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crouchy wrote:
Liathroidigloine wrote:I said before the season that the Leinster squad excluding those in Japan would get out of Pro 14 group. I stand by that.
Are you saying that Leinster, if they didn't play any of their internationals, would make the playoffs?

FFS that's hardly much of a a prediction gloiney. :lol:

Leinster will stroll to the playoffs again. They are head and shoulders above any other team in this league.
I got laughed at for saying it at the time Crouchy.
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https://twitter.com/andymcgeady/status/ ... 48962?s=19

You'd just wonder what some of these chaps are thinking. Do they pay the slightest bit of attention to current trends in the sport?
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Liathroidigloine wrote:
boringperson12 wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:Some lovely work by Munster didn't come to fruition, lines of running were a lot better than I've seen in a long time, telling that the lads that have been with Larkham looked a lot more comfortable taking things on, while the internationals that were integrated looked static at times.

Jack McGrath doing his best Itoje during the match was funny.
Was worse than Porter last night, but that was McGrath's best game in an Ulster jersey so far. I thought he had a decent enough game.
Both Ulster props* were very good. John Ryan has gone back massively.
Marty did well considering it was his first game of the season. He really needs to be playing week in and week out to get up to speed fitness wise. He was one of our best players last season. The scrum he got smashed in during the first half, I would have called Reidy a few names after it, he hardly give him anything in that scrum.
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danthefan wrote:https://twitter.com/andymcgeady/status/ ... 48962?s=19

You'd just wonder what some of these chaps are thinking. Do they pay the slightest bit of attention to current trends in the sport?
Current trends being what lost us the game the week before last.

Thick as fudge.
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Mr. Very Popular wrote:Some lovely work by Munster didn't come to fruition, lines of running were a lot better than I've seen in a long time, telling that the lads that have been with Larkham looked a lot more comfortable taking things on, while the internationals that were integrated looked static at times.

Jack McGrath doing his best Itoje during the match was funny.
Yup, Larkham making an impression, fantastic try by Conway, our scrum looks shite, bloodyhell did his best to loose it in end, missed penalty and only for great tackle from Scannell Would a been a fcukin brainless intercept try...didn't think he,d make the kick on 80 mins to get ball off pitch
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lemonhead wrote:
unseenwork wrote:
lemonhead wrote:
unseenwork wrote:
Fritz Lung wrote:Please rest feckin Faddes for the rest of season.
I just don't see anything at all in him, he's not fast, not elusive, not strong, passing game isn't anything special, weak defender.
Touch of the Chainsaw Laney alright. Definitely better going forward.
He's not even very good going forward! Christ you could probably count the defenders he's beaten on one hand.
Was thinking to put 'relatively' in but why bother. He's still there.

Someone else needs picked.
It will be Addison @ 15 next week.
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With Hanrahan looking likely to miss out for the next while, Schmidt and co's negligence with Carberry's ankle is really f**king Munster. Bleyendaal has been poor and is unsuited for the gameplan. After him, Ben Healy is next off the ranks.
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Willie Falloon wrote: It will be Addison @ 15 next week.
Provided he doesn’t injure himself putting the cat out or something like that
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I didn't think it would happen this quickly but Lowry's absence is being felt.
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unseenwork wrote:I didn't think it would happen this quickly but Lowry's absence is being felt.
I never thought I'd say it but Burns is being missed. He's bang average but the other options are so underwhelming.

We had enough possession and territory but were woeful with the ball.
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Good to see scannell with a performance like that the week DDA rumour breaks. Rowntree has a bit to do. Very obvious the improvement under larkham. It’ll take plenty of disjointed performances to get there
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earl the beaver wrote:
unseenwork wrote:I didn't think it would happen this quickly but Lowry's absence is being felt.
I never thought I'd say it but Burns is being missed. He's bang average but the other options are so underwhelming.

We had enough possession and territory but were woeful with the ball.
Oh he is for sure, both of them would do a lot for this team. I will say I think Curtis had a quite heavily prescribed gameplay for today to just shift it on and Johnston as well to a certain extent. Question is how much more can either bring when the training wheels are taken off.
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earl the beaver wrote:
unseenwork wrote:I didn't think it would happen this quickly but Lowry's absence is being felt.
I never thought I'd say it but Burns is being missed. He's bang average but the other options are so underwhelming.

We had enough possession and territory but were woeful with the ball.
I actually thought the backline moved alright tonight, 10/12/13 anyway, but Munster were better in that department. I am a forward though so I may be talking bollix
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ticketlessinseattle wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:Some lovely work by Munster didn't come to fruition, lines of running were a lot better than I've seen in a long time, telling that the lads that have been with Larkham looked a lot more comfortable taking things on, while the internationals that were integrated looked static at times.

