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by BR
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 115
Views: 4138

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

mid ulster maestro wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:29 pm
I believe it is still used by the prison service for training. Could be wrong though.
Think the training facility closed years ago, and the site was for sale. Cant confirm if it was actually sold.
by BR
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 115
Views: 4138

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

rumncoke wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:48 am
. where we in NI are somewhat behind both in the spread of the disease.

??

Deaths/population: NI > ROI

factor out London, and I'm going to guess NI > GB too.
by BR
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 115
Views: 4138

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

Good luck Tender. I had the fever and severe cold-like symptoms for 3 to 4 days, started to feel better again and the constant cough didn't kick in for another 4 days after that. Of course this was back in January, so despite the symptoms being identical, it couldnt have been COVID19. Or could it? ...
by BR
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 115
Views: 4138

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

Good luck Tender.
I had the fever and severe cold-like symptoms for 3 to 4 days, started to feel better again and the constant cough didn't kick in for another 4 days after that.
Of course this was back in January, so despite the symptoms being identical, it couldnt have been COVID19. Or could it?
by BR
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15
Replies: 85
Views: 9182

Re: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15

So why bring rucks into the discussion?

It was clearly open play - not even a tackle.

The question imho was - Did DS gather the ball immediately. On the replay, it looks like it is only his entanglement with the Os player which slows his progress and makes it apear less immediate.
by BR
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15
Replies: 85
Views: 9182

Re: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15

BR the only players who can play the ball in a ruck -is the person who is tackled and those on their feet -- the tackler must release the ball carrier and be on his feet to play the ball. The question for me watching the game was was the Ospreys player in possession of the ball when Davy fell on to...
by BR
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15
Replies: 85
Views: 9182

Re: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15

While I disagree with Rum about the ruck/maul. The open play bit is what I meant. If he falls he is allowed to gather the ball in open play. (players do it all the time chasing back into their own 22, for example). There is an argumentent that he fell, landed on the Os player, and continued to recov...
by BR
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15
Replies: 85
Views: 9182

Re: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15

In defence of Shananananan - he did nothing wrong for that penalty. We wuz robbed. It was a dumb pen to give away. He panicked when he dropped the ball and made it worse by playing it on the ground. Clear penalty. Depends on refs interpretation of immediate. Clear penalty at the time for me, not so...
by BR
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15
Replies: 85
Views: 9182

Re: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15

In defence of Shananananan - he did nothing wrong for that penalty. We wuz robbed.
by BR
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15
Replies: 85
Views: 9182

Re: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15

Really no smarts on display. Last phases, a penalty was coming. In fact I'd wager ref was going to give one right in front of the posts for not rolling away, only we clumsily held the player there and thereby removed the option. The ping pong in the last 20 minutes was brutal. The only saving grace ...
by BR
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15
Replies: 85
Views: 9182

Re: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15

Welcome back old Ulster. That was clearly another one of those games that we weren't targeting.
by BR
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15
Replies: 85
Views: 9182

Re: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15

Neill_M wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:21 pm
Not a big distance between Newport and Swansea.
9 points.

May be a good idea to leave Peel in Belfast for this one.
by BR
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: 6N 2020
Replies: 338
Views: 19330

Re: 6N 2020

Thought there was a fair element of doubt about Vdf's meself. The video evidence was certainly inconclusive although the ref seemed happy enough with what he'd seen of the grounding. My reading of it was the ref saw the ball grounded, but not the grounding. Video evidence didnt show anything, let a...
by BR
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: 6N 2020
Replies: 338
Views: 19330

Re: 6N 2020

Parks missed opportunity could/would have changed everything and I wonder if another ref would have stuck by his instinct. He was two feet from the ball with a clear uninterrupted view and immediately called try only for someone to cast doubt. No ref worth his salt with a TMO available would have l...
by BR
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: 6N 2020
Replies: 338
Views: 19330

Re: 6N 2020

Murray was decent. It is always the case that a sub 9 coming on late in the day appears to speed things up. I say that as someone who called for Cooney to start. No need to be ridiculous for provincial reasons. True. But experience suggests that Cooney coming on atc any point speeds things up. A go...