1. 2016 RBS Six Nations Rugby Table - The Rugby Forum
    Table updated after last fixture of the weekend

[2020 Six Nations] Ireland vs Scotland (01/02/20)

Discussion in '2020 Guinness Six Nations' started by TRF_Olyy, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. TRF_Olyy

    TRF_Olyy English Arrogance

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Messages:
    100,000,119
    Location:
    Lichfield(ish), UK
    Country Flag:

    England

    Club or Nation:

    Sale

    [​IMG]VS[​IMG]
    16:45, 01/02/2020
    Aviva Stadium, Dublin

    Scotland: ​
    15 Stuart Hogg (c), 14 Sean Maitland, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Sam Johnson, 11 Blair Kinghorn, 10 Adam Hastings, 9 Ali Price, 8 Nick Haining, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 Jamie Ritchie, 5 Jonny Gray, 4 Scott Cummings, 3 Zander Fagerson, 2 Fraser Brown, 1 Rory Sutherland

    Replacements: ​
    16 Stuart McInally, 17 Allan Dell, 18 Simon Berghan, 19 Ben Toolis, 20 Cornell du Preez, 21 George Horne, 22 Rory Hutchinson, 23 Chris Harris​
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2020
  2. Forum Ad Advertisement

  3. big ginger 8

    big ginger 8 International

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2011
    Messages:
    8,816
    Country Flag:

    Ireland

    Club or Nation:

    Leinster

    Ireland (possible): J Larmour; A Conway, G Ringrose, R Henshaw, J Stockdale; J Sexton (capt), J Cooney; D Kilcoyne, R Kelleher, T Furlong; I Henderson, J Ryan; CJ Stander, J van der Flier, C Doris. Replacements: D Heffernan, C Healy, A Porter, U Dillane, P O’Mahony, C Murray, R Byrne, W Addison.

    According to Cummiskey, so not sure if any inside info. Would be pretty happy overall with it. Possibly the most dynamic pack to start a 6N game in the last few years. Would have some concerns about the lineout and wouldn't want Kilcoyne starting the bigger games ahead of Healy. POM isn't a super bench option but some concessions have to be made.
     
  4. Leinster Fan

    Leinster Fan First XV

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2017
    Messages:
    2,468
    Location:
    Dublin
    Country Flag:

    Ireland

    Club or Nation:

    Leinster

    Suspect Cummiskey doesn't have a clue what the actual team will be but I'd be happy enough with that overall.
     
  5. Leinster Fan

    Leinster Fan First XV

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2017
    Messages:
    2,468
    Location:
    Dublin
    Country Flag:

    Ireland

    Club or Nation:

    Leinster

    Ireland v Scotland (possible): Addison; Larmour/Conway, Ringrose, Henshaw, Stockdale; Sexton (capt), Murray; Healy, Herring, Furlong, Henderson, Ryan, Stander, van der Flier, Doris. Replacements: Kilcoyne, Kelleher, Porter, Dillane, Deegan, Cooney, Conway/Larmour, Byrne.

    Thornley's team. Fair to say neither of them really have much of an idea what's going on. Seems like Farrell is keeping a fairly tight camp so far.
     
  6. profitius

    profitius First XV

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Messages:
    2,085
    Country Flag:

    Ireland

    Club or Nation:

    Munster


    The players might not even know until tonight or tomorrow morning. Either way I'm glad all the speculation about the team is going to end with the Tuesday announcements.
     
  7. scotty507

    scotty507 First XV

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2016
    Messages:
    2,311
    Club or Nation:

    Exeter

    Is Addison that good? I always just thought he was a decent prem player when he was in the prem. Never thought of him as an internstional. Has he really stepped up?
     
  8. Leinster Fan

    Leinster Fan First XV

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2017
    Messages:
    2,468
    Location:
    Dublin
    Country Flag:

    Ireland

    Club or Nation:

    Leinster

    Has been brilliant for Ulster for the most part to be fair, defence is a weakness though. Injuries have consistently stopped him putting any kind of international challenge together though, he spends more time in treatment than on the pitch (sounds like it was a similar story with Sale as well). Is a genuine danger going forward to be fair and versatility is a major plus (can play 11-15 well). Injuries have stopped him getting much of a go at international level.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. big ginger 8

    big ginger 8 International

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2011
    Messages:
    8,816
    Country Flag:

    Ireland

    Club or Nation:

    Leinster

    I'd have Addison in the 23 jersey covers loads of positions but the only place you'd start him is 15 and he hasn't been better than Larmour, do like the options he gives again.

    Cian Tracey's possible team is again different but it's interesting that all the possible teams so far have a Stander VDF Doris backrow. Would be very happy with that.

    Team's being named tomorrow so at least we won't have ages of speculation.
     
