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    Paul McCarthy to leave?

    'Anticipated departure' according to Thornley

    http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugb...ster-1.1392922

    #2
    I wonder will we also see Foley leave (to the Irish set up full time) to further cut costs

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      #3
      Originally posted by fullback15 View Post
      I wonder will we also see Foley leave (to the Irish set up full time) to further cut costs
      With Penney taking care of the forwards? Might be an option.
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        #4
        Originally posted by joeriddick View Post
        With Penney taking care of the forwards? Might be an option.
        Yep, he strikes me as very much a hands on coach on the training pitch anyway.

        As regards Paul McCarthy leaving- in fairness he seemed to be doing a good job from the evidence on the pitch in recent times. I would hope, going from reports of his time with Ulster etc, that Botha would be able for the job- and he probably already is an influence on the training pitch.

        What worries me though is who will be responsible for spotting younger props and bringing them through? BJ can hardly coach, be a player AND be a scout and mentor for the ones coming through. Or was McCarthy fulfilling this role anyway? (I'm thinking here of the scrum sessions with the AIL props and running coaching courses etc- those kind of roles)

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          #5
          We need a dedicated scrum coach, though. Our experience over recent years without one showed that.

          Fair play, must say, as a former critic, he turned a weakness into a huge strength this season.
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            #6
            Originally posted by fullback15 View Post
            Yep, he strikes me as very much a hands on coach on the training pitch anyway.

            As regards Paul McCarthy leaving- in fairness he seemed to be doing a good job from the evidence on the pitch in recent times. I would hope, going from reports of his time with Ulster etc, that Botha would be able for the job- and he probably already is an influence on the training pitch.

            What worries me though is who will be responsible for spotting younger props and bringing them through? BJ can hardly coach, be a player AND be a scout and mentor for the ones coming through. Or was McCarthy fulfilling this role anyway? (I'm thinking here of the scrum sessions with the AIL props and running coaching courses etc- those kind of roles)
            Paul does run clinics with schools etc, not sure how BJ could fill that box if the report is accurate.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Ruck Em View Post
              Paul does run clinics with schools etc, not sure how BJ could fill that box if the report is accurate.
              Rob will be taking scrum, Axel staying, not sure what will happen with scrum schools.

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                #8
                A former number 8 coaching the props?

                If he can manage it, brilliant, but you can see why it would make one pause.
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                  #9
                  Was NOD not in charge of the scrum at RWC 2007? Our scrum was excellent there, people forget (I don't blame them)

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                    #10
                    I think it is a bad idea not having a dedicated scrum coach given how important it is to the game.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by fullback15 View Post
                      I wonder will we also see Foley leave (to the Irish set up full time) to further cut costs
                      Pretty certain Axel won't be joining the Irish set-up

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Viigand View Post
                        I think it is a bad idea not having a dedicated scrum coach given how important it is to the game.
                        Especially with crouch-bind-set coming in; you'd have thought (well, I'd have thought, as an ex-backrow player myself with absolutely no idea what goes on in the front row) that it would take someone with specialist knowledge to help the props and the hookers adjust profitably to the new engagement protocols.

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                          #13
                          This makes sense if BJ is staying on. He allegedly does much of the prop-coaching anyway. Coaching the scrum as a unit doesn't require the candidate to have front-row experience, but props do need specialist advice.

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                            #14
                            It seems like BJ's staying on has had some far reaching consequences.

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                              #15
                              All about the finances, look at the signings across the provinces this year, compared to other years they are way down and loads of guys are leaving each province
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