Case for the defence:kingofthehill wrote:Some interesting selections that’s for sure.Cockatrice wrote:Where are these under age stars then? Was in New York so decided to pop up to Boston to watch them... Poor very poor hopefully they will get a win today in the second match... but from what I seen not great.
Lewis Finlay is playing for Ballynahinch 2s.
- decent season for the As, after a couple of tankings at home by Leinster and Scarlets (in fairness they sent out a strong team), I think they won the last 4 games inc 3 away from home
- academy backs have shown up very well on selection with the senior side: Balacoune (10 apps), Hume (11), Lowry (12), Kernohan (14)
- generally more positive noises around the ‘A’ / academy set-up
Case for the prosecution:
- very poor representation on u-20 squad
- with the exception of EOS, academy forwards have made pretty much zero inroads into the senior side. E.g. despite back row being an area of weakness, all of the current academy back rows have made a combined total of 1 appearance (Hall last season)...
I know we’re supposed to have stronger cohorts coming through - we’d better...