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Re: Ireland 2018/2019

Postby sunshiner1 » January 22nd, 2019, 2:44 am

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Dave Cahill wrote:
Beirne has now been joined in the sickbay by Iain Henderson


Hithertofor Joe selected Roux ahead of Dillane primarily it seems for his scrummaging.
As things stand Ryan and Toner would start.
Will Joe go with Dillane for high tempo athlethism over brute force in Roux.
It will be educational to see what answer Joe comes up with.


Was thinking the same thing. Going to be interesting.

Edit: This might actually hurt Connacht too having both Roux and Dillane in camp for the next three weeks at least.
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Re: Ireland 2018/2019

Postby ronk » February 11th, 2019, 6:40 am

Last season Jones was looking poor, this year we are a little off our best, but injuries are severe.

Still is worrying in its own way that we might have peaked too soon. We also dont have the depth we thought we had.
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Re: Ireland 2018/2019

Postby neiliog93 » February 11th, 2019, 9:17 am

Roux has stepped up very well in departments. Very underrated player.
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Re: Ireland 2018/2019

Postby TerenureJim » February 12th, 2019, 12:18 am

ronk wrote:Last season Jones was looking poor, this year we are a little off our best, but injuries are severe.

Still is worrying in its own way that we might have peaked too soon. We also dont have the depth we thought we had.


On the depth piece I think it's actually better than we ever thought, look at how far down the lock options we've gone, front row (hooker aside) has options (granted in Healy and Furlong we've outstanding talent as starters), plenty of midfield options even with injuries, halfbacks yes again we've two of the best in the game but the options just below are all quality and there are multiples, wing has numerous options, and then fullback clearly it's Kearney and after that well jury is out but God we've got to be the envy of a lot of unions.
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Re: Ireland 2018/2019

Postby ronk » February 12th, 2019, 3:02 am

We had that depth at lock before. Cullen, Casey, O'Kelly, O'Driscoll, O'Connell, O'Callaghan, Toner, Henderson.
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Re: Ireland 2018/2019

Postby TerenureJim » February 12th, 2019, 9:30 am

ronk wrote:We had that depth at lock before. Cullen, Casey, O'Kelly, O'Driscoll, O'Connell, O'Callaghan, Toner, Henderson.


Yep except Cullen, Casey and Toner were somewhat underused. Toner really has only gotten backing since Joe IMO.
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Re: Ireland 2018/2019

Postby Oldschool » February 12th, 2019, 3:36 pm

ronk wrote:We had that depth at lock before. Cullen, Casey, O'Kelly, O'Driscoll, O'Connell, O'Callaghan, Toner, Henderson.

O'Driscoll???????????????
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Re: Ireland 2018/2019

Postby johng » February 12th, 2019, 4:52 pm

ronk wrote:We had that depth at lock before. Cullen, Casey, O'Kelly, O'Driscoll, O'Connell, O'Callaghan, Toner, Henderson.

I don't think we had all of those available at the same time. Big Mal was almost old enough to vote when Henderson was born
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Re: Ireland 2018/2019

Postby D4surfer » February 12th, 2019, 5:13 pm

Oldschool wrote:
ronk wrote:We had that depth at lock before. Cullen, Casey, O'Kelly, O'Driscoll, O'Connell, O'Callaghan, Toner, Henderson.

O'Driscoll???????????????


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Re: Ireland 2018/2019

Postby Twist » February 12th, 2019, 5:16 pm

We'll also have Kleyn available soon too. I rate him very highly


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Re: Ireland 2018/2019

Postby ronk » February 12th, 2019, 7:12 pm

Oldschool wrote:
ronk wrote:We had that depth at lock before. Cullen, Casey, O'Kelly, O'Driscoll, O'Connell, O'Callaghan, Toner, Henderson.

O'Driscoll???????????????


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Re: Ireland 2018/2019

Postby Oldschool » February 12th, 2019, 10:24 pm

ronk wrote:
Oldschool wrote:
ronk wrote:We had that depth at lock before. Cullen, Casey, O'Kelly, O'Driscoll, O'Connell, O'Callaghan, Toner, Henderson.

O'Driscoll???????????????


Mick

Mick (he can run a lineout) O'Driscoll would constitute scraping the barrel rather than depth imho.
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Re: Ireland 2018/2019

Postby wixfjord » February 13th, 2019, 10:44 am

Nonsense Mick O'Driscoll was a fine player who had a great career. If Ross Molony has the career he had I think he'll be happy.
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Re: Ireland 2018/2019

Postby johng » February 13th, 2019, 11:36 am

Jaysus. Don't go there with OS on Micko.
Micko obviously upset his missus at some stage. He has been accused of everything including being several inches shorter than his actual height. :lol:
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Re: Ireland 2018/2019

Postby Oldschool » February 13th, 2019, 5:34 pm

johng wrote:Jaysus. Don't go there with OS on Micko.
Micko obviously upset his missus at some stage. He has been accused of everything including being several inches shorter than his actual height. :lol:

6' 3" and absolutely no doubt about it regardless of any reports to the contrary.
I doubt he ever made 17st either.
If Eos/kidney hadn't been Ireland coach he'd never been capped.
He was played at no. 6 when at Perpignan.
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Re: Ireland 2018/2019

Postby Oldschool » February 13th, 2019, 5:38 pm

wixfjord wrote:Nonsense Mick O'Driscoll was a fine player who had a great career. If Ross Molony has the career he had I think he'll be happy.

The only one spouting nonsense is you.
You should know better given the province he played for and the Ireland coach at the time.
Hint, he played for Cork Con.
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Re: Ireland 2018/2019

Postby johng » February 13th, 2019, 6:05 pm

Don't say you weren't warned :lol:
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Re: Ireland 2018/2019

Postby wixfjord » February 13th, 2019, 6:15 pm

Haha ffs :lol:
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Re: Ireland 2018/2019

Postby ronk » February 14th, 2019, 6:31 am

Twist wrote:We'll also have Kleyn available soon too. I rate him very highly


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He's not one of our 4 best locks.
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Re: Ireland 2018/2019

Postby offshorerules » February 14th, 2019, 5:18 pm

Iain Henderson named in Ulster squad.
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