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by hermie
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105628
Views: 3454078

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

So are quarter of SF voters identify as far-right? That's gas. Anyone have a link to that?
by hermie
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441799
Views: 16582148

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Furlong trained today with Leinster, might be a good sign he will play this weekend: https://www.sportsfile.com/winshare/w540/Library/SF1198/1976776.jpg McBryde did say last week that they were aiming for the Scarlets game as a return. It would really be great from an Irish perspective as well if h...
by hermie
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441799
Views: 16582148

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Might Lowe and Furlong feature against the Scarlets?
by hermie
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441799
Views: 16582148

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

DragsterDriver wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:11 pm Coombes was anonymous in the o’classico, both himself and Doris need to get on the ball more.
Coombes started the 2nd half very well but drifted in and out of the game a little. Doris was poor by his standards.
by hermie
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441799
Views: 16582148

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Cooney too old. Sexton not too old. Is there no Indication what Cooney said or did to Faz? He wasn't trusted by Schmidt either so it dates back longer than just Faz. Some rumours that he doesn't train well, others that he doesn't get along with Sexton. Who knows though in reality. I should add he w...
by hermie
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441799
Views: 16582148

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Porterbelly1 wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:13 pm That’ll be Carty off to England or France next season.
Carty and Cooney both. They're good mates aren't they? Could even end up at the same club.
by hermie
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441799
Views: 16582148

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

MunsterMan!!!!! wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:21 am Are we restricted by numbers for the squad?

If not I'd have like to see a bigger squad given that there are no games for the provinces esp for the younger lads, to give them international squad exposure.
Eddie Jones named a 28 man squad, we've gone with 36!
by hermie
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441799
Views: 16582148

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

LH: Healy and Kilcoyne Hooker: Herring, Kelleher and Heffernan TH: Porter, O'Toole and Furlong SR: Ryan, Henderson, Beirne, Dillane and Roux BR: Doris, Stander, POM, VDF, Connors and Ruddock SH: Murray, JGP and Casey OH: Sexton, Burns and Byrne Centre: Ringrose, Henshaw, Aki, Farrell and McCloskey ...
by hermie
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441799
Views: 16582148

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Jim Lahey wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:04 am
irishrugbyua wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:01 am Image
As expected really.
Good to see Ruddock back involved and Casey included.
Two major positives alright :thumbup:
by hermie
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441799
Views: 16582148

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Right now, coming back from injury Larmour looks like a 23 spot. Keenan has fine enough to keep the 15 jersey, Stockdale hasn’t. How’s Lowe’s injury healing? :lol: :lol: Doing alright in the pro14 doesn’t put him anywhere near Stockdales level :lol: Keenan is miles ahead of Stockdale as a fullback
by hermie
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441799
Views: 16582148

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Larmour was shit under the high ball, can't argue against that but he was at the heart of most of our good attacking play too. It wasn't just a case of dropping everything and then running in a try. But you can't consider him for FB currently and he hasn't done his wing chances any favours. Yeah wo...
by hermie
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441799
Views: 16582148

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Henshaw was huge for Leinster, should have been mom. I thought Coombes drifted a bit, perhaps I expected more, and he's young yet. Some of the people making comments about Henshaw and Keenan after suffering dirty tackles need to take a long hard look at themselves. Neither two footed lunges, nor la...
by hermie
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 10644

Re: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread

Gutted! Thanks for the stream/link lads, and it's great to watch a live game...but fcuk it anyway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DDA is our uninjured marquee player and needs to do more than defend....and needs to hold a match-winning (??) pass...... :(( Disappointed in Marshall's darts, and KOB has bee excel...
by hermie
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 10644

Re: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread

jezzer wrote: Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:13 pm In every game there are multiple throws down the throwers side, every scrum is a crooked feed, hindmost foot me arse at every ruck, hands on the deck on every ball...

Should I go on?
So much this.
by hermie
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 10644

Re: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread

Though luck Munster; had the dominance, but not much in attack in that second half. Leinster out of form at the moment, but good to see that the winning mentality is still there. We desperately need to see more of H. Byrne or even Frawley at 10 though. Healy was the best of the 4 FHs on display thi...
by hermie
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 10644

Re: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread

redderneck wrote: Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:57 pm We - green shades on - are SOOOOOO fcuked at ten. Evey orifice, turkey-baster, fresh Duracells in the Dildo, fcuked.
Yep, we all ragged on Connacht not that long ago for their use of a 5m scrum. We had how many today and the Ireland captain didn't call a good one?
by hermie
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 10644

Re: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread

The amount of whinging about the throw. If it was ever so slightly askew all the way to the tail, you'll see 10 throws far more crooked to 2 that never get blown. It's good to see refs allowing that as otherwise you're stifling attacking play. Brace was, shock horror, good this evening I felt. The ...
by hermie
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 10644

Re: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread

The amount of whinging about the throw. If it was ever so slightly askew all the way to the tail, you'll see 10 throws far more crooked to 2 that never get blown. It's good to see refs allowing that as otherwise you're stifling attacking play. Brace was, shock horror, good this evening I felt. The ...
by hermie
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 10644

Re: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread

The amount of whinging about the throw. If it was ever so slightly askew all the way to the tail, you'll see 10 throws far more crooked to 2 that never get blown. It's good to see refs allowing that as otherwise you're stifling attacking play. Brace was, shock horror, good this evening I felt. The ...
by hermie
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 10644

