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Good to see Tom Stewart back to fit was. :thumbup:


Basically missed the last 18montha
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Munster Development: Patrick Campbell (PBC)u20; Seán French (Cork Constitution FC), Alan Flannery (Shannon RFC), Darragh French (UCC)u20,Jamie Shanahan (Garryowen FC); Jack Crowley (Cork Constitution FC), Paddy Patterson (UCD); Mark Donnelly (Garryowen FC), Scott Buckley (UCC), James French (UCC); Eoin O’Connor (Young Munster), Paddy Kelly (Garryowen FC); Cian Hurley (Garryowen FC), Jack Daly (Garryowen FC), Alex Kendellen (UCC).

Replacements from: Dylan Murphy (Garryowen FC)u20, Alessandro Heaney (UCC)u20, Darragh McSweeney (Shannon RFC)u20, Edwin Edogbo (UCC)u20, Fearghail O’Donoghue (Cashel RFC), Adam Maher (Young Munster RFC), Tony Butler (Garryowen FC)u20, Alex Wood (Garryowen FC)u20, George Coomber (UCC)u20, John Forde (Cork Constitution FC), Daniel Okeke (Shannon RFC), Jack Delaney (Garryowen FC).
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irishrugbyua wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:02 pm Munster Development: Patrick Campbell (PBC)u20; Seán French (Cork Constitution FC), Alan Flannery (Shannon RFC), Darragh French (UCC)u20,Jamie Shanahan (Garryowen FC); Jack Crowley (Cork Constitution FC), Paddy Patterson (UCD); Mark Donnelly (Garryowen FC), Scott Buckley (UCC), James French (UCC); Eoin O’Connor (Young Munster), Paddy Kelly (Garryowen FC); Cian Hurley (Garryowen FC), Jack Daly (Garryowen FC), Alex Kendellen (UCC).

Replacements from: Dylan Murphy (Garryowen FC)u20, Alessandro Heaney (UCC)u20, Darragh McSweeney (Shannon RFC)u20, Edwin Edogbo (UCC)u20, Fearghail O’Donoghue (Cashel RFC), Adam Maher (Young Munster RFC), Tony Butler (Garryowen FC)u20, Alex Wood (Garryowen FC)u20, George Coomber (UCC)u20, John Forde (Cork Constitution FC), Daniel Okeke (Shannon RFC), Jack Delaney (Garryowen FC).
Could be an ugly result for leinster
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irishrugbyua wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:02 pm Munster Development: Patrick Campbell (PBC)u20; Seán French (Cork Constitution FC), Alan Flannery (Shannon RFC), Darragh French (UCC)u20,Jamie Shanahan (Garryowen FC); Jack Crowley (Cork Constitution FC), Paddy Patterson (UCD); Mark Donnelly (Garryowen FC), Scott Buckley (UCC), James French (UCC); Eoin O’Connor (Young Munster), Paddy Kelly (Garryowen FC); Cian Hurley (Garryowen FC), Jack Daly (Garryowen FC), Alex Kendellen (UCC).

Replacements from: Dylan Murphy (Garryowen FC)u20, Alessandro Heaney (UCC)u20, Darragh McSweeney (Shannon RFC)u20, Edwin Edogbo (UCC)u20, Fearghail O’Donoghue (Cashel RFC), Adam Maher (Young Munster RFC), Tony Butler (Garryowen FC)u20, Alex Wood (Garryowen FC)u20, George Coomber (UCC)u20, John Forde (Cork Constitution FC), Daniel Okeke (Shannon RFC), Jack Delaney (Garryowen FC).
Any thoughts on whether flannery and french will be better than their respective brothers ?

Am I right in thinking James french at loosehead ? Cian Hurley certainly could be a prospect as a big lump.

I think Crowley and Patterson could get a good few minutes in proWhateverAndSaffers this year. Kelly and EOC are undoubtedly big enough whether they’ve elite aspects will be seen
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Willie Falloon wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:51 pm Good to see Tom Stewart back to fit was. :thumbup:


Basically missed the last 18montha
That’s a long stretch on the sidelines for a young lad . Series of injuries or one major one ?
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Lazy Couch potato wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:33 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:02 pm Munster Development: Patrick Campbell (PBC)u20; Seán French (Cork Constitution FC), Alan Flannery (Shannon RFC), Darragh French (UCC)u20,Jamie Shanahan (Garryowen FC); Jack Crowley (Cork Constitution FC), Paddy Patterson (UCD); Mark Donnelly (Garryowen FC), Scott Buckley (UCC), James French (UCC); Eoin O’Connor (Young Munster), Paddy Kelly (Garryowen FC); Cian Hurley (Garryowen FC), Jack Daly (Garryowen FC), Alex Kendellen (UCC).

