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by Despot
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

The centres tried hard but there is nothing smooth about their passing or putting players into space. Relying on individual breaks. Wont work against defenses. Forwards OK to good, but need more power at 7. No criticism of vdef efforts. A few of the newer guys discovering playing international is ve...
by Despot
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Porterbelly1 wrote: Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:02 pm Cooney is probably the only Leinster player who has left them and is far better now than what they currently have
Conway!!
by Despot
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

The winners in this series could well be the guys who weren't there. The covid closed shop squad meant that the provinces could give developing players a good run. Coombes, Casey, Healy, Penney, and a few more have had a good run and proved their worth. Some of the senior players will not be returni...
by Despot
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Pick the matchday squad and the minimum necessary cover, all from the existing panel, asap. Send everyone else back to the provinces to prepare for the europe. its more important now. If an opposition is required for training I'm sure some local J2 team will.oblidge. They might not be to hard for th...
by Despot
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Conspicuous wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:29 pm
El Homerino wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:24 pm Starting pack for next week? :uhoh:
Healy
Herring
Porter
Ryan
Henderson
Dorris
VdF
Stander

POM will start though, put your house on it
Ryan is out of sorts, give him a week off.
by Despot
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

An ordinary performance made hard to watch by very dull commentary.
by Despot
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Quin Roux form rewarded.
by Despot
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

8 newly capped or uncapped in the squad is a decent development. And that's not including a couple of injured rising stars.
by Despot
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Cronin and Wycherly are the only LHs left standing in Munster.
by Despot
Fri May 22, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Are CVC linked to any particular tv network?
by Despot
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

France announce ban on all gatherings more than 5k.
by Despot
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

So with the italy game cancelled I wonder will the entire squad be released back to the provinces this weekend?
by Despot
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

IBWT wrote:Seems the dept of health says it should not go ahead. Not quite off yet.
Irfu said they would be guided by government advice.
by Despot
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

IBWT wrote:Ireland v Italy is off.
Must be big questions over any more 6ns games happening. Maybe within Britain.
by Despot
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Quinlan was being an old mate. It was pretty boring listening to him tbh. It's why I don't like listening to recent-ish pros most of the time, they're too nice. Yeah, at least Liam Toland and Keith Wood had a half useful discussion about changing playing style. Quinlan kept saying he wanted change,...
by Despot
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Do we have the players just now that could beat that english team? We have good forwards, but their collective power is just not enough. Herring is doing well, but at the very top level isn't powerful enough. Kelleher I think will get there, but will take a year for so to get to the v top power requ...
by Despot
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England v Ireland warm up thread
Replies: 1462
Views: 40485

Re: England v Ireland warm up thread

Stockdale v JJ and Larmour running at Daly should be good crack. Just hope our forwards can get hold of the ball against that huge English pack. Won't Stockdale be on Ireland's left wing vs May? Yes. Stockdale's defensive short-comings could be exposed. Meanwhile Conway is on fire over on the right...
by Despot
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Bryan Byrne off to Bristol on loan deal. Pat Lam knowing the system!!
by Despot
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

camroc1 wrote:Do they play rugby in Mount Temple ?
Yes, but Bono's still a tosser
by Despot
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Mr. Very Popular wrote:
crouchy wrote:Garrett Fitzgerald dead. Sad news.
RIP
Gave everything to the game and oversaw some good times.
Good comment. RIP
by Despot
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 129560

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

CM11 wrote:Lads, how does a new election get called? Is there a time limit to form a government?
No time limit, and the current cabinet in situation until a new one is appointed.
by Despot
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Happened again today. Official apology from irfu. V poor
by Despot
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Be it Ringrose Henshaw or whoever's at 13 they could learn a lot from Earl's passing and handling skills yesterday.
by Despot
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 129560

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

Come out ye Black and Tans being sound at the RDS count.

