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irishrugbyua wrote:Result: Ulster A 19 Ospreys 3

Tries: McBurney, Rea, Cooper.
Bollix.

First time we haven't managed the 4-try bonus point :x
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Banana Man wrote:Conan gone with broken metatarsal
F*ck.

F*ckkity double f*ck.

In fact, BELGIUM!



Terrible for the lad, just when it looked like he was stepping up to the very highest level.
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DiscoHips D'Arcy wrote:Bad craic about Conan but good luck to Nordi.

Pleased with Ulster but plenty to work on. Both sides of the maul weren't great and we lacked penetration at times. Line speed and defensively was good from about 20minutes in. Faddes a lot more positive than negative. Burns decent albeit Lyttle for me was MOTM. Gilroy looking sharp too. Barely a sniff of a turnover though with (by my reckoning) 9 starters out i'll take that.

Caught most of the A game which Ulster won.

McBurney an absolute liability but bloody talented. Someone needs to try and get through to him. Curtis on the wing looked very nippy and Allison probably the best of the forwards. Never looked like losing in fairness even though Houston gifted them two intercepts, but the scramble defence did very well. Ball was a bit like a bar of soap but it wasn't a great showing and you can sort of get the sense of how Leinster hockeyed them. Munster next will be interesting.
At least Nordi knows out there best the best in the world.
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Interesting that there are 5 Irish outhalf’s in the English Premiership, for 5 different teams. That’s a serious chunk.

Exeter Chiefs - Gareth Steenson
Sale Sharks - AJ MacGinty
Bristol Bears - Ian Madigan
London Irish - Paddy Jackson
Leicester - Noel Reid
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Banana Man wrote:Conan gone with broken metatarsal

Ah bollox, seriously?
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YOYO wrote:Interesting that there are 5 Irish outhalf’s in the English Premiership, for 5 different teams. That’s a serious chunk.

Exeter Chiefs - Gareth Steenson
Sale Sharks - AJ MacGinty
Bristol Bears - Ian Madigan
London Irish - Paddy Jackson
Leicester - Noel Reid
Are we really counting Noel Reid?
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crouchy wrote:
YOYO wrote:Interesting that there are 5 Irish outhalf’s in the English Premiership, for 5 different teams. That’s a serious chunk.

Exeter Chiefs - Gareth Steenson
Sale Sharks - AJ MacGinty
Bristol Bears - Ian Madigan
London Irish - Paddy Jackson
Leicester - Noel Reid
Are we really counting Noel Reid?
It looks like he be a 12 come 10 for Leicester.
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Gutting for Conan
It's great for Jordi being repaid for uprooting and moving to Ulster though
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DiscoHips D'Arcy wrote:Bad craic about Conan but good luck to Nordi.

Pleased with Ulster but plenty to work on. Both sides of the maul weren't great and we lacked penetration at times. Line speed and defensively was good from about 20minutes in. Faddes a lot more positive than negative. Burns decent albeit Lyttle for me was MOTM. Gilroy looking sharp too. Barely a sniff of a turnover though with (by my reckoning) 9 starters out i'll take that.

Caught most of the A game which Ulster won.

McBurney an absolute liability but bloody talented. Someone needs to try and get through to him. Curtis on the wing looked very nippy and Allison probably the best of the forwards. Never looked like losing in fairness even though Houston gifted them two intercepts, but the scramble defence did very well. Ball was a bit like a bar of soap but it wasn't a great showing and you can sort of get the sense of how Leinster hockeyed them. Munster next will be interesting.
What did McBurney do this time?
Regardless of talent he’ll never make it until he stops acting the dick.
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18ChinsOfChinatown wrote:
Banana Man wrote:Conan gone with broken metatarsal

Ah bollox, seriously?
No.

Metatarsal, funnily enough.
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crouchy wrote:
HighKingLeinster wrote:
Winnie wrote:
HighKingLeinster wrote: Could you imagine what would have happened if The Dawg had gone up there?? Would have revolutionised their team and would have his seed in half the wimmin of Belfast by now thus securing the long term future of ulster rugby
Isn’t he a bin man these days?
Well he certainly clean up the rubbish that is the current ulster back play
Where have you been hiding lately, my favourite Wickla goat fingerer?
In your sisters ass
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Bloody great test match so far, some pace on the game from the Japanese.
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Interesting to compare how often they pass compared to our players.
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Gardner is jokeshop.
We need to hold the ball.
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Gardner is a joke but we’ve been shit aside for the first fifteen minutes

POM/Best/Furlong/Stander all getting battered up front
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I've been saying it since seeing Gardiner ride the Lions in 2017 but he is an awful ref.
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Gardner is dogshit, but our pack is really lacking intensity.
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Can't see Ireland winning this.

