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Daniel Day Lewis claims he is Irish, he's got 3.


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when was the last time an irish actress (or actor) won an oscar for best or supporting role?.. same for australia :P

Cate Blanchett has won a couple since Brenda Fricker all the way back in '89. Saoirse Ronan has been nominated several times though.


Nicole Kidman got one for “Far & Away”


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hermie wrote:
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when was the last time an irish actress (or actor) won an oscar for best or supporting role?.. same for australia :P

Cate Blanchett has won a couple since Brenda Fricker all the way back in '89. Saoirse Ronan has been nominated several times though.


Nicole Kidman got one for “Far & Away”

I really wish she would


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grievous wrote:
Flametop wrote:
hermie wrote:
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when was the last time an irish actress (or actor) won an oscar for best or supporting role?.. same for australia :P

Cate Blanchett has won a couple since Brenda Fricker all the way back in '89. Saoirse Ronan has been nominated several times though.


Nicole Kidman got one for “Far & Away”

I really wish she would


Harsh


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I miss the days when Ireland were a warm-up game to test out a few training field moves and combinations. Times have changed.

It's always impossible to pick a the first game of the year. Who knows? But I suspect Ireland will be too strong. I hope I'm wrong and the Wobs come out and click.

I'd like to think playing in Australia would give us the advantage, but Ireland have always been a bogey team for the Wobs, even at home.


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Daniel Day Lewis claims he is Irish, he's got 3.


50% of Americans "claim to be Irish" it seems. Even though I have more experience with Irish culture and country than they do.


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grievous wrote:
Flametop wrote:
hermie wrote:
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when was the last time an irish actress (or actor) won an oscar for best or supporting role?.. same for australia :P

Cate Blanchett has won a couple since Brenda Fricker all the way back in '89. Saoirse Ronan has been nominated several times though.


Nicole Kidman got one for “Far & Away”

I really wish she would


let me rephrase that, when was the last time an irish BORN actress (or actor) won an oscar for best or supporting role?


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Leonardo DiCaprio


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Leonardo DiCaprio


He sounds Italian like that painter bloke.


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Daniel Day Lewis claims he is Irish, he's got 3.

I always thought he was Irish just had a look and he's english.


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Zakar wrote:
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He sounds Italian like that painter bloke.


You would think but he is totally Irish. Dad runs a chipper


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since you were all lazy, i looked it up and the answer is NO ONE, atleast, NO ONE in the last 30 years :/ a few were nominated with Kenneth branagh getting 5 Oscar nominations but no oscars..


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Anything less than 3-0 for the Irish - England-style - will go down as a bottle job of monumental proportions.


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Mog The Almighty wrote:
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Daniel Day Lewis claims he is Irish, he's got 3.


50% of Americans "claim to be Irish" it seems. Even though I have more experience with Irish culture and country than they do.




I have some Irish friends. One of them loved making trips to Noo York. He could eat and drink in just about any pub, and never put his hand in his pocket. They just loved him.


On a more serious note, the IRA got a lot of "assistance" from Yanks.


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comets wrote:
grievous wrote:
Flametop wrote:
hermie wrote:
comets wrote:
when was the last time an irish actress (or actor) won an oscar for best or supporting role?.. same for australia :P

Cate Blanchett has won a couple since Brenda Fricker all the way back in '89. Saoirse Ronan has been nominated several times though.


Nicole Kidman got one for “Far & Away”

I really wish she would


let me rephrase that, when was the last time an irish BORN actress (or actor) won an oscar for best or supporting role?

Lots it seems. Glen Hansard who starred in the Commitments won an Oscar in 2008.
Stop shifting the goalposts by the way.


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Lots it seems. Glen Hansard who starred in the Commitments won an Oscar in 2008.
Stop shifting the goalposts by the way.


For acting? Or you are saying for any Oscar?


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Lots it seems. Glen Hansard who starred in the Commitments won an Oscar in 2008.
Stop shifting the goalposts by the way.


what part of "actor" did you not get? any idiot can get nommed or even win for a stupid song in a Hollywood movie


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where are you from again comets?


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where are you from again comets?


east australia.........faarrrrrrrrrrrrr east..


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Mog The Almighty wrote:
I miss the days when Ireland were a warm-up game to test out a few training field moves and combinations. Times have changed.

It's always impossible to pick a the first game of the year. Who knows? But I suspect Ireland will be too strong. I hope I'm wrong and the Wobs come out and click.

I'd like to think playing in Australia would give us the advantage, but Ireland have always been a bogey team for the Wobs, even at home.


Ireland haven’t won a test in Australia since before you were born. Bogey team?


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Have spite levels become so low that we're now comparing eachothers success at the Oscars? :uhoh:


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Have spite levels become so low that we're now comparing eachothers success at the Oscars? :uhoh:

It seems so. Observe the trajectory of Bindi's Irish Empire thread. An excellent concept intitiated with a light touch in the hope that spite would accrue organically. Which it has, but not the type envisaged.

