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Isn't the squad named next week, so maybe some borderline decisions this week, Addison off the bench at 15?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:07 pm 
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Leinster squad for canada game:

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Michael Bent (33)
Peter Dooley (25/Birr RFC)
Ed Byrne (25/Clongowes)
Vakh Abdaladze (23/Coolmine RFC)

James Tracy (28/Newbridge)
Bryan Byrne (25/Clongowes)
Rónan Kelleher (21/St. Michaels)

Scott Fardy (35)
Ross Molony (25/St. Michaels)
Josh Murphy (24/St. Michaels)
Ryan Baird (20/St. Michaels)*

Will Connors (23/Clongowes)
Max Deegan (22/St. Michaels)
Caelan Doris (21/Blackrock)
Martin Moloney (19/Athy RFC)*

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Hugh O’Sullivan (21/Belvedere)
Patrick Patterson (20/Blackrock)*

Ciarán Frawley (21/Skerries RFC)
Harry Byrne (20/St. Michaels)*

Joe Tomane (29)
Barry Daly (26/Gonzaga)
Rory O’Loughlin (25/St. Michaels)
Adam Byrne (25/Naas RFC)
Cian Kelleher (25/St. Michaels)
Conor O’Brien (23/Mullingar RFC)
Hugo Keenan (23/Blackrock)
Jimmy O’Brien (22/Newbridge)


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earl the beaver wrote:
Isn't the squad named next week, so maybe some borderline decisions this week, Addison off the bench at 15?


squad named after the first wales match I thought?

england match relatively full strength I reckon .... wales first game relatively experimental before the 31 announced ... wales second game as a proxy for the group games against Russia etc

on that basis, I'd expect to see addison play in a few positions in the first wales match, prior to a decision being made on him


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:22 pm 
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irishrugbyua wrote:
Leinster squad for canada game:

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Vakh Abdaladze (7 Leinster Rugby caps)
Ryan Baird (1)*
Michael Bent (124)
Bryan Byrne (42)
Ed Byrne (45)
Will Connors (5)
Max Deegan (46)
Peter Dooley (61)
Caelan Doris (16)
Scott Fardy (44)
Rónan Kelleher (2)
Martin Moloney (0)*
Ross Molony (82)
Josh Murphy (21)
James Tracy (92)

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Adam Byrne (52)
Harry Byrne (0)*
Barry Daly (36)
Ciarán Frawley (14)
Hugo Keenan (5)
Cian Kelleher (7)
Conor O’Brien (17)
Jimmy O’Brien (7)
Rory O’Loughlin (61)
Hugh O’Sullivan (14)
Patrick Patterson (3)*
Joe Tomane (13)


Did M Maloney not play last weekend?


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Liathroidigloine wrote:
Did M Maloney not play last weekend?


He did but friendlies don't count toward official caps.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:37 pm 
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We go world number 1 with a win against England


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:08 pm 
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We go world number 1 with a win against England


thats mad Ted


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No 1 at what?


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Liathroidigloine wrote:
The IRFU have €38M in cash on the balance sheet including the proceeds from the sale of Newlands site. There are about 500 clubs in the country. I really think that there is a strong case for the IRFU to institute a grant system for clubs up to say €40K per club for improvement to facilities only. The alternative is that some of these funds should be used to employ further CCRO's.

The GAA have loads of development officers whereas some counties only have one. I certainly don't think it's the IRFU's role to accumulate wealth.

Actually there are not about 500 clubs in the country.. it’s about 230 clubs. Just a minor correction. Less clubs more money. The GAA has over 2200 clubs to disperse money to.


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Munster U19 v Ulster, Wednesday 21 August, Bangor Grammar School, 12.30pm

Aaron Leahy (CBC); Killian Dineen (Ardscoil Ris), Harry O’Riordan (C) (CBC), Jack Delaney (Crescent College), Conor McMahon (Nenagh RFC); Jamie Shanahan (Skibbereen RFC), John O’Sullivan (Rockwell College); Liam Bishop (Nottingham RFC), Billy Kingston (PBC), Mark Donnelly (CBC), John Moloney (Castletroy College), John Forde (PBC), Fearghail O’Donoghue (Cashel RFC), Jack Kelleher (PBC), Daniel Okeke (Ardscoil Ris).

Replacements: Joe Rickard (Crescent College), Matt McCarthy (Clonakilty RFC), Craig Finn (St Munchin’s), Will O’Callaghan (Ardscoil Ris), Jack Ward Murphy (Ardscoil Ris), Mark O’Connor (CBC), Alan Flannery (Rockwell College), Tim Hegarty (Old Christians RFC).


