Ireland World Cup 2019 Thread aka "Quarter Final 4"

Discussion in 'Rugby World Cup 2019' started by The Alpha Bro, May 19, 2019.

  1. scotty507

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    Its what hughes did with England but different reasons, he turned down Fiji a few times to play for England. Playing in and for England was best for him and his family but i dont think he ruined rugby or devalued it(well maybe he did a bit but thats because he learned his breakdown skills from Hask:D)

    I do get your point but your have to realise that players love playing and want to play international rugby. They want to be at the top and some will find a new home to achieve their dreams if they have to. And i cant blame them. If they are good enough they will make it and if not they wont.

    Ultimately hughes has been found not good enough for the world cup where as with fiji he would have been. Its a risk they take the project players.

    It happens to all countries.
     
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    And Ben Te'o and Brad Shields in this World Cup Cycle. They're also taking a 32 year old Kiwi to the World Cup, although I know his situation is way less cynical than Te'o for example. Not that I think anyone is doing anything wrong here.... Bar Te'o, but that's because he keeps punching people.
     
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    Isn't that like saying all the past New Zealanders blocked by Pacific Islanders who took their opportunities away.
     
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    I'm going to guess he lives more than 20 miles from Coventry, aka outside the range Sarries fans are willing to travel to a European quarter final.
    Also didn't cop a win at any score will make us #1 going into the World Cup. Thank you World Rugby ranking very cool.
     
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    We'll go into the RWC as number 1 with everyone thinking we're absolutely shite... It sounds like a good place to be.
     
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    Careful now, Casual Homophobia is not very progressive or tolerant Groundhog....
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    Don't be a Bigot
     
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    #FakeNews Groundhog

    Te'o & Shields have English Parents so are just about Legit despite their circumstances
    Heinz has an English Granny

    I'd scrap the Granny Rule

    Kleyn & Lowe are straight Mercenaries
    Irish Rugby is losing its identity I'm not the only one saying Prominent commentators are saying the same thing

    Heck I was listening to Darren Cave on the Rugby Pod mention that on a Summer tour to USA
    They had to fly a SA "Irishman" from a different airport as he didn't have an Irish passport

    How the duck is that tolerable for anyone who values International rugby?
     
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    This has been done to death, I've got better things to do with my time than talk about it again but I'm sure others are happy to, but could you kindly talk to them about it in a thread that's relevant?

    Y'know, not the one about the world cup that starts in less than a month and that for which player country qualifications are now relevant? James Lowe, Nathan Hughes and Ben T'eo aren't playing at the world cup, why they're being brought up in the world cup thread has yet to be explained to me.
     
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    Send me a link and your wish shall be my command ;);)
     
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    You could make one?

    Actually, I'll make one for you.
     
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    No no no... Don't, it's boring af
     
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    Yes, but this way it'll all be in one place and I won't have to ever look at it, which is what I'd rather do with topics that don't interest me!
     
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    Equally shows how awful the ranking system is.
     
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    Why? Our results over the last few years have overall been very good. It's unreasonable to expect a ranking system to take actual on-pitch form into account. I don't think we're the best team in the world but to say we've had the best results over the last few years isn't much of a stretch.
     
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    My favourite part about all of this was when he said the casual xenophobe Luke Fitzgerald was right.
     
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    If you find yourself agreeing with Luke Fitz it's time to re-evaluate every choice you've ever made!
     
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    But thats just it our results have not been superb the last 12 months. There is no way we deserve to be the #1 team. And the fact it takes in games like last few weeks is a flaw too. We could argue being #1 in 16-18 but not now.
     
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    We're number one! We're number one!
     
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