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by wixfjord
August 10th, 2022, 12:27 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Eddie Jones blames public schools for building 'compliant' rugby players
Replies: 31
Views: 1363

Re: Eddie Jones blames public schools for building 'compliant' rugby players

I think any overly homogenous group / culture CAN be problematic. Not always, and not nececessarilly in the short term but there are myriad examples of monoculture / group think failing to see or manage issues. I think people are ascribing physical softness with what Jones / Stu said and I don’t th...
by wixfjord
August 10th, 2022, 9:35 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Eddie Jones blames public schools for building 'compliant' rugby players
Replies: 31
Views: 1363

Re: Eddie Jones blames public schools for building 'compliant' rugby players

I just don't see the evidence for this. We won 4 European Cups and 6 Nations with players who came through this system - nobdoy can tell me that 2011 team didn't have resilience or leadership. Same for the 2009 team. The 2018 team balls out a tough and tight game and it was Racing who bottled it. I...
by wixfjord
August 9th, 2022, 8:31 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Eddie Jones blames public schools for building 'compliant' rugby players
Replies: 31
Views: 1363

Re: Eddie Jones blames public schools for building 'compliant' rugby players

Whatever you say about Jones and his trolling, he does have a point here. Lancaster in 2019: “There are so many different personality types,” Lancaster explains. “What I found over here is a lot of the players are quiet, they are detail-orientated. They are very respectful of coaches and what they s...
by wixfjord
August 8th, 2022, 11:52 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Eddie Jones blames public schools for building 'compliant' rugby players
Replies: 31
Views: 1363

Re: Eddie Jones blames public schools for building 'compliant' rugby players

So we definitely need diversity of background, the more diverse and the wider the net the better for Irish rugby. I don't buy the private schools can't produce leaders. From a rugby perspective if you look at players who have captained Ireland in the last 10 years Leo Cullen, Jamie Heaslip, Peter O...
by wixfjord
August 8th, 2022, 10:56 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Eddie Jones blames public schools for building 'compliant' rugby players
Replies: 31
Views: 1363

Re: Eddie Jones blames public schools for building 'compliant' rugby players

So we definitely need diversity of background, the more diverse and the wider the net the better for Irish rugby. I don't buy the private schools can't produce leaders. From a rugby perspective if you look at players who have captained Ireland in the last 10 years Leo Cullen, Jamie Heaslip, Peter O...
by wixfjord
August 7th, 2022, 4:44 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Eddie Jones blames public schools for building 'compliant' rugby players
Replies: 31
Views: 1363

Eddie Jones blames public schools for building 'compliant' rugby players

Jones getting a lot of heat for this, but if you read beyond the headline, I think he has a point. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union/2022/08/06/problem-public-school-rugby-according-eddie-jones/ https://www.rugbypass.com/news/jones-blames-public-schools-for-building-compliant-rugby-players/ Wh...
by wixfjord
August 6th, 2022, 5:32 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Rugby Championship 2022
Replies: 42
Views: 1776

Re: Rugby Championship 2022

The worst NZ team I've seen in a long time. I think puts our win in a little bit of perspective.

SA no great shakes either mind, and on the positive side it shows how potent our attack can be when you look at how SA have played.
by wixfjord
August 6th, 2022, 5:09 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Pre-Season 2022/23
Replies: 50
Views: 5254

Re: Pre-Season 2022/23

Nice Ngatai highlights reel.

We're certainly getting a powerful centre with a big boot and a good kicking game.

https://youtu.be/dn3vjOdCPag

He'll be a very useful extra carrier against bigger sides. Himself & Lowe in the backline gives a lot of power.
by wixfjord
August 6th, 2022, 4:53 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Rugby Championship 2022
Replies: 42
Views: 1776

Re: Rugby Championship 2022

Schmidt should be give full leeway to have his way with that NZ ruck.

