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Fair, luckycharmer. Agreed.
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Dave K in camp for larmour.
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EXETER CHIEFS SIDE TO FACE RACING 92

15 Stuart Hogg
14 Jack Nowell
13 Henry Slade
12 Ian Whitten
11 Tom O’Flaherty
10 Joe Simmonds (capt)
9 Jack Maunder
1 Alec Hepburn
2 Luke Cowan-Dickie
3 Harry Williams
4 Jonny Gray
5 Jonny Hill
6 Dave Ewers
7 Jacques Vermeulen
8 Sam Simmonds

16 Jack Yeandle
17 Ben Moon
18 Tomas Francis
19 Sam Skinner
20 Jannes Kirsten
21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne
22 Gareth Steenson
23 Ollie Devoto

Looks like full strength? Fair fcuks to their S&C, when you compare to the amount of injuries we're seeing over here at this point since the restart.
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Zeebs starts for Racing, Ryan only on the bench.
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hermie wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:20 pm EXETER CHIEFS SIDE TO FACE RACING 92

15 Stuart Hogg
14 Jack Nowell
13 Henry Slade
12 Ian Whitten
11 Tom O’Flaherty
10 Joe Simmonds (capt)
9 Jack Maunder
1 Alec Hepburn
2 Luke Cowan-Dickie
3 Harry Williams
4 Jonny Gray
5 Jonny Hill
6 Dave Ewers
7 Jacques Vermeulen
8 Sam Simmonds

16 Jack Yeandle
17 Ben Moon
18 Tomas Francis
19 Sam Skinner
20 Jannes Kirsten
21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne
22 Gareth Steenson
23 Ollie Devoto

Looks like full strength? Fair fcuks to their S&C, when you compare to the amount of injuries we're seeing over here at this point since the restart.
What age is Steenson ? He's been with Exeter since they were in the Championship !
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Just a year older than Sexton ;)
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hermie wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:21 pm Zeebs starts for Racing, Ryan only on the bench.
Racing not taking it seriously then?
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irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:11 pm Dave K in camp for larmour.
Leinster side assuming those in camp aren't released (excluding those merely training with the squad)?

JOB
Kelleher
ROL
TOB
Lowe
Byrne jr
McGrath (c)
Dooley
Cronin
Bent
Fardy
Toner
Murphy
Penny
Ruddock
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Tracy
Milne
Clarkson
Molony
SOB4.0?
Osbourne/HOS
Hawkshaw
Smith

Frawley can fit in somewhere if fit. Be nice to see some more of the young back 3 prospects given a run.
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hermie wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:26 pm Just a year older than Sexton ;)
Thought he was around u/a with Sexton alright. Didn't he play U21 ahead of Sexton ?
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We giving up on COB?
He had a good run.
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Floppykid wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:50 pm We giving up on COB?
He had a good run.
He is out injured until 2021.
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Have to cheer on Exeter with a Wallace old boy starting and Steenson on the bench
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Likely available players for Leinster against Zebre.

Available players:

LH Prop
Peter Dooley(26/Birr RFC/Lansdowne)
Michael Milne(21/Birr RFC-Roscrea/UCD)

TH Prop
Michael Bent(34)
Ciaran Parker(24/Exile)
Tom Clarkson(20/Blackrock/DUFC)

Hooker
Sean Cronin(34)
James Tracy(29/Newbridge/UCD)
John McKee(20/Campbell/Old Belvedere)

Lock
Scott Fardy(36)
Devin Toner(34/Castleknock/Lansdowne)
Ross Molony(26/St. Michaels/UCD)
Jack Dunne(21/St. Michaels/DUFC)
Charlie Ryan(21/Blackrock/UCD)
Brian Deeny(20/Wexford RFC/Clontarf)
Joe McCarthy(19/Blackrock/DUFC)

Backrow
Rhys Ruddock(29/Exile/St. Marys)
Josh Murphy(25/St. Michaels/UCD)
Scott Penny(21/St. Michaels/UCD)
Martin Moloney(21/Athy RFC/Clontarf)
Sean O'Brien(20/Blackrock/UCD)
Alex Soroka(19/Belvedere/Clontarf)

