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by backrower8
May 5th, 2021, 12:12 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30500

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

Darce was on Second Captains and spoke about how power was the big issue issue on Sunday and the knock on effects from it. Shaggy also mentioned how some of our forwards will have lost out on a Lions place because Gatland will have watched them get dominated. This short-termist BS that you are as g...
by backrower8
May 5th, 2021, 11:31 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30500

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

Two intelligent strands of commentary from @hugonaut and @backrower8. A further outlook might be that Leinster now have a file opened on LAR and over the weeks and months ahead, that will be pored over, analysed and scrutinised to objectively determine what actually happened to us, by clarifying as...
by backrower8
May 5th, 2021, 11:23 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30500

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

I like garth brooks and the lions so you have me bang to rights ;) (not a fan of chris gaines tbh!) Leinster simply didn't play that well this weekend that happens, and when it happens in knock out rugby you lose such is life Injuries didn't help and neither did the fact that a very good front row ...
by backrower8
May 4th, 2021, 4:12 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Enforcer Second-Row Options
Replies: 60
Views: 2448

Re: Enforcer Second-Row Options

Buying in muscle is a short term fix and would be a stick id use to beat Munster and French/English teams. We have to be realistic, we cant win the European Cup every year. We need to develop our own players and compete that way. Lets develop Baird and Dunne etc. Yes it will take time and they will...
by backrower8
May 4th, 2021, 3:59 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Enforcer Second-Row Options
Replies: 60
Views: 2448

Re: Enforcer Second-Row Options

In the decade or so since we signed Hines (and Thorn on a medical joker) the Leinster coaching team has changed at least twice, the NSSSD has come in (and it hasn't gone away you know), the national coaching team has changed at least twice and a High Performance director has been appointed. So to c...
by backrower8
May 4th, 2021, 1:36 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Enforcer Second-Row Options
Replies: 60
Views: 2448

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 backrower8
May 4th, 2021, 1:17 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30500

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

We made handling errors and had poor ruck work because they were big? Nah, don't agree with that. I think I'll leave it there as this isn't going anywhere! We also relied too much on getting to deck, which exposed us to poaching turnovers. They had 16 offloads to our 3, including 9 from their backs...
by backrower8
May 4th, 2021, 12:10 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Heineken Cup 2020/21
Replies: 479
Views: 28057

Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

Barnes was one-eyed all match. Officiating like that screws any competition. Although in fairness the Del Boy French is coming along nicely :D I admire Barnes for making use of the French he has, imperfect as it is, in public. Takes a lot of courage. People are too afraid of making mistakes in a ne...
by backrower8
May 3rd, 2021, 1:58 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30500

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

A pretty sobering loss. While no disgrace losing to a good side away from home, I think the concerning thing is how it has highlighted/re-emphasised issues we have seen before. We have a lot of guys who are a bit short at the top end. Not knocking them, they put in the effort and show up and do the...
by backrower8
May 3rd, 2021, 1:50 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30500

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

The turning point for me was replacing Ruddock with Baird. Baird has many great attributes and will be (and indeed is) a serious player for us. He's not a breakdown guy however - we should have brought Fardy on. Its easy to be wise after the event, after all we were going well at the time, but we c...
by backrower8
May 3rd, 2021, 1:42 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30500

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

Someone like him, fully fit if course, would have made a massive difference today. We just have a different model though. It means we have disappointing days like today, but it's not the end of the world. Again this is absoulety BS. Ryan is twice the player Skelton is but has been out injured unfor...
by backrower8
May 3rd, 2021, 1:36 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30500

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

Very disappointed. They just had too much power. They had the squeeze in the scrum, won the collisions and their caries around the fringes got them easy meters. Atonio and Skelton unstoppable. Interestingly, nine of the La Rochelle starting XV hail from outside France (vs one for Leinster). Difficu...
by backrower8
May 2nd, 2021, 5:52 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30500

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

Very disappointed. They just had too much power. They had the squeeze in the scrum, won the collisions and their caries around the fringes got them easy meters. Atonio and Skelton unstoppable. Interestingly, nine of the La Rochelle starting XV hail from outside France (vs one for Leinster). Difficu...
by backrower8
May 2nd, 2021, 5:43 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30500

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

Lock9541 wrote:
May 2nd, 2021, 4:45 pm
Rog will be happy about this
Do you think?
by backrower8
April 30th, 2021, 11:58 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm
Replies: 550
Views: 30500

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

They will probably go mainly to corporate sponsors and people connected to the various unions I can't see them going to anyone who hasn't had 1 and possibly may need even 2 jabs for the fa cup semi final NHS staff had the tickets and I think they all had to have had at least the one jab Exactly, th...
by backrower8
April 29th, 2021, 12:21 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Clermont - The Game
Replies: 707
Views: 24525

Re: Clermont - The Game

That was the most intense rugby moment I have ever experienced either in person or on TV. Just beats the relief of the 2009 GS.

#Inspiration
by backrower8
April 25th, 2021, 10:24 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Rainbow Cup Rd 1: Saturday, 24 April: Leinster v Munster – KO 7.35pm, RDS Arena
Replies: 446
Views: 22119

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

Any chance we could move him to 21 as replacement scrumhalf for the La Rochelle match? He's got far more physicality and big match experience than HO'S, plus playing behind the pack means he actually has to pass the ball. Larmour can actually pass and that very well! Who knew? It sounds barmy, unti...
by backrower8
April 25th, 2021, 10:22 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Rainbow Cup Rd 1: Saturday, 24 April: Leinster v Munster – KO 7.35pm, RDS Arena
Replies: 446
Views: 22119

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

Any chance we could move him to 21 as replacement scrumhalf for the La Rochelle match? He's got far more physicality and big match experience than HO'S, plus playing behind the pack means he actually has to pass the ball. Larmour can actually pass and that very well! Who knew? It sounds barmy, unti...
by backrower8
April 25th, 2021, 1:27 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Rainbow Cup Rd 1: Saturday, 24 April: Leinster v Munster – KO 7.35pm, RDS Arena
Replies: 446
Views: 22119

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

I think last night was a good example of why Nick McCarthy is a shrewd re-signing. Not that he would’ve made much difference, but his experience and speed would’ve made our job a little easier. It’s also an example of why having a big 12 available (like COB or Tomane) is useful at league level. Our...
by backrower8
April 25th, 2021, 12:28 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Rainbow Cup Rd 1: Saturday, 24 April: Leinster v Munster – KO 7.35pm, RDS Arena
Replies: 446
Views: 22119

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

The Munster men won well. Turned the screws. That referee was bad for the game. 39 penalties in the game. 1 every 2 minutes. No flow. Leinster have now had him for 3 matches ever. Lost all 3. All this season. Some coincidence. Breakdown area was a free for all. Only ourselves to blame, notwithstandi...