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by Ruckedtobits
August 12th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Munster in the Aviva, August 22nd, 7.35pm KO
Replies: 73
Views: 5426

Re: Munster in the Aviva, August 22nd, 7.35pm KO

Are (any of) the law trials for Covid-19 Tranmission risk mitigation in place for the game? Here's the link to Pro14 Media Guide https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://d2cx26qpfwuhvu.cloudfront.net/pro12/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/04090810/PRO14_Media_Guide_2019_Digital_Editio...
by Ruckedtobits
August 12th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Rugby's historic 2017/18 double-winning season
Replies: 20
Views: 1062

Re: Leinster Rugby's historic 2017/18 double-winning season

Not sure what people expected this to be? Dressing room footage of bust-ups and high drama?! It was always going to be a mix of highlights and player interviews. I enjoyed it to be honest. Particularly Isa's bits and the little insight into Stuesdays. Also blaming Leinster's media output for it is ...
by Ruckedtobits
August 11th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Munster in the Aviva, August 22nd, 7.35pm KO
Replies: 73
Views: 5426

Re: Munster in the Aviva, August 22nd, 7.35pm KO

Clearly without any indicators from training and no warm-up games, it's impossible to make any judgement calls on our selection for the Munster game or the Ulster game - the following two games are opposition unknown until the Conference outcomes are finalised. So my comments below are based on asse...
by Ruckedtobits
August 6th, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland u20 2020
Replies: 583
Views: 57765

Re: Ireland u20 2020

remaining U20 6 nations cancelled today. Tough luck to this group and their Coaches. They've developed very well individually and as a group and I'd expect to see a number of them kick on to good senior careers. But this is was a once-in-career opportunity to collect a trophy with their peers which...
by Ruckedtobits
August 3rd, 2020, 9:34 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Salarysins
Replies: 762
Views: 53848

Re: Leinster v Salarysins

Very interested in timing re Ryan's injury. This has been rumoured for more than a month. The initial rumour was as eadly as end of June with reference to an Op on the night of the injury. The wording of Leinster statement mentions a timeline for recovery but specifically doesn't mention dates or ga...
by Ruckedtobits
August 3rd, 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Salarysins
Replies: 762
Views: 53848

Re: Leinster v Salarysins

Ryan is a big loss. Toner/Fardy is still a great pairing but we'll be relying on them to start 3/4 games in a row if we get to the Euro and Pro14 final. Interested to see how Baird goes though. There are at couple of other contenders as well as Baird to fill in alongsidee either Dev or Fardy. Have ...
by Ruckedtobits
July 31st, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Salarysins
Replies: 762
Views: 53848

Re: Leinster v Salarysins

Sorry to be the bearer of more bad news but sexton has injured his calf in training now too. Will be very difficult to beat Saracens now. https://www.sportsfile.com/more-images/2007093/#12 Doesn't look like someone carrying a calf injury in the photos linked. Can't see James Ryan in there but maybe...
by Ruckedtobits
July 27th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster exiles, where are they.
Replies: 299
Views: 37876

Re: Leinster exiles, where are they.

Delighted for him. He has improved continually throughout his career and the fact that Alan Jones, former Welsh tight-head, is now scrum Coach with 'Quins, is indicative of background research as Jones worked with Trenier whilst he was with Richmond. 26-27 is just about the natural maturity age for ...
by Ruckedtobits
July 25th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Salarysins
Replies: 762
Views: 53848

Re: Leinster v Salarysins

Watching Hurricanes v Crusaders, I'm struck (yet again) by the effectiveness of Arnie Savea off the back of the Hurricanes scrum and how much we need to see that from Conan or Doris -whoever gets the 8 jersey. Our scrum should be solid against Sarries and if we can get our No 8 making serious ground...
by Ruckedtobits
July 23rd, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland u20 2020
Replies: 583
Views: 57765

Re: Ireland u20 2020

Any rumours / comments about re-fixtures of 6N Under 20 games?

