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by Yer Man
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 43090
Views: 1313677

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMoa2107456 PFIZER’s REPORT: In their trial of just 1,131 children age 12 to 15: Pfizer predicts causing in EVERY 10,000 CHILDREN age 12-15 10 (0.1%) in life-threatening condition 800 (8%) diarrhoea 300 (3 %) vomit 6500 (65 %) headaches 2000 (20 %) fever >40°C 60 ...
by Yer Man
Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA worst world champions
Replies: 35
Views: 1853

Re: SA worst world champions

Fat Old Git wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:59 am 2 long years without a victory. 3 since they last managed to beat the All Blacks.

:P
It's been 3 weeks, or does time run different where you are?
by Yer Man
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4243
Views: 186321

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Zico wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:08 pm
Punter15 wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:28 am
iarmhiman wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:26 pm I bet Price will throw an intercept. He has form
It would still be better than having Murray though
I don't follow Scotland outside of the 6N, has Price put in any notable performances against SH teams for reference?
Torn the Aussies a new one when Scotland put 50 points on them in 2019
by Yer Man
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Respected Irish journo: "Marcus Smith has an oompa-loompa tan"
Replies: 203
Views: 8408

Re: Respected Irish journo: "Marcus Smith has an oompa-loompa tan"

Winnie wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:33 am
Dozy wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:18 am There was a whole thread before just to laud the weekly articles by this man, surely it is still here. It seemed very popular with some posters.
Someone quite clearly didn’t read the thread for they?
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Yer Man
Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4243
Views: 186321

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL3RR_I0lkw Squidge's take on the 'A' game and the intentions going into the first test. Some meaningless garbage but also some useful insight and the odd cracking comment: "Since they arrived in South Africa, the Lions having been playing Rugby so simple that even Cl...
by Yer Man
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4243
Views: 186321

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

You literally called Furlong out as being basically the best TH in the world in the same post. :lol: (Which he absolutely is) Peak Henshaw is up there with the world's best 12s too. Remains to be seen if he can operate at that level or not. Furlong and Itoje could be "world's best" by the end of th...
by Yer Man
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4243
Views: 186321

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

My Lions rankings: 1. W Jones - 7, great workrate, well see if he's underpowered before HT 2. L Cowan-Dickie - 8, in great form and a real threat on the oppo ball 3. T Furlong - 8, as good as any TH in the world, but will need to prove it 4. M Itoje - 8, forget the Triple Clown, he raises his game a...
by Yer Man
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 452527
Views: 18127319

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Fück, I've just been outed.

And I've tried soooooo hard to put it behind me.
by Yer Man
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 452527
Views: 18127319

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Leavy is not far off being on the XV at this point tbh. Leavy is injured. Same for Luke Marshall. Pretty sure that's exactly Floppy's point. ??? I deliberately left out players whose career was ruined by injury. It's about players who had the talent and pissed it away or missed out because they wer...
by Yer Man
Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 452527
Views: 18127319

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

irishrugbyua wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:06 pm Hugh Hogan will depart Leinster Rugby after eight and a half years to take up a role with Welsh outfit Scarlets.
Jaysus!
That looks like a horrific fall, just viewing from the outside.
by Yer Man
Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 452527
Views: 18127319

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Floppykid wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:29 pm Leavy is not far off being on the XV at this point tbh.
Leavy is injured.
Same for Luke Marshall.
by Yer Man
Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 452527
Views: 18127319

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

HighKingLeinster wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:28 pm ****checks what school/club Jennings played for*****dismisses opinion as biased***
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :thumbup:
by Yer Man
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 452527
Views: 18127319

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

The "never quite worked out for them" XV Players who either didn't make the most of their talent or didn't get the recognition they deserved. (Not included players whose career was ruined by injury) My list will likely have an Ulster slant since that's who I'm most familiar with, but augment the lis...
by Yer Man
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 43090
Views: 1313677

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

"Senator and trusted medical doctor Rand Paul"


er, right....
by Yer Man
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4243
Views: 186321

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

LandOTurk wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:02 pm
Willie Falloon wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:54 pm
LandOTurk wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:49 pm I think North would have made #13 if fit.
No doubt.

He isn’t fit though so a silly point.
Separate point entirely that I meant to ask you. Is that avatar a pic of the lad who died in a farming accident?
Yes, it's Nevin Spence.



RIP
by Yer Man
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4243
Views: 186321

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

ovalball wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:38 pm I thought you followed Rugby - clearly I was mistaken.

Simmonds has 7 caps for England
Knew there was a reason why I had Message on ignore...
by Yer Man
Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 452527
Views: 18127319

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Strings gets it how come no-one else does. It's an interesting point he makes about the GS run. Say what you want about Kidinme, he was an excellent man-manager. I've long been a bit sceptical about Deccie ability to build a squad over the long term, but not about his ability to play a good hand on...
by Yer Man
Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4243
Views: 186321

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Amazed at the following selections 1. Smith instead of Wiese , Wiese is the natural successor to Vermeulen 2. Nyakane instead of Malherbe, Malherbe is the worlds best THP 3. Niche instead of Kitshoff, Kitshoff is the worlds best LHP 4. Elton instead of Morne Steyn. Elton is a choker Daring Gats to ...
by Yer Man
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4243
Views: 186321

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

:frown: Lions team is in: 15. Daly 14. Watson 13. Harris 12. Farrell 11. VDM 10. Biggar 9. Price 8. Faletau 7. Curry 6. Lawes 5. AWJ 4. Itoje 3. Furlong 2. LCD 1. Jones Unavailable for selection: Finn Russel F**k you all then You're on ignore for most of us. Where did you get that from? Who's on th...
by Yer Man
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4243
Views: 186321

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

I think Lawes plays 6. Me too. I think it's Lawes or Beirne at 6, and the 1st Test will be a physical war. Beirne to come into the series later when finesse has more of a chance. As for the bench, I think if they go with a 6-2 split then Farrell has to start at 12 x( Is there anything to suggest Ga...
by Yer Man
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Needing 35 runs from the final over
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Re: Needing 35 runs from the final over

Glaston wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:26 pm Any bookies involved?
:lol:
Just Paddy Whack
by Yer Man
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4243
Views: 186321

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

DragsterDriver wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:39 pm I think Lawes plays 6.
Me too.

