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And the ref gave us plenty of time to finally get the maul moving.
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Power has gone out :blush:
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Ulster floodlights are on a timer
10.00 knock out
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A lot of bodies everywhere.

The likes of Keenan, Kelleher and Baird have settled into the team very nicely.
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One last chance for Jacob to show he has absolutely no idea how to make a tackle
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fudge sake Ross. Put it through the hands
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I'm getting very feedup with Byrne incessantly booting away good attacking ball.

Get a new fúcking trick
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iarmhiman wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:05 pm fudge sake Ross. Put it through the hands
That was worse than the last one.
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iarmhiman wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:05 pm fudge sake Ross. Put it through the hands
+3
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Some positives for Ulster
Lots of local lads
Moore & McCann look the part
Rea had a good game
Milasinovich has a bit about him
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Ankle in touch
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Hands! :o
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earl the beaver wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:59 pm Louis Ludik on 8 :?
I'll say one thing, his boerwoers are very very nice :nod:
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Fair play to Matty Rea.
I said on here a few weeks ago that I thought he was military medium. Great showing from him tonight.
Hume and Moore look good going forward but looked a bit weak in defence.
Thought David O’Connor looked promising when he came on, never really took much notice of him before but was very lively.
Some nice touches from McCann.
Stockdale looked a lot better ball in hand but his defence is still awful.
Yer man Milso-whatshisface is a mountain of a man. He’s probably the same weight as Marty but muscle instead of lard.
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Jim Lahey wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:11 pm
Yer man Milso-whatshisface is a mountain of a man. He’s probably the same weight as Marty but muscle instead of lard.
Before the injury last year he was apparently smashing all sorts of strength records in the gym and he's clearly spent the ACL injury getting even more huge.
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earl the beaver wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:14 pm
Jim Lahey wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:11 pm
Yer man Milso-whatshisface is a mountain of a man. He’s probably the same weight as Marty but muscle instead of lard.
Before the injury last year he was apparently smashing all sorts of strength records in the gym and he's clearly spent the ACL injury getting even more huge.
scrmmaging aint great though apparently.
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Willie Falloon wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:43 pm
earl the beaver wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:14 pm
Jim Lahey wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:11 pm
Yer man Milso-whatshisface is a mountain of a man. He’s probably the same weight as Marty but muscle instead of lard.
Before the injury last year he was apparently smashing all sorts of strength records in the gym and he's clearly spent the ACL injury getting even more huge.
scrmmaging aint great though apparently.
More than any position it needs game time at the top level. Ulster need some big local cnuts
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Jim Lahey wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:11 pm Stockdale looked a lot better ball in hand but his defence is still awful.
I didn't see the first 20, so can only comment on the second half.
Thought he was poor in attack.

Several chances for him to have a crack at that chip 'n' chase he was so lethal at back in 2018 but he refused to try it.
As a defender, I don't fear him right now.
Would be more concerned about Gilroy or Lyttle running with the ball.

Lowry, like the kid but his first up tackle was getting brushed aside too easily.


And I hate, hate, HATE our fecking soak tackle, or grab around the shoulders and get dragged 10m upfield gameplan.
Have players simply forgotten how to tackle round the legs and get players on the ground quickly?
If the new style of ruck laws demand defender gets on the ball immediately or else, then I want players to can make leg-wrap tackles in the open field.


Anyway, glad we won otherwise I'd really be pissed :lol:
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Bogbunny wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:53 pm
Willie Falloon wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:43 pm
earl the beaver wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:14 pm
Jim Lahey wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:11 pm
Yer man Milso-whatshisface is a mountain of a man. He’s probably the same weight as Marty but muscle instead of lard.
Before the injury last year he was apparently smashing all sorts of strength records in the gym and he's clearly spent the ACL injury getting even more huge.
scrmmaging aint great though apparently.
More than any position it needs game time at the top level. Ulster need some big local cnuts
DUP?
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Good blow out for Leinster, left a few tries behind them.

I thought that Ruddock was immense, and obv. thought he should have played against Sarries; Ringer and Kelleher were also both good.

Hard to judge as the Dragons weren't up to Leinster.
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Watch Ulster here...fúck they're soft
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Yer Man wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:07 pm
Jim Lahey wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:11 pm Stockdale looked a lot better ball in hand but his defence is still awful.
I didn't see the first 20, so can only comment on the second half.
Thought he was poor in attack.

Several chances for him to have a crack at that chip 'n' chase he was so lethal at back in 2018 but he refused to try it.
As a defender, I don't fear him right now.
Would be more concerned about Gilroy or Lyttle running with the ball.

Lowry, like the kid but his first up tackle was getting brushed aside too easily.


And I hate, hate, HATE our fecking soak tackle, or grab around the shoulders and get dragged 10m upfield gameplan.
Have players simply forgotten how to tackle round the legs and get players on the ground quickly?
If the new style of ruck laws demand defender gets on the ball immediately or else, then I want players to can make leg-wrap tackles in the open field.


Anyway, glad we won otherwise I'd really be pissed :lol:
Ah at least he wasn’t dropping balls and getting turned over like a spacker like in Toulouse. He was generally making yards and getting offloads away, and did very well for Moore’s try. Still a million miles away from his 2018 form though. His kicking wasn’t great and he just can’t be arsed tackling. He is definitely not a 15.

Didn’t see too much to be inspired by Gilroy. I’d either try him at 15 next week or drop him for one of the academy lads.

Agree on Lowry. He has no hope against a powerful centre partnership. The Lowry Moore Hume defensive axis leaked far too many yards for my liking.

