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Rugby World Cup Warmups IRE vs ITA

  • 09-08-2019 12:31pm
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    Moderators, Sports Moderators, Regional West Moderators Posts: 6,715 Mod ✭✭✭✭ connemara man


    You cant play your way onto the plane to Japan but you definitely can play your way off it.
    Form is temporary class is permanent
    anther cliché bandied about

    Ireland
    15. Jordan Larmour
    14. Andrew Conway
    13. Garry Ringrose
    12. Chris Farrell
    11. Dave Kearney
    10. Joey Carbery
    9. Luke McGrath
    1. Jack McGrath
    2. Rob Herring
    3. Andrew Porter
    4. Devin Toner
    5. Jean Kleyn
    6. Rhys Ruddock (C)
    7. Tommy O'Donnell
    8. Jordi Murphy
    Replacements
    16. Niall Scannell
    17. Cian Healy
    18. John Ryan
    19. Iain Henderson
    20. Tadhg Beirne
    21. Kieran Marmion
    22. Jack Carty
    23. Mike Haley

    Italy
    Edoardo Padovani
    Angelo Esposito
    Tomasso Benvenuti
    Marco Zanon
    Giulio Besigni
    Carlo Canna
    Giuglielmo Palazzani
    Nicola Quaglio
    Olivero Fabiani
    Marco Riccioni
    Allessandro Zanni
    Dean Budd
    Giovanni Licata
    Maxime Mbanda
    Jimmy Tuivaiti
    Replacements:
    Federico Zani
    Andrea Lovotti
    Simone Ferrari
    Marco Lazzardni
    Renato Giammarioli
    Calum Bradley
    Ian McKinley
    Mateo Minozz


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,595 ✭✭✭ randomname2005


    Hopefully McKinley will get on for a good bit of the game. Delighted for him if he can make a WC squad.


  • Subscribers Posts: 36,216 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    Callum Braley*


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,795 ✭✭✭ Digifriendly


    Obviously a lot of interest in this match given the no. of posts so far. :D
    Don't expect a sell out. :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,337 ✭✭✭✭ mfceiling


    Can anyone recommend a bar in Catania that will be showing the game.

    *Absolutely shameless post to show I'm on holidays*


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,191 ✭✭✭ swiwi_


    Obviously a lot of interest in this match given the no. of posts so far. :D

    Strikes me that it’s been a while since the forum has had a Rhys Ruddock discussion. I’m sort of wondering whether he can play lock and what conclusions can be drawn from his Leinster and Irish appearances to date.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,232 ✭✭✭ Yeah_Right


    mfceiling wrote: »
    Can anyone recommend a bar in Catania that will be showing the game.

    *Absolutely shameless post to show I'm on holidays*

    Pretty sure that the Farkofandie Pub will be showing it :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,728 Former Former


    Obviously a lot of interest in this match given the no. of posts so far. :D
    Don't expect a sell out. :p

    The number of tickets available on Ticketmaster is looking embarrassing


  • Subscribers Posts: 36,216 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    The number of tickets available on Ticketmaster is looking embarrassing

    Pricing structure is ridiculous.

    If 2 parents and a child want to go tomorrow your looking at about €120.

    Yet over half the stadium will be empty.


  • Registered Users Posts: 219 ✭✭ Legion2008


    Yup .... looked at bringing the kids earlier in the week but for what is a pre season friendly it’s over priced.

    The Welsh game in a few weeks is even more expensive.

    Given the forecasted weather tomorrow there’ll be few walk ups.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,728 Former Former


    sydthebeat wrote: »
    Pricing structure is ridiculous.

    If 2 parents and a child want to go tomorrow your looking at about €120.

    Yet over half the stadium will be empty.

    And all the event junkies will be across town at the GAA. I know I will.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,282 ✭✭✭✭ Podge_irl


    I'm relatively sure I went to the England preseason game where Wallace got injured for a tenner a pop.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,961 ✭✭✭✭ Shefwedfan


    Lack of capital letters in the title is concerning to me :-)

    Great to have rugby back, too many weekends with the kids recently


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,967 ✭✭✭✭ The Lost Sheep


    sydthebeat wrote: »
    Pricing structure is ridiculous.

    If 2 parents and a child want to go tomorrow your looking at about €120.

    Yet over half the stadium will be empty.
    school kid tickets for a tenner and what price would you set
    Legion2008 wrote: »
    Yup .... looked at bringing the kids earlier in the week but for what is a pre season friendly it’s over priced.

    The Welsh game in a few weeks is even more expensive.

    Given the forecasted weather tomorrow there’ll be few walk ups.
    school boy/girl tickets are a tenner so not overpriced at all and what price would you see as ok for an adult?


  • Subscribers Posts: 36,216 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    school kid tickets for a tenner and what price would you set

    I know they are.