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Munster U18 Schools v Ulster, Wednesday 21 August, UL, 3pm

Darragh French (PBC); Conor O’Shaughnessy (St Munchin’s), Will Twomey (Glenstal Abbey), Darragh Casserly (Crescent College), Daniel Hurley (PBC); Alexander Wood (St Munchin’s), Donnacha O’Callaghan (St Munchin’s); Kean Sheehy (St Munchin’s), Luke McAuliff (CBC), Corey Hanlon (CBC), Jason Aherne (CBC), James Morrison (CBC), Sam O’Sullivan (PBC), Dylan O’Connor (Kanturk RFC/CBC), Liam Neilan (St Munchin’s).

Replacements: Ronan O’Sullivan (CBC), Kieran Ryan (St Munchin’s), Darragh McSweeney (PBC), Dean O’Grady (Crescent College), James O’Donovan (Bandon Grammar), Nick Green (Bandon Grammar), Jack Oliver (Castletroy College), Shane Buckley (CBC), George Coomber (CBC), Sam Hanrahan (Castletroy College).

bold = son of Keith Wood


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Munster U18 Clubs v Ulster, Wednesday 21 August, UL, 1pm

Owen Byrne (Thurles RFC); Ihechi Oji (Douglas/Carrigaline RFC), Luke Doyle (Waterford City), James Finn (Nenagh Ormond RFC), Anthony Castillo (Mallow RFC); Tony Butler (Ennis RFC) (VC), Ethan Coughlan (Ennis RFC); Bradley Aherne (Galbally RFC), Dylan Murphy (Nenagh Ormond RFC) (C), Darragh McCarthy (Cobh Pirates RFC), Edwin Edugobo (Cobh Pirates RFC), Diarmuid Dennehy (Bruff RFC), Conor Moloney (Ennis RFC), Sam Quinlan (Thurles RFC), Jack O’Sullivan (Cobh Pirates RFC).

Replacements: Thomas Land (Midleton RFC), Daniel McCarthy (Midleton RFC), Kian Regan (Tralee RFC), David Bamidele (Cork Con RFC), Shane Cawley (Waterpark RFC), PJ Cronin (Cobh Pirates RFC), Seamus Lynn (Tralee RFC), Jaymes O’Sullivan (Cashel RFC), Guilherme Patricia Ventura (Highfield RFC), Fabian Loughrey (Sunday’s Well RFC).


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stats updated for leinster academy players:

Jack Aungier - 6'2, 114kg
Tom Clarkson - 6'1, 110kg
Michael Milne - 5'11, 114kg
Roman Salanoa - 5'11, 125kg

Dan Sheehan - 6'3, 110kg

Jack Dunne - 6'8, 111kg
Charlie Ryan - 6'7, 108kg
Ryan Baird - 6'6, 103kg
Brian Deeny - 6'6, 106kg
Oisin Dowling - 6'5, 105kg

Martin Moloney - 6'2, 99kg

Paddy Patterson - 5'8, 75kg

Harry Byrne - 6'2, 90kg
David Hawkshaw - 5'10, 85kg

Aaron O'Sullivan - 6'2, 92kg
Jack Kelly - 6'1, 85kg
Tommy O'Brien - 6'0, 91kg
Gavin Mullin - 6'0, 90kg
Michael Silvester - 6'0, 85kg
Liam Turner - 5'8, 89kg


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Ulster U19s team to play Munster, Wednesday 21st August, 12.30pm at Bangor GS:

(15-9): Matthew Corr (Ballymena Academy), Luke Pollock (Dalriada School), Jack Harte (Friends’ School, Lisburn), Greg Hutley (Down High School), Stuart Wightman (Belfast Metropolitan College), Reece Malone (Friends’ School, Lisburn), Conor McKee (Sullivan Upper School);

(1-8): George Saunderson (Sullivan Upper School), Tom Stewart (Belfast Royal Academy), Patrick McAlpine (Campbell College, Belfast), Matthew Sands (City of Armagh RFC), Harry Sheridan (Sullivan Upper School), Will Hopes (Regent House School), Reuben Crothers (Capt) (Wallace High School), Jack Gamble (Ballyclare High School).

Replacements: Joel Dundas (Wallace High School), Adam Hanna (Banbridge Academy), Scott Hutton (Belfast HS), David Stinson (Enniskillen Royal GS), Peter Heasley (Wallace High School), Dara Gaskin (Campbell College, Belfast), Matthew Hamilton (Malone RFC), Callum Davidson (Methodist College), Justin White (Enniskillen Royal GS).


