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by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

earl the beaver wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:03 pm
Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:53 pm Jones and Carter both out for Ulster on Friday
Coetzee is the big one really
Wouldn't pick him anyway. Murphy, Reidy, McCann and Timoney would be my four backrows.
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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No-body has said McCann is Ireland saviour, he will get Irish caps though. He's good enough to be his young Leinster counterparts though, twice since the Autumn. :thumbup: Is he as good as Ryan Baird? Doesn't play in the same position you wing-nut. You tell me though, you're the expert. Only asking...
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Remember the days when we had to choose between undefeated Lion Tom Court and Tony Buckley at TH.
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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But of a nothing game all in all. Italy are just very bad. The pack again is looking in good shape. You could argue the pack that started this game should be retained. Certainly I'd like to see kelleher retained. Thought Casey (especially) and Baird had nice cameos too. Henshaw looked good again. I...
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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But of a nothing game all in all. Italy are just very bad. The pack again is looking in good shape. You could argue the pack that started this game should be retained. Certainly I'd like to see kelleher retained. Thought Casey (especially) and Baird had nice cameos too. Henshaw looked good again. I ...
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy 🇮🇹 Vs Ireland 🇮🇪 6N OFFICIAL thread
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Views: 6106

Re: Italy 🇮🇹 Vs Ireland 🇮🇪 6N OFFICIAL thread

danthefan wrote: Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:53 pm A phase or two earlier someone had their hands free for an offload but there was nobody in the same f**king time zone. Good try but our support play is generally just shit.

Yep it was larmour after the break down the blindside. No one remotely closw
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy 🇮🇹 Vs Ireland 🇮🇪 6N OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 614
Views: 6106

Re: Italy 🇮🇹 Vs Ireland 🇮🇪 6N OFFICIAL thread

Lovely line from Keenan. He doesn't look the quickest but then neither did Payne :thumbup:

Jesus winnie :lol:
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447879
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Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

irishrugbyua wrote: Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:55 pm 19 mins

Munster A 7
Ulster A 7
Munster were down to 13 though so more positive for them
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Views: 16932770

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I do think provided he shows some flashes (which he did yesterday) Stockdale will come back in the ireland squad for the last two games. Baloucoune almost has to start over but if there is a summer tour in any form he could benefit. Sexton is miles away and its hard to say he deserves more exposure ...
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447879
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God Madigan was shite last night, I hope disco, Willie and URH now realise why he's nowhere near the Ireland set up. I'm still taking him over Burns at this point and 1 game where the entire team didn't turn up for 40 minutes doesn't change that. I wouldn't have brought him off last night as I don'...
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447879
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Should add that a positive is Booth is at least looking like he is taking Ospreys in the right direction. Hell of a long way to go mind you
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Timoney standout again. Get McCann in the squad. Get Reid in the squad. Screw the results. The chances are now gone. Positives are timoney continues to stand up and Reidy, Stockdale and Baloucoune look very dangerous coming back. It was like the antithesis of Ireland though. Too many headless chicke...
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447879
Views: 16932770

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Play the youngsters now McFarland ffs. Your team thought they just had to turn up. fudge them. Scoreline flatters us
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447879
Views: 16932770

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Should be a PT and yellow card
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447879
Views: 16932770

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If I were ospreys I'd be sick. That's the most unprofessional performance I can remember from ulster
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447879
Views: 16932770

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

at least that answers where the Rea's and Dave McCann were.. U20's playing this weekend: Leinster: Alex Soroka, Jamie Osborne Munster A: Ethan Coughlan, Alex Kendellan Ulster A: Ben Moxham, Conor Rankin, Harry Sheridan, James McCormick, Oscar Egan, George Saunderson, Reuben Crothers, Nathan Doak, C...
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447879
Views: 16932770

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

at least that answers where the Rea's and Dave McCann were.. U20's playing this weekend: Leinster: Alex Soroka, Jamie Osborne Munster A: Ethan Coughlan, Alex Kendellan Ulster A: Ben Moxham, Conor Rankin, Harry Sheridan, James McCormick, Oscar Egan, George Saunderson, Reuben Crothers, Nathan Doak, C...
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447879
Views: 16932770

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at least that answers where the Rea's and Dave McCann were.. U20's playing this weekend: Leinster: Alex Soroka, Jamie Osborne Munster A: Ethan Coughlan, Alex Kendellan Ulster A: Ben Moxham, Conor Rankin, Harry Sheridan, James McCormick, Oscar Egan, George Saunderson, Reuben Crothers, Nathan Doak, C...
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447879
Views: 16932770

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(15-9) Michael Lowry, Rob Lyttle, James Hume, Stuart McCloskey, Jacob Stockdale, Ian Madigan, John Cooney; (1-8) Andrew Warwick, John Andrew, Marty Moore, Alan O’Connor, Kieran Treadwell, Greg Jones, Jordi Murphy (Capt.), Nick Timoney. Replacements: Adam McBurney, Eric O’Sullivan, Ross Kane, Cormac ...
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447879
Views: 16932770

