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by Conspicuous
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 792
Views: 10277

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

So is 'Young Fineen' annoying Sexton still the highpoint of this fixture for Munster in the last five years? Everytime that's brought up it reminds me how far they've fallen. But to be fair you wouldn't have begrudged them the victory last night. And I'm big on begrudgery. Is this guy a multi ? Can...
by Conspicuous
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Just watched Connacht game poor conor fitz had a mare. Ospreys 12 was very good, probably a fair result shame Connacht haven't kicked on since beating us. His first game in a long time , nightmare start for but did some good stuff after that. Connacht’s defence was atrocious which was surprising gi...
by Conspicuous
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Flametop wrote: Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:16 pm Connacht should fire their defence coach but Ireland should employ their attack coach.
Massive holes in their defence found off set plays . Tackles missed all over the place. Attack not really functioning in second half either
by Conspicuous
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Looking forward to seeing how Conor Fitz goes today, first start for a long time. Carty is fit so not sure what that means about him not being in the 23 and does it say anything re Irish selection tomorrow. Bundee and Papa on the bench. There'll be plenty of biffing in the 2nd half Dodgy start from...
by Conspicuous
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Whilst i agree Stockdale is Irelands best attacking weapon i think swapping him and Keenan is the best way forward. I think the latter deserves a run of games in the 15 shirt with Stockdale and Earls either side of him and Larmour benching. Agreed I thought Stockdales defence his last game for Ulst...
by Conspicuous
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I’ve been impressed with Mike Haley every time I’ve seen him this season. I’m not sure how much of an attacking threat he is but I don’t think there’s a safer fullback under the high ball in Irish rugby atm while he also looks to have a good kicking game.
by Conspicuous
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 792
Views: 10277

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

Squad being announced today or tomorrow anyone know ? For 2027? Interesting Wycherley Reid Kelleher Sheehan Stewart Porter O’Toole Knox Ryan Baird Aherne Izuchukwu McCann Soroka SOB 4.0 Hodnett Dorris Casey Finlay Doak Harry Byrne Healy Crowley Ringrose Moore Hyde McIllroy Larmour Osbourne Balacoun...
by Conspicuous
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 792
Views: 10277

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

Squad being announced today or tomorrow anyone know ?
by Conspicuous
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Nice one CM11 :thumbup:
by Conspicuous
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 792
Views: 10277

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

ZuLu wrote: Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:57 pm Probably the worst bet of all time. Absolutely no one thought Ulster stood a chance
I saw that years ago , think he backed them to beat a 12 point handicap
by Conspicuous
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: DAC call out thread
Replies: 62
Views: 2211

Re: DAC call out thread

I assume DAC was Derwyn? Derwyn trolls the nordies. DAC doesn't do that. I doubt they're the same Has Derwyn gone? Could well believe it was DAC having some fun. I actually thought Derwyn was pretty funny. He will certainly be back when the 6 Nations starts Away from his weird Trump support he was ...
by Conspicuous
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Any way of getting a weekend pass type thing for Eirsports? If not, is there any more rugby likely to be shown over the next few months on the station? They've a reduced price of €15 per month for 4 months and you can cancel after two months which I'll go for if no other options. I availed of that ...
by Conspicuous
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Thanks gents :thumbup:
by Conspicuous
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

What are the best streaming sites to watch the rugby these days? . Asking for a friend (genuinely)
by Conspicuous
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 792
Views: 10277

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

Medals for Leinster < Grand Slam, Lion. Hard to compare when Isa didn't play international rugby bar 30s. NZ tried to change eligibility rules to cap Isa, Springboks said CJ too small. Not hard to compare who has been the better import, one has played more than 30 times for Ireland, one hasn't. 46 ...
by Conspicuous
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 792
Views: 10277

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

rialtoblue wrote: Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:06 am Ruairi o Connor saying there is no risk to match

Both full strength with sexton starting
Ringrose possible, Lowe out
Good stuff 👍 I heard yesterday Ringrose is ready to go
by Conspicuous
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 792
Views: 10277

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

Freezing temperatures and the posiblity of snow tomorrow night in Limerick. Surely there’s a concern this match won’t go ahead at this stage
by Conspicuous
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Good point Hermie on early promotions and recent graduates :thumbup: Leinster u23 side ? 1.Milne 2.Kelleher/Sheehan 3.Clarkson 4.Baird 5.Dunne 6.Soroka 7.Penny 8.Dorris 9.Patterson 10.Byrne 11.Smith 12.Frawley 13.TOB 14.O’Sullivan 15.Larmour I'd get Osborne in the team at 14 or 15. Prob take o'sull...
by Conspicuous
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Good point Hermie on early promotions and recent graduates :thumbup:

Leinster u23 side ?

