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diarm wrote:
paddyor wrote:
diarm wrote:If we can live with the first half hour onslaught from the Boks, we can beat them. Living with that first half hour is a mammoth challenge though.
Think NZ put themselves under a lot of pressure early on with loose passes in their own 22, we won't be that craic at all.
That's true but they were also taking heavy fire from absolute monsters of men. Some of those collisions were enough to knock any player off their cool.

We'll do well to keep our heads in the game under the same onslaught. It might be a game to start with the likes of Kleyn, Ruddock and Farrell just to soak up the physicality for 40 minutes and then bring on the starters in the second half.
Kleyn? Hes nowhere near good enough and Henderson is better at what Kleyn is meant to be good at ffs.
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CM11 wrote:
de_Selby wrote:
Winnie wrote:
de_Selby wrote:The replay of the NZ-SA match just started there and during the haka all you can hear is "olé olé olé". There must have been loads of Irish there

The match tomorrow might be shaping up to be another 'home' game like Australia in 2011 was
That’s such a god awful chant
It’s up their with the welsh oggy oggy oggy for cringeworthiness
The best part is when everyone gets confused after doing it 3 times. Do you do another round of it? Is there a second verse?
Up there with Allez Les Bleus and how many times do we shout LEINSTER before it's too many.
Ulster lad in not understanding winning chants shocker !
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I’m thinking that if we want to get to the semifinals we need to blow Scotland away tomorrow.
Hurt them badly in the tight five and demoralize them.
We need to send a message to SA.
Anything less and SA will really fancy their chances to send us home.
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earl the beaver wrote:
diarm wrote:
paddyor wrote:
diarm wrote:If we can live with the first half hour onslaught from the Boks, we can beat them. Living with that first half hour is a mammoth challenge though.
Think NZ put themselves under a lot of pressure early on with loose passes in their own 22, we won't be that craic at all.
That's true but they were also taking heavy fire from absolute monsters of men. Some of those collisions were enough to knock any player off their cool.

We'll do well to keep our heads in the game under the same onslaught. It might be a game to start with the likes of Kleyn, Ruddock and Farrell just to soak up the physicality for 40 minutes and then bring on the starters in the second half.
Kleyn? Hes nowhere near good enough and Henderson is better at what Kleyn is meant to be good at ffs.
I agree with you completely. My point was that if we face a 30 minute onslaught like NZ did at the beginning of today's match, we will lose 3 or 4 players for the rest of the match and tournament.

Our best 15 simply doesn't have the physicality to cope with what I saw today. We all saw what happened against France last time round and that wasn't a patch on what those South African monsters dished out in the first half.

I was suggesting putting out our biggest units to soak up that 30 minutes and then when they're gassed like they were today, send out our rugby players to win the game and survive for the next round.
feckwanker wrote:Comparing Larmour to Kolbe already.

Jesus :lol:
Is that 16 cap Larmour and 11 cap Kolbe?

Larmour is a fine player and will keep improving. No need to be comparing him to a generational talent like Kolbe.
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Winnie wrote:
de_Selby wrote:The replay of the NZ-SA match just started there and during the haka all you can hear is "olé olé olé". There must have been loads of Irish there

The match tomorrow might be shaping up to be another 'home' game like Australia in 2011 was
That’s such a god awful chant
It’s up their with the welsh oggy oggy oggy for cringeworthiness
Winnie hated USA '94. And the qualifiers.
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Flametop wrote:I’m thinking that if we want to get to the semifinals we need to blow Scotland away tomorrow.
Hurt them badly in the tight five and demoralize them.
We need to send a message to SA.
Anything less and SA will really fancy their chances to send us home.
Would it be a bad thing for the Saffers to think we’re a soft touch? If they have an eye on the semi?
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Shut the fudge up all of you. Scotland isn’t a gimme.
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What's a bad thing is to be thinking about anything other than what happens one hour from now.

