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by Dave Cahill
August 14th, 2022, 6:13 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: IRFU decision on Trans players
Replies: 15
Views: 255

Re: Steve Thompson not very well at all

I think it's a shame to marginalise trans women even further. I can see the logic for putting in restrictions/criteria as has been done in other sports but I don't think it's a black and white issue that should be solved with a blanket ban. Their statement mentioned that this ruling affects two reg...
by Dave Cahill
August 13th, 2022, 5:59 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Rugby Championship 2022
Replies: 67
Views: 3124

Re: Rugby Championship 2022

When they play from instinct, they can still absolutely slice teams apart - they need a coach who can refresh those instincts
by Dave Cahill
August 13th, 2022, 4:55 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Rugby Championship 2022
Replies: 67
Views: 3124

Re: Rugby Championship 2022

Niall Woods would be embarrassed by that effort from Caleb Clarke
by Dave Cahill
August 12th, 2022, 8:36 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens
Replies: 1646
Views: 125901

Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

I don't spend a lot of time looking at the finances at Wasps, because I... well because I don't hate myself. But, I would I would be very surprised if the Rugby Club and the Stadium were owned by the same company and if they weren't I equally wouldn't be surprised if the biggest single debtor of the...
by Dave Cahill
August 8th, 2022, 11:48 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Eddie Jones blames public schools for building 'compliant' rugby players
Replies: 31
Views: 1583

Re: Eddie Jones blames public schools for building 'compliant' rugby players

The problem is that there is an element of hazard in relying on fee-paying schools so heavily. If €85-100m per annum were taken out of the voluntary secondary sector budgets it would make a big difference to how much they were investing in their rugby programmes, and politically and legally that amo...
by Dave Cahill
August 6th, 2022, 6:10 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Rugby Championship 2022
Replies: 67
Views: 3124

Re: Rugby Championship 2022

Easy enough win for South Africa without ever having to get into even a middle gear.

Will the ABs even wait til Monday to give Ian Foster his marching orders
by Dave Cahill
August 3rd, 2022, 12:57 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Connacht 2022/23
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Connacht 2022/23

If someone in their late mid 20s is in a full time job are they going to want to give it up (unless of course their employer would let them take a career break) for a six month contract? It'd be a tough call to make at that stage in your life
by Dave Cahill
August 1st, 2022, 9:42 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Steve Thompson not very well at all
Replies: 22
Views: 1862

Re: Steve Thompson not very well at all

How did Leinster Rugby allow Jackman to continue if he had a concussion every week? He says that he had 25 concussions in his last season. Players would "game" the baseline tests they did in preseason to give them wiggle room if they got a concussion during the season so it wouldn't look ...
by Dave Cahill
July 29th, 2022, 4:31 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Andy Farell's Reign of Terror
Replies: 242
Views: 35416

Re: Andy Farell's Reign of Terror

Oldschoolsocks wrote: July 29th, 2022, 4:18 pm
Dave Cahill wrote: July 29th, 2022, 12:11 pm Yaay, thats worked so well for us in the past.
That’s the spirit Dave, PMA!!!
I'm extremely positive, once more the Union confirms my oft-stated belief that the World Cup matters not a jot.
by Dave Cahill
July 29th, 2022, 12:11 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Andy Farell's Reign of Terror
Replies: 242
Views: 35416

Re: Andy Farell's Reign of Terror

Yaay, thats worked so well for us in the past.
by Dave Cahill
July 29th, 2022, 12:11 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: RWC 2023: Ireland
Replies: 742
Views: 58884

Re: RWC 2023: Ireland

If at first you don't succeed, try again.

And if that doesn't succeed, try it again.

And if that doesn't succeed, try it again.

And if that doesn't succeed...

...and repeat
by Dave Cahill
July 29th, 2022, 10:16 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: New contracts for coaching ticket
Replies: 200
Views: 18053

Re: New contracts for coaching ticket

wixfjord wrote: July 29th, 2022, 9:16 am
Would've been touted as a potential Dessie Farrell successor and was part of Gavin's management team for the 5 in a row.

Indeed he has been very heavily touted as the successor to Farrell since the AI semi-final
by Dave Cahill
July 28th, 2022, 7:21 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster exiles, where are they.
Replies: 622
Views: 75292

Re: Leinster exiles, where are they.

Maybe of course Salanoa has gotten as much rugby as he is capable of in terms of ability
by Dave Cahill
July 25th, 2022, 11:28 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Ulster 2022-2023
Replies: 29
Views: 1617

Re: Ulster 2022-2023

ronk wrote: July 25th, 2022, 9:09 pm Funny how it was always the first time they took it, that people got caught. And they were acting alone.
I always think that a careful watch should be kept on dog owners - have you ever noticed how many bodies are found by 'someone out walking their dog'
by Dave Cahill
July 22nd, 2022, 2:44 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: European Champions Cup [Most Improved]
Replies: 970
Views: 74457

Re: European Champions Cup [Most Improved]

Yeah, didn't happen. They couldn't care less about our ideas or our station. They weren't making enough money out of the competition and it was, in many cases, costing them money - so they left. Quite right too. Every club in Spain is in massive debt, and most of it is to each other. The transfer fe...
by Dave Cahill
July 22nd, 2022, 12:35 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: European Champions Cup [Most Improved]
Replies: 970
Views: 74457

Re: European Champions Cup [Most Improved]

It's not going to improve rugby unless it happens by accident. That's not the goal. The goal is to improve the bottom line.
by Dave Cahill
July 22nd, 2022, 12:30 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Pre-Season 2022/23
Replies: 50
Views: 5345

Re: Pre-Season 2022/23

I'd like to praise Leinster for a commendable lack of marketing gibberish around the new jersey launch - it says what it is, what it looks like, and how it's made.

No more rivers of swords flashing o'er the pale malarkey
by Dave Cahill
July 22nd, 2022, 11:31 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: European Champions Cup [Most Improved]
Replies: 970
Views: 74457

Re: European Champions Cup [Most Improved]

I'm with Ronk and heno on this one! It's a nice idea in principle, the practicalities would lead however to cannibalisation of the smaller teams and playing nations. Everyone below the absolute top tier would be just making up the numbers with no real chance of success. It would lead to a situation...
by Dave Cahill
July 22nd, 2022, 8:54 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 1565
Views: 69075

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

Does Stockdale fit the mould of what Faz seems to be looking for in wingers? He’s a cracking classic winger, but doesn’t have nearly the same all court game that Hansen or Lowe so. I'd say thats the challenge for him this season, to show he can play that way - he may well have that game but hes nev...
by Dave Cahill
July 21st, 2022, 10:36 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Heineken Cup Dates 2022/23
Replies: 177
Views: 11930

Re: Heineken Cup Dates 2022/23

Last time we played them in Paris it was a Baltic night in the old chariots of fire stadium if memory serves ?. Yep, that was Stade Yves de Manoir - the site of the 1924 Olympics (though a different stadium was used for the film). Montpelliers stadium is also, when not trading under naming rights, ...