Thursday, 27 December 2012

2013 Wishlist

I thought I'd make a list of things I want to happen in the new year.

Ulster Rugby:

Jared Payne will declare for Ireland.
Luke Marshall to cement his place in the Ulster first XV.
Paul Marshall to get a chance for Ireland.
Craig Gilroy to continue to improve and take his chances.
Darren Cave to get more chances for Ireland.
Declan Fitzpatrick to get more games.
Stephen Ferris to not get injured.

Stuart Olding to get a few chances.
Niall Annett to start becoming second choice hooker.
Chris Cochrane to get more games.
Michael Heaney to get a few games

Connacht Rugby:
To qualify for the Heineken Cup again.
To start finishing at least 8th in the Pro12.

Denis Buckley to cement his place in the first XV
Eoin Griffen to start in the first XV
Mick Kearney to be first choice

Aaron Conneely get more games
Daniel Qualter to get more games
Conor Finn to get a chance
Shane Leydon to get a chance

Tiernan O'Hallorhan to get a go with Ireland
Kieran Marmion to get a chance with Ireland
Robbie Henshaw get a chance with Ireland

Munster Rugby:
Make the Rabo Pro12 playoffs
Make at least the Amlin Quarters 12/13

Stephen Archer to improve and get more games
Danny Barnes to get more opportunities
Paddy Butler to keep improving and make the first XV
Scott Deasy to get a chance
Ivan Dineen to get a chance
Sean Dougall to improve and get games
JJ Hanrahan to get a chance
Felix Jones to not get injured
David Kilcoyne to improve and challenge Healy
Conor Murray to improve his tempo and passing and kicking. Take less steps
Ian Nagle to show his potential
Dave O'Callaghan to keep improving
Paul O'Connell to not get injured
Luke O'Dea to show he is special
Tommy O'Donnell to prove that one performance wasn't a one-off
John Ryan to challenge Archer
Sean Scanlon to show something
Mike Sherry to improve his throwing
CJ Stander to not get injured
Simon Zebo to prove me wrong and he is something a little different

Leinster Rugby:

Win the Rabo
Qualify for the Heineken Quarters
Not be drawn against Clermont in the pool stages in 13/14

Michael Bent to show he can scrum
Andrew Conway to show his potential
Sean Cronin to improve scrummaging and throwing
Tom Denton to challenge for the first team
Luke Fitzgerald to not get injured and show his potential
Jamie Hagan to challenge for the first team
Fergus McFadden to find a position
Jack McGrath to challenge Healy
Brian O'Driscoll to not get injured and consider RWC
Eoin O'Malley to not get injured and challenge
Quinn Roux to show he is awesome and not get injured
Rhys Ruddock make the first XV
Dominic Ryan to show he is an openside of quality

Ben Marshall to start challenging for the first team
Luke McGrath to get a chance
Jordi Murphy to keep improving and start challenging full time for a first team jersey
Noel Reid to get contract and cut out the errors


No Ashton, Armitage or Hartley
O'Driscoll and O'Connell

Sean Maitland has declared for Scotland and gets a call up.

Some young bolters.

An entertaining and exciting squad and style of play.

A victory.


Beat NZ.
Show promise.

Look like you can score at anytime.
Play smart rugby

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