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    ROG on gift grub this morning. He’s in mighty form.

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      Originally posted by lawrence View Post

      Here’s how I see it (and without opening the debate because I’m willing to accept the reasoning / goal post moving) SOB who is leaving is still in contention apparently because he isn’t leaving until after the RWC. Zebo then was dropped immediately because he was gone by the time the RWC comes around.

      That means that the be all and end all of the national team is the RWC, it trumps everything and is the basis for all decision making.

      So as far as im concerned Joes tenure will be deemed a success or a failure dependant on the outcome of our QF. Picking up a 6N is all well and good but it’s second fiddle to the RWC, beating any side in the Autumn friendlies is way farther down the list.

      Everything is within his control, we know we have the quality and ability to beat anyone in a QF, so everything is on the line as far as I see it. It’s semi final or failure.
      Certainly for the last year or so, preparing for the RWC has been the priority. I think Joe, and the squad as a whole, are fully focused on Japan. Whether they will mount a serious challenge is another question.

      I have no problem with SOB going, if he shows good enough form in the build up. Right now he’s way off the standard. The biggest issue is that, with Leavy injured, we have no real standout alternatives. VdF is probably our best option. Jordi is ok. Maybe TOD could mount a late challenge (he’s the best carrier of the lot).

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        Which begs the question, Does anyone realistically think we are contenders for the RWC with no decent 7? Or even without two decent 7’s?

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          Originally posted by lawrence View Post
          ROG on gift grub this morning. He’s in mighty form.


          Linkie

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            Originally posted by lawrence View Post
            Which begs the question, Does anyone realistically think we are contenders for the RWC with no decent 7? Or even without two decent 7’s?
            No. Semi final at best imho.
            Yorn desh born, der ritt de gitt der gue,
            Orn desh, dee born desh, de umn bork! bork! bork!

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              when is vdf back?
              ​​​​​​#GiveLeinsterTheHCupNow

              Originally Posted by mr chips
              AG gets the responses he does because he is a journalist..

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                Originally posted by Miguel Sanchez View Post

                No. Semi final at best imho.
                If we get passed South Africa or New Zealand in the quarters we have a good chance to make the final, but that may be our stumbling block.

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                  Originally posted by lawrence View Post
                  Which begs the question, Does anyone realistically think we are contenders for the RWC with no decent 7? Or even without two decent 7’s?
                  If we beat Scotland in the first game we have 4 weeks to prepare for the losers of the NZ/SA game with likely to be Aus or Wales in the SF and then the winners of NZ/SA or Eng in the final

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                    Originally posted by In Joe we trust View Post

                    If we beat Scotland in the first game we have 4 weeks to prepare for the losers of the NZ/SA game with likely to be Aus or Wales in the SF and then the winners of NZ/SA or Eng in the final
                    Simples so, just beat Scotland and the rest looks after itself.

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                      Originally posted by AdolphusGrigson View Post
                      when is vdf back?
                      Saturday
                      “One, Fineen needs to be louder, angrier, and have access to a time machine. Two, whenever Fineen’s not on field, all the other players should be asking 'Where's Fineen?

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                        Originally posted by In Joe we trust View Post

                        If we beat Scotland in the first game we have 4 weeks to prepare for the losers of the NZ/SA game with likely to be Aus or Wales in the SF and then the winners of NZ/SA or Eng in the final
                        I don't see Ireland winning a Q FINAL v SA or Nz. Indeed on 2019 form they'll be fortunate to beat Scotland... Why'?

                        ​​​​​​this season's form
                        Some players aging e.g. best, kearney
                        sides have worked out how to play Ireland
                        poor form or options in some key positions e.g open side and no 8

                        unless Ireland can rediscover their form from 2018 they ain't gonna do much at the world cup imho....
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                        Munster were great when they were Munster.

                        alas they are just north munster now.......
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                          Toner will miss the Pro14 Final. Needs to have a scan to gauge the full extent of the injury he picked up on Saturday.

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                            Leo Cullen making reference to Glasgow Warriors players being Rangers supporters - that is very poor from Leo.
                            ​​​​​​#GiveLeinsterTheHCupNow

                            Originally Posted by mr chips
                            AG gets the responses he does because he is a journalist..

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                              Originally posted by AdolphusGrigson View Post
                              Leo Cullen making reference to Glasgow Warriors players being Rangers supporters - that is very poor from Leo.
                              If the boo fits, as they say........
                              I am the million man.

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                                Really poor from Irish Times - no criticism of Leos 'joke'

                                ​​​​​​Leinster will presumably be administering a severe arshe kicking to Leo and sending him out in front of the cameras to explain himself.
                                ​​​​​​#GiveLeinsterTheHCupNow

                                Originally Posted by mr chips
                                AG gets the responses he does because he is a journalist..

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