Jack McGrath doing his best Itoje during the match was funny.
Yup, Larkham making an impression, fantastic try by Conway, our scrum looks shite, bloodyhell did his best to loose it in end, missed penalty and only for great tackle from Scannell Would a been a fcukin brainless intercept try...didn't think he,d make the kick on 80 mins to get ball off pitch
Tyler looks well off. Is Healy in the euro squad. Probably scannell coveting 10 next week.
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Lazy Couch potato wrote:
ticketlessinseattle wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:Some lovely work by Munster didn't come to fruition, lines of running were a lot better than I've seen in a long time, telling that the lads that have been with Larkham looked a lot more comfortable taking things on, while the internationals that were integrated looked static at times.

Jack McGrath doing his best Itoje during the match was funny.
Yup, Larkham making an impression, fantastic try by Conway, our scrum looks shite, bloodyhell did his best to loose it in end, missed penalty and only for great tackle from Scannell Would a been a fcukin brainless intercept try...didn't think he,d make the kick on 80 mins to get ball off pitch
Tyler looks well off. Is Healy in the euro squad. Probably scannell coveting 10 next week.
Judging by their horror show today we should be well able to get a result in Swansea even with Tyler at 10, he was fairly sjot today though. Racing are really struggling as well, fingers crossed we can navigate these two games before the back to back.

Team was going very well til JJ went off, liking the new ambition. This time last year we'd have tried to bash ball our way over instead of swinging it wide for the Scannell try. Instead, a few heavy carries to narrow their pack and then flood the open side. Nice play and hopefully we can get the Joebots back thinking on their feet.
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Mention that Racing are struggling made me look at the table

1. How is that possible with a world class player like Zeebs in the team. I heard he's available for an Ireland callup
2. Lyon are joint top with a 9 point buffer to 3rd and also a game in hand on basically everyone. Great
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danthefan wrote:Mention that Racing are struggling made me look at the table

1. How is that possible with a world class player like Zeebs in the team. I heard he's available for an Ireland callup
2. Lyon are joint top with a 9 point buffer to 3rd and also a game in hand on basically everyone. Great
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When was the last time Munster lost in Thomond?
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EverReady wrote:
Munster-fogs wrote:When was the last time Munster lost in Thomond?
Quick glance there and I reckon Leinster Dec 2017. Drew with Ulster in April 2018. You also destroyed Irish rugby in a meaningless win over Leinster in Dec 2018 and I have heard you all remain fairly happy about that
You tell em ER

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EverReady wrote:
Munster-fogs wrote:When was the last time Munster lost in Thomond?
Quick glance there and I reckon Leinster Dec 2017. Drew with Ulster in April 2018. You also destroyed Irish rugby in a meaningless win over Leinster in Dec 2018 and I have heard you all remain fairly happy about that
Nearly two years unbeaten. Not bad.

That's why we're Ireland 1 I suppose.
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Munster-fogs wrote:
EverReady wrote:
Munster-fogs wrote:When was the last time Munster lost in Thomond?
Quick glance there and I reckon Leinster Dec 2017. Drew with Ulster in April 2018. You also destroyed Irish rugby in a meaningless win over Leinster in Dec 2018 and I have heard you all remain fairly happy about that
Nearly two years unbeaten. Not bad.

That's why we're Ireland 1 I suppose.
Ireland A maybe
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Willie Falloon wrote:
danthefan wrote:Mention that Racing are struggling made me look at the table

1. How is that possible with a world class player like Zeebs in the team. I heard he's available for an Ireland callup
2. Lyon are joint top with a 9 point buffer to 3rd and also a game in hand on basically everyone. Great
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Yep, the premiership is basically on its head too, Sale, Bristol, LI all near top
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danthefan wrote:Mention that Racing are struggling made me look at the table

1. How is that possible with a world class player like Zeebs in the team. I heard he's available for an Ireland callup
2. Lyon are joint top with a 9 point buffer to 3rd and also a game in hand on basically everyone. Great
He's still mid-transition to the front row. More time needed
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Ulsters Red Hand wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:
danthefan wrote:Mention that Racing are struggling made me look at the table

