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by MunsterMan!!!!!
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26271
Views: 1291724

Re: The Rugby Strength and Conditioning Thread

I have been mixing up sets and reps quite a bit, but that is roughly the routine. I want to start incorporating squats but have poor hip/ankle flexibility, mainly due to sitting all day. Any tips to improve this? Plus, I want to work on my grip strength. What specific exercise would you recommend t...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Yup. Moore on recent form could be in our first choice 23 by the end of next season and Furlong is still young but could be joining him soon after. Has Moore been playing that much recently? I didn't even know he was getting much gametime. Playing AIL mainly for Lansdowne. Only just turned 22 so is...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Yup. Moore on recent form could be in our first choice 23 by the end of next season and Furlong is still young but could be joining him soon after. Has Moore been playing that much recently? I didn't even know he was getting much gametime. Playing AIL mainly for Lansdowne. Only just turned 22 so is...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26271
Views: 1291724

Re: The Rugby Strength and Conditioning Thread

Still unravelling from 10 hours shovelling snow, planning a few wee home gym upgrades. Does anyone know anything about spin bikes? The missus is very keen and it would be handy to have something we can use in the house when the kids are in bed. The domestic/light commercial ones are about 500 lids ...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

IN the 1997 movie 'The Game', starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn, in one of the last scenes an extra quotes Scripture to Douglas' main character. Specifically he quotes John 9:25: "whereas once I was blind, now I can see." James Downey has described the improvement in Munster's play at the week...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Boxcar Ira wrote:Statto's U-Turn will be gas!
:lol:
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Good riddance, shit winger anyway, slow, overrun simple passes and headless.
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Stats You're fond of dismissing my uncomfortable truths as trolling but the fact is that Leinster had Fitz in a tight spot last year and used it to their advantage in negotiations. Now it's payback time. Payback time? It's not as if the 5 games of rugby that Luke has played since those last contrac...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Fitzgerald won't make a big impact at Munster. Not quick enough for the wing, never convincing at centre and far too injury prone. I've always felt he would make a great 12. Maybe more 13 now given the size increases. You dont make 25yo centres. If he were any good there he'd be playing there alrea...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Fitzgerald is probably the best wing on this island for the last 5 years, if not ever. Great to have him on board.
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26271
Views: 1291724

Re: The Rugby Strength and Conditioning Thread

Starting back tomorrow. Being off training for a month due to wedding and honeymoon. Looking to get going at 5, 3, 1 but will prob do basic this week of 4 x 8 on Bench, Squat, Deadlift & Shoulder Press (possibly Chin-ups). Gonna do 2 assitance exercises along with main lifts - any pointers as to wh...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I think these moves are a good thing, you have to give a certain number of Academy kids a proper shot every season, and the journeymen take their game time without adding a lot to their provinces, or anything to Ireland. Munster's midfield could shape up very nicely, JJ is a talent, LLL is still a ...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Chopping some deadwood from the backline stocks still won't fix our stinky-ass midfield. If we use a 10 that can pass and has some threat when running the mid field will look an awful lot better. Its funny.... Downey or Laulala or Dineen or whoever taking the ball flat on the flat on the gainline =...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Heard a story this evening from my old man about what wankers there are in the union. Back in day Warren Gatland really needed a scrum machine for the team. He had to go like a beggar from committee to committee to plead for the lousy 3.5K. Alas, he was refused. The bill for the committee members a...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Heard a story this evening from my old man about what wankers there are in the union. Back in day Warren Gatland really needed a scrum machine for the team. He had to go like a beggar from committee to committee to plead for the lousy 3.5K. Alas, he was refused. The bill for the committee members a...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Do you think Kearney will tour? Dunno. Depends on how much truth there is in Gatland saying the 6N is only part of his selection process. Kearney was nailed on to tour and at one stage to start less than a year ago. He may need a very good April to get his foot on the plane. I think bringing someon...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Interesting article from today's Times re the Lions (and further thoughts on Irish prospects). http://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/guys-are-used-to-being-starters-on-their-national-teams-then-they-go-to-a-lions-squad-and-think-jesus-am-i-number-34-or-35-29151367.html Jesus Slattery not afraid to ...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I assume everyone knows the deal with Afoa. He has made it known he wants to leave following his wife becoming unexpectedly pregnant and understandably wanting to have the baby at home around friends and relatives. I doubt Ulster will stand in his way. It just remains to be seen if the IRFU give Ul...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

soyhmf wrote:missed the leinster game :?

