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lorcanoworms wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:06 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:16 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:08 pm IRFU Academy 7s Squads:
Ireland: Aaron O’Sullivan, Ian Fitzpatrick, Gavin Mullin, Peter Maher, Jack Kelly, Mark Roche, Billy Dardis, Hugo Lennox, Terry Kennedy, Duran Krummeck, Steven Kilgallon, Jordan Conroy, Eanna Madden.

Connacht: Cathal Forde(U20), Shane Jennings(U20), Oran McNulty, Sean O’Brien, Diarmuid Kilgallen, Donnacha Byrne(U20), Hubert Costello(U20), Declan Adamson, Dylan Tierney, Oisin McCormack(U20), Joshua Dunne.

Munster: Eoghan Clarke, Scott Buckley, Jack Daly, Jack Crowley, Jake Flannery, Jonathan Wren, Sean French, Jack O’Sullivan, Alex McHenry, Liam Coombes, Calvin Nash, Matt Gallagher.

Ulster: Azur Allison, Ben Carson(U19), Lewis Finlay, Hayden Hyde, Bruce Houston, Cormac Izuchukwu, Greg Jones, Conor Rankin(U20), Marcus Rea, Aaron Sexton, David Shanahan.
1 current leinster academy player and 4 ex-leinster academy players in IRFU squad.
Is that counting Eoghan Clarke?
was only looking at the ireland team, 7 players from leinster playing for the other provinces; Clarke, O'Brien, Izuchukwu, Kilgallen, Adamson, Jones & Shanahan.
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I'm actually annoyed Sexton and Rea are wasting their time with this.
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DOB wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:15 pm
hermie wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:25 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:57 am
hermie wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:52 am
Nolanator wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:44 am Dusatoir's a bit odd. Lots of his career highlights were pre-2010. PTSD's an odd inclusion, fairly recent to the table.

Probably have to give it to McCaw, TBF.
Are the nominees not just the various winners of the award in the last decade? Several would have won it more than once in that time. BB definitely won it twice or three times. Dusautoir won it in 2011 and is one of the most deserving winners really because it wasn't just who was the best player in the team of the year. BB for me. McCaw was already past his best by the turn of the decade.
just checked.. yes :lol:

they didn't mention that in the announcement.. talk about lazy
Pretty lazy alright. They should have started with that 8 and then narrowed it down to 5 nominees really.
Didn’t BOD win player of the 00’s without ever winning POTY?
He did indeed win the World Rugby player of the decade but at the time WR meant something different. It was a popular rugby magazine while the WR organisation was known as IRB
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Ah very good.

He was nominated at least twice. Lost out to Wood in the inaugural one the was robbed by McCaw the year of the Slam. Wasn't there something funny with the way they judged it that year according to Paul Wallace? D'arcy, POC, Heaslip were all nominated before Sexton finally won it.
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Nolanator wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:44 am Dusatoir's a bit odd. Lots of his career highlights were pre-2010. PTSD's an odd inclusion, fairly recent to the table.

Probably have to give it to McCaw, TBF.
Read for me. Between 2011-2015 he was sensational
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Willie Falloon wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:14 pm
Nolanator wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:44 am Dusatoir's a bit odd. Lots of his career highlights were pre-2010. PTSD's an odd inclusion, fairly recent to the table.

Probably have to give it to McCaw, TBF.
Read for me. Between 2011-2015 he was sensational
Agreed. Between him and DC for me.
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McGlocks GOOOOONE from Hinch
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Player of the decade has to be Richie.
Hes up there with RoG and Axel as a player that influenced a generation of players.
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Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:11 pm McGlocks GOOOOONE from Hinch

Interesting, any reason?
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Mr. Very Popular wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:14 pm
Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:11 pm McGlocks GOOOOONE from Hinch

Interesting, any reason?
No real idea, don't think it was any secret he wasn't the most popular around the place though
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Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:24 pm
Mr. Very Popular wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:14 pm
Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:11 pm McGlocks GOOOOONE from Hinch

Interesting, any reason?
No real idea, don't think it was any secret he wasn't the most popular around the place though

Really, met him a few times and always liked him. Held in very high regard a few years back and a lot of people were pissed off with the way he was treated.
Would like to see him back involved with players that have a pathway to bigger things.
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Jim Lahey wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:20 pm
Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:46 pm
Jim Lahey wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:29 pm We need BP wins against Italy and France to win the championship don’t we?

