Richard Ferguson

Remember Robbie?

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Six Nations on 15 Jan 2014 at 09:24
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Robbie Diack, the Stormers and Western Province loose forward? Yes him, playing for Ulster. He has again been selected for the Ireland Six Nations squad.

Diack made the squad last year as well, but did not crack the nod for a debut cap. After another successful year at Ulster, the South African has been rewarded with another shot of making his international debut.

Diack would have been the second South African in the squad, but Richardt Strauss’s injury has excluded him from the squad, meaning him, and the other injured players, will all remain with their clubs to gain full fitness before a potential call up would get them International game time.

Extended Ireland Six Nations Squad:

Forwards: Rodney Ah You (Connacht), Stephen Archer (Munster), Rory Best (Ulster), Robin Copeland (Cardiff Blues), Sean Cronin (Leinster), Robbie Diack (Ulster), Cian Healy (Leinster), Jamie Heaslip (Leinster), Iain Henderson, (Ulster), Chris Henry (Ulster), Rob Herring (Ulster), David Kilcoyne (Munster), Mike McCarthy (Leinster), Jack McGrath (Leinster), Martin Moore (Leinster), Jordi Murphy (Leinster), Paul O’Connell (Munster), Tommy O’Donnell (Munster), Peter O’Mahony (Munster), Mike Ross (Leinster), Rhys Ruddock (Leinster), Devin Toner (Leinster), Dan Tuohy (Ulster), Damian Varley (Munster).

Backs: Isaac Boss (Leinster), Darren Cave (Ulster), Gordon D’Arcy (Leinster), Keith Earls (Munster), Luke Fitzgerald (Leinster), Robbie Henshaw (Connacht), Paddy Jackson (Ulster), Felix Jones (Munster), David Kearney (Leinster), Rob Kearney (Leinster), Ian Keatley (Munster), Ian Madigan (Leinster), Kieran Marmion (Connacht), Luke Marshall (Ulster), Fergus McFadden (Leinster), Conor Murray (Munster), Brian O’Driscoll (Leinster), Eoin Reddan (Leinster), Jonathan Sexton (Racing Metro 92), Andrew Trimble (Ulster).

Players remaining with their clubs as a result of injury: Richardt Strauss, Donnacha Ryan, Roger Wilson, Tommy Bowe, Simon Zebo, Declan Fitzpatrick and Craig Gilroy.


  • House boy. He even looks like one 😆

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.01.14 09:33:08 by Talent Reply
  • I cant see him breaking into that Irish loose trio unless there are injuries. Decent player tho so perhaps its a selection with a view to the future and creating depth. The NH dont seem to throw away guys that are older than 25 like we do here.

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.01.14 09:52:28 by SheldonK Reply

  • @Talent (Comment 1) : Always liked him as a player – incidentally what does a House boy look like? 😀

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.01.14 09:54:23 by steve Reply

  • @steve (Comment 3) : uh oh…

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.01.14 09:59:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 2) :

    Hey bro..

    Congratulations on the nuptials. Very happy for you two.

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.01.14 10:34:03 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 2) : well done kiddo!

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.01.14 10:41:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 5) : @robdylan (Comment 6) : Thanks guys

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.01.14 12:12:34 by SheldonK Reply

  • With only 4 million people in ireland I think a couple of our vodacomcup players can make that squad…..

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.01.14 13:20:20 by KingsArmy Reply

  • Very proud Housian. Better than Spies imo

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.01.14 06:24:05 by money Reply

  • @KingsArmy (Comment 8) : well, Richardt Strauss is a test hooker in Ireland. Would battle to start as a Super Rugby hooker here (well, maybe for the Lions…)

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.01.14 09:58:01 by robdylan Reply
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