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Re: Ulster 2015/16

Postby simonokeeffe » April 29th, 2017, 4:05 pm

cormac wrote:Ulster lucky to be only 10-3 down against the Ospreys approaching half-time

and now they're 17-3 down. abysmal stuff


The defence is poor, outside defender constantly biting in. L Marshall getting his customary howlers in.
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Ulster 2015/16

Postby Dave Cahill » April 29th, 2017, 4:11 pm

They are dreadful. And dreadfully dumb too.
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Re: Ulster 2015/16

Postby Dave Cahill » April 29th, 2017, 4:16 pm

...and dreadfully unlucky to boot
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Re: Ulster 2015/16

Postby cormac » April 29th, 2017, 4:16 pm

Olding stretchered off less than a minute after coming on
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Re: Ulster 2015/16

Postby darkside lighteside » April 29th, 2017, 4:30 pm

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Re: Ulster 2015/16

Postby simonokeeffe » April 29th, 2017, 4:38 pm

Gibbes has a lot of shouting to do
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Ulster 2015/16

Postby brenno » April 29th, 2017, 5:18 pm

Not too much for Ulster to take from that - awful. Stockdale looked good though
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Re: Ulster 2015/16

Postby Ruckedtobits » April 29th, 2017, 7:55 pm

brenno wrote:Not too much for Ulster to take from that - awful. Stockdale looked good though


Still don't think so. Huge natural abilities of pace and physique but plays for himself. Should have offlaoded twice on that break where Piutau put him away and Ulster would have been back in the game. Took try well but it didn'tinvolve any interaction with team mates.

Overall Ulster were very poor and look de-motivated and badly coached. It would be great to get them at knock-out stage but no chance now. Their Season is over.
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Re: Ulster 2015/16

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » April 29th, 2017, 8:08 pm

I know what you mean RTB but he's incredibly dangerous on the ball and seems to have a real appetite to make the difference. There's things to iron out and he needs to find his position but the talent is definitely there. I had some of your concerns at 20's level but have generally been really impressed with him this season. Playing in a poor team too, the new coaches next year could improve those flaws, as could a trip to the US and Japan.
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Re: Ulster 2015/16

Postby leinsterforever » April 29th, 2017, 11:53 pm

Ruckedtobits wrote:
brenno wrote:Not too much for Ulster to take from that - awful. Stockdale looked good though


Still don't think so. Huge natural abilities of pace and physique but plays for himself. Should have offlaoded twice on that break where Piutau put him away and Ulster would have been back in the game. Took try well but it didn'tinvolve any interaction with team mates.

Overall Ulster were very poor and look de-motivated and badly coached. It would be great to get them at knock-out stage but no chance now. Their Season is over.


Wouldn't have formed that opinion about him myself. When Piutau kicked ahead late on Stockdale passed to him when it was maybe on for him to have a cut himself
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Re: Ulster 2015/16

Postby Ruckedtobits » April 30th, 2017, 8:31 am

LeRouxIsPHat wrote:I know what you mean RTB but he's incredibly dangerous on the ball and seems to have a real appetite to make the difference. There's things to iron out and he needs to find his position but the talent is definitely there. I had some of your concerns at 20's level but have generally been really impressed with him this season. Playing in a poor team too, the new coaches next year could improve those flaws, as could a trip to the US and Japan.


Certainly hope so because that combination of size and pace is ideal. Agree that a trip on Summer Tour with Coaches and players who will work to improve him and give him some home truths about teamwork would be useful.
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Re: Ulster 2015/16

Postby rooster » April 30th, 2017, 8:57 am

simonokeeffe wrote:Gibbes has a lot of shouting to do

He could start by shouting that Kiss needs to go as he is useless and unworkable with as a boss.
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Re: Ulster 2015/16

Postby Flash Gordon » May 2nd, 2017, 11:54 am

rooster wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:Gibbes has a lot of shouting to do

He could start by shouting that Kiss needs to go as he is useless and unworkable with as a boss.


His defensive systems won Ireland the 6 Nations and he has an incredibly intelligent rugby brain. Was it Kiss that was the problem interpersonally or the likes of Clarke and Doak? - Both of whom are leaving......
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Re: Ulster 2015/16

Postby Oldschool » May 2nd, 2017, 2:08 pm

Flash Gordon wrote:
rooster wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:Gibbes has a lot of shouting to do

He could start by shouting that Kiss needs to go as he is useless and unworkable with as a boss.


His defensive systems won Ireland the 6 Nations and he has an incredibly intelligent rugby brain. Was it Kiss that was the problem interpersonally or the likes of Clarke and Doak? - Both of whom are leaving......

Never rated Clarke going back to his U20 coaching days.
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Re: Ulster 2015/16

Postby rooster » May 4th, 2017, 10:21 am

Flash Gordon wrote:
rooster wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:Gibbes has a lot of shouting to do

He could start by shouting that Kiss needs to go as he is useless and unworkable with as a boss.


His defensive systems won Ireland the 6 Nations and he has an incredibly intelligent rugby brain. Was it Kiss that was the problem interpersonally or the likes of Clarke and Doak? - Both of whom are leaving......

We shall see but I fear Kiss is as big a problem as the rest.
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Re: Ulster 2015/16

Postby simonokeeffe » May 6th, 2017, 12:51 pm

Is Ricky Lutton leaving too?
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Ulster 2015/16

Postby rooster » May 6th, 2017, 1:48 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:Is Ricky Lutton leaving too?

Yip we are dropping squad size for next season for some reason that may or may not become clear
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Re: Ulster 2015/16

Postby simonokeeffe » May 6th, 2017, 4:14 pm

rooster wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:Is Ricky Lutton leaving too?

Yip we are dropping squad size for next season for some reason that may or may not become clear


Hmmmm
Thought prop was an injury hotspot for you guys too. Academy seems choc full of props
Cant remember who said it here but idea of dumping the ordinary senior props and taking a chance on younger ones with a higher ceiling seems like a good one
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Ulster 2015/16

Postby rooster » May 8th, 2017, 9:14 am

simonokeeffe wrote:
rooster wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:Is Ricky Lutton leaving too?

Yip we are dropping squad size for next season for some reason that may or may not become clear


Hmmmm
Thought prop was an injury hotspot for you guys too. Academy seems choc full of props
Cant remember who said it here but idea of dumping the ordinary senior props and taking a chance on younger ones with a higher ceiling seems like a good one

Yip we have some good young props in the academy and also sub academy plus a couple in the underage setups with Ulster and Ireland.
There are also a few potent 10's but the scrum half situation is a a year or so behind with one with promise still in school.
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Re: Ulster 2015/16

Postby ronk » May 8th, 2017, 10:20 pm

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