Chasing shadows already.

Hopefully Beirne, Kilcoyne and Cronin can add a bit of pace to the pack.
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Struggling to remember the last time we’ve had this little ball
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fishooks15 wrote:Struggling to remember the last time we’ve had this little ball
We handed over all momentum when Best overthrew that lineout.
Then we f**ked up that scrum.
Then Carty was a spacker.

Mistakes are killing us, not the ref.
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Jim Lahey wrote:
fishooks15 wrote:Struggling to remember the last time we’ve had this little ball
We handed over all momentum when Best overthrew that lineout.
Then we f**ked up that scrum.
Then Carty was a spacker.

Mistakes are killing us, not the ref.

Best getting the yips again at the slightest bit of pressure isn’t a good sign
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fishooks15 wrote:Gardner is a joke but we’ve been shit aside for the first fifteen minutes

POM/Best/Furlong/Stander all getting battered up front
Since when does a tier 2 team get two extra days rest against a tier 1 side?
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Irish players are wrecked walking off the pitch. Japan sprint off. I think they’ll finish us off. The humidity is a huge factor.
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Jim Lahey wrote:
fishooks15 wrote:Struggling to remember the last time we’ve had this little ball
We handed over all momentum when Best overthrew that lineout.
Then we f**ked up that scrum.
Then Carty was a spacker.

Mistakes are killing us, not the ref.
Point of order.

We did not fúck up that scrum, it was a shocking call from Gardiner.
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Not enough changes made to the starting lineup with a 6 day turnaround. That is a huge advantage for Japan and the only way to counter it was to field a fresh team. Players look spent.
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earl the beaver wrote:
Jim Lahey wrote:
fishooks15 wrote:Struggling to remember the last time we’ve had this little ball
We handed over all momentum when Best overthrew that lineout.
Then we f**ked up that scrum.
Then Carty was a spacker.

Mistakes are killing us, not the ref.
Point of order.

We did not fúck up that scrum, it was a shocking call from Gardiner.
It was midfield scrum on their 22 and we had the ball at the back, NZ would have played it and backed themselves to score while we piss about looking to milk a pen.
Negative play imo
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Jim Lahey wrote:
earl the beaver wrote:
Jim Lahey wrote:
fishooks15 wrote:Struggling to remember the last time we’ve had this little ball
We handed over all momentum when Best overthrew that lineout.
Then we f**ked up that scrum.
Then Carty was a spacker.

Mistakes are killing us, not the ref.
Point of order.

We did not fúck up that scrum, it was a shocking call from Gardiner.
It was midfield scrum on their 22 and we had the ball at the back, NZ would have played it and backed themselves to score while we piss about looking to milk a pen.
Negative play imo
It was a shocking call.
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It was a woeful call, but why weren't we interested in attacking from a platform like that?
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anonymous_joe wrote:It was a woeful call, but why weren't we interested in attacking from a platform like that?
Holding back the movez?
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Jim Lahey wrote:
anonymous_joe wrote:It was a woeful call, but why weren't we interested in attacking from a platform like that?
Holding back the movez?
The movez must be protected at all costs. Using them would mean they no longer exist.
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anonymous_joe wrote:
Jim Lahey wrote:
anonymous_joe wrote:It was a woeful call, but why weren't we interested in attacking from a platform like that?
Holding back the movez?
The movez must be protected at all costs. Using them would mean they no longer exist.
Have to have the ball before you can try a move.

We did play some nice rugby in the first half, tbf.
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Cmon you fuckers!
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Cmon you fuckers!
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Tackler not have to roll?

Carberry shat it there, we had numbers.
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CM11 wrote:
anonymous_joe wrote:
Jim Lahey wrote:
anonymous_joe wrote:It was a woeful call, but why weren't we interested in attacking from a platform like that?
Holding back the movez?
The movez must be protected at all costs. Using them would mean they no longer exist.
Have to have the ball before you can try a move.

We did play some nice rugby in the first half, tbf.
First half?
First 15 minutes maybe.
We’ve been brutal since.
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Arghhhhhhh!

That's all I have to say.
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Normal service for this year resumed then?
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Fúck it.
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This is just awful.

Shot performance, shit referee.

So angry
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Coaching has been poor today.

We offered nothing in possession and have been - rightly - embarrassed by a team that wants to play. It turns out high-tempo, ball-in-hand will beat slow, predictable one-out runners. Who knew.
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