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by Mauler
December 8th, 2011, 8:51 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: So - who's all going to Bath on Saturday?
Replies: 56
Views: 3801

Re: So - who's all going to Bath on Saturday?

Flying out Saturday am & back Sunday night with the Current Mrs Mauler.
by Mauler
December 8th, 2011, 8:36 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Pro12 - Cardiff v Leinster - 6/7/8 January
Replies: 56
Views: 8690

Re: Pro12 - Cardiff v Leinster - 6/7/8 January

Doh! Wrong thread!
by Mauler
December 7th, 2011, 5:45 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Bath v Leinster
Replies: 346
Views: 11559

Re: Bath v Leinster

Are they the more popular team though? I'd say it's really just in media circles, in general ourselves and Ulster would have similar levels of support to them and if we want to be specific well we're ahead on attendance figures (thanks Lansdowne RD). I'm fine with the flattery when it's in a review...
by Mauler
December 7th, 2011, 1:47 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Thread 2011-2012
Replies: 2422
Views: 64647

Re: Munster Thread 2011-2012

deco wrote:There'll be a rush of Munster fans booking flights to London:

http://www.irishtimes.com/sports/rugby/ ... 03774.html

I wonder if the Amlin Final will be played in the RDS next season when the H Cup Final is on in Lansdowne?
by Mauler
December 7th, 2011, 1:32 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Thread 2011-2012
Replies: 2422
Views: 64647

Re: Munster Thread 2011-2012

Don't get me wrong, i do rate cronin, he is a very good ball carrier, he just annoys me the way he is blind to what's around him when he makes the breaks. m Check out 1m:06sec of this bbc highlights clip from last weekend. The pace and angle which he spilt the two Cardiff defenders was excellent. H...
by Mauler
December 6th, 2011, 5:57 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Bath v Leinster
Replies: 346
Views: 11559

Re: Bath v Leinster

For the craic, at some point during the season, I'd like to see a backline of: 9. Madigan 10. Sexton 11. Carr 12. Fitzgerald 13. O'Malley 14. McFadden 15. Nacewa I'd enjoy watching that backline have a crack. Even more so with Dave Kearney in for McFadden. Not saying it would be our best available ...
by Mauler
December 6th, 2011, 5:51 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Thread 2011-2012
Replies: 2422
Views: 64647

Re: Munster Thread 2011-2012

Terrible news, a brilliant player. Hope he comes back next season, would be such a shame to end a fabulous career in Swansea.
by Mauler
December 6th, 2011, 4:28 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: HEC Opponent watch
Replies: 1251
Views: 56545

Re: HEC Opponent watch

He did. It's on YouTube. It was unintentional. Went high and made a few grabs. Smith's hair was flying about and BOD ended up grasping one of the dreads accidentally. Accidental my backside! Accidental or not BOD went straight over to George Smith and apologised to him at the next breakdown in play.
by Mauler
December 6th, 2011, 12:09 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Bath v Leinster
Replies: 346
Views: 11559

Re: Bath v Leinster

Leinster Exile wrote:I'd like to know folks thoughts on Bath at stand off. Hamiltion is still carrying a few pounds extra. They also have a few injurys and the replacements are pretty poor


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSv7UdaobnA
by Mauler
December 5th, 2011, 5:38 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Glasgow Heineken Match at Firhill
Replies: 10
Views: 639

Re: Glasgow Heineken Match at Firhill

Nothing wrong with that kick off time, the lads seem to be raring to get going and very productive at that hour Never mind that, no beer in the ground on Sunday Thought that no booze on a Sunday was in their former ground (Dowanhill?) and that Firhill had no issue with that. The game was played in ...
by Mauler
December 4th, 2011, 1:58 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Neck injury forces Thompson to retire
Replies: 8
Views: 405

Neck injury forces Thompson to retire

England hooker Steve Thompson has been forced to retire with immediate effect after suffering another neck injury. Thompson has been experiencing numbness and dizziness since hitting a scrum machine in training with Wasps on October 26th and he will have an operation on Tuesday. The 33-year-old brie...
by Mauler
November 30th, 2011, 10:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My tram experience
Replies: 17
Views: 573

Re: My tram experience

brummie-leinster-man wrote:One lad who stopped taking his meds ended up stripping naked and running over a line of parked cars along a street while giggling hysterically.

Or he could have had 13 romantic pints washed down with a few verses of Father Abraham ... pretty much the same result guaranteed! :oops:
by Mauler
November 30th, 2011, 12:45 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: The BBC has agreed a deal to broadcast the 6N
Replies: 1
Views: 297

The BBC has agreed a deal to broadcast the 6N

The BBC has agreed a deal to broadcast the Six Nations until 2017. It extends BBC Sport's current deal, which runs until 2013, as exclusive broadcaster of the Six Nations and covers TV, radio and online. This year's tournament saw audiences increase to their highest level for 13 years, with an aver...
by Mauler
November 29th, 2011, 5:13 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Cardiff
Replies: 225
Views: 8145

Re: Leinster v Cardiff

Moving onto the International side, the whole point of resting our star players in the Celtic/Magners/Rabid league was to ensure optimum performance for the national team. Wales have won more, and gone further in the WC, than Ireland, despite our "golden generation" and a similar stance o...
by Mauler
November 29th, 2011, 3:57 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Cardiff
Replies: 225
Views: 8145

Re: Leinster v Cardiff

Probably because during the period where Irish domestic teams were plundering everything in sight the national team has won bugger all. Coming second or third in the Six Nations doesn't really count as success in comparison. I take your point WB. But, in the H Cup the French talent is spread over 1...
by Mauler
November 29th, 2011, 1:08 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Cardiff
Replies: 225
Views: 8145

Re: Leinster v Cardiff

Sorry, but all of what you say only confirms, in my mind, the dreadful underperormance of team Ireland over the last decade. All (3!) of the provinces have serious strength in depth, and that is why we are able to continually rotate players in and out of the team and still win games against the oth...
by Mauler
November 29th, 2011, 11:43 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Ones That Got Away XV
Replies: 46
Views: 2546

Re: Ones That Got Away XV

Nick Popplewell - Played for 'Stones, Leinster, Ireland & Lions. Left after that tour to NZ in '93 and became Irelands first Professional Rugby Player with Wasps and then Newcastle Falcons.
by Mauler
November 29th, 2011, 12:11 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Cardiff
Replies: 225
Views: 8145

Re: Leinster v Cardiff

Don't get all this crying about the Welsh. We're going to be without a load of internationals too. We were without a load of internationals last weekend. Munster fielded an entirely 2nd string side against Embra. Ulster left out Best and Ferris, etc. We're no better than anyone else when it comes t...
by Mauler
November 28th, 2011, 4:48 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Cardiff
Replies: 225
Views: 8145

Re: Leinster v Cardiff

Actually just found this too ...
http://www.3rddimension.ie/news/leinster-rugby-gym/

Impressive facility!!!
by Mauler
November 28th, 2011, 4:44 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Cardiff
Replies: 225
Views: 8145

Re: Leinster v Cardiff

The Leinster squad underwent their first on-field pitch session in UCD on Monday ahead of the visit of Cardiff Blues to the RDS on Friday night (KO: 8.05pm) in the RaboDirect PRO12... Is this the first phase of Leinster's move to UCD? Found this article from a week or so ago ... Leinster Rugby CEO ...