Skolars land Irish talent

Skolars? pre-season game in Dublin with Bradford is already starting to bear fruit for the club, Oran D?Arcy guested for the side that day and has now joined the club his first run having been in Sunday?s match against Hull KR.

The 23 year old three-quarter had been playing Rugby Union for Clontarf, one of the leading sides in the Irish League.

He started playing league for the Clontarf Bulls side last season, helping the side win the All-Ireland conference.

His performances at domestic level saw him play for the Irish Amateurs in the Home Nations Cup and then was a member of Ireland?s European Nations Cup Squad that reached the final in November.

Skolars? Chairman Hector McNeil commented on the move, ?Obviously, with Oran being Irish and a winger, many people are going to make comparisons with Brian Carney.?

?That?s premature, but there is definitely a lot of talent over in Ireland and a growing interest and appreciation of the game?.

D?Arcy is currently a member of the Ireland students world cup squad, having played tests against Australia and Scotland last winter, scoring two tries in the process.