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Originally posted by ladram ladram wrote:

Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by solva solva wrote:

There's a solidarity about this current group of Welsh internationals as displayed last week. It's no surprise to hear there's an attitude of  'if we all go, what can they do?' in relation to the 60 cap rule.  

Indeed - why should anyone criticise a player for wanting to join a well funded club who are intent on challenging for top honours. 
do you honestly believe foxy is on a pittance with us?do you think he would still be picking up his wales wages if he were being hammered into the ground by the French or English moneymasters?ask rhys webb if the grass is greener where he is where he is skyping his kids,sometimes some of these players need to look at how they are cared for in wales which will invariably prolong their pro career.

No Nigel of course he is not on a pittance. For every Rhys Webb there are opposite cases - Finn Russell & Zebo to name but two. My comment relates as much to do with ambitions to compete as it does to top line wages. Can you honestly say that the events of the past week have convinced you that a Welsh region will win the Champions Cup anytime soon? Top players thrive on big games. 
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dont forget the amount of media opportunities top players like foxy warburton parkes, shane williams martin williams jamie roberts get in wales
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Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

dont forget the amount of media opportunities top players like foxy warburton parkes, shane williams martin williams jamie roberts get in wales

Why would that influence anyone during their playing career.? Those media opportunities are there for all whether you play inside or outside Wales. 
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Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

dont forget the amount of media opportunities top players like foxy warburton parkes, shane williams martin williams jamie roberts get in wales

Why would that influence anyone during their playing career.? Those media opportunities are there for all whether you play inside or outside Wales. 

because they do it during and after their playing career and theyre not  available to do them as regularly when playing abroad...I didnt see roberts on tv or foxy when they were in france....alfie too was less on our media when in toulouse, hes everywhere when hes here lol
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way i read it, with "most of our key retention completed" (mcnicholl was coming over as the only one not signed who may have been considered "key") the extreme lack of rumours into mid march, i would say he has signed a new dealto extend or he is not out of contract...IMHO, the player who is regarded as one of if not the best centre in the world, I would say there would be a HELL of a lot of interest and paper talk if he was not tied down. We are coming to the end of the season at the end of the day.
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Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

dont forget the amount of media opportunities top players like foxy warburton parkes, shane williams martin williams jamie roberts get in wales
 
Jamie Roberts doesn't play in wales though?
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Originally posted by ladram ladram wrote:

Originally posted by SospanMawr SospanMawr wrote:

Originally posted by ladram ladram wrote:


if we have any pretentions of showing that the last 2 seasons weren't flukes then we have to quash these rumours straight away,personaly my respect for him went out of the window when he was made captain  and he announced in November he was leaving with words along the lines of "someone that matches my ambitions" if he goes he goes.
Same lack of respect for SQ, Regan King, Steve-O, I presume?

not really,i was gutted they left at the time but foxy was made captain for the season we desperately needed someone like him to stick around and 8 weeks later he said he was leaving,this forum is all about opinions and that's mine.
Just a weird way of thinking in my eyes.
You’re asking a guy to give up the chance to (likely) near enough double his earning potential, and sample a different culture/way of living, all because he was made joint captain a few months earlier in a pretty token gesture.
I would put a bet that not many people on this forum would turn down an extra £100k-£250k a year, I certainly wouldn’t.
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Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

dont forget the amount of media opportunities top players like foxy warburton parkes, shane williams martin williams jamie roberts get in wales
 
Jamie Roberts doesn't play in wales though?

when in France he wasnt on the media much here at all...england different as its a lot closer 
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Originally posted by PE SA PE SA wrote:

way i read it, with "most of our key retention completed" (mcnicholl was coming over as the only one not signed who may have been considered "key") the extreme lack of rumours into mid march, i would say he has signed a new dealto extend or he is not out of contract...IMHO, the player who is regarded as one of if not the best centre in the world, I would say there would be a HELL of a lot of interest and paper talk if he was not tied down. We are coming to the end of the season at the end of the day.
 
Leaving announcements are usually made well in advance, not mid March.  I'm hopeful all the work has been done behind the scenes.

As for singings, we usually here about them mid summer so no change there.
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Not much dosh in punditry unless you land a weekly gig.
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Originally posted by tannerbankboy tannerbankboy wrote:

Originally posted by PE SA PE SA wrote:

way i read it, with "most of our key retention completed" (mcnicholl was coming over as the only one not signed who may have been considered "key") the extreme lack of rumours into mid march, i would say he has signed a new dealto extend or he is not out of contract...IMHO, the player who is regarded as one of if not the best centre in the world, I would say there would be a HELL of a lot of interest and paper talk if he was not tied down. We are coming to the end of the season at the end of the day.
 
Leaving announcements are usually made well in advance, not mid March.  I'm hopeful all the work has been done behind the scenes.

As for singings, we usually here about them mid summer so no change there.

That's not fair !!! Last season we had some news on signings regularly on a Tuesday.
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Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

Not much dosh in punditry unless you land a weekly gig.
John Barclay should be doing ok then

Wonder if he will be fit for Edinburgh’s visit to us.
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I thought Barclay was great.
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Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

I thought Barclay was great.
You can easily see Barclay being at the fore of one channel’s programmes for quite some time. He can play the straight role or inject plenty of humour at the right time.

Fingers crossed for him.
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Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

I thought Barclay was great.
You can easily see Barclay being at the fore of one channel’s programmes for quite some time. He can play the straight role or inject plenty of humour at the right time.

Fingers crossed for him.

I reallly hope we bring him back as a coach one day. Very intelligent guy.
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Originally posted by NeylandAllBlack NeylandAllBlack wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

He's nearly 31, got plenty of caps and English Rugby will offer him a fortune for his final big contract. 
Can't blame him really.


Leaving us twice? It would be a shame. To some fans it would spoil his legacy.

Stevo left twice. There are few with a greater legacy in the club than him!
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