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Ireland 7’s play South Africa in the olympics at 3am, then play the USA at 10.30am. All aboard choo choo
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Duff Paddy wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:29 pm Ireland 7’s play South Africa in the olympics at 3am, then play the USA at 10.30am. All aboard choo choo
Honestly, if it wasn't for the pandemic this would be a phenomenal summer (and even then it's up there because it means you can be left in peace.) Euros, summer internationals, Lions tour, Olympics. Sun splitting the stones (which we get a break from tomorrow.) Some people, at least, able to get a few games in on their TV while they "work" from their laptop at home. The last days before minimum booze pricing.

This weekend we had Olympic opening ceremony - Lions win - more olympics (including canoeing, boxing, hockey, gymnastics and loads more) - the GAA today (just in the background for me) - Olympics highlights show for the bits I missed - emotional interviews from lads in tears from giving it their all, rowers talking in hybrid polish/irish accents- now this downtime between the new coverage (although I'm trying to get a bit of triathalon in) - Olympic coverage starts again. You might stay up to watch the opening 7s game, or go to bed and catch the 10.30 game tomorrow. Either way, it's the first time Irish rugby is at them. Olympics until about 3pm. Galway Races starting at 5pm. Olympics highglights... etc. etc.

And, I was nigh on in the nip for almost all of that (curtains drawn even though I'm in a rural area.)
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Ireland 14 - 33 South Africa

Oh well
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Duff Paddy wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:04 am Ireland 14 - 33 South Africa

Oh well
SA are very strong , beating them was always going to be a long shot . US is the big one but Kenya won’t be a rollover either
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SA played a very structured game, I wonder did they try and match Ireland's tactics.

It was bit unfortunate, there were too many stupid penalties given away for going off feet etc, though Conroy's one for rolling was a bit harsh. Still, if they cut those out they can come good.
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Looks like another pasting here for Ireland
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Nice try to end the half.
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Two soft tries had us behind the 8 ball. Good comeback to give us a shot, albeit a long one, of making the QF
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Can we still make the quarters?
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I haven't watched them at all but we looked lightweight compared to SA and USA?
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They lost? I told you 7’s was a load of shite!
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Duff Paddy wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:24 am They lost? I told you 7’s was a load of shite!
When does Love Island start?
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Bogbunny wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:27 am
Duff Paddy wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:24 am They lost? I told you 7’s was a load of shite!
When does Love Island start?
Rowing and possibly swimming are the only real sports at the olympics
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CM11 wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:20 am Can we still make the quarters?
I think so, I haven't looked at the rules but guessing by looking a the tables it looks like it's top 2 and 2 best 3rd place from the 3 pools to make the quarter finals.
Probably all the top 3 in pool A will qualify and 3rd and 4th in Pool B are poor. So it comes down to beating Kenya by more than 7 points.
(to be last placed and play someone like Fiji and then go out)
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To get through I think we need one of Japan, Australia or Argentina to mess up by a lot of points.

Lads just didn't look sharp for all the momentum coming in.
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lemonhead wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:43 am To get through I think we need one of Japan, Australia or Argentina to mess up by a lot of points.

Lads just didn't look sharp for all the momentum coming in.
Aus and Arg are essentially through. Japan are essentially out already. Just comes down to Kenya really
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Japan no more essentially out than we are. PD favours us but if Kenya game's tight and they pile points on Canada they're the ones going through.

Wouldn't stay up, put it that way.
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Premier Red wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:44 pm
Bernard O'Byrne's tweet 'Black Dives Matter' the other week cost him his job too and I guarantee you most run of the mill folk found it witty but the woke brigade control the narrative now and one can't open one's mouth but for fear of offending someone.....you look at that Japanese lad who was running the opening ceremony, sacked over some Anti-Semitic comment he had made 25 years ago, like, why would some sad focker go trawling to find that, it's ridiculous.....but Franno's had this coming for a while, his constant trolling was gonna bite him at some stage.......

Oh and this is great clip on the Copsey haymaker, he trolled the Welsh before the game in the paper and ultimately got a smack for his troubles...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPzxZC0yG1c
Well most run of the mill folk need a serious f**king attitude adjustment then. You may have found it witty, but its just another straw on the back of a lot of people who just don't feel entirely welcome in our society, much to our shame. You just have to look at the much more malignant comments that come up in England by those who decided to make the penalties incident about the players race - its not acceptable at all, even if you do think you're being witty and just having some harmless fun - it's neither.

Similar to Franno, I don't believe O'Byrne is a card carrying racist (least not from this incident), but it's is an incredibly stupid and ignorant comment to make and he deservedly lost his job.

