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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by SUFTUM_19 » Thu May 27, 2021 5:18 pm

Bayern wrote:
Thu May 27, 2021 3:17 pm
Ulster players in Ireland u20 squad for friendly:

4. Harry Sheridan (Dublin University FC/Ulster)
12. Ben Carson (Banbridge RFC/Ulster)(u19)

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George Saunderson (Queen’s University Belfast/Ulster)(LH Prop)
Oscar Egan (Queen’s University Belfast/Ulster)(TH Prop)
Reuben Crothers (Ballynahinch RFC/Ulster)(u19)(Backrow)
James Humphreys (Queen’s University Belfast/Ulster)(Outhalf)
Conor McKee (Queen’s University Belfast/Ulster)(Scrumhalf)
Conor Rankin (Malone RFC/Ulster)(Back Three)
Interesting that there’s no Doak or Stewart in there, both have been training with the U20s. I’m hoping it’s a sign both of them will be involved for Ulster this weekend, though Stewart has just came back from injury which also may be why he’s unavailable.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by UlsterNo9 » Mon May 31, 2021 12:49 pm

I make it Sexton, Doak, Stewart, McIlroy, Reid, McCann and Izuchukwa all graduated from the academy this season.

Is seven the most to come through in one year? Granted it's a development contract with promise of senior contract the next season.

Partly a sign of the current climate however none from what I've seen so far will be just squad fillers.
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Silverstu » Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:49 pm

Bayern wrote:
Thu May 27, 2021 3:17 pm
Ulster players in Ireland u20 squad for friendly:

4. Harry Sheridan (Dublin University FC/Ulster)
12. Ben Carson (Banbridge RFC/Ulster)(u19)

Bench
George Saunderson (Queen’s University Belfast/Ulster)(LH Prop)
Oscar Egan (Queen’s University Belfast/Ulster)(TH Prop)
Reuben Crothers (Ballynahinch RFC/Ulster)(u19)(Backrow)
James Humphreys (Queen’s University Belfast/Ulster)(Outhalf)
Conor McKee (Queen’s University Belfast/Ulster)(Scrumhalf)
Conor Rankin (Malone RFC/Ulster)(Back Three)
Harry Sheridan looks interesting as prospect- big powerful guy, played 6 alongside McCann against Leinster A and kept getting mistaken for him. I wonder if he has the skills and athleticism to make it in the seniors. Not in the academy yet I think. There were a few other lads away with the sevens program who they were expecting back- Postlethwaite and Moxham I think. The others must've been training with Ulster- such a shame the Scarlets match had to be cancelled.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Bayern » Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:25 pm

Ireland U20s (v Munster ‘A’):
15. Jamie Osborne (Naas RFC/Leinster)
14. Conor Rankin (Ballynahinch RFC/Ulster)
13. Shane Jennings (Buccaneers RFC/Connacht)
12. Cathal Forde (Corinthians RFC/Connacht)
11. Chay Mullins (Bristol Bears/IQ Rugby)
10. James Humphreys (Queen’s University Belfast/Ulster)
9. Nathan Doak (Banbridge RFC/Ulster)


1. George Saunderson (Queen’s University Belfast/Ulster)
2. Ronan Loughnane (UCD RFC/Leinster)
3. Mark Donnelly (Garryowen RFC/Munster)
4. Mark Morrissey (UCD RFC/Leinster) - u19
5. Harry Sheridan (Dublin University FC/Ulster)
6. Jack Kelleher (UCC RFC/Munster)
7. Oisin McCormack (Buccaneers RFC/Connacht)
8. Alex Kendellen (UCC RFC/Munster).

Replacements:

16. Eoin de Buitléar (An Ghaeltacht/Corinthians RFC/Connacht)
7. Temi Lasisi (Lansdowne FC/Leinster)
18. Sam Illo (Old Wesley RFC/Leinster)
19. Diarmuid McCormack (Dublin University FC/Connacht)
20. Reuben Crothers (Ballynahinch RFC/Ulster) - u19
21. Ben Murphy (Old Wesley RFC/Leinster)
22. Tim Corkery (UCD RFC/Leinster)
23. Josh O’Connor (UCD RFC/Leinster)
24. Donnacha Byrne (Sligo RFC/Connacht)
25. Ben Carson (Banbridge RFC/Ulster) - u19
26. Chris Cosgrave (UCD RFC/Leinster).