Scrumhalf
Luke McGrath(27/St. Michaels/UCD)
Rowan Osborne(23/Clongowes/DUFC)
Hugh O'Sullivan(22/Belvedere/Clontarf)
Paddy Patterson(21/Blackrock/UCD)
Cormac Foley(20/St. Gerards/Lansdowne)

Outhalf
Harry Byrne(21/St. Michaels/Lansdowne)
David Hawkshaw(21/Belvedere/Clontarf)

Centre
Rory O'Loughlin(26/St. Michaels/UCD)
Ciaran Frawley(22/Skerries RFC/UCD)
Tommy O'Brien(22/Blackrock/UCD)
Liam Turner(21/Blackrock/DUFC)

Back Three
James Lowe(28)
Cian Kelleher(26/St. Michaels/Lansdowne)
Jimmy O'Brien(23/Newbridge/UCD)
Michael Silvester(22/Clongowes/DUFC)
Aaron O'Sullivan(20/Exile/Blackrock)
Andrew Smith(20/St. Michaels/Clontarf)
Niall Comerford(20/Blackrock/UCD)
Max O'Reilly(20/St. Gerards/DUFC)
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Winnie wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:56 pm Have to cheer on Exeter with a Wallace old boy starting and Steenson on the bench
Has to be Exeter.
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irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:56 pm
Floppykid wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:50 pm We giving up on COB?
He had a good run.
He is out injured until 2021.
Jesus, that's a fucker.
He's been out a long time.
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Floppykid wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:03 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:56 pm
Floppykid wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:50 pm We giving up on COB?
He had a good run.
He is out injured until 2021.
Jesus, that's a fucker.
He's been out a long tim.
He re-injured his hamstring in preseason, which required surgery.
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irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:18 pm
Floppykid wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:03 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:56 pm
Floppykid wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:50 pm We giving up on COB?
He had a good run.
He is out injured until 2021.
Jesus, that's a fucker.
He's been out a long tim.
He re-injured his hamstring in preseason, which required surgery.
That doesn't sound good at all.
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Steenson's last two games for Exeter this week and next, moving to be kicking coach, some career for a guy let go as he wasn't considered to have a running game and went to the championship.
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Lowe pictured training in Ireland gear. An awful pity we won't all be there to see him give it socks. Mullet is to blame in case you are wondering
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irish training gear is awful.
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Ulster Rugby kick off the IRFU Academy 7s with an impressive win over Connacht Rugby in the tournament opener.

David Shanahan (2) and Aaron Sexton (2) were among the try scorers for the northern province.
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Irish 7's are up and running at the IRFU High Performance Centre with victory over Munster 33-7

Hugo Lennox, Billy Dardis, Peter Maher, Terry Kennedy and Steve Kilgallon all crossed for Anthony Eddy's side.
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irishrugbyua wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:55 am Ulster Rugby kick off the IRFU Academy 7s with an impressive win over Connacht Rugby in the tournament opener.

David Shanahan (2) and Aaron Sexton (2) were among the try scorers for the northern province.
Conceding tries to Shanahan is a bit embarrassing.
Sexton, not so much.
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I should be getting excited about the biggest international window outside of a World Cup. The upcoming games feel like they are just honouring commercial contracts.

I understand why it's needed but it's never going to have the same intensity of a test without the crowd.

The Six Nations has always been more about victory than style. Winning is everything in front of a roaring crowd. No crowds might see more risky Southern Hemisphere style rugby. :shock:
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irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:58 pm Likely available players for Leinster against Zebre.

Available players:

LH Prop
Peter Dooley(26/Birr RFC/Lansdowne)
Michael Milne(21/Birr RFC-Roscrea/UCD)

TH Prop
Michael Bent(34)
Ciaran Parker(24/Exile)
Tom Clarkson(20/Blackrock/DUFC)

Hooker
Sean Cronin(34)
James Tracy(29/Newbridge/UCD)
John McKee(20/Campbell/Old Belvedere)

Lock
Scott Fardy(36)
Devin Toner(34/Castleknock/Lansdowne)
Ross Molony(26/St. Michaels/UCD)
Jack Dunne(21/St. Michaels/DUFC)
Charlie Ryan(21/Blackrock/UCD)
Brian Deeny(20/Wexford RFC/Clontarf)
Joe McCarthy(19/Blackrock/DUFC)

