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by Silverstu
Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:55 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Ireland ? in New Zealand
Replies: 42
Views: 2180

Re: Ireland ? in New Zealand

Hume seemed to be walking around ok after the match so hopefully nothing too serious .
by Silverstu
Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:16 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: U20s Summer Series
Replies: 20
Views: 1637

Re: U20s Summer Series

Yeah and two locks, 2 hookers and an out half on the bench I think. Hopefully a few of these lads are prospects that can step up.
by Silverstu
Sat Jun 18, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: U20s Summer Series
Replies: 20
Views: 1637

Re: U20s Summer Series

Crothers is a smart rugby player and McCormick is more than useful at hooker. Mcnabney is u19 captain playing a year above himself. 6ft 4/6ft 5 backrower with his pace is rare enough in ulster rugby. Postlewaithe is the top prospect from this batch, although not named in the squad. Some are missing...
by Silverstu
Fri Jun 17, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Contract Situation
Replies: 585
Views: 58076

Re: Contract Situation

Neill_M wrote: Fri Jun 17, 2022 11:24 am Dan McFarland has signed a contract extension till summer 2025, Glasgow were rumoured to be after him for next season as their new coach.
Very happy with that, we might not be there yet but we are definitely heading in the right direction.
by Silverstu
Wed Jun 15, 2022 2:34 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: End of season depth chart
Replies: 16
Views: 1689

Re: End of season depth chart

I think for any real progress more of the young guys have got to start stepping up - Tom Stewart and Callum Reid in the front row, Izzy in the second row and McCann/Sheridan/Crothers/McLaughlin in the back row. O'Shea developing at full back could help Lowry shift to 10 and I'd like Sexton to push p...
by Silverstu
Mon Jun 13, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Stormers v Ulster Saturday June 11 2pm UK Time Premier Sports / RTE / URC TV / Super Sport
Replies: 220
Views: 14736

Re: Stormers v Ulster Saturday June 11 2pm UK Time Premier Sports / RTE / URC TV / Super Sport

Sheridan listed as lock/ backrow. Worth an inspection in preseason maybe? Sheridan was good for the U20s, bit of grizzle about him He played in the preseason games against Saracens last year and fitted in pretty seamlessly. Very physical and has a high work rate. Presumably the younger forwards are...
by Silverstu
Mon Apr 18, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster v Toulouse Sat Apr 16 8pm KO BT Sport 2
Replies: 198
Views: 15504

Re: Ulster v Toulouse Sat Apr 16 8pm KO BT Sport 2

As tough as it was to lose that match I'm not despondent - this Ulster side aren't at their peak yet. Lots of players are just coming into their own now and have years to build up experience and age presence and they are so good already. Lowry, Hume, McIlroy, Balacoune, Marcus Rea and O'Toole are go...
by Silverstu
Mon Mar 14, 2022 11:34 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2796
Views: 344078

Re: Any word on the Academy?

Shame about Finlay, thought he could get past Shanahan. Only 9 players in the academy at the minute, Probably going to be a big intake this year with 6/7 players joining This years intake will probably look something like James mcnabney 6/8 Lorcan mcloughlin 6/8 Ross McKay 10 Rory Telfer 12/11/14 S...
by Silverstu
Sat Mar 12, 2022 1:12 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2796
Views: 344078

Re: Any word on the Academy?

Shame about Finlay, thought he could get past Shanahan. Only 9 players in the academy at the minute, Probably going to be a big intake this year with 6/7 players joining This years intake will probably look something like James mcnabney 6/8 Lorcan mcloughlin 6/8 Ross McKay 10 Rory Telfer 12/11/14 Sc...
by Silverstu
Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Munster v Ulster Sat Jan 8th 7:35pm KO RTE/Premier Sports
Replies: 226
Views: 13497

Re: Munster v Ulster Sat Jan 8th 7:35pm KO RTE/Premier Sports

Ulster team to play Munster Rugby, United Rugby Championship Round 10, Saturday 8 January at Thomond Park, 7.35pm kick-off, live on RTÉ and Premier Sports: (15-9) Mike Lowry, Craig Gilroy, Ben Moxham, James Hume, Ethan McIlroy, Billy Burns, John Cooney; (1-8) Jack McGrath, Rob Herring, Tom O’Toole,...
by Silverstu
Thu Jan 06, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: Raver's rumours
Topic: TRANSFER RUMOURS!!
Replies: 14848
Views: 1096629

Re: TRANSFER RUMOURS!!

A rumour I heard this week is that the Kitshoff deal may have legs after all!!! [emoji50] (hard to say what my confidence level is - good source with good contacts, but a bit of a throwaway comment on passing!) I also heard of a couple of old friends who won’t be offered contracts, never nice to he...
by Silverstu
Wed Dec 15, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster v Saints Fri Dec 17th 8pm KO BT Sport 2
Replies: 124
Views: 11444

Re: Ulster v Saints Fri Dec 17th 8pm KO BT Sport 2

Hoping for Moore, Henderson and maybe McCann in for this match. Willwe go for the 6-2 split on the bench again? I suppose Gilroy will come in for Bob and to be fair he has looked very sharp this season any time he's had a chance. Rob Lyttle has been very absent recently which is a bit of a surprise,...
by Silverstu
Fri Dec 10, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Clermont v Ulster Saturday Dec 11 5:30pm (UK Time)
Replies: 192
Views: 14508

Re: Clermont v Ulster Saturday Dec 11 5:30pm (UK Time)

Ulster team to play ASM Clermont Auvergne, Heineken Champions Cup Round 1, Saturday 11 December at Stade Marcel-Michelin, kick-off 6.30pm local, 5.30pm UK / Irish time, live on BT Sport: (15-9) Mike Lowry, Robert Baloucoune, James Hume, Stuart McCloskey, Ethan McIlroy, Billy Burns, John Cooney; (1-...
by Silverstu
Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2796
Views: 344078

Re: Any word on the Academy?

Good to see Tom Stewart back, is Hutley a 10 or is Humphreys covering from 15? A few of these lads could do with putting in a performance and get into the first team this season. McNabney is promising as well, Wilson in ahead of Saunderson is interesting- maybe a better scrummager ? From the trainin...
by Silverstu
Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Zebre v Ulster Saturday October 2 5:15pm KO (UK Time)
Replies: 56
Views: 5367

Re: Zebre v Ulster Saturday October 2 5:15pm KO (UK Time)

Yeah I thought Gilroy has been very good- in both preseason games and last night. Watching the Stormers vs Munster was sobering - the Stormers would take us apart with ease- high tempo, plenty of offloading and a pretty serious set of forwards. Hopefully we start to gel more as the season progresses...