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by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 116228
Views: 4528950

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

CM11 wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:50 am
Boxcar Ira wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:42 am There's no way they're going back to school after Easter, is there?
They'd stay in school if there wasn't a break but the break might give them an excuse not to reopen alright. :((

Next two weeks are critical. :o
That's not even funny any more :x
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 453274
Views: 18498053

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Also you're assuming Itoje is just going to stand there like a plank too (although that is a possibility)
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 116228
Views: 4528950

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

There's no way they're going back to school after Easter, is there?
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 453274
Views: 18498053

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Agree with different first receiver comments. Noticeable that even off first phase we did it, with Stockdale twice and Earls once taking the ball from Murray and passing onto Sexton, and while it maybe buys us a yard or two, it seems a bit mad to take your strike runners out of the attack so early ...
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 453274
Views: 18498053

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Agree with different first receiver comments. Noticeable that even off first phase we did it, with Stockdale twice and Earls once taking the ball from Murray and passing onto Sexton, and while it maybe buys us a yard or two, it seems a bit mad to take your strike runners out of the attack so early ...
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 453274
Views: 18498053

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Well that was enjoyable. I havent seen us play that well in a long time. That was a performance that wouldnt have looked out of place in 2018.

Such a shame CJ is done now when we finally figure out he is a 6. Conan made such a difference at 8.
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 453274
Views: 18498053

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

feckwanker wrote: Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:48 pm
Boxcar Ira wrote: Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:43 pm Do you think Leo is going to get the boot?
Maybe he wants to move on to another challenge?
I hear Bective are looking for a lineout coach
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 453274
Views: 18498053

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Do you think Leo is going to get the boot?
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 46656
Views: 1449184

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

"People are saying"

Anyway lads, off to enjoy a long weekend. Hope you all get your desired vaccines soon :thumbup:
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 46656
Views: 1449184

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

CM11 wrote: Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:33 pm Jesus lads you're acting more like a jilted lover than someone who left willingly.
I am actually touched by the concern shown for our virus ravaged bureaucracy
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 46656
Views: 1449184

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

In a case of reverse Vaccine Nationalism, Sweden has suspended use of the Swedish vaccine
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 46656
Views: 1449184

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Steering clear of all that nationalistic nonsense, I'm still struck by how the significantly profit-generating Pfizer is viewed differently to the relatively low-cost AZ, despite seeing similar levels of clots to the AZ vaccine in the data that I've seen so far. I'm not reaching for a tinfoil hat j...
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 46656
Views: 1449184

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Making a complete and utter balls up of the Vaccine roll out. The actions by all the EU countries are clearly co-ordinated. All those who aren't blinded by the Doctrine of EU infallibility can see it. https://twitter.com/DPJHodges/status/1371770093462560768 "The British Government's decision to pur...
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 46656
Views: 1449184

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Steering clear of all that nationalistic nonsense, I'm still struck by how the significantly profit-generating Pfizer is viewed differently to the relatively low-cost AZ, despite seeing similar levels of clots to the AZ vaccine in the data that I've seen so far. I'm not reaching for a tinfoil hat j...
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 46656
Views: 1449184

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

inactionman wrote: Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:45 pm

The idealist in me says this 'after-sales' just shouldn't be necessary, but this is the real world we live in.
100% agree with you there. But as you say, it is necessary with all the vaccine skepticism (which was anticipated) and this vaccine "nationalism" (which is maybe a new thing)
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 453274
Views: 18498053

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I see Cian Tracey has removed his tweet about CJ being unhappy with IRFU offer, article still up though. Cause it was 100% inaccurate. Lads are saying this was on the cards anyway, like he could have easily have coasted along for 4 more years. Wants/needs to go home. Not the way he plays. He has mo...
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 46656
Views: 1449184

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Steering clear of all that nationalistic nonsense, I'm still struck by how the significantly profit-generating Pfizer is viewed differently to the relatively low-cost AZ, despite seeing similar levels of clots to the AZ vaccine in the data that I've seen so far. I'm not reaching for a tinfoil hat j...
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 46656
Views: 1449184

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

CM11 wrote: Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:23 pm
Boxcar Ira wrote: Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:19 pm Looks like good old Pfizer is riding in to the rescue anyway
10m extra (if I'm reading it right) divided amongst everyone isn't huge. Hopefully the other vaccines in our schedule will come through quickly too.
Well I guess it is good news on the delivery front for a change.
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 46656
Views: 1449184

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Looks like good old Pfizer is riding in to the rescue anyway
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 453274
Views: 18498053

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Banana Man wrote: Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:59 am Lot of talk that CJ Stander is going to retire at the end of the season and go back home to South Africa.


