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Ireland Club XV

Postby FrankBurke » February 8th, 2013, 8:35 am

Am I the only one going to the Club international v England Counties tonight?

I'll be very interested to see how Craig Ronaldson plays at OH.
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Re: Ireland Club XV

Postby Donny B. » February 8th, 2013, 8:47 am

Exile wrote:Am I the only one going to the Club international v England Counties tonight?

I'll be very interested to see how Craig Ronaldson plays at OH.


Any time I've seen him for Lansdowne, he's looked a really good all-round ten.
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Re: Ireland Club XV

Postby bamboozle » February 8th, 2013, 4:09 pm

some impressive players on show, Ben Reilly in the 2nd row is a class act as is Lett in the centre. Hurley at 9 is a better player than stringer or williams but apparently didnt want to turn pro.
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Re: Ireland Club XV

Postby Armchair » February 8th, 2013, 10:01 pm

Any update on this game?
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Re: Ireland Club XV

Postby Amz » February 8th, 2013, 10:17 pm

Ireland clubs 30 English clubs 20 FT according to Twitter.
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Re: Ireland Club XV

Postby FrankBurke » February 8th, 2013, 11:05 pm

Ireland win 30-20.

Poor scrum but good lineout & continuity play.

Impressed with Hurley, Morrow & second rows.

V impressed with Ronaldson. He was harshly banned but he kicked six from seven & had a good all-round game.
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Re: Ireland Club XV

Postby Armchair » February 8th, 2013, 11:40 pm

Exile wrote:Ireland win 30-20.

Poor scrum but good lineout & continuity play.

Impressed with Hurley, Morrow & second rows.

V impressed with Ronaldson. He was harshly banned but he kicked six from seven & had a good all-round game.


Good to hear hopefully we do the business on Sunday and make it 3 from 3 :green clap:
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Re: Ireland Club XV

Postby Amz » February 9th, 2013, 12:44 am

The women are playing tomorrow too.
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Re: Ireland Club XV

Postby johng » February 9th, 2013, 1:49 am

Go the women. That would be by far the biggest upset.
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Re: Ireland Club XV

Postby IanD » February 9th, 2013, 4:49 pm

Amz wrote:The women are playing tomorrow too.


Won 25 - 0 too.

Fair play to them.
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Re: Ireland Club XV

Postby Amz » February 9th, 2013, 4:56 pm

Amazing result!
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Re: Ireland Club XV

Postby johng » February 9th, 2013, 6:27 pm

Holy god. That's like Ireland beating the all blacks.

Well done the women!
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Re: Ireland Club XV

Postby Darce » February 11th, 2013, 11:30 am

johng wrote:Holy god. That's like Ireland beating the all blacks.

Well done the women!


Great result.

But lets remind ourselves that England are keeping their best players on ice for the Sevens World Cup
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Re: Ireland Club XV

Postby Amz » February 11th, 2013, 3:11 pm

I wish people would remind themselves of such squad depletion when Leinster and Ireland senior men have good results.

England have the biggest player pool and the greatest resources of any women's team. So the fact thath they're playing a "depleted" side doesn't affect them as much as other nations. Realistically, how many of their forwards are going to be playing world cup sevens? Ireland women don't even have a sponsor.

Even New Zealand women haven't had a proper competition for years as NZRU doesn't want to put money into that team.

That England side whipped Scotland a week ago and nobody decried their lack of first team players then, so why now?
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Re: Ireland Club XV

Postby IanD » February 11th, 2013, 10:41 pm

Amz wrote:I wish people would remind themselves of such squad depletion when Leinster and Ireland senior men have good results.

England have the biggest player pool and the greatest resources of any women's team. So the fact thath they're playing a "depleted" side doesn't affect them as much as other nations. Realistically, how many of their forwards are going to be playing world cup sevens? Ireland women don't even have a sponsor.

Even New Zealand women haven't had a proper competition for years as NZRU doesn't want to put money into that team.

That England side whipped Scotland a week ago and nobody decried their lack of first team players then, so why now?



http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/21341167

''England have rested 17 front-line players for the Six Nations in order to concentrate on the Sevens World Cup in June.

And head coach Gary Street made eight changes, one positional, from the side that thumped Scotland last week.''

I think resting 17 players and making 8 further changes is more than a depleted team. I am not knocking the Irish team that is a depleted English side.
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Re: Ireland Club XV

Postby Amz » February 11th, 2013, 10:58 pm

Edit: no point.
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