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    Posted: 15 May 2018 at 9:06pm
http://www.scarlets.wales/en/news/articles/scarlets-add-two-exciting-youngsters-to-squad/

As the season draws to a close the Scarlets have added another two new recruits to their ranks for the forthcoming 2018-19 season in the Guinness PRO14 and European Rugby Champions Cup.

With six newcomers in Uzair Casseim, Clayton Blommetjies, Kieron Fonotia, Blade Thomson, Kieran Hardy and Sam Hidalgo-Clyne already announced the Scarlets are pleased to confirm that two more names have been added to the in-coming contingent of Scarlets.

Fly half Angus O’Brien and loose forward Ed Kennedy, both 23, will join the Scarlets from Dragons and Australian side Randwick respectively.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote turkishrebel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2018 at 9:09pm
Welcome Angus and Ed. Think O'Brien is a shrewd signing. Has a lot of ability and dragons didn't utilise him. I know nothing about ed Kennedy but another back 5 player
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Ed who??

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sreve19 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2018 at 9:22pm
Does he have any Welsh ancestry I wonder.
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Yes he does read the article
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  Welcome to Scarlets Angus and Ed...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SospanMawr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2018 at 9:43pm
I have never been impressed with O’Brien but suppose that Dragons pack/team can make anyone look bad. Think he can really kick on here and will benefit from playing behind a good pack and inside top players like Hadleigh and Foxy.

Kennedy is impossible to find any info on and is a real punt however we don’t really have anything to lose and I’ll back Gareth Jenkins (if he’s still involved) and Pivac’s abilities to find rough diamonds all day long.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ffidel Bennett Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2018 at 9:48pm
Well, Ed came as a complete surprise. While I think most of us have seen Angus play I doubt if many have seen Ed.
Competition in the back 5 of the forwards will be pretty fierce, maybe not immediately, but when everyone has settled in and begin to develop as Cummins has since Xmas.
It was only a few days ago that I was lamenting that we don't seem to be able to produce all that many local, second rows and ball-carrying 8 s. Answer - go further afield and find promising players from the 4 corners of the rugby globe.
Once again well done coaches you haven't waited for a deficiency to occur - you've tried  to fill the gaps before they become obvious.
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http://www.rugby.com.au/news/2017/10/26/nrc-teams-round-nine

You can see Kennedy (wearing 19) on the second vid playing for Sydney Rays. I think it's him anyway.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aber-fan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2018 at 10:05pm
O'Brien has always looked a tidy player to me... and can only improve with Stevo to guide him. 

As for Kennedy - did anyone see that coming? Don't remember any rumours... the clever thing here is that he's a big Welsh-qualified second- or back-rower. I expect he's here as a bit of a development player, like Jake, but it'll be interesting to see what he brings to the squad, and presumably slots in as a 5 or 6 in the manner of Beirne or Rawlins... though we shouldn't expect too much too soon, I expect.
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The last sentence in the article:

“Our recruitment policy and planning is as much about succession planning as it is the immediate future and we’re very excited to see how both continue to grow as young men both on and off the field.”

So we're looking for these two to develop over a year or two. Ed seems to have all the attributes- lets hope he can realise the apparent potential. .
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ScarletBear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2018 at 10:15pm
Originally posted by Exkixu Exkixu wrote:

http://www.rugby.com.au/news/2017/10/26/nrc-teams-round-nine

You can see Kennedy (wearing 19) on the second vid playing for Sydney Rays. I think it's him anyway.



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Originally posted by Exkixu Exkixu wrote:

http://www.rugby.com.au/news/2017/10/26/nrc-teams-round-nine

You can see Kennedy (wearing 19) on the second vid playing for Sydney Rays. I think it's him anyway.



Yes, he appeared once or twice, but very little in the vid. A lock.

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Great to have Angus O’Brien confirmed, and a typical #Tnewsday surprise to to find a bonus signing.

Apart from being one of the best US punk bands, ‘Ed Kennedy's Welsh-qualified, too!






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They must've signed him for the marketing degree, need to sell some season tickets.

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