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What a win

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 3452 - 23/09/2023 21:52:00    2505366

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The try and conversion before half time were important scores, as Ireland were under pressure in the opening period. The referee did Ireland no harm tonight.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1693 - 23/09/2023 22:20:17    2505369

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That was unbelievable. What a battle. Lineout totally failed but still managed to get over the line. Pure heart.

TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 7626 - 23/09/2023 21:50:23. Is that the best congratulatory words you can come up with after in your view an almost impossible victory.? Sleep well.

What a win

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 3203 - 23/09/2023 21:52:00

Tongue in cheek.??



No doubt a minority will be just waiting to stick the knife in if we get beaten tonight, but thats their loss .Of course the current champions deserve respect, always a very difficult team to beat especially at Wourld Cup. The best defence against the best attack. They have chozen a bench that can shut us down, but its high risk, one or two early injuries or if we can get ahead on scoreboard and it could fall apart for them. Both teams get another chance, more difficult for us as Scotland will not roll over, so it could be two knockout games week after week to get to semi. Hopefully a win tonight, then a two week break to recharge before we go again. Best of luck to management and the 23 who take the field tonight.

seadog54 (Meath) - Posts: 2071 - 23/09/2023 14:13:29

Seadog54, to me you are poster of the tournament to date, full stop, your consistency and honesty is more than honest.

My own view on the game is you can only play what is in front of you, I am very, very proud to be an Irish man. Serious congrats to the Ireland Rugby squad after their victory over the current World Champions.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2904 - 23/09/2023 22:32:56    2505375

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Great win, and massive support. Lineout a shambles at times, some of it our own fault but SA were allowed step across tim e and time again. Our replacements added more to team than the Boks famed bomb squad. Some savage hits, break coming at right time. Also a big positive to get more game time into our two hookers.

seadog54 (Meath) - Posts: 2114 - 23/09/2023 22:46:45    2505376

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Replying To thelongridge:  "The try and conversion before half time were important scores, as Ireland were under pressure in the opening period. The referee did Ireland no harm tonight."
Swings and roundabouts with ref which is the norm. He seemed to ignore SA closing at lineout, twice they were standing on our side as ball was thrown. A good win with plenty to work on.

seadog54 (Meath) - Posts: 2114 - 23/09/2023 22:52:24    2505378

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Replying To TheFlaker:  "That was unbelievable. What a battle. Lineout totally failed but still managed to get over the line. Pure heart."
The lineout didn't totally fail. It functioned quite well after losing a half dozen or so in the first half, especially early on.

Williamse 5 + declerk 6 + two remarkable penalty concessions at scrum time on possibly the only 2 scrums contested in the SA half of the field in the the second half 6 = 17 points.

Both Ringrose and Sexton alluded to it afterwards WE WERE LUCKY.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3355 - 23/09/2023 23:25:02    2505380

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Replying To supersub15:  "That was unbelievable. What a battle. Lineout totally failed but still managed to get over the line. Pure heart.

TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 7626 - 23/09/2023 21:50:23. Is that the best congratulatory words you can come up with after in your view an almost impossible victory.? Sleep well.

What a win

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 3203 - 23/09/2023 21:52:00

Tongue in cheek.??



No doubt a minority will be just waiting to stick the knife in if we get beaten tonight, but thats their loss .Of course the current champions deserve respect, always a very difficult team to beat especially at Wourld Cup. The best defence against the best attack. They have chozen a bench that can shut us down, but its high risk, one or two early injuries or if we can get ahead on scoreboard and it could fall apart for them. Both teams get another chance, more difficult for us as Scotland will not roll over, so it could be two knockout games week after week to get to semi. Hopefully a win tonight, then a two week break to recharge before we go again. Best of luck to management and the 23 who take the field tonight.

seadog54 (Meath) - Posts: 2071 - 23/09/2023 14:13:29

Seadog54, to me you are poster of the tournament to date, full stop, your consistency and honesty is more than honest.

My own view on the game is you can only play what is in front of you, I am very, very proud to be an Irish man. Serious congrats to the Ireland Rugby squad after their victory over the current World Champions."
An almost impossible victory? Put down the pint there lad.

TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 7779 - 23/09/2023 23:25:38    2505381

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Wow that was some bloody win..I honestly felt my heart miss a few beats during that second half..I usually am relaxed enough but my god I found that tough..this is a superb rugby team and will be very hard to beat..I'd be wary of the Scots and the South African crowd are still in the competition..my god the hits in that game were as ferocious as I've ever seen..looking forward now to others taking lumps out of each other..

CTGAA10 (Limerick) - Posts: 2142 - 23/09/2023 23:33:12    2505383

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Replying To supersub15:  "That was unbelievable. What a battle. Lineout totally failed but still managed to get over the line. Pure heart.

TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 7626 - 23/09/2023 21:50:23. Is that the best congratulatory words you can come up with after in your view an almost impossible victory.? Sleep well.

