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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby Tichtheid on Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:29 pm

Frenchy wrote:Tighthead prop Elliot Millar-Mills signs from Yorkshire Carnegie for the rest of the season. Scottish qualified - has one sister who plays for Scotland and another who plays for England.

Already with the team in South Africa.



Nel out for longer than we feared?
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby Wottie on Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:04 pm

Tichtheid wrote:Nel out for longer than we feared?


It was confirmed he had a fracture, so going to be 6 weeks I would think. Also with Nel and Berghan missing for 6N and Bryce doing a passable impersonation of Nick Beavon, we desperately need more cover with a bit of experience beyond the academy to come in alongside McCallum.
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby gowrie on Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:10 pm

Darcy Graham is in the Scotland 7s squad for Dubai, McCann is included as well.
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby The Feral Goat on Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:34 pm

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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby biffer on Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:44 pm

gowrie wrote:Darcy Graham is in the Scotland 7s squad for Dubai, McCann is included as well.


But Fife and Johnstone are not. Looks like Cockerill won that tug of war.
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby robdinsdale on Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:55 am

The Feral Goat wrote:Good article on Marfo on BBC.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/42100804


He's had some journey this season.
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby dolf_lundgren on Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:06 am

Its strange some some players seem to grow when asked to step up and other shrink. Maybe at 27 he has just matured as prop?

Also some players just seem to find their "fit" at a certain club where they haven't in the past and it all just clicks for them. If you are a believer in fate then there is a huge amount of it in this story. So many variables had to drop the right way for him to win a cap, yet they all did.

I have to admit to being sceptical when he was signed, after his first couple of games, when he was called up and when he was selected. He certainly hasn't let Scotland down and his work at the breakdown has been a huge benefit as well as power in the tackle/carry.

Interesting choices for Edinburgh if/when Dell/Dicko/Sutherland are fit and all will be fighting for contracts.
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby joe soap on Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:31 pm

The Feral Goat wrote:Good article on Marfo on BBC.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/42100804


He gave it one more shot. He'd heard that Edinburgh were in need of an emergency loose-head, so he got in touch with Jon Petrie, the club's managing director.
"I emailed him. That's unusual in this day and age because agents normally do that stuff, but I was reading a business book at the time about how to stand out from the crowd. This guy flew halfway across America to turn up in person for a job interview when it was supposed to be a telephone interview.

"I wasn't quite ready to fly up to Scotland from London, but what's the next best thing? I'll send him an email. He replied really promptly. That was great of him because I sent a few other emails and I didn't get any replies."


Tks. A great story, fairy tale stuff.

Now what has Petrie ever done for Edinburgh? Where is Mr IPA?
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby Tichtheid on Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:11 pm

SQ programme converts 'gifted' age-grade Rugby League captain

http://www.scottishrugby.org/news/17/11 ... ue-captain
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby gowrie on Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:32 pm

Tichtheid wrote:SQ programme converts 'gifted' age-grade Rugby League captain

http://www.scottishrugby.org/news/17/11 ... ue-captain


Good potential signing, building the squad for the long-term which is a nice change.

Don't 100% know what all the signing with the SQ programme means. Is he in the academy now or a full-time senior player? If the latter he must have been pretty impressive, and probably a chance to see what he can do for the U20s this season.
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby biffer on Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:38 pm

Tichtheid wrote:SQ programme converts 'gifted' age-grade Rugby League captain

http://www.scottishrugby.org/news/17/11 ... ue-captain


Interesting one. Hopefully he makes a real go of the opportunity and comes through the academy. Good Scottish name though...
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby Tichtheid on Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:39 pm

I found a highlights reel from last year, looks like he has some real gas, can really hit in the tackle and has a decent boot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcV0nciyaLo
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby Frenchy on Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:38 am

No way is he 86kg.
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby Tichtheid on Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:54 am

Frenchy wrote:No way is he 86kg.



Big boned.

He looks quite solid, though I have no real way of guessing, it's been some time since I weighed 86kg, actually I was somewhat more than that at 18

However, they do tend to exaggerate these weights for some reason
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby royc on Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:32 am

Is he joining the Academy or the squad? I read a news piece earlier this morning, perhaps on the ER site, don't remember, which talked about this being Cockerill's first signing under the SQ programme, but that seems to have disappeared or been altered now. If he is joining the Academy, it is unusual that the official story doesn't say so, likewise if he's joining the squad, it's unusual that it doesn't say how long the contract is for.

I'm going to guess that he's earmarked for the squad, once he's re-acquainted with Union.
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