irishbucsfan Registered User
#46

THIS IS FARMINGS FAULT SOMEHOW

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RoundBox11 Registered User
#47

Shane Jennings called up. Heard it on the radio a few minutes ago

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.ak Moderator
#48

He's got foot in mouth.

.ak Moderator
#49

I wonder will he start or will POM start?

RoundBox11 Registered User
#50

I'd say POM will start. They said Jennings has been called into the squad, not the 22. So if Henry or Ruddock are already in the squad perhaps they will get the bench spot?

Knowing Kidney however they wont be. He'll go for the least progressive, most absurd and pointless option. Although Jennings can be usefull coming on after 60 minutes to speed things up a bit

#51

Rattlehead_ie said:
Confirmed on RTE Radio.
SOB Out.

Wonder who will be called up. Dom Ryan? proper number 7. Chances are minimal but would be good to see.


Dang.

I think Kev McLaughlin has been with the squad, he could be in with a shout, or maybe promote Toner to the bench and have McCarthy as back-row cover?

I'd love to see Henry get the shout but Kidney just doesn't seem to rate him.

Edit: just saw the post about Jennings, presume he'll be benching while POM starts.

Tox56 Registered User
#52

Is it an accurate presumption to make that Jennings will be on the bench instead of Henry?

If this is the case, I give up.

thomond2006 Registered User
#53

RoundBox11 said:
Shane Jennings called up. Heard it on the radio a few minutes ago


ah here, that's a disgrace if he is in ahead of Henry.

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JRant Registered User
#54

RoundBox11 said:
Shane Jennings called up. Heard it on the radio a few minutes ago


ah here, that's a disgrace if he is in ahead of Henry.


It would seem the Ulster lads are not well thought of by the current management.

#55

thomond2006 said:
ah here, that's a disgrace if he is in ahead of Henry.


Its POM's first start though, you cant realistically have no experienced cover on the bench when blooding a new player. As much as I'd like Henry to be there if he was we wouldnt really have any cover. We know Jennings can do a job so he's the safer option I suppose.

Hype710 Registered User
#56

JRant said:
It would seem the Ulster lads are not well thought of by the current management.


Deccie's only brought through one Ulster player (Tom Court) in his four years in charge. The fact they've once again become a major European force has completely passed him by.

ray jay Registered User
#57

The Irish team for this weekend's match (http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/25843.php)

15 - Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster)
14 - Tommy Bowe (Ospreys)
13 - Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster)
12 - Gordon D'Arcy (Lansdowne/Leinster)
11 - Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster)
10 - Jonathan Sexton (St. Mary's College/Leinster)
9 - Eoin Reddan (Lansdowne/Leinster)
1 - Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster)
2 - Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) (capt)
3 - Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster)
4 - Donncha O'Callaghan (Cork Constitution/Munster)
5 - Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster)
6 - Stephen Ferris (Dungannon/Ulster)
7 - Peter O'Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster)
8 - Jamie Heaslip (Naas/Leinster)

Replacements:

16 - Sean Cronin (St. Mary's College/Leinster)
17 - Tom Court (Malone/Ulster)
18 - Mike McCarthy (Buccaneers/Connacht)
19 - Shane Jennings (St. Mary's College/Leinster)
20 - Tomas O'Leary (Dolphin/Munster)
21 - Ronan O'Gara (Cork Constitution/Munster)
22 - Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster)

Tox56 Registered User
#58

This is starting to annoy me, I'm a Leinster fan, but come on.

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Clegg Registered User
#59

So can we start questioning Kidneys stance on Ulster players? I know Best has been made captain but he's the only provincial captai left in the starting line-up. That was a no brainer decision.

Tuohy and Henry can feel very hard dome by in these selections. And lets not forget Craig Gilroy. A starting winger for Ulster who is apparently not good enough for the Wolfhounds

Cpt_Blackbeard Registered User
#60

Touhy's snub I can understand. He jumps at the front and doesn't have McCarthy 's experience of running a lineout. But Jennings ahead of Henry makes no sense, especially as Henry has been training with the squad afaik. Maybe Kidney wants an out and out 7 just in case POM doesn't work out and Scotland will be playing 2 7s?

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