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by hermie
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Not a perfect performance but Harry Byrne has shown a lot of class tonight . Some beautiful passing and a perfect display of place kicking He seems to frequently have a few hiccups early on but then settles. But overall very impressive. His passing is just so slick, takes good options, had us playi...
by hermie
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

You probably hear more than me about how they're rated but judging by his play for the 20s I really like him. Very intelligent attacker, has a knack for breaking the line and is a very good defender in spite of his size as well. Hadn't heard ROL was injured?
by hermie
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

of course. Bonkers. Murray is the worst but that was even more predictable at least. VDF is just too lightweight for International rugby. He needs the likes of Furlong and Henderson to be their bullocking best to shine. Way too simplistic a view. Same size as All Black captain Sam Cane for a start....
by hermie
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Least Favourite Player
Replies: 105
Views: 2008

Re: Your Least Favourite Player

Basically the whole Saracens team. Except for Owen Farrell, I actually really like him. Seems like a good guy.
by hermie
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Is POM on the bench at JVDF's expense? of course. Bonkers. Murray is the worst but that was even more predictable at least. VDF is just too lightweight for International rugby. He needs the likes of Furlong and Henderson to be their bullocking best to shine. Way too simplistic a view. Same size as ...
by hermie
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

The POM is craziest because not only is it undeserved but it actually makes no sense.

Agreed that Murray is the worst though. Although the options aren't great. Especially with Cooney not even in the squad.
by hermie
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Depends on what you want. VDF if you want to play the game at pace or you're playing an opponent capable of playing with a lot of tempo. Connors if you want to stop a team who would be in danger of rolling over you. I still think Connors needs to round out his game a little bit more. Personally I wo...
by hermie
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

irishrugbyua wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:47 pm
rfurlong wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:46 pm Is POM on the bench at JVDF's expense?
of course.
Bonkers.

Murray is the worst but that was even more predictable at least.
by hermie
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Balacoune is a better prospect long term. Pity he's injured.
by hermie
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 96674
Views: 3097837

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Richmond might be a good bet either
by hermie
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

:lol:
by hermie
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Leaked team has Keenan wing and Stockdale FB. Lord give me strength They would have played like that for the 20s. Stockdale at fullback, Keenan on the left. Stockdale at 15 in one way at least hides him a little bit defensively. His worst game this season was where he was forced back onto the wing ...
by hermie
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Leaked team has Keenan wing and Stockdale FB. Lord give me strength They would have played like that for the 20s. Stockdale at fullback, Keenan on the left. Stockdale at 15 in one way at least hides him a little bit defensively. His worst game this season was where he was forced back onto the wing ...
by hermie
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

O'Driscoll is full of shit. He's a terrible pundit.
by hermie
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Fionn O'Hara starting at 10 for ireland u18 vs italy u18 last november, scored a try: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5jKZvHymUI&t=792s&ab_channel=ConnachtAcademy What time, I'm 3 mins into this clip from the time you've linked to and there's been a minute waiting for a lineout, a big break by the...
by hermie
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

IRUA speaking to someone involved with Leinster youth, I was told to start the hype train about Fionn O'hara do you know him? Yeah question is does he go to Oz to play AFL, stay in Ireland playing rugby or go GAA route. Big talent for sure tho, at 10 or 15. Still in school so have to see what happe...
by hermie
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

IRUA speaking to someone involved with Leinster youth, I was told to start the hype train about Fionn O'hara do you know him? Yeah question is does he go to Oz to play AFL, stay in Ireland playing rugby or go GAA route. Big talent for sure tho, at 10 or 15. Still in school so have to see what happe...
by hermie
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 96674
Views: 3097837

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Do we all know the guy in Cogs?? Haha, great shop alright.
by hermie
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

His cheek really swelled up but doesn't sound like he had concussion.
by hermie
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Luckycharmer wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:28 pm IRUA speaking to someone involved with Leinster youth, I was told to start the hype train about Fionn O'hara do you know him?
This guy? https://hoganstand.com/Article/Index/307657
by hermie
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Certainly seems that way.

