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munster#1 wrote: June 17th, 2022, 11:06 am
wixfjord wrote: June 17th, 2022, 9:49 am It's getting less and less subtle M#1...
You have a very strange lack of trust in people and almost a need to be offended.

There is absolutely nothing negative to say about Leinster going to the market to sign players.
All teams do it, and if a team wants to win, it is the team with the best ability to identify weaknesses in their squad a plug them with quality that will come out on top.

If you think that there is anything to feel wound up about Leinster’s policies, then that is a reflection of you and not me.
Thanks for the funny post M#1, I needed a good laugh this morning. Your trolling techniques are improving…Leinster changing their policy 😂🤣
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Theleinsterlad wrote: June 18th, 2022, 10:08 am
wixfjord wrote: June 17th, 2022, 9:49 am It's getting less and less subtle M#1...
+1
Indeed…
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Oldschoolsocks wrote: June 18th, 2022, 6:27 pm
Theleinsterlad wrote: June 18th, 2022, 10:08 am
wixfjord wrote: June 17th, 2022, 9:49 am It's getting less and less subtle M#1...
+1
Indeed…
Is it any wonder that there is so little traffic on this forum.

I posted a very positive post about Leinster and even that is seen as trolling or wumming or any other childish insult that might be directed at me.

Can you please expand on how is perceived as me winding someone up?
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paddyor wrote: June 17th, 2022, 11:13 pm
elephantman wrote: June 17th, 2022, 10:28 pm Leinster haven’t had a second playmaker in the backs since Isa retired in 2018 and Isa played on the wing a fair bit where it’s more difficult to act as a second playmaker. I think Isa’s best position was 15 but he was brilliant everywhere and ended his Leinster career at 12.

Carbery played the second playmaker role very well when he played at 15 for Leinster. Obviously he left for Munster in 2018.

Ngatai is a brilliant player and gives Leinster that second playmaker that we have lacked for a few years now. He’s a brilliant signing, a type of player that we really need.

Frawley playing more at 12 gives Leinster that second playmaker but to my eyes Frawley looks the heir apparent to Sexton at 10. Harry Byrne may have something to say about that. It’s going to be interesting to see how that situation develops.
Keenan has been a playmaker.
As has Jimmy O'Brien.

But it's not like Lowe stands out on his wing. He moves in and gets involved, including in decision making situations, not just strike running. Always room for 1 more smart ball player.
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wixfjord wrote: June 17th, 2022, 9:49 am It's getting less and less subtle M#1...
About as subtle as a brick to the face.
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Read George Kruis is retiring after the Barbarians at the weekend. Only 32, which seems on the young side for a lock. Anyone know why? Always liked him as a player and if he is at a lose end.....
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TMC wrote:Read George Kruis is retiring after the Barbarians at the weekend. Only 32, which seems on the young side for a lock. Anyone know why? Always liked him as a player and if he is at a lose end.....
A place kicking second row, not been one of those around since Nobody.
Peter Brown Scottish second row in the 70's I think used to do a bit of place kicking.


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ronk wrote: June 20th, 2022, 12:35 pmJohn Eales
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backrower8 wrote: June 20th, 2022, 1:43 pm
ronk wrote: June 20th, 2022, 12:35 pmJohn Eales
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I think we should acknowledge Nick McCarthy coming out because it's obviously a big deal for him and I'm sure he'll be acutely aware of the reaction to it so it'd be good to show him some support. Huge respect to him for doing it and it's great to hear that he feels happier in himself now :happy clapper:
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LeRouxIsPHat wrote: June 20th, 2022, 2:51 pm I think we should acknowledge Nick McCarthy coming out because it's obviously a big deal for him and I'm sure he'll be acutely aware of the reaction to it so it'd be good to show him some support. Huge respect to him for doing it and it's great to hear that he feels happier in himself now :happy clapper:
Absolutely - he has the full support and congratulations of chez Cahill
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LeRouxIsPHat wrote: June 20th, 2022, 2:51 pm I think we should acknowledge Nick McCarthy coming out because it's obviously a big deal for him and I'm sure he'll be acutely aware of the reaction to it so it'd be good to show him some support. Huge respect to him for doing it and it's great to hear that he feels happier in himself now :happy clapper:
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It affected me so much that I agonised over my future and contemplated walking away from rugby altogether because I just didn’t think I could come out while playing rugby.
God that must've been awful.

Delighted for Nick that he felt comfortable coming out and that the Leinster environment has been so supportive of him and Jack.

Hopefully it makes things easier for future players and brilliant that it's a 'weight off his shoulders' so to speak.
Leinster Rugby is built on ‘brotherhood’ and it’s important that we can be open and honest with each other. We spend so much time together, and I now feel very comfortable in this environment being myself.
I only made a quick announcement. But I just remember the room erupting! They were all delighted for me and it was immediately a weight off my shoulders.
That is so heartwarming to hear!
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LeRouxIsPHat wrote: June 20th, 2022, 2:51 pm I think we should acknowledge Nick McCarthy coming out because it's obviously a big deal for him and I'm sure he'll be acutely aware of the reaction to it so it'd be good to show him some support. Huge respect to him for doing it and it's great to hear that he feels happier in himself now :happy clapper:
Great to hear it’s a big weight off his shoulders. In fairness the brotherhood that seems to be in the Leinster camp at the moment would have shocked me with any other reaction other than to support one of their own.
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Fair play to him as very few professionals have done so.
Also great to hear how positive a reaction he received and hopefully it won't be such a big deal for future generations.
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NMcC: I suppose because it’s not really ‘a thing’. It’s not common for a male athlete to come out in sport, nevermind professional rugby, and it’s probably something that I didn’t want to believe or accept myself either.
No idea where he'd get an idea like that. Certainly not someone in the Irish media.

Congrats Nick
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Well done Nick, brave man.

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Fair play Nick, hopefully he'll be a role model for many to come over the years.

We still have a way to go, it's been announced recently that Billy Vunipola is due to travel to Australia with England, sure, he's a great player but I wouldn't want a homophobe representing my national team.
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