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Hellraiser wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:23 pm
Trostan wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:18 pm
Winnie wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:11 pm Two tough Pro 14 matches for Ulster & Munster
Still brings in 2 bonus points wins
League is dying on its arse
Its a real problem.
We are too good for this league.
Lose television audiences, lose the league.
Don't think the SA Super League clubs are the answer.
Have to be British Irish league, two divisions, promotion and relegation.
The English aren't interested.
The right money from sponsorships and broadcasting will tweak their interest
The only spanner I guess are those yoyo clubs that if they go down the wrong year could find themselves locked out
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Willie Falloon wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:18 pm
YOYO wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:16 pm He’s like a bull in the motm interview. The leg is going 20.
What or who are you talking about? :?
Mention a farm animal and Willie is all over it. :lol:
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Winnie wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:27 pm
Hellraiser wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:23 pm
Trostan wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:18 pm
Winnie wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:11 pm Two tough Pro 14 matches for Ulster & Munster
Still brings in 2 bonus points wins
League is dying on its arse
Its a real problem.
We are too good for this league.
Lose television audiences, lose the league.
Don't think the SA Super League clubs are the answer.
Have to be British Irish league, two divisions, promotion and relegation.
The English aren't interested.
The right money from sponsorships and broadcasting will tweak their interest
The only spanner I guess are those yoyo clubs that if they go down the wrong year could find themselves locked out
It's not going to happen.
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themaddog wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:27 pm
Willie Falloon wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:18 pm
YOYO wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:16 pm He’s like a bull in the motm interview. The leg is going 20.
What or who are you talking about? :?
Mention a farm animal and Willie is all over it. :lol:
In short Coombes was a like a young bull in amongst a herd of cows.
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Trostan wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:18 pm
Winnie wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:11 pm Two tough Pro 14 matches for Ulster & Munster
Still brings in 2 bonus points wins
League is dying on its arse
Its a real problem.
We are too good for this league.
Lose television audiences, lose the league.
Don't think the SA Super League clubs are the answer.
Have to be British Irish league, two divisions, promotion and relegation.
Enough of this shit. You're as bad as the Welsh. This is our league and we're not moving. It's up to the others to improve.
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Irish teams have played 25 and won 23 so far in the league. The rest need to improve quick
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Ex Ulster academy Matthew Dalton has signed for Utah Warriors. There’s still time for him to be Lions captain yet :nod:
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iarmhiman wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:29 pm What if went with a back row of

6 Ruddock
7 Leavy
8 Coombes

Better ball carriers for a start . More bulk. We're light at the moment
Love it
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The league has been shit for years, this year is just a continuation of a downward trend.

Leinster and Ulster would probably qualify for knockouts before Christmas if there wasn't Euro weekends in there.
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So will Coombes v Doris be the new Radge v Sexton?
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Is Coombes any bigger and more powerful than CJ? CJ would tear it up at Pro14 level in this Munster team against depleted opposition sides. Coombes looks the business but he has yet to move up a level (HC and international level) and prove himself. Hasn’t been easy for Doris so far.. granted he’s still a green horn but will no doubt improve and progress.
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YOYO wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:42 am Is Coombes any bigger and more powerful than CJ? CJ would tear it up at Pro14 level in this Munster team against depleted opposition sides. Coombes looks the business but he has yet to more up a level (HC and international level) and prove himself. Hasn’t been easy for Doris so far.. granted he’s still a green horn but will no doubt improve and progress.
No doubt that Doris is a good player but he plays in a superior pack which almost certainly helps him shine.
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YOYO wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:42 am Is Coombes any bigger and more powerful than CJ? CJ would tear it up at Pro14 level in this Munster team against depleted opposition sides. Coombes looks the business but he has yet to move up a level (HC and international level) and prove himself. Hasn’t been easy for Doris so far.. granted he’s still a green horn but will no doubt improve and progress.
Coombes is naturally much bigger than CJ. CJ at this stage would manshame these lads in the P14, but Coombes is 12cm taller and about the same weight at the start of his pro career as CJ is at the end of his.


