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DiscoHips D'Arcy wrote:
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I'D have confidence between O'Toole and Moore we have a decent platform at TH. We badly need a Dooley up here though and to see what O'Hagan is capable of.


O'Toole needs to sort out his scrummaging, otherwise I wonder given how good he is around the park is he worth a go at loosehead to see how he does at scrum time?

In terms of back row's I would really hope Zac Ward comes through as well, he could be special being a stand out back row in AIL and only left school a year or so ago


I've never seen O'Toole have a horror show at scrum time albeit with a limited sample. Definitely would agree its an area to work on but in the same way it is for Porter.


Reid had him on the ropes in the schools cup when they scrummaged against each other if I remember right


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Ulster Rugby team to play Scarlets, Saturday 24th February at Parc y Scarlets, kick-off 7.35pm (live on BBC NI):

(15-9): L Ludik; A Trimble, L Marshall, S McCloskey, T Bowe; J McPhillips, J Cooney;
(1-8): A Warwick, J Andrew, W Herbst, A O'Connor (Captain), K Treadwell, M Rea, N Timoney, J Deysel;
Replacements (16-23): R Herring, K McCall, R Ah You, M Dalton, C Henry, P Marshall, P Nelson, D Cave.

It's quite tragic that I'm dreading seeing those two on the wings.

Deysel survives another mediocre to poor performance. :frown:


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Ulsters Red Hand wrote:
DiscoHips D'Arcy wrote:
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I'D have confidence between O'Toole and Moore we have a decent platform at TH. We badly need a Dooley up here though and to see what O'Hagan is capable of.


O'Toole needs to sort out his scrummaging, otherwise I wonder given how good he is around the park is he worth a go at loosehead to see how he does at scrum time?

In terms of back row's I would really hope Zac Ward comes through as well, he could be special being a stand out back row in AIL and only left school a year or so ago


I've never seen O'Toole have a horror show at scrum time albeit with a limited sample. Definitely would agree its an area to work on but in the same way it is for Porter.


Reid had him on the ropes in the schools cup when they scrummaged against each other if I remember right

Aye Reid has been all over him multiple times at schools level, then Reid is very very good.


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irishrugbyua wrote:
DiscoHips D'Arcy wrote:
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DiscoHips D'Arcy wrote:
I'D have confidence between O'Toole and Moore we have a decent platform at TH. We badly need a Dooley up here though and to see what O'Hagan is capable of.


O'Toole needs to sort out his scrummaging, otherwise I wonder given how good he is around the park is he worth a go at loosehead to see how he does at scrum time?

In terms of back row's I would really hope Zac Ward comes through as well, he could be special being a stand out back row in AIL and only left school a year or so ago


I've never seen O'Toole have a horror show at scrum time albeit with a limited sample. Definitely would agree its an area to work on but in the same way it is for Porter.


generous comparison.


Oh massively so and im certainly not suggesting they're on the same level. We're comparing a guy up against John Ryan and Tadgh Furlong against a guy up against Rodney Ah You and WEihahn Herbst though. Its relative


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Ulster Rugby team to play Scarlets, Saturday 24th February at Parc y Scarlets, kick-off 7.35pm (live on BBC NI):

(15-9): L Ludik; A Trimble, L Marshall, S McCloskey, T Bowe; J McPhillips, J Cooney;
(1-8): A Warwick, J Andrew, W Herbst, A O'Connor (Captain), K Treadwell, M Rea, N Timoney, J Deysel;
Replacements (16-23): R Herring, K McCall, R Ah You, M Dalton, C Henry, P Marshall, P Nelson, D Cave.

It's quite tragic that I'm dreading seeing those two on the wings.

Deysel survives another mediocre to poor performance. :frown:


At least McPhillips and Cooney are available. Henry must be finished


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irishrugbyua wrote:
Ulster Rugby team to play Scarlets, Saturday 24th February at Parc y Scarlets, kick-off 7.35pm (live on BBC NI):

(15-9): L Ludik; A Trimble, L Marshall, S McCloskey, T Bowe; J McPhillips, J Cooney;
(1-8): A Warwick, J Andrew, W Herbst, A O'Connor (Captain), K Treadwell, M Rea, N Timoney, J Deysel;
Replacements (16-23): R Herring, K McCall, R Ah You, M Dalton, C Henry, P Marshall, P Nelson, D Cave.


Even given Trimble's and Bowe's waning powers, you look at that backline and have a quiet confidence that you could be competitive. Then you look at the pack and bench and think how much whiskey you are going to have to drink after the game to wipe it from your mind.


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DiscoHips D'Arcy wrote:
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irishrugbyua wrote:
Ulster Rugby team to play Scarlets, Saturday 24th February at Parc y Scarlets, kick-off 7.35pm (live on BBC NI):

(15-9): L Ludik; A Trimble, L Marshall, S McCloskey, T Bowe; J McPhillips, J Cooney;
(1-8): A Warwick, J Andrew, W Herbst, A O'Connor (Captain), K Treadwell, M Rea, N Timoney, J Deysel;
Replacements (16-23): R Herring, K McCall, R Ah You, M Dalton, C Henry, P Marshall, P Nelson, D Cave.

