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by Boxcar Ira
Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Views: 16214276

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I think that both for Leinster and Ireland they're trying to use SOB differently. The tactic seems to be for him to make a sidestep before he starts his run, or for him to link plays; notable the amount of time Sexton runs a loop of SOB. I'm not sure whether coaches got worried that his runs would ...
by Boxcar Ira
Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436429
Views: 16214276

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Great to see darse play well. Our best performances always seem to coincide with him playing well.

SOB, DOC and Murray were poor and should be under pressure now. Set piece was a bit shabby too but good performance in general.
by Boxcar Ira
Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurling - The fastest game on grass.
Replies: 99
Views: 3937

Re: Hurling - The fastest game on grass.

It is a phenomenal game. The skills of the game are one thing but to execute those skills at speed is something else. At the higher levels. At junior matches you'd often wonder if the lads know there's a ball there at all. Still entertaining, but in a nasty sort of way. Depends where you are in the...
by Boxcar Ira
Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436429
Views: 16214276

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Borlase is out the door, his contract was two years with an option of a third. So we should be bringing in another project player, either a backrow or prop I'd imagine. Project Player Matt Todd would be nice (if possible) Dream on. Yeah. I dread to think what sort of dross we'll actually end up wit...
by Boxcar Ira
Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436429
Views: 16214276

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Borlase is out the door, his contract was two years with an option of a third. So we should be bringing in another project player, either a backrow or prop I'd imagine. Project Player Matt Todd would be nice (if possible) Dream on. Yeah. I dread to think what sort of dross we'll actually end up wit...
by Boxcar Ira
Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436429
Views: 16214276

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Hellraiser wrote:
Borlase is out the door, his contract was two years with an option of a third. So we should be bringing in another project player, either a backrow or prop I'd imagine.
Project Player Matt Todd would be nice (if possible)
by Boxcar Ira
Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436429
Views: 16214276

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

The Howlett re-signing makes it pretty clear Bowe won't be going there. Murray ROG Earls Downey Lualala Howlett Jones Isn't exactly that bad a backline, obviously Downey is limited and ROG is ROH but there's talent in the rest. Zebo is decent too. Hopefully they give JJ some games next season. He s...
by Boxcar Ira
Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436429
Views: 16214276

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

SASP wrote:I think its a great statement for the provinces that some top class players come to Ireland and don't want to leave. I wonder what it is about our wee Island that makes guys like Howlett, Nacewa, Pieenar enjoy it so much.
Five letter word. Starts with c, ends with c.
by Boxcar Ira
Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436429
Views: 16214276

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Well bar Stephen Moore who actually is Irish, are many of them proper Irish lads? And do they be havin the craic? Incidentally, from Farrelly's article; McGahan was arguably subjected to more online scorn than any other figure in Irish rugby over the past few years. I guess all that EOS hate had to...
by Boxcar Ira
Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436429
Views: 16214276

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

SASP wrote:
earl the beaver wrote:Niall Annett could be going to France for a season apparently, Pro D2 would stand him well for the physicallity required, also toughen him up a bit.
That would definitely harden him up.
Any idea to which club?
He's a good little. Been impressed with him in the past.
by Boxcar Ira
Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436429
Views: 16214276

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Deccie's win rate in 2011 and 2012 is something like 35%. You can tell yourself as much as you like that he is some kind of machiavellian genius. In reality he is a limited coach who got very lucky with a great pack of forwards and a set of halfbacks that suited them to a tee. He is out of his dept...
by Boxcar Ira
Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436429
Views: 16214276

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

So..any one got any word on who is taking over from TMcg? Why? Is he leaving?how did you find out so quick? And,it's Eddie. Eddie's name is being bandied about a little bit too frequently for my liking. It is going to be very hard for some people to accept that Eddie is actually a far more intellig...
by Boxcar Ira
Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436429
Views: 16214276

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Mr. Very Popular wrote:
redrebel wrote:So..any one got any word on who is taking over from TMcg?
Why? Is he leaving?how did you find out so quick?


And,it's Eddie.
Eddie's name is being bandied about a little bit too frequently for my liking.
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's always sunny in Philadelphia
Replies: 59
Views: 3031

Re: It's always sunny in Philadelphia

goeagles wrote:The Gang Gives Frank an Intervention is my favorite episode. The D.E.N.N.I.S. System is a great one too.
The Intervention is definitely up there for me.