Whats very exciting for me is how Munster are using him at 2 in the lineout for a lot of their most effective plays. He's clearly more than just a lump of a young fella.
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I like the cut of this young lads jib
I’m all aboard the Coombes hype train
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Munster-fogs wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:11 pm
Mr. Very Popular wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:09 pm
blindsider wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:43 pm Fudge Eir and Virgin and their bich-argument!!

Any streams for GLA v MUN? None listed on the usual sites VIPBox, Cricfree or Wiziwig......

Can't even go tho the bloody pub to watch it.... x(
https://www.vipleague.lc/rugby-sports-stream
That's a handy aul website. I'm quite reliant on Mobdro and an app I have for my android box but couldn't seem to get a working link on either of them. Good to have another option. Don't appear to be able to cast it to the tv though. Any time I click to do it it doesn't work.
Just looking into that link above again. When I click the red box on the page instead of one of the broadcast links it takes me to another page called allsports4free.live. Has anyone used this and verify it's legit? It says it's free yet requires credit card details, but promise they won't charge it. Sounds a bit fishy but it looks pretty nifty.
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:lol:
Munster-fogs wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:40 am
Munster-fogs wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:11 pm
Mr. Very Popular wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:09 pm
blindsider wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:43 pm Fudge Eir and Virgin and their bich-argument!!

Any streams for GLA v MUN? None listed on the usual sites VIPBox, Cricfree or Wiziwig......

Can't even go tho the bloody pub to watch it.... x(
https://www.vipleague.lc/rugby-sports-stream
That's a handy aul website. I'm quite reliant on Mobdro and an app I have for my android box but couldn't seem to get a working link on either of them. Good to have another option. Don't appear to be able to cast it to the tv though. Any time I click to do it it doesn't work.
Just looking into that link above again. When I click the red box on the page instead of one of the broadcast links it takes me to another page called allsports4free.live. Has anyone used this and verify it's legit? It says it's free yet requires credit card details, but promise they won't charge it. Sounds a bit fishy but it looks pretty nifty.
:lol: Send me your bank account details and I’ll investigate it for you
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Munster-fogs wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:40 am
Munster-fogs wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:11 pm
Mr. Very Popular wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:09 pm
blindsider wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:43 pm Fudge Eir and Virgin and their bich-argument!!

Any streams for GLA v MUN? None listed on the usual sites VIPBox, Cricfree or Wiziwig......

Can't even go tho the bloody pub to watch it.... x(
https://www.vipleague.lc/rugby-sports-stream
That's a handy aul website. I'm quite reliant on Mobdro and an app I have for my android box but couldn't seem to get a working link on either of them. Good to have another option. Don't appear to be able to cast it to the tv though. Any time I click to do it it doesn't work.
Just looking into that link above again. When I click the red box on the page instead of one of the broadcast links it takes me to another page called allsports4free.live. Has anyone used this and verify it's legit? It says it's free yet requires credit card details, but promise they won't charge it. Sounds a bit fishy but it looks pretty nifty.
It’s a tenner a month and you get every game
Just pay it!
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Will Connors was brought straight into the Irish team before he played Heineken Cup rugby. There's no reason why Farrell shouldn't be doing the same with Coombes.

Carrying, passing, lineout, and turnovers from a 6ft6 and 110 kg backrow. We'll see how he goes as he steps up the levels, but it's hard to point out anything missing from his game.

Craig Casey should be straight into the Irish squad too.
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EOS called in the Ireland squad as cover for Ed Byrne.
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Jumper wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:36 am Will Connors was brought straight into the Irish team before he played Heineken Cup rugby. There's no reason why Farrell shouldn't be doing the same with Coombes.

Carrying, passing, lineout, and turnovers from a 6ft6 and 110 kg backrow. We'll see how he goes as he steps up the levels, but it's hard to point out anything missing from his game.