It was nice to see our lineout working well for most of the game. Went to shit a bit when McBurney came on and started chucking pies though.
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Gilroy's rush defence in the first half stopped a couple of clear cut opportunities and forced an error too.

He looked slow when he got the ball with a chance to run though.
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Yer Man wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:08 pm
Bogbunny wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:53 pm
Willie Falloon wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:43 pm
earl the beaver wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:14 pm
Jim Lahey wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:11 pm
Yer man Milso-whatshisface is a mountain of a man. He’s probably the same weight as Marty but muscle instead of lard.
Before the injury last year he was apparently smashing all sorts of strength records in the gym and he's clearly spent the ACL injury getting even more huge.
scrmmaging aint great though apparently.
More than any position it needs game time at the top level. Ulster need some big local cnuts
DUP?
Davy Tweed still unavailable?
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camroc1 wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:52 pm Good blow out for Leinster, left a few tries behind them.

I thought that Ruddock was immense, and obv. thought he should have played against Sarries; Ringer and Kelleher were also both good.

Hard to judge as the Dragons weren't up to Leinster.
Is there much to draw from the game?

The Keenan/Larmour switch seemed sensible, but the match didn;t exactly challenge either.

Likewise with Ruddock getting some gametime.

Any word on Sexton after the game?
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anonymous_joe wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:05 am
camroc1 wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:52 pm Good blow out for Leinster, left a few tries behind them.

I thought that Ruddock was immense, and obv. thought he should have played against Sarries; Ringer and Kelleher were also both good.

Hard to judge as the Dragons weren't up to Leinster.
Is there much to draw from the game?

The Keenan/Larmour switch seemed sensible, but the match didn;t exactly challenge either.

Likewise with Ruddock getting some gametime.

Any word on Sexton after the game?
Twinge in his calf.
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It's very rare that I think Leocaster make poor selections, but you'd really have to wonder why Ruddock was sidelined in the past 6 weeks or so.
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Ruddock was missed, but the Dragons were awful.
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Hello!

Just logging in to say congrats on the Leinster win. They're an impressive team.
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bessantj wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:37 pm Hello!

Just logging in to say congrats on the Leinster win. They're an impressive team.
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Just catching up on the game, Frawley won't last long in the centre if he keeps tackling like that.
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Frawleys tackle was a mess. He ended up getting it from both knees..

12. Ringer
13. Farrell
For the test team? Or are we persisting with bosh at 12 despite clear evidence we need more depth, better lines and more distribution?
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What's Farrell done of late to have people calling for his selection?

The form partner for Ringrose over the past 2 years is big Stu.
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jezzer wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:53 pm Frawleys tackle was a mess. He ended up getting it from both knees..

12. Ringer
13. Farrell
For the test team? Or are we persisting with bosh at 12 despite clear evidence we need more depth, better lines and more distribution?
Stewart Moore at 12
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earl the beaver wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:55 pm What's Farrell done of late to have people calling for his selection?

The form partner for Ringrose over the past 2 years is big Stu.
Yeah, that's just what Ireland needs. A selfish brainless cnut who dies with it more than a depressed jihadist.
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jezzer wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:56 pm
earl the beaver wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:55 pm What's Farrell done of late to have people calling for his selection?

The form partner for Ringrose over the past 2 years is big Stu.
Yeah, that's just what Ireland needs. A selfish brainless cnut who dies with it more than a depressed jihadist.
He's still in better form than the two Connaught guys
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Bogbunny wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:06 pm
jezzer wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:56 pm
earl the beaver wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:55 pm What's Farrell done of late to have people calling for his selection?

The form partner for Ringrose over the past 2 years is big Stu.
Yeah, that's just what Ireland needs. A selfish brainless cnut who dies with it more than a depressed jihadist.
He's still in better form than the two Connaught guys
Aki looked good in his limited post lockdown appearances tbf . I don’t think any of them are the answer though tbh , most teams are now playing with a passer at 12 that can get the ball to pods of fast men in the outside channels very fast . We’re still trying to bosh it up the middle and keep things as simple as possible
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Conspicuous wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:13 pm
Bogbunny wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:06 pm
jezzer wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:56 pm
earl the beaver wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:55 pm What's Farrell done of late to have people calling for his selection?

The form partner for Ringrose over the past 2 years is big Stu.
Yeah, that's just what Ireland needs. A selfish brainless cnut who dies with it more than a depressed jihadist.
He's still in better form than the two Connaught guys
Aki looked good in his limited post lockdown appearances tbf . I don’t think any of them are the answer though tbh , most teams are now playing with a passer at 12 that can get the ball to pods of fast men in the outside channels very fast . We’re still trying to bosh it up the middle and keep things as simple as possible
Agree with Conspic 😱
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Bogbunny wrote:
Conspicuous wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:13 pm
Bogbunny wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:06 pm
jezzer wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:56 pm
earl the beaver wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:55 pm What's Farrell done of late to have people calling for his selection?

The form partner for Ringrose over the past 2 years is big Stu.
Yeah, that's just what Ireland needs. A selfish brainless cnut who dies with it more than a depressed jihadist.
He's still in better form than the two Connaught guys
Aki looked good in his limited post lockdown appearances tbf . I don’t think any of them are the answer though tbh , most teams are now playing with a passer at 12 that can get the ball to pods of fast men in the outside channels very fast . We’re still trying to bosh it up the middle and keep things as simple as possible
Agree with Conspic 😱
Welcome to the world of enlightenment 8)
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