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Leinster Academy 22-23

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LH Prop
Marcus Hanan (21/Clane RFC/Old Belvedere) - Year 3
Jack Boyle (20/St. Michaels/UCD) - Year 2

TH Prop
Temi Lasisi (21/Enniscorthy RFC/Lansdowne) - Year 2
Rory McGuire (20/Blackrock College/UCD) - Year 1

Hooker
John McKee (22/Campbell/Old Belvedere) - Year 3
Lee Barron (21/St. Michaels/DUFC) - Year 2

Lock-Blindside
Alex Soroka (21/Belvedere/Clontarf) - Year 3
Diarmuid Mangan (19/Newbridge/UCD) -Year 1

Backrow
Sean O'Brien (22/Blackrock/UCD) - Year 3
James Culhane (19/Blackrock/UCD) - Year 1

Scrumhalf
Ben Murphy (21/Pres Bray/Old Wesley) - Year 2

Outhalf
Charlie Tector (20/Kilkenny/Lansdowne) - Year 1
Sam Prendergast(19/Newbridge/Lansdowne) - Year 1

Centre
Ben Brownlee (19/Blackrock/UCD) - Year 1

Back Three
Rob Russell (23/St. Michaels/DUFC) - Year 2
Andrew Smith (22/St. Michaels/Clontarf) - Year 3
Max O'Reilly (22/St. Gerards/DUFC) - Year 3
Niall Comerford (22/Blackrock/UCD) - Year 3
Chris Cosgrave (21/St. Michaels/UCD) - Year 2
Aitzol King (20/Balbriggan RFC-CUS/Clontarf) - Year 1
Year 1 players confirmed for next season, waiting to hear on Year 2/Year 3 players.

They appear to be carrying far too many back three players and not enough centres but what do I know.
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mildlyinterested wrote: July 12th, 2022, 2:00 pm ... but what do I know.
Well you can count.

Any centres we should have recruited for the year? Osbourne getting promoted early affects the numbers somewhat.

We were centre heavy in the squad but the situation has changed quickly. All the more so if Frawley moves to 10.
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If they are all kept on there’s quite a lot of year 3 players who really need to have good seasons in order to get a contract at the end of the year.
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ronk wrote: July 12th, 2022, 2:24 pm
mildlyinterested wrote: July 12th, 2022, 2:00 pm ... but what do I know.
Well you can count.

Any centres we should have recruited for the year? Osbourne getting promoted early affects the numbers somewhat.

We were centre heavy in the squad but the situation has changed quickly. All the more so if Frawley moves to 10.
well they passed on Daniel Hawkshaw and Fionn Gibbons for whatever reason.
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mildlyinterested wrote: July 12th, 2022, 2:33 pm
ronk wrote: July 12th, 2022, 2:24 pm
mildlyinterested wrote: July 12th, 2022, 2:00 pm ... but what do I know.
Well you can count.

Any centres we should have recruited for the year? Osbourne getting promoted early affects the numbers somewhat.

We were centre heavy in the squad but the situation has changed quickly. All the more so if Frawley moves to 10.
well they passed on Daniel Hawkshaw and Fionn Gibbons for whatever reason.
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Possibly a new competition for them to play in.