Replacements from: Dylan Murphy (Garryowen FC)u20, Alessandro Heaney (UCC)u20, Darragh McSweeney (Shannon RFC)u20, Edwin Edogbo (UCC)u20, Fearghail O’Donoghue (Cashel RFC), Adam Maher (Young Munster RFC), Tony Butler (Garryowen FC)u20, Alex Wood (Garryowen FC)u20, George Coomber (UCC)u20, John Forde (Cork Constitution FC), Daniel Okeke (Shannon RFC), Jack Delaney (Garryowen FC).
Any thoughts on whether flannery and french will be better than their respective brothers ?

Am I right in thinking James french at loosehead ? Cian Hurley certainly could be a prospect as a big lump.

I think Crowley and Patterson could get a good few minutes in proWhateverAndSaffers this year. Kelly and EOC are undoubtedly big enough whether they’ve elite aspects will be seen
French is at TH.

Not sure on the brothers, maybe the frenches but thats a guess.
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irishrugbyua wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:41 pm Unsurprisingly Jackman sounded off on Berti Newman and how the leinster academy isn't working for everyone in leinster at the moment on the42 rugby weekly podcast, starts at 43mins in: https://twitter.com/GavanCasey/status/1 ... 73634?s=20
Wow, obviously not a neutral party but that's seriously high praise. Best schools player he's seen in 20 years (so basically since Gordon D'arcy), the complete package, does things other players can't, wins games on his own etc etc etc. Apparently he's already impressing over at Bristol. How can you as a Leinster fan not be depressed at the thought of a player like that who came up through the system plying his trade elsewhere. Especially when added to the list of other players heading the same way.
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hermie wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:53 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:41 pm Unsurprisingly Jackman sounded off on Berti Newman and how the leinster academy isn't working for everyone in leinster at the moment on the42 rugby weekly podcast, starts at 43mins in: https://twitter.com/GavanCasey/status/1 ... 73634?s=20
Wow, obviously not a neutral party but that's seriously high praise. Best schools player he's seen in 20 years (so basically since Gordon D'arcy), the complete package, does things other players can't, wins games on his own etc etc etc. Apparently he's already impressing over at Bristol. How can you as a Leinster fan not be depressed at the thought of a player like that who came up through the system plying his trade elsewhere. Especially when added to the list of other players heading the same way.
It is depressing alright . The only consolation is that he’ll be playing under a top coach in Pat Lam and a set up that promotes rugby played the right way . Hopefully he’ll be back with us in a couple of years as a much better player
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hermie wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:53 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:41 pm Unsurprisingly Jackman sounded off on Berti Newman and how the leinster academy isn't working for everyone in leinster at the moment on the42 rugby weekly podcast, starts at 43mins in: https://twitter.com/GavanCasey/status/1 ... 73634?s=20
Wow, obviously not a neutral party but that's seriously high praise. Best schools player he's seen in 20 years (so basically since Gordon D'arcy), the complete package, does things other players can't, wins games on his own etc etc etc. Apparently he's already impressing over at Bristol. How can you as a Leinster fan not be depressed at the thought of a player like that who came up through the system plying his trade elsewhere. Especially when added to the list of other players heading the same way.
Most depressing aspect is that all they had to do was offer him an academy contract but their insistence on the sub academy backfired and not for the first time.
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hermie wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:53 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:41 pm Unsurprisingly Jackman sounded off on Berti Newman and how the leinster academy isn't working for everyone in leinster at the moment on the42 rugby weekly podcast, starts at 43mins in: https://twitter.com/GavanCasey/status/1 ... 73634?s=20
Wow, obviously not a neutral party but that's seriously high praise. Best schools player he's seen in 20 years (so basically since Gordon D'arcy), the complete package, does things other players can't, wins games on his own etc etc etc. Apparently he's already impressing over at Bristol. How can you as a Leinster fan not be depressed at the thought of a player like that who came up through the system plying his trade elsewhere. Especially when added to the list of other players heading the same way.
Johne Murphy, more like....
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irishrugbyua wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:50 pm
Lazy Couch potato wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:33 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:02 pm Munster Development: Patrick Campbell (PBC)u20; Seán French (Cork Constitution FC), Alan Flannery (Shannon RFC), Darragh French (UCC)u20,Jamie Shanahan (Garryowen FC); Jack Crowley (Cork Constitution FC), Paddy Patterson (UCD); Mark Donnelly (Garryowen FC), Scott Buckley (UCC), James French (UCC); Eoin O’Connor (Young Munster), Paddy Kelly (Garryowen FC); Cian Hurley (Garryowen FC), Jack Daly (Garryowen FC), Alex Kendellen (UCC).

