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2 months 3 weeks ago #67165

Hey guys,

Anybody know if here is any truth in this rumour that Lyon are close to signing Colby in the summer?

actu.fr/auvergne-rhone-alpes/lyon_69123/...ngeres_30554601.html

Would be a huge loss for next season!!

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2 months 3 weeks ago #67166

Hope it isn't true, would be a good piece of business for Lyon though...

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2 months 3 weeks ago #67167

Ah here!!!! Hopefully it's just posturing for a new contract, ala Marmion and the Evil Empire link a while back....
Would be sorely missed as he's a class player and would be hard to replace!!! Sound bloke too B)


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2 months 3 weeks ago #67168

Fainga'a is one of our current back rows we need to keep! I hope there's nothing to this as I'd like to see him stay for another couple of years. It's adding to our back-row stocks, not depleting them that we need to be doing.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #67173

Very hard to begrudge any player a move these days, especially with the money in France. Hopfully it's just contract negogiations - fantastic player and decent fellah too - would hate to see him have to move on.


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2 months 3 weeks ago #67180

Murray Kinsella has it on the42 now. Sorry, link won’t work for me. Big money that Connacht just can’t compete with, will be sorry to see him go if it’s true but impossible to turn down that sort of cash.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #67181

Huge loss, will be hard to replace

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2 months 3 weeks ago #67182

www.the42.ie/colby-faingaa-connacht-lyon-4956439-Jan2020/

There's the link that green13 mentioned.

Very sad to see him off, fantasic job for us and great man too. Really added a lot to the game, and you know he was well liked by all. Irish teams can't compete with the kind of money that French clubs are throwing about, and you can't begrudge Colby for deciding to make the move.


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2 months 3 weeks ago #67183

Assuming this move does go ahead, I sincerely hope we are in advanced negotiations to bolster our back row options for next week to supplement what will be the front line options of Butler, Boyle, and Sean O'Brien. We already needed a big ball-carrying bulldozer of a No8 and you'd imagine the coach is using his contacts down South to work on that. We would need then another two quality options to supplement these four above. You'd have to assume that Leinster will be asked to consider letting at least two of their back row options move. They'll have Conan, Deegan, Doris, van der Flier, Leavy, Connors, Penny, Ruddock, and Josh Murphy on their books. We should be looking at persuading two of those to move. My money would be on Penny and Josh Murphy (Connors would be fantastic).

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2 months 3 weeks ago #67184

Looks like Saracens are looking to offload some players mid-season. Don't know who is going to be released, or if any of them are IQ, but might be an interesting spot to look. English clubs are unlikely to be able to pick them up as all at or close to salary cap.


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2 months 3 weeks ago #67185

Sol_ie wrote: Looks like Saracens are looking to offload some players mid-season. Don't know who is going to be released, or if any of them are IQ, but might be an interesting spot to look. English clubs are unlikely to be able to pick them up as all at or close to salary cap.


We should fire in a cheeky bid for Farrell and Itoje @Sol_ie :evil:


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2 months 3 weeks ago #67186

ShaneM wrote:

Sol_ie wrote: Looks like Saracens are looking to offload some players mid-season. Don't know who is going to be released, or if any of them are IQ, but might be an interesting spot to look. English clubs are unlikely to be able to pick them up as all at or close to salary cap.


We should fire in a cheeky bid for Farrell and Itoje @Sol_ie :evil:


If the Clan are putting in a bid for Itoje we might need to think about raising the sub a bit, in fairness.


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2 months 2 weeks ago #67242

Seems to be done deal to Lyon.

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