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by Workhorse
January 11th, 2021, 3:05 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Safety in Rugby: The Key To Defusing Leinster's Time Bomb
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Re: Leinster Squad 20-21

CiaranIrl wrote:
January 11th, 2021, 10:43 am
Please don't start another conversation about school. PLEASE.
Apologies I highlighted specific parts specifically to try avoid the school shite but I guess the poster had somehow warped their school opinions into other random points
by Workhorse
January 11th, 2021, 1:15 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Safety in Rugby: The Key To Defusing Leinster's Time Bomb
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Re: Leinster Squad 20-21

LH Prop Cian Healy(33/Belvedere/Clontarf) Ed Byrne(27/Clongowes/UCD) Peter Dooley(26/Birr RFC/Lansdowne) Michael Milne(21/Birr RFC-Roscrea/UCD) Marcus Hanan(20/Clane RFC/Old Belvedere) Jack Boyle(18/St. Michaels/UCD) TH Prop Michael Bent(34) Tadhg Furlong(27/New Ross RFC/Clontarf) - injured Andrew ...
by Workhorse
August 25th, 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 19-20
Replies: 1397
Views: 89108

Re: Leinster Squad 19-20

Maybe Guy Easterby should pull out his contact book and give Niki Adeolukin a call. With Adam Byrne & DK having exited stage left, we could do with some short-term cover for the wing. The applicants should be competent in the air and capable of taking sharp chances. NA has these abilities. Hamstrin...
by Workhorse
August 10th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Wing going forward
Replies: 48
Views: 4094

Re: Wing going forward

I think you might be missing the point of message boards. None of us a professional coach but we all like to talk rugby. I tend to agree with some of the comments above. When i played, 7's was handy for building fitness and ball handling skills but it's become a separate entity with it's own skills...
by Workhorse
August 10th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Academy 20-21
Replies: 328
Views: 28412

Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

They are training with sub academy and not the 19's. afaik Which is what they said... Not quite. I believe Barry Gray might be in that group too, not sure if there any other 19s are.. Martin's not which I guess is surprising. It really is exactly what they said. You could acknowledge that other pos...
by Workhorse
August 10th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Academy 20-21
Replies: 328
Views: 28412

Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

mildlyinterested wrote:
August 10th, 2020, 10:03 am
EnergiaPark70 wrote:
August 9th, 2020, 10:59 am
Charlie Tector and Jack Boyle two under 19s part of the sun academy next year
They are training with sub academy and not the 19's. afaik
Which is what they said...
by Workhorse
July 27th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster exiles, where are they.
Replies: 317
Views: 41172

Re: Leinster exiles, where are they.

Former Terenure club and school and Leinster underage prop Craig Trenier has signed for Harlequins after a few seasons in the championship. Good move for him especially considering the current climate.
by Workhorse
July 23rd, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Salarysins
Replies: 1614
Views: 95032

Re: Leinster v Salarysins

It can work only for a limited number of teams. So it could work for knockout rounds, if the teams agree on a venue. For the Champions Cup, they only just reconfirmed the venues - all separate. Even if they change tack and agree that all eight teams go to one jurisdiction, and you want that venue t...
by Workhorse
July 22nd, 2020, 4:36 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Salarysins
Replies: 1614
Views: 95032

Re: Leinster v Salarysins

The final stages of the Champions League and Europa League (from the quarter-finals onwards) will be played in one country next month. CL in Portugal, EL in Germany. That, to me, seems like the logical solution for the champions cup. It doesn't solve the problem of the Pro14 for Irish teams though....
by Workhorse
July 22nd, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Salarysins
Replies: 1614
Views: 95032

Re: Leinster v Salarysins

curates_egg wrote:
July 22nd, 2020, 8:52 am
That would be fine if it concerned teams from one national jurisdiction. I just don't see how it is practicable or realistic for cross-border tournaments.
And why wouldn't it work for cross border tournaments?
by Workhorse
July 21st, 2020, 9:48 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Salarysins
Replies: 1614
Views: 95032

Re: Leinster v Salarysins

A simple solution would be to get all the teams self isolating in one place like the NBA are doing, maybe not in the one hotel but in the one country would do it . No shortage of hotel capacity about anyway, just pick somewhere with 2/3 stadiums close enough together to just be a bus ride away from ...
by Workhorse
July 10th, 2020, 1:13 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Wing going forward
Replies: 48
Views: 4094

Re: Wing going forward

It's probably more telling to look at the results of sevens in terms of value provided to 15s. The more professional it's gotten the further it has moved to it's own very specific athletic demands and less focus on 15s skills and requirements. 7s isn't a way to deliberately up-skill a player for 15...
by Workhorse
July 9th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Wing going forward
Replies: 48
Views: 4094

Re: Wing going forward

right so I can't express my opinion about what I'd like to see smith do next season because i'm not his coach, great. :lol: Your own opinion was a dismissal of someone suggesting that 7s might be a good option. All I'm doing is telling you that you're not in a position to say if 7s would be a good ...
by Workhorse
July 9th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Wing going forward
Replies: 48
Views: 4094

Re: Wing going forward

No offence but you really are not in a position to state something like that. You have absolutely no idea what players key work ons are, where they are in their development or anything along those lines and I highly doubt you're a top level coach that knows how best to work on those things. If Smith...
by Workhorse
July 9th, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Wing going forward
Replies: 48
Views: 4094

Re: Wing going forward

I think it's grossly unfair to use the school someone went to as the basis to judge them by whether they're likely to push on or not. I don't get the dismissal of 7s either, 7s can seriously improve certain aspects of a players game, more than 15s can at times even. There are also some seriously tal...
by Workhorse
July 9th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Does the leinster backline lack passers/distributors outside 10?
Replies: 16
Views: 805

Re: Does the leinster backline lack passers/distributors outside 10?

The whole second "distributor" thing has become a bit of a line people throw out without really knowing what it means, or if they do why teams might employ one. The reality is though 95% of the time a "second distributor" essentially just means running the play off someone other than 10 and the vast...
by Workhorse
July 8th, 2020, 5:19 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Does the leinster backline lack passers/distributors outside 10?
Replies: 16
Views: 805

Re: Does the leinster backline lack passers/distributors outside 10?

The whole desperation from some corners to squeeze a "second distributor" into back lines is a bit odd. And I think what makes a distributor is way off at times too. A distributor just needs to have a good pass and decision making and the system does the rest for them really, there's no reason at al...
by Workhorse
July 8th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Scrumhalf going forward
Replies: 48
Views: 3055

Re: Scrumhalf going forward

He was fabulous! Personally, I always rated him higher than Colin Patterson. He captained High School to their one and only win in the Senior Cup, beating Ollie Campbell's Belvo 19-7 in 1973, thereby preventing the latter from winning the thing three years in a row. Himself and the late Ian Burns (...
by Workhorse
July 8th, 2020, 11:51 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Scrumhalf going forward
Replies: 48
Views: 3055

Re: Scrumhalf going forward

The Doc wrote:
July 8th, 2020, 8:51 am
John Robbie?
It's disappointing that this seems to have gone straight over everyone's head. What a player he was.
by Workhorse
July 6th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster greatest coach??
Replies: 36
Views: 2035

Re: Leinster greatest coach??

If the IRFU rated Leo higher/same than Joe then he would be the Irish coach right now. Toulon and Saracens peaked after Schmidt left. He had an easier time in terms of a settled squad. Schmidt also gets a free pass for not getting out of our group because of the Challenge Cup. He was still super. B...