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5 years 7 months ago #32951

Hope Joe hasn't made his mind up on Marmion, just feel if he was thinking of including him in the RWC squad he'd have him on the bench for this match. But if Schmidt wouldn't use Boss during the RWC he wouldn't be any more likely to use Marmion except for bench duty against the likes of Canada and Romania. Perhaps Kieran will use this slight to pick his game up a notch or two. As bad as I feel for him, Ireland's loss is Connacht's gain provided Murray comes through the game uninjured.

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5 years 7 months ago #32984

In the end Ireland grind Italy down to win by 23. Wasn't the most memorable game of rugby, Ireland scrappy enough but job done and on to next week. Couple of knock ons from Henshaw he'll be disappointed about but thought it was an assured performance overall from him. Keatley did the job required on the day at 10 but will welcome Sexton back for next week.

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5 years 7 months ago #32985

Robbies tackle count 11/1 second only to O'Donnell 12/0

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5 years 7 months ago #32986

galway_gas wrote: Robbies tackle count 11/1 second only to O'Donnell 12/0

Most defenders beaten (4) and turnovers (2) aswell

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5 years 7 months ago #33009

Did anyone get a ticket to Ireland training session? When I clicked on it said, no tickets left.

Anyone have a spare ticket? Pm me if you do

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5 years 7 months ago #33138

Team named for Saturday.

15. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster)
14. Tommy Bowe (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
13. Jared Payne (Ulster)
12. Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Connacht)
11. Simon Zebo (Cork Con/Munster)
10. Johnny Sexton (Racing Metro)
9. Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster)

1. Jack McGrath (St. Mary's College/Leinster)
2. Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster)
3. Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster)
4. Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster)
5. Paul O'Connell (Young Munster/Munster) captain
6. Peter O'Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster)
7. Sean O'Brien (UCD/Leinster)
8. Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster)

Replacements
16. Sean Cronin (St. Mary's College/Leinster)
17. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster)
18. Martin Moore (Lansdowne/Leinster)
19. Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
20. Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster)
21. Isaac Boss (Terenure/Leinster)
22. Ian Madigan (Blackrock/Leinster)
23. Felix Jones (Shannon/Munster)

As expected. Surprised/Disappointed to see Boss at replacement SH.

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5 years 7 months ago #33139

i'm getting a little concerned that Marmion won't be released for the trip to the Scarlets, especially considering all the scrum-halves ahead of him have been injured until recently Schmidt may be concerned about getting a late withdrawal ala Sean O'Brien last week, I hope I'm wrong.

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5 years 7 months ago #33141

Sounds like Marmion will be released.

This was at the bottom of the Irish Times article about the team

Luke Fitzgerald and O’Donnell will remain in the Ireland camp as additional cover.


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5 years 7 months ago #33142

clanman wrote: i'm getting a little concerned that Marmion won't be released for the trip to the Scarlets, especially considering all the scrum-halves ahead of him have been injured until recently Schmidt may be concerned about getting a late withdrawal ala Sean O'Brien last week, I hope I'm wrong.


It's standard practice to have a replacement on standby whether travelling or at home. Tough for Kieran the free kit aside, because players want to play, not watch. But it's part of the process of embedding himself into the Ireland structure so he can take his opportunity when it arrives...

Again, it's another game gone in terms of RWC prep...

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5 years 7 months ago #33149

clanman wrote: i'm getting a little concerned that Marmion won't be released for the trip to the Scarlets, especially considering all the scrum-halves ahead of him have been injured until recently Schmidt may be concerned about getting a late withdrawal ala Sean O'Brien last week, I hope I'm wrong.


I had that feeling all week. Maybe he'll be released tomorrow or Sat morning. At this stage I'm sure Schmidt would put an 80% Reddan on the bench before Marmion should either Murray or Boss pull up lame. So I'm not sure what they're waiting for with Connacht down to Porter who is just back from 10 weeks out and Blade who has done well enough but is still young. Hopefully this will be to Kieran's long term benefit as Sea_Point said if he is unable to be involved in the Scarlets game.

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5 years 7 months ago #33151

Tickets for the open training session are available again to season ticket holders again.


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5 years 7 months ago #33181

Has anyone been able to get tickets to the Open Training session? No notice saying they are sold out, and my season ticket account keeps coming up as invalid. I'm not overly pushed myself but it's for a mate who has done me favours recently

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5 years 7 months ago #33182

I booked last friday. had no issues with season ticket option

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5 years 7 months ago #33183

fatgav wrote: Has anyone been able to get tickets to the Open Training session? No notice saying they are sold out, and my season ticket account keeps coming up as invalid. I'm not overly pushed myself but it's for a mate who has done me favours recently


I have 1 spare. Pm me your email and I will forward one to you.


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5 years 7 months ago #33211

Ger C wrote:

fatgav wrote: Has anyone been able to get tickets to the Open Training session? No notice saying they are sold out, and my season ticket account keeps coming up as invalid. I'm not overly pushed myself but it's for a mate who has done me favours recently


I have 1 spare. Pm me your email and I will forward one to you.


In case you didn't get it, I sent you my email in pm over the weekend

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5 years 7 months ago #33213

Blow for Ireland with Heaslip out of the England game and probably the Wales game after Pape's knee to the lower back on Saturday. Sean O'Brien came in and did everything that could be asked and amazingly lasted the full 80 but how will this affect the back row dynamic. Heaslip has been a mainstay for Ireland for a number of years now. Big ask of whoever they choose to fill the gap.

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