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by kingofthehill
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ospreys Vs Ulster Sat 10th October 5.15pm Premier Sports
Replies: 93
Views: 10404

Re: Ospreys Vs Ulster Sat 10th October 5.15pm Premier Sports

Quite surprised at the 2 bench options for the backs. Would have gone for Alby naturally over shanananananaghan just on ability and Lowry just so that 10 is covered. Whilst I get Ludik can cover 11-15 it’s risky not having another 10. Lowry can cover 10 and 15, Mads can move to 12 or 15 and Stockda...
by kingofthehill
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Injury Update
Replies: 7487
Views: 666459

Re: Injury Update

SparkyClarky wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:53 pm
Tom Stewart out with hamstring injury, with Herring away With Ireland over 7 weeks it would been good if McFarland had him to blood also.
Anyone confirm?
True
by kingofthehill
Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster v Benetton Friday October 2nd 8:15pm KO
Replies: 104
Views: 8358

Re: Ulster v Benetton Friday October 2nd 8:15pm KO

I doubt lowry could hand off big stu the way kolbe did. Being the same size and weight does not equate to similar power. All the great wee ones, robinson, Williams etc were extremely powerful for their size which is what is needed at the highest level. Lowry must survive based on technique and I th...
by kingofthehill
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster v Benetton Friday October 2nd 8:15pm KO
Replies: 104
Views: 8358

Re: Ulster v Benetton Friday October 2nd 8:15pm KO

Luckily Rum, your opinion differs from those of the players and coaches. If Madigan is playing, I assume Lowry would be at 15 and covering 10. Would be ludicrous putting a 10 on the bench when there are 2 already on the team. Lowry will be 10. With Stu, Will and Luke out it only really leaves Hume ...
by kingofthehill
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster v Benetton Friday October 2nd 8:15pm KO
Replies: 104
Views: 8358

Re: Ulster v Benetton Friday October 2nd 8:15pm KO

Benetton are not a stupid side and not to be underestimated -- if Lowry was to considered at out half the A game would have been the game for the try out -- Madigan will be the out half and i would expect Johnston on the bench Stockdale at full back and Lowry on the wing . Moore and Hume in the cen...
by kingofthehill
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2301
Views: 240555

Re: Any word on the Academy?

Exciting team this weekend against Benetton
by kingofthehill
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Toulouse v Ulster Heineken QF
Replies: 140
Views: 9332

Re: Toulouse v Ulster Heineken QF

Lowry just thrown in at 10, let’s just hope he gets a run there to cement a place. A few turnovers but I would argue that we were so slow at ruck. With regards to NIQs I don’t think we should waste our money and instead offer the likes of Deegan, Penny etc more money (I know that provinces aren’t al...
by kingofthehill
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2301
Views: 240555

Re: Any word on the Academy?

at least half. Good to see Sexton giving up on the 7s circuit. Sexton back with Ulster then? Would be good to see him and McIlroy break though this year with Balacoune being out and Gilroy being off form.. Still think Finlay could be useful but I'll not argue with you on it.. I hope I’m wrong regar...
by kingofthehill
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2301
Views: 240555

Re: Any word on the Academy?

Bruce Houston is a big fella. How many of these guys will make the grade? at least half. Good to see Sexton giving up on the 7s circuit. Sexton back with Ulster then? Would be good to see him and McIlroy break though this year with Balacoune being out and Gilroy being off form.. Still think Finlay ...
by kingofthehill
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2301
Views: 240555

Re: Any word on the Academy?

jean valjean wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:28 pm
Always thought Hyde looked decent in the u20s. Big unit for his age and we could do with someone coming through as a 12.
Skills nowhere near professional level.
by kingofthehill
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2301
Views: 240555

Re: Any word on the Academy?

McCormick much be highly rated if he was offered an academy place as a 18 year old hooker coming out of school. These are just my opinions. Some of the academy decisions are appalling. Rankin ahead of McIlroy last year was laughable (anybody who watches schoolboy rugby would of known that) Stewart ...
by kingofthehill
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2301
Views: 240555

Re: Any word on the Academy?

Jackie Brown wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:44 pm
I thought Azur Allison was one to watch
Might be a bit harsh with him.

Worried that injuries will hold him back.
by kingofthehill
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Toulouse v Ulster Heineken QF
Replies: 140
Views: 9332

Re: Toulouse v Ulster Heineken QF

rumncoke wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:59 pm
I would be of the opinion that the 23 --24 players know who they are on tuesday morning and work at various set plays etc . as to who starts and who subs may be a different question -- but more than likely rests upon whose bumps and bruises clear up fastest.
They knew on Tuesday
by kingofthehill
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2301
Views: 240555

Re: Any word on the Academy?

Stats for announced Ulster Academy players published: Prop Callum Reid(21) - 6ft, 118kg Hooker Tom Stewart(19) - 6ft, 100kg James McCormick(18) - 5'11, 103kg Lock Cormac Izuchukwu(20) - 6'7, 114kg Backrow Azur Allison(21) - 6'3, 106kg David McCann(20) - 6'4, 107kg Rueben Crothers(18) - 6'2, 95kg Sc...
by kingofthehill
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2301
Views: 240555

Re: Any word on the Academy?

Bayern wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:49 pm
Jackie Brown wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:27 pm
Bruce Houston is a big fella. How many of these guys will make the grade?
at least half.
Good to see Sexton giving up on the 7s circuit.