was actually on script .
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by bangorboy » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:42 am

rumncoke wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:38 am
Tap and go is not included in the script but it is only possible when awarded a penalty - assuming between 10 - 14 penalties being given in a match tap and go is only possible on about two penalties a game in a match lasting 80 minutes thus 95 % + weepee was actually on script .
Of course he was. Thanks for rumsplaining.
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by therealspratt » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:14 pm

And we wonder why we produce deficient scrumhalf after deficient scrumhalf.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by rumncoke » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:51 pm

Define a decent professional scrum half?
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Bayern » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:31 am

https://www.ulsterrugby.com/team/academy/

Ulster academy, new players listed at:

Callum Reid(20/Prop/6'0/111kg)
Tom Stewart(18/Hooker/6'0/97kg)
Hayden Hyde(18/Centre/6'3/101kg)
Conor Rankin(18/Wing-Fullback/6'1/83kg)
Aaron Sexton(18/Wing-Full Back/6'2/88kg)

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Knows nothing » 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?

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