1.Milne
2.Kelleher/Sheehan
3.Clarkson
4.Baird
5.Dunne
6.Soroka
7.Penny
8.Dorris
9.Patterson
10.Byrne
11.Smith
12.Frawley
13.TOB
14.O’Sullivan
15.Larmour
by Conspicuous
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Best academy prospects by position: LH Prop Josh Wycherley(Munster) -u22 TH Prop Tom Clarkson(Leinster) -u21 Hooker Tom Stewart(Ulster) -u20 Lock Tom Aherne(Munster) -u21 Backrow John Hodnett(Munster) -u22 Scrumhalf Nathan Doak(Ulster) -u20 Outhalf Ben Healy(Munster) -u22 Centre Hayden Hyde(Ulster)...
by Conspicuous
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Best academy prospects by position: LH Prop Josh Wycherley(Munster) -u22 TH Prop Tom Clarkson(Leinster) -u21 Hooker Tom Stewart(Ulster) -u20 Lock Tom Aherne(Munster) -u21 Backrow John Hodnett(Munster) -u22 Scrumhalf Nathan Doak(Ulster) -u20 Outhalf Ben Healy(Munster) -u22 Centre Hayden Hyde(Ulster)...
by Conspicuous
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Not that I agree with him, but if you listen to the interview, rog basically says that cooney would be his number 2, but wouldn't see the reason behind having cooney and Murray in the same squad. Also says that cooney and sexton don't work well together. Was a bit too much of a Murray love-in thoug...
by Conspicuous
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I haven’t seen much of Leavy since his return. Does he make the Leinster 1st team? Connors, Penny and VDF have been very decent any time I’ve seen them in the last 6 months for Leinster. Would love to see Leavy start at the weekend between Ruddock and Doris. He's been good. Ticking along nicely Of ...
by Conspicuous
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I would select POM at 7 ahead of VDF and Connors. Both of them are decent players, both are weak enough at the breakdown and in general too light for 6 nations rugby. POM was one of Ireland’s better performers in the autumn, he is physical when he gets fired up, world class line out jumper and prov...
by Conspicuous
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I’m not sure he was tbh . His basics were pretty poor from memory and most people were content to see him move on as they never envisaged him being first choice . He was better than that Foley lad that played today though, can’t see much potential there Wouldn't agree with you there. Agree with you...
by Conspicuous
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Jim Lahey’s Official Budget Tightened Ulster Squad for next year. FR: EOS, McGrath, Reid, Herring, Andrew, Stewart, Marty, ToT, Big ld with long name. Bin McCall, McBurney, Kane and Warwick. SR: Hendy, AOC, A quality import (not Carter), Treadwell, Izzy. Bin Carter and DOC. BR: Reidy, Matty Rea, Ma...
by Conspicuous
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

FFS, he had one good run up the wing but he’s 35 and his place kicking has been gash. Too much hype lads, calm down. Not trying to underplay Sexton’s talent but did he do anything standout apart from run in the 2 tries? He was steady enough clearing up a few leinster kicks and chased another few do...
by Conspicuous
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I don't think Luke McGrath or JGP will be losing too much sleep over this 9 taking their places in the future. For some reason we’re not very good at producing scrum halves, one mediocre one after another coming through the academy since Luke McGrath . Apart from McGrath the only scrum half of note...
by Conspicuous
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I don't think Luke McGrath or JGP will be losing too much sleep over this 9 taking their places in the future. For some reason we’re not very good at producing scrum halves, one mediocre one after another coming through the academy since Luke McGrath . Apart from McGrath the only scrum half of note...
by Conspicuous
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I don't think Luke McGrath or JGP will be losing too much sleep over this 9 taking their places in the future. For some reason we’re not very good at producing scrum halves, one mediocre one after another coming through the academy since Luke McGrath . Apart from McGrath the only scrum half of note...
by Conspicuous
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Doak has a very good kicking game . He’s a very big lad for a 9 though , don’t think he’s ever going to be the quickest at getting the ball away.
by Conspicuous
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

hermie wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:36 pm All Ulster here. Doak and McCann looking good.

Is Baird even playing?
I was just about to ask the same question :lol:, very quiet in a match i thought he’d be dominating. It will be interesting to follow the career progression of this Izzy fella, great hands and feet for a big guy
by Conspicuous
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

quarter2four wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:49 pm Has Balcony Bob's Balcony tweet been done :D

https://twitter.com/KearneyRob/status/1 ... 83200?s=09
Yeah it was covered two weeks ago, soon after the tweet was made :thumbup:
by Conspicuous
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Probable Leinster academy additions this summer: Jack Boyle(LH Prop/St. Michaels) - u19 Lee Barron(Hooker/St. Michaels) - u20 Charlie Tector(Outhalf/Kilkenny College) - u19 Karl Martin(Centre/Boyne RFC) - u19 Marcus Kiely(Centre-Wing/Newbridge) - u20 Jamie Osborne(Centre-Fullback/Naas RFC) - u20 Ch...
by Conspicuous
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Willie Falloon wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:06 pm Apart from 10. There is still a massive Paddy Jackson/Stuart losing hole there. No 10’s coming through to the best of my knowledge. James Humphreys is there, but not sure how talented he is.
Well Michael Lowry is a 10, he’s just not played there. You’ve Bruce Houston in the academy too
by Conspicuous
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Given Moxham has featured fairly consistently over the past month I would expect him to be in the academy. Big guy for a 19 year old back 3 player. He’s really a centre I’m told , played most of his rugby there. Just being used on the wing at the moment because that’s where Ulster needed cover . We...
by Conspicuous
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Yer Man wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:13 pm Looks like Leo Cullen was spreading the love 20 near years ago
That’s harsh on the poor kid , there is a bit of a resemblance though :lol:
by Conspicuous
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Given Moxham has featured fairly consistently over the past month I would expect him to be in the academy. Big guy for a 19 year old back 3 player. He’s really a centre I’m told , played most of his rugby there. Just being used on the wing at the moment because that’s where Ulster needed cover .
by Conspicuous
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I’m so glad I never joined the Cooney social media frenzy, it’s like a Trump echo chamber at this stage or the rugby version of the Joe Duffy show . There’s no convincing them that he could ever have a below par game, never mind the suggestion there just might be rugby related reasons for successiv...
by Conspicuous
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441713
Views: 16573012

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No Winnie, asking if I’m a DD multi is not a genuine question, as you well know. It was an offensive remark made in order to provoke a response. Now there’s no way in hell I’m getting dragged into a spat with you that easily so it doesn’t bother me . I will wish you goodnight too though , you’re a d...