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i'd be surprised if AB played for Leinster again at this stage.. could be way off with that call but the signs aren't great.

Think TOB could be an intl on the wing given skillset and his size suits that position best IMO.

Of the academy players, O'Sullivan has great size/speed for the position but need to see more. Smith has a lot of potential too.

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Re: Wing going forward

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mildlyinterested wrote:
January 11th, 2021, 7:35 am
i'd be surprised if AB played for Leinster again at this stage.. could be way off with that call but the signs aren't great.

Think TOB could be an intl on the wing given skillset and his size suits that position best IMO.

Of the academy players, O'Sullivan has great size/speed for the position but need to see more. Smith has a lot of potential too.
If AB is gone (fingers crossed he'll be back), it might be worth keeping an eye on Eoghan Barrett who is now getting game time with Pau. https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/rug ... B48OYzJjnc

The current crop of academy outside backs are struggling to impress.

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Re: Wing going forward

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Keith wrote:
January 16th, 2021, 8:37 pm
mildlyinterested wrote:
January 11th, 2021, 7:35 am
i'd be surprised if AB played for Leinster again at this stage.. could be way off with that call but the signs aren't great.

Think TOB could be an intl on the wing given skillset and his size suits that position best IMO.

Of the academy players, O'Sullivan has great size/speed for the position but need to see more. Smith has a lot of potential too.
If AB is gone (fingers crossed he'll be back), it might be worth keeping an eye on Eoghan Barrett who is now getting game time with Pau. https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/rug ... B48OYzJjnc

The current crop of academy outside backs are struggling to impress.
can't see that happening myself.. they'll back who they have in the system IMO.

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Re: Wing going forward

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mildlyinterested wrote:
January 17th, 2021, 9:35 am
Keith wrote:
January 16th, 2021, 8:37 pm
mildlyinterested wrote:
January 11th, 2021, 7:35 am
i'd be surprised if AB played for Leinster again at this stage.. could be way off with that call but the signs aren't great.

Think TOB could be an intl on the wing given skillset and his size suits that position best IMO.

Of the academy players, O'Sullivan has great size/speed for the position but need to see more. Smith has a lot of potential too.
If AB is gone (fingers crossed he'll be back), it might be worth keeping an eye on Eoghan Barrett who is now getting game time with Pau. https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/rug ... B48OYzJjnc

The current crop of academy outside backs are struggling to impress.
can't see that happening myself.. they'll back who they have in the system IMO.
Can't see the majority of them making it to be honest. I would be absolutely delighted to be proven wrong though.

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Re: Wing going forward

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Keith wrote:
January 17th, 2021, 6:34 pm
mildlyinterested wrote:
January 17th, 2021, 9:35 am
Keith wrote:
January 16th, 2021, 8:37 pm


If AB is gone (fingers crossed he'll be back), it might be worth keeping an eye on Eoghan Barrett who is now getting game time with Pau. https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/rug ... B48OYzJjnc

The current crop of academy outside backs are struggling to impress.
can't see that happening myself.. they'll back who they have in the system IMO.
Can't see the majority of them making it to be honest. I would be absolutely delighted to be proven wrong though.
Similar would have been said about keenan at the same age. We will have to wait and see how things play out.. but Comerford and O'Reilly were never regarded as players who would be ready to excel upon immediately entering the academy. In fact that they joined at all was a bit of a surprise.

With JOB, TOB, Keenan and Larmour have four back three players 24 and under who look more than good enough.

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Re: Wing going forward

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mildlyinterested wrote:
January 17th, 2021, 6:40 pm
Keith wrote:
January 17th, 2021, 6:34 pm
mildlyinterested wrote:
January 17th, 2021, 9:35 am


can't see that happening myself.. they'll back who they have in the system IMO.
Can't see the majority of them making it to be honest. I would be absolutely delighted to be proven wrong though.
Similar would have been said about keenan at the same age. We will have to wait and see how things play out.. but Comerford and O'Reilly were never regarded as players who would be ready to excel upon immediately entering the academy. In fact that they joined at all was a bit of a surprise.

With JOB, TOB, Keenan and Larmour have four back three players 24 and under who look more than good enough.
True yes we aren't doing bad in that department by any means, but we could get light in that department with international call ups and Kearney not getting any younger. Comerford looked way out of his depth at the weekend there, O'Reily had a couple of nice touches to be fair and seems to be rated by Leo.

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mildlyinterested wrote:
January 11th, 2021, 7:35 am
i'd be surprised if AB played for Leinster again at this stage.. could be way off with that call but the signs aren't great.

Think TOB could be an intl on the wing given skillset and his size suits that position best IMO.

Of the academy players, O'Sullivan has great size/speed for the position but need to see more. Smith has a lot of potential too.
That would be a real shame. Cracking player coming forward, 20 tries in 57 games. I think Will Greenwood had him as a Lions bolter on a previous tour! Hope you're wrong but he's spent an awful lot of time on the sideline.
Flash ahhhh ahhh, he'll save every one of us

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Re: Wing going forward

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Aitzol King would be a potential wing to keep an eye on coming through the club system, former Meath minor footballer, current u19, listed at 6'3, 95kg in this article: https://www.pressreader.com/ireland/fin ... 4430828884

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Shane Mallon highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9gTuyl ... etesAbroad

Current sub-academy wing, also u19. Came through Longford RFC until he moved to Roscrea at U16 level.

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