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by Brian9848
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919867

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Or... England had all the momentum as they drew level at 24-24 with 20 mins remaining. Wales held firm by exhibiting the incredible resilience that has characterized the side in the Gatland years, and played smart disciplined rugby to close England out. England's "finishers" were burned off by Wale...
by Brian9848
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919867

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

There's a hell of a decision for Farrell to make with regard to bringing Ruddock in or not. I think no, Hendy is class, Beirne is playing his best rugby and Ryan is doing the nuts and bolts very well and getting through a mountain of work. Ruddock isn't at their level. I think a clearer hierarchy o...
by Brian9848
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919867

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

In fairness, the scoreline moves it beyond fluke. Bullshit. England were away and chasing the game in the last 10-15 because of the two jammiest tries you'll see. I don't think either team were particularly good and maybe Wales just about deserved to shade it but I'd be absolutely furious as an Eng...
by Brian9848
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919867

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

There's a hell of a decision for Farrell to make with regard to bringing Ruddock in or not. I think no, Hendy is class, Beirne is playing his best rugby and Ryan is doing the nuts and bolts very well and getting through a mountain of work. Ruddock isn't at their level. I think a clearer hierarchy o...
by Brian9848
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919867

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Liked that performance. Excellent from tight 5 from which the back row took advantage. Italy were soft upfront, and so we quite rightly attacked Rte 1. When there was obvious space out wide, we played to those flanks with pace. Italy were poor and we attacked them where they were poorest Think KIlco...
by Brian9848
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919867

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Our set-piece in on an upward trajectory, and our ruck is much more accurate and so we have a steady supply of possession. We're blunt with the ball (we need more than pick n'go and drive over maul), and remain overly reliant on the decision making at 10 which has been in decline for a while now. W...
by Brian9848
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919867

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Dunno which are comments are worse todays from the players or yesterdays from Catt. x( In fairness, you wouldn’t expect the players or coaches to pull their collective hair out or scream about disaster and ripping everything up and start again over 2 losses by a total of 7 points. And we’ve been ma...
by Brian9848
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919867

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Yeah, can't say I agree at all with Dunne there tbh. A lot of the "Leinster are limited" stuff comes from them losing to Sarries twice. Losing to sarries twice opens them up to such criticisms especially when many considered them to be leinsters main competition and leinsters attack look so limited...
by Brian9848
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919867

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Those comments from Sexton...
by Brian9848
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919867

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Munster-fogs wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:35 pm
IBWT wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:28 pm Wooten is a try machine this season. Is that 10 now?
He'll be a big loss for Connacht next season.
Why would he want to leave?
by Brian9848
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919867

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Wooton has shown some real gas to beat the cover, great spatial awareness and footwork, and has created and finished two of his own chances. He’s 26.. where has he come from? Amazing what happens when players with good skills are given regular game time. Need many more players out on loan to develop...
by Brian9848
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm
Replies: 975
Views: 15180

Re: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm

Ireland just look clueless going forward, taking the ball static, losing 10m with every phase as they just take it into contract. It's infuriating to watch. That’s on the coaches That should be basic drills Not just the international coaches either. There is a ceiling beyond which coaches cannot re...
by Brian9848
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm
Replies: 975
Views: 15180

Re: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm

Is it possible for Ross Byrne to sit any deeper? Jesus, he is so far behind the gain line that the JGP can barely reach him.
by Brian9848
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Round 2, Scotland v Wales
Replies: 559
Views: 10968

Re: 6N Round 2, Scotland v Wales

Wales still have residual resilience from the Gatland/Edwards years.. and some very good fortune.

Scotland have the makings of a very good side but it'll be feast or famine with Russell and so not sure they will ever reach the consistency in performance they' covet.
by Brian9848
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Round 2, Scotland v Wales
Replies: 559
Views: 10968

Re: 6N Round 2, Scotland v Wales

That tackle attempt from Watkins..beyond pathetic.. Geordan Murphy-esqe.
by Brian9848
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919867

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Also Healy was probably our worst forward (excluding POM obviously), he looked so cumbersome, Kilcoyne was an improvement. Healy is done. He gets knocked back in every single carry. His carrying meters this season are miles into minus territory. He was actually ok today compared to what I was expec...
by Brian9848
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919867

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

It's not enough but Sexton is still incredible in defence. He's not a completely empty jersey but yeah, he's a problem. I think you could ruin Harry if you put him into the current Irish team though. Not firing enough and he could end up getting a confidence knock. Really need to have him playing m...
by Brian9848
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread
Replies: 1368
Views: 22053

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

Lots to be positive about in that performance. We showed more ambition than we have in a while, and thought Beirne, VDF and Henshaw were superb. Really don't enjoy watching Sexton anymore. He sat too deep for much of the game, wasn't effective and so would like us to take the plunge with Harry, alt...
by Brian9848
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread
Replies: 1368
Views: 22053

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

Lots to be positive about in that performance. We showed more ambition than we have in a while, and thought Beirne, VDF and Henshaw were superb. Really don't enjoy watching Sexton anymore. He sat too deep for much of the game, wasn't effective and so would like us to take the plunge with Harry, alth...
by Brian9848
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N England Scotland Match Thread
Replies: 844
Views: 18366

