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by ruckinhell
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Connacht Ulster
Replies: 154
Views: 2479

Re: Connacht Ulster

McBurney is an awful pie chucker. Ulster lineout has been diabolical, some of his throwing has been dreadful. Another of Willie's hype brigade of dead cert Irish Test centurions if I recall correctly?
by ruckinhell
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431297
Views: 16000415

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

On Munster 2nd row stocks, all other options bar Snyman have glaring weaknesses in their game at the very top level. You'd worry about the size of Beirne and Wycherley at top level both look like they'll be switching between 6 and lock a good bit, Kleyn is a big lump but isn't exactly an all action ...
by ruckinhell
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 96888
Views: 3103896

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

I'd be very afraid if I were living in the UK. No, that was a weird thing to say. Why? He’s 100% correct. Currently based in Scotland and the reaction to what is going on is very worrying. Scottish Government have taken some pretty good measures (quite a few before Ireland did) on internal hygiene ...
by ruckinhell
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 96888
Views: 3103896

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Ruckinhell I think you’re greatly underestimating the rate of compliance required of the general public to make social distancing effective. I also believe you’re greatly overestimating the number of people who have shown a willingness to comply with the guidelines without having their arm forced o...
by ruckinhell
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 96888
Views: 3103896

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Ruckinhell I think you’re greatly underestimating the rate of compliance required of the general public to make social distancing effective. I also believe you’re greatly overestimating the number of people who have shown a willingness to comply with the guidelines without having their arm forced o...
by ruckinhell
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 96888
Views: 3103896

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

The compliance rate is nowhere near 99% and the restrictions need to go a lot further. The rumoured measures may smell like bs to you but they’re very similar to those being introduced to other European countries. Let’s see what happens Edit: just to add pubs did in their hoop “voluntarily shut dow...
by ruckinhell
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 96888
Views: 3103896

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Just talking to a senior Garda friend, just out of conference at the Phoenix Park. Full lockdown to be effective from Tuesday. This lockdown will be announced tomorrow at 11am. Limited access to shops, rationing of foodstuffs, etc. Garda/army being mobilised to police lockdown. This is all the info...
by ruckinhell
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431297
Views: 16000415

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

earl the beaver wrote:Pro14 suspended indefinitely.
Absolutely the right call but a boring few weeks ahead of us. No Super Saturday on Paddy's weekend, I'll soon be pining for and be very happy with a sub-optimal Sunday (any fixture against Zebre).
by ruckinhell
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431297
Views: 16000415

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Ringrose is our only potentially lions quality back. Larmour maybe a dirt tracker. Gatland is going to bring Murray as his first choice 9 and the fallout, especially from Cammy et al, is going to be amazing as he'll be one of the few Irish backs on tour. NB- I wouldn't have Murray for Ireland at th...
by ruckinhell
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431297
Views: 16000415

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Ringrose is our only potentially lions quality back. Larmour maybe a dirt tracker. Gatland is going to bring Murray as his first choice 9 and the fallout, especially from Cammy et al, is going to be amazing as he'll be one of the few Irish backs on tour. NB- I wouldn't have Murray for Ireland at th...
by ruckinhell
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431297
Views: 16000415

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Ringrose is our only potentially lions quality back. Larmour maybe a dirt tracker. Gatland is going to bring Murray as his first choice 9 and the fallout, especially from Cammy et al, is going to be amazing as he'll be one of the few Irish backs on tour. NB- I wouldn't have Murray for Ireland at th...
by ruckinhell
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431297
Views: 16000415

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Ringrose is our only potentially lions quality back. Larmour maybe a dirt tracker. Gatland is going to bring Murray as his first choice 9 and the fallout, especially from Cammy et al, is going to be amazing as he'll be one of the few Irish backs on tour. NB- I wouldn't have Murray for Ireland at th...
by ruckinhell
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431297
Views: 16000415

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Did McBurney deck Sexton again? Heard Stander contracted Coronavirus last year which is why he's been underpowered and Ringrose and Murray got into a massive fight but it was all sorted when Larmour stood up and said that some players displayed better hygiene management when playing for their provi...
by ruckinhell
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431297
Views: 16000415

