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by kendalgerty
April 24th, 2015, 2:49 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster 2014/2015 Player of the Year?
Replies: 41
Views: 6272

Re: Leinster 2014/2015 Player of the Year?

Voted for Heaslip. Sheer bloody-minded will to win on his part almost dragged us to a European final. Not too many players have had stellar campaigns but he has been a big player all season. Toner & Cronin had solid campaigns.
by kendalgerty
March 4th, 2015, 2:47 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Wales vs Ireland - 14/03/2015 14:30
Replies: 204
Views: 11876

Re: Wales vs Ireland - 14/03/2015 14:30

I noticed during the England Match, that the choke tackle was not really used. To me it looked like the English players were making a determined effort to get nice low body positions so they wouldn't be held up, but I do wonder if in fact it was an Irish ploy to not utilise the choke tackle and ins...
by kendalgerty
January 9th, 2015, 4:41 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster 2014/2015
Replies: 2380
Views: 136072

Re: Munster 2014/2015

Sexton didn't break into the Leinster team until he was 23 and that was because Contepomi got injured. This is one of the strangest misconceptions I see / hear repeated ad nauseum, as though Sexton made his debut in the Heineken Cup semi final against Munster. Sexton broke through when he was aroun...
by kendalgerty
November 24th, 2014, 2:57 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland v Australia thread
Replies: 183
Views: 11992

Re: Ireland v Australia thread

The pass was forward. This business of the trajectory of the ball should only be relevant where the passer has momentum, which he gets from running at pace, which means the pass will drift forward over the ground even if thrown backwards relative to himself 'backwards out fo the hands'). If a player...
by kendalgerty
November 24th, 2014, 2:49 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland v Australia thread
Replies: 183
Views: 11992

Re: Ireland v Australia thread

On the Folau thing, I think it would have been a penalty but the referee was playing advantage and went back for the original penalty, which was from a more favourable angle than the would-be-Folau incident. I don't think you'd ever get a penalty try for an incident like that, there are just too man...
by kendalgerty
October 30th, 2014, 10:44 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: European Champions Cup [Most Improved]
Replies: 927
Views: 65720

Re: European Champions Cup [Most Improved]

The mid-game/half-time interviews are so bad. It's such gimmickery, they offer nothing in the way of insight. The lines of questioning are laughable and what are the coaches going to do other than offer platitudes? When Munster were losing to Ospreys earlier this season they managed to get a mid-fir...
by kendalgerty
October 28th, 2014, 12:53 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Castres v. Leinster
Replies: 344
Views: 21282

Re: Castres v. Leinster

The game in Bath swung when we brought on Eoin O'Malley. We dominated them for most of the game in spite of playing ordinary stuff, but kept letting them off the hook. O'Malley unlocked the door and we scampered up the pitch to score the match-winning penalty after he put somebody through a gap. We ...
by kendalgerty
October 23rd, 2014, 5:26 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster 2014/2015
Replies: 2380
Views: 136072

Re: Munster 2014/2015

I'm very surprised that Munster haven't made changes in midfield, but that could be tempered by the change Saracens have made at ten. Foley is very concerned at having his only two out halves on the pitch at the same time, for 80 minutes. One of them gets crocked, we're in serious trouble. Sounds l...
by kendalgerty
March 10th, 2014, 11:14 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland v Italy
Replies: 494
Views: 18317

Re: Ireland v Italy

Lads, the Munsterfans loons are really not worth the airtime. And it creates the impression that we think they are all like that, when most are not.
by kendalgerty
February 10th, 2014, 10:51 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland V Wales, Six Nations 2014
Replies: 394
Views: 15221

Re: Ireland V Wales, Six Nations 2014

I'd say we have 1 world class player (North) two who have been world class in gethin and adam but age and injuries have taken their toll on them Then we have a group of international quality players who can be very good if they are on top form halfpenny,cuthhbert,davies,roberts, phillips ,alun wyn ...
by kendalgerty
February 10th, 2014, 10:46 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland V Wales, Six Nations 2014
Replies: 394
Views: 15221

