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by joooooe
May 14th, 2021, 9:38 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs
Replies: 178
Views: 7624

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

I like the old school approach from Ulster, who picked the smallest fella at 9 and the fattest fella at 3.
by joooooe
May 13th, 2021, 12:10 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs
Replies: 178
Views: 7624

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

Ulster team to play Leinster Rugby, Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup Round 3, Friday 14 May at the RDS Arena (kick-off 8.15pm, live on Premier Sports): (15-9) Jacob Stockdale, Robert Baloucoune, James Hume, Stuart McCloskey, Craig Gilroy, Billy Burns, David Shanahan; (1-8) Eric O’Sullivan, Rob Herring, Ma...
by joooooe
May 13th, 2021, 12:08 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs
Replies: 178
Views: 7624

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

Great to see Caelan Doris back.

And interesting that Cormac Foley is picked on the bench. I suspect we may have seen the last of Hugh O'Sullivan and Rowan Osborne in blue.
by joooooe
May 13th, 2021, 12:05 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs
Replies: 178
Views: 7624

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

Jaysus that's a strong looking team https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E1QaEVLX0AIjisb?format=jpg&name=large Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets): 15. Jimmy O’Brien (32) 14. Jordan Larmour (59) 13. Garry Ringrose (83) 12. Robbie Henshaw (56) 11. Dave Kearney (168) 10. Ross Byrne (101) 9. Luke McGrath (148) C...
by joooooe
May 10th, 2021, 2:07 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 34449

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

Dave Cahill wrote:
May 10th, 2021, 12:36 pm
Every generation throws a hero up the pop chart
Slow day?
by joooooe
May 6th, 2021, 12:15 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Connacht v Leinster Rainbow Cup Sat 8/5 19.35
Replies: 179
Views: 7211

Re: Connacht v Leinster Rainbow Cup Sat 8/5 19.35

I support Ireland and watch Ireland because I am from Ireland. Someone might ask me where I'm from and I'll say "Ireland". I support Leinster and watch their matches because I am from Leinster. Someone might ask me where I'm from and I'll say "Dublin", which is part of Leinster. I have never in my l...
by joooooe
May 5th, 2021, 9:54 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 34449

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

riocard911 wrote:
May 5th, 2021, 9:34 am
Am I really worried about Lions selections? Not really. Leinster winning European titles is way more important to me than whatever the Lions do or don't do every four years. Does Leinster players getting Lions experience profit Leinster or even Ireland? Not sure on that either. Okay, if they play in the Tests they get to experience huge pressure games and are exposed to new coaches and players from the other nations. But when they come back worn out and unusable for a couple of months or even crocked? In James Ryan's case this summer, I think I'd rather see instagram pics of himself going fishing and off for pints in Connemara with Max Deegan and recharging his batteries then going into battle for the BIL in Safferland.
Perhaps not the thread for it, but seeing as it has come up...

Bernard Jackman was on the42.ie Rugby Weekly podcast last week with Murray Kinsella. He said that, in France, when they know they are safe from relegation but out of contention for the Bouclier, they let their SH players go home and arrange any medical procedures for front liners...it got me thinking. Imagine if the Irish squad got just one summer like that? But, alas, the feckin Lions.

Let's face it, the Lions is a relic of amateurism designed to line the pockets of Sky Sports. It is a hype train that appeals to the sort of people who bought tickets for Garth Brooks. I realise that, come July, rugby fans will have very little to discuss and coverage will be wall-to-wall Lions. But deep down we should surely all know that it is nonsense.

The very idea of "Britain and Ireland" should be enough to turn off most viewers, but they'll churn the hypemilk until it turns to hypebutter by having #LionsWatch, #PowerOfFour, and creating a faux "heritage" like Living with the Lions. It is b*%&!x that serves only to injure Ireland's best players every 4 years (whither Jack McGrath?). Imagine how Ireland would do next year if Leinster and Munster used the Rainbow Cup as a development competition and gave their front liners a proper rest and long preseason? Start like a train next year, to use Berch's phrase.

But, yeah, sure, after a 12 month season a trip to pandemic ravaged South Africa seems like a great plan.

I'm more likely to watch the Rainbow Cup. And not likely at all to be checking in here in July.

