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Re: November test matches

Post by rumncoke » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:56 pm

The only thing I would complain about was the beyond the ball game of New Zealand and charging into and over in rucks and mauls . it's the way they play and on occasion verges on dangerous .



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Re: November test matches

Post by rumncoke » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:49 pm

Now the “Big “ game is over I expect a few players to rested next week - PoM and Stander - Byrne - Best . I would expect yesterday’s bench props to start .

In the backs Cooney could start with either Joey or Byrne - and new centres and wings .

It would ensure some would be rested and enable Joe to assess the depth in the squad because the last 2 games ha ve been very physical games and I am sure some are carrying knocks .

Of course the USA could be the perfect opposition to allow Wee Carberry shine like best thing since Veda




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Re: November test matches

Post by againstthehead » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:52 am

One last point from me...

I thought it was pretty brave of Joe to use the bench the way he did. Took some big names off and had to bring on guys that were maybe 3rd choice in some instances. Says a lot about the coach and also the players in the squad. Most sides crumble in the last 20 mins V NZ but Ireland managed to hang on.

Actually another point. the game reminded me how important defense is. The Lions were epic and so was Ireland. If you can match the set-piece and dominate collisions, it's pretty hard to break sides down. For Ireland, it took a wonderful moment from Stockdale.
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Re: November test matches

Post by War of attrition » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:39 am

Plus huge kudos to ANDY FARREL and FIRFU and BANK OF IRELAND for their sponsorship
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Re: November test matches

Post by War of attrition » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:40 am

Sorry forgot GUINNESS they were vital

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Re: November test matches

Post by promenader 2 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:04 pm

Best atmosphere I can remember in the Aviva for a long time. Brilliant day. :thumleft:

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Re: November test matches

Post by pwrmoore » Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:03 pm

Team v USA:

Addison
Conway
Ringrose
McCloskey
Sweetnam
Carberry
Cooney
Kilcoyne
Scannell
Bealham
Beirne
Henderson
Ruddock (c )
Murphy
Conan

Replancements: Herring, Healy, Ryan, Roux, Van der Flier, McGrath, Byrne, Arnold
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Re: November test matches

Post by rumncoke » Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:16 pm

Sweetman good speed but green as grass when he doesn't have the ball .

Like Earls and Zebo needs the speed to rescue him from his defensive errors and the fact you run faster without the ball.


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Re: November test matches

Post by pwrmoore » Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:17 pm

rumncoke wrote:Sweetman good speed but green as grass when he doesn't have the ball .

Like Earls and Zebo needs the speed to rescue him from his defensive errors and the fact you run faster without the ball.


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Re: November test matches

Post by Dublin4 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:01 pm

I don't normally speak for turnips but Sweetnam was superb in his about the field work for Munster in a recent European game.
It was highlighted how he had contributed around the pitch and how his intelligence showed up in the scoring of the lead try for Munster.
I think he is exactly the kind of thinking player Joe would like to have.
Sweetnam has an interesting background in hockey and hurling as well as rugby, having gone to Bandon Grammar School, which would traditionally not feature down there in rugby terms. A man of many talents.

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Post by rumncoke » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:17 pm

As I state he is dangerous ball in hand because he does have genuine pace but defensively he seems green .

His defending may have improved but against the USA it might not be tested greatly.

But the back three combination is one which might revel if Addison can organise the defence from the back .
It's a game that could suit Sweetman

Since the USA is not D1 opposition Joe may be able to assess the depth of the squad available .




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Re: November test matches

Post by pwrmoore » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:37 pm

rumncoke wrote:As I state he is dangerous ball in hand because he does have genuine pace but defensively he seems green .

His defending may have improved but against the USA it might not be tested greatly.

But the back three combination is one which might revel if Addison can organise the defence from the back .
It's a game that could suit Sweetman

Since the USA is not D1 opposition Joe may be able to assess the depth of the squad available .




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Re: November test matches

Post by Dave » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:53 pm

Don't waste your effort on the ramblings of a lunatic. He wont change his mind, he simply wishes to steal your time.
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Re: November test matches

Post by rumncoke » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:54 pm

Sweetnam looks like a sub-state of Vietnam
rather than a persons name


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Re: November test matches

Post by rumncoke » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:11 am

Anyway Ireland Maybes ( with a couple of Willbes ) beat the USA

My guess the Cup party will be Forwards---- 6 props 2 Hookers 4 second rows 5 back row------------------------- 17
Backs ----- 2 scrum half , 2 out half, 4 centres 5 back three 1 Utility Back ---14
or ------- as above 4 back three 2 Utility backs---14
NB Beirne and Henderson can also cover the back row (if necessary )

Who goes depends on the injuries between now and then but I consider within the last 4 games he has viewed most contenders
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