Exeter Vs Leinster

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Exeter Vs Leinster

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EXETER CHIEFS SIDE TO FACE LEINSTER RUGBY

15 Stuart Hogg
14 Olly Woodburn
13 Henry Slade
12 Ollie Devoto
11 Tom O’Flaherty
10 Joe Simmonds
9 Jack Maunder
1 Ben Moon
2 Luke Cowan-Dickie
3 Tomas Francis
4 Jonny Gray
5 Jonny Hill
6 Dave Ewers
7 Jacques Vermeulen
8 Sam Simmonds

16 Jack Yeandle
17 Alec Hepburn
18 Harry Williams
19 Sam Skinner
20 Jannes Kirsten
21 Stu Townsend
22 Harvey Skinner
23 Ian Whitten
Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets):

15. Hugo Keenan (25)
14. Jordan Larmour (55)
13. Rory O’Loughlin (80)
12. Robbie Henshaw (54)
11. James Lowe (49)
10. Johnny Sexton (172) CAPTAIN
9. Luke McGrath (145)
1. Cian Healy (227)
2. Rónan Kelleher (20)
3. Tadhg Furlong (110)
4. Scott Fardy (75)
5. Devin Toner (262)
6. Rhys Ruddock (186)
7. Josh van der Flier (92)
8. Jack Conan (101)

16. James Tracy (125)
17. Ed Byrne (65)
18. Andrew Porter (72)
19. Ross Molony (112)
20. Ryan Baird (20)
21. Hugh O’Sullivan (28)
22. Ross Byrne (98)
23. Dave Kearney (165)
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)

Huge injury list for leinster, doesn't look good..huge ask to win away to exeter.
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Game of the weekend tbf
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The Champions

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The Contenders

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17:30 10/04/21 at Sandy Park, Exeter

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I really wish we'd had that game against Toulon even if they were riddled with Cat AIDS.
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HOS on the bench. fudge sake. In a game this big?
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Brits don't care about this any more now they're too busy mourning the death of a monarch. Question is, will the Leinster players support the likely minute silence?
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Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:46 pm Brits don't care about this any more now they're too busy mourning the death of a monarch. Question is, will the Leinster players support the likely minute silence?
It will be 80 minutes of silence with the hiding we're going to give them whaaa
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Leinster injury list: James Ryan, Garry Ringrose, Caelan Doris, Dan Leavy, Will Connors, Max Deegan, Scott Penny, Ciarán Frawley, Jamison Gibson-Park, all 3 O'Brien's, Adam Byrne, Jack Dunne. Probably a couple others I've forgotten.
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hermie wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:51 pm Leinster injury list: James Ryan, Garry Ringrose, Caelan Doris, Dan Leavy, Will Connors, Max Deegan, Scott Penny, Ciarán Frawley, Jamison Gibson-Park, all 3 O'Brien's, Adam Byrne, Jack Dunne. Probably a couple others I've forgotten.
Ridiculous strength in depth to lose all those players and still put out a squad that'll quite probably win.
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Munster-fogs wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:59 pm
hermie wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:51 pm Leinster injury list: James Ryan, Garry Ringrose, Caelan Doris, Dan Leavy, Will Connors, Max Deegan, Scott Penny, Ciarán Frawley, Jamison Gibson-Park, all 3 O'Brien's, Adam Byrne, Jack Dunne. Probably a couple others I've forgotten.
Ridiculous strength in depth to lose all those players and still put out a squad that'll quite probably win.
14 players, half of them internationals. I don't think a win is likely. Should be a great game though.
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I was looking at the betting yesterday. Leinster seem to be two point favourites.

I never ever bet against my team, but some may be interested.
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Mullet 2 wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:03 pm Game of the weekend tbf
Matchup of the weekend for definite, but good chance the game itself will be one for the purist.
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Leinster in London wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:03 pm I was looking at the betting yesterday. Leinster seem to be two point favourites.

I never ever bet against my team, but some may be interested.
Very surprised by that. I'd have given Exeter 3-pt favouritism, something like that. Not a punter but that could be worth a bet.
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iarmhiman wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:40 pm HOS on the bench. fudge sake. In a game this big?
there is no one else.
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hermie wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:51 pm Leinster injury list: James Ryan, Garry Ringrose, Caelan Doris, Dan Leavy, Will Connors, Max Deegan, Scott Penny, Ciarán Frawley, Jamison Gibson-Park, all 3 O'Brien's, Adam Byrne, Jack Dunne. Probably a couple others I've forgotten.
And 5/6 of those would start or be key off the bench. We're not talking fringe guys, it's a third of our best team.
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You got to back your team lads
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I'd be starting Baird and let Toner and Fardy have a half each. Leinster front row is too strong

Leinster but it'll be close.
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Ryan's a huge loss.. lack of power at lock until Baird comes on.
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irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:08 pm Ryan's a huge loss.. lack of power at lock until Baird comes on.
What do you think the plan is, introduce Baird for Fardy with maybe 30 to go? Molony may only come off the bench if Baird has to go to the backrow.
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hermie wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:19 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:08 pm Ryan's a huge loss.. lack of power at lock until Baird comes on.
What do you think the plan is, introduce Baird for Fardy with maybe 30 to go? Molony may only come off the bench if Baird has to go to the backrow.
Yeah similar to final I'm guessing.
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Toner and Fardy playing for contracts.

