The last Burns thread

The last Burns thread

Maxshedhead 09 Jul 2018 16:17 pm said..

Very interesting to see that Billy asked to be released from his contract to pursue an international career playing for Ireland..... "he asked to be released from the final year of his contract with the Club to join Ulster and make himself available for selection for Ireland and a place in the 2019 Rugby World Cup squad".

Whilst I understand why we have let him go, I think we will miss him, especially if there is an injury and at International times.
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Re: The last Burns thread

Frazier 09 Jul 2018 16:20 pm said..

Maybe the Bert rumour to Glos is true? ;)

So maybe not the last Burns thread.

Good luck to Bill. I liked him as a player.
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gmorgan131285 09 Jul 2018 16:25 pm said..

Interesting to see how he is Irish qualified?

Seeing as Fred played for England. Is he getting past Sexton and Carbery though? Even Madigan.

Good luck to him
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Sheddy Mcshedface 09 Jul 2018 16:26 pm said..

Fair play to the guy but I can't quite see it happening somehow. Good luck to him I say.
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foz750 09 Jul 2018 16:29 pm said..

Surprised, but not shocked. Cips & Owen W are interchangeable 10-12 axis and could be exceptionable.

Good luck Billy for the future
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stuartjames 09 Jul 2018 16:45 pm said..

Can anyone explain how he's qualified to play for Ireland?
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CheltenhamRoss 09 Jul 2018 16:54 pm said..

stuartjames wrote:Can anyone explain how he's qualified to play for Ireland?


BBC article says it's via a paternal grandparent

Ulster Rugby: Province sign fly-half Billy Burns from Gloucester
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/44772622
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stuartjames 09 Jul 2018 16:56 pm said..

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VV 09 Jul 2018 17:10 pm said..

Good luck to him and thank you. Didn't quite cut if for me but played with great heart and would have been happy with him as back up to Cipriani with Williams at 12. Equally happy with Williams, Evans and 12trees (if necessary) as cover and hopefully some money for (my choice) a flying, stepping winger rather than a centre.
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Re: The last Burns thread

Gb83 09 Jul 2018 17:33 pm said..

Didn’t see that coming, I hope we reinvest in the squad of possible.

Seems a strange decision from him though, you’d of thought he’d back himself to compete especially with Cipriani likely to be in the England squad.

I think playing for Ireland is a tad unrealistic though.
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