Autumn Nations Cup aka 8 Nations

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Re: Autumn Nations Cup aka 8 Nations

Post by flatpass » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:46 pm

So...from no Ulster starters last week to 5 starters this week...

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Re: Autumn Nations Cup aka 8 Nations

Post by big mervyn » Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:37 pm

flatpass wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:46 pm
So...from no Ulster starters last week to 5 starters this week...
Six if you include Soda, which I always do ... more "Ulster" than Billy or Rob :red:
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Re: Autumn Nations Cup aka 8 Nations

Post by Big Smoke Culchie » Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:12 pm

Nah. Sold his soul to Munster. He's dead to me now.
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Re: Autumn Nations Cup aka 8 Nations

Post by Jetstream » Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:03 pm

So Andy Farrell picks a tight head at loose head and places Healy on the bench. Eric O'Sullivan is brought down for tackle bag practice.
A disgrace. Farrell couldn't run a tap.

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Re: Autumn Nations Cup aka 8 Nations

Post by BR » Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:16 pm

Big Smoke Culchie wrote:
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Nah. Sold his soul to Munster. He's dead to me now.
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Re: Autumn Nations Cup aka 8 Nations

Post by Dharper » Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:20 pm

Well it’s odd. With the prop specialists on the bench (8 subs nowadays) for me it only makes sense if Ire now consider him a LH going forward with ability to cover the TH in a double injury scenario - otherwise it’s a wasted opportunity to get some scrumming into EOS if he is considered to Have an international future at LH.

Healy has been a quality operator but there’s a lot of miles on the clock. In all honesty he shouldn’t be on the bench, if EOS is injury free. Likewise POM shouldn’t be on the bench - if there is a tactical/gameplay issue - The young players need to figure it out should’ve been vdf instead.

Got help Farrell if we lose to Scotland - I wonder if they need gametime into bealham at LH as he will be covering there for the Scot game.

I hope SMcC tears it up and offloads!!

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Re: Autumn Nations Cup aka 8 Nations

Post by Jackie Brown » Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:16 pm

Dharper wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:20 pm


I hope SMcC tears it up and offloads!!
Sure, if he does it's only Georgia
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Re: Autumn Nations Cup aka 8 Nations

Post by rumncoke » Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:36 am

With prop injuries at Ulster EoS may be better going to Edinburgh than sitting on a bench in Dublin.

Sorry for McCloskey only being played against a 3 tier defensive side which won't enhance his profile . Personnal I see no point in playing Aki playing the same game as McCloskey because in my book the best metre running 12 is McCloskey if you your trying for invention and creative play at 12 I would pick Marshall before McCloskey and I would have Marshall on the bench too before some .

But unfortunately he ,Marshall, is going the way of the wounded ,work hard, get back, play four games, and back to square one, snakes and ladders with to many snakes.
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Re: Autumn Nations Cup aka 8 Nations

Post by armalig » Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:05 pm

What a debacle...
not sure if anyone noticed the highlight .. hats off to the Georgian winger ... best comedy act Ever . Red hat on floor more than any Irish back row . Bout 2 sizes too big & no Velcro fastening ...
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Re: Autumn Nations Cup aka 8 Nations

Post by for dog and ulcer » Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:13 pm

Dire. Woeful. Totally underwhelming. Rugby league not union. Poor rugby league. Farrell is out of his depth completely as a coach.

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Re: Autumn Nations Cup aka 8 Nations

Post by jean valjean » Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:44 pm

At least we will get some players back for ulster. Always a lose lose situation in these games, bug stu must be cursing his luck; he will be tarnished by todays overall result but I would say aki or henshaw wouldn't have faired any better today in that team.

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Re: Autumn Nations Cup aka 8 Nations

Post by germcevoy » Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:21 pm

It's wild how they appear to be playing with no direction whatsoever. Utterly baffling. Billy Burns looking half lethal in an Ireland shirt in ways that he doesn't in white. A shame that Stu's try was chalked off. One of those matches that will just be forgotten about and Ireland will just move on. I'll be checking the piggy bank for spare change to put on Scotland next week.

Roll on tomorrow night.

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Re: Autumn Nations Cup aka 8 Nations

Post by big mervyn » Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:59 pm

Georgia v Italy would have been an interesting watch.
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Re: Autumn Nations Cup aka 8 Nations

Post by solidarity » Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:11 pm

Dire game all round. If I was a Georgian, I might be pretty content. I didn't know both David Humphries and Neil Doak are with Georgia. https://www.talkingrugbyunion.co.uk/exc ... /28419.htm

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Re: Autumn Nations Cup aka 8 Nations

Post by big mervyn » Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:14 pm

solidarity wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:11 pm
Dire game all round. If I was a Georgian, I might be pretty content. I didn't know both David Humphries and Neil Doak are with Georgia. https://www.talkingrugbyunion.co.uk/exc ... /28419.htm
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