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by Dave Cahill
June 24th, 2022, 8:09 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland U20's 2022
Replies: 289
Views: 23394

Re: Ireland U20's 2022

that French centre is pretty aceballs
by Dave Cahill
June 23rd, 2022, 3:24 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?
Replies: 30
Views: 958

Re: S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?

Them joining the 6N deserves a thread in itself, but you have the issues with will it be 7 teams which will mean bye weekends for one country who will then have their local club derby games that weekend, which damages the 6N brand. Are all the nations going to agree to that? Will be a 6 team compet...
by Dave Cahill
June 20th, 2022, 2:54 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 1313
Views: 102628

Re: Leinster Squad 21-22

I think we should acknowledge Nick McCarthy coming out because it's obviously a big deal for him and I'm sure he'll be acutely aware of the reaction to it so it'd be good to show him some support. Huge respect to him for doing it and it's great to hear that he feels happier in himself now :happy cl...
by Dave Cahill
June 19th, 2022, 5:29 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens
Replies: 1642
Views: 124789

Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

He probably won't get one, but Skelton deserves a very lengthy ban for his deliberate act of foul play.
by Dave Cahill
June 18th, 2022, 9:29 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: United Rugby Championship
Replies: 662
Views: 51122

Re: United Rugby Championship

neiliog93 wrote:Happy that the Stormers won, they actually try to play expansively at times. Bulls are a very negative teams and Jake White is an unpleasant person.
Found him to be anything but last week, very polite and gracious post match

But I agree, the team that tried to play the most rugby deservedly won
by Dave Cahill
June 18th, 2022, 6:56 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster exiles, where are they.
Replies: 583
Views: 70556

Re: Leinster exiles, where are they.

And if the Union were to bring him home, he won't be playing for Leinster
by Dave Cahill
June 18th, 2022, 5:33 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens
Replies: 1642
Views: 124789

Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

tigerburnie wrote: June 18th, 2022, 5:27 pm Well we won it, not pretty, but I'll take a 3-0 win over 33-34 loss any day.
Congrats TB!
by Dave Cahill
June 17th, 2022, 10:10 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: United Rugby Championship
Replies: 662
Views: 51122

Re: United Rugby Championship

Does anybody give a continental who wins the final tomorrow? I give a trans-continental! I want the Bulls to win - met a fair few bulls fans pre and post match and they were all very pleasant and I'd rather be knocked out by the eventual champions than the eventual runners-up, small comforts I know!
by Dave Cahill
June 17th, 2022, 3:21 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens
Replies: 1642
Views: 124789

Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

paddyor wrote: June 17th, 2022, 3:19 pm Nearly a decade without a title, must be a bit nervy tb. Best of luck tomorrow
Yep, don't let those imperial stormtroopers win - may the force be with you!
by Dave Cahill
June 16th, 2022, 4:09 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 1313
Views: 102628

Re: Leinster Squad 21-22

And Osbourne will probably continue to get gametime in the back 3 too. I think we'll see a lot of our outside backs wearing multiple numbers from 11 - 15 (and some at 10) over the course of the season. Positional flexibility with a broad range of competence will allow them to play an even more unst...
by Dave Cahill
June 16th, 2022, 12:18 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 253
Views: 16474

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

I was under the impression you had to have Maori ancestry to play for them, a minimum of one grandparent or something like that and their website says the following Originally team selected was ‘loosely’ governed in terms of heritage, but now all players must have Māori whakapapa or genealogy confi...
by Dave Cahill
June 16th, 2022, 7:40 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 1313
Views: 102628

Re: Leinster Squad 21-22

If memory serves Croft didn't make the original squad to the surprise of a lot of the English rugby media, he was a replacement for Quinlan when he got banned. Munster supporters decided it was all a big conspiracy to get him on the tour and that filtered into the mainstream irish support somewhat
by Dave Cahill
June 15th, 2022, 6:18 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 253
Views: 16474

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

But do the opposition even come into it as regards eligibility for your team? We could say it's not the senior representative side of the IRFU versus the ABs as well then, and select whoever we want against them too, no? The opposition definitely come into it - WR sanctions these games according to...
by Dave Cahill
June 15th, 2022, 4:35 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 253
Views: 16474

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

I can't get on board with your reading of it, Dave. I was looking at Regulation 8. A player has to be eligible to represent "the senior fifteen-a-side National Representative Team, the next senior fifteen-a-side National Representative Team and the senior National Representative Sevens Team of...
by Dave Cahill
June 15th, 2022, 3:12 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 253
Views: 16474

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

Would Marshall still be Irish eligible? I'm guessing not. Purely on a technical basis it wouldn't matter against the Maori Really? Surely he'd still have to be Irish-eligible to play for Ireland? - even if it wasn't a capped game. He just wouldn't count as being 'captured' by Ireland afterwards. Re...
by Dave Cahill
June 15th, 2022, 2:05 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 253
Views: 16474

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

Māori All Blacks Squad: *denotes new caps Props Tamaiti Williams - Ngāpuhi (Canterbury/Crusaders) Ollie Norris - Ngāpuhi (Waikato/Chiefs) Marcel Renata - Ngāti Whānaunga / Ngāi Takoto (Auckland/Blues) Jermaine Ainsley* - Te Rārawa / Te Arawa (Otago/Highlanders) Tyrel Lomax - Muaupoko / Ngāi Tūhoe (T...
by Dave Cahill
June 15th, 2022, 2:01 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Trends
Replies: 153
Views: 17667

Re: Trends

Mick Doyle once famously and controversially stated that the scrum was merely a way of restarting play. He's not actually wrong. Scrums are only directly awarded as a means of restarting play after an "error", not foul play A knock-on or throw forward, apart from at a lineout. A knock-on o...
by Dave Cahill
June 15th, 2022, 1:28 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 253
Views: 16474

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

leinsterforever wrote: June 15th, 2022, 1:08 pm Would Marshall still be Irish eligible? I'm guessing not.
Purely on a technical basis it wouldn't matter against the Maori
by Dave Cahill
June 15th, 2022, 8:58 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 253
Views: 16474

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

I really don’t understand this either. I can’t remember the source but a while back a journalist mentioned that we’d be able to take a bigger squad (I think the figure was 43 but I’m not certain) and they were very sure about it. Perhaps there’ll be some “injury concerns” over the next week and we’...
by Dave Cahill
June 14th, 2022, 6:04 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 253
Views: 16474

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

Its a very good squad I think. The only players who could feel a wee bit hard done by are Ross Byrne and Nathan Doak I reckon, but I can see why they aren't there.