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Rugby Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by ajeffares, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. ajeffares

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    I think there is enough rugby support for this thread, so here you go.
    Anyway to get the ball rolling, some shocker of a preformance by Leinster V Connacht, wasn't it? At least Leinster won.
     
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  3. ajeffares

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    Valid point
     
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    Thanks pal. It's all I have to say on the matter, but hope the thread takes off.

    Welcome to the site.
     
  5. ajeffares

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    Thanks, I'm not a real nube though I have been on boards.ie for a while!
     
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    If anybody wants to watch the 2nd half of the Ospreys v Munster game and you don't have Sky its available on either the red button on BBC or on BBC 2W
     
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    Good win for Munster but seeing Quinlan and Warwick going off to add to the casualty list won't be good before the big HEC match
     
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    I can see no reason why we can't have a good old rant on rugby! London Irish are having a great season although a 14-8 defeat to Sale just doesn't help their cause. Ulster, Munster, Leinster and Connacht have all done well in the Celtic league. Ireland have underacheived as per usual and with some of the most talented backs in the game we continue to play a tight game and don't unleash them. Enough topics there, lets go?
     
  9. Phil!

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    Il take yaup on talking about the Irish backline...

    James Hook called O Gara the best out half in Europe yesterday and i agree and i also think Darcy Kearney are quality and O Driscoll is SO frustrating he has amazing ability but when the goin gets tough he either disapears,tries stupid little chips that never work or comes off crying wth an injury.

    The scrum half position is well covered.

    The wings are the debate. Trimble,Fitzgerald,Murphy,Kearney,Dempsey,Bowe six players to make up a back . I have never seen anything amazing from Tommy Bowe(Barring maybe vs Scotland in last years 6 nations) so i dont think hemerits a place and i think Murphy gets aterrible raw deal when it comes to starting teams.

    So all in all my backline would be

    9.O Leary
    10.O Gara
    11.Trimble
    12.Darcy
    13.O Drisscoll
    14.Kearney
    15.Murphy
     
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    Anyone know the Leinster team today?
     
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    15: Rob Kearney
    14: Shane Horgan
    13: Brian O’Driscoll
    12: Felipe Contepomi
    11: Gordon D’Arcy
    10: Isa Nacewa
    9: Chris Whitaker

    1: Stan Wright
    2: Brian Blaney
    3: CJ van der Linde
    4: Leo Cullen CAPTAIN
    5: Devin Toner
    6: Rocky Elsom
    7: Sean O’Brien
    8: Jamie Heaslip

    REPLACEMENTS:

    16: Ollie le Roux
    17: Cian Healy
    18: Malcolm O’Kelly
    19: Stephen Keogh
    20: Chris Keane
    21: Luke Fitzgerald
    22: Girvan Dempsey
     
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    Thanks, I'd prefer to see Fitz at 14
     
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    Without a doubt but still a very strong backline with both Dempsey and Fitz on th bench
     
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    Bloody close finish that. Should see LEinster in good fettle for the big showdown with Wasps.

    Long weekend I'm gonna have, Twickers the Sat, Anfield the Monday!!
     
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    Leinster team v Wasps

    15: Rob Kearney
    14: Shane Horgan
    13: Brian O’Driscoll
    12: Felipe Contepomi
    11: Luke Fitzgerald
    10: Isa Nacewa
    9: Chris Whitaker

    1: Stan Wright / Cian Healy
    2: Bernard Jackman
    3: CJ van der Linde / Ollie le Roux
    4: Leo Cullen CAPTAIN
    5: Malcolm O’Kelly
    6: Rocky Elsom
    7: Shane Jennings
    8: Jamie Heaslip

    REPLACEMENTS:

    16: John Fogarty
    17: Cian Healy / Ollie le Roux
    18: Trevor Hogan
    19: Sean O’Brien
    20: Chris Keane
    21: Gordon D’Arcy
    22: Girvan Dempsey
     
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    Yaughting on Daddies Yaught on the Tuesday with a bottle of Heino :D:Donly messin lad
     
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    Haha love it:DTwickers:rolleyes:
     
  18. Yoko

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    OI!!
    lol

    5 points a must for Leinster this weekend. A win for Munster should see a home QF for them!
     
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    leinster backs were shocking again today.the worrying thing is the leinster backs coach is also the ireland one,could be a long six nations
     
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    Leinster away to Quins in the Qtrs (at TWICKERS hopefully!!) and Munster home to Ospreys. real chance of two through to the semis!
     

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