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by Silverstu
Sat May 15, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Rainbow Cup
Replies: 430
Views: 29286

Re: Rainbow Cup

Much improved performance - just small mistakes at crucial times cost us but in terms of defence, line breaks and the scrum a lot to be positive about. They have to hitting that standard regularly though and adding that clinical finish. Dan has said they need to train at a higher level- hopefully th...
by Silverstu
Fri May 14, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2454
Views: 279252

Re: Any word on the Academy?

Kofi Annan wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 8:42 am
I fear the academy system will go backwards now
Have you heard who is replacing Campbell?
by Silverstu
Tue May 11, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Rainbow Cup
Replies: 430
Views: 29286

Re: Rainbow Cup

Agree great team. But what did they win? On going issue with Ulster! Yea but that's the point. We're deluding ourselves if we think the current Ulster squad is good enough to win anything. Well currently yes... but the idea is can the young guys stepping up reach a similar level to that team. The t...
by Silverstu
Mon May 10, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Rainbow Cup
Replies: 430
Views: 29286

Re: Rainbow Cup

Ulster lack a lot of power up front. EOS s having a poor season, the 2 THs don't seem to be improving. Herring is quality but isn't the big ball carrier we need. He would be perfect in the leinster pack, whilst Kelleher would be perfect up at Ulster. Henderson partner is just very average, whoever ...
by Silverstu
Sun May 09, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Rainbow Cup
Replies: 430
Views: 29286

Re: Rainbow Cup

Rather than shift another 40 point loss i think we need go full bore against leinster next weekend. Tell the team that played against Leicester they have one last chance this year to save some face. After that blood the youngsters in the rest of the games. Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk I thi...
by Silverstu
Fri May 07, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Rainbow Cup
Replies: 430
Views: 29286

Re: Rainbow Cup

Thought Rea Jr and Callum Reid added a lot.. but that was painful..
by Silverstu
Thu May 06, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Rainbow Cup
Replies: 430
Views: 29286

Re: Rainbow Cup

Looks to be a good balance between the two sides.Like the look of our team- Lowry at 10, the backrow with Rea Jr and McCann starting and good to see Carter and Curtis back on the bench plus Callum Reid to come on with Marty Moore, good blends of experience and youth.Hopefully they will continue to d...
by Silverstu
Wed May 05, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Rainbow Cup
Replies: 430
Views: 29286

Re: Rainbow Cup

If they don’t blood 3 or 4 youngsters likeDoak, Stewart, Reid etc the it’s a wasted opportunity. Highly likely that Ulster won’t win the game, even with a full strength side out. Yep- they need to mix in enough senior players to make them competitive but bringing through the next bunch of youngster...
by Silverstu
Wed May 05, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Rainbow Cup
Replies: 430
Views: 29286

Re: Rainbow Cup

Bearing in mind we have leinster the following week do we give some guys a break or allow them to get back on the horse? Addison and TOT on press duty so expect them to start but who else do we throw in? My team: Warwick, Andrews, tot, hendo, treadwell, reidy, Jones, mccann, shanners, stockdale, lo...
by Silverstu
Tue May 04, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2454
Views: 279252

Re: Any word on the Academy?

McLaughlin came through Exiles, back row / No.8 The pick on that list for me is Oscar Egan, very powerful ball carrier, suffered a horrific knee injury playing for Ulster U19 against Leinster, if he comes back to where he was I've great hopes for him. I'm not that excited by Saunderson, though I've...
by Silverstu
Mon May 03, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2454
Views: 279252

Re: Any word on the Academy?

An Ireland u20s talent camp was held over the weekend the following players from Ulster in attendance : Oscar Egan (QUB RFC) Tighthead prop Conor McKee (QUB RFC) Scrum half George Saunderson (QUB RFC) Loosheid prop James McCormick (Ballymena RFC) Hooker Lorcan McLaughlin (QUB RFC) ? James Humphreys ...
by Silverstu
Sun May 02, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster in the Challenge Cup
Replies: 524
Views: 36778

Re: Ulster in the Challenge Cup

Certainly has not been a crap season. 14 wins out of 16 in the league ffs. Loads of away wins. Game time for plenty of young players. Bobby B and Addison coming back after nasty injuries. Hugely frustrating though cos we could and possibly should have won the games that got away. We’re clearly a co...
by Silverstu
Sat May 01, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster in the Challenge Cup
Replies: 524
Views: 36778

Re: Ulster in the Challenge Cup

Really disappointing .. its been a crap season overall- hopefully just a dip the previous two years had seen such improvement. But that second half after we lost Cooney- so frustrating to see us stop playing. McFarland has said he plans to use the Rainbow Cup to develop more players- Tom Stewart, Ca...
by Silverstu
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Injury Update
Replies: 7554
Views: 694629

Re: Injury Update

Injury update- Cormac Izuchukwu suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in the recent Challenge Cup game against Harlequins. He will have surgery to repair this next week. Angus Curtis is back in full team training, and available for selection, following the knee injury he sustained in a Guinness PRO14...
by Silverstu
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster in the Challenge Cup
Replies: 524
Views: 36778

Re: Ulster in the Challenge Cup

If the rumours re the rainbow cup are true, and it’s cancelled I’d be ok with no game for 3 weeks, or if the inter pro fixtures are used to give more wider squad / A side experience. I’d imagine there is a few battered bodies need resting up they’ve gone through a lot of work in a week. The entire ...