https://www.the42.ie/irfu-a-teams-south ... 0-Jul2022/

Hmmm, seems like it would be expensive to send 4 sides for a 3 match tour oF SA. Not against it but seems like they should give the AIl a chance as the Leinster players we sent to SA and rolled out against Munster seemed well prepared. Sheehan made a name for himself in the AIL too iirc.
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It’ll be really interesting to see how this plays out. I suspect it’s a good environment to develop academy players, much better than the AIL but expect this is quite an emotive issue. The cost will be a key consideration.
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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
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Ruddock(c) 19/2 Tackles
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So Ulster and Leinster?
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Or they could go the same route as Italy and have provinces playing together ala Connacht/Munster and Leinster/Ulster.
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sunshiner1 wrote: July 14th, 2022, 1:42 am Or they could go the same route as Italy and have provinces playing together ala Connacht/Munster and Leinster/Ulster.
Very unlikely because of cross coaching. IRFU might have looked at two Ireland A teams to keep people like Richie Murphy and his U.20 coaches busy, but that's really the only scenario that cross-provincial coaching might work.
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"With Zebre and Benetton we agreed to have squads of 60 players, without permit players. The staff will have carte blanche to choose the players they need for each match, whoever does not play will be combined into a single formation for these competitions." Google translation of relevant part of private youtube video via @lorenzocalamai on twitter
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Yeah, so I think Ulster and Leinster is best. Connacht don't really have the resources, and Munster use their 'A' team more for giving senior squad players who aren't getting gametime a run, so not much use for development.
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I'd rather they just ran a proper inter provincial 'A' tournament than this nonsense to be honest. Unnecessary travel to teams that won't be of a better standard.
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Keith wrote: July 15th, 2022, 12:34 pm I'd rather they just ran a proper inter provincial 'A' tournament than this nonsense to be honest. Unnecessary travel to teams that won't be of a better standard.
Playing the South African teams would be a higher standard. We’d probably get destroyed by them but it’d be a good test for the lads and it’ll only improve them.
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Lock9541 wrote: July 15th, 2022, 1:09 pm
Keith wrote: July 15th, 2022, 12:34 pm I'd rather they just ran a proper inter provincial 'A' tournament than this nonsense to be honest. Unnecessary travel to teams that won't be of a better standard.
Playing the South African teams would be a higher standard. We’d probably get destroyed by them but it’d be a good test for the lads and it’ll only improve them.
They won't be playing their first team squads I'd imagine.
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Keith wrote: July 15th, 2022, 2:53 pm
Lock9541 wrote: July 15th, 2022, 1:09 pm
Keith wrote: July 15th, 2022, 12:34 pm I'd rather they just ran a proper inter provincial 'A' tournament than this nonsense to be honest. Unnecessary travel to teams that won't be of a better standard.
Playing the South African teams would be a higher standard. We’d probably get destroyed by them but it’d be a good test for the lads and it’ll only improve them.
They won't be playing their first team squads I'd imagine.
The South African sides might. Currie Cup doesn't start till January and the Cheetahs are an invited team in the Challenge Cup in season 22/23 with pool games in December and January.
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neill_m wrote: July 15th, 2022, 3:04 pm
Keith wrote: July 15th, 2022, 2:53 pm
Lock9541 wrote: July 15th, 2022, 1:09 pm
Playing the South African teams would be a higher standard. We’d probably get destroyed by them but it’d be a good test for the lads and it’ll only improve them.
They won't be playing their first team squads I'd imagine.
The South African sides might. Currie Cup doesn't start till January and the Cheetahs are an invited team in the Challenge Cup in season 22/23 with pool games in December and January.
I can't imagine that the players are on 52 week contracts and most currie Cup teams run u20 and u23 sides, so I would've thought they'd be pulling from them for this comp. Could be completely wrong of course.
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Leinster Rugby U-18 Clubs Extended Squad

Forwards
Sean Peters (Portlaoise)
Tadgh Ronan (County Carlow)
Fionn Hickey (Tullow)
James Buckley (Tullamore)
Darragh Brennan (Tullamore)
Orama Dauramuzi (Boyne)
Kieran Hunter (Wicklow)
Mahon Ronan (Boyne)
Lincoln De Year (Boyne)
Oisin Cunningham (Rathoath)
Jack Boyan (Mullingar)
Sam Mills (Longford)
James Canning (Dundalk)
Luke Ingle (Suttonians)
David Moore (North Kildare)
James Walsh (Athy)
Padraic Cullen (Naas)
Scott O’Connor (Enniscorthy)
Shane Moore (Coolmine)
Dylan O’Sullivan (Clondalkin)
Jude Kehoe (Naas)
Evann Shelley (Skerries)

Backs
Noah Cope (County Carlow)
Peter Burgess (Tullow)
Neil Byrne (Gorey)
Conor Fahy (Wexford Wanderers)
Cillian Moore (County Carlow)
Conor Moore (Mullingar)
Paidi Farrell (Tullamore)
Dylan Kelly (Portlaoise)
Andrew Doyle (Athy)
James Harris (Athy)
Will Saunders (DLSP)
Tadg Duff (Boyne)
Rory Allen (Edenderry)
Edgaras Kucinkas (MU Barnhall)
Tim Deering (Skerries)
Mark Cleary (MU Barnhall)
Darragh Farrell (Athy)
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mildlyinterested wrote: July 21st, 2022, 5:40 pm Leinster Rugby U-18 Clubs Extended Squad

Forwards
Sean Peters (Portlaoise)
Tadgh Ronan (County Carlow)
Fionn Hickey (Tullow)
James Buckley (Tullamore)
Darragh Brennan (Tullamore)
Orama Dauramuzi (Boyne)
Kieran Hunter (Wicklow)
Mahon Ronan (Boyne)
Lincoln De Year (Boyne)
Oisin Cunningham (Rathoath)
Jack Boyan (Mullingar)
Sam Mills (Longford)
James Canning (Dundalk)
Luke Ingle (Suttonians)
David Moore (North Kildare)
James Walsh (Athy)
Padraic Cullen (Naas)
Scott O’Connor (Enniscorthy)
Shane Moore (Coolmine)
Dylan O’Sullivan (Clondalkin)
Jude Kehoe (Naas)
Evann Shelley (Skerries)

Backs
Noah Cope (County Carlow)
Peter Burgess (Tullow)
Neil Byrne (Gorey)
Conor Fahy (Wexford Wanderers)
Cillian Moore (County Carlow)
Conor Moore (Mullingar)
Paidi Farrell (Tullamore)
Dylan Kelly (Portlaoise)
Andrew Doyle (Athy)
James Harris (Athy)
Will Saunders (DLSP)
Tadg Duff (Boyne)
Rory Allen (Edenderry)
Edgaras Kucinkas (MU Barnhall)
Tim Deering (Skerries)
Mark Cleary (MU Barnhall)
Darragh Farrell (Athy)
Andrew Doyle returns from last season where he started, Paidi Farrell was also in last seasons squad.
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