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No idea how they chose to give Tom Daly a contract over Tom Farrell.. good for him though.


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Mr. Very Popular wrote:
Munster really need a good reaction after last weeks ‘performance’ so would hope to see a team along the lines of this.

Kilcoyne
Scannell
Archer
Kleyn
Beirne
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Cloete
Stander

Mathewson
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Not Parishy enough.


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Do you reckon Joey will be as protected as others in the international squad int terms of limited playing time, or do you reckon he's on a tailored plan which aims to get him as many minutes as possible playing 10?
I think I'd prefer the latter. Barring injuries, he's only going to bench and see reduced gametime in the internationals. He'll only start the USA and maybe Italian AI. Plenty of scope for him to build his minutes with Munster without compromising Ireland.


I’d prefer to see him play as much as possible, especially in a game like this weekends which should be a step up in intensity.


In any interview I've ever heard with a 10 they discuss the importance of minutes in the position in games to settling in and developing that all-round game management.
Ross Byrne was ont he Luke Fitz podcast last week and it was interesting hearing him talk. Granted, it was all about Leinster (more-so than usual), but it was interesting hearing him talk about growing in confidence in his ability and just instinctively knowing what was the right thing to do. The more he plays, the better he plays.

Whatever about the acid reflux I get when I see Joey in red, I think it's massively important to just play him loads this season, with the standard player welfare stuff being relaxed significantly.

Think the same can be said about 9 and prop. Certainly props always mention it in interviews and the likes of Hayes and Ross just kept getting starts time after time. Marmion had an unreal amount of minutes for Connacht when they won the title and I think that really stood to him as a player. Was hoping for something similar from Luke McGrath this season having missed the summer tour there was scope for it.

All players want to play and play often but the more attritional positions like loose forward lend themselves to rotation a bit more.


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Had a great season last year, and seems to have continued in that form so think he needs a call up.


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irishrugbyua wrote:
YOYO wrote:


No idea how they chose to give Tom Daly a contract over Tom Farrell.. good for him though.

Yeah no disrespect to Daly but look like Leinster backed the wrong horse there, not for the first time.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:49 am 
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hermie wrote:
irishrugbyua wrote:
YOYO wrote:


No idea how they chose to give Tom Daly a contract over Tom Farrell.. good for him though.

Yeah no disrespect to Daly but look like Leinster backed the wrong horse there, not for the first time.


Yep, not for the first or last time.


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Can't win em all


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Can't win em all

True enough, some players develop late and injuries can distort things. Windows of opportunity are so limited as well.


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irishrugbyua wrote:
3 games into Celtic Cup, Leinster Academy update:

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Jack Aungier(Year 2/Terenure/Suttonians RFC) - 2 sub appearances at tighthead.
Michael Milne(Year 1/UCD/CC Roscrea) - 2 starts at loosehead.

Giuseepe Coyne(Sub/DUFC/Blackrock) - 2 sub appearances at loosehead.
Thomas Clarkson(Sub/DUFC/Blackrock) - 1 unused sub.

Hooker
Ronan Kelleher(Year 2/Lansdowne/St. Michaels) - 3 starts at 2. 2 tries.
Dan Sheehan(Year 1/DUFC/Clongowes) - 2 sub appearances, 1 unused sub. 1 try.

Lock
Jack Dunne(Year 1/DUFC/St. Michaels) - 2 starts at 5, 1 sub appearance.
Ryan Baird(Year 1/DUFC/St. Michaels) - 1 sub appearance.

Backrow
Oisin Dowling(Year 2/Lansdowne/St. Michaels) - 2 starts at 6, 1 start at 4. 1 try.
Scott Penny(Year 1/UCD/St. Michaels) - 2 starts at 7. 1 try.

Ronan Foley(Sub/UCD/St. Marys) - 1 start at 8. 1 unused sub. 2 tries.
Ronan Watters(Sub/St. Marys/St. Marys) - 1 start at 7, 1 unused sub.
Martin Moloney(Sub/Lansdowne/Athy) - 1 sub appearance at 7.

