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27 Oct: Ireland v Scotland KO 2pm (BBC Online)

Who will win?  

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  1. 1. Who will win?

    • Ireland by 13 points or more
      5
    • Ireland by 7 to 12 points
      4
    • Ireland by 1 to 6 points
      6
    • Draw
      0
    • Scotland by 1 to 6 points
      0
    • Scotland by 7 to 12 points
      8
    • Scotland by 13 points or more
      1

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15 hours ago, dealwithit said:

Is this the first match at Morton for Ireland? Also the proposed venue for the League 1 Dublin side. 

I think so yes. They were in Bray for the last few years which is a much better location and before that in Tallaght.

I'm away this weekend but will hopefully attend the France game next weekend.

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From Swinton’s official twitter feed:

We wish good luck to

as he takes charge of

for the first time in their European Championship game against

. Lion

is also in the squad! You should be able to watch the game via this YouTube link from 13:50: (link: https://youtu.be/Hpr1nsKaEfk) youtu.be/Hpr1nsKaEfk

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3 minutes ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

Can’t see the game listed on the BBC Sport website anymore.

Aye, seems to have vanished.

There is a YouTube link: 

 

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21 minutes ago, GeordieSaint said:

Jeez... what were the teams? That’s a big old shock in my eyes.

Found very few updates from both teams' social media. 


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Both teams include both SL and amateur players.


IRELAND 19-MAN SQUAD
Michael Ward (Batley Bulldogs), Gregg McNally, Ethan Ryan (Bradford Bulls), Peter Ryan (Coventry Bears), Ed O’Keefe (Galway Tribesmen), Ronan Michael (Huddersfield Giants) Lewis Bienek (Hull FC), Gareth Gill, Richie McHugh (Longhorns RL), Tyrone McCarthy (Salford Red Devils), James Bentley (St Helens), Will Hope (Swinton Lions), Liam Finn, Scott Grix, George King (Wakefield Trinity), Alan McMahon (Waterford Vikings), Liam Byrne, Dec  O’Donnell, Jack Higginson (Wigan Warriors)

SCOTLAND 19-MAN SQUAD
David Scott (Batley Bulldogs), Luke Westman (Berkeley Eagles) Lewis Tierney (Catalan Dragons), Frankie Mariano (Doncaster RL), Lewis Clarke, Finn Hutchison (Edinburgh Eagles), Scott Plumridge (Glasgow RL), Ben Kavanagh (Halifax), Will Oakes (Hull KR), Billy McConnachie (Ipswich Jets), Davey Dixon, Kieran Moran (Keighley Cougars), Nick Glohe (Lakes United Seagulls), Sam Luckley (Newcastle Thunder), Matt Hogg (Newcastle University and Edinburgh Eagles), Oscar Thomas (Sheffield Eagles), Murray Mitchell (Strathmore Silverbacks), Ryan Brierley (Toronto Wolfpack), Kane Bentley (Toulouse)

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9 minutes ago, MatthewWoody said:

Found very few updates from both teams' social media. 

Social media coverage was terrible. Not sure how Ireland or Scotland hope to grow the game when there's a media blackout on match day. 

Brilliant result for Ireland though, very pleased for the lads 

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Does anybody know how many of the Irish and Scottish players were actually born in the country they were playing for?.

For me the only way the game will grow in Ireland, Scotland and Wales is by using locally born players when ever possible.

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Or you can find a proper balance between local players and the actual need of being competitive, avoid cricket scores and making test match watchable. 

Though I know it's a lost battle with some users.

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1 hour ago, The Future is League said:

Does anybody know how many of the Irish and Scottish players were actually born in the country they were playing for?.

For me the only way the game will grow in Ireland, Scotland and Wales is by using locally born players when ever possible.

If every nation was using locally born players I'd agree, but they're not. Winning matches and/or being competitive makes a big difference. 

Well done to Ireland. Looks like that game against Wales in a fortnight could decide things. 

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41 minutes ago, wackojacko said:

AFAIK 7 of the Irish 19 and 6 of the Scottish 19 are born-and-bred.

If true, that's progress. They are the ones they need to use for promotional work etc, will encourage more local interest than a guy from Dewsbury. (However  committed he might be)

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28 minutes ago, wackojacko said:

AFAIK 7 of the Irish 19 and 6 of the Scottish 19 are born-and-bred.

Meaning born in the country rather than both parents origin I take it?


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