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Ed Byrne is the one that jumps out at me leadership wise.
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Jumper wrote:Fergus McFadden part of Leinster's leadership group x(. Hard to think of a dirtier player in the country.
Spot the lad who never played Junior rugby

He's not even in he top 300 ya fanny
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diarm wrote:
hermie wrote:Apparently Toner will be available for the first game. Also interesting to note that Ross Molony is among the 5 strong leadership group. I happen to think he's a very good player, even solid does him a bit of a disservice.
A good leader in the second row who might not ever be a top international can be of huge value to a province, especially while the bigger names are away on Ireland duty.

Fellas like Mick O'Driscoll and Billy Holland have shown that.
Unfortunately, he's not even a leader. Even with 14 internationals away at the RWC, he's not part of Leinster's 5-man leadership group.
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Flametop wrote:IT has Conway, Larmour and Stockdale to start as back 3.
Conway at 15.

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/ ... 8?mode=amp
I'd trust Conway more as FB than I would Larmour.
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Floppykid wrote:
Flametop wrote:IT has Conway, Larmour and Stockdale to start as back 3.
Conway at 15.

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/ ... 8?mode=amp
I'd trust Conway more as FB than I would Larmour.
Every day of the week. Let’s be honest though, neither are world class full backs. Kearnage is still better than both.
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Duff Paddy wrote:
Floppykid wrote:
Flametop wrote:IT has Conway, Larmour and Stockdale to start as back 3.
Conway at 15.

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/ ... 8?mode=amp
I'd trust Conway more as FB than I would Larmour.
Every day of the week. Let’s be honest though, neither are world class full backs. Kearnage is still better than both.
Yup, Conway to my eye just looks slightly bigger and more composed.

Kearney absolutely out? All the podcasts seem hellbent on crafting a doom and gloom narrative this week so I'm a little skeptical.
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Jumper wrote:
diarm wrote:
hermie wrote:Apparently Toner will be available for the first game. Also interesting to note that Ross Molony is among the 5 strong leadership group. I happen to think he's a very good player, even solid does him a bit of a disservice.
A good leader in the second row who might not ever be a top international can be of huge value to a province, especially while the bigger names are away on Ireland duty.

Fellas like Mick O'Driscoll and Billy Holland have shown that.
Unfortunately, he's not even a leader. Even with 14 internationals away at the RWC, he's not part of Leinster's 5-man leadership group.
Yes he is.
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diarm wrote:
Jumper wrote:
diarm wrote:
hermie wrote:Apparently Toner will be available for the first game. Also interesting to note that Ross Molony is among the 5 strong leadership group. I happen to think he's a very good player, even solid does him a bit of a disservice.
A good leader in the second row who might not ever be a top international can be of huge value to a province, especially while the bigger names are away on Ireland duty.

Fellas like Mick O'Driscoll and Billy Holland have shown that.
Unfortunately, he's not even a leader. Even with 14 internationals away at the RWC, he's not part of Leinster's 5-man leadership group.
Yes he is.
According to Cullen, he is not part of the 5-man leadership group nominated by the squad.
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For once, he is right. McFadden is an embarrassment. We should applaud his wholehearted commitment and deplore his total lack of judgement and self control.
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The dirtiest player in Ireland is a Leinster winger who went to Clongowes :lol:
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EverReady wrote:
Jumper wrote:Fergus McFadden part of Leinster's leadership group x(. Hard to think of a dirtier player in the country.
This is not the first time you have found it hard to think
:lol:
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The fifth choice Leinster captain, out of a squad of about 45/50+, is "not even a leader"

This is a whole new level of thick
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Adetroy wrote:For once, he is right. McFadden is an embarrassment. We should applaud his wholehearted commitment and deplore his total lack of judgement and self control.
There's been worse done by bigger liginds that all gets slid under the rug as a "mistake", you go ahead and agree with Jumper though.
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Floppykid wrote:
Adetroy wrote:For once, he is right. McFadden is an embarrassment. We should applaud his wholehearted commitment and deplore his total lack of judgement and self control.
There's been worse done by bigger liginds that all gets slid under the rug as a "mistake", you go ahead and agree with Jumper though.
Thanks for granting me permission to go against the group think and the herd. I feel ever so grateful, just give me a second or two to tug my forelock. To be sure, to be sure.
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Know your place.
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Barry Daly out for 5 months with a knee injury.
Seems like the guy just doesn't have the body for pro rugby unfortunately.
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Jumper wrote:
diarm wrote:
Jumper wrote:
diarm wrote:
hermie wrote:Apparently Toner will be available for the first game. Also interesting to note that Ross Molony is among the 5 strong leadership group. I happen to think he's a very good player, even solid does him a bit of a disservice.
A good leader in the second row who might not ever be a top international can be of huge value to a province, especially while the bigger names are away on Ireland duty.

