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    Stephen Moore

    http://www.the42.ie/munster-irfu-blo...52784-Nov2015/

    If true, pretty disappointing, really think he would have fitted in and become like a Paulie figure.
    None of our hookers are on the Irish radar, Sherry might if he was fit but there must be questions about his long term longevity
    And AFAIK, no NIQ hookers playing at the provinces

    #2
    Damn, would have been an excellent signing for us
    "There are a lot of points that we’ve left behind and this is with a young group. That probably tells you what they’re capable of and that they’re a very good side.

    Probably next year or the year after next they will take some stopping"

    Anthony Foley, May 2016. Axel RIP

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      #3
      Ridiculous. None of the Munster players are even close to the Irish squad. There is a hooker playing for Rock this year who is ahead of them.
      Last edited by The Last Stand; 18th-November-2015, 18:07.

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        #4
        From that site:

        Munster are frustrated by the IRFU’s lack of willingness to allow a deal to be completed for a player they felt would have added greatly to their ability to remain competitive in the Champions Cup next season.
        Moore captained the Wallabies in last month's World Cup final.
        It is understood that the IRFU’s main reluctance centred around the fact that Moore, who turns 33 in January but remains in superb condition, would have denied homegrown Irish-qualified players game time.
        Munster currently have Mike Sherry, Duncan Casey, Niall Scannell and Kevin O’Byrne as hooking options in their senior squad.

        The42 understands that Munster also made moves to bring in an openside flanker from abroad ahead of next season, but that the IRFU also blocked any such intention. The southern province are now believed to be targeting Leinster’s Dominic Ryan.
        Last edited by Late try; 18th-November-2015, 18:10.

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          #5
          If Sherry and Casey are out for any length of time at all this is a truly shambolic veto.

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            #6
            And what are the knock on effects? What player will discuss anything with an Irish province if there is a likelihood that the IRFU will block.

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              #7
              Wouldn't be a huge fan of Dippy Ryan, we have loads of perma crocked underpowered lads now and in our past
              I am the million man.

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                #8
                There are indeed some things I do not understand in the way IRFU and Provinces are ruling the developpement of their sport in Ireland. Letting the doors from abroad wide open would be indeed an error, but letting players and especially young ones rotting on the bench in this Province or in this instead of spreading them in each, refusing the help the presence of some experienced player could be for young lads in their improvement, the choice of several "prospects" NIQ players, or not considering one of the four Provinces as the equal of the others for exemple are really mysterious to me.
                "To be energetic and self-sufficing is to be happy; but while one desire remains in the heart happiness may not come there. For to desire is to be incomplete: it is the badge of dependence, the signal of unhappiness, and to be freed from that is to be freed from every fetter that can possibly be forged." (James Stephens, Deirdre)

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                  #9
                  The42 understands that Munster also made moves to bring in an openside flanker from abroad ahead of next season, but that the IRFU also blocked any such intention. The southern province are now believed to be targeting Leinster’s Dominic Ryan.

                  Thats the bit that bothers me most. Dominic Ryan with the greatest respect will not set the world on fire. Are we now at the stage that we have to mop up Leinster rejects? I wouldn't have him above what we have already, he can't bring us anything extra or better. So between Nucifora and Schmidt we are to be limited in our ambition and ability to recruit the best available. Might bas well give up so!
                  Mumha Abu

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by deltared View Post
                    The42 understands that Munster also made moves to bring in an openside flanker from abroad ahead of next season, but that the IRFU also blocked any such intention. The southern province are now believed to be targeting Leinster’s Dominic Ryan.

                    Thats the bit that bothers me most. Dominic Ryan with the greatest respect will not set the world on fire. Are we now at the stage that we have to mop up Leinster rejects? I wouldn't have him above what we have already, he can't bring us anything extra or better. So between Nucifora and Schmidt we are to be limited in our ambition and ability to recruit the best available. Might bas well give up so!

                    Its been that way for a while. Look at the current squad. Its why I've questioned the academy system. IMO its been running long enough now to show that it isn't working for Munster in its current form.

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                      #11
                      This is old news.
                      Yorn desh born, der ritt de gitt der gue,
                      Orn desh, dee born desh, de umn bork! bork! bork!

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                        #12
                        Dom Ryan, to be fair to him, isn't underpowered. He hits like a train in the tackle. He's just not very good otherwise. He also seems unnecessary when we already have Sean Doyle and Jordan Coghlan backing up the four current back-rows, with Shane Buckley an option as well and O'Donnell set to make his comeback in January. Strange stuff.

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                          #13
                          Absoloutely ridiculous given both the injury situation at hooker, and the leadership deficit in the pack after POC finishing and POM being out for a year.

                          If the IRFU want to stop us signing players of this calibre then they should be insisting on moves such as Cronin to Munster, or offering better replacement for POM and TOD than Dominic Ryan.

                          Who in the IRFU is doing the blocking on this, still the PAG? If so, has recent allikadoo appointee changes had some impact on all this?
                          "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
                            Originally posted by busby View Post
                            Absoloutely ridiculous given both the injury situation at hooker, and the leadership deficit in the pack after POC finishing and POM being out for a year.

                            If the IRFU want to stop us signing players of this calibre then they should be insisting on moves such as Cronin to Munster, or offering better replacement for POM and TOD than Dominic Ryan.

                            Who in the IRFU is doing the blocking on this, still the PAG? If so, has recent allikadoo appointee changes had some impact on all this?
                            The 42 article explicitly pointed to Nucifora.
                            Tis but a scratch.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by thoughtless View Post
                              Dom Ryan, to be fair to him, isn't underpowered. He hits like a train in the tackle. He's just not very good otherwise. He also seems unnecessary when we already have Sean Doyle and Jordan Coghlan backing up the four current back-rows, with Shane Buckley an option as well and O'Donnell set to make his comeback in January. Strange stuff.
                              If tackling was the only element of the sport he'd be grand, sadly though there's far more to rugby, which is why he is underpowered, which may also explain his regular crockery
                              I am the million man.

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