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6 years 8 months ago #30380

The Irish Times are listing the top 50 rugby players in Ireland over the course of the week
I'm sure it's going to spark some debate.
What Connacht players do we think will be listed?

www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/internati...in-ireland-1.1996185

Today, they released 50 - 41
50: Jack Conan
49: Paddy Jackson
48: Noel Reid
47: Craig Gilroy
46: Mike McCarthy
45: Robin Copeland
44: Jimmy Gopperth
43: Robbie Diack
42: Isaac Boss
41: Fergus McFadden
40: Tommy O'Donnell
39: Dave Kilcoyne
38: James Cronin
37: Andrew Conway
36: JJ Hanrahan
35: Eoin Redden
34: Stuart Olding
33: Felix Jones
32: Kieran Marmion
31: Chris Henry
30: Jared Payne
29: Dave Foley
28: Mike Ross
27: Luke Fitzgerald
26: Andrew Trimble
25: Dominic Ryan
24: Sean Cronin
23: Zane Kirchner
22: Richardt Strauss
21: Sean O'Brien

Interesting to see McCarthy so low. I've started to hear more and more rumblings from Leinster fans, who think he's a waste of space. I wonder is there any chance of him finishing his career with us?

Anyway, I only expect Henshaw and Marmion to make the list.
I would like to think that Buckley, Kearney and White might be considered too


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6 years 8 months ago #30381

Thanks for sharing this Cows, but what a complete and utter waste of time. No objective criteria to rate player's importance. Cummiskey clearly doesn't have enough to do!

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6 years 8 months ago #30382

I think its a bit of fun, and gets people worked up, and debating. Interested to see how highly he rates Rob Kearney


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6 years 8 months ago #30384

Paddy Jackson behind Noel Reid...?

Pffftt

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6 years 8 months ago #30388

I have no idea in the point of this!

I could see a top 3 in every position, but this???????? Very strange

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6 years 8 months ago #30389

GTTC wrote: I have no idea in the point of this!

I could see a top 3 in every position, but this???????? Very strange


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6 years 8 months ago #30390

If you go this link

www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/top-50

and hover over the players, there's a brief explanation


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6 years 8 months ago #30392

Probably won't expect any other Connacht representative other than Robbie, regardless of Merit.
Why the would include NIQ's is beyond me....

But it's totally subjective anyway, one journalists opinion... B)

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6 years 8 months ago #30394

Did not even bother reading the article!

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6 years 8 months ago #30396

sea_point wrote: Probably won't expect any other Connacht representative other than Robbie, regardless of Merit.
Why the would include NIQ's is beyond me....

But it's totally subjective anyway, one journalists opinion... B)


Marmion got listed today


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6 years 8 months ago #30397

Part of me really hopes Donncha Ryan and Luke Fitzgerald make the top 20 :evil:

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6 years 8 months ago #30399

ConnachtCows wrote:

sea_point wrote: Probably won't expect any other Connacht representative other than Robbie, regardless of Merit.
Why the would include NIQ's is beyond me....

But it's totally subjective anyway, one journalists opinion... B)


Marmion got listed today


Yeah, I meant in the 30 > 1, the group Robbie will be listed in.
I expect him to be Top 10 as BO'D's anointed replacement....

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6 years 8 months ago #30400

I Expect White in here despite his injury

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6 years 8 months ago #30415

i think we all know the top 3 already; O'Connell, Sexton and Heaslip

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6 years 8 months ago #30431

connachta wrote: I Expect White in here despite his injury


Nope, nowhere to be seen.

But BJ Botha is at 11, just the two places behind Robbie Henshaw naturally....

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