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Who will be Ireland's 1st choice scrumhalf at the next world cup?

  • 13-11-2020 8:51am
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 1,024 bayern


    Options

    Conor Murray(34/Munster)
    John Cooney(33/Ulster)
    Jamison Gibson Park(31/Leinster)
    Kieran Marmion(31/Connacht)
    Luke McGrath(30/Leinster)
    Caolin Blade(29/Connacht)
    Hugh O'Sullivan(25/Leinster)
    Craig Casey(24/Munster)
    Lewis Finlay(23/Ulster)

    Who is 1st choice scrumhalf at the 2023 World Cup? 59 votes

    Conor Murray
    74% 44 votes
    John Cooney
    3% 2 votes
    Jamison Gibson Park
    0% 0 votes
    Kieran Marmion
    3% 2 votes
    Luke McGrath
    3% 2 votes
    Caolin Blade
    0% 0 votes
    Hugh O'Sullivan
    3% 2 votes
    Craig Casey
    0% 0 votes
    Lewis Finlay
    11% 7 votes
    Other
    0% 0 votes


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 458 ✭✭ stellenbosch


    bayern wrote: »
    Options

    Conor Murray(34/Munster)
    John Cooney(33/Ulster)
    Jamison Gibson Park(31/Leinster)
    Kieran Marmion(31/Connacht)
    Luke McGrath(30/Leinster)
    Caolin Blade(29/Connacht)
    Hugh O'Sullivan(25/Leinster)
    Craig Casey(24/Munster)
    Lewis Finlay(23/Ulster)

    Where you getting those ages from?

    HOS 22/CC 21


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,655 ✭✭✭ aloooof


    Where you getting those ages from?

    HOS 22/CC 21

    Presumably the age they will be come the next RWC.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,009 ✭✭✭ CMcsporty


    Casey & 21. Marmion
    Usually only bring 2 SH to the WC
    Murray's contact will be up in 2022. Cant see it been renewed.

    Is there no other young standout young prospects in the academy?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,793 ✭✭✭ Paul Smeenus


    CMcsporty wrote: »
    Casey & 21. Marmion
    Usually only bring 2 SH to the WC
    Murray's contact will be up in 2022. Cant see it been renewed.

    Is there no other young standout young prospects in the academy?

    Nathan Doak. Supposed to be very good, not sure if he's settled on 9 or 10.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,035 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    CMcsporty wrote: »
    Casey & 21. Marmion
    Usually only bring 2 SH to the WC
    Murray's contact will be up in 2022. Cant see it been renewed.

    Is there no other young standout young prospects in the academy?

    Cormac Foley, not sure if he'll beat out HOS or Patterson yet but was decent at u20


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 bayern


    Where you getting those ages from?

    HOS 22/CC 21

    age as of the 2023 world cup.


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 33,064 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pickarooney


    Nathan Doak. Supposed to be very good, not sure if he's settled on 9 or 10.

    No harm waiting to decide or even playing both. Hasn't affected Dupont.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,641 Dog Botherer


    i’ll do it

    hey Mods, i already called this. can we get this thread closed, doesn’t really seem necessary.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,290 ✭✭✭ Dubinusa


    I reckon it will be Casey or Blade. In 3 years a lot of change will happen. I would rank them as:
    Casey... the most talented imo
    Blade.... hopefully continues his good play
    JGP .... will be thereabouts
    Marmion... doesn't seem to rate with AF
    Cooney... age he will be 33
    Luke .... can't find consistancy
    MURRAY.... too slow and aging
    Finlay ....a prospect


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


    Dubinusa wrote: »
    I reckon it will be Casey or Blade. In 3 years a lot of change will happen. I would rank them as:
    Casey... the most talented imo
    Blade.... hopefully continues his good play
    JGP .... will be thereabouts
    Marmion... doesn't seem to rate with AF
    Cooney... age he will be 33
    Luke .... can't find consistancy
    MURRAY.... too slow and aging
    Finlay ....a prospect
    Murray isnt aging too much. Will be 34 for 2023 world cup. That really isnt too old.
    Cooneys age shouldnt be an issue either.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,290 ✭✭✭ Dubinusa


    Murray isnt aging too much. Will be 34 for 2023 world cup. That really isnt too old.
    Cooneys age shouldnt be an issue either.

    Surely they slow down. A key position and they both have a ton of miles on the clock. Although they could prove me wrong!! Wouldn't be the 1st time


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


    Dubinusa wrote: »
    Surely they slow down. A key position and they both have a ton of miles on the clock. Although they could prove me wrong!! Wouldn't be the 1st time
    They do but the experience/abilities built up will counter slowing down and on average sides to do well in world cups have quite few players of that age and older....


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,228 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    Gibson Park currently making a bit of a statement


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