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by Armchair_Superstar
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fagerson's verdict
Replies: 73
Views: 2121

Re: Fagerson's verdict

For both Fagerson and POM the first question is 'was it reckless or accidental?' In both cases the answer was 'reckless'. This means the sanction is a red card unless there are mitigating circumstances. For POM there were none. A red card was therefore the only possible option. For Fagerson, a miti...
by Armchair_Superstar
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mike Tindall - dodges tax better than he dodged defenders.
Replies: 82
Views: 2912

Re: Mike Tindall - dodges tax better than he dodged defenders.

The number of bitter begrudgers on here is something to behold. The whole point of the furlough scheme is to stop people being made redundant. The government is doing this because once they end up on the dole they won’t have a job to go back to, at which point they become the governments problem on ...
by Armchair_Superstar
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fagerson's verdict
Replies: 73
Views: 2121

Re: Fagerson's verdict

POM got done on the replay, in real time the ref actually said it was “unavoidable” because of the way the players were rolling on the ground. It was stupid and reckless from POM and he only had himself to blame but there was considerable doubt about whether he was deliberately aiming for the head. ...
by Armchair_Superstar
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919724

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

We just haven't got gamebreakers in the back row or halfbacks with the current age profile and form. Plenty of highly decorated players but none of them are ripping it up at Test level any more. When we do bring game changers into the back three we struggle to get them onto the ball, struggle to ge...
by Armchair_Superstar
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919724

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Also on the backs, a huge amount of the big moments from Aki, Henshaw or Ringrose have come off broken/unstructured play. Obviosuly defences at Test level are going to be well drilled but its up to Catt to put the backs into positions where they are asking questions.
by Armchair_Superstar
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919724

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

We just haven't got gamebreakers in the back row or halfbacks with the current age profile and form. Plenty of highly decorated players but none of them are ripping it up at Test level any more. When we do bring game changers into the back three we struggle to get them onto the ball, struggle to get...
by Armchair_Superstar
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919724

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

We are well into the classic Irish slump in form now. Too conservative with selection but still keeping it close enough for everyone to cover their arses. It’s already looking like the whole tournament is a write off in terms of developing halfbacks because they’ll be desperately trying to get to 2...
by Armchair_Superstar
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919724

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

We are well into the classic Irish slump in form now. Too conservative with selection but still keeping it close enough for everyone to cover their arses. It’s already looking like the whole tournament is a write off in terms of developing halfbacks because they’ll be desperately trying to get to 2/...
by Armchair_Superstar
Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919724

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I don’t think POM went for the head on purpose, Barnes said as much before they called it back for the slow mo. We had a lot of players who showed up today but we won’t be going anywhere without a sharper ten. I can’t understand how kicking for touch has become a lost art. Fifteen years ago most Tes...
by Armchair_Superstar
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread
Replies: 1368
Views: 22042

Re: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread

Depth in every position except ten, they need to bring Byrne in and give him a season to get up to speed
by Armchair_Superstar
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread
Replies: 1368
Views: 22042

Re: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread

Long road for James Ryan to get back into this side.
by Armchair_Superstar
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919724

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Both coaches seem to be getting ready for a million phases and a bit of kick tennis. Farrell seems to be aiming for Warrenball which will probably keep him and Sexton in a job for a couple of years anyway. There is some unreal talent at the Provinces these days but it’s a long hard road for them to ...
by Armchair_Superstar
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919724

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Tbf, he's been highly regarded for quite a while now and doesn't seem to be pushing much for a starting spot. Meanwhile McIlroy and Balancoune have been given enough opportunities and have made themselves quite indispensible 6'4" is small for a top 8, even if he looks like an absolute baller. He mi...
by Armchair_Superstar
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919724

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Not sure what Carter has done to be retained. Seems like a poor man's franco who was a poor man's Muller. Reidy has to fit in somewhere too but McConnell should get plenty of opportunities now. Nakarawa might be an ideal mentor to Izuchukwu I thought Carter stepped up in the Euro games. The back 5 ...
by Armchair_Superstar
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919724

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

So pack for next season: McGrath, Herring, Moore, Hendy, Nakarawa, Rea, Murphy, Timoney? Still a bit lightweight in the back row unless you put Nakarawa at 6. Or else we've got someone else lined up, but I doubt that's the case McCann surely at 8. When will ulster back their own? You mean like McCa...
by Armchair_Superstar
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919724

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Most of the younger members of the squad have been thrown in ahead of more consistent/experienced alternatives when they got their start, we just have a mental block about doing it with tens. Its a big shout for any coach to shuffle their tens because they have such a big effect on the team, its a c...
by Armchair_Superstar
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 33228