Confirmed now
That is devastating but he has given more than enough to rugby in this country. Ligind tag is well deserved :thumbup:
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 46656
Views: 1449184

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

You would prefer to be over cautious on this one all right. If anything blows up on this one, too many people will ever take a vaccine again. I disagree but that’s the thinking. We just aren’t mature enough as a society to say to people yes this vaccine will cause some deaths but overall the benefi...
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 46656
Views: 1449184

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

You would prefer to be over cautious on this one all right. If anything blows up on this one, too many people will ever take a vaccine again.
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 46656
Views: 1449184

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Anyway all the emotion on here prompted me to read the French press to check whether any propaganda was in action and actually, the media back home are rather positive toward the AZ vaccine, highlighting the WHO and EMA statements, sharing testimonies of people who received the vaccine and are doin...
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 46656
Views: 1449184

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Why do you guys have to make this a geopolitical issue? Isn't AstraZeneca a British Swedish vaccine? In other words a British EU vaccine? You guys are so focused on your own belly button that you can't see the world. Could be mixing up Norway and Sweden, One is in the EU, one isnt. I would say most...
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 46656
Views: 1449184

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Except for the umpteenth time this is a different type of blood clot. You're not comparing like with like. It's weird because all the report I've seen on TV today continue to say there is nothing abnormal about these blood clots I just google searched and nothing seem to come up. Ecept this: https:...
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 46656
Views: 1449184

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

why couldn't they have just waited for the EMA verdict ? This is the point - they are being intentionally over cautious, that is what public health doctors do Edit: I’m not saying it’s right. I personally disagree waiting a couple of days shouldn't really matter, even if they are following the prec...
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 453274
Views: 18498053

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I remember Ioane getting a lot of stick over his defence too. Bottom line is they were picked for attack first and defence second
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 46656
Views: 1449184

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

DragsterDriver wrote: Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:40 pm The only clots are in Eu governments. Hopefully Australia can have theirs now.
They probably wouldnt have to look as far as the EU / Norway / Iceland for another country which has temporarily suspended use.
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 453274
Views: 18498053

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Savea was the first to spring to mind.
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 453274
Views: 18498053

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I think POC stole all the lineouts :thumbup:
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 453274
Views: 18498053

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I stand corrected on Peter Nelson so. A fulfilled prophesy.
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 453274
Views: 18498053

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

You cant claim the international stars developed outside of Ulster! Seymour, Nelson, Farrell.
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 46656
Views: 1449184

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I heard that alright. I believe that is why there is a vaccine
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 46656
Views: 1449184

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

DAC_ wrote: Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:42 pm
Boxcar Ira wrote: Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:42 pm Which jab did you get DAC?
None yet, but I had the Rona back in December so I'm grand for a few months.
Nothing to worry about so!
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 46656
Views: 1449184

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Which jab did you get DAC?
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 453274
Views: 18498053

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Sorry now Willie but you have a habit of bigging up unproven Ulster players for major things in Green and Red and they continually fall into obscurity. Which players? Mikey Allen. Now, as much as love to have a laugh at our misspelt friend (Faloon has one "l") I've just a had a search of Willie's p...
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 46656
Views: 1449184

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I thought you meant in the EU.
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 453274
Views: 18498053

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Would be nice to see Baird get a start but it will be POM.

Aki and Henshaw with Murray back to kick the leather off of it.
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 46656
Views: 1449184

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

bimboman wrote: Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:30 pm
Boxcar Ira wrote: Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:24 pm Something like a few people dying.


Where?
Italy?

I'm sure we will be back up and running shortly though if there is nothing to worry about.
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 46656
Views: 1449184

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Something like a few people dying.