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by hugonaut
January 23rd, 2021, 11:01 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4692
Views: 345728

Re: A whiff of Cordite

LOCKED AND LOADED
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LOCKED AND LOADED

ad infinitum
by hugonaut
January 22nd, 2021, 1:33 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Munster Away 26/12 19:35 Eir Sport 1
Replies: 270
Views: 16848

Re: Munster Away 26/12 19:35 Eir Sport 1

Three fullbacks in the back three! Bomb disposal squad.
by hugonaut
January 21st, 2021, 11:35 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Academy 20-21
Replies: 348
Views: 30252

Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

Neil Francis on academy changes The whole academy system is now being reviewed and it will be streamlined – significantly. Peter Malone is no longer the director of the Munster Academy and Peter Smyth, the head of elite player development, is currently seconded to the Munster Academy. Nobody knows ...
by hugonaut
January 20th, 2021, 10:02 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Munster Away 26/12 19:35 Eir Sport 1
Replies: 270
Views: 16848

Re: Munster Away 26/12 19:35 Eir Sport 1

A lot of pre-emptive excuse making going on! I think I can sense people being more fearful of Munster than we have been for a while. Really looking forward to this one. We’ll need to step things up quite a bit. Should be a good game alright. Munster have looked better this season than they have in ...
by hugonaut
January 19th, 2021, 1:22 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Munster Away 26/12 19:35 Eir Sport 1
Replies: 270
Views: 16848

Re: Munster Away 26/12 19:35 Eir Sport 1

Oldschoolsocks wrote:
January 18th, 2021, 8:56 pm
hugonaut wrote:
January 18th, 2021, 5:24 pm
Lots of photos of BFT in the Sportsfile set from training: https://www.sportsfile.com/more-images/2101015/

Could be that he's on the comeback trail [finally].
Big Feic’n Tadhg ?
BIG FAT TADHG!
by hugonaut
January 18th, 2021, 5:24 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Munster Away 26/12 19:35 Eir Sport 1
Replies: 270
Views: 16848

Re: Munster Away 26/12 19:35 Eir Sport 1

Lots of photos of BFT in the Sportsfile set from training: https://www.sportsfile.com/more-images/2101015/

Could be that he's on the comeback trail [finally].
by hugonaut
January 18th, 2021, 5:20 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Academy 20-21
Replies: 348
Views: 30252

Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

mildlyinterested wrote:
January 18th, 2021, 4:56 pm
Image

Jamie Osborne at senior training today.
He looks like Leo's son there!
by hugonaut
January 15th, 2021, 7:16 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster A '20-21'
Replies: 281
Views: 15867

Re: Leinster A '20-21'

It really was men against boys in the backline. We had skinny guys who looked fresh out of 6th year (because some of them are) coming in, Ulster had a few proper units. I was thinking the same thing. With that said, some of our best perfomers in the backs this season have been Hugo Keenan and Jimmy...
by hugonaut
January 15th, 2021, 7:05 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster A '20-21'
Replies: 281
Views: 15867

Re: Leinster A '20-21'

Bill Johnston the main difference for me and by a distance. A mature performance. Jack Boyle, U19, held his own against Tom O'Toole. I didn't expect that, Agree on both points. Johnston gave Hawkshaw a bit of a lesson in outhalf play. I was impressed with Boyle's scrummaging as well. O'Toole is a v...
by hugonaut
January 15th, 2021, 6:59 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster A '20-21'
Replies: 281
Views: 15867

Re: Leinster A '20-21'

Great performance from Ulster 'A', much the better side in both halves. A few things stood out for me. Firstly, our starting halfbacks couldn't solve the problem that Ulster's rush defense posed them. We played far too much off No10 and, until Paddy Patterson came on, practically nothing off No9. It...
by hugonaut
January 13th, 2021, 7:04 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster A '20-21'
Replies: 281
Views: 15867

Re: Leinster A '20-21'

mildlyinterested wrote:
January 13th, 2021, 7:00 pm

Given injury situation at hooker can they risk Sheehan? Penny is injured. Clarkson could start, true.
I reckon they'll want Dan to play. It has been a while since he togged out.

I thought Penny was going through RTP protocols - is he definitely out?
by hugonaut
January 13th, 2021, 6:30 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster A '20-21'
Replies: 281
Views: 15867

Re: Leinster A '20-21'

Possible A side for fridays game: 1. Marcus Hanan 2. Lee Barron 3. Greg McGrath 4. Joe McCarthy 5. Jack Dunne 6. Martin Moloney 7. Sean O'Brien 8. Alex Soroka 9. Hugh O'Sullivan 10. David Hawkshaw 11. Andrew Smith 12. Jamie Osborne 13. Liam Turner 14. Niall Comerford 15. Max O'Reilly Think we might...
by hugonaut
January 12th, 2021, 4:26 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4692
Views: 345728

Re: A whiff of Cordite

It's the Irish times. Honestly it's rugby coverage is the least of its worries. They've maintained an obsequious cheerleading of the government all the way to the highest rate of infection in the world, decided that illegal government leaks are just fine. There are lots of fine young journalists in...
by hugonaut
January 11th, 2021, 5:30 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland u20 2021
Replies: 16
Views: 821

Re: Ireland u20 2021

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/ ... -1.4455583

"The likelihood is that there will be no World Junior Championship in 2021 and that the Six Nations or a version of that tournament will take its place in June or July."
by hugonaut
January 11th, 2021, 3:02 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 20-21
Replies: 353
Views: 26402

Re: Leinster Squad 20-21

I would imagine we'll see: Fardy & Cronin move on. Bent & Toner be given another one year contract. Deegan/Conan move north. Adam Byrne be given another year contract if he can get fit before end of the season. Don't think we'll see any incomings unless we bring in a IQ THP from somewhere to act as...
by hugonaut
January 11th, 2021, 9:36 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland u20 2021
Replies: 16
Views: 821

Re: Ireland u20 2021

I read an article about the ladies 6 nations and the issue they could run into is whether each government classes ladies as "elite" athletes for the purposes of playing, travelling ect. Could the 20s face the same problem? Could they be put in a bubble? Would that be too costly given current financ...
by hugonaut
January 10th, 2021, 6:52 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Scrumhalf going forward
Replies: 48
Views: 3079

Re: Scrumhalf going forward

79 mins for Hughie O'Sullivan and 12 minutes for Rowan Osborne this season tells a story. Paddy Patterson hasn't played since April 2019 ... 89 weeks ago. It's funny, he seems like he has been in the academy for about five years. He played in the Pro14 in his Year 1 [2018-19] but since then he has b...
by hugonaut
January 10th, 2021, 12:14 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Pro 16
Replies: 30
Views: 1380

Re: Pro 16

Terrible game in Galway. Entirely predictable from Connacht after their performance last week. Can't back it up. Are you surprised? Leinster is their cup final every season Leinster were poor last week and could have still pulled it out IMO. Pretty significant difference in the strength of the team...
by hugonaut
January 9th, 2021, 5:36 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Pro 16
Replies: 30
Views: 1380

Re: Pro 16

So what’s the back up plan for this now over the next couple of months? And who is responsible for the stupidity of arranging the Rainbow Cup for April? I presume Martin Anayi as Pro14 CEO holds the ultimate responsibility – he is tasked with executing the instructions of the board. Doubtless he ca...
by hugonaut
January 9th, 2021, 4:30 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Tighthead Prop going forward
Replies: 60
Views: 5500

Re: Tighthead Prop going forward

Short little interview with Greg McGrath here: https://www.ultimaterugby.com/news/%27i ... cht/634544

Comes across like a good guy.