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Next weeks game will tell a lot, Wales were on the back of a 7 game losing streak and were dire in the first half, and left a few chances behind them in the second. Having said that we played 20 minutes with 14 men so its hard to know what shape we're in. The fact that the coaches can't let go of Rog is a worry, it cancels out any progressive selections or gameplay when you know the fall back is give to Rog and let him try a kick. At least the pre-planned subs seem to have stopped
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You ever notice how our great games have been the ones where we don't play Kidneyball?
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ID2 wrote:Next weeks game will tell a lot, Wales were on the back of a 7 game losing streak and were dire in the first half, and left a few chances behind them in the second. Having said that we played 20 minutes with 14 men so its hard to know what shape we're in. The fact that the coaches can't let go of Rog is a worry, it cancels out any progressive selections or gameplay when you know the fall back is give to Rog and let him try a kick. At least the pre-planned subs seem to have stopped

They don't have a choice. He'll never see another cap as soon as his central contract is up.
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Has it been mentioned that it looks like Afoa is off once his contract is up, potentially earlier?
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Hellraiser wrote:
ID2 wrote:Next weeks game will tell a lot, Wales were on the back of a 7 game losing streak and were dire in the first half, and left a few chances behind them in the second. Having said that we played 20 minutes with 14 men so its hard to know what shape we're in. The fact that the coaches can't let go of Rog is a worry, it cancels out any progressive selections or gameplay when you know the fall back is give to Rog and let him try a kick. At least the pre-planned subs seem to have stopped

They don't have a choice. He'll never see another cap as soon as his central contract is up.
None of the young pretenders have really stepped up either,and that's a worry.
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earl the beaver wrote:Has it been mentioned that it looks like Afoa is off once his contract is up, potentially earlier?
At the end of his contract I could understand, but earlier as in the end of the season? That would be strange.
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earl the beaver wrote:Has it been mentioned that it looks like Afoa is off once his contract is up, potentially earlier?
Yup,BJ has to get his renewed do Afoa has to take the bullet.
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earl the beaver wrote:Has it been mentioned that it looks like Afoa is off once his contract is up, potentially earlier?
Yep as is BJ Botha
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Mr. Very Popular wrote:
earl the beaver wrote:Has it been mentioned that it looks like Afoa is off once his contract is up, potentially earlier?
Yup,BJ has to get his renewed do Afoa has to take the bullet.
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Mr. Very Popular wrote:
Hellraiser wrote:
ID2 wrote:Next weeks game will tell a lot, Wales were on the back of a 7 game losing streak and were dire in the first half, and left a few chances behind them in the second. Having said that we played 20 minutes with 14 men so its hard to know what shape we're in. The fact that the coaches can't let go of Rog is a worry, it cancels out any progressive selections or gameplay when you know the fall back is give to Rog and let him try a kick. At least the pre-planned subs seem to have stopped

They don't have a choice. He'll never see another cap as soon as his central contract is up.
None of the young pretenders have really stepped up either,and that's a worry.
Madigan hasn't stepped up ?


He played nearly as many matches as Sexton last season. Scored tries for fun.
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Risteard wrote:
earl the beaver wrote:Has it been mentioned that it looks like Afoa is off once his contract is up, potentially earlier?
At the end of his contract I could understand, but earlier as in the end of the season? That would be strange.
New baby on the way in a few months time, wife and kids are all back in NZ and he doesn't want to be away from them, contract is for another season but I doubt his head would be in the right place.
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earl the beaver wrote:Has it been mentioned that it looks like Afoa is off once his contract is up, potentially earlier?
There was an article that surfaced from NZ when Afoa was at one of the clubs in the last week,I posted it here a few days ago.

The suggestion is that he would need to be in situ from the summer in NZ to give him a shot of making their squad.
Personally I dunno what to make of it.
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Camroc,Would you be happy with Madigan stepping in to run a 6n game with 70 mins to play.
I'm not saying RoG is the answer,we don't have a viable alternative at the moment,when Madigan is the starting 10 for HeC games at Leinster he might come good,right now I don't think any of the others below Sexton are decent alternatives.
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earl the beaver wrote:Image
Not yet Earl,but maybe next year.
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Mr. Very Popular wrote:
earl the beaver wrote:Image
Not yet Earl,but maybe next year.
He's better than ROG right now.
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Mr. Very Popular wrote:
Hellraiser wrote:
ID2 wrote:Next weeks game will tell a lot, Wales were on the back of a 7 game losing streak and were dire in the first half, and left a few chances behind them in the second. Having said that we played 20 minutes with 14 men so its hard to know what shape we're in. The fact that the coaches can't let go of Rog is a worry, it cancels out any progressive selections or gameplay when you know the fall back is give to Rog and let him try a kick. At least the pre-planned subs seem to have stopped

