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by Dharper
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster v Leinster Sat Mar 6th 7:35pm KO
Replies: 56
Views: 4659

Re: Ulster v Leinster Sat Mar 6th 7:35pm KO

Dave wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:18 pm
PJ, Stu and Ruan.

:red: Nice. PJ is now motoring at LI. Anyone head re Stu recently? I’m generally aware he’s a bit injury prone but when fit has been v v good for Brive often used at 10.
by Dharper
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Provincial an' aither teams
Topic: PADDY JACKSON
Replies: 401
Views: 43767

Re: PADDY JACKSON

Fair play to LI and the canny operator DK - they are now getting the benefits of sticking their head above the parapet signing PJ. PJ is absolutely motoring, available all season long. Playing that well the “media” are mentioning him and his Irish non selection. I’d love a competitive LI UR game at ...
by Dharper
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Contract Situation
Replies: 267
Views: 21579

Re: Contract Situation

Will be interesting to see what happens when end of contract occurs. I can easily see him spending next few yrs recontracted at LI & maybe a short spell in FR before retirement. Playing wise absolute nobrainer. Top Int quality FH available all season. Good to see he’s really enjoying his rugby again...
by Dharper
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: SIX NATIONS 2021
Replies: 284
Views: 15788

Re: SIX NATIONS 2021

Anyone heard anything re young TOTs development in camp specifically his scrummaging? The Ire scrum is looking v decent indeed, however IF TOTs scrummaging was decent, that could free up the option of Porter back to LH. A few ifs & buts admittedly however the idea of 60 mins of furlong & porter then...
by Dharper
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: SIX NATIONS 2021
Replies: 284
Views: 15788

Re: SIX NATIONS 2021

Simple questions: are JGP or BB gonna be in the top 5/6 players at 9/10 in the world? The clear answer is NO.....so frankly they need to be ditched. We need to be ruthless with provinces - Casey young Bryne Crowley Lowry at 10 etc.....too many blockers.
Too many “leaders” way way past their best.
by Dharper
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: SIX NATIONS 2021
Replies: 284
Views: 15788

Re: SIX NATIONS 2021

I like Lowe, at Euro / league level. His advantages re carrying / kicking is obvious- he has obvious defensive flaws. Would I give him mountains of brad pitt & calls to discard him a la Stockdale?....no, but their are obvious work ons. The difference between Stockdale & Lowe is about 18 tries - JS i...
by Dharper
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: SIX NATIONS 2021
Replies: 284
Views: 15788

Re: SIX NATIONS 2021

Casey was never coming on the field with Ireland still in contention -- winning by 9 maybe losing by 9 maybe but with a penalty between the teams never -- it is a call which could make or break a young player -- he is either hero or villain with the latter the more possible. ....and there is the pro...
by Dharper
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: SIX NATIONS 2021
Replies: 284
Views: 15788

Re: SIX NATIONS 2021

I’d say to provinces: MM doesn’t get gametime over TOT re development. IF JJ Hanrahan / Murray omahony stops Casey Healy Crowley Coombes getting gametime u can pay your own overdraft. Young Byrne at Leinster gets game time......or we cut your central contracts by at least half. We have the playing t...
by Dharper
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: SIX NATIONS 2021
Replies: 284
Views: 15788

Re: SIX NATIONS 2021

I was actually pretty encouraged overall, what is needed now is courage from irfu. I too was really disappointed young Casey didn’t get 20 - feck the boxkick - jgp made several mistakes last qtr & should’ve been replaced - game in the air so Farrell didn’t have courage to back the kid. From the litt...
by Dharper
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: SIX NATIONS 2021
Replies: 284
Views: 15788

Re: SIX NATIONS 2021

The 9 & particularly 10 situation is ridiculous and has been poorly handled. The pace rises considerably when Murray goes off. Sextons body can’t handle more than an hour at Int Level. There should be an edict from IRFU that young promising halfbacks are given gametime ahead club stalwarts but who l...
by Dharper
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Provincial an' aither teams
Topic: PADDY JACKSON
Replies: 401
Views: 43767

Re: PADDY JACKSON

PJ should be on 50 caps, Ulster & Ire are suffering re this exile.
by Dharper
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: SIX NATIONS 2021
Replies: 284
Views: 15788

Re: SIX NATIONS 2021

As soon as the red was given it was game over. There wasn’t just the 14 men for 65 mins it was all the implications: POM is a lineout jumper adding pressure to ire, and taking pressure off a poor welsh lineout. We had no back jumper. Automatically lost henshaw from backline whenever we had a scrum, ...
by Dharper
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Contract Situation
Replies: 267
Views: 21579

Re: Contract Situation

LL surely retiring. I’d back there being enough cover with the pups available now to let Faddes go. Interesting to see how much financial pressure is part of the decision process.
by Dharper
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Contract Situation
Replies: 267
Views: 21579

Re: Contract Situation

ok gents, I don’t care at Rodney parade in the Pro14, I’m talking a Euro QF standard examination: we don’t have an adequate 8. Jordi / Reidy have done shifts however both are older now. We need a top 8, both are skilled flankers.
by Dharper
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Contract Situation
Replies: 267
Views: 21579

Re: Contract Situation

Wow, Carter signs for 2 yrs - surprised he fancied it to be honest.
Well I’m intrigued as to how that backrow balances out with Naka in there prob at 6. Suppose Jordi / Reidy / possibly Timoney to a lesser extent could feature at 8. Feels like we are an 8 short though.