Re: Ireland V Wales, Six Nations 2014

Have a look at this clip and see what it meant to Heaslip as Paddy Jackson strolled home for the 2nd try. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-XGWHmIVeo Arms raised, back bent over. Pure delight. It's a great shot (even before the Williams-Kearney incident). You can what it meant to them. Yeah, the bod...
by kendalgerty
February 6th, 2014, 4:54 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster 2013/2014
Replies: 2478
Views: 94152

Re: Munster 2013/2014

Bit of a mess this. Main issue is that Penney had them building towards a very specific gameplan, so question is do they try to keep going down this road (then who to bring in? Someone else from Canterbury rugby ethos?) or go down a different route (effectively throw the last two years development i...
by kendalgerty
February 3rd, 2014, 3:00 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland v Scotland, RBS 6 Nations 2014
Replies: 317
Views: 12505

Re: Ireland v Scotland, RBS 6 Nations 2014

GM, some of that could be squad development for the sake of it. Jack McGrath had a really good cameo and himself is only getting a feel for this level, would we really be better off leaving him out altogether for Kilcoyne for a match? If anything, I'd prefer to see McGrath start one match, which wou...
by kendalgerty
January 20th, 2014, 5:09 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Jonny Wikinsons Toulon Away
Replies: 782
Views: 26998

Re: Jonny Wikinsons Toulon Away

This will be a hard game, very hard. Difficult to see how we can win without O'Brien, but the good news is the quarter finals are like a different tournament. The Six Nations can turn everyone's season upside down. In the past it's worked against Leinster, with the players needing to be de-Kidneyed,...
by kendalgerty
January 20th, 2014, 4:41 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Ospreys 17/1/14
Replies: 266
Views: 13132

Re: Leinster v Ospreys 17/1/14

I can never understand the line that 'rugby's a tough game and these things happen'. The opposite is surely the case. Because it's such a tough game the players have to be protected as well as possible, and for that reason stamping on the head has to be severely punished. Awful match by the way. The...
by kendalgerty
November 18th, 2013, 3:25 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland Launch Official Bid for RWC 2023 Today
Replies: 64
Views: 4088

Re: Ireland Launch Official Bid for RWC 2023 Today

Do they have to be all-seaters for the tournament? I'm not sure they do. I remember sitting on a grassy knoll in Rotorua watching Ireland play Russia.
by kendalgerty
October 23rd, 2013, 4:34 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Autumn Internationals 2013
Replies: 418
Views: 20471

Re: Autumn Internationals 2013

I don't think Kilcoyne has exactly been ripping it up this season. He was anonymous in the defeat to Edinburgh. By contrast, McGrath has been winning great reviews for his performances. I always had the sneaking suspicion Kilcoyne was a touch overrated down south. Good player, but not quite the best...
by kendalgerty
October 18th, 2013, 2:38 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Ulster Rugby 2013/2014
Replies: 1277
Views: 52911

Re: Ulster Rugby 2013/2014

(15-9): J Payne, A Trimble, D Cave, L Marshall, T Bowe, P Jackson, R Pienaar; (1-8): T Court, R Best, D Fitzpatrick, J Muller (Captain), D Tuohy, R Diack, C Henry, R Wilson; Replacements (16-23): R Herring, C Black, J Afoa, L Stevenson, I Henderson, P Marshall, S Olding, M Allen No Bigus Nickus! If...
by kendalgerty
October 14th, 2013, 4:29 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster 2013/2014
Replies: 2478
Views: 94152

Re: Munster 2013/2014

That wasn't really the story of the game at all Oldschool. Paulie did play, and Murray did start but he was probably Munster's best player by a distance. In fact he set up the first try by ignoring Paulie, who everyone expectd to get the ball before charging 50cm over the gainline. Murray skipped hi...
by kendalgerty
October 7th, 2013, 9:49 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: PRO12 Munster v Leinster Sat 5th Oct KO 6.45pm
Replies: 307
Views: 14704

Re: PRO12 Munster v Leinster Sat 5th Oct KO 6.45pm

Didn't we reach the semi final of the HEC in 2009/10? Lost to Toulouse in France after a Brock James meltdown in the RDS QF. Topped the league that season too. Ospreys beat us in the final in the RDS. Didn't win anything but hardly bombed. You're right, we did. We didn't quite bomb, but we really s...