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9 years 2 weeks ago #8574

Doran-Jones played for Lansdowne for a while but I think there was personal reasons why he wasn't picked up at Leinster. I'm not going to slander the lad here because I don't know if any of the stuff said was true but some Leinster boys I know has a very low opinion of him which might have tipped the scales in him not getting more coverage over here.

There was also this of course

www.keralamonitor.com/britishschoolsexscandal.html


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8 years 10 months ago #10108

Irish Flanker Michael Noone signed for Leicester Tigers today. Former Leinster and Ireland U-20's but picked up a serious injury before the 2010 JWC a couple of years back. Selected on the bench for all five games of the U20 Six Nations in 2009 though behind Rhys Ruddock, Dominic Ryan and Peter O'Mahony. Don't make the full Academy at Leinster because of injury and he's been over in England for the last season or two after playing for Seapoint in the AIL here. Glad to hear he's picked up a deal with Leicester, hope he gets a chance to impress.


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8 years 10 months ago #10109

hes a player well worth keepin an eye on for connacht next season.

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8 years 10 months ago #10111

hes a player well worth keepin an eye on for connacht next season.


There's few better finishing schools than the Tigers and if he's a rough diamond they'll polish him up something fierce. He can play 6 & 8 so definitely someone to keep an eye on.


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8 years 10 months ago #10116

hes only signed til the end of the season with them as well so could definately be an option for us if he will come.

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8 years 10 months ago #10117

connachtexile wrote: Irish Flanker Michael Noone signed for Leicester Tigers today. Former Leinster and Ireland U-20's but picked up a serious injury before the 2010 JWC a couple of years back. Selected on the bench for all five games of the U20 Six Nations in 2009 though behind Rhys Ruddock, Dominic Ryan and Peter O'Mahony. Don't make the full Academy at Leinster because of injury and he's been over in England for the last season or two after playing for Seapoint in the AIL here. Glad to hear he's picked up a deal with Leicester, hope he gets a chance to impress.


Played rugby with his Da back in my 'Point days, when I was a gasúr óg learning my trade on the hallowed fields of Kilbogget (sniff... ;) )...

Height: 6' 3" (1.91m)
Weight: 17st 9lb (112kg

Little bit bigger, and a heluva lot quicker than his old fella... :whistle:

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8 years 10 months ago #10127

He looks the business. Admittedly that's only the highlight reel but he has a good turn of pace and likes to come off scrums fast which stops alot of aimless box-kicking by the scrumhalf. One to keep an eye on and hopefully he fulfills his potential at the Tigers.


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8 years 8 months ago #11436

Anyone know much about Craig Ronaldson of Lansdowne who is an out-half? Apparently Bath are looking at him. He played for their Reserve team during the pre-season as far as i know but my knowledge of him is limited. Mike Ruddock is coaching him and he's a teammate of Matt Healy. With Carty young, Jarvis more of a 12 and Nikora not doing the business the last while, having an new IQ out-half might not be a bad signing if he's the business.


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7 years 10 months ago #19361

Top 14

Jonny Sexton- Racing Metro 92
Peter Lydon- Stade
Andrew Farley- Grenoble
James Hart- Grenoble
Shane O’Leary- Grenoble
Damian Browne- Oyonnax


Pro12

Robin Copeland- Cardiff


Aviva Premiership

Peter Stringer - Bath
Tomás O'Leary - London Irish
Ian Humphreys - London Irish
Eamonn Sheridan - London Irish
Niall Morris - leicester
Gareth Steenson - Exeter
John Andress - Worchester
Tony Buckley - Sale Sharks
Jamie Hagan - London Irish
Shane Monahan - Gloucester
Danny Barnes - Newcastle


Italian Championship

Troy Nathan - Lazio

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7 years 10 months ago #19368

If we're including Italian National Championship, then France Pro2 qualifies also (a much stronger competition.)

Brian Mc Govern - RC Narbonne
Denis Fogerty - SU Agen
Mark Flanagan - Stade Montois (Mont De Marsan)
Nigel Brady - Aurillac (all)
Brian Hayes
Connor Gaston

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7 years 10 months ago #19372

i was going to, but its friday and felt like a nap :evil:

English Championship

TJ Anderson--Ealing Trailfinders RFC
Eoghan Grace--Plymouth RFC
Matthew Jarvis--Nottingham RFC
Mark McCrea--Jersey
Niall o Connor - Jersey
Neilus Keogh-- Nottingham RFC


ill look more into it later

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7 years 10 months ago #19397

Dave Ryan - Zebre

Ryan Caldwell Bath
Fergus Mulchrone - London Irish
Eoin Sheriff - Sarries
Ian Whitten - Exeter
Tommy Hayes - Exeter
Michael Noone - Leicester
George McGuigan - Newcastle
Danny Barnes - Newcastle

Corey Hircock Bedford Blues
Brendan Burke Bedford Blues
Jack Tovey Bristol
Shane Cahill Cornish Pirates
Kieran Hallett Cornish Pirates

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7 years 10 months ago #19439

Stewart Maguire - Esher


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7 years 10 months ago #19531

Athenry man Niall O'Brien, ex-Connacht, and previously with Blagnac (Fed One), has moved to Paris club Massy (relegated from Pro2 last season). Good move. They're a super club.
His brother, Gary O'Brien, (ex-Wegians?) has signed for RC Narbonne on an academy contract I believe.

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7 years 10 months ago #19532

St Placide wrote: Athenry man Niall O'Brien, ex-Connacht, and previously with Blagnac (Fed One), has moved to Paris club Massy (relegated from Pro2 last season). Good move. They're a super club.
His brother, Gary O'Brien, (ex-Wegians?) has signed for RC Narbonne on an academy contract I believe.


I think Eoghan Hickey (OH from Dublin) was previously with Massy?

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7 years 10 months ago #19539

Thanks G_G.

He's listed as a squad member but didn't play last weekend. It's a decent level of rugby and both Niall and him should do well there.

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