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Ireland v France 2021 6n

  • 14-02-2021 3:08pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 472 ✭✭ Piehead


    Who will win? Farrell and Burns under immense pressure - last chance saloon?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,039 ✭✭✭ UAEguy2020


    What ever happens in the match I atleast plan to have a drinking game

    Every time the commentary team or panel mention 3 sentences or similar I shall take a drink

    - Shaun Edwards
    - France won the u20s World Cup in 2018-2019
    - France are building for the 2023 World Cup that they are hosting

    I should get nice and drunk by half time!


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


    Not sure what it is but I enjoy listening to ROG


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    Piehead wrote: »
    Who will win? Farrell and Burns under immense pressure -

    If you're going to start a match thread at least put some effort into it :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 472 ✭✭ Piehead


    Eoin Reddan as a pundit ? Don’t think I have seen him doing that before ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,525 kilns


    Piehead wrote: »
    Eoin Reddan as a pundit ? Don’t think I have seen him doing that before ?

    He uses to be on second captains or off the ball alot and was quite good


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,225 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


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


    Zzippy wrote: »
    If you're going to start a match thread at least put some effort into it :rolleyes:

    This is awec's fault.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,943 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    Come on Ireland, a win today would make things very interesting

    France are a different animal then the one we faced the past few years


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,225 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    I don't think we'll win but hope to be surprised.

    Farrell will be under pressure but unless we lose to Italy or Scotland he'll be fine. Even a loss to Scotland would probably not be enough.

    He'll get a pass for last week as the blame for that loss rests squarely with Mr. O'Mahony, and France are in serious form. We've also been struck with an injury / suspension crisis which has occurred in the space of a week.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 294 ✭✭ Scratchly


    Zzippy wrote: »
    If you're going to start a match thread at least put some effort into it :rolleyes:

    If only there was someone who had already volunteered to run the forum that could create a thread.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,213 ✭✭✭✭ bilston


    Piehead wrote: »
    Who will win? Farrell and Burns under immense pressure - last chance saloon?

    No...its not the last chance saloon for anyone.

    All players are under immense pressure to perform, not just the 4 times capped Billy Burns.

    France by 11


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


    UAEguy2020 wrote: »
    What ever happens in the match I atleast plan to have a drinking game

    Every time the commentary team or panel mention 3 sentences or similar I shall take a drink

    - Shaun Edwards
    - France won the u20s World Cup in 2018-2019
    - France are building for the 2023 World Cup that they are hosting

    I should get nice and drunk by half time!
    I'm going with Alan Quinlan ending a sentence with 'there'. Bet I get drunk quickest.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,423 ✭✭✭ Berties_Horse


    Ah lads, give Piehead a break. Heart is in the right place. No one else got cracking, so why crucify him for starting a thread less than an hour before the game.


  • Registered Users Posts: 804 ✭✭✭ hahashake


    Didn't realise Farrell and Edwards played together at Wigan. Jason Robinson, Inga Tuigamala, Martin Offiah, Henry Paul and Scott Quinnel in that team too. What a team.


  • Registered Users Posts: 876 ✭✭✭ tgdaly


    France by about 10 I think

    We definitely need a bit of luck now today, a bounce of a ball to go our way or something. We've done well against France the last few games in Dublin, but this is a much better French team than previous years. Proper team now.

    France are expecting us to kick a lot of ball, they've picked Penaud instead of Thomas on the wing. I dunno like, Gibson-Park wouldn't really be known as a great kicker, and Cooney takes a lot of the kicking responsibility from Burns in Ulster. I think we'll really be inviting trouble if we kick all our ball to them. I mean if you're talking about one thing GP + Burns might be able to do better than Sexton + Murray it's quicker distribution of the ball, GP from rucks and Burns will probably play a bit flatter to the line than Sexton would. I mean it's unlikely that we'll suddenly open the play book and play a running game, but if you're talking about playing to the strength of your players and weakness of the opposition team, that to me is the way we might have a chance.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,705 ✭✭✭ The Inbetween is mine


    ROG more or less intimating that Catt..and to a lesser extent Farrell aren't up to the job at the highest level


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    Scratchly wrote: »
    If only there was someone who had already volunteered to run the forum that could create a thread.

    You don't volunteer. You are sentenced.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,566 ✭✭✭✭ Hello 2D Person Below


    France to eat us alive.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,689 ✭✭✭✭ Faugheen


    Hoping for something positive.

    Despite what was portrayed here, I think we played well against Wales even after the red card.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,566 ✭✭✭✭ Hello 2D Person Below


    UAEguy2020 wrote: »
    What ever happens in the match I atleast plan to have a drinking game

    Every time the commentary team or panel mention 3 sentences or similar I shall take a drink

    - Shaun Edwards
    - France won the u20s World Cup in 2018-2019
    - France are building for the 2023 World Cup that they are hosting

    I should get nice and drunk by half time!


    I'm gonna take a swig every time Murray box kicks.

    I'll be passed out by 3.15


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,124 ✭✭✭ Benny Cake


    I'm gonna take a swig every time Murray box kicks.

    I'll be passed out by 3.15

    Will you tell him or will I?


  • Registered Users Posts: 190 ✭✭ Rocko


    I'm gonna take a swig every time Murray box kicks.

    I'll be passed out by 3.15

    You'll die of the thirst as Murray ain't playing!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,423 ✭✭✭ Berties_Horse


    I'm gonna take a swig every time Murray box kicks.

    I'll be passed out by 3.15

    Murray isn't on the field today to fulfil your prophecy. GP might show more invention...


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,928 ✭✭✭ PokeHerKing


    I'm gonna take a swig every time Murray box kicks.

    I'll be passed out by 3.15

    Always do your research before trying to be funny :D


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    I'm gonna take a swig every time Murray box kicks.

    I'll be passed out by 3.15

    Your contribution might make more sense if you researched who was actually playying.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,239 ✭✭✭ thomas 123


    A team picked at random seemingly( or maybe international promises).

    France by 15, pace, power and great back up on the bench.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,566 ✭✭✭✭ Hello 2D Person Below


    Faugheen wrote: »
    Hoping for something positive.

    Despite what was portrayed here, I think we played well against Wales even after the red card.

    We played well when we kept the ball in hand and established a run game.

    As soon as we resorted to kicking the ball, we were flatter than a plateful of piss.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,239 ✭✭✭ thomas 123


    Murray isn't on the field today to fulfil your prophecy. GP might show more invention...

    Be great if Luke McGrath was on the team, a classic scrum half and a great servant as Murray’s back up when arguably he should have started. GP parachuted into his position though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,165 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203




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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,225 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    France are going to hammer out of the blocks I suspect and try to play all the rugby the first 30 mins. We are susceptible to getting a bit rattled but need to keep with them and try do a Munster Clermont on it.


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