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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #8055 on: May 17, 2019, 11:50:57 PM »
Glasgow were big favourites for this game before the start in fairness, but a bigger defeat than expected. Home advantage plays a big part in these games
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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #8056 on: May 26, 2019, 09:57:44 PM »
Sean O Brien is out of the rugby world cup with a hip injury that requires surgery. :'( it is a shame to see his Ireland career end in such a way. It is bad news for Irelands world cup chances. We can't afford any more injuries in the back row.

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« Reply #8057 on: May 26, 2019, 10:56:01 PM »
The only luck O'Brien has is bad luck. His body has taken some battering but not entirely unexpected considering how he plays. He's definitely a gamble for London Irish.

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« Reply #8058 on: May 27, 2019, 11:40:58 AM »
The only luck O'Brien has is bad luck. His body has taken some battering but not entirely unexpected considering how he plays. He's definitely a gamble for London Irish.

450K a year guaranteed gamble. Madness on their side.
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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #8059 on: May 27, 2019, 12:09:35 PM »
Glasgow were big favourites for this game before the start in fairness, but a bigger defeat than expected. Home advantage plays a big part in these games

glasgow played the better rugby to be fair.

Leinster were holding on in the first half only for a charge down by Luke McGrath on the ponderous Stuart Hogg that kept in play by the spin on the ball and Ringrose was only too happy to plunk down on top of it.

Lowe and Larmour saw very little action in the Leinster gameplan and I think nearing the end of the second half Leinster had almost 20 phases on the Glasgow 20 metre line and it crabbed left, then right and back again.
Box kicks and phase after phase for little gain is a hard watch.


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« Reply #8060 on: May 27, 2019, 12:30:56 PM »
Leinster certainly had the luck when Hogg went off.  Yellow for Kearney was much of a loss as he continues to play well below the standards he had set over 12 months ago. Larmour continues to fall so short of the hype in the media.  How often does he rush forward flail an arm at the on-coming player who just glides part him leaving the wing open?

Ringrose is also struggling to come back to his best which is worrying for Ireland but Henshaw was well on top of his game.  Hopefully Schmidt can see past McGrath to Cooney, his box kicking was such a waste of possession.

Sexton continues to be a worry with his need to get too involved in tackling big men as a key defender which often leaves him stunned or injured. His form has yet to return and is another worry for Ireland.

Will Ireland pay for the successful season for Leinster and little real time for players to recover before the summer international games come around?

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #8061 on: May 28, 2019, 03:42:35 PM »
Ireland’s 44-man pre-World Cup training squad

Forwards (24)

Hookers: Rory Best, Sean Cronin, Rob Herring, Niall Scannell

Looseheads: Cian Healy, Dave Kilcoyne, Jack McGrath

Tightheads: Finlay Bealham, Tadhg Furlong, Andrew Porter, John Ryan

Second-rows: Tadhg Beirne, Ultan Dillane, Iain Henderson, Jean Kleyn, James Ryan, Devin Toner

Back-rows: Jack Conan, Jordi Murphy, Tommy O’Donnell, Peter O’Mahony, Rhys Ruddock, CJ Stander, Josh van der Flier


Backs (20)

Scrum-halves: John Cooney, Kieran Marmion, Luke McGrath, Conor Murray

Out-halves: Ross Byrne, Joey Carbery, Jack Carty, Johnny Sexton

Centres: Bundee Aki, Chris Farrell, Robbie Henshaw, Garry Ringrose, Rory Scannell

Back three: Andrew Conway, Keith Earls, Mike Haley, Dave Kearney, Rob Kearney, Jordan Larmour, Jacob Stockdale.

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #8062 on: May 29, 2019, 05:49:45 AM »
The only luck O'Brien has is bad luck. His body has taken some battering but not entirely unexpected considering how he plays. He's definitely a gamble for London Irish.
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Some bad stuff going around social media about him at the moment
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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #8063 on: May 29, 2019, 07:25:55 AM »
The only luck O'Brien has is bad luck. His body has taken some battering but not entirely unexpected considering how he plays. He's definitely a gamble for London Irish.
Some bad stuff going around social media about him at the moment
Has he made a tit of himself whilst out on the lash?

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« Reply #8064 on: May 29, 2019, 08:38:03 AM »
Bit of a dick actually
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« Reply #8065 on: May 29, 2019, 08:49:46 AM »
Bit of a dick actually
Oh dear has he got the oul fella out?! He'd do well not to give Irish any excuse to put him up the road considering the condition he's in and the flak they'll get when Jackson starts playing. 

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #8066 on: May 29, 2019, 10:53:39 AM »
Is it even true? Sure wasn't that long ago there was much worse going around about a certain UFC fighter that seemed to blow over extremely quickly.

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« Reply #8067 on: May 29, 2019, 11:13:50 AM »
Allegedly he was using his equipment for more mundane renal purposes
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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #8068 on: May 29, 2019, 11:30:52 AM »
Allegedly he was using his equipment for more mundane renal purposes

Outside of where he should have been doing it and unfortunately someone got caught in the crossfire  ;D

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« Reply #8069 on: May 29, 2019, 11:54:52 AM »
Is it even true? Sure wasn't that long ago there was much worse going around about a certain UFC fighter that seemed to blow over extremely quickly.

Ewan McKenna is tweeting about this.  He has a regular enough pattern of using twitter to generate interest in a story that he might be of a mind to write.  He did it to great effect recently when he took a swipe a Munster Rugby team and bandwagon.   He also kept the speculation on Conor Murray going in this way.

He claims on twitter feed that he has 3 eye-witness accounts from trusted sources.  Given his dislike of rugby he could try and keep this going in social media and then publish a story on it.

More likely though it will disappear, dismissed as high-jinks.

/Jim.