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    Missed Opportunity-Dewey

    Just wondering does anybody else see Ulster signing of Dewey a missed opportunity for Munster fairly similiar to Trev big strong guy likes running straight lines.with all the speculation surrounding trev signing dewey would have eased my concerns some what.what ye tink?have we our eyes open to potential targets or not?

    #2
    Munster Rugby are currently scouring the seven seas as we speak !

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      #3
      Big Pete is still in talks with Munster. There was a Beeb article, I think, on the old site. Maybe one of the mods can dig it out.
      The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

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        #4

        Originally posted by Point
        Munster Rugby are currently scouring the seven seas as we speak !

        Might as well get it in before Langer rises from the dead.
        The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

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          #5


          Originally posted by The Word Is Born
          Big Pete is still in talks with Munster. There was a Beeb article, I think, on the old site. Maybe one of the mods can dig it out.

          I think he is still contracted to one of those West Country/Cornwall clubs ?

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            #6





            How did Munster miss out on this signing????? [img]smileys/shock.gif[/img]


            DG will be distraught! [img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]



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            <TD ="line">Ben Gissing on the move to Edinburgh</TD></TR>
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            26 February 2007, 3:30 pm</TD></TR>
            <TR>
            <TD ="multimedia"></TD></TR>
            <TR>
            <TD ="abstract">Edinburgh Rugby Ltd has strengthened the squad for next season by signing New Zealand-born lock Ben Gissing on a two-year deal. </TD></TR>
            <TR>
            <TD ="article">Currently with Italian club Calvisano, Gissing played for Leinster for four years, scoring ten tries in 73 matches. He previously played for Auckland in the NPC and represented Ireland A and the New Zealand Barbarians.


            Speaking on joining Edinburgh, Ben Gissing said: “I’m excited about the challenge and looking forward to playing in the Magners League again, as well as being involved in the Heineken Cup.


            “Having played at Leinster for four years, I have been to the city a few times. It’s a great place and my wife and I are looking forward to bringing up our baby there.”


            Head coach Lynn Howells said: “Ben is a lineout specialist and an athlete and can cover both the second and back rows. At two metres tall and weighing 120 kgs, he brings a physical presence to the squad. When he’s faced teams I’ve coached in the past, he’s always caused me problems with his aggressiveness, lineout ability and physicality at the breakdown area.”


            Executive Chairman Alex Carruthers added: “We are delighted that Ben will be joining us next season. A player of his stature and experience will add the required steel to the Edinburgh pack.”





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            New infraction avoidance policy: a post may be described as imbecilic, but its author should never be described as an imbecile.

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              #7

              Originally posted by Point

              Originally posted by The Word Is Born
              Big Pete is still in talks with Munster. There was a Beeb article, I think, on the old site. Maybe one of the mods can dig it out.

              I think he is still contracted to one of those West Country/Cornwall clubs ?
              Apparently they are only holding his registration to stop other clubs sniffing around him while he carries out his missionary work in Africa. He's only just arrived there after rebuilding most of Indonesia after the tsunami.
              The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

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                #8
                Originally posted by Old Dog


                How did Munster miss out on this signing????? [img]smileys/shock.gif[/img]


                DG will be distraught! [img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]



                <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 summary="Layout table" ="std_newsartd"><T><T>
                <T>
                <TR>
                <TD ="line">Ben Gissing on the move to Edinburgh</TD></TR>
                <TR>
                <TD ="date">





                26 February 2007, 3:30 pm</TD></TR>
                <TR>
                <TD ="multimedia"></TD></TR>
                <TR>
                <TD ="abstract">Edinburgh Rugby Ltd has strengthened the squad for next season by signing New Zealand-born lock Ben Gissing on a two-year deal. </TD></TR>
                <TR>
                <TD ="article">Currently with Italian club Calvisano, Gissing played for Leinster for four years, scoring ten tries in 73 matches. He previously played for Auckland in the NPC and represented Ireland A and the New Zealand Barbarians.


