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by Bart S
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Lions 2021
Replies: 312
Views: 20842

Re: Lions 2021

Snipe - fair play to you for taking one for the team and watching the whole thing. I couldn’t face wasting an hour of my life with it.....well unless the alternative was having to listen to 60 SECONDS of Luke Fitzgerald. Rugby is a bloody difficult game to ref. Look how many decisions can be debated...
by Bart S
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Stand Up fer the Ulstermen
Topic: Stand up fer the Ulstermen in London
Replies: 1633
Views: 104928

Re: Stand up fer the Ulstermen in London

Aye. That’s the one. Was last there when Ulster beat Clermont a couple of years back with a bit of Cooney magic. I remember it because an interested spectator in the bar that night was a certain Andrew Trimble. No organised group but a fair few ulster fans in there and you just get chatting to peopl...
by Bart S
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: What annoys people????
Replies: 7019
Views: 268160

Re: What annoys people????

What annoys me - people at sporting events looking glum and despondent or racked with tension during a match who then....

Forget all about that and start acting like a lunatic just because they see themselves on the big screen.
by Bart S
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: What annoys people????
Replies: 7019
Views: 268160

Re: What annoys people????

Get a few Rum n cokes down you to dull the pain.

Hope you get better soon
by Bart S
Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Lions 2021
Replies: 312
Views: 20842

Re: Lions 2021

Dublin4 wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:29 pm
What does Murray have on Gatland? There is no rational explanation for this selection. Plodding performance at the best of times.
Sure he was great in 2017/2018 and there have been no other form scrum halves in Ireland apparently.
by Bart S
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Lions 2021
Replies: 312
Views: 20842

Re: Lions 2021

Murray Mako and Harris in for Price, Sutherland and Daly.

Daly on bench instead of Liam William's and Faletau on bench ahead of Watson
by Bart S
Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Lions 2021
Replies: 312
Views: 20842

Re: Lions 2021

Don’t think so Bobbi. Might be a bit more activity if Hendy was involved but when he is competing against the captain whose leadership is seen as key and a guy who is one of the best locks in the world he has got a tough gig. If the Lions win on Sat I reckon he’ll get a game for the 3rd Test. It is ...
by Bart S
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Lions 2021
Replies: 312
Views: 20842

Re: Lions 2021

I would have started Beirne and had Lawes on the bench. Gatland loves the physicality Lawes brings.
by Bart S
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Lions 2021
Replies: 312
Views: 20842

Re: Lions 2021

Lawes and Beirne are both more than capable of covering lock and Hendy is no longer a backrower.

Hendy needs to start or else he's not really a bench option with these guys involved.
by Bart S
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Lions 2021
Replies: 312
Views: 20842

Re: Lions 2021

Looks like Henderson not in squad with Liam William's there instead
by Bart S
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Lions 2021
Replies: 312
Views: 20842

Re: Lions 2021

Murray's game is built around smooth/silky passing and a metronomic box kick. When that doesn't go according to plan the coach will be thinking about putting someone in with a decent break or a known support line runner. There's a lad at Ulster who has been doing that for a while now. Goes by the n...
by Bart S
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Lions 2021
Replies: 312
Views: 20842

Re: Lions 2021

Indeed. It is clear that Murray’s form over the last few weeks was not what the Lions coaches were expecting and with AWJ now back he has got the axe. Wonder who would be captain if AWJ goes off? Looks like Hogg would be the one as I think he is the only one who has captained so far who is starting....
by Bart S
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Lions 2021
Replies: 312
Views: 20842

Re: Lions 2021

If that’s the team there are a few shocks in there. Would imagine Liam Williams is maybe not fully fit or too, much of a risk. Josh Adams will be gutted. Not sure what else he could have done to get a start. I expect the Boks to target Van ser Merwe as a potential weak link defensively in the back 3...
by Bart S
Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Lions 2021
Replies: 312
Views: 20842

Re: Lions 2021

For me a week ago Hendy was nailed on to start. If he had played well on Weds then I think even with AWJ coming back he would have started, with AWJ on the bench. Lions tours are about form and momentum and Hendy’s very poor performance on Weds will cost him. Even the Belfast Tele thinks he could mi...