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Post by Pot Hale Mon Mar 28, 2022 3:21 am

First topic message reminder :

In addition to three tests, Ireland are playing 2 non-test matches against NZ Māori.  Farrell plans to take an expanded squad as a result that will allow him see a few other non-regulars perform. The newer ones may only be required for the 2 NZ Māori matches

Assuming current injuries allow some players to travel, the touring squad will likely include most of the 6N picks plus some more - up to say 42 players.  
Ireland will likely win two of the matches and things will likely go to the third test to decide matters.

Forwards 22
7 Props - Furlong, Porter, Bealham, O’Toole, Loughman?
3 Hookers - Sheehan, Herring, Heffernan?
6 Locks - Ryan, Henderson, Beirne, Baird, Treadwell, J McCarthy?
6 B/rows - VdF, Conan, Coombes, Doris, O’Mahony, Timoney? Prendergast?
Backs 20
4 SH Gibson-Park, Murray, Casey
4 10s Sexton, Carbery, H Byrne?
5 Centres Aki, Henshaw, Ringrose, Hume? Frawley?
7 Back-threes - Keenan, Lowe, Hansen, Lowry? J O’Brien?


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Post by Poorfour Sat Jul 16, 2022 7:38 pm

The card was yellow because it was deemed a passive soak tackle and so a lower level of danger.

Big call for Ireland to go for the corner now, though.
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Post by Poorfour Sat Jul 16, 2022 7:40 pm

Excellent choices from Herring there.
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Post by westisbest Sat Jul 16, 2022 7:43 pm

Tense last 10+ mins

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Post by Rugby Fan Sat Jul 16, 2022 7:45 pm

Is it wrong of me to start looking at score updates, because watching the match itself is unbearable?

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Post by tigertattie Sat Jul 16, 2022 7:46 pm

NZ have deffo lost their magic cloak of getting all the decisions.

Just look at that knock on. JGP knocked it on and the scrum has been set 15yards down the park where the ball landed, not where he knocked it on
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Post by Poorfour Sat Jul 16, 2022 7:51 pm

In earlier years, you’d have backed the All Blacks to be able to score twice at the death, but these guys look just as likely to give away a silly penalty or turnover
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Post by tigertattie Sat Jul 16, 2022 7:53 pm

RDW wrote:Holy crap Jordan is quick!

You’d have moved that as a winger eh

Could see someone pointing looking for a kick to the left corner, he just went “nahhhhhh” and turned on turbo mode
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Post by Poorfour Sat Jul 16, 2022 7:55 pm

Ireland’s last ditch defence has been phenomenal. I can’t see two tries coming in the last 4 minutes as things stand
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Post by doctor_grey Sat Jul 16, 2022 7:55 pm

Just woke up - It's 5:00am here. Ireland have the 4-try bonus Point!!!!!
How cool.

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Post by mikey_dragon Sat Jul 16, 2022 7:56 pm

Murray’s passing looks really slow.

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Post by bsando Sat Jul 16, 2022 7:57 pm

Wow what a performance from Ireland. Best I've ever seen them play. Massive respect for Farrell and his coaching team.

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Post by No 7&1/2 Sat Jul 16, 2022 7:57 pm

Lol. NZ are shocking.

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Post by Poorfour Sat Jul 16, 2022 7:57 pm

Lovely to see Sexton so happy
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Post by tigertattie Sat Jul 16, 2022 7:57 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:Murray’s passing looks really slow.

Not as slow as the NZ replacement 9
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Post by Collapse2005 Sat Jul 16, 2022 7:58 pm

We did it!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by No 7&1/2 Sat Jul 16, 2022 7:58 pm

My only regret here is that Robertson is going to get the job sooner than I'd hope ie before he's had a go with England.

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Post by Duty281 Sat Jul 16, 2022 7:59 pm

Very good from Ireland over this series. I hope they haven't done that thing where they peak in a non-World Cup year.

NZ in a crisis. Their worst run in decades, could get even worse.

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Post by tigertattie Sat Jul 16, 2022 7:59 pm

NZ are just looking clueless

What’s the odds of gatland or Robertson getting a call on Monday?
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Post by RDW Sat Jul 16, 2022 7:59 pm

The ABs are usually the team with the greatest rugby intelligence. Now they're taking a tap pen in the own 22 with a minute left.

This is definitely the weakest I've seen the ABs in my entire time watching rugby!

Huge credit to Ireland - they've absolutely brought it this series. Who would want to play them in the WC...!

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Post by mikey_dragon Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:00 pm

Well done Ireland!

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Post by FerN Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:01 pm

Well done Ireland!

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Post by mikey_dragon Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:01 pm

RDW wrote:Huge credit to Ireland  - they've absolutely brought it this series. Who would want to play them in the WC...!

Everyone. They’ve peaked too soon….

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Post by doctor_grey Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:01 pm

Must have been a great game throughout. Massive congrats!!!!

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Post by Old Man Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:02 pm

Well done Ireland, I believe if you can maintain this momentum you will be a serious threat at RWac 2023. Very happy for you, especially the players.

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Post by formerly known as Sam Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:03 pm

A series win in NZ, not many NH players have that on their CV. Fantastic result and will send confidence through the roof ahead of the world cup next year.

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Post by Collapse2005 Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:03 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:
RDW wrote:Huge credit to Ireland  - they've absolutely brought it this series. Who would want to play them in the WC...!

Everyone. They’ve peaked too soon….

I really wouldnt care. Ireland have now won their last two SH series tours. Better record than the Lions.


