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Brendan Fanning reporting Connacht approached Hawkshaw but he turned them down to stay in Leinster: https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/ ... 76670.html
Connacht recently made a play for Hawkshaw and were hopeful of a happy ending, only to be knocked back. The captain of Ireland under 20s two seasons ago, Hawkshaw is a quality player who needs games to develop.

They would be easier found in Connacht. For Leinster to hang onto him you’d imagine Leo Cullen must have presented some pretty picture.

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mildlyinterested wrote:
February 10th, 2021, 8:30 pm
Brendan Fanning reporting Connacht approached Hawkshaw but he turned them down to stay in Leinster: https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/ ... 76670.html
Connacht recently made a play for Hawkshaw and were hopeful of a happy ending, only to be knocked back. The captain of Ireland under 20s two seasons ago, Hawkshaw is a quality player who needs games to develop.

They would be easier found in Connacht. For Leinster to hang onto him you’d imagine Leo Cullen must have presented some pretty picture.
Can certainly understand why Friend would have fancied Hawkshaw as a successor to Carty. He or his agent may have made the wrong call by turning down the opportunity. He lost almost 2 years to injury and Harry B & Frawley emerged in Leinster during that time. Hawkshaw is a quality mid-field player who can direct a game and optimise the skills of those around him. Whether he will get sufficient opportunity in Leinster looks doubtful.

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Connacht will always be there as an option, fair play to him backing himself at Leinster.

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mildlyinterested wrote:
February 11th, 2021, 8:25 am
Connacht will always be there as an option, fair play to him backing himself at Leinster.
Yeah, great to see.

Hopefully Penny, Deegan and Frawley do the same.

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so apparently Nucifora is working on contracts via Zoom from Australia.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/ ... 88522.html

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mildlyinterested wrote:
February 14th, 2021, 12:57 pm
so apparently Nucifora is working on contracts via Zoom from Australia.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/ ... 88522.html
I wonder when his own contract is up for renewal?...
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Leavy out for the season with knee cartilage surgery.
Poor guy.

https://www.leinsterrugby.ie/cullen-inj ... d-dragons/

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curates_egg wrote:
February 15th, 2021, 2:07 pm
Leavy out for the season with knee cartilage surgery.
Poor guy.

https://www.leinsterrugby.ie/cullen-inj ... d-dragons/
Terrible news for him!

Speedy recovery mate

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Does anyone know if this is the same knee that was injured previously?

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Update from Indos ROC on Twitter:
"Dan Leavy out for 3-4 months after undergoing surgery on his knee cartilage. I understand op went well and was taken as a precautionary measure"

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Keith Earls is believed to have agreed a new one-year deal with the IRFU to remain with Munster for at least another season and others among the seven Irish international players whose central contracts expire this summer are also close to completing their negotiations.

Like Earls (33), Johnny Sexton (35) and Cian Healy (33) have also been offered new one-year contracts, while Peter O’Mahony, CJ Stander, Iain Henderson and Tadhg Furlong are in the throes of negotiating new two-year deals.

It is understood that negotiations with Sexton are all but completed, with an announcement expected soon. Healy, O’Mahony and Henderson are all close to being signed off as well, and the expectation is that Furlong and Stander will follow suit.

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/ ... -1.4487853

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mildlyinterested wrote:
February 18th, 2021, 6:50 am
Keith Earls is believed to have agreed a new one-year deal with the IRFU to remain with Munster for at least another season and others among the seven Irish international players whose central contracts expire this summer are also close to completing their negotiations.

Like Earls (33), Johnny Sexton (35) and Cian Healy (33) have also been offered new one-year contracts, while Peter O’Mahony, CJ Stander, Iain Henderson and Tadhg Furlong are in the throes of negotiating new two-year deals.

It is understood that negotiations with Sexton are all but completed, with an announcement expected soon. Healy, O’Mahony and Henderson are all close to being signed off as well, and the expectation is that Furlong and Stander will follow suit.

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/ ... -1.4487853
Are those 2 year central contracts for POM etc??
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Stander, Henderson, O’Mahony and Furlong are being offered two year deals, yes.

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Murray K: Andy Farrell says Ireland don't expect to have Caelan Doris available "for the foreseeable future" due to his head injury.

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We’re unlikely to get a timeframe on him, but my reading of that would translate to: “he won’t be involved in the Six Nations”, which would put him out until at least the end of March.

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leinster players who've made senior debut this season:

Marcus Hanan(20)
Tom Clarkson(20)
Greg McGrath(23)
Dan Sheehan(22)
David Hawkshaw(21)
Liam Turner(21)
Micahel Silvester(22)
Andrew Smith(20)
Max O'Reilly(20)
Jamie Osborne(19)

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Hanan hasn’t actually played yet, right? A lot of Munster fans were looking forward to Craig Casey’s Ireland debut last week too...

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Leinster Rugby Head Coach Leo Cullen has issued an injury update ahead of this Sunday’s Guinness PRO14 game at the RDS Arena against Glasgow Warriors (Kick Off: 5.30pm – live on Eir Sport).

Both Rory O’Loughlin (shoulder) and Scott Penny (neck) came through the game against Dragons with no issues after returning from injury and both are expected to be available for selection this weekend.

Michael Bent, who was named in the starting team to face Dragons last weekend but did not travel to Wales due to personal reasons, has fully recovered from his neck injury and is also expected to be available for selection.

There was also positive news on Jimmy O’Brien who will return to training this week following a hamstring injury but he will require further assessment before a final decision is made on his availability.


Similarly for Ciarán Frawley who requires further assessment this week on a minor shoulder injury before a final decision is made on his availability for the game against Glasgow.

The only injury from the game against the Dragons is Scott Fardy who was withdrawn for a Head Injury Assessment late in the second half in Rodney Parade and will follow the Graduated Return to Play Protocols this week.

Unfortunately there was less positive news for Tommy O’Brien and Adam Byrne who had both stepped up their recovery last week from ankle and hamstring injuries respectively.

Tommy sustained a hamstring injury in training and is expected to be out for a number of weeks, while Adam sustained a quad injury in the final stages of his rehab and has undergone a surgical repair over the weekend. He is expected to be unavailable for a number of months.

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mildlyinterested wrote:
February 23rd, 2021, 2:09 pm

Unfortunately there was less positive news for Tommy O’Brien and Adam Byrne who had both stepped up their recovery last week from ankle and hamstring injuries respectively.

Tommy sustained a hamstring injury in training and is expected to be out for a number of weeks, while Adam sustained a quad injury in the final stages of his rehab and has undergone a surgical repair over the weekend. He is expected to be unavailable for a number of months.
That's an absolute sickener for Byrne especially! Feel for the poor lad.

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