Craig Casey should be straight into the Irish squad too.
I didn’t know he was that big, at least height wise. Monster level backrow and maybe he’ll stack on another few kg.
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cfm93 wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:51 am EOS called in the Ireland squad as cover for Ed Byrne.
Leinster definitely missed a step letting him go to Ulster. Did he go through the Dublin schools system or was he an outlier?
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cfm93 wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:51 am EOS called in the Ireland squad as cover for Ed Byrne.
Delighted for him.

I think in McFarland's mind Jack McGrath will be first choice for Ulster when fit and in form but EOS is going great guns and has one hell of an engine.
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Harry Byrne called up as well.
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feckwanker wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:44 am
YOYO wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:42 am Is Coombes any bigger and more powerful than CJ? CJ would tear it up at Pro14 level in this Munster team against depleted opposition sides. Coombes looks the business but he has yet to more up a level (HC and international level) and prove himself. Hasn’t been easy for Doris so far.. granted he’s still a green horn but will no doubt improve and progress.
No doubt that Doris is a good player but he plays in a superior pack which almost certainly helps him shine.
Absolute horeshit. Did you see him play for the 20s? He was a one man pack. He was also one of the better players at the weekend, amidst those with a lot more experienced.
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Jumper wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:36 am Will Connors was brought straight into the Irish team before he played Heineken Cup rugby. There's no reason why Farrell shouldn't be doing the same with Coombes.

Carrying, passing, lineout, and turnovers from a 6ft6 and 110 kg backrow. We'll see how he goes as he steps up the levels, but it's hard to point out anything missing from his game.

Craig Casey should be straight into the Irish squad too.
If I was Farrell I would be looking at Cooney, McGrath and JGP as my 3 scrummies and have Casey in training with the squad
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SFBB wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:12 am
YOYO wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:42 am Is Coombes any bigger and more powerful than CJ? CJ would tear it up at Pro14 level in this Munster team against depleted opposition sides. Coombes looks the business but he has yet to move up a level (HC and international level) and prove himself. Hasn’t been easy for Doris so far.. granted he’s still a green horn but will no doubt improve and progress.
Coombes is naturally much bigger than CJ. CJ at this stage would manshame these lads in the P14, but Coombes is 12cm taller and about the same weight at the start of his pro career as CJ is at the end of his.


Whats very exciting for me is how Munster are using him at 2 in the lineout for a lot of their most effective plays. He's clearly more than just a lump of a young fella.
Would love to see him at 6, as a Kaino style enforcer. Jumping at 2 is a great asset as well, as you say,
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Jumper wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:36 am Will Connors was brought straight into the Irish team before he played Heineken Cup rugby. There's no reason why Farrell shouldn't be doing the same with Coombes.

Carrying, passing, lineout, and turnovers from a 6ft6 and 110 kg backrow. We'll see how he goes as he steps up the levels, but it's hard to point out anything missing from his game.

Craig Casey should be straight into the Irish squad too.
Its not often I agree with Jumper but he’s spot on here on both points.

I feel sick.
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hermie wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:10 am
SFBB wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:12 am
YOYO wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:42 am Is Coombes any bigger and more powerful than CJ? CJ would tear it up at Pro14 level in this Munster team against depleted opposition sides. Coombes looks the business but he has yet to move up a level (HC and international level) and prove himself. Hasn’t been easy for Doris so far.. granted he’s still a green horn but will no doubt improve and progress.
Coombes is naturally much bigger than CJ. CJ at this stage would manshame these lads in the P14, but Coombes is 12cm taller and about the same weight at the start of his pro career as CJ is at the end of his.