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Silverstu » Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:59 pm

Just about to post that- Humphreys and Doak as starting halfbacks..hope they go well, Humphreys is a relatively unknown quantity having payed a lot over in England, Good to see Sheridan keep his place and Saunderson starting. Surprised Egan is missing but it could be a case of giving more lads a run to see how they go before the competition starts.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by solidarity » Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:36 pm

More Ulster lads than any other province in the starting 15. Is there anything significant about this or are there a lot of Leinster lads being rested?

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Big-al » Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:43 pm

solidarity wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:36 pm
More Ulster lads than any other province in the starting 15. Is there anything significant about this or are there a lot of Leinster lads being rested?
These are the young lads who beat Australia u18 for Ulster u18, so they would be a decent bunch I'd imagine. Moxham and Stewart would start in this side at full strength, both are absent.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by UlsterNo9 » Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:35 pm

solidarity wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:36 pm
More Ulster lads than any other province in the starting 15. Is there anything significant about this or are there a lot of Leinster lads being rested?
Different team again from that which played Leinster last week. Looks like it's a case of getting everyone game time.

Reuben Crothers is my pick of Ulster lads from that squad named. An out and out 7 with leadership qualities.
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Dave » Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:07 pm

FFS the other provinces need to pull their weight.
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Bayern » Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:24 pm

Ireland U20 Squad for 2021 U20 Six Nations:

LH Prop
George Saunderson (Sullivan Upper School/Queen’s University Belfast RFC/Ulster)
Jack Boyle (St Michael’s College/UCD RFC/Leinster) - u19
Temi Asewunmi Lasisi (CBS Enniscorthy/Lansdowne FC/Leinster)

TH Prop
Mark Donnelly (CBC Cork/Garryowen RFC/Munster)
Sam Illo (Wesley College/Old Wesley RFC/Leinster)
Liam Bishop (Trent College/Nottingham University/IQ Rugby)

Hooker
Eoin de Buitléar (Scoil Chuimsitheach Chiáran/An Ghaeltacht/Corinthians RFC/Connacht)
Lee Barron (St Michael’s College/Dublin University FC/Leinster)
Ronan Loughnane (Cistercian College Roscrea/UCD RFC/Leinster)

Lock
Darragh Murray (Colaiste Chiaran/Buccaneers RFC/Connacht)
Harry Sheridan (Sullivan Upper School/Dublin University FC/Ulster)
Mark Morrisey (Blackrock College/UCD RFC/Leinster) - u19
Alex Soroka (Belvedere College/Clontarf RFC/Leinster)

Backrow
Oisin McCormack (Garbally College/Buccaneers RFC/Connacht)
Alex Kendellen (PBC Cork/UCC RFC/Munster)(Captain)
Reuben Crothers (Wallace High School/Ballynahinch RFC/Ulster) - u19
Donnacha Byrne (Summerhill College/Sligo RFC/Connacht)
Jack Kelleher (PBC Cork/UCC RFC/Munster)
Daniel Okeke (Ard Scoil Ris/Shannon RFC/Munster)

Scrumhalf
Conor McKee (Sullivan Upper School/Queen’s University Belfast RFC/Ulster)
Nathan Doak (Wallace High School/Banbridge RFC/Ulster)

Ben Murphy (Presentation College Bray/Old Wesley RFC/Leinster)

Outhalf
Tim Corkery (Kilkenny College/UCD RFC/Leinster)
James Humphreys (Dean Close School/Queen’s University Belfast RFC/Ulster)
Cathal Forde (Colaiste Iognaid/Corinthians RFC/Connacht)