Replacements from: Dylan Murphy (Garryowen FC)u20, Alessandro Heaney (UCC)u20, Darragh McSweeney (Shannon RFC)u20, Edwin Edogbo (UCC)u20, Fearghail O’Donoghue (Cashel RFC), Adam Maher (Young Munster RFC), Tony Butler (Garryowen FC)u20, Alex Wood (Garryowen FC)u20, George Coomber (UCC)u20, John Forde (Cork Constitution FC), Daniel Okeke (Shannon RFC), Jack Delaney (Garryowen FC).
Any thoughts on whether flannery and french will be better than their respective brothers ?

Am I right in thinking James french at loosehead ? Cian Hurley certainly could be a prospect as a big lump.

I think Crowley and Patterson could get a good few minutes in proWhateverAndSaffers this year. Kelly and EOC are undoubtedly big enough whether they’ve elite aspects will be seen
French is at TH.

Not sure on the brothers, maybe the frenches but thats a guess.

Sean n dara french are brothers I’m fairly sure. Sean looked a potential star at schools but I think there’s a lot of defensive issues in his game. Prob more suited to wing. Kinda hope pro level coaching might get him there. I saw a lot of him at schools as I knew someone on that pres team.

Alan flannery Is jakes brother.
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CM11 wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:07 am
hermie wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:04 am
CM11 wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:51 am Hendo not being involved at all after an excellent six nations was odd tbf.
A little odd but competing against Itoje and the captain was always going to be tough. Lawes was also one of the better performing players on tour. It's tough for Hendo but hopefully, no less than Ryan, he can channel that frustration into a great season with Ireland. At least they won't be overly fatigued.
I think there was room to rotate him in to the side. Gatland messed up the second test selection. Should have replaced more of the pack and had his first choice pack fresher for the third test.
Gatland's unwillingness to rotate the squad was a concern both in this series and back in New Zealand.
He only made 2 changes in the pack of that entire series (Itoje for Kruis and Warburton for POM) both after the first Test hammering.

Look back to the previous series in Oz where there were changes right through the series in the pack:
Fresh Hooker & Corbisiero back from injury at LH.
Parling replaced POC & Lydiate for Croft in the 2nd.
SOB in for an injured Warburton and Faletau in for Heaslip.
The two Jones boyos (Adam & Alun-Wyn) were the only forwards to start all three games.

Selection in subsequent series seemed to become paralysed.
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Conspicuous wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:49 pm
Willie Falloon wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:51 pm Good to see Tom Stewart back to fit was. :thumbup:


Basically missed the last 18montha
That’s a long stretch on the sidelines for a young lad . Series of injuries or one major one ?
No, he got fit again about this time last year and was apparently going to feature on the bench for Ulster as a 19 YO (he's a hooker) but got injured again, then missed the u20 6 nations in the summer and picked up something during the summer.

Top tier prospect.
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Willie Falloon wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:14 pm
Conspicuous wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:49 pm
Willie Falloon wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:51 pm Good to see Tom Stewart back to fit was. :thumbup:


Basically missed the last 18montha
That’s a long stretch on the sidelines for a young lad . Series of injuries or one major one ?
No, he got fit again about this time last year and was apparently going to feature on the bench for Ulster as a 19 YO (he's a hooker) but got injured again, then missed the u20 6 nations in the summer and picked up something during the summer.

Top tier prospect.
So he had a series of injuries?
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Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:17 pm
Willie Falloon wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:14 pm
Conspicuous wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:49 pm
Willie Falloon wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:51 pm Good to see Tom Stewart back to fit was. :thumbup:


Basically missed the last 18montha
That’s a long stretch on the sidelines for a young lad . Series of injuries or one major one ?
No, he got fit again about this time last year and was apparently going to feature on the bench for Ulster as a 19 YO (he's a hooker) but got injured again, then missed the u20 6 nations in the summer and picked up something during the summer.

