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by Willie Falloon
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

McGrath at peak form was challenging for a Lions spot. He was a bit better than solid. He's not at peak form though, he was seemingly dropped for EOS recently. Regardless, even if he's playing well without being a standout both Earl and myself would have him ahead of Bryne. I was more responding to...
by Willie Falloon
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Floppykid wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:27 pm McGrath at peak form was challenging for a Lions spot.

He was a bit better than solid.
Why are you talking about McGrath?

O'Sullivan is better than him for the past year.
by Willie Falloon
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Stockdale played well at the weekend, just appears some posters have an agenda against to get their favourite midget winger in the side.
by Willie Falloon
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Very hard to see an Ireland win really. They’ll put our setpiece under a lot of pressure and they have the cavalry to exploit it. A combination of our backrow playing out of their skins and French indiscipline will keep the scoreline reasonably respectable France 32 Ireland 19 Yep, I think we're a ...
by Willie Falloon
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

danny_fitz wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:38 pm Basketball

That was shocking defence.... Again
Cardiff midfield is as good as any in the league.
by Willie Falloon
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Munster backs are very sluggish in attack and Cardiffs poor kicking from their halfbacks is killing them
by Willie Falloon
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:49 pm No Coetzee probably doesn't help tbf, we have no one even remotely close to him in terms of ball carrying
No does anyone else in the league to be fair.
by Willie Falloon
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

If Ulster don't score 60 points here I will be disappointed
by Willie Falloon
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Dragons aren't even competing at the lineout. Really poor from them, handing Ulster possession on a plate.

Especially considering how poor their scrum and maul defence has been
by Willie Falloon
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Hibbard is so poor these days.
by Willie Falloon
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Ollie Griffiths is a quality player. Best player by distance in that Dragons side.
by Willie Falloon
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:05 pm Moore is looking very lively
His class is so evident. Very skillful, Won't be long till Ireland come knocking on his door.

just needs to improve his tackling.
by Willie Falloon
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17249
Views: 378831

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

BBC news and reporting of Brexit has been inconsistent at best. It’s board is loaded with Tories. You're being silly now. The Beeb is one of the most trusted news organisation worldwide. Maybe in the past but not anymore. That’s the sorry truth from outside the UK. Similar to how the UK government ...
by Willie Falloon
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17249
Views: 378831

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

You’re starting to use incendiary language just like Boris did. Boris signs a WA after ratification from his government and then decides nah, I now want to go back on it. Then comes up with threats because the EU won’t allow him to change the WA. Boris and his cronies are a bunch of plonkers. Makin...
by Willie Falloon
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17249
Views: 378831

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Hold on, I haven’t read your article yet, but before I do I want to let you know the BBC is controlled by the Tory government. BBC hasn’t a patch on RTE when it comes to truth and integrity. :lol: :lol: :lol: BBC news and reporting of Brexit has been inconsistent at best. It’s board is loaded with ...
by Willie Falloon
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Mullet 2 wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:19 am
earl the beaver wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:25 am One thing that worries me is how our centres kill any attack that isn't them carrying it, nearly every pass from them was behind the target forcing the attack to slow.

I just don’t think Bundee is a natural passing Centre
He's not, and it's why he was never on the All blacks radar.
by Willie Falloon
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Stockdale still shit in def... That last try ... jesus It was two on one as Beirne was in no mans land. Stockdale had a 50/50 chance and a toss of coin he got it wrong. I wouldn't mind that at all as he was there Aye I have been fairly critical of Stockdale over the past while but he had no chance ...
by Willie Falloon
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Mullet 2 wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:46 pm Also when a wingers first instinct becomes to cut in and not back himself he is done.
Daverage made a career out of it. :blush:
by Willie Falloon
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🇮🇪 Vs 🇮🇹 Fred
Replies: 376
Views: 2248

Re: 🇮🇪 Vs 🇮🇹 Fred

Pure nonsense
by Willie Falloon
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Someone caught ball watching,

Murray done right to kill the ball.
by Willie Falloon
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Ulster had 4 debuts against Leinster in December. Debut Less than 10 caps at time Ulster: Lyttle; Gilroy, Faddes, Curtis , Kernohan ; Johnston , Shanahan; Warwick, McBurney, O'Toole, D O'Connor , A O'Connor (capt), Matthew Rea, Timoney, Jones. Replacements: Andrew, McCall, Kane, Regan, Allison , St...
by Willie Falloon
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Gauss wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:34 am That’s the best question about PO’M for me. Who would you compare him to internationally? Who does he resemble?
Poor mans Bonnaire.
by Willie Falloon
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Player of the decade
Replies: 145
Views: 2640

Re: Player of the decade

I'm not sure how Sexton made the final 3. How did McCaw? He’s not close to the best All Black of the decade, though he might give ‘best NZ openside’ a shake. And I say he’s the best player of all time. McCaw played 59 tests as captain in the 2010-19 decade -more than any other player has captained ...
by Willie Falloon
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Farrell on Stockdale at 15 We’ve been very impressed with Jacob,” said Farrell. “He is learning the trade pretty quickly in the backfield. He is learning to adapt and get stronger there. “We think he has all the attributes to push forward in that position and there will be elements of his game we n...
by Willie Falloon
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

hermie wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:22 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:47 pm
rfurlong wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:46 pm Is POM on the bench at JVDF's expense?
of course.
Bonkers.

