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Re: Mexico 17/18

Postby solidarity » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:22 pm

10 or 15 only wrote:
Samstew wrote:European champions Leinster have announced the signing of Australian back Joe Tomane from Montpellier.

Tomane, who can operate at wing and centre, has been capped 17 times by the Wallabies and is a former rugby league player.

The 28-year-old joined Montpellier from Super Rugby side the Brumbies in 2016.

"Joe is a player that everyone who supports the team will be excited about," said Leinster head coach Leo Cullen.

"I hope we will all learn from some of the experiences that he has had in both codes of rugby.

"He has played with some great players and played under some great coaches too.

"One of the main factors in signing Joe was the enthusiasm he showed in looking to join the club."

Last season Leinster won the European Champions Cup and the Pro14 competition.

Tomane, who made his international debut in 2012, described Leinster as one of the world's premier clubs.

Recently it was announced Leinster's versatile back Joey Carbery was joining Munster.

Taken from the BBC website.


Sam, you missed the last paragraph...

The arrival of the non-Irish qualifed Tomane at Leinster may lead to a few more raised eyebrows in Ulster circles after the IRFU recently blocked the northern province's attempt to sign South African international fly-half Elton Jantjies as a replacement for Paddy Jackson.

If even the Beeb are commenting on this, clearly it's not only us who think that there's something rotten in the state of Irish rugby.
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Re: Mexico 17/18

Postby Samstew » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:40 pm

solidarity wrote:
10 or 15 only wrote:
Samstew wrote:European champions Leinster have announced the signing of Australian back Joe Tomane from Montpellier.

Tomane, who can operate at wing and centre, has been capped 17 times by the Wallabies and is a former rugby league player.

The 28-year-old joined Montpellier from Super Rugby side the Brumbies in 2016.

"Joe is a player that everyone who supports the team will be excited about," said Leinster head coach Leo Cullen.

"I hope we will all learn from some of the experiences that he has had in both codes of rugby.

"He has played with some great players and played under some great coaches too.

"One of the main factors in signing Joe was the enthusiasm he showed in looking to join the club."

Last season Leinster won the European Champions Cup and the Pro14 competition.

Tomane, who made his international debut in 2012, described Leinster as one of the world's premier clubs.

Recently it was announced Leinster's versatile back Joey Carbery was joining Munster.

Taken from the BBC website.


Sam, you missed the last paragraph...

The arrival of the non-Irish qualifed Tomane at Leinster may lead to a few more raised eyebrows in Ulster circles after the IRFU recently blocked the northern province's attempt to sign South African international fly-half Elton Jantjies as a replacement for Paddy Jackson.

If even the Beeb are commenting on this, clearly it's not only us who think that there's something rotten in the state of Irish rugby.


I picked up on the story 5 minutes after it had been posted on the BBC site and it certainly wasn't there at that time, so an interesting edit after the story broke!
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