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12-10-2019, 20:18   #1
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Ireland Team Talk XI: Team of nervoUS MOD warning Post 1

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12-10-2019, 20:20   #2
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First.

History to repeat, Mayo lose All Irelands, don't invade Russia in the winter, Ireland out at the quarters.
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I think we should start with some positivity

Ireland are going to win the WC
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I think we should start with some realism, Ireland are going to put their best 2019 performance into the 1/4 final and that might be enough
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I think we should start with some realism, Ireland are going to put their best 2019 performance into the 1/4 final and that might be enough
Even if we won the 6 nations we would still have needed our best performance of the year to get into the semi
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We'll do it lads............wahey!

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Connacht colony will break through in 2020 (Tom Farrell, Thornbury, Blade)
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They bringing along TOH as well :-)
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They bringing along TOH as well :-)



You might be surprised to see S.Fitzgerald soon enough
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Connacht colony will break through in 2020 (Tom Farrell, Thornbury, Blade)
Maybe Thornbury and Blade will get capped. We've a need for more quality locks and scrum halves. But I don't see Tom Farrell getting a look in tbh. Ringrose is miles better and the other Farrell has done a decent job when given the opportunity.

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Maybe Thornbury and Blade will get capped. We've a need for more quality locks and scrum halfs. But I don't see Tom Farrell getting a look in tbh. Ringrose is miles better and the other Farrell has done a decent job when given the opportunity.
Tend to agree with this. Doesn’t help that Tom Farrell can’t get a start for Connacht at the minute.
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Start of a new RWC cycle and a new coach, I reckon we could see a lot of new caps over the next two summer tours and autumn internationals. Short list of potentials who could get a run-out in my opinion would probably be:

Jameson Gibson Park
Caolan Blade
Max Deegan
James Lowe
Tom Farrell
Shane Daly
Rob Lyttle
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After watching the group games I feel there’s something missing with the Ryan, Henderson pairing and I don’t really know what it is. They’re both individually brilliant and dynamic players and statistically scrum and line outs have gone well but there’s just something missing. Ryan is nailed on starter and future captain
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Start of a new RWC cycle and a new coach, I reckon we could see a lot of new caps over the next two summer tours and autumn internationals. Short list of potentials who could get a run-out in my opinion would probably be:

Jameson Gibson Park
Caolan Blade
Max Deegan
James Lowe
Tom Farrell
Shane Daly
Rob Lyttle
I’m not against project players or anything but I feel they have to be better than current options and don’t really see JGP as much better than Marmion, blade, cooney or McGrath. You’d nearly just be capping him for the sake of making sure he doesn’t leave.

Lowry and Eric o Sullivan based on last season would be up there too. Ronan kelleher could be a real bolter too if he keeps up his form.
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After watching the group games I feel there’s something missing with the Ryan, Henderson pairing and I don’t really know what it is. They’re both individually brilliant and dynamic players and statistically scrum and line outs have gone well but there’s just something missing. Ryan is nailed on starter and future captain
Both similar players I think, they don't really offer a balance like Toner does when he pairs up with either of them. I think it's a case that Toner usually takes more of the grunt securing the ruck and going with the carrier, whereas the loosehead lock then carries a bit more and jackals.
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