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by dropkick
January 21st, 2021, 10:48 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Pro14 - Sooner SA teams the better
Replies: 47
Views: 2428

Re: Pro14 - Sooner SA teams the better

cr@p! So we'll now be only getting 18 games on our season tickets instead of the 22 we used to get That’s what it looks like alright. I suppose the positive would be a reduction of games during international weekends, which would mean that we should see stronger teams all round. Which also means le...
by dropkick
January 18th, 2021, 10:04 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster A '20-21'
Replies: 281
Views: 15750

Re: Leinster A '20-21'

Age of ulsters 11 to 15 11. 19 12. 18 13. 20 14. 19 15. 20 Leinster's 11. 20 12. 21 13. 19 14. 26 15. 20 We are the same age on the odd numbers but 10 years older on the even. :lol: going by listed stats: Ulster 11. 6'1, 87kg 12. 6'0, 98kg 13. 6'3, 97kg 14. 6'3, 97kg 15. 6'2, 94kg Yikes... as hugo ...
by dropkick
January 17th, 2021, 1:56 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21
Replies: 391
Views: 21815

Re: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21

According to Thornley. Think he has the munster numbers wrong but anyway.. Central funding by the Union to the provinces has been reduced by 10 per cent, in addition to their own losses. Leinster, Munster and Ulster all have their budgets in place for the 2021-22 season, which is not to start until ...
by dropkick
January 13th, 2021, 12:18 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21
Replies: 391
Views: 21815

Re: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21

Out of contract players. Marshall N Scannell J Cronin Holland F Wycherley Coombes TOD JOD POM Stander Casey N Cronin McCarthy Hanrahan McHenry R Scannell L Coombes S Daly Earls Haley Nash Sweetnam 3rd year of academy this season Eoghan Clarke J Wycherley J French Ahern J Daly Healy S French Wren The...
by dropkick
January 11th, 2021, 9:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 740
Views: 28147

Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Are you a professor of science or medical illnesses? The new strain is completely different to the old one. Its affecting more people and younger, healthier people at that. The original strain wasnt as transmisable than this one. People need to wake the fcuk up and take this seriously. We all know ...
by dropkick
January 11th, 2021, 7:36 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland u20 2021
Replies: 16
Views: 809

Re: Ireland u20 2021

Sounds like McNamara could have a different job in the summer.
by dropkick
January 6th, 2021, 5:56 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Irish Depth Chart 2020-21
Replies: 24
Views: 1868

Re: Irish Depth Chart 2020-21

Regarding our outhalf position, I've compared our 3 best young outhalves IMO ( H Byrne, Healy & Crowley ) to players of a similar age in France ( Carbonel, Ntamack, Jalibert ). You could do the same probably with their English counterparts which I've yet to do( Smith, Umage etc. ). What is very not...
by dropkick
January 4th, 2021, 9:32 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21
Replies: 391
Views: 21815

Re: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21

Just rewatched the match in full. It was a decent performance and nobody played badly but a few errors spread around the team killed momentum. That and getting turned over consistently which meant the attack couldn't get going. Healy had a solid game, one error aside but I thought he was very safe w...
by dropkick
January 2nd, 2021, 10:45 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21
Replies: 391
Views: 21815

Re: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21

Munster holding back the internationals for the Conference B game at Galway next week. Makes sense with the new format for playoffs etc. Ulster with young McCann getting 1st start and Reid and Doak due to get 1st game from bench. If you were into conspiracy theories, then it could be read that Muns...
by dropkick
January 1st, 2021, 10:49 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Thank You " mildlyinterested"
Replies: 22
Views: 1107

Re: Thank You " mildlyinterested"

Provides great info. Happy new year!
by dropkick
December 31st, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 20-21
Replies: 353
Views: 26383

Re: Leinster Squad 20-21

Let the pillaging commence (or is it ..... let the pillaging continue)! https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/the-answer-to-ulsters-coetzee-conundrum-may-lie-with-leinster-once-again-39915354.html I don't think Leo Cullen will be losing too much sleep over it. Some players have to be moved on and ...
by dropkick
December 28th, 2020, 3:38 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 20-21
Replies: 353
Views: 26383

Re: Leinster Squad 20-21

Penny is a solid 5'11"/6'0". Opensides don't actually need to be 6'2". George Smith, Michael Hooper and Heinrich Brussouw are 5'11", Phil Waugh is 5'9", and David Pocock is variously listed as 6'0" or 6'1". All of those guys were world class in their position at their peak (Hooper still is). Other ...
by dropkick
December 17th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21
Replies: 391
Views: 21815

Re: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21

Ah don't stoop to his level. Agreement seems to be a fairly unanimous that they were cheap shots on Healy, and he's going to miss some big games as a result of it. As you can see from one of my earlier posts that I agree on the cheap shots argument. However, Danny Cares point is also true, i.e. wit...
by dropkick
December 15th, 2020, 9:48 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21
Replies: 391
Views: 21815

Re: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21

Healy misses the Clermont game with a shoulder injury. Disgraceful stuff from Quins.
by dropkick
December 15th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster A '20-21'
Replies: 281
Views: 15750

Re: Leinster A '20-21'

LeRouxIsPHat wrote:
December 15th, 2020, 1:39 pm
Jack Dunne seems to be getting bigger by the day, he’s the most South African looking second row I’ve ever seen.

He looks like he will end up around 125kg.
by dropkick
December 14th, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21
Replies: 391
Views: 21815

Re: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21

I thought JJ was JJ. He made his usual mistakes but wasn't as bad as some comments I've seen. Healy should have started though as he is the form player and more suited to this level. JJ struggles kicking the ball from hand. The game was scrappy but conditions were awful. Stander was quiet but himse...
by dropkick
December 14th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: 2023 World Cup draw
Replies: 19
Views: 877

Re: 2023 World Cup draw

World cup draw is in the morning. Am I the only one who had no idea? As usual, the most interesting thing will be the teams we draw in the group, but the most important thing will be who we might play in the knockout stages . If there's a group with NZ & France or England & Australia, then having t...
by dropkick
December 14th, 2020, 1:45 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21
Replies: 391
Views: 21815

Re: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21

I thought JJ was JJ. He made his usual mistakes but wasn't as bad as some comments I've seen. Healy should have started though as he is the form player and more suited to this level. JJ struggles kicking the ball from hand. The game was scrappy but conditions were awful. Stander was quiet but himsel...
by dropkick
December 8th, 2020, 11:02 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Irish Depth Chart 2020-21
Replies: 24
Views: 1868

Re: Irish Depth Chart 2020-21

There's some talent in squad X. Possibly a new golden generation?


Hopefully the U20s performances of the last 2 years is the new standard.
by dropkick
December 8th, 2020, 10:46 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4690
Views: 345581

Re: A whiff of Cordite

Re "problems". There sure are... This is the complete interview with Steve Thompson: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/dec/08/steve-thompson-interview-world-cup-rugby-union-dementia-special-report Think World Rugby are going to do something to cut down collisions and focus more on speed and sk...