Scots Abroad VIII (or let's spot the new messiah)

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Re: Scots Abroad VIII (or let's spot the new messiah)

Postby Adder » Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:32 am

https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0c ... E5ZWY1MDY4


SHC interview for Rugby Dungeon

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Re: Scots Abroad VIII (or let's spot the new messiah)

Postby Cameo » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:36 am

Apparently Gordon Reid is off to Northampton as short term injury cover. Don't know if he is trying to get another pro deal or just got a nice offer

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Postby hugh_woatmeigh » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:10 am

Cameo wrote:Apparently Gordon Reid is off to Northampton as short term injury cover. Don't know if he is trying to get another pro deal or just got a nice offer


Makes sense. Don't think anyone will give him a pro deal - his family won't move & didn't move to LI either. Alarm bells. You'll never get a player at their best in those circumstances for much beyond short term cover.

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Re: Scots Abroad VIII (or let's spot the new messiah)

Postby Still septic » Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:30 pm

Cameo wrote:Apparently Gordon Reid is off to Northampton as short term injury cover. Don't know if he is trying to get another pro deal or just got a nice offer


just short term. Don't think he was looking, he was contacted by Saints, who now have same forwards coach as he had at LI. Coach knew where to look for a good guy who would do a job and not ask for a fortune

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Re: Scots Abroad VIII (or let's spot the new messiah)

Postby francoisfou » Sun May 03, 2020 3:14 pm

Alex Dunbar’s contract at Brive isn’t being renewed. I wonder where he’ll go. Newcastle?

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Re: Scots Abroad VIII (or let's spot the new messiah)

Postby General Zod » Wed May 20, 2020 1:40 pm

Ici un podcast avec Finn Russell.

https://www.skysports.com/rugby-union/n ... od-podcast

Haven’t finished listening to it. No awkward questions thus far.

The Thistle lads have an interview with David Denton out tomorrow. The last one with Gordon Reid was decent.

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Re: Scots Abroad VIII (or let's spot the new messiah)

Postby Donny osmond » Fri May 29, 2020 5:13 pm

No new Messiah but i read that Scott Murray, our 2nd row from 20 years ago, has been appointed co-head coach of the San Diego Legion.

https://scrummagazine.com/murray-appoin ... -mlr-side/

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Re: Scots Abroad VIII (or let's spot the new messiah)

Postby General Zod » Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:51 am

Finlay Christie off the bench for the Blues down in Auckland. Seemed to play well, although did get caught when taking a 5 metre line-out at the end of the game when they were going for something different. Was quite funny.

Also looks like he’s been in the gym a bit.

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Re: Scots Abroad VIII (or let's spot the new messiah)

Postby hugh_woatmeigh » Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:16 pm

There is a rumour that Tim Swinson has been tempted out of retirement with a flexible 1 year deal with Saracens...

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Re: Scots Abroad VIII (or let's spot the new messiah)

Postby septic 9 » Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:22 pm

Callum Hunter-Hill has signed a 3 year contract for Saracens

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Re: Scots Abroad VIII (or let's spot the new messiah)

Postby hugh_woatmeigh » Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:34 pm

septic 9 wrote:Callum Hunter-Hill has signed a 3 year contract for Saracens



Wow. Great news for him if he can get regular game time. What are sarries seeing that the SRU did not? I suspect he is very cheap by their usual wages though.

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Postby General Zod » Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:01 pm

hugh_woatmeigh wrote:
septic 9 wrote:Callum Hunter-Hill has signed a 3 year contract for Saracens



Wow. Great news for him if he can get regular game time. What are sarries seeing that the SRU did not? I suspect he is very cheap by their usual wages though.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/53082987

I don’t think the SRU missed anything. There was something behind the scenes that meant he was persona non grata at Edinburgh. I think. Pity, as I reckon he’s more than useful.

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Re: Scots Abroad VIII (or let's spot the new messiah)

Postby Cameo » Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:01 am

General Zod wrote:
hugh_woatmeigh wrote:
septic 9 wrote:Callum Hunter-Hill has signed a 3 year contract for Saracens



Wow. Great news for him if he can get regular game time. What are sarries seeing that the SRU did not? I suspect he is very cheap by their usual wages though.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/53082987

I don’t think the SRU missed anything. There was something behind the scenes that meant he was persona non grata at Edinburgh. I think. Pity, as I reckon he’s more than useful.


Yeah, I think everyone always rated him but something mysterious went on. Probs not a bad thing as long as he gets game time. Bit of a logjam of second rows at Edinburgh.