irua, no Fardy?
by hermie
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Larmour gone until February. Fúcking hell, that's a bad one. x( What actually happened? Dislocated his shoulder I think. It looked like nothing. Tackled a player from a restart and went down after. Looked in a serious amount of pain tbf. Poor fecker, I was really looking forward to seeing him more ...
by hermie
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

What are the odds the game goes ahead this Saturday? Does anybody actually care? I've seen more interest in the build up to a November test against Georgia. If a Six Nations falls in a forest does anybody.......... Well I care, but it's true that it's very muted. Strange one that they've kept Lowe ...
by hermie
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I'd be a little surprised if it doesn't happen but at the same time under Level 5 it technically shouldn't.
by hermie
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2020?
Replies: 8300
Views: 623907

Re: The best new and returning TV series of 2020?

Just finished the most recent Top Boy on Netflix. Top Boy Summerhouse also good. Looking forward to another one, whenever it comes out.
by hermie
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

What are the odds the game goes ahead this Saturday?
by hermie
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Finn Russell
Replies: 40
Views: 1619

Re: Finn Russell

Rugby is getting too predictable, I love watching Russell play, being a Racing or Jock supporter must be a joyride. It's easy to get your head turned by him, he's just so creative. Like no other 10 in the NH. The difference is that there are loads of players like him in the SH and most of them don'...
by hermie
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your favourite player.
Replies: 98
Views: 1712

Re: Your favourite player.

Stephen Larkham, can't believe the plum is coaching Munster :x

Tempted to switch to Caucau but I'll stick with Bernie.
by hermie
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Dave K in camp for larmour. Leinster side assuming those in camp aren't released (excluding those merely training with the squad)? JOB Kelleher ROL TOB Lowe Byrne jr McGrath (c) Dooley Cronin Bent Fardy Toner Murphy Penny Ruddock ====== Tracy Milne Clarkson Molony SOB4.0? Osbourne/HOS Hawkshaw Smit...
by hermie
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Just a year older than Sexton ;)
by hermie
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Zeebs starts for Racing, Ryan only on the bench.
by hermie
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

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by hermie
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

No sign of the teams for tomorrow? I take it all the Munster lads are shouting for Racing and the Ulster fellas for Exeter?
by hermie
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Ah very good.

He was nominated at least twice. Lost out to Wood in the inaugural one the was robbed by McCaw the year of the Slam. Wasn't there something funny with the way they judged it that year according to Paul Wallace? D'arcy, POC, Heaslip were all nominated before Sexton finally won it.
by hermie
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Dusatoir's a bit odd. Lots of his career highlights were pre-2010. PTSD's an odd inclusion, fairly recent to the table. Probably have to give it to McCaw, TBF. Are the nominees not just the various winners of the award in the last decade? Several would have won it more than once in that time. BB de...
by hermie
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Just had a look. Both Carter and Beaudie won it twice in the period that's why there are 8 nominees.
by hermie
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Dusatoir's a bit odd. Lots of his career highlights were pre-2010. PTSD's an odd inclusion, fairly recent to the table. Probably have to give it to McCaw, TBF. Are the nominees not just the various winners of the award in the last decade? Several would have won it more than once in that time. BB de...
by hermie
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Jordan Larmour will not be available to play any role in this autumn international window while Ryan Baird has been ruled out of the two remaining Six Nations fixtures. Connacht’s Ultan Dillane has been added to the squad. Finlay Bealham and Dave Heffernan are progressing though the return to play ...
by hermie
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

With so many players unavailable to Cullen and his coaching team ahead of a relentless block of games, the depth in the squad will be tested, and several new faces may get a chance to impress. “It places a different sort of challenge for us now. We’ll get to see a lot of our younger Academy players...
by hermie
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430909
Views: 15987090

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

With so many players unavailable to Cullen and his coaching team ahead of a relentless block of games, the depth in the squad will be tested, and several new faces may get a chance to impress. “It places a different sort of challenge for us now. We’ll get to see a lot of our younger Academy players...