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    Posted: 15 September 2021 at 1:00pm
Originally posted by reesytheexile reesytheexile wrote:

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Originally posted by reesytheexile reesytheexile wrote:

Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Good to see that Ed Kennedy has signed a contract to play for the Brumbies, the team he supported as a child. Well done Ed & good luck. 
I still don’t know why we released Ed . He was still young and Welsh eligible wasn’t he and gave his all In games. It was not his wish to leave us 
Are you sure it was our decision to let him go rather than him wanting to go home? 
 

He told me he didn’t ask to go. He was never accepted as a leading player in the squad by coaches- not the style  they want or the club having to reduce playing squad ? Anyway, he’s gone and hope he gets on with the Brumbies. 
I’d assumed it was his decision to return home seeing as he hadn’t signed for any other European club. 

I don’t think he did enough in his performances to establish himself as a leading player. He was a useful squad player and did the basics well, but looked to have hit his ceiling, and doesn’t really have any attributes that set him apart, like Blade and Shingler do. He’s 27 soon and had been in our setup for a few years so it would be a surprise if he became an international class player from here. Good luck to him at the Brumbies, though.
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Originally posted by reesytheexile reesytheexile wrote:

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Originally posted by reesytheexile reesytheexile wrote:

Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Good to see that Ed Kennedy has signed a contract to play for the Brumbies, the team he supported as a child. Well done Ed & good luck. 
I still don’t know why we released Ed . He was still young and Welsh eligible wasn’t he and gave his all In games. It was not his wish to leave us 
Are you sure it was our decision to let him go rather than him wanting to go home? 
 

He told me he didn’t ask to go. He was never accepted as a leading player in the squad by coaches- not the style  they want or the club having to reduce playing squad ? Anyway, he’s gone and hope he gets on with the Brumbies. 

Really liked him too. And Asquith. Our two Aussies. Wasted if you ask me. Where is Paul now?
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Originally posted by Mugwuffin Mugwuffin wrote:

Originally posted by reesytheexile reesytheexile wrote:

Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Good to see that Ed Kennedy has signed a contract to play for the Brumbies, the team he supported as a child. Well done Ed & good luck. 
I still don’t know why we released Ed . He was still young and Welsh eligible wasn’t he and gave his all In games. It was not his wish to leave us 
Are you sure it was our decision to let him go rather than him wanting to go home? 
 

He told me he didn’t ask to go. He was never accepted as a leading player in the squad by coaches- not the style  they want or the club having to reduce playing squad ? Anyway, he’s gone and hope he gets on with the Brumbies. 
"I'd rather have been a judge than a miner.Being a miner,as soon as you are too old and tired and sick and stupid to do the job properly,you have to go.The very opposite applies with judges!"P.Cook
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Unfortunately an other Collins case.  Good luck ti Ed 
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It great for Ed, he’s got an opportunity to play for his home club, the club who he supported growing up in Aus.  He’s had 3 seasons playing for the greatest region/club in Wales and has now returned home to his home franchise, what more could any rugby player want?.
Good luck to him, I certainly enjoyed watching him play, unfortunately he didn’t get a proper run of games to showcase his talents or to establish himself as first choice in any one position (for whatever reason).  Maybe he’ll get that opportunity with the brumbies.
Good Luck Ed.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote supertaf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 September 2021 at 1:21pm
Originally posted by Mugwuffin Mugwuffin wrote:

Originally posted by reesytheexile reesytheexile wrote:

Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Good to see that Ed Kennedy has signed a contract to play for the Brumbies, the team he supported as a child. Well done Ed & good luck. 
I still don’t know why we released Ed . He was still young and Welsh eligible wasn’t he and gave his all In games. It was not his wish to leave us 
Are you sure it was our decision to let him go rather than him wanting to go home? 
I wished him luck on Instagram and he said he'd love to come back one day.
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Originally posted by reesytheexile reesytheexile wrote:

Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Good to see that Ed Kennedy has signed a contract to play for the Brumbies, the team he supported as a child. Well done Ed & good luck. 
I still don’t know why we released Ed . He was still young and Welsh eligible wasn’t he and gave his all In games. It was not his wish to leave us 
Are you sure it was our decision to let him go rather than him wanting to go home? 
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Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Good to see that Ed Kennedy has signed a contract to play for the Brumbies, the team he supported as a child. Well done Ed & good luck. 

Agree. He'll be a valued squad player for them. As he was for us. 
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Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Good to see that Ed Kennedy has signed a contract to play for the Brumbies, the team he supported as a child. Well done Ed & good luck. 
I still don’t know why we released Ed . He was still young and Welsh eligible wasn’t he and gave his all In games. It was not his wish to leave us 

Edited by reesytheexile - 14 September 2021 at 10:07am
"I'd rather have been a judge than a miner.Being a miner,as soon as you are too old and tired and sick and stupid to do the job properly,you have to go.The very opposite applies with judges!"P.Cook
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Good to see that Ed Kennedy has signed a contract to play for the Brumbies, the team he supported as a child. Well done Ed & good luck. 
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One thing  that should be remembered is that Ball is not the only test lock to leave Wales:Hill chose to leave,too.Neither of them could compete with AWJ when it came to belting out the anthem or talking to the press.The W.R.U have failed to persuade 2 international locks to stay in Wales.....never mind ,we still have the legend AWJ.
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I also agree with GPR.

Given the timing of the announcement about the Japan job, and when Jake would have been having discussions with Scarlets management about returning home, it seems rather more likely that staying in Oz with the family was his original intent.

My best guess is that after returning home, someone from Japan reached out to Jake.  He discussed the offer with his family and I guess they made the decision that the money was too good to pass up, given that he would be away for about half the time and could keep in touch at reasonable times because of being in pretty much the same time zone.

There just doesn't seem to be any need to see anything suspicious or inconsistent in his decisions, to me.


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I agree with you GPR, especially the comment about his family. He paid us back time again with his performances and left nothing on the field. He deserves all our thanks and now support.
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Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

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Don’t they have pre season traning? plus quarantine  times?  You can put it this way it’s like one of us leaving a job in oz to spend more time with a family in west wales but taking a job in south africa. Anyhow this is going round in circles , have a good weekend everyone

It's just like that yeah. 
If the job in in SA from (let's say mid Jan inc pre season) to end May instead of July to end of May.

10 months vs 5. Which one would leave me more time to spend with family? I just can't work it out?🤔

You have a good weekend too. Wink

in fairness with pre season and qurantine your looking more like 7 months, granted less than 10 but still a large chunk of the year isn’t it?  If you solely  wanted to be closer to the family wouldn’t you just get a job in oz?   No one has cast any doubts over his commitment during his time year or done anything other than wish him well though. i’d go japan looks a great place to try for a year or so, big money easy rugby and more time off etc

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I have to admit that I find this conjecture about Jake pretty bizarre. Assumptions, unsubstantiated as far as I am aware, that he left the Scarlets with a contract in Japan already sown up and leaving the Scarlets under false pretences.

Jake is a professional rugby player and nobody can doubt his commitment to the Scarlets. The Scarlets management were happy to allow him to leave due to the extraordinary circumstances he faced due to Covid restrictions & his young family. Good on them I say because family trumps rugby every day of the week. 
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Originally posted by globetrotter globetrotter wrote:

Has he ? Rarely played from what I remember. Either with Team Wales or injured by Team Wales.
I think so, welsh international. With more availability this upcoming season also. We are going to struggle in the second row position.
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