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RWC 2019 Ireland v Japan Match Thread: Group A - Sat 28th Sep 08:15 Shizuoka

  • 26-09-2019 11:15pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 4,084 ✭✭✭ ionadnapokot


    A preview of the match using SreetFighter2 characters:
    Ireland have picked a side to play as Zangief and Japan are more Ryu than E.Honda.

    Expect many’s a deadly driver from Zangief at the Lineout. Followed by lots of flying body attacks. There will of course be a few iron CLAWS thrown in for good measure.
    Ryu will try and escape the Claws of Zangief early and often by employing numerous Hadouken’s and then try for the perfect early KO blow with a couple of Shoryukens.
    If Zangief’s defense can deflect Ryu’s initial barrage he will untimely pulverise him over 80mins.


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    Ireland:
    Rob Kearney; Keith Earls, Garry Ringrose, Chris Farrell, Jacob Stockdale; Jack Carty, Conor Murray; Cian Healy,
    Rory Best (capt), Tadhg Furlong; Iain Henderson, James Ryan; Peter O’Mahony, Josh van der Flier, CJ Stander.

    Replacements: Sean Cronin, Dave Kilcoyne, Andrew Porter, Tadhg Beirne , Rhys Ruddock, Luke McGrath, Joey Carbery, Jordan Larmour.


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    Japan:
    Ryohei Yamanaka; Kotaro Matsushima, Timothy Lafaele, Ryoto Nakamura, Will Tupou; Yu Tamura, Yutaka Nagare;
    Keita Inagaki, Shota Horie, Jiwon Koo; Luke Thompson, James Moore; Kazuki Himeno, Pieter Labuschagne, Amanaki Lelei Mafi.

    Replacements: Atsushi Sakate, Isileli Nakajima, Asaeli Ai Valu, Wimpie van der Walt, Michael Leitch, Fumiaki Tanaka, Rikiya Matsuda, Lomano Lemeki.

    Officials:
    Ref: Angus Gardner (Aus)
    Assistants: Jerome Garces and Matthew Carley
    TMO: Ben Skeen

    https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/match/japan-ireland

    TV: RTÉ 2 (coverage starts at 7.30am), Eir Sport (7.15am), ITV (7.30am).

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    Margin of Victory 234 votes

    Ireland more than 5pts
    45% 107 votes
    Ireland less than 5pts
    2% 7 votes
    Japan more than 5pts
    0% 2 votes
    Ireland less than 5pts
    22% 52 votes
    Ireland more than 10pts
    0% 2 votes
    Ireland more than 20pts
    10% 25 votes
    Zangief Perfect KO
    16% 39 votes


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Comments

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


    Two. Two nights before the match.

    Things must be getting serious!


  • Registered Users Posts: 794 ✭✭✭ Rockbeast2


    ^^ Brilliant post, ionadnapokot!

    Does anyone know which combination to press to active James Ryan's finishing move in Street Fighter 2020: Only The Good Lose Young ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,375 ✭✭✭✭ molloyjh


    Most original match thread ever? :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,627 ✭✭✭ All_in_Flynn


    That gave me a good laugh.

    Expect us to suffocate them tomorrow. We will look to build a score through the set piece and then look to go wide later in the game.

    Get through this and then turn the full glaze onto South Africa.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,007 ✭✭✭ kuang1


    That gave me a good laugh.

    Expect us to suffocate them tomorrow. We will look to build a score through the set piece and then look to go wide later in the game.

    Get through this and then turn the full glaze onto South Africa.

    I'd rather full gaze...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,207 ✭✭✭ MikeCork2009


    kuang1 wrote: »
    I'd rather full gaze...

    Nah, glaze works because we're going to roast them 😂


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 30,309 Mod ✭✭✭✭ .ak


    Any idea what the conditions are gonna be like?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,207 ✭✭✭ MikeCork2009


    .ak wrote: »
    Any idea what the conditions are gonna be like?

    According to the forecast 28C, dry and with little wind. I'm in Tokyo and those were similar conditions here today and it was pleasant.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 30,309 Mod ✭✭✭✭ .ak


    IaM iN ToKYo ... pfft, whatever. :(

    /jealous


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


    I have no idea.


