Ospreys at the RDS, Friday 19th of March, 8.15pm

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Ospreys at the RDS, Friday 19th of March, 8.15pm

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Hope to see some more of the young lads in this, interested to see if Leinster get any international squad players back for this.

Would like to see Sheehan & Dunne retained in starting team.

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I think we might see a dress rehearsal of some combinations for the Pro14 final in this.

Depending on what we get back from the national camp (if anything), something like the following would be good to see.

Dooley/Byrne, Cronin, Bent, Toner, Fardy, Rhys, VDF, Penny, Luke, Ross, DK, Frawley, ROL, Kelleher, JOB
Sheahan, Dooley/Byrne, Clarkson, Molony, Murphy, HOS, HB, MOR

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If we are to get players back from the Ireland squad it's only likely to be a back-rower or two. The likes of Ed and Ross Byrne will be needed as cover for the England match.
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Leinster Rugby Head Coach Leo Cullen has issued an injury update ahead of the Guinness PRO14 game against Ospreys in the RDS Arena this Friday (kick-off: 8.15pm – live on Eir Sport).

There is positive news on Ciarán Frawley who is due to train this week after recovering from a shoulder injury.



A number of other players though require further assessment this week before a final call will be made on their involvement in the game on Friday.

Seán Cronin picked up a back injury and was removed from the matchday squad to face Ulster Rugby a few weeks ago but he took a limited part in training last week and will again look to increase his involvement this week.

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

From the game at the weekend against Zebre, Luke McGrath was withdrawn for a Head Injury Assessment and will follow the Graduated Return to Play Protocols as a result.

Unfortunately, both Cian Kelleher and Jimmy O’Brien will definitely be unavailable this week as both picked up minor hamstring injuries on Friday evening.



Cullen also confirmed that David Hawkshaw picked up an ankle injury in the win against Glasgow Warriors and had a procedure last week. He will be unavailable for a number of weeks as a result.

No New Injury Update – Unavailable for Selection:

Tommy O’Brien (ankle), Adam Byrne (quad), Caelan Doris (concussive symptoms), Dan Leavy (knee), Conor O’Brien (knee) and Max Deegan (knee)

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Quick someone do the math's and see who we have left in the backs for Friday :D

Definitely looks like a start for HOS. Cometh the .......?

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1. Dooley
2. Sheehan
3. Clarkson
4. Molony
5. Dunne
6. Murphy
7. JVDF?
8. Ruddock?
9. HOS
10. Byrne
11. Kearney
12. Frawley
13. ROL
14. Osborne?
15. MOR

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Yikes, Kelleher and JOB injuries could be troublesome for the final. At least one of them would likely be starting.

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Just send out the U-12 B team please ....

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You boys are in for a real pasting this Friday, we have been playing possum for a full 5 seasons or so

Now we are going to spring the trap and give you a record beating home defeat :)

In all honesty I would expect a beating of around the 50 to 70 point mark

We are literally down to the bare bones, we may have watkin released from wales but we will be without the rest plus the likes of Rhodri jones,sam parry, scott otten Bradley Davies, Lydiate injured from our pack and Webb Myler Scott Williams luke morgan and protheroe from our back line.

We had a real go last week but came up short and looks like that will cost us a top 3 finish, going to be a tough watch for ospreys fans on Friday night ;(

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JB1973 wrote:
March 16th, 2021, 3:16 pm
You boys are in for a real pasting this Friday, we have been playing possum for a full 5 seasons or so

Now we are going to spring the trap and give you a record beating home defeat :)

In all honesty I would expect a beating of around the 50 to 70 point mark

We are literally down to the bare bones, we may have watkin released from wales but we will be without the rest plus the likes of Rhodri jones,sam parry, scott otten Bradley Davies, Lydiate injured from our pack and Webb Myler Scott Williams luke morgan and protheroe from our back line.

