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mildlyinterested wrote: August 3rd, 2022, 12:38 pm doesnt appear Alan Spicer is in England with the schools side.
Brits might see it as an act of war.
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paddyor wrote: July 13th, 2022, 1:36 pm
neill_m wrote: July 13th, 2022, 11:53 am Italy DoR Franco Smith:
A Benetton+Zebre "A" side will play against Cheetahs, Pumas, Griquas and two Irish "A" sides in the Toyota Challenge Cup, starting in October.
All 4 Irish provinces were involved, but Toyota cut the sponsorship after the Cheetahs didn't win the Currie Cup.

https://twitter.com/italiansrugby/statu ... P708I8x90w
Toyota. If this works its will only work because of sponsorship they are offering.

Not sure though. I feel that 2 Irish A teams playing would be odd.
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Any updates from the u18 games this week?

Only thing I’ve heard so far was that Alex Mullan captained the side in the second game.
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RugbyRugby2019 wrote: August 5th, 2022, 12:28 pm Any updates from the u18 games this week?

Only thing I’ve heard so far was that Alex Mullan captained the side in the second game.
they won both their games.

Some of the players involved Andre Ryan, Charlie Coghlan, Paddy Taylor, Tom Murtagh, Tom Stewart, Todd Lawlor, Ciaran Mangan, Andrew Cosgrave.
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Former Blackrock College and Leinster u19 squad member Zach Quirke(Outhalf) playing with Ulster u20 this summer.
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Schools side won both their warm up games in England, vs Gloucester 27-5, vs Leicester 34-19.

Schools scorers
Tom Stewart(Hooker/St. Michaels) - 2 tries
Charlie Molony(Wing/Blackrock) - 1 try
Andy Cosgrave(Fullback/St. Michaels) - 1 try
Charlie Coghlan(Lock/Belvedere) - 1 try
Andre Ryan(Centre/Belvedere) - 1 try
Mikey Yarr(Backrow-Hooker/Blackrock) - 1 try
Aaron O'Brien(Backrow/St. Marys) - 1 try
James Sherwin(Scrumhalf/St. Michaels) - 1 try
Paddy Taylor(Outhalf/Newbridge) - 1 try
Todd Lawlor(Wing/Newbridge) - 1 try
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Mark Hernan dropped from the academy due to injuries.
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Lock9541 wrote: August 10th, 2022, 9:45 am Mark Hernan dropped from the academy due to injuries.
had heard he was retired from rugby due to his injuries.
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mildlyinterested wrote: August 10th, 2022, 9:47 am
Lock9541 wrote: August 10th, 2022, 9:45 am Mark Hernan dropped from the academy due to injuries.
had heard he was retired from rugby due to his injuries.
Leinster have a very good reputation of looking after lads with injuries, even if they are not going to be involved the following season. I would say it is more likely that he has made the decision himself rather than it being forced on him.
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interested to see if any of the back three players leave to focus on 7's - Comerford/Smith.
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mildlyinterested wrote: August 10th, 2022, 11:36 am interested to see if any of the back three players leave to focus on 7's - Comerford/Smith.
Andrew Smith looks like a potential Dave Kearney replacement for me, although obviously Rob Russell pushed ahead of him last season and took his chances well.

Very difficult to know how much rugby DK has left in the tank. His last season was ruined by injury - he only played in four games, all of them during the Six Nations. He turned 33 earlier in the summer and has taken a lot of punishment over the years. He has played for Leinster for fourteen seasons and that's a long shift for any player.
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hugonaut wrote: August 10th, 2022, 3:17 pm
mildlyinterested wrote: August 10th, 2022, 11:36 am interested to see if any of the back three players leave to focus on 7's - Comerford/Smith.
Andrew Smith looks like a potential Dave Kearney replacement for me, although obviously Rob Russell pushed ahead of him last season and took his chances well.

Very difficult to know how much rugby DK has left in the tank. His last season was ruined by injury - he only played in four games, all of them during the Six Nations. He turned 33 earlier in the summer and has taken a lot of punishment over the years. He has played for Leinster for fourteen seasons and that's a long shift for any player.
Just looking back over one of your previous threads regarding our squad for the coming season Mildly, and we're a little light in the back three. Tommy O'Brien is going to miss a significant proportion of the season, which leaves us with Keenan and JOB at fullback, and then Lowe, Larmour and DK at wing.

There's definitely room for one of the academy wingers to get a good bit of gametime. Both Max O'Reilly and Chris Cosgrave are FBs in my opinion, wouldn't play either of them on the wing.
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