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by Turnip Boy
April 16th, 2012, 11:06 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Thread 2011-2012
Replies: 2422
Views: 66626

Re: Munster Thread 2011-2012

These things happen in games , it was embarrassing the whining that went on after this incident. This is not directed at leinster fans as there were as many munster fans with the same opinion. That's an absolutely ludicrous comment in my view. Deliberate assaults on the opposing captain, with a vie...
by Turnip Boy
February 2nd, 2012, 2:50 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Thread 2011-2012
Replies: 2422
Views: 66626

Re: Munster Thread 2011-2012

As I've said previously on this thread, this Downey signing has come far too late in the player's career. Had he stuck around back in 2006, he could have developed into a powerful yet skilled centre in the Jauzion mould. As it stands, his style of play has been corrupted by the AP. He's pretty much...
by Turnip Boy
January 30th, 2012, 9:20 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Tommy Bowe & Leinster
Replies: 54
Views: 4684

Re: Tommy Bowe & Leinster

Not saying Gilroy would be having to line out for Dungannon but Payne was signed on ridiculous money (for a non international/project player) so he'd play fullback (utility back at Blues bit signed as a fullback for Ulster) and Bowe and Trimble would start. Poor Adam Darcy would have to try and win...
by Turnip Boy
January 23rd, 2012, 1:38 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Thread 2011-2012
Replies: 2422
Views: 66626

Re: Munster Thread 2011-2012

The IRFU and not the MB get the gate receipts for the HEC-Semis, and I just cannot see Mick Kearney of the Lansdowne F.C. Mafia allowing the game to be played anywhere outside his own backyard... :wink: the ERC get the gate receipts for the semi finals not the IRFU - the IRFU would get money throug...
by Turnip Boy
August 15th, 2011, 4:17 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: IRFU & Kidney
Replies: 126
Views: 5743

Re: IRFU & Kidney

gfo wrote:Well I certainly don't know, but supposedly there was major tension between him and at least one other big player in the team

go on tell us the story that Francis wouldn't RWC 2007 :D
by Turnip Boy
June 3rd, 2011, 2:19 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Ticket prices - fair play to Munster
Replies: 18
Views: 1056

Re: Ticket prices - fair play to Munster

Comparing like with like again, Limerick is not Dublin. The cost of everything in Dublin is higher, staff insurace the whole works. Wages are higher in Dublin in line with a higher cost of living, wages are lower in line with cost of living in Limerick. Sure go crazy and compare Leinster and Munste...
by Turnip Boy
May 31st, 2011, 6:11 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Nice dive from Horan....
Replies: 77
Views: 4170

Re: Nice dive from Horan....

f%~k him, he's an embarassing idiot. bang out of order- the man gave his heart and soud for Ireland in every game i seen him play for us. Don't think you were calling him an 'embarassing idiot' when he was scoring tries for Ireland. What are you like. He's a fuc*en Knacker. Would you still be defen...
by Turnip Boy
May 31st, 2011, 5:06 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Thread 2010/2011
Replies: 2890
Views: 76209

Re: Munster Thread 2010/2011

Two things, we weren't allowed sign a top level tighthead and secondly, we weren't allowed play NIQ props ahead of Horan and Hayes/Buckley if they were fit. Hence you've Horan continually ahead of Puc and Brugnaut goes from squad player to playing in most of Racing Metro's games. This is directly f...
by Turnip Boy
May 31st, 2011, 11:30 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Thread 2010/2011
Replies: 2890
Views: 76209

Re: Munster Thread 2010/2011

The IRFU wouldn't a] allow them to get a buy-in tighthead and b] wouldn't allow them to play anybody outside those two anyway. That one is directly on Kidney's doorstep. Thats not true though, in the last four years Munster have had Pucciarello, Brugnaut and Borlaise, with Botha to arrive next seas...
by Turnip Boy
May 16th, 2011, 1:26 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: tuilagi vs ashton
Replies: 120
Views: 3046

