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by TrapperChamonix
February 7th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland u20 2020
Replies: 583
Views: 59064

Re: Ireland u20 2020

I had a look at the Wales Italy match. Italy simply bullied them up front. Lineouts, scrums, breakdown was dominated by italy and they should have won by a lot more. Wales defended well. It doesn't necessarily mean it will be an easy game for Ireland but youd have to fancy our lads to win by more t...
by TrapperChamonix
February 6th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: 6 Nations 2020
Replies: 345
Views: 36505

Re: 6 Nations 2020

Seems bizarre that Exeter only have only 1 bench player in the English named squad.
by TrapperChamonix
February 5th, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: 6 Nations 2020
Replies: 345
Views: 36505

Re: 6 Nations 2020

eddie Jones appears to be struggling to adapt the game plan without the vinupolas. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/feb/03/manu-tuilagi-england-tom-curry-six-nations-scotland If Tuilagi is ruled out of Saturday it would be a huge blow for Jones, who has admitted that England need to “find mor...
by TrapperChamonix
February 4th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland v Wales Sat 2.15
Replies: 125
Views: 18229

Re: Ireland v Wales Sat 2.15

Pivac's teams play like the Scarlets in 2017-8. Ireland should play like Leinster played Scarlets in the EPCR semi-final in 2018, not like Leinster or Munster in 2017 Pro 14 knock-out games. Looking forward to it already. I'm fascinated as to what approach Pivac takes. I always felt that when Joe g...
by TrapperChamonix
February 4th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: 6 Nations 2020
Replies: 345
Views: 36505

Re: 6 Nations 2020

France are going to win the Grand Slam...so much young talent in that team Really? Their line out was under a lot of pressure and the scrum in in real trouble with the starting no 3 and even worse with Bamba. They have plenty to improve on before I'd be crowning them champions. My only wish is that...
by TrapperChamonix
February 3rd, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: 6 Nations 2020
Replies: 345
Views: 36505

Re: 6 Nations 2020

France are going to win the Grand Slam...so much young talent in that team Really? Their line out was under a lot of pressure and the scrum in in real trouble with the starting no 3 and even worse with Bamba. They have plenty to improve on before I'd be crowning them champions. My only wish is that...
by TrapperChamonix
January 29th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Domestic Rugby
Topic: U20 Club 2019/20
Replies: 49
Views: 7464

Re: U20 Club 2019/20

Team Wins Points Lansdowne 10 47 DUFC 10 37 Clontarf 10 30 UCD 10 28 Old Belvo 10 28 Terenure 10 13 Old Wesley 10 12 Barnhall 10 5 Lansdowne unbeaten juggernaut keeps rolling along and the league title seems sewn up already. Clontarf's depth is being tested with injuries and their form has suffered...
by TrapperChamonix
January 27th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Domestic Rugby
Topic: U20 Club 2019/20
Replies: 49
Views: 7464

Re: U20 Club 2019/20

Team Wins Points Lansdowne 10 47 DUFC 10 37 Clontarf 10 30 UCD 10 28 Old Belvo 10 28 Terenure 10 13 Old Wesley 10 12 Barnhall 10 5 Lansdowne unbeaten juggernaut keeps rolling along and the league title seems sewn up already. Clontarf's depth is being tested with injuries and their form has suffered ...
by TrapperChamonix
January 24th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Champions Cup 2020
Replies: 707
Views: 51074

Re: Champions Cup 2020

Sat Apr 4 3:15pm Exeter v Saints BT Sport Sat Apr 4 3:15pm (UK Time) Clermont v R92 BT Sport Sun Apr 5 3:15pm (UK Time) Toulouse v Ulster BT Sport / Channel 4 / Virgin Media One So they don't want anyone to watch all the games live? Just another example of how the epcrugby have improved the running...
by TrapperChamonix
January 24th, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland u20 2020
Replies: 583
Views: 59064

