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by heno
January 26th, 2021, 11:10 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Pro 16
Replies: 41
Views: 2085

Re: Pro 16

So if there's no Rainbow Cup, we've no domestic rugby after March.... until September?? Officially we only have plan A (or plan D at this stage). But it's likely if the rainbow Cup is cancelled they will add on extra games to flesh out the pro14/12. There is enough weekends to play a complete home ...
by heno
January 24th, 2021, 2:51 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4706
Views: 347131

Re: A whiff of Cordite

I don't think they will do away with the conferences. With all the changes being forced, they will want to keep some stability. And the adoption of conferences is a strategic part of the plan for the league. It would be seen as a bit of a climb down if they got rid of them now, even if only one seas...
by heno
January 24th, 2021, 2:12 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4706
Views: 347131

Re: A whiff of Cordite

Cardiff now have played 12 games ... is there a plan for more conference games after the initial 11 and if so dose anybody know the plan? That Cardiff game is from round 14. The plan is to play 16 rounds and then a final. The 16 rounds are your own conference home and away, and the other conference...
by heno
January 12th, 2021, 11:22 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster exiles, where are they.
Replies: 321
Views: 41641

Re: Leinster exiles, where are they.

Former Ireland out-half Ian Keatley leaves Pro14 club Benetton

https://www.the42.ie/ian-keatley-benett ... 9-Jan2021/

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by heno
December 26th, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Munster Away 26/12 19:35 Eir Sport 1
Replies: 523
Views: 25864

Re: Munster Away 26/12 19:35 Eir Sport 1

But that's just it. The deadline is not an arbitrary line in the sand where a decision floats off the decision tree. It was probably a zoom call set up a few days previous when they got the original results, with a bunch of senior people who didn't want to be working Christmas eve. And Leinster were...
by heno
December 22nd, 2020, 1:21 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Connacht 2019/20/21
Replies: 201
Views: 17923

Re: Connacht 2019/20/21

Why did they go for a scrum on a penalty in the 81st minute when they were 9 points down and only had 2 tries. The penalty was very kick able. Would have got them a losing BP the same as a try would have.

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by heno
December 18th, 2020, 9:10 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Heineken Cup 2020/21
Replies: 183
Views: 12121

Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

I assume Toulon were questioning how only 2 players were deemed close contacts on the infected player's team (with whom you assume he had spent more than 80 minutes with during the week) when 12 players were deemed close contacts on the opposition team. I'm certainly questioning it anyway. And after...
by heno
December 18th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Heineken Cup 2020/21
Replies: 183
Views: 12121

Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Was it a farce when ulster won without the English teams competing? Was it a farce when an Italian team took part without having to qualify? Will it be a farce of we let the south Africans compete in the future? Anything can be a farce from the right point of view if you want it to be. Some people t...
by heno
December 18th, 2020, 12:43 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Heineken Cup 2020/21
Replies: 183
Views: 12121

Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Option 1
Complete games during 6 nations weeks with squads minus internationals.

Option 2
Reduce QF to one weekend - the 2nd of the 2. Complete games on the weekend prior.

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by heno
November 20th, 2020, 1:06 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Autumn Nations Cup - TV
Replies: 28
Views: 2001

Re: Autumn Nations Cup - TV

Italy v Fiji is now cancelled. Fiji have gone from 1 to 4 to 29 cases in just over a week. They might want to look again at their covid bubbles. But it shows how quickly things can get out of hand with the disease. They might not be able to play any game at this stage. Sent from my SM-A520F using Ta...
by heno
November 11th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Pro 14 - General Thread
Replies: 1606
Views: 113213

Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

One of the biggest things we need to see for the pro14 is what happens with Wales post gatland. Rugby logic is that you need to use the Pro 14 as a base for success for the national team. Ireland has successful Pro 14 teams and success at national level. Scotland has seen impovements in both. Italy ...
by heno
November 10th, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland v. Wales, Fri 13 Nov, 19.00
Replies: 105
Views: 5984

Re: Ireland v. Wales, Fri 13 Nov, 19.00

As mentioned above, emigration has had a huge impact on the country and so we've always had a number of foreign-born players from the diaspora on the team. Well immigration has now also had a big impact on our society, with well over half a million foreign-born people living in Ireland. Some are ci...
by heno
November 9th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Congratulations - President Biden
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Congratulations - President Biden

So will the electoral college actually vote the way the election has asked them to?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faithless_elector

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by heno
November 6th, 2020, 9:29 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland v. Wales, Fri 13 Nov, 19.00
Replies: 105
Views: 5984

Re: Ireland v. Wales, Fri 13 Nov, 19.00

That’s no problem at all. No offence was taken. That is a very good point on the British players, especially given that they all have British passports as opposed to Scottish or Welsh. I am with you on the parentage thing, I like many Irish have family living in the UK and US which were born in tho...
by heno
November 6th, 2020, 5:45 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland v. Wales, Fri 13 Nov, 19.00
Replies: 105
Views: 5984

Re: Ireland v. Wales, Fri 13 Nov, 19.00

I largely agree with you, and I am not so against a foreigner playing for Ireland that I think we should apply a strict set of metrics to decide how Irish a person really is. My problem is that the IRFU, through their policies and their franchises actively sought out many of these players, with a v...
by heno
November 6th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland v. Wales, Fri 13 Nov, 19.00
Replies: 105
Views: 5984

Re: Ireland v. Wales, Fri 13 Nov, 19.00

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe that Aki’s family don’t live in Ireland, and he spends is down time with them in New Zealand? This to me would indicate that he has no long term plans to remain in Ireland, which would eliminate him from being someone who identifies as Irish. This is not limit...
by heno
November 6th, 2020, 12:45 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland v. Wales, Fri 13 Nov, 19.00
Replies: 105
Views: 5984

Re: Ireland v. Wales, Fri 13 Nov, 19.00

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe that Aki’s family don’t live in Ireland, and he spends is down time with them in New Zealand? This to me would indicate that he has no long term plans to remain in Ireland, which would eliminate him from being someone who identifies as Irish. This is not limit...
by heno
October 27th, 2020, 11:53 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Andy Farell's Reign of Terror
Replies: 189
Views: 27085

Re: Andy Farell's Reign of Terror

Whatever about project players and residency qualifications - whether it's 3 or 5 years - anybody from outside Ireland with an Irish parent or just one grandparent is fully entitled to Irish citizenship and represent the country in whatever sport. Hell, was reading in Sunday Times magazine a couple...
by heno
October 25th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Andy Farell's Reign of Terror
Replies: 189
Views: 27085

Re: Andy Farell's Reign of Terror

As someone who's partner wasn't born here, I have a problem with the view that people can come here as an economic unit and live and work but will never be truely Irish. I know some will say they aren't talking about life in general, and that sport is different. But for me sport is quite a big part ...
by heno
October 23rd, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 742
Views: 28340

Re: Corona Virus

The logic as I understand it is : everything that's not essential to close with exceptions for elite sport where they are testing 2/3 times a week. The question I have is the elite gaa, are they testing like that too? (Note also exceptions for underage sport) Sent from my SM-A520F using Tapatalk Th...