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by MunsterMan!!!!!
Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

earl the beaver wrote:
Banana Man wrote:Jackson is a bloody good defender for a small lad, havent really seen him shown up in defence at all.
Jackson is a bloody good defender full stop, he absolutely nails a couple of big lads a game, never mind for a small man.

:lol: :lol:

FFS
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Risky putting a guy who only covers one position on the bench. Remember when we had to put Paddy Wallace on in Paris and the whole backline had to be re-juggled? It'll be McFadden or Fitz in that order on the bench. Still think we should be trying to bring Marshall into the team, notwithstanding D'...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Jackson is a bloody good defender for a small lad, havent really seen him shown up in defence at all. If Earls is out, do we look at putting someone like McSharry/Marshall onto the bench to stand up against the Urak Hai next weekend, as imagine the centres will be tackling alot. That is not going t...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

david kelly ‏@dk3lly None of the injuries Ross, kearney, D'Arcy, Heaslip, O'Driscoll, O'Mahoney, Earls - are expected to rule any player out of action. 6nations david kelly ‏@dk3lly However, Ireland's 6Nations line-up to face England will not now be named until Friday. Game is on Sunday. Expect a l...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Mulleh wrote:For all ye Munster lads, Gareth Fitz has no intention of retiring.
<loads up the sniper rifle>
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26122
Views: 1204276

Re: The Rugby Strength and Conditioning Thread

I've actually been doing the bodybuilder walk :blush: thinking about it though, with the snow and bad weather i haven't run at all since the week before christmas. Off to google foam roller.... A cricket ball? or hockey ball might be just as good and some you can get you hands on today, something t...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26122
Views: 1204276

Re: The Rugby Strength and Conditioning Thread

DragsterDriver wrote:Worst doms ever :thumbdown:

After rugby training tuesday night my thighs are only just easing, not the quads, the actual top of the leg! Must have pulled them both i think? I never get doms....

Rumble Roller or some sort of foam rollers are your friends (well not at the time of doing them)
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Uncle Fester wrote:
Armchair_Superstar wrote:Out of all the centres who have looked bad outside ROG, De Villiers probably coped the best.
Halstead.

Tipoki + (Mafi with him)
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

eeps, ulster have 2 irish qualified THs, one who is good enough but never fit, and one who isn't good enough but is getting some gametime as he develops. Unfortunately we can't magic up an IQ TH who's good enough, they have to be developed. If Fitz was fit for a few months, we wouldn't be having th...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

This Sexton biz is all very strange. Remind me what exactly has been announced and by whom. Has Sexton or his camp made any statement at all? Could he have signed for another club already and Racing just haven't caught up? He's signed for RM. Fair enough, but what's with all the denials? No idea,bu...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Lads, the IRFU dropped Fitz from his Irish contract when he was injured; and it was Leinster who gave him a contract through his rehab. Can you all give yourselves uppercuts. I wonder where Fitz will end up in the long run,given the issues over the last 12 months? Wouldn't mind seeing him join Muns...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Looking over on Gwlad they seem pretty confident again after seeing the Ireland team. Feel the Irish backline lacks the size and physicality to cope with Roberts, North, Cuthbert, etc. Could be right :? Yeah unless the forwards can keep the team on the front foot I would be a bit worried about our ...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Yer Man wrote:
MunsterMan!!!!! wrote:I hope this means they target the welsh lineout!
How do you "target" the Welsh lineout?
Be in the same half of the field as the thrower?

That is definitely a start.
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I hope this means they target the welsh lineout!
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Earls is a better kicker and he also doesn't try to tackle people in the air! Actually come to think of it, Trimble do get a few yellows, how very unchristian!
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

DiscoHips D'Arcy wrote:In the spirit of the 'not passing' videos here is one of Trimbles

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=PysgiNEx ... xp6M&gl=GB

It took you long enough. :P
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Henry is looking a great player and would be very unlucky to miss out, but starting both Heaslip and Heaslip would make for a very defensive backrow. Both of them essentially fulfill a very similar defensive role for their provinces, and it would leave us with SOB as the carrier in the backrow. I d...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Sometimes I love the way folk here whip themselves into a frenzy over a training team well before the actual team is named. Henry is still in pole position to start at 7. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/21236821?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter According to a BBC NI journalist? Am...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I'll be surprised if we get anything better than parity in the tight.... Our line out is bang average and they'll have the better scrum with James and Jones... Two fairly shithouse coaches will probably cancel eachother out and I fully expect a Wales win to be honest. I think we should have an adva...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I'll be surprised if we get anything better than parity in the tight.... Our line out is bang average and they'll have the better scrum with James and Jones... Two fairly shithouse coaches will probably cancel eachother out and I fully expect a Wales win to be honest. I think we should have an adva...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26122
Views: 1204276

Re: The Rugby Strength and Conditioning Thread

giojuarez666 wrote:Someone give me an idea for Tabata's after my DL's and back work. Thinking...

Jumping Squats (round 1,3,5,7) Kettleball RDL's (2,4,6,8)?
I assume you want a focus on glute/low back/hams?

