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by SFBB
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has rugby turned boring?
Replies: 55
Views: 1312

Re: Has rugby turned boring?

Only two teams in Test rugby are currently at the peak of their squads ability - SA and England, and of those two only England are currently brave enough to play, but have no desire to provide entertainment. Everybody else is at some stage of falling down and getting back up, which means you get ga...
by SFBB
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has rugby turned boring?
Replies: 55
Views: 1312

Re: Has rugby turned boring?

Only two teams in Test rugby are currently at the peak of their squads ability - SA and England, and of those two only England are currently brave enough to play, but have no desire to provide entertainment. Everybody else is at some stage of falling down and getting back up, which means you get gam...
by SFBB
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Wales have never won a HEC, though, and really never threatened to. The league wouldn’t have got off the ground without the Cup runs by Munster and Ulster. There wouldn’t have been any enticement for the Welsh to get involved with us, if not for the crowds at the HEC games. Their inability to pull ...
by SFBB
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I just don't really buy the parochial thing either. Nobody is more parochial than us. Yes the door of provincial loyalty was a bit more ajar but Leinster in particular and Connacht have worked hard to turn themselves from Dublin and Galway City sides to genuine provincial sides. The Taffs arent ars...
by SFBB
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I just can’t see how the South Africans are at all the solution. I’d rather go back to 10 teams and only play when Test rugby isn’t. It’s effectively an academy tool for most or our season, so no wonder the lustre has gone off it.
by SFBB
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Mullet 2 wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:38 pm We need to stop buying this disinterested crap the Welsh mongs push.

Their teams are crap not disinterested
One hand washes the other. They are crap and disinterested.
by SFBB
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I don’t think there is a proper solution to the Pro14 issue. Absolutely pushing shit uphill to get the Italians up to standard, while the Welsh seem totally disinterested. Scots will come good on their own, eventually. They are cyclical. I can’t see any value in including Saffer clubs at all. Maybe ...
by SFBB
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Winnie wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:29 pm Most of our team are from down south you lot never tire of telling us ;)
They must have taken the scenic way up through Cavan and Monaghan and gotten infected.
by SFBB
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

He likes the wrong crisps, which is understandable if you were raised with them like the Nordies, but it's just too much when you're a transplanted Dub.
by SFBB
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I'd prefer the more agile player on the flank, lending assistance to the blindside defence. Coombes with the first carry off the base :thumbup:
by SFBB
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Would be daft to drop Doris. He was far from the problem, and probably showed the most energy of the backrowers. He's just unsuitable to be at 8 against a pack like Englands without some mongos around him. So many times he fronted up for a carry, running a good line at pace, and was met with a white...
by SFBB
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 63
Views: 1424

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT

Thats hardly a bad Argie side. The back 3 are excellent, as is De La Fuente at 12.

The only guys I'm not immediately familiar with are Mallia, Medrano, and Paulos.
by SFBB
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Is Coombes any bigger and more powerful than CJ? CJ would tear it up at Pro14 level in this Munster team against depleted opposition sides. Coombes looks the business but he has yet to move up a level (HC and international level) and prove himself. Hasn’t been easy for Doris so far.. granted he’s s...
by SFBB
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

The other thing is that the ruck change across the bored seem to have made it very hard to retain possession after a line break. Definitive difference between how they are reffing in NZ/Oz and how the NH refs are interpreting it. A lot of those England turnovers would have been penalties the other ...
by SFBB
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

The other thing is that the ruck change across the bored seem to have made it very hard to retain possession after a line break. Definitive difference between how they are reffing in NZ/Oz and how the NH refs are interpreting it. A lot of those England turnovers would have been penalties the other ...
by SFBB
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

We had no alternative to creating scores other than hoping England eventually missed tackles. We got decent field position a couple of times, but they were sitting ducks to the English defence. England clearly had a crossfield plan for certain situations, which really isn't too hard to implement. Us...
by SFBB
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

The mad stat for me is that in 7 games we've only attempted 5 penalties. Thats one of the soft positives. They've clearly tried to create more, although the plan on how they create is missing. I'd have been telling my team to keep going for drop goals whenever you got within 40m of Englands goals, ...
by SFBB
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What's a good, well priced tablet computer?
Replies: 47
Views: 1421

Re: What's a good, well priced tablet computer?

