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by JohnB
April 7th, 2021, 9:16 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Rainbow Cup Rd 1: Saturday, 24 April: Leinster v Munster – KO 7.35pm, RDS Arena
Replies: 122
Views: 8541

Re: Rainbow Cup Rd 1: Munster @TheRDS

Are we taking the ‘Yes, Minister’ approach to all matches against Munster - “In defeat malice, in victory, revenge!”
by JohnB
April 4th, 2021, 12:11 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Champions Cup 1/4 Final: Exeter V Leinster
Replies: 539
Views: 27832

Re: Champions Cup 1/4 Final: Exeter V Leinster

Didn’t see the game yesterday but from what I’ve read and from the scoreline it appears that we will have to play exceptionally well next weekend to win. I do feel that if we can finesse our way past Exeter we will have a good chance of winning the Cup.
by JohnB
March 20th, 2021, 10:19 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: 6 Nations 2021
Replies: 902
Views: 40781

Re: 6 Nations 2021

Given the utter cynicism of the Welsh in the red zone in the last 15 minutes I’m delighted that France pulled out the win.
by JohnB
March 5th, 2021, 9:24 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21
Replies: 952
Views: 44518

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

Cloete is quite a cynical player.Just before his yellow card he tackled a Connacht player off the ball and just after he returned he tackled Jack Carthy late and high with a trailing arm.
by JohnB
March 1st, 2021, 12:41 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Glasgow at Home, Sunday the 28th, 5.30pm
Replies: 233
Views: 10072

Re: Glasgow at Home, Sunday the 28th, 5.30pm

The enduring sense of victim hood emanating from the Glasgow Warriors forum is very tiresome. Their players are never to blame for any ills that befall them.
by JohnB
February 7th, 2021, 3:37 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: 6 Nations 2021
Replies: 902
Views: 40781

Re: 6 Nations 2021

With all the recent news about early onset dementia among recently retired rugby players that was an unbelievably cheap shot by POM and in terms of group dynamic incredibly stupid. We are now quite unlikely to win this no matter what we do.
by JohnB
January 27th, 2021, 5:16 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Munster Away 26/12 19:35 Eir Sport 1
Replies: 573
Views: 29426

Re: Munster Away 26/12 19:35 Eir Sport 1

Dave Cahill wrote:
January 27th, 2021, 12:45 pm
Uncle Monty wrote:
January 27th, 2021, 12:44 pm
Dave Cahill wrote:
January 23rd, 2021, 9:19 pm
:D
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Such a great film! Will always be one of my favorites.
by JohnB
January 24th, 2021, 1:55 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Munster Away 26/12 19:35 Eir Sport 1
Replies: 573
Views: 29426

Re: Munster Away 26/12 19:35 Eir Sport 1

I thought that Sexton by his exalted standards had a poor game in the 50 minutes or so that he was on. Given that he went off feeling his hamstring it suggests that part of the reason for his recent average displays might be the possibility that he is playing with an injury. If that is the case, it'...
by JohnB
January 20th, 2021, 7:47 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Munster Away 26/12 19:35 Eir Sport 1
Replies: 573
Views: 29426

Re: Munster Away 26/12 19:35 Eir Sport 1

While winning 21 of our last 28 matches against Munster we seem to have lost a match every four or five games which suggests that we are due another loss soon. This could be that loss.
by JohnB
December 20th, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21
Replies: 952
Views: 44518

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

That was a really admirable comeback by Munster. But it also goes some way to explain why CA have never won the European Cup. No team should lose a match they’re leading in by 28-9 at half time yet they’ve made a habit over the years of losing games they should have won. Saying that I take nothing a...
by JohnB
November 29th, 2020, 7:31 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Andy Farell's Reign of Terror
Replies: 189
Views: 27643

Re: Andy Farell's Reign of Terror

We’ve dropped away alarmingly even since the start of the 6N in January. Our back play has become pedestrian. We do not look well coached. There will be some bleak years ahead of us during which our support and patience will be stretched some.
by JohnB
November 23rd, 2020, 8:44 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21
Replies: 952
Views: 44518

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

Thought the scoring pass for Glasgow’s first try was forward.
by JohnB
October 25th, 2020, 9:00 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Connacht 2019/20/21
Replies: 260
Views: 23003

Re: Connacht 2019/20/21

Connacht are playing lovely enterprising rugby.
by JohnB
September 8th, 2020, 11:18 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Salarysins
Replies: 1614
Views: 96389

Re: Leinster v Salarysins

I wonder why it took so long to arrive at this decision? A little odd, I think.
by JohnB
August 25th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4868
Views: 360469

Re: A whiff of Cordite

Someone told me today that Leinster have played Munster 27 times since and including Croke park and won 20 of them. I notice that in the 26 matches we played against them prior to the 2009 HEC semi final, for which I can find details, we were quite a bit more competitive against them than the exist...
by JohnB
May 12th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Book thread
Replies: 612
Views: 49254

Re: Book thread

I have just finished Thomas Mullen's novels, Dark Town and The Lightening Men. They're fantastic reads. The first is set in Atlanta, GA in 1948 against the backdrop of the appointment of the first 8 Black Police Officers. Apparently, the actual police officers were not allowed work out of Police HQ ...
by JohnB
May 8th, 2020, 1:05 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Niall Kiely
Replies: 178
Views: 21153

Re: Niall Kiely

Kiely’s article was the embodiment of a pervasive, nasty, snide and demeaning attitude towards Leinster rugby and its supporters that was enthusiastically fostered by elements of the Irish sport media in the early noughties. The article combined with the match result ensured that the day was one of ...
by JohnB
December 28th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Munster Away, Saturday Dec 28, 18:00, Eir Sports 1
Replies: 183
Views: 15835

Re: Munster Away, Saturday Dec 28, 18:00, Eir Sports 1

Well, we won that in part, because with and without the ball, we did a lot more with it than Munster did. The number of errors on their own ball by Munster in the 2nd was an indictment of their play. Very good win by us in the circumstances.
by JohnB
December 18th, 2019, 1:53 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Saints Sat 5.15 Aviva
Replies: 164
Views: 16313

Re: Leinster v Saints Sat 5.15 Aviva

Three Saints players cited for dangerous tackles. Bean, Symons, Procter. I think this suggests how much difficulty they were having defensively https://www.epcrugby.com/2019/12/17/disciplinary-hearings-round-4-3/ I think the collision between Bean and Healy was accidental. I think Symons could be i...
by JohnB
November 21st, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: HEC R1 Leinster v Treviso Sat 3.15 BT Sports
Replies: 196
Views: 15761

Re: HEC R1 Leinster v Treviso Sat 3.15 BT Sports

Yes, but in that instance even though it was apparent to us in the Grandstand that the Treviso player’s elbows were on the ground the AR did not raise his flag so he was complicit in the Ref’s wrong decision and, in fact, was largely responsible as the Ref was on the other side of the ruck.