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Everybody watching the game at home so? Or are some chancing the pubs/gastropubs?
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Is the Leinster match being repeated on Terrestrial TV anywhere as looks like missing match :(
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Luckycharmer wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:36 pm Is the Leinster match being repeated on Terrestrial TV anywhere as looks like missing match :(

Mary's not showing it?
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8 years since Nevin, Graham and Noel Spence died. Nevin would only have been 30.
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Jesus
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This was a great bust through and then pace and power to finish in the corner

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And who can forget scoring on his head

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Mullet 2 wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:40 pm
Luckycharmer wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:36 pm Is the Leinster match being repeated on Terrestrial TV anywhere as looks like missing match :(

Mary's not showing it?
They are, playing golf got the call to represent the club on at same time (date in diary long time). Maybe they will record it for us to watch when come in.
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I'm sure they would tbf
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earl the beaver wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:57 pm This was a great bust through and then pace and power to finish in the corner

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And who can forget scoring on his head

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What a picture. Would only have been 30 this year :(
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Jim Lahey wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:11 pm Possibly.
But who would win in these match ups?

Glaws v Connacht
Bristol v Cardiff
Wasps v Embra
Quins v Cheetahs
Sale v Scarlets

Etc etc.

The midtable GP teams would win more than their fair share against the midtable Pro 14 sides imo. We have a serious amount of dross in our league.
You have all the GP teams at home, I would fancy all the Pro 14 teams to win at home bar Cardiff.
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Leinsterman wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:53 pm
EverReady wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:43 pm
Leinsterman wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:27 pm So what are the odds that Leinster will look to allow some spectators into the match on Saturday now that the medium term plan has been published?
They could easily hold a lottery and email tickets to people and get it all sorted out pretty quickly I reckon.
Family and friends will get a cut so that will leave fück all
Yep, sponsors etc
You'd imagine they might have a lottery for 20-50 fans. Only superfans though.
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It is believed that Leinster would instead give priority to the squad's immediate family members and friends, as well as additional staff and players – many of whom missed out on attending last weekend's Guinness Pro14 final win over Ulster.
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Apparently the 200 spectators isn't being applied to Dublin
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Oh ffs
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Just saw more on this, it's 100 in Dublin. I guess every player and coach gets two tickets?
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Having 100 fans there will make Saracens feel even more at home
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Leinsterman wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:53 pm Having 100 fans there will make Saracens feel even more at home
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earl the beaver wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:46 pm 8 years since Nevin, Graham and Noel Spence died. Nevin would only have been 30.
:(
Suprises me every year.
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Marshall/Spence were such an exciting centre pairing.

Hope Spence's sister and mom are doing ok.
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Ulster head coach Dan McFarland has revealed that Marcell Coetzee is a doubt for Sunday's Champions Cup quarter-final away to Toulouse.

"In the game (against Leinster) he tightened up a little bit. We are going to have to see how he goes this week."
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irishrugbyua wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:10 pm Ulster head coach Dan McFarland has revealed that Marcell Coetzee is a doubt for Sunday's Champions Cup quarter-final away to Toulouse.

"In the game (against Leinster) he tightened up a little bit. We are going to have to see how he goes this week."
FFS.
We could probably handle an injury to any other player.
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Jim Lahey wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:12 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:10 pm Ulster head coach Dan McFarland has revealed that Marcell Coetzee is a doubt for Sunday's Champions Cup quarter-final away to Toulouse.

"In the game (against Leinster) he tightened up a little bit. We are going to have to see how he goes this week."
FFS.
We could probably handle an injury to any other player.
You're fùcked anyway.
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irishrugbyua wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:10 pm Ulster head coach Dan McFarland has revealed that Marcell Coetzee is a doubt for Sunday's Champions Cup quarter-final away to Toulouse.

"In the game (against Leinster) he tightened up a little bit. We are going to have to see how he goes this week."
That's a shit one.
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HighKingLeinster wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:38 pm
Jim Lahey wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:12 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:10 pm Ulster head coach Dan McFarland has revealed that Marcell Coetzee is a doubt for Sunday's Champions Cup quarter-final away to Toulouse.

