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by hugonaut
October 19th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens
Replies: 1432
Views: 100010

Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

Have teams completely forgotten about the drop goal? Agreed - anytime between 70 & 74 mins Racing could have relatively easily taken the lead....putting serious pressure on Exeter to try and retake the lead (particularly after Exeter went down to 14 men around the middle of that passage of play; an...
by hugonaut
October 17th, 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 20-21
Replies: 124
Views: 10531

Re: Leinster Squad 20-21

Yeah I can see that.. personally I don't think leinster's young 9's have played enough rugby between 19 and 22 to develop . Patterson, HOS & Foley haven't played 9 consistently at AIL level and given they weren't primarily 9's in their school years, that's an issue. I hope Gilsenan makes the academ...
by hugonaut
October 17th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 20-21
Replies: 124
Views: 10531

Re: Leinster Squad 20-21

you'd wonder why... re: scrumhalf play. it's a difficult one.. is it coaching, confidence, lack of ability? There is the part that Fanning wrote about relatively recently in the Indo, in that at a young age, coaches put the smallest guy in the team in at No9 and essentially make him a complete serv...
by hugonaut
October 17th, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 20-21
Replies: 124
Views: 10531

Re: Leinster Squad 20-21

I'd expect Leo has a plan of who'll be featuring in each match with the less experienced players penciled in for specific matches. We could use Toner, Fardy and Molony as the second rows in all of the next 6 games but I'd expect both Jack Dunne and Charlie Ryan to feature at times, even if the othe...
by hugonaut
October 10th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: 8 Nations 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 4646

Re: 8 Nations 2020

I think it's inaccurate to say that Murray isn't in form. He has, over the last 18+ months, carried out the various game plans of assorted coaches to perfection. I disagree Dave. He certainly has been doing that since the restart, but he was making a lot of mistakes in 2019 that were down to nobody...
by hugonaut
October 5th, 2020, 9:18 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster and scrumhalf development
Replies: 129
Views: 8423

Re: Leinster and scrumhalf development

PPE made a few breaks on Friday and Leinster were unphased some of the time if he wasnt immediately at the ruck. Its not the players, its the system. Weighting ref interpretations to give more tap penalty opportunities at age grade level would be one useful step. Yeah, seems like our system is for ...
by hugonaut
October 4th, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21
Replies: 115
Views: 5498

Re: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21

You can never beat the welsh enough Some good a lot bad. Inability to work out how to play the ref was telling. Worked the tries well. Fineen and gav coming of age Could be a huge result for the conference So true. I don't think the Scarlets looked close to scoring a try over 80 minutes. As I write...
by hugonaut
October 3rd, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster V NG Dragons RDS Fri 2nd Oct 20:15
Replies: 167
Views: 8340

Re: Leinster V NG Dragons RDS Fri 2nd Oct 20:15

Keenan was always a solid all rounder but now he’s becoming excellent in most areas . I couldn’t get over his work rate last night, especially his kick chase. There was one where he came from the opposite side of the pitch to put pressure on the Dragons near the corner, made me tired just watching ...
by hugonaut
October 3rd, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens
Replies: 1432
Views: 100010

Re: Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

Sale, with 16 positive Covid-19 tests, want to fulfil their weekend fixture against Worcester [source: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/oct/02/premiership-sale-16-covid-cases-rugby-union ]. The PRL has no regulation with regards to cancelling/postponing matches for multiple Covid-19 positive t...
by hugonaut
October 3rd, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster V NG Dragons RDS Fri 2nd Oct 20:15
Replies: 167
Views: 8340

Re: Leinster V NG Dragons RDS Fri 2nd Oct 20:15

A lot of good performances tonight, enjoyed it a lot and I don't ask for much more than that these days, though opposition weren't up to much they had their moments and those were dealt with pretty comfortably in the main. Lacked clinical finishing in second half, left a lot of points out there but...
by hugonaut
October 3rd, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster V NG Dragons RDS Fri 2nd Oct 20:15
Replies: 167
Views: 8340

