Any word on the Academy?

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allezlesverres wrote: Tue May 10, 2022 10:29 am Its the 10/15 one that is more of a curse than a blessing because the positions are just so different you can't realistically hope to be world class at both, not to mention 10 is basically the most visible position so your performance in that jersey has to be spot on, there's very little room for errors.
There are a few kicking abut Beaudan Barrett and Damian McKenzie aren't terrible. Stuart Hogg and Blair Kinghorn are the only two northern hemisphere I can think of that do it at international level when needed.
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Furbank has done it for England.
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So 9 of the 18 forwards selected for the Ireland U20 squad for the summer series tournament are from Ulster.

Encouraging
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UlsterNo9 wrote: Fri Jun 17, 2022 11:59 pm So 9 of the 18 forwards selected for the Ireland U20 squad for the summer series tournament are from Ulster.

Encouraging
Very encouraging indeed but, in the long Ulster tradition of looking on the dark side of things, far too few backs.
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solidarity wrote: Sat Jun 18, 2022 9:17 pm
UlsterNo9 wrote: Fri Jun 17, 2022 11:59 pm So 9 of the 18 forwards selected for the Ireland U20 squad for the summer series tournament are from Ulster.

Encouraging
Very encouraging indeed but, in the long Ulster tradition of looking on the dark side of things, far too few backs.
:lol:

Given the age profile of some of our young talented backs, I'd quite happily see no backs come through for the next 5 seasons if we started to produce a similar quality of forward as Baloucoune, Hume, Lowry, Doak, McIlroy, Stockdale, Moore et al

A world class Ulster born out half coming through would be nice.
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Let’s see how many kick on. Ulster are experts at producing u20 internationals who disappear.
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IRELAND UNDER-18 MEN’S SEVENS SQUAD:
Tadhg Brophy (Newbridge College/Leinster)
Shane Fitzpatrick (Ballinasloe RFC/Connacht)
Jamie Flatley (Whitgift School/IQ Rugby)
James Girvan (Royal School Dungannon/Ulster)
Ethan Graham (Belfast Metropolitan College/Monaghan RFC/Ulster)

Charlie Griffin (Harrow School/IQ Rugby)
Lukas Kenny (Campbell College/Ulster)
Mark Lee (Rainey Old Boys RFC/Ulster)

Ben McFarlane (Methodist College Belfast/Ulster)
James McKillop (Foyle College/Ulster)

Dawid Nowak (CBC Cork/Munster)
Kamil Nowak (CBC Cork/Munster)
Ben O’Connor (PBC Cork/Munster)
Cillian O’Connor (St. Munchin’s College/Munster)
Jed O’Dwyer (Crescent College Comprehensive/Munster)
Gene O’Leary Kareem (PBC Cork/Munster)
Oisin Pepper (St. Munchin’s College/Munster)
Freddie Reader (Stonyhurst College/IQ Rugby)
Jake Riordan (St. Munchin’s College/Munster)
Conor Ryan (Ballinasloe RFC/Connacht)
Finn Treacy (Presentation College Bray/Leinster)

Few good young prospects involved here that could also make it into the Academy
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