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by betty swallocks
January 3rd, 2021, 12:26 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21
Replies: 392
Views: 22313

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

McElroy, Burns, McCloskey, and Timoney particularly good tonight. Both Scannell's prove yet again they are not Pro14 standard and to think there have been calls recently that Casey and Healy be fasttracked to the Irish squad. Really?
by betty swallocks
December 30th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster and scrumhalf development
Replies: 179
Views: 12431

Re: Leinster and scrumhalf development

Nick McCarthy back from Munster?
by betty swallocks
December 15th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Connacht 2019/20/21
Replies: 201
Views: 17897

Re: Connacht 2019/20/21

If Boyle carries his current hugely impressive form through Christmas and the interpros, then it will be hard for Farrell to leave him out of the Six Nations squad, especially with Deegan and Conan out of the picture and Rhys Ruddock's face not fitting for whatever reason.
by betty swallocks
November 30th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Andy Farell's Reign of Terror
Replies: 189
Views: 27078

Re: Andy Farell's Reign of Terror

When does Pat Lam's contract with Bristol expire?
by betty swallocks
October 28th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: France vs Ireland, 31 Oct - 8pm
Replies: 77
Views: 4217

Re: France vs Ireland, 31 Oct - 8pm

Given the grunt imperative, Farrell may actually start with Roux as I would be very worried about a Porter/Beirne scrummaging combo vs that French pack. Beirne could then add a little mobility off the bench later once the physicality markers have been laid down. Franno mightn't like it, but it would...
by betty swallocks
October 4th, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4699
Views: 346614

Re: A whiff of Cordite

Couldn't agree more on the lack of an article on the upcoming international squad. Does the Sindo have anything today?
by betty swallocks
September 21st, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Pro 14 2020-2021 season
Replies: 118
Views: 6165

Re: Pro 14 2020-2021 season

Twist wrote:
September 20th, 2020, 11:52 pm
Athlone maybe?
Athlone/Buccaneers are aligned to IRFU Connacht, so don't think this is a runner.
by betty swallocks
September 7th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: *** updated *** frawley is not moving to munster.
Replies: 49
Views: 2321

Re: frawley to munster?

Frawley may be going out on loan alright, but I wonder might we have the destination wrong. With Carty soon to spend eight weeks in the Irish set up, Frawley would start for Connacht.
by betty swallocks
August 25th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 68746

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

Two medical jokers - one at No10 as well.
by betty swallocks
July 30th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Connacht 2019/20/21
Replies: 201
Views: 17897

Re: Connacht 2019/20

Connacht may suffer from a lack of quality depth at Out Half, and Second Row - particularly on the tight head side. Of the players released this summer, Godwin will certainly be missed and was probably as influential to Connacht in the last two seasons as Fardy was to Leinster.
by betty swallocks
July 16th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Connacht 2019/20/21
Replies: 201
Views: 17897

Re: Connacht 2019/20

Agreed Godwin and Fainga'a were the two departures which stung with all others being replaceable. Connacht should be delighted with some of the business done with the only obvious shortfalls now being a quality and experienced back up at 10 and a tight head lock to back up Roux.
by betty swallocks
June 22nd, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 19-20
Replies: 1397
Views: 89201

Re: Leinster Squad 19-20

Any word on any injuries stopping anyone from recommencing training today?
by betty swallocks
June 19th, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 68746

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

Is Henshaw in there?
by betty swallocks
June 4th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Connacht 2019/20/21
Replies: 201
Views: 17897

Re: Connacht 2019/20

Word on the grapevine that Connacht are in talks with an as yet unnamed back from the Jaguares.
by betty swallocks
April 15th, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Connacht 2019/20/21
Replies: 201
Views: 17897

Re: Connacht 2019/20

Connacht in the market for at least one, if not two back three players with Leader possibly on his way to the US. I wonder might Ferg contemplate heading West
by betty swallocks
February 3rd, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland v Wales Sat 2.15
Replies: 125
Views: 18328

Re: Ireland v Wales Sat 2.15

Little chance of Farrell replacing Aki, although I think Henshaw could start 12 with Aki at 13 for this one and Addison before Earls on the bench.
by betty swallocks
January 13th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Champions Cup 2020 - Standings\predictions
Replies: 109
Views: 9536

Re: Champions Cup 2020 - Standings\predictions

It's six actually, as Munster technically could still finish second in their group. Unlikely, but possible.
by betty swallocks
November 5th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Pro14 R6: Connacht v Leinster Fri Nov 8 KO 7:35 EIR/TG4
Replies: 121
Views: 10790

Re: Pro14 R6: Connacht v Leinster Fri Nov 8 KO 7:35 EIR/TG4

Henshaw has never appeared in the Sportsground since his transfer from Connacht. Wonder if there's an unwritten gentleman's agreement on that. We'll know Thursday I suppose.
by betty swallocks
October 22nd, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland 6Ns 2020
Replies: 50
Views: 14139

Re: Ireland 6Ns 2020

And over West Gavin Thornbury and Ultan Dillane will contend, with Paul Boyle at 6/8, Caolin Blade at 9, and Tom Farrell at centre.
by betty swallocks
October 13th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland Pool 2019 RWC
Replies: 281
Views: 28016

Re: Ireland Pool 2019 RWC

That guy is some player - I agree with you ruckedtobits