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by irishrugbyua
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Murray K: "you can make an argument for POM to start against france"

This coming almost straight after him saying his form is poor and he didn't show up when his team needed him in his recent sending off.

:lol:
by irishrugbyua
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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camroc1 wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:25 pm It's a pretty decent digital programme that Leinster have produced for the Zebre match.
Link?
by irishrugbyua
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Leo on Leavy As Leinster head coach Cullen welcomed Leavy’s return tomorrow, he did point out that it will take time for the back row star to find his feet again. “We’ve had to wait a long while to get to this point but huge credit to him,” said Cullen. “As we saw at the time, it was a nasty injury....
by irishrugbyua
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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looking forward to seeing Sheehan .... interesting that he's starting and Tracy is on the bench think I'm on the record as saying (well more 'wondering out loud') that Turner could eventually convert to 9 I really like him ...... think he's going to be too small for the centre but he's got this Byr...
by irishrugbyua
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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hermie wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:49 pm You probably hear more than me about how they're rated but judging by his play for the 20s I really like him. Very intelligent attacker, has a knack for breaking the line and is a very good defender in spite of his size as well. Hadn't heard ROL was injured?
unclear where ROL and Kelleher are..
by irishrugbyua
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Be interesting to see how Liam turner does at senior level, he reminds me a bit of Sammy Arnold not quite big enough for top level. Look forward to seeing Sheehan make his debut heard alot about him. Wonder what position Hawkshaw will come on at? Great to see Dan Leavy back. Turner is 5'9 91kg, Arn...
by irishrugbyua
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Be interesting to see how Liam turner does at senior level, he reminds me a bit of Sammy Arnold not quite big enough for top level. Look forward to seeing Sheehan make his debut heard alot about him. Wonder what position Hawkshaw will come on at? Great to see Dan Leavy back. Turner is 5'9 91kg, Arn...
by irishrugbyua
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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11 of the 23 are 23 and under:

15. Jimmy O’Brien (23)
14. Tommy O’Brien (22)
13. Liam Turner (21)
12. Ciarán Frawley (22)
10. Harry Byrne (21)
2. Dan Sheehan (22)
7. Scott Penny (21)
17. Michael Milne (21)
19. Jack Dunne (21)
21. Hugh O’Sullivan (22)
22. David Hawkshaw (21)
by irishrugbyua
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Leavy on the bench for Leinster. Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets): 15. Jimmy O’Brien (19) 14. Tommy O’Brien (4) 13. Liam Turner (0) 12. Ciarán Frawley (27) 11. Dave Kearney (149) 10. Harry Byrne (11) 9. Luke McGrath (129) 1. Peter Dooley (76) 2. Dan Sheehan (0) 3. Michael Bent (142) 4. Ross Molony...
by irishrugbyua
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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decent article on Ed Byrne's journey back from injury: https://www.the42.ie/ed-byrne-injury-re ... 5-Oct2020/
by irishrugbyua
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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JVDF is perfectly fine aslong as the number 6 in the team isn't a ESF.
by irishrugbyua
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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POM has been chosen as captain by probaby the three best northern hemisphere coaches in the last decade or so: Gatland, Schmidt, and Erasmus. He hasn't been near his best, but that's a much bigger endorsement of a players skillset that the opinion of Leinster fans on a forum who want to see their g...
by irishrugbyua
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Farrell on Stockdale at 15 We’ve been very impressed with Jacob,” said Farrell. “He is learning the trade pretty quickly in the backfield. He is learning to adapt and get stronger there. “We think he has all the attributes to push forward in that position and there will be elements of his game we ne...
by irishrugbyua
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Andy Farrell says Quinn Roux had a shoulder issue this week and that Ronan Kelleher has not done full training yet

On van der Flier, he says, 'Josh is doing nothing wrong'
by irishrugbyua
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Lazy Couch potato wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:10 pm So Doris covers 6 and 8
Cj covers 6 and 8
Connors covers 6 and 7
Beirne covers 6


Ffs what in the name of god is pom doing there
he can cover 7 :lol: :lol:
by irishrugbyua
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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JGP/Stander/Aki shouldn't play for ireland, nothing has changed. Same will apply for Lowe.

