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by JB1973
April 16th, 2021, 10:55 am
Forum: British and Irish Lions
Topic: 2021 Lions
Replies: 27
Views: 1208

Re: 2021 Lions

Lock9541 wrote:
April 16th, 2021, 10:53 am
Who would you put starting Loose head in the Lions?

Personally I'd pick marler or healy with the other on the bench,

I think I would edge towards marler owens and furlong as my starting front row.

I wouldn't take vuniopla on this seasons form if I'm honest
by JB1973
April 16th, 2021, 10:48 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

Bit late to this but good to Zebo coming back to munster must be a plus, genuine attacking threat and will have learnt some things in that racing set up

Type of player fans to pay see (hopefully we will be allowed back in next season)

What's the deal with snyman and when will he be fit?
by JB1973
April 16th, 2021, 10:38 am
Forum: British and Irish Lions
Topic: 2021 Lions
Replies: 27
Views: 1208

Re: 2021 Lions

who is the best scrummaging loose head out there? Playing the boks we need a solid scrum (see the first test in 2009 and the world cup final in 2019) Wyn Jones looks nailed on to make the tour and I still think Gats will take mako v as the bench impact option so the third choice loose head comes dow...
by JB1973
April 14th, 2021, 2:37 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 88
Views: 6870

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

Good match up this, la Rochelle one of the coming forces in European rugby vs one of the established elite I've been impressed by la Rochelle when ive watched the, solid set piece, some quality handling in the backs and some big strong carriers Leinster (bar the first ten vs Exeter) are usually rock...
by JB1973
April 14th, 2021, 2:29 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Pro 14 - General Thread
Replies: 1647
Views: 117449

Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

Team Wales is the main thing that concerns most rugby supporters in wales, the WRU know if that team wales is playing well and winning games the public is off their back, the national stadium remains full , sponsors will come on board and merchandise will sell That is what their main focus is on, if...
by JB1973
April 14th, 2021, 10:01 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Pro 14 - General Thread
Replies: 1647
Views: 117449

Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

Leinster can spend a billion euro if you want to, it's none of our business and it doesn't impact and how we spend our money What we need to focus on is the very clear pathway and template that has been set up by leinster and it's one the regions need to follow imo Follow the example you have set ha...
by JB1973
April 14th, 2021, 9:49 am
Forum: British and Irish Lions
Topic: 2021 Lions
Replies: 27
Views: 1208

Re: 2021 Lions

One worry for me is that awj rarely does much in the line out these days, the boks will have two huge locks and a giant back row as well If we only play 1 line out option in the second row, we really will need 1 possibly 2 jumpers in our back row so imo that really puts beirne in the box seat to be ...
by JB1973
April 13th, 2021, 10:25 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Pro 14 - General Thread
Replies: 1647
Views: 117449

Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

Simon Thomas is a nice guy who seems to be the mouthpiece of the moaning regional fans who long for an anglo English league and hate the pro 14 The reality is the regions are not going to be in an anglo English league anytime soon so we have to face facts and make the best of the league we are in Ho...
by JB1973
April 13th, 2021, 10:16 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Ulster Rugby - 2020-21 Season
Replies: 107
Views: 8190

Re: Ulster Rugby - 2020-21 Season

An improving Leicester away will be tough , ulster looked a bit shaky in defence sat but their driving maul was excellent

good to see burns play so well after a tough 6 nations
by JB1973
April 13th, 2021, 10:03 am
Forum: British and Irish Lions
Topic: 2021 Lions
Replies: 27
Views: 1208

Re: 2021 Lions

Coaches have been announced

townsend,(attack) tandy (defence) mcbryde (forwards) Jenkins (kicking)

thoughts?
by JB1973
April 13th, 2021, 10:02 am
Forum: British and Irish Lions
Topic: 2021 Lions
Replies: 27
Views: 1208

Re: 2021 Lions

I think I'm alone in thinking AWJ has no right being in that test team, not sure I'd even tour him. I thought he was finished a year ago and haven't seen enough to say he's at elite Lions test standard. Compare him to the athletes available in his position - Itoje, Ryan, Hendo, Beirne, Gray, etcc I...
by JB1973
April 13th, 2021, 9:56 am
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

well played leinster, 14 nil down inside ten minutes and away to the defending champions is a mountain to climb yet Leinster did it and it says a lot for your the winning mindset and downright grit in your team I thought the key difference makes were your 9 and 10 and a huge shout to your sub 10 he ...
by JB1973
April 7th, 2021, 10:41 am
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

Reviewing how Exeter score and beat teams and acknowledging that the referee is very vigilant on particular offences such as offside by chasers and obstruction in lineouts, what game plan can Leinster adopt to beat Exeter on this occasion? The last time we met, we had a significantly more defensive...
by JB1973
April 6th, 2021, 10:50 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Heineken Cup 2020/21
Replies: 457
Views: 26245

Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Sale demolished the scarlets , their pack was excellent some big saffer units in there, they will give la Rochelle a tough match
by JB1973
April 6th, 2021, 10:21 am
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

Exeter are not as good as they were last year , their line out drive seems to be less effective and their back play has dropped off a level from last year, the ex osprey player O’Flaherty looked a bit of a weak link in defence and their 9 is imo pretty average at this level As for their strengths th...
by JB1973
April 6th, 2021, 10:11 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 cracking game of rugby and two very good sides, Coombs is going to be a force at this level and for Ireland at test level del Allende looked very good with ball in hand and although they lost Munster can be proud of the way they played Tolouse are very dangerous with ball in hand and they...
by JB1973
March 31st, 2021, 4:02 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

I mentioned on the leinster vs toloun thread, leinster could do with dry weather and fast track Munster really could do with a howling wind and sleet and rain for this game With the likes of DuPont ntmack and Kolbe you really don't want them with their sun on the backs and both teams playing end to ...
by JB1973
March 31st, 2021, 2:10 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

Munster are imo the second best team in the pro 14 and I'd put them in the top ten in Europe Leinster current domestic run is bordering on incredible (1 loss in 2 seasons?) and is pretty much unrivalled in top flight rugby There is no disgrace in being runners up to you guys Munster will fancy their...
by JB1973
March 30th, 2021, 9:20 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Vs Toulon 2021, Friday the 2nd of April, 5.30pm
Replies: 297
Views: 17198

Re: Leinster Vs Toulon 2021, Friday the 2nd of April, 5.30pm

That Toloun side looks too good to be as low as it is in the French league, they have a massive pack and some good backs However you guys look to be fitter and more mobile, you could do with a nice sunny day a fast track and I don't see them being able to cope with you for 80 minutes I reckon it'll ...
by JB1973
March 30th, 2021, 9:14 am
Forum: British and Irish Lions
Topic: 2021 Lions
Replies: 27
Views: 1208

Re: 2021 Lions

The lions test team I think gats will pick Hogg Watson Liam JD Henshaw Sexton murray Wyn jones Owens furlong Itoje awj (Capt) Beirne curry toby f bench Mako v Cowan Dickie Synkler Henderson Tips/ Naividi T Williams Farrell North Who do I think are nailed on to start Hogg,Watson,Henshaw, Wyn Jones, ...