Whats very exciting for me is how Munster are using him at 2 in the lineout for a lot of their most effective plays. He's clearly more than just a lump of a young fella.
Would love to see him at 6, as a Kaino style enforcer. Jumping at 2 is a great asset as well, as you say,
I think we'l see him at 8 with CJ at 6. It shouldn't change what they are asked to do except off the base. Coombes' size and offloading from the base is a serious asset. It then leaves CJ for the carry on the second phase.
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Jim Lahey wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:11 am
Jumper wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:36 am Will Connors was brought straight into the Irish team before he played Heineken Cup rugby. There's no reason why Farrell shouldn't be doing the same with Coombes.

Carrying, passing, lineout, and turnovers from a 6ft6 and 110 kg backrow. We'll see how he goes as he steps up the levels, but it's hard to point out anything missing from his game.

Craig Casey should be straight into the Irish squad too.
Its not often I agree with Jumper but he’s spot on here on both points.

I feel sick.
Who do you drop for Coombes though? There's no injuries is there? Connors has certainly done nothing wrong, nor O'Mahoney. Stander?
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Drop POM for Coombes, just to make Jumper wet his knickers even more.
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:lol:
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I’d drop VDF from the squad. We know what we’re getting from him but he isn’t what we need right now.
I’d play Doris Connors and Coombes against the Georgians for the craic, CJ on the bench in case we need to tighten things up.
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cfm93 wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:51 am EOS called in the Ireland squad as cover for Ed Byrne.
Good shout with EOS. Cronin would be the best available LH after Healy by my reckoning, but he probably falls into the same boat as Ruddock and Cooney; too old to be worth bringing up to speed at the expense of younger players.
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“ Born in Dublin, O'Sullivan attended Templeogue College and Trinity College, where he completed a business studies course. O'Sullivan represented his native Leinster at under-17, under-18, under-19 and under-20 level, but missed out on a place in Leinster's academy. Strong performances for Dublin University in the All-Ireland League caught the attention of Ulster and, after an appearance for Ulster's 'A' side in early 2017, O'Sullivan joined the Ulster academy.”

So he never represented Ireland at underage. That right?
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Jim Lahey wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:22 am I’d drop VDF from the squad. We know what we’re getting from him but he isn’t what we need right now.
I’d play Doris Connors and Coombes against the Georgians for the craic, CJ on the bench in case we need to tighten things up.
Makes no sense dropping the only out and out 7 for another 6/8.
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Jumper wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:23 am
cfm93 wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:51 am EOS called in the Ireland squad as cover for Ed Byrne.
Good shout with EOS. Cronin would be the best available LH after Healy by my reckoning, but he probably falls into the same boat as Ruddock and Cooney; too old to be worth bringing up to speed at the expense of younger players.
And he's thick as fuck.
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hermie wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:25 am
Jim Lahey wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:22 am I’d drop VDF from the squad. We know what we’re getting from him but he isn’t what we need right now.
I’d play Doris Connors and Coombes against the Georgians for the craic, CJ on the bench in case we need to tighten things up.
Makes no sense dropping the only out and out 7 for another 6/8.
Its only Georgia like.
We could probably get away with Marty Moore playing openside ffs.
CJ or PoM could fill in if needed.
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Nolanator wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:26 am
Jumper wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:23 am
cfm93 wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:51 am EOS called in the Ireland squad as cover for Ed Byrne.
Good shout with EOS. Cronin would be the best available LH after Healy by my reckoning, but he probably falls into the same boat as Ruddock and Cooney; too old to be worth bringing up to speed at the expense of younger players.
And he's thick as fuck.
Unlike the rocket surgeon Cian Healy?
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Jim Lahey wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:11 am
Jumper wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:36 am Will Connors was brought straight into the Irish team before he played Heineken Cup rugby. There's no reason why Farrell shouldn't be doing the same with Coombes.

Carrying, passing, lineout, and turnovers from a 6ft6 and 110 kg backrow. We'll see how he goes as he steps up the levels, but it's hard to point out anything missing from his game.

Craig Casey should be straight into the Irish squad too.
Its not often I agree with Jumper but he’s spot on here on both points.

I feel sick.
Except Connors played HEC rugby before being capped.
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