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He is a centre pretending to be a hooker, if thats what you want fine. His pie chucking is absolutely hilarious, worth the admission price


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Some talented young hookers around:

Adam McBurney(22/Ulster)
Ronan Kelleher(21/Leinster)
Diarmuid Barron(20/Munster)
Dylan Tierney Martin(19/Connacht)


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He is a centre pretending to be a hooker, if thats what you want fine. His pie chucking is absolutely hilarious, worth the admission price


his try at the weekend was certainly worth price of admission.


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 11:21 am 
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Is this the same Cronin that got yoinked in his first Six Nations start?


Yeah.
You know, the Sean Cronin who was nominated for HEC player of the season.
The same Sean Cronin who is equal highest try scorer in the HEC

That Sean Cronin!


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Nobody cares about the darts anymore, shameless.


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Is this the same Cronin that got yoinked in his first Six Nations start?



Ah yes because Rory has never been taken off for the yips now has he.

Fúcking soccer spivs :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 11:38 am 
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irishrugbyua wrote:
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He is a centre pretending to be a hooker, if thats what you want fine. His pie chucking is absolutely hilarious, worth the admission price


his try at the weekend was certainly worth price of admission.

His break led to the yellow card and his try during that period was the winning of the game. Also his throwing was good for the most part, despite being shorn of the Toner comfort blanket for most of the game.


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sewa wrote:
He is a centre pretending to be a hooker, if thats what you want fine. His pie chucking is absolutely hilarious, worth the admission price



Not as hilarious as the Leinster TH, LH and hooker being better able to execute a simple over lap than anybody in that entire shitshow of imports you call your Province.

The next time you see Munster in a final will be on reeling in the years


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Quite a weird interview with Cullen, not sure what brought this on. He's an excellent selector, it's one of his strong points
https://www.the42.ie/leo-cullen-leinster-munster-9-4642875-May2019/


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 11:51 am 
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Mullet 2 wrote:
sewa wrote:
He is a centre pretending to be a hooker, if thats what you want fine. His pie chucking is absolutely hilarious, worth the admission price



Not as hilarious as the Leinster TH, LH and hooker being better able to execute a simple over lap than anybody in that entire shitshow of imports you call your Province.

The next time you see Munster in a final will be on reeling in the years


That was very good, I wonder did your centres pick up any tips off them


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 11:55 am 
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When you're playing total rugby the numbers don't matter.

Who was in the centre for you btw? Can't say I noticed


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When you're playing total rugby the numbers don't matter.

Who was in the centre for you btw? Can't say I noticed


One of them was a backrow but without the skills.


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Quite a weird interview with Cullen, not sure what brought this on. He's an excellent selector, it's one of his strong points
https://www.the42.ie/leo-cullen-leinster-munster-9-4642875-May2019/


There was one headline anyway which mentioned Sexton's 'shock omission'. But yeah, Leo could probably do with a break!


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sewa wrote:
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sewa wrote:
He is a centre pretending to be a hooker, if thats what you want fine. His pie chucking is absolutely hilarious, worth the admission price



Not as hilarious as the Leinster TH, LH and hooker being better able to execute a simple over lap than anybody in that entire shitshow of imports you call your Province.

The next time you see Munster in a final will be on reeling in the years


That was very good, I wonder did your centres pick up any tips off them


I think they did, because for that try, Ringrose's pass to Healy was a beaut and so was the pass that set up Lowe's try!


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CM11 wrote:
hermie wrote:
Quite a weird interview with Cullen, not sure what brought this on. He's an excellent selector, it's one of his strong points
https://www.the42.ie/leo-cullen-leinster-munster-9-4642875-May2019/


There was one headline anyway which mentioned Sexton's 'shock omission'. But yeah, Leo could probably do with a break!


And Kearney and SOB.


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Trostan wrote:
sewa wrote:
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sewa wrote:
He is a centre pretending to be a hooker, if thats what you want fine. His pie chucking is absolutely hilarious, worth the admission price



Not as hilarious as the Leinster TH, LH and hooker being better able to execute a simple over lap than anybody in that entire shitshow of imports you call your Province.

The next time you see Munster in a final will be on reeling in the years


That was very good, I wonder did your centres pick up any tips off them


I think they did, because for that try, Ringrose's pass to Healy was a beaut and so was the pass that set up Lowe's try!


Yeah, lovely pass from ROL.


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Leinster confirm that Devin Toner is out of Saturday's Guinness PRO14 final - no other new injuries


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What second rows are fit? Might Ruddock cover lock?


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What second rows are fit? Might Ruddock cover lock?


