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by ronk
May 22nd, 2022, 10:27 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille
Replies: 101
Views: 9426

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

There are different ways to see this game. It's a South of France final against a South of France team. They beat us last year and will be more experienced for the final this time around. They have a very powerful pack which is basically our kryptonite. We've lost Fardy and haven't recruited particu...
by ronk
May 22nd, 2022, 6:43 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva
Replies: 314
Views: 16414

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

Delighted to see Deegan & Penny stand up last night. Their compatriots in the red backrow have been grabbing a lot of headlines, so good to see the time honoured tradition of much vaunted Munster backrows being handed their ass against us. Absolutely. I'll go so far as to have a mini-rant on th...
by ronk
May 22nd, 2022, 10:55 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva
Replies: 314
Views: 16414

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

That for me is where they lost the match. It was almost like when a 15 year old tries to start a scrap with a fully grown man all hormones and bluster https://www.sportsjoe.ie/rugby/alex-kendellen-harry-byrne-leinster-munster-261538 Fans haven't gotten their money's worth if they don't get a SUAF m...
by ronk
May 22nd, 2022, 9:37 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva
Replies: 314
Views: 16414

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

I see on MF there is the usual chat about a lack or heart from the Munster players being behind their inability to beat Leinster. Toxic bunch. Won't be long till they are booing their players again. There's probably a bit of something in that. Munster probably were still a bit down after Toulouse. ...
by ronk
May 22nd, 2022, 1:44 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva
Replies: 314
Views: 16414

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

Total humiliation. Looking forward to having a look at their forum later. All the media nonsense about Kendellen, Ahern and JOD. Decent players but not in the class of Penney, McCarthy and Max. Poor Earls and Conway never got a decent attacking pass all night. Farrell is great at the bish bosh SA s...
by ronk
May 21st, 2022, 8:10 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva
Replies: 314
Views: 16414

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

Frank couldn't wait to get it out Kleyn clocks Leinster player on jaw, not a word. Obvious accidental knock on and it’s a yellow. When did that happen? He can be very short wrt reviewing anything. It was the clothesline high tackle relatively late. Treated like a seatbelt tackle but it was a swingi...
by ronk
May 21st, 2022, 8:04 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva
Replies: 314
Views: 16414

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

carlow man wrote: May 21st, 2022, 7:53 pm Mixed bag so far. Both munster tries have come from leinster knock ons. Pack going well..hope frawley is okay. He was down a long time. Murphy and Mccarthy having good games
He was in severe discomfort immediately. He's injured.
by ronk
May 21st, 2022, 10:06 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva
Replies: 314
Views: 16414

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

"Cian played tighthead at the start of the season. Someone in the front-row has to be able to play across the front-row now because as you would have witnessed from the Ireland-Italy game, when nobody shifted across for the contested/uncontested scrums piece and you go down to 13 men. It’s jus...
by ronk
May 20th, 2022, 7:36 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva
Replies: 314
Views: 16414

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 sinc...
by ronk
May 20th, 2022, 4:48 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva
Replies: 314
Views: 16414

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 sinc...
by ronk
May 20th, 2022, 9:55 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 129
Views: 9062

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

I would be surprised if McCarthy didn't make it. He's been in an Ireland camp, and impressed Farrell greatly by the sound of things while he was there. And he's now also making the strongest Leinster matchday squad (admittedly while Baird is working his way back to fitness). If you're making the st...
by ronk
May 20th, 2022, 12:15 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva
Replies: 314
Views: 16414

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

In case everyone regards this as a dead rubber I hope our match day squad take into consideration the likelihood that 99% of their opponents on Saturday evening will probably be shouting against them a week later, wishing for a La ROGelle win! Just saying it may be worth remembering in the heat of ...
by ronk
May 19th, 2022, 11:59 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Heineken Cup Dates 2022/23
Replies: 53
Views: 2968

Re: Heineken Cup Dates 2022/23

Financially you get good bids if other cities are competing for the business. A large part of the fun of the final is the mix of visiting fans. I think there was a feeling that the final was getting stale in the same 6N stadia. Rather than pick somewhere with local fans and well used to hosting rugb...
by ronk
May 19th, 2022, 11:43 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: New contracts for coaching ticket
Replies: 113
Views: 10900

Re: New contracts for coaching ticket

If we can't get McNamara, who would seem the obvious and best choice, then a duo of Isa & SOB would be pretty cool. Proper 'boot room' succession planning that. Succession planning needs work though. Hogan and McNamara both left due to lack of opportunities and then we lost Leamy and Contepomi....
by ronk
May 19th, 2022, 11:15 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 129
Views: 9062

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

This part of the thread clearly demonstrates how difficult it will be to be surprised by any selection for this Tour. From my viewpoint only Alex Kendellan has really demanded a place by his performances. We need to have as close as possible a like-for-like replacement for JVdF and Kendellan fits t...
by ronk
May 19th, 2022, 10:04 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 1174
Views: 90406

Re: Leinster Squad 21-22

Josh van der Flier named Irish men’s players’ player of the year Thoroughly deserved - well done JVDF. It's the biggest individual accolade in the Irish game and an incredibly difficult award to win. It's a fitting tribute to the phenomenal season that he has had. In my opinion, he has been the bes...
by ronk
May 19th, 2022, 5:17 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: New contracts for coaching ticket
Replies: 113
Views: 10900

Re: New contracts for coaching ticket

I think you're overselling SOB's 'wildness', particularly compared to Leamy (who was one of the most mental players ever to play in green), Flannery (who once kicked the legs from out under a French winger) and POC (who once concussed one of our players with a kick in the head). SOB was on the same...
by ronk
May 19th, 2022, 4:49 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: New contracts for coaching ticket
Replies: 113
Views: 10900

Re: New contracts for coaching ticket

There's a big difference in temperament between the lads listed above and O'Brien. Loads of players have a competitive edge in a game, and that's great. They aren't all loose cannons mid week. O'Brien was always wild. It's part of what made him one of the best players to ever play for us. Like I sa...
by ronk
May 19th, 2022, 3:05 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: New contracts for coaching ticket
Replies: 113
Views: 10900

Re: New contracts for coaching ticket

Speculative article, and probably not that unexpected.

https://www.msn.com/en-ie/news/other/le ... ar-AAXmKdv