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McGrath's passing was largely very good in his other 6N appearances. He's going to be top class.
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Willie Falloon wrote:
anonymous_joe wrote:
binge90 wrote:
anonymous_joe wrote:
binge90 wrote: Probably U19.
Fair enough.

Is Leavy a sixth year or a fifth year?
6th year, but young for it, obviously.

Actually, I think he's played U18s for the last two years too. Ridiculous individual. :?
Ah yeah, he;s alright.

Race between him and McGrath to be Michaels first Lion.
McGrath is nothing more than TOL mk 2 until he learns how to pass consistanly to his flyhalfs chest, not his feets or head.
He's 19 yrs old and in an academy where they teach such things.

He will get a couple of PRO 12 starts next year, probably with more time from the bench.

Let's see how he actually goes in the pros before passing judgement.
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camroc1 wrote: He's 19 yrs old and in an academy where they teach such things.

He will get a couple of PRO 12 starts next year, probably with more time from the bench.

Let's see how he actually goes in the pros before passing judgement.
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I'm not calling him crap, I'm just saying its a bit early calling him for the Lions when he makes 2 or 3 shocking passes in amongest some pretty shite ones every game (based the 6 nations).
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Willie Falloon wrote:I'm not calling him crap, I'm just saying its a bit early calling him for the Lions when he makes 2 or 3 shocking passes in amongest some pretty shite ones every game (based the 6 nations).
You're talking such an amount of shite.
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binge90 wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:I'm not calling him crap, I'm just saying its a bit early calling him for the Lions when he makes 2 or 3 shocking passes in amongest some pretty shite ones every game (based the 6 nations).
You're talking such an amount of shite.
No I'm, in the last couple of games he's started there has been at least 2 passes that missed its intended receiver and either bounced on the ground in front of the player or went sailing of his head, along with numerous passes that Jackson had to reached to his knees to get or reach to his head. Passing is by far the weakest point in McGraths game.
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Willie Falloon wrote:
binge90 wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:I'm not calling him crap, I'm just saying its a bit early calling him for the Lions when he makes 2 or 3 shocking passes in amongest some pretty shite ones every game (based the 6 nations).
You're talking such an amount of shite.
No I'm, in the last couple of games he's started there has been at least 2 passes that missed its intended receiver and either bounced on the ground in front of the player or went sailing of his head, along with numerous passes that Jackson had to reached to his knees to get or reach to his head. Passing is by far the weakest point in McGraths game.
Again, complete bullshit.
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Prove it.
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Willie Falloon wrote:Prove it.
No, you dopey plum. You prove it. You've put forward a ridiculous set of lies trying to undermine a player.

Prove it. Make a video with these 2 passes a game missing their receiver/sailing over heads, and I will be happy to be proved wrong. Until then, shut the fudge up.
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binge90 wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:Prove it.
No, you dopey plum. You prove it. You've put forward a ridiculous set of lies trying to undermine a player.

Prove it. Make a video with these 2 passes a game missing their receiver/sailing over heads, and I will be happy to be proved wrong. Until then, shut the fudge up.
I asked you first.
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:uhoh:
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http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/spo ... 97535.html

Good news for Munsterfans on the injury front..

Mafi to USAP confirmed aswell.
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McGrath clearly has mechanical issues with his passing. You don't even have to have any knowledge of the game to see that (as I can attest to having brought my elderly aunt to the 20s game in Wycombe).

Luckilly its something that can be taught. Id rather that than the flaws some of our other scrum halves have. It's just up to McGrath to put in the hours now to sort it out.
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New whiff of Cordite blog.

http://whiffofcordite.blogspot.com/2012 ... layas.html

This is the rugby blogs review of Irelands Six nations. Its interesting as it is from an English perspective

http://www.therugbyblog.co.uk/rbs-6-nat ... ew-ireland
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Do we need a whip round for growth hormone for Saba? we need him now.
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SASP wrote:New whiff of Cordite blog.

http://whiffofcordite.blogspot.com/2012 ... layas.html

This is the rugby blogs review of Irelands Six nations. Its interesting as it is from an English perspective

http://www.therugbyblog.co.uk/rbs-6-nat ... ew-ireland
Two interesting blogs.
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Good post, hard to argue with it.
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Leinster team to face Ospreys
15: Isa Nacewa
14: David Kearney
13: Brian O'Driscoll
12: Fergus McFadden

11: Luke Fitzgerald
10: Ian Madigan
9: Isaac Boss

1: Heinke van der Merwe
2: Richardt Strauss
3: Nathan White
4: Leo Cullen CAPTAIN
5: Brad Thorn
6: Rhys Ruddock
7: Dominic Ryan
8: Leo Auva'a