It's quite tragic that I'm dreading seeing those two on the wings.

Deysel survives another mediocre to poor performance. :frown:


At least McPhillips and Cooney are available. Henry must be finished

I'd held out hope that he could somehow put it together for one last run because dear god we could do with someone with his abilities but it certainly seems so at this point. A whole crop of players now whose careers are coming to a quite abrupt end.


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Is that 6 Ulster men in the starting 15?


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Is that 6 Ulster men in the starting 15?
7? Rea, Bowe, Trimble, Warwick, Andrew, McCloskey, Marshall.


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Liathroidigloine wrote:
Is that 6 Ulster men in the starting 15?


7 and six on bench

(15-9): A Trimble, L Marshall, S McCloskey, T Bowe;
(1-8): A Warwick, J Andrew, M Rea,
Replacements (16-23) K McCall, M Dalton, C Henry, P Marshall, P Nelson, D Cave.

Edited as I am as thick as a brick


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I really do wonder what Gibbes' thing is with Warwick, he made one good steal last week and then it felt like little else.


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boringperson12 wrote:
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Is that 6 Ulster men in the starting 15?


8 and six on bench

(15-9): A Trimble, L Marshall, S McCloskey, T Bowe; J McPhillips,
(1-8): A Warwick, J Andrew, M Rea,
Replacements (16-23) K McCall, M Dalton, C Henry, P Marshall, P Nelson, D Cave.

McPhillips is English.


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unseenwork wrote:
boringperson12 wrote:
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Is that 6 Ulster men in the starting 15?


8 and six on bench

(15-9): A Trimble, L Marshall, S McCloskey, T Bowe; J McPhillips,
(1-8): A Warwick, J Andrew, M Rea,
Replacements (16-23) K McCall, M Dalton, C Henry, P Marshall, P Nelson, D Cave.

McPhillips is English.


I'm thick, I thought he was from Campbell :lol:


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Liathroidigloine wrote:
Is that 6 Ulster men in the starting 15?
7? Rea, Bowe, Trimble, Warwick, Andrew, McCloskey, Marshall.


I had Andrew as non Ulster.


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Liathroidigloine wrote:
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Is that 6 Ulster men in the starting 15?
7? Rea, Bowe, Trimble, Warwick, Andrew, McCloskey, Marshall.


I had Andrew as non Ulster.

I wanna say Ballymena?


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boringperson12 wrote:
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Liathroidigloine wrote:
Is that 6 Ulster men in the starting 15?


8 and six on bench

(15-9): A Trimble, L Marshall, S McCloskey, T Bowe; J McPhillips,
(1-8): A Warwick, J Andrew, M Rea,
Replacements (16-23) K McCall, M Dalton, C Henry, P Marshall, P Nelson, D Cave.

McPhillips is English.


I'm thick, I thought he was from Campbell :lol:

Well he could have been given their poaching ways these days. ;)


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unseenwork wrote:
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Is that 6 Ulster men in the starting 15?
7? Rea, Bowe, Trimble, Warwick, Andrew, McCloskey, Marshall.


I had Andrew as non Ulster.

I wanna say Ballymena?


He is a Ballymena boy. He is Ricky Andrew's brother???


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Liathroidigloine wrote:
Is that 6 Ulster men in the starting 15?


Alternatively we have 1 NIQ. Someone made the point last week that Ulster are the least reliant team on foreign (as in NIQ in our instance) signings in the league since Lealifano hasn't been replaced. Obviously this isnt by design and the likes of Leinster could manage without Lowe and Fardy but given how pivotal Afoa, Muller, Pienaar and co were at one stage its a massive transition and just shows how shocking the recruitment has been.


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Davies and Beirne in their backrow, we aren't going to be able to live with them at the breakdown, unless Timoney miraculously develops a turnover game.


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boringperson12 wrote:
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Is that 6 Ulster men in the starting 15?
7? Rea, Bowe, Trimble, Warwick, Andrew, McCloskey, Marshall.


I had Andrew as non Ulster.

I wanna say Ballymena?


He is a Ballymena boy. He is Ricky Andrew's brother???

Hmm, I don't think so but then I wouldn't discount him being related to old chicken legs.


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boringperson12 wrote:
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Is that 6 Ulster men in the starting 15?
7? Rea, Bowe, Trimble, Warwick, Andrew, McCloskey, Marshall.


I had Andrew as non Ulster.

I wanna say Ballymena?


He is a Ballymena boy. He is Ricky Andrew's brother???


Grand. I was lazy and didn't check.


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Keep an eye out for Aaron Sexton lads, spitting image of Ricky.


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15-9) Tiernan O’Halloran, Cian Kelleher, Eoin Griffin, Tom Farrell, Matt Healy, Jack Carty, Caolin Blade, (1-8) Denis Buckley, Tom McCartney, Finlay Bealham, Gavin Thornbury, James Cannon, Sean O’Brien, Jarrad Butler, John Muldoon (Capt).

