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irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:43 am presume EOS released back to Ulster?
Would presume theyll hang onto him for the whole weekend in case of injury
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Mullet 2 wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:43 am
earl the beaver wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:18 am He only included 2 LHs in the biggest squad Ireland have ever named.

When one got injured he called up another and then is choosing to play a TH at LH ahead of him.

I think it's fair to say he doesn't really rate the LHs available.
I doubt very much that a former league player has too strong an opinion on the propping situation
I meant the set up as a whole.

Although duff was teasing something about McGrath not being selected because he doesn't want to be or something but won't openly say it
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"But he has fitted in unbelievably well. We always talk about the different pressures of an international training camp, especially for a youngster, he has fitted in very well."

is a soon to be 24 year old really a youngster?
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rialtoblue wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:01 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:43 am presume EOS released back to Ulster?
Would presume theyll hang onto him for the whole weekend in case of injury
Ulster play on Monday (if we play given the Scarlets could have infected us), so he could still be named for us.
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earl the beaver wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:06 pm
Mullet 2 wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:43 am
earl the beaver wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:18 am He only included 2 LHs in the biggest squad Ireland have ever named.

When one got injured he called up another and then is choosing to play a TH at LH ahead of him.

I think it's fair to say he doesn't really rate the LHs available.
I doubt very much that a former league player has too strong an opinion on the propping situation
I meant the set up as a whole.

Although duff was teasing something about McGrath not being selected because he doesn't want to be or something but won't openly say it
What's this now?
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McGrath's not fit enough.
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Mullet 2 wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:12 pm
earl the beaver wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:06 pm
Mullet 2 wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:43 am
earl the beaver wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:18 am He only included 2 LHs in the biggest squad Ireland have ever named.

When one got injured he called up another and then is choosing to play a TH at LH ahead of him.

I think it's fair to say he doesn't really rate the LHs available.
I doubt very much that a former league player has too strong an opinion on the propping situation
I meant the set up as a whole.

Although duff was teasing something about McGrath not being selected because he doesn't want to be or something but won't openly say it
What's this now?
I've no idea, Duff intimated something and then said he'd rather not tell anyone, the big tease.
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Farrell is talking about shifting Porter and Bealham to LH. He clearly doesn't rate the available options at LH.
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CONNACHT MATCHDAY 23 VS OSPREYS RUGBY
Saturday 28th November, The Sportsground, Kick-Off 7.35pm

Number/Name/Caps (* denotes uncapped)
15. John Porch (23)
14. Peter Sullivan (4)
13. Sammy Arnold (6)
12. Tom Daly (30)
11. Alex Wootton (6)
10. Conor Fitzgerald (27)
9. Colm Reilly (3)
1. Denis Buckley (184)
2. Shane Delahunt (82)
3. Jack Aungier (6)
4. Eoghan Masterson (96)
5. Gavin Thornbury (44)
6. Sean O’Brien (58)
7. Conor Oliver (6)
8. Paul Boyle (C) (44)

Replacements
16. Jonny Murphy (9)
17. Paddy McAllister (14)
18. Dominic Robertson-McCoy (56)
19. Cian Prendergast (1)
20. Jarrad Butler (61)
21. Stephen Kerins (11)
22. Sean O’Brien (Acad) *
23. Colm de Buitlear (5)
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Just checking, but that's 2.0 at #6 and 3.0 at #22?
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Yer Man wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:11 pm Just checking, but that's 2.0 at #6 and 3.0 at #22?
Yep.

1.0 starts for 2nd week in a row for LI, this time at 6.
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irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:20 pm
Yer Man wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:11 pm Just checking, but that's 2.0 at #6 and 3.0 at #22?
Yep.

1.0 starts for 2nd week in a row for LI, this time at 6.
4.0 is going to be better than 2.0 and 3.0 IMO

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I do think 4.0 will be better than 2.0. None of them better than 1.0. 4.0 is a bit on the small side imo, a good athlete and engine.
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I see that 2.0 has a mad bastard ginger beard these days. :thumbup:
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YOYO wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:54 pm I do think 4.0 will be better than 2.0. None of them better than 1.0. 4.0 is a bit on the small side imo, a good athlete and engine.
small? He's 6'4. Needs to fill outa bit but don't see size being an issue... what position he focuses on and gets consistent game time at may be an issue, though his versatility will certainly help.
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It'd be great to have a mad bastard like SOB again, anyone pick up his book?
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irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:33 pm
YOYO wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:54 pm I do think 4.0 will be better than 2.0. None of them better than 1.0. 4.0 is a bit on the small side imo, a good athlete and engine.
small? He's 6'4. Needs to fill outa bit but don't see size being an issue... what position he focuses on and gets consistent game time at may be an issue, though his versatility will certainly help.
I thought he was a smaller man! I’m willing to take that back. Yeah filling out will be required from what I recall.
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Nolanator wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:53 am Listening to the 42 pod here and Jackman is still taking about Porter as a viable LHP, and mentioning Furlong as our TH. I don't get the obsession with pundits writing him off as a decent TH. He's the incumbent and he's been doing very well, while Furlong is long term broken so out of the conversation for the moment.

The LH conversation is a separate one.
I reckon Porter has a good chance of going on Lions, can cover both sides improving all the time, Would only rate the English props ahead of him in the 6ns, obviously alot depends on Tadhg but even if fit reckon still in with a good shout.
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I think Porter in general is showing up well, but yeah the Lions is going to effectively be an England revenge mission with a few token Scots thrown in.

