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by riocard911
June 25th, 2022, 3:38 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023
Replies: 156
Views: 4720

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

‘I wouldn't say I'm a world class operator but I never played a bad game for Ireland’ https://the42.ie/5799113 This is bonkers stuff from Munster and the IRFU: they keep Archer and let Ryan go to England, despite the fact, that the latter proved himself at Test level to Joe Schmidt and Ireland have ...
by riocard911
June 23rd, 2022, 7:01 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?
Replies: 30
Views: 935

Re: S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?

Yeah. Putting SA in the Heineken Cup is the audition. Now all it takes is a few years without someone shitting the bed. France will get light touch until the RWC, then law changes and/or refereeing interpretations will hobble the giant forwards somewhat. If we want to beat them in the RWC we won't ...
by riocard911
June 23rd, 2022, 6:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Business stories
Replies: 8
Views: 119

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 riocard911
June 22nd, 2022, 9:42 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?
Replies: 30
Views: 935

Re: S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?

I reckon NZ need to get Asia-Pacific Champions and Challenge Cups going with Oz, Japan and the Pacific Islanders. Japan has to be where the big money for rugby in Asia is.
by riocard911
June 21st, 2022, 3:59 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?
Replies: 30
Views: 935

Re: S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?

SA rugby is a juggernaut, no question. I still think though, that the Irish provinces are in a better position with Saffer teams in our league than without. I could be wrong, but I feel an IRFU/SARU alliance is more advantageous to Irish rugby long term than the alternative, the provinces becoming p...
by riocard911
June 21st, 2022, 1:00 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 1313
Views: 102409

Re: Leinster Squad 21-22

Which socks will Adam wear - blue, green or one of each?
by riocard911
June 20th, 2022, 3:01 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 1313
Views: 102409

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 riocard911
June 20th, 2022, 12:51 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: RFU reviewing “Swing Low”
Replies: 47
Views: 3903

Re: RFU reviewing “Swing Low”

Marcus Smith's "flat pass" back inside for the first English try looked forward to me. Is this a thing, that England outhalves simply get a bye from the officials when repeating the same foul play e.g. Smith with his "borderline" forward passes and Faz óg with his equally "b...
by riocard911
June 19th, 2022, 10:50 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens
Replies: 1642
Views: 124778

Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

Dave Cahill wrote: June 19th, 2022, 5:29 pm He probably won't get one, but Skelton deserves a very lengthy ban for his deliberate act of foul play.
Looked bad alright. The guy was out cold. Skelton had to hold him up otherwise he'd have keeled straight over.
by riocard911
June 18th, 2022, 8:28 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: United Rugby Championship
Replies: 662
Views: 51078

Re: United Rugby Championship

FT: Stormers 18-13 Bulls. And sure isn't that good for the URC, as we wouldn't want the Bulls dominating?---
by riocard911
June 18th, 2022, 7:39 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: United Rugby Championship
Replies: 662
Views: 51078

Re: United Rugby Championship

Stormers draw level - 10-10. 46 mins.
by riocard911
June 18th, 2022, 7:37 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: United Rugby Championship
Replies: 662
Views: 51078

Re: United Rugby Championship

Bulls get a peno at the start of the second half - 3-10.
by riocard911
June 18th, 2022, 7:16 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: United Rugby Championship
Replies: 662
Views: 51078

Re: United Rugby Championship

HT: STO 3-7 BUL
by riocard911
June 18th, 2022, 6:36 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: United Rugby Championship
Replies: 662
Views: 51078

Re: United Rugby Championship

Bulls off to some start!!! 0-7 after 5 mins.
by riocard911
June 18th, 2022, 6:22 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens
Replies: 1642
Views: 124778

Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

Oldschoolsocks wrote: June 18th, 2022, 6:14 pm
tigerburnie wrote: June 18th, 2022, 5:27 pm Well we won it, not pretty, but I'll take a 3-0 win over 33-34 loss any day.
Enjoy the win TB,
Yeah, well done. Sarries looked like they were gonna try and steamroll yiz, but Leicester weren't having any of it. Very impressive.
by riocard911
June 18th, 2022, 6:04 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens
Replies: 1642
Views: 124778

Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

OTT wrote: June 18th, 2022, 6:01 pm
riocard911 wrote: June 18th, 2022, 5:56 pm Anyone know what the wings symbol under the Saracens name on the jerseys and on Mark McCall's t-shirt represents? Anything to do with the Paras?
It’s the clothing brand Castore, they do a few football teams as well like Newcastle United.

As in their logo.
Didn't know that. Thx.
by riocard911
June 18th, 2022, 5:56 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens
Replies: 1642
Views: 124778

Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

Anyone know what the wings symbol under the Saracens name on the jerseys and on Mark McCall's t-shirt represents? Anything to do with the Paras?
by riocard911
June 18th, 2022, 5:07 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens
Replies: 1642
Views: 124778

Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

OTT wrote: June 18th, 2022, 4:50 pm Fair f%~ks to the artist formerly known as Flakey Freddie Burns.
Big time! Anyone else find Ben Earls' "wide-eyed and crazy" routine extremely tiring?
by riocard911
June 18th, 2022, 9:54 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Trends
Replies: 153
Views: 17654

Re: Trends

The World Rugby proposals as to how they intend giving the TMO an interactive role with the Referee should be extended to the Stadium audience who deserve to have the spectacle, they have paid a premium to attend, made available for their "participation". The TV audience, at present, get ...
by riocard911
June 17th, 2022, 8:44 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: United Rugby Championship
Replies: 662
Views: 51078

Re: United Rugby Championship

I'm up for The Stormers!!!