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by neilinboston
June 29th, 2018, 2:17 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: The Ireland 23 for RWC
Replies: 35
Views: 5045

Re: The Ireland 23 for RWC

Healy
Best
Furlong
Ryan
Toner
Beirne
Leavy
Sob

(Back row not going to happen but the level of mayhem those three could inflict would be fun)

Murray
Sexton
Stockdale
Henshaw
Ringrose
Earls
Larmour
by neilinboston
June 25th, 2018, 12:07 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Welcome Home, Felipe!
Replies: 95
Views: 10874

Re: Welcome Home, Felipe!

Contepomi has been involved as a backline coach with both the Jaguares and the Pumas over the last three years – he's not coming in from scratch or solely on the back of his reputation as a player. This was my one reservation. The game has moved on a lot in the last 5-10 Years. I wasn’t sure what F...
by neilinboston
June 17th, 2018, 1:27 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Summer tour to Australia
Replies: 635
Views: 35887

Re: Summer tour to Australia

I thought ringrose was brilliant. Nothing flash but it was like he’d watched nothing but bod post 2009 videos all week. Animal in defense.
Pom was also excellent.
Sexton did well not to get creamed. Added lovely variety.
Looking forward to next week.
by neilinboston
June 12th, 2018, 12:50 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Joe Tomane
Replies: 184
Views: 15562

Re: Joe Tomane

Welcome Joe! In with one Joe, out with an other. His apparent enthusiasm (in Leos words) to join gives me a lot of hope that he'll make a very decent signing. In my (v. amature) opinion, he could with with trimming down a bit to adjust to the faster game he'll be playing. He could be a serious weap...
by neilinboston
June 12th, 2018, 12:42 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Edinburgh have an unfair advantage
Replies: 9
Views: 1379

Re: Edinburgh have an unfair advantage

Danes are a particularly big problem in Scottish rugby?
by neilinboston
May 28th, 2018, 12:03 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Rugby's Mount Rushmore?
Replies: 32
Views: 3015

Re: Leinster Rugby's Mount Rushmore?

Was there an apostle with a particularly sore toe?
by neilinboston
May 20th, 2018, 4:09 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Munster 2018 Pro14 S/F 19th May RDS
Replies: 470
Views: 29368

Re: Leinster v Munster 2018 Pro14 S/F 19th May RDS

Am I remembering right that kilcoyne got the better of porter with his signature swing the arse out and drive across last time they met? Great to see the arse go out and him have nowhere to go but down! Hope they have a really good two day recovery. That was a very professional performance. Didn’t h...
by neilinboston
May 14th, 2018, 1:29 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Champions Cup Final - Leinster v Racing
Replies: 443
Views: 32562

Re: Champions Cup Final - Leinster v Racing

There were some bad refereeing decisions. There was a very pedantic jp Doyle on the side determined not to be biased. But to think that they set out to have a bad game or wont review the match with as much detail as the teams is insulting. They don’t need some chippy pr!*k in an airport telling them...
by neilinboston
April 23rd, 2018, 4:07 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster 2017 -2018
Replies: 1627
Views: 95618

Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Well, since Leinster are apparently the meat grinder, I guess Munster are a spatula
by neilinboston
April 22nd, 2018, 12:33 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Llanelli European semi
Replies: 326
Views: 21692

Re: Leinster v Llanelli European semi

We were so good, so efficient. There was a lot of talk about the semi last year. We thought we would never be that bad again, Scarlets thought they made us be that bad by the way they played. We put them through hugo’s Meat grinder, just unbelievable to watch a team as good as Scarlets getting scho...
by neilinboston
April 16th, 2018, 12:32 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Ulster 2017 - 2018
Replies: 1379
Views: 71611

Re: Ulster 2017 - 2018

I applaud the IRFU for the way in which it handled this sordid matter and I am astonished at some of the views expressed here in support of the two who have been dismissed. My only complaint would be in relation to the soft treatment of Gilroy, who should have received a similar fate. The IRFU (and...
by neilinboston
April 13th, 2018, 1:35 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Who is your Leinster Young Player of Year?
Replies: 57
Views: 4903

Re: Who is your Leinster Young Player of Year?

