Rugby- 2017 and onwards


#4932

Smithers brief dalliance as a rugby man appears to have come to an end. Looks like he’s back slumming it again with the scummy soccer crowd.


#4933

Lot of Spurs fans in the English soccer crowd that night.


#4934

Just a question mate


#4935

What sort of update were you expecting? I thought the criminal justice process in that case concluded well over 15 years ago.


#4936

Just want all our ducks in a row in case the scummy soccer crowd bring it up


#4937

Owen Farrells mother is an O’Loughlin, I’d say he has plenty of Irish on both sides. The Irish diaspora tended to play rugby league a lot more as it was a community who welcomed outsiders and the game itself suited the Irish who had played skillful native games.


#4938

So that would verify my point that the Irish diaspora in the UK never really got involved in rugby.


#4939

And of course players like Jim Staples and Simon Geoghegan, lads born and reared in London but who represented Ireland with distinction similar to Townsend, Morris etc in soccer though obviously without the same level of international success.


#4940

Townsend, Morris etc is a much longer list. I’m just comparing and contrasting, association football seems to have been infinitely more popular with the Irish diaspora in the UK than rugby union.


#4941

Fingal’s Kyran Bracken .


#4942

Two fine clampings you’ve handed down there.


#4943

How?

The numbers don’t stack up.


#4944

Commentators eye


#4945

Lorenzo Bruno Nero Dallaglio has an Italian father and an Irish mother. I imagine that’s a family background that @Cicero_Dandi could identify strongly with.


#4946

I know him quite well.
A thorough gentleman.


#4947

Do you know Mikey from the vulcan in Gorton?


#4948

I dont, but ill know a lad that does.


#4949

If he owes him a few bob he is fucked


#4950

Ill let him know.
Manchester has a world class supply of thuggery gangstery wankers.


#4951

Does Edward O’Donovan Crean count? A British Lion but never actually capped for his native England. That was the lot of Liverpool players back in the early 20th century when it came to selection for the national side. An anti North of England bias.