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Re: Game 1: Leinster away to Glasgow [06/09/14] Sky Sports

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rdsblue wrote:RTE now only have the 6 Nations to cover in rugby.It seems they are just giving up which probably means they will be outbid for the 6N eventually and then they will just leave the rugby TV field altogether. So much for their national remit and responsibility to the licence holders.
They could quite convincingly argue that their national remit and responsibility as regards rugby is being adequately served by covering the 6 Nations (which must remain on terrestrial television).
Dont forget good Rock boy and RTE rugby commentator Ryle Nugent is head of RTE sport, unless tv3 outbid them somehow they wont lose 6n
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I did see that Joe was at some TV3 schedule launch last week, presume that's for the World Cup or did I miss something?
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Stuart Barnes is recently quoted as saying that the top end of the Pro12 is more competitive & of better quality than the AP.

That's why I'm personally glad that Sky have gotten on board. Hopefully they will inform the armchair rugby fan with quality interactive commentary. If only we had the rugby equivalent of Gary Ferguson & Jamie Rodgers :)
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ichabodscrane wrote:Stuart Barnes is recently quoted as saying that the top end of the Pro12 is more competitive & of better quality than the AP.

That's why I'm personally glad that Sky have gotten on board. Hopefully they will inform the armchair rugby fan with quality interactive commentary. If only we had the rugby equivalent of Gary Ferguson & Jamie Rodgers :)
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Broadly speaking it's great that they're on board and I'm happy with what they can bring in terms of marketing and punditry, but they have their drawbacks.

Wouldn't be all that fussed if RTE lost the 6N if it meant less Hook.
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blockhead wrote:RTE don't deserve to cover the Pro12 after the way they derided it at every available opportunity over the years. Even at last years final that t*at Hook was calling it a joke competition minutes before the game kicked off FFS!
With this after ignoring the game and talking about 'brain damage' for the huge majority of time before the Rabo Final started?
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ichabodscrane wrote:Stuart Barnes is recently quoted as saying that the top end of the Pro12 is more competitive & of better quality than the AP.
He can say anything he wants, I doubt in his heart of heart he believes it. Even if it is true. Sky are paying his wages and he needs to promote their "new" product. Do you not think they are raging that they got outbid by BT? Their market audience will plummet as no one in Englandshire except ex-pats from the competing countries will tune in. I'm happy they are on board as I'm one of the pats :D
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grahamwa wrote:
ichabodscrane wrote:Stuart Barnes is recently quoted as saying that the top end of the Pro12 is more competitive & of better quality than the AP.
He can say anything he wants, I doubt in his heart of heart he believes it. Even if it is true. Sky are paying his wages and he needs to promote their "new" product. Do you not think they are raging that they got outbid by BT? Their market audience will plummet as no one in Englandshire except ex-pats from the competing countries will tune in. I'm happy they are on board as I'm one of the pats :D
Of course it is better quality. Look at the record of Ulster, Munster and ourselves against the english sides in the Heino. And by the way, I do think he (Barnes) believes it, he said it a few times over the last few years.
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blockhead wrote: I do think he (Barnes) believes it, he said it a few times over the last few years.
You're maybe right, I'm not his biggest fan. Maybe he's thinking of his Newport roots and he's forgiven the Welsh for dumping him.
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Its largely irrelevant whether he believes it or not. The real point is it will be refreshing to hear the broadcaster promoting the league rather than deriding it.
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Does anyone know if cronin or Dundon are available for Saturday as going over to Glasgow with just Byrne as our only option at hooker doesn't give me much confidence ahead of what could be our hardest away game of the season. I know it's the opening game but we always struggle over there and they will come out flying into us after the result in the pro 12 final. We need a bit of experience over there and with the senior lads all being held back for another week or so, we could be in for a long night!!!
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Losing bonus point would be a decent result..
Expect a weakened team but not as weak as Munster's team.
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I think we'll see two internationals (Irish). Gonna hope it's SOB and Healy. Maybe three, with Ferg, considering we're a little light on the wings right now. So, potential team of...

Healy
Byrne
Furlong
Denton
McCarthy
SOB
Jennings
Conan
Boss
Gopperth
Fanning
Reid
Macken
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Leinster

15. Zane Kirchner
14. Fergus McFadden
13. Brendan Macken
12. Noel Reid
11. Darragh Fanning
10. Jimmy Gopperth
9. Isaac Boss
1. Cian Healy
2. Sean Cronin
3. Mike Ross
4. Ben Marshall
5. Mike McCarthy
6. Dominic Ryan
7. Shane Jennings
8. Sean O'Brien CAPTAIN

16. Bryan Byrne
17. Jack McGrath
18. Tadhg Furlong
19. Tom Denton
20. Kevin McLaughlin
21. Luke McGrath
22. Ian Madigan
23. Mick McGrath

Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU, 112th competition game)
Assistant Referees: Neil Paterson, Bob Nevins (both SRU)
Citing Commissioner: Paul Minto (SRU)
TMO: Jim Yuille (SRU)
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Far stronger leinster side than i expected..
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TrapperChamonix wrote:Its largely irrelevant whether he believes it or not. The real point is it will be refreshing to hear the broadcaster promoting the league rather than deriding it.
Yep cant wait.Expect I'm in the minrity but I detest the Sky coverage of rugby of all varieties HC Aviva premiership the lot and their commentators and most of the pundits.Yes they put on a show but that seems to be what it's all about.
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Boss starting over McGrath :(
Mike McGrath on the bench :)
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Stronger than I expected too. Well done Mick McGrath!
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Great to see Ben Marshall start again.
We could be facing an issue in the lineout though, surely one of the shortest 4-8 packs we've ever sent out?
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wixfjord wrote:Great to see Ben Marshall start again.
We could be facing an issue in the lineout though, surely one of the shortest 4-8 packs we've ever sent out?
yeah, Marshall tallest player at 6'5, Ryan and McCarthy at 6'4.
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