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by Dwarf
July 17th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4603
Views: 335328

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 ...
by Dwarf
July 17th, 2020, 7:16 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: NZ proposing new competition - implications for Arg
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: NZ proposing new competition - implications for Arg

The way forward for Argentina is to set up a club based in Barcelona and see can they build from there by gaining entry into one of the European competitions. The most likely is Pro14 but I wouldn’t put it beyond the French to be welcoming hosts to an Argy run European club. If they can build on tha...
by Dwarf
July 17th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Academy 20-21
Replies: 162
Views: 15742

Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

MadiganSquareGarden wrote:
July 17th, 2020, 12:18 am
Does anyone else want Mark Hernan to join Munster just so that we can see the headline HERNAN MUNSTER?
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by Dwarf
July 17th, 2020, 6:44 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4603
Views: 335328

Re: A whiff of Cordite

It is an interesting conversation to have for sure. Off the top of my head Luke Fitzgerald and Jordan Larmour would be an example of two players who were marked as supremely talented from day one and it translated directly to success with the senior squad. From what I remember James Ryan didnt even...
by Dwarf
July 16th, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4603
Views: 335328

Re: A whiff of Cordite

It is an interesting conversation to have for sure. Off the top of my head Luke Fitzgerald and Jordan Larmour would be an example of two players who were marked as supremely talented from day one and it translated directly to success with the senior squad. From what I remember James Ryan didnt even...
by Dwarf
July 14th, 2020, 10:34 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4603
Views: 335328

Re: A whiff of Cordite

Correct but he throws around the term quite a lot without alluding to what he means. It’s a vague way of praising a players ability without getting into the specifics. Question still stands from the IT today... ? It’s short for Irish Times, an abbreviation not a pronoun. He is saying I throw around...
by Dwarf
July 14th, 2020, 9:29 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Academy 20-21
Replies: 162
Views: 15742

Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

well not really? Mark Hernan from the 20's is the most notable missing player really and it's assumed he will still be in sub-academy going forward. Then there is the top players coming out of school, presumably they all are going into sub-academy, so leinster haven't missed out on them. if anythin...
by Dwarf
July 14th, 2020, 7:06 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Academy 20-21
Replies: 162
Views: 15742

Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

remarkably only 1 player from st. michaels in the academy and 7 from blackrock. 2 from Gerards, 2 from club rugby, 1 from roscrea, 1 from belvedere, 1 from clongowes, 1 exile and 1 from ulster So MI .......any guys you think Leinster missed out on? well not really? Mark Hernan from the 20's is the ...
by Dwarf
July 14th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4603
Views: 335328

Re: A whiff of Cordite

Turns out is a direct quote, first 2 paragraphs in the article https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/the-offload-all-eyes-on-leinster-s-academy-intake-1.4302638 Possibly why he wrote this underneath. from the IT today.. Correct but he throws around the term quite a lot without alluding to what he ...
by Dwarf
July 13th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4603
Views: 335328

Re: A whiff of Cordite

I’d have ranked BOD and McCaw very highly but talent is more something I tend to associate with backs. McCaw was more of a dogged player. Yes good jumpers throwers and scrummagers can be classed as skilful or talented but it is a term more often than not reserved for backs. I suppose I just wanted t...
by Dwarf
July 13th, 2020, 2:32 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4603
Views: 335328

Re: A whiff of Cordite

There is a standing joke in Irish rugby that one of the most eagerly awaited news items in a season is the confirmation of Leinster’s first year academy intake, especially amongst the other provinces. That announcement will come early this week and in Limerick, Cork, Galway and Belfast there’ll be ...
by Dwarf
July 3rd, 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Sexton's last season? Outhalf going forward..
Replies: 21
Views: 2023

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

For me Frawley doesn’t have the mental side yet to be termed top class prospect. He switches off mentally in games and does wayward passes and kicks. He started a few last season and had to be hooked for Harry Byrne who came on and turned the game around. Fantastic on the break but doesn’t really ge...
by Dwarf
June 18th, 2020, 8:22 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Pack size problems moving forward?
Replies: 95
Views: 4454

Re: Pack size problems moving forward?

Did we have a pack size problem last season? probably not, but we did miss Leavy massively in the final and carrying an unfit SOB and a diminished McGrath didn't help either. Could we have a pack size problem going forward? It's possible although unlikely, with the biggest question marks probably a...
by Dwarf
June 18th, 2020, 7:34 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Pack size problems moving forward?
Replies: 95
Views: 4454

Re: Pack size problems moving forward?

The bench mark as to whether our forwards are physically big enough will come in the 6 Nations against England next season. Moreover, it will be a bench mark as to our smarts also. The amount of absolute sh!t housery England got away with this year I don’t think I’ve ever seen in a modern game befor...
by Dwarf
June 17th, 2020, 7:59 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Pack size problems moving forward?
Replies: 95
Views: 4454

Re: Pack size problems moving forward?

mildlyinterested wrote:Josh M hasn't shown he is capable of being an enforcer at the top level, lacks that top end ability for me.
Enforcer - No. But he is abrasive and very physical. What he lacks in brute force he makes up for in footballing ability and he makes a very good PRO14 if not European blindside.
by Dwarf
March 3rd, 2020, 8:11 pm
Forum: Domestic Rugby
Topic: Schools Rugby 2019-2020
Replies: 225
Views: 25426

Re: Schools Rugby 2019-2020

I don't watch the schools cup, but now might be a good time to raise the question that others have asked here, are we too reliant on St. Michaels? Is it a ' systemic risk for Leinster to be sourcing so many from one school'? I mean it must be a bad thing for Leinster Rugby to have so many graduates...
by Dwarf
February 21st, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Ospreys Away, 21st of Feb
Replies: 157
Views: 10755

Re: Ospreys Away, 21st of Feb

Will Connors is a serious prospect. Playing Phenomenal this season Who would you rate higher - Connors or Penny? Both are very good players but Connors isn’t near Penny’s level yet but he has good potential I think your schools bias is showing you up here a bit. Impartiality has to be key. Connors ...
by Dwarf
February 20th, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Ospreys Away, 21st of Feb
Replies: 157
Views: 10755

Re: Ospreys Away, 21st of Feb

Pilotman123 wrote:Will Connors is a serious prospect. Playing Phenomenal this season
Who would you rate higher - Connors or Penny?
by Dwarf
February 14th, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Domestic Rugby
Topic: Schools Rugby 2019-2020
Replies: 225
Views: 25426

Re: Schools Rugby 2019-2020

Anyone else think the Clongowes coach looks like Aengus O' Snodaigh?

The irony! :lol:
by Dwarf
February 14th, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: Domestic Rugby
Topic: Schools Rugby 2019-2020
Replies: 225
Views: 25426

Re: Schools Rugby 2019-2020

Clongowes were impressive in 2nd half.. If they make the final they'll certainly give michaels a challenge. Assuming michaels get past bridge. Clongowes have to beat Knock which by no means is a done deal in fact I'd say Knock are slighlty more complete team. Both schools vying for their ninth titl...