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by ceemec
May 21st, 2020, 7:00 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Champions Cup 2020
Replies: 707
Views: 51461

Re: Champions Cup 2020

I was being somewhat flippant. It is a workable situation but you'd need the assistance of the domestic leagues. There would be 8 teams from each league. The scheduling would need to be done such that all 8 from each league are unscheduled on the same weekend thereby allowing them to play a league f...
by ceemec
May 20th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Champions Cup 2020
Replies: 707
Views: 51461

Re: Champions Cup 2020

A pool with 3 teams still needs 6 weekends to complete their fixtures.
by ceemec
January 9th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Rumour Mill
Replies: 11284
Views: 749556

Re: Rumour Mill

Taute is a 13 despite having appeared a handful of times for Munster at 12.

I imagine Reid is being sought as a replacement for Matt Toomua who is off back to Australia and is an inside centre who can cover outhalf i.e. the same abilities and cover as Reid.
by ceemec
January 8th, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Rumour Mill
Replies: 11284
Views: 749556

Re: Rumour Mill

Kelleher is talented, no doubt about that. As some may recall, I'm not his biggest fan, but he's got ability. Put him together with a great coach like Lancaster, an inspirational mentor like Contepomi and standard setters like Sexton and Henshaw and he will have a good chance to fulfil his potentia...
by ceemec
October 19th, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Toulouse vs Leinster
Replies: 247
Views: 15095

Re: Toulouse vs Leinster

Has he played much in the Centre? A decent amount. He has played 12 more than 10 this season for Toulouse and was also at 12 during the JWC when France won the title. He'll be comfortable enough there but his size will be an issue against Henshaw particularly given the lack of experience/physicalit...
by ceemec
June 8th, 2017, 9:28 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: The looking forward to the Lions Tour thread
Replies: 864
Views: 46550

Re: The looking forward to the Lions Tour thread

Quickly me arse; have a look again. Why/or how on earth can you ''catch a team off guard'" who are patently not going to compete in the air; and waiting to defend the expected driving maul. The winning of the game for the Lions was going to be from a driving maul -- so; no ''trying to catch a team ...
by ceemec
June 7th, 2017, 4:47 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: The looking forward to the Lions Tour thread
Replies: 864
Views: 46550

Re: The looking forward to the Lions Tour thread

Itoje called it quickly trying to catch the Blues off guard. Best threw it once Itoje called it. The problem was the lifters were the only ones caught off guard. Sinckler never got near to getting Itoje into the air before the ball. Marler was only marginally more aware. You can see them reacting in...
by ceemec
March 6th, 2017, 1:01 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: James Lowe signs for Leinster
Replies: 465
Views: 49357

Re: James Lowe signs for Leinster

LeRouxIsPHat wrote:Now that is a serious signing. I've been saying for years that we need a top class back three player with real pace and now that I'm finally happy with our back three options we bring in a guy like this :lol:
He's a lot of things, LRIP, but he ain't an out and out speedster by any stretch.
by ceemec
February 20th, 2017, 9:41 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Mads to Bordeaux - confirmed
Replies: 209
Views: 21698

Re: Mads to Bordeaux - confirmed

Midi Olympique (and the Indo) reporting that Madigan wants out: http://m.independent.ie/sport/rugby/ian-madigan-asks-to-be-released-from-the-last-year-of-his-contract-at-bordeaux-report-35465242.html No surprise. Once they went back to the market to sign Hickey the writing was on the wall. I'm not ...
by ceemec
February 17th, 2017, 11:03 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Embra Friday 7.35 RDS TG4
Replies: 88
Views: 8240

Re: Leinster v Embra Friday 7.35 RDS TG4

Both halfbacks were sh*te in the first half. Really poor decision making and direction. Kicking was brutal. When they got a sniff, they tried to force things. Much improved second half which was largely down to the ball suddenly appearing on a silver platter after the pack had utterly demolished the...
by ceemec
June 1st, 2016, 11:51 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Successful first year for Leo?
Replies: 128
Views: 10710

Re: Successful first year for Leo?

simonokeeffe wrote: Jackman is out of contract after next season by the by
I reckon he'll stay out of contract too. I don't think Grenoble will retain him nor will there by too many teams interested in hiring him. He might even be shown the door in advance of that given how he's going at the moment.
by ceemec
August 31st, 2015, 10:37 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: 31 Man Ireland RWC Squad
Replies: 173
Views: 12098

Re: 31 Man Ireland RWC Squad

Have watched the game 3 times now. Fitzgerald was extremely ordinary in attack. He did very little of note. But he didn't make any errors either. It was the sort of performance that people have criticised Darren Cave for previously as "not taking his opportunity". He defended quite well against the ...
by ceemec
April 20th, 2015, 3:22 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster 2014/2015 Player of the Year?
Replies: 41
Views: 6255

Re: Leinster 2014/2015 Player of the Year?

Toner. MOTM in 2 pool games, immense yesterday and has developed into a crucial player for us. Heaslip second. Honourable mentions to Cronin and Fitzgerald.
by ceemec
April 19th, 2015, 9:55 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: toulon again!
Replies: 496
Views: 21998

Re: toulon again!

I don't really get people calling our attack muck. It was ugly as sin but it was exactly what we wanted to do . The wider backs didn't see the ball much and that was part of the plan. So we went out to be utterly ineffective in attack? Well, yes, we certainly succeeded in that, but when we had to c...
by ceemec
April 19th, 2015, 9:30 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: toulon again!
Replies: 496
Views: 21998

Re: toulon again!

Unfortunately his decisiveness was what made it easy for Habana to read his mind and ultimately the pass. That probably played a part. He does love that pass and that try has been coming for a long time. He was blessed not to concede it throwing a similar one off his right hand against Glasgow whic...
by ceemec
April 19th, 2015, 9:28 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: toulon again!
Replies: 496
Views: 21998

Re: toulon again!

This is going to seem churlish given the bravery of the performance There was not one bit of MOC in that. We didn't do well because of some tactical tweak or innovative play from the coaching box. In fact, that performance from 9-15 was par for the course this year There are some matches where you ...
by ceemec
April 19th, 2015, 9:12 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: toulon again!
Replies: 496
Views: 21998

Re: toulon again!

I thought we were superb tactically today, for the most part. MOC completely bettered Laporte in that department. It might not have been pretty but we swallowed them up. They came at us with everything in the second half and we were still able to engineer two shots at goal and a couple of drop goal ...
by ceemec
April 19th, 2015, 8:12 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: toulon again!
Replies: 496
Views: 21998

Re: toulon again!

We died on MOC's decision to go with Gops at ten, the chap cant run a bath, let alone a backline, we have been abject with him at ten all season, today was no different, forwards matched and almost bettered Toulons, 9/10 axis let us down badly. Madigan took on a large part of the responsibilities o...
by ceemec
April 19th, 2015, 7:45 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Rumour Mill
Replies: 11284
Views: 749556

Re: Rumour Mill

A back line of McGrath, Byrne, Kearney, Reid, Te'o, McFadden and Kirchner is good enough to win during the RWC. It would also give some good experience around Byrne to settle him. I think McFadden's RWC might have been ended today. They were saying it was suspected broken arm on ref link. If it is, ...
by ceemec
April 19th, 2015, 7:38 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: toulon again!
Replies: 496
Views: 21998

Re: toulon again!

Pretty sure it was forward too. Nothing good about it.

He had a day to forget in all respects of play aside from off the tee.