In fairness St. Andrews clearly has the highest number of lads that were too big for hockey so they had to put them somewhere and therefore a Rugby pitch made sense and yet somehow they ended up as professionals.
by neilinboston
April 10th, 2018, 1:57 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Who is your Leinster Young Player of Year?
Replies: 57
Views: 4903

Re: Who is your Leinster Young Player of Year?

Considering how Leavy bossed the Saracens game I’d lean there. I think he had one of the biggest impacts in the whole squad on our season. Ryan has come on strong later in the year whereas Leavy has produced all year. Larmour while scintillating needs to show a big defensive shift to be considered a...
by neilinboston
March 18th, 2018, 1:19 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: England v 6 Nations Champions 2018 Twickenham March 17
Replies: 183
Views: 13850

Re: England v 6 Nations Champions 2018 Twickenham March 17

Anybody else feel like this might be an Irish equivalent of Leinster joe in 2011? Great year but team and joe know there’s more to come.
by neilinboston
March 12th, 2018, 12:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Friday's rant
Replies: 8334
Views: 301487

Re: Friday's rant

Fair point, but the buses ran pretty well as usual in these circumstances. They'd run better if people didn't strand cars. The Luas is an expensive joke about which don't get me started. As for people walking, cycling, using wheelchairs, or with limited mobility: they are always last in the queue a...
by neilinboston
February 22nd, 2018, 1:37 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland v Wales 2018 6Ns
Replies: 215
Views: 15978

Re: Ireland v Wales 2018 6Ns

Dave Cahill wrote:So with Larmour and Conway back with their provinces I presume that means Ferg benches
Cue outrage and lamentation!

On the rows, I’d have toner behind porter no matter who is fit. Felt when toner came on in one of the other matches the scrum improved dramatically.
by neilinboston
February 9th, 2018, 3:12 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland Vs Italy, Lansdowne Road, Saturday 10th Feb @14:15
Replies: 127
Views: 10862

Re: Ireland Vs Italy, Lansdowne Road, Saturday 10th Feb @14:

Just at Leinster, henshaw, Ringrose, larmour, carberry, Lowe Byrne is playing great stuff. A lot depends on who breaks through next. There’s a ridiculous amount of talent there. Add in aki, Earls and others and it could really come down to combinations rather than individuals ( long term, not for It...
by neilinboston
February 3rd, 2018, 2:49 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: France v Ireland 4.45pm Sat 3rd February 2018
Replies: 298
Views: 17649

Re: France v Ireland 4.45pm Sat 3rd February 2018

I asked a friend, who was responsible for implementing statistical research at Harvard law, what stats can tell... He said ‘nothing, without a good question.’ Stats in my hands are pointless, I can find you a million meaningless correlations. But you don’t have to be Nate silver to be able to use th...
by neilinboston
December 28th, 2017, 5:39 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Possible golden generation
Replies: 42
Views: 7247

Re: Possible golden generation

Ross Byrne is growing on me like coral he still cant force a game/make things happen like Sexton can but that's a space for improvement not a criticism he is playing so much better now than at the start of the year, which to some extent has to be down to playing with better players, and his goalkic...
by neilinboston
December 28th, 2017, 5:37 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Munster v Leinster St Stephen's Day 3.15 TG4 & Sky Sports
Replies: 268
Views: 16738

Re: Munster v Leinster St Stephen's Day 3.15 TG4 & Sky Sport

Thought Lowe's discipline was quite poor but I think we can beat that out of him. My only concern is that he wasn't great under the high ball, hesitated on a few of them and really didn't get off the ground very much. I don't remember seeing that tested in Super Rugby. Speaking of discipline, havin...