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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:32 am 
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Is Tadhg Beirne an international class lock?

I hadn't really considered him being in the mix until now. He's up to the job right?


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Zico wrote:
Is Tadhg Beirne an international class lock?

I hadn't really considered him being in the mix until now. He's up to the job right?

He's been a mixed bag at international level. He did really well coming off the bench for the third test in Australia. Was pretty poor for the Grand Slam game in Wales, his only high profile start that I can remember.

NY Times grapples with rugby, and pretty well too: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/17/spor ... tion=Rugby

And one for the short arses:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/17/spor ... e=Homepage


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Irishers in the ROI, if you have a Sky box you’ll probably be aware that certain UK channels are not provided in the list of Sky channels such as the ITV channels (so one can’t watch such channels). Some legal reason for this. Anyway as a workaround you can manually add these channels to the Sky box such as the 4 ITV channels by following the instructions provided in this boards.ie link I embedded below. Check the response from Sky Ireland in the link.
These added channels won’t appear in your official TV Chanel list but the channels can still be viewed. Awkward way to access them but at least ITV 1 & 4 will broadcast plenty of WC games which RTE won’t be showing. At least 3 games on ITV1 tomorrow morning, while none on RTE. Of course Eir Sports will broadcast all the games if you happen to have that sports package.

https://www.boards.ie/ttfthread/2057965822

Latest channel frequencies can be found here.
http://irishlinks.co.uk/sky-satellite-tv-ireland.htm


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:04 am 
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That was some f**king match.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:09 am 
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That was some f**king match.


Missed the first 25 but glad I tuned in. Feel bad for the Pumas, looks like they're out as I can't see them beating England.

Scrums were the only blot on the game, a complete mess. Well, that and Gardner not policing the offisde very well.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:13 am 
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Floppykid wrote:
That was some f**king match.

Missed from about 20-70 minutes. Entertaining for the neutral? Framatic enough at the end.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:29 am 
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So Argentina are most likely going out based on that - both teams are gonna lose to England.

Our world cup hopes just got a serious boost!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:34 am 
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Lots of stuff missed by Gardner at rucks.

What triggered the post whistle mass brawl ?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:09 am 
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AB’s are being demolished up front here

Dare I say we’d probably have a better shot against them in the quarter ?!


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AB’s are being demolished up front here

Dare I say we’d probably have a better shot against them in the quarter ?!


Nothing to show for it though.


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danthefan wrote:
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AB’s are being demolished up front here

Dare I say we’d probably have a better shot against them in the quarter ?!


Nothing to show for it though.



Spoke to early perhaps !

Tbh I’d much rather play neither


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:18 am 
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Hahah absolutely disregard my bullshit above


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:22 am 
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:lol:

SA will huff and puff and blow you away, but if we can stand up to them and frustrate them then there's a chance. Obviously we won't score tries like NZ, though.


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camroc1 wrote:
Lots of stuff missed by Gardner at rucks.

What triggered the post whistle mass brawl ?

Lopez being a gloating prick, got a dig for his trouble.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:28 am 
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Nolanator wrote:
:lol:

SA will huff and puff and blow you away, but if we can stand up to them and frustrate them then there's a chance. Obviously we won't score tries like NZ, though.

NZ score tries that we wouldn't even think to attempt though.


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The offside line just being ignored by officials in the games so far


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:33 am 
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Nolanator wrote:
:lol:

SA will huff and puff and blow you away, but if we can stand up to them and frustrate them then there's a chance. Obviously we won't score tries like NZ, though.

NZ score tries that we wouldn't even think to attempt though.

Absolutely. Just conceeding the point that while there's a template to beating SA (stand up to them and frustrate them), it's easier if you can also score outrageous tries from nowhere.


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YOYO wrote:
Irishers in the ROI, if you have a Sky box you’ll probably be aware that certain UK channels are not provided in the list of Sky channels such as the ITV channels (so one can’t watch such channels). Some legal reason for this. Anyway as a workaround you can manually add these channels to the Sky box such as the 4 ITV channels by following the instructions provided in this boards.ie link I embedded below. Check the response from Sky Ireland in the link.
These added channels won’t appear in your official TV Chanel list but the channels can still be viewed. Awkward way to access them but at least ITV 1 & 4 will broadcast plenty of WC games which RTE won’t be showing. At least 3 games on ITV1 tomorrow morning, while none on RTE. Of course Eir Sports will broadcast all the games if you happen to have that sports package.

https://www.boards.ie/ttfthread/2057965822

Latest channel frequencies can be found here.
http://irishlinks.co.uk/sky-satellite-tv-ireland.htm

:thumbup: good stuff.
Eir sports ch 410 on virgin.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:38 am 
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I’ll be having fever dreams about Sevu Reece


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I’ll be having fever dreams about Sevu Reece

Imagine him in green (of Connacht)? He'd take the piss.