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  • Subscribers Posts: 36,273 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    I have no idea.

    we always knew that :D:D


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 13,477 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pc7


    According to the forecast 28C, dry and with little wind. I'm in Tokyo and those were similar conditions here today and it was pleasant.


    Mike how's the humidity? Being mentioned lots. (also you lucky fecker)


  • Registered Users Posts: 586 ✭✭✭ andymx11


    The lads will be getting up soon - the excitement!!!

    Chris Farrell for man of March - 18-1 just got a feeling !!


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,043 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    I'm going to say Ireland will cover the spread. But it won't be a try fest.

    I think Japan will struggle, they rely on fast ball from the ruck through their 9, I don't think they'll get it against Ireland and they'll struggle with our line speed too. They don't have an exit strategy that works, as seen against Russia. But as this is our last 'competitive' game, I think players will be trying to stick to Joe's game plan as much as possible to try cement their starting spot for the knockouts.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,207 ✭✭✭ MikeCork2009


    pc7 wrote: »
    Mike how's the humidity? Being mentioned lots. (also you lucky fecker)

    I don't think the humidity is too bad actually. Not as humid as it was in Yokohama (before the heavens opened). By kickoff it's looking like 26/27C with about 55/60% humidity. I think those conditions will be ideal and shouldn't pose any issues. I myself have acclimatised to the humidity (I've been here 3 weeks.....but have to go home Sunday 😭). When I arrived at 9.30 at night 3 weeks ago it was still 32C with 90% humidity - that was really tough. I'm sure the players will have started getting used to it too and as I've said it's definitely not as humid or oppressive now (and no I don't work for Met Eireann 😛)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,863 ✭✭✭ beggars_bush


    3:15 am kick-off for me in NYC

    Irish bars, anyone?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,409 ✭✭✭ joseywhales


    I'll be itving it in Portland Maine, cupla cans maybe. There is zero chance of a pub showing it here at that time, maybe NYC if you are very lucky


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,840 ✭✭✭✭ VinLieger


    God heaslip actually needed to read directly for a script in the team rundown


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


    If Conan in a moon boot its possible he does have a break.

    Not confirmation of that, but suggests it's potentially more than bruising.


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


    VinLieger wrote: »
    God heaslip actually needed to read directly for a script in the team rundown

    Oh the horror.


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


    VinLieger wrote: »
    God heaslip actually needed to read directly for a script in the team rundown

    Rugby on RTÉ....people complain

    Rugby on Eir.....people complain
    Rugby on Virgin....people complain
    Rugby on .............. people complain

    Maybe just sit back and enjoy


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,865 ✭✭✭ clsmooth


    Venjur wrote: »
    If Conan in a moon boot its possible he does have a break.

    Not confirmation of that, but suggests it's potentially more than bruising.

    Hopefully just precautionary. Doesn’t look great though


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,840 ✭✭✭✭ VinLieger


    Venjur wrote: »
    Oh the horror.

    Whatever about the statistics he should be able to have his thoughts and opinions without the need for a prepared speech.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 13,477 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pc7


    Excited now, just so weird watching with a cup of tea!


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


    My favourite thing about Ryan's score against Scotland is that in an effort to get as low as possible he actually headbutts the ground.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,840 ✭✭✭✭ VinLieger


    Shefwedfan wrote: »
    Rugby on RTÉ....people complain

    Rugby on Eir.....people complain
    Rugby on Virgin....people complain
    Rugby on .............. people complain

    Maybe just sit back and enjoy

    Sorry i forgot nobodies allowed have their own opinion


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,336 ✭✭✭✭ DDC1990


    Venjur wrote:
    Oh the horror.


    Not the initial poster but it's really grating and noticible.

    It sounds very unprofessional the way he goes through the teams. So monotone.

    I don't mind Jamie's analysis but I had to mute the team run through. Perhaps I'm just sensitive this morning.

    He's much better talking normally, like he is now talking about the second rowers.


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


    pc7 wrote: »
    Excited now, just so weird watching with a cup of tea!

    If you have coffee, it's only a short walk to the whiskey cabinet!


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,346 ✭✭✭✭ mfceiling


    VinLieger wrote: »
    Sorry i forgot nobodies allowed have their own opinion

    But now you know.


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


    VinLieger wrote: »
    Sorry i forgot nobodies allowed have their own opinion

    Well you didn’t read the charter did you?


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