O'Loughlin to put the criticism to bed.

All three will have stormers.

fudge sake, we're not Ulster supporters. Leinster by 5
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irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:20 pm
hermie wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:19 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:08 pm Ryan's a huge loss.. lack of power at lock until Baird comes on.
What do you think the plan is, introduce Baird for Fardy with maybe 30 to go? Molony may only come off the bench if Baird has to go to the backrow.
Yeah similar to final I'm guessing.
He only got 20 against Munster IIRC
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hermie wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:23 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:20 pm
hermie wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:19 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:08 pm Ryan's a huge loss.. lack of power at lock until Baird comes on.
What do you think the plan is, introduce Baird for Fardy with maybe 30 to go? Molony may only come off the bench if Baird has to go to the backrow.
Yeah similar to final I'm guessing.
He only got 20 against Munster IIRC
doubt they'll be as comfortable as they were against Munster, will need his impact earlier.
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rialtoblue wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:23 pm Toner and Fardy playing for contracts.

O'Loughlin to put the criticism to bed.

All three will have stormers.

fudge sake, we're not Ulster supporters. Leinster by 5
:lol: I'm sure I'll be oozing confidence this time tomorrow. Surprised the bookies have us as favourites though looking at the teams.

It seems there's an announcement in the offing wrt Toner. Fardy is surely gone. Hopefully ROL goes well although you'd love to have Ringrose or even Frawley available.
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jezzer wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:05 pm
Mullet 2 wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:03 pm Game of the weekend tbf
Matchup of the weekend for definite, but good chance the game itself will be one for the purist.
Maybe I like the misery?
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I can only think Fardy is in there to hit rucks. Nothing like an Aussie back five player to wade into the breakdowns and fook things up. Must be in the game plan to contest the breakdowns and protect the pick and goes otherwise you'd think Baird has the edge.
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I don't follow the English club games, apart from keeping an eye out for LI.

How are Exeter going this year?
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Zico wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:06 pm I don't follow the English club games, apart from keeping an eye out for LI.

How are Exeter going this year?
2nd in the Premiership but hadn't been playing that well - albeit it's hard to tell during the 6N because teams get affected by call ups.
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ovalball wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:46 pm
Zico wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:06 pm I don't follow the English club games, apart from keeping an eye out for LI.

How are Exeter going this year?
2nd in the Premiership but hadn't been playing that well - albeit it's hard to tell during the 6N because teams get affected by call ups.
Except Eddie refuses to acknowledge Exeter as a team worthy of donning the red rose...
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Exeter are dogged and unrelenting within 10 metres.
Leinster are dogged an unrelenting within 10 metres.
Leinster needs J Sexton and some dog to get us within 10 metres.
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Looking forward to this. There are some magnificent specimens on both sides.

But I see a clear genetic edge for the Devonian Dominators - bigger, meatier, and above all a lot harder than the ladyboys from D4. Furlong aside, not a single Leinster forward is genetically superior to his opponent.

The raw bone on bone power of Cowan Dickie and the magnificent Ewers - a remarkable hunk of beef whose native Saxon genes were honed and perfected hunting wildebeest on the African plain - will wear down the Leinster boys over time :thumbup:
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This is going to be a battle. Two sides who base their game around tight power and carrying in the forwards.

I don't expect much/any of the "Leinstertainment" that we usually see in non-competitve Pro14 games. It's likely that this will be one for the purists. Really looking forward to this.
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If he says kick off coming very very soon again I'm going to kick him.
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A lovely moment of silence :thumbup:
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YOYO wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:30 pm
MrDominator wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:47 am Looking forward to this. There are some magnificent specimens on both sides.

But I see a clear genetic edge for the Devonian Dominators - bigger, meatier, and above all a lot harder than the ladyboys from D4. Furlong aside, not a single Leinster forward is genetically superior to his opponent.

The raw bone on bone power of Cowan Dickie and the magnificent Ewers - a remarkable hunk of beef whose native Saxon genes were honed and perfected hunting wildebeest on the African plain - will wear down the Leinster boys over time :thumbup:
Exeter’s small no.8. is hardly a frightening specimen.
Whereas Ruddock looks like an extra from a Lord of the Rings battle, and isn't within a country mile of being a Lions tourist.

Talent is apparently not linked to stature.

Looking forward to watching him inspect some more rucks today.
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Minute's silence shite. Get on with it.
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MrDominator wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:47 am Looking forward to this. There are some magnificent specimens on both sides.

But I see a clear genetic edge for the Devonian Dominators - bigger, meatier, and above all a lot harder than the ladyboys from D4. Furlong aside, not a single Leinster forward is genetically superior to his opponent.

The raw bone on bone power of Cowan Dickie and the magnificent Ewers - a remarkable hunk of beef whose native Saxon genes were honed and perfected hunting wildebeest on the African plain - will wear down the Leinster boys over time :thumbup:
Akker van der Merwe and Jean-Luc du Preez have much superior beef
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Shocking tackling
Awful stuff

And Keenan knew it
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That was Leinstertainment.

(or just shambolic defence from first phase)
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Dogshit defense from Leinster. Walked through 3/4 tacklers off first phase.
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