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4 years 11 months ago #27548 by connachtexile
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Emerging Ireland squad vs Russia is:

15- Johne Murphy (Young Munster/Munster)*
14- Craig Gilroy (Dungannon/Ulster)
13- Eoin Griffin (Galwegians/Connacht)*
12- Stuart McCloskey (Dungannon/Ulster)*
11- Andrew Conway (Blackrock College/Munster)*
10 - Ian Keatley (Young Munster/Munster)
9 - Paul Marshall (Ballymena/Ulster)

1- Callum Black (Malone/Ulster)*
2- Niall Annett (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)*
3- Michael Bent (Dublin University/Leinster)
4- Mick Kearney (Clontarf/Connacht)*
5- David Foley (UL Bohemians/Munster)*
6- Dominic Ryan (Lansdowne/Leinster)*C
7- Tommy O'Donnell (UL Bohemians/Munster)
8- Robin Copeland (Cardiff Blues)*

Replacements:
16- James Tracy (UCD/Leinster)*
17- John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster)*
18- Billy Holland (Cork Constitution/Munster) *
19- Sean Dougall (Dolphin/ Munster)*
20- Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster)*
21- JJ Hanrahan (UL Bohemians/Munster)*
22- Brendan Macken (Blackrock College/Leinster)*

That's a pretty strong team from 1 to 22.

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4 years 11 months ago #27549 by ConnachtCows
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Delighted to see Mick Kearney in there

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4 years 11 months ago #27559 by connachtexile
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Anyone know what time and channel they are showing the second Ireland vs Argentina game couldn't see it in the listings.

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4 years 11 months ago #27560 by pinky
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connachtexile wrote: Anyone know what time and channel they are showing the second Ireland vs Argentina game couldn't see it in the listings.

Sky Sports 2. Coverage at 1930.

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4 years 11 months ago #27561 by Ger C
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Both connacht players left out of match day squad for Saturday's game

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4 years 11 months ago #27563 by connachtexile
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Ireland XV to play Argentina: 15 Rob Kearney; 14 Andrew Trimble, 13 Fergus McFadden, 12 Darren Cave, 11 Simon Zebo; 10 Johnny Sexton, 9 Eoin Reddan; 1 Dave Kilcoyne, 2 Rory Best, 3 Mike Ross; 4 Devin Toner, 5 Paul O’Connell; 6 Rhys Ruddock, 7 Chris Henry, 8 Jamie Heaslip.

Replacements: 16 Rob Herring, 17 James Cronin, 18 Jack McGrath, 19 Iain Henderson, 20 Jordi Murphy, 21 Conor Murray, 22 Ian Madigan, 23 Noel Reid.

Two LH's on the bench. To be frank I think McFadden should be at 12 and Cave at 13. Good to see Herring getting a chance on the bench.

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4 years 11 months ago #27564 by phatguerilla
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Even if Rodney had a below par debut I still think you need him there ahead of a loosehead. Unless he is either injured or joe wants to see what would happen if disaster struck? Even that doesn't seem like a good reason for me. Marmion deserved another 20 minutes at least in my opinion. Noel Reid on the bench makes even less sense to me than bringing him over in the first place, I suppose McFadden covers 11-14 but not if he has to go off.

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4 years 11 months ago #27565 by connachtexile
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Even if Rodney had a below par debut I still think you need him there ahead of a loosehead. Unless he is either injured or joe wants to see what would happen if disaster struck? Even that doesn't seem like a good reason for me. Marmion deserved another 20 minutes at least in my opinion. Noel Reid on the bench makes even less sense to me than bringing him over in the first place, I suppose McFadden covers 11-14 but not if he has to go off.


The only thing I can think of is that Schmidt wants to look at everyone he's brought with them and give them all at least some gamtime but yes I'd rather Rod on the bench getting another 20. At least he hasn't done and EOS when he brought Peter Bracken over to Argentina and then not play him. That was simply ridiculous.

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4 years 11 months ago #27566 by salmson
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It's been suggested in the Mejia that if McGrath could play tighthead Ireland and Leinster could get their 2 best props on the pitch, and it's not like Rodney pulled up any trees last weekend, so fair enough on that count. That said, it sticks in the craw that Kilcoyne, who hasn't been much cop all season, gets promoted after being worse than useless last weekend.

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4 years 11 months ago #27567 by sea_point
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phatguerilla wrote: Even if Rodney had a below par debut I still think you need him there ahead of a loosehead. Unless he is either injured or joe wants to see what would happen if disaster struck? Even that doesn't seem like a good reason for me. Marmion deserved another 20 minutes at least in my opinion. Noel Reid on the bench makes even less sense to me than bringing him over in the first place, I suppose McFadden covers 11-14 but not if he has to go off.


Frankly it's an absolute bullsh*t call playing both Reddan & Murray particularly against this weakened Argentina side, what if anything new is Schmidt going to learn from the performance of either? After Marmion getting only 20 or so minutes between the four tests of this tour and the USA/Canada one last year, frankly it was a complete waste of his time and a golden opportunity to push on his development and test him properly at International level. Given the amount of rugby he has played in the last two seasons for us, he would probably have gotten more out of a proper break and a full pre-season.

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4 years 11 months ago #27569 by mary hinge
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If I was being mischievous I would suggest that Schmidt only gave Kieran that 20mins vs Argentina to make sure he didn't declare for Wales.

Fu@king ridiculous frankly having an injured Murray on the bench.

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4 years 11 months ago #27570 by Decadence
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mary hinge wrote: If I was being mischievous I would suggest that Schmidt only gave Kieran that 20mins vs Argentina to make sure he didn't declare for Wales.


He was already Irish qualified when he played for the Wolfhounds against the Saxons, so it wasn't that. Agree that he should be playing this weekend.

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4 years 11 months ago #27573 by Mucker
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Marmion has been better the Reddan all season and seen him off in both games against Leinster.
Not giving Marmion a run is just another way of saying you should be at a bigger club son.

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4 years 11 months ago - 4 years 11 months ago #27575 by salmson
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Anyone got the foggiest what's going on in Romania. Ireland were 52 nil up at the half and extended that to 66 before (as far as I can tell from the jumpy Romanian feed) the teams were taken from the pitch due to a lightning storm.

Did they get the game finished?

Edit: Feed up again with Uruguay game about to start - anyone got a final score?
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4 years 11 months ago - 4 years 11 months ago #27576 by Ger C
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On the IRB media site the score will stand as a full time score, match must have been abanded

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4 years 11 months ago #27578 by Mucker
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Thunder and Lightning about 20 minutes into the second half.

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