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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby simonokeeffe » September 26th, 2017, 1:55 pm

sunshiner1 wrote:
agree with you 100% on Ronaldson
I never thought Griffin was any good at 13 in his first spell, he played 12 for a while before he left and he seemed to go far better


Griffin was decent when he first came through but then saw the writing on the wall when Henshaw was mooted for centre and left for London Irish where he picked up injury after injury. It seems some of them left a permanent marker because he's lost a lot of pace and him and Aki just don't seem to click.


Aki is a marked man so to speak
Like Nick Williams in second Ulster season
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby sunshiner1 » September 27th, 2017, 8:10 am

Aki is a marked man so to speak
Like Nick Williams in second Ulster season


Absolutely and the Fijian guy is meant to be having visa issues getting into Ireland. Disaster.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby simonokeeffe » September 27th, 2017, 8:34 am

sunshiner1 wrote:
Aki is a marked man so to speak
Like Nick Williams in second Ulster season


Absolutely and the Fijian guy is meant to be having visa issues getting into Ireland. Disaster.


Maybe thats why I hadnt noticed him before :)
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby simonokeeffe » October 18th, 2017, 12:16 pm

And Connacht have pulled out of signing him after he copped a 9 week ban for gouging
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby jimbobjoe » October 19th, 2017, 11:00 am

I'll die before I surrender, Tim.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby simonokeeffe » October 19th, 2017, 12:29 pm

jimbobjoe wrote:http://www.the42.ie/pita-ahki-connacht-signing-3653843-Oct2017/

Ahki to compliment Aki?


if the fans cant get a good chant out of that they should hang their heads in shame
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby sunshiner1 » October 21st, 2017, 3:45 pm

Anybody know anything about the guy? Is he good, bad or indifferent?
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby paddyor » October 21st, 2017, 4:05 pm

sunshiner1 wrote:Anybody know anything about the guy? Is he good, bad or indifferent?

Similar to Aki, on the face of it.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby BlueArmyOriginal » October 21st, 2017, 5:17 pm

paddyor wrote:
sunshiner1 wrote:Anybody know anything about the guy? Is he good, bad or indifferent?

Similar to Aki, on the face of it.

:lol:
'And striding away now! For Leinster, is Brian O'Driscoll! He's Running for the posts, he could be running for the Final here! We've got a quarter of the match to go but at the moment the colour is Blue!!' Myles Harrison; Croke Park; 2nd May 2009
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby sunshiner1 » October 24th, 2017, 3:45 pm

Tom McCartney is now IQ but hasn't being called up by Schmidt which I understand but the guy is a serious player. What do you guys think? Would you call him into the squad?
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby simonokeeffe » October 24th, 2017, 4:02 pm

sunshiner1 wrote:Tom McCartney is now IQ but hasn't being called up by Schmidt which I understand but the guy is a serious player. What do you guys think? Would you call him into the squad?


Hes got iffy throwing so hes definitely IQ
He seems to me to be missing a fair few games and maybe maybe they dont want too many projects but I doubt that has a bearing

Hes 5th choice at worst and we have one or two injured.
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby ChrisUppy » October 24th, 2017, 4:56 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:
sunshiner1 wrote:Tom McCartney is now IQ but hasn't being called up by Schmidt which I understand but the guy is a serious player. What do you guys think? Would you call him into the squad?


Hes got iffy throwing so hes definitely IQ
He seems to me to be missing a fair few games and maybe maybe they dont want too many projects but I doubt that has a bearing

Hes 5th choice at worst and we have one or two injured.

He's just turned 32 too. Not that that is particularly old for a hooker but it's pretty old to be making an international debut.

He's a very good player and I would have him 3rd or 4th on the depth chart but I've a feeling that IRFU would prefer to limit project caps for players who are either exceptionally good or are pretty good with enough time or potential to become exceptionally good.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby johng » October 24th, 2017, 5:46 pm

ChrisUppy wrote:He's just turned 32 too. Not that that is particularly old for a hooker but it's pretty old to be making an international debut.
Being old or playing for Connacht didn't affect Nathan White
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby simonokeeffe » October 24th, 2017, 6:21 pm

johng wrote:
ChrisUppy wrote:He's just turned 32 too. Not that that is particularly old for a hooker but it's pretty old to be making an international debut.
Being old or playing for Connacht didn't affect Nathan White


But having very little conpetition did
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby sunshiner1 » October 25th, 2017, 5:26 pm

McCartney is not as good as he was this season but I'd still call him into the squad for a look see just to get him acquainted with calls. All it takes is one or two bad injuries and he's on the train up potentially.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby Dave Cahill » October 27th, 2017, 7:41 pm

Is there a stupider team in European rugby than Connacht?
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby jimbobjoe » October 27th, 2017, 7:45 pm

Dave Cahill wrote:Is there a stupider team in European rugby than Connacht?


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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby Dave Cahill » October 27th, 2017, 7:46 pm

jimbobjoe wrote:
Dave Cahill wrote:Is there a stupider team in European rugby than Connacht?


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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby cormac » October 27th, 2017, 7:47 pm

Connacht appear to have greased up their hands before the game. Expect Munster to win this fairly comfortably.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby paddyor » October 27th, 2017, 7:48 pm

Dave Cahill wrote:Is there a stupider team in European rugby than Connacht?

The wrong option everytime they get a sniff.
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