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CM11 wrote:This Sexton biz is all very strange.

Remind me what exactly has been announced and by whom.

Has Sexton or his camp made any statement at all?

Could he have signed for another club already and Racing just haven't caught up?
He's signed for RM.
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Btw, whoever asked a few pages back about D'Arcy kicking - yep he kicked for Clongowes. And did a bit of kicking for Leinster but that was when his attitude was awful and you could see that with the way he kicked, he wasn't very successful. I think he even missed a kick in front of the posts once.

Can't remember if he kicked for any Irish underage side but Kearney definitely did.
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Mr. Very Popular wrote:
CM11 wrote:This Sexton biz is all very strange.

Remind me what exactly has been announced and by whom.

Has Sexton or his camp made any statement at all?

Could he have signed for another club already and Racing just haven't caught up?
He's signed for RM.
Fair enough, but what's with all the denials?
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CM11 wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:
CM11 wrote:This Sexton biz is all very strange.

Remind me what exactly has been announced and by whom.

Has Sexton or his camp made any statement at all?

Could he have signed for another club already and Racing just haven't caught up?
He's signed for RM.
Fair enough, but what's with all the denials?
No idea,but it's only from the RM side so they're probably trying to avoid a fine.
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ZappaMan wrote:
CM11 wrote:This Sexton biz is all very strange.

Remind me what exactly has been announced and by whom.

Has Sexton or his camp made any statement at all?

Could he have signed for another club already and Racing just haven't caught up?
It seems impossible that the likes of Kearney and Kidney would talk openly about it if Sexton hadn't confirmed it to them and I'm sure it would have leaked if it was a different club. Maybe Racing are shafting him?

Very strange, all things considered.
Kidney, Kearney and the IRFU have only commented on the fact that Sexton won't be playing in Leinster next year. They've made no comments on which club he's actually going to.
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Is Kearney injured?
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Mr. Very Popular wrote:
CM11 wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:
CM11 wrote:This Sexton biz is all very strange.

Remind me what exactly has been announced and by whom.

Has Sexton or his camp made any statement at all?

Could he have signed for another club already and Racing just haven't caught up?
He's signed for RM.
Fair enough, but what's with all the denials?
No idea,but it's only from the RM side so they're probably trying to avoid a fine.
Surely all they have to do is 'no comment'? They themselves haven't announced anything.

What's the logic behind not being able to announce signings till April anyway?
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All a bit odd CM,but then again,they're French.

Anyway,Sexton is old news this is what we should be talking about.
He likes scoring hat-tricks in January and is record-breakingly quick. The GPS device attached to his training vest proved he is the fastest Irish rugby player in modern times.

Even smoked Craig Gilroy? “Correct. He’ll vouch for that. All I know is my GPS recorded the fastest ever time. It was 9.4 metres per second, but I was carrying the ball and Earlsy came pretty close to it as well so I’d have to do it without the ball and see how fast I go.”
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Mr. Very Popular wrote:
CM11 wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:
CM11 wrote:This Sexton biz is all very strange.

Remind me what exactly has been announced and by whom.

Has Sexton or his camp made any statement at all?

Could he have signed for another club already and Racing just haven't caught up?
He's signed for RM.
Fair enough, but what's with all the denials?
No idea,but it's only from the RM side so they're probably trying to avoid a fine.
“The chase is certainly warming up,” said Lorenzetti. “The player’s financial demands have come down. But I haven’t signed anything. We are also in discussion with another international player.”
Why would he say something like that though,it makes no sense? Better keeping quiet if the whole deal is 100% done.
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Mr. Very Popular wrote:All a bit odd CM,but then again,they're French.

Anyway,Sexton is old news this is what we should be talking about.
He likes scoring hat-tricks in January and is record-breakingly quick. The GPS device attached to his training vest proved he is the fastest Irish rugby player in modern times.

