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    Will we ever beat them do you think? I just watched a couple of youtube vids of us v them. I think we're doomed, we're not going to beat them ever again. And that is just the way it is.

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    #2


    Originally posted by SkibRed
    we're not going to beat them ever again.
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    We(Irl) have never beat them! So I persume you mean Munster[img]smileys/wink.gif[/img]?
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      #3
      Wheres your Positive Mental Attitude on this glorious Friday afternoon.

      Paris World Cup Final, October 2007. The All Blacks 38 inch biceps will start imploding, meaning they cant play and Ireland win by Default..

      De-Fault! De-Fault! De-Fault!

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        #4

        Originally posted by LLCOOLJ14

        Originally posted by SkibRed
        we're not going to beat them ever again.
        [img]smileys/sad.gif[/img][img]smileys/sad.gif[/img][img]smileys/sad.gif[/img]

        We(Irl) have never beat them! So I persume you mean Munster[img]smileys/wink.gif[/img]?
        Well spotted. I'll change my post. Munster winning makes Irelands record against them even more shameful.

        O'Sullivan out!

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          #5


          we'll meet them in the world cup QF in Cardiff and beat them...I just know it.


          No seriously its depressing to think we have the best Ireland team in decades andwe still can't beat the all blacks. They are like 'the borg' off star trek, everytime you think you have the technology to beat them they adapt and kick the s***e out of you.


          We need to encourage Pacific Islanders to come and settle here and breed with the locals thereby producing a new generation of hybrid Pacific Islander/Irish rugby players who will be a match for anyone

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            #6


            sorry if already posted somewhere else


            but at least they can maybe see the possibilty of it



            <H2 =clear>All Blacks should fear the rise of the Irish</H2>
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            <H2>Paul O'Connell: Simply the best</H2>
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            @@@@SPAN id=intelliTXT>With the Rugby World Cup just months away, questions are beginning to get asked as to who - if anyone - can knock New Zealand off their pedestal in France 2007.

            New Zealand have been hotly tipped as favourites to lift the Webb Ellis Trophy for only the second time in their World Cup history. They first won it way back in 1987 in the first World Cup ever held, but even though they have remained a dominant force on the world scene, the All Blacks have failed to return the sacred rugby trinket to their trophy cabinet.

            However, it has been said - and with good reason - that this is the Men in Black's year and it will take a miracle to stop Graham Henry's team. The Springboks are the only team to have beaten New Zealand in the past two years - other teams have come close, but eventually were no match for captain Richie McCaw and his team-mates.

            But there is a team that should cause Henry and his troops sleepless nights. A team glowing in talent from prop to the last man on the bench. A team that has grown in confidence and stature over the last few years and a group of men that will put their body on the line to win the game for their cherished homeland at all costs. This team certainly doesn't need the 'luck of the Irish' to get them a victory, they can win games quite comfortably on their own. The team is Ireland.

            If there is any team that can lift their game over and beyond the mighty All Blacks when it counts, it has to be the men in green with their mixture of flair and Irish pluck.

            The two countries are set to line up against each other in the World Cup quarter-finals in Cardiff on October 6, should results go the way as pundits predict them to.

            Should France beat Ireland in the pool stages - a scenario the Irish would be looking to avoid - then O'Driscoll will lead his men into the Millennium Stadium for the gripping north versus south battle. Should Ireland win their fiendishly difficult pool, we are all set up for a probable Ireland v New Zealand final in Paris, going on current form.

            Ireland already have an early advantage in the fact that they are closer to home than New Zealand are. Although still on foreign soil, the Irish will be better acquainted with the weather conditions and playing surface, and will enjoy more support.

            Head to head, the Irish boast some of the top (if not the top) players on the international rugby scene. THe All Blacks are matched in many positions, bettered in some. Think Paul O'Connell and Brian O'Driscoll at lock and centre.

            But gone are the days where the Irish would rely on individual performers to make or break a victory for them. Everyone is now putting up their hand to do the relevant damage for their team. The side is a stronger unit than ever before. United they stand, united they fall. They have felt what it is like to win, but more importantly - they have felt what it is like to lose.

            The taste of a loss such as the recent one to France is certainly a bitter pill to swallow for any side, but it makes you look back and seek improvements on what went wrong and how to rectify it. This will work in Ireland's favour.

            Moreover, the Irish present the combative challenge that helped South Africa to their victories. If a team like the All Blacks can finally have moves shut down, line-outs stolen, scrums wheeled and kicks charged down, we're in for an entirely different ball game. Ireland have the capability of making the opposition think twice before they make their moves. All it takes is confidence, power and s
            Always

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              #7
              lets try and beat France first, shall we...
              He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck either, but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.

