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Ireland Versus New Zealand Build Up Thread

  • 15-10-2019 3:03pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 586 ✭✭✭ andymx11


    Thought this deserves a thread of its own - starting on a less than ideal note... Rumours Sexton is out


































    To get a coffee.

    What did we tell the Irish management team about letting him out of their sight?


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  • Subscribers Posts: 36,215 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat




    fill yer boots


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,396 ✭✭✭ joseywhales


    Sexton to be murdered in a tense game, at 50 minutes, Carbery to avenge Sextons death, single handedly scoring 21 points to win.


  • Subscribers Posts: 36,215 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    some important stats:


    New Zealand have never beaten James Ryan


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,396 ✭✭✭ joseywhales


    NZLders everywhere to complain that a guy who lived in Athy from his pre-teen years, is really a New Zealander


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,815 ✭✭✭ celt262


    NZLders everywhere to complain that a guy who lived in Athy from his pre-teen years, is really a New Zealander

    Well he is a New Zealander.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,396 ✭✭✭ joseywhales


    celt262 wrote: »
    Well he is a New Zealander.

    I guess he is both or whichever he chooses to be, he has definitely chosen to play for ireland.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,074 ✭✭✭ OldRio


    Noooooooooooooooooooooo, [email protected]#@&€ and #€&) (@. I've been called into work on Saturday.
    Utterly pi€€Ed off.

    I have to go in. No way around it, not even my, cough cough 'back' problem.

    Wireless it is, or as you call it nowadays, transistor radio.
    Poooo.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,294 ✭✭✭ davo2001


    andymx11 wrote: »
    Rumours Sexton is out

    You had me for a second you pr1ck! :D


  • Subscribers Posts: 36,215 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    OldRio wrote: »
    Noooooooooooooooooooooo, [email protected]#@&€ and #€&) (@. I've been called into work on Saturday.
    Utterly pi€€Ed off.

    I have to go in. No way around it, not even my, cough cough 'back' problem.

    Wireless it is, or as you call it nowadays, transistor radio.
    Poooo.

    let me know if you want a phone stream link ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,567 ✭✭✭✭ partyjungle




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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,567 ✭✭✭✭ partyjungle


    Mad to think an elbow to the face was legal back then


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,026 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    OldRio wrote: »
    Noooooooooooooooooooooo, [email protected]#@&€ and #€&) (@. I've been called into work on Saturday.
    Utterly pi€€Ed off.

    I have to go in. No way around it, not even my, cough cough 'back' problem.

    Wireless it is, or as you call it nowadays, transistor radio.
    Poooo.

    I was asked to work 'voluntary' overtime.

    To which I laughed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 47,059 ✭✭✭✭ tayto lover


    We should pretend that there is nothing at stake and that it matters little.
    We could win that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,928 ✭✭✭✭ cson


    Sexton to be murdered in a tense game, at 50 minutes, Carbery to avenge Sextons death, single handedly scoring 21 points to win.

    *Sexton to be murdered with red card tackles that somehow are only deemed worthy of a penalty because All Blacks PlayOnTheEdge (tm) etc etc.

    Carbery with a last minute drop goal to win a la Sexton v France. :)

    Kiwi's to be salty.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,033 ✭✭✭ D.Q


    Serious anticipation for this one. Have a fools hope in my heart but my head isn't too optimistic. Hope I'm wrong.

    Heart says Ireland by 2
    Head says NZ by about 14


  • Registered Users Posts: 586 ✭✭✭ andymx11


    @Yeah_Right - what are the best NZ media outlets to keep an eye on for OTT articles on the buildup to this game? Love reading perspective from the opposition media and NZ herald seems quite tame at the moment...


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


    Sorry, I didn't realise this thread had started. I was busy being a wanker on the other thread. I admit I don't actually know the best places to get the kiwi point of view apart from the NZH or Stuff.co.nz BTW ignore anything you read by Chris Rattue. He's the NZ equivalent to that McKenna guy.

    Theres a kiwi bloke called Jedi who does some funny rugby videos on YouTube. Might do a podcast. The Alternative Commentary Collective have done some amusing stuff for cricket but no idea if they're doing anything for the RWC. I don't actually follow any podcasts sorry. I'll ask around my kiwi mates for y'all.

    Now back to being a wanker.... we're going to beat you like a red-headed step-child!


