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by MunsterMan!!!!!
Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Offical GAA Thread
Replies: 9600
Views: 513037

Re: The Offical GAA Thread

What a player Canning is, incredible. Even Tipp of Cork could never do this to the Cats , Galway have always had the potential but not delivered. Only thing is, you wouldn't do this to Kilkenny twice. They go back in the back door and now will be furiously determined. Cody was out thought there. Yo...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I think the truth is probably some where in the middle of both of these arguments and it usually is in alot of debate like this.
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26368
Views: 1111893

Re: The Training Thread

I rarely get proper sleep either. The good sleep I get is when all the dodgey nights of sleep become too much and I just pass out on the weekend and sleep for 10 hours. That's great. :) I don't let it worry me though. There's some evidence the people who don't sleep much are actually healthier and ...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Goosen wasn't looking to bad either but is still a work in progress.
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are there any MMA fans on here?
Replies: 49
Views: 2874

Re: Are there any MMA fans on here?

Silva is all class tbh, very stylish fighter!
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

New Connacht signing Danie Poolman's obligatory youtube highlights. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqc522BPviE&feature=relmfu Looks big, strong and fairly quick although seems to used more as a winger than in the centre. I watched the first 3 minutes of that, and it is a pretty shit highlights clip.
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

earl the beaver wrote:Ah well remove the very and it's yours, I'm on the iPhone so it's annoying copying and pasting.

How would he compare to, international standard, Robbie Diack?
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

You're all funny fuckers in here aren't ye. Having never raced Hogg or Spence or O'Dea or timed them over 100m or anything I don't feel qualified to say anything on the issue of pace. Watching them on TV or from the stands can be a bit misleading. Also Willie is entitled to his opinion just like th...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Apposite wrote:
grimoald wrote:BTW not sure what Willie is on about with regards Hogg, that lad is lightning.
I would have rated him as pretty f**king fast too.

Well in fairness its against Spence, probably not much that Spence isn't the best in the world at, probably write better sonnets than Shakespeare
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26368
Views: 1111893

Re: The Training Thread

Monday Evenings - Tug of War training Tuesday - Legs Front Squats - 70kgx7x2, 72.5kgx1x6, 72.5kgx1x5 DLs - 135kgx5x2, 135kgx6x1, 135kgx2x1 Leg extentions - 62.5kgx8x2, 63.75x6x2 Leg Curls - 35kgx8x1, 37.5x8x1, 40x6x2 Split Squats - 50x16x1, 52.5x12x2 Hanging Leg Raises - BWx10,x3 Wednesday - Back & ...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Didn't know O'Dea was a fullback, thought he was a winger. Also I note it's Hanrahan in the wingers/centres bit and not half backs and that it's named "Centre/Wing" so that Earls doesn't get upset being named as a winger. What odds on Johne starting a game at fullback at some stage this season? Pos...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kidney Out.
Replies: 1937
Views: 58708

Re: Kidney Out.

CM11 wrote:
Couch wrote:How can the irish win the 6n with a new coach in a 12 month turnaround?


You guys are f**king idiots.
Do you remember 2008?

Idiot.

:lol: :lol:

Owned!
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

We are really, really awful, its an embarrassment. The saddest thing for me was seeing O'Driscoll's reaction after the game, knowing he had missed his chance to win down there. I'm sick of the criticism of the players. The players have the fundamental skills and conditioning to play at Test level. ...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

We are really, really awful, its an embarrassment. The saddest thing for me was seeing O'Driscoll's reaction after the game, knowing he had missed his chance to win down there. I'm sick of the criticism of the players. The players have the fundamental skills and conditioning to play at Test level. ...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Surely upgrading the other three academies to the standard of Leinsters is only a problem of relatively little money in the overall scheme of things ? No, it's up to Leinster to pay the price when it comes to suffering for the nation team. As per usual. Something tells me Leinster would survive loo...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I said during the U20 6N, Conan should go to Connacht if he is not in Leinsters academy. Still think that but he is in their academy now. The problem is that Leinster is still probably the best academy out there and it's worthwhile completing their course. However doing that really restricts how qu...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I never said we could ape them. I simply said it's a young mans game and some people have interpreted this as me wanting BOD and a few others dropped. The Kiwis get this and fortunately for them, can ship the slightly past it players north and replace them with younger, fitter, hungrier players who...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Interesting to read the NZ Herald. Player ratings, they only seem to rate Kearney, SOB and Healy.. Nice snippet about Kearney summing up the poor Irish coaching.. "Cavalry charges from the read. Committed yet again, but victim of a bizarre yellow card and an Irish team that has blunted his rapier p...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Thank fudge that season is over! Awful season I am just to forget it every happened. I really hope alot fo those players get a month off, some of them need it.
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

scannell seems like a very good captain, cool head on him.
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Lovely break by JJ, lovely lovely link play by link play unlucky not to score
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Whatever about for Ireland, I would certainly see the inclusion of Downey and Laulala providing the Munster backline with a gainline presence which we've badly lacked of late. Hopefully this should ensure less trucking up of ball by our forwards, clutterfcuking about in midfield phase play as semi-...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Missed the u20 game, only just checked the result, that is fantastic, fair play to them, will do wondering in the ranking and for next seasons pool seedings. Can anyone give me a summary who played well, who didn't, what bandwagon to jump onto? Edit: Just realised that was the semi, still a savage r...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

