Image
Image
Image

Topics Calendar

November 2018

S M T W T F S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30

Who is online

In total there are 21 users online :: 6 registered, 1 hidden and 14 guests

Most users ever online was 454 on Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:04 pm

Registered users: AhrefsBot, Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Gromit, Majestic-12 [Bot], SemrushBot


Legend :: Administrators, Moderators

Statistics

Total posts 656149
Total topics 19105
Total members 2927
Our newest member Bullneck

The back row next season

Talk about the men in white, and everything Ulster!!

Moderators: The Fonz, Moderators

  • Advertisement

Topic Rating:
  • Not rated
  

The back row next season

Postby justinr73 » Sat May 12, 2018 9:45 pm

So, now that the best set of backs in Europe has been scattered to the four winds, it’s time for our back row to come to the fore.

It was Jean, Chris and Marcel in September from 6-8.

Radio silence regarding the injuries to Jean and Matty Rea but, assuming an unlikely clean bill of health, who plays at 6, 7 and 8 in our key games next season?

It’s Marcel at 8 for me.
User avatar
justinr73
Warrior Assassin
 
Posts: 1494
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:14 pm

Re: The back row next season

Postby Dave » Sat May 12, 2018 9:49 pm

Jordi, Marcell, Timoney...the numbers don't matter.
I have my own tv channel, what have you got?
User avatar
Dave
Rí­ na Cúige Uladh
 
Posts: 18273
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:27 pm

Re: The back row next season

Postby justinr73 » Sat May 12, 2018 9:54 pm

Maybe with the exception of 8 if we wanna get Marcel on the ball as often as possible.

And could Matty Rea make a lock? He’s a good line out operator but obviously no giant.
User avatar
justinr73
Warrior Assassin
 
Posts: 1494
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:14 pm

Re: The back row next season

Postby Dave » Sat May 12, 2018 10:03 pm

No. Matty really flourished with the more game time he had. He's a 6/8. He's a good lineout option at the tail. He will be a starter if Marcell's knee breaks.
I have my own tv channel, what have you got?
User avatar
Dave
Rí­ na Cúige Uladh
 
Posts: 18273
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:27 pm

Re: The back row next season

Postby justinr73 » Sat May 12, 2018 10:12 pm

Wishful thinking on my part perhaps.

Still, I fully expect 2MP to smash it out of the park in pre-season.
User avatar
justinr73
Warrior Assassin
 
Posts: 1494
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:14 pm

Re: The back row next season

Postby Snipe Watson » Sat May 12, 2018 10:17 pm

Dave wrote:Jordi, Marcell, Timoney...the numbers don't matter.
That'll do for me too.
#NotMyCountry
User avatar
Snipe Watson
Rí­ na Cúige Uladh
 
Posts: 22826
Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:42 pm

Re: The back row next season

Postby jean valjean » Sat May 12, 2018 11:54 pm

Snipe Watson wrote:
Dave wrote:Jordi, Marcell, Timoney...the numbers don't matter.
That'll do for me too.
With reidy, deysel and rea pushing them on, id hope we have at least 4 available at any one time.

Sent from my SM-T713 using Tapatalk
User avatar
jean valjean
Warrior
 
Posts: 1069
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:03 pm

Re: The back row next season

Postby Russ » Sun May 13, 2018 7:23 am

Hendooo

Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
User avatar
Russ
Rí­ na Cúige Uladh
 
Posts: 28179
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:27 pm
Location: Looking for George North's defence

Re: The back row next season

Postby 10 or 15 only » Sun May 13, 2018 8:47 am

And Chris Henry will be seventh or eighth in line, how things change when there's a bit of Blue about.
User avatar
10 or 15 only
Initiate
 
Posts: 309
Joined: Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:47 am

Re: The back row next season

Postby Dave » Sun May 13, 2018 9:36 am

He can't get a game ahead of Clive Ross atm.
I have my own tv channel, what have you got?
User avatar
Dave
Rí­ na Cúige Uladh
 
Posts: 18273
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:27 pm

Re: The back row next season

Postby Jackie Brown » Sun May 13, 2018 11:07 am

Henry is done, was fully expecting him to retire

Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
Gonna Party Like It's 1999
User avatar
Jackie Brown
Rí­ na Cúige Uladh
 
Posts: 10675
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2005 1:15 pm
Location: Carrickfergus

Re: The back row next season

Postby stickinout » Sun May 13, 2018 11:15 am

Jackie Brown wrote:Henry is done, was fully expecting him to retire

Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk


Maybe he's carrying a low level injury Jackie? He has been off the boil, no doubt about it but i'd like to see him get back somewhere near where we know he can play and have a real swansong. Very clever ball player, would love to see him get some form and put a string of performances together.
User avatar
stickinout
Warrior Chief
 
Posts: 1817
Joined: Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:21 pm

Re: The back row next season

Postby Snipe Watson » Sun May 13, 2018 11:21 am

stickinout wrote:
Jackie Brown wrote:Henry is done, was fully expecting him to retire

Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk


Maybe he's carrying a low level injury Jackie? He has been off the boil, no doubt about it but i'd like to see him get back somewhere near where we know he can play and have a real swansong. Very clever ball player, would love to see him get some form and put a string of performances together.

Once a player over 30 starts to decline, it's a trajectory that's hard to reverse. Chad was off the pace which for a 7 is a career ending condition. It will take an incredible force of will to get him back into the frame, stranger things have happened, but it's unlikely. I expected him to be the next retiree.
#NotMyCountry
User avatar
Snipe Watson
Rí­ na Cúige Uladh
 
Posts: 22826
Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:42 pm

Re: The back row next season

Postby stickinout » Sun May 13, 2018 11:52 am

Snipe Watson wrote:
stickinout wrote:
Jackie Brown wrote:Henry is done, was fully expecting him to retire

Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk


Maybe he's carrying a low level injury Jackie? He has been off the boil, no doubt about it but i'd like to see him get back somewhere near where we know he can play and have a real swansong. Very clever ball player, would love to see him get some form and put a string of performances together.

Once a player over 30 starts to decline, it's a trajectory that's hard to reverse. Chad was off the pace which for a 7 is a career ending condition. It will take an incredible force of will to get him back into the frame, stranger things have happened, but it's unlikely. I expected him to be the next retiree.



I don't think age is the problem, it's more miles on the clock. If his body is capable, i think he has plenty to offer for a season or two. He never was an out an out pacey ball fetcher, so i think he can adapt his game to fit his physical ability. Experience is a great thing and he woudl be a great role model for any young back rower coming through too.
User avatar
stickinout
Warrior Chief
 
Posts: 1817
Joined: Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:21 pm

Re: The back row next season

Postby Dave » Sun May 13, 2018 12:33 pm

He and Marcell combined well at the breakdown for those brief couple of games together. Chad's game was based on being a relentless energiser bunny and a real nuisance for the opposition. If the legs don't allow that then his opportunities will be limited.
I have my own tv channel, what have you got?
User avatar
Dave
Rí­ na Cúige Uladh
 
Posts: 18273
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:27 pm

Next


  • Advertisement

Return to View frae thae Hill

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Majestic-12 [Bot], SemrushBot and 7 guests

Recent Forum Topics

!-- Piwik -->