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Re: Leinster Squad 20-21

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LeinsterLeader wrote:
March 18th, 2021, 4:22 pm
mildlyinterested wrote:
March 18th, 2021, 3:24 pm
Add Will Connors to huge injury list, mcl tear apparently.
Balls! That's a long time out right? Worse or better from a healing perspective then ACL?
Not as bad as an ACL usually.

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mildlyinterested wrote:
March 18th, 2021, 4:31 pm
LeinsterLeader wrote:
March 18th, 2021, 4:22 pm
mildlyinterested wrote:
March 18th, 2021, 3:24 pm
Add Will Connors to huge injury list, mcl tear apparently.
Balls! That's a long time out right? Worse or better from a healing perspective then ACL?
Not as bad as an ACL usually.
Good to hear! Hopefully he gets back sooner rather then later. He's been in great form

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Where are you seeing MCL as the injury diagnosis MI?

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Re: Leinster Squad 20-21

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6-8 weeks
If surgery 9-12

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mildlyinterested wrote:
March 18th, 2021, 3:24 pm
Add Will Connors to huge injury list, mcl tear apparently.
I remember writing a post that detailed the amount of time our backrows missed last season with injury, but I'll be damned if I know what thread it was in! The backrow as a unit [any team's backrow] is an injury factory.

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Re: Leinster Squad 20-21

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hugonaut wrote:
March 18th, 2021, 7:23 pm
mildlyinterested wrote:
March 18th, 2021, 3:24 pm
Add Will Connors to huge injury list, mcl tear apparently.
I remember writing a post that detailed the amount of time our backrows missed last season with injury, but I'll be damned if I know what thread it was in! The backrow as a unit [any team's backrow] is an injury factory.
I dunno leinsters injury record seems worse than most. For whatever reason.
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LeinsterLeader wrote:
March 18th, 2021, 4:22 pm
mildlyinterested wrote:
March 18th, 2021, 3:24 pm
Add Will Connors to huge injury list, mcl tear apparently.
Balls! That's a long time out right? Worse or better from a healing perspective then ACL?
Usually a fair bit less than ACL

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LH Prop(5)
Cian Healy(33/Belvedere/Clontarf) - bench for Ireland.
Ed Byrne(27/Clongowes/UCD) - irish squad.
Peter Dooley(26/Birr RFC/Lansdowne) - starting for Leinster.

Michael Milne(22/Birr RFC-Roscrea/UCD) - injured.(???)
Marcus Hanan(21/Clane RFC/Old Belvedere) - bench for Leinster.

TH Prop(6)
Michael Bent(35) - starting for Leinster.
Tadhg Furlong(28/New Ross RFC/Clontarf) - starting for Ireland.
Andrew Porter(25/St. Andrews/UCD) - bench for Ireland.
Vakh Abdaladze(25/Coolmine RFC/Clontarf) - injured.(BACK)
Greg McGrath(24/Wexford RFC/Lansdowne)

Tom Clarkson(21/Blackrock/DUFC) - bench for Leinster.

Hooker(5)
Sean Cronin(34) - starting for Leinster.
James Tracy(29/Newbridge/UCD)
Ronan Kelleher(23/St. Michaels/Lansdowne) - bench for Ireland.
Dan Sheehan(22/Clongowes/Lansdowne) - bench for Leinster.

John McKee(21/Campbell/Old Belvedere)

Lock(9)
Scott Fardy(36) - starting for Leinster.
Devin Toner(34/Castleknock/Lansdowne) - starting for Leinster.
Ross Molony(26/St. Michaels/UCD) - starting for Leinster.
James Ryan(24/St. Michaels/UCD) - injured(HIA)
Jack Dunne(22/St. Michaels/DUFC) - bench for Leinster.
Ryan Baird(21/St. Michaels/DUFC) - bench for Ireland.

Charlie Ryan(22/Blackrock/UCD) - injured.(???)
Brian Deeny(21/Wexford RFC/Clontarf) - injured.(KNEE)
Joe McCarthy(19/Blackrock/DUFC)

Backrow(12)
Rhys Ruddock(30/Exile/St. Marys) - irish squad.
Jack Conan(28/St. Gerards/Old Belvedere) - starting for Ireland.
Josh Van Der Flier(27/Wesley/UCD) - starting for Ireland.
Dan Leavy(26/St. Michaels/UCD) - injured.(KNEE)
Josh Murphy(25/St. Michaels/UCD) - starting for Leinster.
Will Connors(24/Clongowes/UCD) - injured.(KNEE)
Max Deegan(24/St. Michaels/Lansdowne) - injured.(KNEE)
Caelan Doris(22/Blackrock/DUFC) - injured.(HIA)
Scott Penny(21/St. Michaels/UCD) - starting for Leinster.

