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    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock
    Like you said you don't follow rugby.... and if you think that is how the Irish feel about it you know even less about Irish rugby that the little knowledge you have shown about Kiwi Rugby..... Do you just talk for the sake of hearing your own voice in real life as well?
    lor krup... Yup, I happily admit I know fook all about Rugby - and unlike the experts like yourself, don't pretend to know, or care, the goings on in their minds... however I vividly recall that's exactly what the Irish fans said on the news, in their own words, not mine, cock.
    What? All of them, you take a couple of post game comments when fuelled with euphoria as gospel how the rugby people of Ireland feel.

    You, a bloke who doesn't know or care you spend enough time yapping away like a bloke who knows and cares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jofrey
    you may have noticed the formation the Irish boys used when facing the Haka.....a figure eight.

    that was to honour Anthony Foley....a great player for Munster and captain of Ireland who died of a heart attack in Paris on 16th October (he was the head coach of Munster)

    he was only 42.

    his father, Brendan Foley, played in the legendary Munster team of 1978.


    i'll let you ponder that.
    I haven't bothered checking if it's true or not because I kinda want it to be... but apparently Foley played a test against the ABs, losing 40-29.

    And in the game he was commemorated... !!

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    Yes, that is true

    I was at Foley's last game in Thormond the other week......

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    How many teams have beaten the ABs ?

    in last 50 yrs.

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    Plenty have... Ireland, Australia, SA, England, France... just none that regularly.

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    Yep. I think Hong Kong was last time we beat you guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock
    yapping
    Like a true Taffy.

    Sorry Bob couldn't skirt that one. 55555

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    Funny... you and skirts do go together

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    ^ Luv you Bob.

    That belting at the weekend must have hurt particularly in Cardiff.

    Were the sheep shaggers still singing after half-time or did they dispense to the fields chasing sheep? 55555

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    It did, as for the rest of your post my considered answer is below....

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    Me dog can read da minds of Rugby players - he said the Irish velly velly happy chappy for beating the AB's (so there!!)...


    Last edited by NZdick1983; 08-11-2016 at 02:33 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12Call View Post


    Ireland face the haka in a figure of eight as a tribute to Anthony Foley - Absolute class.
    Just in case it was not spotted on Page 1.

    Ireland face the haka in a figure of eight as a tribute to Anthony Foley - Absolute class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983 View Post
    Me dog can read da minds of Rugby players - he said the Irish velly velly happy chappy for beating the AB's (so there!!)...


    Your discussion style would go down well at the rugby club...... the U12s always love a good laugh

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    This is interesting, I knew about Payne but hadn't heard about this Carbery chap:

    Northland's links to historic All Blacks defeat - Northern Advocate - Northern Advocate News

    Not that I for one second doubt the loyalties of players like that (or Schmidt for that matter either) but I've always wondered if someone in that situation isn't just even a tiny little bit conflicted about it.

    Mind I'm sure if they were it was probably forgotten pretty quickly in the post-match celebrations.

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    I'd not heard of him until last week when Paddy Jackson was taken in for questioning and ruled himself out of the Chicago fixture.

    Canada this weekend so will be interesting to see who gets a start and who comes back from injury to the bench.

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    Seven stats that you missed from Ireland's victory

    By Sam Hewat
    6:30 PM Tuesday Nov 8, 2016



    Ireland did so much more than just break a 111-year drought against the All Blacks on Sunday morning. Photo / Photosport

    It will forever be remembered as the first time Ireland beat the All Blacks.

    Somehow, the boys in green found the bottom of the rainbow on Sunday morning and continued what has been an indescribable year in the sporting world.

    However, while we sit back in shock and disbelief, we've missed out on the fact this one game broke more than just a 111-year-old record.

    As impressive as that record was, the Irish joined many elusive clubs. Not just by winning, but by winning how they did, and we've got the stats to prove it.

    Five Tries

    Ireland have become just the third team in history to score five tries against the All Blacks in a single match.

    In fact, it's just the fourth occasion ever that it's happened.

    Furthermore, they are just the second team to score five tries and win the match.

    Surprisingly, two of the other three occasions came during the 2000 Tri-Nations when South Africa beat the All Blacks 46-40, and Australia came close with a 39-35 loss.

    The only other time is in 1997 when South Africa lost 55-35 at Eden Park.

    25 First-half Points

    The Irish went into the sheds at halftime on Sunday morning up 25-8.

    That's the most first half points Ireland has scored against any tier one nation.

    For the All Blacks, 25 points is the 3rd most they've ever given up in the first half during their 549-test history.

    Before Ireland, how many teams had scored 40 points or more against the All Blacks?

    Just two - France and South Africa.

    In fact, it's only the fifth time in history a team has scored 40 points against the All Blacks - and is tied fourth for the most amount of points the All Blacks have allowed in one game.

    It's also been 12 years since South Africa did it last.

    Take it down a notch, and it's just the second time since 2009 that the All Blacks have conceded more than 30 points - England being the only other team in 2012.

    62,300

    That was the attendance at Soldier Field in Chicago - a stadium that has a capacity of 61,500.

    It set an American record for attendance at a rugby match.

    The Luck of the French

    We don't have anything against the French. Of course we don't.

    But on Sunday morning, Mathieu Raynal officiated proceedings and became the first French referee since 1993 to blow the whistle on an All Blacks loss.

    For the record, three of the last four matches of the All Blacks have lost in the past five years have been adjudicated by Wayne Barnes.

    258 minutes

    It took Australia, South Africa, and Argentina 258 minutes to collectively put 40 points in the All Blacks "against" column during this year's Rugby Championship. Ireland did it by themselves in 76 minutes.

