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Silverstu
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Re: TRANSFER RUMOURS!!

Post by Silverstu » Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:29 pm

Yeah we are definitely light on a turnover specialist in the back row - Marcel is excellent at it but no one else is a specialist poacher. Have to hope that Crothers coming through the academy works out in the longer term.

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Re: TRANSFER RUMOURS!!

Post by Lurgan Lad » Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:18 pm

Can't see him forcing his way into England reckoning, a lot of competition at open side.

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Re: TRANSFER RUMOURS!!

Post by Dharper » Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:36 pm

Ires backrow (specifically 7) hasn’t been the same since the double whammy of SOBs decline and leavys dreadful injury. Not surprised of the inquiry, good to know they are thinking of all avenues for IQ players.
Hoping with the UR backrow pups getting gametime now we find the 6 we are missing to allow Reidy & Murphy to handle 7 for next couple of seasons.

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Re: TRANSFER RUMOURS!!

Post by UlsterNo9 » Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:23 pm

McPepper wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:50 pm
https://www.therugbypaper.co.uk/latest- ... t-england/
JACK WILLIS rejected a move to Ulster this summer because he wants to force his way into Eddie Jones’ England squad this autumn.

Willis, and his younger brother Tom, who also plays for Wasps, are both Irish qualified, but turnover king Jack is very much on Jones’ radar.

The 23-year-old flanker, who signed a new deal with Wasps earlier this year, was the subject of an enquiry by Ulster but turned it down flat.

Willis, who was selected to tour South Africa two years ago only to pick up a knee ligament injury, faces stiff competition from Sale’s Tom Curry and Bath’s Sam Underhill.

And it was because of Curry and Underhill blocking Willis’ path to England that Ulster, buoyed by the success they had in tempting Will Addison to leave Sale Sharks, thought they would chance their arm.
I see Jacks yonger brother Tom ( No.8 / backrow ) Irish qualified was named the best performer out of the Premiership and Pro 14 combined last weekend.
The performance of the week goes to Wasps No 8 Tom Willis. The back-row was everywhere in Coventry, as he made a game-high 15 carries, as well as 13 tackles. He also beat three defenders in attack, claimed one lineout ball and stole another.
https://www.skysports.com/rugby-union/n ... ks-combine
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