Ulster 2018-2019

Forum for the discussion of other Teams and Clubs as well as General Rugby chat.

Moderator: moderators

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby Logorrhea » May 16th, 2019, 12:46 pm

Aird wrote:Fairly cheap shots at a guy who holds genuine beliefs, it may not be your taste but not doing anyone any harm.


Just eh ................... turn the other cheek mate.
User avatar
Logorrhea
Brian O'Driscoll
 
Posts: 4127
Joined: October 2nd, 2007, 1:20 pm
Location: D24

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby kermischocolate » May 16th, 2019, 4:02 pm

neill_m wrote:Teams in for Semi Final No 1 Fri 7:35pm (Premier Sports 1 / Eir Sport 1 / TG4 9:30pm)

Glasgow: (15-9) S Hogg; T Seymour, K Steyn, S Johnson, DTH vd Merwe; A Hastings, A Price; (1-8) J Bhatti, F Brown, Z Fagerson; S Cummings, J Gray; R Harley, C Gibbins (c), M Fagerson.

(16-23): G Stewart, O Kebble, D Rae, R Wilson, T Gordon, G Horne, P Horne, H Jones.

Ulster: (15-9): J Stockdale; R Baloucoune, L Marshall, S McCloskey, L Ludik; B Burns, J Cooney; (1-8): E O’Sullivan, R Best (captain), R Kane, I Henderson, K Treadwell, N Timoney, J Murphy, M Coetzee;

(16-23): R Herring, A Warwick, T O’Toole, A O’Connor, S Reidy, D Shanahan, M Lowry, D Cave.

Glasgow 9 points favourites with PP.


Don't think it will be anything like that easy.
User avatar
kermischocolate
Mullet
 
Posts: 1201
Joined: May 17th, 2009, 2:56 am
Location: Glasgow

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby Oldschool » May 16th, 2019, 7:55 pm

kermischocolate wrote:
neill_m wrote:Teams in for Semi Final No 1 Fri 7:35pm (Premier Sports 1 / Eir Sport 1 / TG4 9:30pm)

Glasgow: (15-9) S Hogg; T Seymour, K Steyn, S Johnson, DTH vd Merwe; A Hastings, A Price; (1-8) J Bhatti, F Brown, Z Fagerson; S Cummings, J Gray; R Harley, C Gibbins (c), M Fagerson.

(16-23): G Stewart, O Kebble, D Rae, R Wilson, T Gordon, G Horne, P Horne, H Jones.

Ulster: (15-9): J Stockdale; R Baloucoune, L Marshall, S McCloskey, L Ludik; B Burns, J Cooney; (1-8): E O’Sullivan, R Best (captain), R Kane, I Henderson, K Treadwell, N Timoney, J Murphy, M Coetzee;

(16-23): R Herring, A Warwick, T O’Toole, A O’Connor, S Reidy, D Shanahan, M Lowry, D Cave.

Glasgow 9 points favourites with PP.


Don't think it will be anything like that easy.

Definitely banana skin territory.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall who's the greatest player of them all? It is Drico your majesty.
User avatar
Oldschool
Shane Horgan
 
Posts: 11978
Joined: March 27th, 2008, 2:10 pm

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby Ruckedtobits » May 16th, 2019, 9:46 pm

Is the 'hand of Joe' evident in the selection of Stockdale as full-back? I'd certainly like to think so.
Ruckedtobits
Brian O'Driscoll
 
Posts: 4333
Joined: April 10th, 2011, 10:23 am

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby Peg Leg » May 17th, 2019, 8:52 pm

Not even a shot fired... this is abysmal.
"It was Mrs O'Leary's cow"
Daniel Sullivan
User avatar
Peg Leg
Devin Toner
 
Posts: 9127
Joined: February 1st, 2010, 6:08 pm
Location: Procrastinasia

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby outcast eddie » May 17th, 2019, 8:58 pm

Glasgow very good, we haven't shown that kind of inventiveness and imaginatiation this year.
The odds are good but the goods are odd.
User avatar
outcast eddie
Enlightened
 
Posts: 828
Joined: June 18th, 2009, 9:45 pm

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby Ruckedtobits » May 18th, 2019, 8:21 am

For the first time since early October, Ulster looked under-prepared and relatively directionless. Assume they played against the wind by choice and decided they could defend deep in their own half without conceding too many. Stockdale, Hendo and Besty looked off the pace and Cooney did not seem sharp with his passing. Jordi and Timoney were man-handled by their backrow.

