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by lw7
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Dan McFarland
Replies: 701
Views: 66396

Re: Dan McFarland

Don’t underestimate the role that Soper will have in the evolution of younger squad players this season. McFarland said “The role Dan does is close to my heart in terms of personal development - developing individual relationships with players to bring them through, which is something that going for...
by lw7
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: skules rgb
Topic: Schools Cup 2018
Replies: 80
Views: 8622

Re: Schools Cup 2018

The Blackrock power game clicked especially during the first half of today's Senior Cup Final 35 v 12 victory over Belvedere. 21 points up after about 20 minutes. What made it click was the speed of their plays and the crisp passing game which had first appeared in their semi against St Mary's. Inte...
by lw7
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: skules rgb
Topic: Schools Cup 2018
Replies: 80
Views: 8622

Re: Schools Cup 2018

Armagh by 7, 8 or 9 points.
by lw7
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: skules rgb
Topic: Schools Cup 2018
Replies: 80
Views: 8622

Re: Schools Cup 2018

Congratulations to Glenstal beating the Cork Christians to win the Munster Schools Cup for the first time ever. 18 v 17. Great to see this smaller school break through and avenge last years defeat to PBC. The Glenstal stand off and Captain Ben Healy is a very composed operator and their No8 Mark Fle...
by lw7
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: This Day in History
Replies: 13
Views: 1609

Re: This Day in History

Ken Goodall's try was one of the classics of the amateur era. What a tragedy that he had to turn pro and was blackballed by the rugby union but that was the way things were in those days. Once you crossed over to league you became a non-person, you didn't exist anymore. The St Helens board spent ye...
by lw7
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: skules rgb
Topic: 2,3 and Medallion cup/sheilds 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 12082

Re: 2,3 and Medallion cup/sheilds 2017

Congratulations to the Academy boys. One of the largest across the board packs I've seen at Junior Cup level. They played to their strength keeping the ball largely through the middle of the pitch and were a constant nuisance at ruck time. Special credit to the Ballymena back who tracked back and di...
by lw7
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: skules rgb
Topic: Schools Cup 2018
Replies: 80
Views: 8622

Re: Schools Cup 2018

Armagh have only lost 4 players from last years Senior team and are boosted by some of last years Medallion winners. The force is with them. The Belvedere St Michaels Semi final yesterday was a great watch with late drama. Michaels had been the team of the tournament so far with their flowing plays ...
by lw7
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Southern Hemisphere/ Super 14 rugby
Topic: Super Rugby 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 5157

Re: Super Rugby 2018

In Christchurch they breed them for attack and cull them on defence. Forget about the points scored against them so far, the Crusaders are still the best Boa Constrictor team in NZ across the full width of the park. Last weeks Crues Chiefs contest was a proper belter. The switch speed from defence t...
by lw7
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: skules rgb
Topic: Schools Cup 2018
Replies: 80
Views: 8622

Re: Schools Cup 2018

The search is for exceptional individual talent In each province. Michael Milne the Roscrea tight head scored two tries and was a real tyro in the defeat to St Mary's yesterday. Great to see two teams playing fast attacking rugby. Hats off to the lighter packed Mary's who worked tirelessly and found...
by lw7
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: skules rgb
Topic: Schools Cup 2018
Replies: 80
Views: 8622

Re: Schools Cup 2018

Last month Belvedere College named a Senior squad of 72 players for their Schools Cup run with 15 backroom staff supporting coaches Werahiko and Wood. Best Large Schoolboy Herd in Ireland? In yesterday's Quarter Final against Newbridge they stuttered in the first half but power played their way to v...
by lw7
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: skules rgb
Topic: 2,3 and Medallion cup/sheilds 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 12082

Re: 2,3 and Medallion cup/sheilds 2017

There's a lot of rugby personality throughout the CCB Medallion team this year but to give some perspective Blackrock beat them 40-7 earlier in the season. Saying that the current Rock set have arguably the strongest squad ever to play in the Junior Cup.
by lw7
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Kiss gone with immediate effect
Replies: 142
Views: 9350

Re: Kiss gone with immediate effect

Chris Boyd came across as a very impressive man manager during the three part fly-on-the-wall documentary about the Hurricanes in 2016. If it weren't for the parallel demise of Mallander at the Saints Boyd would have been on the IRFU radar for the DoR job here.
by lw7
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2153
Views: 202988

Re: Any word on the Academy?

Adding to the article on St Michaels, the top Dublin school teams all have collegiate management teams, not just figure head DoRs or Head Coaches. This year Belvedere have an extended senior playing squad of 72 players supported by 15 coaching and backroom staff including Phil Werahiko and Andy Wood...
by lw7
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: British & Irish Cup 17/18
Replies: 259
Views: 20642

Re: British & Irish Cup 17/18

O'Toole was set to board at Blackrock and only came to CCB at the last minute.
by lw7
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Papering over cracks, Daves and Caves....
Replies: 81
Views: 5289

Re: Papering over cracks, Daves and Caves....

McCloskey sometimes plays like a trombone in a strings section. He can put on the blinkers and either miss numbers around him or simply pick the wrong shot. At precisely 41.35 minutes on the Red clock Ulster had a THREE ON ONE outside the big horse. Both Cave & Lyttle we calling for ball either thro...