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mildlyinterested wrote: April 30th, 2021, 7:33 pm Jack Regan joining the ospreys.
That’s interesting another beirne in the making
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Mick Kearney posted on Instagram that he's leaving Zebre.

Wonder if he's calling it a day or will he look elsewhere
He's gotten awfully fond of that brick
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Ian Nagle retiring at the end of the season

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Ronan Foley is currently starting for Toronto in the MLR. He's Canadian qualified so there's a good chance he could be playing international rugby soon.
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Keith wrote: June 26th, 2021, 10:16 pm Ronan Foley is currently starting for Toronto in the MLR. He's Canadian qualified so there's a good chance he could be playing international rugby soon.
He has a Canadian passport but is not eligible to play for the national team.
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scentofgunpowder wrote: June 27th, 2021, 10:03 am
Keith wrote: June 26th, 2021, 10:16 pm Ronan Foley is currently starting for Toronto in the MLR. He's Canadian qualified so there's a good chance he could be playing international rugby soon.
He has a Canadian passport but is not eligible to play for the national team.
I thought the commentary team mentioned he had an Canadian parent? Could be wrong.
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Keith wrote: June 27th, 2021, 5:56 pm
scentofgunpowder wrote: June 27th, 2021, 10:03 am
Keith wrote: June 26th, 2021, 10:16 pm Ronan Foley is currently starting for Toronto in the MLR. He's Canadian qualified so there's a good chance he could be playing international rugby soon.
He has a Canadian passport but is not eligible to play for the national team.
I thought the commentary team mentioned he had an Canadian parent? Could be wrong.
His parents are naturalised Canadian citizens (source: https://www.americasrugbynews.com/2021/ ... of-season/)

According to Rugby CA's website; "to be eligible to represent Canada, players must fulfill one of the following criteria:

Player was born in Canada;
One of the players’ parents were born in Canada;
One of the players’ Grandparents were born in Canada;
Player has completed 36 consecutive months of Residence immediately preceding the time of playing (effective January 2022 this will increase to 60 consecutive months)."

So despite having a Canadian passport Foley does not meet any of the eligibility requirements. Interesting fringe case and I wonder if it was one RC had considered.
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scentofgunpowder wrote: June 27th, 2021, 7:39 pm
Keith wrote: June 27th, 2021, 5:56 pm
scentofgunpowder wrote: June 27th, 2021, 10:03 am

He has a Canadian passport but is not eligible to play for the national team.
I thought the commentary team mentioned he had an Canadian parent? Could be wrong.
His parents are naturalised Canadian citizens (source: https://www.americasrugbynews.com/2021/ ... of-season/)

According to Rugby CA's website; "to be eligible to represent Canada, players must fulfill one of the following criteria:

Player was born in Canada;
One of the players’ parents were born in Canada;
One of the players’ Grandparents were born in Canada;
Player has completed 36 consecutive months of Residence immediately preceding the time of playing (effective January 2022 this will increase to 60 consecutive months)."

So despite having a Canadian passport Foley does not meet any of the eligibility requirements. Interesting fringe case and I wonder if it was one RC had considered.
Thanks, Toronto in the MLR are completely separate to RC and are allowed up to 10 foreign players in the squad, I think? So this doesn't matter to them other than the fact it made it easier to get him into the country, which was an issue for all teams this season. Good signing for them, no doubt RC will want him to qualify eventually.
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Sean O'Brien is on the bench for LA in the MLR final, which is live on the rugby network app in an hour.
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arsebiscuits1 wrote: May 21st, 2021, 12:12 pm Mick Kearney posted on Instagram that he's leaving Zebre.

Wonder if he's calling it a day or will he look elsewhere
He's signed a short-term deal with Ulster.

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Another one to add to the 3 out of 4 list!
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Dave Cahill wrote: August 26th, 2021, 10:44 pm Another one to add to the 3 out of 4 list!
He did it right. 2 stints in Leinster rather than going South!
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Hughie O’Sullivan and SOB coming on and making a huge difference to get LI back in the game against Sale and helping to get them a 31-31 draw (almost won it with a PJ kick at the very end hitting the post).

Great to see SOB rolling back the years.
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So our lads who play with"Munster" for the moment ....
Flake had a meh game, still missing the spark he showed with us. Loughman got a nice turnover that was about it. Goneway looks like a player who's low on confidence - can't help that he'll be in Zebos shadow all season and "Munster" fans are notoriously unforgiving so I worry for his future. Osborne.... did he even got on the pitch?
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OTT wrote: September 26th, 2021, 5:00 pm Hughie O’Sullivan and SOB coming on and making a huge difference to get LI back in the game against Sale and helping to get them a 31-31 draw (almost won it with a PJ kick at the very end hitting the post).

