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Mullet 2 wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:46 pm WTF happened Killer?

Honestly we can't catch a fúcking break.
Big loss. Bench has nowhere near the impact of last time out. Enough cause for concern in that even without considering the starting XV.
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earl the beaver wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:46 pm
Jumper wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:43 pm Henderson as captain despite Stander captaining when both were on the field last week. How weird.

Delighted for Casey, but the starting 9/10 pairing is Pro14 quality. Killer out is a huge loss as he's the best LH on the island.
Henderson was captain when Sexton went off last week, that's been confirmed since the game.
He must have asked CJ to do all the talking to the ref and decision-making so...
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f**king 30 minutes and he's gone again

Like ffs
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wait.... is porter the cover for the other side of the scrum?

two tighthead subs... or am. i. confused!?
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FFS... I was happy with my short position on France. Now hearing the Englishman is starting at 10 it's going to be some fun trying to cover this..... offers France over I need. :shock: :shock:
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ignore getting my byrnes mixed. up
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Jumper wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:48 pm
earl the beaver wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:46 pm
Jumper wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:43 pm Henderson as captain despite Stander captaining when both were on the field last week. How weird.

Delighted for Casey, but the starting 9/10 pairing is Pro14 quality. Killer out is a huge loss as he's the best LH on the island.
Henderson was captain when Sexton went off last week, that's been confirmed since the game.
He must have asked CJ to do all the talking to the ref and decision-making so...
Wrong
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Huge game for Rhys Ruddock. He was found wanting against Munster. Hopefully it was just a blip and his Pro14 form can scale to the national side. He'll need to be at his best.
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Sherrup Jumper you spaz
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JPG and Burns. Will be like watching 2 epileptics fighting over a piece of spaghetti
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Jumper wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:51 pm Huge game for Rhys Ruddock. He was found wanting against Munster. Hopefully it was just a blip and his Pro14 form can scale to the national side. He'll need to be at his best.
I mean if he lasts 15 minutes it's an improvement on the shit show from our blindside last weekend, if he makes more than zero metres and does more than fúck all in defence then even better.
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Jumper wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:51 pm Huge game for Rhys Ruddock. He was found wanting against Munster. Hopefully it was just a blip and his Pro14 form can scale to the national side. He'll need to be at his best.
well if he plays bad and we win im fine with it


thats the difference with munster
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Jumper wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:51 pm Huge game for Rhys Ruddock. He was found wanting against Munster. Hopefully it was just a blip and his Pro14 form can scale to the national side. He'll need to be at his best.
:lol:
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That's not a half back pairing I thought would ever start for Ireland. Both are far too fond of running up their own holes; just watch France strip the ball and counter all day. Which is going to be very long indeed.

Anyway ... C'mon Ireland.
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Does anyone know who was captain last week after Sexton and Ryan went off? Nobody seems to be saying.
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earl the beaver wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:53 pm
Jumper wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:51 pm Huge game for Rhys Ruddock. He was found wanting against Munster. Hopefully it was just a blip and his Pro14 form can scale to the national side. He'll need to be at his best.
I mean if he lasts 15 minutes it's an improvement on the shit show from our blindside last weekend, if he makes more than zero metres and does more than fúck all in defence then even better.
:lol:
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HighKingLeinster wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:52 pm JPG and Burns. Will be like watching 2 epileptics fighting over a piece of spaghetti

Yeah don't have much confidence in that partnership at all, hope I'm wrong.

I'm looking forward to seeing how that pack go and Dillane coming on
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nardol wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:45 pm murray has a hamstring strain apparently
Murray obviously using wee Janny's hammy problem while Janny's still nursing
his wee sore head.
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At least with JGP/Burns we'll have to run the ball.
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Jumper wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:51 pm Huge game for Rhys Ruddock. He was found wanting against Munster. Hopefully it was just a blip and his Pro14 form can scale to the national side. He'll need to be at his best.
It's been a long long time since any Leinster player was found 'wanting' when playing Munster.
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Not quite sure what to make of that.

Well, at least Burns gets a proper chance of revenge on himself. I really hope he goes well, but that's as much positivity I can muster on that front.

Hey, at least all the players will gain some more experience. :thumbup:
And being experienced in an Ireland team means you can't be dropped.
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CM11 wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:01 pm At least with JGP/Burns we'll have to run back after the ball.
fixed
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Except it's the wrong players gaining experience :lol:
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Murray couldn't get fúcking injured when he was stinking up the place a year ago with Cooney in reserve. He's finally back in a bit of decent form after 2 years of dross and bam...
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Jumper wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:51 pm Huge game for Rhys Ruddock. He was found wanting against Munster. Hopefully it was just a blip and his Pro14 form can scale to the national side. He'll need to be at his best.
My young one just pointed out if you drink lots of juice your poop won't get stuck. Wise words Jumper
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I struggle to think of a worse halfback pairing for us since the start of the 6N......
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The Sun God wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:49 pm FFS... I was happy with my short position on France. Now hearing the Englishman is starting at 10 it's going to be some fun trying to cover this..... offers France over I need. :shock: :shock:
Is it just the englishman you have an issue with
Is the kiwi scumhalf and kiwi winger and the saffer hooker and the saffer number 8 ok with you?
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CM11 wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:01 pm At least with JGP/Burns we'll have to run the ball.
Exactly what I was thinking. I mean, were fooked, but it'll be a bit of craic hopefully.
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Murray trying to get some french offers: https://www.midi-olympique.fr/2021/02/1 ... 367276.php
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Not 6N but we lost to Italy (at home) with half backs of Stephen McIvor and Paul Burke in 1997
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earl the beaver wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:30 pm Not 6N but we lost to Italy (at home) with half backs of Stephen McIvor and Paul Burke in 1997
I was at that game, had managed to erase it from my memory. Thanks
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Munster A 3 Connacht Eagles 0 after 34 mins.
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Think it's fair to say that the first choice half-back pairing at each province is stronger that the Irish one.

How have we ended up in this situation.
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nabanoba wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:39 pm Think it's fair to say that the first choice half-back pairing at each province is stronger that the Irish one.

How have we ended up in this situation.
:lol:

Fuggit. Tear into 'em.
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nabanoba wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:39 pm Think it's fair to say that the first choice half-back pairing at each province is stronger that the Irish one.

How have we ended up in this situation.
:lol:

I'm fully prepared for a 5th place finish this season. Will that be enough to jettison Farrell? Probably not.. but maybe enough to get rid of Catt.
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irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:38 pm Munster A 3 Connacht Eagles 0 after 34 mins.
Half time, 3-0.
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irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:38 pm Munster A 3 Connacht Eagles 0 after 34 mins.
Sean O Brien gone off injured. It may be time for him to call it a day I fear.
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Not sure what all the trepidation is for, if Burns is having an off day, gainline supremo Ross Byrne can come on and save the day.
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Nolanator wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:37 pm
earl the beaver wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:33 pm Murray dropped
Burns starts
Henderson captain

Image
Holy shit, Hail Mary selection at halfbacks. :lol:

It'll be entertaining for someone, at least.
FFS - 5 imports. The IRFU should be ashamed of themselves.
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earl the beaver wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:53 pm
Jumper wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:51 pm Huge game for Rhys Ruddock. He was found wanting against Munster. Hopefully it was just a blip and his Pro14 form can scale to the national side. He'll need to be at his best.
I mean if he lasts 15 minutes it's an improvement on the shit show from our blindside last weekend, if he makes more than zero metres and does more than fúck all in defence then even better.
:lol:
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