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by Dharper
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2211
Views: 223918

Re: Any word on the Academy?

Is there an attitude problem with it?
Is there a refusal to play/attempt play to a script?
We all know talent is just part of the mix. Has there been UR contact and they’ve thought better of it, for one reason or another?
by Dharper
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster Squad 2019/20
Replies: 319
Views: 57319

Re: Ulster Squad 2019/20

Could the option of retaining Alby for a second season be a possibility? Perhaps Shanahan May leave end of next season, and push on the youngsters? Personally I don’t think Cooney will have a particularly long Ire career maybe 12/18months. I think he is a quality professional, brilliant for us, but ...
by Dharper
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: David Humphreys leaving Gloucester
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Re: David Humphreys leaving Gloucester

If I was at LI I’d be lifting the phone to him asking his plans. Kidney & Kiss I think will be going into their final yr of contract? Definitely room for improvement across the board for me - has the experience of building a club. As an aside, happy retirement to Willie Anderson. Good to read the od...
by Dharper
Mon May 11, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: RTÉ Best Professional era XV
Replies: 12
Views: 1004

Re: RTÉ Best Professional era XV

Court Best Afoa Henderson Muller (c) Ferris Williams Coetzee Ruan Jackson McCloskey Cave Trimble Payne Piatau The lineout probably wouldn’t be the best. SMcC at 12 to give me gainline, and JP at 15 as a 2nd playmaker to compensate (absolute tragedy he wasn’t Ireland’s 15) CP too good a player to mis...
by Dharper
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Provincial an' aither teams
Topic: PADDY JACKSON
Replies: 273
Views: 28938

Re: PADDY JACKSON

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-z13MmDpoC/?hl=en

PJ kindly presented an award at our virtual rugby club awards night.

“I’ve not had a welcome like this for a while” 😂😂😂

Really good gesture-good to see him on top form.
by Dharper
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: PJ is alive and well
Replies: 3
Views: 1739

PJ is alive and well

PJ very kindly did a virtual prize giving vid for my club Harborne RFC as our annual dinner is obviously on the back burner. The lads managed to wrangle Tindall Robshaw Greenwood Nonu O’Brien & PJ. PJs vids are up at his usual standard. 👍

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-z13MmDpoC/?hl=en
by Dharper
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Raver's rumours
Topic: TRANSFER RUMOURS!!
Replies: 14470
Views: 992974

Re: TRANSFER RUMOURS!!

Seems to be a persistent rumour that Leinster (Irfu pressure) will be moving on a BR...Deegans name has been mentioned. We are definitely 1 light for 1st team selection. Anymore developments re Nordi contract?
by Dharper
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ian Madigan
Replies: 3
Views: 1370

Ian Madigan

by Dharper
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: 6N 2020
Replies: 338
Views: 21550

Re: 6N 2020

Some thoughts: Cian Healy looks like a tired prop with a lot of miles on the clock. Although I’m not fully convinced re kilcoyne as a long term starting solution, I think Healy is a shadow of his former self....and on borrowed time - I’d give him the it game off. Toner isn’t the way forward for this...
by Dharper
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: 6N 2020
Replies: 338
Views: 21550

Re: 6N 2020

Naturally family comes first & I wish him and them the very best. For me he is a critical player for Ire against big packs, a real loss in the physical stakes. I’m interested to see how Dillane will perform, very talented when first appeared, but kind of not kicked on. The bench pack now looks very ...
by Dharper
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: 6N 2020
Replies: 338
Views: 21550

Re: 6N 2020

I concur Big Merv,
Bono is a total shaft, although please let’s not exclude Geldof either....nothing like a multi millionaire tax avoider to spout moralised brad pitt about how I should live my life in a more meaningful way.
by Dharper
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Dan Tuohy - Rugby 'rotten from the core'
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

Re: Dan Tuohy - Rugby 'rotten from the core'

Once had a good chat to him after the clermont game in 2011, his dad & friends had gone over to watch - he came across as a good fella. I always got the impression he enjoyed his time at ulster, although his departure may have left a bad taste ( am I right in saying he wasn’t a big fan of LK, and le...
by Dharper
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15
Replies: 85
Views: 10540

Re: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15

For me it was a penalty all day long. That said we should never have been in that position in the match anyway, where that one brain fart cost the game. We should have pinned them as much as possible in their 22, giving them defensive line outs In Those high winds and put on a jumper at the front, a...
by Dharper
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15
Replies: 85
Views: 10540

Re: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15

Ospreys won the physical battle. Our kicking strategy was dreadful. We should have kicked the corners & made ospreys throw in the lineout from deep. Johnston was pretty good, burns was tom kite, and showed cooney needs to hold his hand. Shanahan wasn’t helped by osp not rolling away at the breakdown...