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by DOB
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3619
Views: 224650

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

I don't think I've enjoyed a classics season more in a long time. We've so many exciting stars now: Classics Puncheurs: Kasper Asgreen MVDP Van Aert Alaphillipe Piddcock Van Avermaet Sprints: Sam Bennett Cav Caleb Ewen Sagan Arnaud Demare GC: Geoghegan Hart Roglic Pogacar Bernal Dumoulin Time Trial...
by DOB
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The PR Book Club 2021
Replies: 95
Views: 2954

Re: The PR Book Club 2021

Peacemakers of Niemba by Tom McCaughren Account of the 1960 Ambush of a UN patrol in the Katanga region of the Congo which ended in the death of 9 troopers at the hands of Baluba Tribesmen. Really excellent little book and the author writes it very well. Jaysus. His books were a staple of the schoo...
by DOB
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3619
Views: 224650

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

It would be carnage on here if Cav got selected for the TDF and not SB. Already been decided: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/tour-de-france/2021/startlist Always a work-in-progress up until the last minute before the start. And they have 9 names down for the Ineos team. The carnage wouldn't b...
by DOB
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ex-KZN rugby player shot by police in Hawaii
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: Ex-KZN rugby player shot by police in Hawaii

Yeah, if the first thing you do is approach with a firearm drawn and shout at the individual to get on the ground, that’s not “showing tremendous restraint.”
by DOB
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3619
Views: 224650

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Even on the official photo it looks odd, but VanAert has whitewall tires versus Pidcock’s black sidewalls, which might contribute to the optical illusion.

Watched the last 40km there, was a good race. Definitely better than when they used to just finish atop the Cauberg.
by DOB
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454598
Views: 17354063

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I hope ye lads appreciate that I’ve sacrificed one of my 3 free Indo articles this month to bring this to you. This one is about violence and some of its effects on the sporting world. About five years ago in the summertime I was in Letterkenny on business. All matters concluded at about 6.0 and as ...
by DOB
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chicago cop shoots 13 year old with hands up
Replies: 129
Views: 4234

Re: Chicago cop shoots 13 year old with hands up

Jerome Manning wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:51 pm Drongo kids should be shot. They grow into drongo adults.
How else do we stop them becoming drongo cops?
by DOB
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454598
Views: 17354063

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

camroc1 wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:42 pm And even though it didn't find anything it stopped the clock.

There's going to be all sorts of messing going into the final few minutes of matches.
You see NFL coaches calling timeout to “ice the kicker” all the time. This sounds like the same trick.
by DOB
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scott Fardy goooooooooooooone
Replies: 58
Views: 2349

Re: Scott Fardy goooooooooooooone

Was a late bloomer and got stuck in the middle of the Pooper mess. Should have been the wallaby 6 whenever fit. He had the complete game but sadly neither Hooper or Pocock were link players at that stage. Great player :thumbup: I’d argue that the Pooper was most successful when Fardy was there. He ...
by DOB
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454598
Views: 17354063

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Deccie, within 12 months won a HEC and a grand slam. Has an underage world cup to his name,annndddd a Churchill cup. By miles our greatest coach. best teams under him most definitely not best coach. much in the mold of Woodward. Amazing how he coached most of that team for 10 years. But he didn’t d...
by DOB
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: eBay advice
Replies: 22
Views: 724

Re: eBay advice

My wife ordered something from Hong Kong. They claimed there was a delay in the post office, delayed it just long enough to go past the threshold for complaints, then shut up shop. Nice wee scam. I said we will never order anything from that country again, and counselled against using the platform ...
by DOB
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scott Fardy goooooooooooooone
Replies: 58
Views: 2349

Re: Scott Fardy goooooooooooooone

The likes of Ryan, Baird, Dunne, Molony and even Toner will have learned so much from him over the last 4 years. I remember the game against Exeter in Lansdowne road in December 2017 when Exeter were leading and seemed to be in the driving seat. Fardy was instrumental in turning the tide. Had an in...
by DOB
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scott Fardy goooooooooooooone
Replies: 58
Views: 2349

Re: Scott Fardy goooooooooooooone

Probably in the top 5 all time Leinster overseas signings. Cheers Fards. Proper sort. Could melt a ruck like few others. Wish him luck The knock on him here, was that he didn’t carry the ball that much. Did he do a bit more of that at Leinster? Not a whole ton. Mainly your standard carry-up off mul...
by DOB
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: "I thought it was my taser" Shooting
Replies: 79
Views: 3107