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:proud: You'd think this was the game to give Porter a rest and let TOT have some time from the bench. Agreed. We talk about a lack of offloading amongst our team in general but both EoS and ToT showed good attacking instincts in setting up two of our scores at the weekend. That's what we should wan...
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447879
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Joe was just someone who didn't want us to take any risks with the ball. That's not a criticism but Marshall made a couple of fudge ups that ultimately must have stuck with him. Then Henshaw came through and Payne also at 13 who could read the game better than most. In the last couple of seasons whe...
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447879
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Been saying for a while it's not a ridiculous shout to say the Dog could be in for Ireland, Earl thinks I was on crack when I said it so I must be wrong. He's not good enough, both Ulster and Ireland prefer Burns and he's no great shakes. Ireland management preferring one player over another, the p...
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447879
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Id go as far to say Cooney and Madigan should/could be Irelands current halfbacks. Cooney is a definite general and to my mind verges on kicking too much but when he sees the opportunity he is ruthless. His support line and no look pass to Lowry tonight was different class. I keep going back to lack...
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Mullet 2 wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:54 pm Nobody needs a hooker anymore.

Pick three monsters and stop f**king around.

How did the Dog play?
Very well. As I've said previously I don't know if Burns is our best ten. Timoney is superb though as is Murphy. Not top class but doing a great job
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Conan should come back in for Ireland imo Conan, Coombes, Doris, Leavy ( if they can get fit) all of a sudden there is a lot of players playing for a place on the back row Should hopefully lift performances Leavy is gone for the season and I've more or less kind of put him in Carbery territory now....
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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A bit of ring rust but going to Glasgow has never been easy for us Will take the four points and get out of there That was a decent Glasgow side with a right few internationals in the side. Lowry was top class. And done without coetzee by and large. Timoney and Murphy have stepped up since his anno...
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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He isn't the player he was 4 or 5 years ago but Murphy has been superb the last few months for ulster. That's top spot done and dusted McFarland. Time to get a few more youngsters in
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447879
Views: 16932770

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

themaddog wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:00 pm
Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:58 pm We have to go for it and only got 20 minutes left
You'll be delighted to know that Leinster A have the bonus point.
Was always going to happen
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447879
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Didn't even seen Izuchukwu come on. Good to see him in Wilsons face
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447879
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Great decision making from ToT. Too many act like headless chickens in that position. Well played
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Views: 16932770

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Craig Diac....f**king Gilroy :blush:
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447879
Views: 16932770

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The Keenan stuff really needs to be put to bed. He isn't the finished article. Quelle surprise. He will either be a very solid option to hold the shirt or develop into a top class international 15. Either way let's not get ahead of ourselves and try and find issues where there aren't any.
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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We should be trying to get more in but McFarland is still holding out some faint hope of 5 BP wins to top the conference. The sooner that is dispelled the sooner we may see more. Agreed and if Leinster slip up even better. From that POV I see no issue with the selection. Marcus Rea is there as the ...
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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:lol: I think your reading a lot into a few A results but hey it's always fun watching young talented players come through the system. :thumbup: I presume with such a good A team most of those lads are promoted to the Ulster team tonight - how many from the Perspective teams have been given chances...
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447879
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Good to see the Cormac (difficult surname) second row have a run off the bench for Ulster tomorrow Yeah think leinster missed badly with him.. he is probably better off in ulster anyway where is mccann though. Mcfarland hasnt thrown too many youngsters in together in any one match as far as I remem...
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447879
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The truncated season was on the basis that this abortion of a Rainbow Cup was taking place. They might extend the Pro Whatever I know it won't happen but would it not be more beneficial to see a interpro competition whereby there are rules around a % of academy or u20 players selected in squads. I ...
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Someone mentioned it earlier but I'm not convinced Burns is the best fly half in Ulster. The best I've seen of a fly half this season has been Madigan. Might not be a popular opinion but his control of games has been excellent and he has played in some decent attacking displays like the toulouse game.
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Nolanator wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:21 am https://twitter.com/Murray_Kinsella/sta ... 57344?s=19

Jesus Christ. x(
Didnt notice the Burns one at the time. Saw Ringrose. Obviously being drilled into them. Mike Catt is the issue. The backs need empowered and encouraged. I think the skills are there if they trust them.
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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They must be reasonably confident as they haven't called in extra cover at OH (even though I'd heard mutterings that Harry was already training with the squad). 3 10s in the squad already tbf. I kind of hope Sexton is out just to force a change even if neither of his replacements are good enough. Y...
by DiscoHips D'Arcy
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447879
Views: 16932770

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They must be reasonably confident as they haven't called in extra cover at OH (even though I'd heard mutterings that Harry was already training with the squad). 3 10s in the squad already tbf. I kind of hope Sexton is out just to force a change even if neither of his replacements are good enough. Y...