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Re: Contract Situation

Post by Bart S » Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:47 pm

Was trying to think of decent 7’s ulster have produced :-

Chris Henry - although from memory he started out as a 6/8 and was converted by McGlock around 2011

Neil Best - more of a 6 really, but from memory played 7 at times?

David Pollock - U20 grand slam winner who got injured and retired early. Think he was a 7.

Neil McMillan - was a very good 7. Might have been a bit small for international rugby. Career ruined by bad injuries at ulster at a time when from memory he was about to break into the Ireland squad.

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Re: Contract Situation

Post by Snipe Watson » Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:05 pm

1F started a few games at 7.

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Re: Contract Situation

Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:53 pm

Snipe Watson wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:05 pm
1F started a few games at 7.
But mostly at 7.35 or 7.05


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Re: Contract Situation

Post by Snipe Watson » Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:37 pm

Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:53 pm
Snipe Watson wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:05 pm
1F started a few games at 7.
But mostly at 7.35 or 7.05


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Re: Contract Situation

Post by Bart S » Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:25 pm

Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:53 pm
Snipe Watson wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:05 pm
1F started a few games at 7.
But mostly at 7.35 or 7.05


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Seem to recall Ferris playing 7 early in his international career also.

When the Ulster backrow was Best, Wilson and Ferris, did Best or Ferris play 7?

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Re: Contract Situation

Post by Ravenhillman » Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:10 am

I think Chris Henry was the last international level groundhog 7 that we produced- albeit, he was successfully converted from 6/8 to that position. I look forward to us having a similar player and although I think we have some very good backrowers (Murphy and Reidy for instance) I genuinely don’t know whether or not we have someone with that potential in our present squad.
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Re: Contract Situation

Post by big mervyn » Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:34 am

Bart S wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:25 pm
Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:53 pm
Snipe Watson wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:05 pm
1F started a few games at 7.
But mostly at 7.35 or 7.05


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>clapping >clapping >clapping Very good Cap’n! Y :lol:

Seem to recall Ferris playing 7 early in his international career also.

When the Ulster backrow was Best, Wilson and Ferris, did Best or Ferris play 7?
Ferris had just broken into the Ulster team when Best was in his prime, and played at 7.

In the 2005/06 championship season, Best 6 and Ferris 7 started 10 games together. Wilson started at No8 in all of them.

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Re: Contract Situation

Post by Setanta » Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:33 am

Have I missed them, hard to keep up with all the contracts. Faddes and McBurney ?
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Re: Contract Situation

Post by justinr73 » Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:37 am

No official word on either.

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Re: Contract Situation

Post by nonplussed » Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:22 am

Neil McMillan was a cracker 7, sadly his knees were held together by poppadums, David Pollock had the potential to be a world beater, and Willie Falloon was underrated imo

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Re: Contract Situation

Post by Neill_M » Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:11 pm

2021/Unsure
Matt Faddes, Iain Henderson, Alby Mathewson, Louis Ludik, Bill Johnston, Ross Kane, Adam McBurney, 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

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Re: Contract Situation

Post by justinr73 » Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:27 pm

Big-al wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:34 am
Nakawara is the 8.
Bryn has confirmed that he’s been signed as an eight who can play six and turn out at a lot at lock as well.

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Re: Contract Situation

Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:53 am

justinr73 wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:27 pm
Bryn has confirmed that he’s been signed as an eight who can play six and turn out at a lot at lock as well.
:shock:

He was a very good 15 in his day, but to play backrow and/or 2nd row, especially after he's been retired so long is asking a lot.

Wonder who's gonna be doing his management job while he's back playing?
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Re: Contract Situation

Post by Dave » Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:14 am

Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
justinr73 wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:27 pm
Bryn has confirmed that he’s been signed as an eight who can play six and turn out at a lot at lock as well.
:shock:

He was a very good 15 in his day, but to play backrow and/or 2nd row, especially after he's been retired so long is asking a lot.

Wonder who's gonna be doing his management job while he's back playing?
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Re: Contract Situation

Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:19 pm

Ferris tonight adding to the speculation that Cooney could be off to France for a pay-day if he can't get Ireland recognition .... :duh:
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