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by Xanthippe
February 24th, 2021, 5:53 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Academy 20-21
Replies: 451
Views: 37597

Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

He looks to have a very impressive frame and still looks (from my uninformed eye) to still be a bit wirey. After some more senior level S&C (I emphasize S&C, not meaningless weight gaining) he could naturally end up close to a Yannick Jauzion dimensioned player. if we are going to compare him to fr...
by Xanthippe
February 22nd, 2021, 1:30 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: 2nd Row going forward
Replies: 109
Views: 8107

Re: 2nd Row going forward

I have the team sheets in excel for any season you might want from 95-96 on so pm your e-mail address and I can send them on. Only have the unused sub details from 03/04 onwards though and there's a couple of teamsheets from 95-96 that I don't have (games against Natal XV and Waratahs). Thanks a mi...
by Xanthippe
February 22nd, 2021, 12:44 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: 2nd Row going forward
Replies: 109
Views: 8107

Re: 2nd Row going forward

Xanthippe is the one to check with! His correct total is 261 - the May 2007 game away to Cardiff was incorrectly credited to Matt D’Arcy and has been acknowledged though not corrected and I’m trying to find the other three missing games at the moment. I believe they happened some time between Perpi...
by Xanthippe
February 22nd, 2021, 1:37 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: 2nd Row going forward
Replies: 109
Views: 8107

Re: 2nd Row going forward

Xanthippe is the one to check with! His correct total is 261 - the May 2007 game away to Cardiff was incorrectly credited to Matt D’Arcy and has been acknowledged though not corrected and I’m trying to find the other three missing games at the moment. I believe they happened some time between Perpi...
by Xanthippe
February 12th, 2021, 5:59 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: 6 Nations 2021
Replies: 630
Views: 27362

Re: 6 Nations 2021

Blue not red blood wrote:
February 12th, 2021, 1:56 pm
Interesting comment on Ringrose as a kicker, he only missed one kick in SCT year and has kicked the odd conversion for Leinster.
I suppose odd is right - one is an odd number after all :twisted:
by Xanthippe
February 8th, 2021, 3:20 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4756
Views: 351998

Re: A whiff of Cordite

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/international/finn-russell-s-wizardry-gives-scotland-a-magic-show-to-remember-1.4478365 When he isn't starting 10 for the Lions some journalists will have their books ready to go already. He was not good on Saturday. At best he was in the lower half of perform...
by Xanthippe
February 7th, 2021, 6:27 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 20-21
Replies: 543
Views: 38116

Re: Leinster Squad 20-21

Ireland number eight Caelan Doris will travel to Birmingham this week to see a neurologist for his ongoing issues around concussion, it is understood. Doris was released from the Ireland camp last week after a full contact session with Ulster in Abbotstown, part of the squad's preparation for today...
by Xanthippe
February 7th, 2021, 2:21 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: IRB World Rankings
Replies: 455
Views: 71233

Re: IRB World Rankings

After the fantastic Scotland victory England drop one place in the rankings and are now turd :twisted:
by Xanthippe
February 1st, 2021, 7:02 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Blues Talk tv
Replies: 1374
Views: 150773

Re: Blues Talk tv

Only getting a chance to watch this now. John, I reckon the Scarlets v Cardiff game went ahead to reduce the international games Liam Williams will miss. Almost as bad as Munster A v Connacht A being counted as a meaningful match against Kleyn's ban
by Xanthippe
February 1st, 2021, 5:09 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Away to Scarlets, 30/01, Saturday @ 7.35pm
Replies: 185
Views: 12542

Re: Away to Scarlets, 30/01, Saturday @ 7.35pm

Quick question - did anyone actually hear the TMO at any point during Saturday's match? There were a couple of times the referee could/should have checked with him (around possible tries and forward passes) but didn't and there were also a couple of times he should have called the ref's attention to...
by Xanthippe
January 31st, 2021, 11:19 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 20-21
Replies: 543
Views: 38116