I’m not convinced Schmidt/Farrell-ball will get us 8 points never mind the 10.
You Nordies are so defeatist
Eh . . No surrender?
That's the spirit
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Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:53 pm
Jim Lahey wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:20 pm
Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:46 pm
Jim Lahey wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:29 pm We need BP wins against Italy and France to win the championship don’t we?

I’m not convinced Schmidt/Farrell-ball will get us 8 points never mind the 10.
You Nordies are so defeatist
Eh . . No surrender?
That's the spirit
Worked well for those lads at Balaclava.
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Mr. Very Popular wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:58 pm
Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:53 pm
Jim Lahey wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:20 pm
Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:46 pm
Jim Lahey wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:29 pm We need BP wins against Italy and France to win the championship don’t we?

I’m not convinced Schmidt/Farrell-ball will get us 8 points never mind the 10.
You Nordies are so defeatist
Eh . . No surrender?
That's the spirit
Worked well for those lads in Balaclavas.

Fixed
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Mr. Very Popular wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:52 pm
Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:24 pm
Mr. Very Popular wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:14 pm
Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:11 pm McGlocks GOOOOONE from Hinch

Interesting, any reason?
No real idea, don't think it was any secret he wasn't the most popular around the place though

Really, met him a few times and always liked him. Held in very high regard a few years back and a lot of people were pissed off with the way he was treated.
Would like to see him back involved with players that have a pathway to bigger things.
He has definitely done a lot for Ulster but don’t think it ever really worked out for him at Ballynahinch, if last season wasn’t called void they would have went down
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Mr. Very Popular wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:14 pm
Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:11 pm McGlocks GOOOOONE from Hinch

Interesting, any reason?
Did they get to a final?
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They were sitting near, or at, the bottom of 1A. No final either I don’t think but may be wrong

On the other hand Banbridge are thriving
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Disappointing for the lads to have AIL gone
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Mullet 2 wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:22 am Disappointing for the lads to have AIL gone
I blame the GAA.
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intercounty minor and u20 games are going ahead. joke :lol:
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That’ll be amateur rugby gone til at least the other side of Xmas, possibly the whole season. Not healthy for our game given that playing numbers are probably on a downward trend anyway.
I vaguely remember a discussion on here a while back discussing the cost of running an AIL club for a year. What was the figure again? There’ll probably need to be a re-think of that business model going forward.
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irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:18 am intercounty minor and u20 games are going ahead. joke :lol:
Legends. Like Cúchulainn only with tighty whities
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earl the beaver wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:05 pm I'm actually annoyed Sexton and Rea are wasting their time with this.
Well Ulster were not putting Sexton in any of their senior squads so I am guessing he needs gametime. Why is not involved he couldn't be any worse than Ludik?
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Luckycharmer wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:49 am
earl the beaver wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:05 pm I'm actually annoyed Sexton and Rea are wasting their time with this.
Well Ulster were not putting Sexton in any of their senior squads so I am guessing he needs gametime. Why is not involved he couldn't be any worse than Ludik?
For a start Ludik isn’t in the academy
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Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:50 am
Luckycharmer wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:49 am
earl the beaver wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:05 pm I'm actually annoyed Sexton and Rea are wasting their time with this.
Well Ulster were not putting Sexton in any of their senior squads so I am guessing he needs gametime. Why is not involved he couldn't be any worse than Ludik?
For a start Ludik isn’t in the academy
Hasn't Ludik been your sub back 3 player for last couple of games, He is getting on a bit, is sexton not good enough to sub for the Senior team yet?
If not than the only gametime he is going to get is with the 7s.
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I think there is still a place for Ludik in the first team squad. The guy is smart and reliable. He won’t sidestep 3 defenders and run a try in from 40 yards but we have other players that can do that.

Not that it mattered too much for us as the game was already won but last week the Pissprays were chasing a LBP and on the attack with a min to go 10 yards out from our line. Louis spotted the opp 9 faffing around with the ball at the base of the ruck and was all over him like a rash, forcing a knock on. It was a small thing but I doubt most of our players would be smart enough to make that turnover without f**king it up and giving up a pen.
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No sign of the teams for tomorrow? I take it all the Munster lads are shouting for Racing and the Ulster fellas for Exeter?
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Luckycharmer wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:57 am
Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:50 am
Luckycharmer wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:49 am
earl the beaver wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:05 pm I'm actually annoyed Sexton and Rea are wasting their time with this.
Well Ulster were not putting Sexton in any of their senior squads so I am guessing he needs gametime. Why is not involved he couldn't be any worse than Ludik?
For a start Ludik isn’t in the academy
Hasn't Ludik been your sub back 3 player for last couple of games, He is getting on a bit, is sexton not good enough to sub for the Senior team yet?
If not than the only gametime he is going to get is with the 7s.
Ludik isn’t going to play in an Academy 7s tournament when he’s not in the academy...
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hermie wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:06 pm No sign of the teams for tomorrow? I take it all the Munster lads are shouting for Racing and the Ulster fellas for Exeter?
If Exeter played some rugby it would be nice but they are what Sarries were 4 years ago

Other than that I would prefer an Exeter win given they are a proper club and any rugby fan wanting Racing to win needs to take a look at themselves
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Ulster brethren, out of curiosity, how many red cards has Hendo received previously?