They don't have a choice. He'll never see another cap as soon as his central contract is up.
None of the young pretenders have really stepped up either,and that's a worry.
I'd be much happier seeing Jackson come on than Rog
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earl the beaver wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:
earl the beaver wrote:Image
Not yet Earl,but maybe next year.
He's better than ROG right now.
Tallest Dwarf.
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RTÉ Rugby ‏@RTErugby
Rob Kearney has undergone a back scan and looks set to be fit to feature for Ireland. #rterugby :frown:
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Jackson needs to sort out his club form before he takes the step up to international rugby. According to some people close to the Ulster set up it could be Olding that comes through as the long term 10 for province and country
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Conspicuous wrote:
earl the beaver wrote:Image
Jackson needs to sort out his club form before he takes the step up to international rugby. According to some people close to the Ulster set up it could be Olding that comes through as the long term 10 for province and country
Yeah, cos you know loads of people close to the Ulster setup.
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redrebel wrote:RTÉ Rugby ‏@RTErugby
Rob Kearney has undergone a back scan and looks set to be fit to feature for Ireland. #rterugby :frown:

Why the long face ?
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Mr. Very Popular wrote:Camroc,Would you be happy with Madigan stepping in to run a 6n game with 70 mins to play.
I'm not saying RoG is the answer,we don't have a viable alternative at the moment,when Madigan is the starting 10 for HeC games at Leinster he might come good,right now I don't think any of the others below Sexton are decent alternatives.
I'd much rather let young Jacko, Madigan or Keatley step up and have a pop at it, than have that tomato faced retard stink up the field on another charity cap.
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Mr. Very Popular wrote:Camroc,Would you be happy with Madigan stepping in to run a 6n game with 70 mins to play.
I'm not saying RoG is the answer,we don't have a viable alternative at the moment,when Madigan is the starting 10 for HeC games at Leinster he might come good,right now I don't think any of the others below Sexton are decent alternatives.
I would to be honest. Can you imagine ROG had to come on for 15 or 20 mins yesterday? We might have been in more trouble.
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earl the beaver wrote:
Conspicuous wrote:
earl the beaver wrote:Image
Jackson needs to sort out his club form before he takes the step up to international rugby. According to some people close to the Ulster set up it could be Olding that comes through as the long term 10 for province and country
Yeah, cos you know loads of people close to the Ulster setup.
You probably know one of them, he goes by the alias Bobbyfatfingers
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binge90 wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:Camroc,Would you be happy with Madigan stepping in to run a 6n game with 70 mins to play.
I'm not saying RoG is the answer,we don't have a viable alternative at the moment,when Madigan is the starting 10 for HeC games at Leinster he might come good,right now I don't think any of the others below Sexton are decent alternatives.
I'd much rather let young Jacko, Madigan or Keatley step up and have a pop at it, than have that tomato faced retard stink up the field on another charity cap.
I'd feel the same,if any of them ever showed they could run a high pressure game.
What we really need is a forcefield around sexton.
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Conspicuous wrote:
redrebel wrote:RTÉ Rugby ‏@RTErugby
Rob Kearney has undergone a back scan and looks set to be fit to feature for Ireland. #rterugby :frown:

Why the long face ?
That he had to have a scan..ie that the back is troubling him still :(
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Boxcar Ira wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:Camroc,Would you be happy with Madigan stepping in to run a 6n game with 70 mins to play.
I'm not saying RoG is the answer,we don't have a viable alternative at the moment,when Madigan is the starting 10 for HeC games at Leinster he might come good,right now I don't think any of the others below Sexton are decent alternatives.
I would to be honest. Can you imagine ROG had to come on for 15 or 20 mins yesterday? We might have been in more trouble.
Ronan's never let us down
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Conspicuous wrote:
earl the beaver wrote:
Conspicuous wrote:
earl the beaver wrote:Image
Jackson needs to sort out his club form before he takes the step up to international rugby. According to some people close to the Ulster set up it could be Olding that comes through as the long term 10 for province and country
Yeah, cos you know loads of people close to the Ulster setup.
You probably know one of them, he goes by the alias Bobbyfatfingers
That's your source close to the Ulster set up?


