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by Luckycharmer
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Is the lad France are playing at IC any good? I haven't seen enough rugby the past couple of seasons to judge. Seems mad to move Fickou. Has Fickou not been moved back between wing and 12 for ages? Or was that Fofana? Fickou has moved between the 2 positions for a while now, will he be on Conway or...
by Luckycharmer
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Saw that both the English and Irish HoR hosts from last season have decided to go it alone. Wonder were they cut with the uncertainty of the suspended season, or were there other reasons. Do Baz and andrew have a new podcast? Andy mc geady was my favourite. Potholes and Penguins. Haven't listened t...
by Luckycharmer
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Nolanator wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:29 pm Saw that both the English and Irish HoR hosts from last season have decided to go it alone. Wonder were they cut with the uncertainty of the suspended season, or were there other reasons.
Do Baz and andrew have a new podcast? Andy mc geady was my favourite.
by Luckycharmer
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Womans game is off, hopefully we still go ahead Unrelated surely? Poor women, was nearly off because the Irish government don't consider them elite, French cede home advantage and then off anyway because covid in the French camp. Didn't know it was being played in Ireland Yes because the French wer...
by Luckycharmer
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Looks like Ferg got the chop from house of rugby after his stupidity with the Babas Probably just took the week off :lol: NO at the start they said that Ferg has taken a step back from the Pod to concentrate on other work :lol: They need to get a replacement in who is currently not playing as it wa...
by Luckycharmer
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Looks like Ferg got the chop from house of rugby after his stupidity with the Babas
by Luckycharmer
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Feel our replacement frontrow is a weakness tbh. None of them are really must win game in Paris quality alright. They're all third choice at least really. I know we're light at TH with Furlong, Ryan and TOT out so I can understand Bealham I can also see that with Kelleher out, Scannell regressing a...
by Luckycharmer
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Leinster Rugby will face Northampton Saints and Montpellier in the Pool stage of the 2020/21 Heineken Champions Cup. The draw was conducted today in Lausanne with Leinster drawn into Pool A as a Tier 1 seeded team. As the non-PRO14 Tier 4 teams in Pool A, Leinster will face Northampton Saints of th...
by Luckycharmer
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Team is up 15. Jacob Stockdale 14. Andrew Conway 13. Robbie Henshaw 12. Bundee Aki 11. Hugo Keenan 10. Johnny Sexton (captain) 9. Conor Murray 1. Cian Healy 2. Rob Herring 3. Andrew Porter 4. Tadhg Beirne 5. James Ryan 6. Caelan Doris 7. Will Connors 8. CJ Stander Replacements: 16. Dave Heffernan 1...
by Luckycharmer
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Possible Leinster side for Glasgow away? 1. Dooley 2. Sheehan 3. Bent 4. Molony 5. Toner 6. Murphy 7. Penny 8. Ruddock 9. McGrath 10. Byrne 11. Kelleher? 12. Frawley 13. ROL? 14. Kearney 15. JOB 16. Tracy 17. Milne 18. Parker? 19. Fardy 20. Leavy 21. HOS? 22. Hawkshaw? 23. TOB I always feel more co...
by Luckycharmer
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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hermie wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:21 pm
Risteard wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:57 am 2009 I think? I remember Jones playing quite well as well.
I vaguely remember Keith Earls playing 12 with McFadden outside him. But if that's the case it couldn't be 09 as Earls was a bolter on that Lions tour.
Yep Earls played 12 and did well, we tore England a new one in that final.
by Luckycharmer
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Was he part of a Churchill Cup winning team? (I miss that comp.) I know he played in the US during that thunder storm game. Yes. Team that beat the Pigdogs in the Final was: C Healy, S Cronin, T Buckley, D Ryan, D Toner, N Best, N Ronan, C Henry, I Boss, J Sexton, J Murphy, K Matthews, F McFadden, ...
by Luckycharmer
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Nolanator wrote: Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:27 pm
Gavin Duffy wrote: Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:13 pm He's always looked like a stroke victim who lives in the hills and may be a serial killer type.
Splitting his eyebrow open didn't help with the already psycho look he has.
He didn't get the original scar playing rugby either
by Luckycharmer
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Floppykid wrote: Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:49 pm Herring can be the James Tracey of international rugby.
Thats no compliment :lol:
by Luckycharmer
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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I think we're going to get hammered tbh. Only thing that'll save us is French incompetence and maybe our backrow putting in a game. Yeah I don't hold much hope, I think France are currently able to do stuff we can't and we're missing two of our most powerful forwards. But at the same time, I think ...
by Luckycharmer
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Very hard to see an Ireland win really. They’ll put our setpiece under a lot of pressure and they have the cavalry to exploit it. A combination of our backrow playing out of their skins and French indiscipline will keep the scoreline reasonably respectable France 32 Ireland 19 Yep, I think we're a ...
by Luckycharmer
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Very hard to see an Ireland win really. They’ll put our setpiece under a lot of pressure and they have the cavalry to exploit it. A combination of our backrow playing out of their skins and French indiscipline will keep the scoreline reasonably respectable France 32 Ireland 19 Agreed our scrum coul...
by Luckycharmer
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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great to see Coombes given a chance at 8.. why was Arno Botha was playing ahead of him last season? same with Hodnett, bar injury/rest there should be no situation where Cloete or TOD are playing ahead of him. No arguments there. Also a jod Hodnett Coombes Back row is well balanced. Coombes has had...
by Luckycharmer
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Keenan isn't going to stay in the side long term imo. Played well yesterday but I'd guess he'll win 10-15 caps. Marked It’s quite conceivable that’s he’ll win a lot more than that even if he never develops into the next Doug Howlett . Every coach likes a smart player who doesn’t fudge up especially...
by Luckycharmer
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Poor 2nd half by Ulster outscored by Dragons
by Luckycharmer
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Is Billy Burns injured?
by Luckycharmer
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Soft defence there from lyttle, think that probably stops him reaching the next level.
by Luckycharmer
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Willie Falloon wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:35 pm Dragons aren't even competing at the lineout. Really poor from them, handing Ulster possession on a plate.

