In Defence of Schmidt, Ireland's RWC and where to now?

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Re: In Defence of Schmidt, Ireland's RWC and where to now?

Post by big mervyn » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:39 pm

Bobbievee wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:04 am
So, Rory says it was the humidity what did for Ireland!
No one knew?! Slippery balls ( have we heard that before) were beyond our skills set.
Great respect for Rory, but very hard to take this seriously. ABs didn't seem bothered in qf.
So much for JS meticulous preparation.
Rory was coming out with some serious waffle in that interview.
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Re: In Defence of Schmidt, Ireland's RWC and where to now?

Post by Bart S » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:02 pm

Waffle is being very kind to Farmer Rory.

No other team underestimated the slippery ball and humidity quite like Ireland allegedly did. Even the Scaats haven’t used it as their excuse for a very crap tournament. If genuinely true then in this day and age of professionalism, someone in the backroom staff did a very amateurish job.

It also wasn’t humid when we got tanked by england and wales in the 6 nations.

And all the stuff about how good the AB’s were......this was a team so good that got resoundingly beaten by england the following week.

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Re: In Defence of Schmidt, Ireland's RWC and where to now?

Post by justinr73 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:57 pm

45-man Ireland squad

Connacht: Bundee Aki, Caolin Blade, Ultan Dillane, Dave Heffernan, Quinn Roux

Leinster: Ross Byrne, Will Connors, Max Deegan, Caelan Doris, Tadhg Furlong, Jamison Gibson-Park, Cian Healy, Robbie Henshaw, Dave Kearney, Ronan Kelleher, Jordan Larmour, Luke McGrath, Andrew Porter, Garry Ringrose, Rhys Ruddock, James Ryan, Jonathan Sexton, Devin Toner, Josh van der Flier

Munster: Joey Carbery, Andrew Conway, Keith Earls, Chris Farrell, Mike Haley, Dave Kilcoyne, Jean Kleyn, Conor Murray, Peter O'Mahony, Niall Scannell, Rory Scannell, CJ Stander

Ulster: Will Addison, Billy Burns, John Cooney, Iain Henderson, Rob Herring, Stuart McCloskey, Marty Moore, Tom O'Toole, Jacob Stockdale

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Re: In Defence of Schmidt, Ireland's RWC and where to now?

Post by 10 or 15 only » Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:39 pm

Notably absentee from UR is Jordi Murphy.
Well done T O'T.

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Re: In Defence of Schmidt, Ireland's RWC and where to now?

Post by rumncoke » Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:22 pm

As stated else where Kearney is a yesterday man .

Much as Billyboy is doing a reasonable stand in that he is included in the 45 is an indication of the shallowness of the current 10 pool

Carbuncle has hardly played a game for 9 months

Leinster have reasonable Pro 14 players filling in for the crock of the year but - internationals they are not .
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Re: In Defence of Schmidt, Ireland's RWC and where to now?

Post by damianmcr » Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:49 am

10 or 15 only wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:39 pm
Notably absentee from UR is Jordi Murphy.
Well done T O'T.

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Re: In Defence of Schmidt, Ireland's RWC and where to now?

Post by justinr73 » Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:11 am

Indeed.

No McGrath or Buckley at LH either.

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Re: In Defence of Schmidt, Ireland's RWC and where to now?

Post by mid ulster maestro » Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:24 am

Presumably aiming for the next world cup and going for the younger ones who should be reaching international maturity by then..
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Re: In Defence of Schmidt, Ireland's RWC and where to now?

Post by Evil Kiwi » Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:47 pm

damianmcr wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:49 am
10 or 15 only wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:39 pm
Notably absentee from UR is Jordi Murphy.
Well done T O'T.

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Re: In Defence of Schmidt, Ireland's RWC and where to now?

Post by GLENN CORNICK » Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:11 pm

From BBC comments,

51. Posted byJohnsie
11 hours ago
Ulster fans always overrate Ulster players. Playing well for Ulster doesn't automatically make someone the best for the job.

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Re: In Defence of Schmidt, Ireland's RWC and where to now?

Post by justinr73 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:26 am

Luke Fitz very quick not to write off Kearney and Cronin, but not so much with Nordi.

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Re: In Defence of Schmidt, Ireland's RWC and where to now?

Post by justinr73 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:53 am

He then goes on to say that the PC culture is a disgrace because you should be able to call someone fat and points out that the career of Munster’s doctor could be harmed.

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Re: In Defence of Schmidt, Ireland's RWC and where to now?

Post by big mervyn » Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:36 am

justinr73 wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:53 am
He then goes on to say that the PC culture is a disgrace because you should be able to call someone fat and points out that the career of Munster’s doctor could be harmed.
The Doc's bedside/pitchside manner may not be the best but you can't fault his diagnosis. :lol:
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Re: In Defence of Schmidt, Ireland's RWC and where to now?

Post by justinr73 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:53 am

He's just big-boned.

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Re: In Defence of Schmidt, Ireland's RWC and where to now?

Post by big mervyn » Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:01 pm

justinr73 wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:53 am
He's just big-boned.
People always say that, but when did you last see a fat skeleton?
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