Rugby 2018


#2264

True, he’s still a brilliant player. I suppose I’m comparing him to his peak, the Heino Final against Northamptom. In some ways he became a better all-round player since then.


#2265

Public admission Beeko - to say I’m not a fan of ROG would be the understatement of all time! That said, he is one of the best rugby analysts out there and clearly has a brilliant rugby brain. I do think Sexton is peerless and I agree with Bart that it’s only when Sexton and Murray are gone, that we will realise what we had. We’ll do well to replace either.


#2266

@Snowcat?


#2267

A stitch in time saves nine?

(…not sure how you play this game)


#2268

A bird in the hand is safe from the cat …


#2269

Ireland’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup looks dead in the water after World Rugby release recommendation

https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/world-cup/irelands-bid-to-host-the-2023-rugby-world-cup-looks-dead-in-the-water-after-world-rugby-release-recommendation-36276593.html
Fooked over looks like


#2270

… unless Denis O’Brien can get a few brown envelopes and needs a way to dispose of some dirty, hard currency before the “secret” ballot.

2023 could be the last chance for South Africa to host such a tournament. The country, apparently, is on a slippery slope into anarchy on top of the corruption that is already rife. I reckon it’s another Zimbabwe waiting to happen. 2023 could well be too late.


#2271

Bad news for the GAA. There goes a lot of stadium infrastructure investment …


#2272

Last in most criteria! :open_mouth:


#2273

I heard the shenanigans in Ballyragget was the final nail in the coffin for the bid.

At least we got to host the Women’s. They can never take that from us …


#2274

Frank Murphy won’t be happy :rofl::rofl:


#2275

Find it bizarre that us aside that SA was apparently ranked ahead of France in terms of infrastructure


#2276

Funny enough quietly the highest echelons of the Gaa will be happy enough


#2277

SAfrica is fooked. But money talks. The fat cat always gets the cream.


#2278

I suspect you are correct there.( Lone Ranger)


#2279

I dunno lads … not easy to wave goodbye to the lasting legacy of a few decent stadia.


#2280

Ah South Africa. The world capital of rape and murder. A smidgin democratic but dysfunctional and utterly fcuked at rugby. The few big stadia swung it? I wonder…


#2281

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#2282

Bundee Aki named on a Irish team. I wonder has he learned the anthem :slight_smile:


#2283

Irelands Call?

It’s not hard.