mildlyinterested wrote: ↑
February 22nd, 2021, 8:00 pm
from: 27:38 on..
Joe Molloy: "Would you consider Leinster an offloading team?"
Andy Dunne: "Not at the moment no"
Joe Molloy: "Yeah because I wouldn't either, they are methodical and they can beat up teams up front in the pro 14 and the lesser teams in europe, but they ain't Toulouse either"
Andy Dunne" The current leinster setup, no they are very capable of grinding the clock down, exhaustive phase play rugby, breaking down the opposition through relentlessness as opposed to imagination"
Interesting discussion.. Not sure I agree completely but certainly we are a more forward dominant team in recent years and that's where most of our young emerging top talent has been.
Same old same old from Andy Dunne. He's a nice guy but I disagree with him a lot about rugby, because he has the same answer for every problem. Rugby is a strategic game and there are lots of different problems that you have to solve, and you have to solve them using different methods.
We played Toulouse three times in 2018-19, when they absolutely ran away with the Top14 [table: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018–19_Top_14_season
]. That was the last season with a winner of the Top14; 2019-20 was abandoned with Toulouse in 7th position after 17 matches. It's only two seasons ago, and it's the last time we played them.
Toulouse 28 [3 tries] - Leinster 27 [3 tries]
Leinster 29 [4 tries] - Toulouse 13 [1 try]
Leinster 32 [3 tries] - Toulouse 12 [0 tries]
So a cumulative score of 89 [10 tries] - 52 [4 tries].
I actually agree that Ireland and Leinster should offload more often under the current breakdown interpretations. Jackallers are rewarded much earlier than previously, and you have to be more precise when hitting rucks [re: contact with the head] or risk a very significant tariff.