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Postby Oldschool » April 28th, 2019, 5:11 pm

It's started already.
Fabien Galthie has been appointed as the new French coach post RWC 2019.
His TV side kick Raphael Ibanez (a great hooker and captain, in his time) will be involved too.
Galthie was a world class scrum half in his day.
He comes across as having a lack of humour whereas Ibanez comes across as being quite jovial.
Methinks that next year's 6Ns will be a lot harder to win for Messrs Farrell and Farrell.
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Re: 6 Nations 2020

Postby jimbobjoe » April 29th, 2019, 9:41 am

5th from bottom of the Top14 with Toulon. I think it'll be a case of plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose for France.
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Re: 6 Nations 2020

Postby nc6000 » April 29th, 2019, 4:46 pm

Galthie is gone from Toulon for some time now, probably since late 2016/early 2017. He was replaced by Mike Ford who in turn was replaced by Richard Cockerill for the remainder of the season. Cockerill got them to the Top14 final where they lost to Castres.
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Re: 6 Nations 2020

Postby dropkick » May 2nd, 2019, 11:37 am

Sean Edwards is leaving Wales. Great new. :green clap:


He's been a major thorn in Irish sides over the years. Hopefully England or France don't pick him up.
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Re: 6 Nations 2020

Postby leinsterforever » May 2nd, 2019, 12:47 pm

dropkick wrote:Sean Edwards is leaving Wales. Great new. :green clap:


He's been a major thorn in Irish sides over the years. Hopefully England or France don't pick him up.


England could depend on how long Mitchell is contracted for. Is it just the World Cup?
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Re: 6 Nations 2020

Postby kermischocolate » May 2nd, 2019, 3:45 pm

leinsterforever wrote:
dropkick wrote:Sean Edwards is leaving Wales. Great new. :green clap:


He's been a major thorn in Irish sides over the years. Hopefully England or France don't pick him up.


England could depend on how long Mitchell is contracted for. Is it just the World Cup?

Isn't he off to France?
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Re: 6 Nations 2020

Postby TrapperChamonix » June 6th, 2019, 10:41 am

I know there is ZERO chance of it happening but UK press speculating on Mallinder becoming next England Coach brings a little warmth to a cold an gloomy day!!!!

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/ ... -world-cup
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Re: 6 Nations 2020

Postby neiliog93 » June 7th, 2019, 11:23 pm

dropkick wrote:Sean Edwards is leaving Wales. Great new. :green clap:


He's been a major thorn in Irish sides over the years. Hopefully England or France don't pick him up.


He's going to France.
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Re: 6 Nations 2020

Postby blockhead » November 13th, 2019, 5:08 pm

Shaun Edwards is the new defense coach of France! WTF!
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Re: 6 Nations 2020

Postby Twist » November 14th, 2019, 1:24 pm

Isn't there a chance they'll just continue to mange les buns and just ignore his instructions? It'd be very on-brand
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Re: 6 Nations 2020

Postby Ruckedtobits » January 8th, 2020, 7:31 pm

https://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/51037408

Fabien Galtie is first out of the blocks in naming a 41-man Squad for 6 Nations. 19 uncapped players with a good dip into former U. 20 Squads who were successful at JWC. Very clearly now starting to build for home World Cup but could still put a very experienced team on the pitch for the 6N opener against England.

Galtie and his coaching ticket will be worth following.
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Re: 6 Nations 2020

Postby ronk » January 8th, 2020, 8:37 pm

Ruckedtobits wrote:https://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/51037408

Fabien Galtie is first out of the blocks in naming a 41-man Squad for 6 Nations. 19 uncapped players with a good dip into former U. 20 Squads who were successful at JWC. Very clearly now starting to build for home World Cup but could still put a very experienced team on the pitch for the 6N opener against England.

Galtie and his coaching ticket will be worth following.