Moving on..
by irishrugbyua
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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rfurlong wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:46 pm Is POM on the bench at JVDF's expense?
of course.
by irishrugbyua
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:40 pm What is the point of O'Mahony on the bench?
there is no point.

he only covers 6 and Beirne can do that if needed.
by irishrugbyua
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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6 of the starting pack from leinster, how long until ireland have a starting pack where all the players are from leinster?
by irishrugbyua
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:40 pm is the game confirmed as going ahead this weekend?
yep, seems like it.
by irishrugbyua
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Fionn O'Hara starting at 10 for ireland u18 vs italy u18 last november, scored a try: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5jKZvHymUI&t=792s&ab_channel=ConnachtAcademy What time, I'm 3 mins into this clip from the time you've linked to and there's been a minute waiting for a lineout, a big break by the...
by irishrugbyua
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Leinsterman wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:21 pm If ever there was a game to involve Hawkshaw, this is the game, even form the bench.
Maybe we might see Leavy get a run out, even though that's wildly optimistic?
yeah hopefully.
by irishrugbyua
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430204
Views: 15975997

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Fionn O'Hara starting at 10 for ireland u18 vs italy u18 last november, scored a try: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5jKZvHymUI&t=792s&ab_channel=ConnachtAcademy What time, I'm 3 mins into this clip from the time you've linked to and there's been a minute waiting for a lineout, a big break by the...
by irishrugbyua
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Well he went all Willie on me and he said he is the next Lions outhalf :lol: Get the feeling he will be sticking with rugby but obviously could be wrong. Heard Leavy had a slight strain, nothing major and should be back soon enough. Has Dan Sheehan recovered from injury have heard alot of hype woul...
by irishrugbyua
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Fionn O'Hara starting at 10 for ireland u18 vs italy u18 last november, scored a try:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5jKZvH ... chtAcademy
by irishrugbyua
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Possible Leinster XV: 1. Dooley 2. Cronin 3. Bent 4. Molony 5. Toner 6. Murphy 7. Penny 8. Ruddock 9. McGrath 10. HB 11. Kelleher 12. Frawley 13. ROL 14. Kearney 15. JOB Jaysis that's callow ..... who are we playing again? Is it? 1. Dooley(26/76 apps) 2. Cronin(34/187) 3. Bent(34/142) 4. Molony(26/...
by irishrugbyua
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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IRUA speaking to someone involved with Leinster youth, I was told to start the hype train about Fionn O'hara do you know him? Yeah question is does he go to Oz to play AFL, stay in Ireland playing rugby or go GAA route. Big talent for sure tho, at 10 or 15. Still in school so have to see what happe...
by irishrugbyua
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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McFadden and Madigan now hosting joes irish rugby podcast
by irishrugbyua
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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McBryde confirms Leavy has had setbacks: “He took a full part in training today. So we’re just monitoring how he goes. He’s had a pretty bumpy journey to get back to full fitness. “Little things have cropped up for Dan, but he’s kept himself in a positive mindset throughout and took a full part in t...
by irishrugbyua
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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by irishrugbyua
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Luckycharmer wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:59 pm Did he have a setback as was alot of talk of him been ready after lockdown.
given the lack of progress, you'd assume so but it's unclear.
by irishrugbyua
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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danthefan wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:42 pm You'd wonder about Leavy really at this stage. 18 months out now.
considering his injury 18 months seems about right... but yeah it was always going to be an uphill battle.
by irishrugbyua
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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feckwanker wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:27 pm Furlong still out is a worry.
He should just take the rest of 2020 off.
by irishrugbyua
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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hermie wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:28 pm Certainly seems that way.

irua, no Fardy?
recently had a kid, so not sure his availability.
by irishrugbyua
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Possible Leinster XV:

1. Dooley
2. Cronin
3. Bent
4. Molony
5. Toner
6. Murphy
7. Penny
8. Ruddock
9. McGrath
10. HB
11. Kelleher
12. Frawley
13. ROL
14. Kearney
15. JOB
by irishrugbyua
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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After training with the Ireland squad at the IRFU High Performance Centre last week, Craig Casey, Harry Byrne, Dave Kearney, James Tracy and Fineen Wycherley have returned to their provinces. James Lowe will remain with the National squad. Yep I thought that was Dave Kearney in the back round of th...
by irishrugbyua
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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After training with the Ireland squad at the IRFU High Performance Centre last week, Craig Casey, Harry Byrne, Dave Kearney, James Tracy and Fineen Wycherley have returned to their provinces. James Lowe will remain with the National squad.
by irishrugbyua
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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There is a welcome return to full training for three players as Dave Kearney (hamstring), Ciarán Frawley (facial injury) and Dan Sheehan (cheekbone) will all take to the field in UCD today. Dan Leavy is also expected to step up his training load this week as he continues his return from a knee injur...
by irishrugbyua
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Everything? What exactly is everything at the moment? I'd love to see Keenan take the jersey in the long term, as it is we have a chance to win a 6n and don't have a recognised 15 in the squad so why not use one that's in good form? Because he essentially retired from intl rugby when he left. Its a...
by irishrugbyua
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
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Doris and Ringrose named irish young player and player of the year.