Dexter wrote: ↑
January 3rd, 2021, 12:37 pm
Leinster win games with a bonus point continuously, even when going very deep into the squad and academy.
Verdict: the league is rubbish and not up to scratch, can't provide preparation for the "good" sides
Leinster lose one game, playing very poorly with a patchwork squad, against a good Connacht side playing very well.
Verdict: Leinster just not up to scratch, players need to be jettison and the remaining ones given a good flogging
Yup we are a bunch of panickers on this forum !!
I am not getting into the first point you have made as it's spot on , the lose a game and 'fire everyone and they are a disgrace brigade' are boring We can't win every game forever.
The reality of the current league is that it is weak, the Italian teams are weak, Scottish ones not much better at the moment which is a pity as I thought Glasgow were showing potential, the Welsh clubs are a bit of mess and let's be honest Leinster are propping up all of the other Irish provinces to a significant degree. The SA teams will hopefully remedy the situation.
The Leinster schools are the outstanding success story in European Rugby and are producing an unbelievable pool of players year in year out. Nucifora and the IRFU are trying to manage the problem and there isn't any easy fix. The Leinster schools system is so far ahead of anything in the rest of the country I am sure what the solution is to be honest. If you want to get away from situations like Leinster playing a stack of other Leinster players in an Ulster shirt for example how do we fix it ? But I know that the current system of moving Leinster players about to fill gaps doesn't exactly force the other provinces to develop their own talent but of course Leinster can't possibly give playing time to the Daly's, Thornbury's etc and have an 80 player roster. I dunno but perhaps having a majority local player rule is a route forward but no doubt would be shot down by equality legislation or something.
The weakness in the league does cause us problems to a degree when we run into the handful of super powerful English and French teams but it is somewhat crazy to assume even if Leinster had 100% control over its playing base that we could beat any English or French team, they of course have deep player pools and in France endless budgets like the Toulon years of money buying in a Globetrotter team.
We are a victim of our success to a huge degree and it's tricky situation to manage for everyone.
Good problem to have though as we expect to be and have been at the very top table in Euro rugby now for well over a decade. We could be Dragons fans......And well done to Connacht !! Carty was a joy to watch and delighted for him.
And sure all of this gives us lots to moan about.
As a footnote thought that Salanoa looked pretty good for Munster when he came on. Robbing b*stards