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Ireland U-20 v Wales U-20

Discussion in '2017 RBS Six Nations' started by snoopy snoopy dog dog, Mar 10, 2010.

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    It seems as though Allen Clarke is going for a spot of squad rotation. I'm happy that O'Halloran is getting a shot on the wing but I think the guy he's replacing, Simon Zebo, has been hugely impressive. Stewart Maguire hasn't been great so far but in the interest of squad rotation, his promotion is welcome. Of the new additions to the bench, Gareth Quinn McDonagh could be one to watch. He's starting for Shannon in the AIL and is, as far as I'm aware, still U-19 eligible (as is the first choice flyhalf James McKinney).
     
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  3. Really looking forward to this. At U-18 level a couple of years ago Wales won the fixture 25-6 and physically dominated the Irish side. There are 5 or 6 members of each team playing today.

    Edit - Ha! That was quick. 5-0 to Ireland after less than 20 seconds! Niall Annett charged down a kick and touched down. James McKinney with an excellent conversion from the touchline.
     
  4. Olyy

    Olyy Guest

    Methinks Irelands going to put more points on them than England did (and that was 40-something)
     
  5. Must say our underage teams have been improving massively in recent years and IRFU seems to be right up to scratch on development issues.
     
  6. Could be a long night for the Welsh. :bravo:
     
  7. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    That one was all Munster :D

    17-0 after fifteen minutes.
     
  8. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (MunsterMan @ Mar 12 2010, 07:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    True and O'Callaghan has started brightly. McKinney looks like a tidy player too
     
  9. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (munstermuffin @ Mar 12 2010, 07:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Spot on. What seems to be happening is at schools level they're concentrating on skills rather than on "bulking up". It's leading to some average results at u18 level but by the time they do pack on the weight (between the ages of about 19 and 22), they've the skills to go with it. Contrast that with England who get excellent results up to u20 level because their team is a bunch of gym monkies who overpower teams but their skills are sorely lacking after that.

    17-0 now, Patrick Butler with a good score.
     
  10. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (munstermuffin @ Mar 12 2010, 07:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    He was a number 8 a couple of years ago which probably explains his strong ball carrying game.
     
  11. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (snoopy snoopy dog dog @ Mar 12 2010, 07:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Spot on. What seems to be happening is at schools level they're concentrating on skills rather than on "bulking up". It's leading to some average results at u18 level but by the time they do pack on the weight (between the ages of about 19 and 22), they've the skills to go with it. Contrast that with England who get excellent results up to u20 level because their team is a bunch of gym monkies who overpower teams but their skills are sorely lacking after that.

    17-0 now, Patrick Butler with a good score.
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    Also Snoop it same regarding Senior Teams.
    I think we alot more advanced strategically than English and our Celtic neighbours. IRFU tied all players down on central contracts (exclude Murphy and Bowe)
    So players have limits on games, which I was unsure about at start but now I see how MASSIVELY benefical it is.
    And the mandatory 11week or so pre-season period etc.

    Also is Jamie Smith of Ulster not U-20 or is he 21.
     
  12. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (munstermuffin @ Mar 12 2010, 07:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    He was on the u20s a couple of years ago. It was an exceptionally weak team. Eoin O'Malley and Ian Nagle were the two best players on that side if I recall correctly.

    Don't like the ref's positioning at the ruck. He's blocking one side of the pitch for each team's scrum half to pass to.

    Our backrow is excellent once again. Great in defence and just as strong with ball in hand.
     
  13. Yes back-row is on top and well Butler is a player I expect will see ML game time very soon as he has been earmarked a long time.

    Also I hearing Cardiff has moved to the Sin-Bin (Clohessys) in Limerick. :D
    So many of them :p
     
  14. Olyy

    Olyy Guest

    Irelands lineout has been quality as well, in offence and defence
     
  15. ^^^Apparently England's u20s took Ireland to the cleaners a couple of weeks ago in the lineout.
     
  16. Did any Welsh posters watch the Scarlets v Ulster game last week? Their scrum half Tavis Knoyle was brilliant. He's only 19 I think; is there any good reason why he isn't playing for Wales tonight?
     
  17. cyRil

    cyRil Guest

    No.

    We are getting shat on.
     
  18. Jockstap

    Jockstap Guest

    It's strangely unsettling watching the Irish scrum dominate, it just feels wrong.
     
  19. The Irish scrumhalf John Cooney has been poor again so far - taking too long to pass, kicking too much ball and his passing is erratic.

    Edit - Kristian Phillips break leads to a Dan(?) Fish try. 17-7
     
  20. cyRil

    cyRil Guest

    Cracking try. 17-7. Decided to start the comeback now.
     
  21. 3rd Irish try for Eoin Griffin. James McKinney is controlling things well from flyhalf and created that score. He's really grown into the tournament.

    24-7 courtesy of another quality conversion.

    Edit - Superb break from Dan Fish. 24-12, conversion to come. Missed.
     
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