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    Originally posted by sewa View Post
    I hope ROG apoligises this week for last weeks article
    Nothing to apologise for. He discussed it in rugby terms, said he felt for his friend, and noted it was a big, but brave, call. It's a world away from the shrieking nonsense we saw from the IT or Indo.

    Hell, even the Welsh felt he was balanced, and they were positively complimentary about Donal Lenihan's piece.

    Whisper it quietly, but the Exa's putting some good stuff out there on rugby atm.
    Ceterum censeo INM irrumandum esse.

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      Originally posted by rathbaner View Post
      It's true though, we have a great front row. The Ireland second row, three massively talented youngster in the back row in CJ, TOD and POM, and then Murray, Zebo & Earls who are matchwinner players. Then Jones, Downey, KCLL, Conway, Hurley, and maybe Heever the Cleaver to come in.
      It's gonna be a cracker of a season if they're all fit.
      So much carry-win. So, so much carry-win.
      Ceterum censeo INM irrumandum esse.

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        Originally posted by TokyoMunster View Post
        Sigh, I'll take the bait. You're kidding right? Why should he apologize for his opinion? I haven't been here long but I'm actually kind of worried about you. You can't be this starved for any kind of attention surely? I'm so worried, I actually googled the number of the Samaritans for you (1850609090) They're waiting to give you their full attention. Just don't talk about rugby and you'll be grand
        It was divisive and unnecessary melodramatic ****. A player got dropped, build a bridge ffs
        My computer thinks I'm gay
        What's the difference anyway
        When all the people do all day
        Is stare into a phone

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          It was his honest opinion which he is paid to give. Who wants to read a bunch of bland platitudes about how at the end of the day, it's the result that matters? We just all need to row in behind the lads. You can read that kind of bollix anywhere. ROG has always called it like he saw it and it's part of the reason why we love him. He should be very proud of that piece. It's honest, interesting, incisive and well written. Now, if you really want a legitimate target there's a certain G Hook who should apologise just for being an oxygen thief. Get on to him.
          Originally posted by sewa View Post
          It was divisive and unnecessary melodramatic ****. A player got dropped, build a bridge ffs

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            ROG's brief being extended to include player recruitment after 2 weeks

            O’Gara given transfer brief as he earns early praise at Racing Metro

            The former Munster outhalf has been brought in the the French club’s new coaches to offer a fresh perspective.

            Yesterday, 5:19 PM 7,279




            Image: Emily Sleeve - RM92

            RONAN O’GARA IS into his second week with the Racing Metro coaching staff and his brief is already expanding.
            The former Munster and Ireland outhalf was initially announced as a skills and youth coach with the French Top 14 side but he will also be coaching a backline that includes Juan Imhoff, Jamie Roberts, Benjamin Fall and Jonny Sexton.
            New Racing coaches Laurent Labit and Laurent Travers, who moved to Paris from Castres after guiding them to Top 14 title success, gave their first press conference. They confirmed that O’Gara’s duties will be split between the senior team, the club’s training centre with the youth team and player scouting.
            Labit said, “We wanted, after eight years of working together, to try and challenge ourselves and to incorporate a fresh, outside view. The idea was mainly to bring in an individual with a sharper eye for skills and technique.”
            The 45-year-old has also asked O’Gara to identify talent from the youth ranks and in players abroad to strengthen Racing’s championship challenge in the coming years. The Parisian side finished in sixth last season, just a point back from the league playoffs, but were eliminated after the pool stages in the Heineken Cup. They were thumped 29-6 by Munster in January but an injured O’Gara missed the match. Labit revealed:
            [O'Gara's] work will primarily focus on the business sector, even if the players are already confirmed this season. Vitally, at the training centre, Ronan will have a very important job to do. As you can see in France, there is a real lack of individual talent and skill when compared with other nations.”
            Labit, who had a 17-year playing career in France, believes O’Gara’s vast experience can help with areas such as restarts, passing, goalkicking and both grubber and strategic. “We have a big deficiency, today, in these areas across France. It is with this in mind that Ronan has joined us.”


            http://thescore.thejournal.ie/ronan-...e=twitter_self

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              Originally posted by jeepers View Post
              O’Gara given transfer brief as he earns early praise at Racing Metro

              The former Munster outhalf has been brought in the the French club’s new coaches to offer a fresh perspective.