Top tier prospect.
So he had a series of injuries?
He didn't have a major one.
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DeDoc wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:10 pm
earl the beaver wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:03 pm (15-9) Ethan McIlroy, Robert Baloucoune, James Hume, Stuart McCloskey, Jacob Stockdale, Billy Burns, John Cooney;

(1-8) Andrew Warwick, Brad Roberts, Marty Moore, Alan O’Connor, Sam Carter (Capt.), Greg Jones, Sean Reidy, Nick Timoney.

Replacements: Rob Herring, Eric O’Sullivan, Tom O’Toole, Mick Kearney, Matty Rea, Nathan Doak, Mike Lowry, Will Addison.
Interesting selection. Bench front row is the stronger one it would appear - who is Brad Roberts?
Great to see Doak involved. Is Madigan injured, or has Lowry overtaken him in the pecking order for 10s?
Brad is the ginger mullet genius
Doak hopefully will be ahead of Shananhan most of the season
I would imagine Madigan will see little game time this year
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Yer Man wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:22 pm
CM11 wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:07 am
hermie wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:04 am
CM11 wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:51 am Hendo not being involved at all after an excellent six nations was odd tbf.
A little odd but competing against Itoje and the captain was always going to be tough. Lawes was also one of the better performing players on tour. It's tough for Hendo but hopefully, no less than Ryan, he can channel that frustration into a great season with Ireland. At least they won't be overly fatigued.
I think there was room to rotate him in to the side. Gatland messed up the second test selection. Should have replaced more of the pack and had his first choice pack fresher for the third test.
Gatland's unwillingness to rotate the squad was a concern both in this series and back in New Zealand.
He only made 2 changes in the pack of that entire series (Itoje for Kruis and Warburton for POM) both after the first Test hammering.

Look back to the previous series in Oz where there were changes right through the series in the pack:
Fresh Hooker & Corbisiero back from injury at LH.
Parling replaced POC & Lydiate for Croft in the 2nd.
SOB in for an injured Warburton and Faletau in for Heaslip.
The two Jones boyos (Adam & Alun-Wyn) were the only forwards to start all three games.

Selection in subsequent series seemed to become paralysed.
:thumbup:
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The Ulster rugby show on BBC 2 NI just started. Its on every week.

Tommy Bowe and Rory Best on as weekly guests.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/live/bbctwo
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hermie wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:53 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:41 pm Unsurprisingly Jackman sounded off on Berti Newman and how the leinster academy isn't working for everyone in leinster at the moment on the42 rugby weekly podcast, starts at 43mins in: https://twitter.com/GavanCasey/status/1 ... 73634?s=20
Wow, obviously not a neutral party but that's seriously high praise. Best schools player he's seen in 20 years (so basically since Gordon D'arcy), the complete package, does things other players can't, wins games on his own etc etc etc. Apparently he's already impressing over at Bristol. How can you as a Leinster fan not be depressed at the thought of a player like that who came up through the system plying his trade elsewhere. Especially when added to the list of other players heading the same way.
Newman is English qualified, and bizarrely, has already represented Chile in u18's rugby? Easy to see him slipping away from the Irish set up. I don't read Spanish but one of the linked tweets seems to say he's the son of a former Chilean player, can't be many of those playing pro.

https://twitter.com/T2Rugby/status/1441 ... 76364?s=20
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Thornley has porter starting at loosehead tomorrow.
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Wow, Leo is in his seventh year as head coach. Where the hell have the years gone?
Thornley does make a very valid point about the gnarly imported forward.
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fair dues to rte looks like they're airing most/all of the irish team games of this new Celtic/Jay-Z rugby league ? will be interesting to see if he can inject some life into the league - this talk of rocnation trying to make it into a NBA type business model with focus on star players will be ehhh interesting ; not sure if anyone has told them there's 15 players on a rugby team before they starting firing t-shirts into the crowds and have kiss cams
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ticketlessinseattle wrote: Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:02 am fair dues to rte looks like they're airing most/all of the irish team games of this new Celtic/Jay-Z rugby league ? will be interesting to see if he can inject some life into the league - this talk of rocnation trying to make it into a NBA type business model with focus on star players will be ehhh interesting ; not sure if anyone has told them there's 15 players on a rugby team before they starting firing t-shirts into the crowds and have kiss cams
if they slate the competition as much as they did the pro12/14/16 then the league doesn't stand much chance.
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This won’t go down well. I can’t see it happening, but The best thing for the league is the bulls beating Leinster by a couple of Points tomorrow.

