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by grimoald
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 10790

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

How did that go backwards?
by grimoald
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 10790

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

Good kick, but brilliantly executed by Keenan to take and give so quickly.
by grimoald
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 10790

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

No where near straight, but that is consistent with Munster getting away with ones too.
by grimoald
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 10790

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

Floppykid wrote: Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:08 pm R Byrne just offers no risk to the line.
He has to stop and turn towards his outside man before he passes, it is awful.
by grimoald
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 10790

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

There is no f**king way the ball was out there when Fardy went for it.
by grimoald
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 10790

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

Fardy never released? That’s baffling
by grimoald
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 10790

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

Haley always makes too many errors.
by grimoald
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Free School Meals
Replies: 584
Views: 6414

Re: Free School Meals

The media/twitter etc has quickly suggested that these meal parcels are supposed to feed a child for a week, rather than compensate the parent for 5 school meals. They've also assumed that 5 meal parcels are supposed to over 10 meals. It's unfortunate, because it distracts from the main point, whic...
by grimoald
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 24640
Views: 580144

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I take it you've been involved in international negotiations, perhaps attended meetings or been involved in drafting communiques? I think your analogy is hugely flawed. The EU battleship in the end seemed just as vulnerable as the UK Gunboat when it matters. Perhaps the Uk is a battleship of it's o...
by grimoald
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 24640
Views: 580144

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I take it you've been involved in international negotiations, perhaps attended meetings or been involved in drafting communiques?
by grimoald
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 24640
Views: 580144

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

but that the risks of leaving would be not worth the costs to lots of people, and importantly that in a global/geopolitical context we will have more impact on addressing the big challenges facing the world as an influential part of a big bloc* than trying to do so as Canada. Do you believe Ireland...
by grimoald
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 24640
Views: 580144

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Obviously anyone who says the EU weren't also playing politics is a moron. The point however, is that 'remoaners' with their project fear completely predicted the politics that would be at play and knew there was no 'better' deal in line with what Johnson, Gove, Hannan et al claimed was possible. No...
by grimoald
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 24640
Views: 580144

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

[quote="La soule Boss of Tesco says that any cost increase will be minimal for uk consumers, including NI But if red tape extra, that’s it. Much more problematic for the smaller trader who has never needed to junp through hoops to trade with the Eu before, luckily that’s less than 20% of UK sme’s S...
by grimoald
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 24640
Views: 580144

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

It is a silly situation to find ourselves in as completely unnecessary. Speak for yourself. The UK wanted out and have managed to negotiate a deal which most said would be impossible. The new status is the right relationship for an independent UK and a European Bloc that wants to continue down the ...
by grimoald
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 24640
Views: 580144

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

:roll: You'd have to explain how UK's objectives of getting tariff and quota free access to the Single market without being in EU's regulatory orbit and taking control of UK waters (after a transition period) were really dumb, impractical and short-sighted. It's choosing those particular objectives...
by grimoald
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 24640
Views: 580144

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Keep trading V signs and reading the insightful articles that the Times, Torygraph and Mail spin out. Sunlit uplands and clear sailing. Congrats you wily Brits. Stitched us up good and proper. What a chump that Barney fella turned out to be, eh? That Ursula was like a breath of fresh air though. Th...
by grimoald
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441989
Views: 16601194

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

3 weeks for tom wood. Wonder how long the ref and tmo get What? Why? It was a rough clear out. It was reckless because even though he didn't target VDF's head there was no way he could have avoided hitting it. Head contact is a no no unless it's completely accidental. Think he might have gotten awa...
by grimoald
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441989
Views: 16601194

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

FFS Haley, play smart. Was great rugby before then.
by grimoald
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441989
Views: 16601194

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

How was Farrell offside if a knock on and no ruck?

Making up bullshit to defend his mistake.
by grimoald
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nigel Owens confirms retirement
Replies: 41
Views: 2638

Re: Nigel Owens confirms retirement

Kahu wrote: Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:29 am Him and Barnes were the two best refs of the last 3 World Cup cycles whilst simultaneously the 2 worst refs to have the whistle in crunch games.
Joubert in the 2011 final. Ooof.
by grimoald
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lions XV after the Autumn Nations Cup
Replies: 18
Views: 1924

Re: Lions XV after the Autumn Nations Cup

Billy is still an incredibly effective rugby player, he's just lost some of the pace/explosiveness that made him properly elite 4 years ago. In tight exchanges with the Boks he'd still be offering more than everyone else available. Though in terms of back-row make up we're going to need at least 2 d...
by grimoald
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is this the end for rugby?
Replies: 301
Views: 11353

Re: Is this the end for rugby?

