London Irish
Posted by: p51b (IP Logged)
Date: 08 May, 2019 15:15

Signed up Paddy Jackson.

Re: London Irish
Posted by: Monty9 (IP Logged)
Date: 08 May, 2019 16:35

Great signing for them, hope it works out for both parties.

Re: London Irish
Posted by: Surbiton Shark (IP Logged)
Date: 08 May, 2019 16:52

I noticed on the twitter announcement they are having some similar reaction to how Sale fans reacted. Some fans just look at the rugby side, some are outraged etc etc.,

Re: London Irish
Posted by: WithingtonShark (IP Logged)
Date: 09 May, 2019 11:33

Setting aside the Jackson issues for a second, Irish have signed another big name today in Adam Coleman, Aussie lock. They are putting some team together for next year!



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Re: London Irish
Posted by: NorthernMaori (IP Logged)
Date: 09 May, 2019 11:46

They are but if they get relegated, which could happen to any club then there may well be a fire sale!

Re: London Irish
Posted by: Mrs Trellis of North Wales (IP Logged)
Date: 09 May, 2019 13:00

Also signed Kepu.



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Re: London Irish
Posted by: thekeg (IP Logged)
Date: 09 May, 2019 13:01

Itís a funny one this, on the one hand they are signing some big names, but if the structure underneath that isnít solid then it doesnít necessarily lead to a successful season. It certainly looks like another interesting season with no obvious side being bottom, although Worcester seem to be losing a few key players

Re: London Irish
Posted by: StalyShark (IP Logged)
Date: 09 May, 2019 13:45

Quite a few of these big names wonít join until after the World Cup which will be a big problem structurally.

Re: London Irish
Posted by: SimonG19 (IP Logged)
Date: 09 May, 2019 14:08

All Premiership clubs next season will have so-called big names.

One will still be relegated though. (Unless ring-fencing comes in of course).

Re: London Irish
Posted by: thekeg (IP Logged)
Date: 09 May, 2019 14:25

Quote:
StalyShark
Quite a few of these big names wonít join until after the World Cup which will be a big problem structurally.

Isnít that true for most clubs?

Re: London Irish
Posted by: StalyShark (IP Logged)
Date: 09 May, 2019 17:17

Quote:
thekeg
Quote:
StalyShark
Quite a few of these big names wonít join until after the World Cup which will be a big problem structurally.

Isnít that true for most clubs?

Yes but they have an inordinate amount of these new key players joining late.

Re: London Irish
Posted by: clutch (IP Logged)
Date: 09 May, 2019 18:37

How many league games will be missed before the World Cup players are back and rested?

Re: London Irish
Posted by: Yareet (IP Logged)
Date: 09 May, 2019 18:45

Quote:
clutch
How many league games will be missed before the World Cup players are back and rested?

Last group round is 13th October. Knock outs are weekly with the final on November 2nd.

Assume a couple of weeks off after they come back

Premiership starts on 20th October.

So it may only be one round but possibly 5-6.



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Re: London Irish
Posted by: clutch (IP Logged)
Date: 09 May, 2019 19:04

I assume Europe will kick in. They can probably play them for a few games, then rest them for challenge cup games.
Plus, there will be some rest from now until the World Cup preparation starts so in theory they can start playing straight away surely as long as they have the required rest games as stipulated throughout the season?

Re: London Irish
Posted by: Yareet (IP Logged)
Date: 09 May, 2019 19:27

Quote:
clutch
I assume Europe will kick in. They can probably play them for a few games, then rest them for challenge cup games.
Plus, there will be some rest from now until the World Cup preparation starts so in theory they can start playing straight away surely as long as they have the required rest games as stipulated throughout the season?

Europe is 15-17 and 22-24 November.

Guess that's not a dissimilar gap to after the AIs any other year.

Weirdly there then seems to be a 2-week gap before going again in Europe on the weekend of the 6th December.


Does mean the group stages are done before the 6N but then a 3-month gap until the quarters.

Re: London Irish
Posted by: Irish_Shark (IP Logged)
Date: 09 May, 2019 22:28

Quote:
Yareet
Quote:
clutch
I assume Europe will kick in. They can probably play them for a few games, then rest them for challenge cup games.
Plus, there will be some rest from now until the World Cup preparation starts so in theory they can start playing straight away surely as long as they have the required rest games as stipulated throughout the season?

Europe is 15-17 and 22-24 November.

Guess that's not a dissimilar gap to after the AIs any other year.

Weirdly there then seems to be a 2-week gap before going again in Europe on the weekend of the 6th December.


Does mean the group stages are done before the 6N but then a 3-month gap until the quarters.
Likely be same as this year which had round 6 weekend of jan 20th and 1/4 finals on march 30th

Re: London Irish
Posted by: Mrs Trellis of North Wales (IP Logged)
Date: 10 May, 2019 10:17

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Re: London Irish
Posted by: FarnhamShark (IP Logged)
Date: 10 May, 2019 11:44

Not suggesting they'll get relegated, but there's an awful lot of big names leaving Wasps this Summer.

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