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by danthefan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Views: 16021211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Thanks, POM.
by danthefan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

iarmhiman wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:46 pm Had England not got Itoje that game would have closer.

He's an incredible player. Right now pound for pound best player in the world
Yep, I don't watch enough SH rugby but he's the best in the NH anyway imo.
by danthefan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

So its points difference first, not head-to-head? We win by 7-0 and its a championship?
by danthefan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97694
Views: 3119110

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

What's the TL;DR on this Varadkar thing, how much bother is he in?
by danthefan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97694
Views: 3119110

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

That case from Cork is beyond f**ked. You'd wonder how people get to that place in their mind.
by danthefan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

https://www.the42.ie/hugo-keenan-ireland-france-5249313-Oct2020/ Interesting piece on Keenan here. Didn't make the firsts in Blackrock until he got into 6th year and didn't fully focus on 15-a-side until the 19/20 season. His speed tests put him as quick as Beauden Barrett apparently, Lancaster sayi...
by danthefan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97694
Views: 3119110

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

I see the Village has Leo possibly fracturing the official secrets act and engaging in some light corruption. Have they taken the article down ? Link won’t work for me . West’s it about anyway ? Going by memory but passed some documents onto a doctor mate that he shouldn't have, to do with negotiat...
by danthefan
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I don't think we'll lose by that much but I think France will win comfortably enough.
by danthefan
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97694
Views: 3119110

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Leinsterman wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:28 pm
danthefan wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:26 pm I see a lad I knew from a trip to the US over a decade ago posting Trump flags and whatever on Facebook. He's an absolute hick. You can't get through to the likes of him.
Does he drive a pick-up?
Of course he does
by danthefan
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97694
Views: 3119110

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Would Corbyn be suspended in Ireland? I think we all know the answer to this. I'm delighted. Great to see Keir bring some responsibility and respectability back to labour fair play to him ..... great to see the centre starting to reassert itself in the UK and (crosses fingers) the US hopefully Bide...
by danthefan
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97694
Views: 3119110

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

I see a lad I knew from a trip to the US over a decade ago posting Trump flags and whatever on Facebook. He's an absolute hick. You can't get through to the likes of him.
by danthefan
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

McGrath was an absolute animal at rucks when he was at his best. I mean he took the shirt off Healy, says it all surely.
by danthefan
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97694
Views: 3119110

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

HighKingLeinster wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:12 pm Teachers vote for industrial action :thumbdown:
Said this a week ago:
danthefan wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:22 pm Teachers laying the ground for a strike?
Obvious as the day was long it was coming.
by danthefan
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

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 danthefan
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

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. Actually our entire forward bench is so average. Farrell might come in and make an impact and JGP might speed things up but yeah but yeah, not m...
by danthefan
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

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 17...
by danthefan
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Having kids ... yay or nay?
Replies: 124
Views: 1908

Re: Having kids ... yay or nay?

I have two, they turn your life upside-down entirely but wouldn't have it any other way. Had the first a few weeks back, it's a very surreal experience. Centre of my universe and my priorities have completely shifted, had a great life before and I intend on continuing to do so but it's obviously goi...
by danthefan
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97694
Views: 3119110

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

paddyor wrote: Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:38 pm Poverty rates declined in Ireland from a peak in 2013.

https://twitter.com/seamuscoffey/status ... 59653?s=20

Failed state!
Austerity!!!
by danthefan
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Floppykid wrote: Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:19 pm Andy Dunne's got some weird thing with Porter
Yeah, it's straight up odd.
by danthefan
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Nolanator wrote: Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:54 am Kinsella and Toolan very positive on Ireland in the 42 pod. No real criticism of the sluggish back play and predictable passing patterns.
Access.
by danthefan
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

irishrugbyua wrote: Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:45 am Jamison Gibson-Park, Keith Earls and Rónan Kelleher will all be closely monitored over the next two days before Andy Farrell and his assistants name their matchday 23 on Wednesday for Saturday’s 2020 Guinness Six Nations finale against France in Paris.
Sounds like a negative on all three.
by danthefan
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Premier Red wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:52 pm Mccarthy's passing is shocking so far....
I don't really think he's up to this level. Can't remember exact time lines but he'd a good run for Leinster, got injured I think and just never looked there after.
by danthefan
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

nardol wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:46 pm Jesus casey
That was somewhat erratic.
by danthefan
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Good try.
by danthefan
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

That was desperate. Like the big lad playing underage rugby.
by danthefan
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

lemonhead wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:29 pm Nice step but was Haley reaching for the buffet there?

Arse.
There's nothing Haley can do about that. If you've a winger flying at your fullback someone else has f**ked up.
by danthefan
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97694
Views: 3119110

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

I saw that, bit odd given Chesterfield Ave is a commuting route :?

Had she ever been there pre-pandemic or what?
by danthefan
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97694
Views: 3119110

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

I'm finding all the "how come I can do <thing that I probably had no intention of doing anyway> but can't do <some other thing that I might want to do>" beyond tedious. The Govt aren't going to spend time looking at every f**king edge case. People aren't interested in using even an iota of nuance y...
by danthefan
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97694
Views: 3119110

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

I'm finding all the "how come I can do <thing that I probably had no intention of doing anyway> but can't do <some other thing that I might want to do>" beyond tedious. The Govt aren't going to spend time looking at every f**king edge case.
by danthefan
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

irishrugbyua wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:21 am Image

:shock:
Jaysus he's a big lump.
by danthefan
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

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.
by danthefan
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Or Liam Williams though I think he played wing a fair bit too. Or Daly.
by danthefan
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021211

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On Leinsters game, spotted something which was new to me, not aware of anyone else doing it - scrum forming up and Leinster No8 drops fully to knees prebind, squats down arse sitting on heels almost, before driving into bound position. Presume in pursuit of lowest possible body position, physics et...
by danthefan
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021211

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Stockdale still shit in def... That last try ... jesus It was two on one as Beirne was in no mans land. Stockdale had a 50/50 chance and a toss of coin he got it wrong. I wouldn't mind that at all as he was there Aye I have been fairly critical of Stockdale over the past while but he had no chance ...
by danthefan
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Missed most of the second half and haven't read anything since, who are we blaming and what are we blaming them for?
by danthefan
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🇮🇪 Vs 🇮🇹 Fred
Replies: 376
Views: 2248

Re: 🇮🇪 Vs 🇮🇹 Fred

Derwyn wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:50 pm Looked like a forearm by Aki into the face.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by danthefan
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🇮🇪 Vs 🇮🇹 Fred
Replies: 376
Views: 2248

Re: 🇮🇪 Vs 🇮🇹 Fred

Any links chaps?
by danthefan
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Any decent links going other than Virgin itself?
by danthefan
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

If he's so good on the ball in the wider channels then why is the only thing he does less of than tackling is carrying?
by danthefan
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021211

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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...