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Re: Scots Abroad VIII (or let's spot the new messiah)

Postby septic 9 » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:33 am

General Zod wrote:
hugh_woatmeigh wrote:
septic 9 wrote:Callum Hunter-Hill has signed a 3 year contract for Saracens



Wow. Great news for him if he can get regular game time. What are sarries seeing that the SRU did not? I suspect he is very cheap by their usual wages though.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/53082987

I don’t think the SRU missed anything. There was something behind the scenes that meant he was persona non grata at Edinburgh. I think. Pity, as I reckon he’s more than useful.


the SRU missed nothing, he is highly rated, very highly. And he is not persona non grata at Edinburgh, they did not want him to go. I made this point a couple of weeks back. Sometimes there are things happen in life beyond conspiracies. And reasons beyond rugby, beyond money. At the end of the day its just a job. A good one while it lasts, but that's it

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Re: Scots Abroad VIII (or let's spot the new messiah)

Postby Big D » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:21 pm

septic 9 wrote:
General Zod wrote:
hugh_woatmeigh wrote:

Wow. Great news for him if he can get regular game time. What are sarries seeing that the SRU did not? I suspect he is very cheap by their usual wages though.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/53082987

I don’t think the SRU missed anything. There was something behind the scenes that meant he was persona non grata at Edinburgh. I think. Pity, as I reckon he’s more than useful.


the SRU missed nothing, he is highly rated, very highly. And he is not persona non grata at Edinburgh, they did not want him to go. I made this point a couple of weeks back. Sometimes there are things happen in life beyond conspiracies. And reasons beyond rugby, beyond money. At the end of the day its just a job. A good one while it lasts, but that's it


I think that is the thing. Sometimes when a player leaves a club it is simply a player leaving. Not always a scandal or falling out just a player leaving for his own reasons which is perfectly fine.

It is actually good for Scotland. They may be in a shite league but I doubt standards will be allowed to drop in that group of people that include a potential lions captain in his position.

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Re: Scots Abroad VIII (or let's spot the new messiah)

Postby General Zod » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:55 pm

septic 9 wrote:
General Zod wrote:
hugh_woatmeigh wrote:

Wow. Great news for him if he can get regular game time. What are sarries seeing that the SRU did not? I suspect he is very cheap by their usual wages though.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/53082987

I don’t think the SRU missed anything. There was something behind the scenes that meant he was persona non grata at Edinburgh. I think. Pity, as I reckon he’s more than useful.


the SRU missed nothing, he is highly rated, very highly. And he is not persona non grata at Edinburgh, they did not want him to go. I made this point a couple of weeks back. Sometimes there are things happen in life beyond conspiracies. And reasons beyond rugby, beyond money. At the end of the day its just a job. A good one while it lasts, but that's it


Fair enough. Glad he’s not non grata.

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Re: Scots Abroad VIII (or let's spot the new messiah)

Postby Cameo » Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:10 pm

Christie heavily (possibly illegally) involved in a very good Blues try. Seems to be established second choice.

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Re: Scots Abroad VIII (or let's spot the new messiah)

Postby General Zod » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:54 am

Cameo wrote:Christie heavily (possibly illegally) involved in a very good Blues try. Seems to be established second choice.


He came off the bench again and played really well I thought in a narrow Blues win v Highlanders.

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Re: Scots Abroad VIII (or let's spot the new messiah)

Postby Adder » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:12 am

http://www.rugbyclubvannes.bzh/arrivee- ... n-2020-21/

Ewan Johnson (21), has been signed by the RC Vannes (Britanny) rugby club to play as Lock.
Supposedly he was developed By Racing 92 - so fits the French league "developped player" quota.

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Re: Scots Abroad VIII (or let's spot the new messiah)

Postby Cameo » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:38 am

Did people ever confirm whether Will Jordan is qualified. Firmly out the question but has made me follow him more closely. He is some player. All Blacks have some serious options at 15.

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Re: Scots Abroad VIII (or let's spot the new messiah)

Postby septic 9 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:33 pm

Adder wrote:http://www.rugbyclubvannes.bzh/arrivee-officielle_ewan-johnson_saison-2020-21/

Ewan Johnson (21), has been signed by the RC Vannes (Britanny) rugby club to play as Lock.
Supposedly he was developed By Racing 92 - so fits the French league "developped player" quota.


interesting big lump, shame he didn't get kept on at Racing which was clearly what he wanted - and Scotland.

A bit more than developed by Racing. He is Q for us, Wales, Eng and France. He wants to stick with Scotland but ..............he is more valuable to a French team if he doesn't

https://www.theoffsideline.com/u20-6n-e ... cba1185463

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Re: Scots Abroad VIII (or let's spot the new messiah)

Postby Tobylerone » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:30 pm

Cameo wrote: All Blacks have some serious options at 15.


Watching the last of my Sky Rugby recently, it looks like they have serious options everywhere..

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Re: Scots Abroad VIII (or let's spot the new messiah)

Postby hugh_woatmeigh » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:16 pm

Cameo wrote:Did people ever confirm whether Will Jordan is qualified. Firmly out the question but has made me follow him more closely. He is some player. All Blacks have some serious options at 15.


I believe Glasgow were very close to signing him as a Hogg replacement last summer - that's what fueled the SQ rumour.

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Re: Scots Abroad VIII (or let's spot the new messiah)

Postby General Zod » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:27 pm

Did we have a list somewhere on here of potential SQ players? Trying to find it - am sure there was some full back in super rugby not mentioned above who is SQ.

Maybe somebody better at the Internet than me could knock one up on Wikipedia. Am sure agents would be all over it once it’s up and running.

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Re: Scots Abroad VIII (or let's spot the new messiah)

Postby hugh_woatmeigh » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:03 pm

General Zod wrote:Did we have a list somewhere on here of potential SQ players? Trying to find it - am sure there was some full back in super rugby not mentioned above who is SQ.

Maybe somebody better at the Internet than me could knock one up on Wikipedia. Am sure agents would be all over it once it’s up and running.


Stevenson. He is SQ.


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