Rant over. Apologies to all the traditionalists.
by joooooe
May 4th, 2021, 2:02 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Enforcer Second-Row Options
Replies: 75
Views: 3877

Re: Enforcer Second-Row Options

But that's all moot. With Carter, Jenkins and Snyman all in Ireland we won't be allowed to sign one. We can "need", "want" and "deserve" all we like but it's not going to happen. A scrum half, though. That could be made to happen.
by joooooe
May 4th, 2021, 10:04 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 34449

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

Third choice scrum-half was always the most likely position that would come and bite us in the ass – I have to say that I think it was a very difficult issue to remedy in practical terms for Guy/Leo/Stuart once McCarthy announced he was going to Munster. Thankfully we have addressed that for next s...
by joooooe
May 2nd, 2021, 9:59 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: is the Rainbow Cup still going ahead?
Replies: 128
Views: 7317

Re: is the Rainbow Cup still going ahead?

Bernard Jackman was on the42.ie Rugby Weekly podcast t'other day talking about how French clubs sack off the end of their seasons when they are safe from relegation but out of contention for the Bouclier. He said they send their SH players home early and get their front liners sorted out with any re...
by joooooe
May 2nd, 2021, 5:00 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 34449

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

Uuuugh, that was hard to watch. No arguments. This must be how Munster fans feel after getting beaten by Leinster in the final/semi every year. Reminded me of a lot of Ireland v England games. Bigger, stronger team wins the arm wrestle with one hand and then smashes us in the face with the other. Co...
by joooooe
May 1st, 2021, 12:59 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4889
Views: 365365

Re: A whiff of Cordite

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by joooooe
April 30th, 2021, 2:38 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 34449

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

I don’t think I’ve ever seen R Osborne play a game bar once, what’s he like? Is he any better than HOS? He played a game down in Thomond, where we disrespected the fixture, and won. I think he played well that day. https://media1.giphy.com/media/3o7qDWp7hxhi1N8oF2/giphy.webp?cid=6c09b952247f08445f9...
by joooooe
April 30th, 2021, 11:09 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 34449

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

They will probably go mainly to corporate sponsors and people connected to the various unions I can't see them going to anyone who hasn't had 1 and possibly may need even 2 jabs for the fa cup semi final NHS staff had the tickets and I think they all had to have had at least the one jab Exactly, th...
by joooooe
April 28th, 2021, 10:33 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4889
Views: 365365

Re: A whiff of Cordite

Laighin Break wrote:
April 28th, 2021, 8:48 pm
joooooe wrote:
April 28th, 2021, 8:18 pm
Morf wrote:
April 28th, 2021, 8:05 pm


We got a great parody Twitter account so not all bad
There's been a couple, actually. Are you thinking of https://mobile.twitter.com/AssuredlyGerry?
Shameless plug? :wink:
I liked Gin & Thornley for its barminess but it seems to have disappeared.
by joooooe
April 28th, 2021, 8:18 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4889
Views: 365365

Re: A whiff of Cordite

You would think that the only Irish interest left in Europe this year was Ronan O'Gara the way the media looks this week. Thornley's fawning article yesterday was ridiculous. He wears cowboy boots and has a brand of cultivated scruff that screams "can you spare some change for a hostel, my band wil...
by joooooe
April 27th, 2021, 5:15 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 34449

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

Bench will be interesting, if they do go with JGP and Frawley/Byrne I would hazard they will then do a 5/3 for fear that one of those could get injured when they go on. God every time Ross gets hit I’m going to have to look away. In answer to another post I think we are very lucky to have Ross with...
by joooooe
April 27th, 2021, 4:02 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 34449

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, t...
by joooooe
April 25th, 2021, 9:03 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Rainbow Cup Rd 1: Saturday, 24 April: Leinster v Munster – KO 7.35pm, RDS Arena
Replies: 446
Views: 22447

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

Jordan’s first two touches were to catch a ball and carry it out, then throw a mad offload to DK that resulted in a turnover. He can be a frustrating Zebo clone at times imo. Not a full back. Any chance we could move him to 21 as replacement scrumhalf for the La Rochelle match? He's got far more ph...
by joooooe
April 24th, 2021, 9:30 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Rainbow Cup Rd 1: Saturday, 24 April: Leinster v Munster – KO 7.35pm, RDS Arena
Replies: 446
Views: 22447

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

Munster have been accused in the past of bringing a knife to a gun fight. They finally brought their gun tonight, but it was a spoon fight.