REPLACEMENTS:
16: Sean Cronin
17: Jack McGrath
18: Jamie Hagan
19: Damian Browne
20: Kevin McLaughlin
21: John Cooney
22: Eoin O'Malley
23: Fionn Carr
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SASP wrote:Leinster team to face Ospreys
15: Isa Nacewa
14: David Kearney
13: Brian O'Driscoll
12: Fergus McFadden

11: Luke Fitzgerald
10: Ian Madigan
9: Isaac Boss

1: Heinke van der Merwe
2: Richardt Strauss
3: Nathan White
4: Leo Cullen CAPTAIN
5: Brad Thorn
6: Rhys Ruddock
7: Dominic Ryan
8: Leo Auva'a

REPLACEMENTS:
16: Sean Cronin
17: Jack McGrath
18: Jamie Hagan
19: Damian Browne
20: Kevin McLaughlin
21: John Cooney
22: Eoin O'Malley
23: Fionn Carr
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Holy shit I like that team! And to think that the only player heavily involved with Ireland from the starting team is McFadden. Some depth these days.

Can't wait!
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SASP wrote:Leinster team to face Ospreys
15: Isa Nacewa
14: David Kearney
13: Brian O'Driscoll
12: Fergus McFadden

11: Luke Fitzgerald
10: Ian Madigan
9: Isaac Boss

1: Heinke van der Merwe
2: Richardt Strauss
3: Nathan White
4: Leo Cullen CAPTAIN
5: Brad Thorn
6: Rhys Ruddock
7: Dominic Ryan
8: Leo Auva'a

REPLACEMENTS:
16: Sean Cronin
17: Jack McGrath
18: Jamie Hagan
19: Damian Browne
20: Kevin McLaughlin
21: John Cooney
22: Eoin O'Malley
23: Fionn Carr
Plus Fitzgerald on the wing and Ruddock and Ryan starting. Oh yes indeedy... :D


Edit. And Cullen back! :shock:
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A NIQ front row by Leinster, tsk tsk
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Conn wrote:A NIQ front row by Leinster, tsk tsk
And one is a future Connacht player
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SASP wrote:
Conn wrote:A NIQ front row by Leinster, tsk tsk
And one is a future Connacht player
Project, doesn't count :D
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Conn wrote:
SASP wrote:
Conn wrote:A NIQ front row by Leinster, tsk tsk
And one is a future Connacht player
Project, doesn't count :D
I didn't realise you signed him as a project player.
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I have all this up on the Pro 12 thread.

http://forum.planet-rugby.com/viewtopic ... 72#p223972
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Conn wrote:
SASP wrote:
Conn wrote:A NIQ front row by Leinster, tsk tsk
And one is a future Connacht player
Project, doesn't count :D

He's 30. :?
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SASP wrote:
Conn wrote:
SASP wrote:
Conn wrote:A NIQ front row by Leinster, tsk tsk
And one is a future Connacht player
Project, doesn't count :D
I didn't realise you signed him as a project player.
I'm only messin
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Hellraiser wrote:
Conn wrote:
SASP wrote:
Conn wrote:A NIQ front row by Leinster, tsk tsk
And one is a future Connacht player
Project, doesn't count :D

He's 30. :?
Would you be shocked to see him in a squad in two and a half years time?
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epaddy wrote:
Hellraiser wrote:
Conn wrote:
SASP wrote:
Conn wrote:A NIQ front row by Leinster, tsk tsk
And one is a future Connacht player
Project, doesn't count :D

He's 30. :?
Would you be shocked to see him in a squad in two and a half years time?

No, in fairness.
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Our squad looks so much more stronger now with Thorn here and Ryan and BOD back from injury. Good luck picking a side from here until the end of the season, Joe. :lol:
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Jaysus, Leinster do look very strong now :shock: There's firepower right across the team with really good depth in positions as well.
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Ireland's Call wrote:Jaysus, Leinster do look very strong now :shock: There's firepower right across the team with really good depth in positions as well.
Indeed. Exactly what we need ahead of Saracens or Clermont away.
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ZuLu wrote:
Ireland's Call wrote:Jaysus, Leinster do look very strong now :shock: There's firepower right across the team with really good depth in positions as well.
Indeed. Exactly what we need ahead of Saracens or Clermont away.

