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Could be mistaken, but I counted 19 Leinster guys in the Connacht - Ulster 23s from yesterday.
Aungier, Cooney, Madigan and Timoney scored.
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Ian McKinley retired from pro rugby, coaching up north now.. with Rainey OB and Ballymena Academy.

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Leinster underage players playing for the other provinces this weekend

Prop

Marty Moore(Castleknock)
Eric O’Sullivan(Templeogue)
Jeremy Loughman(Athy RFC-Blackrock)

Hooker
Shane Delahunt(Birr RFC-Kilkenny College)

2nd Row
Alan O’Connor(Skerries RFC)
Tadhg Beirne(Clongowes)

Backrow
Jordi Murphy(Blackrock)
Eoghan Masterson(Portloaise RFC)
Nick Timoney(Blackrock)
Conor Oliver(Blackrock)
Sean Masterson(Portloaise RFC)

Scrumhalf
John Cooney(Gonzaga)
Dave Shanahan(Belvedere)

Outhalf
Ian Madigan(Blackrock)
Conor Dean(Blackrock)

Centre
Tom Daly(Carlow RFC)
Peter Robb(Blackrock)

Wing
Matt Healy(Gonzaga)
Andrew Conway(Blackrock)

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mildlyinterested wrote:
August 27th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Ian McKinley retired from pro rugby, coaching up north now.. with Rainey OB and Ballymena Academy.
That’s a great appointment for Rainey & Ballymena .( though I’m sure he’ll be regretting the change of climate !! :D )..really wish Ian Best if luck for future

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London Irish coach Les Kiss said that the latest injury setback suffered by Sean O’Brien is not serious and that he should be back soon from the hamstring problem picked up last month when the Premiership resumed.

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I wonder how long kiss remains there, for all the money they are forming out their play on the pitch is awful

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Theleinsterlad wrote:
September 3rd, 2020, 10:39 am
I wonder how long kiss remains there, for all the money they are forming out their play on the pitch is awful
Never mind Kiss, Declan Kidney was a done force a decade ago. How he got another job in rugby baffles me.
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FLIP wrote:
September 3rd, 2020, 4:55 pm
Theleinsterlad wrote:
September 3rd, 2020, 10:39 am
I wonder how long kiss remains there, for all the money they are forming out their play on the pitch is awful
Never mind Kiss, Declan Kidney was a done force a decade ago. How he got another job in rugby baffles me.
He had a cushy job as (figure)head of sport in UCC for a while there too.

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Leinster underage players playing for the other provinces this weekend:

Jeremy Loughman(Athy RFC-Blackrock) - started at 1
Eric O'Sullivan(Templeogue) - started at 1
Jack McGrath(St. Marys) - bench
Marty Moore(Castleknock) - bench
Tadhg Beirne(Clongowes) - started at 4
Alan O'Connor(Skerries RFC) - started at 4
Jordi Murphy(Blackrock) - started at 7
John Cooney(Gonzaga) - started at 9
Ian Madigan(Blackrock) - bench
Andrew Conway(Blackrock) - started at 14

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mildlyinterested wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 9:05 am
Leinster underage players playing for the other provinces this weekend:

Jeremy Loughman(Athy RFC-Blackrock) - started at 1
Eric O'Sullivan(Templeogue) - started at 1
Jack McGrath(St. Marys) - bench
Marty Moore(Castleknock) - bench
Tadhg Beirne(Clongowes) - started at 4
Alan O'Connor(Skerries RFC) - started at 4
Jordi Murphy(Blackrock) - started at 7
John Cooney(Gonzaga) - started at 9
Ian Madigan(Blackrock) - bench
Andrew Conway(Blackrock) - started at 14
I haven't see a huge amount of Jack McGrath since he went to Ulster but would it be fair to say his move North hasn't really worked out for him?

Or maybe more accurately he just hasn't got back his form after the Lions tour?

