2nd Row going forward

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ronk wrote:
September 10th, 2020, 2:31 pm
Theleinsterlad wrote:
September 10th, 2020, 9:46 am
1. All our academy players are from the same small gene pool - widening that scope is always a positive thing
It’s hard to express just how weird a comment that is.
It's not remotely weird, in fact, it's something that Leo, Stu and Mick Dawson have all referenced as important - bringing in outside voices both in terms of coaching and playing considering most of our players come from less than 20 miles from the Aviva and the same mix of schools.

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still as a reason in itself it's not a good enough one to bring in a NIQ 2nd row.

Leinster rugby have worked for over a decade in order to have our own homegrown locks.. once fardy leaves theres not much case that a signing is needed there given talent at position.

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mildlyinterested wrote:
September 10th, 2020, 9:48 am
Toner will be around the squad while the internationals are away along with Molony.

A signing to replace Fardy will not be needed.
Won't be sanctioned either given we've had Fardy for 4 years. At best we get a Triggs or an IQ journeyman.
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If they don't put Porter back across to loosehead we might need a high standard NIQ loosehead within the next two years. For the moment, I'd like a second row to replace Fardy. Tuipulotu is fourth choice for the ABs, and a brilliant player/athlete.
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neiliog93 wrote:
September 10th, 2020, 8:06 pm
If they don't put Porter back across to loosehead we might need a high standard NIQ loosehead within the next two years. For the moment, I'd like a second row to replace Fardy. Tuipulotu is fourth choice for the ABs, and a brilliant player/athlete.
:lol: keep dreaming

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Why keep dreaming? You would have said the same thing about Munster getting Snyman and/or de Allende I'm sure. A bit of belief.
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neiliog93 wrote:
September 10th, 2020, 8:41 pm
Why keep dreaming? You would have said the same thing about Munster getting Snyman and/or de Allende I'm sure. A bit of belief.
We aren't Munster though.

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Ok... The usual excuse for dismissing people suggesting ambitious signings is money, but that's bs. I think we'll be allowed to have one high quality NIQ next season.
"This is breathless stuff.....it's on again. Contepomi out to Hickie,D'Arcy,Hickie.......................HICKIE FOR THE CORNER! THAT IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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neiliog93 wrote:
September 10th, 2020, 9:42 pm
Ok... The usual excuse for dismissing people suggesting ambitious signings is money, but that's bs. I think we'll be allowed to have one high quality NIQ next season.
I really don’t. If it doesn’t happen Leinster will have zero NIQ players. I don’t remember that happening in the pro era. I think we’ll sign one if we need one, but we are on track not to need one.

Loosehead could be a position of need, so could lock.

We don’t know yet. It could end up being a bigger list of guys getting cut.

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neiliog93 wrote:
September 10th, 2020, 8:41 pm
Why keep dreaming? You would have said the same thing about Munster getting Snyman and/or de Allende I'm sure. A bit of belief.
it's just not a realistic signing.. how many all blacks have leinster ever signed?

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One?

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He was even a lock haha

I agree with you Mildly, but oopsy

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mildlyinterested wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 8:50 am
neiliog93 wrote:
September 10th, 2020, 8:41 pm
Why keep dreaming? You would have said the same thing about Munster getting Snyman and/or de Allende I'm sure. A bit of belief.
it's just not a realistic signing.. how many all blacks have leinster ever signed?
Eddie Hekenui and Clint Newland should have been All Blacks, do they count?
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Were Snyman or de Allende realistic signings for Munster?..
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neiliog93 wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Were Snyman or de Allende realistic signings for Munster?..
They're not all blacks either ?

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Yeah but Snyman is probably a better player than Tuipulotu, world cup winning lock, 207cm and athletic, a true freak.
"This is breathless stuff.....it's on again. Contepomi out to Hickie,D'Arcy,Hickie.......................HICKIE FOR THE CORNER! THAT IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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neiliog93 wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 11:21 pm
Yeah but Snyman is probably a better player than Tuipulotu, world cup winning lock, 207cm and athletic, a true freak.
Weird looking head though right? Almost Klingon

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we won't be signing any NIQ locks anytime soon due to the three locks in the background of this photo..

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mildlyinterested wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 4:31 pm
we won't be signing any NIQ locks anytime soon due to the three locks in the background of this photo..

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How would you classify our Locks at the moment.
In simplistic terms.
Special aka Martin Johnson or James Ryan
Tight aka George Kruis
Loose aka Iain Henderson
Or 4, 5 if you prefer.
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Dunne and CRyan i'd class as TH locks.
Baird as a hybrid LH Lock/Blinside.

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