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by Morf
May 11th, 2021, 6:23 pm
Forum: British and Irish Lions
Topic: 2021 Lions
Replies: 140
Views: 5711

Re: 2021 Lions

JB1973 wrote:
May 10th, 2021, 10:52 am
On the down side I hate to say it but both awj and toby f looked well under par in their matches and look they are already on the plane mentally
I know it's a well worn trope but not surprising to hear based on experience seeing Welsh players for club vs for country.
by Morf
May 11th, 2021, 6:16 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Connacht 2019/20/21
Replies: 300
Views: 26276

Re: Connacht 2019/20/21

I find this yearning for Roux once he's leaving a bit weird. Yes he's an effective scrummager and yes he can bulldoze a ruck but his footballing skills are relatively poor along with only being an average lineout forward. I don't feel he's going to get into a Leinster first 15 with everyone fit but ...
by Morf
May 5th, 2021, 5:18 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Connacht 2019/20/21
Replies: 300
Views: 26276

Re: Connacht 2019/20/21

He needs to get through a summer off going home before you can be too certain though.
by Morf
May 4th, 2021, 4:46 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Enforcer Second-Row Options
Replies: 75
Views: 3868

Re: Enforcer Second-Row Options

Not necessarily true though. Few would have predicted that Munster would be allowed sign Snyman and Jenkins under the IRFU rules (all while Carter and Nakarawa are at Ulster, and for the time being Fardy at Leinster). We have had the fewest NIQ players of all the provinces for a long time. The rule...
by Morf
May 4th, 2021, 4:40 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 34441

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

Third choice scrum-half was always the most likely position that would come and bite us in the ass – I have to say that I think it was a very difficult issue to remedy in practical terms for Guy/Leo/Stuart once McCarthy announced he was going to Munster. Thankfully we have addressed that for next s...
by Morf
May 4th, 2021, 4:34 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Academy 20-21
Replies: 626
Views: 56075

Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

I'd guess Carlow and Dundalk will be next but have been stopped dead in the tracks by Covid. Money was coming from Leinster and the associated centre of education. Both have been financially hit by impact of Covid. Would be surprised if both are not in operation by 2022. Carlow would likely be in c...
by Morf
May 2nd, 2021, 9:15 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 34441

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

He’s not Daniel Carter, but I don’t see him as a weakness. He’s a running threat himself, plays flat and is a decent passer. I don’t think he’s a fantastic kicker from hand, but he gets their system, makes use of the players around him, has been around the block and is a better player than Brock Ja...
by Morf
April 29th, 2021, 11:04 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Rugby announce plans for Rapid Antigen Testing Pilot
Replies: 45
Views: 2817

Re: Leinster Rugby announce plans for Rapid Antigen Testing Pilot

The perfect career in the Civil Service is like a sports league table: Played: 40 (years’ service) Won: 0 Lost: 0 Drawn: 40 Scored: 0 (decisions made) Conceded: 0 (responsible taken) Points: a promotion on your last day to a grade that you never worked at. A tax free lump sum of 1.5 time the salary...
by Morf
April 28th, 2021, 8:14 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Rugby announce plans for Rapid Antigen Testing Pilot
Replies: 45
Views: 2817

Re: Leinster Rugby announce plans for Rapid Antigen Testing Pilot

At the other end of the sports / medical spectrum, fascinating to see that the total cost in 2020 of drug testing sports players was just under €2m, but for only just over a thousand athletes in 27 sports. That's a ridiculous cost per test and deserves some investigative querying by our sports orga...
by Morf
April 28th, 2021, 8:12 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Rugby announce plans for Rapid Antigen Testing Pilot
Replies: 45
Views: 2817

Re: Leinster Rugby announce plans for Rapid Antigen Testing Pilot

If there were 1,000 athletes tested I'd presume that there were many multiples that number of tests administered. I would imagine a lot of those tests were rapid possibly utilising couriers/their own logistics to get samples to labs etc. Going outside the regular testing scheme and waiting times co...
by Morf
April 28th, 2021, 8:05 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4887
Views: 365201

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. He wears cowboy boots and has a brand of cultivated scruff that screams "can you spare some change for a hostel, my band wil...
by Morf
April 27th, 2021, 11:58 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Replacing Leinster's older generation over next 12 to 24 months
Replies: 85
Views: 6238

Re: Replacing Leinster's older generation over next 12 to 24 months

I'd certainly hope we'd give Nash a one-year deal if he chose to come home. A very rare type of athlete and certainly worth a punt. One could imagine a certain reluctance on Lancaster's part to getting involved in such a cross-over scenario again after his traumatic experience with the Burgess imbr...
by Morf
April 27th, 2021, 11:56 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Mild rant about Leinster Rugbys online presence
Replies: 39
Views: 4370

Re: Mild rant about Leinster Rugbys online presence

i've long given up on hoping leinster improved their online output, they simply don't want to. Their social media you mean? Or the online sales? The sold to Lifestyle for decent money (i'd imagine) but mostly just far less hassle managing it. Same as Munster and Connacht did with Elverys. Doesn't s...
by Morf
April 27th, 2021, 11:54 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Trends
Replies: 79
Views: 9551

Re: Trends

cormac wrote:
April 27th, 2021, 12:41 pm
It was against Cardiff. QF 2012.
One of the very few games Thorn actually played in.
by Morf
April 25th, 2021, 6:18 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Rainbow Cup Rd 1: Saturday, 24 April: Leinster v Munster – KO 7.35pm, RDS Arena
Replies: 446
Views: 22445

Re: Rainbow Cup Rd 1: Saturday, 24 April: Leinster v Munster – KO 7.35pm, RDS Arena

Munster better team deserved win for them. Game quality in general not great. Porter and TOB stood out for me as looking interested in getting stuck in for the time they were on the pitch. Reffing was odd in the way a lot of Mun-Lein games are. Convinced there is an edict sent down to ignore most of...
by Morf
April 24th, 2021, 3:51 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Ulster Rugby - 2020-21 Season
Replies: 158
Views: 10649

Re: Ulster Rugby - 2020-21 Season

Poor tactics there from Ulster on the captains challenge on 72 mins - last five minutes now only leading by three - they might need it out of the mouth of babes [emoji38] First time I've been called a babe since my unsuccessful stint in Eternal! Conversely, great use of the challenge from Connacht ...
by Morf
April 23rd, 2021, 5:31 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21
Replies: 1010
Views: 48362

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

Peg Leg wrote:
April 22nd, 2021, 11:19 pm
Yup, ROG in coaching terms looks like he has a very high ceiling. No need to look home yet.
Just like James Tracy.
by Morf
April 21st, 2021, 6:05 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Rainbow Cup Rd 1: Saturday, 24 April: Leinster v Munster – KO 7.35pm, RDS Arena
Replies: 446
Views: 22445

Re: Rainbow Cup Rd 1: Saturday, 24 April: Leinster v Munster – KO 7.35pm, RDS Arena

If there were fewer BRs available than suggested I don't think him playing at 8 would be entirely out of the blue though (pardon pun).
by Morf
April 20th, 2021, 6:50 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Academy 20-21
Replies: 626
Views: 56075

Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

Fair enough.
Somehow I thought this was his 3rd year already.
Hopefully he gets a break with injuries either way.