Re: "I thought it was my taser" Shooting

Perhaps it was a genuine mistake. Will have to ask the few cops I know if they can distinguish the different without seeing their weapon. But I think there may be a case for having cops particularly those in the US to have 'less-lethal' options in terms of ammunition. Or at least a mix. Which is po...
by DOB
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454598
Views: 17354063

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

In fairness I am starting to blame players and pundits. Ferris aside they all seem like nodding dogs. I have so much respect for the Hurling lads who constantly come out with "leave our game alone old bastards" statements Only somewhat recent change that's really worked is the quick pass before a l...
by DOB
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454598
Views: 17354063

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Fardy has been great fun to watch. Hard as nails, skillful, and an absolute prick on the pitch. :lol: Prob the most consistent, solid, multi-year overseas signing Leinster has has since Stan and Heinke days. Not gonna wow you like Isa or Felipe or Rocky, but rock-solid and the best player at hittin...
by DOB
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Derek Chauvin trial
Replies: 366
Views: 12655

Re: The Derek Chauvin trial

Evidence is complete. Closing arguments to be heard on Monday. Hard to know how this will go - prosecution and defence both had good witness testimony. Should be enough for reasonable doubt but lord knows how the jury will deliberate under what must be gigantic pressure and fear. The defense's path...
by DOB
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Captaining your country
Replies: 7
Views: 411

Re: Captaining your country

I think I remember a poster on here saying that they had captained Scotland at youth or U20s or something like that. That is pretty awesome, to get the armband at an international level - any international level. Can’t say that it has ever been likely to drop into my inbox. I was once made captain ...
by DOB
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454598
Views: 17354063

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I would back a captains challenge if it meant no other TMO involvement. This x 10000. TMO is only used on a captains challenge, 2 a game. Everything else is on field decision by refs. Yeah, I'd be up for that actually, particularly on tries. Ref makes an on-field call, and if either skipper has an ...
by DOB
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454598
Views: 17354063

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

The captain's challenge just formalises what's happening anyway and actually gives the ref a chance to put captains who keep bugging them back in their box. Ah yea, but it just feels like a bit of wank nicked from the NFL. Somethings ought to be, and remain, at the ref's discretion. Remember, thing...
by DOB
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454598
Views: 17354063

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

irishrugbyua wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:00 pm Leinster Rugby forward Scott Fardy has announced his retirement from rugby at the end of the current season.

https://www.leinsterrugby.ie/scott-fard ... the-season
Fair play. He put in a top notch shift in his time with us.

Did he win the league every season?
by DOB
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Covid Vaccine
Replies: 43
Views: 1142

Re: Covid Vaccine

Dozy wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:41 pm Is the blackmailing of pints and a weekend break to Krakow all it takes to have you lot climbing over each other to take whatever is thrown at you.

Says a lot.
I also want to get back to playing touch with the lads.
by DOB
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: eBay advice
Replies: 22
Views: 724

Re: eBay advice

Whatever the outcome, buyers are protected to the hilt if they use an eBay payment method. Sellers have little to no protection at all if a buyer turns out nasty and pretends it didn't turn up or was received on fire with Vikings hidden inside, whatever. Majority of transactions go through just fin...
by DOB
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454598
Views: 17354063

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Aungier wasn’t offered anything by Leinster Due to Salanoa saying he'd stay at Leinster, if Salanoa had said he was leaving Aungier would have been offered a contract and stayed. Yep. Cullen made it very clear after Salanoa signed for Munster, that if he’d known Salanoa was off, Aungier would have ...
by DOB
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Covid Vaccine
Replies: 43
Views: 1142

Re: Covid Vaccine

I answered hollibobs and creamy pints, but the only way we can get there is via answers 1 and 2, soooo...
by DOB
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454598
Views: 17354063

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

irishrugbyua wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:01 pm Three innovative law variations have been approved by World Rugby for use in the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup – Red Card Replacements, Captain’s Challenge and Goal-line drop-outs.

https://www.pro14.rugby/latest/news/law ... ainbow-cup
Fcuk sake.
by DOB
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454598
Views: 17354063

