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 Post subject: Tadgh Furlong
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This lad gets better by the day. He seems to rise to every challenge so I'm really looking forward to seeing what he can do in a Lions shirt. I'm a Leinster and Ireland fanboy of course but it's a rare thing to be excited about what a TH can bring your team.

The only thing I'm not sure of is whether he suits Warren ball.

Is he a nailed on starter for the tests?


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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Zico wrote:
This lad gets better by the day. He seems to rise to every challenge so I'm really looking forward to seeing what he can do in a Lions shirt. I'm a Leinster and Ireland fanboy of course but it's a rare thing to be excited about what a TH can bring your team.

The only thing I'm not sure of is whether he suits Warren ball.

Is he a nailed on starter for the tests?


He's a prop. Of course he suits Warren ball.


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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Zico wrote:
This lad gets better by the day. He seems to rise to every challenge so I'm really looking forward to seeing what he can do in a Lions shirt. I'm a Leinster and Ireland fanboy of course but it's a rare thing to be excited about what a TH can bring your team.

The only thing I'm not sure of is whether he suits Warren ball.

Is he a nailed on starter for the tests?


Yes.

In fairness if he keeps up his form not many tightheads that can scrummage that well and be so nimble on their feet and with their hands in the loose. Lions need him to keep up that level of performance to give themselves a chance.


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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I wish we had a Slimani. We don't so he will have to do.


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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I'll be honest if I was a teacher and saw that name on the register I'd be thinking someone's taking the piss.


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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I think he's double nailed on to start- just hope he stays fit :)


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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How did Leinster go in the scrums v ASM in the semi-final?

I read on the ASM v Saracens thread that Leinster struggled in the scrums.


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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Mick Mannock wrote:
How did Leinster go in the scrums v ASM in the semi-final?

I read on the ASM v Saracens thread that Leinster struggled in the scrums.


Pronouns motherfucker.


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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How did Leinster go in the scrums v ASM in the semi-final?

I read on the ASM v Saracens thread that Leinster struggled in the scrums.

They came off second best. Why do you ask?


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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How did Leinster go in the scrums v ASM in the semi-final?

I read on the ASM v Saracens thread that Leinster struggled in the scrums.

They came off second best. Why do you ask?


Because I think Furlong is the best THP we are going to have in NZ. Is McGrath not up to standard?

Saracens, with the often maligned MV, coped fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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Mick Mannock wrote:
alliswell wrote:
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How did Leinster go in the scrums v ASM in the semi-final?

I read on the ASM v Saracens thread that Leinster struggled in the scrums.

They came off second best. Why do you ask?


Because I think Furlong is the best THP we are going to have in NZ. Is McGrath not up to standard?

Saracens, with the often maligned MV, coped fine.


Bit more to it than that. Clermont were "at home", Leinster locks are weak in the scrum, McGrath hasn't been in the form he was etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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Mick Mannock wrote:
alliswell wrote:
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How did Leinster go in the scrums v ASM in the semi-final?

I read on the ASM v Saracens thread that Leinster struggled in the scrums.

They came off second best. Why do you ask?


Because I think Furlong is the best THP we are going to have in NZ. Is McGrath not up to standard?

Saracens, with the often maligned MV, coped fine.

That's a very simplistic view of scrummaging. It's not just an arm wrestle between props.


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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Put the Sarries locks behind the Leinster props and the scrum would be formidable.


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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Nolanator wrote:
Put the Sarries locks behind the Leinster props and the scrum would be formidable.


I take your point.

I bet Harlequins wished they had Itoje and Kruis too.


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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McGrath and Furlong starters, vunipola and sinckler "finishers"

Pretty handy


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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SamShark wrote:
McGrath and Furlong starters, vunipola and sinckler "finishers"

Pretty handy


I can live with that. Furlong certainly. MV offers remarkable skills though, and works so well with his brother. If Itoje and Kruis start (and there is no guarantee Gatland will not start AWJ) George should be the starting hooker IMO.

I think it a bit soon to discount Marler, who is showing a real resurgence recently, and who has great defensive value.


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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Furlong is nailed on
McGrath a lot less so

Kruis and itoje pushing helps any front row look good. MV is incredible in the loose but I suspect gatland will want to use McGrath for 50 mins to grind NZ down in the tight, before MV gets unleashed.

Sinckler on with 10-15 to go as well

The prop stocks in particular seem geared towards a starter-finisher selection


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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SamShark wrote:
McGrath and Furlong starters, vunipola and sinckler "finishers"

Pretty handy


Vunipola and Furlong starters for me but that's a pretty decent test squad. With Cole and Marler to come in if necessary it's a huge area of strength.


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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Really wish Nel had been available for selection.

Not keen at all on Cole.


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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Just shows you how light Ireland are in 2nd row. Imagine if we had a second row like Kruis and Itoje with our current front row.