    Two adults @€;50 with one child @€;10 + fees is approx €120 like I said.

    There was feck all €30 adult tickets, and those were in the restricted view sections.

    I would have set the price in the best manner to fill the stadium. So from that point of view I'd have priced all the 500 sections at €30.

    Kids tenner tickets cannot be purchased without an adult ticket accompanying.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,027 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    RDS horse show is on tomorrow as well as the semifinal in croke park too. Could be a dismal turnout. And I don't hold high hopes for the rugby being a spectacle either.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,891 ✭✭✭ prinzeugen


    sydthebeat wrote: »

    Kids tenner tickets cannot be purchased without an adult ticket accompanying.

    Standard procedure. Kids must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    Circa 35,000 tickets sold as of last week according to the info I got so it won't be "half empty".


  • Registered Users Posts: 38,725 ✭✭✭✭ KevIRL


    Is this on tv? What channel?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,961 ✭✭✭✭ Shefwedfan


    sydthebeat wrote: »
    I know they are.

    Two adults @€;50 with one child @€;10 + fees is approx €120 like I said.

    There was feck all €30 adult tickets, and those were in the restricted view sections.

    I would have set the price in the best manner to fill the stadium. So from that point of view I'd have priced all the 500 sections at €30.

    Kids tenner tickets cannot be purchased without an adult ticket accompanying.

    It’s Italy and that’s the problem...they should have reduced more but they lose run of themselves every few years.....they should have sold them off in 10 hours or something...stupid


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 10,517 Mod ✭✭✭✭ icdg


    KevIRL wrote: »
    Is this on tv? What channel?

    RTE2 and Channel 4. Afaik RTE are showing both home tests (not sure about Wales v Ireland though), Channel 4 showing the Italy game and both games involving Wales. The England game is on Sky, of course.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,337 ✭✭✭✭ mfceiling


    Yeah_Right wrote: »
    Pretty sure that the Farkofandie Pub will be showing it :D

    It's closed...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 34,083 ✭✭✭✭ eagle eye


    Why would anybody be interested in this?
    What's the point of this match looking at it from an Irish point of view?


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,027 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    eagle eye wrote: »
    Why would anybody be interested in this?
    What's the point of this match looking at it from an Irish point of view?

    To see how some of our 2nd/3rd/4th string players get on I suppose, and if anyone fighting for a spot puts their hand up for inclusion.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,213 ✭✭✭✭ bilston


    eagle eye wrote: »
    Why would anybody be interested in this?
    What's the point of this match looking at it from an Irish point of view?

    To prepare for the WC.

    To finalise the squad

    It serves the same purpose as any pre season friendly.

    They are a necessary evil.

    Mind you whether we need 4 of them and whether we need to be playing so early is another matter.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,225 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    eagle eye wrote: »
    Why would anybody be interested in this?
    What's the point of this match looking at it from an Irish point of view?

    It's not the main course but should be an entertaining appetiser.

    The squad isn't going to go from warm up mode to match fitness without playing a few games. I think Italy are the optimal team to face first up, we can physically outmatch them but they'll be well drilled and won't roll over.

    It won't be much of a spectacle, but from a preparation point of view I think it's ideal.

    Going from cold into a full intensity match against either Wales, England or France would increase the risk of injury imo. We obviously won't play Scotland as they are in our pool.


  • Registered Users Posts: 34,083 ✭✭✭✭ eagle eye


    To see how some of our 2nd/3rd/4th string players get on I suppose, and if anyone fighting for a spot puts their hand up for inclusion.
    What does a performance against Italy tell you? Not much imo.
    bilston wrote:
    Mind you whether we need 4 of them and whether we need to be playing so early is another matter.
    Yes, playing this early seems crazy to me. Playing a poor Northern Hemisphere who we already know very well seems pointless.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,225 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    Going to be a red here.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,961 ✭✭✭✭ Shefwedfan


    Venjur wrote: »
    Going to be a red here.


    This would be really freaky if a red card happens in match later :p


    You could claim you can see into the future


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,795 ✭✭✭ Digifriendly


    Detect minimal interest in this game up north here. More talk about GAA semi final. Fact that we don't usually have rugby here in summer probably has something to do with it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,707 ✭✭✭✭ Interested Observer


    Detect minimal interest in this game up north here. More talk about GAA semi final. Fact that we don't usually have rugby here in summer probably has something to do with it.

    There's minimal interest anywhere. Stadium apparently will struggle to be half full.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,769 ✭✭✭ Exclamation Marc


    I'm looking forward to it.

    A lot of last chance saloons and single chance saloons (Kleyn) for the WC spots so should be competitive and a lot of players going full pelt.

    Rain pelting down now here at the stadium. Think we're in that odd alternate jersey today.

    COYBIW?


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