Outside backs
Ben Carson (Wallace High School/Banbridge RFC/Ulster) - u19
Shane Jennings (Garbally College/Buccaneers RFC/Connacht)
Ben Moxham (Larne High School/Ballymena RFC/Ulster)
Conor Rankin (Campbell College Belfast/Ballynahinch RFC/Ulster)

Chay Mullins (SGC Filton/Bristol Bears/IQ Rugby) - u19
Josh O’Connor (St Peter’s College/UCD RFC/Leinster)
Jamie Osborne (Naas CBS/Naas RFC/Leinster)
Chris Cosgrave (St Michael’s College/UCD RFC/Leinster)
Jude Postlethwaite (RBAI/Banbridge RFC/Ulster) - u19

12 Leinster
10 Ulster
6 Connacht
4 Munster
2 IQ Rugby

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Silverstu » Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:03 pm

Thats a good representation - surprised Stewart and Egan didn't make it- maybe Stewart was injured/covid? Egan wasn't long back for injury.
Looking forward tot he tournament - hopefully they can back up the performances from last year and hoping to see if young Humphreys has anything about him as well as the others.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by UlsterNo9 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:29 pm

Silverstu wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:03 pm
Thats a good representation - surprised Stewart and Egan didn't make it- maybe Stewart was injured/covid? Egan wasn't long back for injury.
Looking forward tot he tournament - hopefully they can back up the performances from last year and hoping to see if young Humphreys has anything about him as well as the others.
Good post. It's a shame we just couldn't have it as 7 forwards and 3 backs year on year for the next decade.

Is Stewart still U20?
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Silverstu » Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:55 pm

UlsterNo9 wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:29 pm
Silverstu wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:03 pm
Thats a good representation - surprised Stewart and Egan didn't make it- maybe Stewart was injured/covid? Egan wasn't long back for injury.
Looking forward tot he tournament - hopefully they can back up the performances from last year and hoping to see if young Humphreys has anything about him as well as the others.
Good post. It's a shame we just couldn't have it as 7 forwards and 3 backs year on year for the next decade.

Is Stewart still U20?
Yeah I think Stewart was still u20 qualified - he was in a recent camp. If you add Stewart and Egan that would be 5 good/very good forwards, not bad at all. Sheridan could be interesting -hes a big lad, might go as a destructive 6 with the seniors. The half backs and forwards are crucial and I haven't seen anything of Postlethwaite so hoping he shows his class.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Bayern » Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:00 pm

Silverstu wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:55 pm
UlsterNo9 wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:29 pm
Silverstu wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:03 pm
Thats a good representation - surprised Stewart and Egan didn't make it- maybe Stewart was injured/covid? Egan wasn't long back for injury.
Looking forward tot he tournament - hopefully they can back up the performances from last year and hoping to see if young Humphreys has anything about him as well as the others.
Good post. It's a shame we just couldn't have it as 7 forwards and 3 backs year on year for the next decade.

Is Stewart still U20?
Yeah I think Stewart was still u20 qualified - he was in a recent camp. If you add Stewart and Egan that would be 5 good/very good forwards, not bad at all. Sheridan could be interesting -hes a big lad, might go as a destructive 6 with the seniors. The half backs and forwards are crucial and I haven't seen anything of Postlethwaite so hoping he shows his class.
Sheridans not big for a top level lock though. So 6 does look more likely.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Bayern » Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:23 pm

Ulster players stats in irish u20 squad:

George Saunderson(20/LH Prop) - 6'3, 118kg
Harry Sheridan(19/Lock) - 6'5, 111kg
Reuben Crothers(19/Openside) - 6'1, 96kg
Conor McKee(20/Scrumhalf) - 6'0, 87kg
Nathan Doak(19/Scrumhalf) - 6'1, 86kg
James Humphreys(19/Outhalf) - 6'1, 80kg
Ben Moxham(19/Centre) - 6'3, 97kg
Ben Carson(19/Centre) - 6'0, 100kg
Jude Postlethwaite(19/Centre) - 6'4, 101kg
Conor Rankin(20/Wing) - 6'1, 89kg

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