Ireland World Cup 2019 Thread aka "Quarter Final 4"

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

  1. munstermuffin

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    He was overtaken by a few too and while a good player he will not be much more than A level
     
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    It’ll be interesting who he ties himself to internationally as if he felt he was going to struggle to nail down a spot at Munster as he transitioned out of the age group team, he would obviously feel it even more unlikely with the Irish test set up.

    In all honesty, from the little I know and the bits you guys have mentioned it does smack a little of ‘he probably’ feels it much more likely that he could eventually make it into the Wales set up now that he has witnessed the depth of talent from an Irish perspective. Not sure how I or the Welsh fans in general will feel about him because of what will probably be the perceived opinion on his exploits between each Union.

    Obviously it’ll all depend on how he performs, if he chose Wales and eventually scored tries at test level I’m sure we’d all conveniently forget about his little sojourn across the Irish Sea. If he struggles, it’ll be the preemptive introduction about him every time he is talked about.
     
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    He never struck me as a guy who really excelled at under 20 or anything but then again we didn't see much of him in time often under the cosh. Don't think he'd ever have made inroads with Munster any time soon when as Profitius said the likes of Nash have seen little enough time, and Fitzgerald had to move. It's a shame he didn't get wait and get a shot but he was probably streetwise enough to see what his options were. Our squad has been fairly heavily trimmed now, which is a good thing, and long overdue, but I'd always like to see what could come of young guys like McCarthy.
     
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    You're right there, a lot of young lads have looked very promising when they've played but have struggled to get gametime.
     
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    No mention anywhere but Mike Catt will join Ireland after RWC
     
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    Jesus and that's Bingo on the former English coaching team. Was joking we'd get him just to get the band together and the mad lads actually did it.
     
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    Brendan Fanning mentioned it this morning. He's usually very reliable.

    No idea if it's a good appointment or not but I have concerns about the new coaching team, primarily because Andy Farrell has never been top dog before. The positive of having so many coaches with international experience with the provinces (Lancaster, McBryde, van Graan, Larkham, Rowntree, Friend, McFarland) is that if the new team fail, there are ready made and proven replacements in the system.
     
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    Equally all those names feed in to Farrell and he can call them in to have input. I am convinced of 1 thing. Farrell is no fool and I trust despite no experience he is up to task and served a superb apprenticeship. I presume he won't go near Lions though as an assistant coach as he will want to stay with Ireland and use that summer too.
     
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    Will rad lad Addison has been added to our extended world cup squad
     
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    Lovely stuff, my dream of a RWC squad without Andrew Conway just got far more likely!
     
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    With an Englishman in your squad you'll either not leave the group or make the final - no in betweens
     
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    Addison is a a very useful player I'd have him in my Irish RWC squad
    With 13 backs here are my choices:

    Conor Murray Kieran Marmion John Cooney


    Jonathan Sexton Joey Carbery

    Robbie Henshaw Garry Ringrose Bundee Aki

    Jacob Stockdale Keith Earls Rob Kearney

    Jordan Larmour
    Will Addison

    Chris Farrell would be 14th back
     
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