Ruaridh McConnochie
Posted by: johnnyf (IP Logged)
Date: 10 July, 2018 17:13

Our lad named in the latest England 7's squad.
Is that allowed - what about pre-season training?
Does England 7's training break Bath players like the 15's lot do?

Re: Ruaridh McConnochie
Posted by: Big Dog (IP Logged)
Date: 10 July, 2018 17:17

I don't really see an issue here provided he is going to be ready to go come August. He will certainly be fit as hell playing top level 7's at least plus shouldn't be too hard on the body given the size of the guys you're competing with and the fact that rucks rarely involve more than one player from each side!



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Re: Ruaridh McConnochie
Posted by: BathMatt53 (IP Logged)
Date: 10 July, 2018 17:34

Would rather he was at Bath brushing up on his 15 aside game tbh...

Re: Ruaridh McConnochie
Posted by: hasta (IP Logged)
Date: 10 July, 2018 18:04

It's the world cup. Let him play then he can come back to Bath.

Re: Ruaridh McConnochie
Posted by: Which Tyler (IP Logged)
Date: 10 July, 2018 18:23

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It's the world cup. Let him play then he can come back to Bath.
Absolutely this - it's the world cup - let him play, and hopefully come back to us with a winning mentality - he'll be back in plenty of time; and I suspect our lot won't have introduced a rugby ball yet by the time he's with us - still working on fitness, which won't be an issue for him.


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Re: Ruaridh McConnochie
Posted by: Optimist (IP Logged)
Date: 11 July, 2018 09:27

after the experience of Jeff Williams, I'd have thought that signing up to learn 15s would mean committing to 15s.

'It's the World Cup' .... who knew?

Re: Ruaridh McConnochie
Posted by: BathMatt53 (IP Logged)
Date: 11 July, 2018 09:45

As an aside, looking at the Bath squad page it looks like he is very much being seen as a 15, having played there before (rather than a winger).

Re: Ruaridh McConnochie
Posted by: Which Tyler (IP Logged)
Date: 11 July, 2018 10:38

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BathMatt53
As an aside, looking at the Bath squad page it looks like he is very much being seen as a 15, having played there before (rather than a winger).
I wouldn't go around believing that until we / our coaches have seen him in action; he stands a decent chance of getting some time across the back 4.
In the back 3 specifically, he'll start off behind 3 FBs and 5 wingers in the pecking order until he's relearned the game in the A-league and AWC (Sorry, sorry, the Prem Shield and the Prem Cup - because we really need to play the same 11 teams a few more times, rather than adding variety against the likes of the championship clubs!)



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Re: Ruaridh McConnochie
Posted by: BathMatt53 (IP Logged)
Date: 22 July, 2018 22:43

England on fire in the semi, stuffing S.A. Now meet NZ in the final, streamed on the World Cup 7s site, final about 1:50am UK time.

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