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Conspicuous wrote:
Boxcar Ira wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:Camroc,Would you be happy with Madigan stepping in to run a 6n game with 70 mins to play.
I'm not saying RoG is the answer,we don't have a viable alternative at the moment,when Madigan is the starting 10 for HeC games at Leinster he might come good,right now I don't think any of the others below Sexton are decent alternatives.
I would to be honest. Can you imagine ROG had to come on for 15 or 20 mins yesterday? We might have been in more trouble.
Ronan's never let us down
I know but that would struggled badly yesterday. Wouldnt like to risk it.
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BobbyFatFingers AKA
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Incidentally, how are we voting on the boredies, Swarm?
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redrebel wrote:
Conspicuous wrote:
redrebel wrote:RTÉ Rugby ‏@RTErugby
Rob Kearney has undergone a back scan and looks set to be fit to feature for Ireland. #rterugby :frown:

Why the long face ?
That he had to have a scan..ie that the back is troubling him still :(
He's ok by the looks of things so cheer up. Knowing you that RTE tweet is probably from last year anyway :lol:
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Conspicuous wrote:
Boxcar Ira wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:Camroc,Would you be happy with Madigan stepping in to run a 6n game with 70 mins to play.
I'm not saying RoG is the answer,we don't have a viable alternative at the moment,when Madigan is the starting 10 for HeC games at Leinster he might come good,right now I don't think any of the others below Sexton are decent alternatives.
I would to be honest. Can you imagine ROG had to come on for 15 or 20 mins yesterday? We might have been in more trouble.
Ronan's never let us down
Yes he has
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Mr. Very Popular wrote:Camroc,Would you be happy with Madigan stepping in to run a 6n game with 70 mins to play.
I'm not saying RoG is the answer,we don't have a viable alternative at the moment,when Madigan is the starting 10 for HeC games at Leinster he might come good,right now I don't think any of the others below Sexton are decent alternatives.
I would be a damned sight happier than seeing ROG do it, and the same for Jackson or Keatley.

ROG brings less than zero to the table, and is symptomatic of both Kidneys selections and tactics.
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binge90 wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:Camroc,Would you be happy with Madigan stepping in to run a 6n game with 70 mins to play.
I'm not saying RoG is the answer,we don't have a viable alternative at the moment,when Madigan is the starting 10 for HeC games at Leinster he might come good,right now I don't think any of the others below Sexton are decent alternatives.
I'd much rather let young Jacko, Madigan or Keatley step up and have a pop at it, than have that tomato faced retard stink up the field on another charity cap.
+1

ROG has shown nothing in an Ireland jersey for a while and why not try and give others a chance than beating a dead horse
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None of the injuries Ross, kearney, D'Arcy, Heaslip, O'Driscoll, O'Mahoney, Earls - are expected to rule any player out of action. 6nations
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However, Ireland's 6Nations line-up to face England will not now be named until Friday. Game is on Sunday. Expect a light training week.
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Earls seeing specialist during week. All others will be back in training.
Yeah, he's looking fairly doubtful for next week. Boy has no luck with injuries.
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ID2 wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:
Hellraiser wrote:
ID2 wrote:Next weeks game will tell a lot, Wales were on the back of a 7 game losing streak and were dire in the first half, and left a few chances behind them in the second. Having said that we played 20 minutes with 14 men so its hard to know what shape we're in. The fact that the coaches can't let go of Rog is a worry, it cancels out any progressive selections or gameplay when you know the fall back is give to Rog and let him try a kick. At least the pre-planned subs seem to have stopped

They don't have a choice. He'll never see another cap as soon as his central contract is up.
None of the young pretenders have really stepped up either,and that's a worry.
I'd be much happier seeing Jackson come on than Rog
Same here. We'll lose absolutely nothing bar place kicking.
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Uncle Fester wrote:
danthefan wrote:
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 light training week.
IRFU employee who posts on boards.ie:
Earls seeing specialist during week. All others will be back in training.
Yeah, he's looking fairly doubtful for next week. Boy has no luck with injuries.
While a bit unfair to Trimble, I would like to see fitz come in he covers more from the bench
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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.
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