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by JohnB
January 20th, 2021, 8:47 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Munster Away 26/12 19:35 Eir Sport 1
Replies: 273
Views: 17068

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

While winning 21 of our last 28 matches against Munster we seem to have lost a match every four or five games which suggests that we are due another loss soon. This could be that loss.
by JohnB
December 20th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21
Replies: 391
Views: 21996

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

That was a really admirable comeback by Munster. But it also goes some way to explain why CA have never won the European Cup. No team should lose a match they’re leading in by 28-9 at half time yet they’ve made a habit over the years of losing games they should have won. Saying that I take nothing a...
by JohnB
November 29th, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Andy Farell's Reign of Terror
Replies: 189
Views: 27006

Re: Andy Farell's Reign of Terror

We’ve dropped away alarmingly even since the start of the 6N in January. Our back play has become pedestrian. We do not look well coached. There will be some bleak years ahead of us during which our support and patience will be stretched some.
by JohnB
November 23rd, 2020, 9:44 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21
Replies: 391
Views: 21996

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

Thought the scoring pass for Glasgow’s first try was forward.
by JohnB
October 25th, 2020, 10:00 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Connacht 2019/20/21
Replies: 201
Views: 17854

Re: Connacht 2019/20/21

Connacht are playing lovely enterprising rugby.
by JohnB
September 8th, 2020, 11:18 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Salarysins
Replies: 1614
Views: 95104

Re: Leinster v Salarysins

I wonder why it took so long to arrive at this decision? A little odd, I think.
by JohnB
August 25th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4692
Views: 345798

Re: A whiff of Cordite

Someone told me today that Leinster have played Munster 27 times since and including Croke park and won 20 of them. I notice that in the 26 matches we played against them prior to the 2009 HEC semi final, for which I can find details, we were quite a bit more competitive against them than the exist...
by JohnB
May 12th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Book thread
Replies: 612
Views: 48607

Re: Book thread

I have just finished Thomas Mullen's novels, Dark Town and The Lightening Men. They're fantastic reads. The first is set in Atlanta, GA in 1948 against the backdrop of the appointment of the first 8 Black Police Officers. Apparently, the actual police officers were not allowed work out of Police HQ ...
by JohnB
May 8th, 2020, 1:05 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Niall Kiely
Replies: 178
Views: 20888

Re: Niall Kiely

Kiely’s article was the embodiment of a pervasive, nasty, snide and demeaning attitude towards Leinster rugby and its supporters that was enthusiastically fostered by elements of the Irish sport media in the early noughties. The article combined with the match result ensured that the day was one of ...
by JohnB
December 28th, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Munster Away, Saturday Dec 28, 18:00, Eir Sports 1
Replies: 183
Views: 15568

Re: Munster Away, Saturday Dec 28, 18:00, Eir Sports 1

Well, we won that in part, because with and without the ball, we did a lot more with it than Munster did. The number of errors on their own ball by Munster in the 2nd was an indictment of their play. Very good win by us in the circumstances.
by JohnB
December 18th, 2019, 2:53 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Saints Sat 5.15 Aviva
Replies: 164
Views: 15887

Re: Leinster v Saints Sat 5.15 Aviva

Three Saints players cited for dangerous tackles. Bean, Symons, Procter. I think this suggests how much difficulty they were having defensively https://www.epcrugby.com/2019/12/17/disciplinary-hearings-round-4-3/ I think the collision between Bean and Healy was accidental. I think Symons could be i...
by JohnB
November 21st, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: HEC R1 Leinster v Treviso Sat 3.15 BT Sports
Replies: 196
Views: 15553

Re: HEC R1 Leinster v Treviso Sat 3.15 BT Sports

Yes, but in that instance even though it was apparent to us in the Grandstand that the Treviso player’s elbows were on the ground the AR did not raise his flag so he was complicit in the Ref’s wrong decision and, in fact, was largely responsible as the Ref was on the other side of the ruck.
by JohnB
November 16th, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: HEC R1 Leinster v Treviso Sat 3.15 BT Sports
Replies: 196
Views: 15553

Re: HEC R1 Leinster v Treviso Sat 3.15 BT Sports

A bonus point and no injuries apart from Doris who won’t be available next week one would think. However, we didn’t play especially well. Presumably traveling to France should concentrate the collective mindset and see us play with more purpose next time out.
by JohnB
July 3rd, 2019, 12:01 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Champions Cup 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 9080

Re: Champions Cup 2020

Two of the best meals I have ever eaten were in the L’Espace Brasserie on the Place Bellcour.
by JohnB
June 6th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Rumour Mill
Replies: 11284
Views: 749853

Re: Rumour Mill

As a Leinster supporter I am disappointed that Leinster Rugby did not rescind the invitation to the 2009 Commemorative Dinner issued to Stan Wright. Their current employee, Jack Dunne, deserved a better and more supportive response.
by JohnB
May 29th, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Whatever happend to Rocky
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

Re: Whatever happend to Rocky

good piece in the times about rocky.... https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/whatever-happened-to-the-wonderful-rocky-elsom-1.3901918 I wonder if he will be part of the reunion this week... Doesn't the piece say he will be attending? piece says he is "expected" to show up at the reunion....just l...
by JohnB
May 29th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Ian McKinley
Replies: 84
Views: 12604

Re: Ian McKinley

Well done, Ian McKinley for leading the way in changing minds.
by JohnB
May 25th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Pro14 Final Glasgow v Leinster 18.30 Sat 25th May
Replies: 296
Views: 18571

Re: Pro14 Final Glasgow v Leinster 18.30 Sat 25th May

Big day for all the everyone- but for the likes of Sexton, Healy, Cronin and Furlong particularly. Johnny for well-discussed reasons; the front row because the media here think that Fagerson and his mates have their number. That shunt off our ball on the first scrum of the second half in the RDS fi...
by JohnB
April 14th, 2019, 10:00 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Toulouse Sunday April 21st 3.15
Replies: 412
Views: 26971

Re: Leinster v Toulouse Sunday April 21st 3.15

Not only did Tekori hit him in the head with his shoulder he also seemed to hold onto his arm on the ground which appears to have contributed to his shoulder damage. I’ll be amazed if he is not cited.
by JohnB
March 1st, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Rugby for sale?
Replies: 67
Views: 17948

Re: Rugby for sale?

The proposal to exclude the PI teams for 12 years from the mooted World League is absolutely shameful and would kill rugby in those countries. In addition to understandable player welfare concerns, this is another reason why I would hope that the IRFU and other Unions would refuse to support the WRB...