Scrumhalf
Hugh O'Sullivan(Year 2/Clontarf/Belvedere) - 1 start at 9, 1 sub appearance.
Patrick Patterson(Year 1/UCD/Blackrock) - 2 starts at 9, 1 sub appearance. 2 tries.

Cormac Foley(Sub/UCD/St. Gerards) - 1 sub appearance.

Outhalf
Ciaran Frawley(Year 2/UCD/Skerries RFC) - injured.
Harry Byrne(Year 1/Lansdowne/St. Michaels) - 2 starts at 10. 1 try.

David Hawkshaw(Sub/Clontarf/Belvedere) - 1 sub appearance. 2 unused sub.

Centre
Conor O'Brien(Year 3/Clontarf/Mullingar RFC) - 1 start at 12, 2 starts at 13. 2 tries.
Jimmy O'Brien(Year 3/UCD/Newbridge) - 1 start at 12.
Gavin Mullin(Year 2/UCD/Blackrock) - injured.
Tommy O'Brien(Year 2/UCD/Blackrock) - injured.

Back Three
Hugo Keenan(Year 3/UCD/Blackrock) - 2 starts at 15, 1 start at 13.
Jack Kelly(Year 3/DUFC/St. Michaels) - 2 starts at 11, 1 start at 15. 1 try.
Michaels Silvester(Year 1/DUFC/Clongowes) - 1 start at 14, 1 start at 11, 1 unused sub. 1 try.
Aaron O'Sullivan(Year 1/UCD/Exile) - injured.

Peter Maher(Sub/Old Belvedere/Belvedere) - 1 sub appearance.
Liam Turner(Sub/DUFC/Blackrock) - 1 sub appearance.


I see Jack Kelly has been captain last couple of games, how has he done when do you reckon he will make his Senior Debut in the League?


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hermie wrote:
irishrugbyua wrote:
YOYO wrote:


No idea how they chose to give Tom Daly a contract over Tom Farrell.. good for him though.

Yeah no disrespect to Daly but look like Leinster backed the wrong horse there, not for the first time.


Farrell did have the benefit of not being injured constantly since the u20s. It does help!


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hermie wrote:
irishrugbyua wrote:
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No idea how they chose to give Tom Daly a contract over Tom Farrell.. good for him though.

Yeah no disrespect to Daly but look like Leinster backed the wrong horse there, not for the first time.


Or maybe Connacht are just more open to throwing centres in and allowing him to make mistakes so they can learn and get better and bed in? Leinster went out and signed an NIQ winger to play 12 after giving Conor O'Brien only 166 minutes to find his feet


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Yeah Leinster have a terrible record of bringing through good centres alright :lol:


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Luckycharmer wrote:
irishrugbyua wrote:
3 games into Celtic Cup, Leinster Academy update:

Prop
Jack Aungier(Year 2/Terenure/Suttonians RFC) - 2 sub appearances at tighthead.
Michael Milne(Year 1/UCD/CC Roscrea) - 2 starts at loosehead.

Giuseepe Coyne(Sub/DUFC/Blackrock) - 2 sub appearances at loosehead.
Thomas Clarkson(Sub/DUFC/Blackrock) - 1 unused sub.

Hooker
Ronan Kelleher(Year 2/Lansdowne/St. Michaels) - 3 starts at 2. 2 tries.
Dan Sheehan(Year 1/DUFC/Clongowes) - 2 sub appearances, 1 unused sub. 1 try.

Lock
Jack Dunne(Year 1/DUFC/St. Michaels) - 2 starts at 5, 1 sub appearance.
Ryan Baird(Year 1/DUFC/St. Michaels) - 1 sub appearance.

Backrow
Oisin Dowling(Year 2/Lansdowne/St. Michaels) - 2 starts at 6, 1 start at 4. 1 try.
Scott Penny(Year 1/UCD/St. Michaels) - 2 starts at 7. 1 try.

