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    SImon Easterby to take coaching role

    http://www.scarlets.co.uk/eng/news/6890.php

    Scarlets confirm release of Simon Easterby to take up international coaching role with Ireland

    17 July 2014, 10:59 am
    By Scarlets


    Simon Easterby will join Ireland's coaching team

    The Scarlets have agreed to release their Head Coach Simon Easterby to support him in taking up a role with Ireland's international coaching set-up next season and further his development and experience of top flight coaching and management.

    #2
    Oh right..

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      #3
      Big step up for him, hope it works out, great to see another Irish coach working in Ireland,
      Scarlets forwards have usually been their weakness in the last few years,
      not great players at his disposal in Llanelli in fairness.
      Hip Flasks at the ready, double for a Stringer ankle tap!

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        #4
        Originally posted by Ruckuss View Post
        Big step up for him, hope it works out, great to see another Irish coach working in Ireland,
        Scarlets forwards have usually been their weakness in the last few years,
        not great players at his disposal in Llanelli in fairness.
        But a great coach should be able to take a bunch of average players and get great results from them . .

        Look at what Joe Schmidt did with Leinster sure . . . .


        As for Easterby, I am unconvinced. Will wait and see myself.

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          #5
          This is an interesting appointment. Scarlets spent most of last season making up for their lack of size up front by cheating unmercifully. A particular favourite was having blockers come in a few metres ahead of rucks to impede the clearers. Nothing very innovative apart from that though. Clear-out technique and organisation was reasonable, but most of the provinces had better-drilled packs last year. I'd guess that the forwards won't be learning too much in camp, just getting familiar with each other and whatever system they're using.

          The appointment of Les Kiss at Ulster has the look of a trial to me. If they go well early in the season, he might get the job permanently. In many ways, Schmidt duplicates Kiss's skills, being an attack and defence coach himself. Easterby has done a stint as defence coach at the Scarlets, and could possibly be running the defensive drills as well in Kiss's place, with Schmidt looking after the overall defensive strategy.

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            #6
            Originally posted by HenryFitz View Post
            This is an interesting appointment. Scarlets spent most of last season making up for their lack of size up front by cheating unmercifully. A particular favourite was having blockers come in a few metres ahead of rucks to impede the clearers. Nothing very innovative apart from that though. Clear-out technique and organisation was reasonable, but most of the provinces had better-drilled packs last year. I'd guess that the forwards won't be learning too much in camp, just getting familiar with each other and whatever system they're using.

            The appointment of Les Kiss at Ulster has the look of a trial to me. If they go well early in the season, he might get the job permanently. In many ways, Schmidt duplicates Kiss's skills, being an attack and defence coach himself. Easterby has done a stint as defence coach at the Scarlets, and could possibly be running the defensive drills as well in Kiss's place, with Schmidt looking after the overall defensive strategy.
            The abscence of specialists towards the end of Kidney's reign was a disaster and it finished him off.

            We need a full time defence coach not a double jobber.

            If I was JS I wouldn't give the IRFU any opportunity to skimp on outlays. They are world class at that.
            I always knew Madigan was a closet Scrum Half. Ignore All things that suggest Continuity.

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              #7
              I think its a good shout. The Scarlets rate him massively, and he did well there with very limited resources.

              It's an amazing opportunity for him as a coach to work with Schmidt. A lot is made of how the players improve under him, I'd image the same would apply to the assistant coaches.
              "There are probably more annoying things than being hectored about African development by a wealthy Irish rock star in a cowboy hat, but I can't think of one at the moment"

              Paul Theroux

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                #8
                Originally posted by The Outlaw View Post

                If I was JS I wouldn't give the IRFU any opportunity to skimp on outlays. They are world class at that.
                Our lack of a sevens team is the pinnacle of that meanness. If third/second world countries can do it enmasse, it's a bit of a joke that we refuse to.
                "There are probably more annoying things than being hectored about African development by a wealthy Irish rock star in a cowboy hat, but I can't think of one at the moment"

                Paul Theroux

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by busby View Post
                  Our lack of a sevens team is the pinnacle of that meanness. If third/second world countries can do it enmasse, it's a bit of a joke that we refuse to.
                  A lot of those teams do the reverse of what Ireland does - concentrate on 7s and forget about the 15 man game.
                  Ireland are one of the few countries that run 'A' teams as well (along with England and SA) and actually send them to tournaments which have third/second countries in them.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by jeepers View Post
                    A lot of those teams do the reverse of what Ireland does - concentrate on 7s and forget about the 15 man game.
                    Ireland are one of the few countries that run 'A' teams as well (along with England and SA) and actually send them to tournaments which have third/second countries in them.
                    For me the roll call of 7's players for other countries who have gone on to outstanding careers in the 15's game totally justifies the outlay on a 7's team.

                    But no we of course are good for that.
                    I always knew Madigan was a closet Scrum Half. Ignore All things that suggest Continuity.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by The Outlaw View Post
                      For me the roll call of 7's players for other countries who have gone on to outstanding careers in the 15's game totally justifies the outlay on a 7's team.

                      But no we of course are good for that.
                      And where is the money to come from - close down Connacht?

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by jeepers View Post
                        And where is the money to come from - close down Connacht?
                        Open up some of their Swiss bank accounts

                        http://www.irishrugby.ie/downloads/I...port201314.pdf

                        14.7m reasons on the Balance Sheet there.
                        Last edited by The Outlaw; 25th-July-2014, 19:01.
                        I always knew Madigan was a closet Scrum Half. Ignore All things that suggest Continuity.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by jeepers View Post
                          And where is the money to come from - close down Connacht?
                          The sevens circuit has become a big money maker, and if not profitable would certainly be less of a loss leader than the A team.

                          How much do our under age teams cost? Or our women sides?

                          The fact the sport will be in the Olympics and we're ignoring it is a complete joke.
                          "There are probably more annoying things than being hectored about African development by a wealthy Irish rock star in a cowboy hat, but I can't think of one at the moment"

                          Paul Theroux

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                            #14
                            We don't produce the type of explosive paced freaks who excel at sevens, no one wants to watch mediocrity
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                              #15
                              Originally posted by busby View Post
                              The sevens circuit has become a big money maker, and if not profitable would certainly be less of a loss leader than the A team.

                              How much do our under age teams cost? Or our women sides?

                              The fact the sport will be in the Olympics and we're ignoring it is a complete joke.
                              I'd say you'd want to be winning a fair bit for it to be a moneymaker.

                              So you think the underage teams should be dropped and not send the women to the Olympics?

                              Where do you think all these 7s players are going to come from bearing in mind that Connacht is full of overseas signings?

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