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by blockhead
July 30th, 2022, 11:20 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 1565
Views: 68040

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

6 days after we beat NZ in a Test Series in NZ and the subject is already dropping deep in the "Active Topic" list. Still the greatest rugby achievement for an Irish team. A bit late meself to the party, but what an outstanding achievement. Easily the greatest in our rugby history, a seri...
by blockhead
June 27th, 2022, 5:27 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: RFU reviewing “Swing Low”
Replies: 113
Views: 7171

Re: RFU reviewing “Swing Low”

Luther Burrell has been frank about the racism he has been subjected by his team-mates. Subjected to devastatingly casual racism by his team-mates who scoffed at him when they were called up by him on it. There’s still a way to go alright https://www.the42.ie/luther-burrell-racism-5800838-Jun2022/ ...
by blockhead
June 23rd, 2022, 6:22 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 1319
Views: 105855

Re: Leinster Squad 21-22

The comments around Nick are definitely not virtue signalling. It may be reasonably normalised to have your sexuality widely known in every day life, it’s anything but in the world of male professional sport. You really don’t have to look too far back to see examples in other sports of how people w...
by blockhead
June 20th, 2022, 3:56 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 1319
Views: 105855

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 blockhead
June 16th, 2022, 6:41 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens
Replies: 1642
Views: 125613

Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

Salary Cap transparency. Premiership: Fly-halves the highest paid players in 2020-21, report shows By Chris JonesBBC rugby union correspondent Fly-halves were the highest paid players in last season's Premiership, with hookers paid lowest on average. Premiership Rugby has released a report into play...
by blockhead
June 15th, 2022, 9:10 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 1319
Views: 105855

Re: Leinster Squad 21-22

I have to say that losing those two matches at the end of the season has really sharpened the appetite for next season! We brought a lot of really successful elements into our play this season that I hope we keep looking to use. Some of the blowout victories were gaudy scores, which I am a huge fan...
by blockhead
June 15th, 2022, 3:13 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 1319
Views: 105855

Re: Leinster Squad 21-22

We broke our own points record and tries scored in a single season again this year. A total of 1,012 points scored with 136 tries, beating the previous total of 979 points and 132 tries in the 2018/19 season. Unsurprising, I guess, due to some of the blowout games we played in, scoring 50 points or...
by blockhead
June 15th, 2022, 10:41 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 1565
Views: 68040

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

Was fairly happy with the squad till someone pointed out that Doak wasn't there :shock: . Faz obviously see's something in HB, he certainly not there on form. He's put a line through the names of RB and Burns and he's right too. They are not international level and lets face it, apart from Johnny, n...
by blockhead
June 15th, 2022, 10:24 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Ulster 2021/22
Replies: 518
Views: 30774

Re: Ulster 2021/22

How to tell someone you don't know what a forward pass is without actually telling them. The ball leaves his hands in a forward direction, clearly. That's a forward pass. Wayne Barnes on WR website: "It’s not about the direction that the ball eventually ends up, it’s about the direction it’s t...
by blockhead
June 14th, 2022, 9:57 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Ulster 2021/22
Replies: 518
Views: 30774

Re: Ulster 2021/22

As forward a pass as you'll see. Look at the cut lines on the grass. He throws the ball forward. Mad call by the officials, one of many on both sides tbf. URC must do better making those ref calls. How to tell someone you don't know what a forward pass is without actually telling them. The ball lea...
by blockhead
June 14th, 2022, 6:35 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Ulster 2021/22
Replies: 518
Views: 30774

Re: Ulster 2021/22

As forward a pass as you'll see. Look at the cut lines on the grass. He throws the ball forward. Mad call by the officials, one of many on both sides tbf. URC must do better making those ref calls.
by blockhead
June 12th, 2022, 1:02 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: United Rugby Championship
Replies: 689
Views: 55571

Re: United Rugby Championship

Yep attendance was capped at 30,000.
That's almost as many as the highest previous SF weekend (both games in 2017).
The Saffers have put the URC into overdrive.
by blockhead
June 11th, 2022, 8:52 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: United Rugby Championship
Replies: 689
Views: 55571

Re: United Rugby Championship

That was some game today. Really sorry for Ulster, would have loved them to win a trophy after all these years. I think that last kick was good, just. The saffers have really enhanced this tournament no end. Next year is gonna be mega! I think I might have mentioned in before but those dancers reall...
by blockhead
June 10th, 2022, 9:32 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Bulls Friday RDS 19:35 TG4
Replies: 361
Views: 19079

Re: Leinster v Bulls Friday RDS 19:35 TG4

Well so, thats the season over. No trophies, first time since 2017.
End of an era, no more Toner, Cronin, McLouglin, Dunne, Murphy et all.
Tell ye one thing though. we have a League!
by blockhead
June 10th, 2022, 10:47 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023
Replies: 185
Views: 7568

Re: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023

Can we get the other thread merged into this one? This thread was first Yes, please. The General Rugby page is suffering from Munster thread inflation.... :roll: Quite Riocard. Too much bloody coverage for the 4th best team in the country. Merge. You reckon they're better than Clontarf?
by blockhead
June 10th, 2022, 10:43 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Bulls Friday RDS 19:35 TG4
Replies: 361
Views: 19079

Re: Leinster v Bulls Friday RDS 19:35 TG4

Rugby attendances in Ireland have not recovered yet post covid. We had less than 10K at the QF last week, only the 4th time this has happened in the last 11 seasons Ulster had just over 10K for their QF against Munster, a big interpro We had 32K for the visit of Munster a few weeks back, that game n...
by blockhead
June 9th, 2022, 6:15 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: United Rugby Championship
Replies: 689
Views: 55571

Re: United Rugby Championship

Eddie Butler this time,
https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rug ... y-24187477

Scrap the regions, go back to the clubs and play in a Wales only league, let the top players leave Wales.
Radical if nothing else.
by blockhead
June 9th, 2022, 3:30 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Connacht 2021/22
Replies: 312
Views: 20639

Re: Connacht 2021/22

Connacht have already started the redevelopment of their stadium, only the pitch itself atm but still.
Soon it will only be us with the ramshakle, looked like it did a 100 years ago, temporary seating, dogs dinner of a venue.
Unbefitting for one of Europe's finest.
by blockhead
June 9th, 2022, 2:13 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Bulls Friday RDS 19:35 TG4
Replies: 361
Views: 19079

Re: Leinster v Bulls Friday RDS 19:35 TG4

Good to see Larmour back.
by blockhead
June 9th, 2022, 2:12 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023
Replies: 185
Views: 7568

Re: Munster Rugby - The Quest Continues - 2022-???

Interestingly, I’m hearing that they are also in talks with an IQ player based on the UK. I’d say the Toulouse game was a big eye opener on the requirement to strengthen that position. Come on man, its been Munsters gaping hole for a decade now. You don't have to be a 3rd generation prop to know th...