For those saying 'they knew what they were getting into', the focus on concussions (and its impacts both long and short-term) hasn't been around for very long - Thompson was playing in the 90s for example. Yeah ex-players from previous eras will all tell stories about the physical toll on their body...
by grimoald
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL
Replies: 412
Views: 11784

Re: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL

That was bullshit tbf. 2 knockons, inc before the last pen. Farrell knocked on
by grimoald
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Battle of the Celts: Ireland v Scotland, Sat Dec 5th, KO @ 2:15pm
Replies: 565
Views: 19472

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

POM is on the wing as he's one of the few forwards we have with the skill level to do things out wide (and despite being slow he's still quicker than most of the rest!).

Dane Coles is always on the wing off multiphase for the ABs for the same reason (though he is quicker and more skillful!).
by grimoald
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Battle of the Celts: Ireland v Scotland, Sat Dec 5th, KO @ 2:15pm
Replies: 565
Views: 19472

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

Almost a great finish tbf.

As Horgan is saying though, it is crazy the amount of isolated carries we've had. Against better teams we'd have a couple of players making dominant tackles and winning our ball.
by grimoald
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Battle of the Celts: Ireland v Scotland, Sat Dec 5th, KO @ 2:15pm
Replies: 565
Views: 19472

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

Ref called it so fair enough, but again it was never a tackle.
by grimoald
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Battle of the Celts: Ireland v Scotland, Sat Dec 5th, KO @ 2:15pm
Replies: 565
Views: 19472

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

Jammy there.

Ross B in a nutshell there, walks sideways towards Herring before passing it, so when Herring receives it he gets both tacklers.
by grimoald
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Battle of the Celts: Ireland v Scotland, Sat Dec 5th, KO @ 2:15pm
Replies: 565
Views: 19472

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

earl the beaver wrote: Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:44 pm
grimoald wrote: Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:43 pm Had to be a penalty for Hogg killing it there not allowing Earls to release on the floor.
Earls should have got the offload away, ball in two hands facing his support, just flick it up and it was a run in.
Hogg tackled him immediately ffs - contact was while Earls was in the air.
by grimoald
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Battle of the Celts: Ireland v Scotland, Sat Dec 5th, KO @ 2:15pm
Replies: 565
Views: 19472

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

Had to be a penalty for Hogg killing it there not allowing Earls to release on the floor.
by grimoald
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Battle of the Celts: Ireland v Scotland, Sat Dec 5th, KO @ 2:15pm
Replies: 565
Views: 19472

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

I think that might have been forward, but POM has had a better game at 7 today than any of our 7s have had since SOB and Leavy.
by grimoald
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Battle of the Celts: Ireland v Scotland, Sat Dec 5th, KO @ 2:15pm
Replies: 565
Views: 19472

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

Doris very lucky not to be pinged for off feet before.
by grimoald
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Battle of the Celts: Ireland v Scotland, Sat Dec 5th, KO @ 2:15pm
Replies: 565
Views: 19472

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

earl the beaver wrote: Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:01 pm
Flametop wrote: Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:00 pm Stockdale wont pass the ball
It was never on there.
Agree, Scotland defended that really well despite some interesting movement from us. He had to just truck it up.
by grimoald
Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Battle of the Celts: Ireland v Scotland, Sat Dec 5th, KO @ 2:15pm
Replies: 565
Views: 19472

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

Almost as wank by Ryan there as Doris earlier.
by grimoald
Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Battle of the Celts: Ireland v Scotland, Sat Dec 5th, KO @ 2:15pm
Replies: 565
Views: 19472

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

Whatever about the card, Aki had an age to pass that and he didn't. Try blown. It's actually Sexton who's holding the ball too long without commiting men - just like there where by delaying the pass to Henshaw, we've given up the opportynity at taking the outside space. He's not committing anyone e...
by grimoald
Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Battle of the Celts: Ireland v Scotland, Sat Dec 5th, KO @ 2:15pm
Replies: 565
Views: 19472

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

f**king horrendous ruck protection again, moronic by Doris.

I guess Murray was taken out after his kick which slowed him down.

edit - can only guess, not trying to blindly defend, but can't comprehend anything otherwise.
by grimoald
Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Battle of the Celts: Ireland v Scotland, Sat Dec 5th, KO @ 2:15pm
Replies: 565
Views: 19472

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

redderneck wrote: Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:45 pm Scots players coming onto the ball at pace.

Not rocket science. Why the hell do we seem incapable of it?
Having fly-halfs who play a walking game doesn't help. They've two pivots attacking the line.
by grimoald
Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Battle of the Celts: Ireland v Scotland, Sat Dec 5th, KO @ 2:15pm
Replies: 565
Views: 19472

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

His knee was down there so it was a fair call.

But the previous one wasn't down, and the ref called too early, so by being shit and not calling it, Henderson thinks he can rip.