Six Nations 2019


#582

Glad to see Fua Leiofi given the same respect as all others, I always felt uncomfortable with the undertones when I saw him listed simply as B. Aki. Put the richly deserved OBE title after R. D. Best there and I’d say you have it spot on.


#583

Good to see Joe and the brains trust have added some ballast to the back row.


#584

It’s nice of them to list their AIB league teams and their home country clubs as well.

Are these lads actually active (sic) members of two Rugby clubs?


#585

This match will be won in the war room.


#586

I think the rules around that are gone fairly relaxed, just as you can pick whichever country you want to play with I think you can now be a member of as many clubs as you want. Furlong is down for New Ross, O’Brien is down for 2 clubs. You used to have to be registered with a club in the province you play for, so Cronin is Mary’s rather than Shannon but now I see Carbery is still Clontarf. The key for the IRFU is to pat as many of the clubs as possible on the head whilst at the same time kicking the stool out from under them.


#587

Noted for future reference.


#588

I’d say the ledger is bursting with records of “posts to be replied to” if the team of us win again, eh @gilgamboa?!!

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#589

Where’s Henderson or Beirne at? — Toner is grand at the line-out but I dont know if he’s giving us enough overall?


#590

Id have been of the opinion that toners main talent was being very tall,but he made a huge difference when he came on in the autumn games and Ive changed my mind. He is a world class second row.


#591

There you go … When we are winning he looks good , as plan A is working — Does he give us enough when it’s not working?


#592

Dunno bud, weve only ever lost once.


#593

I dont know much about rugby but if he’s really world class i’m fairly sure he’d be in the first row.


#594

Henderson and Beirne are both injured which is quite unfortunate because its quite a step down to Quinn Roux


#595

is there not an Irish lock who could play there?


#596

Holland, Dillane. I don’t know why he keeps going back to roux. Didn’t Schmidt originally source him as a project player?


#597

Eh, his name is Quinn Red mate. How Irish do you want?


#598

Quinn is a monster scrummager.


#599

Manfred Mann is a big fan of his.

When Roux signed back in 2013, the IRFU’s head of recruitment apparently said “when Quinn the second row gets here, everybody’s gonna jump for joy”.


#600

bit too flaky for me … or is that choux?


#601

Another first minute try for England and Jonny May.