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Wales and Scotland would be good for us. I'm happy to support Celtic solidarity although, Grand Slam notwithstanding, I do like this French side. I wouldn't support the Welsh against a Satan 15. Wales v Sarries would be a fairly difficult match to support, I'll accept that. That said, it would be w...
by ruckinhell
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431297
Views: 16000415

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

earl the beaver wrote:Wales and Scotland would be good for us.
I'm happy to support Celtic solidarity although, Grand Slam notwithstanding, I do like this French side.
by ruckinhell
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431297
Views: 16000415

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Robbie Henshaw is from Connacht, Stuart McCloskey should be in the starting team, Denis Buckley should start at loosehead for Ireland, POM should be captain of the Irish team because Sexton is too cranky. Statto's backrow preferences are not supported by statistical evidence. The next U-18 tyro fro...
by ruckinhell
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431297
Views: 16000415

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Robbie Henshaw is from Connacht, Stuart McCloskey should be in the starting team, Denis Buckley should start at loosehead for Ireland, POM should be captain of the Irish team because Sexton is too cranky. Statto's backrow preferences are not supported by statistical evidence. The next U-18 tyro from...
by ruckinhell
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431297
Views: 16000415

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Killer 3 year contract Kob 2 year Great news. I don't think Kevin O'Byrne will ever be a Test class player (too small and underpowered) but if Munster want our forwards to play a dynamic ball playing style under Larkham he is by some distance the best fit for that type of game. His nuts and bolts a...
by ruckinhell
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 96888
Views: 3103896

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Obviously a job in event planning gives him a lot of spare time to spend on Twitter Sure I posted the story about him trawling through comment sections on the Journal in the week just before one of the last Web Summits in Dublin (the one where he went loco over WiFi) and sending emails to people's ...
by ruckinhell
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 96888
Views: 3103896

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Nolanator wrote:What actually is the Web Summit? Big international conference/trade show for tech stuff?
Ploughing Championships but replace ploughing with hyperbole about technology and boggers with nerds.
by ruckinhell
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431297
Views: 16000415

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Closed door events in Italy - presume more likely Pro14 games will go ahead? Surely worth more to them on TV with canned laughter than cancelled. Think about where the Italian teams are based and ask yourself should you even bring the team and coaches etc there. Would they play them all in Rome? Wh...
by ruckinhell
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 96888
Views: 3103896

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

He's a chancer who got lucky. Used every state aid available to set himself up, and then when the state finally said no, went off to Lisbon in a huff. Absolutely correct and frankly our gain is Lisbon's loss. Web Summit was an interesting news story at the time and brought a different media narrati...
by ruckinhell
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 96888
Views: 3103896

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ESR3lp0XYAEFPrE?format=png&name=small This is why fúckers with Arts degrees should leave the hard sums to others..... The amount of attention that gowel gets is incredible- he is an event manager, not an tech guru. I don't see the papers slavishly reporting on everything...
by ruckinhell
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431297
Views: 16000415

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Think France are only a 60 minute team at this stage but this time next year they'll be seriously hard to handle. We will stick with them in Paris but I think they've a much higher ceiling in the next four years
by ruckinhell
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431297
Views: 16000415

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Ulsters Red Hand wrote:Didn’t realise 20’s was tonight, score? Any Ulster players stand out as future Lion’s captains?
McCann was very good, got MoM. Both hookers fairly punchy as well
by ruckinhell
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431297
Views: 16000415

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I haven't noticed Soroka(sp?) before. Impressive performance on the blind-side and only 18. These guys appear bigger and better conditioned than even 4-5 years ago. He was very good in the first half, hell of an engine on him. Seriously rangy backrow, all of them 6'4 plus but had good punch in the ...
by ruckinhell
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431297
Views: 16000415

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

some munster fans and shooting their load prematurely on a player shocker (alongside conspacker - no surprise there though) he's a super prospect but he was no better than Deeny tonight calm down ffs You saying another Irish player was the equal of a Leinster one is possibly the highest praise poss...
by ruckinhell
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431297
Views: 16000415