The tone has been set.
by Despot
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Ulsters Red Hand wrote:
Nolanator wrote:
Despot wrote:Who was Ireland's captain when Sexton and POM went off?
I was wondering that myself, actually. Under Schmidt it would have been Stander, but he's out of the leadership group now.
Ryan or Hendo?
Hendon was off.
by Despot
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Who was Ireland's captain when Sexton and POM went off?
by Despot
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

By 5pm saturday doris, Deegan and kelleher will be capped. Cooney will have the guts of an hour's play done. That's change. Not revolution but change. Revolution was never going to happen.
by Despot
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

hermie wrote:
Flametop wrote:So Lancaster in place by the AI’s or wait until 2021 Six Nations?
I’d prefer the AI’s.
Mark McCall will surely be available really soon.
Poor Andy Farrell. He wins and the knives are out. If he experiments and looses the bean counters who pay him will have the knives out. Who'd be a head coach.
by Despot
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

A good team, lots of talent and skill. Might be a bit of dog missing though.
by Despot
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

This notion that Munster are broke and the debt hangs over them is something which only exists in this forum. There is 34 of the 40 million paid off already, the same people bringing this crap up are on the NAMA thread calling for billions upon billions in capital investment in Dublin :roll: So you...
by Despot
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

From a rugby point of view I don't really get why he wasn't there, you really can't claim he hasn't been in the top 35 players in Ireland this season. It just adds to the suspicion that a non Leinster player has to be twice as good to get a look in. He was never given a fair go. Wow lads, you’s hav...
by Despot
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Coaching Top Trumps. How could he fail? Not as if he wasn't aware of the salaries. Whether or not he was aware of the cheating doesn't impinge on his coaching abilities. Yep.A lot of big spending clubs in France bought in marquee signings but never really got a team dynamic. They cheated, but the m...
by Despot
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

camroc1 wrote:Ruddock the biggest omission ?
Niall Scannell??
by Despot
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Forwards (19): Max Deegan (Lansdowne/Leinster) 0 caps Caelan Doris (UCD/Leinster) 0 caps Ultan Dillane (Corinthians/Connacht) 14 caps Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 41 caps Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 95 caps Dave Heffernan (Buccaneers/Connacht) 1 cap Iain Henderson (Academy/Ulster) 53 caps Ro...
by Despot
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447552
Views: 16911493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Munster Kilcoyne Scannell Archer Holland Kleyn POM Stander JOD Murray JJ Scannell Farrell Conway Haley Earls Bench O Byrne Lughman Ryan Botha Cloete Casey Goggin Daly How long does it take for JJ's leg to fall off? No recognised 2nd row and outhalf cover, away in France, is a pretty big roll of the...
by Despot
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ulster vs Munster - Lazy thread
Replies: 712
Views: 16013

Re: Ulster vs Munster - Lazy thread

I would absolutely be all for this being the end of the road for Van Graan. This team has shown nothing under his leadership. An absolutely disgracefully performance tonight. Bring through the young guard now. O' Sullivan, Casey, Daly etc... too many plodders in this squad. The issue is the fro t f...
by Despot
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ulster vs Munster - Lazy thread
Replies: 712
Views: 16013

Re: Ulster vs Munster - Lazy thread

I would absolutely be all for this being the end of the road for Van Graan. This team has shown nothing under his leadership. An absolutely disgracefully performance tonight. Bring through the young guard now. O' Sullivan, Casey, Daly etc... too many plodders in this squad. The issue is the fro t f...
by Despot
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ulster vs Munster - Lazy thread
Replies: 712
Views: 16013

Re: Ulster vs Munster - Lazy thread

Backs look totally frustrated. There is just not enough collective power in munster front five to win go forward ball. That's slowing everything down. And they are playing shite.
by Despot
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ulster vs Munster - Lazy thread
Replies: 712
Views: 16013

Re: Ulster vs Munster - Lazy thread

CarrotGawks wrote:Some day Munster won't play a crash ball from Scannell off a scrum and the defense will be shocked (but also read it really easily because Munster will also be shocked.)
And Daly will score a try!!!!!!!
by Despot
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Connacht Vs Munster, do I have to do everything? Thread
Replies: 100
Views: 3428

Re: Connacht Vs Munster, do I have to do everything? Thread

Nolanator wrote:What's with all the high-vis jackets in the crowd?
Guinness record attempt to have most vis jackets in one place.charity thing.