Any word on the Academy?

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by UlsterAreBrill » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:26 pm

Silverstu wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:40 pm
Bayern wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:34 am
ulster players in irish u20 camp last week, may be incomplete:

George Saunderson(LH Prop/Sullivan)
Oscar Egan(TH Prop/Coleraine)
Harry Sheridan(Lock/Sullivan)
Conor McKee(Scrumhalf/Sullivan)
James Humphreys(Outhalf/Queens)
Jude Postlethwaite(Outside Back/RBAI)
They are all sub-academy. Interesting to see so many form my old school Sullivan in there.. Darren Cave was our lone representative for ages. I think McKee is supposed to be good, Heard good things about Egan and Saunderson is a big lad who's been about the underage Ireland squads. Haven't heard anything in regards to Sheridan or Humphreys, Postlethwaite is decent I think?
Sullivan had a good number of representatives a few years ago when they reached the schools cup final, Cave Todd and Adair were good players. James Humphreys is supposed to be a decent player, was in the Gloucester academy I believe so obviously has something about him.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by RuPi » Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:30 pm

Hans Indaruck wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:03 pm
Is Jude Postlethwaite related to Willie P of CIYMS and Ulster fame (grandson or grand nephew)?
Pretty sure he is his grandson. He is good with a lot of potential and is only under 19 so will have a crack at 20’s again next season. Will be interesting how many of the players are in the final squad when players from the provincial bubbles are added in.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Hans Indaruck » Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:36 pm

If he has half the skills and rugby brain of his grandad he’ll be a goodun and well worth watching!
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Silverstu » Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:37 pm

UlsterAreBrill wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:26 pm


Sullivan had a good number of representatives a few years ago when they reached the schools cup final, Cave Todd and Adair were good players. James Humphreys is supposed to be a decent player, was in the Gloucester academy I believe so obviously has something about him.
Ah so if Humphreys waist England he wouldn't have been mentioned over here, hopefully he has a bit about him and gets an opportunity [obviously can't expect too much from the lad just down to his dad and uncle].
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Hans Indaruck wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:03 pm
Is Jude Postlethwaite related to Willie P of CIYMS and Ulster fame (grandson or grand nephew)?
Pretty sure he is his grandson. He is good with a lot of potential and is only under 19 so will have a crack at 20’s again next season. Will be interesting how many of the players are in the final squad when players from the provincial bubbles are added in.
Is he quite tall? seem to remember him form the school semi finals, thought he was a centre but he looked pretty good.. Tom Stewart I think is eligible again for U20s if he recovers in time and Nathan Doak obviously [could have a Doak-Humpheys 9-10].

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Columbo » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:25 pm

Bruce Houston has just tweeted out a highlights reel, so seems like he may be released this season..
..one more thing

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Post by Bobbievee » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:35 am

Hans Indaruck wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:36 pm
If he has half the skills and rugby brain of his grandad he’ll be a goodun and well worth watching!
And was granda Willie out half for Belfast Boys Model under the tutelage of Ernie Davidson.........hence the CI link?

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Bobbievee » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:08 am

Sorry, Ernie Davis? 1963/64 approx

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Bayern » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:51 am

Columbo wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:25 pm
Bruce Houston has just tweeted out a highlights reel, so seems like he may be released this season..
hardly a surprise.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by UlsterNo9 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:38 pm

Will be interesting when the new Academy management structure is confirmed. Reshuffling of the deck.
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Bayern » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:04 pm

UlsterNo9 wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:38 pm
Will be interesting when the new Academy management structure is confirmed. Reshuffling of the deck.
Campbell is staying the head of the academy.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by LegsLikeSausages » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:38 pm

Bayern wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:04 pm
UlsterNo9 wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:38 pm
Will be interesting when the new Academy management structure is confirmed. Reshuffling of the deck.
Campbell is staying the head of the academy.
Won’t be seeing Rhys O’Donnell then :banghead:

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Neill_M » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:21 pm

Ulster A v Leinster A on Friday at 3pm, don't know if there will be a live stream or the usual twitter updates.
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by UlsterNo9 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:29 pm

Bayern wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:04 pm
UlsterNo9 wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:38 pm
Will be interesting when the new Academy management structure is confirmed. Reshuffling of the deck.
Campbell is staying the head of the academy.
Our Wullie is bigger than your condom....... we've been down numbers for a while and this is going to take up more of Campbells time. Watch this space.
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Neill_M » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:04 pm

Ulster ‘A’ versus Leinster ‘A’ will be live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport NI website bbc.co.uk/sportni at 3pm this Friday (January 15). No Geo Blocking also according to @stuartrmartin the Comms guy at Ulster Rugby.
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Hans Indaruck » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:16 pm

Bobbievee wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:35 am
Hans Indaruck wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:36 pm
If he has half the skills and rugby brain of his grandad he’ll be a goodun and well worth watching!
And was granda Willie out half for Belfast Boys Model under the tutelage of Ernie Davis.........hence the CI link?
I presume so - I only knew Willie from CI - had the privilege of playing a few games with him in the team - though at that time he was about 15+ years older than the rest of the team!!
Hope is not a strategy.

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