Re: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread

The amount of whinging about the throw. If it was ever so slightly askew all the way to the tail, you'll see 10 throws far more crooked to 2 that never get blown. It's good to see refs allowing that as otherwise you're stifling attacking play. Brace was, shock horror, good this evening I felt. The t...
by hermie
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 10644

Re: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread

Though luck Munster; had the dominance, but not much in attack in that second half. Leinster out of form at the moment, but good to see that the winning mentality is still there. We desperately need to see more of H. Byrne or even Frawley at 10 though. Healy was the best of the 4 FHs on display thi...
by hermie
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 10644

Re: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread

Murray's performance also great news for Ireland. Best game I've seen him play in years.
by hermie
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 10644

Re: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread

Ryan and Beirne excellent good news for Ireland Head and shoulders the two best locks in Ireland right now. Ryan was immense, Beirne disproving once again that he's anything but lightweight in these big games and came up with some massive plays. I kind of don't understand how they haven't been the ...
by hermie
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441799
Views: 16582148

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

My buddy uses usagoals :thumbup:
by hermie
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441799
Views: 16582148

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

danthefan wrote: Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:57 pm Would we all settle for a legendary, epic draw?
:lol:
by hermie
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441799
Views: 16582148

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Unfortunately Frawley has only played 12 in the last 12 months (or close to). It's a pity because he makes the most sense as a utility player if we're going to persist with this 6-2 split nonsense.
by hermie
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441799
Views: 16582148

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Yeah Rory Scannell in particular must be up there as one of the most limited pro players in Ireland right now. Doesn’t pass, always boshes, not particularly big or strong or fast enough to do it effectively. A modern day Ian Dowling. Surely that young lad that came on at 10 against Ulster would be ...
by hermie
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441799
Views: 16582148

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Porterbelly1 wrote: Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:39 pm Is O Byrne injured?
Bit mad if he isn't, should be first rather than 3rd choice for me.
by hermie
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441799
Views: 16582148

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EsU54pIXAAEI1kN?format=jpg&name=small Ring rose improves that back line immeasurably It's true that he's our best back but I think immeasurably is over egging it. I was actually looking forward to seeing Frawley and Henshaw under the assumption he wouldn't be risked.
by hermie
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441799
Views: 16582148

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

:? Best academy prospects by position: LH Prop Josh Wycherley(Munster) -u22 TH Prop Tom Clarkson(Leinster) -u21 Hooker Tom Stewart(Ulster) -u20 Lock Tom Aherne(Munster) -u21 Backrow John Hodnett(Munster) -u22 Scrumhalf Nathan Doak(Ulster) -u20 Outhalf Ben Healy(Munster) -u22 Centre Hayden Hyde(Ulste...
by hermie
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29641
Views: 822592

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Yeah I guess so
by hermie
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29641
Views: 822592

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I read recently that if you've had the virus that will give you better protection from re-infection than the vaccine. Which vaccine? One dose or 2etc etc what demographics? Pfizer Edit: https://www.newstalk.com/news/luke-oneill-recovered-coronavirus-patients-have-stronger-protection-than-vaccinated...
by hermie
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29641
Views: 822592

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I read recently that if you've had the virus that will give you better protection from re-infection than the vaccine.
by hermie
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441799
Views: 16582148

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Can somebody through this article up[? Don't have an account but read the paper this morning. He basically says that the IRFU don't have a lot of outstanding debt and should not be afraid of taking a bit on to pay the players what they're worth. He reckons we could get a jump on other unions this w...
by hermie
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441799
Views: 16582148

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

It’s behind the paywall but this headline and picture... :roll: https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/gordon-d-arcy-time-for-irfu-to-be-bold-and-secure-futures-of-prized-assets-1.4462533?mode=amp Can somebody through this article up[? Don't have an account but read the paper this morning. He basic...
by hermie
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441799
Views: 16582148

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

It’s behind the paywall but this headline and picture... :roll: https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/gordon-d-arcy-time-for-irfu-to-be-bold-and-secure-futures-of-prized-assets-1.4462533?mode=amp Can somebody through this article up[? Don't have an account but read the paper this morning. He basic...
by hermie
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441799
Views: 16582148

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

This thing of Harry being the anointed one, who needs to be fast tracked regardless into Ireland Test 10 is more wishful thinking than anything. When he was with the U21s, he was sometimes good sometimes not so much. I saw him first hand at the Junior RWC in France and he was fairly meh, though you...
by hermie
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441799
Views: 16582148

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Can't link, but something popped upon my feed from Andy Dunne, advocating change at nine. Pursue le Petit General schtick. He then goes on to identify the problem we have at outhalf, but his suggestion is to change the scrumhalf. Pretty obvious which of the arrogant bollix halfback positions he occ...
by hermie
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441799
Views: 16582148

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I haven’t seen much of Leavy since his return. Does he make the Leinster 1st team? Connors, Penny and VDF have been very decent any time I’ve seen them in the last 6 months for Leinster. Would love to see Leavy start at the weekend between Ruddock and Doris. He's been good. Ticking along nicely He ...
by hermie
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441799
Views: 16582148

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Jim Lahey wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:28 pm I haven’t seen much of Leavy since his return.
Does he make the Leinster 1st team? Connors, Penny and VDF have been very decent any time I’ve seen them in the last 6 months for Leinster.
Would love to see Leavy start at the weekend between Ruddock and Doris. He's been good. Ticking along nicely