He Man Rugger Pints wrote:So that's a backrow of McLaughlin, POM, SOB?

I would give Henry a shot. McLaughlin, Henry and SOB. POM to bench as he probably is the most versatile and had good impact yesterday too.
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Well I reckon you are the one full of shit :P . earls would make very few of the IRB top ten teams in the 13 shirt as first choice and hasn't proved himself as test standard there yet. So it is only test standard now, it was test and HCup I have no idea what has made you think I've retracted what I...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Keet will never be able to handle the heavier opponent and will be forever targeted at 13. JD, Rougerie and the like will target him, never mind heavy wingers like Savea and North moving inside on him. No, he has got to move out to the winger and hope the sideline gives him some defensive cover. Ho...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

ZW03 wrote:
Well I reckon you are the one full of shit :P . earls would make very few of the IRB top ten teams in the 13 shirt as first choice and hasn't proved himself as test standard there yet.

So it is only test standard now, it was test and HCup
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Ok so going by your logic McLaughlin isn't 'an international standard performer there or even a top level HEC performer there yet'[/b]. Because I can name alot of better 6s. I could probably do this for most of the Irish team, do you think that logic of judging a player is a good yard stick? Withou...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Ok so going by your logic McLaughlin isn't 'an international standard performer there or even a top level HEC performer there yet'[/b]. Because I can name alot of better 6s. I could probably do this for most of the Irish team, do you think that logic of judging a player is a good yard stick? Withou...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Keet may make a decent 13 yet but it just doesn't look his natural position. He was alright in the 6 Nations and worth a run against the ABs but the 1st Test was a reminder that its not his best position. Add in a couple of decent centres at Munster, and some Ireland options at other provinces, and...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Let's not pretend earls is anything more than a project at 13. He's not an international standard performer there or even a top level HEC performer there yet . He is not far off being a world class wing but miles away from being a world class centre. We do need to develop alternatives at 13 so I ca...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Let's not pretend earls is anything more than a project at 13. He's not an international standard performer there or even a top level HEC performer there yet . He is not far off being a world class wing but miles away from being a world class centre. We do need to develop alternatives at 13 so I ca...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

If Earls is such a great 13 why sign Laulala? Earls is a passable 13 and imo not as good as BOD or Cave there, he is a brilliant wing. Where did I say he was great? I was pointing out that ZW had said he is not 'international standard performer there or even a top level HEC performer', which is bla...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Steve Hansons commenst after the match make me want to punch him in the f**king face. :frown: Along the lines of "The good thing is, Ireland probably played at their best, whilst we certanly did not" Some may think there is nothing wrong with that comment, but that sort of bullshit really pissed me...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Let's not pretend earls is anything more than a project at 13. He's not an international standard performer there or even a top level HEC performer there yet . He is not far off being a world class wing but miles away from being a world class centre. We do need to develop alternatives at 13 so I ca...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Didn't see this posted anywhere. Munster agreeable to Sarries US trip By Simon Lewis Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Munster’s Heineken Cup draw with Saracens could see the two-time champions embark on a long-distance trip to play the ambitious Londoners, possibly in the Irish expatriate hotbed of Boston....
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

redrebel wrote:
Apposite wrote:I really hope Ryan isn't played mostly at 6 in Munster next season!
Pus fecking one...

Much prefer DOC2.0 in there than Ryan. We need a ball carrier though pure and simple
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Hellraiser wrote:Is it just me or is Willie getting progressively more hysterical as time goes by?

You should see him on the HEC draw thread e-paddy didn't have to do much to get him going.
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Overall I would be happy with that group for Munster, again it all depends on the fixture list. Ulster should come out of that group and so should Leinster. Connacht haven't a bad group either might cause an upset and should beat Zebre, definitely be aiming for 3 wins this year.
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441201
Views: 16527046

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Looking at replays, the scrum got a clear left hand wheel for Thomson's try, which took Heaslip away. He could have broken earlier, though, and it looks like there wasn't much communication; not for the first time in the game. All the NZ tries came from situations where it looked like some players ...