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by the spoofer
August 10th, 2022, 12:50 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Eddie Jones blames public schools for building 'compliant' rugby players
Replies: 31
Views: 1525

Re: Eddie Jones blames public schools for building 'compliant' rugby players

I just don't see the evidence for this. We won 4 European Cups and 6 Nations with players who came through this system - nobdoy can tell me that 2011 team didn't have resilience or leadership. Same for the 2009 team. The 2018 team balls out a tough and tight game and it was Racing who bottled it. I...
by the spoofer
August 8th, 2022, 11:05 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Eddie Jones blames public schools for building 'compliant' rugby players
Replies: 31
Views: 1525

Re: Eddie Jones blames public schools for building 'compliant' rugby players

Lancaster was full of praise for the Leinster and Irish system on the BBC podcast, so much so that he advised the English RFU to consider its benefits. Leinster are making efforts to identify non schools players. I think there is room for improvement and do think there is a bias towards schools lads...
by the spoofer
August 1st, 2022, 9:04 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Steve Thompson not very well at all
Replies: 31
Views: 1681

Re: Steve Thompson not very well at all

How did Leinster Rugby allow Jackman to continue if he had a concussion every week? He says that he had 25 concussions in his last season.
by the spoofer
July 27th, 2022, 3:17 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Pre-Season 2022/23
Replies: 50
Views: 5304

Re: Pre-Season 2022/23

Delighted to say that Leinster are doing a preseason country tour in August with open sessions in

Longford RFC 25/8
Kilkenny and Athy 26/8
by the spoofer
July 26th, 2022, 4:19 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster exiles, where are they.
Replies: 622
Views: 74360

Re: Leinster exiles, where are they.

LeRouxIsPHat wrote: July 26th, 2022, 3:24 pm
the spoofer wrote: July 26th, 2022, 3:21 pm I think Oli Jaeger can give up on his All Black dream. Not exactly the strongest crop of LH's around and he still doesn't get a look in.
*THs

But I thought the same earlier, particularly because the new NZ coach came from the Crusaders.
Apols. Of course.
by the spoofer
July 26th, 2022, 3:21 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster exiles, where are they.
Replies: 622
Views: 74360

Re: Leinster exiles, where are they.

I think Oli Jaeger can give up on his All Black dream. Not exactly the strongest crop of LH's around and he still doesn't get a look in.
by the spoofer
July 26th, 2022, 2:18 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Pre-Season 2022/23
Replies: 50
Views: 5304

Re: Pre-Season 2022/23

Is this McKee on the left of the photo? https://www.sportsfile.com/id/2296303/ Looking like a bit of a tank. I am keen to see Jason Jenkins out there. He needs a Leinster pre-season more than anybody else in the squad. His last match was 03 June, which is more than six weeks ago now. Probably injur...
by the spoofer
July 26th, 2022, 9:46 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 1565
Views: 68088

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

I listened to the Molecast at lunchtime. It was the one from the morning of the Maori game. They really should be getting a wider audience as the provide more insight into Irish rugby than the talking heads on the other podcasts that are floating around. Then again, they would have to dop the "...
by the spoofer
July 23rd, 2022, 5:23 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 1565
Views: 68088

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

I’m delighted for Tadhg Beirne and Peter O’Mahony but the over the best players in tour were Sexton and VDF. It seems to have dropped out of the conversation that there was 11 starters from Leinster in the team that beat NZ
by the spoofer
July 22nd, 2022, 1:06 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Pre-Season 2022/23
Replies: 50
Views: 5304

Re: Pre-Season 2022/23

Is this McKee on the left of the photo? https://www.sportsfile.com/id/2296303/ Looking like a bit of a tank. I am keen to see Jason Jenkins out there. He needs a Leinster pre-season more than anybody else in the squad. His last match was 03 June, which is more than six weeks ago now. Probably injur...
by the spoofer
July 22nd, 2022, 11:45 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Academy 22-23
Replies: 51
Views: 6347

Re: Leinster Academy 22-23

Ray Donovan wrote: July 22nd, 2022, 1:07 am Paidi Farrell started life with Edenderry RFC but for some reason joined Tullamore.
Probably cause it's really hard from the smaller midland clubs to get looked at.
by the spoofer
July 20th, 2022, 2:48 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 1565
Views: 68088

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

Don't let Lions near them or we'll end up with 4/5 with career threatening injuries or a lost 2/3 seasons. Jeremy Davidson, Keith Wood, Sean O'Brien, Jack McGrath etc Fully agree. The Lions should be a thing of the past. Don't let anyone tell you that a Lions win would surpass what we witnessed las...
by the spoofer
July 20th, 2022, 9:17 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Rumour Mill
Replies: 11603
Views: 810694

Re: Rumour Mill

He's irish born, isn't he? Kearney country? Yeah from Louth originally, played for Dundalk RFC before moving to Perth with his family. Thanks, thought I remembered something about that alright His father, Andy, is ex Newbridge College and was a pillar of Dundalk RFC before heading to Oz.
by the spoofer
July 19th, 2022, 5:32 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Pre-Season 2022/23
Replies: 50
Views: 5304

Re: Pre-Season 2022/23

Will Connors, James Tracey, Ronan Kelleher all training.
by the spoofer
July 19th, 2022, 5:18 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Pre-Season 2022/23
Replies: 50
Views: 5304

Re: Pre-Season 2022/23

Came up through the club system, played with Navan at underage. He's 6'6'' and 18st according to the "interweb" so decent size. We seem to have passed on him as an academy recruit and he went to Connacht but moved on pretty quickly. It will be interesting.
by the spoofer
July 17th, 2022, 12:02 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 1565
Views: 68088

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

Player of the series - Josh Van der Flier? I think so. Could definitely make an argument for Sexton but Josh is one of the best - and most consistent - loose forwards I've seen in over 50 years watching rugby Josh, Beirne, POM, Sexton, Henshaw and Keenan would all be in the mix for me, but VDF wins...
by the spoofer
July 17th, 2022, 9:34 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 1565
Views: 68088

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

I see some comments that Savea was unlucky to give away the penalty as the ball appeared out. He was penalised for for coming from an offside position which he clearly was.
by the spoofer
July 16th, 2022, 8:54 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 1565
Views: 68088

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

Dave Cahill wrote: July 16th, 2022, 8:53 am Just a reminder as a tribute to the mocker gods - Ireland led 22 - 7 at half time against New Zealand in the Aviva in 2013
Well played
by the spoofer
July 14th, 2022, 3:45 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 1565
Views: 68088

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

Joe Molloy asked BOD if he had choice between WC semi or series win in NZ. BOD went for latter saying that just getting to semi should never be an aim but winning WC should be. I agree. Winning the series in NZ wd be a tangible achievement of real merit, one that has eluded so many touring teams, n...
by the spoofer
July 14th, 2022, 1:58 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 1565
Views: 68088

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

Timoney is knocking on the door for sure. Who Coombes reminds me of is very young Heaslip. Both got a lot of early mileage out of big upright carries using their natural strength, fending and bumping tacklers, scoring handily from close range with power, showing some nascent offload game, defence i...