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by Jumper
Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

earl the beaver wrote:Also just to clarify.

Quinlan is the same guy who complained that Earls missing out to Trimble in the 6N was due to him being a token pick.

I'm sure the guy is loved up here :lol:
When was this? Earls was injured during the 6N last year.
by Jumper
Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

So Earl, apart from the McLaughlin personal situation, what has he got wrong? That Ulster were somehow best placed to do well in Europe, there was a lot of negativity about the season from all corners due to the upheaval in the summer in terms of both players leaving and the changes in the backroom...
by Jumper
Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Mr. Very Popular wrote:So Earl, apart from the McLaughlin personal situation, what has he got wrong?
He had the audacity to criticise/question Ulster?
by Jumper
Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Armchair_Superstar wrote:
feckwanker wrote:So natural order has been restored:

1. Munster (2/2)
2. Leinster (2/2)
3. Connacht (1/2)
4. Ulster (0/2)
Someone has got the league table all wrong
Ok then. Let's combine everything: :D

1. Munster (6/8)
2. Connacht (5/8)
3. Leinster (5/8)
4. Ulster (4/8)
by Jumper
Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Castres v Leinster
Replies: 578
Views: 14040

Re: Castres v Leinster

Leinster are always going to struggle for fluency going forward when their most dangerous back is their hooker.
by Jumper
Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Castres v Leinster
Replies: 578
Views: 14040

Re: Castres v Leinster

Good kick. Squeaky-bum time now for Leinster as they look to steal the win.
by Jumper
Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Castres v Leinster
Replies: 578
Views: 14040

Re: Castres v Leinster

I've been watching Cronin the last few minutes. He hasn't hit one ruck, but he's been pillar a couple of times. The only thing stopping him playing in the backs is his handling, as he certainly doesn't play like a front-row forward around the field. He was doing some top ruck inspecting when Gray c...
by Jumper
Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Castres v Leinster
Replies: 578
Views: 14040

Re: Castres v Leinster

I've been watching Cronin the last few minutes. He hasn't hit one ruck, but he's been pillar a couple of times. The only thing stopping him playing in the backs is his handling, as he certainly doesn't play like a front-row forward around the field.
by Jumper
Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 100% Official Munster v Saffies Goblet of Spív Thread
Replies: 599
Views: 27145

Re: 100% Official Munster v Saffies Goblet of Spív Thread

CM11 wrote:Can't rewind stream, was POC right to be aggrieved there?

I think so. He was still carrying the ball waiting for contact from the Sarries.
by Jumper
Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Pretty disappointed with Schmidt's comments to the press today. One out of two would probably be acceptable alright, but the national coach shouldn't be willing to accept it We're coming up against a weak Australian side in total disarray. It's a game we'll likely be favorites for and should win im...
by Jumper
Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

The preciousness. Lads are unable to separate criticisms from abuse.
by Jumper
Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Lads who ultimately gives a fúck who the 3rd choice hooker is as long as we get some decent results. Because the selection policy which resulted in the form hooker in the country missing out has been systemic thus far. If you're happy with decent results, then so be it, but I hope that we can do mu...
by Jumper
Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Lads who ultimately gives a fúck who the 3rd choice hooker is as long as we get some decent results. Because the selection policy which resulted in the form hooker in the country missing out has been systemic thus far. If you're happy with decent results, then so be it, but I hope that we can do mu...
by Jumper
Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

:lol: Really have to laugh at the Schmidt detractors, pathetic stuff. Casey for me is the only controversial omission and I'd just have to assume that Strauss having won 2 HECs with Joe as first choice hooker at Leinster may have some credit in the bank there. Casey is in his breakthrough season, h...
by Jumper
Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

:lol: Really have to laugh at the Schmidt detractors, pathetic stuff. Casey for me is the only controversial omission and I'd just have to assume that Strauss having won 2 HECs with Joe as first choice hooker at Leinster may have some credit in the bank there. Casey is in his breakthrough season, h...
by Jumper
Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Some circling of the wagons here lads. :lol: Schmidt is clearly a great coach, but that doesn't mean he can't be criticised. Its entirely human for Schmidt to rely on the players he knows and who have served him well in the past. Its quite similar to Deccie going with ROG for the RWC semi-final aga...
by Jumper
Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Some circling of the wagons here lads. :lol: Schmidt is clearly a great coach, but that doesn't mean he can't be criticised. Its entirely human for Schmidt to rely on the players he knows and who have served him well in the past. Its quite similar to Deccie going with ROG for the RWC semi-final (Edi...
by Jumper
Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

The fact that after 3 years of decline D'Arcy is still our first choice 12 depresses me. Tbf he's playing much better now than he did for the previous couple of years. He was comprehensively outplayed by Sonny Bill Hurley only 2 weeks ago. I wouldn't go singing his praises yet, despite a good showi...
by Jumper
Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

:lol: Really have to laugh at the Schmidt detractors, pathetic stuff. Casey for me is the only controversial omission and I'd just have to assume that Strauss having won 2 HECs with Joe as first choice hooker at Leinster may have some credit in the bank there . Casey is in his breakthrough season, ...
by Jumper
Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Brian9848 wrote:
Jumper wrote:If only posters gave Deccie the same sort of blind loyalty.

