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by ronk
May 16th, 2021, 2:32 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: is the Rainbow Cup still going ahead?
Replies: 140
Views: 8105

Re: is the Rainbow Cup still going ahead?

This has turned into a cracking competition with some good rounds of rugby. It's also not a procession for once.
by ronk
May 16th, 2021, 2:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 835
Views: 33814

Re: Corona Virus

HSE and DOH hacks. Any general ideas on what form these hacks take. Is it the bios that is being attacked in the first instance. Whither virus, mal and firewall defences. As a result is it that all their computers have to be reinstalled from scratch. How are these sort of attacks detected.and stopp...
by ronk
May 15th, 2021, 8:35 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs
Replies: 180
Views: 8186

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

I'd say a penalty gets called, at least, if it's a TMO referral. As a captain's referral there needs to be clear evidence and awarding a penalty lets them off the hook for losing their challenge
by ronk
May 15th, 2021, 8:31 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: is the Rainbow Cup still going ahead?
Replies: 140
Views: 8105

Re: is the Rainbow Cup still going ahead?

alanair wrote:
May 15th, 2021, 8:05 pm
cormac wrote:
May 15th, 2021, 7:48 pm
Dexter wrote:
May 15th, 2021, 7:23 pm
So Treviso go 4 points clear at the top with a BP win.
A place in the final is theirs to lose now! :D
7pts from their last two fixtures will guarantee their presence in the final.
I suspect Connacht will save the League’s blushes on this one
And do Munster a favour?
by ronk
May 15th, 2021, 3:13 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Connacht 2019/20/21
Replies: 307
Views: 26700

Re: Connacht 2019/20/21

Murray is 32 and had an injury related run of weaker form.
by ronk
May 15th, 2021, 3:09 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Sean Cronin
Replies: 31
Views: 3140

Re: Sean Cronin

Thought Faz cut him harshly just because he wouldn’t be around for the RWC. Ah he's nowhere near the player he was, not even making our 23 for big game like! It’s 2 years after the RWC. He was briefly Ireland’s first choice hooker when Best retired but then dropped right out of the next squad. And ...
by ronk
May 15th, 2021, 1:03 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Sean Cronin
Replies: 31
Views: 3140

Re: Sean Cronin

Incredible career. Was playing for Ireland A when he couldn’t get a look in for Munster. Big performer for Connacht. Almost 200 apppearances in 10years for Leinster and over 70 international caps.

Thought Faz cut him harshly just because he wouldn’t be around for the RWC.
by ronk
May 15th, 2021, 12:52 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Connacht 2019/20/21
Replies: 307
Views: 26700

Re: Connacht 2019/20/21

The 10 minute period immediately following half-time demonstrated perfectly why there remains a gulf, not a gap, between Casey and Marmion as scrum-halves. Coaching and experience will close the distance but it won't happen in weeks, perhaps not even months and maybe not for years. Casey is confide...
by ronk
May 14th, 2021, 8:40 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs
Replies: 180
Views: 8186

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

LeRouxIsPHat wrote:
May 14th, 2021, 8:36 pm
Really poor defence out wide even allowing for it being a turnover, but Baloucoune is quality and that was good from Stockdale too who seems to be back in good form.
Yeah. Missed tackle by Kearney and O'Brien caught in no man's land.
by ronk
May 14th, 2021, 6:43 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs
Replies: 180
Views: 8186

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

Well there’s certainly no confusion now as to Leinster’s intentions in the Rainbow Cup. Like Munster, Leinster have again selected a very strong squad showing that they are not treating this as a development tournament as hoped for by many supporters. This is shaping up to be a cracking game, but I...
by ronk
May 14th, 2021, 8:34 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs
Replies: 180
Views: 8186

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

And probably orders from on high to take the tournament seriously because of the South African teams.
by ronk
May 13th, 2021, 12:12 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs
Replies: 180
Views: 8186

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

Madigan looked fine from the outside but fell down the pecking order (sometimes falling hard, and usually with controversy) at Leinster, Bordeaux, Bristol and now Ulster. I wish him success, but I wouldn't want us to take a chance on him. What controversies https://www.balls.ie/rugby/ian-madigan-3-...
by ronk
May 12th, 2021, 11:20 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs
Replies: 180
Views: 8186

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

Madigan looked fine from the outside but fell down the pecking order (sometimes falling hard, and usually with controversy) at Leinster, Bordeaux, Bristol and now Ulster.

I wish him success, but I wouldn't want us to take a chance on him.
by ronk
May 11th, 2021, 2:25 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 57
Views: 4284

Re: Leinster Squad 21-22

I remember the u20 world championships a couple of years ago and everyone was shitting themselves because the Springboks had Steven Kitshoff in their side who was already a Super Rugby regular. He got absolutely buckled by the then relatively unknown Irish tighthead, some lad called Furlong. Yeah. ...
by ronk
May 10th, 2021, 1:41 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs
Replies: 180
Views: 8186

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

Cheers. Didn't know/recall that.

I think Hawkshaw and Corkery are fit anyway.
by ronk
May 10th, 2021, 1:29 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs
Replies: 180
Views: 8186

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

Would we sign a joker? Cathal Marsh back from the US?
by ronk
May 9th, 2021, 11:33 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 34465

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

When we have figured out exactly what happened against LAR, and why, we can start to correct it. To jump to easy conclusions before then could be a waste of time and effort. Since we won the Heineken Cup we have been losing talent to other provinces and losing some (1 a year is all it takes) of our...
by ronk
May 9th, 2021, 9:55 pm
Forum: British and Irish Lions
Topic: 2021 Lions
Replies: 140
Views: 5746

Re: 2021 Lions

If Henshaw is back to current form within 30 weeks I'd take that.
by ronk
May 9th, 2021, 8:41 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 34465

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

ROG was talking nonsense (as in there's no way I'm telling Leinster what we planned) when referring to targeting Conan and Henshaw. He knew exactly what our weakest position (neither Conan or Henshaw fit that criteria) was and so it panned out, It's been our problem position for quite some time now...