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by Fan with smartphone
January 7th, 2022, 8:27 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland 2021-22
Replies: 120
Views: 8509

Re: Ireland 2021-22

Fan with smartphone wrote: January 7th, 2022, 8:25 am :D
by Fan with smartphone
January 7th, 2022, 8:25 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland 2021-22
Replies: 120
Views: 8509

Re: Ireland 2021-22

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by Fan with smartphone
January 7th, 2022, 8:18 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland 2021-22
Replies: 120
Views: 8509

Re: Ireland 2021-22

Getting dropped for being late is a pretty standard punishment in professional sport - and lets face it, Mal and punctuality weren't always bosum buddies. Cheika dropped Shaggy once for missing a team meeting. Now, the reason he was late was because his flight was delayed coming back from the Six N...
by Fan with smartphone
January 6th, 2022, 11:11 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland 2021-22
Replies: 120
Views: 8509

Re: Ireland 2021-22

This has been playing on my mind way more than it should over Christmas. It’s been niggling at me since I heard O’Driscoll in commentary implying something very similar. They were praising Lowry for doing something very well. O’Driscoll was along the lines of he’s very good and done very well for U...
by Fan with smartphone
January 3rd, 2022, 1:14 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland 2021-22
Replies: 120
Views: 8509

Re: Ireland 2021-22

by hugonaut » December 27th, 2021, 12:56 pm Forwards [1-8]: Jack McGrath, Dan Sheehan, Tom O'Toole, Ryan Baird, Niall Murray, Dan Leavy, Nick Timoney, Gavin Coombes; Backs [9-15]: John Cooney, Harry Byrne, Jacob Stockdale, Stuart McCloskey, James Hume, Jordan Larmour, Mack Hansen; Subs [16-23]: Pet...
by Fan with smartphone
January 3rd, 2022, 12:30 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby 2021/2022 - Search for the Holy Grail
Replies: 2374
Views: 101001

Re: Munster Rugby 2021/2022 - Search for the Holy Grail

by Oldschool Marmion is available as a long term option with an already proven decent ceiling. Agreed. His box kicks aren't the best but everything else is top class. His form this year has also been excellent. I don't know why Farrell hasn't picked him. Has also been very, very effective playing t...
by Fan with smartphone
December 23rd, 2021, 11:35 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland are massively reliant on what Leinster do.
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Ireland are massively reliant on what Leinster do.

😂 very good. Funny, as a total aside, joe Schmidt always put me in mind of frank Gorshin. I think it is that you might have yer language settings on Spanish or something there with the ¿?. It’s not just the structure of the URC. Am I being overly dramatic to say the whole structure and future of the...
by Fan with smartphone
December 19th, 2021, 10:43 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Connacht 2021/22
Replies: 275
Views: 17243

Re: Connacht 2021/22

Connacht just need an experienced, heavy, steady, second row to compliment what they already have. They’ve enough depth pretty much everywhere else. But then, that’s what everyone wants I suppose. They are playing really well, but are having to play really well every time they take the field.
by Fan with smartphone
December 18th, 2021, 9:54 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby 2021/2022 - Search for the Holy Grail
Replies: 2374
Views: 101001

Re: Munster Rugby 2021/2022 - Search for the Holy Grail

See after another lockdown, the next coach who proposes a game like that should just get the road. Stick that clause in the contract please.
by Fan with smartphone
December 18th, 2021, 9:51 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby 2021/2022 - Search for the Holy Grail
Replies: 2374
Views: 101001

Re: Munster Rugby 2021/2022 - Search for the Holy Grail

On the plus side, people can go home safe in the knowledge that they are going to be locked away from seeing two teams playing a game so fearful and devoid of any ambition whatsoever for a good while. Castres too - fight to get back into it, then kick the ball off.
by Fan with smartphone
December 18th, 2021, 8:47 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby 2021/2022 - Search for the Holy Grail
Replies: 2374
Views: 101001

