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Ire versus England - RTÉ 2 Saturday Aug 19th 17.30pm

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  • Subscribers Posts: 41,558 ✭✭✭✭sydthebeat


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    Steward = fullback

    Stuart = Prop


    the line in the bookies has reduced from 16 to 12 since the teams were named, but personally i cant see much reason for that other than possible weather implications, but it seems like its going to decent. im expecting england to be exactly as predictable as they have been. The will be kick heavy and power carrying heavy, with little ingenuity in the back line. Ford will organise, probably to a better degree than farrell, but his fist instinct will always be to kick if there's space in the backfield.

    That same back row that they are starting today were made look very, very ordinary by a welsh team last week.

    One we can get at least parity at scrum and lineout time, i dont think they will cause us too many problems.

    39 - 17 ireland

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 10,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭aloooof


    There’s value on the Irish side of that, I think.

    Interestingly saw at stat, can’t remember the specifics, but Ireland kick almost as much as England. But it’s what we do after that kick in defence, and with ball in hand when we have it, is very different.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,695 ✭✭✭Shehal


    Just noticed, down to -11.5 where I am. I never bet on warm up games but those odds are very tempting, Ireland have won every game this year by a minimum of 13 points and are close to full strength for this one. If Ireland play anything like they did in the 6N they should have no issue covering this cap.

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  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 35,440 Mod ✭✭✭✭pickarooney


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  • Registered Users Posts: 434 ✭✭Cateym


    It would have been far more beneficial to have lower ticket prices and to fill the Aviva for the the team's send off match.



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,228 ✭✭✭✭Hurrache


    Ferris talking bollox again about the Farrell thing.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,695 ✭✭✭Shehal


    I lost faith in his rugby opinions when he thought the hit from Leicester Fainga'anuku on Mack Hansen in test 2 down in NZ wasnt even a penalty 😂



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,228 ✭✭✭✭Hurrache


    So there's a yellow gone for review in the bunker, SA player remained upright in the tackle just like Farrell but more of an attempt to lift his arm but came out the worse.

    It'll be interesting as to how this goes.

    Edit, remains a yellow.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,228 ✭✭✭✭Hurrache


    Remaining upright was the part I was talking about, not the mitigation around it.



  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 8,110 ✭✭✭fitz


    England lucky not to be getting pinged for going straight of their feet at the ruck.



  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 8,110 ✭✭✭fitz


    Whopper of a clearance from Lowe.

    Not a great moment for Prendergast.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,467 ✭✭✭dublinman1990


    This game is going to be a tough one to decide for me today.

    This game may throw off a huge hang in the balance if they don't step up to the mark to win it.

    If England win today it could place them to a SF place in the WC. If Ireland win; it will give a lot of good preparation to go up and win against SA in the WC.

    We know that England are a very tough team to beat particularly in the Eddie Jones era. But with that era now over; Borthwick is handling an England side that can at times be very vulnerable to an actual loss because of multiple attacks coming in from an opposing side if they don't keep up their focus on the pitch.

    I would love Ireland to win by about 20 points in this game today. We do have a strong team on paper and in ability. But it is a crucial one to see show themselves up against England. But if England show their prowess and give Ireland an hammering. That won't be good for Ireland when we compete for the WC in France.



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators, Regional Midwest Moderators Posts: 23,965 Mod ✭✭✭✭Clareman


    Great try



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,166 ✭✭✭✭Clegg


    That's why Lowe is vital.

    Turned a defensive set in our 22 into an England lineout on their 22. Which leads to our try.



  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 8,110 ✭✭✭fitz


    Lovely try.



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators, Regional Midwest Moderators Posts: 23,965 Mod ✭✭✭✭Clareman


    I can't say I'm a fan of the names on the jerseys



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,524 ✭✭✭✭Burkie1203


    Hands by VDF made that



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,166 ✭✭✭✭Clegg


    Brilliant hands from VDF to put POM through the gap.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,166 ✭✭✭✭Clegg


    Prendergast made the mistake in giving up possession but made up for it with two huge moments in defense. Excellent tackle and turnover.



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,225 ✭✭✭✭sligeach


    Nice try from Ireland.



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    You'd hardly know Mack Hansen!



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    England read like a team with lots of talent, old talent though. And not playing too well.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,467 ✭✭✭dublinman1990


    Early engagement from England in the scrum. That's very good news for us here.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,571 ✭✭✭lawrencesummers


    I wouldn't have had prendergast ahead of Coombes before this match, and this performance is not doing anything to change my mind.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,524 ✭✭✭✭Burkie1203




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    England are very.. clunky



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,002 ✭✭✭SaoPaulo41




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