Great to see SOB rolling back the years.
thought hughe was good enough off the bench, be interesting if he is another scrumhalf who thrives away from leinster.
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deco wrote: September 26th, 2021, 7:14 pm So our lads who play with"Munster" for the moment ....
Flake had a meh game, still missing the spark he showed with us. Loughman got a nice turnover that was about it. Goneway looks like a player who's low on confidence - can't help that he'll be in Zebos shadow all season and "Munster" fans are notoriously unforgiving so I worry for his future. Osborne.... did he even got on the pitch?
Why are you putting Munster in inverted commas?
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OneLungDavy wrote: September 27th, 2021, 5:48 pm
deco wrote: September 26th, 2021, 7:14 pm So our lads who play with"Munster" for the moment ....
Flake had a meh game, still missing the spark he showed with us. Loughman got a nice turnover that was about it. Goneway looks like a player who's low on confidence - can't help that he'll be in Zebos shadow all season and "Munster" fans are notoriously unforgiving so I worry for his future. Osborne.... did he even got on the pitch?
Why are you putting Munster in inverted commas?

There can be a number of reasons. Today, lets go with - it is customary to put words in a foreign language, in this case Afrikaans, between inverted commas.
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LH Prop
Jack McGrath(St. Marys) - Ulster
Jeremy Loughman(Athy RFC-Blackrock) - Munster
Eric O'Sullivan(Templogue) - Ulster
Jordan Duggan(Newbridge) - Connacht
Charlie Ward(Tullow RFC) - Connacht

TH Prop
Marty Moore(Castleknock) - Ulster
Oli Jager(Blackrock) - Crusaders
Greg McGrath(Wexford RFC) - Connacht
Jack Aungier(Suttonians RFC) - Connacht
Sam Illo(Wesley)- Connacht

Hooker
Bryan Byrne(Clongowes) - Bristol
Shane Delahunt(Kilkenny) - Connacht
Tadgh McElroy(Dundalk RFC) - Ealing
Declan Adamson(Clontarf RFC) - Connacht

Lock-Blindside
Alan O'Connor(Skerries RFC) - Ulster
Mick Kearney(Clontarf RFC) - Ulster
Tadhg Beirne(Clongowes) - Munster
Gavin Thornbury(Blackrock) - Connacht
David O'Connor(Blackrock) - Ulster
Óisín Dowling(St. Michaels) - Connacht
Jack Regan(Birr RFC) - Ospreys
Cian Prendergast(Newbridge) - Connacht
Cormac Izuchukwu(Tullamore RFC-Roscrea) - Ulster

Backrow
Sean O'Brien(Tullow RFC) - London Irish
Jordi Murphy(Blackrock) - Ulster
Eoghan Masterson(Portlaoise RFC) - Connacht
Conor Oliver(Skerries RFC-Blackrock) - Connacht
Nick Timoney(Blackrock) - Ulster
Greg Jones(St. Andrews) - Ulster
Paul Boyle(Gorey RFC) - Connacht
Sean Masterson(Portlaoise RFC) - Connacht
Will Hickey(St. Michaels) - Ospreys

Scrumhalf
John Cooney(Gonzaga) - Ulster
David Shanahan(Belvedere) - Ulster
Rowan Osborne(Clongowes) - Munster
Hugh O'Sullivan(Belvedere) - London Irish
Paddy Patterson(Blackrock) - Munster
Will Reilly(Portlaoise RFC) - Connacht

Outhalf
Ian Madigan(Blackrock) - Ulster
AJ MacGinty(Blackrock) - Sale
Joey Carbery(Athy RFC-Blackrock) - Munster

Centre
Noel Reid(St. Michaels) - Agen
Tom Farrell(Castleknock) - Connacht
Tom Daly(Carlow RFC) - Connacht
Peter Robb(Blackrock) - Connacht
Karl Martin(Boyne RFC) - Montpellier
Lucas Berti Newman(Newbridge) - Bristol

Back Three
Matt Healy(Gonzaga) - Connacht
Andrew Conway(Blackrock) - Munster
Cian Kelleher(St. Michaels) - Ealing
Peter Sullivan(St. Andrews) - Connacht
Josh O'Connor(Wexford RFC) - Connacht
Matt Grogan(Belvedere) - Pau
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Great list MI -thank you.
Gavin Thornbury might feel a bit miffed though.
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laighin heart wrote: September 27th, 2021, 6:24 pm Great list MI -thank you.
Gavin Thornbury might feel a bit miffed though.
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