Backrow
Rhys Ruddock(29/Exile/St. Marys)
Josh Murphy(25/St. Michaels/UCD)
Scott Penny(21/St. Michaels/UCD)
Martin Moloney(21/Athy RFC/Clontarf)
Sean O'Brien(20/Blackrock/UCD)
Alex Soroka(19/Belvedere/Clontarf)

Scrumhalf
Luke McGrath(27/St. Michaels/UCD)
Rowan Osborne(23/Clongowes/DUFC)
Hugh O'Sullivan(22/Belvedere/Clontarf)
Paddy Patterson(21/Blackrock/UCD)
Cormac Foley(20/St. Gerards/Lansdowne)

Outhalf
Harry Byrne(21/St. Michaels/Lansdowne)
David Hawkshaw(21/Belvedere/Clontarf)

Centre
Rory O'Loughlin(26/St. Michaels/UCD)
Ciaran Frawley(22/Skerries RFC/UCD)
Tommy O'Brien(22/Blackrock/UCD)
Liam Turner(21/Blackrock/DUFC)

Back Three
James Lowe(28) Clondalkin RFC
Cian Kelleher(26/St. Michaels/Lansdowne)
Jimmy O'Brien(23/Newbridge/UCD)
Michael Silvester(22/Clongowes/DUFC)
Aaron O'Sullivan(20/Exile/Blackrock)
Andrew Smith(20/St. Michaels/Clontarf)
Niall Comerford(20/Blackrock/UCD)
Max O'Reilly(20/St. Gerards/DUFC)
Fixed.
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Yer Man wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:04 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:55 am Ulster Rugby kick off the IRFU Academy 7s with an impressive win over Connacht Rugby in the tournament opener.

David Shanahan (2) and Aaron Sexton (2) were among the try scorers for the northern province.
Conceding tries to Shanahan is a bit embarrassing.
Sexton, not so much.
Shanahan's support lines are generally quite good, I would be willing to bet that one if not both of his tries were just that
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Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:35 pm
Yer Man wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:04 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:55 am Ulster Rugby kick off the IRFU Academy 7s with an impressive win over Connacht Rugby in the tournament opener.

David Shanahan (2) and Aaron Sexton (2) were among the try scorers for the northern province.
Conceding tries to Shanahan is a bit embarrassing.
Sexton, not so much.
Shanahan's support lines are generally quite good, I would be willing to bet that one if not both of his tries were just that
Scoring tries in 7s is usually about either a) being the fastest or b) being in support at just the right time. Which would explain all of the above.
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Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:35 pm
Yer Man wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:04 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:55 am Ulster Rugby kick off the IRFU Academy 7s with an impressive win over Connacht Rugby in the tournament opener.

David Shanahan (2) and Aaron Sexton (2) were among the try scorers for the northern province.
Conceding tries to Shanahan is a bit embarrassing.
Sexton, not so much.
Shanahan's support lines are generally quite good, I would be willing to bet that one if not both of his tries were just that
I think 7s would really suit Shanners style of play. Are Ireland 7s players on full-time contracts or just play for pay?
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Russell :|
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Risteard wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:59 pm Russell :|
Ibarren is the main culprit on that play.
Never was a fan of this guy and he is showing why in this game so far
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God, the Racing 9 is shit. How many pmts has he cost his team with poor execution or decision making? He also must take the kicking responsibility 3m out from his own line, but instead shuffles it to Russell. Awful.
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franch fan wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:01 pm
Risteard wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:59 pm Russell :|
Ibarren is the main culprit on that play.
Never was a fan of this guy and he is showing why in this game so far
Yeah on the replay, looked like a bizarre decision to give it to him tbf.
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Brian9848 wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:04 pm God, the Racing 9 is shit. How many pmts has he cost his team with poor execution or decision making? He also must take the kicking responsibility 3m out from his own line, but instead shuffles it to Russell. Awful.
He is awful
Anyway, won't matter in this game as Exeter's pack is far superior to Racing
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Racing not in this game at all. Hopefully Exeter can keep this up.
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I reckon Ulster could beat this Racing side.
They have completely shit the bed.
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Quick enough response. Wonder will they wake up now
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That was nice, tbf.
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What a pass by Russell!
A shame he is playing with a shitouse 9
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Cannot surrender easy field position to Exeter with shit play, basic errors and poor discipline. If they keep giving opportunities to Exeter to play from their structure, it will be a long day.
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Nige riding Racing hard tbf.
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