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by backrower8
January 22nd, 2021, 11:58 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Munster Away 26/12 19:35 Eir Sport 1
Replies: 268
Views: 16814

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

Very good point re Moloney. I could see Josh Murphy getting a bench spot for similar reasons. With the Six Nations coming up certain players will definitely start but we have options elsewhere. Sent from my 5029Y_EEA using Tapatalk Ryan (4th yr) partnered Molony (6th yr Captain) at SCT in 2012/13 s...
by backrower8
January 21st, 2021, 1:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pedantry - a guide to losing friends and alienating people
Replies: 45
Views: 133

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

Good stalking there Dave, the announcement was in April but Shirley Keef was there to step in at 13 on the day so whatevs... Anyhoo, never rated TOL myself but that’s the man your man is clutching at straws for... Ah come on, man or woman up here and admit you were wrong. You brought up a game wher...
by backrower8
January 19th, 2021, 2:12 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Irish Depth Chart 2020-21
Replies: 27
Views: 2008

Re: Irish Depth Chart 2020-21

Thanks for these depth charts RTB.

C Kelleher is a proven rugby player and 11, whereas A Sexton is neither yet imo.
by backrower8
January 15th, 2021, 6:45 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster A '20-21'
Replies: 281
Views: 15867

Re: Leinster A '20-21'

Excellent performance by Bill Johnston. p.s. Can I take it, that any further discussion about the shortcomings of the Ulster Academy is now moot?..... Bill Johnston the main difference for me and by a distance. A mature performance. Jack Boyle, U19, held his own against Tom O'Toole. I didn't expect...
by backrower8
January 13th, 2021, 1:41 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4692
Views: 345718

Re: A whiff of Cordite

It's the Irish times. Honestly it's rugby coverage is the least of its worries. They've maintained an obsequious cheerleading of the government all the way to the highest rate of infection in the world, decided that illegal government leaks are just fine. There are lots of fine young journalists in...
by backrower8
January 11th, 2021, 7:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 740
Views: 28155

Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

New strain is mostly bullsh!t imho. Viruses, in general, become much more active or infectious as temperatures drop, hence the well known flu season. COVID is no different. It's no coincidence that case numbers are higher. Throw in the carry on over Christmas and we are now where we are. Lets blame...
by backrower8
January 11th, 2021, 7:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 740
Views: 28155

Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

I hope the moderators will be vigilant against posts linking the themes of cheese - surrender & monkeys to any aspect of the discussions around the Champs Cup & 6N.

Je ne regrette rien!
by backrower8
January 11th, 2021, 7:30 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Ulster Fri 8th January 2021 19:35 EirSport
Replies: 206
Views: 9783

Re: Leinster v Ulster Fri 8th January 2021 19:35 EirSport

The Ulster Academy was highly productive up to the point Gary Longwell left. Hendo, Gilroy, Spence, Marshall etc were the last crop from that era. Since then it's just not been managed well. You have to look at Clarke, Willie Anderson and maybe Campbell to see why. Willie Anderson should never be l...
by backrower8
January 11th, 2021, 7:23 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Safety in Rugby: The Key To Defusing Leinster's Time Bomb
Replies: 10
Views: 822

Re: Leinster Squad 20-21

To backrower8: I think you've made your point most cogently - not just now but also in the past. The danger you are pointing out is real, IMO. I'm sorry, if you feel people on here are dismissing your warnings à la Cassandra. I certainly don't. Thank you. I am aware that how I make my points, and t...
by backrower8
January 11th, 2021, 7:12 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Scrumhalf going forward
Replies: 48
Views: 3079

Re: Scrumhalf going forward

It looks like Nick McCarthy (26 in March) is marginally better off in Munster than Leinster as #3 to Murray (32 in April). It is unlikey that anyone else is going to be bought in over his head. He would comfortably be #3 in Leinster in my view. Has a better pass than the two leading protagonists, wh...
by backrower8
January 11th, 2021, 6:28 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Safety in Rugby: The Key To Defusing Leinster's Time Bomb
Replies: 10
Views: 822

Re: Leinster Squad 20-21

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 Yiz are wilfully mangling the point. The issue is not about the in...
by backrower8
January 11th, 2021, 5:54 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Thank You " mildlyinterested"
Replies: 22
Views: 1107

Re: Thank You " mildlyinterested"

Peg Leg wrote:
January 11th, 2021, 12:42 pm
Thanks OS for putting this up. The Going forward series has been very informative.
Thank you MI/GG
+1 :happy clapper:
by backrower8
January 11th, 2021, 10:56 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Safety in Rugby: The Key To Defusing Leinster's Time Bomb
Replies: 10
Views: 822

Re: Leinster Squad 20-21

CiaranIrl wrote:
January 11th, 2021, 10:43 am
Please don't start another conversation about school. PLEASE.
As I am sure you know, but sense an opportunity for a few lols, It’s about a systemic risk to Irish rugby. But carry on, you’re a gas man/woman all the same.
by backrower8
January 11th, 2021, 2:29 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Safety in Rugby: The Key To Defusing Leinster's Time Bomb
Replies: 10
Views: 822

Re: Leinster Squad 20-21

What it says.
by backrower8
January 10th, 2021, 10:51 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Sexton's last season? Outhalf going forward..
Replies: 69
Views: 5457

Re: Sexton's last season? Outhalf going forward..

Sexton finishing the match on Friday was both a function of him surviving physically (he gave himself every chance as he didn’t carry to the line) and a statement. Once he was ok physically I would say Leocaster knew that he wanted to finish the 80 and make a statement to all and sundry. Smart move....
by backrower8
January 10th, 2021, 10:45 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Stuart Lancaster joining Leinster
Replies: 515
Views: 57533

Re: Stuart Lancaster joining Leinster

They were a few easy lines for Frano. Lancaster’s set up here is superior to anything Sale could offer. He is on similar money, more BL job security, doing the job he does best and with a clear pathway back to international level #2 coach (more money & still better security than Sale). Not sure if a...
by backrower8
January 10th, 2021, 10:40 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Scrumhalf going forward
Replies: 48
Views: 3079

Re: Scrumhalf going forward

I've said it before, I'd like to see Gilsenan get an opportunity with Leinster. From what I've seen of him, he's different in most respects than the guys that Leinster have been bringing into the Academy in recent years. +1 He was in our mini-rugby group where he was always a baller and I was hugel...
by backrower8
January 10th, 2021, 12:50 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: 2nd Row going forward
Replies: 94
Views: 6917

Re: 2nd Row going forward

Charlie Ryan’s origins are incorrect. Force of habit? :-)
by backrower8
January 10th, 2021, 1:28 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Hooker options going forward
Replies: 55
Views: 4378

Re: Hooker options going forward

leinsterforever wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 12:52 am
Is it just coincidence that Ulster started contesting as soon as Tracy came on? - or did they spot weakness there?
They also competed on a few of Cronin’s throws
by backrower8
January 9th, 2021, 7:03 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Ulster Fri 8th January 2021 19:35 EirSport
Replies: 206
Views: 9783

Re: Leinster v Ulster Fri 8th January 2021 19:35 EirSport

I have been asking a few friends who are Ulster rugby fans as to why they aren't producing academy players like Leinster (traditionally Leinster and Ulster always have had comparable player numbers). Their answers mainly point to how most don't play after school (like Leinster). What I found differe...