Murray is the worst but that was even more predictable at least.
VDF is just too lightweight for International rugby. He needs the likes of Furlong and Henderson to be their bullocking best to shine.
by Willie Falloon
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

irishrugbyua wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:41 pm 6 of the starting pack from leinster, how long until ireland have a starting pack where all the players are from leinster?
Henderson and McCann :thumbup:
by Willie Falloon
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Imagine an ex-Leinster player moved to France and score 2 tries in the final. Reaction of certain posters would be so much different.

Zebo done well. :thumbup:
by Willie Falloon
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Nolanator wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:44 am Dusatoir's a bit odd. Lots of his career highlights were pre-2010. PTSD's an odd inclusion, fairly recent to the table.

Probably have to give it to McCaw, TBF.
Read for me. Between 2011-2015 he was sensational
by Willie Falloon
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Stockdale shouldn’t even be mentioned as an international fullback until he can put in 5 or 6 games for Ulster in a row there that demonstrates he can tackle and get cover the right positions. Yesterday’s performance was a start, but lets not get ahead of ourselves. He was pretty clueless for about...
by Willie Falloon
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Stockdale shouldn’t even be mentioned as an international fullback until he can put in 5 or 6 games for Ulster in a row there that demonstrates he can tackle and get cover the right positions. Yesterday’s performance was a start, but lets not get ahead of ourselves. He was pretty clueless for about...
by Willie Falloon
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

So with Larmour probably out, Kellaher possibly out and Hendy likely banned I would go with the following for Italy: Healy Herring Porter Baird Ryan Doris Connors Stander Eh. . . Marmion? (Didn’t see Connacth game but judging by some of the remarks on here he was gash, but not Murray-levels of gash...
by Willie Falloon
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Winnie wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:34 pm Stockdale isn’t fixed yet but this game is going to give his confidence a massive shot
Could easily have been MOTM
by Willie Falloon
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

shabadoo wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:05 pm
Mr. Very Popular wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:51 pm
shabadoo wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:13 pm Baird
Ryan
Doris
Connors
Conan

*wankingemoji*

Has to be one of the best back 5's out there as well as being one of the youngest.
I hope you mean in the Pro14.
In terms of youth ..anywhere. In terms of ability, also anywhere :thumbup: :P
Behave
by Willie Falloon
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Still sticking with Stockdale at 15 and having Faddes on the wing You would imagine that will swap at some point Probably after he waves through the 2nd Pissspray try scorer. They have a fairly nuggety centre that usually makes yards in contact. I hope Moore and Hume have tightened up their defence...
by Willie Falloon
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The New Official 11th/12th July Bonfire Fred
Replies: 900
Views: 28799

Re: The New Official 11th/12th July Bonfire Fred

Of course there will be blood shed on Ulster if there is a UI. To think it wouldn't happen would be deluded.

It shouldn't happen
by Willie Falloon
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Yer man Milso-whatshisface is a mountain of a man. He’s probably the same weight as Marty but muscle instead of lard. Before the injury last year he was apparently smashing all sorts of strength records in the gym and he's clearly spent the ACL injury getting even more huge. scrmmaging aint great t...
by Willie Falloon
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

rfurlong wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:37 pm
Willie Falloon wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:36 pm
Jim Lahey wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:32 pm Is McCann seen as a 6, 7 or 8?
Plays 7 in the AIL, 8 for u20s but 6 for Ulster 'A'. He's a 6 IMO.
That was my impression looking at him for the u-20s
Playing 7 tonight.
by Willie Falloon
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Jim Lahey wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:32 pm Is McCann seen as a 6, 7 or 8?
Plays 7 in the AIL, 8 for u20s but 6 for Ulster 'A'. He's a 6 IMO.
by Willie Falloon
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

The screams of pain from that prop x(
by Willie Falloon
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431676
Views: 16021466

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Addison is made of chocolate. Pity about TOT, had just gotten ahead of Marty and his ball carrying and work around the pitch will be missed. With Burns out I really hope we go with Lowry at 10. I’d like to see McCann involved this weekend along with Moore in the centre to replace Stu. I’d also like...