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by desperado
June 29th, 2022, 12:46 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 489
Views: 24269

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

the spoofer wrote: June 29th, 2022, 10:44 am I'd love to know who's plan it was to travel for 5 games in NZ with 40 players. I'm sure the coaches wanted more so it's either NZ Rugby or IRFU(Nucifora)
40 players is nuts when really its a 23 person game.
by desperado
June 15th, 2022, 10:31 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 489
Views: 24269

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

Was fairly happy with the squad till someone pointed out that Doak wasn't there :shock: . Faz obviously see's something in HB, he certainly not there on form. He's put a line through the names of RB and Burns and he's right too. They are not international level and lets face it, apart from Johnny, ...
by desperado
June 14th, 2022, 10:48 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: New contracts for coaching ticket
Replies: 190
Views: 15977

Re: New contracts for coaching ticket

Found Nathan Hines on Linkedin. Working with Gallagher insurance. He posted this 2 weeks ago (Leinster still in his blood)
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by desperado
June 14th, 2022, 10:29 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: New contracts for coaching ticket
Replies: 190
Views: 15977

Re: New contracts for coaching ticket

I wonder what Nathan Hines is doing these days. He was with Vern Cotter as part of the Scotland coaching ticket before Cotter was let go. I've no idea how good/bad or indifferent he would be as a coach; but if he was able to impart half of his 'smarts' and channeled aggression to the pack he'd be wo...
by desperado
June 14th, 2022, 4:41 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: New contracts for coaching ticket
Replies: 190
Views: 15977

Re: New contracts for coaching ticket

I'm not on the Robin McBryde hype train. Just not feeling it, to be honest. His hands are tied though by the decision to try to turn a mediocre loosehead who became a world class tighthead back into a loosehead. Because, as we've seen over the last couple of weeks, set pieces have no impact whatsoe...
by desperado
June 12th, 2022, 11:28 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Heineken Cup Dates 2022/23
Replies: 142
Views: 9000

Re: Heineken Cup Dates 2022/23

Sure is. Saying that; Sale/Gloucester v LI or Exeter much of a muchness. LAR/Racing vs Clermont/Lyon - slightly bigger challenge if we get LAR. However Clermont who are recruiting heavily wouldn't have been easy; I'm never convinced by Racing; and at this stage surely we owe LAR one (or two). I'd lo...
by desperado
June 11th, 2022, 11:22 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Bulls Friday RDS 19:35 TG4
Replies: 361
Views: 18179

Re: Leinster v Bulls Friday RDS 19:35 TG4

Having watched both URC semi finals and premiership semi finals also this weekend I would dearly like to know what the success rate was for teams electing to kick to the corner versus taking the 3 pts on offer. Given this has been subject of debate in our 2 end of season losses where we adopted dif...
by desperado
June 11th, 2022, 9:01 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Ulster 2021/22
Replies: 518
Views: 29999

Re: Ulster 2021/22

Hard luck for Ulster; O''Toole seriously impressed though - 83mins most of them v Kitshoff
by desperado
June 9th, 2022, 10:35 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Bulls Friday RDS 19:35 TG4
Replies: 361
Views: 18179

Re: Leinster v Bulls Friday RDS 19:35 TG4

Looks like it’s going to be another poor attendance, disappointed that Leinster fan base is so shallow. Also really frustrated by the complete inability of Leinster to market or sell the team in general or specific matches Did LR or the URC for that matter even attempt to market this game; I certai...
by desperado
June 2nd, 2022, 10:13 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Heineken Cup Dates 2022/23
Replies: 142
Views: 9000

Re: Heineken Cup Dates 2022/23

While I think of it, am I right in saying that no one from the URC will have to go to SA during the Group stages only the French and English teams? Yup, 3 of the English sides and 3 of the French sides will get a bit of Sun in Dec/Jan in South Africa. Hu-ho they won't like that Ted! :D I can see th...
by desperado
June 2nd, 2022, 9:59 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Glasgow URC Q/F Sat 4th June 15:15
Replies: 178
Views: 12151

Re: Leinster v Glasgow URC Q/F Sat 4th June 15:15

ronk wrote: June 2nd, 2022, 4:25 pm Ah I see. Your first mistake was looking on the wrong website, your 2nd was looking for anything on the EPRC website.
:happy clapper: :lol: :lol:
by desperado
June 2nd, 2022, 3:39 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Glasgow URC Q/F Sat 4th June 15:15
Replies: 178
Views: 12151

Re: Leinster v Glasgow URC Q/F Sat 4th June 15:15

Am I right in thinking that the seeding for next years HC comes from the QF, Sf and Final results of the URC and not the league places? In other words if Glasgow win the whole thing they'll be seeded first despite having come 8th in the URC table. No. SEEDING 2022/23 EPCR Heineken Champions Cup dra...
by desperado
May 31st, 2022, 4:45 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Glasgow URC Q/F Sat 4th June 15:15
Replies: 178
Views: 12151

Re: Leinster v Glasgow URC Q/F Sat 4th June 15:15

As a player I think I'd look at Dan Leavy or Conor O'Brien (haven't heard anything about him but I just mention him as someone who's been having a rough time) and get over my own disappointment pretty quickly and realise that it's just great to be playing rugby at all never mind for such a great te...
by desperado
May 31st, 2022, 4:43 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Glasgow URC Q/F Sat 4th June 15:15
Replies: 178
Views: 12151

Re: Leinster v Glasgow URC Q/F Sat 4th June 15:15

Judging by ticketmaster we are in for an embarrassing attendance on Saturday. Absolutely oodles of tickets in the two main stands remaining. I think across the board there seems to be a bit of apathy towards these matches. A lot of Leinster fans are probably drained financially and emotionally and ...
by desperado
May 30th, 2022, 10:50 pm
Forum: Heineken Champions Cup Final 2022
Topic: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille
Replies: 569
Views: 36135

Re: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille

Don't know if anyone else on the forum was in the airport at 2300 Sat night. There were 4 flights back; 2 charters, 1 RA, 1 Aer Lingus I think all within 40 mins of each other. Place was full of Leinster fans returning and when the players arrived they got a good round of applause. Obviously a very ...
by desperado
May 30th, 2022, 10:42 pm
Forum: Heineken Champions Cup Final 2022
Topic: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille
Replies: 569
Views: 36135

Re: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille

Taking the points were all correct calls for me. I’d have been fuming if we turned down the chance to go more than 7 ahead if we hadn’t scored. We also just weren’t playing well so not sure why people would have backed us to actually score a try off a lineout. I think Ryan disagreed with Sexton at ...
by desperado
May 30th, 2022, 10:07 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Glasgow URC Q/F Sat 4th June 15:15
Replies: 178
Views: 12151

Re: Leinster v Glasgow URC Q/F Sat 4th June 15:15

LeinsterLeader wrote: May 30th, 2022, 11:53 am I wonder if porridge might be close for this. Would be great to see him back involved.
Won't see Porridge this season.
by desperado
May 29th, 2022, 9:03 pm
Forum: Heineken Champions Cup Final 2022
Topic: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille
Replies: 569
Views: 36135

Re: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille

paddyor wrote: May 28th, 2022, 7:26 pm Don’t buy the power argument at all. That was mental imo.
+1*2
by desperado
May 29th, 2022, 9:03 pm
Forum: Heineken Champions Cup Final 2022
Topic: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille
Replies: 569
Views: 36135

Re: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille

Under pressure decision making not to go for 7 and settle for 3 continuously is not what this team has been doing this season but we did yesterday. Ultimately is it a mix of nerves and just trying to cling on and do enough rather than having the confidence to go out and win it in style ? Who knows ...
by desperado
May 27th, 2022, 2:32 pm
Forum: Heineken Champions Cup Final 2022
Topic: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille
Replies: 569
Views: 36135

Re: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille

Interestingly there are no pictures on either Inpho or Sportsfile of the LAR Captains Run (I assume they had one) whilst all 3 other teams taking to the pitch this weekend were covered. So either they have an exclusive deal with someone for their photos or they went behind closed doors. curiouser a...