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RSA Tour squad

Postby Setanta » Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:47 pm

No Buckley, Bowe, or Henry; McFadden and both Kearneys still there but four new faces included. Leinster 20, Ulster 10, Munster 8, Connacht 6. Change or no change?
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Re: RSA Tour squad

Postby Russ » Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:55 pm

Where is this announced? Is it different to Joes one day banker a thon?
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Re: RSA Tour squad

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Re: RSA Tour squad

Postby rumncoke » Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:49 pm

This is a squad together w/e and not necessarily the Tour squad but indicative of the squad

Because it is a tour squad there is an element of are available to tour
Or is there a valid reason why you can't tour . That said most players know the tour dates and avoid personal reasons that would rule them out .
Sometimes players who have been carrying an injury opt for surgery post season .

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Re: RSA Tour squad

Postby Spiffsson » Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:18 pm

Setanta wrote:No Buckley, Bowe, or Henry; McFadden and both Kearneys still there but four new faces included. Leinster 20, Ulster 10, Munster 8, Connacht 6. Change or no change?


Looks as though Henry could be on the way out for good with the backrow selections available to Ireland now. Very tough on Buckley, whom I would rate as one of the best two looseheads in Ireland. What more does he have to do to get Fibber's attention? Understandable that Tommy Bowe may just be rested.
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Re: RSA Tour squad

Postby Russ » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:20 pm

Spiffsson wrote:
Setanta wrote:No Buckley, Bowe, or Henry; McFadden and both Kearneys still there but four new faces included. Leinster 20, Ulster 10, Munster 8, Connacht 6. Change or no change?


Looks as though Henry could be on the way out for good with the backrow selections available to Ireland now. Very tough on Buckley, whom I would rate as one of the best two looseheads in Ireland. What more does he have to do to get Fibber's attention? Understandable that Tommy Bowe may just be rested.

Healy has a central contract

Until that gym monkey gets dumped there's no budget for Buckley
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Re: RSA Tour squad

Postby Tighty » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:26 pm

Spiffsson wrote:
Setanta wrote:No Buckley, Bowe, or Henry; McFadden and both Kearneys still there but four new faces included. Leinster 20, Ulster 10, Munster 8, Connacht 6. Change or no change?


Looks as though Henry could be on the way out for good with the backrow selections available to Ireland now. Very tough on Buckley, whom I would rate as one of the best two looseheads in Ireland. What more does he have to do to get Fibber's attention? Understandable that Tommy Bowe may just be rested.



Totally agree in respect of the non inclusion of Denis Buckley whom I also rate as Joint Number 2 with Healy ....ie if the latter is on a good day . Certainly Denis Buckley has far more to offer that Kilcoyne, but in my humble opinion would be behind Jack McGrath in the pecking order.

Maybe the name 'Buckley' scares off the selectors given the lack of success of a previous prop forward of the same name ...Tony Buckley was a serious waste of a large frame/body
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Re: RSA Tour squad

Postby scrum5 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:47 pm

No Caveman either, unless my eyesight going as well.
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Re: RSA Tour squad

Postby Russ » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:47 pm

scrum5 wrote:No Caveman either, unless my eyesight going as well.

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Re: RSA Tour squad

Postby Snipe Watson » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:52 pm

Russ wrote:
scrum5 wrote:No Caveman either, unless my eyesight going as well.

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Ringrose is the exact type of player who should be touring. Anyone with half an understanding of centre play should see the potential of him and Olding as a partnership going forward.
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Re: RSA Tour squad

Postby scrum5 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:32 pm

Except the Kearney's are there.....
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Re: RSA Tour squad

Postby Russ » Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:56 pm

scrum5 wrote:Except the Kearney's are there.....

Someone has to miss the tackles
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Re: RSA Tour squad

Postby Rooster » Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:44 am

Russ wrote:
Spiffsson wrote:
Setanta wrote:No Buckley, Bowe, or Henry; McFadden and both Kearneys still there but four new faces included. Leinster 20, Ulster 10, Munster 8, Connacht 6. Change or no change?


Looks as though Henry could be on the way out for good with the backrow selections available to Ireland now. Very tough on Buckley, whom I would rate as one of the best two looseheads in Ireland. What more does he have to do to get Fibber's attention? Understandable that Tommy Bowe may just be rested.

Healy has a central contract

Until that gym monkey gets dumped there's no budget for Buckley

And he somehow managed to get a massive contract from the IRFU
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Re: RSA Tour squad

Postby Russ » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:16 am

Rooster wrote:
Russ wrote:
Spiffsson wrote:
Setanta wrote:No Buckley, Bowe, or Henry; McFadden and both Kearneys still there but four new faces included. Leinster 20, Ulster 10, Munster 8, Connacht 6. Change or no change?


Looks as though Henry could be on the way out for good with the backrow selections available to Ireland now. Very tough on Buckley, whom I would rate as one of the best two looseheads in Ireland. What more does he have to do to get Fibber's attention? Understandable that Tommy Bowe may just be rested.

Healy has a central contract

Until that gym monkey gets dumped there's no budget for Buckley

And he somehow managed to get a massive contract from the IRFU

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Re: RSA Tour squad

Postby rumncoke » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:55 am

There are quite a few who miss tackles or expose team mates in the squad
Not just the Kearneys

Henry is 31 and not likely to feature at the next RWC while he may be still as good as some of those named the fact is being older now counts against his inclusion given the number of back row options .

Others of similar age could well
face a similar fate if and when younger and equally talented options are available for example Bowe and Trimble .







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