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                #8
                If we cant beat France, we will not beat NZ. Fact!
                Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again (like picking Gordon D'Arcy) and expecting different results.
                Albert Einstein

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                  #9
                  let's not count our eggs before the cock has roosted lads.

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                    #10
                    ..em, Argentina being discounted too.....hate these articles.

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                      #11
                      Scotland would do me at the moment - too many people taking this one for granted[img]smileys/mad.gif[/img]
                      \'For he that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart\'.
                      Henry V - Battle of Agincourt 1415

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                        #12


                        The All Blacks are way ahead. You'd have to admit that their second team would be good enough to get to a world cup final. Their choice of players is scary...


                        first team: woodcock, oliver, hayman; jack, williams; collins, mccaw, so'oialo; kelleher, carter; mauger, smith; gear, rokocoko, mcdonald


                        second team: sommerville, mealamu, tialata; robinson, eaton; thorne, masoe, lauaki;weepu/ ellis, mcallister;nonu, toeava; howlett,sivivatu, muliaina


                        But that said Schalk Berger and Victor Matfieldwill beback for South Africa for the tri-nations and more than willing torattle a few All Blacksbefore they reach France. Without McCaw/ Carter they could become beatable - with them they will win no questions.

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                          #13

                          Originally posted by scourge

                          we'll meet them in the world cup QF in Cardiff and beat them...I just know it.


                          No seriously its depressing to think we have the best Ireland team in decades andwe still can't beat the all blacks. They are like 'the borg' off star trek, everytime you think you have the technology to beat them they adapt and kick the s***e out of you.


                          We need to encourage Pacific Islanders to come and settle here and breed with the locals thereby producing a new generation of hybrid Pacific Islander/Irish rugby players who will be a match for anyone
                          It seems we have found a way to do just that with the pacific Islanders, according to rumour at any rate. I have heard that Wanderers have come up with Samoans with Irish qualifications. Something to do with Denis O'Briens research in the matter with his latest telecom business in Fiji and Samoa. Not sure how true it is, but thats the story.
                          Hello friends in Brussels. Baldy here

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                            #14
                            That Izzy Dagg is some party animal:


                            All Black stars in the dock over sleeping pill cocktail binge at 2011 Rugby World Cup
                            New Zealand rugby chiefs have admitted Cory Jane and Israel Dagg ‘let themselves down’.


                            NEW ZEALAND RUGBY chiefs have admitted two prominent All Blacks abused prescription sleeping pills during the 2011 Rugby World Cup, but denied the practice was commonplace among professional players.
                            New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) chief executive Steve Tew said Cory Jane and Israel Dagg “let themselves down” when they took pills on a night out in Auckland just before the All Blacks’ quarter-final against Argentina.
                            He denied the drug abuse, details of which only emerged from media reports, had been covered up, saying it was dealt with at the time.
                            “The incident that occurred that night was at a level that was dealt with internally by the team, we weren’t covering anything up,” he told reporters.
                            At the time, reports said the pair went on a drinking binge at an Auckland bar and were seen swaying and slurring their words.
                            Radio New Zealand reported that players were mixing sleeping pills with alcohol or energy drinks to achieve an amphetamine-like high that does not breach doping codes.
                            It said that Jane and Dagg were not the only All Blacks to take such sleeping pill cocktails and the practice remained “prevalent at Super Rugby level”.
                            New Zealand WCUP Rugby World Cup France
                            Cory Jane and Israel Dagg.
                            Source: Ross Land
                            Tew disputed this, saying the NZRU had not encountered any more cases since the World Cup, which the New Zealanders went on to win.
                            However, he said the organisation had surveyed coaches, doctors and others involved in elite rugby to see if they were aware of any issues.
                            “Our guys live in a very tight environment for a long period of time,” he said. “While we don’t know about everything that happens in a team environment, it is hard to keep too many secrets.”
                            He said the NZRU had no plans to introduce testing for sleeping pills, a move Australia’s National Rugby League adopted this week.
                            Tew said that when properly prescribed by medics, sleeping pills had a legitimate function helping players adjust to the high level of travel in Super 15 rugby, which involves games in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.
                            “It would be a big call to take sleeping pills out of our tool kit for teams travelling through multiple time zones constantly many times a year when you are expected to perform the next day in a very physically demanding game,” he said.
                            - © AFP, 2014

                            http://www.thescore.ie/all-blacks-da...70684-Mar2014/
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                              #15
                              This thread is a sad reminder of the good ole days.
                              The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

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