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10-05-2019, 09:27   #46
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Is Tomane not outside the Kolpak rule? He was born in NZ.
He is but that's not why
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He has a Samoan passport which makes him exempt
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I think he has a Samoan passport.

Born in NZ but with Samoan parents
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I neither think Tomane is the liability that people make him out to be nor do I think he will be featuring primarily on the wing next season.

He hit some very promising performances recently in the exact role that we signed him for. A hard running centre that we can launch some good front foot ball off.

Cian Kelleher is coming back don't forget and I think we will see him feature a good bit. He hasn't lit it up at Connacht but I think he has all the attributes to be a very good player and hopefully can flourish with our attacking structures.

His strike rate is worse than Byrne, Lowe, Larmour and Daly though. Am still hopeful
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I have 2 tickets free to a good home for tomorrows match. Would rather see them used than go to waste. Not travelling now myself.

They will need to be collected over there. I can provide the email confirmation. First PM can have them.
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I neither think Tomane is the liability that people make him out to be nor do I think he will be featuring primarily on the wing next season.

He hit some very promising performances recently in the exact role that we signed him for. A hard running centre that we can launch some good front foot ball off.

Cian Kelleher is coming back don't forget and I think we will see him feature a good bit. He hasn't lit it up at Connacht but I think he has all the attributes to be a very good player and hopefully can flourish with our attacking structures.

His strike rate is worse than Byrne, Lowe, Larmour and Daly though. Am still hopeful
It wouldn’t be Kellehers attacking potential that would concern me. He has always had that in spades. Hopefully Lancaster can fix the defensive frailties in his game. Otherwise with COB stepping up at 12, I could see Tomane featuring more often on the wing than this season.
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My confusion was related to how Syd answered my question. Outside the Kolpak rule means not eligible as a Kolpak player. In other words, the same as JGP, Lowe and Fardy. So saying "He is", but that being born in NZ "was not the reason" had me scratching my head.
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My confusion was related to how Syd answered my question. Outside the Kolpak rule means not eligible as a Kolpak player. In other words, the same as JGP, Lowe and Fardy. So saying "He is", but that being born in NZ "was not the reason" had me scratching my head.
yeah my bad.... i read what you were asking differently
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Tomane has had a very unimpressive season for leinster. I didn't think that was a controversial opinion at all.
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Tomane has had a very unimpressive season for leinster. I didn't think that was a controversial opinion at all.
you could swap Tomane for Lowe, Teo, Triggs, Gopperth, Kirchner, Nacewa, Wright...


as players who didnt set the world alight at the beginning of their leinster careers but turned out good in the end.

Id be a lot more patient with Tomane due to the injury he got and the lack of time to gel with what is basically two different squads in leinster.
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International signings rarely set the world alight in their first season.
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