Noel McNamara made some comments about 6 weeks ago about games still being a possibility but nothing sibce, despite senior internationals being firmed up.
by Ruckedtobits
July 22nd, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: 2nd Row going forward
Replies: 34
Views: 2596

Re: 2nd Row going forward

Healthcare sources referenced a "major Irish sports star" as having a shoulder op about two weeks ago and that his estimated 'return to competition' was 2-3 months. Hearing it, the assumption was an individual sportman e.g. athlete, rower or swimmer. However, comments on Monday was 'a big footballer...
by Ruckedtobits
July 22nd, 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: 2nd Row going forward
Replies: 34
Views: 2596

Re: 2nd Row going forward

Another long time reader who’s new to posting here. I’ve heard through the team Ireland channels that James Ryan has injured his shoulder in training and will miss the sarries game. Would be a terrible blow. Can anyone shed any light? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk That is certainly being discu...
by Ruckedtobits
July 22nd, 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Munster in the Aviva, August 22nd, 7.35pm KO
Replies: 73
Views: 5426

Re: Munster in the Aviva, August 22nd, 7.35pm KO

Difficult to think that Leo and Stuart will use anything less than the first choice squad. They will want to: a) Get a victory against Munster - always a bell-weather fixture; b) Win the first competitive game of the season - start as you mean to continue; c) Prepare the players for a string of knoc...
by Ruckedtobits
July 21st, 2020, 10:12 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: 2nd Row going forward
Replies: 34
Views: 2596

Re: 2nd Row going forward

With the extension of Fardy and Toner for one more season, all the senior 2nd rows signed a new contract this season, along with 2 promotions from the academy this is what the position looks like currently: Lock Devin Toner(34) - 6'11, 126kg. Signed 1 yr contract in 2020 Ross Molony(26) - 6'6, 111k...
by Ruckedtobits
July 17th, 2020, 8:23 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4428
Views: 322187

Re: A whiff of Cordite

Excellent hands i.e. catching the ball and passing it to a team-mate; Explosive acceleration and running balance over 15m i.e. runs away from effective tackles; Good tackler on both sides i.e. he can tackle opponents with his right & left shoulders; Reads the game well i.e. he anticipates where to s...
by Ruckedtobits
July 9th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Domestic Rugby
Topic: Energia All Ireland Competitions Season 2020-21
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Energia All Ireland Competitions Season 2020-21

So the IRFU Rugby Committee have spoken and, once again, appear to have decided to ignore the views of the 20 Leinster Clubs who qualify for these competitions. There are currently 5 Divisions of 10 Clubs and Leinster represent the biggest group and the Leinster Clubs strongly supported a structure ...
by Ruckedtobits
July 9th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Hooker options going forward
Replies: 31
Views: 2174

Re: Hooker options going forward

Double post
by Ruckedtobits
July 9th, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Hooker options going forward
Replies: 31
Views: 2174

Re: Hooker options going forward

Except when you look at his quads, which rival even Porter. Real power with McBride showing him how to best use them in the scrum. Really want to see him nail his lineout throwing to 5, 6, 7 and beyond. Strongly believe that he and Kelleher could be the start of a new era in Leinster hookers - the e...
by Ruckedtobits
July 7th, 2020, 3:07 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Scrumhalf going forward
Replies: 36
Views: 2100

Re: Scrumhalf going forward

Having watched three weeks of NZ Super Rugby, this really is the one position in which I'd break the bank to get a NIQ like Aaron Smith or TJ Perenara. Smith looks the best in the world at present and TJ plays with the intuition of Messi coupled with the physicality of Murray. Leinster will eventual...
by Ruckedtobits
July 5th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster greatest coach??
Replies: 36
Views: 1818

Re: Leinster greatest coach??

Leinster, no. Ireland, maybe. Ultimately the world cup was a failure and a lot of that was due to decisions he made. If you think the world cup matters, then of course he had to go - either by his own hand or another's. If you don't think the world cup matters, then sure what harm if he stayed on a...