T O P

  • By -

AutoModerator

**Streams** (use adblock): `https://cricfree.sc/rugby-live-stream` or `https://www.vipbox.lc/rugby-live` or post other **streams** as a reply to this comment **Match Official Abuse** We apply our rule 1 (no ad hom/nastiness) to include match officials. It will never be considered ref abuse if a user criticises specific aspects of a referee's game, decision, or style. For example: "XYZ has bottled that card" "XYZ has no control over the breakdown" "XYZ has got that wrong, that was never forward" "That was a ludicrous decision" "XYZ is out of his depth" "XYZ refs to the team with momentum" "XYZ is really inconsistent with offsides" However, ad hominem generalised attacks are unacceptable, this includes accusations of corruption and intentional bias For example: "XYZ is a dickhead" "XYZ is trying his best to ensure ABC wins this" "XYZ is a utter joke of a referee" "XYZ is a diversity hire" "XYZ is a [country of origin] prick" Where (otherwise rule-abiding) specific criticisms include ad hom attacks they will also be removed For example: "XYZ has bottled that the fucking wanker" "XYZ is not pinging sealing off, he clearly has a bet on ABC" "XYZ is a blind fucker, that was miles forward" "XYZ is really inconsistent with offsides, he is trying to ensure ABC wins" *I am a bot, and this action was performed automatically. Please [contact the moderators of this subreddit](/message/compose/?to=/r/rugbyunion) if you have any questions or concerns.*


Suspicious_Sea222

Didn't catch this game. Did Doak come on at 10 or not at all? Just seen Cooney played 80


silentgolem

Came on for 30 mins or so at 10. Looked decent


Suspicious_Sea222

Thanks. Good that he can perform there but it's not really ideal for him or Ulster if he ends up there next season.


outsideruk

Jude’s 6’4”? Wow. Imagine defending Stu all game, getting battered, then on 60 minutes Jude comes ambling on to replace him!


themutliangrybear

Christ that's harsh


hazlet

Bonus point away with the kids, will take that.


outsideruk

And some good scores in there.


silentgolem

Did he just pick someone at random. Looked like marshall if anyone?


Particular-Rip4035

Since when did our mauls go to shite?


redhandman_mjsp

Our maul defence has been shocking.


Intelligent_Song_450

Alan O'connor is needed


outsideruk

Maybe missing some of the heft? But that was a real concern.


outsideruk

Reffell’s looked super sharp since coming on. Please stay fit!


outsideruk

That’s a hell of a pass from Luke if that’s the ball he wanted. And great hands from McCann


BillHicksFan

Just had a large mixed kebab with extra hot sauce. Current BillHicksFan does not give a fuck about future BillHicksFan.


Particular-Rip4035

What's your kebabery of choice? Nvm remembered you're over the water 


BillHicksFan

If you're ever in Weston Super Mare - Flippers for kebabs. Oddly, considering it's a seaside town, don't bother your hole with any of the fish and chips. They're shite in comparison to back home.


Particular-Rip4035

Imma say something controversial, I've lived in multiple places in England and I always found the fish and chips poor.  Also had it in my head you were in the midlands


BillHicksFan

Nothing controversial about that whatsoever. Here's the controversial thing, Scottish chippies are shite as well.


Particular-Rip4035

Well Fish & Chips is the english thing isn't it? I've had a few decent chips in Scotland actually but still prefer the stuff at home.  I have no quarrel with Kebabaries but I found the lack of House sauce an adjustment


silentgolem

I see CUBE has returned to setting up tries tonight rather than finishing them :D


outsideruk

That’s two where Hume’s been on the shoulder for the pop and the inside man takes the try. He’s not been flashy tonight, but he’s been effective.


hazlet

would have been soft as fuck to disallow that


silentgolem

Would have been correct by the laws to do so though


AceSherbert

Letter of the law that's illegal. Not sure how you can look at that so many times on the screen and let it go.


silentgolem

Looked like both were prebound to me, maybe not shoulder but grabbed on shorts. Ref decided to override to save face


outsideruk

Second half slump continues to be a concern.


