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by Xanthippe
May 14th, 2021, 10:58 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Connacht 2019/20/21
Replies: 307
Views: 26701

Re: Connacht 2019/20/21

Dexter wrote:
May 14th, 2021, 8:06 pm
Doesn't that mean Connacht have won away in Leinster, Ulster and Munster in (effectively) the same season. Has that ever happened before??
Nope. Before January they’d only won once in Dublin - in Donnybrook in 2002 and that season they lost to Munster in Musgrave Park and didn’t play Ulster
by Xanthippe
May 11th, 2021, 5:50 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: RFU reviewing “Swing Low”
Replies: 35
Views: 1838

Re: RFU reviewing “Swing Low”

What have white anglo saxon protestants ever done wrong? You spake, the RFU heard! https://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2021/0511/1220982-rfu-decides-to-ditch-saxons-in-interests-of-diversity/ I’m a bit surprised by this one to be honest. Unlike Swing Low, I hadn’t heard any complaints about it. Good thi...
by Xanthippe
May 10th, 2021, 6:37 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs
Replies: 180
Views: 8187

Re: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs

Flash Gordon wrote:
May 10th, 2021, 4:11 pm
ronk wrote:
May 10th, 2021, 1:29 pm
Would we sign a joker? Cathal Marsh back from the US?
Interesting thought for next year. I know he's up at Ulster but Madigan covers 10,12 and 15.....
Is he out of favour up there - last game was 15 minutes off bench against Quins on April 4th. Haven't seen any mention of an injury!
by Xanthippe
May 10th, 2021, 6:29 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 34465

Re: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm

Thanks, Dave (and apologies to all for putting this in the wrong thread I thought I was putting it it the Conn match thread). So at the moment (assuming the SA's are out of the equation) does this mean that whoever tops the group wins or is there a top 2 Final? Yep, the latter, 6 rounds of games, o...
by Xanthippe
May 10th, 2021, 5:50 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 34465

Re: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm

Not that relevant to the match but I’m so sick of hearing “KBA“ after a player makes an offload etc. You’d swear that ROG invented the offload when he did that interview after the Gloucester game and now commentators credit him whenever they see one. They'll get over it eventually - it was like the...
by Xanthippe
May 7th, 2021, 2:00 pm
Forum: British and Irish Lions
Topic: 2021 Lions
Replies: 140
Views: 5746

Re: 2021 Lions

Did Billy not pull out of the last tour with some injury he got surgery for but he could have played on with and got it done after the Lions? Might be off on my recollection. But I’d agree out of all the Saracens players he’s the one you might have taken the chance on getting fit because he’s the b...
by Xanthippe
May 6th, 2021, 4:33 pm
Forum: British and Irish Lions
Topic: 2021 Lions
Replies: 140
Views: 5746

Re: 2021 Lions

John23 wrote:
May 6th, 2021, 4:07 pm
One for the anoraks. Is Bundee the first Connacht Lion since... Ciaran Fitzgerald? Or who am I missing?
bronxbull wrote:
May 6th, 2021, 4:18 pm
John o Driscoll and Ciaran Fitzgerald in 83
Ray McLoughlin before them in 66 and 71.

Robbie Henshaw 2017 :twisted:
by Xanthippe
May 6th, 2021, 4:32 pm
Forum: British and Irish Lions
Topic: 2021 Lions
Replies: 140
Views: 5746

Re: 2021 Lions

Twist wrote:
May 6th, 2021, 12:56 pm
... I'm surprised Stander missed out.
Might be a smart move - he'll probably have moved back home by then so will be a handy call up if any of the back row get injured
by Xanthippe
May 4th, 2021, 6:19 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21
Replies: 1011
Views: 48656

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

The latter was a long long time ago. People can learn the err of their ways and grow. I don't think I would have given a good or even fair account of myself if social media existed back then. Did you ever say you wanted to 'go out in a car and tread over blacks' or call a black maid a 'primate' bac...
by Xanthippe
May 1st, 2021, 4:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Friday's rant
Replies: 8388
Views: 308648

Re: Friday's rant

Sorry to hear about the accident. Agree that they should be regulated - especially considering they've been regulated in other European countries for a good while now. Would probably require better cycling infrastructure. Don't see why they would require tax or insurance though! They'd surely be in...
by Xanthippe
April 28th, 2021, 2:29 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 34465

Re: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm

wixfjord wrote:
April 27th, 2021, 10:04 pm
If it comes down to kicking at the weekend, Ross should have the upper hand.
He's on 92% from the tee.

