CM11 wrote:+1 for not giving up but let's see him play before knowing if his Irish career is over. Hopefully it's not.binge90 wrote:I'd just like to say fair f**king play to David Wallace. When that tackle went in I was distraught, because I said that that's his career done.
Shows how wrong I was to doubt the Cyborg. The man is a machine.
Fair play Wally.
Re. Toner, what's happened elsewhere shouldn't detract from his achievement, which is damn good for his age. If you don't want to compare him to Nagle, how about POC who had made half as many appearances for Munster at the same age. Now I'm not for a second saying he's as good (I'm not that demented) while the fewer amount of games when POC started has to be taken into account but POC made his first Munster appearance nearly 2 years after Toner.
It is fashionable to not like Toner and he certainly has his negatives but IMO in the cameos he's had for Ireland he hasn't looked out of place while he rarely lets Leinster down. Given the age profile of our current locks and the lack of depth there it would be premature to write him off, especially given his experience to date and the steady improvement in his game.
I wouldn't be calling for him to start tomorrow but I disagree he would bring nothing and arguably a Ryan/Toner pairing would be a lot more balanced and worthwhile than DOC/Ryan even if there are better partners for Ryan before getting to Toner.
TBH bar we are stuck, I really don't what to see Wally in an Irish Jersey, giving his age profile, there is no point, he probably has one more season left in him. I am off to top myself after saying that!