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LeinsterLeader wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 10:13 am
mildlyinterested wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 9:05 am
Leinster underage players playing for the other provinces this weekend:

Jeremy Loughman(Athy RFC-Blackrock) - started at 1
Eric O'Sullivan(Templeogue) - started at 1
Jack McGrath(St. Marys) - bench
Marty Moore(Castleknock) - bench
Tadhg Beirne(Clongowes) - started at 4
Alan O'Connor(Skerries RFC) - started at 4
Jordi Murphy(Blackrock) - started at 7
John Cooney(Gonzaga) - started at 9
Ian Madigan(Blackrock) - bench
Andrew Conway(Blackrock) - started at 14
I haven't see a huge amount of Jack McGrath since he went to Ulster but would it be fair to say his move North hasn't really worked out for him?

Or maybe more accurately he just hasn't got back his form after the Lions tour?
He is slowing down for sure.. could just be age related.

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Noel Reid starting again for Agen in the challenge cup. Wonder how he is getting on?

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Jack McGrath turned 31 two months ago. He's not a sprinter.

He left here when Healy took his place back off him, without reaching the pre injury heights that Church had been at so his decline is long term at this stage. Obviously their health information is private.
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It's not age-related in McGrath's case, he's been off since his late 20s. Props normally peak in their 30s.
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He's gotten heavier looking and less mobile as he has aged. Has been slowed by injury too obviously.

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Cooney and Madser got 12 of Ulster's 22 points.
MacGinty got 4 points for Sale.
Byrne gets a try for Bristol.
Healy, Oliver and Daly got 12 of Connachts 22 points.
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Former Ireland out-half Ian Keatley leaves Pro14 club Benetton

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Not often mentioned as a Leinster Exile, former Clontarf (and Munster) scrum-half James Hart turned place-kicker last night in Biarritz's away win at Vannes to confirm 3rd place in the Pro D2 in France.

Biarritz were without former Munster flanker Dave O'Callaghan who was red-carded in their last game but Hart secured two penalties in the BO two-point win against second placed Vannes, who remain in joint first place, nine points ahead of BO.

BO also have a third former Munster player, Billy Scannell, on their roster and are having a competitive season in this tough league.

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Macken has retired, some interesting comments on his early career with Leinster:
Macken went straight into the Leinster academy that year and Cheika brought him on a pre-season tour of France, giving the 18-year-old his first taste of senior rugby. His competitive debut followed in 2010 and he played two years of Ireland U20s rugby. Macken reflects that it might have been too much too soon.

“You go to Blackrock and your hand is kind of held the whole way up and you’re told how great you are. I went straight into the academy in Leinster and probably believed my hype a bit more than I should have.

“Making my debut at 18, I thought I was a bit bigger than I actually was. In Dublin, people might build you up, you’re a Leinster player, you have a car with a Leinster sticker on it, the red carpet might be rolled out a bit when you’re on a night out.

“Hindsight is great but I probably wish I didn’t have any of that hype when I came out of school. At the end of the day, I will wholeheartedly say that I don’t think I fulfilled the potential that I had. That’s just because I thought I was a bit bigger than I was and that I had made it.”

Joe Schmidt came in as Leinster boss in 2010 and Macken admits “it wouldn’t take a rocket scientist to realise I didn’t get on particularly well with Joe.” There was no hostility, Macken stresses, but he never felt Schmidt backed him to be the player he wanted to be.

“He wanted me to be crash, bang, and wallop, which wasn’t how I played. I liked using my pass but I was told not to throw miss passes.”

With Brian O’Driscoll and Gordon D’Arcy still playing in those years, opportunities were slim and though things improved for Macken when Matt O’Connor took over for the 2013/14 campaign – including his first two Heineken Cup starts – the centre realised during the 2014/15 season that it was time to leave.

“I had to grow as a person and a player,” says Macken. “I was still living at home back then, I was probably immature and I was an immature rugby player as well.

“Don’t get me wrong, I still adored my time with Leinster. It was incredible to play with the players I played with, to be around when Leinster won trophies, it was amazing. But as a person, I definitely had to go and mature and thankfully I was able to do that.”
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Impressive self-reflection.

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