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If he didn't raise his paws he'd have scored 80 trys for Connacht in 5 games.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:48 am 
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Had he supplanted Darragh Leader


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Donal Linehan is painful on Eir


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fishooks15 wrote:
The offside line just being ignored by officials in the games so far


Advantage Wales


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fishooks15 wrote:
Donal Linehan is painful on Eir


Is it Toland? Awful.

We can beat the Boks. Don’t kick it to Kolbe.

AB’s using the welsh tactic of accidentally on purpose falling on the wrong side of the breakdowm


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Fun game, South Africa are very good.


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TheBouncer wrote:
Fun game, South Africa are very good.

Really? Lots of weaknesses


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If we can live with the first half hour onslaught from the Boks, we can beat them. Living with that first half hour is a mammoth challenge though.


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diarm wrote:
If we can live with the first half hour onslaught from the Boks, we can beat them. Living with that first half hour is a mammoth challenge though.

They're just a juiced up 90s Ireland.


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Nothing too scary about SA.

NZ obviously looking more dangerous but still even they don't look invincible like in previous world cups.

It seemed like both teams were wrecked for most of the second half though


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Don’t fancy facing either of those teams in the QF but SA looked extremely tired in the last 20 mins. NZ never tired so I think I’d rather us face SA.


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Who's the female pundit on Eir?

Quite tidy I must say.


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de_Selby wrote:
Nothing too scary about SA.

NZ obviously looking more dangerous but still even they don't look invincible like in previous world cups.

It seemed like both teams were wrecked for most of the second half though


I don't know about that. They had NZ looking very rattled there for 25 minutes at the start. Most teams would have been dead and buried by that stage but the All Blacks were impressive in holding in there and then capitalising in that 5 minute spell where they won the game.

Rassie is a class act as always.


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Diego wrote:
diarm wrote:
If we can live with the first half hour onslaught from the Boks, we can beat them. Living with that first half hour is a mammoth challenge though.

They're just a juiced up 90s Ireland.


The Boks plan against New Zealand is exactly why Joe changed things up, sort of before the six nations but definitely since the warm ups. Even if Rassie had Murray on form and landing box kicks perfectly it wouldn't have made the difference. At most it'd be a coin toss.


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Very interested to see how our fitness holds up against the Scots. Every game so far has has teams blowing out their arses for long periods.

The Saffers are a weird team. They probably have the best pack in the competition but in true Rassie style, just kick the leather off the ball. Really reminds me of the Munster v Saracens semi final...Munster were shockingly negative...kicked away everything.

It might work (would still be shite) if you have Murray and Kearney but having Faf kicking like a spacker and Willie pea heart Le Roux chasing makes it a pretty low percentage game for me.

I still think we can beat the saffers in the 1/4. Assuming we get to play them.


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fishooks15 wrote:
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He is painful anywhere


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bw245 wrote:
Don’t fancy facing either of those teams in the QF but SA looked extremely tired in the last 20 mins. NZ never tired so I think I’d rather us face SA.


Neither looked that great. NZ are worse in every position from their 2015 team except Barrett at 15, and the quality of play from both teams was quite poor today. Quite basic passes were going to ground or nowhere.

I think we can play an accurate enough game plan that will give NZ nothing to play off, and I don't think the Boks attack simply is good enough if we can resist their power. Fancy England to win the whole damn thing now after seeing today's play.


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Brian9848 wrote:
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NZ are worse in every position from their 2015 team except Barrett at 15


Kaino was a magnificent rugby player but Savea would give him a run for his money.


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CM11 wrote:
Floppykid wrote:
That was some f**king match.


Missed the first 25 but glad I tuned in. Feel bad for the Pumas, looks like they're out as I can't see them beating England.

Scrums were the only blot on the game, a complete mess. Well, that and Gardner not policing the offisde very well.

What did you thiink of Gardner telling the Aussie outhalf not to drop out directly into touch after time was up?
Surely that counts as coaching by the ref.
Had the ball gone directly in, Arg would have had a scrum directly in front of posts..


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diarm wrote:
Brian9848 wrote:
bw245 wrote:
NZ are worse in every position from their 2015 team except Barrett at 15


Kaino was a magnificent rugby player but Savea would give him a run for his money.

I'd argue Cane is Kaino's replacement, not Savea. Cane is good but not in the same league as Kaino.


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