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by blockhead
August 10th, 2020, 4:40 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Munster in the Aviva, August 22nd, 7.35pm KO
Replies: 72
Views: 5249

Re: Munster in the Aviva, August 22nd, 7.35pm KO

Tis called private funding (re the new saffas).
We've had a bit of that too from time to time, it's also how we got our shiny new gym.
I'm all for it tbh, getting money into the game that is.
by blockhead
August 1st, 2020, 12:36 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens
Replies: 1389
Views: 97452

Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

A plan to ring-fence the Premiership and create a draft system of young players is being considered by the RFU
https://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/53608795

I could see three of the four provinces in Ireland really going for this draft system lark.
by blockhead
July 28th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Salarysins
Replies: 762
Views: 53800

Re: Leinster v Salarysins

Surely James Ryan dosen't ride horses. I mean, FFS, that's just cruel.
Maybe it was the horse that dislocated something?
by blockhead
July 22nd, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4428
Views: 322176

Re: A whiff of Cordite

mildlyinterested wrote:
July 22nd, 2020, 8:10 am
Another Munster love letter from GT: https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/ ... -1.4309119
No mention of our six wins down there in the last decade then.
by blockhead
July 20th, 2020, 12:11 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1077
Views: 58344

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

I don't think Van Grann has done a particularly bad job (its difficult to win stuff when you ave to get past us at the moment. The bar is really high), I just haven't seen any improvement from within Munster that I could attribute to him. Lancaster and McFarland have all made their teams better, qu...
by blockhead
July 14th, 2020, 11:48 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1077
Views: 58344

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

munster#1 wrote:
July 14th, 2020, 10:29 pm
Some good news

https://www.limerickleader.ie/news/home ... m=facebook
5,000-capacity arena. Finally, somewhere to play their Pro14 games.
by blockhead
July 13th, 2020, 11:00 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Central Contracts
Replies: 68
Views: 8690

Re: Central Contracts

The IRFU and Rugby Players Ireland (RPI) have agreed on a 10 per cent salary reduction and a 10 per cent salary deferral, both for the period from July 1st to December 31st, 2020 for players earning in excess of €25,000 per annum.
by blockhead
July 13th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Pro 14 - General Thread
Replies: 1542
Views: 106901

Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

From the Rugby Paper PRO14 broadcaster Premier Sports ditch core production partner Posted on 13th July 2020 THE PRO14’s main broadcaster, Premier Sports, have cancelled their contract with production company Sunset+Vine with immediate effect as they feel the pain of rugby’s cash crisis. It raises q...
by blockhead
July 12th, 2020, 11:51 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster exiles, where are they.
Replies: 299
Views: 37863

Re: Leinster exiles, where are they.

Reid off to Agen, says so in the papers.
by blockhead
July 12th, 2020, 12:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Friday's Rave
Replies: 2498
Views: 137047

Re: Friday's Rave

Got meself a nice sun burnt face on the beach today.
Love it!!!
by blockhead
July 9th, 2020, 12:26 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Salarysins
Replies: 762
Views: 53800

Re: Leinster v Salarysins

Saracens confirm positive coronavirus results after first round of testing
by blockhead
July 7th, 2020, 10:42 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Barry Daly
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: Barry Daly

Best of luck to the lad. With a bit more good fortune he could have been a real star for us. That try v Montpelier will be his signature Leinster moment.
by blockhead
July 7th, 2020, 10:35 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Super rugby 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 3633

Re: Super rugby 2020

'Aratipu' review: New Zealand Rugby set to ditch SANZAAR, Super Rugby - report

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/rugby/news/a ... d=12346317
by blockhead
July 6th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Pro 14 - General Thread
Replies: 1542
Views: 106901

Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

More Pro14 rumours, but this one would be very interesting if true. From Rapport an Afrikaans newspaper The Cheetahs and Southern Kings to be replaced by the Stormers, Bulls, Sharks and Lions in a Pro16 tournament as soon as next season 2020/21. CVC could be behind this, would make sense to them, ma...
by blockhead
July 6th, 2020, 12:03 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster greatest coach??
Replies: 36
Views: 1815

Re: Leinster greatest coach??

I don't think there's really much discussion to be had here, has to be Schmidt. Changed Irelands approach to rugby nevermind Leinster. Chieka deserves great credit for basically instilling a bit more drive in the team and got rid of the "ladyboys" tag, and Leo and Stuart deserve great credit for ho...
by blockhead
July 5th, 2020, 9:48 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: 6 Nations 2020
Replies: 332
Views: 35153

Re: 6 Nations 2020

IT IRFU in line for €75m windfall as CVC acquire 14.5% Six Nations stake World Rugby vice-chairman Bernard Laporte confirms deal; IRFU ‘don’t comment on rumour’ Gavin Cummiskey CVC Capital Partners will acquire a 14.5 per cent stake in the Six Nations, World Rugby vice-chairman Bernard Laporte has c...
by blockhead
July 4th, 2020, 10:09 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster greatest coach??
Replies: 36
Views: 1815

Re: Leinster greatest coach??

Schmidt suffers from being great while he is in situ and seeing the limitations quite clearly in his absence. No doubt an excellent coach like Bielsa in soccer but people are relatively glad to see the back of them once things falter as the methods are so demanding on the players/staff. Farrell is ...
by blockhead
July 3rd, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1077
Views: 58344

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

Dave Cahill wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 12:28 pm
Alex Wooten has joined Connacht on a season long loan
Never recovered from that scorching he got from TeddyT in the semi, the season before last, having been picked ahead of Zebo.
by blockhead
July 3rd, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Rugby Mount Rushmore
Replies: 12
Views: 787

Re: Leinster Rugby Mount Rushmore

mildlyinterested wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 8:18 am
If you split it to a homegrown and a foreign one:

homegrown: Cullen, Sexton, BOD, Horgan.

foreign: Isa, Felipe, Elsom, Fardy.
homegrown: Cullen, Sexton, BOD, Healy.

foreign: Isa, Felipe, Elsom, JLo

overall: Leo Cullen, Isa Nacewa, Brian O'Driscoll & Jonny Sexton
by blockhead
July 1st, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1077
Views: 58344

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

Mahlatse ‘Chiliboy’ Ralepelle banned for eight years https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/mahlatse-chiliboy-ralepelle-banned-for-eight-years-1.4293443 I wonder if all the troubles they've had with doping has prevented a deal being done? Doubt it, although they do have strong links to the Saffers, ...