    Ireland's five tries in one match also equals the total amount of tries teams scored against the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship this year - from six games.

    Black and Wyatt

    Wyatt Crockett's win percentage is the highest among all players.

    97.27 per cent in the 55 games he's played.

    His only loss - England in 2012.

    That's right, the All Blacks haven't lost a game since 2012 when Wyatt Crockett is on the field.

    He didn't play against Ireland on Sunday morning.

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    Impressive. tanks.

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    This gracious gesture from New Zealand fans 'brought a tear' to Irish publican in Australia

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    Paul North with the flag

    Ireland’s historic victory over the All-Blacks continues to be toasted around the world with New Zealanders in Australia heaping praise on the men in green.

    Irishman Paul North, who runs the popular J.B.O’Reilly popular Irish pub in Perth, was moved to tears by a tribute from stalwart Kiwi fans.
    New Zealand fans laid their All-Blacks flag at his front door with a sign which declared “Gotta Say - Bloody Brilliant.”

    “Their sportsmanship brought tears to my eyes. It was a very touching sporting surrender,” said Paul (58), a father-of-three from Wexford town.
    “The match in Chicago could not be shown live because it was played at 4 a.m. local time but the game is being played on a continuous loop in my pub ever since,” he said.

    “Our Kiwi customers have been great in their tributes to Ireland and the Australians are over the moon. It’s overwhelming. Ireland is their second favourite team,” he said.
    “We’re going to keep the match on loop until Friday. And we’ve got tee-shirts printed with the slogan ‘Green Is The New Black.’

    “The players gave us a great win and they did it for the great Axel Foley,” he said.
    Dubliner Sinead Fitzpatrick (31), a manager at the pub, said “The replays of the match in the pub have generated a fantastic atmosphere.

    “But it’s making all the Irish homesick.
    “We’ve got a lot of Irish living here, a mixture of young and old. There’s not as many Irish backpackers anymore.
    The Kiwis who drink in the pub have said Ireland fully deserved to win,” said Sinead, who comes from Howth, Dublin

    This gracious gesture from New Zealand fans 'brought a tear' to Irish publican in Australia - Independent.ie

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    Paddy Jackson will be available for Ireland's autumn Test match against Canada despite missing the 40-29 victory over New Zealand in Chicago.

    The fly-half missed the USA trip for "personal reasons" after it emerged he and Ulster team-mate Stuart Olding had been arrested concerning alleged sexual offences in June.
    Jackson and Olding maintain their innocence and now Jackson can fight for the chance to face Canada at Dublin's Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

    Johnny Sexton has been passed fit after suffering cramp in Ireland's maiden win over New Zealand, but is unlikely to feature against Canada - especially with Jackson returning to the fold.
    "Paddy's obviously dealing with other things outside of the environment, which we'll leave him to get on with, but in terms of what he's doing here, he's focused on trying to perform if selected this week," said Ireland assistant coach Simon Easterby.

    "Paddy's good; what he showed in the summer tour in South Africa was what we all expected of him.
    "He stood up and really led the team in South Africa under really difficult circumstances at times.

    "He was assured, he was controlled and he's on good form."
    Ireland will mix up selection to face Canada on Saturday, especially with New Zealand heading for a spicy return clash in Dublin on November 19.

    Combative flankers Sean O'Brien and Peter O'Mahony were held back from the USA trip, in order to build match fitness.
    Both can be expected to feature this weekend, no doubt fired up by missing Ireland's historic win in Chicago.

    Flanker Jordi Murphy was Ireland's only real casualty from the USA trip, now sidelined for at least six months with knee ligament damage.
    Connacht duo Niyi Adeolokun and Tiernan O'Halloran were among six new faces joining Ireland's camp on Monday night, and both should be in the frame for selection to face Canada.

    "Everyone is available to train today and assist the team who gets picked to start on Thursday as well," said Easterby.
    "I think with Johnny (Sexton) it was cramp and players get it from time to time, especially if they haven't had that level of game and the time he'd been on the pitch as well.

    "Obviously there'll be an assumption that we'll make changes and I think the good thing from our perspective is that there was a massive marker laid down last weekend.
    "When players came into camp last night, the ones that weren't involved, there was a bit of buzz and anticipation for what they might be able to bring this weekend.

    "I think that's the mark of this squad is that we have to park up what we did on Saturday.

    "Those players that had the opportunity - and to a man they were outstanding - but they know that that's sort of banked and they have to move on.
    "Those players coming and in and who get the opportunity to start this weekend have got to draw a line in the sand and start again.

    "It's great that we have an opportunity to play a game at the weekend after such a great performance last weekend."
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    Fly-half Paddy Jackson in contention for Ireland spot against Canada - Independent.ie

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    While I like watching the all blacks play and in full flow they do display rugby at its best and how it should be played but having said that it's always nice to see the arrogant fuckers get beat, well done Ireland.

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    ^ Awesome post, Kev... beautiful gesture, great sportsmanship shown, makes me feel proud to be a Kiwi (even one oblivious about Rugby)

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    Congrats to the Irish, they have done something the other countries have not been able to do for a while, topple the amazing All Blacks.
    I am sure England and Scotland are capable of doing the same but doubt if Wales could pull it off.
    Australia have all but given up trying to beat our cousins, at rugby anyway.
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    Gutsy win by the Wallabies over Scotland.

    Seems they might be turning the corner.

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    It is actually great to see the Northern Hemisphere sides beating the SH sides quite easily or at least putting up a great effort. Ireland's win over the Blacks was superb.

    Some may say the improvement is because of the influx of SH players into their competitions but I see a great improvement particularly over the last 2 years.

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