Glasgow are good, with tough experienced (cynical) forwards, sharp half-backs and a very accomplished back-line with their real star, Hogg, bossing everything from full-back.

Hard to watch at times and certainly nothing to enthuse about from an Irish perspective.
Ruckedtobits
Brian O'Driscoll
 
Posts: 4333
Joined: April 10th, 2011, 10:23 am

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby Oldschool » May 18th, 2019, 11:37 am

Ruckedtobits wrote:For the first time since early October, Ulster looked under-prepared and relatively directionless. Assume they played against the wind by choice and decided they could defend deep in their own half without conceding too many. Stockdale, Hendo and Besty looked off the pace and Cooney did not seem sharp with his passing. Jordi and Timoney were man-handled by their backrow.

Glasgow are good, with tough experienced (cynical) forwards, sharp half-backs and a very accomplished back-line with their real star, Hogg, bossing everything from full-back.

Hard to watch at times and certainly nothing to enthuse about from an Irish perspective.

Only saw bits and bobs but either Ulster's lineout option taking and execution was attrocious or Glasgow had figured them out.
Glasgow will take Munster to the cleaners if they reach the final.
On the other hand if Leinster make it to the final it will be be a much closer affair.
How's your aunt and uncle these days? :wink:
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall who's the greatest player of them all? It is Drico your majesty.
User avatar
Oldschool
Shane Horgan
 
Posts: 11978
Joined: March 27th, 2008, 2:10 pm

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby Dave Cahill » May 20th, 2019, 2:12 pm

Bill Johnson's move to Ulster from Munster confirmed
I have Bumbleflex
User avatar
Dave Cahill
Gordon D'Arcy
 
Posts: 21979
Joined: January 24th, 2006, 4:32 pm
Location: None of your damn business

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby Ruckedtobits » May 20th, 2019, 5:56 pm

Wearing green glassess, I was surprised at the withdrawal of Cooney on Friday night but actually thought that he (in company with many other Ulster players) looked somewhat out of sorts.

Thinking further about the entire roster of Irish scrum-halves, I think they've nearly all had a poor three months. IMO, Blade has been the top performer during that period, possibly followed (but not consistently) by Cooney. Murray & Marmion have been off the pace, of their own respective standards, whilst McGrath's passing seems to have become more erratic in height and alignment.

Maybe all these guys need a complete rest for at least a month and to forget about the game and next September / October. I certainly hope that will improve performances.
Ruckedtobits
Brian O'Driscoll
 
Posts: 4333
Joined: April 10th, 2011, 10:23 am

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby ronk » May 24th, 2019, 12:44 am

Ulster losing coaches too.
https://www.the42.ie/ulster-departing-p ... 4-May2019/

It's a not unlucky for Nagle that is moving on given that he played 11 games in half a season. Sam Carter is incoming though.
User avatar
ronk
Devin Toner
 
Posts: 9759
Joined: April 9th, 2009, 12:42 am

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby blockhead » June 2nd, 2019, 11:47 am

Aaron Sexton 100m and 200m in new record times of 10.43 (+1.9) and 20.69 (+1.4) at 18 years old. That is seriously quick for a white Irishman.
You know I'm going to lose,
And gambling's for fools,
But that's the way I like it baby, I don't want to live FOREVER!
User avatar
blockhead
Rob Kearney
 
Posts: 5340
Joined: December 14th, 2011, 2:20 pm
Location: Bastardstown, Co. Wexford

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby Ruckedtobits » June 3rd, 2019, 11:41 pm

blockhead wrote:Aaron Sexton 100m and 200m in new record times of 10.43 (+1.9) and 20.69 (+1.4) at 18 years old. That is seriously quick for a white Irishman.


Those times are seriously quick for ANY Irishman. The fact that he's 18 years old, stands 6'4", weights 91kg and also plays Professional level rugby is an extraordinary package of talent.

