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by brenno
May 7th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: RWC 2019 refs
Replies: 4
Views: 3194

RWC 2019 refs

It's a sad indication of the state of reffing in the Pro14 that only one ref (Owens) and one assistant (Brace) makes it on to the RWC 2019 refs panel. For Ireland, we've gone from a time where we had loads of international refs to now having just one (Brace) deemed worthy of running the line - not e...
by brenno
April 23rd, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: The Final, Saracens in Newcastle, May 11th. Drive for Five.
Replies: 471
Views: 30951

Re: The Final, Saracens in Newcastle, May 11th. Drive for Fi

Big question is the 3 into 2 conundrum of Lowe-Fardy-JGP. You've three potentiual combos - a repeat of Fardy-Lowe from Sunday, Fardy-JGP and Lowe-JGP After how they played v Toulouse, hard to see how Lowe and Fardy can be excluded. Lowe has something special that others in his position don't have an...
by brenno
March 31st, 2019, 9:08 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: As it stands - Heineken cup 2019
Replies: 235
Views: 20276

Re: As it stands - Heineken cup 2019

Have to say I'm surprised PP have us 11-8 favourites to win the ERC with Sarries on 13-8, Munster 5-1 and Toulouse 6-1. If you were going solely on this weekend's performances I'd have Sarries as strong favourites - thought they were pretty awesome v Glasgow. FWIW, bookies have a 7 point spread for ...
by brenno
March 31st, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: As it stands - Heineken cup 2019
Replies: 235
Views: 20276

Re: As it stands - Heineken cup 2019

Serb wrote:Great result for us. No easy semis but home advantage is huge. Presume Holmes will also be banned for the game.
Wouldn't think so, match is in 3 weeks, I'd say he'll get a couple of weeks ban at most
by brenno
March 31st, 2019, 8:47 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Toulouse Sunday April 21st 3.15
Replies: 412
Views: 26430

Re: Leinster v Toulouse Sunday April 21st 3.15

I'm probably in a minority of 1, but is playing a resurgent Toulouse at home necessarily better than playing a bunch of show ponies like Racing away. Fair focks to Toulouse for winning playing a man short for 60 mins but Racing were shockingly bad, showing all the worst traits of French rugby while ...
by brenno
March 16th, 2019, 8:46 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Wales v Ireland 2019 6N (The Match)
Replies: 172
Views: 23697

Re: Wales v Ireland 2019 6N (The Match)

Everybody can have bad games and I can forgive them for those. But we really have to look at Sexton - not just because he's playing badly but because of his attitude. Nothing ever seems to be his fault, mouthing to his own team mates, generally behaving a spoiled bollix. That said you don't just go ...
by brenno
February 18th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Zebre v Leinster Sat 2.30 Eir
Replies: 141
Views: 8614

Re: Zebre v Leinster Sat 2.30 Eir

Only ones to benefit from that game are David Kilcoyne and John Ryan - McGrath and Porter were very poor - hope for their sakes Joe doesn't spend too much time looking at the video
by brenno
February 9th, 2019, 10:08 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Scotland vs Ireland, Sat 9th Feb 14.15
Replies: 135
Views: 22369

Re: Scotland vs Ireland, Sat 9th Feb 14.15

Simply cant understand how the Scots keep persevering with Laidlaw, he's grade A useless - and apart from goal kicking he offers feck all. Can understand why with Price, Pyrgos and Hildago-Clyne, Townsend keeps picking him
by brenno
January 21st, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: European Champions Cup [Most Improved]
Replies: 927
Views: 63033

Re: European Champions Cup [Most Improved]

Oldschool wrote:Very difficult to see anything but a home win for all the quarterfinalists.
The Racing v Toulouse being the one that's most up for grabs.

