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England Saxons vs Ireland A

Post by Gemma » Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:51 pm

This is probably a long shot, but I was wondering if anyone is thinking of, or going to this game?

I'm contemplating going, since I won't get to many matches this season, and the drive to Bath isn't that bad.

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Re: England Saxons vs Ireland A

Post by mikerob » Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:24 pm

I know aarons is going. I may be going but haven't booked anything yet but hope to confirm one way or another tomorrow. If so, I'll be getting the train from London to allow some :drunken:

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Re: England Saxons vs Ireland A

Post by Gemma » Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:30 pm

I have to admit I might wait to see who's on the team...*is not shallow at all*...well I do like supporting the Ulstermen.

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Re: England Saxons vs Ireland A

Post by DHK » Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:14 pm

Pretty certain I'll be going

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Re: England Saxons vs Ireland A

Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:05 pm

Gemma wrote:I have to admit I might wait to see who's on the team...*is not shallow at all*...well I do like supporting the Ulstermen.
Does Isaac still count as an Ulsterman ....... for now?

Will you be supporting Leinster next season?
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Re: England Saxons vs Ireland A

Post by Gemma » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:52 pm

He always will be an Ulsterman - at least that's what I'm going to tell myself to make myself feel better! I'll just be telling myself that while wearing a Leinster shirt.....

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....wee joke ;) It'll be in the cupboard beside the Northampton one ;)

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Re: England Saxons vs Ireland A

Post by cables » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:56 pm

Gemma wrote:I have to admit I might wait to see who's on the team...*is not shallow at all*...well I do like supporting the Ulstermen.
Not quite there yet Gemma but here is the squad:
RELAND 'A' Squad (v England Saxons, Recreation Ground, Sunday January 31st, 14:00):

Rory Best (Ulster)
Isaac Boss (Ulster)

Tony Buckley
Darren Cave (Ulster)
Ryan Caldwell (Ulster)

Ian Dowling
John Fogarty
Marcus Horan
Ian Humphreys (Ulster)
Denis Hurley
Shane Jennings
Keith Matthews
John Muldoon
Fergus McFadden
Johne Murphy
Mick O'Driscoll
Sean O'Brien
Niall Ronan
Mike Ross
Peter Stringer
Devin Toner
Paddy Wallace (Ulster)
A few talking points I suspect.
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Re: England Saxons vs Ireland A

Post by ColinM » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:03 pm

Paddy Wallace? Guess that means D'arcy starts for the big boys and ROG/Sexton take flyhalf and bench.

Caldwell ahead of DT/Ed? Touhy will be nothing but tackle bag holder with the main squad.


Not to get too worked up, its an A squad, and in these mini series' everyone usually gets a turn

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Re: England Saxons vs Ireland A

Post by DHK » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:20 pm

Don't see Chris Henry there, in line for a 6 Nations spot?

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Re: England Saxons vs Ireland A

Post by Jackie Brown » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:20 pm

No Trimble... :thumleft:
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Re: England Saxons vs Ireland A

Post by Jackie Brown » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:21 pm

And only 2 hookers, best of luck Rory!
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Re: England Saxons vs Ireland A

Post by cables » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:45 pm

Noticed it was a 22 man squad - unusual these days - so I assume it is the actual starting 15 + replacements.

Hooker - Best will game time (as said already)

Prop - Horan will get game time also

2nd row - O'Driscoll with Caldwell/Toner

Back row - Jennings/Muldoon/O'Brien/Ronan

Centre - Cave/Matthews/McFadden

Scrum half - each to get a half

10 - IH with Paddy as replacement

Wings - Dowling/Murphy

Full back - Hurley

Don't expect a starting lineup of Boss/Hump/Wallace/Cave.
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Re: England Saxons vs Ireland A

Post by Gemma » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:47 pm

Thanks cables :)

I'm very tempted, I have to admit.

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Re: England Saxons vs Ireland A

Post by Windeos » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:20 pm

Red Hand Hero wrote: **Edit-Seems, according to Manager Paul McNaughton at least, that Paddy is there to 'get some game time at ten'...it seems no matter what Paddy does to prove otherwise some coaches cannot resist the lure.

That is crazy if true, why are people still pushing paddy as a 10??

Insane, after a stormer of a game at 12 as well against Bath

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Re: England Saxons vs Ireland A

Post by cables » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:04 pm

IMO the desire for Paddy to get gametime at 10 does not relate to him being under consideration for a start at 10. It relates to two other areas of selection.

Wallace/D'Arcy at centre and how the emergency use of Wallace at 10 enables a different selection of replacements including potentially another forward. It is correct IMO that DK et al should go through these thought processes prior to selection of the 6N teams. By stating now that they want Paddy to have gametime at 10 suggests already which direction they would wish to go.
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