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by ribs
February 18th, 2020, 9:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Inflation watch
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Re: Inflation watch

Is it true that the Chinese government pay the postage costs for their export companies?
by ribs
February 4th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland v Wales Sat 2.15
Replies: 125
Views: 17997

Re: Ireland v Wales Sat 2.15

Muddy? I don’t think international pitches do that anymore. Any alternatives to the wingers? Stocktake is a juggler so a wet ball is asking for trouble, and we must have someone else to defend the other wing - every team is trying to go around us these days
by ribs
January 30th, 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Salarysins
Replies: 1614
Views: 93312

Re: Leinster v Salarysins

Chances of us shipping injuries? Could be a dirty game as citings afterwards will be meaningless punishment for sarries
by ribs
January 23rd, 2020, 9:19 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens
Replies: 1432
Views: 100254

Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

There look like related party transactions that should have been disclosed as connected (due to the people involved). However, they were probably off book and contained in other companies so this is where hmrc will be interested. No mention of overseas transactions (e.g in South Africa) so lots more...
by ribs
January 23rd, 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens
Replies: 1432
Views: 100254

Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

I agree that this looks like an attempt to stop further investigation. Wonder what else Wray was up to outside of rugby that might be unearthed by a full Hmrc audit... Political will might play a part here.
by ribs
January 18th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Treviso v Leinster - Sat 18/1; 1pm your time
Replies: 148
Views: 11686

Re: Treviso v Leinster - Sat 18/1; 1pm your time

Very disappointed in the discipline today. Ryan with two incredibly stupid Penalties, Porter continues when referee is shouting at him to leave the ball, too many penalties when they weren’t justified. Will admit referee was awful, I saw two occasions where their 7, actually dived over a ruck to st...
by ribs
January 17th, 2020, 12:02 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Champions Cup 2020 - Standings\predictions
Replies: 109
Views: 9204

Re: Champions Cup 2020 - Standings\predictions

Oldschool wrote: Ireland had 4 reps on the 1997 tour to SA. All four of them were capped - Anyone care to name them without looking it up.
Can I guess a prop, hooker, 2nd row and brilliant number 8?
by ribs
January 16th, 2020, 11:54 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4615
Views: 336683

Re: A whiff of Cordite

Is the solution an all ireland academy?
by ribs
January 16th, 2020, 11:52 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens
Replies: 1432
Views: 100254

Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

Firing people is expensive as you've to pay out on the remaining contracts. however, invoking the relegation clauses costs nothing. Do you think they care about being relegated if they can bounce straight back up?
Nothing to lose when your former chairman is getting tired of his tarnished plaything
by ribs
January 16th, 2020, 11:42 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens
Replies: 1432
Views: 100254

Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

What an easy way to fire a load of players cheaply.
by ribs
January 15th, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4615
Views: 336683

Re: A whiff of Cordite

Do the young players have to change university courses if they move provinces?
by ribs
December 5th, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4615
Views: 336683

Re: A whiff of Cordite

Future is only with the premiership if we agree that 15 man rugby will not grow outside of where it is now globally. It just feels like the last chance saloon for the sport at a professional level
by ribs
November 20th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Pro 14 - General Thread
Replies: 1599
Views: 110896

Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

There's that 27% again - any idea why? All I could find was that Special Resolutions of a company need 75% of the shareholders - so some power being held by them. Anything else?
by ribs
November 20th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: HEC R1 Leinster v Treviso Sat 3.15 BT Sports
Replies: 196
Views: 15212

Re: HEC R1 Leinster v Treviso Sat 3.15 BT Sports

If the ARs hadnt made their contributions to the decision making in this match, the Referee would have missed everything... he was really poor , and the delay with even the most obvious decisions were proof that he was getting a call from the sidelines I prefer this. The ref constantly went to the ...
by ribs
November 20th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Champions Cup 2020
Replies: 707
Views: 50752

Re: Champions Cup 2020

That's interesting if they are not in breach for 2019/20 YET, just because not much of the season has elapsed. Will Saracens have to look at offloading players later this season? Do you think they've had a quiet word with some of the players who are starting to look around at other clubs? Perhaps th...
by ribs
November 18th, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens
Replies: 1432
Views: 100254

Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

Interesting that they were not stripped of titles or finishing spots in prior seasons, as their qualification for Europe would then have been questioned and opened another can of worms.
by ribs
September 23rd, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland Pool 2019 RWC
Replies: 281
Views: 27770

Re: Ireland Pool 2019 RWC

Hansen saying that NZ will keep maximum intensity in training for the next few weeks until week before quarter finals, and play the squad against the minnows with no rest.
by ribs
September 16th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: RWC 2019
Replies: 661
Views: 51533

Re: RWC 2019

Oldschool wrote: I remember Damien had serious hammer until he joined Chelsea and then it was problem solved.
Remarkably his new sports car at the time and sitting position was considered one of the main causes
by ribs
August 29th, 2019, 10:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Friday's rant
Replies: 8321
Views: 297702

Re: Friday's rant

Fair point that peaceful protest is now ignored. Dangerous times indeed.
by ribs
August 19th, 2019, 10:07 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: RWC2019 31-man squad
Replies: 208
Views: 27433

Re: RWC2019 31-man squad

Some figures on scrum half selections by Ireland at the Rugby World Cup. Appearances are in the form of start/used substitute/games - no non injury subs permitted before the 99 World Cup (Isaac Boss called up as an injury replacement for Jarod Payne (0/0/5)) Gosh, 12 years since I was on here argui...