I think it's Lawes or Beirne at 6, and the 1st Test will be a physical war.
Beirne to come into the series later when finesse has more of a chance.

As for the bench, I think if they go with a 6-2 split then Farrell has to start at 12 x(
by Yer Man
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Needing 35 runs from the final over
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Re: Needing 35 runs from the final over

The most shocking bit for me was a match being completed without a weather interruption :lol: :lol:
by Yer Man
Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 452527
Views: 18127319

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Good day for the Irish players. Furlong - after a shocking missed tackle was solid in the scrum and active in the loose Beirne - was everywhere, maybe trying too hard with the hands once or twice Conan - good support running everywhere, pushing not-Toby? Henshaw - the standout back Murray - not real...
by Yer Man
Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4243
Views: 186321

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

vh5150 wrote: Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:51 pm Now hoping the Saffas give the UK a bunch of “fives” in each test match.
To help fund the NHS?
by Yer Man
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4243
Views: 186321

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Much better 2nd half from the Lions Well, yes. But the Bok pack was gassed from about the 50th minute. Some nice link play by the forwards but for Zarquon's sake our backs looked clueless most of the time. Occasionally they managed to get two lines going and could pass out the back and get around, ...
by Yer Man
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 452527
Views: 18127319

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I do know that, as they were pretty much locked up in a hotel/complex the 20s got to know each other very well etc They did like an "awards" thing -where will they be in 5 years type thing. Sort of who will be first to 10 caps internationally etc, who will go out with some young wan who is on Only ...
by Yer Man
Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 452527
Views: 18127319

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

irishrugbyua wrote: Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:28 pm England beating Italy 17-0.
Let me guess: tries, conversions but no penalties?
by Yer Man
Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your country's sporting successes over the past week
Replies: 78
Views: 2435

Re: Your country's sporting successes over the past week

An Ulster winger scored a try for Ireland on Saturday - and didn't give it back by f*cking up in defence.
Major, major win!
by Yer Man
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4243
Views: 186321

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

He will start the 1st test. A big game player like him will be given the start. Correct. Like Captain Sam last time around you know the big game players always step up. Expect Faz and Liam to start Faletau has been getting better (from a very low base, I'll admit) but he's getting there. Gatland wi...
by Yer Man
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: English fans embarrassing themselves again
Replies: 354
Views: 16147

Re: English fans embarrassing themselves again

I was at a Welsh friends house a few years ago. He has a US wife. They are both fantastic people. Anyway, we both mentioned a Mexican wave and apparently you can't say that term in the US for some crazy PC reason. Anyone know why? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wave_(audience) The "Wave" had been ar...
by Yer Man
Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4243
Views: 186321

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Didn't Rassie wait until the Lions team had been named before he revealed his hand?
by Yer Man
Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4243
Views: 186321

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

DeDoc wrote: Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:26 pm I assume he means Aus in 2001 and 2013
Of course :blush: :blush: :blush:
by Yer Man
Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4243
Views: 186321

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

At last decent opposition, and if this Wednesday side turn them over then, those of you who think its done with the test side then think once more. and if AWJ returns and playes Sat he will be at lock and Captain, COM can fudge off usless Irish shit, get a call out to Tomas, then we'll have decent ...
by Yer Man
Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4243
Views: 186321

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Monk Zombie wrote: Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:41 pm how many lions have toured the same SH country twice?
BOD - Aus in 2001 & 2017
AWJ - RSA in 2009 & 2021

May the the only ones in the Pro era
by Yer Man
Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 452527
Views: 18127319

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I wouldn't be confident of Addison being fit for the start of the game even if he'd made it through the anthems.
by Yer Man
Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 452527
Views: 18127319

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

earl the beaver wrote: Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:26 pm Doak at 10 ffs.
That's a real statement about the #10 candidates.

Surprised Forde didn't get a look.
by Yer Man
Sun Jul 11, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Le Tour 2021
Replies: 280
Views: 12480

Re: Le Tour 2021

On another topic: what is going on with TGH? He doesn't seem to be contributing anything at all. At the time there was a view that last year's Giro was a weak renewal. Certainly the subsequent form of the principals would support that. Didn't he crash on day one? Hasn't looked on his game all tour.
by Yer Man
Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Le Tour 2021
Replies: 280
Views: 12480

Re: Le Tour 2021

Duff Paddy wrote: Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:53 pm France is just a ridiculous pretty country, Carcassonne looks amazing today in that helicopter footage
It is.

The ITV coverage even takes the piss on one of their end credits montages:
"And now for the benefit of anyone thinking about buying a Chateau or Castle in France..."
by Yer Man
Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 452527
Views: 18127319

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Someone (Winnie?) mentioned earlier than he didn't think TOT was consistent enough at Ulster. When I'm picking the Senior XV I don't actually give a flying fück about provincial consistency once I've seen a player in Green. Can he play? If the answer is 'YES' then stick with him. Kelleher - outstand...