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Diego wrote:Real talk: We can and will kick over, at and around Naholo all day. He's vulnerable there. Kaino in the row hits their lineout and Squire is still quite raw. Moala is no Conrad Smith either, but then who is.

That's all the positives I have right now.
Savea has been very ropey all season from the games I've watched re handling. Dropping simple stuff. Was dropped from Hurricanes for their run in.

Naholo is decent under high ball - granted they don't put as much pressure on Garryowens etc done under. But get the kick wrong with no pressure and you have a run away train coming back at us.

Moala isn't all that at all. Happy to see him there. Linert-Brown has looked a total class act.
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Kearney
Ringrose
Payne
Henshaw
Zebo
Sexton
Murray

Healy
Best
Furlong
Toner
Dillane
Murphy
JvdF
Heaslip
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CM11 wrote:
danthefan wrote:Where the f**k jaysus is the team?
7.15 apparently.
7.30 now.
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CM11 wrote:
danthefan wrote:Where the f**k jaysus is the team?
7.15 apparently.
730 now :x
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Diego wrote:Kearney
Ringrose
Payne
Henshaw
Zebo
Sexton
Murray

Healy
Best
Furlong
Toner
Dillane
Murphy
JvdF
Heaslip
x(
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feckwanker wrote:
Diego wrote:Kearney
Ringrose
Payne
Henshaw
Zebo
Sexton
Murray

Healy
Best
Furlong
Toner
Dillane
Murphy
JvdF
Heaslip
x(
:lol:
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feckwanker wrote:
Diego wrote:Kearney
Ringrose
Payne
Henshaw
Zebo
Sexton
Murray

Healy
Best
Furlong
Toner
Dillane
Murphy
JvdF
Heaslip
x(
:lol:
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They f**king better have J. Ryan on the bench for his scrummaging prowess given the state of that Kiwi second row.
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paddyor wrote:
feckwanker wrote:
Diego wrote:Kearney
Ringrose
Payne
Henshaw
Zebo
Sexton
Murray

Healy
Best
Furlong
Toner
Dillane
Murphy
JvdF
Heaslip
x(
:lol:
:x
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Ryan ahead of Dillane. Rest as predicted.
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Ah Joe, you've only gone and done it
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Banana Man wrote:Ryan ahead of Dillane. Rest as predicted.
That's even worse.
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Banana Man wrote:Ryan ahead of Dillane. Rest as predicted.
So he's gone even more conservative that we thought.

Really really disappointed.
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Banana Man wrote:Ryan ahead of Dillane. Rest as predicted.
Really exciting bench and eh.....
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CM11 wrote:
Banana Man wrote:Ryan ahead of Dillane. Rest as predicted.
That's even worse.
Servere lack of carriers will hurt us. Even for tight carries.

Starting Dillane and Ryan for last 20 made sense to me. Ryan defends well so would help when the Kiwis usually go nuts and score in last 20.

Disappointing.

Marmion instead of mcgrath on bench.
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Banana Man wrote:
CM11 wrote:
Banana Man wrote:Ryan ahead of Dillane. Rest as predicted.
That's even worse.
Servere lack of carriers will hurt us. Even for tight carries.

Starting Dillane and Ryan for last 20 made sense to me. Ryan defends well so would help when the Kiwis usually go nuts and score in last 20.

Disappointing.

Marmion instead of mcgrath on bench.
Marmion the right call, tbf.

Our bench will be able to put pace on the ball if nothing else. My issue with Ryan is that he's in such ordinary form.
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This could be our one chance to actually beat them, and we resort to conservatism :thumbdown:
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Conor fúcking Murray!!!!!
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CM11 wrote:
Banana Man wrote:
CM11 wrote:
Banana Man wrote:Ryan ahead of Dillane. Rest as predicted.
That's even worse.
Servere lack of carriers will hurt us. Even for tight carries.

Starting Dillane and Ryan for last 20 made sense to me. Ryan defends well so would help when the Kiwis usually go nuts and score in last 20.

Disappointing.

