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  • Registered Users Posts: 191 ✭✭ BIGT4464


    A bit old at this stage, but worth a shot for the right price.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,564 ✭✭✭✭ Buer


    Well, well past it. He'll get a couple hundred thousand I imagine and that's money that would be far better invested elsewhere.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,433 ✭✭✭✭ Cookiemunster


    McAlister announced his retirement today.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 603 umop episdn


    McAlister announced his retirement today.

    Isnt signing for the Ospreys the same thing ?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,519 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Neil3030


    BIGT4464 wrote: »
    A bit old at this stage, but worth a shot for the right price.
    Buer wrote: »
    Well, well past it. He'll get a couple hundred thousand I imagine and that's money that would be far better invested elsewhere.

    He's 8 months older than Johnny will be at the RWC. :(

    EDIT: And a year younger than our captain is now!!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,173 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203




  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006




  • Registered Users Posts: 10,540 ✭✭✭✭ Eod100


    Anyone know when fixtures are due? Later last year because addition of SA teama. Start of August maybe?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,063 ✭✭✭✭ wp_rathead


    Eod100 wrote: »
    Anyone know when fixtures are due? Later last year because addition of SA teama. Start of August maybe?

    answered in the article, mid july
    Q: Quite a few fans are frustrated that the fixtures for next season aren’t out yet. Can you explain why that’s the case.

    A: It’s an incredibly complex process.

    It’s completely different to the English or French leagues where all the teams are in the same country and it’s a simple home and away format.
    We’ve got 14 different teams from five countries. We’ve got cross border trips and flights to and from South Africa.

    We also have to wait for the football fixtures because there are a number of joint venues.

    But we are pretty close to getting the fixtures finalised.

    As I say, we’ve got a broadcasters meeting this week and then they will go to clubs first.

    They should be out the same time as last year, which was the middle of July.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,942 ✭✭✭✭ razorblunt


    Pyrgos is moving from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

    Kennedy, Pyrgos, Fowles and Shiels.
    I'd imagine Shiels will jump Fowles in that order. 2 decent SHs there, in Kennedy and Pyrgos for the Internationals to keep momentum going,


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,540 ✭✭✭✭ Eod100


    wp_rathead wrote: »
    answered in the article, mid july

    Thanks for that. Hadn't read it. Pretty sure it was start of August last year but probably because of late addition of SA teams.

    Top 14 out already, Premiership out soon. So would expect Champions Cup fixtures to be out August then.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,218 ✭✭✭✭ bilston


    Have Premier Sports or Eir Sports announced anything regarding presenters and pundits.

    I have a fear we are going to get the old Setanta team from pre 2010!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 603 umop episdn


    bilston wrote: »
    Have Premier Sports or Eir Sports announced anything regarding presenters and pundits.

    I have a fear we are going to get the old Setanta team from pre 2010!

    Rumours that George Hook will be doing the old Tom McGurk rte roll.





    :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,063 ✭✭✭✭ wp_rathead


    Worst case is a panel of Neil Francis, Stephen Jones (of Sunday Times infamy) and Allan Massie


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    We Want Franno!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,907 ✭✭✭ Badabing


    Matt Williams maybe if he can. Or maybe he's tied to Tv3


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,173 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203


    Manu Samoa to cardiff blues


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,173 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,641 Dog Botherer


    Burkie1203 wrote: »

    Massive boost for Wales though. Pivac and Jones could do great things at the World Cup.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,218 ✭✭✭✭ bilston


    Have I missed Gatland getting the boot?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,034 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    bilston wrote: »
    Have I missed Gatland getting the boot?

    Don't think he was sacked but instead said he's going to leave Wales after the RWC.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,206 ✭✭✭ DGRulz


    Why are they announcing it so far ahead of time? If true, Wales won't play a test under him until the 2020 6 Nations.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,823 ✭✭✭✭ Riskymove


    DGRulz wrote: »
    Why are they announcing it so far ahead of time? If true, Wales won't play a test under him until the 2020 6 Nations.

    They are calling it succession planning

    I can see some advantages in having certainty


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,173 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203


    Are we any closer to fixtures, format, number of teams, name of competition etc.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,519 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Neil3030


    Burkie1203 wrote: »
    Are we any closer to fixtures, format, number of teams, name of competition etc.

    Format and number of teams same as last year.

    Fixtures out toward the end of July. They need to wait for Soccer fixtures as some teams share stadia.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,433 ✭✭✭✭ Cookiemunster


    Neil3030 wrote: »
    Format and number of teams same as last year.

    Fixtures out toward the end of July. They need to wait for Soccer fixtures as some teams share stadia.


    Football fixtures were released mid June.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,519 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Neil3030


    Maybe they need to wait for the South African Soccer league or whatever it's called.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 17,928 Mod ✭✭✭✭ CatFromHue


    it's going to be strange having someone else coaching Wales, Gatland started in Nov 07.

    That was only a couple of months after Bertie said
    I don't know how people who engage in that (talking the economy down) don't commit suicide

    It's that long ago!!


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,519 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Neil3030


    Eggchasers proposed the terrifyingly logical scenario where Gatland takes over the England job after Jones...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,564 ✭✭✭✭ Buer


    Neil3030 wrote: »
    Eggchasers proposed the terrifyingly logical scenario where Gatland takes over the England job after Jones...

    I would have thought he's done with this part of the world. Doesn't his family still live back in NZ? He'll be 56 after the RWC and won't be short of some cash. Unless he has specific ambitions to coach England, I don't see what is left for him in the northern hemisphere; he has won everything there is to win really.


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