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Ulster U18 Clubs team to play Munster, Wednesday 21st August, 1.00pm at University of Limerick:

(15-9): Thomas Leitch (Sullivan Upper), Stuart Brown (Enniskillen RGS), Cameron McCaughey (Down HS), Tyler McNeill (Coleraine GS), Zac Moraghan (Sullivan Upper), Thomas McDevitt (Instonians RFC), Adam Scott (RS Dungannon);

(1-8): Owen Warren (Ballyclare HS), Ben McCullough (Rainey OB RFC), Joe Charles (Down HS), James McNabney (Cambridge House), John Glasgow (City of Armagh RFC), Sam Glasgow (City of Armagh RFC), Jack Milton (Capt) (Ballyclare RFC), James Crummie (City of Armagh RFC).

Replacements: Robbie Grant (Bangor GS), Jamie Allen (RS Dungannon), Philip Nicholl (City of Armagh RFC), Lewis Beattie (Ballymena RFC), Jack Alexander (Ballymena RFC), Sebastian Hastings (Rainey Endowed), Adam Sheriff (Virginia RFC), Ben Goodfellow (Cambridge House), Elliot Donaldson (Belfast Royal Academy), Josh Kyle (Omagh Academy).


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Danske Bank Ulster U18 Schools’ team to play Munster, Wednesday 21st August, 3.00pm at University of Limerick:

(15-9): Luke Graham (Methodist College), Rory Telfer (Coleraine GS), Ben Carson (Wallace HS), Jude Postlethwaite (RBAI), Jamie McNeight (Wallace HS), Ross McKay (Ballymena Academy), James Wright (Ballymena Academy);

(1-8): Harry Andrews (Ballymena Academy), James McCormick (Capt) (Dalriada School), Joseph Mawhinney (Ballymena Academy), Paddy Browne (Ballymena Academy), Charlie Irvine (Wallace HS), Ryan Finlay (RS Armagh), Callum Smyton (Enniskillen Royal GS), Adam Lamont (Ballymena Academy).

Replacements: Andrew Donald (Ballymena Academy), David Braden (Omagh Academy), Jack Boal (Campbell College), Peter O’Hagan (Methodist College), Paddy Eames (RBAI), Josh King (RS Armagh), Josh Drain (Ballymena Academy), Tim Bailie (Ballymena Academy), Jordan Millar (Ballymena Academy), Ethan Bryce (Methodist College).


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Left wing podcast made a good point about the beirne v. Kleyn squad place debate.....

The attributes that Kleyn supporters are honing in on (bigger man, better scrummager, hits more rucks etc), would only really come into play if he’s used against Scotland, SA or New Zealand .... which he won’t be if any two of toner, Ryan and hendo are available

Would be much better then for the 30th or 31st man to be someone that gives bench impact or who can do something special ..... like Beirne. The fact that beirne is actually Irish would be the clincher too ....


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Left wing podcast made a good point about the beirne v. Kleyn squad place debate.....

The attributes that Kleyn supporters are honing in on (bigger man, better scrummager, hits more rucks etc), would only really come into play if he’s used against Scotland, SA or New Zealand .... which he won’t be if any two of toner, Ryan and hendo are available

Would be much better then for the 30th or 31st man to be someone that gives bench impact or who can do something special ..... like Beirne. The fact that beirne is actually Irish would be the clincher too ....


What if one of toner,ryan or hendo gets injured v samoa? Better to have their replacement there and ready than to fly them out during the week of a crucial QF had have them half ready for it


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Beirne is Irish and whats more important a Leinsterman, so naturally should be selected.


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rfurlong wrote:
Left wing podcast made a good point about the beirne v. Kleyn squad place debate.....

The attributes that Kleyn supporters are honing in on (bigger man, better scrummager, hits more rucks etc), would only really come into play if he’s used against Scotland, SA or New Zealand .... which he won’t be if any two of toner, Ryan and hendo are available

Would be much better then for the 30th or 31st man to be someone that gives bench impact or who can do something special ..... like Beirne. The fact that beirne is actually Irish would be the clincher too ....


I'd be happy just to go with the Irish guy too but it's not exactly a strong argument saying we shouldn't pick our cover lock, who's only useful against all the good teams we'll play, because he might never actually be needed as cover.


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If there were two players I would have predicted to sit out of training today, it would have been Henshaw and Sexton. Realistically, we are going to lose multiple players from now until the QF, so our “bench” players are really more important than anything. They’re the ones that are going to (maybe) play for us in a Semi Final or beyond. We could see the likes of Jack Carty, Andrew Porter, Jordi Murphy, Chris Farrell, Tadhg Beirne etc playing the harder matches, as I just can’t see our key players (Johnny, Robbie, Rob etc) going through the whole tournament injury free.