My outright favourite though is the one where they write a movie / end up as extras in a film.
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's always sunny in Philadelphia
Replies: 59
Views: 3031

Re: It's always sunny in Philadelphia

I love it but the inconsistency is frustrating. They nailed it in Series 5 but all the rest were very hit & miss. More good than bad though in my opinion.
by Boxcar Ira
Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436429
Views: 16214276

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

camroc1 wrote:From the 'Whiff of Cordite' blog. Sums up my own feelings about Kidney pretty much.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012
Sergeant Deccie's Lonely Hearts Committee
We don't normally do long and winding posts,
Sums up my own feelings about Camroc pretty much :)
by Boxcar Ira
Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436429
Views: 16214276

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Anyone read the most recent Whiff of Cordite on the Irish media? Echoes our own musings on how shit they all are. http://whiffofcordite.blogspot.com/ That was a good read. Cheers. On Sheehan: So Frankie, any thoughts on your man of the match? "Thanks Miles/Mark/Ryle/Conor. I certainly do. David Wal...
by Boxcar Ira
Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436429
Views: 16214276

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

TheBouncer wrote:Griff back...

Thank fudge for that....

:thumbup:
Good stuff. To see him get a cap in the 6 Nations...
by Boxcar Ira
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread
Replies: 2719
Views: 231296

Re: Favorite beers - Official thread

Windhoek is OK. Tafel and I think Windhoek too is made using Reinheitsgebot, so they lack the beloved (by saffas) chemical aftertaste of something like Castle. I drank far too much of that and Carling before discovering Windhoek. This always makes me look forward to winter. http://www.monteiths.co....
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436429
Views: 16214276

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Maybe it's been said elsewhere but for the second time in a row against Wales I am suprised that Murray's performance has not been mentioned much. ...... If we are to persist with Murray for the sake of getting him up to the required level then I can just about accept it, I think he has all the bas...
by Boxcar Ira
Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436429
Views: 16214276

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Banana Man wrote:
epaddy wrote:
Michael Corcoran @MichaelC_RTE Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
Keith earls newly born daughter is Ill in hospital, he has remained in limerick #rterugby
I realy hope there is nothing too serious up.
More important things in life than rugby
Yep - really puts the rugby in the shade.
by Boxcar Ira
Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436429
Views: 16214276

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Luckycharmer wrote:New nickname for DOC - ultraviolet due to the work he does that is invisible to the Naked eye
Cant see that one catching on!

Anyway, it's the "seen" work that's his problem at the moment.
by Boxcar Ira
Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436429
Views: 16214276

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Did he mention "kicking %" or "Larkham" at all?
by Boxcar Ira
Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436429
Views: 16214276

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Big article in the Evening echo in cork this evening by Conor George..the headline? O'Gara dropping beggars belief. Any comments? :D :lol: Salient points? Is it online? This is from Conor George's twitter....should eh, "interest" some Leinster fans! conoreligeorge Conor George Kidney totally ignore...
by Boxcar Ira
Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436429
Views: 16214276

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Bowe will not be signing for Munster. By fudge, you Munster fans are like the turkeys we had before Christmas. 1 posetr says a load of crap and you're all talking shit for weeks, just like when 1 turkey in the turkey house gobbles, the whole f**king lot gobble away with it. Munster Fans = My turkey...
by Boxcar Ira
Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436429
Views: 16214276

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

People are being a bit harsh on Darcy I reckon. Hasnt been that bad in recent weeks. Has good games in him but just not week in / week out anymore.
by Boxcar Ira
Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436429
Views: 16214276

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Crash wrote:One irrelevant mention of "small" centres prompts a diatribe? Inexcusable apologism it seems...
You lot will be looking for him to pick Buckley in the centre before long.
by Boxcar Ira
Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436429
Views: 16214276

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Uncle Fester wrote: So who exactly where these physically imposing centres that Kidney has "inexcusably" omitted from the Irish team?
The people want a Whitten / Downey combo (until Kidney picks it and they decide they want something else).
by Boxcar Ira
Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436429
Views: 16214276

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Let's not get too far ahead of ourselves, Soy. We'll see how Sexton gets on on Sunday before encloswing the pass
by Boxcar Ira
Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436429
Views: 16214276

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

We desperately need a new coach. Not because Kidney is a poor one - of course he's not, he doesn't deserve as much stick as he gets by some of the mongs on here - but we need someone in who has no ties at all to Irish rugby and brings a new dimension to the side. Just look at the TOL situation, or ...
by Boxcar Ira
Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436429
Views: 16214276

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Hellraiser wrote:Ireland Team: RK TB KE GD AT JS CM, CH RB MR DOC POC SF SOB JH. Rep: SC TC DR POM* ER ROG FMCF
Predictable enough. Didnt see him recalling Girve though.
by Boxcar Ira
Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436429
Views: 16214276

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Sexton starting fixes a lot of issues; I badly wanted him to start the QF (and I'm a Munsterman). If he could just cut out the days when he has yips with the placekicking, he'll nail the 10 jersey for good. Earls centre isn't ideal, but he did score 2 tries at home to Wales last time...the back 3 l...
by Boxcar Ira
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436429
Views: 16214276

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

ZappaMan wrote:22 to be named at lunchtime today, lads?

Healy
Best
Ross
Ryan
POC
Fez
SOB
Heaslip

Murray
Sexton
Trimble
D'Arcy
Earls
Bowe
Kearney
That's only 15, mate.