Waiter's Bow with some weight?
Partial Glute/ham raises?
BW lunges?
Plate/Sled drags?
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Conn wrote:
Gavin Duffy wrote:
Conn wrote:Is the A game on telly friday night
You not going?

No! and the root cause is Mayo :x :x

Edit to add. Not just Mayo. but Mayo folk too :x :x :x

missus?
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

For all the talk of Court's lack of dynamism he is a workhorse and a much better carrier than he's given credit for, he was in double figures for tackles made at the weekend which as a prop is great going. As for Gilroy vs Zebo, Gilroy was more impressive when they lined up together for Ireland A a...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

For all the talk of Court's lack of dynamism he is a workhorse and a much better carrier than he's given credit for, he was in double figures for tackles made at the weekend which as a prop is great going. As for Gilroy vs Zebo, Gilroy was more impressive when they lined up together for Ireland A a...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

The best 3 LH props I've seen this weekend have been Irish. Yep was thinking aut that during the week, Court got MOM in last weeks game, I think he has been one of the unsug heros for Ulster this year, been impressed with him? Courts is definitely the better scrummager of the three but lacks the ba...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I really wish the media would get people other than former teammates/mates of current players to talk about things like the captaincy issue. Quinny is trying to be objective but Shaggy is being really over-emotive about the whole thing. Listened to that last night and thought the same. Shaggy let h...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Toulon have picked a near full strength side for the Montpelier match. Good. L'équipe toulonnaise : 15.Delon ARMITAGE ; 14.Rudi WULF, 13.Maxime MERMOZ, 12.Matt GITEAU, 11.Alexis PALISSON ; 10.Jonny WILKINSON (cap), 9.Frédéric MICHALAK ; 8.Chris MASOE, 7.Steffon ARMITAGE, 6.Pierrick GUNTHER ; 5.Joce...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Not having a go, but it really is amazing how much Heaslip polarises people's opinions. I'd be inclined to think that any line of thought which is aligned with that of George Hook should quickly be abandoned. He hasn't captained Leinster lots for the jollies because Joe likes his headphones. Nor wa...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Amazed at the negative reaction to taking the captaincy off BOD. Thought it was a good move, and retaining Heaslip makes sense for the same reasons appointing him in November did. Over all I don't have an issue with it, and I'm far from a Kidney fan. It is actually quite amazing. Very Irish trait t...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

waguser wrote:
MunsterMan!!!!! wrote:
tazman77 wrote:Brian Anglim‏@BrianAnglim1

Scratch that, ROG not banned for 8 weeks.


Hi Brian :lol: :lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Funnier still is he did actually get 8 weeks
Link or GTFO

That is actually a typo, that was meant to be 'if' not 'is'.
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

tazman77 wrote:Brian Anglim‏@BrianAnglim1

Scratch that, ROG not banned for 8 weeks.


Hi Brian :lol: :lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Funnier still is he did actually get 8 weeks
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Bastard!
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

So that means he is going to miss this week ends HCup match and 4 Pro 12 matches. Come on Keatley and JJ now is the time to lay down those markers!
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26122
Views: 1204276

Re: The Rugby Strength and Conditioning Thread

You won't look like an Adonis with lots of long distance running. But with the weight training and running you'll definitely lose fat. Make sure you're eating lots of clean food and sleeping lots with that amount of exercise. What do you mean by clean food? :blush: My diet is good, anyway, lots of ...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26122
Views: 1204276

Re: The Rugby Strength and Conditioning Thread

So I've started the suggested weight training and am well on the road to becoming a muscly Adonis. I’ve also registered to do the Geneva marathon in May so currently my training is 3 jogs a week and 3 days of weights at home. My question is, are these aims completely at odds or will I get some syne...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

nabanoba wrote:Ireland squad will be announced at 10 on Thursday.

Personally I can't wait to be enraged by it.

Could they not wait till ROGate is over? Isn't that at 12 the same day?
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lance Pharmstrong
Replies: 583
Views: 18380

Re: Lance Pharmstrong

Armstrong seems to be a pretty shitty human being and he obviously was using banned PEDs, but he's still the best cyclist of his generation, an entire generation of dopers. First thing I learned when I started reading into this is that having the best doctors, the best drugs, and the best schedule ...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 450251
Views: 17766270

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Uncle Fester wrote:Uh huh...and what do you think entitles you to claim second rows not from Limerick who play for Cork Con?

As 1 of 2 Tipp men here I hereby declare Tipp will join with Limerick, that gives them Dave Foley, Ryan, Tommy D and Paddy Butler.

The one condition of this deal is the motto be: "fudge Cork"
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26122
Views: 1204276

Re: The Rugby Strength and Conditioning Thread

feckwanker wrote:
MunsterMan!!!!! wrote:Position of the bar the squat from peeps

Low or High?
Grip: elbow flared back or under bar (both with straight wrists)?

I go low with elbows flared.
I go high with elbows under bar - gotta get that full ROM going on

????
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26122
Views: 1204276

Re: The Rugby Strength and Conditioning Thread

Position of the bar the squat from peeps

Low or High?
Grip: elbow flared back or under bar (both with straight wrists)?

I go low with elbows flared.