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Academy prop

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:49 am
by jackthelad
I read elsewhere so don't know if it's correct, - that ex-Campbell prop John McKee has linked up with Leinster Rugby. I think he is a good prospect so why has this come to pass? Has he gone to Trinity or UCD perhaps?

Re: Academy prop

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:05 am
by therealspratt
Maybe Ulster Rugby would like to continue to have no looseheads cluttering up the academy.

Re: Academy prop

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:27 am
by Setanta
Maybe big Mac is coming home?

Re: Academy prop

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:39 am
by Cornerfleg
We are Ulster ... we only deal with THs ... LHs are soooo last season darling. THs are the new black.

Re: Academy prop

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:14 am
by Dave
We are well stocked.

Re: Academy prop

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:16 am
by LegsLikeSausages
Dave wrote:We are well stocked.

Well stocked with big foam pointy finger thingys and brad pitt stout.

Loose head props on the other hand...

Re: Academy prop

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:37 am
by bangorboy
I believe he may have been offered a sub academy place - where you do the same work for none of the reward - so can understand why he looked at other options.

Re: Academy prop

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:42 am
by therealspratt
At least Reid is sub academy now but we'll see how things pan out there.

I look forward to a season of Tommy O'Hagan continuing to not be given opportunities.

Re: Academy prop

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:54 am
by LegsLikeSausages
therealspratt wrote:At least Reid is sub academy now but we'll see how things pan out there.

I look forward to a season of Tommy O'Hagan continuing to not be given opportunities.

Good news about Reid

Re: Academy prop

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:57 am
by Snipe Watson
LegsLikeSausages wrote:
therealspratt wrote:At least Reid is sub academy now but we'll see how things pan out there.

I look forward to a season of Tommy O'Hagan continuing to not be given opportunities.

Good news about Reid

I don't think Tommy is where he needs to be as a player yet. I've seen a fair bit of him playing and he's good, very good, but it's a massive step up required.

Re: Academy prop

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:13 pm
by therealspratt
Snipe Watson wrote:
LegsLikeSausages wrote:
therealspratt wrote:At least Reid is sub academy now but we'll see how things pan out there.

I look forward to a season of Tommy O'Hagan continuing to not be given opportunities.

Good news about Reid

I don't think Tommy is where he needs to be as a player yet. I've seen a fair bit of him playing and he's good, very good, but it's a massive step up required.

I get that he likely needs some more seasoning, but when you consider what we've got there right now and the good it can do exposing a player to senior rugby, it's daft that he's 25 now without a single cap to his name. Especially considering that we knew all through last season that we were losing Black and VDM was a dud, that he wasn't properly blooded seems mad.

Re: Academy prop

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:00 pm
by launish116
How does O'Hagan compare to O'Sullivan?

Re: Academy prop

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:53 pm
by therealspratt
launish116 wrote:How does O'Hagan compare to O'Sullivan?

O'Sullivan seems to have been signed to bolster Banbridge.