1. How is that possible with a world class player like Zeebs in the team. I heard he's available for an Ireland callup
2. Lyon are joint top with a 9 point buffer to 3rd and also a game in hand on basically everyone. Great
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Yep, the premiership is basically on its head too, Sale, Bristol, LI all near top
LI are second bottom, but the league hasn't been going long enough to settle at all, teams have only played 3 or 4 games. Bath have P4W2L2 and are 8th, Sale have an identical record and are 3rd. The Top14 have played 8 or 9 games already. I doubt either lose as many players as the Pro14 to the RWC also.
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Ulsters Red Hand wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:
danthefan wrote:Mention that Racing are struggling made me look at the table

1. How is that possible with a world class player like Zeebs in the team. I heard he's available for an Ireland callup
2. Lyon are joint top with a 9 point buffer to 3rd and also a game in hand on basically everyone. Great
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Yep, the premiership is basically on its head too, Sale, Bristol, LI all near top
Didn't Quins get their break during the 2011 RWC? Got near the top of the pile and managed to make it count.
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I never associated the 2 before now, but Connacht won the Pro14 in 2016, after rwc2015.
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danthefan wrote:
Ulsters Red Hand wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:
danthefan wrote:Mention that Racing are struggling made me look at the table

1. How is that possible with a world class player like Zeebs in the team. I heard he's available for an Ireland callup
2. Lyon are joint top with a 9 point buffer to 3rd and also a game in hand on basically everyone. Great
world cup
Yep, the premiership is basically on its head too, Sale, Bristol, LI all near top
LI are second bottom, but the league hasn't been going long enough to settle at all, teams have only played 3 or 4 games. Bath have P4W2L2 and are 8th, Sale have an identical record and are 3rd. The Top14 have played 8 or 9 games already. I doubt either lose as many players as the Pro14 to the RWC also.
Yeah not LI it’s Saints I was thinking. Certainly not long enough to settle but will make it somewhat tighter for top 4 later in the season when Bath, Leicester, Wapss etc will probably be playing catch up. Not forgetting the WC guys are still weeks away from coming back in
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Leicester getting hammered 22-6 at HT by Irish. :shock:
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danthefan wrote:Mention that Racing are struggling made me look at the table

1. How is that possible with a world class player like Zeebs in the team. I heard he's available for an Ireland callup
2. Lyon are joint top with a 9 point buffer to 3rd and also a game in hand on basically everyone. Great
Lyon 45 La Rochelle 17, gulp :( :shock: .
Hope it's just away from home Froggy surrender monkey stuff.
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Willie Falloon wrote:Leicester getting hammered 22-6 at HT by Irish. :shock:
29 - 6 now :o
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Willie Falloon wrote:Leicester getting hammered 22-6 at HT by Irish. :shock:
They got the bp try 29-6 on 74 mins, nice result.
Jackson appears to be playing fb, is that his position now with Irish?
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MrJonno wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:Leicester getting hammered 22-6 at HT by Irish. :shock:
They got the bp try 29-6 on 74 mins, nice result.
Jackson appears to be playing fb, is that his position now with Irish?
I've heard he does like coming into it from the back
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Mr. Very Popular wrote:
MrJonno wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:Leicester getting hammered 22-6 at HT by Irish. :shock:
They got the bp try 29-6 on 74 mins, nice result.
Jackson appears to be playing fb, is that his position now with Irish?
I've heard he does like coming into it from the back
Dual pivot
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Lazy Couch potato wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:
MrJonno wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:Leicester getting hammered 22-6 at HT by Irish. :shock:
They got the bp try 29-6 on 74 mins, nice result.
Jackson appears to be playing fb, is that his position now with Irish?
I've heard he does like coming into it from the back
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Lazy Couch potato wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:
MrJonno wrote:
Willie Falloon wrote:Leicester getting hammered 22-6 at HT by Irish. :shock:
They got the bp try 29-6 on 74 mins, nice result.
Jackson appears to be playing fb, is that his position now with Irish?
I've heard he does like coming into it from the back
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Whatever Ulster are paying John Cooney is not enough, burden on him is wild.

Leinster were phenomenal on Friday. Hard to be too upset when you're so over-matched but the injury thing is getting disheartening, SOB's was just sad.
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Watching the Connacht Leinster game now.
How the fudge was that a high tackle call for Deegan? |
How are players meant to tackle if that's illegal?
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Will Connors was very good.
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TheBouncer wrote:Whatever Ulster are paying John Cooney is not enough, burden on him is wild.

Leinster were phenomenal on Friday. Hard to be too upset when you're so over-matched but the injury thing is getting disheartening, SOB's was just sad.
Poor fella you'd have to feel for him.

The injury list was at crisis level before friday, I'm not sure they even have enough bodies now
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