Re: Munster Rugby 2021/2022 - Search for the Holy Grail

Munster win a great lineout, fake the drive and go to Hodnett who breaks a tackle and makes 7-8 yards. Next play? Murray box kick from inside his own half to just over half way line which Castres eventually win. You're 9-0 up against a weak French side at home. Why do that?! I do not know, but ther...
by Fan with smartphone
December 18th, 2021, 9:44 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Ulster 2021/22
Replies: 369
Views: 23414

Re: Ulster 2021/22

Lowry is the one most impressing me. Somebody mentioned Mack Hansen has played a bit at 15 which I think is interesting, and the three of them - Hansen, Lowry and Keenan are all quite alike. Keenan is playing superbly, but it’s nice to have a few players playing well who play similarly and could slo...
by Fan with smartphone
December 15th, 2021, 3:49 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby 2021/2022 - Search for the Holy Grail
Replies: 2374
Views: 101001

Re: Munster Rugby 2021/2022 - Search for the Holy Grail

:clap:
fourthirtythree wrote: December 15th, 2021, 1:17 pm He left because of the influence of private investors? He's gonna love the whatever premierthingy.
by Fan with smartphone
December 10th, 2021, 10:48 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Heineken Cup 2021/22
Replies: 837
Views: 53415

Re: Heineken Cup 2021/22

To be fair I’m expecting a win for Exeter (definitely), Sale, Leicester and Harlequins(probably). Wasps-Munster a tough call. I always felt the pattern over the last few years was for prl teams to get thumped early and then perform a bit better. Will see.
by Fan with smartphone
December 10th, 2021, 9:19 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Heineken Cup 2021/22
Replies: 837
Views: 53415

Re: Heineken Cup 2021/22

Saints getting their usual European Reaming. Commentators keep mentioning that Racing have been playing poorly upto tonight, but have now found their mojo. Nothing to do with the opposition and the league they play in? #jokeofaleague And they are having to adapt to a different referee....unlike Rac...
by Fan with smartphone
November 28th, 2021, 3:00 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Players can now transfer between Unions
Replies: 30
Views: 1526

Re: Players can now transfer between Unions

I copied this list. From France - Steevy Cerqueira : Portugal (now eligible) - Khatchik Vartanov : Russia (now eligible) - Johan Aliouat : Algeria (now eligible) - Kylan Hamdaoui : Algeria (now eligible) - Atila Septar : Romania (now eligible) - Gabriel Ngandebe : Camerun (03/02/22) - Faraj Fartass...
by Fan with smartphone
November 27th, 2021, 10:18 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster vs Ulster, RDS, 27/11/21, 8pm
Replies: 201
Views: 14151

Re: Leinster vs Ulster, RDS, 27/11/21, 8pm

Yeah Ulster played really well and weren’t going to be pushed around this time. Still think Penny is the real deal FWIW, but every Ulster player played well pretty much.
by Fan with smartphone
November 27th, 2021, 7:13 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: United Rugby Championship
Replies: 531
Views: 42999

Re: United Rugby Championship

Basham injured in first 5 minutes for Dragons v Edinburgh. That’s Ryan, Conan, Henderson, Basham all early injuries or late withdrawals in the last 2 games I’ve watched. I’m really not sure this less games-play the stars more idea is wise. Maybe I’m just a a curmudgeon - very possible- but am not su...
by Fan with smartphone
November 27th, 2021, 7:07 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Sevens
Replies: 423
Views: 56701

Re: Sevens

Qualified to cup quarter final but beaten in extra time by Argentina. Could very easily have went the other way.
by Fan with smartphone
November 27th, 2021, 7:04 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Connacht 2021/22
Replies: 275
Views: 17243

Re: Connacht 2021/22

Bearing in mind the weather conditions and the confidence and recent record of the Ospreys team, this was a sensational display of rugby by Connacht. The coaching of the players in hard straight running, combined with the quality of the passing, speaks volumes for the expertise of all involved in C...