Six Nations 2019


#702

At least it’s cleared up now and you can stop peddling the myth that rugby is popular.


#703

That must have been frightfully discommoding for your friends.


#704

What did your extraordinary friends do?


#705

What about the extraordinary ones?


#706

Sigh.
When i said ordinary, i meant non man city youth academy ,but carry on.


#707

Irfu wont sign anyone on big bucks that wont be availavle for rwcw23


#708

RWCW23?
Rugby World Cup in Wheelchairs 2023?

Plenty of candidates to sign up so.


#709

So there’ll be a big exodus of lads after the world cup?


#710

How many of them will def not be around for 2023? Depends where in contract cycle they are too. Id say IRFU would be glad to get some off payroll but a good agent will have hedged that


#711

Caelan Doris will be captain by then.


#712

Sean o Brien is probably 3rd choice seven when everybody is fit and in form. At his age I’d be surprised if the irfu offered him a contract.


#713

He’s hardly played 10 games a season in the last 3 or 4 years more power to him if LI will pay him that he would have only been on a Leinster contract after the WC


#714

A fit and on form O’Brien was one of only 2 Irish players to start all 3 Lions games against NZ 2 years ago, man of the match in the 2nd game. Its debatable if he will ever be fit and on form again but if he was there is no 7 in Ireland that can lace his boots.


#715

Two years ago is a long time in rugby. Leavy is vastly superior nowadays.


#716

Ahem … Speak for yourself buddy. I was an exceptional 7


#717

O’Brien has had a bad run of injuries so is neither fit or on form but it’s possible he could have a good run again. Leavy at his best hasn’t shown anything like the level O’Brien has got to.


#718

Levy has had SOB level games.

But SOB did it for longer.


#719

What’s been cleared up, that you’re ignorant of the size of India and Pakistan? It was always pretty clear that you weren’t the most knowledgeable.


#720

The IRFU made that mistake between the 2011 and 2015 cycle and won’t again. They also can afford to be more ruthless these days and not take risks.


#721

http://www.itsrugby.co.uk/player-international-5350.html

To back up my earlier point SOB has played only 52 games between Leinster and Ireland from the start of the 2014 season. A great player when fit but too injury prone and the IRFU certainly didn’t get bang from their buck over the last 5 years