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by TMC
June 23rd, 2022, 10:57 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 253
Views: 16444

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

Given we as a country unleashed Paddy Power & their guerrilla marketing tactics in betting on the world we can hardly complain. Some of PPs stuff over the years has been very cheeky. TAB must be fecking ecstatic at the coverage. If their profile goes up arguably so does the price. Companies here...
by TMC
June 22nd, 2022, 2:47 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster exiles, where are they.
Replies: 583
Views: 70539

Re: Leinster exiles, where are they.

Jager has re-signed with Canterbury https://www.canterburyrugby.co.nz/news/four-re-signings-add-stability-to-npc-front-row. See here from 16 May this year. Ah, that's a different story then, thanks. I'd seen people mention him being out of contract on twitter and didn't see anything since 2020 when...
by TMC
June 20th, 2022, 11:42 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 1313
Views: 102613

Re: Leinster Squad 21-22

Read George Kruis is retiring after the Barbarians at the weekend. Only 32, which seems on the young side for a lock. Anyone know why? Always liked him as a player and if he is at a lose end.....
A place kicking second row, not been one of those around since Nobody.
by TMC
June 16th, 2022, 11:53 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 253
Views: 16444

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

I can't get on board with your reading of it, Dave. I was looking at Regulation 8. A player has to be eligible to represent "the senior fifteen-a-side National Representative Team, the next senior fifteen-a-side National Representative Team and the senior National Representative Sevens Team of...
by TMC
June 14th, 2022, 3:00 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 253
Views: 16444

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

Think Byrne fortunate to go and bringing Healy the wrong call. Healy looks jaded, flogging him makes no sense. A summer off DJing at the festivals to recharge his batteries would have been the better option IMO. Molony has had a better season than Treadwell, his lineout work and passing at a differe...
by TMC
June 9th, 2022, 3:08 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Bulls Friday RDS 19:35 TG4
Replies: 361
Views: 18004

Re: Leinster v Bulls Friday RDS 19:35 TG4

Since the team announcement we have gone from -16 to -18 point favorites on Paddy Powers. That's unusual! :shock: I have a bad feeling we could be mugged here I don’t know. I keep reading in the media about the Bulls great run of form; their most recent regular season games are as follows, beat the...
by TMC
May 27th, 2022, 12:34 pm
Forum: Heineken Champions Cup Final 2022
Topic: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille
Replies: 569
Views: 35993

Re: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille

Vito & TKB out for La Rochelle. Skelton & Dulin in. 15. Brice Dulin, 14. Dillyn Leyds, 13. Jérémy Sinzelle, 12. Jonathan Danty, 11. Raymond Rhule, 10. Ihaia West, 9. Thomas Berjon, 1. Dany Priso, 2. Pierre Bourgarit, 3. Uini Atonio, 4. Thomas Lavault, 5. Will Skelton, 6. Wiaan Liebenberg, 7...
by TMC
May 26th, 2022, 11:55 am
Forum: Heineken Champions Cup Final 2022
Topic: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille
Replies: 569
Views: 35993

Re: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille

Re Lowe looking on in the stadium thought it looked at the time it might possibly be cramp. Very much suspect he’ll be fine. Furlong will be given every opportunity, but if not right he doesn’t play. If Ala'alatoa plays I’ve no concerns. Guy has won Super Rugby titles, captain of his country he’s a ...
by TMC
May 23rd, 2022, 10:21 am
Forum: Heineken Champions Cup Final 2022
Topic: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille
Replies: 569
Views: 35993

Re: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille

Tried finding highlights of La Rochelle v Stade online. If anyone has seen it how fit did Skelton look when he came off the bench? Only footage of him I can find online is in the middle of a maul. The smoke and mirrors will he/wont he play seems a little bit attention craving, loved Leo's response. ...
by TMC
May 20th, 2022, 4:39 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva
Replies: 369
Views: 21748

Re: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva

Cian won't be seriously challenged at TH facing either Josh W or Loughman. Very, very odd to think that he might be seen as back up to Big Mike when Vakh is in the squad (and did well against Kitshoff in SA). I think Cian's selection is a back-up option and that Vakh is the more realistic sub to Bi...
by TMC
May 18th, 2022, 7:37 pm
Forum: Heineken Champions Cup Final 2022
Topic: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille
Replies: 569
Views: 35993

