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Re: Ireland v. England

Postby FLIP » March 18th, 2017, 7:38 pm

Farces has had his mind made up on the scrum before the match. England traditionally stronger so if the scrum collapses it can't be their fault in his mind.
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Re: Ireland v. England

Postby munster#1 » March 18th, 2017, 7:40 pm

The bench has to be used. Some tired legs out there.
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Re: Ireland v. England

Postby tigerburnie » March 18th, 2017, 7:53 pm

Poor England display, well played Ireland
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Re: Ireland v. England

Postby domhnallj » March 18th, 2017, 7:55 pm

Good hustle from England. Hard luck. :D
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Re: Ireland v. England

Postby Dave Cahill » March 18th, 2017, 7:57 pm

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Re: Ireland v. England

Postby munster#1 » March 18th, 2017, 8:01 pm

Great to win that game. Great team performance.

The importance of having 3 line-out options was shown today, and POM's value as a defensive jumper was very evident.

Hopefully Joe will learn from his selection errors, and we see a big improvement for next season.
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Re: Ireland v. England

Postby jimbobjoe » March 18th, 2017, 8:23 pm

Some things in no particular order..

Marmion proved today he can do it at the top level.
Conway is a real option going forward.
Ringrose's best game in green?
Luke's box kick near the end was a thing of raw beauty.
Henderson could be a fixture from now.
Henshaw is a monster in the tackle.
Sexy is one of the greatest battlers I've ever seen.
Backrow selection headaches forever!

I've missed loads.. what else?
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Re: Ireland v. England

Postby Cor. Ind. » March 18th, 2017, 8:25 pm

Anyone seen D'Arse's garb on ITV now? Soft Cell circa '81... :?
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Re: Ireland v. England

Postby rookie » March 18th, 2017, 8:42 pm

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Re: Ireland v. England

Postby Oldschoolsocks » March 18th, 2017, 8:46 pm

Henshaw put in a solid shift, poor Tagdh was crawling off the pitch needed to be replaced sooner. And the sooner scannell is trusted to play 40 mins plus the better. His throw is a thing of beauty.
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Re: Ireland v. England

Postby Oldschool » March 18th, 2017, 8:55 pm

RTE gave a run through of try highlights.
But 50% of it was opposition tries.
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Re: Ireland v. England

Postby Oldschool » March 18th, 2017, 8:57 pm

jimbobjoe wrote:How many high tackles have been missed by the ref?

Itoje is an accident waiting to happen.
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Re: Ireland v. England

Postby wixfjord » March 18th, 2017, 9:00 pm

Luke McGrath's kick - a young fella with balls of steel.
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Re: Ireland v. England

Postby Oldschool » March 18th, 2017, 9:00 pm

Oldschoolsocks wrote:Henshaw put in a solid shift, poor Tagdh was crawling off the pitch needed to be replaced sooner. And the sooner scannell is trusted to play 40 mins plus the better. His throw is a thing of beauty.

Against England's Farrell and T'eo high praise indeed.
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Re: Ireland v. England

Postby Oldschool » March 18th, 2017, 9:01 pm

jimbobjoe wrote:Some things in no particular order..

Marmion proved today he can do it at the top level.
Conway is a real option going forward.
Ringrose's best game in green?
Luke's box kick near the end was a thing of raw beauty.
Henderson could be a fixture from now.
Henshaw is a monster in the tackle.
Sexy is one of the greatest battlers I've ever seen.
Backrow selection headaches forever!

I've missed loads.. what else?

How long have you got?
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Re: Ireland v. England

Postby jimbobjoe » March 18th, 2017, 9:03 pm

Oldschool wrote:
jimbobjoe wrote:Some things in no particular order..

Marmion proved today he can do it at the top level.
Conway is a real option going forward.
Ringrose's best game in green?
Luke's box kick near the end was a thing of raw beauty.
Henderson could be a fixture from now.
Henshaw is a monster in the tackle.
Sexy is one of the greatest battlers I've ever seen.
Backrow selection headaches forever!

I've missed loads.. what else?

How long have you got?


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Re: Ireland v. England

Postby Oldschool » March 18th, 2017, 9:09 pm

jimbobjoe wrote:
Oldschool wrote:
jimbobjoe wrote:Some things in no particular order..

Marmion proved today he can do it at the top level.
Conway is a real option going forward.
Ringrose's best game in green?
Luke's box kick near the end was a thing of raw beauty.
Henderson could be a fixture from now.
Henshaw is a monster in the tackle.
Sexy is one of the greatest battlers I've ever seen.
Backrow selection headaches forever!

I've missed loads.. what else?

How long have you got?


Fire away.. I've just cracked open a bottle of wine

D. Ryan immense.
CJ, Jamie won't be having any sleepless nights.
Murray, might have a few sleepless nights.
Ringrose plenty of sleepless nights ahead - for the opposition that is.
Leavy nice to get a decent run - seemless introduction.
Time for a glass of whiskey!
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Re: Ireland v. England

Postby MunsterSugar » March 18th, 2017, 9:13 pm

Oldschool wrote:
jimbobjoe wrote:
Oldschool wrote:[quote="jimbobjoe"]Some things in no particular order..

Marmion proved today he can do it at the top level.
Conway is a real option going forward.
Ringrose's best game in green?
Luke's box kick near the end was a thing of raw beauty.
Henderson could be a fixture from now.
Henshaw is a monster in the tackle.
Sexy is one of the greatest battlers I've ever seen.
Backrow selection headaches forever!

I've missed loads.. what else?

How long have you got?


Fire away.. I've just cracked open a bottle of wine

D. Ryan immense.
CJ, Jamie won't be having any sleepless nights.
Murray, might have a few sleepless nights.
Ringrose plenty of sleepless nights ahead - for the opposition that is.
Leavy nice to get a decent run - seemless introduction.
Time for a glass of whiskey![/quote]
CJ had massive game. His unseen work was top notch [FACE WITH TEARS OF JOY]
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Re: Ireland v. England

Postby nc6000 » March 18th, 2017, 9:14 pm

I suspect Heaslip wasn't injured at all and the plan was always to "rotate" the backrow.
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Re: Ireland v. England

Postby jimbobjoe » March 18th, 2017, 9:31 pm

Agreed, Ryan was special today.
CJ was good but he's no Heaslip... yet.

Theory time.. Ireland have long had 'settled' teams which is great for consistency but can possibly cause staleness. In my opinion the only nailed on starts should be the captain and pivot.. maybe one other. Should Joe adopt a rotation policy? We have the depth now, players get time, nobody is guaranteed a spot and forced to play for it each week. Surely there's enough players in each training squad to know the system by now.
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