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by Ruckedtobits
May 22nd, 2022, 6:53 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Sevens
Replies: 423
Views: 56622

Re: Sevens

And Fiji win both Men's and Women's games.

Incredible, imagine a year ago being disappointed to finish 2nd & 4th in World Series events with every Nation competing!
by Ruckedtobits
May 22nd, 2022, 1:45 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: United Rugby Championship
Replies: 523
Views: 42160

Re: United Rugby Championship

Connacht recruits gave real value in Aviva. Adam Byrne only needs game time. Peter Dooley will be a revelation to the West. Josh Murphy is now a senior forward for big games.

Good luck to them all. They've paid their dues in Blue jerseys.
by Ruckedtobits
May 22nd, 2022, 1:42 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille
Replies: 101
Views: 9418

Re: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille

I don't think Healy can possibly be selected to cover tighthead after yesterday. He was having to put his body and legs almost in a straight line to hold the scrum. That might be okay for a few seconds while they get the ball out, but it's a recipe for disaster on opposition put-in. Clarkson ahead ...
by Ruckedtobits
May 22nd, 2022, 1:37 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Sevens
Replies: 423
Views: 56622

Re: Sevens

Other semi in Mens between Samoa & Fiji just starting. Ireland already beaten in Pool game by Samoa

And Fiji emerge winners with 28-7. A tough ask
by Ruckedtobits
May 22nd, 2022, 1:35 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Sevens
Replies: 423
Views: 56622

Re: Sevens

24-7 up against France now in semi-final and won't be caught. Superb display. Kennedy x2, Roche & Andrew Smith with tries.

Unfortunately, the Women's team ran into the in-form Aussies 7-40 and will now play Fiji in the 3rd place Play-off.
by Ruckedtobits
May 22nd, 2022, 7:45 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Sevens
Replies: 423
Views: 56622

Re: Sevens

And Argentina were down to 6 men but had the points difference to qualify.
by Ruckedtobits
May 21st, 2022, 10:05 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 129
Views: 9062

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

A few more irons thrown in and outta the fire today. Saw Catty in Aviva, he'll have a few reports to make to the boss. However, lads out West must have though you only have to play 40 mins if you're looking for a bench slot. Terrible second half.
by Ruckedtobits
May 21st, 2022, 9:59 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Sevens
Replies: 423
Views: 56622

Re: Sevens

And now Ireland beat Argentina 14-0 and qualify for S/F against France tomorrow. Samoa and Fiji are in other semi. Probably the first time the last four in World Series has not contained NZ, Aus, SA or Eng. And the Women's team also claimed a S/F slot coming from behind to beat Canada by one point 2...
by Ruckedtobits
May 21st, 2022, 9:44 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva
Replies: 314
Views: 16410

Re: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva

Great Selection, Preparation & Motivation, Substitutions, Defence and Player Performances. It adds up to great Coaching. What a match, what a night. Too many excellent Leinster performances to list them now but a wonderful way for Dev & Nugget to depart the Aviva with such memories. And also...
by Ruckedtobits
May 21st, 2022, 8:06 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva
Replies: 314
Views: 16410

Re: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva

The only thing we haven't got is cohesion. Plenty of skill and bottle but not enough togetherness. Cormac Foley doing well for only his second start. Lots of good bits and we'll get more together.

Crazy yellow card but Frank couldn't resist.
by Ruckedtobits
May 21st, 2022, 4:24 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille
Replies: 101
Views: 9418

Re: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille

Fascinating to find out later today whether the decision of RO'G to name Will Skelton on the bench against Stade Francais in the key Top 14 fixture is 'smoke & mirrors' for next week. A win is essential for LAR in their quest to make the Top 14 "barrage" so it's very unlikely to be a t...
by Ruckedtobits
May 21st, 2022, 2:49 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Sevens
Replies: 423
Views: 56622

Re: Sevens

Samoa easily disposed on S Africa and our men had an easier than it looks win against Spain with Kennedy & Conroy grabbing early tries. We now face the surprise packets Argentina who easily disposed of England following their excellent form in the two previous Tournaments. A tough encounter ahea...
by Ruckedtobits
May 21st, 2022, 7:35 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva
Replies: 314
Views: 16410

Re: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva

"Cian played tighthead at the start of the season. Someone in the front-row has to be able to play across the front-row now because as you would have witnessed from the Ireland-Italy game, when nobody shifted across for the contested/uncontested scrums piece and you go down to 13 men. It’s jus...
by Ruckedtobits
May 21st, 2022, 7:32 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Sevens
Replies: 423
Views: 56622

Re: Sevens

Losing Terry Kennedy to a Yellow card was critical in Irish Men's game against Samoa. We face Spain at 11 am (Irish time) and need Samoa to beat S Africa to be certain of progressing to Q/F. If we get through we'll probably meet Pool A winners who should be England. The Woman's team started with two...
by Ruckedtobits
May 21st, 2022, 6:46 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 129
Views: 9062

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

The Ulster front-row provided one of the best Irish Provincial scrum performances against Sharks in the pivotal URC game in the Kingspan last night. Tom O'Toole has promised a performance of this level for a couple of seasons but this was the real thing with opposition provided by three Springbok op...
by Ruckedtobits
May 20th, 2022, 9:50 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Ulster 2021/22
Replies: 369
Views: 23356

Re: Ulster 2021/22

What a great performance by Ulster.......for 73 minutes and then nearly causing heart attacks across the URC in the last seven minutes. Firstly congrats to McFarland for a truly superb scrum and maul performance by his pack, particularly in the first half. Huge congrats to John Cooney, back to his b...
by Ruckedtobits
May 20th, 2022, 7:28 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Ulster 2021/22
Replies: 369
Views: 23356

Re: Ulster 2021/22

Anybody got a live URC stream yet?
by Ruckedtobits
May 20th, 2022, 7:25 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille
Replies: 101
Views: 9418

Re: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille

Pairing Botia & Danty together may be strategic and could be significant if it works. No sign of Brice Dulin which is promising and Vito isn't exactly a guy who will fancy playing three weekends on the trot coming back from injury.
by Ruckedtobits
May 20th, 2022, 3:45 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Sevens
Replies: 423
Views: 56622

Re: Sevens

Ireland men play Samoa this evening and then Spain first up tomorrow in their Pool. The Irish Women play Brazil next and then finish their Pool games tomorrow against France who beat Brazil this morning. Women's captain Lucy Mulhall had a hat trick v England and Men's captain Billy Dardis had a hat-...
by Ruckedtobits
May 19th, 2022, 3:26 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Ulster 2021/22
Replies: 369
Views: 23356

Re: Ulster 2021/22

Ulster Mike Lowry; Rob Baloucoune, James Hume, Stuart McCloskey, Ethan McIlroy, Billy Burns, John Cooney; Andrew Warwick, Rob Herring, Tom O’Toole, Alan O’Connor, Iain Henderson (Capt.), Marcus Rea, Nick Timoney, Duane Vermeulen. Replacements: John Andrew, Eric O’Sullivan, Gareth Milasinovich, Kier...