Last time I looked it was a bunch saffers, canucks and kiwis snarling savagely at each other with not an irishist or strayan to be seen.


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https://m.independent.ie/sport/rugby/in ... 72487.html

You’d think they’d have that guy on a media ban by now


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https://m.independent.ie/sport/rugby/international-rugby/controversial-australia-star-israel-folau-i-dont-really-know-much-about-ireland-36972487.html

You’d think they’d have that guy on a media ban by now

He's probably not the brightest light bulb on the tree.

But, hey, you don't need to be Einstein to play footy.


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https://m.independent.ie/sport/rugby/international-rugby/controversial-australia-star-israel-folau-i-dont-really-know-much-about-ireland-36972487.html

You’d think they’d have that guy on a media ban by now


F_ck me. I didn't open that to read all about the Reds v Waratahs game that I'm downloading as I type. :x

As a side point it sounds like the Wobs don't know anything about the Irish team and couldn't really give a f-ck which is both funny in a typical Aussie way and alarmning.


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Mog The Almighty wrote:
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https://m.independent.ie/sport/rugby/international-rugby/controversial-australia-star-israel-folau-i-dont-really-know-much-about-ireland-36972487.html

You’d think they’d have that guy on a media ban by now


F_ck me. I didn't open that to read all about the Reds v Waratahs game that I'm downloading as I type. :x

As a side point it sounds like the Wobs don't know anything about the Irish team and couldn't really give a f-ck which is both funny in a typical Aussie way and alarmning.


Considering cheiks coaches Leinster for years you’d have to imagine that they do know a wee bit more than they’re letting on. That said, this guy is a full time pro rugby player. A sport that only a handful of teams genuinely compete in. To say he doesn’t know much about one of these teams is pretty funny, like how lazy are you.


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The prop not knowing the lad he is meant to scrumming down against and was the captain would have been news you would have thought they would discuss. I'd imagine they are putting it on.


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I think it's a bit of a non-story considering that they're just coming off the back of a SupeRugby match. Or it could be mind games, not very good ones mind, but mind games all the same.


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The prop not knowing the lad he is meant to scrumming down against and was the captain would have been news you would have thought they would discuss. I'd imagine they are putting it on.

Maybe. Maybe not.

Either way it's a bit of a filler story while waiting for something more interesting to report.

Robertson might be slightly smarter that the average prop (well ... was a med student, for whatever that's worth) but he probably tried to dress-up a "no comment" to masquerade as an answer.

He'll be a bench player though anyway.


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First test odds
Ireland $1.72
Australia $2.10

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Also I'm against the Pooper experiment. You're never gonna win big games with such an imbalanced backrow. Sure they will make their tackles, pilfer and produce high work rates but we'll be missing out in physicality and imposing ourselvrs on the opposition. Ireland would love it. It means light opposition to their driving maul of lineouts.


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now that Samu is in, 6, Samu, 7, Hooper, 8 Pocock with Timu off the bench for impact?


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now that Samu is in, 6, Samu, 7, Hooper, 8 Pocock with Timu off the bench for impact?

I doubt it.

3rd lineout option required, IMO. Bench at best for Samu (and Timu for that matter).


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Also I'm against the Pooper experiment. You're never gonna win big games with such an imbalanced backrow. Sure they will make their tackles, pilfer and produce high work rates but we'll be missing out in physicality and imposing ourselvrs on the opposition. Ireland would love it. It means light opposition to their driving maul of lineouts.


You think Pocock is light?


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Also I'm against the Pooper experiment. You're never gonna win big games with such an imbalanced backrow. Sure they will make their tackles, pilfer and produce high work rates but we'll be missing out in physicality and imposing ourselvrs on the opposition. Ireland would love it. It means light opposition to their driving maul of lineouts.


You think Pocock is light?

Yes


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The Irish driving maul should be a worry with two opensides defending it.


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The Irish driving maul should be a worry with two opensides defending it.


Pocock is over 110kg and deadlifts cars. I don’t think he’ll be the slacker on the mauls. Meanwhile, he’ll win 3 turnovers and slow down Irish ball all game. Maybe that’s harder to see if you don’t understand rugby.


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Half of the Brumbies trys come from mauls and Pocock is always at the back of them.


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towny wrote:
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The Irish driving maul should be a worry with two opensides defending it.


Pocock is over 110kg and deadlifts cars. I don’t think he’ll be the slacker on the mauls. Meanwhile, he’ll win 3 turnovers and slow down Irish ball all game. Maybe that’s harder to see if you don’t understand rugby.

103kg in his Wiki profile.
There's no doubting his ability nor Hooper's but you cant play both in the same team.


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