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Re: TRANSFER RUMOURS!!

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2022 5:09 pm
by Dave
kingofthehill wrote:
HammerTime wrote:I disagree Ulster in no way should be looking to sign any more backs. (other than a 10) We have to have a look at Sexton before he goes AWOL and we have Postlewaith coming through (who looks class) never mind what all is there currently. A high end prop and second row would be my wish list. Can't believe Carters contract was extended so that rules another SR out. We are winning plenty of pens at the breakdown and maul but we barely hold our own in the scrum and concede more pens than we gain. That is the one major area we are missing out on. Many of these Leinstermen we have are decent signings but I find O'Connor, O'Sullivan, Murphy even Timoney along with our own Warke ... they always get found out in the bigger games v better opposition. They go missing, and often collectively.
Unfortunately Sexton isn’t of the standard.
Postlewaite will get game time next year for sure.

If I’m in charge at Ulster then my Top 3 priorities with all things considered currently.

1. Loosehead - already stated the issue. We don’t want another Carter situation in which we don’t get our main target and then settle.
2. 2nd row - already stated the issue. Renewing Carters contract was a sackable offence IMO.
3. Utility back - I would like to know the injuries stats this year when you compare backs to forwards. Always feel there are loads of niggles with backs across the whole back line hence why a top notch experience back would fill in nicely.
Just look at what happened this year - Addison and Stockdale injured and Lowry moved from 10 to 15. Tonight we have Moore playing his second game at 15.

Backrow- Mccann will take over from Reidy. Reffell is in. Can’t sign another NIQ for backrow. I think Ulster missed a trick with Josh Murphy going to Connacht.


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Sexton not good enough even for a squad role in the Ulster setup?

Bearing in mind we have some players who are highly injury prone in the back three: Stockdale, Lyttle, Addison etc. Gilroy not doing it anymore.

He's contracted to 2023, hopefully he can turn things around.

Re: TRANSFER RUMOURS!!

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2022 5:11 pm
by kingofthehill
Dave wrote:
kingofthehill wrote:
HammerTime wrote:I disagree Ulster in no way should be looking to sign any more backs. (other than a 10) We have to have a look at Sexton before he goes AWOL and we have Postlewaith coming through (who looks class) never mind what all is there currently. A high end prop and second row would be my wish list. Can't believe Carters contract was extended so that rules another SR out. We are winning plenty of pens at the breakdown and maul but we barely hold our own in the scrum and concede more pens than we gain. That is the one major area we are missing out on. Many of these Leinstermen we have are decent signings but I find O'Connor, O'Sullivan, Murphy even Timoney along with our own Warke ... they always get found out in the bigger games v better opposition. They go missing, and often collectively.
Unfortunately Sexton isn’t of the standard.
Postlewaite will get game time next year for sure.

If I’m in charge at Ulster then my Top 3 priorities with all things considered currently.

1. Loosehead - already stated the issue. We don’t want another Carter situation in which we don’t get our main target and then settle.
2. 2nd row - already stated the issue. Renewing Carters contract was a sackable offence IMO.
3. Utility back - I would like to know the injuries stats this year when you compare backs to forwards. Always feel there are loads of niggles with backs across the whole back line hence why a top notch experience back would fill in nicely.
Just look at what happened this year - Addison and Stockdale injured and Lowry moved from 10 to 15. Tonight we have Moore playing his second game at 15.

Backrow- Mccann will take over from Reidy. Reffell is in. Can’t sign another NIQ for backrow. I think Ulster missed a trick with Josh Murphy going to Connacht.


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Sexton not good enough even for a squad role in the Ulster setup?

Bearing in mind we have some players who are highly injury prone in the back three: Stockdale, Lyttle, Addison etc. Gilroy not doing it anymore.

He's contracted to 2023, hopefully he can turn things around.
Just my opinion on Sexton.

Personally think if he was good enough he would of got more game time this year.


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Re: TRANSFER RUMOURS!!

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2022 5:42 pm
by Dave
kingofthehill wrote:
Dave wrote:
kingofthehill wrote:
HammerTime wrote:I disagree Ulster in no way should be looking to sign any more backs. (other than a 10) We have to have a look at Sexton before he goes AWOL and we have Postlewaith coming through (who looks class) never mind what all is there currently. A high end prop and second row would be my wish list. Can't believe Carters contract was extended so that rules another SR out. We are winning plenty of pens at the breakdown and maul but we barely hold our own in the scrum and concede more pens than we gain. That is the one major area we are missing out on. Many of these Leinstermen we have are decent signings but I find O'Connor, O'Sullivan, Murphy even Timoney along with our own Warke ... they always get found out in the bigger games v better opposition. They go missing, and often collectively.
Unfortunately Sexton isn’t of the standard.
Postlewaite will get game time next year for sure.

If I’m in charge at Ulster then my Top 3 priorities with all things considered currently.

1. Loosehead - already stated the issue. We don’t want another Carter situation in which we don’t get our main target and then settle.
2. 2nd row - already stated the issue. Renewing Carters contract was a sackable offence IMO.
3. Utility back - I would like to know the injuries stats this year when you compare backs to forwards. Always feel there are loads of niggles with backs across the whole back line hence why a top notch experience back would fill in nicely.
Just look at what happened this year - Addison and Stockdale injured and Lowry moved from 10 to 15. Tonight we have Moore playing his second game at 15.

Backrow- Mccann will take over from Reidy. Reffell is in. Can’t sign another NIQ for backrow. I think Ulster missed a trick with Josh Murphy going to Connacht.


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Sexton not good enough even for a squad role in the Ulster setup?

Bearing in mind we have some players who are highly injury prone in the back three: Stockdale, Lyttle, Addison etc. Gilroy not doing it anymore.

He's contracted to 2023, hopefully he can turn things around.
Just my opinion on Sexton.

Personally think if he was good enough he would of got more game time this year.


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Yeah I know he struggles with tackle technique for all his pace. I certainly get the impression Dan is protecting him from the weight of expectation due to his athletic qualities. Maybe he will get some preseason opportunities.

Re: TRANSFER RUMOURS!!

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2022 7:59 pm
by HammerTime
He was getting pre season friendlies 2-3 years ago. He should have had a start or two v Zebre/Dragons at home this year.

Re: TRANSFER RUMOURS!!

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2022 11:00 am
by nonplussed
If he's not cutting the mustard in training then why play him... hype means nothing, performance and rugby intelligence are everything, and that's why Ethan McIlroy has powered past Sexton despite being overlooked initially. If Sexton turns out to be a speedier Andy Maxwell (which I hope he doesn't) then we need to look elsewhere