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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:50 pm 
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Miguel Indurain wrote:
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One for the the older Irish posters only:

I had the great misfortune to run across Mick Doyle many times during the late '90s. Absolutely obnoxious when sober, & even worse when drunk.


Agree. Mick could be a really miserable bugger with a few on him. Willie Duggan too, he could be very hot or very cold.

Mick Quinn was a really boring old bollox.

Most players are OK though. Slattery is a gentleman, Phil Orr too.

Mick Quinn and his whole family are lovely people.

There’s a certain type of loudmouth rugby bore that gives the sport, and particularly the South Dublin community of the sport, a certain reputation, and Mick can occasionally turn that on in that company.


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I met some bloke tonight who was called Rob Saunders who played for London Irish and Ireland (one of his sons plays for Quins) and he was lovely!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:01 am 
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Any Irish ever met Mad Dog on the sauce?



I can't imagine any of us other than Jumper frequent The George.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:50 am 
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Ali Williams - tosser on and off the field in both teams you're in with him and on the opposing team.

His brother is the complete opposite though.


I haven't heard anything about him but he would've been my first candidate, just from watching him on tv, such a knob.



Ali has just scored the best try of his career

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:30 am 
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Itoje and Sinkler outed themselves at the weekend.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:10 am 
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Itoje and Sinkler outed themselves at the weekend.


Nah, plenty have already added them to their lists.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:11 am 
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Itoje and Sinkler outed themselves at the weekend.


Take a step back champ.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:16 am 
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obelixtim wrote:
Itoje and Sinkler outed themselves at the weekend.


You can add Willi Heinz as well - he refused to wear his losing Super medal in 2014.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:52 am 
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obelixtim wrote:
Itoje and Sinkler outed themselves at the weekend.


Man, that semi final has permanently broken a few posters hasn't it


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:57 am 
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Itoje and Sinkler outed themselves at the weekend.


You can add Willi Heinz as well - he refused to wear his losing Super medal in 2014.


Just putting himself in contention for future England selection and 25k a game.


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Seneca of the Night wrote:
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Itoje and Sinkler outed themselves at the weekend.


You can add Willi Heinz as well - he refused to wear his losing Super medal in 2014.


That was when the NZ coaches took him aside and said 'son, don't you think you'd be more suited to playing for England.' and the rest is history.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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obelixtim wrote:
Itoje and Sinkler outed themselves at the weekend.

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Oh shit, I forgot to mention Willi's Crusaders team mates. :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:29 pm 
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Rob Howley.

Prick told me to bet my stake in a local cafe on Toulouse for the ‘04 HEC final. Never forgiven him.
underrated comment :lol:


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Arrogant, money grabber. Been in his company on a few occasions and as my Father has always said ' you can tell a lot about a man by the way he treats his waiter and his caddy'...


My dad taught me that when hiring lawyers (he ran a small firm similar to mine when he was alive) to talk to staff at the candidates' firm and see if he/she had the respect of staff. Lots of lawyers who are nice to colleagues and shit to staff, and that is bad business.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:07 pm 
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I met some bloke tonight who was called Rob Saunders who played for London Irish and Ireland (one of his sons plays for Quins) and he was lovely!



He is...


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:31 pm 
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Met Wood, BM, Catt, Probyn and Jiffy at more than a few different corporate dos a few years ago. Certainly found him to be the least accommodating while all the others were brilliant in fairness. Jiffy, in particular, couldn't have been a nicer bloke.

Sad to say that a cousin had a very bad experience with BOD when out with friends one Sat night and they bumped into him out clubbing at the height of his playing days. He was an aggressive, arrogant, misogynistic plum according to several accounts. Hope it was just the drink, but she went from being a huge fan to someone who spits whenever his name appears.

Back in 2001 I was at the Fairyhill Hotel in the Gower. Jiffy was there with a few friends and it wasn't long before they were all pissed and were on their knees recreating the try Jiffy scored against Scotland in 1988. He was a very affable person.


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A few more:

Bad: John Wells and Jon Callard. Utter bellends both. Agree re Keith Wood. Sylvain Marconnet is an absolute tool too.

Good: Alan Quinlan is spectacularly great, Thomas Lombard too (press box smokers' corner fanatics), D'Arcy, Kieran Read (incredibly nice guy), Julian Bonnaire.

Off the scale good; Shane Byrne.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:51 pm 
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JM2K6 wrote:
obelixtim wrote:
Itoje and Sinkler outed themselves at the weekend.


Man, that semi final has permanently broken a few posters hasn't it


:lol:

We were lucky not to lose by more. 32 - 0 was on the cards. Itoje played a great game. As did the loosies.

But we can console ourselves with 3 RWC wins already under our belts.


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DOB wrote:
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Rob Howley.

Prick told me to bet my stake in a local cafe on Toulouse for the ‘04 HEC final. Never forgiven him.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Toro wrote:
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Ali Williams - tosser on and off the field in both teams you're in with him and on the opposing team.

His brother is the complete opposite though.


I haven't heard anything about him but he would've been my first candidate, just from watching him on tv, such a knob.


He's dating a billionaire also. Just shows you, being a dickhead doesn't hinder your life in any way. Probably helps really.


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Never met the guy but Andrew Hore comes across as a serial killer. I suspect he has the bodies of at least a thousand seals and several soulless gingers stuffed in his barn.


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Can't say I've heard a bad thing about Ruchie, but if FT says it I know fully believe it.
I actually heard he opens up the helicopter door during flights over busy areas and urinates down upon them with great gusto.


Well thought out. Several hundred feet in the air with wind blowing all around you and rotating blades above. Sound like he likes urinating on himself. Perhaps he jumps with a parachute and waits until he is no more than 10' from the ground before he starts tinkling.


