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Italy v Ireland Build up get out of jail discussion thread

  • 21-02-2023 4:13pm
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    Who will be pickarooney'd?

    What Fresh faces will make up the 23?

    What bench decisions will result in forum bans?

    Will TRK have another wobbler?

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 25,672 Mod ✭✭✭✭Podge_irl

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 25,672 Mod ✭✭✭✭Podge_irl

    Anyway, I am going to this for my first Rome 6N trip and very excited. Been wanting to do it for years.

    While I do think Italy are making massive strides I am not that worried about the result. I do, however, think we will see very limited changes to the side. Have a feeling that Sexton will either not make it or be held back. Outside of that, we might see some rotation in the backrow but not expecting a huge amount beyond that.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,823 ✭✭✭✭phog

    This will be my 3rd trip there, my first trip was the game we lost there, it was a great day for the locals not so good for the Irish.

  • Subscribers Posts: 41,138 ✭✭✭✭sydthebeat

    we will be without a minimum of 5 starters already for this game, so rotation will be minimal. If there are changes it will be looking at units playing together, so more Murray and Ross Byrne, with possibly Casey and Sexton from the bench. Joe Mc and Tadgh B out leaves it likely it will be Henderson and James Ryan starting with Treadwell possibly going straight back in onto the bench.

    POM is on 991 minutes already this season, which is 70 more than Doris.. and while its about 40 less than JVDF its possible he might be rested to allow for a back row of doris, JVDF and Conan, with Baird on the bench? maybe JVDF will be benched and only get a half?

    i dont really see any surprises in the front row, other than the bench to get on a bit sooner.

    id imagine the back 3 will remain the same, with possibly JOB onto the bench. Centres will remain as is.

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  • Administrators Posts: 53,468 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭awec

    Sorry OP, I know this was done in humour but we cannot allow this thread to start with this opening post. This is goading posters, even if done in a non-malicious way.

    If you want to edit your post to something more suitable (not sure if Vanilla allows you to edit it) then I can re-open it, or else start a new one.

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 10,262 Mod ✭✭✭✭aloooof

    I did it coming up on 6 years ago now, and it remains one of the best holiday weekends I've ever had. Enjoy!

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