Kruis really is a class 2nd row.


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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McGrath had quite a poor 6N by his standards, improved as the season has come to an end but quite short of last year and November.

The calls for an all English front 5 are in full voice though :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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Mick Mannock wrote:
Really wish Nel had been available for selection.

Not keen at all on Cole.

Nel is names for the Scotland tour. If anyone goes down he'll be nearby much as I'd prefer they were not.


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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Thought itoje was quiet yesterday with kruis and vahaamina looking very good. Iturria was absolutely dreadful so it was somewhat worrying seeing itoje so subdued

Kruis is nailed on for me but I'm not sure who should partner him (I wish launchbury was travelling)


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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rfurlong wrote:
Thought itoje was quiet yesterday with kruis and vahaamina looking very good. Iturria was absolutely dreadful so it was somewhat worrying seeing itoje so subdued

Kruis is nailed on for me but I'm not sure who should partner him (I wish launchbury was travelling)


It will be Kruis and AWJ more than likely.


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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rfurlong wrote:
Thought itoje was quiet yesterday with kruis and vahaamina looking very good. Iturria was absolutely dreadful so it was somewhat worrying seeing itoje so subdued

Kruis is nailed on for me but I'm not sure who should partner him (I wish launchbury was travelling)

I wouldn't have said he was quiet. He's a real menace at the opposition's ruck. He must be such a pain in the hole to play against.


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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Highlights reel for Tadgh - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MEf_jHJFKsw

The least noticeable (but most impressive IMO) piece of play on the clip is his tackle on Ben smith who was just about to launch a counter attack after slipping some Irish tacklers in Chicago. The tackle itself is no great shakes, but the fact that he sprinted 50 metres to get there (ahead of most of his teammates) is what's most impressive


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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How does one pronounce him name phonetically? Asking for a friend.


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Andalu wrote:
How does one pronounce him name phonetically? Asking for a friend.


Tie-gu


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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rfurlong wrote:
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How does one pronounce him name phonetically? Asking for a friend.


Tie-gu

I'm 50% sure you are pulling my leg but with my limited knowledge of Irish names that could be correct. x(


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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Andalu wrote:
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How does one pronounce him name phonetically? Asking for a friend.


Tie-gu

I'm 50% sure you are pulling my leg but with my limited knowledge of Irish names that could be correct. x(


He's spot on. That's how it's pronounced.


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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Really? :shock:

I thought it was Taddy Furlong. :blush:


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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Really? :shock:

I thought it was Taddy Furlong. :blush:


Tadh is pronounced as "Tie"

g is the same pronunciation as in English.

It's Tadhg not Tadgh I thought.


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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Andalu wrote:
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How does one pronounce him name phonetically? Asking for a friend.


Tie-gu

I'm 50% sure you are pulling my leg but with my limited knowledge of Irish names that could be correct. x(

Translated loosely from the Gaelic it means" he that is like the gentle russet fawn that drinks from the crystal stream in the dappled moonlit glade".


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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lorcanoworms wrote:
Andalu wrote:
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How does one pronounce him name phonetically? Asking for a friend.


Tie-gu

I'm 50% sure you are pulling my leg but with my limited knowledge of Irish names that could be correct. x(

Translated loosely from the Gaelic it means" he that is like the gentle russet fawn that drinks from the crystal stream in the dappled moonlit glade".


Ah, like River Phoenix.


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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I wish we had a Slimani. We don't so he will have to do.


Against the kiwis, you're better off with a Furlong. Slimani will destroy any scrum, granted, and for e.g. he is the reason France scored that one try against NZ last November (destroys the NZ-fed scrum, France steal the ball back, Serin assists Picamoles 5m out) -
but NZ don't have a great scrum and Furlong will at least hold up well enough, if not pressure some, over the series, but then NZ are vulnerable to huge collisions as we saw Ireland give them a very hard time there over the last two Autumn tests, and Furlong just adds another big carrier. Phase after phase, NZ will have to deal with the combined power of Mako, Furlong, Itoje, Stander, Billy V...
where Slimani offensively gives you better passing, better footwork, but not nearly as much power ball in hand. Furlong will be perfect at TH for Gatlandball.


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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OP has wanked himself into submission with the thought of Furlong playing for Lions


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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iarmhiman wrote:
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Tie-gu

I'm 50% sure you are pulling my leg but with my limited knowledge of Irish names that could be correct. x(


He's spot on. That's how it's pronounced.


Thai-egg. Say it fast.


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 Post subject: Re: Tadgh Furlong
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First syllable of tiger.


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Diego wrote:
First syllable of tiger.


Yeah when i asked on here before that was the answer...not taig :uhoh:


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DragsterDriver wrote:
Diego wrote:
First syllable of tiger.


Yeah when i asked on here before that was the answer...not taig :uhoh:

:shock:


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