Seems unlikely that the ARU would want to lose their first choice 10 so I'd guess a franchise will be encouraged to pick him up. Would we want to pay top dollar for a part time player and especially one who wants to play 10?
Not convinced it makes sense from either side to be honest.
He's a decent player though, wouldn't be upset if he turned up here - but don't think it's at all likely.
O'connor is a utility back, not a specialist fly half
He has no contract in S15 the only club talking to him is Western Force, who he acrimoniously left a couple of years back
He was only their 1st choice under Deans, Quade Cooper is now 1st choice and O'connor has been axed on disciplinary grounds but is unlikely to be favoured by Ewan McKenzie, he is negotiating with League clubs too....
He would certainly be a best in league signing to suit Smiffy and whiffy, but doubt he would go without Heineken Cup rugby. Perhaps Telelynx is referring to next season, I.e.2014-15 when we're back in the Heineken and have oodles of cash!
True, but my understanding was that he wanted/demanded to play 10. If that's true of the national team it seems unlikely he'd happily accept less from a club team.
That said, I don't think 10 is his best position and with Deans out maybe they will move him out anyway - as you say with McKenzie there it is likely Cooper will return (which can only be a good thing for them).
Has the ARU ever contracted players in overseas leagues? I know NZ are very against it, but can't obviously think of any players who play for Aus and are not in an S15 club. As much as he's had some trouble, I'm not sure they can afford to allow him to walk away from the squad completely - so the same argument would hold for League.
I'll keep my £1 on the Force for now but it's far from obvious where he'll end up.
He's well off form, usual story of too much pressure too young. Agree he doesnt have the experience to run a game as 10, pretty classy winger though. Can't see the French will want hi on his recent form. Lad looks completely rattled.
Oh FFS, some people just have to be right, don't they?
OK telelynx, (it looks as though) you were right about O'Connor, but if you don't mind, I'll wait until the club announce it.
And you are right about the meaning of "next season".
And you are right about Lee Harvey Oswald, reincarnation, the existence of Atlantis, the murder of Jill Dando, the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, the identity of Jack the Ripper and anything else you care magnanimously to vouchsafe to us humble planks - OK?
i was only joking, I didn't know anything about JOC going to Irish... good luck with JOC, apparently he is a bit of a dick-head but I think he has a point to prove now, it might turn out a good deal...
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