Edit add: DP, :thumbup:
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Duff Paddy wrote:Shut the fudge up all of you. Scotland isn’t a gimme.
If we are worried about Scotland (as supporters) we have no business thinking about semi finals.
I fully expect Joe and the team to take Scotland seriously though.
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Flametop wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:Shut the fudge up all of you. Scotland isn’t a gimme.
If we are worried about Scotland (as supporters) we have no business thinking about semi finals.
I fully expect Joe and the team to take Scotland seriously though.
It's like you've never seen a world cup before
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Eyes on TV.
C'mon Ireland. Stick it to them!
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alliswell wrote:
Flametop wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:Shut the fudge up all of you. Scotland isn’t a gimme.
If we are worried about Scotland (as supporters) we have no business thinking about semi finals.
I fully expect Joe and the team to take Scotland seriously though.
It's like you've never seen a world cup before
La, la, la, I’m not listening.

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Is Heaslip not allowed to wear a hoodie?
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I’m nervous, don’t see how people are so calm.
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bw245 wrote:I’m nervous, don’t see how people are so calm.
Because it's all about winning a QF at this stage. If we go out in the pool stage we weren't good enough to win one anyway so so be it.
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diarm wrote:
bw245 wrote:I’m nervous, don’t see how people are so calm.
Because it's all about winning a QF at this stage. If we go out in the pool stage we weren't good enough to win one anyway so so be it.

If Scotland pull if off today we just need a fk-up against Japan and we are out of the WC in 6 days!

I think we should win quite comfortably today but I'm nervous too.
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Ireland's Call coming. Fück you nordies
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diarm wrote:
bw245 wrote:I’m nervous, don’t see how people are so calm.
Because it's all about winning a QF at this stage. If we go out in the pool stage we weren't good enough to win one anyway so so be it.
This.
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Why do ppl from NI have to be represented by that yellow fleg?
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EverReady wrote:Ireland's Call coming. Fück you nordies
My kid just asked me what’s with the Ulster flag?

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Conway and Larmour helpfully standing beside each other to show there isn't much difference in height.

Hopefully Best will channel his emotions positively.
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Willie Falloon wrote:Why do ppl from NI have to be represented by that yellow fleg?
Was going to mention it was odd. Normally it's the Irish rugby flag used.

Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan getting double representation.
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Willie Falloon wrote:Why do ppl from NI have to be represented by that yellow fleg?
Because the plain white one with bigotry stencilled on it is still in snap pritning. Right with that over come on Willie let's be hands across the wall lovers for the next two hours
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EverReady wrote:Ireland's Call coming. Fück you nordies
CJ was showing more passion than any of the other irish lads. For shame
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Rahoo rahoo rahoo
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danthefan wrote:Rahoo rahoo rahoo
Hold fire man, only half a match gone, and we're dropping players like flies.
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Ulsters Red Hand wrote:
EverReady wrote:Ireland's Call coming. Fück you nordies
CJ was showing more passion than any of the other irish lads. For shame
CJ is probably still not sure exactly who he is playing for
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EverReady wrote:
Ulsters Red Hand wrote:
EverReady wrote:Ireland's Call coming. Fück you nordies
CJ was showing more passion than any of the other irish lads. For shame
CJ is probably still not sure exactly who he is playing for
He passed his HIA. It's Bundee who's not sure which island he's representing.
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What’s the return to play protocol?
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Great to see all the lads playing well that had variously been written off by some- Larmour, Ringrose, Stander, Stockdale.
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Larmour proving me wrong out there.
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Luke McGrath has been really good off the bench.

Have my hands up.
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Salanya wrote:
danthefan wrote:Rahoo rahoo rahoo
Hold fire man, only half a match gone, and we're dropping players like flies.
Rahoo rahoo
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That was surprisingly easy. What new calamity is going to unfold this time.
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Flametop wrote:I’m thinking that if we want to get to the semifinals we need to blow Scotland away tomorrow.
Hurt them badly in the tight five and demoralize them.
We need to send a message to SA.
Anything less and SA will really fancy their chances to send us home.
8)
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That feels better.
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Glad to say, with no respect to the man as it isn't due: screw you Andy Dunne, you empty wankbag!


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Balcony Bob, Earls back and Kleyn in for Hendo for the quarter.
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Diego wrote:That was surprisingly easy. What new calamity is going to unfold this time.
Worst thing that could happen!

Scotland weren't and aren't all that good. We need to take this in perspective but it's good to see some players sharp out there.
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That was enjoyable. The defence was relentless. Great to get 4 tries as well in the conditions
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