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by earl the beaver
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 38310
Views: 1717946

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

Edit: Apparently fake

I see Leeds have changed their website to say they are playing Merseyside Reds tonight rather than Liverpool and then Trafford Reds next week.

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by earl the beaver
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454596
Views: 17353892

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Cormac Izuchukwu suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in the recent Challenge Cup game against Harlequins. He will have surgery to repair this next week. Angus Curtis is back in full team training, and available for selection, following the knee injury he sustained in a Guinness PRO14 game against ...
by earl the beaver
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454596
Views: 17353892

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Cormac Izuchukwu suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in the recent Challenge Cup game against Harlequins. He will have surgery to repair this next week. Angus Curtis is back in full team training, and available for selection, following the knee injury he sustained in a Guinness PRO14 game against ...
by earl the beaver
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Rainbow Cup (Pro16) 2021
Replies: 109
Views: 5330

Re: The Rainbow Cup (Pro16) 2021

Any comments/predictions on what can be expecred in the Welsh/Irish derbies perhaps ? Blues Ospreys Dragons Scarlets Ulster Connacht Derbies are always harder to predict and I've no sense whether the Welsh will take any interest in this new tournament. I'd expect the following, roughly based on for...
by earl the beaver
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Rainbow Cup (Pro16) 2021
Replies: 109
Views: 5330

Re: The Rainbow Cup (Pro16) 2021

Any comments/predictions on what can be expecred in the Welsh/Irish derbies perhaps ? Blues Ospreys Dragons Scarlets Ulster Connacht Derbies are always harder to predict and I've no sense whether the Welsh will take any interest in this new tournament. I'd expect the following, roughly based on for...
by earl the beaver
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454596
Views: 17353892

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Jonny Petrie, Ulster CEO on twitter regarding Franno' "article"
I don’t often get annoyed or pay much heed to things like this, but I found this article really disrespectful and showing a complete lack of understanding of rugby, sport, people and culture in our Province. Catch yourself on.
by earl the beaver
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454596
Views: 17353892

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Winnie wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:10 am Never read so much nonsense in all my life

Irrespective of the checkpoint bullshit on the twelfth, yep because the PSNI haven’t got anywhere else to be that day,
Tigers bay is in north belfast, Ravenhill is east
Bonfires are in the 11th...
by earl the beaver
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pro 14 State of the Nation
Replies: 82
Views: 3252

Re: Pro 14 State of the Nation

Where is the cash going? The IRFU makes the majority of its money on the International Game and its biggest cost is wages. Is the SRU still paying a mountain of debt? Something doesnt add up here. The IRFU make most of the money from the international game true, but the provinces both have addition...
by earl the beaver
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pro 14 State of the Nation
Replies: 82
Views: 3252

Re: Pro 14 State of the Nation

Can we chillax the Leinster obsession. Glasgow proved that the appetite is there but then the SRU let its stars be picked off one by one. Perhaps following the Irish and now Welsh model on overseas players should be looked at. It has, more than once. And to be frank it is tainted by the fact that M...
by earl the beaver
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454596
Views: 17353892

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Because every man and his dog can see these are fúcking awful.
by earl the beaver
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irish unity....?
Replies: 2534
Views: 72647

Re: Irish unity....?

iarmhiman wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:58 pm
earl the beaver wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:50 pm Just wait until we have a shiny tunnel from Carrickfergus to Stranraer.
He hasn't even built HS2 yet.
Just wait, it's got a fancy patriotic name and everything, there will be flags everywhere.
by earl the beaver
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454596
Views: 17353892

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:00 pm Can somebody explain who is pushing for a Captains challenge?

What sort of wankers do we have as administrators anyway.
It's all for TV.

Comes from Tennis and Cricket where they don't have the technology backing up every decision automatically.
by earl the beaver
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irish unity....?
Replies: 2534
Views: 72647

Re: Irish unity....?