Bookies have Munster beating Edinburgh away
by brenno
January 21st, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: European Champions Cup [Most Improved]
Replies: 927
Views: 63033

Re: European Champions Cup [Most Improved]

Bookies don't agree, latest odds from PP Leinster 5-4 Saracens 9-4 Racing 9-2 Munster 7-1 Toulouse 16-1 Edinburgh 25-1 Glasgow 66-1 Ulster 100-1 1/3 odds for each way - winners and runner-up Not sure I'd have Munster 7-1 for an away game, Edinburgh looked pretty decent on Friday night and Munster sc...
by brenno
January 21st, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: As it stands - Heineken cup 2019
Replies: 235
Views: 20276

Re: As it stands - Heineken cup 2019

For what it's worth, latest odd from PP

Leinster 5-4
Saracens 9-4
Racing 9-2
Munster 7-1
Toulouse 16-1
Edinburgh 25-1
Glasgow 66-1
Ulster 100-1
by brenno
January 19th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: The Province Formerly Known As Munster 2018-19
Replies: 1094
Views: 63101

Re: The Province Formerly Known As Munster 2018-19

tomthefan wrote:Wish I could have chosen a commentator other than, Ryle (can you believe it?) nuuuuuugent
On Jesus, not to mention Keith Wood, thought Austin Healey is a one-eyed idiot but Woody takes the first prize on this one
by brenno
January 18th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Wasps v Leinster, Jan 20th - 3:15pm
Replies: 225
Views: 15096

Re: Wasps v Leinster, Jan 20th - 3:15pm

I know the qualification rules are pretty arcane, but can anybody out there explain to me in eejit-proof language how Montpellier can have 9 SA players in their 23 for the Edinburgh game tonight and we have to choose 2 from our overseas trio JGP-Fardy-Lowe
by brenno
January 10th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Irish Depth Chart - 1st February 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 7927

Re: Irish Depth Chart - 1st December 2018

Made a balls of my last post. Accept that list is based on performances up to Nov 30, but if you factor in performances since then Carty is way higher than 8th in the pecking order and is arguably 3rd best 10 in the country right now after Sexton and Carbery, maybe neck-and-neck with Byrne but he's ...
by brenno
January 10th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Irish Depth Chart - 1st February 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 7927

Re: Irish Depth Chart - 1st December 2018

Ireland XV Depth Chart - 1 December 2018 First XV 2nd XV 3rd XV 4th XV 15. R. Kearney W Addison T O'Halloran M Lowry* 14. K Earls J Larmour D Sweetnam A Byrne 13. G Ringrose C Farrell S Arnold R O'Loughlin 12. R Henshaw B Aki R Scannell S McCloskey 11. J Stockdale A Conway F McFadden C Kelleher* 10...
by brenno
October 22nd, 2018, 1:26 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Toulouse vs Leinster
Replies: 247
Views: 14806

Re: Toulouse vs Leinster

In games like that you look for leadership from senior players and in that regard have to say Sexton was sadly lacking in leadership and game management that is supposed to be his strength - less said about the up and under 2 minutes from time the better but a bizarre decision to boot possession awa...
by brenno
September 3rd, 2018, 2:40 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Pro 14 - General Thread
Replies: 1542
Views: 106645

Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

Week 2: Friday 7th Sep 7:35pm Glasgow v Munster Premier Sports/Eir Sport 7:35pm Ulster v Edinburgh Premier Sports/Eir Sport Saturday 8th Sep 3pm Dragons v Southern Kings Premier Sports/Eir Sport 5:15pm Connacht v Zebre Premier Sports/TG4 5:30pm Ospreys v Cheetahs Premier Sports/S4C 7:35pm Scarlets ...
by brenno
March 2nd, 2018, 4:01 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Pro 14 - General Thread
Replies: 1542
Views: 106645

Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

Scarlets match - 7.35, Friday 9th - Sky Sports 2
by brenno
February 26th, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Heaslip retiring
Replies: 107
Views: 6492

Re: Heaslip retiring

Sad that he isn't able to go out on his own terms but a legend. But who will the turnips down south blame now when Ireland lose a game.
by brenno
February 19th, 2018, 5:30 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Pro 14 - General Thread
Replies: 1542
Views: 106645

Re: Pro 14 - General Thread

Saturday 24th March

1pm Southern Kings v Benetton
3:15pm Cardiff v Ulster Sky Sports
5:30pm Munster v Scarlets Sky Sports
7:35pm Ospreys v Leinster S4C

So Ospreys-Leinster only on bleedin S4C? Why aren't TG4 showing it if Sky are showing the Ulster and Munster games?