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« Reply #7230 on: November 10, 2018, 08:14:48 PM »
Leavy is a cracking player heís had some impact!

Heís much better than obrien at this stage. He changed the match.

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« Reply #7231 on: November 10, 2018, 08:17:55 PM »
Not sure about Heaslip, is he aiming to become the Dessie (state the bloody obvious) Dolan of rugby pundits.

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« Reply #7232 on: November 10, 2018, 08:59:35 PM »
Didn't get to see it, but how did Larmour do?
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« Reply #7233 on: November 10, 2018, 09:38:22 PM »
Jordan didn't get into the game as much as expected...it kind of passed him by. The Pumas were on his tail every time he touched the ball and by his own standards made little yardage. Rob looks nailed on to hold the no 15  jersey for a while yet..

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« Reply #7234 on: November 10, 2018, 10:12:19 PM »
He was badly exposed under the high ball on a few
occasions and didnít get space to show what he can do.

He definitely looks like an impact player of Kearney is fit heíll play there.

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« Reply #7235 on: November 10, 2018, 11:11:35 PM »
Argentina+17 points was a superb bet!
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« Reply #7236 on: November 12, 2018, 12:58:22 PM »
He was badly exposed under the high ball on a few
occasions and didnít get space to show what he can do.

He definitely looks like an impact player of Kearney is fit heíll play there.
Ireland in general looked poor under the high ball, i.e. the man going up for it and a lack of bodies in the way of the chasing catcher which seems to be an OK thing to do now going by both other games on the TV over the weekend.

Hard getting used to Ryle Nugent of Channel 4 all the same.

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« Reply #7237 on: November 12, 2018, 01:40:25 PM »
He was badly exposed under the high ball on a few
occasions and didnít get space to show what he can do.

He definitely looks like an impact player of Kearney is fit heíll play there.
Ireland in general looked poor under the high ball, i.e. the man going up for it and a lack of bodies in the way of the chasing catcher which seems to be an OK thing to do now going by both other games on the TV over the weekend.

Hard getting used to Ryle Nugent of Channel 4 all the same.
If the weather is dry I'd be more worried about runners than the high ball, especially as the All Black's kicking game wasn't too special against England.

I'd worry about Best - if he isn't right on his game the Ireland lineout will get minced.

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« Reply #7238 on: November 12, 2018, 01:45:30 PM »
Forecast for a dry day.....have gone for All Blacks -6 10/11

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« Reply #7239 on: November 12, 2018, 02:09:12 PM »
He was badly exposed under the high ball on a few
occasions and didnít get space to show what he can do.

He definitely looks like an impact player of Kearney is fit heíll play there.
Ireland in general looked poor under the high ball, i.e. the man going up for it and a lack of bodies in the way of the chasing catcher which seems to be an OK thing to do now going by both other games on the TV over the weekend.

Hard getting used to Ryle Nugent of Channel 4 all the same.
If the weather is dry I'd be more worried about runners than the high ball, especially as the All Black's kicking game wasn't too special against England.

I'd worry about Best - if he isn't right on his game the Ireland lineout will get minced.

Agree with that - wonder does Toner start - he isnt as good as some of the other options from Open play but a while asset at lineout time - 6ft 10 will do that for you
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« Reply #7240 on: November 12, 2018, 02:11:39 PM »
Retallick was unreal on Sat v England. I like Henderson but the lineout was poor on Sat. Obviously Best takes a big element of responsibility here.

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« Reply #7241 on: November 12, 2018, 02:42:38 PM »
Retallick was unreal on Sat v England. I like Henderson but the lineout was poor on Sat. Obviously Best takes a big element of responsibility here.

Yip arguably best player in world this year although not in the nominees for world rugby player of the year - but he is playing at the level of 2014 when he won it.  Also have to factor him and Whitelock both missing in the Ireland win vs NZ in Chicago - obv still a great day for Irish rugby to eventually get the win over the ABs but they had a makeshift 2nd row that day.  They will be coming to Ireland this weekend with a fully fit 15 (AFAIK) and maybe looking to a bit of a backlash from a poor enough performance themselves vs England.  Head saying NZ by 10-20 points - Heart says Ireland by 5
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« Reply #7242 on: November 12, 2018, 02:53:45 PM »
Larmour is brilliant, but he looked a long way short of international calibre full back. Bar against the likes of USA and Pro 14 games, I'm hoping he sticks to the wing for Ireland/Leinster for a while.

Earls not quite at his form of last year. I think Conway deserves more field time.

Second row going to be a big call for Schmidt. Hendo probably down to 4th choice now.
Centre tough call as well. I would have said it was certain it would be Ringrose and Henshaw (assuming everyone fit), but Ted was my man of the match on Saturday and it would be very tough on him if he wasn't in. I wonder would there be merit in giving Henshaw some game time at full back (although obviously not for this weekend).   

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« Reply #7243 on: November 12, 2018, 02:56:09 PM »
Retallick was unreal on Sat v England. I like Henderson but the lineout was poor on Sat. Obviously Best takes a big element of responsibility here.

Yip arguably best player in world this year although not in the nominees for world rugby player of the year - but he is playing at the level of 2014 when he won it.  Also have to factor him and Whitelock both missing in the Ireland win vs NZ in Chicago - obv still a great day for Irish rugby to eventually get the win over the ABs but they had a makeshift 2nd row that day.  They will be coming to Ireland this weekend with a fully fit 15 (AFAIK) and maybe looking to a bit of a backlash from a poor enough performance themselves vs England.  Head saying NZ by 10-20 points - Heart says Ireland by 5

Wish I had your optimism I can see a bit of a hammering coming unfortunately, hope I am wrong.

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« Reply #7244 on: November 12, 2018, 04:31:24 PM »
Henshaw and Murray both ruled out. Murray was never going to play and rightly so. Would love to see John Cooney get a chance but unlikely.