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Post by westisbest Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:04 pm

Wow. What a series win. Didn’t see that coming 2 weeks ago.
Great play from all, especially Beirne.

Fair play to Farrell and the coaching staff.

History has been made.
Brilliant.

Not to early for a pint of Guinness Wink guinness

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Post by Rugby Fan Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:06 pm

That was outstanding by Ireland.

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Post by Galted Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:08 pm

There'll be a lot of drunk people in Dublin this morning. And now they'll have a result to celebrate.
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Post by Rugby Fan Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:14 pm

Three Red Kings:

Peter O'Mahony wasn't crying, he was just expressing liquid anger through his eyeballs.

https://twitter.com/threeredkings/status/1548231897876115456

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Post by FerN Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:18 pm

Ireland will start the week as the new world number one on the rankings I think

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Post by George Carlin Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:20 pm

Come oooooon me paddy cousins!!!! Yahoo
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Post by tigertattie Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:21 pm

George Carlin wrote:Come oooooon me paddy cousins!!!! Yahoo

Careful now

Mind they are in our group for the next world cup
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Post by ebop Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:38 pm

Congratulations Ireland 👏🏼

Nice to see the Irish players/coach and fan reaction and what it meant

Better team by far, enjoy the historic series win in NZ, not a big list and it was well earned. Accurate, passionate, some nice backline play to score tries tonight, key turnovers…just good execution at the right times.

From an AB fan perspective, pretty abysmal tbf, the 2nd half tonight was the only time they started to play as they should.
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Post by TheMildlyFranticLlama Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:53 pm

That first half performance was epic. Phenomenal work Ireland, enjoy it lads clap

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Post by Heaf Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:54 pm

Congrats Ireland - well deserved series win.

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Post by doctor_grey Sat Jul 16, 2022 9:29 pm

Nothing big happened here - except turning the Rugby world on its head! The RWC is looking more and more interesting and interestinger....

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Post by RiscaGame Sat Jul 16, 2022 9:45 pm

Fantastic result. I did think I may have to eat my words about favourites for a while there, but Ireland did ride the storm out very well.

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Post by mikey_dragon Sat Jul 16, 2022 10:13 pm

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mikey_dragon wrote:
RDW wrote:Huge credit to Ireland  - they've absolutely brought it this series. Who would want to play them in the WC...!

Everyone. They’ve peaked too soon….

I really wouldnt care. Ireland have now won their last two SH series tours.

Just kidding. I think Ireland are as good as they have been for the last 2 years, maybe now only slightly better.

I’ll stick my neck out and say, France have peaked too soon. They’ll bottle it on home soil at the World Cup.

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Post by Collapse2005 Sat Jul 16, 2022 10:25 pm

I’m sure no one will agree but I reckon Sexton has been the best player in the world this year. He has only lost one match which he was winning when he went off injured.

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Post by theslosty Sat Jul 16, 2022 11:19 pm

Not everything has to be about the RWC, let's enjoy this win on its own merits 🍺
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Post by The Oracle Sun Jul 17, 2022 12:29 am

Peaked too early!

Haha, only joking. Didn’t see the game unfortunately, but I’ve got nothing but respect for that series win out there. Absolutely incredible. Congrats Ireland. Superb result. Chapeau! clap
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Post by Pot Hale Sun Jul 17, 2022 12:48 am

Collapse2005 wrote:I’m sure no one will agree but I reckon Sexton has been the best player in the world this year. He has only lost one match which he was winning when he went off injured.

I think Josh van der Flier is ahead of him on that front. He's been phenomenal - a player transformed in the last 12-18 months.
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Post by MichaelT Sun Jul 17, 2022 12:59 am

And both of those didnt go on the Lions tour. Not a coincidence in my eyes.

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Post by Collapse2005 Sun Jul 17, 2022 1:22 am

Both should have gone though in my view.

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Post by Collapse2005 Sun Jul 17, 2022 1:24 am

Pot Hale wrote:
Collapse2005 wrote:I’m sure no one will agree but I reckon Sexton has been the best player in the world this year. He has only lost one match which he was winning when he went off injured.

I think Josh van der Flier is ahead of him on that front.  He's been phenomenal - a player transformed in the last 12-18 months.

Yes VdF and Aldritt will be the favorites but Id love to see Sexton get it.

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Post by Rugby Fan Sun Jul 17, 2022 1:32 am

Collapse2005 wrote:Both should have gone though in my view.
Eggchasers Podcast rule: if you say someone should be in a squad, then you also have to drop someone.

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Post by majesticimperialman Sun Jul 17, 2022 1:40 am

Well played Ireland, really really chuffed for you.

I could nor believe it when i saw the score at half time with NZ only scoring 3 points.

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Post by Collapse2005 Sun Jul 17, 2022 2:06 am

Rugby Fan wrote:
Collapse2005 wrote:Both should have gone though in my view.
Eggchasers Podcast rule: if you say someone should be in a squad, then you also have to drop someone.


You could have dropped any of the 4 10s that were selected. Sexton is better than all of them in my view. He has beat the ABs 6 times now. He is just the sort of 10 you want for really tight high pressure series.

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Post by MichaelT Sun Jul 17, 2022 2:24 am

Collapse2005 wrote:Both should have gone though in my view.

Possibly, but would they have been so effective this season with that extra 6 or 7 weeks last year? Lancaster was on the BBC rugby podcast a few weeks ago and said having a pre season really helped Sexton. Think there might be some truth in it.

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