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Ireland v Wales 07/09/2019

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,589 ✭✭✭✭ partyjungle


    Tomos Williams any use? Aaron Wainwright?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,553 ✭✭✭✭ errlloyd


    Aaron Wainwright?

    Was a professional soccer player (or late academy) before being released at 17 and taking up rugby for the first time...


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,366 ✭✭✭ yerrahbah




  • Registered Users Posts: 10,440 ✭✭✭✭ Cookiemunster


    yerrahbah wrote: »

    Meh, BOD hadn't been great in the previous tests and the Lions hammered Australia in that test to win the series, so the decision was justified. The dropping of Heaslip, who had been playing well, was a bigger shock for me.

    Plus Garland doesn't give a sh*t.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,231 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    yerrahbah wrote: »

    Could well be a future All Blacks coach.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,044 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    Tomos Williams any use? Aaron Wainwright?

    Williams is a marked improvement over Davies at scrumhalf, at least he was in the last game.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 828 tototoe


    yerrahbah wrote: »

    Seriously, who cares about BOD being dropped. He's such a complete pain in the hole as a pundit these days, he deserves less sympathy now than he did then and that wasn't very much.

    It's 2019 FFS.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,231 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    tototoe wrote: »
    Seriously, who cares about BOD being dropped. He's such a complete pain in the hole as a pundit these days, he deserves less sympathy now than he did then and that wasn't very much.

    It's 2019 FFS.

    I think it was clearly posted in jest.


  • Registered Users Posts: 772 ✭✭✭ baaba maal


    Ireland: R Kearney; J Larmour, B Aki, R Henshaw, K Earls; J Sexton, C Murray; C Healy, R Best (capt), T Furlong, J Ryan, J Kleyn, CJ Stander, J van der Flier, J Conan.

    Replacements: S Cronin, D Kilcoyne, A Porter, I Henderson, R Ruddock; L McGrath, J Carty, G Ringrose.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,761 ✭✭✭✭ Faugheen


    Actually a little surprised with no POM at all.

    Line out will be very interesting.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,190 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203


    Faugheen wrote: »
    Actually a little surprised with no POM at all.

    Line out will be very interesting.

    We have to be prepared to try other combinations. If a lineout dictates backrow selections to the detriment of ball carrying we are in trouble


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,597 ✭✭✭ randomname2005


    Interesting in the 'I won't be able to watch the first few with my eyes open' kinda sense?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,792 ✭✭✭ Mrcaramelchoc


    Will toner be there?


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,231 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    We are going to win by two scores and look comfortable doing it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,547 ✭✭✭ accensi0n


    Cronin, kilcoyne, Porter, Henderson is serious impact.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,761 ✭✭✭✭ Faugheen


    Burkie1203 wrote: »
    We have to be prepared to try other combinations. If a lineout dictates backrow selections to the detriment of ball carrying we are in trouble

    Don’t get me wrong I get what you’re saying but without Dev as well it’s intriguing as to how it will pan out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,717 ✭✭✭✭ Interested Observer


    Good team on paper. No real hope they'll put in a performance but we'll see.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,054 ✭✭✭ arsebiscuits1


    2 very strong teams and Joes final home game.

    I'm hoping for presumably what most people are hoping for....

    A 0-0 draw where both teams just sit in a circle and talk about how hard they're trying not to get injured before the RWC


  • Registered Users Posts: 85 ✭✭ daddy pig


    Good team on paper. No real hope they'll put in a performance but we'll see.

    Thats the spirit.
    Let's just upgrade Joe's ticket all the way to Auckland and get rid of him asap.
    We'll send Zebo, Donnacha Ryan, Toner, Marmion and O'Halloran over - sure they'll win the thing by themselves.


  • Registered Users Posts: 169 ✭✭ pummice


    Wales down to 4th in world rankings
    Ireland back up to 2nd in world rankings


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,440 ✭✭✭✭ Cookiemunster


    pummice wrote: »
    Wales down to 4th in world rankings
    Ireland back up to 2nd in world rankings


    The maddest thing is NZ back to 1st despite not having played in three weeks. And England overtaking Wales despite not playing last weekend. The rankings are a joke.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,321 ✭✭✭✭ lawred2


    Strong side - looking forward to the game

    Fully expect at least 5 injuries


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,412 ✭✭✭ joseywhales


    pummice wrote: »
    Wales down to 4th in world rankings
    Ireland back up to 2nd in world rankings


    The maddest thing is NZ back to 1st despite not having played in three weeks. And England overtaking Wales despite not playing last weekend. The rankings are a joke.


    I think people just don't understand what a ranking system is. There are problems with the fixtures not the rankings, we end up with partitioned groups and then cross partition games are less competitive than the internal games.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,440 ✭✭✭✭ Cookiemunster


    I think people just don't understand what a ranking system is. There are problems with the fixtures not the rankings, we end up with partitioned groups and then cross partition games are less competitive than the internal games.
    Well our old friend Gus Pichot doesn't like the system either and has vowed to change it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,321 ✭✭✭✭ lawred2


    Well our old friend Gus Pichot doesn't like the system either and has vowed to change it.

    if only he knew someone with a bit of clout in world rugby...


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,690 ✭✭✭ aloooof


    I think people just don't understand what a ranking system is. There are problems with the fixtures not the rankings, we end up with partitioned groups and then cross partition games are less competitive than the internal games.

    I could be wrong here, but I think these warm-up games carry as much weight as the 6 nations games towards ranking points? I think that should be changed so they have less influence.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,321 ✭✭✭✭ lawred2


    aloooof wrote: »
    I could be wrong here, but I think these warm-up games carry as much weight as the 6 nations games towards ranking points? I think that should be changed so they have less influence.

    hmmmm as in friendlies?

    Can't see such matches ever losing full test status...


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,690 ✭✭✭ aloooof


    lawred2 wrote: »
    hmmmm as in friendlies?

    Can't see such matches ever losing full test status...

    I see your point. But realistically, they are they least meaningful collection of games that are played in any 4-year cycle. (Or, at a minimum, the results are the least meaningful from any group of games in any 4-year cycle).

    Would you rather Ireland had beaten England in the 6 Nations or last Saturday week?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,366 ✭✭✭ yerrahbah


    Hoping Kleyn has a stormer as a two fingered salute to certain members of the press.

    Although unless he scores two tries, beats fifteen defenders and steals five lineouts then we will get the anonymous line thrown around


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,094 ✭✭✭ OldRio


    aloooof wrote: »

    Would you rather Ireland had beaten England in the 6 Nations or last Saturday week?

    I have no memory of a match 'last Saturday week.' Non.


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