Re: Leinster Squad 20-21

Possible scrumhalf options next season: Jamison Gibson Park(29) Luke McGrath(28) Nick McCarthy(26) Hugh O'Sullivan(23) Cormac Foley(21) - Academy Y3 *incoming academy scrumhalf* I’d be worried that we’re seeing the IRFU interfering at Leinster again. Could the rumours of Cooney to France be true an...
by Xanthippe
January 28th, 2021, 12:24 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Ulster Rugby - 2020-21 Season
Replies: 90
Views: 5090

Re: Ulster Rugby - 2020-21 Season

Hé offloads more than McCloskey and he’s offloaded a few problems there already. He’ll be fun. I think he’ll be the third Fijian to play for Ulster, at least that I know of. Can anybody get the other 2? Tim O'Shea (Timoci) Nagusa There was also a prop who only played a couple of times back in the l...
by Xanthippe
January 27th, 2021, 5:44 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Ulster Rugby - 2020-21 Season
Replies: 90
Views: 5090

Re: Ulster Rugby - 2020-21 Season

Well from an ulster perspective he takes Coetzee's NIQ spot and from an IRFU perspective he takes Fardy's "back row" spot. Hé offloads more than McCloskey and he’s offloaded a few problems there already. He’ll be fun. I think he’ll be the third Fijian to play for Ulster, at least that I know of. Ca...
by Xanthippe
January 27th, 2021, 1:36 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21
Replies: 471
Views: 26687

Re: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21

JJ was hyped, and it didn’t do much for his development. Healy is getting a lot of game time but taking on all the big games would be a lot more pressure and expose him more. I think JvG has the right pace of development there and I’ve criticised him plenty when I thought he was wrong. Like lineout...
by Xanthippe
January 26th, 2021, 5:27 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: 6 Nations 2021
Replies: 630
Views: 27362

Re: 6 Nations 2021

Ah come on, Moore, Ryan and Bent are not a patch on Tadhg Furlong. How anyone could be annoyed about him getting into a 6N squad when he's one of our only potentially world class players is beyond me. Yes a fully match fit and in form Furlong is world class, of which he is neither. I just think it'...
by Xanthippe
January 22nd, 2021, 11:22 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Munster Away 26/12 19:35 Eir Sport 1
Replies: 573
Views: 28746

Re: Munster Away 26/12 19:35 Eir Sport 1

There is a lot to play for both teams. If Leinster lose, they are effectively out of the Pro14 running. Munster will relish the chance to kill them off. https://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2021/0122/1191359-lenihan-munster-tide-turning-as-another-derby-looms/ Perhaps maths is not his strong point
by Xanthippe
January 21st, 2021, 1:00 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Pro14 - Sooner SA teams the better
Replies: 57
Views: 3436

Re: Pro14 - Sooner SA teams the better

Chatting to a friend today and he was saying that the new format will see each team play each other once, with the addition of derby matches. For the purpose of derby games the Scots and the Italians will be grouped. That will be a massive benefit to the Scottish teams who have an additional opport...
by Xanthippe
January 20th, 2021, 6:57 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Pro14 - Sooner SA teams the better
Replies: 57
Views: 3436

Re: Pro14 - Sooner SA teams the better

Chatting to a friend today and he was saying that the new format will see each team play each other once, with the addition of derby matches. For the purpose of derby games the Scots and the Italians will be grouped. That will be a massive benefit to the Scottish teams who have an additional opport...
by Xanthippe
January 20th, 2021, 1:56 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Munster Away 26/12 19:35 Eir Sport 1
Replies: 573
Views: 28746

Re: Munster Away 26/12 19:35 Eir Sport 1

It may also mean that the final will be held in TP, depending how the rest of the season goes. How do you make that out? Both Ulster and Leinster currently have more points than Munster. Don't Munster still have to come play in the RDS also? If Munster win without Leinster getting a point it would ...
by Xanthippe
January 19th, 2021, 5:54 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Munster Away 26/12 19:35 Eir Sport 1
Replies: 573
Views: 28746

Re: Munster Away 26/12 19:35 Eir Sport 1

I wonder when his quote/unquote purely speculatory, alleged, no proof here... ban.... comes to an end? Was it 1 year? what was it for? was there even a ban? Am I understanding correctly? Are you alleging that he was not injured but being internally disciplined by the IRFU for some offence, but they...