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  • Squeaky Bum Time approaches

    Squeaky Bum Time approaches

    (By Piquet - not my work!)
    1/2

    That time of the season so beloved of Sir Alex Ferguson is coming into view.

    There will have to be major rule changes next year, given that of all the Premiership teams, only one, Saracens, are not in the bottom half of their Pool.
    Peculiarly enough, of the ten fixtures in Round Four, only three had different results from the previous Round.
    Significant gaps have developed in three of the pools and the first four casualties...
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  • Piquet's Half Time Analysis

    Piquet's Half Time Analysis

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    Right, we’re at the Halfway stage both in the Head to Head games and overall.

    In the old days, if you lost your first match, you didn't win the Heineken Cup. Munster put a stop to that in 2006. Then, if you lost your first two matches, you were out. With the change in format to allow three rather than two Pool runners up go through, that went by the wayside two years ago courtesy of Bath.

    Gerry Thornley in the Irish Times had an interesting article last week...
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  • World Cup: it's not easy being green

    World Cup: it's not easy being green

    by SYRIANA

    The Rugby World Cup is a matter of weeks away and the various squads are being finalised by managers from Canada to New Zealand. The favourites are, predictably, New Zealand and pre-tournament speculation is rife. ...
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  • On the Road again with McGahan's Fusiliers

    On the Road again with McGahan's Fusiliers

    by JOEYFANTASTIC

    Munster finished the 2010/2011 season as league champions, scored another famous victory over an International side and made it to a semi-final of a European Competition, why then, are many fans questioning where Tony McGahan is leading Munster rugby?...
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  • The Hybrid Rower - Part 3, the Irish Hybrid

    The Hybrid Rower - Part 3, the Irish Hybrid

    by HUGONAUT

    One of the positions of most interest and competition in the Irish world cup squad is that of the fourth second row spot. Is there even a fourth spot? In 2007, O’Sullivan selected three second-rows: O’Connell, O’Callaghan and O’Kelly...
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  • The Hybrid Rower - Part 2

    The Hybrid Rower - Part 2

    by HUGONAUT

    The French league is still pre-eminent for providing the scope for enormous brutes to experience the full range of demands put on back five forwards over the course of the season, but there are individuals scattered across the globe...
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  • The Hybrid Rower - Part 1

    The Hybrid Rower - Part 1

    by HUGONAUT

    In theory, it’s hard to argue against the logic of the hybrid rower - a big strong athlete who is physically strong enough to survive the tight grind of scrummaging and mauling, tall enough to act as a primary lineout option...
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  • Squeaky Bum Time approaches
    by mr chips
    (By Piquet - not my work!)
    1/2

    That time of the season so beloved of Sir Alex Ferguson is coming into view.

    There will have to be major rule changes next year, given that of all the Premiership teams, only one, Saracens, are not in the bottom half of their Pool.
    Peculiarly enough, of the ten fixtures in Round Four, only three had different results from the previous Round.
    Significant gaps have developed in three of the pools and the first four casualties...
    9th-January-2019, 11:35
  • Piquet's Half Time Analysis
    by mr chips
    (1/2)
    Right, we’re at the Halfway stage both in the Head to Head games and overall.

    In the old days, if you lost your first match, you didn't win the Heineken Cup. Munster put a stop to that in 2006. Then, if you lost your first two matches, you were out. With the change in format to allow three rather than two Pool runners up go through, that went by the wayside two years ago courtesy of Bath.

    Gerry Thornley in the Irish Times had an interesting article last week...
    13th-December-2018, 22:12
  • World Cup: it's not easy being green
    by ozoyo
    by SYRIANA

    The Rugby World Cup is a matter of weeks away and the various squads are being finalised by managers from Canada to New Zealand. The favourites are, predictably, New Zealand and pre-tournament speculation is rife. ...
    16th-August-2011, 07:54
  • On the Road again with McGahan's Fusiliers
    by ozoyo
    by JOEYFANTASTIC

    Munster finished the 2010/2011 season as league champions, scored another famous victory over an International side and made it to a semi-final of a European Competition, why then, are many fans questioning where Tony McGahan is leading Munster rugby?...
    8th-August-2011, 06:45
  • The Hybrid Rower - Part 3, the Irish Hybrid
    by ozoyo
    by HUGONAUT

    One of the positions of most interest and competition in the Irish world cup squad is that of the fourth second row spot. Is there even a fourth spot? In 2007, O’Sullivan selected three second-rows: O’Connell, O’Callaghan and O’Kelly...
    6th-August-2011, 13:53
  • The Hybrid Rower - Part 1
    by ozoyo
    by HUGONAUT

    In theory, it’s hard to argue against the logic of the hybrid rower - a big strong athlete who is physically strong enough to survive the tight grind of scrummaging and mauling, tall enough to act as a primary lineout option...
    6th-August-2011, 13:44
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