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rfurlong wrote:
Left wing podcast made a good point about the beirne v. Kleyn squad place debate.....

The attributes that Kleyn supporters are honing in on (bigger man, better scrummager, hits more rucks etc), would only really come into play if he’s used against Scotland, SA or New Zealand .... which he won’t be if any two of toner, Ryan and hendo are available

Would be much better then for the 30th or 31st man to be someone that gives bench impact or who can do something special ..... like Beirne. The fact that beirne is actually Irish would be the clincher too ....


What if one of toner,ryan or hendo gets injured v samoa? Better to have their replacement there and ready than to fly them out during the week of a crucial QF had have them half ready for it


What if we bring Kleyn and Beirne?

Healy, Killer, Furlong, Ryan, Porter
Best, Cronin, Scannell
Toner, Ryan, Henderson, Kleyn
O'Mahony, Beirne, VdFlier, (Ruddock/Murphy), Stander, Conan

Murray, Marmion
Sexton, Carberry, (Carty/Byrne)
Henshaw, Aki, Ringrose
Stockdale, Earls, Conway
Kearney, Larmour

Means Farrell missing out in the centre which is harsh and will leave a few of the backs playing a lot of minutes but it give us a lot of options in the pack.


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Ryan and Kleyn are the tighthead locks. Henderson and Toner are the loosehead locks.


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CM11 wrote:
rfurlong wrote:
Left wing podcast made a good point about the beirne v. Kleyn squad place debate.....

The attributes that Kleyn supporters are honing in on (bigger man, better scrummager, hits more rucks etc), would only really come into play if he’s used against Scotland, SA or New Zealand .... which he won’t be if any two of toner, Ryan and hendo are available

Would be much better then for the 30th or 31st man to be someone that gives bench impact or who can do something special ..... like Beirne. The fact that beirne is actually Irish would be the clincher too ....


I'd be happy just to go with the Irish guy too but it's not exactly a strong argument saying we shouldn't pick our cover lock, who's only useful against all the good teams we'll play, because he might never actually be needed as cover.


So fly him in if toner, Ryan or hendo gets injured .... if those 3 aren’t injured Kleyn won’t be in the matchday squad anyway (unless you think he’s going to usurp hendo)

In the meantime give the Russia/Samoa RWC caps to the Irish guy


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rfurlong wrote:
CM11 wrote:
rfurlong wrote:
Left wing podcast made a good point about the beirne v. Kleyn squad place debate.....

The attributes that Kleyn supporters are honing in on (bigger man, better scrummager, hits more rucks etc), would only really come into play if he’s used against Scotland, SA or New Zealand .... which he won’t be if any two of toner, Ryan and hendo are available

Would be much better then for the 30th or 31st man to be someone that gives bench impact or who can do something special ..... like Beirne. The fact that beirne is actually Irish would be the clincher too ....


I'd be happy just to go with the Irish guy too but it's not exactly a strong argument saying we shouldn't pick our cover lock, who's only useful against all the good teams we'll play, because he might never actually be needed as cover.


So fly him in if toner, Ryan or hendo gets injured .... if those 3 aren’t injured Kleyn won’t be in the matchday squad anyway (unless you think he’s going to usurp hendo)

In the meantime give the Russia/Samoa RWC caps to the Irish guy


You still need to protect the chance that the guy won't get there in time and also the fact that the 4th lock is going to be in a much better place having been in the squad compared to the guy being brought in at short notice. This is even more important when both players in question have minimal experience in a Schmidt squad.


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Jumper wrote:
Ryan and Kleyn are the tighthead locks. Henderson and Toner are the loosehead locks.

Henderson is tighthead lock at Ulster. There really isn't a massive difference, you just usually put the best scrummaging lock behind the TH prop.

A lock is a lock. You guys are talking as if the 4 is basically a blindside flanker, complete and utter bullshit.


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Jumper wrote:
Ryan and Kleyn are the tighthead locks. Henderson and Toner are the loosehead locks.


Which makes no sense to me.

I grew up thinking your tighthead lock is your bigger, stronger, heavier guy who carries in the tight and sticks his head into ugly places that would make wingers faint, while your loosehead lock is ever so slightly smaller, quicker and more adept at carrying in space. Both Toner and Kleyn would appear to me to be your typical tighthead locks while Ryan and Henderson are obviously loosehead.

I never understand why you would put Ryan behind the Tighthead, taking more of the scrum pressure when you could put Toner there and lock things up.


