wixfjord wrote:I'd imagine we're planning to replace RK with a mix of Larmour, Kelleher, JOB, Keenan, Frawley. Some very exciting raw talent to work with there.
I’m massively excited by JOB in particular. His cameo against Ulster was great and he looks to have that second playmaker ability that we could benefit from if Ross starts getting more and more time at 10.
He could be a great #23 for us further down the line due to his versatility.
Lot of contenders there alright - not sold on Keenan at fullback at all though, I have to say. Just one man's opinion.
I think Frawley is going to be kept busy at No10 for most of next season. Reider started two games at outhalf for us last season [@ Kings in November, vs Treviso in April] and was used as sub-outhalf in six more wearing the No22 jersey:
- @ Zebre on 16/02/19;
@ Wasps on 20/01/19;
vs Toulouse on 12/01/19;
@ Treviso on 27/10/18;
vs Munster on 06/10/18; and
vs Dragons on 15/09/18.
We'll have to replace those minutes at No10 and No22, and Frawley is ideally placed to profit ... not least because he can kick goals. Wouldn't be surprised to see him feature in 20 matchday squads between starting outhalf and inside back sub.
Larmour started nine games at fullback and eight on the right wing in 2018-19, so I think he has to be considered the likeliest successor to RK at this juncture. I would be surprised if Kelleher is not being viewed as a potential full-time fullback by the coaching set-up. I know he played more rugby at wing than at fullback for Connacht, but his move makes lots more sense as a potential replacement for RK rather than for [say] Ferg. JOB is a wild-card, a potential replacement for Carbery from my point of view. He showed well against Ulster late in the season, so I think most Leinster fans are looking forward to seeing how he does at No15 in a more meaningful game.