If the bulls get beat by 10-15 pts then what is the point of these South Africans
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Willie Falloon wrote: Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:17 am This won’t go down well. I can’t see it happening, but The best thing for the league is the bulls beating Leinster by a couple of Points tomorrow.

If the bulls get beat by 10-15 pts then what is the point of these South Africans
that would be best for the league.
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irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:04 am
ticketlessinseattle wrote: Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:02 am fair dues to rte looks like they're airing most/all of the irish team games of this new Celtic/Jay-Z rugby league ? will be interesting to see if he can inject some life into the league - this talk of rocnation trying to make it into a NBA type business model with focus on star players will be ehhh interesting ; not sure if anyone has told them there's 15 players on a rugby team before they starting firing t-shirts into the crowds and have kiss cams
if they slate the competition as much as they did the pro12/14/16 then the league doesn't stand much chance.
Kick Cooder off co comms and you're halway towards not slitting your wrists by half time :thumbup:
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Willie Falloon wrote: Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:17 am This won’t go down well. I can’t see it happening, but The best thing for the league is the bulls beating Leinster by a couple of Points tomorrow.

If the bulls get beat by 10-15 pts then what is the point of these South Africans
By that logic you could question every other team’s participation in the league as they all have a vastly inferior head to head record against us in recent years . Having said that the Bulls should be beating us tomorrow given our first team is going into this unprepared while the Bulls are coming straight off a successful Currie Cup campaign. The league really needs the SA sides to take the competition seriously , if not then I’m not sure where we go from here
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Leinsterman wrote: Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:09 am Wow, Leo is in his seventh year as head coach. Where the hell have the years gone?
Thornley does make a very valid point about the gnarly imported forward.
Longest serving Leinster coach of the professional era ?
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lemonhead wrote: Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:24 am
irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:04 am
ticketlessinseattle wrote: Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:02 am fair dues to rte looks like they're airing most/all of the irish team games of this new Celtic/Jay-Z rugby league ? will be interesting to see if he can inject some life into the league - this talk of rocnation trying to make it into a NBA type business model with focus on star players will be ehhh interesting ; not sure if anyone has told them there's 15 players on a rugby team before they starting firing t-shirts into the crowds and have kiss cams
if they slate the competition as much as they did the pro12/14/16 then the league doesn't stand much chance.
Kick Cooder off co comms and you're halway towards not slitting your wrists by half time :thumbup:
he is horrendous and will be the reason I will be avoiding RTE's coverage where I can.

Dara O'Brien has host too x(
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camroc1 wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:43 pm
hermie wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:53 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:41 pm Unsurprisingly Jackman sounded off on Berti Newman and how the leinster academy isn't working for everyone in leinster at the moment on the42 rugby weekly podcast, starts at 43mins in: https://twitter.com/GavanCasey/status/1 ... 73634?s=20
Wow, obviously not a neutral party but that's seriously high praise. Best schools player he's seen in 20 years (so basically since Gordon D'arcy), the complete package, does things other players can't, wins games on his own etc etc etc. Apparently he's already impressing over at Bristol. How can you as a Leinster fan not be depressed at the thought of a player like that who came up through the system plying his trade elsewhere. Especially when added to the list of other players heading the same way.
Johne Murphy, more like....
Not having seen this kid play - actually I might have watched that Michaels game but can't remember - it seems wildly premature to make declarations like that.
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Willie Falloon wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:04 pm The Ulster rugby show on BBC 2 NI just started. Its on every week.

Tommy Bowe and Rory Best on as weekly guests.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/live/bbctwo
BBC Norn Iron covers rugby with far more enthusiasm than RTÉ.
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anonymous_joe wrote: Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:48 am
camroc1 wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:43 pm
hermie wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:53 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:41 pm Unsurprisingly Jackman sounded off on Berti Newman and how the leinster academy isn't working for everyone in leinster at the moment on the42 rugby weekly podcast, starts at 43mins in: https://twitter.com/GavanCasey/status/1 ... 73634?s=20
Wow, obviously not a neutral party but that's seriously high praise. Best schools player he's seen in 20 years (so basically since Gordon D'arcy), the complete package, does things other players can't, wins games on his own etc etc etc. Apparently he's already impressing over at Bristol. How can you as a Leinster fan not be depressed at the thought of a player like that who came up through the system plying his trade elsewhere. Especially when added to the list of other players heading the same way.
Johne Murphy, more like....
Not having seen this kid play - actually I might have watched that Michaels game but can't remember - it seems wildly premature to make declarations like that.
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irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:20 am
Willie Falloon wrote: Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:17 am This won’t go down well. I can’t see it happening, but The best thing for the league is the bulls beating Leinster by a couple of Points tomorrow.