  10. Leinster Fan

    Leinster Fan First XV

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2017
    Messages:
    2,468
    Location:
    Dublin
    Country Flag:

    Ireland

    Club or Nation:

    Leinster

    The42 have Murray at 9 as well. There'll be absolute blue murder across the internet if that is the call, but worth holding off until we see how things actually go against Scotland before judging selection.

    Everyone has Henshaw at 12 and Stander-Van der Flier-Doris in the backrow so safe to assume that's what's happening (and Henderson in the second row but that's not surprising).
     
  11. RugbyUSA

    RugbyUSA Bench Player

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2018
    Messages:
    634
    Location:
    California
    Country Flag:

    United States

    Club or Nation:

    Sunwolves

    I want the Scots to win because my ancestors came to America from Scotland. But I know Ireland has a better squad, so I'm not getting my hopes up. Nothing personal Ireland, I want to your fine country someday. :cool:
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2020
  12. Groundhog

    Groundhog #1 Cuck

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2011
    Messages:
    6,519
    Location:
    Saracens have no fans
    Country Flag:

    Ireland

    Club or Nation:

    Munster

    Yeah Murray Kinsella has Murray in. Trust his word more than Cummiskey's. Poor Farrell will have people calling for his head before his first match in charge.
    Love this time of year. Like guessing what's under the Christmas tree.
     
  13. The Alpha Bro

    The Alpha Bro Fat Boi

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2010
    Messages:
    12,478
    Location:
    Concussed or something...
    Country Flag:

    Ireland

    Club or Nation:

    Leinster

    Kinsella's XV is the most conservative by far. Prolly the most accurate too.
     
  14. MikeTheNative

    MikeTheNative First XV

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2016
    Messages:
    1,146
    Country Flag:

    Wales

    Club or Nation:

    Wales

    The last time Scotland won away in the 6 nations to someone other than Italy was Ireland in 2010! Can't see the repeat of that this year though, I think Ireland will want to bounce back after a disappointing 2019 and Farrell will hopefully bring a few new ideas but will also have some degree of continuity. Scotland seem to be in a bit of disarray, I'm not convinced with Hogg as captain and their best player would rather get ****** up than train.
     
  15. snoopy snoopy dog dog

    snoopy snoopy dog dog First XV

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Messages:
    4,622
    Club or Nation:

    Leinster

  16. TRF_Olyy

    TRF_Olyy English Arrogance

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Messages:
    100,000,119
    Location:
    Lichfield(ish), UK
    Country Flag:

    England

    Club or Nation:

    Sale

    Henshaw coming back from injury or something?

    Surely the start of a new world cup cycle is the best time to jettison Aki?
     
  17. Groundhog

    Groundhog #1 Cuck

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2011
    Messages:
    6,519
    Location:
    Saracens have no fans
    Country Flag:

    Ireland

    Club or Nation:

    Munster

    Didn't think the team was announced until tomorrow for some reason.
     
  18. big ginger 8

    big ginger 8 International

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2011
    Messages:
    8,816
    Country Flag:

    Ireland

    Club or Nation:

    Leinster

    Mixed bag for me very happy with the starting back row. Can understand Herring starting given Kelleher hasn't played in ages. I presume worries about the lineout is why both Toner and POM are on the bench but going forward I wouldn't want the two of them on the bench together due to a lack of dynamisim. Not super enthused with Murray at the moment. Aki is in excellent form defensively but I'd like to see more from him in attack. I can see the argument for Henshaw on the bench given the on field cover even if I would have taken Addison.

    Hope the sub front row and 9 are used properly because there's real impact potential there.
     
  19. big ginger 8

    big ginger 8 International

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2011
    Messages:
    8,816
    Country Flag:

    Ireland

    Club or Nation:

    Leinster

    Henshaw started the last two Euro games and there hasn't been anything on the injury report that I can recall.

    I'd say it's Farrell's defensive origins showing, Henshaw is definitely no slouch there but Aki hasn't the highest tackle percentage of our centres and I believe has won the most turnovers of any Irish player.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. Groundhog

    Groundhog #1 Cuck

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2011
    Messages:
    6,519
    Location:
    Saracens have no fans
    Country Flag:

    Ireland

    Club or Nation:

    Munster

    Interesting squad, now let's get our take from the experts over in the 42 comments section. Screenshot_20200128-133754.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 1
  21. snoopy snoopy dog dog

    snoopy snoopy dog dog First XV

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Messages:
    4,622
    Club or Nation:

    Leinster

    If picking on form, the benching front row should be starting, Max Deegan should be on the bench, John Cooney should be in at 9 and Stuart McCloskey picked at 12. Relatively happy with the team though.
     
Enjoyed this thread? Register to post your reply - click here!

Share This Page

-->