Even smoked Craig Gilroy? “Correct. He’ll vouch for that. All I know is my GPS recorded the fastest ever time. It was 9.4 metres per second, but I was carrying the ball and Earlsy came pretty close to it as well so I’d have to do it without the ball and see how fast I go.”
Jaysus :shock:
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CM11 wrote:
Uncle Fester wrote:Anyone hear Eddie on the radio this morning?
Was talking about Gilroy, stating 'he's great running with the ball, but he can't defend'.
Were they his exact words or are you having some fun?

His defence has improved this season, no doubting that. It's still a concern as it is yet to be tested at international level (indeed his only mild test didn't go well).
Pretty much his exact words. He followed it up with a dig at Kidney.
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Willie Falloon wrote:
Uncle Fester wrote:Incidentally, the Ulster player who said he was going home to his Ulster cave was not a forward.
Subtle

How long dd it take you to think of that one?
Not the first time he's displayed a suspect temperament.
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Uncle Fester wrote:
CM11 wrote:
Uncle Fester wrote:Anyone hear Eddie on the radio this morning?
Was talking about Gilroy, stating 'he's great running with the ball, but he can't defend'.
Were they his exact words or are you having some fun?

His defence has improved this season, no doubting that. It's still a concern as it is yet to be tested at international level (indeed his only mild test didn't go well).
Pretty much his exact words. He followed it up with a dig at Kidney.

And yet people still wonder why he finds it hard to land a job in Ireland.
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Boxcar Ira wrote:All very strange. I wonder if he could yet be returning to the IRFU with his tail between his legs?
Given he's said nothing on the matter he wouldn't be the one looking foolish
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LeinsterLion wrote:
Boxcar Ira wrote:All very strange. I wonder if he could yet be returning to the IRFU with his tail between his legs?
Given he's said nothing on the matter he wouldn't be the one looking foolish
IRFU would be in a very strong negotiating position. Sexton would be lucky to get a barrow-load of stale turnips and a crate of cider.
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The only announcement so far has come from the IRFU saying Sexton is not signing with them next season.

RM owner is hardly known for being straight anyway.
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Willie Falloon wrote:Is Kearney injured?
Did you hear he is? I have heard nothing on it.
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SASP wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:Is Kearney injured?
Did you hear he is? I have heard nothing on it.
Denis Hurley's chance to shine if that's the case.
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SASP wrote:The only announcement so far has come from the IRFU saying Sexton is not signing with them next season.

Yeah, only one official announcement with a couple of people say that it's a shame that he's gone but ah well (Joe, Kearney, Heaslip).
The rest has all been chatter in the papers, amongst pundits and amongst fans.
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Uncle Fester wrote:Incidentally, the Ulster player who said he was going home to his Ulster cave was not a forward.
Quite surprised by that? good source?

I don't have an issue with him telling Kidney to do one, but you have to accept that it is essentially international career over if you do.
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SASP wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:Is Kearney injured?
Did you hear he is? I have heard nothing on it.
Photo on INPHO with Keith Earls training, in the 1st XV, with the 15 bib on.
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What's the logic behind not being able to announce signings till April anyway?
Probably not to disrupt the club's season. You see this in Australia to with players signing contracts with another side early in the season.
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DiscoHips D'Arcy wrote:
Uncle Fester wrote:Incidentally, the Ulster player who said he was going home to his Ulster cave was not a forward.
Quite surprised by that? good source?

I don't have an issue with him telling Kidney to do one, but you have to accept that it is essentially international career over if you do.
He didn't have one. Keet is somehow a better 13 than he is.
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Willie Falloon wrote:
DiscoHips D'Arcy wrote:
Uncle Fester wrote:Incidentally, the Ulster player who said he was going home to his Ulster cave was not a forward.
Quite surprised by that? good source?

I don't have an issue with him telling Kidney to do one, but you have to accept that it is essentially international career over if you do.
He didn't have one. Keet is somehow a better 13 than he is.
So it wasn't Cave? To be honest having heard nothing else on it I thought it was nonsense. Porter said muldoon had done something similar in the AIs and then he turned up against Fiji
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Willie Falloon wrote:
SASP wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:Is Kearney injured?
Did you hear he is? I have heard nothing on it.
Photo on INPHO with Keith Earls training, in the 1st XV, with the 15 bib on.
"Even in welcoming back Rory Best, Seán O’Brien, Brian O’Driscoll and Rob Kearney compared to the team which kicked off the 46-24 win over Argentina, there is a fresh cloud hanging over Kearney, while Ireland are still deprived of Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris and Paul O’Connell."

