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    Originally posted by Yatenga View Post

    lets not get paranoid here - Ryan and Zebo vs Sexton and O'Brien. But every case is unique right?
    madigan was picked for ireland after announcing he was leaving too...

    o'brien, sexton, madigan... what had they in common, i wonder..... and ryan and zebo, what have they in common....

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      Originally posted by Yatenga View Post

      Exactly Zebo was not picked for the 2018 Six nations because he would not be available for the 2019 RWC. Everybody knows Ireland prioritize the RWC and Six nations in of itself is only important as prep for that competition.
      Not sure what happened with Zebo's contract ins and outs but wasn't Jonny allowed to go to France and still get picked?
      Or was that when Rog was still number 1 anyway?
      Anyway Zebs leaving has only opened the door for Stocky and Larmour to be fast tracked which can only be a good thing as they were the future anyway. Zebo is only 28 though.
      I think he was silly to leave and maybe it was his ego that was the problem?

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        if we believe Joe that overseas players can be picked if they are good enough, how does he explain roux, dillane and holland in the squad over ryan? he can play games about having better wingers than zebo, but the second row injury crisis makes a laugh of his insistence that no one is ruled out.

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          Originally posted by Zyvis View Post

          Not sure what happened with Zebo's contract ins and outs but wasn't Jonny allowed to go to France and still get picked?
          Or was that when Rog was still number 1 anyway?
          Anyway Zebs leaving has only opened the door for Stocky and Larmour to be fast tracked which can only be a good thing as they were the future anyway. Zebo is only 28 though.
          I think he was silly to leave and maybe it was his ego that was the problem?
          why? he has a good life, earning lots of money in a cool city. that someone else chooses not to select him based on geography, is not his fault.

          what's the problem with his ego?

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            I think there is already a Zebo thread? There are a number of reasons Zebo wasn't picked for the last six, including JS not liking the look of him but has anyone forgotten how well he was playing at the time. Any how Donners is a much bigger loss!

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              Originally posted by hellovating View Post
              why? he has a good life, earning lots of money in a cool city. that someone else chooses not to select him based on geography, is not his fault.

              what's the problem with his ego?
              It was known he clashed with Schmidt and didn't fit in.
              Maybe he should have done what he was told and has a touch of the Cipriani about him.
              I'm only speculating mate but it's obvious there was something not right.
              He is a loss but as I say he has opened the door for an even more exciting player than himself to get gametime and bench spots: Larmour.

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                Originally posted by DABOSS View Post
                I think there is already a Zebo thread? There are a number of reasons Zebo wasn't picked for the last six, including JS not liking the look of him but has anyone forgotten how well he was playing at the time. Any how Donners is a much bigger loss!
                Agree.
                The original Mr. Ryan at lock was just coming into his own and then dissappeared.
                Maybe he knew just how good the new Ryan was and exited stage left, but can you imagine the two of them together, that would have been poetry.

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                  Originally posted by Zyvis View Post

                  Not gonna be all that bad, just windy - windy enough for the teams to keep it tight and put the lid on some of Russel's flash long passes maybe, and affect all the types of kicking
                  no heavy rain or even much rain at all apparently
                  "Not gonna be all that bad" There is a yellow weather warning for wind, its pissing rain from now till just before kick off and the wind chill will be -6 degrees.
                  Where are you from the Siberia

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                    Originally posted by DABOSS View Post

                    "Not gonna be all that bad" There is a yellow weather warning for wind, its pissing rain from now till just before kick off and the wind chill will be -6 degrees.
                    Where are you from the Siberia
                    The forecast I use is the one trawlermen use. There are many sh*yte ones about, such as yours obviously.
                    The weather at Murrayfield tommorow is for very light rain very early on until about 5am, then a gale peaking at about force 9 in the morning and tailing off later, with the temperature at about 4 celsius.

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                      Originally posted by Sulla View Post

                      SOB signing overseas, has to be dropped like a hot potato, because that's what happened to Zebo
                      He will still be available until after the World Cup same as Paul o Connell in 2015

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                        Originally posted by hellovating View Post

                        madigan was picked for ireland after announcing he was leaving too...

                        o'brien, sexton, madigan... what had they in common, i wonder..... and ryan and zebo, what have they in common....
                        And Paul O Connell but wait that doesn’t fit the conspiracy theory so let’s omit him from the list.

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                          Originally posted by Zyvis View Post

                          The forecast I use is the one trawlermen use. There are many sh*yte ones about, such as yours obviously.
                          The weather at Murrayfield tommorow is for very light rain very early on until about 5am, then a gale peaking at about force 9 in the morning and tailing off later, with the temperature at about 4 celsius.
                          There are over 8,000 apps for weather prediction. Different forecasters perform better on different measures, longer or shorter timeframes or in certain geographical regions. I use Weather underground, Accu weather, Windy and BBC App (for ease of use). Most raw data comes from two main sources the Met office and Meteo Group, individual Apps use their own algorithms based on different forecast models with different levels of detail. Some use specialist meteorologists for specific areas.
                          Therefore Trawlermen Forecast is probably ideal for the North Sea but may not be ideal for predicting inland weather.

                          BTW: 4 celsius in a force 9 is actually minus -2.7:-7.4 celsius depending on the calculator you use

                          BBTW: I was only having a bit of fun

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                            Originally posted by Joe Konys barmy army View Post

                            He will still be available until after the World Cup same as Paul o Connell in 2015


                            These "rules" that apparently don't exist tend to change every time there is a new development in players moving foreign. Zebo being available for the RWC or not was never given as a reason for his omission from the national side.

                            The only thing that is consistent in the application of selection criteria towards players is that Leinster players can do as they please and still get picked.

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                              Originally posted by lawrence View Post



                              These "rules" that apparently don't exist tend tend to change every time there is a new development in players moving foreign. Zebo being available for the RWC or not was never given as a reason for his omission from the national side.

                              The only thing that is consistent in the application of selection criteria towards players is that Leinster players can do as they please and still get picked.
                              Paul o Connell didn’t play for leinster, he mainly turned out for Munster. see below

                              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_O'Connell

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                                I fear no matter what happens in the game tomorrow there will still be panic stations and doom-foolery

                                Even if the team put 30 on the Bagpipe men there will still be noise about Ireland being beatable and it's all over etc

                                I am the million man.

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