Stats is the real one with the unabashed double-standards here. :(
Oh, I think many Munster supporters did.
And if you thought they were wrong to do so at the time, why are you (and others) willing to repeat the exact same thing?
by Jumper
Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

If only posters gave Deccie the same sort of blind loyalty.

Stats is the real one with the unabashed double-standards here. :(
by Jumper
Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

danthefan wrote:I couldn't believe McCarthy started against Wasps. There is no case at all for him ahead of Douglas now.
Didn't BOD say in the commentary something to the effect that Cullen likes/wants players to prove themselves before they are thrown into the side. Certainly didn't sound too progressive.
by Jumper
Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Paddy Jackson misses out because "he only played one full game this season", but Strauss is included despite not even playing one full game this season.

Talk about double-standards.
by Jumper
Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Its a conspiracy.

If Joe had Casey in the squad, there would be no need to have Toner around. :nod:
by Jumper
Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

We were assured that the reason that Joe chose Daverage ahead of Zebo during the 6N, because Zebo didn't have much gametime under his belt. The Strauss selection flies in the face of that reasoning.
by Jumper
Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Lads Cronin is there in merit. Agreed he cant hook but other than that he has been playing well for at least 12 months. That said, Strauss should not be there. Other than that I have no complaints although would have liked to see McCloskey Might as well give Tony Buckley a call too. Apparently bein...
by Jumper
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

So whos our second choice 8 if anything happens Heaslip. POM? that won't end well POM, Ruddock and Henry have all played there before, Henry and POM at international level and Ruddock under Joe, so there is cover there. I agree it's not ideal though. It's probably our weakest position in terms of d...
by Jumper
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

So whos our second choice 8 if anything happens Heaslip. POM? that won't end well POM, Ruddock and Henry have all played there before, Henry and POM at international level and Ruddock under Joe, so there is cover there. I agree it's not ideal though. It's probably our weakest position in terms of d...
by Jumper
Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Holy crap there's five project players in there! :shock: Only Payne is likely to feature in a starting XV. Maybe one of the Connacht props to feature in a 23. The others are making up numbers Why not have Irish players making up the numbers? Are third-rate SH poaches better than anything that we ca...
by Jumper
Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Copeland should be involved ahead of Ryan. Not much point including someone who is, at absolute best, the fourth choice 7 in the country all fit, but ignore the guy who is probably the second choice 8. Jones has been in good form, but Leader and Jones in the squad makes no sense. At best, they are t...
by Jumper
Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Casey missing out for Cronin and Strauss is near-farcical. Strauss hasn't played any rugby, and Casey is a much better hooker than Cronin.
by Jumper
Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Good man Joe,he'll obviously go for mainly Munster players since they are the form team :thumbup: no point in arsing around hoping for Leinster players to come good. Should he risk it? He's shown over the last few years that he can win with the same group of players. Why change that by making some ...
by Jumper
Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

How fickle the munster lads are. They drop former flavour of the month double Jesus as soon as Keatly flashes a bit of leg at them. Enjoy your leinster cast-offs lads Hanrahan and Madigan are the same boat. Neither start at 10 for their province, so they shouldn't be selected ahead of the form 10 i...
by Jumper
Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Jim Lahey wrote:So Keatley to leap-frog Mad Dog as third-choice?
He should have been selected ahead of him in the summer; He was in much better form.
by Jumper
Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster v Wasps
Replies: 695
Views: 26298

Re: Leinster v Wasps

Almost sounds like Ravenhill up in Dublin.
by Jumper
Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster v Wasps
Replies: 695
Views: 26298

Re: Leinster v Wasps

Any links to streams of the match?

Edit: Got the time wrong. Not on for another 2 hours.
by Jumper
Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Spiv Cup - Sale v Munster Match Thread
Replies: 581
Views: 18834

Re: Official Spiv Cup - Sale v Munster Match Thread

I think Camroc just has a very simple idea of a scrumhalves importance in the game. Very similar to the beliefs of his much-hated Munster fans who think that all a great OH has to do is kick well.

Cammy is essentially the embodiment of every he despises in others. :nod:
by Jumper
Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Spiv Cup - Sale v Munster Match Thread
Replies: 581
Views: 18834

Re: Official Spiv Cup - Sale v Munster Match Thread

I'm just watching this on a recording on TG4. A question that stands out - is there a more improved player over the last 2 years in NH rugby than Conor Murray? He is now a superb scrum half. I know that CJ was MotM today, but I thought that Murray was the difference. He seems to make that differenc...
by Jumper
Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441186
Views: 16519727

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Zebo played himself out of the Irish squad today. He did what now? Not sure if serious (inserts funny picture) No love for Trimble either cammy? Firstly, Zebo was shite. In attack, defence, and particularly positioning, which if I noticed it on TV means he was absolutely shite. I thought Trimble wa...
by Jumper
Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Spiv Cup - Sale v Munster Match Thread
Replies: 581
Views: 18834

Re: Official Spiv Cup - Sale v Munster Match Thread

nardol wrote:
Healy's comment :lol:

(cian)
He comes off like a bit of a prick there tbh. Should teams not show appreciation for their travelling support?