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Re: Rainbow Cup

Post by big mervyn » Sun May 16, 2021 8:33 am

... Dan's the Messiah - and we should know, we've followed a few!
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Re: Rainbow Cup

Post by Bobbievee » Sun May 16, 2021 12:14 pm

big mervyn wrote:
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... Dan's the Messiah - and we should know, we've followed a few!
Follow, follow, we will follow.........

ooops

some other team is already using that one!

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Re: Rainbow Cup

Post by Dave » Sun May 16, 2021 2:17 pm


SUFTUM_19 wrote: Also not sure how the ref missed the trip on Doak.
Yeah the old star jump attempt to block a kick. So even if you don't block the ball, you trip up the player if he goes past you.
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Re: Rainbow Cup

Post by Dave » Sun May 16, 2021 2:18 pm

Marco wrote:Definitely heard the lines before about youth coming through and benefitting from experience, a few times, well remembering when Trimby was one of a bright crop, so you can be blasé about it and easily enough convince yourself that beating Toulouse, Racing, Leinster, Exeter.... away from home or in knockout is just not gonna happen. To be positive, this was a good performance against the Leinster first team and one basic (loss of concentration) mistake in defence by Herring opened the door to 7 points. Best performance since two years ago in the qtr final, nearly same score lines also (21-18 and 21-17), so we’re back there, no better but at least back and I do feel that crowds being back next season will benefit Ulster more than most generally, so hanging in there for sure.

Special mention to Connacht also, some game at Thomond!
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Re: Rainbow Cup

Post by Setanta » Sun May 16, 2021 2:32 pm

Bobbievee, I would love Ulster to go a whole season without losing a game. We can but dream.
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Re: Rainbow Cup

Post by big mervyn » Sun May 16, 2021 2:35 pm

Setanta wrote:
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Bobbievee, I would love Ulster to go a whole season without losing a game. We can but dream.
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Re: Rainbow Cup

Post by rumncoke » Sun May 16, 2021 2:36 pm

Do away with the Captain's Challenge instead have a Coaches Challenge -- provide the coach with a means to message the TMO to review an incident --again only one challenge per half admissible .

Any re Henshaw

In the Payne incident we had a referee who saw the an outcome and looked for an offence mistaking contact for tackle not one and the same thing

But the manner in which the game is being refereed is a matter of concern.

lets consider the trip on Doak and three possible outcomes of that trip

The first Doak sees the foot, late, trips but reacts to fall safely, roll get up and continue playing -- No action by the referee, Lines man, and TMO

the second Doak is up ended and comes down heavily on his shoulder and lies on the ground -- Two reviews advises a yellow card -- Doak retires and a day later has a broken arm

The third Doak falls not on his shoulder but his head --TMO reviews advises a red card, Doak goes off for HIA and returns after 10 minutes.

The same offence three outcomes and three different penalties for the same offence

In the Henshaw incident Balacoune was luck no to sent off yellow for playing a player off his feet and without the ball due to head injury alleged -- frequently in a case of foul play the player guilty of the offence will fane injury while the offence is being assessed -- ie I may have fouled the guy--- but look I came off second best ????

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Re: Rainbow Cup

Post by solidarity » Sun May 16, 2021 2:38 pm

I've just been looking in on Babbling Brook's discussion on Friday's match. I must say it wasn't at all a bad discussion and there were a lot of sensible things said about us. Does anyone here ever contribute there? I know we have a few folk from other teams on here (and very welcome you are, lads) so I might join in there. You can tell I'm due to retire in a few months!

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Re: Rainbow Cup

Post by solidarity » Sun May 16, 2021 2:40 pm

Just read Rum's comment about a coach's challenge. Same suggestion made on Babbling Brook and I have some sympathy for it. Let the players get on with playing.

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Re: Rainbow Cup

Post by UlsterNo9 » Sun May 16, 2021 5:45 pm

solidarity wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 2:40 pm
Just read Rum's comment about a coach's challenge. Same suggestion made on Babbling Brook and I have some sympathy for it. Let the players get on with playing.
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Re: Rainbow Cup

Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Mon May 17, 2021 7:54 pm

UlsterNo9 wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 5:45 pm
solidarity wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 2:40 pm
Just read Rum's comment about a coach's challenge. Same suggestion made on Babbling Brook and I have some sympathy for it. Let the players get on with playing.
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Re: Rainbow Cup

Post by rumncoke » Tue May 18, 2021 11:04 am

That's a "forget-me -not" Capt nice to think you will remember me !!!

definitely not a Babbling Brook more a Lagan Lout

having considered Law 9 (7) c and that players should not do anything to make the referee consider an opponent has infringed the laws and the fact like many changes and things in the laws which contradict each other or appear to , the Captains challenge seems to be one .

It is also a bit like an " I-got-ya_ with out the a second challenge rather useless if used early and lost

I_Got-Ya " be ing a handicap in golf -- you get two and use the first on the first tee -- a little hit on the b-lls from behind with a club as your fellow golfer is about to hit his ball -- saying" I -got-Ya" -- and reminding him you have a second Its the fear of a second ruins his game.

Having used the challenge for Henshaw and lost the challenge for Doak didn't exist. And red cards have been given for trips .
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Re: Rainbow Cup

Post by Dave » Tue May 18, 2021 12:13 pm

Big man Hendo.
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Re: Rainbow Cup

Post by Jetstream » Tue May 18, 2021 4:21 pm

According to D4 the sun shines out of JR's orifice. He apparently was the top second row on the field last week. If James Ryan broke wind in Dublin it would be a Hurricane by the time it reached the rest of the country

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Re: Rainbow Cup

Post by Dave » Tue May 18, 2021 4:52 pm

Not sure he was the best 2nd row on the Leinster side. Baird's athleticism is really standing out now.
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