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

I feel a bit sorry for this generation of Australian cricketer, resorting to ever more pathetic behaviour in an attempt to match the results achieved by their more talented predecessors.
by Armchair_Superstar
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster v Ulster
Replies: 394
Views: 5255

Re: Leinster v Ulster

Sexton acting the cunt to the referee, deserves a slap on the wrist
by Armchair_Superstar
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster v Ulster
Replies: 394
Views: 5255

Re: Leinster v Ulster

Mr. Very Popular wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:26 pm Good half of rugby, Sexton is gone, when you're using Ross Byrne as your legs its time for the pipe and slippers.
Ulster certainly worthy of the lead.
He has moved into on-field coaching
by Armchair_Superstar
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster v Ulster
Replies: 394
Views: 5255

Re: Leinster v Ulster

MunsterMan!!!!! wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:26 pm "Unfettered by the theory of rugby"

🤔
“Both sides playing great rugby”

Names checks three Leinster players
by Armchair_Superstar
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster v Ulster
Replies: 394
Views: 5255

Re: Leinster v Ulster

DiscoHips D'Arcy wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:24 pm Thought brace was a bit quick on the whistle there in truth but a great ten minutes from ulster.
We look very much the form team, but they’ve done well to stay in touch.
by Armchair_Superstar
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster v Ulster
Replies: 394
Views: 5255

Re: Leinster v Ulster

Is that Toland on the co comms?

Spent ten minutes talking up the physical battle and the minute Coetzee touches anyone he wants a red :lol:
by Armchair_Superstar
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster v Ulster
Replies: 394
Views: 5255

Re: Leinster v Ulster

:lol:

Jokeshop
by Armchair_Superstar
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster v Ulster
Replies: 394
Views: 5255

Re: Leinster v Ulster

Give it a rest Joy FFS
by Armchair_Superstar
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919724

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Moore and Hume both need better consistency in defence. Hume put in a massive hit and then missed a simple tackle for the Connacht try not long after. Fair play to McFarland, morale is way better than it was under Kiss and they all knuckled down and played for each other. Great to see Big Licence of...
by Armchair_Superstar
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25866
Views: 627534

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

BRINO as predicted :smug:
by Armchair_Superstar
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919724

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

That hit on VdF is nearly identical to how Henderson picked up his ban. The players should really be keeping their heads down when they're at risk of a counter-ruck. Eventually I think the referees are going to have to call over at the ruck.
by Armchair_Superstar
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919724

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Wasn’t surprised to see Ulster lose and thought it might be useful experience for a few youngsters.

This Munster performance is phenomenal and some of these youngsters deserve a chance to step it up.
by Armchair_Superstar
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919724

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

danthefan wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:17 pm
fishooks15 wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:40 pm Wonder what odds you'd get on a 38 year old Johnny Sexton to start the South Africa game
I'd say the odds are non-zero anyway which is a bit terrifying.
Even though the mind is clearly willing, I don't think the body will last, hamstrings are already giving him hassle.
by Armchair_Superstar
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919724

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

No-arm clearout started that scuffle.

Absolutely f**ked by the officials.
by Armchair_Superstar
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919724

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Yer man was a mile offside from the kick and they haven’t even clocked it.

Officials aren’t fit for purpose.
by Armchair_Superstar
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919724

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Offside from the kick, where’s Joy now.
by Armchair_Superstar
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919724

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Neville doing a Nigel there.
by Armchair_Superstar
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919724

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Oooooh la la
by Armchair_Superstar
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL
Replies: 412
Views: 12273

Re: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL

Itoje called the penalty :lol:

Brace should be done.
by Armchair_Superstar
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL
Replies: 412
Views: 12273

Re: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL

This guy should never get another Test match, completely one eyed.
by Armchair_Superstar
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL
Replies: 412
Views: 12273

Re: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL

Two knock ons in the run up to that penalty.

France are being robbed here.
by Armchair_Superstar
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Battle of the Celts: Ireland v Scotland, Sat Dec 5th, KO @ 2:15pm
Replies: 565
Views: 20016

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

He hasn’t refereed the gate all day.

Very nearly a great wingers finish there :lol:
by Armchair_Superstar
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Battle of the Celts: Ireland v Scotland, Sat Dec 5th, KO @ 2:15pm
Replies: 565
Views: 20016

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

Scotland have got away with a lot of cynical stuff to keep themselves in this, I can sense a robbery.