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by bangorboy
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster Vs Harlequins Sat 7th Dec @ 15.15 BT Sport
Replies: 115
Views: 9160

Re: Ulster Vs Harlequins Sat 7th Dec @ 15.15 BT Sport

The Rugby Pod a good listen as well. Goode has a bit of a man crush on Cooney - he's over tomorrow as well covering match.
by bangorboy
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster v Clermont
Replies: 86
Views: 7367

Re: Ulster v Clermont

Looks like it's going to be a stinking wet night. Going to see a lot of scrums I think...
by bangorboy
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster v Clermont
Replies: 86
Views: 7367

Ulster v Clermont

It’s in two days... thought it deserved a thread!

My favourite French team - with some ridiculously good players. How are we going to do?
by bangorboy
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Bath v Ulster
Replies: 168
Views: 7522

Re: Bath v Ulster

Not for a moment suggesting UR should or could be privately run. We don't produce the players other IRFU teams do. Whatever failings UR have, it ultimately comes down to how the provice is run. UR player development from a young age is not good. We're struggling to produce ebough good homegrown pla...
by bangorboy
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Bath v Ulster
Replies: 168
Views: 7522

Re: Bath v Ulster

Not for a moment suggesting UR should or could be privately run. We don't produce the players other IRFU teams do. Whatever failings UR have, it ultimately comes down to how the provice is run. UR player development from a young age is not good. We're struggling to produce ebough good homegrown play...
by bangorboy
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Bath v Ulster
Replies: 168
Views: 7522

Re: Bath v Ulster

1. It's now an IRFU franchise in Belfast rather than anything like a recognisable provincial side. Far too few local players in the team (anything less than 10 in the XV and I won't watch). 2. The treatment of Ruan Pienaar. 3. The ostracism of Jackson and Olding. 4. The crass commercialisation of g...
by bangorboy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2153
Views: 204697

Re: Any word on the Academy?

The history of rugby in Ulster means that there is a shortage of underage club players -- the schools discourage it -- the legacy is that clubs fined it hard to obtain players because boys leaving school have no attachment to a club and stop playing. Similarly in Leinster historically the number of...
by bangorboy
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2153
Views: 204697

Re: Any word on the Academy?

It's not his fixation it is most probably an Irish Government request as 7s are included in the Olympics -- and it might increase any funding received from the Government . Ireland don't have a great number of sportsmen or woman represented at the Olympics -- beyond boxing. What the absolute duck a...
by bangorboy
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2153
Views: 204697

Re: Any word on the Academy?

From The42 website In time he will make that power count in senior 15-a-side rugby, but the medium-term plan for Sexton is to link up with the Ireland Sevens squad. He will be a valuable addition in their maiden World Series campaign and what promises to be a tough final bid for the 2020 Olympics wh...
by bangorboy
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: L.I.
Replies: 108
Views: 17059

Re: L.I.

I was chatting to a guy who is involved a bit in LI, and he said that when this reared its head, the Chairman said, to use his exact words, "F**k them, then". I said to him a lot of Ulster fans are looking across and envying a club which has its players backs... He said that a few people had compla...
by bangorboy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2153
Views: 204697

Re: Any word on the Academy?

Tap and go is not included in the script but it is only possible when awarded a penalty - assuming between 10 - 14 penalties being given in a match tap and go is only possible on about two penalties a game in a match lasting 80 minutes thus 95 % + weepee was actually on script . Of course he was. T...
by bangorboy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: L.I.
Replies: 108
Views: 17059

Re: L.I.

To be fair LI are showing more balls and loyalty to Paddy than Ulster ever did.
by bangorboy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2153
Views: 204697

Re: Any word on the Academy?

rumncoke wrote:No my original point was that the Sevens Team was aimed at the Olympics and thus not an automatic route for a player from the North of Ireland .

Although given the International 7s circuit it is not with out its appeal .


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You don’t half talk some b0llocks...
by bangorboy
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Ireland age grade
Replies: 6
Views: 1298

Re: Ireland age grade

Sexton is an U19 player on age, not merit.