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Another week, another Leinster win.
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Flametop wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:52 pm High tackle missed.
Aye thought that as well. Scrum and maul won the match for them.
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Duff Paddy wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:53 pm How they didn’t give MotM to Itoje
He should have had a few yellows never mind MOTM.
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Leinsterbloke wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:47 pm
fishooks15 wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:46 pm Itoje is something else. What an engine
I hate him so much. Wish he was Irish
That's the feeling most of non English fans have :twisted:
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Give Sarries credit. 12 internationals missing and still winning an away quarter against the best side in Europe
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iarmhiman wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:52 pm f**king scrum. Lost the game for us
Yes

Luke mcgrath didn't help

Or that none of the team were at the pitch of the match in the first half
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Leinster did brilliantly to turn it into a one score game with their good 20 min after the half. The quarter aside, Saracens were just so much better.
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Need to learn the lessons we refuse to learn

Sexton to pasture
Toner to pasture
Larmour is not a fullback
Scum needs serious work
Lineout maul woeful and yet we kept using it.
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lemonhead wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:52 pm Commiserations Leinster lads, horrible place to be when you know another 5mins would've made the odds.
Not convinced it would have made a difference. We needed to score when we were down there 10 minutes ago. We'd ran out of ideas.
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In a team of knobs Jamie George might be the biggest
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Beaten by the better side.. Not good enough.. What a gut punch.. Ah well miles ahead of the other provinces.. But skant solace now. I'm off to get drink myself silly.
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Well played Sarries, cnuts
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Virtual bow to Saracens.

What a team, ye kuntz :thumbup:
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Actually covid won it for them. Top seed in the pools and we get the other best team, then we effectively lose home advantage.
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So Robyn McBride what has he brought.

Our scrum has regressed
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Why was McCall not talked about for Irish coach?
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Mullet 2 wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:55 pm Need to learn the lessons we refuse to learn

Sexton to pasture
Toner to pasture
Larmour is not a fullback
Scum needs serious work
Lineout maul woeful and yet we kept using it.
Their 3 was offside at every single one of our lineout mauls. They got away with it though.
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The scrum the difference in the end. Just left is too much to do.
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Cracking game, that dire first half really cost Leinster.
I think Keenan is the winger that should be in the Irish squad from the 2 on show today, tidy player.
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camroc1 wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:56 pm
Mullet 2 wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:55 pm Need to learn the lessons we refuse to learn

Sexton to pasture
Toner to pasture
Larmour is not a fullback
Scum needs serious work
Lineout maul woeful and yet we kept using it.
Their 3 was offside at every single one of our lineout maul. They got away with it though.
So what?
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camroc1 wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:56 pm
Mullet 2 wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:55 pm Need to learn the lessons we refuse to learn

Sexton to pasture
Toner to pasture
Larmour is not a fullback
Scum needs serious work
Lineout maul woeful and yet we kept using it.
Their 3 was offside at every single one of our lineout maul. They got away with it though.
If we were better at it that wouldn’t matter.
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Brutal defeat. Leinster could have won it but with that scrum they didn’t deserve to. End of the road for a few.
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Meh, best side lost.
Gave up too many stupid points.
Sarries didn’t need to play to win.
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Mullet 2 wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:55 pm Need to learn the lessons we refuse to learn

Sexton to pasture
Toner to pasture
Larmour is not a fullback
Scum needs serious work
Lineout maul woeful and yet we kept using it.
Helps that Sarries have played double the number of games since the restart as well tbf
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Mr. Very Popular wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:57 pm Cracking game, that dire first half really cost Leinster.
I think Keenan is the winger that should be in the Irish squad from the 2 on show today, tidy player.
Standout for me alright. Small but impressive body of work from him this 'season'.
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Didn't see any of the second half, from the score it looks like Leinster at least threw a punch but you can't get f**ked like that in the first half and have a chance of winning. Ah well, better Saracens clearly still better and Leinster with a bit to go
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Also vincent koch was easily mom. sarries front 5 is better than the vast majority international teams'
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Leinsterbloke wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:56 pm Why was McCall not talked about for Irish coach?
I don't think him becoming the Irish coach will make players like Itoje or the Vunipola brothers naturalizing Irish.
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Flametop wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:57 pm Meh, best side lost.
Gave up too many stupid points.
Sarries didn’t need to play to win.
If you ignore the scrum the best team yeah
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Credit to VDF when he came on. Stood deep and hit the line at pace. Tackled Vunipola well also.
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Luke McGrath is too slow. Thought we did improve with JGP
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All of that is just dressing though.

You won't win shit with your scrum taking a beating like that.
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MunsterMan!!!!! wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:58 pm Also vincent koch was easily mom. sarries front 5 is better than the vast majority international teams'
Rhodes was very very good, the kind of hard bar steward every team needs
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My god. I hate Sarries.
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Mullet 2 wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:55 pm Need to learn the lessons we refuse to learn

Sexton to pasture
Toner to pasture
Larmour is not a fullback
Scum needs serious work
Lineout maul woeful and yet we kept using it.
Sexton Toner and Cronin great servants bit end of the line now.
Lowe, Henshaw and Larmour all big reps but not doing the business when it counts
McGrath? What happened to him?
Sarries are the best team in Europe. Showed it today. Beaten by a better team.
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Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:58 pm
Mullet 2 wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:55 pm Need to learn the lessons we refuse to learn

Sexton to pasture
Toner to pasture
Larmour is not a fullback
Scum needs serious work
Lineout maul woeful and yet we kept using it.
Helps that Sarries have played double the number of games since the restart as well tbf
This game would usually be the rusty game against Munster prior to the first European game so we'd have been fine next week!

There was definitely a cohesion issue but doesn't explain everything.
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nardol wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:59 pm
Flametop wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:57 pm Meh, best side lost.
Gave up too many stupid points.
Sarries didn’t need to play to win.
If you ignore the scrum the best team yeah
Ref made up his mind early but black 3 was boring in all day. We didn’t do anything about it though.
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Mullet 2 wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:59 pm All of that is just dressing though.

You won't win shit with your scrum taking a beating like that.
Leinster scrum is actually pretty good and probably one of the best in the competition.
It's just that Sarries pack is exceptional
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iarmhiman wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:59 pm Luke McGrath is too slow. Thought we did improve with JGP
It was like night and day.
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danthefan wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:58 pm Didn't see any of the second half, from the score it looks like Leinster at least threw a punch but you can't get f**ked like that in the first half and have a chance of winning. Ah well, better Saracens clearly still better and Leinster with a bit to go
We had more than a chance. We should have won really.
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