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by hermie
Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454792
Views: 17377895

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Bundee to captain Ireland this summer?
by hermie
Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Farrell Special
Replies: 25
Views: 698

Re: The Farrell Special

Leinsterman wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:36 am Fair play to the 10 for getting right back up again! Funny, I was looking at old Youtube clips yesterday and found this one:

KEVIN MAGGS

Commentators lauding it as a cruncher of a tackle. Straight red nowadays :lol:
Clerc got his revenge on us tbf
by hermie
Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454792
Views: 17377895

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Farrell at it again...no action taken. Should have been a straight red. https://twitter.com/AndyGoode10/status/1385147580775124995 The only thing that'll change that lad is a wheelchair. The only thing that's in question is whether he'll be the one in it. He needs to be hit with a wheelchair
by hermie
Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454792
Views: 17377895

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Hendo and Addison back :thumbup:

You'd really have to fancy Ulster for the Challenge Cup now.
by hermie
Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454792
Views: 17377895

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Ex-Ireland international Mark McCall has extended his contract as Saracens' director of rugby through to 2025. :( what a waste. Where would you prefer to see him? I think he'd be a godsend for Munster, but it could be a difficult fit. Coaching Ireland. Given the way the 6N finished, IRFU are not ab...
by hermie
Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454792
Views: 17377895

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

rialtoblue wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:56 pm
hermie wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:44 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:46 pm Ex-Ireland international Mark McCall has extended his contract as Saracens' director of rugby through to 2025.
:( what a waste.
Where would you prefer to see him?

I think he'd be a godsend for Munster, but it could be a difficult fit.
Coaching Ireland.
by hermie
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454792
Views: 17377895

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

irishrugbyua wrote: Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:46 pm Ex-Ireland international Mark McCall has extended his contract as Saracens' director of rugby through to 2025.
:( what a waste.
by hermie
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Modern TV is rubbish
Replies: 37
Views: 2267

Re: Modern TV is rubbish

Not any more IMO. +1 I’m not sure when it ended but it is over. It’s still good, but maybe we hoovered up all the great stuff during Covid. Could be a lull. Was hard to film during covid. For sure it will be back. Cinemas are stuffed. Nobody watches movies anymore. All the money and talent are in T...
by hermie
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454792
Views: 17377895

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Mullet 2 wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:14 am Does remind me of a certain "three lads beat me up" story alright
Basteraud?
by hermie
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454792
Views: 17377895

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

irishrugbyua wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:18 pm
Banana Man wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:06 pm :nod:
irishrugbyua wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:04 pm there is an irish u20 camp this weekend.
There sure is. Will Reilly still involved. Fingers and toes crossed for him
:thumbup:
Who'll be back from last season lads? Stewart I think? Who are the best prospects apart from that, Doak, Soroka?
by hermie
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454792
Views: 17377895

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There was a while he was phoning it in for sure. Can't really slam a guy for not watching all the games though. He's not a full-time pundit. Heading coaching is a pretty demanding gig. I think he's proved himself as a coach. Maybe gets plamásed a bit too much in the media but still. Would like to se...
by hermie
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454792
Views: 17377895

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Leinster Rugby forward Scott Fardy has announced his retirement from rugby at the end of the current season. https://www.leinsterrugby.ie/scott-fardy-to-retire-at-the-end-of-the-season Fair play. He put in a top notch shift in his time with us. Did he win the league every season? Yep, absolutely su...
by hermie
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454792
Views: 17377895

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Luckycharmer wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:36 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:00 pm Sean Cronin has signed a new contract with the province.

https://twitter.com/leinsterrugby/statu ... 69696?s=20

that's a surprise.. suppose only having 3 senior hookers next season was maybe leaving them a bit thin.
I heard he had sold his house
Plenty of room in Tracy's gaff
by hermie
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454792
Views: 17377895

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

irishrugbyua wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:00 pm Sean Cronin has signed a new contract with the province.

https://twitter.com/leinsterrugby/statu ... 69696?s=20

that's a surprise.. suppose only having 3 senior hookers next season was maybe leaving them a bit thin.
Great stuff :smug:
by hermie
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 116530
Views: 3896209

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

:smug: I'm pretty sure if you're earning more than 75k a year your taxes arent lower here than Denmark ;we pay the high taxes just without the benefits that come with it How does that work? Their marginal rates are way higher, like 52 and 56% as opposed to 20/40. Plus more VAT than us. USC isn't tha...
by hermie
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454792
Views: 17377895

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

onesolidunit wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:41 am Thornley talking X-factor this morning. Quelle surprise.
Any mention of sizzle?
by hermie
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454792
Views: 17377895

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 hermie
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 116530
Views: 3896209

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

I'm pretty sure if you're earning more than 75k a year your taxes arent lower here than Denmark ;we pay the high taxes just without the benefits that come with it How does that work? Their marginal rates are way higher, like 52 and 56% as opposed to 20/40. Plus more VAT than us. USC isn't that much.
by hermie
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37821
Views: 1080843

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

paddyor wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:23 pm If the bad efects only impact women, then there's a pretty clear solution -> Lads Summer! Would be fucking hilarious if it panned out that way.
:lol: make it happen!
by hermie
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37821
Views: 1080843

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

545k pfizer to Ireland this quarter. That almost offsets the J&J if they stay paused or of NIAC decide not to use it. We needed that. 50 million to the EU as a whole. Actually it only half offsets J&J as the J&J is one shot. Still better than nothing All shots are close to 100% for hospital reducti...
by hermie
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 116530
Views: 3896209

