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Mullet 2 wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:49 pm Use your fúcking hands Ross
It was a good kick to put them under pressure in their corner, but hands was on. Big time.
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Nolanator wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:49 pm First Ryan with a candy from a baby impression, then Baird just decides he's going through everyone. :lol:
Those two guys are going to be a serious combination for the next few years
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And Lowe trying to outdo Larmour for the worst play by a winger award
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Leinsterman wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:52 pm
Nolanator wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:49 pm First Ryan with a candy from a baby impression, then Baird just decides he's going through everyone. :lol:
Those two guys are going to be a serious combination for the next few years
When I saw him strip Vunipola I knew we had a proper beast on our hands
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4 points up 10 mins to play, penalty in front of the posts.

go to the corner sure :x
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Keenan is a Rolls Royce lads
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earl the beaver wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:54 pm 4 points up 10 mins to play, penalty in front of the posts.

go to the corner sure :x
Then we do it again and don't even secure the lineout.
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Hibbard must be auditioning for a role as retired Geralt of Rivia
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McCann with a big burst and great step, another cock up in the 22 though when we should have walked in on the outside.
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Leinsterman wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:56 pm Hibbard must be auditioning for a role as retired Geralt of Rivia
Looks like he started colouring his own hair over lockdown.....
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Mullet 2 wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:54 pm Keenan is a Rolls Royce lads
That play leading up to the tackle was just so competent.
Holds back covering the kick and times his rush up when dragons run it, and absolutely nails his tackle.

Simple stuff, but done very well.
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That was a great rumbling maul there from Ulster
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Generous advantage there
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VDF has had some amount of tackles in the second half
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Louis Ludik on 8 :?
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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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Failed Statlet
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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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