              Yesterday, 5:19 PM 7,279




              Image: Emily Sleeve - RM92

              RONAN O’GARA IS into his second week with the Racing Metro coaching staff and his brief is already expanding.
              The former Munster and Ireland outhalf was initially announced as a skills and youth coach with the French Top 14 side but he will also be coaching a backline that includes Juan Imhoff, Jamie Roberts, Benjamin Fall and Jonny Sexton.
              New Racing coaches Laurent Labit and Laurent Travers, who moved to Paris from Castres after guiding them to Top 14 title success, gave their first press conference. They confirmed that O’Gara’s duties will be split between the senior team, the club’s training centre with the youth team and player scouting.
              Labit said, “We wanted, after eight years of working together, to try and challenge ourselves and to incorporate a fresh, outside view. The idea was mainly to bring in an individual with a sharper eye for skills and technique.”
              The 45-year-old has also asked O’Gara to identify talent from the youth ranks and in players abroad to strengthen Racing’s championship challenge in the coming years. The Parisian side finished in sixth last season, just a point back from the league playoffs, but were eliminated after the pool stages in the Heineken Cup. They were thumped 29-6 by Munster in January but an injured O’Gara missed the match. Labit revealed:
              [O'Gara's] work will primarily focus on the business sector, even if the players are already confirmed this season. Vitally, at the training centre, Ronan will have a very important job to do. As you can see in France, there is a real lack of individual talent and skill when compared with other nations.”
              Labit, who had a 17-year playing career in France, believes O’Gara’s vast experience can help with areas such as restarts, passing, goalkicking and both grubber and strategic. “We have a big deficiency, today, in these areas across France. It is with this in mind that Ronan has joined us.”


              http://thescore.thejournal.ie/ronan-...e=twitter_self

              How popular would ROG be if he were to persuade one of our bright young ( Zebo, POM, Murray etc) things, that the future is in France. ??

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                Originally posted by leftwinger View Post
                How popular would ROG be if he were to persuade one of our bright young ( Zebo, POM, Murray etc) things, that the future is in France. ??
                remember he wants to coach munster one day so he's not going to cause too many ructions here .. what he should consider is those french colony countries for france-eligible players .. remember Zebo's dad came from one of those countries. Remember the french league is bringing in foreign player restrictions akin to those in Ireland over the next few years.
                Plato: \"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.\"

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                  Originally posted by leftwinger View Post
                  How popular would ROG be if he were to persuade one of our bright young ( Zebo, POM, Murray etc) things, that the future is in France. ??
                  ROG could destroy a few clubs/countries with the money Racing has I see Leigh 1/2 is already being linked with them. All he has to do then is make sure that all the Welsh lads are flogged coming up to a 6Ns!

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                    Originally posted by lahinch_lass View Post
                    remember he wants to coach munster one day so he's not going to cause too many ructions here .. what he should consider is those french colony countries for france-eligible players .. remember Zebo's dad came from one of those countries. Remember the french league is bringing in foreign player restrictions akin to those in Ireland over the next few years.
                    He'll rob all the non Cork players so that Munster will be 'echt' Corkish. The bollix!
                    Munster – Champions of Europe 2006, 2008, 2020.

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                      Excellent bit of business by RM though. What a treasure trove of information, as well as a coach they've got. And for a song too from what he said on that Radio 5 Live interview.
                      Munster – Champions of Europe 2006, 2008, 2020.

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                        Originally posted by rathbaner View Post
                        Excellent bit of business by RM though. What a treasure trove of information, as well as a coach they've got. And for a song too from what he said on that Radio 5 Live interview.
                        They haven't win a game yet....

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                          slightly off-topic.. but I think this is the most appropriate location .. fota Wildlife park have named their Cheetah cub ROG - http://thescore.thejournal.ie/fota-w...e=twitter_self
                          Plato: \"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.\"

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                            Originally posted by lahinch_lass View Post
                            slightly off-topic.. but I think this is the most appropriate location .. fota Wildlife park have named their Cheetah cub ROG - http://thescore.thejournal.ie/fota-w...e=twitter_self


                            is this because cheetahs are so fast and very efficient at getting their prey to the ground?

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                              Originally posted by lawrence View Post
                              is this because cheetahs are so fast and very efficient at getting their prey to the ground?
                              Nah - he's the best cub they have for kicking the corners and keeping the cheetah/cheating pack going forward.

                              (gets coat)
                              \"God gave me the talent but the forwards gave me the ball\" - Jannie De Beer

                              \"I hesitate to use words like spiritual or religious, but to see what rugby means to Munster people is very moving\" Shaun Payne

                              I look back on 2008 at the Millennium Stadium as the highlight of my career because, although being capped by New Zealand and playing for the All Blacks was fantastic, this was special. - Doug Howlett

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                                Apparently the great man is bringing out a new autobiography! Extracts in the times today

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