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by ronk
May 4th, 2021, 10:54 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Enforcer Second-Row Options
Replies: 60
Views: 2448

Re: Enforcer Second-Row Options

Yes, it is a ''bit" simplified to say we lost to the same formula in the European Cup the last three years - but only a bit. Being comprehensively strangled and overpowered by monstrous Polynesian forwards was a feature in all three matches. Probably the most important feature. Losing the tactical ...
by ronk
May 4th, 2021, 1:06 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Enforcer Second-Row Options
Replies: 60
Views: 2448

Re: Enforcer Second-Row Options

For what its' worth.... I'd take a home draw in the semi-final next time over having to 2 Skeltons in the second row and having to go to anywhere in France (and certain places in England). Away in semi-final in France is just so so hard. Yeah. Very true. If we play better, we win. A monster lock mi...
by ronk
May 4th, 2021, 11:46 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4885
Views: 364221

Re: A whiff of Cordite

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/ ... 3?mode=amp

GT makes a good point about the French record at home for HC semi finals and just how hard it is to win them.

Maybe it just wasn't our year
by ronk
May 3rd, 2021, 3:33 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30501

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

riocard911 wrote:
May 3rd, 2021, 1:22 pm
I'm still hoping Jack Dunne will be that big heavy hole-puncher we need.
Dunne is the closest we have to to a 140 kg Skelton, but that doesn't mean we should expect that from him or get the best out of him if he tries.
by ronk
May 3rd, 2021, 1:01 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Connacht v Leinster Rainbow Cup Sat 8/5 19.35
Replies: 20
Views: 1155

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

Twist wrote:
May 3rd, 2021, 11:39 am
Frawley was ready to go yesterday. I’d like to see how he goes at 12 with RB inside him at 10
I’d expect Henshaw to get time off, especially against Connacht.
by ronk
May 3rd, 2021, 12:55 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30501

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

Different solutions to the same problem. Both are valid and feasible. One is an option within current constraints.
by ronk
May 3rd, 2021, 11:01 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30501

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

Next season we will have 0 NIQ players in the first choice 23 and 2 project players. We have a lot of talent and we’ll have to turn what we have into the team that wins. The problem with a big signing or two is that there’s talent across the squad and it would involve pushing out decent talent. When...
by ronk
May 3rd, 2021, 10:52 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30501

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

We’ve developed 1 scrum half to sometimes international level in over 20 years.

Next years panel is probably the highest standard we’ve had in terms of development. We got weak because Munster were allowed sign McCarthy when they didn’t need him.
by ronk
May 3rd, 2021, 12:27 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30501

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

In 2021 we're won 9 lost 4, and we lost our share by not playing smart enough. We put out a strong team but there really wasn't a body of form for a lot of guys and the Munster match wasn't good preparation. It looked like the squad was getting over the injury hump after Exeter but it wasn't really ...
by ronk
May 1st, 2021, 6:50 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Champions Cup 2020 / 21
Replies: 34
Views: 1765

Re: Champions Cup 2020 / 21

Italy last won a 6N game in 2015, just to give an example of some of the knock on effects.
by ronk
April 30th, 2021, 8:30 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30501

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

Frawley hasn’t played and mightn’t be 100%.
by ronk
April 29th, 2021, 11:38 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Rugby announce plans for Rapid Antigen Testing Pilot
Replies: 45
Views: 2718

Re: Leinster Rugby announce plans for Rapid Antigen Testing Pilot

Pick the least bad option, subject to electability.

Competition means everyone has to get a little better to lose.
by ronk
April 28th, 2021, 4:40 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Law Changes
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Law Changes

If you stop the clock, shorten the game
by ronk
April 26th, 2021, 1:55 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Rainbow Cup Rd 1: Saturday, 24 April: Leinster v Munster – KO 7.35pm, RDS Arena
Replies: 446
Views: 22119

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

Game was lost by no's 1 to 8. Not sure why everyone is scapegoating a 9 and 10 neither of whom have started a game for Leinster and one of whom is just back from an ankle procedure. Reap what you sow............ If you start all but 1 of your games with either McGrath or Gibson Park don't be surpri...
by ronk
April 26th, 2021, 10:44 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Random Soccer Thread
Replies: 443
Views: 47344

Re: Random Soccer Thread

Given what happened with the Heineken Cup they'd be better placed than most to know about that particular folly.
by ronk
April 25th, 2021, 12:07 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Rainbow Cup Rd 1: Saturday, 24 April: Leinster v Munster – KO 7.35pm, RDS Arena
Replies: 446
Views: 22119

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

Lock9541 wrote:
April 25th, 2021, 11:56 am
Not usual that you see an outhalf making the most tackles
Relatively rare. You only see it when teams target the outhalf way above normal levels
by ronk
April 25th, 2021, 10:56 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Rainbow Cup Rd 1: Saturday, 24 April: Leinster v Munster – KO 7.35pm, RDS Arena
Replies: 446
Views: 22119

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

When you are focused on not getting hurt before the biggest game of the season, losing 2 guys in the captain's run is going to affect you, a lot.

Anyways congrats to Maloney and Foley on their debuts.
by ronk
April 24th, 2021, 10:59 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Rainbow Cup Rd 1: Saturday, 24 April: Leinster v Munster – KO 7.35pm, RDS Arena
Replies: 446
Views: 22119

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

We took a gamble at 9, normally ourmost conservative position for selection. Not only did it not pay off, but there was massive disruption to the main positions that support scrumhalf: 8 & 10. In the pro era we've put a big premium on experience at 9, the aggressively developed in other position. To...
by ronk
April 23rd, 2021, 7:59 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Rainbow Cup Rd 1: Saturday, 24 April: Leinster v Munster – KO 7.35pm, RDS Arena
Replies: 446
Views: 22119

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

Blueberry wrote:
April 23rd, 2021, 7:46 pm
Keith wrote:
April 23rd, 2021, 3:08 pm
POM selected over the in form Gavin Coombes. Oh Munster never change, please.
+1 pretty much sums it all up......
Or maybe they learnt to put some talent on the bench.
by ronk
April 23rd, 2021, 4:59 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Michael Bent
Replies: 122
Views: 11855

Re: Michael Bent

He was probably worth a few more caps but it was a close enough call at the time and it would have dug up the old controversy.