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9 years 3 months ago #19142

Cillian Willis has retired for the second time due to concussions.

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9 years 3 months ago #19228

david gannon has said he's now retired.



darragh fanning, who some people didnt get enough game time here, then went to oz and plays a bit of 7's has played 2 (started both) pre-season games for LEINSTER.
1st vs ulster played full game
2nd vs northampton lasted 52 mins.

ill try and find out what he's at or was it a trial

Montpellier: Barry Faamausili committed until 2015

On Thursday, the club Montpellier formalized the contract extension Faamausili Barry (24), right pillar arrived as a medical joker Kevin Kervarec in September. After playing seven games so far including a Top 14 as a starter, he signed for two more seasons with the MHR .

On the club's website, he also confessed that he had been in contact with Bordeaux -Begles, before explaining why he stayed with the club Herault: " Yes, I was in telephone contact with them some time ago. At the time, I did not really know if I wanted to join ... It was really 50/50. (...) In Montpellier, I made ​​friends such that Alex Tulou , Jim Nagusa and Taleta Tupuloa. I love the life I lead here. Besides that, the dream of every player is to play rugby at the highest level and I think Fabian and Mario are now create the conditions for this to happen here in Montpellier . "

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9 years 3 months ago #19237

Refresh my memory, was it Darragh Fanning who couldnt get past Peter Stringer, with the line in his site?


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9 years 3 months ago #19242

Ezra Taylor is back playing with Otago. I think he has been injured but training with them and in the extended squads.


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9 years 3 months ago #19243

ConnachtCows wrote: Refresh my memory, was it Darragh Fanning who couldnt get past Peter Stringer, with the line in his site?


Plenty of players have failed to get past Peter Stringer.
Defence was never a point of criticism for him at any level, and it's why at 35/36 he's still playing top class rugby...

Darragh had six starts for Connacht during his one season contract, personally I thought he looked a decent prospect and couldn't understand why we didn't hold on to him for another year. But coaches get to see other things too I suppose...

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9 years 3 months ago #19247

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ConnachtCows wrote: Refresh my memory, was it Darragh Fanning who couldnt get past Peter Stringer, with the line in his site?


Plenty of players have failed to get past Peter Stringer.
Defence was never a point of criticism for him at any level, and it's why at 35/36 he's still playing top class rugby...

Darragh had six starts for Connacht during his one season contract, personally I thought he looked a decent prospect and couldn't understand why we didn't hold on to him for another year. But coaches get to see other things too I suppose...


Just my opinion, but he never once impressed me, and the game that I'm thinking of, Fanning had two brilliant chances when he was clean through, with only Stringer opposing him. Neither time did he try to get around Stringer, or offload, both times, he ran straight at Stringer, and was brought down easily


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9 years 3 months ago #19250

Ezra Taylor ....injured............I can't believe that !! :)

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9 years 3 months ago #19257

always good seeing ex players playing, even in small clips on rugbydump and another player trying to eat your arm. ethienne reynecke

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9 years 1 month ago #20613

Peter Durcan is captaining US Limoges (his old club) this year in Federal 1. He has been so close to promotion to PRO D2 in the last two years with Montauban losing in the final game both years IIRC

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9 years 1 month ago #20616

He's having a decent season at Limoges but I can't see them qualifying from a tough group. Montauban are top of the pool at the moment but it's hard to see past Paris side Massy this year. (Former Connacht man, Niall O'Brien's is there...)

Since they've been (ahem) exiled to Fed One, Montauban qualified from their division most years, but the closest Peter came was a semi-final loss in 2012/2103, when Montauban went down Bourgoin, who then lost the final to Bourg-en Bresse.

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9 years 1 month ago #20949

I caught the first half of Exeter-Cardiff yesterday which featured the full spectrum of Fetu Vainikolo moments. He knocked on a high ball under little pressure, made some awesome mazy breaks, flat out declined to field another high ball and scored a tasty try. An absolute pleasure to watch when you you're not planking it about whether he's going to cough up easy possession.

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9 years 1 month ago #20953

The Sky commentators really seemed to have a warm spot for Fets.
Happy to see him do well. He's a highlight player in my eyes, but would have done better than Fionn on Friday night


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9 years 1 month ago #20978

david gannon has said he's now retired.


How the f*ck did I miss this? :ohmy: Can't believe he's retired. You'd imagine he could go down to France and play for a few more season like Christian Short has and make good money. Is it injury?


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9 years 2 weeks ago #21961

fetuu vanikolo (who cant get a game with exeter, 2 starts and a sub i think) scored 2 trys vs france to, bringing his international record now to 11 games, 11 trys. not bad



on a lighter note, former player NOC tweeted this and mcCrea retweeted it.

Niall O'Connor ‏@NiallOConnor10 45m
@jerseyrfc All the boys thrown out of mimosa nightclub for being intimidating?? Maybe coco will take our money! #mimosaboycott

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