Boo! :thumbdown: Is a Galaxy note 10.1 any use for internet/streaming? They're going fairly cheap, but the specs are inferior to my phone, which itself is over 3 years old, so I'm a bit cautious. My partner got one from some course she did, and its shit. Shes a samsung phone user, and doesn't ever ...
by SFBB
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

The mad stat for me is that in 7 games we've only attempted 5 penalties. Thats one of the soft positives. They've clearly tried to create more, although the plan on how they create is missing. I'd have been telling my team to keep going for drop goals whenever you got within 40m of Englands goals, ...
by SFBB
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Combine this with the club map and you can see the problem for Wales. Nowhere to go in terms of population. Every urban center is totally represented - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_localities_in_Wales_by_population https://jacothenorth.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/Population-density-2010.jpg
by SFBB
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Keenan can make errors and never threaten to win a game. At least Stockdale concerns the defence of our opponents. Keenan is a tidy footballer, but there will be 15 lads coming through schools in the next 2 years who could reach his level with appropriate coaching and development. It could be 5-10 y...
by SFBB
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

England are very ordinary, and are coaching into a corner. Unfortunately there aren’t many teams like that Saffer side that can expose them for their limitations.
by SFBB
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

You don't absolutely need size to boss collisions, but size makes is much much easier. Size and power are two cheeks of the same arse. I’m happy to accept the exceptions when they arrive, but it certainly isn’t Doris. I like him, but Ireland will never be anything other than competitive with him as...
by SFBB
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

You don't absolutely need size to boss collisions, but size makes is much much easier. Size and power are two cheeks of the same arse. I’m happy to accept the exceptions when they arrive, but it certainly isn’t Doris. I like him, but Ireland will never be anything other than competitive with him as...
by SFBB
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Doris is a bit soft isn't he? He just isn’t very big for the level. Coombes will be the man shortly. Doris can play 6 and do his work from there. I mean, SOB wasn't very big for international level. Underhill isn't that big, Brussow wasn't. etc. etc. Can you find the key difference between those 3 ...
by SFBB
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Doris is a bit soft isn't he? He just isn’t very big for the level. Coombes will be the man shortly. Doris can play 6 and do his work from there. I mean, SOB wasn't very big for international level. Underhill isn't that big, Brussow wasn't. etc. etc. Can you find the key difference between those 3 ...
by SFBB
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Farrell was such an obviously wrong choice when it was made. I’d be disappointed if the consensus here wasn’t disgust at the time of announcement Slow and steady wins the race. If we go sideways forever other teams might just disintegrate in front of us, like Wales have. It’s not the strategy I’d e...
by SFBB
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Farrell was such an obviously wrong choice when it was made. I’d be disappointed if the consensus here wasn’t disgust at the time of announcement
by SFBB
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Floppykid wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:08 pm Doris is a bit soft isn't he?
He just isn’t very big for the level. Coombes will be the man shortly. Doris can play 6 and do his work from there.
by SFBB
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Byrne shovelled shit ball on while standing on our dead ball line. Ireland and Leinster need to concentrate on his brother, much higher ceiling I’d much rather focus on players ceilings rather than floors. Ross has a low ceiling. Solid player, would play a million games in the premiership, but he i...
by SFBB
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Good news. Bealham is coming on. Our saviour has arrived.
by SFBB
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

EverReady wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:12 pm Byrne is doing grand. It's the forwards getting raped. Proper embarrassing at this stage that they can't get to grips with these English players at club or country level
POC and Furlong rolling in their graves.
by SFBB
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Keenan has been no better than Stockdale in fairness. At least you could believe Stockdale might make something happen. He's an empty shirt at this level. Ross Byrne though is worse. It's painful to watch him just shovel shit on. He’s a tidy player. I’d rather roll the dice with a guy who might be ...
by SFBB
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Keenan has been no better than Stockdale in fairness. At least you could believe Stockdale might make something happen.
by SFBB
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The most relieving noise in the world
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: The most relieving noise in the world

You need a poo knife.
by SFBB
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland and Wales set up official Saxon poaching programmes
Replies: 52
Views: 1666

Re: Ireland and Wales set up official Saxon poaching programmes

I can understand how people might want to limit the qualifying standards to parents only, but there are so many families where grandparents form a core role in raising children that their national identity could easily be influenced by them. I've met lots and lots of "Irish" people born and raised i...
by SFBB
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mungoball to re-introduce scrummaging?
Replies: 47
Views: 1280

Re: Mungoball to re-introduce scrummaging?

Just make all the forwards go stand on the touch line for 15 seconds and take a quick tap. Its only purpose is to tie up the forwards in a tight bit of space to allow attacking opportunity and a restart after an error, so stop the charade and make it that. No idea why sports administrators try to cr...
by SFBB
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Internet: Yes or No
Replies: 44
Views: 934

Re: Internet: Yes or No

Nolanator wrote: Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:11 am
SFBB wrote: Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:28 am The internet hasn’t made me a better person, but it did expose me to all of you lot which has made me feel like a better person in comparison.
Be fair. Because of the internet you got to save an idiot backpacker from prison in Cork.
Thats one of my go-to stories at parties tbf
by SFBB
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Internet: Yes or No
Replies: 44
Views: 934

Re: Internet: Yes or No

The internet hasn’t made me a better person, but it did expose me to all of you lot which has made me feel like a better person in comparison.
by SFBB
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435392
Views: 16168832

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Yes, I am including what players get paid for playing for Ireland and also what the 6 Sarries players get for playing for England. If those 6 played every game they would get 1.8m (25k x 6 x 12) between them from the RFU, so I added that to the 8.5m Sarries can pay under the cap. The two squads wou...