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Ahern reminds me of Folau with those restart catches.

The maul and the scrum have had issues. Stewart and Clarkson have been brilliant in open play though. They seem to combine well together and both run good lines and their tackle technique is excellent.

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Looks like I jinxed McCarthy and Stewart so :lol:

Crowley is a nice footballer but he does have a habit of firing passes too hard at runners who are close to him.

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That looping pass for the last try was brilliant

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LeRouxIsPHat wrote:I don't think I've ever been more surprised by a player than I have been by McCarthy in his two cameos. I'd never heard of him before he came on last week but he's been brilliant. Ahern very good again too.

Hernan has been much better this week. I did see him miss one tackle quite badly but aside from that he's been good, runs really good lines.

The way Smith collected that ball in the air and managed to stay in field and spin forward was incredible. From what I've seen of him he's a brilliant finisher and hasn't even got the chance to do that yet but still stands out. I'd like to see more defensively though tbh, think he makes a lot of mistakes. He clearly has the ability though so it's just a case of ironing out the creases and adding consistency.
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Finlay is some speaker for such a young guy, played very well again too.

The maul needs a serious amount of work and I'd imagine we'll be facing tougher packs from here on in.

Didn't like the subs only getting a few seconds at the end.

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First half was great, second terrible to watch but the conditions were terrible and started to turn bad just before half time. The second have became very stop start and scrappy which suited the welsh.


5 tries in tough conditions isn't bad and theres still plenty of areas they can improve.


There was some great play in the first half. Smith has great pace but it's his ability to step that is really special. Steward looked excellent for the second game in a row. I was actually more impressed by Crowley this week. He was excellent especially in the first half. Kelly is another who had a very good game. Cant fault any player although I though McCarthy was a bit over enthusiastic at times though he's an excellent prospect.

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The Ireland U20 games are the only ones not showing up on Rugbylist. Pity.
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Probably on your favourite RTE player

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johng wrote:Probably on your favourite RTE player
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Pilotman123 wrote:Mark Hernan is better than Scott Penny and also a better option long term. Change my mind
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Noel McNamara will know clearly just how much this Irish team can improve their overall game by getting the maul, attack and defence, properly organised. Mauling, so long as you have the fundamental physiques which we do, is about organisation and cohesion. Thus far in both games we haven't had enough guys doing the same thing at the same time.

We do need to get the maul right as we have now lost control of two games in a row because of our poor maul technique.

Excellent win but lots of hard work needed in the front five for three tough games ahead as Italy are proving they are a decent outfit.

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Ruckedtobits wrote:Noel McNamara will know clearly just how much this Irish team can improve their overall game by getting the maul, attack and defence, properly organised. Mauling, so long as you have the fundamental physiques which we do, is about organisation and cohesion. Thus far in both games we haven't had enough guys doing the same thing at the same time.

We do need to get the maul right as we have now lost control of two games in a row because of our poor maul technique.

Excellent win but lots of hard work needed in the front five for three tough games ahead as Italy are proving they are a decent outfit.
I don't understand why the maul defence is so bad. We have a big pack and when you look at how brilliant the maul we scored off was then you can see that they're capable of being organised etc.

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I can't understand why they flog Thomas Clarkson so much. He played every game last year and this to almost 80 mins in each game. Whatever about him needing to be rested / protected, the other issue is if he gets injured there is no one else with ANY experience.
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Yeah not a fan of that. Ward surely be able to do a job for 15 minutes.

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blockhead wrote:The Ireland U20 games are the only ones not showing up on Rugbylist. Pity.
wales game is on there now. :happy clapper:
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IRELAND UNDER-20 Team & Replacements (v England Under-20s, 2020 Under-20 Six Nations Championship, Franklin’s Gardens, Friday, February 21, kick-off 7.45pm):
15. Oran McNulty (Millfield School/Galway Corinthians RFC/Connacht)
14. Ethan McIlroy (Methody College/Queens University RFC/Ulster)
13. Dan Kelly (Kirkham Grammar/Loughborough University/IQ Rugby)
12. Hayden Hyde (Cranleigh School/Ballynahinch RFC/Ulster)
11. Andrew Smith (St. Michael’s College/Clontarf FC/Leinster)
10. Jack Crowley (Bandon RFC/Cork Constitution FC/Munster)
9. Lewis Finlay (Down High School/Malone RFC/Ulster)

1. Marcus Hanan (Clane RFC/Old Belvedere RFC/Leinster)
2. John McKee (Campbell College/Old Belvedere RFC/Leinster)
3. Thomas Clarkson (Blackrock College/Dublin University FC/Leinster)
4. Thomas Ahern (Waterpark RFC/Shannon RFC/Munster)
5. Brian Deeny (Wexford Wanderers RFC/Clontarf FC/Leinster)
6. Alex Soroka (Belvedere College/Dublin University FC/Leinster)(u19)
7. Sean O’Brien (Blackrock College/UCD RFC/Leinster)
8. David McCann (RBAI/Banbridge RFC/Ulster) (captain)

Replacements:

16. Tom Stewart (Belfast Royal Academy/Ballynahinch RFC/Ulster)
17. Harry Noonan (Greystones RFC/Old Wesley RFC/Leinster)
18. Charlie Ward (Tullow RFC/Clontarf FC/Leinster)
19. Joe McCarthy (Blackrock College/DUFC/Leinster)(u19)
20. Cian Prendergast (Newbridge College/UCD RFC/Leinster)
21. Ben Murphy (Presentation College Bray/Clontarf FC/Leinster)(u19)
22. Tim Corkery (Kilkenny RFC/Lansdowne FC/Leinster)(u19)
23. Max O’Reilly (St Gerard’s School/Dublin University FC/Leinster).

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Thoughts on the team selection lads?

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Pilotman123 wrote:Thoughts on the team selection lads?
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blockhead wrote:
Pilotman123 wrote:Thoughts on the team selection lads?
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Thought Tom Stewart played very well in the opening two games, surprised he is dropped

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