Ronan Foley(Sub/UCD/St. Marys) - 1 start at 8. 1 unused sub. 2 tries.
Ronan Watters(Sub/St. Marys/St. Marys) - 1 start at 7, 1 unused sub.
Martin Moloney(Sub/Lansdowne/Athy) - 1 sub appearance at 7.

Scrumhalf
Hugh O'Sullivan(Year 2/Clontarf/Belvedere) - 1 start at 9, 1 sub appearance.
Patrick Patterson(Year 1/UCD/Blackrock) - 2 starts at 9, 1 sub appearance. 2 tries.

Cormac Foley(Sub/UCD/St. Gerards) - 1 sub appearance.

Outhalf
Ciaran Frawley(Year 2/UCD/Skerries RFC) - injured.
Harry Byrne(Year 1/Lansdowne/St. Michaels) - 2 starts at 10. 1 try.

David Hawkshaw(Sub/Clontarf/Belvedere) - 1 sub appearance. 2 unused sub.

Centre
Conor O'Brien(Year 3/Clontarf/Mullingar RFC) - 1 start at 12, 2 starts at 13. 2 tries.
Jimmy O'Brien(Year 3/UCD/Newbridge) - 1 start at 12.
Gavin Mullin(Year 2/UCD/Blackrock) - injured.
Tommy O'Brien(Year 2/UCD/Blackrock) - injured.

Back Three
Hugo Keenan(Year 3/UCD/Blackrock) - 2 starts at 15, 1 start at 13.
Jack Kelly(Year 3/DUFC/St. Michaels) - 2 starts at 11, 1 start at 15. 1 try.
Michaels Silvester(Year 1/DUFC/Clongowes) - 1 start at 14, 1 start at 11, 1 unused sub. 1 try.
Aaron O'Sullivan(Year 1/UCD/Exile) - injured.

Peter Maher(Sub/Old Belvedere/Belvedere) - 1 sub appearance.
Liam Turner(Sub/DUFC/Blackrock) - 1 sub appearance.


I see Jack Kelly has been captain last couple of games, how has he done when do you reckon he will make his Senior Debut in the League?


haven't seen any of the games, expect him to maybe get a chance in November or during the 6 nations.


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Mullet 2 wrote:
Yeah Leinster have a terrible record of bringing through good centres alright :lol:


ROL and Ringrose this decade.


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irishrugbyua wrote:
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Yeah Leinster have a terrible record of bringing through good centres alright :lol:


ROL and Ringrose this decade.


Like a a fly to shit. :lol:


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Nolanator wrote:
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Yeah Leinster have a terrible record of bringing through good centres alright :lol:


ROL and Ringrose this decade.


Like a a fly to shit. :lol:


:lol:


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hermie wrote:
irishrugbyua wrote:
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No idea how they chose to give Tom Daly a contract over Tom Farrell.. good for him though.

Yeah no disrespect to Daly but look like Leinster backed the wrong horse there, not for the first time.


Or maybe Connacht are just more open to throwing centres in and allowing him to make mistakes so they can learn and get better and bed in? Leinster went out and signed an NIQ winger to play 12 after giving Conor O'Brien only 166 minutes to find his feet


Leinster coaches have seen plenty more than 166 minutes to see if COB was ready to fill Tomane's current role. He is not.


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RichieRich89 wrote:
hermie wrote:
irishrugbyua wrote:
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No idea how they chose to give Tom Daly a contract over Tom Farrell.. good for him though.

Yeah no disrespect to Daly but look like Leinster backed the wrong horse there, not for the first time.


Or maybe Connacht are just more open to throwing centres in and allowing him to make mistakes so they can learn and get better and bed in? Leinster went out and signed an NIQ winger to play 12 after giving Conor O'Brien only 166 minutes to find his feet

Yeah Connacht would never sign an Australian centre when they have a good Galway-born pro like Eoin Griffin and academy prospects like Joyce and O'Brien.


