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by bogboy
Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Positives and negatives: Ire V Wales
Replies: 43
Views: 1630

Re: Positives and negatives: Ire V Wales

ToL still has a slow pass and is therefore not the best scrum half in Ireland that said Spinger has a faster pass but he is a one trick pony. My own belief is that Boss is the most underrated Scrum half in Ireland hate this type of thread because it actually achieves nothing since a game of rugby is...
by bogboy
Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Eng V Ire
Replies: 43
Views: 2138

Re: Eng V Ire

Cipriani is a player who promises much was introduced to the professional game to soon and then started to believe the praise heaped on him and the money provided him a life style not enjoyed by many so young all of which have been detrimental to his development as a player a change of location coul...
by bogboy
Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster v Scarlets
Replies: 56
Views: 3268

Re: Ulster v Scarlets

Again it should be borne in mind both sides spilled high ball not just Ulster But that is not the essence of the point I was making which was no side can play well with a bad ref i was talking to day with a senior Uster aleca who informed me Ulster have never won playing with Allen as ref and on eac...
by bogboy
Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:39 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster v Scarlets
Replies: 56
Views: 3268

Re: Ulster v Scarlets

Fly half The problem Friday night was everybody knew more than the referee When you go down 7 points in 4 mins because the ref fails to blow a penalty find an opposition player still on the pitch when the ref should show a red and then go down another the 3 points because the ref blows for an imagin...
by bogboy
Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Eng V Ire
Replies: 43
Views: 2138

Re: Eng V Ire

It is not Johnston's fault he is playing the same tactical game as Woodward but hasn't the same quality ? of players. Bothwick is no Johnston Armitage is no Robinson the backrow is big but very limited and there is no Greenwood to direct the backline and to be honest when looking at the the GP there...
by bogboy
Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Scotland - Italy MOTM
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Scotland - Italy MOTM

Andy B If Scottish backs were as good as Ireland's your point would be valid but the truth is they are not but that said I too would say that given the circumstances Parks should have opened the ball out in attempt to score 5 instead of 3 as Scotland might have scored or at least continued to keep t...
by bogboy
Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Eng V Ire
Replies: 43
Views: 2138

Re: Eng V Ire

The English press report that Johnson is claiming they were robbed by the ref that England should have had the put in at the last scrum and/ or the Irish brought down the maul Firstly the last maul imploded when Ireland finally got enough players into to it to force the English backwards and Lawrenc...
by bogboy
Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:16 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Eng V Ire
Replies: 43
Views: 2138

Re: Eng V Ire

the first requirement of a backrow forward should always be a tackler the backrow is the first line of defence (openside) the number 8 and blindside are secondary defenders supporting the centres Ball carrying backrows are a plus because that assumes possession . The reason backrows can make effecti...
by bogboy
Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Eng V Ire
Replies: 43
Views: 2138

Re: Eng V Ire

Re Earls His try was a typical wide wing try from close range and well taken too frequently the forwards close to the line get line greed forgeting their task is firstly to win the ball and then create space for their backs on this occassion they brought the English defence in field and Earls had th...
by bogboy
Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Eng V Ire
Replies: 43
Views: 2138

Re: Eng V Ire

for those who wear dark glasses. Ireland kicked possession more often than England because they were kicking out of defence and into touch but unfortunately giving away possession by doing so. England opened the ball out more in this game than they did against either Italy or Wales but seldom if eve...
by bogboy
Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Eng V Ire
Replies: 43
Views: 2138

Re: Eng V Ire

The Irish back went missing ??? who was putting in the tackles then ?? Ireland score three trys by the wings --- did the English wings receive one pass during the game ? Barge ball and kick -- and yes the English did run more with ball in hand and kicked less but on average it was three passes a pha...
by bogboy
Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Geordan Murphy replaces Rob Kearney
Replies: 31
Views: 1173

Re: Geordan Murphy replaces Rob Kearney

Murphy is on because we are playing England and Wilkinson will kick at the back 3 all afternoon when the ball is behind the Irish 10 m line and Earls is far to inexperienced to face Wilkinson period DKs big mistake in selection in my opinion is O'Leary but given the age of RoG and the need to give S...
by bogboy
Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:04 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ravens squad v London Welsh
Replies: 51
Views: 3597

Re: Ravens squad v London Welsh

Cables you are better than a "had went" my friend
by bogboy
Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:57 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Ireland team
Replies: 75
Views: 2528

Re: Ireland team

"If" the Bull gets tired read when at best he is a 60 min player at Ml level and other than standing at the side of the maul offers nothing in attack. 2bh I have not seen O'leary add much in defence other than the odd assist in the tackle if you want a defensive scrum half the first choice would be ...
by bogboy
Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Ireland team
Replies: 75
Views: 2528

Re: Ireland team

DoC for Cullen was always on the cards cullen is a light weight in everything but the lineout . Fast ball is always an issue but it was not just that O'leary's pass was slow it was everywhere but where it should have been the best scrum half in Ireland -- Boss ( as stated somewhere else on the board...