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  • HenryFitz
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    Originally posted by Red Hand Hero View Post
    Nothing visionary about simply not being a bitter tosser and enjoying Ireland's first victory in Paris in however many years and another precious Championship medal in the back-pockets of Irish legends like BOD, POC and D'Arcy who have sadly not had the international success their individual and collective contributions have merited.
    Still convinced you have the second sight? Psychics live are always looking for deluded fools. Generally as customers, but hey, there's always room for a charlatan who believes in himself.

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  • Benji
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    I think its going to be Henshaw, A young lad that Joe has had in the camp for nearly 8 weeks. I know the young lad and I was chatting him at the weekend. His been stepping into the 13 role a good bit when Brian wasnt around and has been working very hard on his game with Joe. His also said Brian's been great in helping him with stuff. His big disadvantage is not playing Heineken cup next year.
    Cave comes into it alright but will he be playing 13 for Ulster or will Payne. Of the two I think Payne is the most likely to make it.

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  • Reus
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    Originally posted by rathbaner View Post
    Munster still have to find a 13 and when Ealrs has been there (eg with Mafi) he was pulling up trees.

    O'Gara backed Earls for the role a few weeks ago saying 'I've seen what he can do in training over the years, Joe hasn't'

    So I wouldn't rule him out just because he was too young and inexperienced to replace O'Driscoll over the past four years nor because of the Leinster chant the Earls is a winger.

    15 Payne
    14 Bowe
    13 Earls
    12 Olding
    11 Zebo

    C'mon Joe are you taking notes here?
    Why did Munster buy Laulala and shunt Earls to the wing if he was "pulling up trees" at 13? Why did Deccie abandon the BOD/Earls centre partnership idea after one game? Presumably Deccie, McGahan and Penney have all seen what Earls can do in training as well yet came to the conclusion that centre wasn't his position?

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  • Red Hand Hero
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    Originally posted by HenryFitz View Post
    Hysterical. Man on internet forgets he is not empathic visionary, but just a sap with a computer.
    Nothing visionary about simply not being a bitter tosser and enjoying Ireland's first victory in Paris in however many years and another precious Championship medal in the back-pockets of Irish legends like BOD, POC and D'Arcy who have sadly not had the international success their individual and collective contributions have merited.

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  • jeepers
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    Originally posted by PARISHMAN1970 View Post
    Lots of praise for Donnacha Ryan from uncle Joe in this piece

    http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-na...h-was-obvious/
    Not appreciative enough to put him on the bench instead of the unused Jordi Murphy though! He even preferred Ruddock as the travelling sub, dropping Donnacha Ryan from the previous week.

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  • HenryFitz
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    Originally posted by Red Hand Hero View Post
    Jesus you must have been crying into your pint on Saturday night, quite sad really.
    Hysterical. Man on internet forgets he is not empathic visionary, but just a sap with a computer.

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  • Red Hand Hero
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    Originally posted by HenryFitz View Post
    Given all the shyte Joe talks in press conferences, I think you'd be unwise to assume anything. On the basis that Luke Fitz plays for Leinster and has been learning how to resource rucks for years, he's the most likely candidate. McFadden next. Then Brendan Macken.
    Jesus you must have been crying into your pint on Saturday night, quite sad really.

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  • HenryFitz
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    Originally posted by The Outlaw View Post
    Nope he's not because Earls will not be playing in the centre for JS. He'll be on the wing. It'll be Payne when he's available based on that above even thought I want to see an Irishman there
    Given all the shyte Joe talks in press conferences, I think you'd be unwise to assume anything. On the basis that Luke Fitz plays for Leinster and has been learning how to resource rucks for years, he's the most likely candidate. McFadden next. Then Brendan Macken.

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  • The Outlaw
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    Originally posted by rathbaner View Post
    Munster still have to find a 13 and when Ealrs has been there (eg with Mafi) he was pulling up trees.

    O'Gara backed Earls for the role a few weeks ago saying 'I've seen what he can do in training over the years, Joe hasn't'

    So I wouldn't rule him out just because he was too young and inexperienced to replace O'Driscoll over the past four years nor because of the Leinster chant the Earls is a winger.

