He'd be 31 by the time we get him back though, and I'm not really sure how 'well' he plays 12 or 15, never mind 10.Flash Gordon wrote:He's 30 so probably has 3 or 4 good years left, the point is that he plays 3 positions and plays them well, an Isa role if you will. I see that Carbery is out for the foreseeable and we are going into the 6 Nations with Sexton who is often injured and a fairly big gap behind him. Of course, Ross Byrne Or Carty might take that opportunity but Joe didn't judge them good enough thus far.wixfjord wrote:Would signing a 31 year old who has struggled to start ahead of the likes of Callum Sheedy and Simon Hickey in recent years be a good signing? Not even making the bench for Bristol at the moment.Flash Gordon wrote:
If Sexton goes, our oldest outhalf is 24 and there are kids behind, albeit very talented kids. Given his ability to play in multiple positions I wonder if Madigan is worth a shot. Would be good for Ireland too.
I think Madsers ship has sailed and given the money he's likely on in the UK and the talent he'd be blocking here I'm not sure it'd be a good move for anyone, never mind for Ireland.
From Leinster's point of view I suppose there is a counter argument that our system has enough depth to compete in the Pro 14 without imports.
For the Champions Cup, I'm not sure there is any position held by an Irish player that I'd want replaced if everyone is fit, though we could always use a bit of depth in positions we ship injuries like backrow and center.
Wonder if Ian Madigan will look back on his career and judge whether he made the right choices?
He's not even making the Bristol 23 at the moment and I think when you look at Frawley, Harry Byrne, COB, JOB, Keenan along with other more established younger guys I think thier ceilings are higher than Madser at this stage.