What a win

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 3203 - 23/09/2023 21:52:00

Tongue in cheek.??



No doubt a minority will be just waiting to stick the knife in if we get beaten tonight, but thats their loss .Of course the current champions deserve respect, always a very difficult team to beat especially at Wourld Cup. The best defence against the best attack. They have chozen a bench that can shut us down, but its high risk, one or two early injuries or if we can get ahead on scoreboard and it could fall apart for them. Both teams get another chance, more difficult for us as Scotland will not roll over, so it could be two knockout games week after week to get to semi. Hopefully a win tonight, then a two week break to recharge before we go again. Best of luck to management and the 23 who take the field tonight.

seadog54 (Meath) - Posts: 2071 - 23/09/2023 14:13:29

Seadog54, to me you are poster of the tournament to date, full stop, your consistency and honesty is more than honest.

My own view on the game is you can only play what is in front of you, I am very, very proud to be an Irish man. Serious congrats to the Ireland Rugby squad after their victory over the current World Champions."
Whats tongue in cheek.

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 3452 - 23/09/2023 23:56:51    2505386

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Great win for Mars Harper at Listowel. Might be sneaking contender for bigger chases, Watch that space...

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2414 - 24/09/2023 00:05:35    2505387

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Enthralling match. Mistakes yes but heart and will to win. Great win and atmosphere. Have to say I'd temper the celebrations a bit. On the field after with kids on the field a bit over the top.

A lot of rugby to be played yet. Few teams will be looking on in the long grass.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 11216 - 24/09/2023 07:26:03    2505394

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One of the best atmospheres at a match that I have ever experienced. There must have been 50 - 60 thousand Irish fans in the stadium. The majority of the fans stayed in the stadium for at least 20 minutes after the match to congratulate the players and celebrate. Fantastic win over a great South African team. I would say they now regret going without a recognised goal kicker and hooker.
Bundy Aki Irish player of the tournament so far for me. He has put in some shift over the last three games.
With Dan Sheehan getting match fit over the next two weeks and with time to fix the lineout problems , no major injuries, things are looking good.
Very proud to support this Irish rugby team and all Irish sports people. Well done to all the supporters (Rugby, gaa, soccer etc) who made the trip and supported the team with such passion.

letsgetgoing (Roscommon) - Posts: 443 - 24/09/2023 12:32:39    2505420

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Irish people love to talk about flags so its amazing that nobody has mentioned the two flags that were used at the start of the game. I simply don't get why they could not use the IRFU flag, what did anyone think using the Irish flag and the Ulster flag would represent. Stupid if you ask me and I doubt if the IRFU had much of a say in it - like the choirs singing the anthems.

zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 1770 - 24/09/2023 14:31:52    2505431

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Replying To letsgetgoing:  "One of the best atmospheres at a match that I have ever experienced. There must have been 50 - 60 thousand Irish fans in the stadium. The majority of the fans stayed in the stadium for at least 20 minutes after the match to congratulate the players and celebrate. Fantastic win over a great South African team. I would say they now regret going without a recognised goal kicker and hooker.
Bundy Aki Irish player of the tournament so far for me. He has put in some shift over the last three games.
With Dan Sheehan getting match fit over the next two weeks and with time to fix the lineout problems , no major injuries, things are looking good.
Very proud to support this Irish rugby team and all Irish sports people. Well done to all the supporters (Rugby, gaa, soccer etc) who made the trip and supported the team with such passion."
Great to see such fantastic support and team responded in kind. A win like this deserves to be celebrated, players well grounded and realise its a group win, but a big statement none the less. Nice to see them relaxing with a few beers last night letting a bit of steam off, back to work Thursday get resdy for Scotland.

seadog54 (Meath) - Posts: 2114 - 24/09/2023 15:07:24    2505434

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Replying To zinny:  "Irish people love to talk about flags so its amazing that nobody has mentioned the two flags that were used at the start of the game. I simply don't get why they could not use the IRFU flag, what did anyone think using the Irish flag and the Ulster flag would represent. Stupid if you ask me and I doubt if the IRFU had much of a say in it - like the choirs singing the anthems."
Possibly to represent the two traditions?

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1693 - 24/09/2023 17:40:32    2505447

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Replying To thelongridge:  "Possibly to represent the two traditions?"
What two traditions is rugby from?

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2414 - 24/09/2023 19:19:57    2505465

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "What two traditions is rugby from?"
Which do you think?

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 3452 - 24/09/2023 19:41:05    2505471

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I think I called a South Africa win. Glad to be wrong. Great achivement by this team.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 2508 - 24/09/2023 20:14:20    2505477

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Jeez Australia are some rabble here, Eddie Jones possibly becoming the Mourinho of rugby game moving on and leaving him behind.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 1503 - 24/09/2023 21:32:21    2505488

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Which do you think?"
I know which one. It is British import same as soccer. We are conversing in their language so game's up long time ago,

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2414 - 24/09/2023 22:30:17    2505497

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