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/spo ... 31312.html
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DiscoHips D'Arcy wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:
DiscoHips D'Arcy wrote:
Uncle Fester wrote:Incidentally, the Ulster player who said he was going home to his Ulster cave was not a forward.
Quite surprised by that? good source?

I don't have an issue with him telling Kidney to do one, but you have to accept that it is essentially international career over if you do.
He didn't have one. Keet is somehow a better 13 than he is.
So it wasn't Cave? To be honest having heard nothing else on it I thought it was nonsense. Porter said muldoon had done something similar in the AIs and then he turned up against Fiji
I'm only going by what UF says.

What I meant was that Cave didn't have an international career.
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DiscoHips D'Arcy wrote:
Uncle Fester wrote:Incidentally, the Ulster player who said he was going home to his Ulster cave was not a forward.
Quite surprised by that? good source?

I don't have an issue with him telling Kidney to do one, but you have to accept that it is essentially international career over if you do.
Pretty good source alright. There's a few Ulster heads on a different forum who are fairly involved at AIL level, etc.
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LeinsterLion wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:
SASP wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:Is Kearney injured?
Did you hear he is? I have heard nothing on it.
Photo on INPHO with Keith Earls training, in the 1st XV, with the 15 bib on.
"Even in welcoming back Rory Best, Seán O’Brien, Brian O’Driscoll and Rob Kearney compared to the team which kicked off the 46-24 win over Argentina, there is a fresh cloud hanging over Kearney, while Ireland are still deprived of Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris and Paul O’Connell."

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/spo ... 31312.html
Hope he good for the match
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SASP wrote:The only announcement so far has come from the IRFU saying Sexton is not signing with them next season.

RM owner is hardly known for being straight anyway.
Well done sir :lol: :lol:
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Conn wrote:
SASP wrote:The only announcement so far has come from the IRFU saying Sexton is not signing with them next season.

RM owner is hardly known for being straight anyway.
Well done sir :lol: :lol:
Think he might be thinking of Mad Max from Stade.
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Uncle Fester wrote:
Conn wrote:
SASP wrote:The only announcement so far has come from the IRFU saying Sexton is not signing with them next season.

RM owner is hardly known for being straight anyway.
Well done sir :lol: :lol:
Think he might be thinking of Mad Max from Stade.
Nope although the pink shirts do beg the question
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Mr. Very Popular wrote:
CM11 wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:
CM11 wrote:This Sexton biz is all very strange.

Remind me what exactly has been announced and by whom.

Has Sexton or his camp made any statement at all?

Could he have signed for another club already and Racing just haven't caught up?
He's signed for RM.
Fair enough, but what's with all the denials?
No idea,but it's only from the RM side so they're probably trying to avoid a fine.
Na, they are sending signals to other players that they are in negotiations with (of whom there seem to be quite a few) - we are not made of money, we're not Man City, so chill out on the wage demands.

That's very interesting about Zebo and the GPS, he sort of glides so would not have thought he would be the FOAT. But then he is TMEMISE (did I get that right?) so it makes sense...
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soyhmf wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:
CM11 wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:
CM11 wrote:This Sexton biz is all very strange.

Remind me what exactly has been announced and by whom.

Has Sexton or his camp made any statement at all?

Could he have signed for another club already and Racing just haven't caught up?
He's signed for RM.
Fair enough, but what's with all the denials?
No idea,but it's only from the RM side so they're probably trying to avoid a fine.
Na, they are sending signals to other players that they are in negotiations with (of whom there seem to be quite a few) - we are not made of money, we're not Man City, so chill out on the wage demands.

