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#1 The Daddy_merged

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 09:26 AM

Stuart Fielden has confirmed his availability for the green and whites, how are they shaping up now. 

Doesn't look like they'll be as strong as they other Celtic nations.



#2 Futtocks

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 09:43 AM

If they have enough of the players they called upon for the last RWC, they should at least put up a decent fight. Ireland v Tonga was very entertaining and full-blooded last time.

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#3 Emosi Koloto

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:05 AM

Stuart Fielden has confirmed his availability for the green and whites, how are they shaping up now. 

Doesn't look like they'll be as strong as they other Celtic nations.

Apparently Ben Currie is playing for Ireland, he is an outstanding young player. I am sure i read Brett White is too, him Fielden and Kyle Amor is handy.


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#4 The Big Gun

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:33 AM

Who are the other potentials? Off the top of my head I can think of Michael McIllorum, Tyrone McCarthy, Scott Grix and Damian Blanch.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:34 AM

Who are the other potentials? Off the top of my head I can think of Michael McIllorum, Tyrone McCarthy, Scott Grix and Damian Blanch.

 

Pat Richards.



#6 Futtocks

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:42 AM

Ireland's 2012 Squad (from Wikipedia)

 

1  Greg McNally - FB

 

2  Tim Bergin - WG

 

3  Stuart Littler - CE

 

4  Joshua O'Toole - CE

 

5  John O'Donnell - WG

 

6  James Mendeika - SO

 

7  Liam Finn © - HB

 

8  Sean Hesketh - PR

 

9  Carl Sice - HK

 

10  Luke Ambler - PR

 

11  Elliot Cosgrove - CE

 

12  Callum Casey - SR, HK

 

13  Tyrone McCarthy - LF

 

14  Colton Roache - HK

 

15  Sam Wellens - PR

 

16  Matthew Hadden - SR

 

17  Tom McKeown - PR

 

18  Kurt Haggerty - SR

 

19  Tommy Goulden - SR

 

20  Danny Bridge - CE

 

21  Paul Handforth - SO

 

22  Pat Smith - SH

 

23  Brendan Guilfoyle - SR

 

24  Wayne Kerr - PR

 

25  Matthew Haggerty - WG

 

26  Aaron McCloskey - LF

 

27  Joe Taylor - WG

 

28  Joe Mulhern - CE

 

29  Joel Hinchcliffe - SR

 

30  Simon Deevy - SR


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#7 Gav Wilson

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 11:43 AM

What, no Hefin O'Hare...?

 

I'm not interested.


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#8 Futtocks

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:10 PM

What, no Hefin O'Hare...?

I'm not interested.

What, the former Welsh international isn't in the Ireland squad? It's a farce, a joke, I blame the RFL etc.

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#9 Cardiff Cymru

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:35 PM

Hefin O'Hare is one of the rare North Wales born Welsh internationals. There's him, Rhys Williams, Rob Massam and the Brown brothers. Can't think of many more.


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#10 flyingking

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:38 PM

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#11 Evil Homer

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:46 PM

1.McDonnell

2.Blanch

3.Bridge

4.Mendeika

5.Richards

6.Scott Grix

7.Finn

8.Fielden

9.Handforth

10.Amor

11.Currie

12.McCarthy

13.Simon Grix

 

14.Allen

15.Harrison

16.O'Brien

17.Ambler



#12 The Big Gun

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:46 PM

Chris Bridge and Ben Harrison as well! Ireland will have a decent side.

#13 flyingking

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 01:00 PM

In the World Cup will Warrington be the SuperLeague side with the most representatives, beginning to look that way.


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#14 marklaspalmas

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 01:07 PM

Liam Finn is captain. Could be Featherstone's only representative at this year's World Cup.


 

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#15 Black Junior

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 01:50 PM

Liam Finn is captain. Could be Featherstone's only representative at this year's World Cup.

 

Genuine question here.........players like Liam Finn and others from the Championship playing in the World Cup (I think Sheffield have afew) as they are part time will it effect their selection if they can't get the time off work?

 

It would be abit unfair if these players had to work during the day then play against Australia at night...........just a thought.



#16 marklaspalmas

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:07 PM

Genuine question here.........players like Liam Finn and others from the Championship playing in the World Cup (I think Sheffield have afew) as they are part time will it effect their selection if they can't get the time off work?

 

It would be abit unfair if these players had to work during the day then play against Australia at night...........just a thought.

 

No idea mate. I imagine they would use holiday time from work for the duration of the tourney. Such is the dedication of the part-time pro'.


 

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#17 Spidey

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:09 PM

I'm sure any employer would give people the time off to compete in a world cup, I doubt its that much of an issue



#18 marklaspalmas

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:19 PM

I'm sure any employer would give people the time off to compete in a world cup, I doubt its that much of an issue

 

Sympathetic employers are not necessarily that easy to find. Many semi pro's give up the game as they can't make it fit around work.


 

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#19 Spidey

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:03 PM

Sympathetic employers are not necessarily that easy to find. Many semi pro's give up the game as they can't make it fit around work.


Probably true. But if he's in employment at the minute and currently working around his rugby. What great PR to let him have the time off for the tournament

#20 South Wakefield Sharks

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:40 PM

Ireland should have a decent side out for the World Cup. Surprised a few in 2008, especially when they beat Samoa at Parramatta. Think we've still got the green wigs we wore up in the loft somewhere!






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