And it is not n RTE player unlike ulster and munster games? Anyone know what the story is? It should go up right?
Your righteous indignation is a little early or just wrong
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: You Fall In Love You Lose (NSFW)
Replies: 4949
Views: 1010301

Re: You Fall In Love You Lose (NSFW)

Mr. White wrote:
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Who pray tell is she?
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

http://www.ulsterrugby.com/news/11302.php Ulster backrow forward, Iain Henderson, suffered an injury to his left foot playing for Ireland against Italy in the RBS 6 Nations last Saturday. Following a scan in Dublin on Sunday, he underwent an X-Ray in Belfast yesterday. There it was confirmed that h...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

http://www.ulsterrugby.com/news/11302.php Ulster backrow forward, Iain Henderson, suffered an injury to his left foot playing for Ireland against Italy in the RBS 6 Nations last Saturday. Following a scan in Dublin on Sunday, he underwent an X-Ray in Belfast yesterday. There it was confirmed that h...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26271
Views: 1291724

Re: The Rugby Strength and Conditioning Thread

Pulled 225kg, with heavy collars, about as close to 500lbs as possible without going over. Chuffed to bits with that. My knee seems to be taking a while to clear up, so went for some deadlifting instead, very happy I did. :proud: Nice. Did you have a nice bend in the bar? Not sure, didn't video it ...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

ZappaMan wrote:
DiscoHips D'Arcy wrote:If Leinster were to lose Schmidt too it would be a devastating off season for them. I take it gibbes would follow Schmidt into the Ireland ticket were it offered also
That would free up Kidney to take the Leinster gig, though, so not all bad.

Everyone is happy then :thumbup:
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26271
Views: 1291724

Re: The Rugby Strength and Conditioning Thread

If you have a smart phone I'm sure there is some sort of app out there, might be handier.
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26271
Views: 1291724

Re: The Rugby Strength and Conditioning Thread

excel sheet on the laptop but I train in my garage!
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Dave Heffernan and Danny Qualter are both getting development contracts at Connacht next year. 2 more local lads graduatibg from the academy Heffernan is being converted to hooker I hear Connacht are after Rael from Munster. If Heffernan is being converted,maybe my info is incorrect. Was that the b...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Toner to start according to Thornley in todays IT. IRELAND (possible): R Kearney; C Gilroy, B O’Driscoll, L Marshall, K Earls; J Sexton, C Murray; C Healy, R Best, M Ross; M McCarthy, D Ryan or D Toner; P O’Mahony, S O’Brien, J Heaslip (capt). Replacements: D Kilcoyne, S Cronin, S Archer, D O’Calla...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Gatland in limerick today,must be seriously considering PoC if he's here for an A match. Is he really? That's tops :thumbup: I don't think he has a choice. Grey was carried off on the weekend and won't play much Rugby for the rest of the season. None of the Irish locks in the current test team are ...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26271
Views: 1291724

Re: The Rugby Strength and Conditioning Thread

ElementFreak wrote:http://www.crossfitendurance.com/_libra ... Sample.pdf

Here is a 50 page sample of Kelly Starrett's book "Becoming a Supple Leopard". Release date is 22nd April.

Really looking forward to have a read of that
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

If POM is the new Quinlan does that mean we'll have to put up with years of moaning about him not being picked by Ireland when in actual fact he's dropped at provincial level? But he won't be dropped at provincial level,and neither was Quinnie,whenever he was fit he made the match day squad. He's c...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Taz, that is f**king huge. :shock: Well...about 5' 9 and 84kg You shut your whore mouth. :lol: My buddy told me he's moving. I couldn't quite get to the bottom of where this rumor originated, but my guess would be some other "reliable" internet source. It makes no sense anyway. They have Murray, an...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Screw you guys
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Hellraiser wrote:Taz, that is f**king huge. :shock:

:x :x :x :x
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I think the BOD affect on the decision may have more to do with the moment where BOD had to gather the ball two feet from his own line after that kick pass abortion from the Cork man. A brief "dont pit me on the field with that fucker again" might have swung the day. I'd like to think that ROGs per...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I think the BOD affect on the decision may have more to do with the moment where BOD had to gather the ball two feet from his own line after that kick pass abortion from the Cork man. A brief "dont pit me on the field with that fucker again" might have swung the day. I'd like to think that ROGs per...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

So Taz when is the big news of yours going to be announced! :uhoh: Am I being whoooshed or are you just flabbergasted by my poor English/grammar? Neither...worried about my auld pal Taz is all..hope he hasnt doen anything stupid like gotten married and shit!/ :shock: :( No No, he is coming out is a...
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

redrebel wrote:
MunsterMan!!!!! wrote:So Taz when is the big news of yours going to be announced!
:uhoh:

Am I being whoooshed or are you just flabbergasted by my poor English/grammar?
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

So Taz when is the big news of yours going to be announced!
by MunsterMan!!!!!
Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 455521
Views: 18826923

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

So basically 9%% of the questions were about ROG! FFS, the media in this country are a joke!