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by wixfjord
May 5th, 2021, 8:16 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Connacht v Leinster Rainbow Cup Sat 8/5 19.35
Replies: 21
Views: 1204

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

How do you. know someone doesn't care about the Lions?

They'll relentlessly tell you how little they care about the Lions.

We get it!
by wixfjord
May 4th, 2021, 3:53 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Connacht v Leinster Rainbow Cup Sat 8/5 19.35
Replies: 21
Views: 1204

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

Potential side then:
Byrne, Kelleher, Porter, Fardy, Ryan, Murphy, VDF, Conan, McGrath, Ross, DK, Frawley, Ringer, Larmour, Keenan
Sheahan, Healy, Furlong, Baird, Penny, Osborne, JOB, Lowe

Gonna take a lot to get lads up for this, a real test of professionalism!
by wixfjord
May 4th, 2021, 3:24 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Connacht v Leinster Rainbow Cup Sat 8/5 19.35
Replies: 21
Views: 1204

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

I'd say they'll be taking absolutely no risks with anyone now. Let a few guys off and bring them back in for a full pre-season or get a few weeks rest before Lions.
by wixfjord
May 3rd, 2021, 7:35 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30545

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

You are missing the point - can we beat a big pack, yes of course we can but we are making it harder for ourselves and give big sides a very easy path to follow to beat us - do you think ROG hadn't had the Sarries games on repeat recently...............and we need to be really accurate and perfect ...
by wixfjord
May 3rd, 2021, 7:28 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30545

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

You are missing the point - can we beat a big pack, yes of course we can but we are making it harder for ourselves and give big sides a very easy path to follow to beat us - do you think ROG hadn't had the Sarries games on repeat recently...............and we need to be really accurate and perfect ...
by wixfjord
May 3rd, 2021, 7:17 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30545

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

Exeter are not remotely comparable to Saracens in 2019 or La Rochelle now in terms of bulk and physicality. Yes, Exeter are very accurate and play a fast-paced, draining game, but they have no athletic freaks. No Vunipolas, no Skeltons, no Antonios. Yep exactly. They managed to reach the summit wit...
by wixfjord
May 3rd, 2021, 7:12 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30545

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

It's neither knee-jerk nor abandoning our 'model' to think we should make one signing of a very big second-row. I really don't see the issue and there's a clear need for it against the top 3-4 other sides in Europe. I do think it's pretty knee jerk to say we need to sign a journeyman ProD2 player o...
by wixfjord
May 3rd, 2021, 5:39 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30545

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

I understand the physicality thing, Toulouse have it I hear, we beat Toulouse well twice a couple of seasons ago and somehow contrived to lose the away match that season by a point that we played brilliantly in after a slow start. Exeter win Europe last year with physicality, we beat them a few wee...
by wixfjord
May 3rd, 2021, 5:37 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30545

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

Look simple example: Would we have beaten a monster Clermont pack and team in 2012 without Thorn ? Not so sure, himself and Cullen immense that day. I got the feeling that Schmidt knew that we needed a 2nd row lump and pulled a rabbit out of a hat in Thorn. Of course it is all well and good talking...
by wixfjord
May 3rd, 2021, 4:59 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30545

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

It's neither knee-jerk nor abandoning our 'model' to think we should make one signing of a very big second-row. I really don't see the issue and there's a clear need for it against the top 3-4 other sides in Europe. I do think it's pretty knee jerk to say we need to sign a journeyman ProD2 player o...
by wixfjord
May 3rd, 2021, 2:10 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30545

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

I don't think you can play around power teams any more, or beat them via fast, multi-phase attacks. Why? Simply because the change of interpretation at the breakdown means that the holding on penalty is awarded more quickly now than before. This suits massive lumps like Antonio, and especially shor...
by wixfjord
May 3rd, 2021, 12:34 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30545

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

I really, really think this focus on 'power' as the only answer is a misnomer. We lost Rhys which was a huge blow.

But the reason we lost that game was down to errors like poor kicking, passing and ruck play, along with a few of our bigger players not having good games.
by wixfjord
May 3rd, 2021, 12:31 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30545

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

Now that the dust has settled and hindsight is at 20/20. 1. They wanted it more than we did. At the end of the day ya can't beat a bit of good old fashioned pashun. 2. They were better prepared than we were. Against Munster we looked leaden footed, it was the same against LAR 3. We made selection e...
by wixfjord
May 2nd, 2021, 8:42 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30545

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

But I thought there was no flu though?? No I'm talking about the fact your family got flu means masks have zero impact on viral spread. I mean your individual example there just proves that point right? And the fact you're working in an FDI site just makes it even more impactful. For some reason.
by wixfjord
May 2nd, 2021, 8:32 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30545

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

FDI is a TLA for Foreign Direct Investment. Does it have another meaning. CDC date 5th May 2020, how out of date do you want to be? Flu epidemic or season. COVID isn't the flu but for some strange reason there was virtually no flu season in the winter just past. Nobody is claiming that masks are a ...
by wixfjord
May 2nd, 2021, 8:29 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21
Replies: 988
Views: 46764

Re: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21

https://rugbylad.ie/irish-province-keen-sign-pablo-matera-6-month-deal-expires-crusaders/ Now that would be a great signing for Munster. It would add some real grit to the team. First a drugs cheat and now a racist. He'd certainly wear the jersey with 'pride and honesty' alright. The latter was a l...
by wixfjord
May 2nd, 2021, 6:57 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30545

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

Jaysus I didn't predict this loss, but I definitely didn't predict the day ending with anti-maskers on LF.com!
by wixfjord
May 2nd, 2021, 6:09 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30545

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

Very disappointed. They just had too much power. They had the squeeze in the scrum, won the collisions and their caries around the fringes got them easy meters. Atonio and Skelton unstoppable. Interestingly, nine of the La Rochelle starting XV hail from outside France (vs one for Leinster). Difficu...
by wixfjord
May 2nd, 2021, 4:59 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30545

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

Toner can’t compete in these high level European games anymore unfortunately, surprised he got a new deal Are you only allowed to be a Leinster player if you can compete in high level Euro games? Dev was the least of our worries today. Did his usual shift. I have to say I'm worried at the prospect ...
by wixfjord
May 2nd, 2021, 4:57 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30545

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

It does come down to the same problem that we had with Saracens - bigger, superior athletes. When those kind of guys are well coached, there's very little you can do. I actually disagree, today wasn't won by power. We just didn't fire at all. Too many errors, bad passes and kicks, knock ons and poo...