Martin Moloney(21/Athy RFC/Old Belvedere) - injured.(??)
Sean O'Brien(20/Blackrock/UCD) - bench for Leinster.
Alex Soroka(20/Belvedere/Clontarf) - injured.(SHOULDER)

Scrumhalf(6)
Jamie Gibson Park(29) - bench for Ireland.
Luke McGrath(28/St. Michaels/UCD) - injured.(HIA)
Rowan Osborne(24/Clongowes/DUFC) - starting for Leinster.
Hugh O'Sullivan(23/Belvedere/Clontarf) - bench for Leinster.

Paddy Patterson(22/Blackrock/UCD) - starting for Munster
Cormac Foley(21/St. Gerards/Lansdowne)

Outhalf(6)
Jonathan Sexton(35/St. Marys/St. Marys) - starting for Ireland.
Ross Byrne(25/St. Michaels/UCD) - irish squad.
Ciaran Frawley(23/Skerries RFC/UCD) - starting for Leinster.
Harry Byrne(21/St. Michaels/Lansdowne) - starting for Leinster.

David Hawkshaw(21/Belvedere/Clontarf) - injured(ANKLE)
Tim Corkery(19/Kilkenny RFC/UCD) - bench for Leinster.

Centre(8)
Robbie Henshaw(27) - starting for Ireland
Rory O'Loughlin(27/St. Michaels/UCD) - starting for Leinster.
Garry Ringrose(26/Blackrock/UCD) - injured.(ANKLE)
Conor O'Brien(25/Mullingar RFC/Clontarf) - injured.(KNEE)
Jimmy O'Brien(24/Newbridge/UCD) - injured.(hamstring)
Tommy O'Brien(22/Blackrock/UCD) - injured.(ankle)

Liam Turner(21/Blackrock/DUFC) - injured.(???)
Jamie Osborne(19/Naas RFC/Naas) - starting for Leinster.

Back Three(11)
Dave Kearney(31/Clongowes/Lansdowne) - starting for Leinster.
James Lowe(28) - irish squad.
Adam Byrne(26/Naas RFC/UCD) - injured.(quad)
Cian Kelleher(26/St. Michaels/Lansdowne) - injured.(hamstring)
Hugo Keenan(24/Blackrock/UCD) - starting for Ireland.
Jordan Larmour(23/St. Andrews/St. Marys) - bench for Ireland.

Michael Silvester(22/Clongowes/DUFC) - injured.(???)
Aaron O'Sullivan(21/Exile/Blackrock) - injured.(???)
Max O'Reilly(21/St. Gerards/DUFC) - starting for Leinster.
Andrew Smith(20/St. Michaels/Clontarf) - bench for Leinster.
Niall Comerford(20/Blackrock/UCD) - injured.(???)
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Nice up-to-date summary. Thank you. However, Sean Cronin is not starting for Ireland.

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updated.

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I see that Kieran Campbell is heading to Ealing as well so they’re obviously splashing the cash and serious about becoming a top club, could end up being a Steenson/Exeter situation for Kelleher.

Seems like really strange timing considering he was only appointed 20’s coach in January but I guess Covid means there’ll be a load of surprising moves.

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LeRouxIsPHat wrote:
March 22nd, 2021, 11:00 am
I see that Kieran Campbell is heading to Ealing as well so they’re obviously splashing the cash and serious about becoming a top club, could end up being a Steenson/Exeter situation for Kelleher.

Seems like really strange timing considering he was only appointed 20’s coach in January but I guess Covid means there’ll be a load of surprising moves.
It could be that the Ealing owner sees it as a now or never situation. The rumours about stockading the Premiership are stronger than they have ever been in my memory.

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Head Coach Leo Cullen has issued a squad injury update ahead of Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 Final against Munster (RDS Arena, KO 5pm).

There was positive news on Luke McGrath who has passed the Graduated Return to Play Protocols and is due to train this week.