"In the game (against Leinster) he tightened up a little bit. We are going to have to see how he goes this week."
FFS.
We could probably handle an injury to any other player.
You're fùcked anyway.
Probably.
But they got beaten 28-13 by La Rochelle at the weekend, and had a fairly shit season last year if memory serves.
I said last week that if we can somehow contain Dupont I think we are in with a [small] chance. Could do with borrowing Will Connors for the weekend just to hunt the bastard down.
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Jim Lahey wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:40 pm

Probably.
But they got beaten 28-13 by La Rochelle at the weekend, and had a fairly shit season last year if memory serves.
I said last week that if we can somehow contain Dupont I think we are in with a [small] chance. Could do with borrowing Will Connors for the weekend just to hunt the bastard down.

They beat La Rochelle 28-13.
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irishrugbyua wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:45 pm
Jim Lahey wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:40 pm

Probably.
But they got beaten 28-13 by La Rochelle at the weekend, and had a fairly shit season last year if memory serves.
I said last week that if we can somehow contain Dupont I think we are in with a [small] chance. Could do with borrowing Will Connors for the weekend just to hunt the bastard down.

They beat La Rochelle 28-13.
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irishrugbyua wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:10 pm Ulster head coach Dan McFarland has revealed that Marcell Coetzee is a doubt for Sunday's Champions Cup quarter-final away to Toulouse.

"In the game (against Leinster) he tightened up a little bit. We are going to have to see how he goes this week."
Seems he was playing when not quite fit last weekend which, in hindsight, seems a poor call.
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PArt of the reason I didn't listen to OTB today, has ROG on and he always massively phones it in when his mind is elsewhere/on coaching.
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irishrugbyua wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:45 pm
Jim Lahey wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:40 pm

Probably.
But they got beaten 28-13 by La Rochelle at the weekend, and had a fairly shit season last year if memory serves.
I said last week that if we can somehow contain Dupont I think we are in with a [small] chance. Could do with borrowing Will Connors for the weekend just to hunt the bastard down.

They beat La Rochelle 28-13.
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HighKingLeinster wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:55 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:45 pm
Jim Lahey wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:40 pm

Probably.
But they got beaten 28-13 by La Rochelle at the weekend, and had a fairly shit season last year if memory serves.
I said last week that if we can somehow contain Dupont I think we are in with a [small] chance. Could do with borrowing Will Connors for the weekend just to hunt the bastard down.

They beat La Rochelle 28-13.
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Jim Lahey wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:45 am And so it begins.

FFS you could have a Jonah/Howlett/Habana hybrid on the wing for Munster and he’d be f**k all use if you just boot the ball away all game or give it to DDA or Farrell to bosh it up.

Their back 3 is already probably their strongest unit on the field. Adding Zebo will make no difference.

Bringing back Donnacha Ryan (if he’s still got it and isn’t too old at this stage) would be a much better shout.
Amen and Amenagain.
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Sexton has been in 14 finals with Leinster, started 13.

5 european cup finals: 4 wins.
1 challenge cup final: 1 win.
8 pro 12/14 finals: 4 wins.
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redderneck wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:53 pm
Jim Lahey wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:45 am And so it begins.

FFS you could have a Jonah/Howlett/Habana hybrid on the wing for Munster and he’d be f**k all use if you just boot the ball away all game or give it to DDA or Farrell to bosh it up.

Their back 3 is already probably their strongest unit on the field. Adding Zebo will make no difference.

Bringing back Donnacha Ryan (if he’s still got it and isn’t too old at this stage) would be a much better shout.
Amen and Amenagain.
Ryan is getting up there big time though.
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Donnacha Ryan is 37 in December
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Yeah but Ahearn could watch and learn from him.
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lorcanoworms wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:42 am Yeah but Ahearn could watch and learn from him.
He won’t learn much not being in the squad - Munster need to start giving these young guys some decent game time
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Duff Paddy wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:46 am
lorcanoworms wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:42 am Yeah but Ahearn could watch and learn from him.
He won’t learn much not being in the squad - Munster need to start giving these young guys some decent game time
Exactly. I had Munster pals saying in '09 "I know who I'd rather be with all our new players".
This time they have them, shiver.
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Ahern should start 10+ pro 14 games this season you'd hope.
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I'm guessing whenever dublin moves into level 3, which seems inevitable, leinster won't be affected due to the testing they undergo?
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Level 3 knocks all amateur games out as well doesn’t it? Is that likely to happen just in Dublin or across ROI?

I wonder what that will mean for junior rugby in Ulster. We have a couple of ROI sides in Qualifying 3. If the ROI sides can’t play it pretty much f**ks the league.
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irishrugbyua wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:25 am I'm guessing whenever dublin moves into level 3, which seems inevitable, leinster won't be affected due to the testing they undergo?
You would presume they have a pro sport clause
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