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by SFBB
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441414
Views: 16552871

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Doris is a bit soft isn't he? He just isn’t very big for the level. Coombes will be the man shortly. Doris can play 6 and do his work from there. I mean, SOB wasn't very big for international level. Underhill isn't that big, Brussow wasn't. etc. etc. Can you find the key difference between those 3 ...
by SFBB
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441414
Views: 16552871

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Doris is a bit soft isn't he? He just isn’t very big for the level. Coombes will be the man shortly. Doris can play 6 and do his work from there. I mean, SOB wasn't very big for international level. Underhill isn't that big, Brussow wasn't. etc. etc. Can you find the key difference between those 3 ...
by SFBB
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441414
Views: 16552871

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Farrell was such an obviously wrong choice when it was made. I’d be disappointed if the consensus here wasn’t disgust at the time of announcement Slow and steady wins the race. If we go sideways forever other teams might just disintegrate in front of us, like Wales have. It’s not the strategy I’d e...
by SFBB
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441414
Views: 16552871

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Farrell was such an obviously wrong choice when it was made. I’d be disappointed if the consensus here wasn’t disgust at the time of announcement
by SFBB
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441414
Views: 16552871

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Floppykid wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:08 pm Doris is a bit soft isn't he?
He just isn’t very big for the level. Coombes will be the man shortly. Doris can play 6 and do his work from there.
by SFBB
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441414
Views: 16552871

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Byrne shovelled shit ball on while standing on our dead ball line. Ireland and Leinster need to concentrate on his brother, much higher ceiling I’d much rather focus on players ceilings rather than floors. Ross has a low ceiling. Solid player, would play a million games in the premiership, but he i...
by SFBB
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441414
Views: 16552871

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Good news. Bealham is coming on. Our saviour has arrived.
by SFBB
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441414
Views: 16552871

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

EverReady wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:12 pm Byrne is doing grand. It's the forwards getting raped. Proper embarrassing at this stage that they can't get to grips with these English players at club or country level
POC and Furlong rolling in their graves.
by SFBB
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441414
Views: 16552871

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Keenan has been no better than Stockdale in fairness. At least you could believe Stockdale might make something happen. He's an empty shirt at this level. Ross Byrne though is worse. It's painful to watch him just shovel shit on. He’s a tidy player. I’d rather roll the dice with a guy who might be ...
by SFBB
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441414
Views: 16552871

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Keenan has been no better than Stockdale in fairness. At least you could believe Stockdale might make something happen.
by SFBB
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The most relieving noise in the world
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: The most relieving noise in the world

You need a poo knife.
by SFBB
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland and Wales set up official Saxon poaching programmes
Replies: 52
Views: 1849

Re: Ireland and Wales set up official Saxon poaching programmes

I can understand how people might want to limit the qualifying standards to parents only, but there are so many families where grandparents form a core role in raising children that their national identity could easily be influenced by them. I've met lots and lots of "Irish" people born and raised i...
by SFBB
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mungoball to re-introduce scrummaging?
Replies: 47
Views: 1388

Re: Mungoball to re-introduce scrummaging?

Just make all the forwards go stand on the touch line for 15 seconds and take a quick tap. Its only purpose is to tie up the forwards in a tight bit of space to allow attacking opportunity and a restart after an error, so stop the charade and make it that. No idea why sports administrators try to cr...
by SFBB
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Internet: Yes or No
Replies: 44
Views: 1074

Re: Internet: Yes or No

Nolanator wrote: Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:11 am
SFBB wrote: Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:28 am The internet hasn’t made me a better person, but it did expose me to all of you lot which has made me feel like a better person in comparison.
Be fair. Because of the internet you got to save an idiot backpacker from prison in Cork.
Thats one of my go-to stories at parties tbf
by SFBB
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Internet: Yes or No
Replies: 44
Views: 1074

Re: Internet: Yes or No

The internet hasn’t made me a better person, but it did expose me to all of you lot which has made me feel like a better person in comparison.
by SFBB
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441414
Views: 16552871

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Yes, I am including what players get paid for playing for Ireland and also what the 6 Sarries players get for playing for England. If those 6 played every game they would get 1.8m (25k x 6 x 12) between them from the RFU, so I added that to the 8.5m Sarries can pay under the cap. The two squads wou...
by SFBB
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441414
Views: 16552871

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Are you including what players get paid for Ireland in your €11m-€13m figure, because I don't see how you can get to that without it? Even with a larger topline figure, I can't see Leinster's player budget approaching €10M. With regard to Leinster raising money separately, I was under the impressio...
by SFBB
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441414
Views: 16552871

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

It's actually very poor tbh. You've settled a lot since the last time I was active here, but the potshots continue.
by SFBB
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441414
Views: 16552871

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

You're absolutely right, but ultimately Leinster Rugby pays huge amounts of money to players considering the vast scale of squad required. Trying to fit that squad into a salary cap that Welsh/Scottish teams could reasonably afford to compete with would be impossible. It's very difficult to figure ...
by SFBB
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441414
Views: 16552871

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Flametop wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:44 pm
SFBB wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:35 pm He said he will be leaning on POM, Henderson, and Earls to help with leadership. Suggests they are all starting IMO.
No mention of Connor Murray.

:shock:
He isn't really a "leadership" type.

