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Re: Cheetahs invited to join Pro12

Postby Friday Knight Lights on Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:27 pm

joe soap wrote:
germain wrote:Ulster with Jono Gibbes should be much better than this year. But I don't know who is the head coach : Kiss or Gibbes? .


Kiss is Director of Rugby, Gibbes head coach. Ulster have lost their best player, playmaker and the man who has held them together for the last several years - Piennar, Their 10, Jackson, has been suspended trial for rape. Edinburgh will seldom have a better chance to beat Ulster


Gibbes will be like Cockers I reckon bring Ulster back to basics as a forward oriented side that physically are very hard to beat. But without Pienaar and potentially Jackson they'll be vulnerable that's for sure.

I don't think we'll make top 3 this season but I think we can definitely put the foundations in place for next year.
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Re: Cheetahs invited to join Pro12

Postby The Feral Goat on Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:10 am

I don't think we can expect too much of the Cheetahs and Kings this season they are coming straight off the back of a Super rugby season and we have seen how players coming in from the SH often struggle first season.

I think they will win games particularly at home and if there are games during the 6N suspect they may pick up points then as well, but I expect we will see a bigger challenge from them in the 18/19 season when they have gained experience of the league and had a break and pre-season to prepare.
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Re: Cheetahs invited to join Pro12

Postby robdinsdale on Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:05 pm

Cheetahs and Kings are getting 5 international players each drafted in from the other provinces, so they should be reasonably competitive.
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Re: Cheetahs invited to join Pro12

Postby biffer on Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:16 pm

robdinsdale wrote:Cheetahs and Kings are getting 5 international players each drafted in from the other provinces, so they should be reasonably competitive.


Hadn't heard that - just a rumour or statement from the clubs / Union?
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Re: Cheetahs invited to join Pro12

Postby robdinsdale on Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:31 pm

biffer wrote:
robdinsdale wrote:Cheetahs and Kings are getting 5 international players each drafted in from the other provinces, so they should be reasonably competitive.


Hadn't heard that - just a rumour or statement from the clubs / Union?


Just a rumour but apparently part of the deal with the SARU.
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Re: Cheetahs invited to join Pro12

Postby BigD163 on Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:58 pm

robdinsdale wrote:
biffer wrote:
robdinsdale wrote:Cheetahs and Kings are getting 5 international players each drafted in from the other provinces, so they should be reasonably competitive.


Hadn't heard that - just a rumour or statement from the clubs / Union?


Just a rumour but apparently part of the deal with the SARU.


If current internationals then they are basically unavailable until December with the TRC and November internationals.
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