IIRC he's had his marching orders a few times?
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Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:06 pm
hermie wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:06 pm No sign of the teams for tomorrow? I take it all the Munster lads are shouting for Racing and the Ulster fellas for Exeter?
If Exeter played some rugby it would be nice but they are what Sarries were 4 years ago

Other than that I would prefer an Exeter win given they are a proper club and any rugby fan wanting Racing to win needs to take a look at themselves
I kinda hope Racing win with Zeebs getting the winning score to see Jumper and the Cousin F**keristas shouting from the rooftops about him getting called up by Farrell and the Lions.

Look at this beauty from last night.

https://www.the42.ie/atlernative-xv-5234726-Oct2020/
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Jim Lahey wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:13 pm
Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:06 pm
hermie wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:06 pm No sign of the teams for tomorrow? I take it all the Munster lads are shouting for Racing and the Ulster fellas for Exeter?
If Exeter played some rugby it would be nice but they are what Sarries were 4 years ago

Other than that I would prefer an Exeter win given they are a proper club and any rugby fan wanting Racing to win needs to take a look at themselves
I kinda hope Racing win with Zeebs getting the winning score to see Jumper and the Cousin F**keristas shouting from the rooftops about him getting called up by Farrell and the Lions.

Look at this beauty from last night.

https://www.the42.ie/atlernative-xv-5234726-Oct2020/
saw that... incredible :lol:
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Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:05 pm
Luckycharmer wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:57 am
Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:50 am
Luckycharmer wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:49 am
earl the beaver wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:05 pm I'm actually annoyed Sexton and Rea are wasting their time with this.
Well Ulster were not putting Sexton in any of their senior squads so I am guessing he needs gametime. Why is not involved he couldn't be any worse than Ludik?
For a start Ludik isn’t in the academy
Hasn't Ludik been your sub back 3 player for last couple of games, He is getting on a bit, is sexton not good enough to sub for the Senior team yet?
If not than the only gametime he is going to get is with the 7s.
Ludik isn’t going to play in an Academy 7s tournament when he’s not in the academy...
Shanahan and Jones are on senior contracts
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rfurlong wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:06 pm Ulster brethren, out of curiosity, how many red cards has Hendo received previously?

IIRC he's had his marching orders a few times?
He has been sent of twice, last weekend and couple of years ago against Munster, against Munster his red card was rescinded and disciplinary panel said penalty only should have been the call.

He's been cited one other time, again disciplinary said penalty was sufficient and no ban.

This is his first ban.
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The occasional ban does a 2nd row good imo.
We’ve too many nice lads and not enough bastards.
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Murray K gone MIA.
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People are allowed not to tweet for 6 days like.
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irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:52 pm Murray K gone MIA.
Said on their Podcast last week that he would be away for this week. Will be back next week.
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earl the beaver wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:58 pm People are allowed not to tweet for 6 days like.
didn't have an article either.
Kanbei wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:02 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:52 pm Murray K gone MIA.
Said on their Podcast last week that he would be away for this week. Will be back next week.
Ah missed that.
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Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:05 pm
Luckycharmer wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:57 am
Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:50 am
Luckycharmer wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:49 am
earl the beaver wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:05 pm I'm actually annoyed Sexton and Rea are wasting their time with this.
Well Ulster were not putting Sexton in any of their senior squads so I am guessing he needs gametime. Why is not involved he couldn't be any worse than Ludik?
For a start Ludik isn’t in the academy
Hasn't Ludik been your sub back 3 player for last couple of games, He is getting on a bit, is sexton not good enough to sub for the Senior team yet?
If not than the only gametime he is going to get is with the 7s.
Ludik isn’t going to play in an Academy 7s tournament when he’s not in the academy...
I am not talking about Ludik playing in the Academy 7s, Earl was annoyed that Sexton was and I was saying that Sexton has not been in a Senior squad this year and that surely if he was any good he got make the bench in front of an ageing Ludik.
If not than he should play in this tournament to get gametime.
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