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Postby Donny B. » November 15th, 2014, 10:18 pm

Don't really look too scary tonight do they?
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Re: Ireland v Australia thread

Postby nelly the elephant » November 15th, 2014, 10:31 pm

Donny B. wrote:Don't really look too scary tonight do they?


Not really, no..........but they gave us a fair rude awakening this time last year.....I'd be wary all the same.
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Re: Ireland v Australia thread

Postby Blue not red blood » November 15th, 2014, 11:39 pm

Can see plenty of garryowens from Jonny
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Re: Ireland v Australia thread

Postby simonokeeffe » November 16th, 2014, 3:47 am

you have to expect Australia to rotate some players after 2 successive weekends of test rugby, otherwise they arrive in twickenham dead on their feet
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Ireland v Australia thread

Postby slarty » November 16th, 2014, 12:09 pm

Cheika said he was aiming to give different lads starts on the tour.
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Re: Ireland v Australia thread

Postby Peg Leg » November 16th, 2014, 2:16 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:you have to expect Australia to rotate some players after 2 successive weekends of test rugby, otherwise they arrive in twickenham dead on their feet

And a win in Twickenham is all that counts.
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Postby MylesNaGapoleen » November 16th, 2014, 3:47 pm

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Re: Ireland v Australia thread

Postby simonokeeffe » November 16th, 2014, 7:22 pm

Peg Leg wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:you have to expect Australia to rotate some players after 2 successive weekends of test rugby, otherwise they arrive in twickenham dead on their feet

And a win in Twickenham is all that counts.


a few people said to me Aussies looked tired v France, any truth to this?
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Ireland v Australia thread

Postby Peg Leg » November 16th, 2014, 10:17 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:
Peg Leg wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:you have to expect Australia to rotate some players after 2 successive weekends of test rugby, otherwise they arrive in twickenham dead on their feet

And a win in Twickenham is all that counts.


a few people said to me Aussies looked tired v France, any truth to this?

They didn't look as tired as the French
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Re: Ireland v Australia thread

Postby blockhead » November 16th, 2014, 11:44 pm

If Payne can't make it I'd love to see Olding given a crack but probably won't happen yet. Whats the word on Henry, Best? Zebo could be dropped, which is very disappointing because he could be a world star but he just seems to float through games.
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Re: Ireland v Australia thread

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » November 17th, 2014, 12:33 am

The word on UAFC is that Henry will be fine in time but will be out for a good while first.

Today showed again just how good Cronin is off the bench. If Best is fit I'd start him but if not then I'd go for Strauss. I'm very hopeful about his form, it'd be a major boost for Leinster if he keeps it up.

I'd promote Foley to the bench but that would be my only change from the SA squad unless Payne is out. If Darce does play then his line speed will need to be much faster than it was today. The lads showed last week how their pace can be a weapon defensively. I had expected that from Henshaw at 13, but not having moved to 12 and with Payne beside him who I usually think is a passive defender. That's how France shut Australia down a lot of the time last night. Foley's options were cut off outside him and the French just swallowed up whoever came down the ten channel. It was only in the last quarter or so that Australia started being a bit smarter and passing behind players to open up the field and get Folau and Kuridrani on the ball out wide.

Well there are a couple of other changes I'd make but none that I can see happening and I wouldn't quibble given how well they all went last week.
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Re: Ireland v Australia thread

Postby simonokeeffe » November 17th, 2014, 3:40 am

Peg Leg wrote:They didn't look as tired as the French


I blame the Toulon chairman
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Ireland v Australia thread

Postby Degz » November 17th, 2014, 6:48 am

Same side, except Best back in with Cronin to bench, D'arcy to 12 and Henshaw to 13. Felix will maintain his bench spot, especially as Payne will be out. Foley could oust Mike Mc.
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Re: Ireland v Australia thread

Postby suisse » November 17th, 2014, 6:51 am

Degz wrote:Same side, except Best back in with Cronin to bench, D'arcy to 12 and Henshaw to 13. Felix will maintain his bench spot, especially as Payne will be out. Foley could oust Mike Mc.


Exactly how I see it going too. Not sure I, personally, would have Jones on the bench because of all the fullbacks we have but 2 tries is a decent statement/

I reckon we'll beat them by 10 points.
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Re: Ireland v Australia thread

Postby Degz » November 17th, 2014, 7:05 am

suisse wrote:
Degz wrote:Same side, except Best back in with Cronin to bench, D'arcy to 12 and Henshaw to 13. Felix will maintain his bench spot, especially as Payne will be out. Foley could oust Mike Mc.


Exactly how I see it going too. Not sure I, personally, would have Jones on the bench because of all the fullbacks we have but 2 tries is a decent statement/

I reckon we'll beat them by 10 points.


I wouldn't have him in there either, and would go with Gilroy.

Their midfield worries me, will certainly be a sterner test against Kuridrani, Folau et al then the rather predictable Saffers. Plus D'arcy put in a woejus performance yesterday. Their scrum is much stronger these days too.

It'll be close, hopefully we can nick it.
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Re: Ireland v Australia thread

Postby suisse » November 17th, 2014, 7:15 am

I was surprised France turned them over, to be honest. Didn't see the game. Are the Aussies knackered or are France waking up a year out from out group game?
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Re: Ireland v Australia thread

Postby Degz » November 17th, 2014, 9:22 am

France were pretty good, from what I saw, although they badly ran out of steam towards the end. Teddy Thomas looks like a hell of a finisher.
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Re: Ireland v Australia thread

Postby Logorrhea » November 17th, 2014, 10:52 am

Degz wrote:France were pretty good, from what I saw, although they badly ran out of steam towards the end. Teddy Thomas looks like a hell of a finisher.

Yeah. Going forward with ball in hand he looks electric. Defensively, turned, or with a need to kick, I'm not so sure.
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Re: Ireland v Australia thread

Postby JB1973 » November 17th, 2014, 11:24 am

If you can cope with folau and KuridranI in the midfield and stop hooper at the breakdown you will not only win but win with something to spare.
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