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Re: Ireland 2017-18

Postby Cathalsmart » August 23rd, 2017, 2:17 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:
Cathalsmart wrote:Ringrose is out most likely so its the perfect chance to try the 12 Aki 13 Henshaw partnership, this is the partnership that could really get our backline moving.


Last update said Ringrose expected back in October so he has every chance


What I heard is October is best case scenario i.e every goes right. I do hope he isn't back but don't want to get my hopes up until we get closer to the date.

EDIT - Holy f*ck huge mess up on my part, I meant that hope he *is* back not isnt.
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Re: Ireland 2017-18

Postby blockhead » September 20th, 2017, 2:34 pm

England and France delaying the start of their Six Nations campaigns by a week is one of several proposals being discussed by the Rugby Football Union. The Aviva Premiership clubs have tabled an idea that would see only Scotland, Ireland, Wales and Italy open the tournament. England and France would then join for round two before facing each other in the third round, which since 2000 has been a rest weekend. The motivation behind the idea is to limit interruptions to the domestic league season by reducing the length of the Six Nations from an Anglo-French perspective from seven to six weeks. It is understood the matter has been loosely examined by the RFU - alongside other proposals - as part of the wider negotiations over the new global season which begins in 2020. Even if Twickenham favoured the idea, it would still need to be approved by the Six Nations committee. The Six Nations have declined to comment on the matter.

More meddling from the PRL.
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Re: Ireland 2017-18

Postby simonokeeffe » September 20th, 2017, 4:23 pm

They will be told to f off and rightly so
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Ireland 2017-18

Postby blockhead » September 20th, 2017, 10:50 pm

Yep. Defeated 5 to 1.
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Re: Ireland 2017-18

Postby Peg Leg » September 21st, 2017, 8:25 am

blockhead wrote:Yep. Defeated 5 to 1.
France voted against? Chuckle.
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Re: Ireland 2017-18

Postby Peg Leg » September 21st, 2017, 8:26 am

Oh and i can't believe the rfu voted for (assumption). Assholses
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Re: Ireland 2017-18

Postby R-Dog » September 21st, 2017, 9:13 am

Should we have voted against this?

Tighter schedule for English and French and likely hood of players being released later surely would benefit us? (Would be the first step on a messy slope though)
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Re: Ireland 2017-18

Postby blockhead » September 21st, 2017, 9:27 am

The PRLs proposal to have them and the French skip the 1st week wasn't even discussed with the French beforehand. :roll:
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Re: Ireland 2017-18

Postby simonokeeffe » September 21st, 2017, 11:13 am

blockhead wrote:The PRLs proposal to have them and the French skip the 1st week wasn't even discussed with the French beforehand. :roll:


PRL and UKIP should just merge at this stage

Maybe RFU pulled a fast one and proposed it wothout consultation to ensure it had zero support and maintain primacy of intrnational game/assert dominance over PRL
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Re: Ireland 2017-18

Postby paddyor » September 21st, 2017, 4:38 pm

Peg Leg wrote:Oh and i can't believe the rfu voted for (assumption). Assholses

Realistically they didn't have to vote against it, there was never any risk it would pass. PRL played themselves pretty bad here. Piece of piss really.
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Re: Ireland 2017-18

Postby paddyor » September 21st, 2017, 4:39 pm

blockhead wrote:The PRLs proposal to have them and the French skip the 1st week wasn't even discussed with the French beforehand. :roll:

Aren't the French going down or thinking of going down the central contracts route?
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Re: Ireland 2017-18

Postby Lar » September 21st, 2017, 4:51 pm

paddyor wrote:
blockhead wrote:The PRLs proposal to have them and the French skip the 1st week wasn't even discussed with the French beforehand. :roll:

Aren't the French going down or thinking of going down the central contracts route?


Really?

Won't that just free up more salary for overseas imports to be signed by the clubs with rich benefactors?
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Re: Ireland 2017-18

Postby simonokeeffe » September 21st, 2017, 4:55 pm

They have been

Though major politicking with who gets em
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Re: Ireland 2017-18

Postby ronk » September 22nd, 2017, 12:53 am

R-Dog wrote:Should we have voted against this?

Tighter schedule for English and French and likely hood of players being released later surely would benefit us? (Would be the first step on a messy slope though)


Yes. It undermines the tournament. The real goal is to weaken the 6N so club rugby can be the biggest game in town
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Re: Ireland 2017-18

Postby simonokeeffe » October 8th, 2017, 5:38 pm

After the interpros;

1 3 4 5 SOB if fit 9 10 Earls 12 17 18 19 look set in stone

who captains if Best isn't back and does Cronin bench then?
blindside?
sub backrower?
sub scrumhalf?

I have a feeling if Payne doesn;t prove his fitness then Joey starts at 15 and Scannell will be 22. Otherwise Joey is no 22?

which wing will Earls be on?
Sub back?

worth mentioning come Japan Trimble will be 35 and Bowe almost 36. Zebo is out of AIs
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Re: Ireland 2017-18

Postby Experimental » October 8th, 2017, 10:46 pm

At this moment in time id imagine an Ireland starting 15 for november would look a little like this (excuse the blue tinted specs):

Furlong
Best
McGrath
Henderson
Toner
VDF
Murphy
O'Brien
Murray
Sexton
Earls
Henshaw
Aki
Stockdale
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Re: Ireland 2017-18

Postby leinsterforever » October 8th, 2017, 11:42 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:After the interpros;

1 3 4 5 SOB if fit 9 10 Earls 12 17 18 19 look set in stone

who captains if Best isn't back and does Cronin bench then?
blindside?
sub backrower?
sub scrumhalf?

I have a feeling if Payne doesn;t prove his fitness then Joey starts at 15 and Scannell will be 22. Otherwise Joey is no 22?

which wing will Earls be on?
Sub back?

worth mentioning come Japan Trimble will be 35 and Bowe almost 36. Zebo is out of AIs


Where are you getting Zebo being out from? I heard five weeks or so for cracked ribs. That would see him back in time for Argentina, wouldn't it?

Think I'd go for O'Halloran over Carbery if Zebo is out (and Payne isn't back).
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Re: Ireland 2017-18

Postby simonokeeffe » October 9th, 2017, 8:43 am

They wont parachute Zebo in with no match fitness and I dont think hes pivotal enough to get Fiji as a warm up/get away with missing a big chunk of the camp just to play him v Arg

I think TOH has fallen down the order for a bit and Carbery has been at 15 for us for a reason. Plus Ireland play far better with a second playmaker and TOH doesnt bring that

Murphy will probably bench if SOB misses any of the big 2 but cant see him leapfrogging so many to start. Big call is whether Stander starts at 6 or 8, dont think Conan has done enough just yet to start
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Re: Ireland 2017-18

Postby enby » October 9th, 2017, 9:10 am

I see from the Indo today that POM must be appointed captain because of Reggiegate. I might be wrong but somehow I don't see Joe deciding on his captain on the basis of a (losing) post match interview
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Re: Ireland 2017-18

Postby Dave Cahill » October 9th, 2017, 10:01 am

No one has more experience of being interviewed as a losing captain than POM
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