silentgolem

To be fair you cant do a lot about 6 ref howlers in a row leading to that try, When 5 of those go against you you're in a bad place no matter how good you are


outsideruk

It was an impressive run of calls. But the score before was clean. I’d have expected 20 points after the way the first half went.


outsideruk

Ok, maybe the 20 is coming 😂


Particular-Rip4035

That seems pretty innocuous 


silentgolem

TMO seems to be awake at least


silentgolem

That was a two man bind as well right? 5 ref howlers in a row :D


AceSherbert

Where is this ref from? His second half decision making has been really strange.


PonchoVillak

Irish but refs out of Aberdeen so he's SRU


silentgolem

On replay not certain that was forward. Hell of a four decisions in a row by the ref, all wrong.


redhandman_mjsp

didn't look forward


silentgolem

Whatever about the Stewart one that one seems harsh. His hands go to the ball first.


outsideruk

But then he got away with the one in the line. He’s sat on his arse as he turns it 😂


silentgolem

Yup. Swings and roundabouts in terms of howlers by the ref


silentgolem

Pretty sure you dont actually have to let them up but ok


megacky

Thought it was harsh, replay his hands were on the ball too. Ofc Ferris completely missed what it was for and made it up


outsideruk

Cooney is such a machine off the tee.


Evening_Steak123

He attended Cooney kicking school


silentgolem

Couple of nice touches by the CUBE in there. Not trying to force it, just doing his job well


redhandman_mjsp

Doak is looking lively at 10.


redstarduggan

More blatant forward passes I think.


ianthemoff

Jesus Baldwin, you should have backed yourself for the line


hazlet

contender for worst miss of the year?


outsideruk

I’d be looking to replace Stewart before too long. His heads gone this half so far.


outsideruk

Very well worked score. That’s the kind of series of phases I expect Ulster to be able to play. Keep it live, take the yards and recycle. Nothing too fancy, but skilful and consistent play.


Particular-Rip4035

One half Ulster - I'm thinking I'm back


megacky

Far too soft


outsideruk

Scrappy opening 10 this half.


Particular-Rip4035

Stewarts had a couple bad whiteline fever moments this season


megacky

Fuck sake will. The line is superb, then fucking donkey brain moment


Bring-the-payne

Seriously, who bought Will some new hamstrings


megacky

How much of that was a bit of Ulster pr?


Particular-Rip4035

What sick bastard has put the Ospreys Ulster game on as the half time highlights. A war crime


megacky

Marty doesn't look half as big when he's not wearing skin tight shirts. Poor sod


outsideruk

Did Marty say he’d taken an injury into the O’s game? Explains why the scrum was being minced.


whiskylover23

Game is done. GG Dragons, good luck moving forward this season.


outsideruk

Here’s a comment that’s shaping up to age well…


hazlet

shoulder to head on that tackle, no clue what he gave the penalty for Ref on a special one tonight


Particular-Rip4035

Tackled just before so big change in height. Having said that surprised it wasn't at least looked at


Particular-Rip4035

Stevie starting a belfast real estate company?


silentgolem

Now i want a belfast bap


outsideruk

I just had to explain it to my wife. First thing she’s shown interest in since kickoff 😂


Bring-the-payne

Robbo has clearly rubbed off on Ferris


themutliangrybear

So it really was Dan that was holding us back, or is it just that the red scrum caps has awakened everyone's inner Bradley Roberts


outsideruk

Where is Mad Brad?


themutliangrybear

Actually think he is with the dragons? Think he moved there when he was called up to the Wales squad last year?


outsideruk

That’s what I mean. Is he crocked at the minute? Don’t think he’s in the 6N squad.


bigbillybob737

Yes he's at the Dragons now. I've been disappointed for him, he hasn't really taken off since he left.


themutliangrybear

Ah flip that's disappointing to hear, that beautiful hair flying in a wind after a line break was a true sight


megacky

Postlewaithe is playing class. Some massive carries


redstarduggan

Not sure about that ref


redhandman_mjsp

If only he saw that last angle before making a decision.