    15 Payne
    14 Bowe
    13 Earls
    12 Olding
    11 Zebo

    C'mon Joe are you taking notes here?
    Nope he's not because Earls will not be playing in the centre for JS. He'll be on the wing. It'll be Payne when he's available based on that above even thought I want to see an Irishman there

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  • PARISHMAN1970
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    Lots of praise for Donnacha Ryan from uncle Joe in this piece

    http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-na...h-was-obvious/

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  • Major TNT
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    http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakin...re-625365.html

    Schmidt has been building Ireland’s new dynasty of outside centres to replace O'Driscoll for nine months.


    Ireland's head coach said Ireland have tried to “bleed as much as we can” out of the iconic centre in his final moments on the international scene.


    Schmidt wants to keep O’Driscoll close to the national set-up until the 35-year-old retires fully in the summer, following his 141st and final Test as Ireland saw off France 22-20 to claim the RBS 6 Nations title.


    Leinster stalwart O’Driscoll has already mentored Robbie Henshaw and Darren Cave in the Ireland squad, and Schmidt believes Ulster’s Jared Payne will be a definite contender.


    New Zealand-born Payne qualifies through residency in November, and Schmidt admitted the 28-year-old will be in immediate international contention.


    “To be honest the search for his successors started when I got the job, and he and I sat down,” said Schmidt.


    “There were pretty clear parameters about how long he would be available.


    “We’ve been doing that for the last nine months really, because we knew this day was coming.


    “We’ve tried to bleed him dry over the last six months, in camp sitting down with Robbie Henshaw and Darren Cave, talking through things as we’ve done them.


    “We’ve tried to bleed as much as we can out of him.


    “Brian would be the first to say that Les [Kiss] has brought a bit to his defensive game this season as well.


    “We’ve certainly been watching players, and I think both Robbie and Darren have profited from the time they spent working with Brian.


    “One of the real success stories as a group was how much those players brought.


    “We’d be delighted if Brian stayed reasonably close to the group, because of the character he is as well as the on-field intelligence he brings to the group.


    “I guess that depends a little on Sadie and Amy [O’Driscoll’s daughter and wife] and other commitments he might have beyond the end of the season.


    “I know right now his full focus will probably just be recuperating for a couple of weeks, then targeting several massive games coming up for his province.”


    Schmidt said “class player” Payne will do battle with the likes of Luke Fitzgerald, Fergus McFadden, Henshaw and Cave in the long-term fight for Ireland’s now-vacant 13 shirt.


    “Robbie Henshaw was almost whistled in every week during the tournament, because we were very much patched together at points and certainly for that last game,” said Schmidt.


    “There were some players who were starting to creak, as I said.


    “There are a few players who didn’t manage to finish training that week.


    “It did make preparation a little difficult, but those players knew they would be physically able to play, as long as we managed them carefully during the week.


    “And thankfully that was the case.


    “Robbie and Darren have been involved there.


    “Guys like Luke Fitzgerald who might play there a bit for Leinster, and came on and did a good job there against the All Blacks considering he hadn’t had a lot of time at centre.


    “Those sorts of guys, we’ll obviously keep an eye on as well.


    “And Jared Payne would definitely be another guy in the frame.


    “He’s a class player, an experienced player and he has a natural intuition on the field.

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  • rathbaner
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    Originally posted by whimpersnap View Post
    I don't think he'll be competing. The 11 shirt is Earls' to lose once he's fit.
    Munster still have to find a 13 and when Ealrs has been there (eg with Mafi) he was pulling up trees.

    O'Gara backed Earls for the role a few weeks ago saying 'I've seen what he can do in training over the years, Joe hasn't'

    So I wouldn't rule him out just because he was too young and inexperienced to replace O'Driscoll over the past four years nor because of the Leinster chant the Earls is a winger.

    15 Payne
    14 Bowe
    13 Earls
    12 Olding
    11 Zebo

    C'mon Joe are you taking notes here?

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  • The Word Is Born
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    Joe just name checked Henshaw, Cave and Fitz as probable 13s in the post BOD era.

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  • Mike Gibson
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    Interesting article - BOD spending extra time with Henshaw and Cave during 6N training sessions.

    http://www.independent.ie/sport/rugb...-30103228.html

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  • whimpersnap
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    Originally posted by Paddy Whac View Post
    Yesterday, Joe name checked the pretenders for the 13 jersey. Earls wasn't one of them so unless he pulls up trees next season for Munster he'll be competing for one of the wing positions for the Irish squad
    I don't think he'll be competing. The 11 shirt is Earls' to lose once he's fit.

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