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Originally posted by greypower1 greypower1 wrote:

Twice that of Wales, so double the number of players to potentially develop.

I thought that hurling and Gaelic football were bigger sports in Ireland. So that will have an effect on the number of players available to the Irish provinces.
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Hurling and football, also soccer is huge in playing numbers.
Way ahead in club coaches over here.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote greypower1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 January 2019 at 8:22pm
Originally posted by ap sior ap sior wrote:

Originally posted by greypower1 greypower1 wrote:

Twice that of Wales, so double the number of players to potentially develop.


I thought that hurling and Gaelic football were bigger sports in Ireland. So that will have an effect on the number of players available to the Irish provinces.


Not really. Rugby is professional, the other sports are amateur, so players will chose to play for money if they are good enough.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ap sior Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 January 2019 at 9:25pm
Originally posted by greypower1 greypower1 wrote:

Originally posted by ap sior ap sior wrote:

Originally posted by greypower1 greypower1 wrote:

Twice that of Wales, so double the number of players to potentially develop.


I thought that hurling and Gaelic football were bigger sports in Ireland. So that will have an effect on the number of players available to the Irish provinces.


Not really. Rugby is professional, the other sports are amateur, so players will chose to play for money if they are good enough.

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Pofessional and payment doesn't come in to it. A 2014 report show s that Ireland had 340,000 registered footballers , 295,000 registered with the GAA and only 158,000 registered rugby players. Golf has 150,000 registered players.
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Wales only has 78,000 registered rugby players, that makes Ireland with double the number we have.

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Aside from our own success, I think 3 other results this weekend could be far more important for our chances of a play off this season.

Edinburgh are in prime position to win their group with a home game against Montpelier to come. Edinburgh are already on 19 pts and that is usually enough to get a play off spot. We play Edinburgh the week before their QF match.

Ulster on 18 pts have a tougher trip to Leicester. a losing BP may be enough for them, depending on whether Montpelier get any points in Edinburgh.

Benetton are away to Grenoble next Friday and they sit second in their group. Quins, the leaders are away to Agen. Benetton will need a win however. Only 1 side will qualify form the O's group, and it may all come down to how Connacht get on in Perpignan provided Benetton win on Friday.

These 3 pose the greatest threat to our hopes of a play off place. We, of course, have to play Edinburgh and Benetton.

I'm tempted to book a late trip to Treviso now !!!!



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Originally posted by ap sior ap sior wrote:

Aside from our own success, I think 3 other results this weekend could be far more important for our chances of a play off this season.

Edinburgh are in prime position to win their group with a home game against Montpelier to come. Edinburgh are already on 19 pts and that is usually enough to get a play off spot. We play Edinburgh the week before their QF match.

Ulster on 18 pts have a tougher trip to Leicester. a losing BP may be enough for them, depending on whether Montpelier get any points in Edinburgh.

Benetton are away to Grenoble next Friday and they sit second in their group. Quins, the leaders are away to Agen. Benetton will need a win however. Only 1 side will qualify form the O's group, and it may all come down to how Connacht get on in Perpignan provided Benetton win on Friday.

These 3 pose the greatest threat to our hopes of a play off place. We, of course, have to play Edinburgh and Benetton.

I’m tempted to book a late trip to Treviso now !!!!


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Originally posted by greypower1 greypower1 wrote:

Wales only has 78,000 registered rugby players, that makes Ireland with double the number we have.
I think Ireland count tag rugby and all sorts of stuff.
In an article about growing the game it said there were 23 thousand adults playing the game.
Would be about 25k know I would say.
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Originally posted by Antietam1 Antietam1 wrote:

Originally posted by greypower1 greypower1 wrote:

Wales only has 78,000 registered rugby players, that makes Ireland with double the number we have.
I think Ireland count tag rugby and all sorts of stuff.
In an article about growing the game it said there were 23 thousand adults playing the game.
Would be about 25k now I would say.
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Luke McGrath is out of the 6N.

This means that we can be sure that we will face only one of Fardy or Lowe when we play them in our next PRO14 match.

EDIT Unless Gibson Park gets injured, or reaches his Irish qualification status this month.

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Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Luke McGrath is out of the 6N.

This means that we can be sure that we will face only one of Fardy or Lowe when we play them in our next PRO14 match.
 

  Good point Steve ! Leinster will only have a 5 day turn around as they play Wasps on a Sunday .
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Originally posted by 157cb 157cb wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Luke McGrath is out of the 6N.

This means that we can be sure that we will face only one of Fardy or Lowe when we play them in our next PRO14 match.
 

  Good point Steve ! Leinster will only have a 5 day turn around as they play Wasps on a Sunday .

Here’s hoping for fog to descend around the Midlands on Sunday.

Also, I’d completely forgotten about their 5 day turnaround.

If it’s good enough for us, as it has been in the past, it’s fair enough for them too
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Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Luke McGrath is out of the 6N.

This means that we can be sure that we will face only one of Fardy or Lowe when we play them in our next PRO14 match.

EDIT Unless Gibson Park gets injured, or reaches his Irish qualification status this month.


Does that apply to the Pro 14?  I thought it was just Europe.  Could be wrong, though.
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Edinburgh lead 9-7 at the break. As has been pointed out on here before, they play the QF a week after their visit to the Parc. If the score remains as it is, they will get a home QF

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