Meanwhile West is on sub 70% for La Rochlle.
Not in the H-Cup he isn’t - he’s on 78% (14/18)
by Xanthippe
April 27th, 2021, 6:40 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 34465

Re: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm

Also, isn't it about time we had the option to give a post a thumbs up? The Col. Mustard one from RoboProp deserved one as did the brilliant reply from LRIP
by Xanthippe
April 27th, 2021, 6:38 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 34465

Re: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm

How fortunate are we to have a replacement 10 of the quality of Ross Byrne? It's not that long ago that Cathal Marsh played most of a Champions Cup game after Sexton went down injured early on (Castres away? Wilsooooooon!). No offence to Cathal, but he's no Ross Byrne. As other posters have noted, ...
by Xanthippe
April 27th, 2021, 12:52 am
Forum: Leinster Tickets
Topic: Season Tickets 2021/22
Replies: 27
Views: 1086

Re: Season Tickets 2021/22

Interesting new condition on this years season tickets... Non-Refundable Payment 20% of your Season Ticket payment & the service charge will be non-refundable. This non-refundable portion includes administration costs and the Season Ticket holders contribution to Leinster Rugby's domestic and commun...
by Xanthippe
April 25th, 2021, 1:44 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Rainbow Cup Rd 1: Saturday, 24 April: Leinster v Munster – KO 7.35pm, RDS Arena
Replies: 446
Views: 22448

Re: Rainbow Cup Rd 1: Saturday, 24 April: Leinster v Munster – KO 7.35pm, RDS Arena

Sure where would Carbery be off to now with a year left on his contract? He’s probably just cashing in on the ridiculous housing market. It seems like he paid €220k for it in 2018, 3x your cash in 3 years isn’t bad. He’s probably buying a two bed in Limerick after all he’s always been a Munster man...
by Xanthippe
April 22nd, 2021, 3:06 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 20-21
Replies: 916
Views: 62478

Re: Leinster Squad 20-21

Squad minutes this season, Name(Age), Starts(Subs) - minutes + International Starts (Subs) -minutes = Total Starts (subs) - minutes italic - academy player bold - international squad member this season LH Prop(5) Peter Dooley(27 - 11(3) - 706 mins Cian Healy(33) - 5(3) - 359 mins + 6(3) - 470 mins ...
by Xanthippe
April 20th, 2021, 5:44 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: is the Rainbow Cup still going ahead?
Replies: 140
Views: 8105

Re: is the Rainbow Cup still going ahead?

If they had decided this early enough they could have run it as a knock out cup competition. All teams in a hat (plus 4 byes instead of the SA teams) and do a straight draw - first team out gets home advantage. At least the knock-out element would have added a bit of excitement - something a little ...
by Xanthippe
April 19th, 2021, 5:46 pm
Forum: Leinster Tickets
Topic: Season Tickets 2021/22
Replies: 27
Views: 1086

Re: Season Tickets 2021/22

Interestingly, quite a few of my friends who wouldn't have season tickets but would go to some games have asked when ST's are going to be sold. I wonder if demand for ST's might be quite high this year There's an 'expression of interest' list opened for non season ticket holders - they should sign ...
by Xanthippe
April 19th, 2021, 5:45 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Mild rant about Leinster Rugbys online presence
Replies: 39
Views: 4375

Re: Mild rant about Leinster Rugbys online presence

The entire marketing/merchandise side of the club are a joke to be honest. The club is among the best in Europe yet if you step foot outside dublin or cant go to the club shop (if you can call it one) then there isn't much that the average leinster can get access to. Apart from the usual kit and tr...
by Xanthippe
April 13th, 2021, 2:21 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Ulster Rugby - 2020-21 Season
Replies: 158
Views: 10659

Re: Ulster Rugby - 2020-21 Season

Coetzee heading back to South Africa at the end of the month. https://www.the42.ie/marcell-coetzee-leave-ulster-5408059-Apr2021/ Ulster have been very good to him. Stuck with him through those initial early injury-stricken seasons and have allowed him to go not just with a season left on his contra...