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Sean Cronin has signed a new contract with the province. https://twitter.com/leinsterrugby/status/1382649913171869696?s=20 that's a surprise.. suppose only having 3 senior hookers next season was maybe leaving them a bit thin. I heard he had sold his house Plenty of room in Tracy's gaff Seanie’s po...
by DOB
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Most Appalling Rugby Article You've Read
Replies: 34
Views: 1838

Re: The Most Appalling Rugby Article You've Read

I don't think the O'Gara piece is that bad !! Curtis is obviously a fan and it's a bit OTT but I think he has written it very much tongue in cheek. As an Irish Rugby supporter, we need coaches like ROG to do well in their clubs so that if they decide to come back to Ireland they can improve the gam...
by DOB
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3619
Views: 224650

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

I saw a comment elsewhere that “if your last name is Pidcock, and your nickname isn’t Stu-art then you probably don’t have any real friends,” or words to that effect. It is good to see Cav back, but I am a lot more impressed by a kid outsprinting WvA after 4.5 hours in the Ardennes than a veteran wi...
by DOB
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454598
Views: 17354063

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

A one year contract is interesting. It's entirely possible he's been brought back primarily as a fullback to play as back up to Keenan seeing as we've nobody else at international level. Hopefully Stockdale can find a bit of form again. Mind you, I'd still probably pick Haley ahead of him at Munste...
by DOB
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3619
Views: 224650

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Stuart wins Brabantse Pijl.

It’s a big first win for a 21 year old, but I get the feeling it’ll end up a small footnote within a few years...

https://www.velonews.com/news/road/brab ... t-pro-win/
by DOB
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3619
Views: 224650

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

3 in a row for Cav in Turkey now. Is he going to get a GT ride this season? It’s the Tour of Turkey, so let’s not get carried away. Even if he is beating Philipsen, who’s pretty quick, for these wins. It sounds like Lefevere has promised the Giro to Almeida for a GC run, along with Evenepoel, and H...
by DOB
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: "I thought it was my taser" Shooting
Replies: 79
Views: 3107

Re: "I thought it was my taser" Shooting

He was a black man who was pulled over for having too much stuff hanging from his rear view mirror. The suggestion is that a white person wouldn't even have been pulled over in the first place, warrants or no. Plus we haven't heard yet what the warrants were for; or if the warrant was for failure-t...
by DOB
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454598
Views: 17354063

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I was waiting for the sychophantic opening to end and the actual interview to begin, but it never happened. I'd say Mrs Radge will be sending a cease-and-desist letter if Roy ever bucks up the courage to ask for a sit-down.
by DOB
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454598
Views: 17354063

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Was it Cooney that allegedly got into a bit of a scrap with, iirc, O’Donohoe at an end-of-season thing?
by DOB
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454598
Views: 17354063

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

what kind of passer was scally? Not great, he was murray sized which was very unusual at the time. Disagree. He was a pretty good passer - easily as good or better than anyone else we had competing at the time. That was why there was so much excitment about him - could do the basics plus was an ath...
by DOB
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454598
Views: 17354063

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Was thinking about it the other day about Leinster not being able to produce home grown scrumhalves with a fast bullet pass in the last 40 years (not sure I can think of any). It is by far our worst position. Is Luke Mcgrath our most capped home grown scrumhalf in last 40 years with 19 caps, others...
by DOB
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: "I thought it was my taser" Shooting
Replies: 79
Views: 3107

Re: "I thought it was my taser" Shooting

Why did he resist arrest when being arrested and handcuffed and try and flee ? If all he had done wrong is have an air freshener hanging up? Am i missing something ? He apparently had a warrant out on him for failing to appear in court. So it was a legitimate arrest that he resisted and tried to fl...
by DOB
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454598
Views: 17354063

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Pretty sure P Wallace was capped by Munster, and then joined Leinster because Claw and Paco Fitzgerald were in his way at tighthead. Bommer joined direct from Munster once Stringer was established as their first choice. Fitzgerald was a LH. Maybe you're thinking of Paul McCarthy? a different useles...
by DOB
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454598
Views: 17354063

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Also, just saw the high tackle on R. Byrne from the Exeter 20. Wasn't even a high tackle at all, just a hard one. It was chest to Ross shoulder, no contact to head at all. Commentary team calling for cards. The penalty/call for cards was for the swinging arm after contact which caught Ross in the h...