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by betty swallocks
May 4th, 2021, 5:15 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Connacht v Leinster Rainbow Cup Sat 8/5 19.35
Replies: 179
Views: 7105

Re: Connacht v Leinster Rainbow Cup Sat 8/5 19.35

Henshaw has never played against Connacht and that won't change this weekend. He'll rest up for the Lions.
by betty swallocks
May 1st, 2021, 12:53 pm
Forum: British and Irish Lions
Topic: 2021 Lions
Replies: 134
Views: 5310

Re: 2021 Lions

I think Kelleher will tour and be on the test side. Furlong, Porter, Ryan, Beirne, Cooney, Murray, Henshaw, and Aki should also be confident of being selected.
by betty swallocks
April 30th, 2021, 2:04 pm
Forum: British and Irish Lions
Topic: 2021 Lions
Replies: 134
Views: 5310

Re: 2021 Lions

I think Ringer won't make it at 13. If Tuilagi doesn't make it back from injury in time, then I see Aki travelling with Henshaw outside him at 13 being the Test with Slade and Jonathan Davies also touring.
Surely John Cooney will tour!
by betty swallocks
April 27th, 2021, 12:36 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Connacht 2019/20/21
Replies: 288
Views: 25465

Re: Connacht 2019/20/21

Agree King he is a reliable scrummager (it was obvious Connacht had problems in the scrum once he was replaced) and maybe it was just an off-day in the tackle stakes. Friend must see something in Duggan given he's letting McAllister go and is backing him as the competition to Buckley for the startin...
by betty swallocks
April 24th, 2021, 8:00 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Connacht 2019/20/21
Replies: 288
Views: 25465

Re: Connacht 2019/20/21

Daly excellent again at 12. I hope Farrell was watching Blade who had a great game. Dillane is at the top of his game, and Oliver at 7 had his best game of the season. On the debit side Duggan missed countless tackles and Carty was once again very poor.
by betty swallocks
March 23rd, 2021, 4:06 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Pro 14 Final vs Munster, March 27th. 5pm. @ The RDS.
Replies: 830
Views: 36465

Re: Pro 14 Final vs Munster, March 27th. 5pm. @ The RDS.

mildlyinterested wrote:
March 23rd, 2021, 3:17 pm
if we don't have money to re-sign Toner, we certainly don't have it to sign Ryan.
Donnacha Ryan off to Vannes in Pro D2.
by betty swallocks
March 21st, 2021, 7:26 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: 6 Nations 2021
Replies: 902
Views: 41258

Re: 6 Nations 2021

Has Genge been cited yet? Is there a time limit within which he must be cited? He's a reprehensible little thug.
by betty swallocks
March 15th, 2021, 4:11 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Rumour Mill
Replies: 11439
Views: 770522

Re: Rumour Mill

Ealing Trailfinders in for Cian Kelleher?? There can't be anything in that surely.
by betty swallocks
March 14th, 2021, 9:29 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: 6 Nations 2021
Replies: 902
Views: 41258

Re: 6 Nations 2021

Lowe needs a rest and a reboot - it just isn't happening for him. Though the suggestion that he should never play for Ireland again is quite the knee-jerk reaction. If we ditched every player who took a while to get going at international level, then the top of the Irish caps chart would look very ...
by betty swallocks
March 4th, 2021, 7:25 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21
Replies: 995
Views: 47615

Re: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21

Munster's parlous financial position, O'Mahony's talismanic status within the Munster rugby family, and the decision to take his costs centrally rather than offload to Munster are behind this 2 Year deal IMHO. He was never going anywhere else and I would wager even though he's been offered a 2 Year ...
by betty swallocks
February 15th, 2021, 4:06 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: 6 Nations 2021
Replies: 902
Views: 41258

Re: 6 Nations 2021

Little point in Murray/Sexton being involved against Italy, so a selection of Cooney and Carty at 9 and 10 with Casey and Frawley/H Byrne at 21 and 22 makes sense.
by betty swallocks
January 2nd, 2021, 11:26 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21
Replies: 995
Views: 47615

Re: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21

McElroy, Burns, McCloskey, and Timoney particularly good tonight. Both Scannell's prove yet again they are not Pro14 standard and to think there have been calls recently that Casey and Healy be fasttracked to the Irish squad. Really?
by betty swallocks
December 30th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster and scrumhalf development
Replies: 183
Views: 13655

Re: Leinster and scrumhalf development

Nick McCarthy back from Munster?
by betty swallocks
December 15th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Connacht 2019/20/21
Replies: 288
Views: 25465

Re: Connacht 2019/20/21

If Boyle carries his current hugely impressive form through Christmas and the interpros, then it will be hard for Farrell to leave him out of the Six Nations squad, especially with Deegan and Conan out of the picture and Rhys Ruddock's face not fitting for whatever reason.
by betty swallocks
November 30th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Andy Farell's Reign of Terror
Replies: 189
Views: 28098

Re: Andy Farell's Reign of Terror

When does Pat Lam's contract with Bristol expire?
by betty swallocks
October 28th, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: France vs Ireland, 31 Oct - 8pm
Replies: 77
Views: 4845

Re: France vs Ireland, 31 Oct - 8pm

Given the grunt imperative, Farrell may actually start with Roux as I would be very worried about a Porter/Beirne scrummaging combo vs that French pack. Beirne could then add a little mobility off the bench later once the physicality markers have been laid down. Franno mightn't like it, but it would...
by betty swallocks
October 4th, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4886
Views: 364922

Re: A whiff of Cordite

Couldn't agree more on the lack of an article on the upcoming international squad. Does the Sindo have anything today?
by betty swallocks
September 21st, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Pro 14 2020-2021 season
Replies: 128
Views: 7765

Re: Pro 14 2020-2021 season

Twist wrote:
September 20th, 2020, 11:52 pm
Athlone maybe?
Athlone/Buccaneers are aligned to IRFU Connacht, so don't think this is a runner.
by betty swallocks
September 7th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: *** updated *** frawley is not moving to munster.
Replies: 49
Views: 2430

Re: frawley to munster?

Frawley may be going out on loan alright, but I wonder might we have the destination wrong. With Carty soon to spend eight weeks in the Irish set up, Frawley would start for Connacht.
by betty swallocks
August 25th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 70774

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

Two medical jokers - one at No10 as well.