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Was that one of the most complete performances by a player last night. Couldnt recall one error.
Magnificent in defence and speed and vision in attack. I am hard pressed to remember a better one.

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Unfortunately there was the knockon on the stroke of halftime, another in the tackles, and the odd pushed off tackle but yes, it was a commanding performance that all players should aspire to.
...a beautiful weighted pass...it is 3 on 2...it is 3 on 1...Hickie!...Magnificent!

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Blue not red blood wrote:Was that one of the most complete performances by a player last night. Couldnt recall one error.
Magnificent in defence and speed and vision in attack. I am hard pressed to remember a better one.
Should have put that break away in the first half
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His attempt at the first conversion was fairly lamentable too.

When we really think about it, he was really quite poor...... ;-)

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He got all shy when the camera zoomed in on him when MOM was announced - a funny moment.
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Fair responses. He has to go, lets get Eddie Hakinui back

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What a great signing. Fantastic for the young players to be able to learn from him as well.
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Blue not red blood wrote:Was that one of the most complete performances by a player last night. Couldnt recall one error.
Magnificent in defence and speed and vision in attack. I am hard pressed to remember a better one.
His vision for the try that he worked with Dave Kearney was sublime. Just the way he knew to switch the point of attack even before he executed a perfect one-two.

Also a nice touch from Joe Schmidt to take him off a few minutes from the end so the crowd could give him the ovation he deserved.
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My 2yr old daughter now roars come on Isa everytime she sees a leinster break....usually she's right I suppose!

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ISA, without doubt the best NIQ to have graced Leinster or any Irish province. From a selfish point of view , Thank God he got that 1 cap for FIJI as he would have multiple caps for the All Black and probably never have moved to Leinster. I hope he plays out the rest of his career here and I reckon he would be a great coach.

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colster wrote:ISA, without doubt the best NIQ to have graced Leinster or any Irish province. From a selfish point of view , Thank God he got that 1 cap for FIJI as he would have multiple caps for the All Black and probably never have moved to Leinster. I hope he plays out the rest of his career here and I reckon he would be a great coach.
I hear he is becoming an Irish Citizen or something. He defo wants to stick around. We could knock a right few years out of him. In 5 years time he will still be younger than Rog is now.

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maps wrote:What a great signing. Fantastic for the young players to be able to learn from him as well.
Take note IRFU!
Yea, a huge benefit of having a few top-class NIQ players is that they are available to play in the Pro12 when the Irish stars are not. How many fewer Rabo points would the 3 provinces have without Isa, Afoa etc. 15 young Irish players players playing for Leinster without any senior players, without leadership & being beaten wouldn't help their development much. They also help keep up the supporters' interest - down the years some of the highlights have been performances like Isa's last night or many nights in Donnybrook when Felipe seemed to carry the team on his own.

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He's definitely up there as one of the best signings ever in this country.

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I'm gay for Isa. Just a legend.
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Good as I thought Kearney has been playing lately its only when isa is back at 15 do u realise what a class act he really is. By far he is the best full back in the nh and possibly world rugby. It's time to move him back to 15 and let the brothers fight it out for the wing position.

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dod wrote:Good as I thought Kearney has been playing lately its only when isa is back at 15 do u realise what a class act he really is. By far he is the best full back in the nh and possibly world rugby. It's time to move him back to 15 and let the brothers fight it out for the wing position.

That was the only negative i had coming away from last nights match. The disappointment that Isa can't play fb all the time for us
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Yeah he was great this week, but he's been relatively quiet this season. Have only seen about 1/2 the matches this season however. Hope he starts smashing it during the business end of the season.

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blues_fan wrote:Yeah he was great this week, but he's been relatively quiet this season. Have only seen about 1/2 the matches this season however. Hope he starts smashing it during the business end of the season.
Eh...if you haven't seen the matches how do you know he's been quiet? :D

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Donny B. wrote:
blues_fan wrote:Yeah he was great this week, but he's been relatively quiet this season. Have only seen about 1/2 the matches this season however. Hope he starts smashing it during the business end of the season.
Eh...if you haven't seen the matches how do you know he's been quiet? :D
Yeah I could have worded that better. Relative to last season where I managed to catch a similar number of games, my assessment of his season has been: quiet.

Every time I caught a match last season bubs was in the middle of everything. Not quite so much this season.

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blues_fan wrote:
Donny B. wrote:
blues_fan wrote:Yeah he was great this week, but he's been relatively quiet this season. Have only seen about 1/2 the matches this season however. Hope he starts smashing it during the business end of the season.
Eh...if you haven't seen the matches how do you know he's been quiet? :D
Yeah I could have worded that better. Relative to last season where I managed to catch a similar number of games, my assessment of his season has been: quiet.

Every time I caught a match last season bubs was in the middle of everything. Not quite so much this season.
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