Seán Cronin came through the game against Ospreys with no issues after his return from a back injury.

Vakh Abdaladze will also look to increase his involvement in team training this week as he continues to recover from a back injury.

Garry Ringrose, James Ryan, Will Connors and Rowan Osborne will all be unavailable this week.

Ringrose picked up an ankle injury while away with Ireland and will be unavailable for a number of weeks.

Connors suffered a knee injury while training with Ireland and will be unavailable for up to eight weeks.

Ryan is continuing to follow the Graduated Return to Play Protocols and will be unavailable for selection.

Osborne picked up a fracture to his hand and will undergo surgery this week.

No new injury update – Unavailable for selection:

Cian Kelleher (hamstring), Jimmy O’Brien (hamstring), Tommy O’Brien (ankle), Adam Byrne (quad), Caelan Doris (concussion), Dan Leavy (knee), Conor O’Brien (knee) and Max Deegan (knee).

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Toner is expected to leave Leinster at the end of the season

https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/ ... 28623.html

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mildlyinterested wrote:
March 23rd, 2021, 8:31 am
Toner is expected to leave Leinster at the end of the season

https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/ ... 28623.html
Probably had another year in him but if it means having budget for all the younger highly rated players I’ve no issue with him heading off. Dunne needs to con through at this stage and the three in the academy look promising

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Jonny tight lips wrote:
March 23rd, 2021, 8:48 am
mildlyinterested wrote:
March 23rd, 2021, 8:31 am
Toner is expected to leave Leinster at the end of the season

https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/ ... 28623.html
Probably had another year in him but if it means having budget for all the younger highly rated players I’ve no issue with him heading off. Dunne needs to con through at this stage and the three in the academy look promising
not sure Molony, Dunne and the three in the academy will be enough next season when Ryan/Baird are with Ireland.

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mildlyinterested wrote:
March 23rd, 2021, 8:52 am
Jonny tight lips wrote:
March 23rd, 2021, 8:48 am
mildlyinterested wrote:
March 23rd, 2021, 8:31 am
Toner is expected to leave Leinster at the end of the season

https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/ ... 28623.html
Probably had another year in him but if it means having budget for all the younger highly rated players I’ve no issue with him heading off. Dunne needs to con through at this stage and the three in the academy look promising
not sure Molony, Dunne and the three in the academy will be enough next season when Ryan/Baird are with Ireland.
We got Murphy and maybe Rhys if we’re stuck, if it means we have budget to keep all the back rows player and young centres I’d take it. People think we’re over stocked but most weeks we’re struggling to get a team out.

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Jonny tight lips wrote:
March 23rd, 2021, 8:48 am
mildlyinterested wrote:
March 23rd, 2021, 8:31 am
Toner is expected to leave Leinster at the end of the season

https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/ ... 28623.html
Probably had another year in him but if it means having budget for all the younger highly rated players I’ve no issue with him heading off. Dunne needs to con through at this stage and the three in the academy look promising
I'm not ITK on contracts, but one thing I've learned over the last ten or fifteen years is that rumour and speculation, even in national newspapers, are wrong just as often as they are right. I certainly remember Luke Fitzgerald 'signing for Munster' in the past!

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Should keep the Tower for another year. His experience is important and the young lads can learn a lot about lineout play from him

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hugonaut wrote:
March 23rd, 2021, 11:08 am
Jonny tight lips wrote:
March 23rd, 2021, 8:48 am
mildlyinterested wrote:
March 23rd, 2021, 8:31 am
Toner is expected to leave Leinster at the end of the season

https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/ ... 28623.html
Probably had another year in him but if it means having budget for all the younger highly rated players I’ve no issue with him heading off. Dunne needs to con through at this stage and the three in the academy look promising
I'm not ITK on contracts, but one thing I've learned over the last ten or fifteen years is that rumour and speculation, even in national newspapers, are wrong just as often as they are right. I certainly remember Luke Fitzgerald 'signing for Munster' in the past!
I reckon we'll keep Dev. We just don't have enough depth there atm. Fardy his off, I'd assume. Ryan and Baird will be regular internationals. Dunne is not at all an established player.
So Molony and who, then?
Unless there are plans to dip into the Leinster diaspora again? Thornbury? Certainly not the O'Conners up North.
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