Molony is fit, was in extended squad on saturday and trained all last week.

Fit senior 2nd rows: Fardy, Ryan, Molony


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Any word on the severity? Hopefully he's good and ready for preseason.

Bit thin on ground with second rows for this weekend. Ruddok to cover?

Edit, thought Moloney was out for the season.


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What second rows are fit? Might Ruddock cover lock?


Molony is fit, was in extended squad on saturday and trained all last week.

Fit senior 2nd rows: Fardy, Ryan, Molony


Hmmmm, might still have Ruddock cover there as Molony will be very rusty.


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irishrugbyua wrote:
sewa wrote:
He is a centre pretending to be a hooker, if thats what you want fine. His pie chucking is absolutely hilarious, worth the admission price


his try at the weekend was certainly worth price of admission.


The way Healy straightened everything up was a thing of beauty. :nod:

I'd like Cronin more if he didn't bounce off so many tackles and could actually clear a ruck, but he is very good at the fancy pants stuff.


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CM11 wrote:
irishrugbyua wrote:
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What second rows are fit? Might Ruddock cover lock?


Molony is fit, was in extended squad on saturday and trained all last week.

Fit senior 2nd rows: Fardy, Ryan, Molony


Hmmmm, might still have Ruddock cover there as Molony will be very rusty.


That would be some kick in the teeth for Moloney, wasting his time if they put backrows ahead of him


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Bill Johnson to Ulster is official then. https://www.ulsterrugby.com/2019/05/bil ... in-ulster/

Presume that means McPhillips is gone.


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sewa wrote:
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irishrugbyua wrote:
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What second rows are fit? Might Ruddock cover lock?


Molony is fit, was in extended squad on saturday and trained all last week.

Fit senior 2nd rows: Fardy, Ryan, Molony


Hmmmm, might still have Ruddock cover there as Molony will be very rusty.


That would be some kick in the teeth for Moloney, wasting his time if they put backrows ahead of him

Tend to agree. Molony is a good player. If he's fit and firing surely he should be in. Ruddock will play 6 with Fardy starting.


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Bill Johnson to Ulster is official then. https://www.ulsterrugby.com/2019/05/bil ... in-ulster/

Presume that means McPhillips is gone.


And our only signing is Nick McCarthy. Much smaller squad and with a load of players off for RWC and RWC training camps x(


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Bill Johnson to Ulster is official then. https://www.ulsterrugby.com/2019/05/bil ... in-ulster/

Presume that means McPhillips is gone.

You'd imagine so.

10 really is a glaring hole in the squad, Burns is a nothing player and looks like we're just going to get whatever young IQ is available every couple of years to see if they can hack it.


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Get him ready for Europe


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The fuck are Connacht gonna do with Carty in Japan.


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The fuck are Connacht gonna do with Carty in Japan.


I'd be surprised if they weren't tapping up Frawley.


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sewa wrote:
He is a centre pretending to be a hooker, if thats what you want fine. His pie chucking is absolutely hilarious, worth the admission price


He's a decent benchmark of a poster though. You can basically discount everything someone says if they praise him without adding an asterix regarding his positional basics; plenty of bluffer on this forum in that regard. He's a luxury player that Leinster can afford to carry at club level, but his weaknesses are too apparent at international level.

He's like a post-injury Tomás O'Leary; phenomenal at some aspects of play, but has glaring weaknesses with his specialist skills.


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Bill Johnson to Ulster is official then. https://www.ulsterrugby.com/2019/05/bil ... in-ulster/

Presume that means McPhillips is gone.

You'd imagine so.

10 really is a glaring hole in the squad, Burns is a nothing player and looks like we're just going to get whatever young IQ is available every couple of years to see if they can hack it.


You would hope one of Johnston/Lowry nail down the 10 shirt next season, preferably Lowry


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sewa wrote:
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Bill Johnson to Ulster is official then. https://www.ulsterrugby.com/2019/05/bil ... in-ulster/

Presume that means McPhillips is gone.


And our only signing is Nick McCarthy. Much smaller squad and with a load of players off for RWC and RWC training camps x(


Plenty of young chaps. Johnson at age where he can’t be just a bit part. He needs to shit or get off the pot from his career POV. An academy level Healy or flannery will cover that spot.

Biggest thing is to work out a gameplan that suits our skills and develop an attack that can scare teams. We mightn’t have the the full squad of Leinster but bringing through and blooding youth is the way to go.


There’s a reasonable base of good defense and decent set piece to build on but the days of that winning a league is long gone. Glasgow pipped us to top spot in conference due to far more bp wins.