Especially considering how poor their scrum and maul defence has been
Not won away in a couple of years in a league that includes the Italian teams and Southern kings says it all.
by Luckycharmer
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Munster: Mike Haley ; Calvin Nash, Dan Goggin, Rory Scannell, Darren Sweetnam; Ben Healy, Craig Casey; James Cronin, Kevin O’Byrne, Stephen Archer; Fineen Wycherley, Billy Holland ©; Jack O’Donoghue, John Hodnett, Gavin Coombes. Don't think Gallagher has started a match for us which is bizarre cons...
by Luckycharmer
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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What station is Ulster match on?
by Luckycharmer
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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France very loose so far
by Luckycharmer
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Mr. Very Popular wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:04 pm Watching the womens team gives an insight into how the players from the 80's would cope with the game today

And I'll leave it at that.
Best Irish player by a mile is Parsons, got 1st pass after 24mins
by Luckycharmer
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Mullet 2 wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:46 pm Also when a wingers first instinct becomes to cut in and not back himself he is done.
No the worst thing a winger can do is get bundled into touch . He didn't exactly have an empty field in front of him when he caught the ball.
by Luckycharmer
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Alot of whining in the last few pages. Murray was noticeably quicker getting the ball away and not lots of slow box kicks. He even sniped once or twice. Keenan now has more tries for Ireland than Leinster, such a clever player picked the right options, good under high ball, made his tackles. Stockda...
by Luckycharmer
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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McFadden is some plum. Dirt on the field in recent years, and it look's like he's a shithead off the field too. Still not had time to define poms role? I didn't really think it was worth responding to. Lads on here seem to think that the best coaches in the world haven't a clue about rugby because ...
by Luckycharmer
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Has anyone noticed that the old 5m tap penalty is making a comeback, probably started by Exeter. It actually might be more affective than a 5m lineout, you should be able to get to 2ms from the line and with the new offside laws and latch rules you can pound the lines. It also takes out the risk ele...
by Luckycharmer
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Who will Jumper target today do you reckon? Even money on Connors Yup. Connors will need to be McCaw incarnate to avoid jumpers ire. Needs a rating of at least 13 out of 10 on the Elite Support Index Connors will need to build a few mails because 20 tackles, 10 carries, 20 ruck involvements don't m...
by Luckycharmer
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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EverReady wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:12 pm
Duff Paddy wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:16 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:15 pm Leavy's done well on his return. nothing flashy but still..
He’s running like an old man :?
I recommend you look back at his highlights. Pace was never his friend
Scott Penny on the other showed the speed and side step of a winger
by Luckycharmer
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Hugh O Sullivan mmmm. Pantaloons. Like to see Ben Murphy in there instead. I'm I mixing up HOS with our other midget 9? theres several midget 9's. HOS, Osborne & Patterson. Ah, that makes sense. I remember being quite impressed with one of the small academy scrumhalves, but perhaps it wasn't HOS......
by Luckycharmer
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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HighKingLeinster wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:17 pm :nod: LEAVY!!!!

First game in a year and a half and already done more tham POM in the same period. Jumper must be raging
Did he build any Mauls?
by Luckycharmer
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Mullet 2 wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:06 pm
Duff Paddy wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:05 pm
Mullet 2 wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:03 pm Leo needs to do something about these fúcking bent haircuts.

Lads missing tackles because they have hair in their eyes ffs
Who is that floppy haired fucker
Jack Dunne

Serious questions need asking down in Michael's.

Mount Temple fúcking head on him
Maybe that's stan Wright decked him
by Luckycharmer
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Mullet 2 wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:05 pm Tommy O'Brien is like watching a Fitzy clone.

He moves exactly like him
No he didn't over run the pass :P
by Luckycharmer
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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TOB looks quick, would be interested to see who 5 quickest players in the squad are.
HB certainly never seems to lack confidence
by Luckycharmer
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Luckycharmer wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:58 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:55 pm
Luckycharmer wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:54 pm Zebre 2/3rds are dreadful
fudge it im gonna enjoy it we are in lockdown.
Even hugh o'Sullivan might look good here :P
Maybe not that started with a HOS shocking pass
by Luckycharmer
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:55 pm
Luckycharmer wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:54 pm Zebre 2/3rds are dreadful
fudge it im gonna enjoy it we are in lockdown.
Even hugh o'Sullivan might look good here :P