Re: Leinster V NG Dragons RDS Fri 2nd Oct 20:15

backrower8 wrote:
October 2nd, 2020, 11:40 pm
Porter and Deegan injured too.
Max didn't look good. I fear the worst, unfortunately.
by hugonaut
October 2nd, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster V NG Dragons RDS Fri 2nd Oct 20:15
Replies: 167
Views: 8340

Re: Leinster V NG Dragons RDS Fri 2nd Oct 20:15

Roberts historically put less effort into Rabodirect/Magners League games than Owen Finegan. I have really high hopes for Frawley, but getting one over on one of the laziest players to ever play in the league won't confirm them. However, with Leinster being a high profile team, it could be that Rob...
by hugonaut
October 2nd, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster V NG Dragons RDS Fri 2nd Oct 20:15
Replies: 167
Views: 8340

Re: Leinster V NG Dragons RDS Fri 2nd Oct 20:15

Very happy to see Keenan and Larmour swap positions. I think it's the best use of resources tbh. Frawley in an otherwise first choice backline is exciting to see. Looking forward to this. Sent from my SM-G531F using Tapatalk I agree, I think it's a good selection. I'm pleased that the coaches haven...
by hugonaut
October 2nd, 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Stash Watch 2020/21
Replies: 73
Views: 4760

Re: Stash Watch 2020/21

The pearly blue effervescence evokes a time not long ago when the patina on a polished concrete kitchen top sparkled with some drops of spilled champagne celebrated the might of the booming Celtic Tiger economy and Cuige Laigheann ready to take its place amongst the greats not just of world rugby, ...
by hugonaut
September 30th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Pro 14 2020-2021 season
Replies: 118
Views: 5601

Re: Pro 14 2020-2021 season

Interesting post !! Would be interested in people's views on 'in an ideal world' what type of league would be the best ???? For me it's pretty simple a league with the best Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English teams knocking seven shades of sh1t out of each other in a two division format with Promo a...
by hugonaut
September 28th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Pro 14 2020-2021 season
Replies: 118
Views: 5601

Re: Pro 14 2020-2021 season

I might be in the minority here, but I think this is ridiculous. The idea that you make a 19,000km round trip [Durban to Dublin, return] to fulfil a regular season fixture is absolutely crazy. It is mind-boggling. On an environmental basis alone it is irresponsible. To my eyes, this is a Celtic Tige...
by hugonaut
September 25th, 2020, 9:27 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster A '20-21'
Replies: 48
Views: 3973

Re: Leinster A '20-21'

Looks like we need to sign some NIQs for our 'A' team.
by hugonaut
September 23rd, 2020, 7:56 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Replacing Leinster's older generation over next 12 to 24 months
Replies: 61
Views: 2946

Re: Replacing Leinster's older generation over next 12 to 24 months

Or just imagine Israel Folau without the homophobia. Interesting stuff Hugo, last time I checked up on he seemed to be doing well although I don't know a thing about AFL. I think one of our coaches mentioned that we were still in touch with him didn't they? Can't remember the details and it must be...
by hugonaut
September 23rd, 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Pro 14 2020-2021 season
Replies: 118
Views: 5601

Re: Pro 14 2020-2021 season

Confirmed 2020/21 Guinness PRO14 Fixtures Round 1: Leinster Rugby v Dragons, Friday, October 2, RDS Arena – 8.15pm Round 2: Benetton v Leinster Rugby, Saturday, October 10, Stadio Monigo – 5.15pm (Irish time) Round 3: Leinster Rugby v Zebre, Friday, October 23, RDS Arena – 7.35pm Round 4: Glasgow W...
by hugonaut
September 23rd, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Replacing Leinster's older generation over next 12 to 24 months
Replies: 61
Views: 2946

Re: Replacing Leinster's older generation over next 12 to 24 months

Bit of a floating subject here, but Conor Glass [a Derryman and Conor Nash's team-mate and best friend at Hawthorn] has called an end to his career in the AFL with immediate effect [source: https://www.the42.ie/irish-afl-player-conor-glass-to-return-home-after-retiring-with-immediate-effect-5212493-...