Fellas like Mick O'Driscoll and Billy Holland have shown that.
Unfortunately, he's not even a leader. Even with 14 internationals away at the RWC, he's not part of Leinster's 5-man leadership group.
Yes he is.
According to Cullen, he is not part of the 5-man leadership group nominated by the squad.
I think you need to have another read through.
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danthefan wrote:
hermie wrote:Also meant to ask again about rugbypass subscriptions. For those who use it, how reliable is it/likely to be for the RWC? Is it just 99c a month plus whatever the cost of a good VPN? What is the best VPN to use then?
They're not showing the RWC.
WTF?! When did this change?? I was relying on it...
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LeinsterLion wrote:
danthefan wrote:
hermie wrote:Also meant to ask again about rugbypass subscriptions. For those who use it, how reliable is it/likely to be for the RWC? Is it just 99c a month plus whatever the cost of a good VPN? What is the best VPN to use then?
They're not showing the RWC.
WTF?! When did this change?? I was relying on it...
I'm trying to find a HD stream myself.
I don't want to have to be relying on Vipleague and the likes.
You're in Van right LL? Apparently TSN are showing it.
Whatever they are.
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Floppykid wrote:
LeinsterLion wrote:
danthefan wrote:
hermie wrote:Also meant to ask again about rugbypass subscriptions. For those who use it, how reliable is it/likely to be for the RWC? Is it just 99c a month plus whatever the cost of a good VPN? What is the best VPN to use then?
They're not showing the RWC.
WTF?! When did this change?? I was relying on it...
I'm trying to find a HD stream myself.
I don't want to have to be relying on Vipleague and the likes.
You're in Van right LL? Apparently TSN are showing it.
Whatever they are.
Not in Van but in BC

TSN is fine and all but (a) I don't have TSN or any cable TV, and (b) it's the every match on demand I was using rugbypass for. And it definitely had it listed in the past. Arse!
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LeinsterLion wrote:
Floppykid wrote:
LeinsterLion wrote:
danthefan wrote:
hermie wrote:Also meant to ask again about rugbypass subscriptions. For those who use it, how reliable is it/likely to be for the RWC? Is it just 99c a month plus whatever the cost of a good VPN? What is the best VPN to use then?
They're not showing the RWC.
WTF?! When did this change?? I was relying on it...
I'm trying to find a HD stream myself.
I don't want to have to be relying on Vipleague and the likes.
You're in Van right LL? Apparently TSN are showing it.
Whatever they are.
Not in Van but in BC

TSN is fine and all but (a) I don't have TSN or any cable TV, and (b) it's the every match on demand I was using rugbypass for. And it definitely had it listed in the past. Arse!
On demand? fudge sake.
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Floppykid wrote:
LeinsterLion wrote:TSN is fine and all but (a) I don't have TSN or any cable TV, and (b) it's the every match on demand I was using rugbypass for. And it definitely had it listed in the past. Arse!
On demand? fudge sake.
With the shitty overnight match times for us, it was gonna be ideal for work mornings! :lol: May have to rely on ITV...
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Hey Leinsterlion did you hear the bad news
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Winnie wrote:
EverReady wrote:
Jumper wrote:Fergus McFadden part of Leinster's leadership group x(. Hard to think of a dirtier player in the country.
This is not the first time you have found it hard to think
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DP - was in the process of digging out your last email, just saw it on the lads' f-books. Sad day. Club is going to do a guard of honour by the looks of things.
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I think he was after my time at the club, but still devastating to read.
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DOB wrote:I think he was after my time at the club, but still devastating to read.
When did you head Stateside, '06? Think he was there from the 06/07 or maybe 07/08 season. Definitely by 2007 anyway.
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Yeah, I left summer of ‘06 (fcuk that’s forever ago).

2 kids as well? I just heard at the weekend about an old classmate who fell walking in the hills and left 3 littles behind. I don’t know how a family could cope with that.
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Yeah was after that for sure. Knew a lot of the lads we both played with and came down through them, but after your time. MM and grev would have played with him as well
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was looking at the under-18 interpros in 2017, so this years 20's.. thought it was interesting that only 10 players from the schools side played for leinster this summer, with 10 club players from that age group still playing for leinster this summer also:

LH Prop
Marcus Hanan (LH Prop/Clane/Old Belvedere) - u20
Harry Noonan (LH Prop/Greystones/Old Wesley) - u20

TH Prop
Thomas Clarkson (Blackrock/DUFC) - u20, Academy Yr 1
Charlie Ward (Tullow/Clontarf) - u20

Hooker
Bobby Sheehan (Clongowes/UCD) - u20
Mark Nicholson (Wicklow) - u20

Lock
Cian Prendergast (Newbridge/UCD) - u20

Backrow
Brian Deeny (Wexford/Clontarf) - u20, Academy Yr 1
Anthony Ryan (Clongowes/DUFC) - u20

Scrumhalf
Shane Murphy (Skerries/UCD) - u20
Ben Murphy (Pres Bray) - u19

Outhalf
Paddy McKenzie (Wicklow/Old Wesley) - u20

Centre
Mick O’Gara (Pres Bray/St. Marys) - u20
James Reynolds (CBC Monkstown/Lansdowne) - u20
Luis Faria (Wanderers/DUFC) - u20
Karl Martin (Boyne/Old Belvedere) - u19, u18 eligible.

