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by NorthWestRugby
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I see Ulster spent three(?) years developing Jack Regan so we could ship him off to play for the Highlanders... :blush: :shock:

If he can mix it with All Blacks, someone fecked up in not offering him a contract to play Pro14 at least!
by NorthWestRugby
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Mullet 2 wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:56 am We would be harder to defend if we had worse centres?
Or harder to plan your defence when you don’t know if Frawley’s distribution or Farrell’s physicality will be an issue until 48 hours before kick-off.

Either this, or Ireland need to get very creative.
by NorthWestRugby
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

If you’re going to select players as consistently as Ireland do, you’re going to need to have the most creative attack coach in the world to have a hope against the best teams. How easy must it be to plan your defence against Ireland - especially for the likes of Shaun Edwards? Do we fire Catt, or d...
by NorthWestRugby
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Embra v Ulster
Replies: 201
Views: 4538

Re: Embra v Ulster

nardol wrote: Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:31 pm FFS

Watching this?

First people up to hug the dawg at whistle


Cooney, Moore, McGrath and Jordi :|
That... wasn’t even true. :?:
by NorthWestRugby
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Don’t worry Jim, we’re going to roll up to Murrayfield and raise heck! :smug: :nod:
by NorthWestRugby
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Are we sure Ulster don’t have Covid?
by NorthWestRugby
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Connacht Ulster
Replies: 154
Views: 3504

Re: Connacht Ulster

A bollocking from McFarland awaits this week, followed by a bollocking from Leinster, leaving us right where we want to be for Edinburgh... :nod:
by NorthWestRugby
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Possible Irish U20 squad next season: Lock Joe McCarthy(Blackrock/DUFC/Leinster) Alex Soroka(Belvedere/DUFC/Leinster) Darragh Murray(Buccaneers/Connacht) Matthew Sands(Newry RFC/Armagh/Ulster) What’s the verdict on Sands so far? As big country lad, a second row and not from the usual player-produci...
by NorthWestRugby
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Haven’t been online for a while but apologies if this has been done. I LOATH to bring politics on to a rugby thread, but could a Sinn Fein-led Government abolish fee-paying schools as is the situation in the North, and how would this affect the production line of players in Leinster especially? I’m ...
by NorthWestRugby
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Sorry if this has been covered but is the U20s available to watch anywhere in NI? RTE rugby usually geo-blocked. :((
by NorthWestRugby
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Given that Munster have just played a double-header against Saracens and their internationals must sit out two consecutive weeks, are Ulster not likely to face a strong Munster side?
by NorthWestRugby
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Based on form over the last 12 months, Tom Farrell is a better 12 than Henshaw, Aki, Chris Farrell and everyone else available to Ireland. Furthermore, he's a better 13 than everyone bar Ringrose. Absolutely no idea why he hasn't been given a run . Well that's fairly obvious tbf He hasn't been expo...
by NorthWestRugby
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Has Gilroy lost a yard (or three) of pace since his injury? He made an intercept but was no faster than the Glasgow hooker.

Still a good finisher though.
by NorthWestRugby
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

danthefan wrote:Is that the worst Ireland jersey ever?
It’s the second worst, after the 2018/19 Away jersey which looks like the uniform for a care home.
by NorthWestRugby
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

^ so now we're without arguably a first choice: 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 & 13 Anyone else who would have been a starter? French on the wing? Nah French wasnt first choice. Hard to say Moore would have started at 13 over Turner, we will never know. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: I can see Moore going down the L...
by NorthWestRugby
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Out of interest, what would the implications be of giving Railway Union senior status?
by NorthWestRugby
Thu May 16, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Wouldn't have put Ludik on the wing, don't think he has the pace anymore to be a threat - cue him outpacing everyone to score in the corner come game day! He's there for his defence but like you I'm worried about his pace. Ludik is a smart player who usually makes the right decision. You’re more li...
by NorthWestRugby
Wed May 15, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I’m not having a go - genuinely asking - is this the first time Leinster have lost a few players they would wish to have kept? Because player movement, particularly by players wanting more game time is pretty run of the mill in professional sport. Take Ulster, Gareth Steenson left for game time and...
by NorthWestRugby
Wed May 15, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I’m not having a go - genuinely asking - is this the first time Leinster have lost a few players they would wish to have kept? Because player movement, particularly by players wanting more game time is pretty run of the mill in professional sport. Take Ulster, Gareth Steenson left for game time and ...
by NorthWestRugby
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

First time on the boards since the Leinster-Ulster game. Dammit that was one that got away, but an epic performance from Ulster. We’ve shown we have a XV who can compete with the best, the next step is to do that consistently, whilst adding to the quality of those is reserve. I’m hopeful we’re on th...
by NorthWestRugby
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

unseenwork wrote:Calling us poaching bastards is fair game.
I think we’re more thrifty bastards. Picking up the lads Leinster don’t want.
by NorthWestRugby
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

