Rugby 2016/17


#3667

Referee was shocking

If you pull down a maul on the line and give a penalty how is it not a yellow and a penalty try?


#3668

Cheika is a tramp, also. Deliberately sent his players out to injure and/or provoke key Irish players.
The ends justify the means but rather than kick at goal to go 4 points ahead I wondered at the time if Ireland would have been better served kicking into the corner and winding down the clock. That last minutr or two were very nervy.


#3669

Best shape ever heading into the World Cup year?


#3670

16 months to go … who knows what may happen …


#3671

Yeah I thought they should have gone to the corner and wind the clock down and try win another penalty but it was some kick from Sexton.


#3672

Don’t rate Marmion myself but I believe Luke McGrath is good back up to Murray. Doesn’t have the complete skill set like Murray but a good back up nonetheless


#3673

True enough, the wheels could come off before then but looking stronger then in the past.


#3674

Can’t really afford anything to happen to Murray or Sexton tbh


#3675

Just listening to Saturday Sport on the radio. Pat Fenlon, obviously not a rugby man, but he made a valid point that the current state of England, compared to where they were 16 months ago, ought to be a warning for the Irish set up. It can go awry so very quickly.


#3676

True but that England team were never anything special. Joe S’s main issue is trying to keep ahead with the tactics, and the fact that Johnny S might be a bit over the hill by the time the WC comes around.

Great series win for Ireland and the game last night was gripping. Referee was pretty poor, for both sides in the end though gave Aus more. Doubly delighted to see the Aussies beaten, and the Cheika chump put in his box. The VAR for the pass at the end was ludicrous, and I was listening to the Aussie commentary, they couldn’t bring themselves to say what was blatantly obvious from the first replay - they went al silent, then a couple of mumbled comments like “maybe just caught a finger there…?” :rofl:

Far too easy for the ABs, could easily have scored 60.


#3677

Great off the field signing for Leinster


#3678

He’s a fully qualified doctor isn’t he?! :thinking:


#3679

Yep. Got his Doctorate in UCD IIRC


#3680

And now he’s feckin wastin it. I’d say his mammy is raging - not to mention his daddy after the cost of putting him through medicine. Shocking.


#3681

Won All Ireland Sigorsen Cup with UCD.


#3682

Was that not Socrates …

[Brazilian footballer as distinct from the philosopher who actually played Fitzgibbon]


#3683

Thought it was Zico for Trinity?


#3684

Great achievement to
Win series in oz but hard to believe with all that pocession we were outscored 6-3 on tries over the series …


#3685

#3686

Some abs on the chap. And he’s 40!