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    #91
    Originally posted by ScrummieMan View Post

    Kendellan and Okeke still in school.

    Buckley needs to earn place via sub-academy.

    Eoin O'Connor is joining straight from school.
    Frightening enough thought Okeke still in school next year!

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      #92
      Originally posted by LimerickRugbyFan View Post

      Frightening enough thought Okeke still in school next year!
      Only seen highlights of him this year but a try he scored really stood out. Ran over the top of someone in a tight space and then decided to gas the last defender instead of running over them too, which presumably he could have done.

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        #93
        Originally posted by Fetcher View Post

        Only seen highlights of him this year but a try he scored really stood out. Ran over the top of someone in a tight space and then decided to gas the last defender instead of running over them too, which presumably he could have done.
        Men against boys stuff https://twitter.com/CianTracey1/stat...840683520?s=09
        When things go wrong, blame McGahan

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          #94
          Originally posted by LimerickRugbyFan View Post

          Frightening enough thought Okeke still in school next year!
          Are you sure of this? One of the tweets under B.A.'s post says that "He’s in 6th year but should be in 5th as the school didn’t offer him a place in transition year".

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            #95
            Originally posted by Mumhain View Post

            Are you sure of this? One of the tweets under B.A.'s post says that "He’s in 6th year but should be in 5th as the school didn’t offer him a place in transition year".
            No idea. I only saw it from a previous post

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              #96
              Okeke is actually finished school, but not going straight into the academy as he isn't at that level yet. A year or possibly two at sub-academy level calls first.

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                #97
                Originally posted by highfield View Post
                After a missed season, Pau decided to turn a page, not keeping many players. To date, eight are no longer included in the Pau plans for the 2019/2020 financial year and have not yet found a drop-off point. Canadian stalwart Matt Tierney (23), Irish second-row Dave Foley (31), but also five third-row, with Englishman Steffon Armitage (33), Australian Ben Mowen (34), Neo Zealander Peter Saili (31), as well as the two Irishmen Sean Dougall (29) and Paddy Butler (28). Winger Adrien Planté, 34, is also still without a club.

                Dougall just has signed for my home city, in ProD2 (Valence)
                Great !
                Come on Connacht and VRDR!

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                  #98
                  Originally posted by ScrummieMan View Post
                  Okeke is actually finished school, but not going straight into the academy as he isn't at that level yet. A year or possibly two at sub-academy level calls first.
                  He does not seem far off that level but makes sense to have a player for at least a season get used to what is required for professional rugby but we sometimes wait too long with some talent.

                  ROG was 20 when he was first capped for Munster and was belatedly capped for Ireland at aged 22.

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                    #99
                    I cant help wondering if these possible professional players coming from schools should do at least one year playing at club level preferably upper levels of AIL before wasting time and money to find they probably wont make the grade in the professional grade. Munster could then make a more informed decision on who they offer academy places to and we should get a better return from the academy

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                      Originally posted by locomotion View Post
                      I cant help wondering if these possible professional players coming from schools should do at least one year playing at club level preferably upper levels of AIL before wasting time and money to find they probably wont make the grade in the professional grade. Munster could then make a more informed decision on who they offer academy places to and we should get a better return from the academy
                      They do play AIL but the point of the Academy is to simultaneously prepare them for the next step and to see if they can make it as a professional. Just playing AIL won’t tell them that.

                      They need to be exposed to and tested in a professional environment to see if they can hack it. Not all talented players have the required mentality.

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                        Originally posted by jagawayagain View Post

                        Very impressed by both- particularly Healy- but there will be a fair queue for the 10 slot, JJ (hopefully Ireland No1 post WC), JJ/TB and themselves. I think JJ/TB will have to have moved to 12/15 or moved on for either to get game time the season after next. At least we have a top 10 on the back room staff to help manage this process.
                        No way will or should JJ be ireland no1 post anything. At least has to be very consistent performing with Munster and he isnt doing that.

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                          Originally posted by locomotion View Post
                          I cant help wondering if these possible professional players coming from schools should do at least one year playing at club level preferably upper levels of AIL before wasting time and money to find they probably wont make the grade in the professional grade. Munster could then make a more informed decision on who they offer academy places to and we should get a better return from the academy
                          They all do play club level for at least a season before moving up grades. What players havent recently?

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                            Originally posted by ormond lad View Post
                            No way will or should JJ be ireland no1 post anything. At least has to be very consistent performing with Munster and he isnt doing that.
                            I think that's a typo and should be JC as he then references JJ/TB in the same sentence.

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                              is Jack O Sullivan highly rated? He looks small but I saw him score last year for u20s and he seemed to be very powerful.
                              \"Only Pienaar, Botha and Ferris would be in contention for a place on our first 15. That\'s a fact.\" - Tickettout\'s take on Ulster April 2011.

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                                Originally posted by ormond lad View Post
                                No way will or should JJ be ireland no1 post anything. At least has to be very consistent performing with Munster and he isnt doing that.
                                Agreed, I intended to write JC as Ireland No1 post RWC, JJ, unfortunately for him, is unlikely to even be Munster No 1 in any position

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