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5 years 1 month ago #27395 by connachta
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Noel Reid in Argentina, does it mean McSharry has his chance for Emergin' Ire?

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5 years 1 month ago #27396 by connachtexile
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Ah You to make the Argentina tour as Moore is forced to withdraw


Fair play to Rod the Bod. Hope he gets capped but it will be a great experience for him. EE and McFarland have a right to say I told you so.

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5 years 1 month ago #27397 by phatguerilla
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Noel Reid?? Ah here, I wasn't one for the whole Joe has a leinster bias until now but that's a crazy pick.

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5 years 1 month ago #27398 by ummm,
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7 tries in 15 games at centre? Not that crazy at all.

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5 years 1 month ago #27399 by phatguerilla
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5 of those were against treviso and zebre, one against dragons and one against glasgow.

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5 years 1 month ago #27400 by Craic Head
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I have to say that I thought it was a Leinster based decision, can't say that it would have been the first name on my list.

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5 years 1 month ago #27401 by phatguerilla
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www.irishrugby.ie/ireland/31934.php#.U4ulHChvokQ

Just saw this on the irfu site, big surprise but obviously a personal decision.

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5 years 1 month ago #27402 by connachtexile
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Noel Reid?? Ah here, I wasn't one for the whole Joe has a leinster bias until now but that's a crazy pick.


Have to agree. Surely J.J. Hanrahan would be in front of him? Reid isn't a bad player but he strikes me as an unfinished article. That said Joe has a good eye for talent but think he's got it wrong here. Obviously hope I'm wrong.

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5 years 1 month ago #27403 by sea_point
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connachtexile wrote:

Noel Reid?? Ah here, I wasn't one for the whole Joe has a leinster bias until now but that's a crazy pick.


Have to agree. Surely J.J. Hanrahan would be in front of him? Reid isn't a bad player but he strikes me as an unfinished article. That said Joe has a good eye for talent but think he's got it wrong here. Obviously hope I'm wrong.


Not just down to pecking order, but injury/availability too of course..
From my sources in the know, Reid has been Leinster's most improved back this season...

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5 years 1 month ago #27404 by connachtexile
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He's looked good and seems to found his position as a 12 rather than a ten and with the lack of centres in Ireland it's probably a good idea to bring him so he gets used to the systems but I just think Hanrahan is ahead of him in the curve at the moment.

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5 years 1 month ago #27416 by connachtexile
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McCarthy out of the emerging Ireland squad with injury. Donnacha Ryan now captain. Barry Holland, Ricky Lutton and Stuart McCloskey added to it. Will intrigued to see how McCloskey does I've being impressed when ever I've seen him play.

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5 years 1 month ago #27437 by connachtexile
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Does anyone know if the Ireland vs Argentina match is being televised? Can't see it in the papers.

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5 years 1 month ago #27440 by ConnachtCows
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connachtexile wrote: Does anyone know if the Ireland vs Argentina match is being televised? Can't see it in the papers.


Sky Sports 1 are showing it live at 19:40 on Saturday. I'm only watching for Rodders and Marmion

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5 years 1 month ago #27442 by connachtexile
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Thanks Connachtcows gonna be in Belfast for it so gonna have to run around and try and find a pub for this. Really looking forward to this tbh.

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5 years 1 month ago #27446 by Ger C
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Both connacht players named on the bench for Saturday's game.

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5 years 1 month ago #27447 by phatguerilla
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Looking forward to the game, but even without Argentina's reserves there are some concerns. Not sure about Henderson behind Ross. The backrow is underpowered. Jones does not impress me although he has his moments he doesn't seem consistent.

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