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Re: Contract Situation

Post by Setanta » Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:18 pm

Any news on McBurney ?
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Re: Contract Situation

Post by Sue Dename » Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:06 pm

Setanta wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:18 pm
Any news on McBurney ?
I think you'll see Edinburgh have announced his signing this morning.https://twitter.com/EdinburghRugby

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Post by SparkyClarky » Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:10 pm

He had a lot of promise but became a bit of a penalty machine and stalled in his progress.
Hope this move works out for him.
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Post by Dave » Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:11 pm

FFS. How did that happen? Letting homegrown forwards go??

Obviously player's decision at the end of the day. Perhaps he just got a better deal?
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Post by SparkyClarky » Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:13 pm

Tom Stewart will be the one to watch next season and McBurney would be at least 4th choice. Good move if Cockers gives him game time.
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Post by Dave » Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:17 pm

I see he's scotch qualified, so that is more understandable.
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Post by Loki » Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:25 pm

I had thought McBurney's time was up late last season when Andrew moved convincingly past him around the Pro14 final - but it's quite sad to see him go. Looked like he might have everything we needed when he came through but never kicked on as several have said. Edinburgh's a super move to him and fair play for taking the chance; hopefully doesn't go the same direction as Michael Allen/ Rory Scholes, though you could perhaps see it hapenning.

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Post by Dave » Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:27 pm

I wonder is that it now, in terms of resignings and new signings?

How does that leave us?
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Post by Neill_M » Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:41 pm

Unsure
Matt Faddes, Alby Mathewson, Louis Ludik, Bill Johnston, Kyle McCall

2022
Billy Burns, John Cooney, Tom O’Toole, Stuart McCloskey, Jack McGrath, Marty Moore, Matthew Rea, Sean Reidy, Leone Nakawara, James Hume, Craig Gilroy, Marcus Rea, Angus Curtis, Eric O’Sullivan, David O’Connor, Greg Jones, Dave Shanahan, Ross Kane

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Will Addison, Jordi Murphy, Rob Lyttle, Stewart Moore, Jacob Stockdale, John Andrew, Luke Marshall, Alan O’Connor, Robert Baloucoune, Aaron Sexton, Kieran Treadwell, Andrew Warwick, Nathan Doak, Rob Herring, Ian Madigan, Sam Carter, Michael Lowry, Tom Stewart, Nick Timoney, Gareth Milasinovich, Ethan McIlroy, Callum Reid, Iain Henderson, David McCann

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Re: Contract Situation

Post by Jackie Brown » Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:18 pm

Of what's left I would assume,

Faddes, gone
Ludik, retire
McCall, gone
Mathewson and BJ worth keeping, but I heard Johnston was off to England. Mathewson should be offered another year, hopefully.
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Post by jean valjean » Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:31 pm

Mcburney has stalled in the last year or so and a fresh start is probably beneficial for all. When ulster's pack was powder puff I always thought he was a spark of energy and effort, but andrews has taken over as no. 2 to herring. If Stewart is a good prospect then we need to back the younger man I feel.

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Re: Contract Situation

Post by justinr73 » Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:51 pm

Dave wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:17 pm
I see he's scotch qualified, so that is more understandable.
Definitely.

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Re: Contract Situation

Post by Dave » Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:12 pm

Jackie Brown wrote:Of what's left I would assume,

Faddes, gone
Ludik, retire
McCall, gone
Mathewson and BJ worth keeping, but I heard Johnston was off to England. Mathewson should be offered another year, hopefully.
Seems about right. It should leave us with an NIQ birth to potentially fill. I have no idea with budgets etc being knocked for six with covid, if this remains an option. I wonder what is happening with the other provinces...
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Re: Contract Situation

Post by Hans Indaruck » Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:23 pm

Previously reported in this thread (by KOTH and Colombo) that McCall was retiring and Bill Johnston was off across the water (which is a shame as he appeared to be coming good - certainly still has potential at only 24/25.). Louis L has hinted at retirement - he owes us absolutely nothing - one of the most consistent players we have ever had - put his body on the line every time and had good skills too. Sorry to see him go but injuries have been mounting and his body is probably telling him “enough!”.
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Re: Contract Situation

Post by Dave » Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:05 am

Cormac Izuchukwu signed up until 2023.
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