I've a bit more sympathy for the 25 year old stuff been dragged up, we all say and do stupid shit when we were younger that we have since grown out of, but he should have dealt with it a long time ago himself rather than wishing it would stay under the carpet.
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de_Selby wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:42 am
CM11 wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:20 am Can we still make the quarters?
I think so, I haven't looked at the rules but guessing by looking a the tables it looks like it's top 2 and 2 best 3rd place from the 3 pools to make the quarter finals.
Probably all the top 3 in pool A will qualify and 3rd and 4th in Pool B are poor. So it comes down to beating Kenya by more than 7 points.
(to be last placed and play someone like Fiji and then go out)
Was that try at the end very important against the USA? Losing bonus?
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Ryan McMahon,20, a former leinster underage tighthead prop is training with Ulster I see. Tall prop at 6'5, but was penalty prone and poor in the scrum whenever I saw him play. Granted that's quite some time age but he was miles behind Clarkson at his age grade.

Rhys O'Donnell training with ulster too. Azur Allison still around too, good to see.
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Can he play number 8?
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Good to see COB, Adam Byrne, Max Deegan and Rhys Ruddock back training with Leinster today. Sexton too of course. no sign of anyone unexpected yet.
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I see James Coughlan has joined Toulon as defence coach . Quite a few former Munster players are on the coaching tickets of big clubs now
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Rassie seems like a right plum
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irishrugbyua wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:54 pm Good to see COB, Adam Byrne, Max Deegan and Rhys Ruddock back training with Leinster today. Sexton too of course. no sign of anyone unexpected yet.
Great stuff. Saw Byrne yesterday, resisted the urge to ask him about his injury. Glad to hear he's back. Still hold out hope for him with an injury free run to mature into a top player. That combination of pace, size and aerial ability make him a real threat. Hopefully he's been needing up on defence in his time away.
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Paddy Patterson in with Munster too.
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Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:05 pm Rassie seems like a right plum
there's a lot of pressure on waterboys in saffa rugby
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irishrugbyua wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:54 pm Good to see COB, Adam Byrne, Max Deegan and Rhys Ruddock back training with Leinster today. Sexton too of course. no sign of anyone unexpected yet.
Deegan and Byrne both look like they've used the time off field to bulk up. Who is the big lad on the lef in this photo btw? Milne?
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DeDoc wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:09 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:54 pm Good to see COB, Adam Byrne, Max Deegan and Rhys Ruddock back training with Leinster today. Sexton too of course. no sign of anyone unexpected yet.
Deegan and Byrne both look like they've used the time off field to bulk up. Who is the big lad on the lef in this photo btw? Milne?
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Looks like Michael Milne alright . Deegan certainly has bulked up , hopefully not too much to the detriment of his speed and athleticism. No sign of Leavy yet unfortunately but great to see the others back in action :thumbup:
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DeDoc wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:09 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:54 pm Good to see COB, Adam Byrne, Max Deegan and Rhys Ruddock back training with Leinster today. Sexton too of course. no sign of anyone unexpected yet.
Deegan and Byrne both look like they've used the time off field to bulk up. Who is the big lad on the lef in this photo btw? Milne?
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Yep Milne.
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Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:05 pm Rassie seems like a right plum
He's definitely a weirdo anyway.
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Floppykid wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:37 pm
Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:05 pm Rassie seems like a right plum
He's definitely a weirdo anyway.

Strange , I thought he was a fairly astute , clued in fella when at Munster and when leading SA to World Cup success. Never expected this sort of shithousery ( as Squidge put it , great word btw) from him
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Conspicuous wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:42 pm
Floppykid wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:37 pm
Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:05 pm Rassie seems like a right plum
He's definitely a weirdo anyway.

Strange , I thought he was a fairly astute , clued in fella when at Munster and when leading SA to World Cup success. Never expected this sort of shithousery ( as Squidge put it , great word btw) from him
Just a bit of a freak who really knows his rugby I guess.
His crypto adverts in between Lions coverage were really bizarre, it's not a great look for a national coach to be lending their name to that sort of shite. :lol:
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Floppykid wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:44 pm
Conspicuous wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:42 pm
Floppykid wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:37 pm
Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:05 pm Rassie seems like a right plum
He's definitely a weirdo anyway.

Strange , I thought he was a fairly astute , clued in fella when at Munster and when leading SA to World Cup success. Never expected this sort of shithousery ( as Squidge put it , great word btw) from him
Just a bit of a freak who really knows his rugby I guess.
His crypto adverts in between Lions coverage were really bizarre, it's not a great look for a national coach to be lending their name to that sort of shite. :lol:
Bet sewage blew his load when he saw Rassie doing crypto adverts
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Floppykid wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:37 pm
Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:05 pm Rassie seems like a right plum
He's definitely a weirdo anyway.
Might be some jungle juice in the bottle he carries on to the field
He never offers the players any of it.
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just need to win by 7 points against kenya. up by 12 at HT, hopefully they can do it
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conroy has left 2 tries behind him
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should have qualified. Conroy just had to run over the line. don't know what was up with him
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de_Selby wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:24 am should have qualified. Conroy just had to run over the line. don't know what was up with him
They absolutely blew it, Conroy having a mare of a tournament so far x( Kenya were there for taking, dropped passes, crooked throw in lineout, missed conversions and then letting in a try in the last minute :((
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Very disappointing. We were meant to have had an advantage having been in competition more recently than some but we looked like we hadn't played in ages.
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