earl the beaver wrote: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 and when they played against each other in the HEC QF, Zebo got the nod because of where he was from, as for Ulster fans being happy with Gilroy on the bench, well yes we are and why wouldn't we be? we're lucky enough to have two wingers who are better than him for us and who are, imo, the two best available to Ireland, we have the luxury of having a quality player on the bench. The difference between Ulster and Ireland of course is that Ulster create opportunities and patterns that Trimble can run off and make breaks, for Ireland we don't create as much and therefore someone who is more likely to create something on their own out of nothing is more valuable to the side.
If you want to use a bullshit argument like that you could also say that Zebo is far more use to playing in a team that depend on him to create chance.
Look Zebo is in better form than him atm, and is ahead of him in my book. Gilroy should have been picked to go to NZ, yes. Stop making up crazy arguments to suggest otherwise.
On Court vs. Kilcoyne. I think with Healy obviously starting, Court is better maybe on the bench in case the scrum goes to shit, he is the better scrummager of all three. Of course he could play either one (Kilcoyne or court) depending on the opposition. I would be happy with either on the bench as all three of our LHs are in great form.