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Post by TheElephantMan » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:01 pm

US ULSTER RUGBY....................AND CONNACHT.......................SAY NO MORE.

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Someone should delete this nonsense.
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Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:40 pm

TheElephantMan wrote:US ULSTER RUGBY....................AND CONNACHT.......................SAY NO MORE.
Level playing field

US ULSTER RUGBY P10, W5, Pts 23
AND CONNACHT P9, W5, Pts 9

SAY NO MORE!
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Post by TheElephantMan » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:57 pm

Tell me again,wat cup are we playing for? I would consider ulster rugby to play for the second tier euro cup,let connacht have a go for the heiny .

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Post by nonplussed » Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:32 pm

TheElephantMan wrote:Tell me again,wat cup are we playing for? I would consider ulster rugby to play for the second tier euro cup,let connacht have a go for the heiny .
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Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:38 pm

nonplussed wrote:
TheElephantMan wrote:Tell me again,wat cup are we playing for? I would consider ulster rugby to play for the second tier euro cup,let connacht have a go for the heiny .
WUM!
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Post by Shan » Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:58 pm

TheElephantMan wrote:Tell me again,wat cup are we playing for? I would consider ulster rugby to play for the second tier euro cup,let connacht have a go for the heiny .
Ask the IRFU to tell ERC they only want 2 H Cup places and 2 CC places.I'm sure they would be delighted to oblige as it would really help to ensure the International squads members are well prepared for the step up to international rugby.I'm sure the Ulster players would be delighted too to bin their ambition to be one of the leading teams in Europe.You can just imagine the likes of Ferris looking forward to testing himself against the might of Bucharest or Overmach Parma etc.

FFS this Ulster team are pretty young and only starting to develop now into a team that could, in the next year or two, be hopefully challenging for semi final places at least in the H Cup if they can continue to improve and be allowed to develop further by a couple of classy additions to the squad where they are a touch on the weak side.

Obviously I am not an Ulsterman so I can only imagine that people are not overjoyed at the prospect of this being the end of Euro matches this season but one has to look to the long term objectives and dreams of the coaching staff, players and supporters.
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Post by for dog and ulcer » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:01 pm

[quote="Shan"
this Ulster team are pretty young and only starting to develop now into a team that could, in the next year or two, be hopefully challenging for semi final places at least in the H Cup if they can continue to improve and be allowed to develop further by a couple of classy additions to the squad where they are a touch on the weak side."

Ciaran Fitz- a gent- said something similar at the start of the season on Setanta.

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Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:02 pm

Shan wrote:Obviously I am not an Ulsterman
HONORARY Ulsterman maybe?

Well said that man ...... but don't expect big-ears to listen to you :salut:
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Post by cables » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:05 pm

Shan wrote: Obviously I am not an Ulsterman so I can only imagine that people are not overjoyed at the prospect of this being the end of Euro matches this season but one has to look to the long term objectives and dreams of the coaching staff, players and supporters.
We are well accustomed to it now Shan. It is only heightened this season as we were closer to it than we have been for many years. Magners play-offs will do me this season.
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Post by Rob6 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:39 pm

Rome wasn't built in a day.... the progress made by BMcL, Buzz and the rest of the coaching staff has been great, being in contention for a knock out place place in europe right up to the final games of round 6 ( Quins vs Blues and Sale vs Toulouse)
is a real step up on previous years!!

Also.... a little bit off topic, the way teams are separated if level on points, i feel is a little unfair, with only tries scored being taken into consideration before points etc.


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Post by mikerob » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:12 am

The HEC is a bit different using tries for to rank teams on equal points as the ML and GP both use points difference as the next measure.

One thing that could be looked at is the 4 try bonus point. In the T14, you get a try BP if you score 3 tries MORE than the opposition. That means a team isn't guaranteed a try BP until the final whistle as the opposition can deny the BP by scoring tries to reduce the difference below 3. IMO it seems like a better system as it should encourage more play right to the end.

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Post by for dog and ulcer » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:28 am

mikerob wrote:
One thing that could be looked at is the 4 try bonus point. In the T14, you get a try BP if you score 3 tries MORE than the opposition. That means a team isn't guaranteed a try BP until the final whistle as the opposition can deny the BP by scoring tries to reduce the difference below 3. IMO it seems like a better system as it should encourage more play right to the end.
Yes I agree- I rather like that system myself and it would seem to be more likely to encourage the losing team to keep trying.

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