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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:34 am 
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POM a Lions captain and half the Leinster heads still think he's shit :lol:


Pipe down ... no one thinks that ... he is a fabulous ruck exponent and a nuclear tipped weapon in the line-out, if used appropriately.

So relax, he has amazed with his capability and we are proud he is Irish ... capiche ?


Anywho, regale us ... how amazing is Munster again ... ? ;)


I'll take this, well this season we're the top Irish team.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:36 am 
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Pom, toner, lukie ...... pffft

Chris Cosgrave has another 3 yrs in school and I'm calling it now ..... he's going to play for Ireland in about 5 years time


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rfurlong wrote:
Pom, toner, lukie ...... pffft

Chris Cosgrave has another 3 yrs in school and I'm calling it now ..... he's going to play for Ireland in about 5 years time


Pfft, my Nephew is 5, both his parents are over 6 foot so he'll be locking for the Lions in 16 years.


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Pom, toner, lukie ...... pffft

Chris Cosgrave has another 3 yrs in school and I'm calling it now ..... he's going to play for Ireland in about 5 years time


Pfft, my Nephew is 5, both his parents are over 6 foot so he'll be locking for the Lions in 16 years.


That's good to hear MVP ..... Hopefully cousin-itis won't stunt his growth ;)


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Samoa were fúcking woeful.

Obviously New Zealand are amazing, but people seem to ignoring the fact that Samoa had the worst defence anyone's used in years. No defensive line, players in doglegs, deep and reactive. Most teams would have put 40 or 50 on them without much hassle.

Samoa have really regressed under their current management. They were the most disappointing team in the RWC, Japan dealt with them easily


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Apologies if RR, but Best just got an OBE.

Congrats Rory, recognised for services to rugby!

https://www.lionsrugby.com/2017/06/16/b ... oured-obe/

Huge congrats :thumbup:

An Irish rugby legend.


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Apologies if RR, but Best just got an OBE.

Congrats Rory, recognised for services to rugby!

https://www.lionsrugby.com/2017/06/16/b ... oured-obe/

Huge congrats :thumbup:

An Irish rugby legend.

An absolutely fantastic servant to Irish rugby. Richly deserved :thumbup: :thumbup:


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ZappaMan wrote:
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Apologies if RR, but Best just got an OBE.

Congrats Rory, recognised for services to rugby!

https://www.lionsrugby.com/2017/06/16/b ... oured-obe/

Huge congrats :thumbup:

An Irish rugby legend.

An absolutely fantastic servant to Irish rugby. Richly deserved :thumbup: :thumbup:


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discoconway wrote:
Apologies if RR, but Best just got an OBE.

Congrats Rory, recognised for services to rugby!

https://www.lionsrugby.com/2017/06/16/b ... oured-obe/

:o :o :o :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

"Best’s parents John and Patricia both have MBEs, and the Ireland skipper revealed he jokingly apologised to them for going one better."



Jaysus, that's some family :shock:


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http://www.espn.co.uk/rugby/story/_/id/ ... duo-follow

The British & Irish Lions have confirmed Wales quartet Kristian Dacey, Cory Hill, Tomas Francis and Gareth Davies will link up with the squad with two further players from Scotland to follow.
The quartet are expected to be joined by Scotland fly-half Finn Russell and prop Allan Dell who are both playing against Australia on Saturday in Sydney.
The group will be added to the matchday party for their midweek games against the Chiefs and Hurricanes as Warren Gatland looks to protect the Test squad for their three-match series against the All Blacks.


not seen it mentioned here...


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:31 am 
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Yeah, that's the end for me as far as the Lions are concerned.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:41 am 
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Who are Kristian Dacey and Cory Hill? If I was Gregor Townsend I would be pissed. Johnny Gray and Hamish Watson are far more deserving of a Lions call up than who and who


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That is total bull and hugely devalues the lions jersey.

Tom Court will be delighted to give up the luckiest/shittiest lion ever award though


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WP Nel is fit again, Francis isn't a patch on him


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That is total bull and hugely devalues the lions jersey.

Tom Court will be delighted to give up the luckiest/shittiest lion ever award though


Nah it's still Tom Court.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:49 am 
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Bullshit by Gatland, and I can't imagine a lot of the players in the squad will be too happy with it.
The coaching role needs to be given to someone who actually knows what the Lions stand for.


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It's like calling up four Tom Courts in one go.

On a positive note, how good are Irish props these days? McGrath/Furlong in NZ, Healy/Ryan starting against Japan and Kilcoyne/Bealham coming off the bench. It's not even ten years since journalists (Well Hook) were talking about emergency drafting in of Roly Meates


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Bullshit by Gatland, and I can't imagine a lot of the players in the squad will be too happy with it.
The coaching role needs to be given to someone who actually knows what the Lions stand for.