Just wait until we have a shiny tunnel from Carrickfergus to Stranraer.
by earl the beaver
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454596
Views: 17353892

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Nolanator wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:33 pm
earl the beaver wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:25 pm
Floppykid wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:23 pm Just waiting for the golden point dogshit.
They have doubled the value of drop goals if you kick it from 40m out, I can see that catching on :uhoh:
What? Who has??
Rugby League.

First in NRL and now Super League.
by earl the beaver
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454596
Views: 17353892

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Floppykid wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:23 pm Just waiting for the golden point dogshit.
They have doubled the value of drop goals if you kick it from 40m out, I can see that catching on :uhoh:
by earl the beaver
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454596
Views: 17353892

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Oh fùck off with this shite. They aren't innovative, they're bullshit, the goal line drop out for grounding in goal in particular. +1 Grubber kicks in behind the defence to trap them inside their in-goal area sounds an awful lot like league 100% both a ripped off from league. We really should never...
by earl the beaver
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454596
Views: 17353892

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I like the goal line drop out, never sat well with me that a team defended well and then handed the ball over in a great attacking position. Captians challenge was a good idea before the TMO's became the star of the show. Red card sin bin, nope, you get sent off for a reason. And the sent off playe...
by earl the beaver
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454596
Views: 17353892

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I like the goal line drop out, never sat well with me that a team defended well and then handed the ball over in a great attacking position. Captians challenge was a good idea before the TMO's became the star of the show. Red card sin bin, nope, you get sent off for a reason. Goal line drop out aft...
by earl the beaver
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454596
Views: 17353892

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Oh fùck off with this shite. They aren't innovative, they're bullshit, the goal line drop out for grounding in goal in particular. It rewards the defense and gives possession back to the attacking side. Hopefully, it'll encourage more attacking play instead of the constant pick-and-goes (especially...
by earl the beaver
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454596
Views: 17353892

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Oh fùck off with this shite.

They aren't innovative, they're bullshit, the goal line drop out for grounding in goal in particular.
by earl the beaver
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454596
Views: 17353892

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I'd heard he was off to Japan or somewhere.
by earl the beaver
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bulldog Memorial Cup: Masters 2021
Replies: 72
Views: 1598

Re: Bulldog Memorial Cup: Masters 2021

Well done IH and thanks Earl Still wondering how I ended up 6th with 3 players missing the cut. My worst performance by far :( Only 2 missing the cut - your wild card only counts in the case of a tie. Only 2 players had all scoring picks make the cut - Jezzer and Diarm. But given only 55 people mad...
by earl the beaver
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bulldog Memorial Cup: Masters 2021
Replies: 72
Views: 1598

Re: Bulldog Memorial Cup: Masters 2021

Updated with conspicuous at 9th 15. Azlan Roar - 290pts 14. Gareth1960 - 255pts 13. TheBouncer - 247pts 12. earl the beaver - 231pts 11. themaddog - 222pts 10. Tiddle - 207pts 9. Conspicuous - 202pts 8. Mulleh - 184pts 7. MrJonno - 181pts 6. Frodder - 177pts 5. tazman77 - 164pts 4. jezzer - 146pts 3...
by earl the beaver
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454596
Views: 17353892

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

SASP wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:51 am Porter and Furlong are not both going with the lions.
I think Porter has as good a chance as any.

For my money the 3 THs would be Furlong, Sinckler and Porter.
by earl the beaver
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who are the (at least) 4 first choice players not fit for Lions discussion?
Replies: 23
Views: 1355

Re: Who are the (at least) 4 first choice players not fit for Lions discussion?

backrow wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:55 pm Doubt Wilson will go as a 6, doubt Genge will not go
Lawes as well as in theory can cover 6
You think Genge is going to go?
by earl the beaver
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454596
Views: 17353892

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Mr. Very Popular wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:57 pm
earl the beaver wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:56 pm
Mr. Very Popular wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:39 pm Would have gotten more if he went to Ulster, didn't want to, he's obviously made enough cash to play for the love of the game until he retires.
:lol:

