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Welcome to Ulster Leone Nakarawa

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Post by justinr73 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:30 pm

Indeed.

It would be nice if Glasgow could get some minutes into him for us though.

I stand to be corrected, but I make it 200 since the World Cup, spread over 4 appearances for the Warriors (2 at lock and 2 blindside).

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Post by Bart S » Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:59 pm

Wow! A highlights reel we can actually believe !

Welcome to Ulster Leone. Let's hope there will be crowds back at Ravers to welcome him and appreciate his magic on the pitch.

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Post by solidarity » Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:44 pm

At 32, if he stays injury free, he could be a really great investment. Could become a Ravers hero.

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Post by Bart S » Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:34 pm

One important thing for me is that Dan knows him and has worked with him before.
If he stays injury free could be fantastic

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Post by justinr73 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:48 pm

It may be more about getting his mojo back, as well as his fitness, given events over the last 18 months.

He’s got as much credit in the bank as anyone, of course.

His twenty minutes against Edinburgh the other week are worth watching though, not that I am suggesting he should be judged on that (for the avoidance of any doubt). On the positive side, he made a couple of excellent contributions in the line-out.

This signing is definitely a gamble, albeit one well worth taking.

Shades of Nick Williams, possibly.

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Post by Dave » Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:18 am

Very different player to Marcell. Exciting when on top of his game. Hopefully he can teach the entire squad his offloading skills inside the year.
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Post by jean valjean » Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:28 am

Looking at the Glasgow site there is a mix of meh and disgruntlement about him leaving. If Dan can get him in the right shape physically and mentally he will be a great asset. A one year deal to either secure a second or a final big contract abroad should mean he puts the effort in.

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Post by rumncoke » Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:08 am

Sometimes it takes the right person to motivate a player or person to get the best out of them. A case of different strokes for different folks . It looks as If the Ulster Management are trying to hold McCann back a little and not play him too soon which might expose him to injury early in his career. Too many Ulster Back rows have foundered in injury at an early age.
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Post by launish116 » Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:02 pm

rumncoke wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:08 am
Sometimes it takes the right person to motivate a player or person to get the best out of them. A case of different strokes for different folks . It looks as If the Ulster Management are trying to hold McCann back a little and not play him too soon which might expose him to injury early in his career. Too many Ulster Back rows have foundered in injury at an early age.
Perfect example being Nick Williams reinvention at Ulster.

Does appear to be a little safe guarding Re. McCann. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, especially since he’s added significant bulk by looks of it. 22/23 seems to be the age recently for backrows to make an impression, so he’s a head of schedule. Just need Allison to workout now, even just at squad level.

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Post by kingofthehill » Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:38 pm

launish116 wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:02 pm
rumncoke wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:08 am
Sometimes it takes the right person to motivate a player or person to get the best out of them. A case of different strokes for different folks . It looks as If the Ulster Management are trying to hold McCann back a little and not play him too soon which might expose him to injury early in his career. Too many Ulster Back rows have foundered in injury at an early age.
Perfect example being Nick Williams reinvention at Ulster.

Does appear to be a little safe guarding Re. McCann. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, especially since he’s added significant bulk by looks of it. 22/23 seems to be the age recently for backrows to make an impression, so he’s a head of schedule. Just need Allison to workout now, even just at squad level.
Wouldn’t say safe guarding.

Not ready for regular game time.
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Post by rumncoke » Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:06 pm

Basically the same thing wording and emphasis might differ. KOTH identifies inexperience which may exist. And Rea in his first season got exposed due inexperience in a couple of games and likewise Henderson when playing in the back row . While most think of the back row in terms of attack and ball carrying -- the fact remains the back row are the KEY players and unit in a teams defence.
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Post by Snipe Watson » Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:28 pm

I believe Leone has a bit of record of being a little casual about turning up. But if Dan knows him and has good working relationship, great, he'll be an exciting addition.

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Post by kingofthehill » Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:55 pm

rumncoke wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:06 pm
Basically the same thing wording and emphasis might differ. KOTH identifies inexperience which may exist. And Rea in his first season got exposed due inexperience in a couple of games and likewise Henderson when playing in the back row . While most think of the back row in terms of attack and ball carrying -- the fact remains the back row are the KEY players and unit in a teams defence.
Spot on, don’t forget set piece.

Coming in and out will do him no harm for a few months. He’s such an exciting talent.
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Post by UlsterAreBrill » Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:21 pm

Disagree, King. Leinster aren’t afraid to throw their young lads in and they thrive. It baffles me that our young backs can get a spot so easily (in relative terms), but we are so bad at integrating younger forwards, who are obviously very talented

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