Replacements (16-23): Dave Heffernan, Denis Coulson, Dominic Robertson-McCoy, Ultan Dillane, Eoghan Masterson, James Mitchell, Craig Ronaldson, Niyi Adeolokun.



Buckley and TOH back in


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At least we’re getting consistent selections from Gibbes


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15-9) Tiernan O’Halloran, Cian Kelleher, Eoin Griffin, Tom Farrell, Matt Healy, Jack Carty, Caolin Blade, (1-8) Denis Buckley, Tom McCartney, Finlay Bealham, Gavin Thornbury, James Cannon, Sean O’Brien, Jarrad Butler, John Muldoon (Capt).

Replacements (16-23): Dave Heffernan, Denis Coulson, Dominic Robertson-McCoy, Ultan Dillane, Eoghan Masterson, James Mitchell, Craig Ronaldson, Niyi Adeolokun.



Buckley and TOH back in


My money is on whoever Connacht are playing.


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At least we’re getting consistent selections from Gibbes


Its not like he has two competitions to worry about


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Keep an eye out for Aaron Sexton lads, spitting image of Ricky.


but with talent and elite pace.

is Ross Kane injured?


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Keep an eye out for Aaron Sexton lads, spitting image of Ricky.


but with talent and elite pace.

is Ross Kane injured?

Ricky had top level pace, and a good lot of talent. Just couldn't pass at all.


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As a final note, it was also interesting to note the incidents in the game which would now be penalties which weren't then ('high' tackles, dangerous clearouts and kicking the ball through the ruck).

All Welsh infringements, I presume?


They actually were! :lol:

I'm sure there's ones we had too but the one that looked most 'wrong' now was a Welsh boot in the ruck when we had a decent attack going. Killed it completely.

I remember Faletaugrabbing people by the neck once or twice, think he grabbed Furlong like that before a turnover.


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Keep an eye out for Aaron Sexton lads, spitting image of Ricky.


but with talent and elite pace.

is Ross Kane injured?

Ricky had top level pace, and a good lot of talent. Just couldn't pass at all.


Would consider Sexton to be a much better talent than Ricky Andrew.


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irishrugbyua wrote:
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Keep an eye out for Aaron Sexton lads, spitting image of Ricky.


but with talent and elite pace.

is Ross Kane injured?

Ricky had top level pace, and a good lot of talent. Just couldn't pass at all.


Would consider Sexton to be a much better talent than Ricky Andrew.

Wasn't terribly impressed with what I've seen from him so far but we shall see, the weather was shocking then.


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Navidis always stood out for Cardiff because he's one of the few players that never phones it in for them.

Pretty ignorant for Franno. Make sure to share that on the match thread but as FACT about Navidi.

Totally with Franno on that. Have watched Navidi about a dozen times and never rated him until now.

It's the description of him as a kind of show pony I'd take issue with. I'd never have rated him as a very skillful or good at making breaks but he always gave 100%.


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Then you look at the pack and bench and think how much whiskey you are going to have to drink after the game to wipe it from your mind.

I guess it's a positive that we'll all be multiple pints down after the two International matches.

Just be careful with the Carlsbery, G & T, Vodka Lemonade and Tequila + Sambuca


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Then you look at the pack and bench and think how much whiskey you are going to have to drink after the game to wipe it from your mind.

I guess it's a positive that we'll all be multiple pints down after the two International matches.

Just be careful with the Carlsbery, G & T, Vodka Lemonade and Tequila + Sambuca


You forgot the Guinness!


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Then you look at the pack and bench and think how much whiskey you are going to have to drink after the game to wipe it from your mind.

I guess it's a positive that we'll all be multiple pints down after the two International matches.

Just be careful with the Carlsberg, G & T, Vodka Lemonade and Tequila + Sambuca


You forgot the Guinness!

I think it's acceptable to drink Guinness while watching an Ireland game ;)

It's the other stuff that's a bit rapey.


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To fair Guinness is quite low in calories.

Smithwicks is the best if you are counting the calories.


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Then you look at the pack and bench and think how much whiskey you are going to have to drink after the game to wipe it from your mind.

I guess it's a positive that we'll all be multiple pints down after the two International matches.

Just be careful with the Carlsberg, G & T, Vodka Lemonade and Tequila + Sambuca


You forgot the Guinness!

I think it's acceptable to drink Guinness while watching an Ireland game ;)

It's the other stuff that's a bit rapey.


Nothing wrong with a gin and tonic unless it is Gordons


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Ulster must also pay peanuts because why would you ever spend money on tins of Carlsberg unless you were broke :lol:


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Ulster must also pay peanuts because why would you ever spend money on tins of Carlsberg unless you were broke :lol:

Yeah, should be Harp or McEwans


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Ulster must also pay peanuts because why would you ever spend money on tins of Carlsberg unless you were broke :lol:

Yeah, should be Harp or McEwans


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