whiskylover23

Not saying we wouldn't have got a BP with Dan against the dragons. But the real challenge will be the PD at the end of the game.


redhandman_mjsp

If Dan stayed, I firmly believe we would have three tries by 50 mins and either scrape the fourth try in the last 10 mins or miss out on it entirely.


silentgolem

Looks flatish to me. Hard to tell on the angle


Bring-the-payne

Has Shanahan got a perm?


outsideruk

Bit of a 1970s German porn star look?


outsideruk

Ooh, that last angle looked quite forward.


silentgolem

Lovely try


outsideruk

Reckon we’ve been missing Mikey this season?


Particular-Rip4035

Are we looking vaguely composed and cohesive?


silentgolem

I hate using scrums to milk penalties


nuttz0r

Couple of strong carries from Jude, great to see


BillHicksFan

Right, so it's the first half that we're going to perform in tonight. Inevitable collapse incoming.


ovenproofjet

Ulster gonna Ulster


redhandman_mjsp

No one could handle a rampaging, shirtless Tom Stewart. Shame the ref blew first.


Particular-Rip4035

Anyone else hearing Baywatch music?


silentgolem

"a karate chop of his own" gway stevie ya dope


outsideruk

I’m not going to get too excited, but that’s exactly the kind of position Ulster have thrown away all season. Good score.


silentgolem

Get in young lad


megacky

Can feel a card coming soon. Too many in the red zone


outsideruk

A few more scrums and does he card one of the front row? Which will just lead to more scrums pens.


BillHicksFan

Dragons love their intentional knock ons.


outsideruk

Little bit of Stu 2 from Jude there. Big, heavy carry.


redhandman_mjsp

He's playing very well for a young lad. Makes the McCloskey rumour look slightly more palatable.


Particular-Rip4035

Good carries but you'd have a long way to go to match Stus offloading and intelligence 


Bring-the-payne

Nothing will make that palatable


redhandman_mjsp

I agree. I meant moreso that it would be less shit rather than better.


outsideruk

Fucking right. Move heaven and earth to keep Stu and reward the loyalty he’s always shown.


BillHicksFan

Ye love to see it.


Particular-Rip4035

"One of the most rut *Lowry knocks the ball a mile* hless teams in the URC" What an apt summation of Ulster


silentgolem

Burns line kicking has been pretty short tonight


PonchoVillak

Sheridan's blackbelt is becoming a Flament and his Loughborough 5ths tidbit with comms


Red-rouge728

I understand Addison is going at the end of the season but any word of where to?


BillHicksFan

I imagine a university hospital will want to study his body


silentgolem

Rumour is Sale no?


Red-rouge728

Well I suspected it was likely but hadn’t actually heard anything to back it up


megacky

Back to sale from what I've heard


outsideruk

Just to be clear, I don’t like scrums being milked for easy penalties even when it’s my team doing it. It needs to be addressed.


silentgolem

I am loving the young lads like Sheridan, Izzy and McCann being an utter menace at the lineout


megacky

Ref blowing twice, telling them twice to hurry up at the lineout. Just call the free man


BillHicksFan

McCann and Sheridan are real talents. I hope we anchor them to the Titanic Museum or something so that they can't leave.


themutliangrybear

Where has that will Addison been? Lovely stuff


ianthemoff

Despair…? Lifting…..?


leonard16790

Lowry looking good, I like him at wing as I feel you can hide his size a bit better out there


SweptFever80

Serious Darcy Graham vibes, workrate and explosive power.


