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by nabanoba
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Think it's fair to say that the first choice half-back pairing at each province is stronger that the Irish one.

How have we ended up in this situation.
by nabanoba
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Anybody into Crypto
Replies: 337
Views: 12282

Re: Anybody into Crypto

XRP pump was a bit of a fizz. In hindsight I probably should have cashed some out at 70c. On the other hand I was thinking it might end up like a Gamestop situation and the price go to crazy heights. I guess I was naievely optimistic. Having said that, it was about 25c before the pump, and is now a...
by nabanoba
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Anybody into Crypto
Replies: 337
Views: 12282

Re: Anybody into Crypto

Mick Mannock wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:45 pm Do you know what XRP is?
Vaguely. The Crypto arm of Ripple which is not going to the moon, despite some reports to the contrary.
by nabanoba
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Anybody into Crypto
Replies: 337
Views: 12282

Re: Anybody into Crypto

XRP pump was a bit of a fizz. In hindsight I probably should have cashed some out at 70c. On the other hand I was thinking it might end up like a Gamestop situation and the price go to crazy heights. I guess I was naievely optimistic. Having said that, it was about 25c before the pump, and is now a...
by nabanoba
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Moved the ball well in the same way Ross does. Everyone thinks both centres had stormers, yet were served by an OH only shoveling ball on ? Doesn't pan out. Sexton is probably playing at 80% of his peak, but there's no one, bar HB or JC if he was fit, actually better than him at the moment. I wish ...
by nabanoba
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Porterbelly1 wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:55 pm How long will POM get?
Not long enough.
by nabanoba
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Lost that on nous, so much dumb play went on. As bad as Sexton is ball in hand, his kicking has been very poor for a long time now. This really felt like O'Gara in Edinburgh. Murray was no better, gave Sexton an absolute hospital pass for his concussion. The penalty Murray gave away for blocking an ...
by nabanoba
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Mr. Very Popular wrote: Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:30 pm [*]
Mullet 2 wrote: Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:42 pm We will 100% beat Scotland

It's like rain in Kerry
When it doesn't happen it's the most beautiful. Place in the world.
Today was fanfuckingtastic in the Kingdom... Nearly makes up for a solid week of rain.
by nabanoba
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N England Scotland Match Thread
Replies: 844
Views: 18326

Re: 6N England Scotland Match Thread

Brilliant Scotland, bloody well done!!

On paper it's a team to take on anyone

England as shite as their kit.
by nabanoba
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N England Scotland Match Thread
Replies: 844
Views: 18326

Re: 6N England Scotland Match Thread

Finlay Russell.

He can't defend, can't place-kick, everything he tries is 50/50, he prefers a pint than playing for his country.

In what sense is he rated as a rugby player?
by nabanoba
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Concussions Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 15356

Re: Concussions Thread

https://www.si.com/.amp/nfl/2021/01/17/chiefs-patrick-mahomes-injury-concussion-browns QB Patrick Mahomes badly concussed in a match yesterday - he couldn’t even stand up. The tackle itself didn’t even look that bad but knowing what we know now about the long term damage it’s just difficult to watc...
by nabanoba
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

A small thing, but I really love the way Fineen always leads the defensive line.
by nabanoba
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

That match thread is unreadable, lads need to grow up... A decent game from a neutrals perspective, plenty of intensity to it. For Ulster Hume is really starting to look the part. He made a lot of good reads. Always looks dangerous ball in hand without actually being dangerous - hopefully that will ...
by nabanoba
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Munster A: Darren Sweetnam, Seán French, Alan Flannery, Jake Flannery, Liam Coombes, Jack Crowley, Ben Murphy, Jeremy Loughman, Diarmuid Barron (c), Roman Salanoa, Paddy Kelly, Thomas Ahern, Jack Daly, Chris Cloete, Jack O’Sullivan. Replacements: Scott Buckley, Mark Donnelly, Cian Hurley, Alex Kend...
by nabanoba
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Overrated cities?
Replies: 347
Views: 14131

Re: Overrated cities?

