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by Workhorse
April 13th, 2021, 1:57 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Academy 20-21
Replies: 626
Views: 55921

Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

I have no opinion on whether these peeps are good at their job or not, I’d be more interested in what systems/methods are being programmed and how they map to other similar sports. Search S&C and you'll probably find it then. But all you'll find is "bUt wE geT So MaNy InJUriEs" backed up by no stat...
by Workhorse
April 13th, 2021, 12:24 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Academy 20-21
Replies: 626
Views: 55921

Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

Fairy nuff, you see no value in a discussion on a perfectly valid topic. Understood... I see no value in discussing the same topic over and over when nobody has anything new to add and one side are trying to say people are bad at their job with absolutely no evidence to back that up. Which is actua...
by Workhorse
April 12th, 2021, 10:54 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Academy 20-21
Replies: 626
Views: 55921

Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

I don’t think I’ve commented on this before but as this is such a collision driven sport and S&C is a huge part in preparation for the physical tolls taxing the players bodies I think it’s perfectly valid to discuss. I know nothing of the S&C setup, but from various conversations with retired playe...
by Workhorse
April 12th, 2021, 5:02 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Academy 20-21
Replies: 626
Views: 55921

Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

Can we just skip the whole "we need to look at what our S&C staff are doing to cause all these injuries" bull this time? Lost track of how many times on here (the same) posters have attempted to lay the blame for injuries at the feet of our S&C staff, who are some of the best in the world at injury ...
by Workhorse
April 10th, 2021, 7:24 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster A '20-21'
Replies: 408
Views: 22082

Re: Leinster A '20-21'

Lads I don't know what yous were expecting. It's a barebones team of 19/20 year olds thrown together based on who's not injured a couple days before the game. Hardly going to be a well oiled machine. Players at that stage are inconsistent at the best of times and if they're not they're a generationa...
by Workhorse
April 8th, 2021, 5:36 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 20-21
Replies: 916
Views: 62433

Re: Leinster Squad 20-21

It's an issue that players like Mick Kearney and Ian Nagle were given game time over a player as talented as Beirne. It can't be as easy as to say 'ah well if Beirne had stayed at leinster he wouldn't have reached his current level', surely that's a major issue for the leinster development pathway ...
by Workhorse
April 8th, 2021, 3:16 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 20-21
Replies: 916
Views: 62433

Re: Leinster Squad 20-21

he was healthy in his final season for leinster, but was released anyway after a few appearances.. it's a mitigating factor but given he has turned into a lions level player you'd hope leinster will have learned a few lessons from that given he was released while squad players like Mick Kearney and...
by Workhorse
January 11th, 2021, 2:05 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Safety in Rugby: The Key To Defusing Leinster's Time Bomb
Replies: 10
Views: 930

Re: Leinster Squad 20-21

CiaranIrl wrote:
January 11th, 2021, 9:43 am
Please don't start another conversation about school. PLEASE.
Apologies I highlighted specific parts specifically to try avoid the school shite but I guess the poster had somehow warped their school opinions into other random points
by Workhorse
January 11th, 2021, 12:15 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Safety in Rugby: The Key To Defusing Leinster's Time Bomb
Replies: 10
Views: 930

Re: Leinster Squad 20-21

LH Prop Cian Healy(33/Belvedere/Clontarf) Ed Byrne(27/Clongowes/UCD) Peter Dooley(26/Birr RFC/Lansdowne) Michael Milne(21/Birr RFC-Roscrea/UCD) Marcus Hanan(20/Clane RFC/Old Belvedere) Jack Boyle(18/St. Michaels/UCD) TH Prop Michael Bent(34) Tadhg Furlong(27/New Ross RFC/Clontarf) - injured Andrew ...
by Workhorse
August 25th, 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 19-20
Replies: 1397
Views: 90387

Re: Leinster Squad 19-20

Maybe Guy Easterby should pull out his contact book and give Niki Adeolukin a call. With Adam Byrne & DK having exited stage left, we could do with some short-term cover for the wing. The applicants should be competent in the air and capable of taking sharp chances. NA has these abilities. Hamstrin...
by Workhorse
August 10th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Wing going forward
Replies: 62
Views: 5968

Re: Wing going forward

I think you might be missing the point of message boards. None of us a professional coach but we all like to talk rugby. I tend to agree with some of the comments above. When i played, 7's was handy for building fitness and ball handling skills but it's become a separate entity with it's own skills...
by Workhorse
August 10th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Academy 20-21
Replies: 626
Views: 55921

Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

They are training with sub academy and not the 19's. afaik Which is what they said... Not quite. I believe Barry Gray might be in that group too, not sure if there any other 19s are.. Martin's not which I guess is surprising. It really is exactly what they said. You could acknowledge that other pos...
by Workhorse
August 10th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Academy 20-21
Replies: 626
Views: 55921

Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

mildlyinterested wrote:
August 10th, 2020, 10:03 am
EnergiaPark70 wrote:
August 9th, 2020, 10:59 am
Charlie Tector and Jack Boyle two under 19s part of the sun academy next year
They are training with sub academy and not the 19's. afaik
Which is what they said...
by Workhorse
July 27th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster exiles, where are they.
Replies: 400
Views: 50166

Re: Leinster exiles, where are they.

Former Terenure club and school and Leinster underage prop Craig Trenier has signed for Harlequins after a few seasons in the championship. Good move for him especially considering the current climate.
by Workhorse
July 23rd, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Salarysins
Replies: 1614
Views: 96627

Re: Leinster v Salarysins

It can work only for a limited number of teams. So it could work for knockout rounds, if the teams agree on a venue. For the Champions Cup, they only just reconfirmed the venues - all separate. Even if they change tack and agree that all eight teams go to one jurisdiction, and you want that venue t...
by Workhorse
July 22nd, 2020, 4:36 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Salarysins
Replies: 1614
Views: 96627

Re: Leinster v Salarysins

The final stages of the Champions League and Europa League (from the quarter-finals onwards) will be played in one country next month. CL in Portugal, EL in Germany. That, to me, seems like the logical solution for the champions cup. It doesn't solve the problem of the Pro14 for Irish teams though....
by Workhorse
July 22nd, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Salarysins
Replies: 1614
Views: 96627

Re: Leinster v Salarysins

curates_egg wrote:
July 22nd, 2020, 8:52 am
That would be fine if it concerned teams from one national jurisdiction. I just don't see how it is practicable or realistic for cross-border tournaments.
And why wouldn't it work for cross border tournaments?
by Workhorse
July 21st, 2020, 9:48 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Salarysins
Replies: 1614
Views: 96627

Re: Leinster v Salarysins

A simple solution would be to get all the teams self isolating in one place like the NBA are doing, maybe not in the one hotel but in the one country would do it . No shortage of hotel capacity about anyway, just pick somewhere with 2/3 stadiums close enough together to just be a bus ride away from ...
by Workhorse
July 10th, 2020, 1:13 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Wing going forward
Replies: 62
Views: 5968

Re: Wing going forward

It's probably more telling to look at the results of sevens in terms of value provided to 15s. The more professional it's gotten the further it has moved to it's own very specific athletic demands and less focus on 15s skills and requirements. 7s isn't a way to deliberately up-skill a player for 15...
by Workhorse
July 9th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Wing going forward
Replies: 62
Views: 5968

Re: Wing going forward

right so I can't express my opinion about what I'd like to see smith do next season because i'm not his coach, great. :lol: Your own opinion was a dismissal of someone suggesting that 7s might be a good option. All I'm doing is telling you that you're not in a position to say if 7s would be a good ...