Any word on the Academy?

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by therealspratt » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:43 am

Sexton playing 7s is an absolute nonsense when it could be in or around our Heineken squad next year and I'm highly suspicious that him playing that sport would be better for his development than regular Pro14 gametime.

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Post by jackthelad » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:18 pm

therealspratt wrote:Sexton playing 7s is an absolute nonsense when it could be in or around our Heineken squad next year and I'm highly suspicious that him playing that sport would be better for his development than regular Pro14 gametime.
I agree. If he was English, French or Welsh he wouldn't be sidelined to 7s.
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by UR13IRFU » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:32 pm

That’s a joke he’s been roped into that, don’t they only get paid like max 23k for playing in all tournaments. Unless he fancies just getting his travelling done and play rugby at same time

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by therealspratt » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:46 pm

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.

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Post by jackthelad » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:49 pm

UR13IRFU wrote:That’s a joke he’s been roped into that, don’t they only get paid like max 23k for playing in all tournaments. Unless he fancies just getting his travelling done and play rugby at same time
I think he will become better faster with the 15 aside game but then he might not get many opportunities there.Stockdale, Baloucoune, Gilroy, Faddes, Ludik, Lyttle and Kernohan will likely have first dibs unless Sexton 'hits the ground running'.... :cheers: Maybe on reflection, playing 7s at a high level is better than scratching his plums in the swamp of the AIl. There is also the U20s next year which might be his main opportunity. Stockdale went from there to the Ireland team.
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Gerald the Mole » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:02 pm

He won't be playing 7s next season

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Post by UlsterNo9 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:37 pm

Gerald the Mole wrote:He won't be playing 7s next season
If KOTH says he'll be playing 7s next year and won't be in an Ulster shirt unless something has changed the last week I'd say you've heard wrong Gerry!
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Post by kingofthehill » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:46 pm

UlsterNo9 wrote:
Gerald the Mole wrote:He won't be playing 7s next season
If KOTH says he'll be playing 7s next year and won't be in an Ulster shirt unless something has changed the last week I'd say you've heard wrong Gerry!
Just what I heard the other week. Things obviously could change. I have my fingers crossed that he won’t go away with the 7s.


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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by rumncoke » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:08 pm

The Irish Sevens are trying for Olympic qualification which means possibly a fully Southern Side rather than an all Island team

The Olympics are based on political boundaries. Which causes difficult for Countries with political different governments but single sporting bodies .




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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by damianmcr » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:53 pm

So Rory declaring for Ireland is bullshit then rum.....

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Post by Tighthead Prod » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:17 pm

rumncoke wrote:The Irish Sevens are trying for Olympic qualification which means possibly a fully Southern Side rather than an all Island team

The Olympics are based on political boundaries. Which causes difficult for Countries with political different governments but single sporting bodies .




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Not sure how it happens in other sports, but during the qualification stages for the Rio Olympics the 2 Ulster based players in the Irish sevens rugby squad had to make a quick dash to Dublin to get Irish Passports prior to flyimg out to one of the qualification tournaments
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by rumncoke » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:11 pm

Rory like Micheal Hoey more than Likely has two passports

The problem they face is they need visas to play in certain countries and need their passports on a weekly basis.

I didn’t say it was impossible but it may require the player to make a decision or two .



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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:19 pm

rumncoke wrote:The Irish Sevens are trying for Olympic qualification which means possibly a fully Southern Side rather than an all Island team

The Olympics are based on political boundaries. Which causes difficult for Countries with political different governments but single sporting bodies .
rumncoke wrote:Rory like Micheal Hoey more than Likely has two passports

The problem they face is they need visas to play in certain countries and need their passports on a weekly basis.

I didn’t say it was impossible but it may require the player to make a decision or two .
You implied that it was and now yer backing down when it was pointed out that you were wrong. :roll:
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by damianmcr » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:32 pm

A decision or two. Ffs they can have both passports. You are an idiot rumn.

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Post by rumncoke » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:44 pm

No my original point was that the Sevens Team was aimed at the Olympics and thus not an automatic route for a player from the North of Ireland .

Although given the International 7s circuit it is not with out its appeal .


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