Rugby- 2017 and onwards


#2889

Ireland A and part of many touring squads I think


#2890

ROG off to New Zealand it seems.


#2891

Juxtaposition of aki, a foreigner who happens to be playing in Ireland getting signed up whilst, zebo, Irish born and bred, gets dropped for suggesting he may play abroad next year.
I think it’s appalling myself, but people will forget if aki plays well, and throw bricks if he doesn’t. (he will play well, he’s outstanding)


#2892

Superb move for him. Probably taking a hefty paycut for it too


#2893

Superb move for us too.


#2894

He will do well agreed. Im not a huge fan of the project player approach but until its ruled out then we should not disadvantage ourselves to other countries.


#2895

Fair play to him, big step, ballsy move, and not the most obvious step. I’m sure everyone would agree that ROG is a great guy.


#2896

Clear to me hes looking for the final string to his bow before he steps into head coach role. Build his network of contacts and base of knowledge of potentially below tbe radar SH players.

Recruitment is a key differentiator at the top level, particulalry picking up unheralded guys on the cheap.


#2897

I find it quite disturbing that some of the Munster lads here like Choco and Tim Riggins who were delighted when Stander got the call for Ireland are now up in arms because Aki is playing for Ireland. Sinister reasons behind this I fear.


#2898

FFS


#2899

I thought a man who had recruited 7 wives ( and counting) would understand this better than anyone?


#2900

yes, I do mate, but a doler like you that cant keep a job, has a wife who is sick of providing for the family all by herself, and he has destroyed the Oirish economy shouldn’t be talking shit


#2901

Fuckit you are stage 12

At least you have finally been truthful about the 7 wives


#2902

Stage 13


#2903

Be honest with yourself your wives and the forum bro.


#2904

OK guys, this is beyond stale now at this stage. One of you is far better than this.


#2905

Where would he think he’d end up? Head coach in Munster or Connacht maybe? He’d be ignorant enough to run one of the English clubs as well, I suppose


#2906

No idea. Dont think hes in a huge rush back to Ireland. Job in England would be a good move in a few years. Id say in his own head his final two coaching roles are Munster and Ireland so dont get there too early.

All about timing though really and good fortune along the way. One poor move and your reputation is in tatters


#2907

You don’t even have the balls to tag me you ape.


#2908

Fishing for cheap likes… you didnt even have the courage to tag me, cunt.