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Ireland vs England Feb 23, 3pm Twickenham

  • 23-02-2020 1:24pm
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    Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 51,489 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Stheno


    Match thread.

    Away with ye


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  • Registered Users Posts: 283 ✭✭ steves2


    England without the 2 vuniploas are vulnerable but Ireland still need to play at their best to win. Tuilagi had a field day last year against us, hoping there's a plan to negate his impact. Ireland to win by 5.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,130 ✭✭✭ Lundstram


    England 29-16 Ireland


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,580 ✭✭✭✭ stephen_n


    England are favorites based on 2019 for definite. It’s too hard to know though what’s going to happen today. A lot will depend on Tualagi’s fitness and influence. Though the Aki Henshaw access might reduce the impact of his power game. If Ireland can secure quick accurate ruck ball, then we will win I’d say.


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


    Zero drinking time wasted on the OP. Well done Stheno. :D

    Tables are only for putting your beer on.


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


    Wet and windy here in London today although rain stopped for now. Box kicking will be the order of the day, Daly and Joseph can be gotten at.


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 51,489 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Stheno


    prawnsambo wrote: »
    Zero drinking time wasted on the OP. Well done Stheno. :D

    Tables are only for putting your beer on.

    Going home now to put the beer on the table


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,233 ✭✭✭ Yeah_Right


    Stheno wrote: »
    Going home now to put the beer on the table

    Heading to the pub to do the same.


  • Registered Users Posts: 241 ✭✭ 1st dalkey dalkey


    Very odd team selection from Jones.
    A lot of Locks.
    Looks like they are going to go after our set pieces and try to batter us into submission.
    Worked the last time.
    Our new wider, freer game might negate some of that, but just how comfortable are we with that new game?
    We will know shortly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,525 kilns


    Very apprehensive about this game. I don’t think we anywhere near where we think we are as Scotland and Wales have proven how bad they are. While England have a serious point to prove after a lot of criticism. However England with out their big balls carriers (ex Tuliagi) are a totally different team and if we could hold Tuliagi and not give stupid penalties away we could win but England with home advantage and awful referee and passion they beat us with last year it could be a long day at Twickenham. Heart says Ireland by 2 head says England by 10


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


    Sun seems to be coming out now


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,273 ✭✭✭ Dubinusa


    England are struggling some and we are ... we lucked out v Scotland. It's a good time to play England though!
    Both Vunipola's out and Eddie playing Curry at 8. It's hard to believe England made the rwc final.
    I think England by 10.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,603 ✭✭✭ dublinman1990


    This is Ireland's 1st match for AF as HC against England. If he can learn from the mistakes from Schmidt's final year as Ireland HC then it's all good. It would be great from AF's perspective to get Ireland to win today. I have a sneaking suspicion that Ireland can do really well here because AF has that experience already because he has been under Schmidt's tenure already. On paper he should be well able to get a win against England. But I still wary that England can still strike back because of the power coming from many players in their team. England are still a strong physical side to play against on the pitch. I am a little bit worried that they still could get a huge scalp against us. But I will enjoy the spectacle that is Ireland playing England at Twickenham. My prediction today is Ireland by 10.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,577 ✭✭✭ prettyboy81


    Hope more than expectation, come on Ireland!


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,564 ✭✭✭✭ Buer


    Think this is England by 10 unfortunately. They've got to put a marker down, first game at home and I'm not sure we are where we need to be. The Welsh performance was good but Wales aren't anything special at the moment.

    If we start fast, we've a chance but if they dictate the collisions early on and we struggle to get into the game, I don't see us getting on top.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,769 ✭✭✭ KaneToad


    These military displays at sporting events are very disappointing. Its a sport FFS. Its getting as bad as the Superbowl.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,603 ✭✭✭ dublinman1990


    That was powerful stuff from England so far.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,564 ✭✭✭✭ Buer


    Ryan would want to watch himself. That second clear out on Curry was unnecessary.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,525 kilns


    England making a lot of headway in contact doesn’t bode well


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,464 ✭✭✭ budhabob


    Stander with some big tackles, and thought Conway was a goner there but fair play took manu down.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,273 ✭✭✭ Dubinusa


    Jaysus! England coming hard!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 56,308 ✭✭✭✭ FrancieBrady


    Toner living dangerously there


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


    Ferocious start from England.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,313 ✭✭✭✭ lawred2


    Took Poitre an age to call that scrum


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,313 ✭✭✭✭ lawred2


    Buer wrote: »
    Ryan would want to watch himself. That second clear out on Curry was unnecessary.

    Twas only a introducer


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,273 ✭✭✭ Dubinusa


    Need to compete in the l/o


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,313 ✭✭✭✭ lawred2


    Need to weather this.. get some field position


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,703 ✭✭✭✭ Faugheen


    lawred2 wrote: »
    Took Poitre an age to call that scrum

    It was infuriating. There was clearly no advantage and he just stood there and let players from each side get pelted.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,603 ✭✭✭ dublinman1990


    Nice catch Larmour.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,009 ✭✭✭ leakyboots


    Three super boxkicks by Murray easing pressure

    Why didn't Larmour call a mark there


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,313 ✭✭✭✭ lawred2


    What a mess


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