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

The Danes do as much testing in a day as we do in a week. Hence the comparatively meagre restrictions over there. Which might go some way towards explaining why they're not in as much of a rush as us with the old rollout. That and a decent healthcare system. They have everyone's name on a database....
by hermie
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 116530
Views: 3896209

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

The Danes do as much testing in a day as we do in a week. Hence the comparatively meagre restrictions over there. Which might go some way towards explaining why they're not in as much of a rush as us with the old rollout. That and a decent healthcare system.
by hermie
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454792
Views: 17377895

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 hermie
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37821
Views: 1080843

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Doesn’t it seem a bit odd that the yanks stop vaccinating over 6 deaths in 6 million? There’s more chance of the police shooting you for a warrant. Are we sure there’s not a shortage of vaccines or something they’re covering for hence not exporting? It really doesn’t ring true. 6 cases. Only 1 deat...
by hermie
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 116530
Views: 3896209

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

So that's our May-June-July ramp up in doses fúcked. Fantastic. 6 cases out of 6.8m vaccinations apparently. Based off this we'd expect to see about 2 cases here. How many people would be saved/protected from Covid with the majority of the population vaccinated? Never mind the non-Covid damage done...
by hermie
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 116530
Views: 3896209

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

6 cases out of 6.8m vaccinations apparently.
by hermie
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 116530
Views: 3896209

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

I see Simon Harris is now saying that vaccinated people shouldn't have to go into MHQ. He is absolutely shameless. :lol: between that and Leo saying why we should take the AZ vaccine you'd have to wonder does the government ever meet up to agree what the messaging should be It's got to be a deliber...
by hermie
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454792
Views: 17377895

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. Harry Byrne first and foremost. Coombes, Lowry, be great to see TOT play a couple. Try a few options at SH. Ed...
by hermie
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454792
Views: 17377895

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Additionally, Jenkins will provide coverage across 5 positions . Alaalatoa will provide coverage in one. :lol: :lol: :lol: what absolute bollix :lol: So what are we going to call this Jenkins fella on the Bored? "Five Positions" or "Kama Sutra" Or maybe even "Karma Sutra" when Ahern is forced to pa...
by hermie
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454792
Views: 17377895

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Double post
by hermie
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454792
Views: 17377895

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Salanoa is from Hawaii, isn't he? Knox we'll set aside. That gives five lads who are all in and around 23, which is great and all, but as you say, where's the development? Baird and Ryan have been capped by Ireland. The Jenkins thing is just madness. Snyman makes sense, you can't help but learn fro...
by hermie
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Michael Alaalatoa signs for Leinster
Replies: 44
Views: 1787

Re: Michael Alaalatoa signs for Leinster

He's going from from 4 title winning seasons with the Crusaders in a row (and possibly a 5th this year) to Leinster, who win Celtic League titles for fun. His winning percentage as a pro will be incredibly high by the time he gets to the end of his career. Good on him. :thumbup: He's replacing our ...
by hermie
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454792
Views: 17377895

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Leinsterman wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:27 pm Is Milne LH or TH?
LH. Had played the other side but not lately and never really impressed there.
by hermie
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454792
Views: 17377895

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Michael bent replacement , they seem to think porter moving back to loosehead, don't see it as miles ahead of next best tighthead in the country Probably true but loosehead looks like a serious problem position in the short to medium term and that needs to be addressed. Healy’s almost done at test ...
by hermie
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454792
Views: 17377895

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I know we all expressed a bit of surprise at the Henshaw MOTM call on the day, but seriously, vdF made 2wenty-flipping2 tackles, on top of all his carrying, support play, breakdown work. He really has been outstanding since Connors took his Ireland spot. I think that was his best game in the Leinst...
by hermie
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454792
Views: 17377895

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I agree whole heartedly that a lack of speed absolutely kills. I think that if Luke had been at the bottom of a previous ruck and Furlong threw a pass like that I'd be patting him on the back. But its from a well set maul that has gained a few meters and he's the f**king SH - it's a 8-9 yard pass a...
by hermie
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454792
Views: 17377895

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Toulon have reported several more cases of Covid-19 in their camp, leading to the postponement of this weekend's Top 14 clash with Montpellier. https://twitter.com/Murray_Kinsella/status/1381611345141960709?s=20 After all their outrage at the Leinster game being called off :lol: Wtf is up with Fren...
by hermie
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454792
Views: 17377895

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Watching the Exeter attack in the first half and they really confused Leinster's D with their attack triangles - two running hard lines with the option of tip-on from 1 to 2 and a trail guy behind for the pass back who connects with the next triangle. It's very efficient because you dont waste many...
by hermie
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454792
Views: 17377895

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Why wouldn't Sexton be back in three weeks? I know he went off for a HIA but he wasn't decapitated. 3 weeks should be more than enough unless he's received as much brain damage as Jumper He's had several recently though, no? He had 2 in the Six Nations and another one in the Pro whatever final? Was...
by hermie
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454792
Views: 17377895

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Leinsterman wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:54 pm Why wouldn't Sexton be back in three weeks?
I know he went off for a HIA but he wasn't decapitated. 3 weeks should be more than enough unless he's received as much brain damage as Jumper
He's had several recently though, no?