Welcome Master Sexton to the Irish Public consciousness.
Ruckedtobits
Brian O'Driscoll
 
Posts: 4333
Joined: April 10th, 2011, 10:23 am

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby ronk » June 4th, 2019, 12:30 am

Ruckedtobits wrote:
blockhead wrote:Aaron Sexton 100m and 200m in new record times of 10.43 (+1.9) and 20.69 (+1.4) at 18 years old. That is seriously quick for a white Irishman.


Those times are seriously quick for ANY Irishman. The fact that he's 18 years old, stands 6'4", weights 91kg and also plays Professional level rugby is an extraordinary package of talent.

Welcome Master Sexton to the Irish Public consciousness.


Is it too late to convert him to hooker?
User avatar
ronk
Devin Toner
 
Posts: 9759
Joined: April 9th, 2009, 12:42 am

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby blockhead » June 26th, 2019, 12:29 am

David O’Connor (brother of Alan) has joined Ulster. That's a serious amount of blue up beyond the wall.
Should we call them Bluester from now on?
You know I'm going to lose,
And gambling's for fools,
But that's the way I like it baby, I don't want to live FOREVER!
User avatar
blockhead
Rob Kearney
 
Posts: 5340
Joined: December 14th, 2011, 2:20 pm
Location: Bastardstown, Co. Wexford

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby Jackie Brown » June 26th, 2019, 7:06 pm

blockhead wrote:David O’Connor (brother of Alan) has joined Ulster. That's a serious amount of blue up beyond the wall.
Should we call them Bluester from now on?
Yeah go for it.

Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
STAND UP FOR THE ULSTERMEN!
User avatar
Jackie Brown
Knowledgeable
 
Posts: 435
Joined: February 7th, 2006, 8:07 pm
Location: Belfast

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby Oldschool » June 26th, 2019, 8:46 pm

Jackie Brown wrote:
blockhead wrote:David O’Connor (brother of Alan) has joined Ulster. That's a serious amount of blue up beyond the wall.
Should we call them Bluester from now on?
Yeah go for it.

Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk

Bluster would be more accurate.
Stand up for the Blusterman. :wink:
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall who's the greatest player of them all? It is Drico your majesty.
User avatar
Oldschool
Shane Horgan
 
Posts: 11978
Joined: March 27th, 2008, 2:10 pm

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby blockhead » June 26th, 2019, 9:07 pm

Oldschool wrote:
Jackie Brown wrote:
blockhead wrote:David O’Connor (brother of Alan) has joined Ulster. That's a serious amount of blue up beyond the wall.
Should we call them Bluester from now on?
Yeah go for it.

Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk

Bluster would be more accurate.
Stand up for the Blusterman. :wink:


Well, it's not bad. But is it derogatory enough?
You know I'm going to lose,
And gambling's for fools,
But that's the way I like it baby, I don't want to live FOREVER!
User avatar
blockhead
Rob Kearney
 
Posts: 5340
Joined: December 14th, 2011, 2:20 pm
Location: Bastardstown, Co. Wexford

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby blockhead » July 12th, 2019, 9:55 pm

Joe Schmidt has added fit-again Will Addison to Ireland’s World Cup training squad. The Irish chose a 44-strong training squad at the end of May to prepare for the finals in Japan.
Addison’s name was missing from that list two months ago as he had eventually underwent back surgery in early April after failing to shake off the injury that has ruled him out of taking part in the Six Nations.
Rugbypass

Rumours that he was for the knackers yard thankfully quashed.
You know I'm going to lose,
And gambling's for fools,
But that's the way I like it baby, I don't want to live FOREVER!
User avatar
blockhead
Rob Kearney
 
Posts: 5340
Joined: December 14th, 2011, 2:20 pm
Location: Bastardstown, Co. Wexford

Re: Ulster 2018-2019

Postby blockhead » July 17th, 2019, 10:37 pm

Marcell Coetzee has been included in the South Africa squad for Saturday's match against Australia in Johannesburg
You know I'm going to lose,
And gambling's for fools,
But that's the way I like it baby, I don't want to live FOREVER!
User avatar
blockhead
Rob Kearney
 
Posts: 5340
Joined: December 14th, 2011, 2:20 pm
Location: Bastardstown, Co. Wexford

PreviousNext

Return to General Rugby

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest