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by CiaranIrl
May 11th, 2021, 9:59 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: is the Rainbow Cup still going ahead?
Replies: 106
Views: 6220

Re: is the Rainbow Cup still going ahead?

I can't see Munster losing any games, and you know what, I really couldn't care less. I honestly don't think I could muster the energy to care about the final of this nonsense if we were in it. Whatever about whether or not a European cup win would have an asterisk beside it or not, this markey uppy...
by CiaranIrl
May 11th, 2021, 1:19 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 57
Views: 4226

Re: Leinster Squad 21-22

I watched the Bulls vs Stormers game there at the weekend, and my biggest takeaway was that the Michael Alaalatoa signing was incredibly wise. The Stormers front row was Frans Malherbe, Bongi Mbonambi & Steven Kitshoff. They each range from 17.5 to 20 stone. All 30 year old veterans, capped by South...
by CiaranIrl
May 9th, 2021, 9:12 pm
Forum: British and Irish Lions
Topic: 2021 Lions
Replies: 138
Views: 5615

Re: 2021 Lions

Lock9541 wrote:
May 9th, 2021, 8:33 pm
CiaranIrl wrote:
May 9th, 2021, 5:59 pm
Good video that. Makes me even more nervous about Henshaw making it back in one piece though.
It’ll be worth it if we win the test series
I wouldn't sacrifice a player for that in a month of Sundays.
by CiaranIrl
May 9th, 2021, 5:59 pm
Forum: British and Irish Lions
Topic: 2021 Lions
Replies: 138
Views: 5615

Re: 2021 Lions

Good video that. Makes me even more nervous about Henshaw making it back in one piece though.
by CiaranIrl
May 8th, 2021, 9:32 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Connacht v Leinster Rainbow Cup Sat 8/5 19.35
Replies: 179
Views: 7192

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

Hmmm Baird wasn't great there. A few minutes later he was bundled into touch as well. He really needs to figure out the physicality bit over the summer. He's a bit of a luxury second row right now. Amazing athletic ability in broken play and on our defensive lineout, but he needs to balance the boo...
by CiaranIrl
May 8th, 2021, 9:29 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Connacht v Leinster Rainbow Cup Sat 8/5 19.35
Replies: 179
Views: 7192

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

cormac wrote:
May 8th, 2021, 9:19 pm
Let Fardy take the conversion
Brilliant. Wish we had. :happy clapper:
by CiaranIrl
May 8th, 2021, 3:07 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 34362

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

I think people forget that James Ryan is still just 24 years old. He's 5 years younger than Ian Henderson, who has had plenty of bad form in the last 5 or 6 years. Ryan has a long way to go before he's in the peak of his career, which tends to be 27-33 or so for a second row. I have no doubt that he...
by CiaranIrl
May 7th, 2021, 2:35 pm
Forum: British and Irish Lions
Topic: 2021 Lions
Replies: 138
Views: 5615

Re: 2021 Lions

You could make a serious team out of players not going, couldn't you? Something like Healy, Kelleher, Sinkler, Gray, Ryan, Underhill, Navidi, Vunipola, Youngs, Sexton, May, Slade, Ringrose, Earls, Keenan
by CiaranIrl
May 6th, 2021, 12:37 pm
Forum: British and Irish Lions
Topic: 2021 Lions
Replies: 138
Views: 5615

Re: 2021 Lions

I think Tadgh Beirne will definitely get it He's certainly on most people's list and he has the advantage of being versatile. But... I worry that as a lock he's just too lightweight against the Saffers. And as a second row / 6 he is vying with Itoje and Henderson. I can see one crossover back 5, po...
by CiaranIrl
May 5th, 2021, 6:35 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Connacht v Leinster Rainbow Cup Sat 8/5 19.35
Replies: 179
Views: 7192

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

We've lost two in a row. When was the last time we lost three on the bounce I wonder? Connacht beat us on the 2nd of January in the RDS. Are we going to let them beat us again? Twice in a row? If the above doesn't sharpen the minds, bullshit tournament or not, I don't know what will. Whoever plays, ...
by CiaranIrl
May 4th, 2021, 4:24 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Enforcer Second-Row Options
Replies: 75
Views: 3837

Re: Enforcer Second-Row Options

Thats fine. Just dont expect us to win Europe next year is all. Our current second rows aren't good enough at the business end of Europe, maybe JR excluded. That's fine if we just want to get to quarters or semi finals but it wont get us a fifth star as every other side is spending money on the top...
by CiaranIrl
May 4th, 2021, 8:07 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Enforcer Second-Row Options
Replies: 75
Views: 3837

Re: Enforcer Second-Row Options

I understand the premise of the topic. I do actually think its possible for us to sign a top class lock and its something that is very much required if we want to return to the top of the tree. Getting someone in of the quality of kruis is very achievable. Unfortunately we seem to want to win these...
by CiaranIrl
May 3rd, 2021, 10:59 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Enforcer Second-Row Options
Replies: 75
Views: 3837

Re: Enforcer Second-Row Options

I understand the premise of the topic. I do actually think its possible for us to sign a top class lock and its something that is very much required if we want to return to the top of the tree. Getting someone in of the quality of kruis is very achievable. Unfortunately we seem to want to win these...
by CiaranIrl
May 2nd, 2021, 8:43 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 34362

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

This nonsense of wearing masks after games needs to stop, Sweltering heat and lads coming off the pitch gasping for air having their breathing restricted, rebreathing their own C02, blood crying out for oxygen they're not getting. Of course masks are absolute madness in every day life in general, h...
by CiaranIrl
May 2nd, 2021, 3:54 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 34362

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

Gutting that Larmour didn’t find McGrath with that pass. Looked a try if it was hit him. La Rochelle making yards too easily. Need to cut out the sloppy passing and cheap penalties in the second half.
by CiaranIrl
April 30th, 2021, 3:36 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 34362

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

It goes without saying really, but we really need our half backs to play the full game. We're in trouble if either of them go down early, but otherwise, I'm pretty confident to be honest. We need to play at the level we managed against Exeter for the last hour of the game. If we do that and keep our...
by CiaranIrl
April 28th, 2021, 9:58 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4886
Views: 365027

Re: A whiff of Cordite

You would think that the only Irish interest left in Europe this year was Ronan O'Gara the way the media looks this week. Thornley's fawning article yesterday was ridiculous.
by CiaranIrl
April 27th, 2021, 8:37 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 34362

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

Bench will be interesting, if they do go with JGP and Frawley/Byrne I would hazard they will then do a 5/3 for fear that one of those could get injured when they go on. God every time Ross gets hit I’m going to have to look away. In answer to another post I think we are very lucky to have Ross with...
by CiaranIrl
April 26th, 2021, 6:43 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Rumour Mill
Replies: 11439
Views: 770669

Re: Rumour Mill

Can we please stop talking about whether or not Furlong will be picked for Ireland while playing for a team he won't be playing with?
by CiaranIrl
April 26th, 2021, 4:39 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 34362

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

Doris won't be in contention now that he still has no gametime, so for this week I don't see him in the equation at all. Can't see how Sexton makes it, given everything spouted to date. Question now is whether Harry or Frawley are fit to bench. JGP ain't going to make it either, and I don't think y...