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Conspicuous wrote:Furlong already sweating about Ahern relegating Ryan Baird to the Ireland bench by the looks of things
:lol:
by ruckinhell
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431297
Views: 16000415

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

The 20s are just a joy to watch, play with such ambition and accuracy. English team had plenty of beef in starting pack and on bench so was probably only a matter of time before the power differential kicked in. Ahern is a special talent, hopefully that shoulder was just a stinger and not a disloca...
by ruckinhell
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431297
Views: 16000415

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

The 20s are just a joy to watch, play with such ambition and accuracy. English team had plenty of beef in starting pack and on bench so was probably only a matter of time before the power differential kicked in. Ahern is a special talent, hopefully that shoulder was just a stinger and not a disloca...
by ruckinhell
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431297
Views: 16000415

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

The 20s are just a joy to watch, play with such ambition and accuracy. English team had plenty of beef in starting pack and on bench so was probably only a matter of time before the power differential kicked in. Ahern is a special talent, hopefully that shoulder was just a stinger and not a dislocat...
by ruckinhell
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431297
Views: 16000415

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Lads are mentally in the dressing room. Judicious use of bench might be needed
by ruckinhell
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Westworld Thread - Spoilers everywhere!
Replies: 498
Views: 41910

Re: Official Westworld Thread - Spoilers everywhere!

Season 3 trailer. Interesting new casting and story direction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deSUQ7mZfWk&feature=youtu.be Looks like some of that is shot in Singapore, a friend lives in one of the buildings that they show midway through the clip (Marina One for any Sinkers). I lost a lot of inter...
by ruckinhell
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431297
Views: 16000415

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I see England have gone for a different team. England starting XV 15 Elliot Daly (Saracens, 41 caps) 14 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 54 caps) 13 Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, 41 caps) 12 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 81 caps) C 11 Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 49 caps) 10 George Ford (Leicester Tigers, ...
by ruckinhell
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431297
Views: 16000415

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

TRK on Under the Sticks this week. Talking about how he categorises POM as an support forward. lol. Now we know where Jumper got the ESF notion from. *Not knocking TRK, who speaks quite well and is reasonably balanced in general . He is in his hole :lol: But he's Munster focused and he's catering t...
by ruckinhell
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431297
Views: 16000415

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

JOD, Hodnett, Stander. :thumbup: I think JOD has all the attributes to be a top class 6 if he's left at it for a season and I wonder if POM has much left in the tank- his body is fairly mangled at times. O'Sullivan is a great baller but looks too small to be a real top class 8 without some monsters...
by ruckinhell
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431297
Views: 16000415

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Rumour of Haley leaving makes the Gallagher one make sense. Besides all our options are wings. None are fullbacks Persistent rumours of Tod retiring when he was out Edit cloete has 2 more years of contract ffs and Botha who actually makes the most sense In keepings due to versatility will prob be j...
by ruckinhell
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431297
Views: 16000415

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Rumour of Haley leaving makes the Gallagher one make sense. Besides all our options are wings. None are fullbacks Persistent rumours of Tod retiring when he was out Edit cloete has 2 more years of contract ffs and Botha who actually makes the most sense In keepings due to versatility will prob be j...
by ruckinhell
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431297
Views: 16000415

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I reckon Sweetnam could overtake Earls in the coming season or two as Earls' athleticism declines. He and Daly should push each other pretty hard, and yeah, Sweetnam has a deal to learn in defence. Centre is the area Munster aren't great. Next year dda and Farrell first choice with scannell and gog...
by ruckinhell
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431297
Views: 16000415

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Munster: Mike Haley; Calvin Nash, Sammy Arnold, Rory Scannell, Shane Daly; JJ Hanrahan, Craig Casey; James Cronin, Niall Scannell (c), John Ryan; Fineen Wycherley, Darren O’Shea; Arno Botha, Chris Cloete, Jack O’Sullivan. Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Jeremy Loughman, Stephen Archer, Gavin Coombes, ...