Funny cause it's true.
Wrong
by earl the beaver
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454596
Views: 17353892

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Mr. Very Popular wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:39 pm Would have gotten more if he went to Ulster, didn't want to, he's obviously made enough cash to play for the love of the game until he retires.
:lol:
by earl the beaver
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454596
Views: 17353892

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 earl the beaver
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bulldog Memorial Cup: Masters 2021
Replies: 72
Views: 1598

Re: Bulldog Memorial Cup: Masters 2021

So I've finally done the numbers. 14. Azlan Roar - 290pts 13. Gareth1960 - 255pts 12. TheBouncer - 247pts 11. earl the beaver - 231pts 10. themaddog - 222pts 9. Tiddle - 207pts 8. Mulleh - 184pts 7. MrJonno - 181pts 6. Frodder - 177pts 5. tazman77 - 164pts 4. jezzer - 146pts 3. BlackMac - 141pts 2. ...
by earl the beaver
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who are the (at least) 4 first choice players not fit for Lions discussion?
Replies: 23
Views: 1355

Re: Who are the (at least) 4 first choice players not fit for Lions discussion?

I think Ford in particular is definitely in the mix, Simmonds and Hill have a shot.
by earl the beaver
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irish unity....?
Replies: 2534
Views: 72647

Re: Irish unity....?

Is this not just a slightly more sophisticated version of the Unionist veto ? I think we should remember though, that their whole raison d'etre is being challenged now and not by us. The thundering idiot in number 10 is not interested in Unionist tantrums and wants rid of them. If Scotland ever vot...
by earl the beaver
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454596
Views: 17353892

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Jumper wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:41 am
Banana Man wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:34 am Simon Zebo coming back to Munster
With support from the IRFU as I understand it too.

It'll be interesting to see what Munster do in the back three going forward.
You do realise the IRFU pay all of the Munster wages?
by earl the beaver
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454596
Views: 17353892

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

irishrugbyua wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:11 am Tadhg Furlong has made the European Player of the Year longlist in 5 consecutive seasons
As Dan said though, he's played less than 60 minutes in Europe this season, it's a joke.
by earl the beaver
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454596
Views: 17353892

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Ireland tour to the PIs confirmed by the way. Who do we want to see tour? I'd love for James Hume to get a call up. Edit: Not 100% confirmed but the reason Farrell not Lions defence coach. Coombes, Paul Boyle, Denis Buckley,Balacoune. Casey and Cooney to be the 9's. I've assumed Coombes and Balacou...
by earl the beaver
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454596
Views: 17353892

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Ireland tour to the PIs confirmed by the way.

Who do we want to see tour?

I'd love for James Hume to get a call up.


Edit: Not 100% confirmed but the reason Farrell not Lions defence coach.
by earl the beaver
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454596
Views: 17353892

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Away to Munster and Leinster likely with a weakened team even if we lose in Europe.

Oh joy.
by earl the beaver
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454596
Views: 17353892

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

irishrugbyua wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:59 pm James Tracy has signed a new contract with Leinster.

https://twitter.com/leinsterrugby/statu ... 31619?s=20
Surely will be overtaken by Sheehan soon enough?
by earl the beaver
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454596
Views: 17353892

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

camroc1 wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:37 am Just thinking about it, were Stephen Keogh and Trevor Hogan in 2006 the last (the only ?) players to move directly from Munster to Leinster ?
Paul Wallace?
Liam Toland?
by earl the beaver
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pro 14 State of the Nation
Replies: 82
Views: 3252

Re: Pro 14 State of the Nation

Where is the money though? They sell out Murrayfield and get the same TV cash as the IRFU. Why no central contracts? Add Hogg, the Grays, Maitland, Redpath and those teams are players. The prem now littered with Scots. The IRFU get more TV money that the Scots as we've 4 teams. The IRFU get more pr...