[2018 November Tests] Ireland v Italy (3/10/18)

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  1. The Alpha Bro

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    Venue: Soldier Field
    Time: 20:00 (Irish time)

    "10 days in advance of the game he posts the thread? He's way too early, the feckin eejit!"

    You'd think that right? Well, Italy named their team yesterday...

    ITALY (v Ireland, Soldier Field, Chicago, 3pm, 8pm Irish time): L Sperandio; M Bellini, M Campagnaro (capt), L Morisi, G Bisegni; C Canna, T Tebaldi; N Quaglio, L Bigi, T Pasquali; M Fuser, G Biagi; J Meyer, A Steyn, R Giammarioli.

    Replacements: O Fabiani, C Traore, J Zilocchi, M Lazzaroni, F Ruzza, J Tuivatti, G Palazzani, I McKinley.
     
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    Ireland are so poor at the moment Conor has tried to spare their blushes by sending in a lot of fringe players. Crivens.

    Good to see Campagnaro back in action. Not a terrible XV all things considered. Some depth except in the backline and tight five.
     
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    Is Polledri and Negri injured?
     
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    Looks like the squads for the Argentina and Italy matches will be different squads. Should be able to guess the 23 from players who aren’t playing this weekend.
     
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    I could see us going fully second string team and a loss, or at least a tight game, being on the cards alright. That's a nice backline and not the worst pack in the world either.
     
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    If this is a loss by less than 25 then I'll be happy, even if it's an Irish reserves. We'll know if Negri is injured if he isn't playing against Leinster this weekend. I think he had picked up a knock last time out but can't remember.
     
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    Complaints box closed yesterday, sorry.
     
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    Squad to travel to Chicago


    Forwards (15):
    Finlay Bealham (Buccaneers/Connacht) 7
    Tadhg Beirne (Munster) 2
    Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster) 9
    Sean Cronin (St. Mary's College/Leinster) 62
    Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 26
    Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 22
    Jack McGrath (St. Mary's College/Leinster) 50
    Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Ulster) 23
    Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 8
    Quinn Roux (Galwegians/Connacht) 6

    Rhys Ruddock (St Mary's College/Leinster) 19
    James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 11
    Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) 9
    Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 60
    Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster) 10

    Backs (11):
    Will Addison (Enniskillen/Ulster) *
    Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 9
    Ross Byrne (UCD/Leinster) *
    Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Munster) 12
    Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 7
    John Cooney (Terenure College/Ulster) 2
    Jordan Larmour (St. Mary's College/Leinster) 6
    Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) 6
    Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 14
    Jacob Stockdale (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 11
    Darren Sweetnam (Cork Constitution/Munster) 2
     
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    As expected really. A huge fame for some to try get to Japan
     
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    So we're probably looking at

    1 McGrath
    2 Scannell
    3 Porter
    4 Beirne
    5 Toner
    6 Ruddock
    7 Van der Flier
    8 Conan
    9 Cooney
    10 Carbery
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    16 Cronin
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    21 McGrath
    22 Byrne
    23 Ringrose

    Maybe swap Ringrose and Addison, not sure why James Ryan was brought along. Don't want to go too experimental or we will probably end up loosing.
     
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    The clocks went back an hour, not a month.;).
     
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    It seems to have spread to every match day thread. Such a trend setter AlphaBro.

    On a not more serious point, I can't put into word how joyous some of those club names are for players.

    - Galwegians (I thought Glasgow had the only weegies)
    - Clontarf
    - Dolphin

    Up there with Mumha! I want Irish expansion in the Pro14 just for the commentary.
     
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    Count yourself lucky we don't have Laighin, Mumhan and Uladh as the other three provinces names. (Connacht is in Irish)
     
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    I miss John Hayes reppin Bruff. Always my favourite club name!
     
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    If I couldn't fondly and inconveniently call my province Ster I'd be far less happy so avoiding the auld mother tongue (of which I only have a cupla focal) is good by me.
     
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    Even a second-string Ireland should beat Italy by at least ten points.
     
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    Ah here, I'm from South Dublin and I speak fluent Irish. At least I try.
     
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