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by Boxcar Ira
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 452656
Views: 18188708

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I wouldnt get too het up about a piece of media fluff lads. It's obviously bollocks, but there is a whole world of psychology in professional sports that even experts like us cant understand.
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114749
Views: 4351356

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

I think that is the point though, right Stats? Why are they scared to make a decision is what people are asking? Because they havent a rashers how bad things can get. No one really does, not even the experts.
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114749
Views: 4351356

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

They were made to look like mugs, let's be honest. They were all Johnny Big Balls about opening up for Christmas and then January and February happened. But it isnt just our lot. Every western country has issues with their governments handling as far as I can see. A lot of countries have had issues...
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114749
Views: 4351356

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

They were made to look like mugs, let's be honest. They were all Johnny Big Balls about opening up for Christmas and then January and February happened. But it isnt just our lot. Every western country has issues with their governments handling as far as I can see. They being NPHET? What is lost in ...
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114749
Views: 4351356

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

They were made to look like mugs, let's be honest. They were all Johnny Big Balls about opening up for Christmas and then January and February happened.

But it isnt just our lot. Every western country has issues with their governments handling as far as I can see.
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 452656
Views: 18188708

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I'll give CJ a pass alright (insert obvious pass gag)
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114749
Views: 4351356

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

In fairness they did get their asses handed to them after ignoring NPHET at Christmas. I still disagree with the severity of the restrictions. 5K limits, kids not playing ball, bans on outdoor living are all evidently self-defeating. But I can see why all governments are scared shitless to ignore th...
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 452656
Views: 18188708

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

They're hardly going to come out and announce that they were dreadful in every facet of the game. I'm sure (I bloody well hope) that they're well aware of how the game went (and JVG's comments after the match alluded to it) so there's no real surprise to see those comments. They've a big European t...
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114749
Views: 4351356

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Looks like AZ & blood clots is going to be a topic again.
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 452656
Views: 18188708

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Munster have scored the least tries of all the provinces, it is definitely an area they need to improve. While I agree, they still average more than 3 tries a game. Joke of a league is just papering over the cracks of all provinces at the minute x( To be fair, Leinster will be there or thereabouts ...
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114749
Views: 4351356

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

My neighbours made it to Mayo this morning. Just in time then.
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Showpiece of the year, Leinster v Munster
Replies: 801
Views: 22413

Re: Showpiece of the year, Leinster v Munster

POM still has plenty to give Munster but you'd have to think his race is run with Ireland. Beirne and Connors looks like a far better pairing, to say nothing of VdF, Ruddock, Coombes etc Beirne and Stander have an excuse of a tough fortnight before Saturday, POM is a test lion and Irish Captain who...
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114749
Views: 4351356

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

The only metric that will be remembered after all this is deaths. It's very basic, but it will be how countries are "judged"
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114749
Views: 4351356

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

A bit of poetic license taken there. We wouldnt all be done (I would), but we would have a lot more done for sure.
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114749
Views: 4351356

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

It was of course a stupid move by the CEO, but the irony is that if the roll out was in private sector hands, we'd all be done.

Obviously as an old Zaga boy I would have been done before some povver on chemo. But we'd all be done eventually.
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Showpiece of the year, Leinster v Munster
Replies: 801
Views: 22413

Re: Showpiece of the year, Leinster v Munster

Well done Leinsters. Too good again.

Really disappointed with the Munster game plan. I thought we'd take a few more risks in light of what Ireland did to England. We cant beat Leinster playing turgid, predictable shite.
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114749
Views: 4351356

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

It's depressing alright. I know we'll get there, but it's a constant kick up the arse that is needed to keep things moving here.
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114749
Views: 4351356

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Hearing that GP's are seeing a surge in referrals so God knows
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 452656
Views: 18188708

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Watched the game again yesterday, after England scored their 1st try Baird and Stockdale both chased the long kick off. Baird was actually quicker than stockdale (in that chase) the guy has serious shoulders on him and looks like could easily take another 10/15kg without losing his dynamism. Also n...
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114749
Views: 4351356

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

CM11 wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:05 pm
Duff Paddy wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:01 pm
Boxcar Ira wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:42 am There's no way they're going back to school after Easter, is there?
Why not?
Cases will hit 1000 this week, unions will start grumbling and we'll be back to the drawing board.
Already starting to grumble. Cases are going to balloon it looks like.
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114749
Views: 4351356

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: 452656
Views: 18188708

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: 114749
Views: 4351356

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: 452656
Views: 18188708

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: 452656
Views: 18188708

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: 452656
Views: 18188708

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: 452656
Views: 18188708

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: 452656
Views: 18188708

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: 43527
Views: 1329577

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: 43527
Views: 1329577

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: 43527
Views: 1329577

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: 43527
Views: 1329577

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: 43527
Views: 1329577

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: 43527
Views: 1329577

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: 43527
Views: 1329577

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: 452656
Views: 18188708

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: 43527
Views: 1329577

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: 43527
Views: 1329577

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: 43527
Views: 1329577

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: 452656
Views: 18188708

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: