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by bogboy
Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Positives & Negatives: Ireland V France
Replies: 39
Views: 1725

Re: Positives & Negatives: Ireland V France

Mike I said it was a rush defence to-day due to the nature of the French backline The french were lying deep and running at Ireland from deep with Bastareaud in the backline unless tackled early he will run over you --he may not be the fastest back in the world but he is heavy with a low centre of g...
by bogboy
Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Andy Powell Arrested
Replies: 62
Views: 2384

Re: Andy Powell Arrested

I expect the excuse will be " We wanted an early round of golf -- but we're short of a Driver "
by bogboy
Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Italy V England
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: Italy V England

As stated previously England play Barge Ball and Kick but with a fairly large pack and a good defence a hard side to actually beat. Very few trys will be scored against them but because of their big pack they keep possession well and due to their total lack of talent and or confidence every game is ...
by bogboy
Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Positives & Negatives: Ireland V France
Replies: 39
Views: 1725

Re: Positives & Negatives: Ireland V France

Tol was the weak link to-day and the service to RoG was bad -- slow and all over the place Earls was aok until he got a touch of the rushes ie his inexperience got the better of him The Irish back-line suffered defensively because D Wallace is not quite as fast as he was a couple of years ago and to...
by bogboy
Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: 1F IN for France
Replies: 43
Views: 2484

Re: 1F out for France

Form is not the B all and end all a player with experience like Quinlan can play well at Magners level because of his experience but experience means nothing and counts for little if the player can not play up to the pace of the game ie Magners is approx 5 metres slower than International and thus w...
by bogboy
Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Positives & Negatives: Ire V Italy
Replies: 21
Views: 1050

Re: Positives & Negatives: Ire V Italy

The French don't look like a high scoring side England could put points on the board against Italy but that's about it .Everyone will find the Scots hard to beat and Scotland will find it hard to put points on the board against everyone. Despite the derogatory remarks some have made against the Wels...
by bogboy
Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Positives & Negatives: Ire V Italy
Replies: 21
Views: 1050

Re: Positives & Negatives: Ire V Italy

You can only play the game as defined by the rules and the opposition ie if the ball is fielded outside the 22,or kicked outside the 22 the return kick must land in field -- most teams thus defend a return kick with a deep three - who if they don' run the ball back are again kicking in field to a de...
by bogboy
Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Eng V Wales
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Eng V Wales

England reverted to style playing a game of Barge Ball and kick I doubt if ball went through more than two passes in any England move. It wasn't so much a game of keep ball by England more a game of we don't want it because we don't know what to do with it-- so we'll let you have it and capitalise o...
by bogboy
Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Watch Ireland A-Scotland A live
Replies: 9
Views: 801

Re: Watch Ireland A-Scotland A live

2BH the number could be close to the figure -- very few in the stand middle Terrace was comfortable and one end empty Ireland "A" showed the benefit of the a game together Scotland on their first outing very disorganised and lacking coordination of effort .Murray was his usual disruptive self at scr...
by bogboy
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Ireland Team announcment
Replies: 65
Views: 2866

Re: Ireland Team announcment

Neither Ed or Tuohy are known quanities at "A " International level never mind full international level . Mod showed he is going backwards last week and could be carrying an injury and Cardwell is or would be very high risk ie penalty prone the other candidate Toner is basically a lineout only playe...
by bogboy
Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: South African second-row Johann Muller in Ulster switch
Replies: 136
Views: 6053

Re: South African second-row Johann Muller in Ulster switch

My point re the ticket cost was --- the ticket price is going to increase anyway --- but Ulster management may think that now is not the right time If we have two new stands and no prom ( car park and old stand side ) and standing only on the Terrace then ticket prices and income should rise It all ...
by bogboy
Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: England team
Replies: 24
Views: 1288

Re: England team

Wilkinson was always overrated like RoG he has a good boot but he is a far far better defender than RoG the play maker in 2003 was Greenwood who was a superb timer of a pass I'm not convinced that Flutey has that same ability but the game will be won not by the backs but the backrow which ever one g...
by bogboy
Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Ireland Team announcment
Replies: 65
Views: 2866

Re: Ireland Team announcment

Shan I did not say I wanted Earls to start I said I could understand why munster fans would want him to start a different thing completely
by bogboy
Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Ireland Team announcment
Replies: 65
Views: 2866

Re: Ireland Team announcment

I did say Shan that I thought Trimble was the right call because Earls would be a better choice on the bench and the game is no longer just the 15 players but the bench as well. My main concern with EoS was his failure to use the bench and not giving players a chance same 15-- 22 regardless of the o...
by bogboy
Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Irish A Squad V Scotland
Replies: 40
Views: 1514

Re: Irish A Squad V Scotland

strange but given Ireland are think of a sevens squad as well it could be they need a fast second row/ line out player with a bit of wit about him asking him Touhy to play 6 will definitely prove it one way or the other. Wilson and Best are never going to be released for a mid season "A" game -- ful...