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



    Loved that game. The week before my phone was hopping during the second half as every Paddy I'd ever met decided to get in touch. During that match, silence ðŸ˜


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,026 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    Just looking through the ABs previous fixtures, it's been almost a month since they've played an actual challenging game (Canada and Namibia were absolute rollovers), and before that in their warmups they had Tonga who was another rollover, and frankly an Australian side that was a rollover too, so you're going back to the Rugby Championship when they were beaten by Australia.

    Is there a chance the ABs are going into this game a bit rusty?


  • Registered Users Posts: 668 ✭✭✭ flatface


    Just looking through the ABs previous fixtures, it's been almost a month since they've played an actual challenging game (Canada and Namibia were absolute rollovers), and before that in their warmups they had Tonga who was another rollover, and frankly an Australian side that was a rollover too, so you're going back to the Rugby Championship when they were beaten by Australia.

    Is there a chance the ABs are going into this game a bit rusty?


    Totally, we should rest players for the English game really. An injury at this early stage will be a setback.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 27,823 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    andymx11 wrote: »
    Thought this deserves a thread of its own - starting on a less than ideal note... Rumours Sexton is out


































    To get a coffee.

    What did we tell the Irish management team about letting him out of their sight?
    I am pretty sure he is in mace getting a sandwich as per his contract


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,069 ✭✭✭ ionadnapokot




  • Registered Users Posts: 18,070 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    so where are you good people going to watch it??

    the clubhouse? the pub? the local cafe? at home?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,396 ✭✭✭ joseywhales


    fryup wrote: »
    so where are you good people going to watch it??

    the clubhouse? the pub? the local cafe? at home?

    I'll be moving to New York as soon as the game ends with my wife, cat and possessions, it will be a busy day. 6 hour drive and then mayhem. Probably watch it on my laptop entirely beerless at 6am.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,160 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203



    Murmurs that James Ryan sat out training yesterday floating around.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 13,443 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pc7


    Burkie1203 wrote: »
    Murmurs that James Ryan sat out training yesterday floating around.

    Ah stop it, please say you are joking


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,440 ✭✭✭ The Rape of Lucretia


    Burkie1203 wrote: »
    Murmurs that James Ryan sat out training yesterday floating around.

    Which prompts the question : how good is Ryan really.
    His starting place, and importance to the team is not in question. However, while he came with great trumpeting, and took superbly, and immediately, to international level rugby, at a young age, where does he really rank today as an international 2nd row? Today, not the potential he might reach in another 5 years at his pick. I'm not sure. Would he make the NZ, SA, or English starting teams? I think not. So very good and all as he is, is he of the level that can give reasonable expectations he is a plus for us against those top teams? I'm kinda thinking not. Were we dazzled by the duck to water transition to high level rugby and the evident potential, and remarkable opening win streak? How would he compare with Paulie even?


  • Subscribers Posts: 36,215 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    Which prompts the question : how good is Ryan really.
    His starting place, and importance to the team is not in question. However, while he came with great trumpeting, and took superbly, and immediately, to international level rugby, at a young age, where does he really rank today as an international 2nd row? Today, not the potential he might reach in another 5 years at his pick. I'm not sure. Would he make the NZ, SA, or English starting teams? I think not. So very good and all as he is, is he of the level that can give reasonable expectations he is a plus for us against those top teams? I'm kinda thinking not. Were we dazzled by the duck to water transition to high level rugby and the evident potential, and remarkable opening win streak? How would he compare with Paulie even?

    100%

    There are a couple of locks from the USA, Uruguay and Tongan teams I'd have in there ahead of him at this stage.... A bit of a one trick pony and I think he's been found out on international stage...

    We need someone who's above international standard to replace paulie


  • Registered Users Posts: 586 ✭✭✭ andymx11




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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,998 ✭✭✭ kuang1


    It's worth highlighting the contrast between now and this week 4 years ago.

    We're currently down Conan and Leavy through injury.
    Don't think I'm forgetting anyone saying that right?

    The strength and conditioning team definitely need to be complimented for their work. And that goes for all 4 provinces s&c coaching tickets too.

    I feel a strange sense of relief (even before our QF on Saturday) that injuries are not something we'll need to reference indefinitely regarding our performance in this WC.

    Well done to all concerned. Some achievement.


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