Except all the people that do... No they don't. They might spend some time in Auckland (I mean, there's only two major intl airports in NZ, so there's a good chance they will) but they don't come to NZ for that. People come here for the scenery, not cities. Have you worked as a travel agent booking...
by nabanoba
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Being in iso at the moment I managed to get all four games in, so here is my Irish team of the weekend: 1. Dooley - Good weekend for looseheads with Buckley and Cronin especially unlucky to miss out. 2. Herring - Tracey also had a great game for Leinster. 3. Bent - Not a position of strength this w...
by nabanoba
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Being in iso at the moment I managed to get all four games in, so here is my Irish team of the weekend: 1. Dooley - Good weekend for looseheads with Buckley and Cronin especially unlucky to miss out. 2. Herring - Tracey also had a great game for Leinster. 3. Bent - Not a position of strength this we...
by nabanoba
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

As a Munster fan that was hugely frustrating, glossed over by 20 minutes at the end when the players that should have started played. Harlequins are shite in pretty much all aspects of play and their discipline atrocious. Not getting the BP against dross like that at home could come back to hurt us....
by nabanoba
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Every single game JJ pulls daft shit like that. You can't trust him.
by nabanoba
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

By god Murray's delivery has been ponderous so far.
by nabanoba
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

On paper, Montpellier should be big favourites here.
by nabanoba
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bristol v Clermont
Replies: 43
Views: 1719

Re: Bristol v Clermont

What a game! Two teams who actually want to play ball.
by nabanoba
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Anyone else enjoying this way more than any of this Autumn's Ireland games. This seems to be played at a higher intensity.
by nabanoba
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Another ridiculous offload from Coombes.

Obviously easy when you're 40 points up against Zebre, but grrat to be showing the skillz nevertheless.
by nabanoba
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Sweet baby jesus, the pace of Tom Ahern!
by nabanoba
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Beautiful offload from Coombes sending DDA crashing over.
by nabanoba
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Why are we so bad in the red zone.

Why can't we just get forwards to carry it with a simple latch.

Why play off 9 so close to the try line.
by nabanoba
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Porterbelly1 wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:30 pm What does Mike Catt do?
I can't remember the last time we threatened to score off a set piece move.
by nabanoba
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

So your point Willie is that a fullback shouldn't buy the dummy? I'm glad you agree with us. Point is that you and luckycharmer are full of crap when you state that Kearney was some sort of man mountain in defence. Great positioning and under the high ball, but heart of a lion in a tackle he wasn't...
by nabanoba
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

We just got turned over off first phase, off the top lineout ball.

That is a pretty bad indictment of the coachs.
by nabanoba
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

So your point Willie is that a fullback shouldn't buy the dummy? I'm glad you agree with us. Point is that you and luckycharmer are full of crap when you state that Kearney was some sort of man mountain in defence. Great positioning and under the high ball, but heart of a lion in a tackle he wasn't...
by nabanoba
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Salanya wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:48 pm If it was against you, you'd want it called forward.

It was marginal, but still.
Nah, hands went back, it's a 35-40m pass on the run and ended up about half a metre forward.

Got to cut the attacking team some slack.
by nabanoba
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Great pass Stockdale.

There's this thing other teams do in the redzone called a latch.

I'd like to see us try it.
by nabanoba
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Real quality try.Thread

Real quality try.
by nabanoba
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

8) Keep the powder dry lads GT was miles out with his predicted team last week. Having said that , what were you all hoping for exactly given who’s in the current squad and the need to rotate ? Very much this. It's been such a long International window and a lot of players have put there hands up wh...
by nabanoba
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Great to see Coombes shine in a proper dogfight in shite weather. Turnovers, tries, link play, aggression - early days, but v exciting prospect.
by nabanoba
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Mr. Very Popular wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:53 pm Coombes or Casey for MOTM.
A nod to Haley as well. Incredibly solid given the conditions.
by nabanoba
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Luckycharmer wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:50 pm Will coombes start when CJ returns
6 CJ
7 POM
8 Coominator
by nabanoba
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

100% a yellow card.
by nabanoba
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447550
Views: 16910467

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Jumper wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:53 pm
nabanoba wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:52 pm
rialtoblue wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:49 pm Dé Allende has been poor
He's just not that interested. The only time he's been any use was the last 10 against Llanelli after they made the mistake of cheap shoting him.
That's just nonsense.
Fair enough he's shite so.