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It could start a relationship between us and quins. Say we need a second row short term or something we borrow one of their players etc. 
I too think its for the PR side of things and what benefit heโ€™ll bring remains to be seen. But I accept its a high profile addition. 
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Originally posted by aber-fan aber-fan wrote:

Originally posted by Mugwuffin Mugwuffin wrote:

Originally posted by Sandman Sandman wrote:

Does anyone know if Sean is still employed by The Quins as well as us now? If he is, wouldnโ€™t that be a conflict of interest? Either way, two great additions to our board. Both Sean and Mark bring very different skill sets. ๐Ÿ‘
Yes, Fitzpatrick is still on the Quins board. They confirmed it earlier today. 

Ys, it's confirmed in the BBC report.

A massive signing in terms of global profile... let's hope it can also indirectly lead to tangible benefits.




Looks like WOS have tried to directly answer you question! 


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Huge to bring in a figure like Fitzpatrick on board to sell our brand. As he says... Rugby is now a business. New chief now on board as well. Look forward to see what they can bring. He speaks about the global calendar and potential changes I wonder if things are further along the lines than we know... And to market a brand like scarlets with the way we play in potential summer months can be a great sell pitching for sponsors. 
But listening to Fitzpatrick speak that it's his and our goal to become the best club side in the world is fine ambition. 
Why settle for Europe when we can be the best of the best gives me goosebumps. I know as he said it will take time, a lot of hard work, but the target is there. Its been set in typical all black fashion to simply be the best.

Nigel Short has taken us from a dark period to champions. Over to the new breed to build on the foundations that's been put in place and dream big. 
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Originally posted by PE SA PE SA wrote:

Huge to bring in a figure like Fitzpatrick on board to sell our brand. As he says... Rugby is now a business. New chief now on board as well. Look forward to see what they can bring. He speaks about the global calendar and potential changes I wonder if things are further along the lines than we know... And to market a brand like scarlets with the way we play in potential summer months can be a great sell pitching for sponsors. 
But listening to Fitzpatrick speak that it's his and our goal to become the best club side in the world is fine ambition. 
Why settle for Europe when we can be the best of the best gives me goosebumps. I know as he said it will take time, a lot of hard work, but the target is there. Its been set in typical all black fashion to simply be the best.

Nigel Short has taken us from a dark period to champions. Over to the new breed to build on the foundations that's been put in place and dream big. 
That bit in bold is mental - but I'm in. Handshake
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Wonder what the Harlequins board say about that goal? I imagine their goal is the same....
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Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Wonder what the Harlequins board say about that goal? I imagine their goal is the same....
The quest for excellence is never ending. 
Having unreasonably high expectations is part of that quest.

This shows that the board is deadly serious. That's the important message. Most people will know that having Fitz onboard isn't a miracle ingredient, but most will also know that he will not want to be associated with failure. 
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Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Wonder what the Harlequins board say about that goal? I imagine their goal is the same....
The quest for excellence is never ending. 
Having unreasonably high expectations is part of that quest.

This shows that the board is deadly serious. That's the important message. Most people will know that having Fitz onboard isn't a miracle ingredient, but most will also know that he will not want to be associated with failure. 
Spot on ๐Ÿ‘ Fitzy will not want to be tied to failure at all. He may have met Simon our new Chairman in London at the Quins even . Itโ€™s perhaps not a coincidence to see that London association. Anyway I can see nothing negative about this appointment. He is probably the only non Welsh person on the executive  board ? Good to mix it up 
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It's smart/necessary to seek avenues to building a "global brand". The structures of the game are becoming increasingly pan-continental.

Arguably, we lack the firepower to do that at executive level, but now have an inclination to smarten-up at it at NED/chair level (?).


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Originally posted by aber-fan aber-fan wrote:

Originally posted by Mugwuffin Mugwuffin wrote:

Originally posted by Sandman Sandman wrote:

Does anyone know if Sean is still employed by The Quins as well as us now? If he is, wouldnโ€™t that be a conflict of interest? Either way, two great additions to our board. Both Sean and Mark bring very different skill sets. ๐Ÿ‘
Yes, Fitzpatrick is still on the Quins board. They confirmed it earlier today. 

Ys, it's confirmed in the BBC report.

A massive signing in terms of global profile... let's hope it can also indirectly lead to tangible benefits.



Thanks - that's an interesting piece.
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This is absolutely amazing news for sure, and shows real intent and determination of where we really want to be going forward! ClapClapClapClapClapClap So looking forward and excited to what Sean is going to be able to bring to the board, and the region in general.

Exciting times for sure!!! ClapClapClapStarStarStarClapClapClapStarStarStar
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Originally posted by NobbySosban NobbySosban wrote:

Sean Fitzpatrick has joined the Scarlets Board, as non-exec director and global ambassador.

Wow. Just wow. Shocked

92 All Blacks caps
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Croeso cynnes iawn i ti Sean i deuluโ€™r Scarlets


Originally posted by Sean Fitzpatrick Sean Fitzpatrick wrote:

โ€œThe tradition and the passion is so similar to New Zealand and the Scarlets is the closest to a New Zealand environment I have experienced, completely community based, with a total focus on the development of local talent and pride in their achievement.

โ€œThe development structures are outstanding, that is shown by the number of Academy players who come through and earn senior contracts and also go on and win international honours, similarly with the coaching structures.

โ€œAs for the facilities at Parc y Scarlets, they are as good as I have seen anywhere around the world."

Outstanding and he is spot on about the Scarlets. 
In 1972, Roy Bergiers scored that try and said "that was for you lofty"

"All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us"
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Still canโ€™t believe this. 
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Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Wonder what the Harlequins board say about that goal? I imagine their goal is the same....

The goal may be the same my friend...but they haven't got the Scarlets history. 
In 1972, Roy Bergiers scored that try and said "that was for you lofty"

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Eastern outpost Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 July 2020 at 2:49pm
Originally posted by lofty evans lofty evans wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Wonder what the Harlequins board say about that goal? I imagine their goal is the same....

The goal may be the same my friend...but they haven't got the Scarlets history. 
Too true.

Nor have they the appeal that makes us travel three times the distance to see our home matches ๐Ÿ‘
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Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by lofty evans lofty evans wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Wonder what the Harlequins board say about that goal? I imagine their goal is the same....

The goal may be the same my friend...but they haven't got the Scarlets history. 
Too true.

Nor have they the appeal that makes us travel three times the distance to see our home matches ๐Ÿ‘
. And we are glad youโ€™re in the gang EP ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ScarletBear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 July 2020 at 4:16pm
Originally posted by reesytheexile reesytheexile wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by lofty evans lofty evans wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Wonder what the Harlequins board say about that goal? I imagine their goal is the same....

The goal may be the same my friend...but they haven't got the Scarlets history. 
Too true.

Nor have they the appeal that makes us travel three times the distance to see our home matches ๐Ÿ‘
. And we are glad youโ€™re in the gang EP ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Who would have our history in the NH?

Cardiff, Bath, Leicester, Northampton, Munster, Ulster, French teams?
I think Leinster are of more recent heritage.
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