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by LeRouxIsPHat
May 20th, 2022, 3:48 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva
Replies: 150
Views: 9293

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

Regardless of Furlong's injury status I'm at a loss again as to why the Healy thing was shelved completely when one injury seemingly leads to him being a TH option again, and of course it would potentially end up being for our biggest game of the season. Even just two 20 minute sub appearances since...
by LeRouxIsPHat
May 20th, 2022, 3:36 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille
Replies: 83
Views: 7413

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

He might play but a man of his size wouldnt have much gas in the tank after the layoff. If you recall last years final ROG picked the big centre who wasnt match fit. The guy had a nightmare and got a yellow or maybe red card in first half . ROG doesnt want to make the same mistake twice in picking ...
by LeRouxIsPHat
May 20th, 2022, 1:00 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva
Replies: 150
Views: 9293

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

It could get spicy between ROL and Conway, always think ROL is particularly up for these games and performs well. JT is another one who always shows up big time in interpros, would have liked him to be available for this one. A lot of players on both sides will be trying to put their hands up for th...
by LeRouxIsPHat
May 20th, 2022, 12:16 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva
Replies: 150
Views: 9293

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

I had wanted Baird to play 6 a lot but can’t figure out the logic of it for this week either. Hard to figure out who’s in pole position for the bench spot next week now. Potentially a big opportunity for Clarkson to put his hand up for next week? He’d need to have a stormer but that’s not beyond the...
by LeRouxIsPHat
May 19th, 2022, 4:51 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Ulster 2021/22
Replies: 368
Views: 23122

Re: Ulster 2021/22

I'd missed that Izuchukwu was injured again, tough run for him, out for about ten months with his ACL and now has a shoulder injury. Maybe it's not a bad one but he's already played barely any rugby in 13 months.
by LeRouxIsPHat
May 19th, 2022, 2:18 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: New contracts for coaching ticket
Replies: 113
Views: 10865

Re: New contracts for coaching ticket

I'm very sceptical about Sean O'Brien as a coach to be honest. Especially at academy level. I've heard too many stories over the years about unhinged moments. There was one that stands out about a training session where the academy lads were up against the starting team, and an academy second row s...
by LeRouxIsPHat
May 19th, 2022, 2:13 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Ulster 2021/22
Replies: 368
Views: 23122

Re: Ulster 2021/22

I'd been wondering where Jack McGrath was recently and I see he has a hip injury, worrying.
by LeRouxIsPHat
May 19th, 2022, 11:35 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille
Replies: 83
Views: 7413

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

This may not help Xan but you can translate documents in Word and it's really easy to do.
by LeRouxIsPHat
May 19th, 2022, 11:30 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 124
Views: 8745

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

Tierney Martin is a guy I was so certain would make it after the 20's, McBurney too actually. Stewart looks a great prospect to me though and McKee does as well. He was excellent for the 20's but I was worried his development had stalled because I'd have expected him to have played for us more this ...
by LeRouxIsPHat
May 19th, 2022, 11:19 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: New contracts for coaching ticket
Replies: 113
Views: 10865

Re: New contracts for coaching ticket

I don't think Sexton has ever shown any inclination towards coaching - I don't think he's even done any of the courses I've heard him say he's not interested a few times but then have heard from people who know him that he's so utterly obsessed with the game and dedicated to it that there's absolut...
by LeRouxIsPHat
May 18th, 2022, 2:02 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Academy 2021-22
Replies: 1589
Views: 149495

Re: Leinster Academy 2021-22

Fionn Gibbons joining Munster academy apparently. I’m not surprised by this. Technically he was very poor with ball in hand and his awareness didn’t seem great because he was put into touch a few times. He reminded me an awful lot of Sean French. A brilliant athlete though and certainly a worthwhil...
by LeRouxIsPHat
May 18th, 2022, 1:59 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva
Replies: 150
Views: 9293

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

Whether in the UPC or EPCR competitions, the benefits of developing our Academy players by both training them with the Senior Squad and selecting them alongside Senior players throughout the season is very evident and highly pertinent as we face into knock-out territory. JVG's reluctance to expose ...
by LeRouxIsPHat
May 17th, 2022, 7:00 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Toulouse HC SF Sat 14th May 3:00pm
Replies: 492
Views: 29269

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

The other thing I have been reading and hearing since the final whistle is how tired Toulouse were. I would accept that if they were falling off tackles in the last quarter but this game was won in the 1st 20 minutes. For these world class Toulouse players, they cant blame tiredness after 20 mins! ...
by LeRouxIsPHat
May 17th, 2022, 4:48 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille
Replies: 83
Views: 7413

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

The squad being bolstered by the return of ceemec almost makes us unbeatable :D
by LeRouxIsPHat
May 17th, 2022, 3:18 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille
Replies: 83
Views: 7413

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

This is the squad from the game last year, not only should the team look quite different next week but I'd also suggest that quite a few of the players have improved a lot. Things will change if Furlong and/or Lowe are ruled out but for now I feel a lot better about this game than I did last year. L...
by LeRouxIsPHat
May 16th, 2022, 3:42 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Toulouse HC SF Sat 14th May 3:00pm
Replies: 492
Views: 29269

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

Anything I've heard, or said myself, about Toulouse being tired was to do with the extra time and travelling they had to do, not the demands of the Top14. It might pop up in relation to the league next week though because we'll be resting players this weekend and La Rochelle are unlikely to be. I do...
by LeRouxIsPHat
May 16th, 2022, 3:19 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille
Replies: 83
Views: 7413

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

I thought this too on Saturday and the last few weeks, even with the young lads in South Africa. It's been the same with Ireland this season, very much a bend but don't break mentality when we're under the pump and we're very calm when things do go wrong. I think we've been able to raise the tempo ...
by LeRouxIsPHat
May 16th, 2022, 2:53 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille
Replies: 83
Views: 7413

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

As I recall, we got off to a pretty good start in the semi last year, didn't get the points on the board in the first quarter we might have expected and seemed then to lose our way. I don't think it's a coincidence, that J10 after the Toulouse match commended our sticking with the game plan and not...
by LeRouxIsPHat
May 16th, 2022, 2:43 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva
Replies: 150
Views: 9293

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

Maybe Murphy was with the team in Leicester because they knew he might be needed this week?
by LeRouxIsPHat
May 16th, 2022, 12:54 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva
Replies: 150
Views: 9293

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

Coombes back in training already...and yet Munster fans are literally still going on about the malicious, career-ending tackle from Toner. Given the libelous rabble-rousing from Munster bloggers, I have a slight concern that Toner's last home game might be marred by some booing. I was thinking this...