That's very interesting about Zebo and the GPS, he sort of glides so would not have thought he would be the FOAT. But then he is TMEMISE (did I get that right?) so it makes sense...
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SASP wrote:
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soyhmf wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:
CM11 wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:
CM11 wrote:This Sexton biz is all very strange.

Remind me what exactly has been announced and by whom.

Has Sexton or his camp made any statement at all?

Could he have signed for another club already and Racing just haven't caught up?
He's signed for RM.
Fair enough, but what's with all the denials?
No idea,but it's only from the RM side so they're probably trying to avoid a fine.
Na, they are sending signals to other players that they are in negotiations with (of whom there seem to be quite a few) - we are not made of money, we're not Man City, so chill out on the wage demands.

That's very interesting about Zebo and the GPS, he sort of glides so would not have thought he would be the FOAT. But then he is TMEMISE (did I get that right?) so it makes sense...
Zebo has more of a sprinter's stride, i.e. long, but I am not so sure a sprinter's stride is actually suited to sports where change of direction is required very often, where a shorter stride is better. Probably a balance between the two
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Munster carrying a few knocks.

Jesus Jones is fair injury prone.
The relative quiet time offered by the onset of the RBS Six Nations affords Munster the opportunity to work on running repairs to their players.

To that end Doug Howlett and Felix Jones both successfully underwent minor knee scopes last week and though set to miss the upcoming February RaboDirect PRO12 games will be back in action in March.


Stephen Archer who limped out of the Musgrave Park game against Cardiff with a dead leg and as a result missed the Heineken Cup rounds 5&6 is expected back training next week though doubtful for the Edinburgh game while James Downey (rib cartilage) is also well on the road to recovery but like Archer may find that the Edinburgh game next Saturday week a little too soon for him.


Sean Scanlon (back) and Barry O'Mahony (groin) would be expected to resume training in 3/4 weeks while Niall Ronan and Luke O'Dea should both be involved in limited training next week hopeful of a return to action sometime later in February.

Danny Barnes who bruised ribs in the British & Irish win over Plymouth Albion a fortnight ago is on the easy list this week and Dave O'Callaghan (knee) injured in the same game will have his progress monitored on a weekly basis before a decision on his return is made
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996 pages! :shock:

If we were to filter out all the bullshit and shitfights I'd say there would be a good solid 7 pages of rugby talk. Keep up the good work :thumbup:
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fudge, I hope Kearney pulls through.

If not, Earls to wing and Zebo to 15?
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Banana Man wrote:Munster carrying a few knocks.

Jesus Jones is fair injury prone.
The relative quiet time offered by the onset of the RBS Six Nations affords Munster the opportunity to work on running repairs to their players.

To that end Doug Howlett and Felix Jones both successfully underwent minor knee scopes last week and though set to miss the upcoming February RaboDirect PRO12 games will be back in action in March.


Stephen Archer who limped out of the Musgrave Park game against Cardiff with a dead leg and as a result missed the Heineken Cup rounds 5&6 is expected back training next week though doubtful for the Edinburgh game while James Downey (rib cartilage) is also well on the road to recovery but like Archer may find that the Edinburgh game next Saturday week a little too soon for him.


Sean Scanlon (back) and Barry O'Mahony (groin) would be expected to resume training in 3/4 weeks while Niall Ronan and Luke O'Dea should both be involved in limited training next week hopeful of a return to action sometime later in February.

Danny Barnes who bruised ribs in the British & Irish win over Plymouth Albion a fortnight ago is on the easy list this week and Dave O'Callaghan (knee) injured in the same game will have his progress monitored on a weekly basis before a decision on his return is made
Hopefully Archer being out will means we finally see Ryan or Cotter get their first senior start.

We're really light in the back 3. Jones, Howlett, O'Dea, Barnes, Scanlon all out, Zebo and Earls on international duty. Who is left? Hurley, Murphy ... anybody else?
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Jim Lahey wrote:fudge, I hope Kearney pulls through.

If not, Earls to wing and Zebo to 15?
Not according to the training photos. Earls straight in at FB.

Which makes sense given what's gone before. I'm sure he'd have been 15 in the AIs if BOD was fit.
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