Banana skin ahoy :x :x :x
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Fla :o
Tough one today, dunno how Steve Thompson did this shit twice, he just shot up in my estimations! Night everyone & thanks again, all love
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Ireland's Call wrote:
ZuLu wrote:
Ireland's Call wrote:Jaysus, Leinster do look very strong now :shock: There's firepower right across the team with really good depth in positions as well.
Indeed. Exactly what we need ahead of Saracens or Clermont away.
Banana skin ahoy :x :x :x
Oh please, we'll have more than enough for Cardiff. Our season revolves around the SF for me. Will be very disappointing if we don't win the CL as well as this stage - losing it at home again would be a huge shock.
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The Future??? Well it's just BLUE :lol:


Yes, I know it was posted already :x

Ireland Schools squad includes 15 Leinster players...
21 March 2012, 2:55 pm
By Editor

The Ireland Under-18 Schools will warm up for their defence of the FIRA/AER European title with a pre tournament friendly against Scotland in Coolmine RFC on Sunday, March 25th (KO: 12 noon)...

The panel includes 15 Leinster representatives including five players from the St. Michael's Senior Cup winning panel.

This year’s Justin Bridou U-18 European Championship takes place in Spain with Ireland drawn in the Elite group alongside England, Wales, France, Scotland, Italy, Georgia and Portugal.

Ireland won the tournament in France last year for the first time having previously reached two finals with the Under-18 Club team.

The U-18 Schools, who beat a fancied England team by 17 – 8 to take the title in 2011, will play Portugal in Ciudad Universitaria in Madrid in their opening game on March 30th. The winner will progress to a semi final where they will face either France or Scotland.

Terry McMaster will coach the 26 man squad with the assistance of Paul Barr and Kenny Hooks.

Ireland Under-18 Schools Squad (FIRA/AER U-18 European Championship, Madrid, March 29- April 8th):

Max Abbott (PBC Cork/ Munster)
Benjamin Alexander (RBAI/ Ulster)
Shane Boyle (Sligo GS/ Connacht)
Harrison Brewer (Terenure College/ Leinster)
William Dardis (Terenure College/ Leinster)
Shane Delahunt (Kilkenny College/ Leinster)
Dylan Donnellan (Clongowes Wood College SJ/ Leinster)
Josh Fullerton (CCB/ Ulster)
Bobby Holland (St. Michaels College/ Leinster)
David Johnston (Rockwell College/ Munster)
Cian Kelleher (St. Michaels College/ Leinster)
Daniel Leavy (St. Michaels College/ Leinster)
Gearoid Lyons (Crescent College/ Munster)
Rory Moloney (CC Roscrea/ Leinster)
Eoghan McKeever (CBC Monkstown/ Leinster)
Conor McKeon (Gonzaga/ Leinster)
Saba Meunargia (Marist College/ Connacht)
Ross Molony (St. Michaels College/ Leinster)
Sean O’Brien (CC Roscrea/ Connacht)
Cormac O’Donnell (St Munchins/ Munster)
Ruairi O’Farrell (Blackrock College/ Leinster)
Jack O’Neill (Castleknock College/ Leinster)
Gregory O’Shea (Crescent College/ Munster)
Rory O'Loughlin (St. Michaels College/ Leinster)
Charlie Slowey (CBC Cork/ Munster)
Peadar Timmins (Clongowes Wood College SJ/ Leinster)

Ireland U-18 Schools Management:

Terry McMaster - Head Coach
Paul Barr - Assistant Coach
Kenny Hooks - Assistant Coach
John McKinney - Team Manager
Chris Shield - Fitness Coach
Ozzie Fogarty - Team Doctor
David Lyons - Team Physio
Vinny Hammond - Team Analyst
Nicola Lyons - Team Co-ordinator
John Moran - Team Assistant
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Nolanator wrote:Holy shit I like that team! And to think that the only player heavily involved with Ireland from the starting team is McFadden. Some depth these days.

Can't wait!
Depth with Cooney there,looking forward to this.
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ZuLu wrote:Oh please, we'll have more than enough for Cardiff. Our season revolves around the SF for me. Will be very disappointing if we don't win the CL as well as this stage - losing it at home again would be a huge shock.

We've no real excuses to be losing to Cardiff should we play to our best, but I'm taking nothing for granted.

I can't see Joe being slack about the CL either. Having lost the final last year and missed the double he'll want to make sure that there are no slip-ups with a likely home final.
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Warburton is definitely out of this QF. Bradley Davies will be back.

They'll have Rush (creaking), though Nugget can still play to a high standard.

Their backline is pants. Parks at OH, and they only really have 1/2 p and Cuthbert.
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