                Speaking on joining Edinburgh, Ben Gissing said: “I’m excited about the challenge and looking forward to playing in the Magners League again, as well as being involved in the Heineken Cup.


                “Having played at Leinster for four years, I have been to the city a few times. It’s a great place and my wife and I are looking forward to bringing up our baby there.”


                Head coach Lynn Howells said: “Ben is a lineout specialist and an athlete and can cover both the second and back rows. At two metres tall and weighing 120 kgs, he brings a physical presence to the squad. When he’s faced teams I’ve coached in the past, he’s always caused me problems with his aggressiveness, lineout ability and physicality at the breakdown area.”


                Executive Chairman Alex Carruthers added: “We are delighted that Ben will be joining us next season. A player of his stature and experience will add the required steel to the Edinburgh pack.”</TD></TR></T></T></T></TABLE>

                Shouldn't this be in the Scottish Rugby in crisis thread OD ?


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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Corker
                  Originally posted by Old Dog


                  How did Munster miss out on this signing????? [img]smileys/shock.gif[/img]


                  DG will be distraught! [img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]



                  <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 summary="Layout table" ="std_newsartd"><T><T><T>
                  <T>
                  <TR>
                  <TD ="line">Ben Gissing on the move to Edinburgh</TD></TR>
                  <TR>
                  <TD ="date">





                  26 February 2007, 3:30 pm</TD></TR>
                  <TR>
                  <TD ="multimedia"></TD></TR>
                  <TR>
                  <TD ="abstract">Edinburgh Rugby Ltd has strengthened the squad for next season by signing New Zealand-born lock Ben Gissing on a two-year deal. </TD></TR>
                  <TR>
                  <TD ="article">Currently with Italian club Calvisano, Gissing played for Leinster for four years, scoring ten tries in 73 matches. He previously played for Auckland in the NPC and represented Ireland A and the New Zealand Barbarians.


                  Speaking on joining Edinburgh, Ben Gissing said: “I’m excited about the challenge and looking forward to playing in the Magners League again, as well as being involved in the Heineken Cup.


                  “Having played at Leinster for four years, I have been to the city a few times. It’s a great place and my wife and I are looking forward to bringing up our baby there.”


                  Head coach Lynn Howells said: “Ben is a lineout specialist and an athlete and can cover both the second and back rows. At two metres tall and weighing 120 kgs, he brings a physical presence to the squad. When he’s faced teams I’ve coached in the past, he’s always caused me problems with his aggressiveness, lineout ability and physicality at the breakdown area.”


                  Executive Chairman Alex Carruthers added: “We are delighted that Ben will be joining us next season. A player of his stature and experience will add the required steel to the Edinburgh pack.”</TD></TR></T></T></T></T></TABLE>


                  Shouldn't this be in the Scottish Rugby in crisis thread OD ?


                  True - or maybein the "Italian domestic Rugby breathes a huge sigh of relief" thread! [img]smileys/biggrin.gif[/img]


                  New infraction avoidance policy: a post may be described as imbecilic, but its author should never be described as an imbecile.

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                    #10
                    Who is this big Pete then, sounds like some player if he is rebuilding countries...def do a job at 12

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by The Word Is Born
                      Originally posted by Point


                      Originally posted by The Word Is Born
                      Big Pete is still in talks with Munster. There was a Beeb article, I think, on the old site. Maybe one of the mods can dig it out.

                      I think he is still contracted to one of those West Country/Cornwall clubs ?

                      Apparently they are only holding his registration to stop other clubs sniffing around him while he carries out his missionary work in Africa. He's only just arrived there after rebuilding most of Indonesia after the tsunami.

                      It's a shame to see clubs act like that. This is a guy's career.

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                        #12
                        Glad it didn't take a smilie OD !

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                          #13

                          Originally posted by Ja Boetie
                          Who is this big Pete then, sounds like some player if he is rebuilding countries...def do a job at 12
                          12 or 13, mainly 13, and can also wait for it...prop! As Langford would say "ligind".
                          The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

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                            #14
                            He's dropped a fair few goals and knocked over his share of goal line conversions too.
                            Hibernicis natione, Mumhan per gratiam Dei

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                              @@@@SPAN ="post">Munsters new signing..





