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by Xanthippe
July 20th, 2021, 10:30 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Hazel Brown RIP
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Hazel Brown RIP

All of the OLSC Committee are heartbroken at the sudden and unexpected passing of our dear friend, Hazel Brown. Hazel worked tirelessly on the committee over the last two seasons and was instrumental in so many new initiatives for the blue family – particularly our online shop. If you purchased any...
by Xanthippe
July 4th, 2021, 12:47 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Sevens
Replies: 376
Views: 49970

Re: Sevens

‘Good’ article from Murray Kinsella today about Ian Fitzpatrick but it’s somewhat marred for me by starting off with “he was let go by Leinster”. Is it just me or is Murray finding more and more ways to get little digs in? Also, are Leinster the only team to ever let academy players go because we on...
by Xanthippe
July 2nd, 2021, 12:08 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 143
Views: 14449

Re: Leinster Squad 21-22

Hughie O’Sullivan to NotNots
by Xanthippe
July 1st, 2021, 10:12 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Summer tour of Dublin 2021
Replies: 170
Views: 8833

Re: Summer tour of Dublin 2021

Whatever about Herring, who is likely to be in the 23 for the autumn at least, Ryan on the bench makes no sense. Swap POM for Coombes and that pack would look a lot better imo. The centre combo is a bit uninspiring, but couldn't see Hume being brought in to start when he wasn't in the original squa...
by Xanthippe
July 1st, 2021, 6:05 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Summer tour of Dublin 2021
Replies: 170
Views: 8833

Re: Summer tour of Dublin 2021

Not a very interesting selection, but Farrell is obviously concerned first and foremost about winning/not losing this match. After a little bit of a slow start against the Lions last week, the Japanese looked very slick in the second half. It amazes me that Coombes doesn't get a start here, either ...
by Xanthippe
June 28th, 2021, 5:55 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Summer tour of Dublin 2021
Replies: 170
Views: 8833

Re: Summer tour of Dublin 2021

I appreciate this is a very strange thing to say but today’s injury update feels like the IRFU are ‘covering’ for Warren Gatland!!!
by Xanthippe
June 28th, 2021, 5:52 pm
Forum: British and Irish Lions
Topic: 2021 Lions
Replies: 343
Views: 19015

Re: 2021 Lions

People keep on underestimating Jack Conan. I don't understand it. A lot of people underestimated Heaslip too. I think a lot of it is to do with understanding what the role of an 8 is meant to be, rather than direct partisanship. Interestingly in both of these posts the word ‘people’ is so easily in...
by Xanthippe
June 28th, 2021, 12:56 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Heineken Cup 2021/22
Replies: 28
Views: 2523

Re: Heineken Cup 2021/22

So we’ll have Bath or Wasps and Castres or Montpellier
by Xanthippe
June 28th, 2021, 12:54 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Champions Cup 2021/22
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Champions Cup 2021/22

So, the one off special format that was introduced last year (because COVID) is now the format for this year too but with the addition of a two legged round of 16. https://www.epcrugby.com/2021/06/28/2021-22-heineken-champions-cup-format-and-qualifiers-confirmed/ So we’ll be playing one of Bath or W...
by Xanthippe
June 27th, 2021, 12:09 pm
Forum: British and Irish Lions
Topic: 2021 Lions
Replies: 343
Views: 19015

Re: 2021 Lions

Question for Dave (or anyone else who has a definitive answer): - was yesterday deemed to be a test match i.e. does Robbie Henshaw finally have a game to be added to his international total? It’s very annoying that on their website the Lions only list appearances and don’t distinguish which are caps...
by Xanthippe
June 25th, 2021, 4:05 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Historical Leinster Caps
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: Historical Leinster Caps

Anyone know anyone who could give me a cooy of all the players capped by Leinster since 1879. Looking to track down a particular player from the 1950s. All advice welcome. If he was capped by Ireland you might get a lead from that depending on what you are trying to find out. And just in case you d...
by Xanthippe
June 22nd, 2021, 8:01 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Connacht 2019/20/21
Replies: 351
Views: 31889

Re: Connacht 2019/20/21

Connacht Rugby regret to announce that flanker Sean O’Brien has been advised to retire from rugby on medical grounds following a concussion injury. A Galway native, O’Brien came through the Connacht Academy having represented Ireland at U18, U19 and U20 level. He was also named captain of the Irela...
by Xanthippe
June 21st, 2021, 12:32 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: IRB World Rankings
Replies: 457
Views: 73250

Re: IRB World Rankings

We need to win our summer games or it may happen sooner than you think - a loss to either (or both) Japan or USA would knock us way down the rankings. Therein lies the problem with blooding new players - you're actually 'safer' giving them a start against an equal or better team because the knock on...
by Xanthippe
June 16th, 2021, 3:44 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: United Rugby Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 4000

Re: United Rugby Championship

With 1 less guaranteed HEC game and less URC games the Leinster marketing team are really going to need to start upping the crowds for URC. Hopefully the extra sprinkle of SA quality will help with that. They're going to need to up something alright (or else reduce the season ticket costs going for...
by Xanthippe
June 16th, 2021, 3:02 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Summer tour of Dublin 2021
Replies: 170
Views: 8833

Re: Summer tour of Dublin 2021

cr@p - Ringrose out of summer series and obviously no longer available for Lions if needed
by Xanthippe
June 16th, 2021, 2:52 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Summer tour of Dublin 2021
Replies: 170
Views: 8833

Re: Summer tour of Dublin 2021

mildlyinterested wrote: June 16th, 2021, 2:15 pm :lol:
I wonder if you were to ask for a list of those who are "very unlikely to ever feature in a meaningful international" would the answer look something like this!!!

Caolin Blade
Tom Daly
Paul Boyle
Peter Dooley
Ross Molony
Nick Timoney
by Xanthippe
June 15th, 2021, 4:23 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: United Rugby Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 4000

Re: United Rugby Championship

cormac wrote: June 15th, 2021, 3:58 pm Hope our season goes a bit better than outlined above :shock:
Me too - Connacht would be delighted though!
by Xanthippe
June 15th, 2021, 3:52 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: United Rugby Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 4000

Re: United Rugby Championship

Will it theoretically be possible for a Regional Pool winner to qualify for the Champions Cup while not being among the top 8 finishers in the League? Probably yes. You could win 4 interpros and lose every other game - think that would top the regional pool. It sort of gets back to the original poi...
by Xanthippe
June 14th, 2021, 12:10 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Heineken Cup 2021/22
Replies: 28
Views: 2523

Re: Heineken Cup 2021/22

Have Pro14 Rugby confirmed that it’s the result of the ‘regular’ season that will count or are they going to try to pull a fast one and use the result of the Rainbow Cup instead PRO14 Rugby can confirm that no Play-off games will be required for European qualification and that rankings after Round ...
by Xanthippe
June 12th, 2021, 10:18 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Heineken Cup 2021/22
Replies: 28
Views: 2523

Re: Heineken Cup 2021/22

Have Pro14 Rugby confirmed that it’s the result of the ‘regular’ season that will count or are they going to try to pull a fast one and use the result of the Rainbow Cup instead