Re: Ireland u20 2020

dropkick wrote:Just looking at the squad profiles. There are a lot of big backrows. It also says hooker Bobby Sheehan is 6'5!
I doubt hes that. But he is a big unit.
by TrapperChamonix
January 23rd, 2020, 4:08 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Salarysins
Replies: 1614
Views: 94128

Re: Leinster v Salarysins

IMO, our problems in Newcastle related exclusively to the power of the Sarries' front-five. They lost a Prop, then another but their scrum got stronger and more dominant. Yes, we made mistakes, notably a badly executed box kick when the clock was in the red just before half-time, but the essential ...
by TrapperChamonix
January 22nd, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4626
Views: 339532

Re: A whiff of Cordite

Have they accepted it or just said it's unlikely but instead of opening books up to audit we'll take relegation please and thanks. I'd have serious reservations about the state of those books given the fact they jumped. Could they be beyond PRL issues and into company law/tax law issues that may ha...
by TrapperChamonix
January 21st, 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4626
Views: 339532

Re: A whiff of Cordite

I was listening to The Ruck podcast yesterday and Lawrence Dallaglio (Currently a director of Wasps) was saying that the current rules of Premiership salary cap state that a team being promoted from the championship must be compliant with the cap in the season they were promoted but also in the pre...
by TrapperChamonix
January 21st, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Salarysins
Replies: 1614
Views: 94128

Re: Leinster v Salarysins

Of course they may be offloading many of their stars and we are at home which makes a difference. Assuming they stay in the tournament, they absolutely must be forced to comply with the financial fair play rules that govern the qualification for the tournament . Personally, I want us to take them t...
by TrapperChamonix
January 20th, 2020, 2:13 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Salarysins
Replies: 1614
Views: 94128

Re: Leinster v Salarysins

Every team has a somewhat derogatory nickname that the opposition uses, there's nothing wrong with it per se as long as its at least a little bit clever and isn't actually offensive, be it turnips, gringos, pests, not-nots or even ladyboys (I remember being on 'the island' in Toulouse back in 06 an...
by TrapperChamonix
January 20th, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Salarysins
Replies: 1614
Views: 94128

Re: Leinster v Salarysins

Could we rename the title to Leinster v Saracens? Their issue was in the Premiership and nothing to do with us. Thats not the case though, is it. Their issues in the premiership have a huge effect on us. Their seeding was as a result of their performance in the premiership. The group they got into ...
by TrapperChamonix
January 20th, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Salarysins
Replies: 1614
Views: 94128

Re: Leinster v Salarysins

Blue not red blood wrote:Sure someone has to get this started.
Has to be the 5.15 Sat game.
As Mr Thornley would say , conducive to a loud athmosphere.
COYBIB

Could we rename the title to Leinster v Saracens? Their issue was in the Premiership and nothing to do with us.
by TrapperChamonix
January 17th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Champions Cup 2020
Replies: 707
Views: 51074

Re: Champions Cup 2020

I pray to all thats holy we don't end up with Saracens. If these buggers get into the play-offs they will be a real danger. If we have to play them the sooner we get them the better. The longer we wait, they may have transferred all their players out! It will be hard to keep a cohesive group while ...
by TrapperChamonix
January 17th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Champions Cup 2020
Replies: 707
Views: 51074

Re: Champions Cup 2020

blockhead wrote:Leinster have won their last 10 pool games against Gallagher Premiership opposition in the Heino at an average margin of 24.5 points
:green clap: :green clap: :green clap: great niche stat
by TrapperChamonix
January 17th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4626
Views: 339532

Re: A whiff of Cordite

Somewhat surprised that O'Connor is allowing himself to be used as a mouthpiece like that. I thought he was reasonably independent (appalling pun not intended), but this is obsequious sycophancy (if that is not over-egging the thesaurus). "Four Leinster kids with a call to make: Ciaran Frawley Behi...