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Academy prop

Post by jackthelad » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:49 am

I read elsewhere so don't know if it's correct, - that ex-Campbell prop John McKee has linked up with Leinster Rugby. I think he is a good prospect so why has this come to pass? Has he gone to Trinity or UCD perhaps?
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Re: Academy prop

Post by therealspratt » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:05 am

Maybe Ulster Rugby would like to continue to have no looseheads cluttering up the academy.

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Post by Setanta » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:27 am

Maybe big Mac is coming home?
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Re: Academy prop

Post by Cornerfleg » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:39 am

We are Ulster ... we only deal with THs ... LHs are soooo last season darling. THs are the new black.
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Re: Academy prop

Post by Dave » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:14 am

We are well stocked.
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Re: Academy prop

Post by LegsLikeSausages » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:16 am

Dave wrote:We are well stocked.
Well stocked with big foam pointy finger thingys and brad pitt stout.

Loose head props on the other hand...

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Re: Academy prop

Post by bangorboy » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:37 am

I believe he may have been offered a sub academy place - where you do the same work for none of the reward - so can understand why he looked at other options.
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Re: Academy prop

Post by therealspratt » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:42 am

At least Reid is sub academy now but we'll see how things pan out there.

I look forward to a season of Tommy O'Hagan continuing to not be given opportunities.

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Re: Academy prop

Post by LegsLikeSausages » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:54 am

therealspratt wrote:At least Reid is sub academy now but we'll see how things pan out there.

I look forward to a season of Tommy O'Hagan continuing to not be given opportunities.
Good news about Reid

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Re: Academy prop

Post by Snipe Watson » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:57 am

LegsLikeSausages wrote:
therealspratt wrote:At least Reid is sub academy now but we'll see how things pan out there.

I look forward to a season of Tommy O'Hagan continuing to not be given opportunities.
Good news about Reid
I don't think Tommy is where he needs to be as a player yet. I've seen a fair bit of him playing and he's good, very good, but it's a massive step up required.
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Re: Academy prop

Post by therealspratt » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:13 pm

Snipe Watson wrote:
LegsLikeSausages wrote:
therealspratt wrote:At least Reid is sub academy now but we'll see how things pan out there.

I look forward to a season of Tommy O'Hagan continuing to not be given opportunities.
Good news about Reid
I don't think Tommy is where he needs to be as a player yet. I've seen a fair bit of him playing and he's good, very good, but it's a massive step up required.
I get that he likely needs some more seasoning, but when you consider what we've got there right now and the good it can do exposing a player to senior rugby, it's daft that he's 25 now without a single cap to his name. Especially considering that we knew all through last season that we were losing Black and VDM was a dud, that he wasn't properly blooded seems mad.

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Re: Academy prop

Post by launish116 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:00 pm

How does O'Hagan compare to O'Sullivan?

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Re: Academy prop

Post by therealspratt » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:53 pm

launish116 wrote:How does O'Hagan compare to O'Sullivan?
O'Sullivan seems to have been signed to bolster Banbridge.

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Re: Academy prop

Post by nonplussed » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:53 am

launish116 wrote:How does O'Hagan compare to O'Sullivan?
O Hagan has technique and a bit of bastar d, o Sullivan has technique with massive potential, but the bast Ard is questionable




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Re: Academy prop

Post by Dave » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:19 am

I remember a wee interview on the UR site with O'Sullivan saying ball carrying was his best asset. I don't know if that's true I admire his self-belief. I hope the two above mentioned get some game time and we do not sign some IQ highlight-reel Harry.
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