Re: tuilagi vs ashton

As has been said, It was a probable red card for the tackle alone; a certain one for the first two punches and an unarguable lengthy ban for the third. Tuilagi is a thug. Fair play to Ashton, he's really gone up in my estimation. Not only did he stay on the field, he continued to play. After Alesan...
by Turnip Boy
May 16th, 2011, 10:52 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Thread 2010/2011
Replies: 2890
Views: 76209

Re: Munster Thread 2010/2011

Any idea what the attendance was? I was shocked at the apparent lack of atmosphere and low attendance, although it can be deceptive on tv. RTE used the excuse that there were a lot of communions on today in Limerick. I had heard muttering during the week of bad ticket sales but presumed there would...
by Turnip Boy
November 18th, 2010, 1:16 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Extracts from Quinlan's Autobiography
Replies: 18
Views: 1176

Re: Extracts from Quinlan's Autobiography

I don't recall Kidney ever picking Quinny in the centre, either.. Pretty certain he did actually, around the same time he tried Leamy and Wallace, in the pre-season friendlies in 05-06 Maybe you're right. I certainly remember Leamy and Wally being picked at centre though, and I don't remember Quinl...
by Turnip Boy
November 8th, 2010, 5:21 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Thread 2010/2011
Replies: 2890
Views: 76209

Re: Munster Thread 2010/2011

neilinboston wrote:In short I think Strauss if fine, but that Borlase fella is a bit sketchy....
based on what? The fact Strauss is playing for Leinster and Borlase for Munster.
by Turnip Boy
September 22nd, 2010, 1:12 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Treviso v Leinster Thread
Replies: 391
Views: 13218

Re: Treviso v Leinster Thread

According to Gezza in today's IT - the Italians are on our side on this one. I'll root it out. It is understood that Treviso would be supportive of O’Brien if they are asked for their view of the events. Their team manager, Marius Goosen, told The Irish Times yesterday: “All I can say is that we di...
by Turnip Boy
September 21st, 2010, 11:51 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Thread 2010/2011
Replies: 2890
Views: 76209

Re: Munster Thread 2010/2011

Horan and Hayes were shocking in fairness. Just hope that for Ireland's sake that Buckley is not being 'cottoned wooled' as our number 1 TH now. du Preez and Buckley were held strong even against the Jones brothers. Horan and Hayes, really wasn't pretty, even the most blinkered Munster fan would ad...
by Turnip Boy
September 15th, 2010, 12:51 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster A thread
Replies: 109
Views: 8126

Re: Leinster A V Munster A

Zebo is very quick and looks good with ball in hand - but he doesn't go looking for work, waits for the game to come to him and at times his defense is still a bit suspect. Bit harsh on Sammy - who would have reckoned that Halstead or Tipoki would be the big signings that we needed to play vital rol...
by Turnip Boy
September 13th, 2010, 1:47 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster A thread
Replies: 109
Views: 8126

Re: Leinster A V Munster A

Harris Wright moved to flanker. Sexton didn't stand out but he wasn't on the field too long. The scrum was better with him at hooker but both teams had made a lot of changes by then. Good review - agree with most everything you say, but Reid is very frustrating to watch. Needs to play for his team ...
by Turnip Boy
August 27th, 2010, 12:48 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Wright ruled out for season
Replies: 110
Views: 5864

Re: Wright ruled out for season

If a prop is named as part of the senior squad and is included in the 10 front row players for either the ML or the HEC then you have to assume he's up to the part of playing senior rugby - otherwise he shouldn't be there.
by Turnip Boy
August 11th, 2010, 10:14 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Thread 2010/2011
Replies: 2890
Views: 76209

Re: Munster Thread 2010/2011

Did Wian du Preez not start in that game against Northampton that the Munster scrum got destroyed in? Think it was in January. He did indeed. Considering the Munster scrum went considerably better in the quarter-final against Saints with Horan starting, it does raise some questions about how good a...
by Turnip Boy
July 19th, 2010, 1:47 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: New Munsterman has eyes on Ireland
Replies: 55
Views: 1700

Re: New Munsterman has eyes on Ireland

Some strange theories on this thread Healy's scrumagging is going backwards? Not sure I'd agree with that. I think he's an excellent young prop coming through who has struggled in most of his international games just that when he was first capped more of the focus was on hayes's decline rather than ...