Marmion instead of mcgrath on bench.
Marmion the right call, tbf.

Our bench will be able to put pace on the ball if nothing else. My issue with Ryan is that he's in such ordinary form.
His set piece work has been very solid to be fair. Munster have been dismantling scrums and solid in lineout.

But Dillane can feel hard done by there.
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You're all still on the wind up......







Must be..... :frown:








Surely...? :(
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Bollox anyway, we were so fun to watch in the summer with Payne back there.

I really don't see the point of Donnacha Ryan either.

Bench looks great at least, can't wait to see how Finlay goes.
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That's a fairly underwhelming team tbf.

Nice to see some boys will be rewarded with a cap but meh all the same.
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Not Sexton, ah ffs Joe. Let the young lad have a lash
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feckwanker wrote:This could be our one chance to actually beat them, and we resort to conservatism :thumbdown:
If we're going to beat them, it'll be in the last 20 not the first 60.

Of course that would still require Joe to be more liberal with his bench.
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I'm happy enough wit Ryan ahead of Dillane

Kearney and Murphy tho...not so much...was hoping John Ryan would get a shot on the bench but probably too little time in camp.

Good bench 8)
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In fairness with 3 field sessions probably makes sense to go conservative.
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First time in a while that McGrath won't have to play till he can't walk anymore.

I've a feeling Furlong will be left on for as long as possible though.
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We'll be lucky to stay within 25 and frankly I won't be surprised if we don't break single figures ourselves.
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No Dillane is disappointing, the rest as predicted
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I reckon it will be close.....



......at least for the first 30 minutes...
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There is no denying that the team selected, for all their potential shortfall in abilities compared to players whom we may have wished to see selected ahead of them, will go out there on Saturday with the sheer-bloodied mindedness of trying to beat the All Brands.

They may very well not achieve this but until the 80 minutes are up, they won't stop trying.

Time to get behind them and hope that they can pull off the unthinkable, however unlikely :thumbup:
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feckwanker wrote:There is no denying that the team selected, for all their potential shortfall in abilities compared to players whom we may have wished to see selected ahead of them, will go out there on Saturday with the sheer-bloodied mindedness of trying to beat the All Brands.

They may very well not achieve this but until the 80 minutes are up, they won't stop trying.

Time to get behind them and hope that they can pull off the unthinkable, however unlikely :thumbup:
Wow that brought me down more than the team announcement. Chapeau.
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Our chance is in Dublin. Better off getting reamed and then sending out the sneaky team in a few weeks
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Mullet 2 wrote:Jesus the humble pie if we win this.


Earl and the Connacht lads are practically in the Haka at this stage
Excuse me?
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danthefan wrote:
Banana Man wrote:Ryan ahead of Dillane. Rest as predicted.
So he's gone even more conservative that we thought.

Really really disappointed.
He's a conservative selector, this is not a surprise.
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Conn wrote:
Mullet 2 wrote:Jesus the humble pie if we win this.


Earl and the Connacht lads are practically in the Haka at this stage
Excuse me?
worse then the super rob selection this week has been the descent of mullet, it's hit us all hard.
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RWC2015 wrote:In fairness with 3 field sessions probably makes sense to go conservative.
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Don't get me wrong, I'm behind the team and I'll be a bundle of nerves and false hope come Saturday afternoon...


... but that's a disappointing selection.


Kearney was kind of expected, though his form does not warrant selection. But to move Payne back to the centre when we have (at least) 2 young centres ready to go and in good form is just a bad selection.

I like Jordi, he's versatile, but he's also a master of none of the backrow positions. JvdF is clearly the better 7, and Murphy makes far more sense as a bench cover.
Not quite sure if Dillane is ready for the All Blacks yet, but he's no worse a player than Ryan. Though if we use the 'death stare' as a weapon then it's quite obviously the right choice!!

The bench is very encouraging, but if we're behind by any margin (highly likely) is it fair to expect the likes of Bealham, Ringrose and Carberry to bring the fight?

Looks like we're saving some powder for the home match, but the opportunity is now (especially with the kiwi injuries).
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