POM is gonna start at 7. I can feel it.
by SFBB
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why British food is terrible
Replies: 294
Views: 4932

Re: Why British food is terrible

For the record, as somebody who visited and doesn't know Dublin well on the same trip, we didn't rate the food in Dublin as particularly good either. Probably better than London for similar type establishments, but not great. Dublin is also my partners least favourite city in Europe, and the one sh...
by SFBB
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why British food is terrible
Replies: 294
Views: 4932

Re: Why British food is terrible

For the record, as somebody who visited and doesn't know Dublin well on the same trip, we didn't rate the food in Dublin as particularly good either. Probably better than London for similar type establishments, but not great. Dublin is also my partners least favourite city in Europe, and the one sh...
by SFBB
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441414
Views: 16552871

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

You're absolutely right, but ultimately Leinster Rugby pays huge amounts of money to players considering the vast scale of squad required. Trying to fit that squad into a salary cap that Welsh/Scottish teams could reasonably afford to compete with would be impossible. It's very difficult to figure ...
by SFBB
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why British food is terrible
Replies: 294
Views: 4932

Re: Why British food is terrible

For the record, as somebody who visited and doesn't know Dublin well on the same trip, we didn't rate the food in Dublin as particularly good either. Probably better than London for similar type establishments, but not great. Dublin is also my partners least favourite city in Europe, and the one she...
by SFBB
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441414
Views: 16552871

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

He said he will be leaning on POM, Henderson, and Earls to help with leadership. Suggests they are all starting IMO.
by SFBB
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441414
Views: 16552871

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

That was a very handy weekend for Irish rugby, Connacht could have won with a bit more composure. Can't help but feel that the league is now on the verge of either radical change or collapse, I think it needs to go to a 2 division format with promotion and relegation included, especially if the Saf...
by SFBB
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Wine Thread
Replies: 6562
Views: 471060

Re: The Wine Thread

I've had rotten luck tracking down some of those wines recently Frankster. Couldn't find the Malbec from your Five Festive Flagons list in (an admittedlly small) Dunnes today. No sign of the Peter Lehman Shiraz in the local Molloys last week either. The staff member said he hadn't seen it in ages. ...
by SFBB
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441414
Views: 16552871

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

That was a very handy weekend for Irish rugby, Connacht could have won with a bit more composure. Can't help but feel that the league is now on the verge of either radical change or collapse, I think it needs to go to a 2 division format with promotion and relegation included, especially if the Saf...
by SFBB
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why British food is terrible
Replies: 294
Views: 4932

Re: Why British food is terrible

Took my Aussie missus to Ireland a few years ago to meet the family and have a holiday etc. Also spent 5 days visiting my brother in London. She was blown away with the contrast of quality of food if you go into a reasonably standard pub. UK basically inedible muck, and Irish very good quality and ...
by SFBB
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why British food is terrible
Replies: 294
Views: 4932

Re: Why British food is terrible

Took my Aussie missus to Ireland a few years ago to meet the family and have a holiday etc. Also spent 5 days visiting my brother in London. She was blown away with the contrast of quality of food if you go into a reasonably standard pub. UK basically inedible muck, and Irish very good quality and ...
by SFBB
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441414
Views: 16552871

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

It’s worth noting that this version of England don’t keep a lot of possession, so there might not be a lot of work for Connors to do, if he’s picked.
by SFBB
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI-NATIONS 2020: Pumas v Wallabies MATCH THREAD: Nov 21, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 241
Views: 5753

Re: TRI-NATIONS 2020: Pumas v Wallabies MATCH THREAD: Nov 21, 08:45 GMT

Terrible OP. Do better or don’t bother.
by SFBB
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why British food is terrible
Replies: 294
Views: 4932

Re: Why British food is terrible

Took my Aussie missus to Ireland a few years ago to meet the family and have a holiday etc. Also spent 5 days visiting my brother in London. She was blown away with the contrast of quality of food if you go into a reasonably standard pub. UK basically inedible muck, and Irish very good quality and v...
by SFBB
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441414
Views: 16552871

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Hopefully England play Itoje at 6, because he was dreadful against Georgia. Billy was also poor. Genge was the one I'd be afraid of out of the pack they played on the weekend.
by SFBB
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441414
Views: 16552871

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Personally I'd go with
Henderson
Ryan
Stander
Connors
Doris

Put POM will be involved somewhere and he isn't going to give much impact off the bench.
by SFBB
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441414
Views: 16552871

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Floppykid wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:45 am I agree that Mullet was probably dragged up, northsider and all that he is.
Definitely a bit more of the "help us with this scaffold. Its amazing what people will leave on the side of the road" to his upbringing than his Mother buying him Lions tours, you'd suggest.
by SFBB
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441414
Views: 16552871

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Happy to go with the early shout of Healy being the answer at 10 in the medium term. I like him a lot.
by SFBB
Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441414
Views: 16552871

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Ospreys are genuinely dreadful, but Munster are putting them away fairly handy. Coombes is an absolute handfull. They used him at 2 in the lineout for that maul try, too, which is interesting. He will be in green before too long.
by SFBB
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 2440
Views: 43797

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

The thing that’s happening here, MOG, is you think you guessing selections correctly is a credit to you on this forum, but in reality it discredits Rennie. Every time you and Rennie agree, Australian rugby fans confidence crumbles a little bit more. You strut around with your moronic chest puffed o...
by SFBB
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441414
Views: 16552871

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

POM will play like that for 10 more years. He stays in his lane and is highly committed, and you could not play him for 2 years and call him up and he’d do the same. Playing him this morning taught us nothing. Play Coombes or anybody else and we learn something. Good performance, and I’m literally h...