Furlong being out with vague, long term injuries gives me a late career Heaslip vibe tbh.
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Connacht v Ospreys postponed due to Ospreys COVID case. 3rd Connacht game postponed in the last 4.
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See Treadwell got a three week ban for his tackle last week
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Winnie wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:15 pm See Treadwell got a three week ban for his tackle last week
Deserved, no issues with that, TMO fúcked up and the Scarlets should be pissed off.
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earl the beaver wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:27 pm
Winnie wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:15 pm See Treadwell got a three week ban for his tackle last week
Deserved, no issues with that, TMO fúcked up and the Scarlets should be pissed off.

Agreed on both counts. Like Hendy if he is going to act the enforcer he needs to be a lot cuter.
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Everyone watching how often All blacks are doing Garryowens even in the attacking 22
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Did you hear Nige on his 100 matches reffing. 'I may not be the last to do it but I will be the first'. So humble
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EverReady wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:38 am Did you hear Nige on his 100 matches reffing. 'I may not be the last to do it but I will be the first'. So humble
Give the man credit. Reckon about the best ref in the world, or damn near to it for a decade. He has been on a noticeable decline over the past two-three years or so.

But a hell of a ref for the most part.
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redderneck wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:37 pm
EverReady wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:38 am Did you hear Nige on his 100 matches reffing. 'I may not be the last to do it but I will be the first'. So humble
Give the man credit. Reckon about the best ref in the world, or damn near to it for a decade. He has been on a noticeable decline over the past two-three years or so.

But a hell of a ref for the most part.
Also a great character for the sport - these things are important - he will be missed
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A great ref, but far too fond of becoming involved in the last 5 minutes, and penalising stuff he had let go up to then.
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Duff Paddy wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:49 pm
redderneck wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:37 pm
EverReady wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:38 am Did you hear Nige on his 100 matches reffing. 'I may not be the last to do it but I will be the first'. So humble
Give the man credit. Reckon about the best ref in the world, or damn near to it for a decade. He has been on a noticeable decline over the past two-three years or so.

But a hell of a ref for the most part.
Also a great character for the sport - these things are important - he will be missed
Yeah Nige is a top man tbf . I’m sure he’ll be kept involved in some sort of administrative or ambassadorial role , he’s too big an asset to rugby to be lost
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Is England v Wales available on Irish tv?
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Duff Paddy wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:13 pm Is England v Wales available on Irish tv?
Premier Sports if Sky is your provider
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Conspicuous wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:16 pm
Duff Paddy wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:13 pm Is England v Wales available on Irish tv?
Premier Sports if Sky is your provider
Thanks


Just read this, f**king hell

https://m.independent.ie/sport/rugby/i- ... 01544.html
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Bogbunny wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:42 pm
earl the beaver wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:27 pm
Winnie wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:15 pm See Treadwell got a three week ban for his tackle last week
Deserved, no issues with that, TMO fúcked up and the Scarlets should be pissed off.

Agreed on both counts. Like Hendy if he is going to act the enforcer he needs to be a lot cuter.
Had a look at Scarletfans and they are pissed off, a league run by and for the Irish.
One guy did mention that without covid the officials would be different.
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Conspicuous wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:16 pm
Duff Paddy wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:13 pm Is England v Wales available on Irish tv?
Premier Sports if Sky is your provider
Presume you need a sky sports subscription?
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Duff Paddy wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:20 pm
Conspicuous wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:16 pm
Duff Paddy wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:13 pm Is England v Wales available on Irish tv?
Premier Sports if Sky is your provider
Thanks


Just read this, f**king hell

https://m.independent.ie/sport/rugby/i- ... 01544.html
Horrible. I played with him in Perth.
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HighKingLeinster wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:24 pm
Conspicuous wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:16 pm
Duff Paddy wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:13 pm Is England v Wales available on Irish tv?
Premier Sports if Sky is your provider
Presume you need a sky sports subscription?
Now tv day pass is €10
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Duff Paddy wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:25 pm
HighKingLeinster wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:24 pm
Conspicuous wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:16 pm
Duff Paddy wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:13 pm Is England v Wales available on Irish tv?
Premier Sports if Sky is your provider
Presume you need a sky sports subscription?
Now tv day pass is €10
Meh, dunno if i want to waste money watching the pigdogs massacre the taffs
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HighKingLeinster wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:29 pm
Duff Paddy wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:25 pm
HighKingLeinster wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:24 pm
Conspicuous wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:16 pm
Duff Paddy wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:13 pm Is England v Wales available on Irish tv?
Premier Sports if Sky is your provider
Presume you need a sky sports subscription?
Now tv day pass is €10
Meh, dunno if i want to waste money watching the pigdogs massacre the taffs
It’s not even 2 pints in old money. Remember when we could go for pints? Nah me either
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Duff Paddy wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:34 pm
HighKingLeinster wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:29 pm
Duff Paddy wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:25 pm
HighKingLeinster wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:24 pm
Conspicuous wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:16 pm

Premier Sports if Sky is your provider
Presume you need a sky sports subscription?
Now tv day pass is €10
Meh, dunno if i want to waste money watching the pigdogs massacre the taffs
It’s not even 2 pints in old money. Remember when we could go for pints? Nah me either
I'd step over my own mother for a session of pints
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I don't mean to rub it in, but I spent 12 hours in the pub yesterday. 8)
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