Search found 1544 matches

by epaddy
Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436826
Views: 16240449

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Anyone, especially any Ulster posters, criticising Leinster, of all teams, for their use of NIQs is laughable. We're the only Irish side who plays an Irish tighthead as first choice FFS! Anyway, looking forward to the game tomorrow. Lots of players to have a look at. We were not complaining about y...
by epaddy
Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436826
Views: 16240449

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Hellraiser wrote:
Conn wrote:
SASP wrote:
Conn wrote:A NIQ front row by Leinster, tsk tsk
And one is a future Connacht player
Project, doesn't count :D

He's 30. :?
Would you be shocked to see him in a squad in two and a half years time?
by epaddy
Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436826
Views: 16240449

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Hellraiser wrote:


No, I mean he's probably not first choice for Exeter atm because he signed for Worcester last month.
Unlikely, he wasnt first choice before he decided to leave, Mitchell was.
by epaddy
Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436826
Views: 16240449

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Since Geordan Murphy is retired from International rugby there is a slot open for the one player playing outside Ireland to get in the squad. Step up Tomas O'Leary. John Andress please. He's not even first choice for Exeter, he's a missed opportunity, not a viable option. That's probably because he...
by epaddy
Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436826
Views: 16240449

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Hellraiser wrote:
SASP wrote:Since Geordan Murphy is retired from International rugby there is a slot open for the one player playing outside Ireland to get in the squad.

Step up Tomas O'Leary.

John Andress please.

He's not even first choice for Exeter, he's a missed opportunity, not a viable option.
by epaddy
Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436826
Views: 16240449

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Flannery has called it quits too. Shame, very good player, must have been a horrible last three years for him.
by epaddy
Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436826
Views: 16240449

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

That slithery fecker frankie sheehan for example absolutely dismissed the notion that somehow our performance against England might have been the worst under Deccie. Then he picked Hartley on team of the tourney, and then started going on about how Cronin should start. While I have no problem with ...
by epaddy
Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kidney Out.
Replies: 1937
Views: 56818

Re: Kidney Out.

I felt very sorry for Court yesterday because of his lack of game time but even allowing for that he was crap,for those proposing Hagan he is only beginning to show form again in the last few months,just a glimmer of form. Who else is there? Archer, Loughney, Macklin. Does anybody want to work the ...
by epaddy
Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436826
Views: 16240449

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

What are the chances of BOD coming back in at 12. Earls looks to be settling in well at 13.
by epaddy
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436826
Views: 16240449

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Best has scored the same amount of tries in 9 less caps then Gordon D'Arcy, great for Bestie not great for D'Arcy
by epaddy
Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436826
Views: 16240449

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I'm concerned with the penalty situation. 14 against us on Saturday? f**king hell. Add in the French total, how we were reffed against Wales and we are doing something wrong. All good sides should be living on the edge at the breakdown, but we are giving away too many penalties. Plus the error coun...
by epaddy
Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436826
Views: 16240449

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I'm delighted for Rory Best, it's well deserved and I think he will do very well, he's one of the senior trio there along with POC and BOD so he has the upmost respect from the other players and he's been doing this at Ulster for a while now. Who was the last Ulster Skipper of Ireland?? Rory Best. ...
by epaddy
Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436826
Views: 16240449

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Shame Leo is out for this one, he'd be just the man to come in and lead both the lineout and the team. Massive doubts over Bests bottle. Not sure if lumping the captaincy on him is the best idea, he is dodgy under pressure as we saw again at the weekend..
by epaddy
Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436826
Views: 16240449

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

A slow two hours in work posting on Munsterfans, holy fudge! :uhoh: I obviously know what to expect but still... Are they still looking for hurley at 13 for Ireland. No but apparently Coughlan should be starting at eight for Ireland and Nacewa is a filthy player. He'd be an improvement on Heaslip, ...
by epaddy
Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436826
Views: 16240449

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Is Thorn to Leinster official yet, or what's going on? I dont think the Jap season has wrapped up yet, it seems to be all settled so just waiting for it to finsh up. Thought Horgan was interesting about Murray last night, said he has shifted his game to the more physical side of things over the las...
by epaddy
Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436826
Views: 16240449

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Same 22. Whoo
by epaddy
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436826
Views: 16240449

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Very good signing. Will come in to Ireland reckoning in 2 years time if ulster and munster continue failing Ireland at tight head.
by epaddy
Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436826
Views: 16240449

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

John Drennan: Varadkar keen to explore World Cup bid By JOHN DRENNAN Sunday February 19 2012 The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar will meet shortly with the IRFU to see if Ireland will launch a bid to host the Rugby World Cup. It is believed that the IRFU is currently engaged ...
by epaddy
Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436826
Views: 16240449

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

To answer my own question, unless there was another cross over in the mean time, but nothing comes to mind.

Sat 6th Mar 99 16:00 Ireland 15 - 27 England Lansdowne Road
Sat 20th Mar 99 15:00 Scotland 30 - 13 Ireland Murrayfield
Sat 5th Feb 00 15:00 England 50 - 18 Ireland Twickenham
by epaddy
Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436826
Views: 16240449

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Anyone remember when the last time Ireland lost three *championship* games in a row? It hasnt happened in the 6n era anyway.
by epaddy
Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436826
Views: 16240449

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

piaras wrote:No word from Buck he is usually in with the news even before it goes to press.
Earls for Ferg, Ferg to the bench. IRFU tweet.
by epaddy
Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436826
Views: 16240449

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Interesting that ROG is the only player dropped form the Welsh RWC match, good to see Kidney acknowledge that he got that particular one wrong.
by epaddy
Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436826
Views: 16240449

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Michael Corcoran @MichaelC_RTE Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
Keith earls newly born daughter is Ill in hospital, he has remained in limerick #rterugby
by epaddy
Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436826
Views: 16240449

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Earls child is apparently unwell, so I think any speculation that he has been dropped can end now. Very worried about our backline. McFaddens defence in the Scotland game pre World Cup was poor, he has yet to deliver an outstanding game for Leinster in the HEC in the centre be in 12 or 13. Kearneys ...