Spend the money on attack coach. Book Sean French into Andy Farrell’s houseband teach him how to tackle. Might take a year or two but it’ll be worth it in the end


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Mullet 2 wrote:
sewa wrote:
He is a centre pretending to be a hooker, if thats what you want fine. His pie chucking is absolutely hilarious, worth the admission price



Not as hilarious as the Leinster TH, LH and hooker being better able to execute a simple over lap than anybody in that entire shitshow of imports you call your Province.

The next time you see Munster in a final will be on reeling in the years


theres no smack down like a mullet smack down :nod:


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sewa wrote:
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Bill Johnson to Ulster is official then. https://www.ulsterrugby.com/2019/05/bil ... in-ulster/

Presume that means McPhillips is gone.


And our only signing is Nick McCarthy. Much smaller squad and with a load of players off for RWC and RWC training camps x(

Squad was already too big. You’ll have a few of the 20s trying to break thru next season as well as a few promoted like whycherly.


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sewa wrote:
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Bill Johnson to Ulster is official then. https://www.ulsterrugby.com/2019/05/bil ... in-ulster/

Presume that means McPhillips is gone.


And our only signing is Nick McCarthy. Much smaller squad and with a load of players off for RWC and RWC training camps x(


Plenty of young chaps. Johnson at age where he can’t be just a bit part. He needs to shit or get off the pot from his career POV. An academy level Healy or flannery will cover that spot.

Biggest thing is to work out a gameplan that suits our skills and develop an attack that can scare teams. We mightn’t have the the full squad of Leinster but bringing through and blooding youth is the way to go.


There’s a reasonable base of good defense and decent set piece to build on but the days of that winning a league is long gone. Glasgow pipped us to top spot in conference due to far more bp wins.

Spend the money on attack coach. Book Sean French into Andy Farrell’s houseband teach him how to tackle. Might take a year or two but it’ll be worth it in the end


The loss to Scarlets was compounded by Leinster/Ulster/Edinburgh rolling over and handing Glasgow bonus point wins. The semi-final loss was a disappointment, but results in the Pro14 were generally very good. Only Glasgow scored more points in the end, and Munster had the hardest run of fixtures of any team this year.

Munster just need to get the monkey off tehir backs when it comes to beating the likes of Leinster/Saracens in a knock-out game. A bit of luck and playing at home would go significantly to close that gap, but Munster still need to improve by a few percent to claim trophys.


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He is a centre pretending to be a hooker, if thats what you want fine. His pie chucking is absolutely hilarious, worth the admission price



Not as hilarious as the Leinster TH, LH and hooker being better able to execute a simple over lap than anybody in that entire shitshow of imports you call your Province.

The next time you see Munster in a final will be on reeling in the years


theres no smack down like a mullet smack down :nod:


Pity that the Leinster TH, LH, and hooker struggle in the scrum. A huge worry for Ireland going forward.


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Forget their core roles, it’s total rugby :uhoh:


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sewa wrote:
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Bill Johnson to Ulster is official then. https://www.ulsterrugby.com/2019/05/bil ... in-ulster/

Presume that means McPhillips is gone.


And our only signing is Nick McCarthy. Much smaller squad and with a load of players off for RWC and RWC training camps x(


Plenty of young chaps. Johnson at age where he can’t be just a bit part. He needs to shit or get off the pot from his career POV. An academy level Healy or flannery will cover that spot.

Biggest thing is to work out a gameplan that suits our skills and develop an attack that can scare teams. We mightn’t have the the full squad of Leinster but bringing through and blooding youth is the way to go.


There’s a reasonable base of good defense and decent set piece to build on but the days of that winning a league is long gone. Glasgow pipped us to top spot in conference due to far more bp wins.

Spend the money on attack coach. Book Sean French into Andy Farrell’s houseband teach him how to tackle. Might take a year or two but it’ll be worth it in the end


The loss to Scarlets was compounded by Leinster/Ulster/Edinburgh rolling over and handing Glasgow bonus point wins. The semi-final loss was a disappointment, but results in the Pro14 were generally very good. Only Glasgow scored more points in the end, and Munster had the hardest run of fixtures of any team this year.

Munster just need to get the monkey off tehir backs when it comes to beating the likes of Leinster/Saracens in a knock-out game. A bit of luck and playing at home would go significantly to close that gap, but Munster still need to improve by a few percent to claim trophys.

Compared to say Munster's bonus point wins over Ulster B and under strength Edinburgh and Ospreys teams?


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Interesting watchin the rte panels half-time analys of South Africa's play from when Ireland won 38-3.

Allister Coetzee was in charge, but van Graan was the actual hands-on coach, I believe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=becUZDi-fEI


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