It's awful. Poor angles, no ball control when they're placing it and Smith is being served up awful stuff.
by wixfjord
August 6th, 2022, 4:50 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Rugby Championship 2022
Replies: 42
Views: 1776

Re: Rugby Championship 2022

NZ are an absolute mess. Their attack is awful.

(Not something I ever though I'd be typing.)
by wixfjord
August 6th, 2022, 2:58 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Heineken Cup Dates 2022/23
Replies: 177
Views: 11888

Re: Heineken Cup Dates 2022/23

Gloucester have seemingly signed Zach Mercer. Massive coup for them, he was by far the best player on the pitch in the Top 14 Final. That's for the 2023/24 season apparently. He still has a year left on his Montpellier contract. It's just so he is eligible for selection for the world cup. Ah I see!
by wixfjord
August 6th, 2022, 1:49 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Heineken Cup Dates 2022/23
Replies: 177
Views: 11888

Re: Heineken Cup Dates 2022/23

Gloucester have seemingly signed Zach Mercer.

Massive coup for them, he was by far the best player on the pitch in the Top 14 Final.
by wixfjord
August 5th, 2022, 12:25 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: United Rugby Championship
Replies: 689
Views: 55571

Re: United Rugby Championship

Lots of Friday away games and Saturday home games which is good.

No Sunday games bar the NYD Connacht tie.

Thomond derby on Stephen's Day which is great.
by wixfjord
August 5th, 2022, 12:22 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: United Rugby Championship
Replies: 689
Views: 55571

Re: United Rugby Championship

Leinster Rugby Full Fixture Schedule Round 1 – Zebre Parma v Leinster – Saturday, 17 September – KO 1pm (Irish time) – LIVE on RTÉ, Premier Sports and SuperSport Round 2 – Leinster v Benetton – Friday, 23 September – KO 7.35pm – LIVE on TG4, Premier Sports and SuperSport Round 3 – Ulster v Leinster ...
by wixfjord
August 3rd, 2022, 8:17 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 1565
Views: 68039

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

When you think about it, the attrition rate on Leinster opensides is shocking; SOB missed huge chunks of his career, Leavy's career was cut short, we haven't seen Connors in a long time. It might be that the coaches have just decided its too risky to make it a central pillar of our game especially ...
by wixfjord
August 3rd, 2022, 3:55 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023
Replies: 185
Views: 7565

Re: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023

You are reading what you want to see, as you are a person with a certain view. I clearly stated that I wasn’t claiming that he was good enough for inclusion in the Irish squad, or even to become first choice ahead of Farrell in the Munster squad. If a guy is coming to Munster with his profile less ...
by wixfjord
August 3rd, 2022, 3:47 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023
Replies: 185
Views: 7565

Re: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023

Frisch will provide some really good depth in the middle of the park, and I doubt he is coming to Munster to just make up the numbers. He will be pushing hard for inclusion in the Irish squad for the RWC. I’m not saying that he is good enough to make it, as I have limited knowledge of the guy, and ...
by wixfjord
August 3rd, 2022, 2:03 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023
Replies: 185
Views: 7565

Re: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023

Would imagine he'll go straight in and replace Scannell/Goggin in the pecking order. I think Scannell is a good player. It's extremely likely that Fekitoa is an upgrade on him [24 All Black caps in an outstandingly strong period for New Zealand, between 2014-17], but Scannell has always impressed m...
by wixfjord
August 3rd, 2022, 11:55 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023
Replies: 185
Views: 7565

Re: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023

Frisch will provide some really good depth in the middle of the park, and I doubt he is coming to Munster to just make up the numbers. He will be pushing hard for inclusion in the Irish squad for the RWC. I’m not saying that he is good enough to make it, as I have limited knowledge of the guy, and ...
by wixfjord
August 3rd, 2022, 9:43 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023
Replies: 185
Views: 7565

Re: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023

Interesting! He clearly has an actual real connection to Ireland. Never knowingly seen the guy play, but according to Bristol fans and Lam he's a big talent. Will be interesting to see how he's used given Farrell/Fekitoa won't be missing barring injury. He seems to be a different sort of option to b...