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diarm wrote:
Jumper wrote:
Ryan and Kleyn are the tighthead locks. Henderson and Toner are the loosehead locks.


Which makes no sense to me.

I grew up thinking your tighthead lock is your bigger, stronger, heavier guy who carries in the tight and sticks his head into ugly places that would make wingers faint, while your loosehead lock is ever so slightly smaller, quicker and more adept at carrying in space. Both Toner and Kleyn would appear to me to be your typical tighthead locks while Ryan and Henderson are obviously loosehead.

I never understand why you would put Ryan behind the Tighthead, taking more of the scrum pressure when you could put Toner there and lock things up.

What Willie said above.


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diarm wrote:
Jumper wrote:
Ryan and Kleyn are the tighthead locks. Henderson and Toner are the loosehead locks.


Which makes no sense to me.

I grew up thinking your tighthead lock is your bigger, stronger, heavier guy who carries in the tight and sticks his head into ugly places that would make wingers faint, while your loosehead lock is ever so slightly smaller, quicker and more adept at carrying in space. Both Toner and Kleyn would appear to me to be your typical tighthead locks while Ryan and Henderson are obviously loosehead.

I never understand why you would put Ryan behind the Tighthead, taking more of the scrum pressure when you could put Toner there and lock things up.


Toner lacks the power.


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Schmidt does place big emphasis on the "tighthead lock". I'd never even heard the phrase until he started using it when he was talking about Leinster signing Brad Thorn. It is more important nowadays than it was 15 or 20 years ago to have a powerful scrummager behind the tighthead cos you get penalised now if the scrum wheels instead of getting a turnover if it went through 90 degrees.


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And toner has also played extensively at th lock


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Jumper wrote:
diarm wrote:
Jumper wrote:
Ryan and Kleyn are the tighthead locks. Henderson and Toner are the loosehead locks.


Which makes no sense to me.

I grew up thinking your tighthead lock is your bigger, stronger, heavier guy who carries in the tight and sticks his head into ugly places that would make wingers faint, while your loosehead lock is ever so slightly smaller, quicker and more adept at carrying in space. Both Toner and Kleyn would appear to me to be your typical tighthead locks while Ryan and Henderson are obviously loosehead.

I never understand why you would put Ryan behind the Tighthead, taking more of the scrum pressure when you could put Toner there and lock things up.


Toner lacks the power.


No, he clearly does not


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Fundamentally don’t disagree with any of this. Pretty negative view of Ireland’s World Cup prospects and concerns about future selection. He clearly wants Farrell and Beirne to go, I don’t disagree. Nor do I disagree with his view that the 2015 first team was more gifted than the current first team. Darcy’s point is that it will be the team that ends up playing the fewest back ups in the bigger games that will win the World Cup, in other words those who get lucky with injury. He does acknowledge that Schmidt has done a very good job of creating a genuine squad of players but he seems quite negative about the manner in which teams like South Africa and England have developed and we have gone backwards. I think that we need a huge performance on Saturday because it seems to me that there is a fragility about this Irish squad and they need the reassurance of a very good performance against a powerful England team.
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Senior contracted Leinster players who haven't traveled to Canada and aren't with Ireland:

Scott Penny - recovering from injury.
Jamison Gibson Park - recovering from injury.
James Lowe - recovering from injury.
Fergus McFadden - suspended.


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The best case against Kleyn is that he is not very good.


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The best case against Kleyn is that he is not very good.

And he covers only one position. Unless he's going straight into the match day squad then Beirne is a better option


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TheBouncer wrote:
The best case against Kleyn is that he is not very good.


A bigger Quinn Roux.


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Don’t disrespect Quinn Roux.


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Anyway strong team Saturday please.. if Murray and Sexbomb look like shit we can call the whole thing off.


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Adetroy wrote:
Fundamentally don’t disagree with any of this. Pretty negative view of Ireland’s World Cup prospects and concerns about future selection. He clearly wants Farrell and Beirne to go, I don’t disagree. Nor do I disagree with his view that the 2015 first team was more gifted than the current first team. Darcy’s point is that it will be the team that ends up playing the fewest back ups in the bigger games that will win the World Cup, in other words those who get lucky with injury. He does acknowledge that Schmidt has done a very good job of creating a genuine squad of players but he seems quite negative about the manner in which teams like South Africa and England have developed and we have gone backwards. I think that we need a huge performance on Saturday because it seems to me that there is a fragility about this Irish squad and they need the reassurance of a very good performance against a powerful England team.
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/ ... 8?mode=amp


Could you please post the text of that article?
Thanks in advance.


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