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by Conspicuous
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
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Views: 3115730

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Still in f**king hospital. No public health nurse on the weekend and no one does outpatient work on the weekend so stuck here blocking a bed so they can dress a scar which takes about 15 minutes. That’s madness. Are you being kept in just for a dressing ? There should be a public health nurse on in...
by Conspicuous
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

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I don't think we'll lose by that much but I think France will win comfortably enough. I just look at the team and can’t see a single area where we can match them. Their tight 5 should pump ours. Our backrow will be putting out fires all day. Half backs is two lads who the entire world knows have th...
by Conspicuous
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97488
Views: 3115730

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FWIW, I think that it is the Irish Defence Forces experiences in Lebanon that changed Irish pubic opinion about Israel from broadly pro, to broadly anti. And that was when the only thing woke was you in the morning. Funnily enough any army people that I know (family and friends) changed their opini...
by Conspicuous
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97488
Views: 3115730

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Lefties DESPISE Neale Richmond online. In relation to anything in particular? I really like him. Whatever about the rugby playing south Dublin person that I can relate to, he's outspoken on things which shouldn't be controversial to speak out about. Brexit, Belarus, Kinehans. Sensible centrist stan...
by Conspicuous
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

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Is the lad France are playing at IC any good? I haven't seen enough rugby the past couple of seasons to judge. Seems mad to move Fickou. Has Fickou not been moved back between wing and 12 for ages? Or was that Fofana? Fickou has moved between the 2 positions for a while now, will he be on Conway or...
by Conspicuous
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

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Is the lad France are playing at IC any good? I haven't seen enough rugby the past couple of seasons to judge. Seems mad to move Fickou. Trying to find weaknesses in the French side to raise my levels of optimism I picked out him and the fullback as positions we might find an edge or be able to exp...
by Conspicuous
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

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irishrugbyua wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:25 pm Will Sexton get to 100 irish caps?

Currently on 92.
He’ll get there by the end of 2021 6N if he avoids injury. Nobody’s going to usurp him before then
by Conspicuous
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

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8 match days. There’s no bye weeks 8 match weekends : 4 rounds of group matches Home and away quarter finals Semi finals Final There will be bye weeks as there's only 3 teams per group,how do they all play every round? that's 6 rounds of group matches, same as it had been all along. Unless I'm miss...
by Conspicuous
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

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Byrne definitely isn't good enough. I'd drop him for not getting up in the line for the try in the last phase of play. He was directly responsible for that dogleg and subsequent linebreak. Disagree with that. Injury time with players out on their feet. All we had to do was soak and not concede a bl...
by Conspicuous
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

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Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:35 pm 8 match days.
There’s no bye weeks

8 match weekends :
4 rounds of group matches
Home and away quarter finals
Semi finals
Final
by Conspicuous
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

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What is it Dunne studies ? Quantum physics or something? He should be able to call a lineout anyway
by Conspicuous
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

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Possible Leinster side for Glasgow away? 1. Dooley 2. Sheehan 3. Bent 4. Molony 5. Toner 6. Murphy 7. Penny 8. Ruddock 9. McGrath 10. Byrne 11. Kelleher? 12. Frawley 13. ROL? 14. Kearney 15. JOB 16. Tracy 17. Milne 18. Parker? 19. Fardy 20. Leavy 21. HOS? 22. Hawkshaw? 23. TOB I always feel more co...
by Conspicuous
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

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Mullet 2 wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:37 am Lads we are winning this

Maybe not the whole shabang but the game
What’s your optimism based on horse ?
by Conspicuous
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Yeah I remember him being caught flat footed a few times when defending in open spaces . It wasn’t that big a weakness that we questioned his ability to play openside at the highest level though I questioned it. He got burned in midfield against Italy, ffs. I'd excuse it if it was a tight 5, but I ...
by Conspicuous
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97488
Views: 3115730

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

EverReady wrote: Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:18 pm
lorcanoworms wrote: Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:10 pm Vaccine from Cork x( has this been posted earlier?
https://www.corkbeo.ie/news/pfizers-cov ... d-19160124
I am.going to start a rumour the boyos in Kanturk were on the trial
You’re not well :lol:
by Conspicuous
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Ah I do. He used to get burned badly if ever caught in the open. Having said that I agree he may be slower again. It would have been noted at the time he couldn't afford to lose much pace but he might loosen up Yeah I remember him being caught flat footed a few times when defending in open spaces ....
by Conspicuous
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Ah I do. He used to get burned badly if ever caught in the open. Having said that I agree he may be slower again. It would have been noted at the time he couldn't afford to lose much pace but he might loosen up Yeah I remember him being caught flat footed a few times when defending in open spaces ....
by Conspicuous
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

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Also, to whoever said Leavy was running like an old man, got to agree. I only saw the 20 mins highlights but when he was chasing the ball it was like Pirate sprinting off deck. It’s not just that he was running slowly , which you would expect and hope improves , but there was a real awkwardness abo...
by Conspicuous
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