                              'Big' @@@@SPAN style="color: rgb(255, 155, 5);">Pete@@@@/SPAN> O'Donovan on Munster


                              @@@@SPAN style="color: rgb(255, 155, 5);">Pete@@@@/SPAN> O' Donovan chats candidly about Munster's Henieken Cup Win and the possibility of his move to the European Champions





                              When Munster finally reached their Holy Grail, it meant as much to
                              Peter O' Donovan as it did to any man alive. But for the man known
                              simply as 'Big' @@@@SPAN style="color: rgb(255, 155, 5);">Pete@@@@/SPAN>,
                              it was also tinged with a sadness that, even now, he finds hard to
                              fully hide. Were it not for "fate and circumstances beyond anyones's
                              control", Big @@@@SPAN style="color: rgb(255, 155, 5);">Pete@@@@/SPAN> would have been clad in red on that memorable day in Cardiff.





                              To tell the story of Big @@@@SPAN style="color: rgb(255, 155, 5);">Pete@@@@/SPAN>'s
                              life in rugby would require the great Eamon Andrews and his Red Book
                              for a 6 hour special edition of that great show. But the last 12 months
                              have been exceptional, even by this extraordinary man's life. For it
                              was just over a year ago that word broke of a possible move to his
                              beloved Munster. For Big @@@@SPAN style="color: rgb(255, 155, 5);">Pete@@@@/SPAN>, having spent the previous 7 years playing rugby in Fiji, Argentina and Australia, it was the dream move he had longed for.





                              "It happened at a funny time to be honest. I had been playing well on
                              the wing, but then we got badly rocked by injuries in the centre. I
                              guess because of my size, I was an ideal choice!" Standing at 6'5 and
                              17 stone, he certainly fit the mould. "It went really well, I had
                              played there as a schoolboy. And in my first 6 games at 13 I scored 15
                              tries. It was a club record, and obviously attracted attention"





                              Word of Big @@@@SPAN style="color: rgb(255, 155, 5);">Pete@@@@/SPAN>'s
                              deeds soon spread, and suddenly messageboards in the Southern Province
                              were awash with rumours of an imminent move. "I was at an orphanage one
                              day, helping out in the soup kitchen, it's something I like to stay
                              involved in, keeps your feet rooted. As I was making my way home, one
                              of my best friends said there were reports of me moving to Ireland,
                              back home to Munster. I took no notice at first. But 3 days later,
                              well, lets just say there were calls"




                              He is very slow to discuss what contact was made, and by whom. But
                              he leaves one think beyond doubt. "It was agreed, I was to move home in
                              August"




                              But then cruel fate began to play havoc on this gentle giant. "No
                              more than a week after sorting out the move, early June last year I
                              think it was, I damaged my hamstring. It meant I was struggling in
                              games, but we were in serious problems with so many guys out." And so
                              typical of the man, he soldiered on for those around him. He played the
                              remaining 12 games of the season at Loose Head Prop, often writhing in
                              agony for days after the game.





                              It meant that when August arrived, and the time for Big @@@@SPAN style="color: rgb(255, 155, 5);">Pete@@@@/SPAN>
                              to head home, he was, instead, preparing to go "under the knife". Such
                              was the damage done to his hamstring ih his efforts for the club, that
                              they had to remove it. "I was gutted when they told me after the op.
                              The first thing that came in to my head was Munster. Then I realised
                              that I'd better ask the doc if I could walk!! Thankfully the answer was
                              yes, but my playing days were to be over. I was gutted!"





                              This should have been the end of the story for @@@@SPAN style="color: rgb(255, 155, 5);">Pete@@@@/SPAN>'s
                              dream of moving back to his native Munster, but amazingly it wasn't. 4
                              weeks later, he togged out for a charity game, and played the full 80
                              minutes. The dream was once again alive. "All I could think of was
                              putting on that red jersey. I wanted to be there to hel
                              The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

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