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by shabadoo
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16572832

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 shabadoo
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16572832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Jumper wrote: Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:41 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:36 pm James Ryan -16 carries, 29 tackles
First good game in a long time. Hopefully he's put the poor form behind him and will be back to his best.

An Irish back 5 of Ryan/Beirne/Coombes/POM/Stander is formidable.
Start Kleyn and bring Ryan off the bench :thumbup:
by shabadoo
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 789
Views: 10150

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

James Ryan was absolutely unreal. Can't wait to see his stats. Toland picking Beirne as mom :blush: JJ gonna rue his misses 12 carries (most of anyone in the match) and 29 tackles (again most of anyone in the match) plus stole 2? Munster lineouts and ran a great one himself. Also Larmour was shite ...
by shabadoo
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 789
Views: 10150

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

themaddog wrote: Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:33 pm
shabadoo wrote: Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:32 pm James Ryan was absolutely unreal. Can't wait to see his stats.

Toland picking Beirne as mom :blush:

JJ gonna rue his misses
FFS Poor Tadhg. Looks delighted to be Toland's choice. :lol:
Was thinking exactly that when he picked him as MoM...that he'd f**king hate it.
by shabadoo
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 789
Views: 10150

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

James Ryan was absolutely unreal. Can't wait to see his stats.

Toland picking Beirne as mom :blush:

JJ gonna rue his misses
by shabadoo
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 789
Views: 10150

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

Henshaw having a great game as is Ryan.
Beirne also playing very well.

Leinster appear to have slightly more about them and should win.
by shabadoo
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 789
Views: 10150

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

Will Connors is about to show these slackjawed Munster cúnts what a proper 7 looks like.
by shabadoo
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16572832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Disappointing that H Byrne isn't involved in some respect. not surprising though.. hasn't played since december 12th. There'll always be an excuse. Yeah Harry will never get a chance at leinster. He should make the move to Munster now and spend a few years learning his craft under JJ.
by shabadoo
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 789
Views: 10150

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

Leinster with a 6/2 split on the bench. Poor ole Daverage, has had a great season so far and can't make the 23.

Big game for JoB.
by shabadoo
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster v Ulster
Replies: 394
Views: 4442

Re: Leinster v Ulster

Trostan wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:14 am
earl the beaver wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:21 pm Keenan deservedly MOTM
Nah. James Ryan was outstanding for 80 minutes
Yep, he was unreal. Looks to be developing a bit of dog. He is filling out a bit now too, an absolute unit.
by shabadoo
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16572832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Assume Ross is at 12 with Henshaw 13.

No way in hell Ross can defend at 13
by shabadoo
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105562
Views: 3449395

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

1754 reported. WTF is going on?

Am I missing something or is there not about 10K cases clearly out there that have not been reported?

EDIT: I see they have mentioned it - 9K more to be reported in the next few days.
by shabadoo
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105562
Views: 3449395

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Are we all going to die? Unlucky re the timing of Christmas and also the new more contagious strain. But you'd imagine the call to open up in early December will be under some serious scrutiny in the days and weeks to come. Unfortunately looks like the vaccines will be a few months late...going to ...
by shabadoo
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105562
Views: 3449395

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Are we all going to die? Unlucky re the timing of Christmas and also the new more contagious strain. But you'd imagine the call to open up in early December will be under some serious scrutiny in the days and weeks to come. Unfortunately looks like the vaccines will be a few months late...going to b...
by shabadoo
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16572832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

EverReady wrote: Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:40 pm Ringers back. That's nice. Ruddock has moved to 8. Frawley on the bench and Murphy starting.
Doris out I assume?
by shabadoo
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16572832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Still not working for me. Says it's private. Sounds sexy
by shabadoo
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16572832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

:shock: Is that Northampton team as callow as was being suggested during the week? I only recognise one or two names 8 changes from last week. Their pack looks close enough to full strength - good few lads just back from injury though. Their backs are a bit of a mishmash - Furbank at 10 is a strang...
by shabadoo
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16572832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets): 15. Jimmy O’Brien (25) 14. Hugo Keenan (21) 13. Garry Ringrose (78) 12. Robbie Henshaw (50) 11. Dave Kearney (155) 10. Harry Byrne (17) 9. Jamison Gibson-Park (96) 1. Cian Healy (223) 2. Rónan Kelleher (17) 3. Andrew Porter (68) 4. Ryan Baird (15) 5. James Ryan (4...
by shabadoo
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16572832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

https://twitter.com/Murray_Kinsella/status/1338930233756553221 Gifs of the tackles. Marler's tackle is worse though not as hard., no attempt to wrap. Both tackles are awful. That said the worst thing there is, after the Dumbrandt hit, Munster blowing a 2 man overlap when simple passes would have go...
by shabadoo
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16572832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Hastings confirmed signed for Gloucester, with Cipriani gone immediately. Glasgow have apparently offered Healy a substantial increase in pay, guaranteed number 1 status, and early involvement with the Scottish squad. https://www.the42.ie/danny-cipriani-gloucester-exit-5300480-Dec2020/ Whilst I'd b...
by shabadoo
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16572832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

irishrugbyua wrote: Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:23 pm
danthefan wrote: Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:52 pm The number 8 for Leinster (Soroka maybe?) looks absolutely enormous.
Yeah Soroka. I got him confused for Dunne once or twice and Dunne is huge now.
Me too, he is f**king huge.