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Also, to whoever said Leavy was running like an old man, got to agree. I only saw the 20 mins highlights but when he was chasing the ball it was like Pirate sprinting off deck. It’s not just that he was running slowly , which you would expect and hope improves , but there was a real awkwardness abo...
by Conspicuous
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

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Also, to whoever said Leavy was running like an old man, got to agree. I only saw the 20 mins highlights but when he was chasing the ball it was like Pirate sprinting off deck. It’s not just that he was running slowly , which you would expect and hope improves , but there was a real awkwardness abo...
by Conspicuous
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

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Stockdale played well at the weekend, just appears some posters have an agenda against to get their favourite midget winger in the side. Tbf nobody is getting that carried away with him yet, as talented as he is . There have been more calls to give him extended gametime at outhalf after he impresse...
by Conspicuous
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred
Replies: 201
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Re: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred

TheFrog wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:23 pm Yes, our 8 had a bad game but he was indeed a force in the team in the first part of the 6N.
Alldritt is an exceptional player , surprised to hear he had a poor game . Hopefully he can have two in a row :D
by Conspicuous
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

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Nolanator wrote: Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:21 am Teddy Thomas ruled out of the Ireland game.
Bernard le Roux should be ruled out too after his hearing
by Conspicuous
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

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irishrugbyua wrote: Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:49 am Leinster play Monday away(2nd)(Glasgow), Sunday away(8th)(Ospreys), Monday home(16th)(Edinburgh), Sunday home(22nd)(Blues) & Sunday away(29th)(Scarlets)

So two 5 day turn arounds.
They’re 6 day turnarounds (although technically a little less)tbf which aren’t that uncommon
by Conspicuous
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Very hard to see an Ireland win really. They’ll put our setpiece under a lot of pressure and they have the cavalry to exploit it. A combination of our backrow playing out of their skins and French indiscipline will keep the scoreline reasonably respectable

France 32 Ireland 19
by Conspicuous
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

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That’s surely the first time all four provinces won on the same weekend with tbp’s ?
by Conspicuous
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

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Hellraiser wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:05 pm Who did Eir give motm to?
JOD
by Conspicuous
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

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Very Itojesque whooping and clapping there from Munster following a Cardiff error
by Conspicuous
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

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de_Selby wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:57 pm Was Scannell always so slow?

Healy is pretty good, especially for someone who looks like a 14 year old. My first time really seeing him.
Plenty to work on but a very good kicking game and being able to physically handle yourself is enough for this level at this stage of his career
by Conspicuous
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

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That lineout was worse
by Conspicuous
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
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irishrugbyua wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:53 pm How was that straight. :lol:

Ref missed a blatant forward pass earlier too.
They’re letting a lot go with crooked lineouts these days , unless they’re really obvious
by Conspicuous
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

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Munster-fogs wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:45 pm Casey almost goosed that up. Took way too long to get it out then went himself.
The slow ball wasn’t his fault, but he shouldn’t have gone for it himself. He’s class though , won’t be long till he’s making Ireland matchday squads . Different level of passing to our other scrum halves
by Conspicuous
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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YOYO wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:09 pm Looking forward to watching Craig Casey and Ben Healy play together once again. Healy a dead ringer for Jon Heder in Napoleon Dynamite.
:lol:
by Conspicuous
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97488
Views: 3115730

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I really don't see the appeal of a takeaway pint or cocktail. Me neither. If it was a really good pint of Guinness and the pub was within two minutes I might be tempted the odd time , but getting a takeaway pint of Heineken when you can pull a cold bottle from the fridge (which is cheaper and nicer...
by Conspicuous
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

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One poster( neither of you ) was even attributing 50% of the blame for Sexton’s intercept on Murray :roll: . Come on like , the pass was more than adequate and left Sexton under no pressure to get the ball away quickly
by Conspicuous
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

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Think we were watching different matches lads . Hiss passing was very good and better than we could hope for from the alternative options at scrum half . As I said before, I think a lot of people are so entrenched in their views of him after two years of underperforming that they struggle to acknowl...
by Conspicuous
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

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Jack McGrath wasn’t named in the squad for these pair of matches . Only five props included , Saturday’s quartet plus John Ryan. So it looks like Byrne again at 17 McGrath wasn't named by Ulster either though, wouldn't be surprised if he was covering given one injury to a LH would mean Porter playi...
by Conspicuous
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

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Do some of you think Murray was anything other than extremely good against Italy? He was better than he has been recently. He was not “extremely good”. Watch France next week for an extremely good scrumhalf. This. We’re not going to unearth a Dupont any time soon though let’s be realistic . Murray’...
by Conspicuous
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

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Jack McGrath wasn’t named in the squad for these pair of matches . Only five props included , Saturday’s quartet plus John Ryan. So it looks like Byrne again at 17
by Conspicuous
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431580
Views: 16016557

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Yeah I’d worry about Ed Byrne coming on to scrum down against that French pack . Beirne at second row isn’t ideal given the opposition but I’d still have him ahead of Dillane . I heard suggestions that JR was carrying a bit of a shoulder niggle which would explain his subdued performance (by his sta...