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Jake wrote:
Can't think of that many bad ones- Marler can be hard work. My experiences with Zinny are completely the opposite.

Greenwood- all about Will
Healey- ditto
POM is just intense and weird.

Welsh lads tend to be a tad less engaging since they get pulled a lot harder by fans and media than English players

Best ones are the likes of Thompson, Moody and a few others of that era.


What do you mean?


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Can't think of that many bad ones- Marler can be hard work. My experiences with Zinny are completely the opposite.

Greenwood- all about Will
Healey- ditto
POM is just intense and weird.

Welsh lads tend to be a tad less engaging since they get pulled a lot harder by fans and media than English players

Best ones are the likes of Thompson, Moody and a few others of that era.


What do you mean?


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DOB wrote:
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Had heard stories about Gordon D'arcy but he was an absolute gent the time I met him. Can vouch for Mike Phillips, absolute legend. Leo Cullen wasn't particularly nice but in his defence I was quite drunk inquiring about a game the day before where they were badly beaten. Malcolm O'Kelly was with him and seemed to find the whole exchange hilarious.


The way I heard it, Darse came out of school thinking he was the business, and that he didn't have to train or watch what he ate to be a rugby superstar. Somewhere along the way he must have got his head right, because he turned into a model pro and built a nice long career for himself.


I can agree with that, I knew him from about 21 and the penny was beginning to drop.


A certain 2nd row/8, and object of affection of statisticians hereabouts, contemporary of his never seemed to quite learn the lesson.


Is that a Globby's 7 across kind of question (6,5)?


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LandOTurk wrote:
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Had heard stories about Gordon D'arcy but he was an absolute gent the time I met him. Can vouch for Mike Phillips, absolute legend. Leo Cullen wasn't particularly nice but in his defence I was quite drunk inquiring about a game the day before where they were badly beaten. Malcolm O'Kelly was with him and seemed to find the whole exchange hilarious.


The way I heard it, Darse came out of school thinking he was the business, and that he didn't have to train or watch what he ate to be a rugby superstar. Somewhere along the way he must have got his head right, because he turned into a model pro and built a nice long career for himself.


I can agree with that, I knew him from about 21 and the penny was beginning to drop.


A certain 2nd row/8, and object of affection of statisticians hereabouts, contemporary of his never seemed to quite learn the lesson.


Is that a Globby's 7 across kind of question (6,5)?

The Irish posters here know who I mean. The player in question was never really famous, so no point bringing him up on this thread.


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Ruan Pienaar is a gent.


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LandOTurk wrote:
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Can't think of that many bad ones- Marler can be hard work. My experiences with Zinny are completely the opposite.

Greenwood- all about Will
Healey- ditto
POM is just intense and weird.

Welsh lads tend to be a tad less engaging since they get pulled a lot harder by fans and media than English players

Best ones are the likes of Thompson, Moody and a few others of that era.


What do you mean?


Ask the bloke who goes to the Fairyhill Hotel.


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Had a few beers with Bernard Jackman during the WC. As decent a bloke I have met anywhere.


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Had a few beers with Bernard Jackman during the WC. As decent a bloke I have met anywhere.

The thread title says 'famous'.


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Had a few beers with Bernard Jackman during the WC. As decent a bloke I have met anywhere.

The thread title says 'famous'.


I'm sure you cheered him on many times in front of your TV set.... doubt you went to many games, in your previous life before you realized you couldn't hack it in your home town and moved to the UK where you could pretend.


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Justin Marshall when he was playing for Sarries enrolled his kid(s?) at my son's club. My boy and a few of his team-mates (U12s iirc) spied him sitting by himself in the grandstand one day but were too shy to approach him, so I went and introduced myself and asked if he'd mind having a chat with them. No problem, he said. Don't know what they talked about but he kept them entertained for a good 15 minutes or more. I've always felt inclined to excuse his foot-in-mouth commentating for that bit of gentility.


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Ah now I’ve met Matt Dawson through work as he has a superfoods health line - I was expecting a bellend of sorts but in fact found him very pleasant and professional. His BBC question of sport twat banter persona was not apparent in any way.


He must have been trying very hard because he is deffo a twat. Punched me on the back of the head when I was having a piss once. One of a few run ins.


I was at school with his cousin and he was a little cunt too, must run in the family.

Sadly Mark Cueto was a bit of a prick when he met Braz. Though Brazil does have that effect on people.


Cueto was perfectly polite, if a bit self effacing, however he was in the phase where he wouldn't admit to having played for Sandbach, which was rather awkward. Steve Hanley was the actual bellend on the day and, in retrospect, I should've just run directly at him...

Back to the thread title, and in news that will surprise nobody anywhere: Richard Cockerill


He definitely turned out for the 'bach as a youngster. One of those I guess who as their career wains realise that a decreasing number of people know who the hell they are and so have to become a little more likeable to keep those appearance fees coming in. Cueto has been back since and presented awards at the mini junior dinner.


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Justin Marshall when he was playing for Sarries enrolled his kid(s?) at my son's club. My boy and a few of his team-mates (U12s iirc) spied him sitting by himself in the grandstand one day but were too shy to approach him, so I went and introduced myself and asked if he'd mind having a chat with them. No problem, he said. Don't know what they talked about but he kept them entertained for a good 15 minutes or more. I've always felt inclined to excuse his foot-in-mouth commentating for that bit of gentility.


Marshall might the biggest wanker I've ever come across now that you mention. He was a ringer on a 10s team I played on about 6 years ago and couldn't handle his piss, particularly around some lads better halves. Within an hour of wrapping up he was getting everyone's cold shoulder and was lucky not to get chinned before being ushered back to his hotel by a sponsors minder. A complete a prick.


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