Probably not right place to post but does the fact Bent is put straight in to Irish squad mean that Hagan is written off at Leinster And Ireland? Had potential but like Fionn Carr left Connacht thinking they were going somewhere and both seem to have gone in reverse
His , hagan , career would be going nowhere with Connacht either...deccie doesn't travel west to look at players.
what age is hagan 25? Similar to archer...
Problem is we only have 4 teams and 2 of those have foreign tightheads starting..... we have backlog of tighheads around the country hagan archer Ryan Moore fitzpatrick furlong ..some getting more exposure than others...some getting very little.
We have to utilise Connacht more and loan stints in England like Ryan.
As for Carr he has had amble opportunity.
will we ever see props that can do both again? gethin can do that, can he?
or can anyone anymore? court clearly cannot. How would ross do on the
LHP side? Pardon my ignorance.
Have to say, this whole dent business has had a pretty astounding
turnaround time.. wtf? Smacks of swanning and waltzing in, like.
The article is kinda; oh ya... he's playing ever week for taranaki,
and um, he just got off the plane, and well that's it really.
is not a bit f********g odd?
Bent has been playing regularly with Taranki in the provincial championship in New Zealand and arrived in Ireland earlier today. (and could wind up starting v SA in 12 days)..
Last edited by mtcmolloy; 29th-October-2012 at 12:28.
I remember mullins/mostyn/maggs came in late 90s when we
were struggling with pro rugby , and there was a feeling that
they were welcome when mullins met his cousins in
ballinacurra or some place, and there was photos in the papers..
But we were at rock bottom back then, and I think it was merited..
I don't think we are now in the same dire straits we were in back
then, yet all these guys are 'appearing'.. Is it not a bit of a
culture shift going on?
The Hagan move to Leinster and the subsequent White move to Connacht have been bad for almost everybody. Leinster didn't really benefit, Hagan certainly didn't and now even Loughney, who was progressing well, finds himself back on the bench. Connacht have done ok out of it but I don't think they're much better off than before. A bloody shambles really.
Will the welsh and Irish players called into their national squads be available for the Rabo games this weekend?
\"In a world gone mad, only a lunatic is truly insane\"
That said, having just read the interview with Andress on another thread, I'm disappointed not to see him getting a shot. Starting every week in the Premiership is generally a sign you can hack it.
I'm ok with him, as he's a passport holder, which says something..
But has he ever been to europe before? this is all a bit unreal
So that's 38 players now and still not a single specialist FB...
Good things happen to those who wait, though mostly much too late.
I don't think its as clearcut as saying aviva is better...when Ross came to Ireland he a couple of stone too heavy even though he was fine in England....i do admit in England scrummaging is king but there's other facets required in pro12.
Healy and Best could be out,ROG back on the bike already 35 and raring to go.
Last edited by barleys chinos; 29th-October-2012 at 18:40.
CJ's not in the squad...really?? Kidney Out!!