We had a real go last week but came up short and looks like that will cost us a top 3 finish, going to be a tough watch for ospreys fans on Friday night ;(

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yes but your reserve's are about 50 points better than ours, leinster academy vs ospreys first team in Dublin would be a good game!

our team will likely be

d evans cross,watkin,k Williams,giles l price , r morgan Williams

henry Phillips fia Ashley davies griffiths cracknell g evans

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mildlyinterested wrote:
March 16th, 2021, 3:18 pm
JB1973 wrote:
March 16th, 2021, 3:16 pm
You boys are in for a real pasting this Friday, we have been playing possum for a full 5 seasons or so

Now we are going to spring the trap and give you a record beating home defeat :)

In all honesty I would expect a beating of around the 50 to 70 point mark

We are literally down to the bare bones, we may have watkin released from wales but we will be without the rest plus the likes of Rhodri jones,sam parry, scott otten Bradley Davies, Lydiate injured from our pack and Webb Myler Scott Williams luke morgan and protheroe from our back line.

We had a real go last week but came up short and looks like that will cost us a top 3 finish, going to be a tough watch for ospreys fans on Friday night ;(

join the club. Leinster missing nearly 30 or so players due to intl camp and injuries.
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mildlyinterested wrote:
March 15th, 2021, 2:05 pm



Cullen also confirmed that David Hawkshaw picked up an ankle injury in the win against Glasgow Warriors and had a procedure last week. He will be unavailable for a number of weeks as a result.

Jesus that boy is getting no luck. At least its not his knee.
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Flash Gordon wrote:
March 16th, 2021, 3:42 pm
mildlyinterested wrote:
March 16th, 2021, 3:18 pm
JB1973 wrote:
March 16th, 2021, 3:16 pm
You boys are in for a real pasting this Friday, we have been playing possum for a full 5 seasons or so

Now we are going to spring the trap and give you a record beating home defeat :)

In all honesty I would expect a beating of around the 50 to 70 point mark

We are literally down to the bare bones, we may have watkin released from wales but we will be without the rest plus the likes of Rhodri jones,sam parry, scott otten Bradley Davies, Lydiate injured from our pack and Webb Myler Scott Williams luke morgan and protheroe from our back line.

We had a real go last week but came up short and looks like that will cost us a top 3 finish, going to be a tough watch for ospreys fans on Friday night ;(

join the club. Leinster missing nearly 30 or so players due to intl camp and injuries.
Wow! Is that the number? Not sure any club in the world could sustain that.
Ireland
Baird
E. Byrne
R. Byrne
Conan
Furlong
Gibson-Park
Healy
Henshaw
Keenan
R. Kelleher
Larmour
Lowe
Porter
Ruddock
Sexton
Van der Flier

Injured/Not available
Abdaladze
A. Byrne
Connors
Deegan
Doris
Hawkshaw
C. Kelleher
Leavy
L. McGrath
C. O’Brien
J. O’Brien
T. O’Brien
Ringrose
Ryan

When you see them all listed it’s quite unbelievable
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Chances of seeing Cosgrave play?

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erskinechilders wrote:
March 17th, 2021, 10:49 am
Chances of seeing Cosgrave play?
doubtful be my guess.

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Massive test of the squad to get a 23 together for this one. Also need to be conscious of a final next week and a six day turnaround before a European quarterfinal. In particular, our backline resources are running thin. Interesting selections ahead

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We may not have much of a choice here with the number of players unavailable, but I would be looking to protect anyone who is likely to be involved in the final or the quarter final in the coming weeks and not pick them or bench them.

Feels bad that we’ve prioritised this rainbow cup (which still seems questionable if it’s even going ahead) over a sensible end to the league, but I hope we don’t end up shitting the bed for both games trying to balance player minutes.

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JB1973 wrote:
March 16th, 2021, 3:16 pm
You boys are in for a real pasting this Friday, we have been playing possum for a full 5 seasons or so
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