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Re: Rory O' Loughlin

Postby simonokeeffe » October 8th, 2017, 5:27 pm

ChrisUppy wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:
outcast eddie wrote:I need to watch the playback but did RO'L cross the line for his first try with Stander and Copeland hanging off him? Superb! :happy clapper:


His best performance ever today?
Of the season so far by leagues

It might seem a bit harsh (as he did score all our tries today) - but I didn't think he played well. His first try was brilliant. Showed he's a natural finisher with the hickie-esque spin nice determination and awareness to get the ball down and his defense was good today, maybe thanks to Henshaw inside him. But there were a couple of times I thought he lacked the distribution (or maybe it was awareness) to get the ball outside him when there were better options. Added to that, 5 handling errors which is just not good enough.
For my mind he's shown his best performances on the wing, where his finishing ability really shines.


when I watched it again after I got in from the game yeah the handling was an issue

our reserve back corps is in an annoying middle ground between dependable and problematic
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Re: Rory O' Loughlin

Postby arsebiscuits1 » October 9th, 2017, 10:05 am

Much improved in D.

Without meaning to be too harsh Reid but ROL looked much better when he was trusting his inside man to make the hit.

There were 3 instances where he really should have caught the ball because we were dangerous and there were options.

Hats off to a phenomenal catch from a Jack McGrath hospital pass because if that didn't go to hand Munster had 3 men over and a breakout try was on. He'd make a good lineout option based solely off that take
He's gotten awfully fond of that brick
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