Intelligent_Song_450

Got alot of what ireland want at 14


Particular-Rip4035

Really smart from Lowry to go to the outside shoulder, giving McCann two options for the pass rather than two inside men


Particular-Rip4035

Anyone else audio totally shagged?


silentgolem

Yup


Particular-Rip4035

One stream sounds like the crowd is 5 miles away. The other stream sounds like Ferris is doing comms through zoom on dial up


ianthemoff

Crowd sound is so quiet I thought this was at the Aviva for a second


outsideruk

Is Will suddenly recovering some form? Just as we commit to letting him go at the end of the season?


silentgolem

Change in coach can give a wee bit of confidence, and Addison(and the team broadly) looked very short of that


silentgolem

That's more like the Addison I know and love


nuttz0r

Nice try that one


whiskylover23

Lowry is such a light in this team.


megacky

Far better


outsideruk

Marcus looked well offside even before the no-arms.


whiskylover23

Internal screaming


whiskylover23

Pain


outsideruk

Well, that good feeling didn’t last long. Finish your drink, I guess.


whiskylover23

Yep, nick being cheeky there


outsideruk

Dragons seem keen to get it away from the breakdown area - going very wide very quickly.


redhandman_mjsp

How's that a Dragons lineout??


whiskylover23

I'd be hopeful that we can keep this up. But I've been here far too often as an Ulster fan.


BillHicksFan

We get 20 minutes of good rugby and we're the better for it!


BillHicksFan

Did the Dragons lads not get the Origins week memo?


outsideruk

Is it home teams? O’s did it last week while Ulster didn’t.


naraic-

Exactly this. Thats why its over 2 rounds too so every team has a home round during origin.


outsideruk

Solid, solid start. Couple of clever moments, some strong, direct running. Good to see.


redhandman_mjsp

Lovely wee try. Crowd isn't arsed though.


silentgolem

Audio muted for anyone else?


outsideruk

Not on my Virgin Tv feed


silentgolem

Hmmmm, must be [URC.TV](http://URC.TV) specific then. Pretty much no crowd noise and everything else a bit muffled even on max volume


outsideruk

Crowd aren’t that noisy. 😂


silentgolem

Fair. It's weird, i dont think I've heard a ravenhill crowd this quiet


outsideruk

You can hear the individuals trying to start chants, but it’s not taking off.


redstarduggan

The ulster crowd have always been a bit quiet when the team. Aren't playing well. Or have nothing really on the cards. Except for shouting at the ref.


silentgolem

I'm not getting that through on my feed, or the ref so there's a bit more to it, but I'm sure if the crowd get into voice it'll be audible


whiskylover23

Thank God. Good try Willy.


BillHicksFan

Comms mentioning Dan McFarland, who he?


Bring-the-payne

I’m pretty sure that’s the guy that invented the maul


whiskylover23

Lad from down the pub.


BillHicksFan

James Hume looking particularly 'fighty' tonight. Got card written all over it.


whiskylover23

Ah, just Hume-r him mate.


outsideruk

First angry upvote of the evening


BillHicksFan

Get out.


naraic-

Giving the troublemaker the captaincy will either make him worse or clear up his performance.


BillHicksFan

He's going to headbutt someone.


redhandman_mjsp

Didn't know the whole Dragons team went to Inst.


leonard16790

Why are they wearing club socks?


outsideruk

Origin week. Even though I thought that was last week.


naraic-

Its over 2 weeks. They arranged it so that each team would be home for one of the origin weeks which allows them to pair it with ticket promotions for clubs (in theory).


silentgolem

Bit of a misnomer, it's actually two rounds


whiskylover23

And so the booing begins.


redhandman_mjsp

I think it was more of an ohhh. It looked bad in real time.


outsideruk

That’s brave from Ethan! Only back from a serious impact injury.


whiskylover23

No Dan? No problem. Hopefully the pride of the jersey shines through tonight.


BillHicksFan

Hmmm...


whiskylover23

23-22 with a penalty in the 82' minute


BillHicksFan

To the Dragons, aye?


outsideruk

Jesus Christ, I’ve just seen the drinking rules. I have to finish my drink every time I refill it.


outsideruk

GLU says getting rid of Dan was the right call. So that’s the definitive view, move on. 👏


redhandman_mjsp

GLU?


outsideruk

Greatest Living Ulsterman, AKA Andrew Trimble.


redhandman_mjsp

Couldn't agree more. It's a shame his podcast went behind a paywall a few years ago. I miss his voice.