Back Three
Andrew Smith (St Michael’s/Clontarf) - u20, Academy Yr 1
Max O'Reilly (St. Gerards/DUFC) - u20
Josh O’Connor (Wexford/UCD) - u19
Chris Cosgrave (St Michael’s) - u19

Most notable schools player who didn't push on is probably Sam Dardis(Fullback/Terenure/Terenure) who played irish u18s two years in a row as a under-16 and under-17. After that probably Tom Maher(Wing/Blackrock/UCD) and Ed Brennan(Backrow/Blackrock/Clontarf) and probably Ethan Baxter(Hooker/St. Gerards/Old Belvedere).
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paddyor wrote:
Winnie wrote:
EverReady wrote:
Jumper wrote:Fergus McFadden part of Leinster's leadership group x(. Hard to think of a dirtier player in the country.
This is not the first time you have found it hard to think
:lol:
:lol:
:lol: :lol:
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irishrugbyua wrote:was looking at the under-18 interpros in 2017, so this years 20's.. thought it was interesting that only 10 players from the schools side played for leinster this summer, with 10 club players from that age group still playing for leinster this summer also:

LH Prop
Marcus Hanan (LH Prop/Clane/Old Belvedere) - u20
Harry Noonan (LH Prop/Greystones/Old Wesley) - u20

TH Prop
Thomas Clarkson (Blackrock/DUFC) - u20, Academy Yr 1
Charlie Ward (Tullow/Clontarf) - u20

Hooker
Bobby Sheehan (Clongowes/UCD) - u20
Mark Nicholson (Wicklow) - u20

Lock
Cian Prendergast (Newbridge/UCD) - u20

Backrow
Brian Deeny (Wexford/Clontarf) - u20, Academy Yr 1
Anthony Ryan (Clongowes/DUFC) - u20

Scrumhalf
Shane Murphy (Skerries/UCD) - u20
Ben Murphy (Pres Bray) - u19

Outhalf
Paddy McKenzie (Wicklow/Old Wesley) - u20

Centre
Mick O’Gara (Pres Bray/St. Marys) - u20
James Reynolds (CBC Monkstown/Lansdowne) - u20
Luis Faria (Wanderers/DUFC) - u20
Karl Martin (Boyne/Old Belvedere) - u19, u18 eligible.

Back Three
Andrew Smith (St Michael’s/Clontarf) - u20, Academy Yr 1
Max O'Reilly (St. Gerards/DUFC) - u20
Josh O’Connor (Wexford/UCD) - u19
Chris Cosgrave (St Michael’s) - u19

Most notable schools player who didn't push on is probably Sam Dardis(Fullback/Terenure/Terenure) who played irish u18s two years in a row as a under-16 and under-17. After that probably Tom Maher(Wing/Blackrock/UCD) and Ed Brennan(Backrow/Blackrock/Clontarf) and probably Ethan Baxter(Hooker/St. Gerards/Old Belvedere).
I have to say that I'm surprised at the progression of some of those club lads as I'd argue that we had better lads who never got a look in.
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Liathroidigloine wrote: I have to say that I'm surprised at the progression of some of those club lads as I'd argue that we had better lads who never got a look in.
An interesting what if.
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LeinsterLion wrote:Yeah was after that for sure. Knew a lot of the lads we both played with and came down through them, but after your time. MM and grev would have played with him as well

Jesus just seen this, fúck I'm shocked, he started the same time as me in the club. Good lad and good craic. That is no age to die, awfully sad. His poor family.
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unseenwork wrote:
Ulsters Red Hand wrote:https://twitter.com/ulsterrugby/status/ ... 32513?s=21

Looks like Luke Marshall is making a shift to prop x(
Was difficult at times to tell the difference between him and Rory when they were playing together, doesn't seem to hinder his game at all though and has been excellent in the preseason games. Here's hoping that with an unbroken run he can make a push for the 6 Nations squad.
He's always been a chunky monkey. Slimmed down for the wedding photos, and is now back to eating cake for breakfast. Hopefully he has a good season.
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Really like Marshall.

Tidy player, reminds me of Johnny Bell.
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Mullet 2 wrote:Really like Marshall.

Tidy player, reminds me of Johnny Bell.
He's a great passer of the ball, particularly if you play for the other team.
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Shame Marshall never lived up to potential he showed as a under-20.

Hopefully Moore doesn't go the same way with the injuries.
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