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by carlow man
May 15th, 2021, 11:30 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs
Replies: 180
Views: 8179

Re: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs

The scrum seemed to be under a lot of pressure which was a surprise given our front row. I wonder if the issue was the engine room where Carter and Henderson were just generating a lot more power than our much lighter lads could match? The issue was that Marty Moore took Cian Healy lower than Barry...
by carlow man
May 15th, 2021, 11:27 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs
Replies: 180
Views: 8179

Re: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs

Was it him just shouting whoooo everytime anyone made a tackle? Bit annoying. Yep think so. Very annoying. I loved it! Unrelated - James Ryan is credited with 31 tackles last night Some work from JR. He got better ad the match went on. Same for Baird. The shouting from Lowe was over the top, imo. W...
by carlow man
May 15th, 2021, 10:16 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs
Replies: 180
Views: 8179

Re: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs

Was it him just shouting whoooo everytime anyone made a tackle? Bit annoying.
by carlow man
May 13th, 2021, 11:40 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs
Replies: 180
Views: 8179

Re: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs

A 32 year old who left us after some success but some clear flaws in his game, struggled to cement a starting place in two mid table Top 14 French & Premiership sides and has had a very up and down season resulting in him now being third in line behind Burns & Lowry at 10. If you examine that profi...
by carlow man
May 13th, 2021, 11:40 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs
Replies: 180
Views: 8179

Re: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs

A 32 year old who left us after some success but some clear flaws in his game, struggled to cement a starting place in two mid table Top 14 French & Premiership sides and has had a very up and down season resulting in him now being third in line behind Burns & Lowry at 10. If you examine that profi...
by carlow man
May 13th, 2021, 9:04 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs
Replies: 180
Views: 8179

Re: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs

It's a strange one that he hasn't been in the matchday squads lately with Lowry ahead of him last week and no bench spot either. Also when he talked about ulster and their aspirations for next year, he often referred to them as 'they' instead of 'we'. That doesn't sound like a guy who is expecting ...
by carlow man
May 12th, 2021, 6:27 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs
Replies: 180
Views: 8179

Re: Leinster v. Ulster, Rainbow Cup, Fri 14 May, 20.15hrs

It's a strange one that he hasn't been in the matchday squads lately with Lowry ahead of him last week and no bench spot either. Also when he talked about ulster and their aspirations for next year, he often referred to them as 'they' instead of 'we'. That doesn't sound like a guy who is expecting t...
by carlow man
May 4th, 2021, 10:12 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Enforcer Second-Row Options
Replies: 75
Views: 3886

Re: Enforcer Second-Row Options

Exactly. For me it has been a massive influencer on the outcome. Not saying its reason we lost but its something we lack and still do. Could be the missing piece of the jigsaw but as many others have said on here, we dont look like we are going to sign that type of player so we have to go with what ...
by carlow man
May 4th, 2021, 8:32 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Enforcer Second-Row Options
Replies: 75
Views: 3886

Re: Enforcer Second-Row Options

Good first post. Level headed. You'll do well around these parts 1. We don't win it every year. We do lose to the same formula for the last 3 consecutive years though. 2. It is not just a game , it is a business that needs to be successful to live, survive and thrive and is 90% resourced to do so. ...
by carlow man
May 4th, 2021, 6:11 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Enforcer Second-Row Options
Replies: 75
Views: 3886

Re: Enforcer Second-Row Options

Have to agree to disagree with you on this. I find you to be quite difficult to have a discussion with in fairness. I'll leave it there. Not going to fall out with anyone. Onwards and upwards for our team.
by carlow man
May 4th, 2021, 4:59 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Enforcer Second-Row Options
Replies: 75
Views: 3886

Re: Enforcer Second-Row Options

It does come down to money. If it didn't then why did munster get snyman and dda? They knew they needed world class players to improve. They couldn't do that with Irish players so they bought 2 world cup winners. We are arguing about bringing in 1 world class overseas player. Its double standards u...
by carlow man
May 4th, 2021, 10:56 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Enforcer Second-Row Options
Replies: 75
Views: 3886

Re: Enforcer Second-Row Options

It does come down to money. If it didn't then why did munster get snyman and dda? They knew they needed world class players to improve. They couldn't do that with Irish players so they bought 2 world cup winners. We are arguing about bringing in 1 world class overseas player. Its double standards u...
by carlow man
May 4th, 2021, 10:52 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Enforcer Second-Row Options
Replies: 75
Views: 3886

Re: Enforcer Second-Row Options

Thats fine. Just dont expect us to win Europe next year is all. Our current second rows aren't good enough at the business end of Europe, maybe JR excluded. That's fine if we just want to get to quarters or semi finals but it wont get us a fifth star as every other side is spending money on the top ...
by carlow man
May 4th, 2021, 7:06 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Enforcer Second-Row Options
Replies: 75
Views: 3886

Re: Enforcer Second-Row Options

I understand the premise of the topic. I do actually think its possible for us to sign a top class lock and its something that is very much required if we want to return to the top of the tree. Getting someone in of the quality of kruis is very achievable. Unfortunately we seem to want to win these...
by carlow man
May 3rd, 2021, 10:44 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Enforcer Second-Row Options
Replies: 75
Views: 3886

Re: Enforcer Second-Row Options

I understand the premise of the topic. I do actually think its possible for us to sign a top class lock and its something that is very much required if we want to return to the top of the tree. Getting someone in of the quality of kruis is very achievable. Unfortunately we seem to want to win these...
by carlow man
May 3rd, 2021, 10:43 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Enforcer Second-Row Options
Replies: 75
Views: 3886

Re: Enforcer Second-Row Options

I understand the premise of the topic. I do actually think its possible for us to sign a top class lock and its something that is very much required if we want to return to the top of the tree. Getting someone in of the quality of kruis is very achievable. Unfortunately we seem to want to win these ...
by carlow man
May 3rd, 2021, 6:31 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 603
Views: 34465

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

Big step up from luke and jgp. Good shot though. World class player who would put bums on seats all day. Not sure he would come. Probably big offers from france and Japan to consider aswell..
by carlow man
May 3rd, 2021, 6:28 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Enforcer Second-Row Options
Replies: 75
Views: 3886

Re: Enforcer Second-Row Options

If Munster found a backer to supplement synam and de allende, then why cant we find someone to pay for a top quality second row?
by carlow man
May 3rd, 2021, 6:26 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Enforcer Second-Row Options
Replies: 75
Views: 3886

Re: Enforcer Second-Row Options

How is it pure fantasy? If we want to be serious about winning the cup next year then we need to throw some money at it. Otherwise we will be having the same conversation I believe. Kruis for one year isn't fantasy. A current all black starting second row probably is.
by carlow man
May 3rd, 2021, 6:10 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Enforcer Second-Row Options
Replies: 75
Views: 3886

Re: Enforcer Second-Row Options

I kept getting the feeling in team mates interviews that Kruis is a bit of a dick but I could be wrong Fair one. Although elsom wasn't exactly mr Popular with his teammates when he was here. The guy was a loner who barely did any training or sometimes didnt even turn up for training. As long as kru...