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by paddyor
June 26th, 2022, 12:26 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023
Replies: 162
Views: 5035

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

Faz picked Tom O'Toole ahead of him. That puts him far enough down the pecking order that Munster were allowed cut him, just. He's too old for development minutes, but he's useful. He was capped last summer against Japan and it wouldn't have taken many injuries to get him in squads. But it forces M...
by paddyor
June 25th, 2022, 7:09 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 253
Views: 16432

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

I think he’ll go with injury/game time permitting strongest 15 for the NZ game with some of the bench double jobbing on the Māori bench. So for Wednesday Loughman, Heffernqn O'Toole, Treadwell, McCarthy, Premdergast Timoney, Coombes, Casey, Carbery, Earls(c) Frawley Hume, Larmour, JOB . Heerring, He...
by paddyor
June 24th, 2022, 5:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Business stories
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: A whiff of Cordite

Who be NAMAWinelake ? An anonymous blog(remember those?) that sprang up post Celtic tiger to cover all stories related to NAMA and highlight it's "skullduggery". Generally doomcasted about it's prospects etc until he got called out by a developer and had to shut down. Blog is still there ...
by paddyor
June 24th, 2022, 4:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Business stories
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: A whiff of Cordite

Who be NAMAWinelake ? An anonymous blog(remember those?) that sprang up post Celtic tiger to cover all stories related to NAMA and highlight it's "skullduggery". Generally doomcasted about it's prospects etc until he got called out by a developer and had to shut down. Blog is still there ...
by paddyor
June 24th, 2022, 2:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Business stories
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: A whiff of Cordite

Three business stories broke this morning, all worthy of some good investigative journalism and some names. The AIB & Building Society fine by the Central Bank. Biggest fine in Irish business history. But not one mention of the key executives who made these policy decisions within either instit...
by paddyor
June 23rd, 2022, 11:49 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 1313
Views: 102599

Re: Leinster Squad 21-22

It's pride month ffs. They chose to do it now because it's pride month and it might help someone like him in that situation. I hope anyone in the closet of any age who see's the reaction see's how positive the reaction is and that they can have that too. It's an unambiguosly good thing and if you fe...
by paddyor
June 23rd, 2022, 5:15 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 1313
Views: 102599

Re: Leinster Squad 21-22

jezzer wrote: June 23rd, 2022, 11:55 am I find it wild that it's in any way newsworthy.
People have short memories
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by paddyor
June 23rd, 2022, 5:13 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?
Replies: 30
Views: 958

Re: S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?

Think it's more likely the South Africa in the 6n is a wedge to force the issue of annual/biennial RWC lite fixtures.
by paddyor
June 21st, 2022, 3:05 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?
Replies: 30
Views: 958

Re: S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?

There’s no denying that the landscape looks good for them but I think Ray talks a load of b*%&!cks tbh. I haven’t heard this interview but heard him before and thought he came across really well. Followed him on Twitter and realised very quickly that he’s a biased bullshit merchant who just hap...
by paddyor
June 21st, 2022, 2:12 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 1313
Views: 102599

Re: Leinster Squad 21-22

Serb wrote: June 21st, 2022, 12:28 pm Ed Byrne, Devin Toner and Adam Byrne selected for the Barbarians to play Spain it would seem.

https://twitter.com/Barbarian_FC/status ... 5595642880
Who knows, could end up playing for Spain.
by paddyor
June 21st, 2022, 2:06 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?
Replies: 30
Views: 958

Re: S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?

There’s lots of current and future boks in both them sides. That's your comment???!!! Bulls had no or virtually no Boks. Stormers some. It's the least relevant point in the whole post tho?! Virtually means nothing. Coastzee is a Bok. Steyn, Botha and Du Plessis have been capped too and AIUI Nortje ...
by paddyor
June 21st, 2022, 12:35 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?
Replies: 30
Views: 958

Re: S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?

There’s lots of current and future boks in both them sides.
by paddyor
June 20th, 2022, 11:13 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Connacht 2021/22
Replies: 298
Views: 19128

Re: Connacht 2021/22

Ruckedtobits wrote: June 20th, 2022, 10:43 pm
paddyor wrote: June 20th, 2022, 3:26 pm
cormac wrote: June 20th, 2022, 1:57 pm Joe Joyce joining Connacht from Bristol for the start the start of the 2023/24 season.
Why announce that now?
Because they've agreed it now and he's essentially pre-contracted (very normal in French rugby) and probably precluded from talking to others in the meantime.
Thanks.
by paddyor
June 20th, 2022, 11:12 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: United Rugby Championship
Replies: 662
Views: 51122

Re: United Rugby Championship

Pretty happy with the final. As has been said already they’ve been a good addition to the league. Should get the full benefit of it next season. They talked about it on the 42 and it does feel like the league has turned a corner and hopefully the public and media give it a bit more respect now. Saff...
by paddyor
June 20th, 2022, 3:26 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Connacht 2021/22
Replies: 298
Views: 19128

Re: Connacht 2021/22

cormac wrote: June 20th, 2022, 1:57 pm Joe Joyce joining Connacht from Bristol for the start the start of the 2023/24 season.
Why announce that now?
by paddyor
June 20th, 2022, 3:14 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 1313
Views: 102599

Re: Leinster Squad 21-22

NMcC: I suppose because it’s not really ‘a thing’. It’s not common for a male athlete to come out in sport, nevermind professional rugby, and it’s probably something that I didn’t want to believe or accept myself either. No idea where he'd get an idea like that. Certainly not someone in the Irish m...
by paddyor
June 19th, 2022, 12:27 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Top 14 21/22
Replies: 28
Views: 2194

Re: Top 14 21/22

Arguably, the Six least entertaining teams in the three NH Leagues qualified for the three finals. Montpellier come through to play Castres, following the Prem kick-fest between Leicester & Sarries and the all SA URC final of Bulls & Stormers. Certainly doesn't look too encouraging for team...
by paddyor
June 18th, 2022, 8:36 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: United Rugby Championship
Replies: 662
Views: 51122

Re: United Rugby Championship

Dexter wrote: June 18th, 2022, 8:33 pm
riocard911 wrote: June 18th, 2022, 8:28 pm FT: Stormers 18-13 Bulls. And sure isn't that good for the URC, as we wouldn't want the Bulls dominating?---
Sounds like it was sh*te
I enjoyed it. But mad at times but a very physical game with a lot of drama.
by paddyor
June 18th, 2022, 8:34 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: United Rugby Championship
Replies: 662
Views: 51122

Re: United Rugby Championship

Congrats to the stormers, better team in the second half.
by paddyor
June 18th, 2022, 8:10 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: United Rugby Championship
Replies: 662
Views: 51122

Re: United Rugby Championship

LeRouxIsPHat wrote: June 18th, 2022, 7:57 pm How on earth did Brace miss Roos joining that maul illegally?! He had to run in front of Brace and hit it at a incredible speed so don’t know how his eyes wouldn’t have been drawn to him, then joined ahead of the ball carrier AND at the side. Crazy.
Yeah henshaw must be screaming at the telly