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Peter Stringer Retires

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  • Subscribers Posts: 36,271 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    Absolute legend


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,016 ✭✭✭✭ Mc Love


    Munster should never have left him leave, far better than any of our reserve scrum halves


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  • Registered Users Posts: 33,030 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    Great player, always gave 100% and one of the best big little men around (in person he was not that small). Had a great career with a many trophies and achievements. No Munster fan will ever forget the sneaky try in the 2006 HC final

    Him retiring is truly an end to the late 90s/2000s era of Irish rugby


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,603 ✭✭✭✭ stephen_n


    Truly a legend, a great servant for Irish Rugby and not a bad chap for a Munster man.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 959 ✭✭✭ The Royal Scam


    True Irish and Munster Legend. Good luck in the future


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,437 ✭✭✭✭ Cookiemunster


    Mc Love wrote: »
    Munster should never have left him leave, far better than any of our reserve scrum halves

    That's the crux of it. He didn't want to be Munsters reserve scrum half, so he tried his hand abroad.

    Fair play to him, he's had a brilliant career. Himself and DOC lasting til 40. Maybe there's something to say for being tee total :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,596 ✭✭✭ Rigor Mortis


    One of the true legends.
    Hopefully he will enjoy as much happiness and success off the pitch as on it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,016 ✭✭✭✭ Mc Love


    That's the crux of it. He didn't want to be Munsters reserve scrum half, so he tried his hand abroad.

    Fair play to him, he's had a brilliant career. Himself and DOC lasting til 40. Maybe there's something to say for being tee total :eek:

    He could have still played a hell of a lot of games for Munster, when Murray was not available for selection, but yeah that is it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,030 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    That's the crux of it. He didn't want to be Munsters reserve scrum half, so he tried his hand abroad.

    Fair play to him, he's had a brilliant career. Himself and DOC lasting til 40. Maybe there's something to say for being tee total :eek:

    He never drank ??

    Hard to believe that


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 603 umop episdn


    One of the most universally loved players in the Irish game and a hero to is all at Munster.
    Genuinely hope he stays involved in the game...have a feeling he could be a cracking coach.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,751 ✭✭✭ Avatar MIA


    Ankle tap master :D Always came across as a decent bloke.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,437 ✭✭✭✭ Cookiemunster


    PTH2009 wrote: »
    He never drank ??

    Hard to believe that

    I thought everyone knew that. Never touched a drop.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,187 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203


    One of the most universally loved players in the Irish game and a hero to is all at Munster.
    Genuinely hope he stays involved in the game...have a feeling he could be a cracking coach.

    The reception he got at Aviva a few years ago when he came on for Bath against Leinster told it's own story.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,230 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    Burkie1203 wrote: »
    The reception he got at Aviva a few years ago when he came on for Bath against Leinster told it's own story.

    That Leinster have the best fan's in the world? Yeah I thought that too...


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,308 ✭✭✭✭ prawnsambo


    Venjur wrote: »
    That Leinster have the best fan's in the world? Yeah I thought that too...
    I think your shotgun is running out of apostrophes. Here's some more to keep you going. :pac:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,207 ✭✭✭ durkadurka


    Burkie1203 wrote: »
    The reception he got at Aviva a few years ago when he came on for Bath against Leinster told it's own story.

    Remember that well, it was a nice little coda to his career..

    My top memories : the tap tackles, the bullet pass,the cheeky one against biarritz, the triple crown try vs the Scots


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    PTH2009 wrote: »
    He never drank ??

    Hard to believe that

    It's not that hard to believe when you consider how long he played. He was incredibly fortunate to remain injury free but he stayed in great shape.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,519 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Neil3030


    Delighted that he had such a long career, and he hopefully made a decent wedge during his twilight years in the UK. Strikes me as the sort that will take well to coaching, should he choose that path.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,006 ✭✭✭ vetinari


    Legend of a player, phenomenal career.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,308 ✭✭✭✭ prawnsambo


    Great player. One of the best passers at scrum half I've seen. I think he was still hoping to get another season in which would have been phenomenal. The end of an era. Was watching that clip and looking at al the players on that Munster team who retired well before him. Only DOC lasted as long.


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,030 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    I thought everyone knew that. Never touched a drop.

    fair play to him, i imagine it was hard for him after all the cup wins to listen to all that drunken ****e

    I think Jonny Wilkinson only drank once after the 2007 World cup final defeat


  • Registered Users Posts: 8 ✭✭✭ bazzmch


    Rumor has it he’s going to malahide as player coach. Heard it from 3 sources now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,056 ✭✭✭✭ Sangre


    He is very active on social media about training and fitness. Dude looks in amazing shape for 40. Assumed he was trying to push into the fitness industry as a result.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,230 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    Sangre wrote: »
    He is very active on social media about training and fitness. Dude looks in amazing shape for 40. Assumed he was trying to push into the fitness industry as a result.

    Possibly but I think he just has a real grá for it and like many with a positive outlook he is inclined to share and give. Wouldn't surprise me if it's a direction he goes and he'd be incredibly knowledgeable but I could see him going a more direct coaching route also.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,899 ✭✭✭✭ BBDBB


    Great player, hell of a pass off the back of a ruck or scrum, like a bullet.
    Good luck to him in the future, he has a lot to offer players younger than him, the under 65's for example


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,056 ✭✭✭✭ Sangre


    Venjur wrote: »
    Possibly but I think he just has a real grá for it and like many with a positive outlook he is inclined to share and give. Wouldn't surprise me if it's a direction he goes and he'd be incredibly knowledgeable but I could see him going a more direct coaching route also.

    Probably. I think me using the words 'push into industry' made it seem like he was actively promoting etc. It was more that I thought it was a natural step for him given his interests. Most pros never want to work-out again in their life once they're done.


  • Registered Users Posts: 78 ✭✭ Johnny Farango


    Pride... Fair play to the Leinster fans for giving Strings a reception worthy of an Ireland and Munster ledge!!! Cos he is the real deal.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Music Moderators, Politics Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 22,300 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Dravokivich


    Something I always looked forward to when he came off a bench was the first big tackle he was going to make.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,882 ✭✭✭ madds


    bazzmch wrote: »
    Rumor has it he’s going to malahide as player coach. Heard it from 3 sources now.

    I have it on very good authority that this is a done deal.


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