URC 2022/23 - Other Sides

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Neill_M
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Neill_M wrote: Tue Jul 02, 2024 10:47 am Ex Blues and New Zealand Maori 10 Otere Black being linked with Connacht, currently playing in the 2nd division in Japan according to wiki.
1 time capped All Black Josh Ioane, the back up to McKenzie at the Chiefs is the new rumour.
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https://x.com/PirateRugbyPod/status/1810271397404463181


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First images of Ospreys’s planned ‘multi-million pound’ redevelopment of st. Helens in Swansea ahead of their move there in 2025

It will include a 4G pitch and new clubhouse

The leadership has previously said they’re aiming for a capacity of between 6,000 and 8,000
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Neill_M wrote: Wed Jul 03, 2024 6:10 pm
Neill_M wrote: Tue Jul 02, 2024 10:47 am Ex Blues and New Zealand Maori 10 Otere Black being linked with Connacht, currently playing in the 2nd division in Japan according to wiki.
1 time capped All Black Josh Ioane, the back up to McKenzie at the Chiefs is the new rumour.
Signing confirmed now.
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Connacht Rugby are delighted to announce the signing of talented All Black out-half Josh Ioane from the Chiefs for the 2024/25 season.

Ioane arrives with vast experience at the highest level of southern hemisphere rugby with 72 Super Rugby caps between spells at the Chiefs most recently, and the Highlanders prior to that, scoring over 300 points in the process.

While playing for the Highlanders, the 28-year-old earned a call-up to the All Blacks for the 2019 Rugby Championship, making his international debut against Tonga that year and scoring 8 points off the bench.

Ioane also featured for the All Blacks XV against Ireland ‘A’ at the RDS Arena in November 2022, and previously played and scored against Ireland for the Maori All Blacks in both fixtures during Ireland’s summer tour of New Zealand that same year.

A versatile and dynamic playmaker, Ioane has established himself as one of the most exciting out-halves in New Zealand, while he has also played regularly at full-back and occasionally at centre, providing Pete Wilkins with further depth in key positions.
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Good to see Connacht being allowed to sign a 10 after the Prendergast fiasco.
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Jetstream wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 5:33 pm Good to see Connacht being allowed to sign a 10 after the Prendergast fiasco.
One year deal to start with (to cover JJs injury). His deal, JJs and Carty's all would be up next Summer, Carty the eldest of the three.
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