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hermie wrote:
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hermie wrote:
irishrugbyua wrote:
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No idea how they chose to give Tom Daly a contract over Tom Farrell.. good for him though.

Yeah no disrespect to Daly but look like Leinster backed the wrong horse there, not for the first time.


Or maybe Connacht are just more open to throwing centres in and allowing him to make mistakes so they can learn and get better and bed in? Leinster went out and signed an NIQ winger to play 12 after giving Conor O'Brien only 166 minutes to find his feet

Yeah Connacht would never sign an Australian centre when they have a good Galway-born pro like Eoin Griffin and academy prospects like Joyce and O'Brien.


Richie is a leinster fan, who hates the Tomane signing fyi


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Munster don’t expect Chris Farrell to return from his knee injury this side of Christmas.

In more positive news, Alby Mathewson’s work permit should be sorted in the next 24 hours and he could feature against Ulster on Saturday.


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I'd say Munster have a well oiled machine working on the old work permits at this stage.

Three person team and looking to take on an intern.


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I'd say Munster have a well oiled machine working on the old work permits at this stage.

Three person team and looking to take on an intern.


Its better than hiring an international 10 and sending him off to play AIL


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I'd say Munster have a well oiled machine working on the old work permits at this stage.

Three person team and looking to take on an intern.


Its better than hiring an international 10 and sending him off to play AIL


Up there with not doing a background medical check on an international 15...


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I'd say Munster have a well oiled machine working on the old work permits at this stage.

Three person team and looking to take on an intern.


Its better than hiring an international 10 and sending him off to play AIL



It's not really.


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irishrugbyua wrote:
Richie is a leinster fan, who hates the Tomane signing fyi


I mean, it would be great if they signed someone like a Richard Buckman, who's actually a 12, but Tomane looks like a liability defending at centre.

If it's Tomane and ROL in the centre this weekend, Connacht can target them big time, like Cardiff did


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Presumably on Job Bridge?


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RichieRich89 wrote:
irishrugbyua wrote:
Richie is a leinster fan, who hates the Tomane signing fyi


I mean, it would be great if they signed someone like a Richard Buckman, who's actually a 12, but Tomane looks like a liability defending at centre.

If it's Tomane and ROL in the centre this weekend, Connacht can target them big time, like Cardiff did

Defensively he's looked way off alright. He's probably a better winger than a centre to be honest. Although I will admit that I thought it was better at the time that we were signing someone who could cover both positions given who he was replacing.


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Sean O’Brien came through Leinster’s training session yesterday without any issues and he could be involved against Connacht on Saturday.


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Presumably on Job Bridge?



They'll probably just bring in some lad from South Africa


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Three person team and looking to take on an intern.



Presumably on Job Bridge?



They'll probably just bring in some lad from South Africa


Interested to see if they go to SA again for academy players.

Matt More playing 13 ahead of Sean French for the A team :thumbdown:


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Three person team and looking to take on an intern.



Presumably on Job Bridge?



They'll probably just bring in some lad from South Africa


When is Craven week, they will probably try and poach some more young South African school kids.


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irishrugbyua wrote:
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Three person team and looking to take on an intern.



Presumably on Job Bridge?



They'll probably just bring in some lad from South Africa


Interested to see if they go to SA again for academy players.

Matt More playing 13 ahead of Sean French for the A team :thumbdown:

Very disappointing that. :(


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Craven Week is in the SA July school holidays.


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irishrugbyua wrote:
Mullet 2 wrote:
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Three person team and looking to take on an intern.



Presumably on Job Bridge?



They'll probably just bring in some lad from South Africa


Interested to see if they go to SA again for academy players.

Matt More playing 13 ahead of Sean French for the A team :thumbdown:


Bit of a joke, Isn't it? Like what's the rationale to bringing Saffers into your academy?

