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JPGJOHNNYG

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #8700 on: October 26, 2019, 06:02:20 PM »
South Africa in the final would be a bigger threat than Wales, NZ went with a young team and the like of Cane, Ben Smith, and Loane not starting, looking a strange decision but England and their blow in dominated the match. Christ that bollacks Farrell hard to like.

Farrell from a strong Irish family background. Maybe the IRFU could have done a Charlton and we would all think he is great

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« Reply #8701 on: October 26, 2019, 08:23:08 PM »
Ireland dusted England in 2007 too but who ended up in final , we have no wc pedigree and the longer the famine continues the harder it gets mentally.

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« Reply #8702 on: October 26, 2019, 09:11:43 PM »
This has been coming for ages. Jones, unlike Schmidt, wasn't afraid to cast off, what he saw as dead wood and replace them with exciting, raw ball carriers who are explosive on and off the ball. Tuilagi, Curry, Underhill, Sinckler etc. are enough to give any team nightmares. Accompanied by Vunipola, Jamie George, Itoje, May, Farrell etc. it can't come as a surprise that they are in the mix. Also no surprise that the spine of the team is made up of Saracens players.

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« Reply #8703 on: October 26, 2019, 09:22:39 PM »
Fair point Tony. Both had hookers who were captains. Schmidt kept his captain beyond his sell by date the other is sat at home. Granted England had Jamie George to step up but the point still stands.

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #8704 on: October 26, 2019, 09:38:00 PM »
Ireland dusted England in 2007 too but who ended up in final , we have no wc pedigree and the longer the famine continues the harder it gets mentally.

Ireland didn’t lose because ee have no world cup pedigree, we lost because we were nowhere near the right level throughout the whole tournament. Nacewa’s comments about scmidt being too cautious as a coach were probably accurate. We’ve been going backwards as a team for a while and a rebuilding process needs to start now.

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« Reply #8705 on: October 26, 2019, 10:14:11 PM »
Ireland dusted England in 2007 too but who ended up in final , we have no wc pedigree and the longer the famine continues the harder it gets mentally.

Ireland didn’t lose because ee have no world cup pedigree, we lost because we were nowhere near the right level throughout the whole tournament. Nacewa’s comments about scmidt being too cautious as a coach were probably accurate. We’ve been going backwards as a team for a while and a rebuilding process needs to start now.
bullshit they can’t be coaches fault every time

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #8706 on: October 26, 2019, 10:54:44 PM »
It's all about planning what you want to win
A year and a half ago on paddys day we thought we were great
A grand slam beating England in Twickenham- lethal
England didn't give a f**k about losing that or 1 later to Wales 12 months later
They had one thing in mind
Now their 80 mins away
Where are we ? 😪😪
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« Reply #8707 on: October 26, 2019, 11:04:43 PM »
Not to stick the head in the sand and defend Heaslip, but his failed test was as a result of re clarification on the ratio of Testosterone in humans threshold.

He (naturally) apparently was 5:1....the new classification was 4:1....it's close enough to kind of explain, it's not out of the question that he was a freak. Although it does raise questions on microdosing.

Fine. So why spin it? Why pretend one agency tested him over another?

I can't answer that, but for such a fine a margin - I would be inclined to believe that the story is as it is. As to why he said it was one agency over another? Perhaps he's an idiot....I really find that one strange myself.
Heaslip has nothing to answer for and certainly not to people who value conjecture over 'substance'.

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« Reply #8708 on: October 27, 2019, 12:38:57 AM »
Not to stick the head in the sand and defend Heaslip, but his failed test was as a result of re clarification on the ratio of Testosterone in humans threshold.

He (naturally) apparently was 5:1....the new classification was 4:1....it's close enough to kind of explain, it's not out of the question that he was a freak. Although it does raise questions on microdosing.

Fine. So why spin it? Why pretend one agency tested him over another?

I can't answer that, but for such a fine a margin - I would be inclined to believe that the story is as it is. As to why he said it was one agency over another? Perhaps he's an idiot....I really find that one strange myself.
Heaslip has nothing to answer for and certainly not to people who value conjecture over 'substance'.

Any veil of uncertainty in any sport should be answered otherwise what’s the point??

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #8709 on: October 27, 2019, 01:02:27 AM »


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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #8710 on: October 27, 2019, 02:20:00 AM »
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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #8711 on: October 27, 2019, 07:59:06 AM »
Ireland dusted England in 2007 too but who ended up in final , we have no wc pedigree and the longer the famine continues the harder it gets mentally.

Ireland didn’t lose because ee have no world cup pedigree, we lost because we were nowhere near the right level throughout the whole tournament. Nacewa’s comments about scmidt being too cautious as a coach were probably accurate. We’ve been going backwards as a team for a while and a rebuilding process needs to start now.
bullshit they can’t be coaches fault every time

i wasn’t implying it was the coaches fault. It was a collective fault, the players have been poor enough for a while and the coaches haven’t covered themselves in glory either.

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #8712 on: October 27, 2019, 10:15:22 AM »
For a semi final this has been absolutely terrible. And that’s being kind.

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« Reply #8713 on: October 27, 2019, 10:28:59 AM »
For a semi final this has been absolutely terrible. And that’s being kind.
England will be rubbing their hands. Terrible mistakes from S.A.

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #8714 on: October 27, 2019, 10:31:32 AM »
The front page of the New Zealand Herald on Sunday




That's the winning mentality of the All Blacks.
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