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by Oldschoolsocks
May 22nd, 2021, 9:49 pm
Forum: British and Irish Lions
Topic: 2021 Lions
Replies: 164
Views: 8967

Re: 2021 Lions

I'd love to see all the touring squad vaccinated to be honest. Unfortunately, the finger waggers would lose their mind at it, so not gonna happen. I think they should be. If the main reason for not cancelling is because of the money the whole thing is worth then it makes sense to me that the money ...
by Oldschoolsocks
May 21st, 2021, 10:08 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs
Replies: 195
Views: 11425

Re: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs

Re being called out for his physicality by the Lions coach Gatland is not an honest commentator, he’s been spewing shite for decades now so you can’t use that as an argument. Ah the old Tag Team routine. I was wondering when you would pile in. So you're saying I can't cite Gatland's lack of credibi...
by Oldschoolsocks
May 19th, 2021, 7:55 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs
Replies: 195
Views: 11425

Re: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs

Look, it's simple. Cronin is 35, looks jaded physically and scrummaging has always been the weakest part of his game. Baird is 21, and has shown quite a few times this season that for all his carrying prowess, he's very much learning his trade as a second row. Ryan is a fine second row, but not nec...
by Oldschoolsocks
May 19th, 2021, 7:52 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs
Replies: 195
Views: 11425

Re: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs

Is this the same Ryan who was in packs that scrummaged as part of Grand Slam, Champions Cup and All Black matches and all of the first victorious 24 games of his career when he was 21? Are you now suggesting he was only ever a passenger in those scrummaging packs and not an integral part of them? N...
by Oldschoolsocks
May 17th, 2021, 8:40 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Irish Depth Chart 2020-21
Replies: 41
Views: 3968

Re: Irish Depth Chart 2020-21

Eric O'Sullivan made a very strong statement last night in his scrum work opposite Tagdh Furlong. Despite the disparity in the shrove coming through the respective second-rows, O'Sullivan was clearly on top of Furlong in three successive second-half scrums and Furlong was penalised on one for drivi...
by Oldschoolsocks
May 15th, 2021, 10:55 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Tallaght RFC Forever Home Campaign
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Re: Tallaght RFC Forever Home Campaign

Logorrhea wrote:
May 15th, 2021, 10:18 am
link not working?
Cheers, fixed now
by Oldschoolsocks
May 15th, 2021, 8:44 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Tallaght RFC Forever Home Campaign
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Tallaght RFC Forever Home Campaign

Tallaght RFC Forever Home Campaign Tallaght Rugby Club was set up in 2002 as part of the “Tallaght Project”, an IRFU initiative designed to introduce rugby in non-traditional areas. Over the last 19 years the club has come on leaps and bounds with the inclusion of a second senior men's team, a women...
by Oldschoolsocks
May 13th, 2021, 3:21 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs
Replies: 195
Views: 11425

Re: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs

Still think the signing of Gopperth was MOC's biggest mistake. As a club we turned our back on Mads, a home grown lad with huge potential, but with workons, in favour of a middle of the road kiwi 10 who while good enough to win the Pro 12 was never going to win Europe. Sweet jesus. How do people st...
by Oldschoolsocks
May 12th, 2021, 11:45 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs
Replies: 195
Views: 11425

Re: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs

ronk wrote:
May 12th, 2021, 11:20 pm
Madigan looked fine from the outside but fell down the pecking order (sometimes falling hard, and usually with controversy) at Leinster, Bordeaux, Bristol and now Ulster.

I wish him success, but I wouldn't want us to take a chance on him.
What controversies
by Oldschoolsocks
May 8th, 2021, 12:00 pm
Forum: British and Irish Lions
Topic: 2021 Lions
Replies: 164
Views: 8967

Re: 2021 Lions

Squidge actually presents a convincing case here: https://youtu.be/K9RAX2z0WXQ
by Oldschoolsocks
May 8th, 2021, 11:57 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 35502

Re: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm

First, Ryan isn’t having a good season, but then Lawes isn’t having a season at all and Hill is nowhere near the same level. This revisionist rubbish about Ryan based on a mediocre injury interrupted season and triggered here by trash-talker Gatland’s comments are laughable. Gatland is not a sincer...
by Oldschoolsocks
May 7th, 2021, 11:35 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 35502

Re: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm

Ask an England supporter if Ryan lacks a "nasty streak", not the Irish media. I only remember that aggression in one match V England in Twickenham. I just think he could be more aggressive. Anyway, I was asking you lot, not an England supporter First, Ryan isn’t having a good season, but then Lawes...
by Oldschoolsocks
May 7th, 2021, 2:38 pm
Forum: British and Irish Lions
Topic: 2021 Lions
Replies: 164
Views: 8967

Re: 2021 Lions

Some really odd calls in that squad. I am delighted for Conan, he has had an Alan Quinlanesque career to date, and all fit may not even make the Leinster squad for the big games. These are the type of selections which I really like. I think 8 Irish players is about right for where that Irish team i...
by Oldschoolsocks
May 7th, 2021, 9:39 am
Forum: British and Irish Lions
Topic: 2021 Lions
Replies: 164
Views: 8967

Re: 2021 Lions

Some really odd calls in that squad. I am delighted for Conan, he has had an Alan Quinlanesque career to date, and all fit may not even make the Leinster squad for the big games. These are the type of selections which I really like. I think 8 Irish players is about right for where that Irish team i...
by Oldschoolsocks
May 6th, 2021, 8:20 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 35502

Re: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm

fourthirtythree wrote:
May 6th, 2021, 6:18 pm
Ask an England supporter if Ryan lacks a "nasty streak", not the Irish media.
I only remember that aggression in one match V England in Twickenham. I just think he could be more aggressive.

Anyway, I was asking you lot, not an England supporter
by Oldschoolsocks
May 6th, 2021, 5:16 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 35502

Re: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm

According to ROC, Gatland said that La Rochelle's physical dominance on Sunday was a factor in Ryan not going, and that Leinster have been beaten up regularly in the biggest games. Ouch! Definitely not untrue, Ryan is a big unit does he lack a nasty streak? anyone who allows himself to be shoe'd ly...
by Oldschoolsocks
May 6th, 2021, 5:14 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 35502

Re: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm

According to ROC, Gatland said that La Rochelle's physical dominance on Sunday was a factor in Ryan not going, and that Leinster have been beaten up regularly in the biggest games. Ouch! Definitely not untrue, Ryan is a big unit does he lack a nasty streak? He carried our pack against Saracens a fe...
by Oldschoolsocks
May 6th, 2021, 3:34 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 35502

Re: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm

LeRouxIsPHat wrote:
May 6th, 2021, 3:29 pm
According to ROC, Gatland said that La Rochelle's physical dominance on Sunday was a factor in Ryan not going, and that Leinster have been beaten up regularly in the biggest games.

Ouch!
Definitely not untrue, Ryan is a big unit does he lack a nasty streak?