They're hosting it, Id say they're willing to build patiently.
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Re: 6 Nations 2020

Postby John23 » January 15th, 2020, 11:07 am

Some tickets up on Ticketmaster for the Welsh match at the moment.
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Re: 6 Nations 2020

Postby johng » January 15th, 2020, 11:16 am

All singles. Expensive and mostly chyte seats. And gone now..... Oh wait.... Got 2. Thanks.
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Re: 6 Nations 2020

Postby jimbobjoe » January 15th, 2020, 5:19 pm

When is Farrell announcing the squad?
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Re: 6 Nations 2020

Postby Dave Cahill » January 15th, 2020, 5:24 pm

Sexton has been named captain for the Six Nations

Ireland 2020 Guinness Six Nations Squad:
Forwards (19):

Max Deegan (Lansdowne/Leinster) 0 caps
Caelan Doris (UCD/Leinster) 0 caps
Ultan Dillane (Corinthians/Connacht) 14 caps
Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 41 caps
Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 95 caps
Dave Heffernan (Buccaneers/Connacht) 1 cap
Iain Henderson (Academy/Ulster) 53 caps
Rob Herring (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 8 caps
Ronan Kelleher (Lansdowne/Leinster) 0 caps
Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 36 caps
Jack McGrath (St Mary’s College/Ulster) 56 caps
Jack O’Donoghue (UL Bohemians/Munster) 2 caps
Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 64 caps
Tom O’Toole (Banbridge/Ulster) 0 caps
Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 23 caps
James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 23 caps
CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 38 caps
Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 67 caps
Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster) 23 caps

Backs (16):

Will Addison (Enniskillen/Ulster) 4 caps
Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 23 caps
Billy Burns (Ulster) 0 caps
Ross Byrne (UCD/Leinster) 3 caps
Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 18 caps
John Cooney (Terenure College/Ulster) 8 caps
Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 82 caps
Chris Farrell (Young Munster/Munster) 9 caps
Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster) 40 caps
Dave Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster) 19 caps
Jordan Larmour (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 21 caps
Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) 19 caps
Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 78 caps
Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 28 caps
Jonathan Sexton (St Marys College/Leinster) 88 caps CAPTAIN
Jacob Stockdale (Lurgan/Ulster) 25 caps

Development Players:

Ryan Baird (Dublin University/Leinster)
Robert Baloucoune (Enniskillen/Ulster)
Harry Byrne (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Will Connors (UCD/Leinster).
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Re: 6 Nations 2020

Postby flustered » January 15th, 2020, 5:27 pm

No Ruddock..... Only one 'out & out' 7 in Van de Flier.....

Hooker spot up for grabs..

McCloskey unlucky (not sure if he is any better then Farrell, Henshaw or Aki even though he is in form) Ringrose obviously nailed on starter
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Re: 6 Nations 2020

Postby blockhead » January 15th, 2020, 5:30 pm

No Ruddock, McKloskey, JCB, RK, Kleyn, Carty.
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Re: 6 Nations 2020

Postby Dave Cahill » January 15th, 2020, 5:32 pm

Ireland 2020 Guinness Six Nations Squad:

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Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 41 caps
Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 95 caps
Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 36 caps
Jack McGrath (St Mary’s College/Ulster) 56 caps
Tom O’Toole (Banbridge/Ulster) 0 caps
Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 23 caps

Hookers

Dave Heffernan (Buccaneers/Connacht) 1 cap
Rob Herring (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 8 caps
Ronan Kelleher (Lansdowne/Leinster) 0 caps

Locks

Ultan Dillane (Corinthians/Connacht) 14 caps
Iain Henderson (Academy/Ulster) 53 caps
James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 23 caps
Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 67 caps
Ryan Baird (Dublin University/Leinster)

Back Row

Max Deegan (Lansdowne/Leinster) 0 caps
Caelan Doris (UCD/Leinster) 0 caps
Jack O’Donoghue (UL Bohemians/Munster) 2 caps
Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 64 caps
CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 38 caps
Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster) 23 caps
Will Connors (UCD/Leinster).

Scrum Halves

John Cooney (Terenure College/Ulster) 8 caps
Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) 19 caps
Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 78 caps

Outhalves

Billy Burns (Ulster) 0 caps
Ross Byrne (UCD/Leinster) 3 caps
Jonathan Sexton (St Marys College/Leinster) 88 caps CAPTAIN
Harry Byrne (Lansdowne/Leinster)

Centres

Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 23 caps
Chris Farrell (Young Munster/Munster) 9 caps
Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster) 40 caps
Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 28 caps

Back Three

Will Addison (Enniskillen/Ulster) 4 caps
Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 18 caps
Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 82 caps
Dave Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster) 19 caps
Jordan Larmour (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 21 caps
Jacob Stockdale (Lurgan/Ulster) 25 caps
Robert Baloucoune (Enniskillen/Ulster)
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Re: 6 Nations 2020

Postby blockhead » January 15th, 2020, 5:36 pm

No Nugget either.
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