The UK and Irish press in NZ in will turn on him quickly too


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It's like calling up four Tom Courts in one go.

On a positive note, how good are Irish props these days? McGrath/Furlong in NZ, Healy/Ryan starting against Japan and Kilcoyne/Bealham coming off the bench. It's not even ten years since journalists (Well Hook) were talking about emergency drafting in of Roly Meates

Actually that's not fair. It's three Tom Courts


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the argument for wanting to rest 23 on tuesday is ridiculous. there should be a number of players doubling up next week, thats what lions tours are about

there's still plenty of lads playing Tuesday who'd have thought they could force their way into one of the tests. their chances have taken a big hit


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The British & Irish Lions have confirmed Wales quartet Kristian Dacey, Cory Hill, Tomas Francis and Gareth Davies will link up with the squad


WTF? :roll:


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Scotland up by five against the Wallabies heading in to the last minute.


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The British & Irish Lions have confirmed Wales quartet Kristian Dacey, Cory Hill, Tomas Francis and Gareth Davies will link up with the squad


WTF? :roll:


The argument is the four of them are in Aus already but the reality is it's a load of shite really..

Though Gareth Davis is a fine player.


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It's a sad day for rugby in my opinion. You'd imagine that this won't exactly do wonders for squad morale either


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Scotland win by five. Something Wales haven't done in Australia since 1987


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Tom Court is a fücking legend and everyone needs to stop giving him shit.


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Whom the fudge are Dacey and Hill ?


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Anyone want to make a stab at where Dacey falls in a depth chart of B&I hookers?
:lol:


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Whom the fudge are Dacey and Hill ?

Have already started a thread asking the same thing


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Tom Court is a fücking legend and everyone needs to stop giving him shit.


It's not giving him shit to say he's in the conversation for worst Lion of the pro era.

It's just true.


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Bullshit by Gatland, and I can't imagine a lot of the players in the squad will be too happy with it.
The coaching role needs to be given to someone who actually knows what the Lions stand for.

The UK and Irish press in NZ in will turn on him quickly too


Already have on Twitter.
I hope the other coaches can come out after the tour and say they were against these call ups, Howley probably won't though.


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earl the beaver wrote:
Tom Court is a fücking legend and everyone needs to stop giving him shit.


It's not giving him shit to say he's in the conversation for worst Lion of the pro era.

It's just true.

Well, at least until 30 minutes ago.


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To be honest I've lost my appetite for the Lions over the last few tours. I'm starting to view it as an over-commercialised and needless distraction that contributes to player burn-out. I'm coming to the conclusion that tours are simply not feasible in the professional era due to the time constraints and physical/psychological burdens now placed on players.

The domestic game needs to wise the fück up, the Lions is the pinnacle of a players career,the season goes on far too long.

Get rid of playoffs.


Agreed. What I like about the NFL is that there are so few games played that every single game becomes incredibly important. Rugby seems to be going the other way.

The NFL works because there's an in built understanding that all teams are equal when it comes to the administration of the sport.

And with the way they set it up to mitigate against teams staying on top forever, they are actually quite socialist in their outlook.


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Mr. Very Popular wrote:
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Bullshit by Gatland, and I can't imagine a lot of the players in the squad will be too happy with it.
The coaching role needs to be given to someone who actually knows what the Lions stand for.

The UK and Irish press in NZ in will turn on him quickly too


Already have on Twitter.
I hope the other coaches can come out after the tour and say they were against these call ups, Howley probably won't though.

Ireland should be up to 3rd in the rankings come Monday after the Scots win. Second could be within grasp if the Pigdogs lose to the Argies.


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Why am I not seeing Sky Sports 1 on mobdro :x


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danthefan wrote:
earl the beaver wrote:
Tom Court is a fücking legend and everyone needs to stop giving him shit.


It's not giving him shit to say he's in the conversation for worst Lion of the pro era.

It's just true.

Well, at least until 30 minutes ago.


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It's like calling up four Tom Courts in one go.

On a positive note, how good are Irish props these days? McGrath/Furlong in NZ, Healy/Ryan starting against Japan and Kilcoyne/Bealham coming off the bench. It's not even ten years since journalists (Well Hook) were talking about emergency drafting in of Roly Meates

It's worse.

Tom Court was called up in an emergency.
This has been planned.


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Scotland win by five. Something Wales haven't done in Australia since 1987

:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:


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The British & Irish Lions have confirmed Wales quartet Kristian Dacey, Cory Hill, Tomas Francis and Gareth Davies will link up with the squad


WTF? :roll:


The argument is the four of them are in Aus already but the reality is it's a load of shite really..

Though Gareth Davis is a fine player.

Arguably should be there ahead of Laidlaw.
Can also kind of accept Francis as he is a current international but the other two...


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