Re: 6N England Scotland Match Thread

English posters on here are ridiculous. Jones has won last 9 games in a row, coming off a 6N's triumph, an Autumn series win when not at their best, but lose one game with a rusty squad and the excellent Jones must be tossed aside immediately.
by Brian9848
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N England Scotland Match Thread
Replies: 844
Views: 18366

Re: 6N England Scotland Match Thread

Outstanding performance from Scotland. Their ball security at ruck time was as the best I've seen from them, and along with their discipline and some excellent play from 9, they simply put England under constant pressure and never allowed England an entry point into the game. England rarely got on t...
by Brian9848
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919867

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

All players fit and available, what is Leinster's best back row combination? We have ridiculous test quality depth at 6.
by Brian9848
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919867

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Would like to see Leinster consistently play with a second playmaker at 12. We have the ball players to do it, and we just have more attacking options and width if our ball control game is being checked or disrupted. We'd have the problem of what to do with Henshaw.
by Brian9848
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919867

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Wouldn't be disappointed to see Harry handed the No.10 blue jersey for the big matches. Think he has the game to the step up to the green one too, but would love to see how he handles real pressure.
by Brian9848
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Anyone ever bought a paint sprayer
Replies: 26
Views: 953

Re: Anyone ever bought a paint sprayer

Should have added that I bought a well maintained Graco Airless Paint sprayer off craigslist from a retiring professional painter for about 30% of list price. Cant recall what model, but used different nozzles depending on surface.
by Brian9848
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Anyone ever bought a paint sprayer
Replies: 26
Views: 953

Re: Anyone ever bought a paint sprayer

If you have an enormous area needing paint.. lots of rooms, or large external walls, a paint sprayer is fantastic and an enormous time saver. Early on, it me took a while to get the paint viscosity dialed in on a good water based paint in order that I had a smooth finish but once I had the mix right...
by Brian9848
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 11540

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

Munster .. some bludgeon but no cutting edge. Larkham..has he been that influential?

JJ, as dependable as ever.
by Brian9848
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 129800
Views: 5692424

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Marginalizing Trump will do nothing to reduce the temperature in this country unless significant attention is also immediately paid to the grievances (many misguided, some legitimate) that have fueled Trump's presidency Trump exploited this wave to grievance and rode it to the WH. It doesn't disappe...
by Brian9848
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 129800
Views: 5692424

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

New Yorker editor, David Remnick, on invading and ransacking buildings: "We don’t have time to finger-wag at protesters about property." And NYT's Nikole Hannah Jones on BLM protestors: "Destroying property, which can be replaced, is not violence." And then Tucker Carlson "A riot is the language of...
by Brian9848
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 129800
Views: 5692424

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

As posters focus on Cruz/Halwey etc, consider the majority of the House GOP that voted to reject the results of democratically held elections and know that they didn't vote that way because they have a deranged notion of their own, narrow political, self-interest. The fact that 66% of House Republic...
by Brian9848
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 129800
Views: 5692424

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

New Yorker editor, David Remnick, on invading and ransacking buildings: "We don’t have time to finger-wag at protesters about property." And NYT's Nikole Hannah Jones on BLM protestors: "Destroying property, which can be replaced, is not violence." And then Tucker Carlson "A riot is the language of ...
by Brian9848
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 129800
Views: 5692424

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

https://youtu.be/L5hksM_R59M

"Heads on Pikes"

"Someone needs to pay the ultimate price"!
by Brian9848
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster v Ulster
Replies: 394
Views: 5255

Re: Leinster v Ulster

Leinster have had plenty of decent ball but not doing much of anything with it in the face of stout resistance. Leinster not being served particularly well by their 9 and 10. Sexton is even taking longer now to sort out his feet prior to going to the air.
by Brian9848
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 109954
Views: 3626040

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

I have attended a few interesting strategy and presentation sessions lately that certainly adjusted my expectations on a post Covid environment. I feel we're just going to have "to live" with it. Given the inevitable reproduction and mutation of the virus, Covid is unlikely to be eradicated at this ...
by Brian9848
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919867

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Would hope that McGrath uses his experience to direct more of the play from 9 this half.
by Brian9848
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919867

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Watching this game, its still evident how the basic attacking lines are so much straighter from both Connacht and Leisnter than the "crab across the field" stuff served up from Munster earlier where Healy on out were running at 45% angles at times. Not sure what Larkham is doing there but his coachi...
by Brian9848
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447668
Views: 16919867

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Could easily lose this, we have no outhalf or place kicker Expecting Sexton to play 80 in the Pro14 is nuts 80? The lads paying his considerable wages probably consider themselves lucky to get 30. The gap between his performances and that of his challengers has narrowed considerably as well.
by Brian9848
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Anthony Joshua
Replies: 9518
Views: 505404

Re: Anthony Joshua

Not sure how much Smith is making off this non-contest showing but he is unlikely to ever be part of any promotion in North America again.
by Brian9848
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Anthony Joshua
Replies: 9518
Views: 505404

Re: Anthony Joshua

So, after round 8, Smith tells his corner that his left hand is gone? Did a Canelo punch break i,t because he didn't throw it for 8 rounds?
by Brian9848
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Anthony Joshua
Replies: 9518
Views: 505404

Re: Anthony Joshua

Smith fighting as if he is scared shitless, which is an odd look for a champion boxer