Re: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille

Thought it might go to Pearce, but no issue with Barnes. He has reffed us pretty well (I know Ireland have had issues with him). +1 Neither a fan of backchat and La Rogelle mirror their coach in that department, not afraid to share their views on decisions with the man in the middle. Liked the way ...
by TMC
May 12th, 2022, 12:32 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Toulouse HC SF Sat 14th May 3:00pm
Replies: 492
Views: 30405

Re: Leinster v Toulouse HC SF Sat 14th May 3:00pm

[/quote] No i think we should win. But its going to be close and we could easily lose if the scrum doesnt hold up. [/quote] Would agree with this, handling accuracy, retaining possession and keeping the ball in play for sustained periods are key to running the arse off their pack. Like the majority ...
by TMC
May 11th, 2022, 1:17 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Toulouse HC SF Sat 14th May 3:00pm
Replies: 492
Views: 30405

Re: Leinster v Toulouse HC SF Sat 14th May 3:00pm

Match thread or marketing thread ladies & gents? Maybe argue the toss about the marketing at a later date. Has anyone heard anything about the guys who shipped knocks and who might/might not make it. Is Sexton good to go? What about Keenan? He'd be a massive loss too. You'd worry a small bit abo...
by TMC
May 9th, 2022, 5:10 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Toulouse HC SF Sat 14th May 3:00pm
Replies: 492
Views: 30405

Re: Leinster v Toulouse HC SF Sat 14th May 3:00pm

Karl Dickson will referee Leinster v Toulouse in Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup semi-final. At least playing a French team we were guaranteed to be saved more of M Raynal. Find him a hugely frustrating referee. Think its a waste of Luke Pearce's talents having him run the line in the other semi ...
by TMC
May 6th, 2022, 12:23 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leicester V Leinster EPCR q/f 2022
Replies: 515
Views: 32803

Re: Leicester V Leinster EPCR q/f 2022

IT is listing Frawley not TOB at 23.
Typo?
by TMC
May 5th, 2022, 11:00 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leicester V Leinster EPCR q/f 2022
Replies: 515
Views: 32803

Re: Leicester V Leinster EPCR q/f 2022

Yeah I once cared about the Lions. The first one I vaguely remember was '93, we watched on a luxurious family holiday in Courtown. '97 was epic and then there was all the excitement about BoD in 2001. That was the peak of my interest in the Lions and it eroded swiftly after. The 09 second test in P...
by TMC
May 3rd, 2022, 11:23 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leicester V Leinster EPCR q/f 2022
Replies: 515
Views: 32803

Re: Leicester V Leinster EPCR q/f 2022

Yep! That’s a meaningless/contradictory statement. It’s precisely because it’s the business end of the season that I would select Ruddock (our vice-captain, international, Heineken cup winner, who is in outstanding form) over a player who is of similar quality but hasn’t really shown much form sinc...
by TMC
May 1st, 2022, 3:33 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Stormers v Leinster Sat 30 Apr KO 5:15pm RTE 2
Replies: 274
Views: 13655

Re: Stormers v Leinster Sat 30 Apr KO 5:15pm RTE 2

The lack of awareness of the league situation by the RTE commentary team was shocking. You’re hardly surprised by that. I only caught a snippet of Stephen Ferris on Premier Sports but I think the general gist was Leinster will be ultimately disappointed by the tour as they lost 2 games. No awarenes...
by TMC
April 29th, 2022, 12:25 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 253
Views: 16444

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

Ian Costello getting all the credit in the meeja for player development but he is only back there a year. All the hard work done over the past few years in the Munster Academy is really starting to bear fruit. The standard of player coming through looks significantly higher; they have really turned ...
by TMC
April 26th, 2022, 12:36 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 253
Views: 16444

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

33 is the RWC squad, for me this tour is about looking under every rock to make sure no viable option missed. Personally think Frawley should travel, too good & versatile not to & think McCloskey worth another look too, a lot of what he does makes Hume look so good. If Jimmy O’Brien continue...