That is a serious pack for the U20's.
by shabadoo
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16572832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Soroka looked pretty good there too. Big lump of a lad...maybe needs to work on the fitness - hard to tell with the highlights.
by shabadoo
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16572832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

danthefan wrote: Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:47 am
shabadoo wrote: Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:21 am
danthefan wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:18 pm Extended highlights of Leinster on there, really good performance. I'd say Montpelier would have looked at the starting XVs and more than fancied their chances.
Link? Can't find it.
It was on TV, one of the Virgin channels.
ohhh, TV...look at Mr Big money over here.
by shabadoo
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16572832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

danthefan wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:18 pm Extended highlights of Leinster on there, really good performance. I'd say Montpelier would have looked at the starting XVs and more than fancied their chances.
Link? Can't find it.
by shabadoo
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16572832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Flametop wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:10 pm Right now I’d take a q/f vs NZ.

No way France will be going out of competition at q/f stage.
Agreed
by shabadoo
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Harvey Weinstein:Hollywoods sexual secrets about to explode?
Replies: 1695
Views: 168901

Re: Harvey Weinstein:Hollywoods sexual secrets about to explode?

"For too long, LaBeouf has sought to excuse his reprehensible actions as the eccentricities of a free-thinking 'artist,'” the lawsuit says. "Even though his history of violent behavior was well-documented, many in the media have treated LaBeouf as a harmless figure of fun.... There is nothing funny ...
by shabadoo
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16572832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

How is Ruddock not involved with Ireland?
by shabadoo
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16572832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:52 pm Poor look from mcfarland. Very poor.
What did he do?
by shabadoo
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16572832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets): 15. Jimmy O’Brien (24) 14. Hugo Keenan (20) 13. Robbie Henshaw (49) 12. Ciarán Frawley (30) 11. Dave Kearney (154) 10. Ross Byrne (91) 9. Luke McGrath (134) 1. Peter Dooley (81) 2. James Tracy (116) 3. Michael Bent (147) 4. Devin Toner (254) 5. Scott Fardy (66) 6....
by shabadoo
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16572832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:20 pm
danthefan wrote: Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:09 am
Porterbelly1 wrote: Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:31 am That Montpellier pack looks great on paper but doesn’t perform like it and has a bit of a dad’s army look. 18 year old 10 as well.
Did they name their team already?
No.
Assume it is around 1 the team will be named?
by shabadoo
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16572832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Cian Tracey says no Sexton or Ryan for Leinster this weekend, no ringrose either. Seems to suggest Porter/Healy will be on bench. https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/champions-cup/sexton-to-miss-european-opener-against-montpellier-39850457.html so possibly this? 1. Dooley 2. Tracey 3. Bent 4. Fa...
by shabadoo
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16572832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

So glad Simon has finally broken his silence.

Would love Racing to go ahead and sign Matera
by shabadoo
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16572832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

We all do it but every few months I like to point out how laughably pathetic it is for a bunch of junior league players and lads like Tickets who probably balled on the school 5ths before giving up in 2nd year to play chess really are. Always amazed me the level of anger it gets back from us fat la...
by shabadoo
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16572832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Given the flogging some leinster players have faced the last few weeks, i wonder if Healy and Ryan might be on the bench this weekend. Would like to see this Dooley Kelleher Bent Toner Baird Ruddock Leavy Doris McGrath Sexton Keenan Frawley Henshaw Kearney JOB Tracey/Cronin, Healy, Porter, Fardy, V...
by shabadoo
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Battle of the Celts: Ireland v Scotland, Sat Dec 5th, KO @ 2:15pm
Replies: 565
Views: 19344

Re: Battle of the Celts: Ireland v Scotland, Sat Dec 5th, KO @ 2:15pm

My view was that the first 35mins was a shit show from an Irish POV, while Scotland looked as good with the ball as I’ve seen in a long time. From 35mins onwards Ireland seemed to make ground in attack and impose themselves and the Scots gave too many stupid pens away. And in the 2nd half Ireland a...
by shabadoo
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Battle of the Celts: Ireland v Scotland, Sat Dec 5th, KO @ 2:15pm
Replies: 565
Views: 19344

Re: Battle of the Celts: Ireland v Scotland, Sat Dec 5th, KO @ 2:15pm

El Homerino wrote: Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:18 pm I think Keenan is a bit underrated by some on here. He does the basics very well and also has the ability to be a playmaker. Something we badly need as our attack is woeful
He is our best player on form tbh.
by shabadoo
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16572832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Attempt at a crosskick with advantage. Been years since one of them actually worked but Sexton constantly does it. Sexton just wanted the penalty. We weren't set to attack. And who's fault is that? We're set up constantly for a kick. We have one attacking approach when in the 22 - pick and go and t...
by shabadoo
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Battle of the Celts: Ireland v Scotland, Sat Dec 5th, KO @ 2:15pm
Replies: 565
Views: 19344

Re: Battle of the Celts: Ireland v Scotland, Sat Dec 5th, KO @ 2:15pm

Doris the pick of our forwards. Henshaw and Keenan the backs. Murray having one of his ponderous games. Healy is totally done. Get EoS on asap. Scotland beat us up for the first 30 - can't believe we are ahead. We had a good last 10. If scotland can keep up the physicality they will win I think. hop...
by shabadoo
Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16572832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Anybody claiming purity at 19 is a liar or they had no mates. Agreed - we probably all did very non-PC shit when we were that age. Hard for me to judge as i grew up in a different time but I think there might be a difference in our behaviour and the decision to fire it out there in Twitter. Not too...
by shabadoo
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16572832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

PoM would be mad not to go to France. He could make a fortune there and have a proper second wind of his career. The chance to live and work in another country/culture isn’t something to be sniffed at. Same with CJ. I don’t think Earls would be as widely sought after. Hendy will probably stay given...