If the bulls get beat by 10-15 pts then what is the point of these South Africans
that would be best for the league.
with the partnership structure the Sharks have with Jay-Z roc nation, it will be interesting to see how they go - as someone pointed out, with the value of the rand, they bought/part bought the sharks for the salary of a mid level NBA player - we all enjoy a laugh at teh yanks but fcuk it, if they brighten things up and figure out a way to get bums on seats then why not ?
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anonymous_joe wrote: Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:49 am
Willie Falloon wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:04 pm The Ulster rugby show on BBC 2 NI just started. Its on every week.

Tommy Bowe and Rory Best on as weekly guests.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/live/bbctwo
BBC Norn Iron covers rugby with far more enthusiasm than RTÉ.
Watched it not bad, what station is the Ulster match on can't see it anywhere. Interestingly heard that Jordi said that one of the reasons they didn't kick on last year was they weren't fit enough.
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irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:20 am
Willie Falloon wrote: Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:17 am This won’t go down well. I can’t see it happening, but The best thing for the league is the bulls beating Leinster by a couple of Points tomorrow.

If the bulls get beat by 10-15 pts then what is the point of these South Africans
that would be best for the league.
Can't really judge the Saffa teams till the BOKS are allowed to play for them after the rugby championship.
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JoeyFantastic wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:43 pm
hermie wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:53 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:41 pm Unsurprisingly Jackman sounded off on Berti Newman and how the leinster academy isn't working for everyone in leinster at the moment on the42 rugby weekly podcast, starts at 43mins in: https://twitter.com/GavanCasey/status/1 ... 73634?s=20
Wow, obviously not a neutral party but that's seriously high praise. Best schools player he's seen in 20 years (so basically since Gordon D'arcy), the complete package, does things other players can't, wins games on his own etc etc etc. Apparently he's already impressing over at Bristol. How can you as a Leinster fan not be depressed at the thought of a player like that who came up through the system plying his trade elsewhere. Especially when added to the list of other players heading the same way.
Newman is English qualified, and bizarrely, has already represented Chile in u18's rugby? Easy to see him slipping away from the Irish set up. I don't read Spanish but one of the linked tweets seems to say he's the son of a former Chilean player, can't be many of those playing pro.

https://twitter.com/T2Rugby/status/1441 ... 76364?s=20
Talk about hype, IRUA never told us about the English qualification so his agent was probally touting him out and than wonder did they put a gun to Leinsters head going sign him or else.
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Leinsterman wrote: Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:09 am Wow, Leo is in his seventh year as head coach. Where the hell have the years gone?
Thornley does make a very valid point about the gnarly imported forward.
We lost two of them due to the pandemic, and probably lost the 19/20 NTHCSBH to it as well.
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Munster: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Dan Goggin, Rory Scannell, Simon Zebo; Joey Carbery, Craig Casey; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Fineen Wycherley; Peter O’Mahony (C), Jack O’Donoghue, Gavin Coombes.

Replacements: Diarmuid Barron, Jeremy Loughman, Keynan Knox, RG Snyman, Thomas Ahern, Rowan Osborne, Ben Healy, Chris Cloete.
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Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets)

15. Hugo Keenan (30)
14. Rory O’Loughlin (87)
13. Garry Ringrose (86)
12. Ciarán Frawley (35)
11. James Lowe (52)
10. Johnny Sexton (173) CAPTAIN
9. Luke McGrath (151)
1. Andrew Porter (77)
2. Dan Sheehan (13)
3. Michael Ala’alatoa (0)
4. Ross Molony (116)
5. James Ryan (50)
6. Rhys Ruddock (188)
7. Josh van der Flier (98)
8. Caelan Doris (40)

Replacements:

16. James Tracy (129)
17. Ed Byrne (70)
18. Cian Healy (231)
19. Ryan Baird (27)
20. Max Deegan (65)
21. Jamison Gibson-Park (101)
22. Ross Byrne (104)
23. Jamie Osborne (6)
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