[2018 November Tests] Ireland vs Argentina (10/11/18)

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  1. The Alpha Bro

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    Injured but more or less certain to play next week from what I've read. We definitely need him, probably Kearney too or the backline starts to look a bit second string.
     
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    I wonder what the odds are for a 15+ handicap for Ireland?
     
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    The current spread is 18.
     
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    Too much with that backline IMO. If I was a betting man I'd jump on the Pumas with that. With Kearney and Ringrose likely to come back next week the pressure is on 11-15 to keep their places. Same goes for Marmion obviously. I think Beirne will be a starter by Japan but this does show that he has to bide his time.

    Great to see SOB back, one of the best forwards in the world when fit and on form. Chance for Toner to show he's still going to be more than a bit part player but whatever he does he'll still be vastly underappreciated by Irish fans. I think we'll win but it'll be closer than some think especially with a center partnership has underwhelmed at international level.
     
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    Other than Cubelli and Orlando I like the Pumas backs - they'd be my first choice given the injury to Tuculet. I'll be disappointed if they don't score 20 points, but doubt that'll be enough.

    I hope Henshaw shows some continued improved international form. I think Ireland can be genuine RWC challengers if they can get Ringrose, Henshaw & Aki performing at their best. All three showed significant improvement / return to form in either 6N or June and I think that's been the area where Ireland hadn't hit top gear in 2016 & 2017.
     
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    Is the winger Montero still involved with the Jaguares/Pumas set up?
     
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    I think they're pretty much neck and neck on the notions scale.
    England
    Having no bona fide captain = Notions
    Having two "co captains" = Notions

    Notions + Notions = Mad notions

    Ireland
    Having a bona fide captain = No notions
    Naming one vice captain = Minimal notions
    Naming a second vice captain = Pretty Mad notions

    Pretty Mad Notions + Minimal notions = Mad notions

    Q.E.D Ireland's notions = England's notions
     
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    he is playng at his club pucara in buenos aires. played a few arg xv this year. lots of inguries. coming back
     
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    Is he rated highly by argentinean selectors do you think? When he first came onto the scene I thought he'd be a star - is it a case of him always being injured at the wrong time or is he just slightly unfavoured?
     
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    Argentina will have yet more to cry about no doubt - Ireland are deservedly number two in the world.
     
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    A good team for sure, but it does show how the success of both Ireland and Leinster nowadays are so closely intertwined.
     
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    Having no captain is really just unexplainable and I think shows that England is kind of in turmoil.

    Ireland is just being extra and that needs to stop.
     
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    We've got our share of wings: imhoff, cordero, cancelliere, moyano, delguy. At least on ofence, we're covered. He is quite different thou. Cancelliere, Delguy and Cordero have all quite similar profiles (extreme acceleration, change lines like few can, decent speed, mediocre defense). If you are willing to sacrifice some speed/pace for size (some games might require that) he might be your guy.
     
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    What time is face off on Saturday?
     
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    He cant tackle. We wont play not in the near future at least.
     
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    Henshaw out looks like Addison is in.

    Pundits expecting him at 13 which is most probable, but wouldn’t be shocked to see him at 15 and Larmour at 13.
     
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    That back line is very second choice at this stage. We'll need Ringrose and Kearney at the very least against New Zealand. I hope Henshaw is fit but at least Aki can do a similar job if he doesn't make it.

    Anyway C'MON IRELAND
     
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    Thought it was hilarious when Haskell talked about playing Ireland, something along the lines of "that little wizard man comes out before the games casts a spell and we always lose."
     
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    That 'tackle' from Stander was pathetically half-arsed.

    Dunno why advantage lasted that long either.
     
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