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by jezzer
June 23rd, 2022, 11:55 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 1313
Views: 102414

Re: Leinster Squad 21-22

I find it wild that it's in any way newsworthy.
by jezzer
June 23rd, 2022, 11:52 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?
Replies: 30
Views: 935

Re: S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?

As Ronk alluded to you could make a good case for "France - Unstoppable juggernaut?" too. Post world cup they'll crack down on the huge numbers of forwards on benches and the giant lumbering players walking round the pitch until they see someone to hit or just fall on top of but this far ...
by jezzer
June 22nd, 2022, 9:48 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?
Replies: 30
Views: 935

Re: S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?

There’s no denying that the landscape looks good for them but I think Ray talks a load of b*%&!cks tbh. I haven’t heard this interview but heard him before and thought he came across really well. Followed him on Twitter and realised very quickly that he’s a biased bullshit merchant who just hap...
by jezzer
June 21st, 2022, 1:17 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?
Replies: 30
Views: 935

Re: S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?

Looked very different earlier in the season. They did well and looked solid, then they basically had one good week where Ulster and us had a bad one. We went from facing the most limp and uninterested team in URC knockout history to the most and we weren't at all ready for it. We'll do better. To m...
by jezzer
June 21st, 2022, 1:04 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?
Replies: 30
Views: 935

Re: S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?

paddyor wrote: June 21st, 2022, 12:35 pm There’s lots of current and future boks in both them sides.
That's your comment???!!!

Bulls had no or virtually no Boks. Stormers some. It's the least relevant point in the whole post tho?!
by jezzer
June 21st, 2022, 12:25 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?
Replies: 30
Views: 935

S Africa - Unstoppable juggernaut?

V interesting to listen to Craig Ray on OTB last night. Interesting in a chilling kind of way. I'm not sure it's hyperbole to suggest that Ireland's reign as "nation to have taken best advantage of the pro era" is not only about to end but is about to be trampled into dust by a stampede of...
by jezzer
June 15th, 2022, 2:56 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 251
Views: 16242

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

So are we looking at a team of Lowry; Larmour, Hume, Frawley, O'Brien; Byrne, Casey; Loughman, Heffernan, O'Toole; Beirne*, Treadwell; Baird, Timoney, Coombes Herring, Healy, Bealham, McCarthy, Prendergast, Murray, Carbery, Earls for the first Maori game? * having not played for quite a while, I su...
by jezzer
June 14th, 2022, 10:15 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: New contracts for coaching ticket
Replies: 190
Views: 15914

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 jezzer
June 14th, 2022, 10:05 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 251
Views: 16242

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

Its a very good squad I think. The only players who could feel a wee bit hard done by are Ross Byrne and Nathan Doak I reckon, but I can see why they aren't there. Yeah, I think it's a pretty good squad. The biggish number is enough to get people's hopes up, both players and fans. Obviously it's to...
by jezzer
June 14th, 2022, 10:02 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 251
Views: 16242

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

LeRouxIsPHat wrote: June 14th, 2022, 6:24 pm
jezzer wrote: June 14th, 2022, 5:41 pm

It's obvious why Harry Byrne is going but i secretly hope that he's going to be the understudy to Frawley at 3rd choice 10 and not vice versa.
Nobody tell jezzer a secret, he can't even keep his own :lol:
You may have a point there!
by jezzer
June 14th, 2022, 5:41 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 251
Views: 16242

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

So, apart from wanting to win the series, i guess Faz is hoping to have a better idea ahead of the RWC of: His backup props His best lock partnership His best #20 His backup SH His backup OH His backup FB Everything else can be planned for or juggled on a horses for courses basis. Based on that, i c...
by jezzer
June 11th, 2022, 1:17 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: New contracts for coaching ticket
Replies: 190
Views: 15914

Re: New contracts for coaching ticket

Andrew Goodman being mentioned as possible replacement to Felipe, in the IT this morning. He's currently backs coach at Crusaders. My most distinct memory of him is him literally running over a Scarlet's player on the wing, in front of me in the RDS, on the way to scoring a try. Interesting. Struck...
by jezzer
June 11th, 2022, 1:08 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Bulls Friday RDS 19:35 TG4
Replies: 361
Views: 17985

Re: Leinster v Bulls Friday RDS 19:35 TG4

I thought we coped perfectly well with the Bulls power. Collisions, scrum, redzone and maul were all, to my eyes, honours even at worst. We maybe even shaded them. Where we fell down was on handling errors, lineout mistakes and ruck protection. The Bulls, like LAR, play on the edge of everything. Th...
by jezzer
May 25th, 2022, 9:41 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: The Leinster Front Row preview 2021/22
Replies: 194
Views: 12783

Re: The Leinster Front Row preview 2021/22

Interesting to see Porter admitting that most of the scrum issues have been due him being a novice at loosehead: https://www.the42.ie/andrew-porter-leinster-la-rochelle-5772873-May2022/?utm_source=shortlink Must be a hell of a job trying to learn it on the fly when you keep facing behemoths. He's n...
by jezzer
May 24th, 2022, 6:00 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva
Replies: 369
Views: 21718

Re: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva

There's no question that individual skills levels are up at Munster and i think it's also fair enough to say that - given the player quality level at the province - the team is getting a decently high level of individual performance from them. I just think that the absence of good attacking shape fo...
by jezzer
May 24th, 2022, 5:14 pm
Forum: Heineken Champions Cup Final 2022
Topic: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille
Replies: 569
Views: 35979

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

If Molony is the "glue" of the Leinster pack, Sazy is the "Araldite" of the La Rochelle team. Club captain for more than eight seasons. Despite being capped by the French Barbarians a number of times, Sazy is uncapped during a decade when France named more than 30 different play...
by jezzer
May 20th, 2022, 6:08 pm
Forum: Heineken Champions Cup Final 2022
Topic: Leinster v La Rochelle Heineken Cup Final Sat 28th May 4.45 Marseille
Replies: 569
Views: 35979

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

Thinking about the game and self-scouting Leinster a bit to see what La Rogelle might do to win, I can't help thinking of the Scottish 6N game where they really flew up on Ireland's pod of 3, with high-low tackling to snuff moves out at source. It worked for a lot of that game. At the same time I'd ...
by jezzer
May 18th, 2022, 1:03 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva
Replies: 369
Views: 21718

Re: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva

Didn't we have Jonker as TMO against Sharks, where is son plays? Don't think they can complain so much It was son in law and I think Jonker filled in after another TMO pulled out but still not great for optics. It was more the way Jonker took centre stage and steered the ref that stuck in the craw.
by jezzer
May 18th, 2022, 1:03 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva
Replies: 369
Views: 21718

Re: Leinster v Munster, URC Final Round, Sat. 21st May, 7:15pm, Aviva

Didn't we have Jonker as TMO against Sharks, where is son plays? Don't think they can complain so much It was son in law and I think Jonker filled in after another TMO pulled out but still not great for optics. It was more the way Joker took centre stage and steered the ref that stuck in the craw.