So for those gobshites among you who didn't learn the lesson. England don't look so hot when the Fullback knows his trade. And the pack show up. You keep your opinions for Windsor Park Pipe down, planes, trains and automobiles. Oh I know this game Things Ulster fans won't be needing for a Heineken ...
by NorthWestRugby
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Ulster forwards U21 of note Prop Tom O'Toole(U21/Campbell) Callum Reid(U20/RBAI) Oscar Egan(U18/Coleraine) George Saunderson(U18/Sullivan Upper) Patrick McAlpine(U18/Campbell) Hooker Claytan Milligan(U20/Down HS) John McKee(U19/Campbell) Tom Stewart(U18/BRA) Lock Matthew Dalton(U21/BRA) Bradley Lun...
by NorthWestRugby
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Ulster team to play Ospreys, Guinness PRO14, Friday 15th February, Morganstone Brewery Field (7.35pm): (15-9): P Nelson; A Kernohan, D Cave, S McCloskey, L Ludik; M Lowry, J Cooney; (1-8): E O’Sullivan, R Herring, M Moore, A O’Connor (captain), I Henderson , C Ross, J Murphy, N Timoney; Replacement...
by NorthWestRugby
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

A massive 6, you’ve got me there I’m not justifying it, i’d far raher have a full team of local lads but 6 isnt exactly a number to start blowing smoke about, it’s just as embarrassing Its as embarrassing as 2? No its not really, not even close. We are averaging about twice as many as you are and w...
by NorthWestRugby
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

A massive 6, you’ve got me there I’m not justifying it, i’d far raher have a full team of local lads but 6 isnt exactly a number to start blowing smoke about, it’s just as embarrassing Its as embarrassing as 2? No its not really, not even close. We are averaging about twice as many as you are and w...
by NorthWestRugby
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Coetzee has signed a three year extension at Ulster That’s a relief and a good bit of business if he stays fit Massive news for Ulster. So that's 2 NIQs for next year in Carter and Coetzee. Apparently we are shopping for an IQ LH, no idea who though, which would suggest we are looking at someone li...
by NorthWestRugby
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Unrelated sorry - flying from Dublin airport tomorrow week. Previously I’ve stayed at the Premier Inn and left my car there for the week, however their website now says there’s no no-stay parking available there. Has this changed, and where do regular flyers leave their car?... Ta. https://www.quic...
by NorthWestRugby
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Unrelated sorry - flying from Dublin airport tomorrow week. Previously I’ve stayed at the Premier Inn and left my car there for the week, however their website now says there’s no no-stay parking available there. Has this changed, and where do regular flyers leave their car?... Ta.
by NorthWestRugby
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

It's hard for Ulster to spread rugby to non-traditional areas when there are people in Northern Ireland who would actively oppose it. I'm not sure how to get around that but it will hopefully sort itself out in a generation or two. I still don't understand why Ulster doesn't try to play at least on...
by NorthWestRugby
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I don’t know why people think Ulster’s inability to produce talent is a stick to beat their supporters with! It’s not like we have any control in the matter. Hell, Leinster are the fortunate recipients of the products of a school system awash with money and resources, they can hardly take all the cr...
by NorthWestRugby
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I know you don't want too many soft Ulster men prancing around the park but surely there should be at least one in the team? A bit rich when you lads seem to think all your ambitions hinge on the fitness of Ulsterman Farrell. Spoiler: Munster will win the same amount as Ulster this season, with or ...
by NorthWestRugby
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I definitely think if Ulster get down to just one Ulster man in the 15 they will be better. Its just one more signing guys! That's because you're a stupid twat. I know you don't want too many soft Ulster men prancing around the park but surely there should be at least one in the team? A bit rich wh...
by NorthWestRugby
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Couldn’t really be Bothered Munster v Leinster thread
Replies: 597
Views: 21832

Re: Couldn’t really be Bothered Munster v Leinster thread

Bloody heck there’ll be more Leinster men in red than blue the way this one’s going.
by NorthWestRugby
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lazy Ulster v Munster thread
Replies: 216
Views: 6559

Re: Lazy Ulster v Munster thread

Jumper wrote:Congrats Ulster.

A LBP for Munster is a very good result considering the side put out. Pity that the ref cost Munster a certain win by bottling his first call of the game.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Never change!
by NorthWestRugby
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Speight's last game for Ulster this one. Didn’t realise he was a short term signing, that’s a bit of a pisser. Its Ulster we were never going to get a fair crack of the whip Now you know how the Catholics felt You lads are worse than Scousers for a good old sense of victimhood. :lol: :lol:
by NorthWestRugby
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 13th Ranked USA vs new crowned NO 1 Ireland...official match
Replies: 334
Views: 4490

Re: 13th Ranked USA vs new crowned NO 1 Ireland...official m

When Sexton inevitably gets crocked at the World Cup, I really hope it’s Ross Byrne running on to replace him. A much better 10 than Carbery.
by NorthWestRugby
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 13th Ranked USA vs new crowned NO 1 Ireland...official match
Replies: 334
Views: 4490

Re: 13th Ranked USA vs new crowned NO 1 Ireland...official m

Roux a clear upgrade since coming on It'll be interesting to see how Henderson features in the 6N. You'd imagine that his international window will really have hurt his chances. He's gone from looking to cement a starting spot to hoping for a spot in the 23. Pretty sweet result for Ulster I’m that ...
by NorthWestRugby
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448406
Views: 16960773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

unseenwork wrote:Ugh god, there's a lot of work to be done. A lot of chaff to be disposed of.
We just signed Nagle - Chaff is all we’ve got.

Three top class NIQs (if they’re willing to come) and Paddy Jackson would be a start.