Was wondering whether bringing in Botha was really necessary as well. Could they not have backed Coombes like Connacht have backed Boyle? Stander's durable. He was always going to be available for Europe


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Luke Fitz sounds like he badly needs to change his tampon.

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The first inter-provincial derby of the season takes place between Connacht and Leinster at the Sportsgrounds this Saturday and Luke Fitzgerald says that there is a 'real hatred' building between the teams.

The two sides have played out some absorbing contests over the last few seasons, with the westerners coming out on top in the 2016 PRO12 final and also handing a Leinster a heavy defeat in the regular season finale last year.

At the end of that game, departing legend John Muldoon attempted a conversion following a late try - which Cian Healy attempted to block - with the Leinster prop branding the novelty moment as 'disrespectful' and adding that he was looking forward to the game in Galway to get his revenge for last season's result.

Speaking on The Left Wing, Independent.ie's rugby podcast, Luke Fitzgerald agreed with Healy that Muldoon's conversion was disrespectful to Leinster and added that the players would be using it as motivation for this weekend.

"I would have taken that as a massive insult," Fitzgerald said.

"I'd say they have a big chip on their shoulder over that. That's the kind of thing that Leo Cullen - it would be an absolute no-no to disrespect your opposition when you are beating them badly. Leinster beat a lot of teams badly last year and you didn't seem them do that. I think it left a really bad taste in their mouth."

Fitzgerald added that there has been a heated rivlarly developing between the sides since two hotly contested clashes during the latter stages of the 2015/16 season. Connacht won both games and Fitzgerald says that Leinster players weren't happy with how the victors conducted themselves afterwards.

"There were a few incidents after the 2016 win as well that were taken really badly," Fitzgerald said.

"It happened in the Sportsgrounds a few weeks before as well. They hate us down there and there is a real hatred building in Leinster for them. After that one [PRO12 final], there were a few words afterwards. It's bad taste. It's just not classy. Real winners don't have to do that."


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RichieRich89 wrote:
irishrugbyua wrote:
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Three person team and looking to take on an intern.



Presumably on Job Bridge?



They'll probably just bring in some lad from South Africa


Interested to see if they go to SA again for academy players.

Matt More playing 13 ahead of Sean French for the A team :thumbdown:


Bit of a joke, Isn't it? Like what's the rationale to bringing Saffers into your academy?

Was wondering whether bringing in Botha was really necessary as well. Could they not have backed Coombes like Connacht have backed Boyle? Stander's durable. He was always going to be available for Europe


Of course it's a joke.


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Probably the result of the change to the five year residency qualification. Instead of signing mature players teams will target school age players and they will be qualified by they are 23. Even if they don't play for Ireland they will be outside of the NIQ quota. The French clubs got ahead of the game by putting that exemption in their JIFF regulations for school age players. Clermont and Brive set up academies in Fiji.


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Luke Fitz sounds like he badly needs to change his tampon.


The most useful thing he does is get his old Ireland and Leinster team mates on the podcast so that Will Slattery can ask real questions.


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RichieRich89 wrote:
irishrugbyua wrote:
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Three person team and looking to take on an intern.



Presumably on Job Bridge?



They'll probably just bring in some lad from South Africa


Interested to see if they go to SA again for academy players.

Matt More playing 13 ahead of Sean French for the A team :thumbdown:


Bit of a joke, Isn't it? Like what's the rationale to bringing Saffers into your academy?

Was wondering whether bringing in Botha was really necessary as well. Could they not have backed Coombes like Connacht have backed Boyle? Stander's durable. He was always going to be available for Europe



Bothas acceptable if a fresh cj and Pom are prevalent in a rwc qf win/6N

There’s still loads of games for Coombes in my opinion. He looks the real deal.


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Bothas acceptable if a fresh cj and Pom are prevalent in a rwc qf win/6N

There’s still loads of games for Coombes in my opinion. He looks the real deal.


Has Coombes even made his debut yet? Botha only made semi-acceptable due to JOD's injury.


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