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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #10050 on: November 14, 2021, 11:28:55 AM »
The anti Irish racism on display to defend rugby is sickening

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« Reply #10051 on: November 14, 2021, 11:37:45 AM »
The anti Irish racism on display to defend rugby is sickening

As sickening as these type of shock jock posts?

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« Reply #10052 on: November 14, 2021, 12:53:44 PM »
Is there anything stopping qualifying players changing to their country of birth under the right circumstances?

E.g if the like of Lowe found himself back in NZ next year playing professional rugby and deemed good enough for AB's, could he switch?

He would have to not play for Ireland for 5 years I think. I believe there’s a new rule

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« Reply #10053 on: November 14, 2021, 01:49:22 PM »
Is there anything stopping qualifying players changing to their country of birth under the right circumstances?

E.g if the like of Lowe found himself back in NZ next year playing professional rugby and deemed good enough for AB's, could he switch?

He would have to not play for Ireland for 5 years I think. I believe there’s a new rule
Ok thanks Tonto. No jumping ship so at least.

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« Reply #10054 on: November 14, 2021, 02:00:52 PM »
Sure England been the biggest offenders for yrs and look at how many teams and players they can pick on. They hover up any S Africans. Islanders. New Zealanders where they can. So it's hard to believe we complain about  some, New Zealanders and S Africans who done nothing but improve the Irish team. We be crying alot more with a full out Irish team get beat all the time.

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« Reply #10055 on: November 14, 2021, 02:17:06 PM »
It's a ludicrous rule but teams will exploit it to the maximum whilst it still exists. Players with absolutely no genealogical link to the country, just simply living and getting paid to play professionally there. It's an issue for rugby itself to solve but I don't see it changing anytime soon since there are so few countries who play the game at the highest level.

Imagine the outcry if the GAA brought in such a rule at intercounty level.   

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« Reply #10056 on: November 14, 2021, 02:29:49 PM »
Simon Zebo a generational star

And this here is the point at which the discussion jumped the shark.

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« Reply #10057 on: November 14, 2021, 02:33:43 PM »
Great to see Doris doing so well. He had a difficult year last year.
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« Reply #10058 on: November 14, 2021, 02:34:25 PM »
It's a ludicrous rule but teams will exploit it to the maximum whilst it still exists. Players with absolutely no genealogical link to the country, just simply living and getting paid to play professionally there. It's an issue for rugby itself to solve but I don't see it changing anytime soon since there are so few countries who play the game at the highest level.

Imagine the outcry if the GAA brought in such a rule at intercounty level.   

But it is there?

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« Reply #10059 on: November 14, 2021, 02:57:26 PM »
Some achievement for Leinster rugby to have 11 players who came through their academy start the Test match where the All Blacks were so comprehensively beaten. 

Thankfully the great policy of the IRFU keeps all those players in Ireland, and gives Leinster a genuine chance of being champions of Europe again.

Good to see experienced mighty men O’Mahony and Earls make important contributions off the bench.

In the last year or two Leinster haven’t been dominating the Irish underage teams in the way they were 3-5 years ago, some exciting talent going to break through from the other provinces in the coming years.

Hopefully we’ll see some experimentation with the line up for the Argies. Carberry will definitely be at 10, I’d love to see Casey at 9, but probably only fair to give Murray the start.

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« Reply #10060 on: November 14, 2021, 03:18:47 PM »
cannot compare irish soccer players brought up in england from irish families with the rugby situation.

if the soccer side start turning out brasil, argentina etc rejects then you could argue that it's the same  ::)

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #10061 on: November 14, 2021, 03:49:49 PM »
It's a ludicrous rule but teams will exploit it to the maximum whilst it still exists. Players with absolutely no genealogical link to the country, just simply living and getting paid to play professionally there. It's an issue for rugby itself to solve but I don't see it changing anytime soon since there are so few countries who play the game at the highest level.

Imagine the outcry if the GAA brought in such a rule at intercounty level.   

But it is there?

Maybe you're right, Seanie Johnson instantly springs to mind!


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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #10062 on: November 14, 2021, 04:01:32 PM »
It's a ludicrous rule but teams will exploit it to the maximum whilst it still exists. Players with absolutely no genealogical link to the country, just simply living and getting paid to play professionally there. It's an issue for rugby itself to solve but I don't see it changing anytime soon since there are so few countries who play the game at the highest level.

Imagine the outcry if the GAA brought in such a rule at intercounty level.   

Already the case - if your permanent residence is now outside your "First County" then provided you're now a member of a club in your "Own County" (i.e. the one you now reside in) then you can transfer to that county for as long as you're resident in it - though you can stay with your "First County" if you prefer while transferring at club level.

The GAA Official Guide, Part 1 Chapter 6 (Page 72 in the 2021 edition) covers this.
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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #10063 on: November 14, 2021, 04:09:32 PM »
It's a ludicrous rule but teams will exploit it to the maximum whilst it still exists. Players with absolutely no genealogical link to the country, just simply living and getting paid to play professionally there. It's an issue for rugby itself to solve but I don't see it changing anytime soon since there are so few countries who play the game at the highest level.

Imagine the outcry if the GAA brought in such a rule at intercounty level.   

But it is there?

Maybe you're right, Seanie Johnson instantly springs to mind!

No Sean Johnston was never a resident of Kildare.

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #10064 on: November 14, 2021, 04:22:00 PM »
cannot compare irish soccer players brought up in england from irish families with the rugby situation.

if the soccer side start turning out brasil, argentina etc rejects then you could argue that it's the same  ::)

So Grealish, who hurled and played Gaelic football as a youngster, even played for Ireland youth soccer, those brought up in Irish families in England? Are they the ones you’re talking about?
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