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sunshiner1 wrote:I would sign a Fullback some lad who is young and is IE some Islander with serious pace. Kearney needs to be replaced sooner rather than later so lets get some young lad now play him solely for us for 5 years and then Ireland can have him.

There's a lad called Israel Folau who is available and not too bad!

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by dropkick » June 25th, 2019, 7:56 am
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I would sign a Fullback some lad who is young and is IE some Islander with serious pace. Kearney needs to be replaced sooner rather than later so lets get some young lad now play him solely for us for 5 years and then Ireland can have him.
There's a lad called Israel Folau who is available and not too bad!
He's not IE

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I'd imagine we're planning to replace RK with a mix of Larmour, Kelleher, JOB, Keenan, Frawley. Some very exciting raw talent to work with there.

I’m massively excited by JOB in particular. His cameo against Ulster was great and he looks to have that second playmaker ability that we could benefit from if Ross starts getting more and more time at 10.

He could be a great #23 for us further down the line due to his versatility.

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dropkick wrote:
sunshiner1 wrote:I would sign a Fullback some lad who is young and is IE some Islander with serious pace. Kearney needs to be replaced sooner rather than later so lets get some young lad now play him solely for us for 5 years and then Ireland can have him.

There's a lad called Israel Folau who is available and not too bad!
Sounds great, particularly with Jordan going so well on the wing .... any catches?

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wixfjord wrote:I'd imagine we're planning to replace RK with a mix of Larmour, Kelleher, JOB, Keenan, Frawley. Some very exciting raw talent to work with there.

I’m massively excited by JOB in particular. His cameo against Ulster was great and he looks to have that second playmaker ability that we could benefit from if Ross starts getting more and more time at 10.

He could be a great #23 for us further down the line due to his versatility.
Barry Daly too don't forget. He played 15 last season once at least, IIRC.

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wixfjord wrote:I'd imagine we're planning to replace RK with a mix of Larmour, Kelleher, JOB, Keenan, Frawley. Some very exciting raw talent to work with there.

I’m massively excited by JOB in particular. His cameo against Ulster was great and he looks to have that second playmaker ability that we could benefit from if Ross starts getting more and more time at 10.

He could be a great #23 for us further down the line due to his versatility.
Lot of contenders there alright - not sold on Keenan at fullback at all though, I have to say. Just one man's opinion.

I think Frawley is going to be kept busy at No10 for most of next season. Reider started two games at outhalf for us last season [@ Kings in November, vs Treviso in April] and was used as sub-outhalf in six more wearing the No22 jersey:
  • @ Zebre on 16/02/19;
    @ Wasps on 20/01/19;
    vs Toulouse on 12/01/19;
    @ Treviso on 27/10/18;
    vs Munster on 06/10/18; and
    vs Dragons on 15/09/18.
We'll have to replace those minutes at No10 and No22, and Frawley is ideally placed to profit ... not least because he can kick goals. Wouldn't be surprised to see him feature in 20 matchday squads between starting outhalf and inside back sub.

Larmour started nine games at fullback and eight on the right wing in 2018-19, so I think he has to be considered the likeliest successor to RK at this juncture. I would be surprised if Kelleher is not being viewed as a potential full-time fullback by the coaching set-up. I know he played more rugby at wing than at fullback for Connacht, but his move makes lots more sense as a potential replacement for RK rather than for [say] Ferg. JOB is a wild-card, a potential replacement for Carbery from my point of view. He showed well against Ulster late in the season, so I think most Leinster fans are looking forward to seeing how he does at No15 in a more meaningful game.

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August 17th.
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hugonaut wrote:If Leinster were to make a signing between now and the start of the next season [or even the end of the World Cup], what position should it be in?
In my opinion I wouldn't sign anyone. I really like the balance Leinster have at the moment, really still feels like a representative team with a few "guests" playing. A lot of professional sports are really losing the run of themselves these days and losing that community spirit that got them going in the first place and the fact that leinster is a squad of local lads with the odd Irish relocation (Cronin, Henshaw) and a few foreign lads that really buy into the area (Lowe, Fardy) is really a lot of what I like about leinster. I'd much rather see academy lads get their shot than a big name come in, maybe the results might not be as good initially but it's more exciting to see Frawley get a shot at 10 for example than for us to sign say Quade Cooper, in my opinion anyway.

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Grumpy Old Man wrote:August 17th.

Was wondering how long that would take.
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Mcelroy was officially announced as leaving Saracens yesterday

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Workhorse wrote:Mcelroy was officially announced as leaving Saracens yesterday
i'd be okay with leinster giving him a shot if whatever differences there were there can be settled.

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wixfjord wrote:I'd imagine we're planning to replace RK with a mix of Larmour, Kelleher, JOB, Keenan, Frawley. Some very exciting raw talent to work with there.

I’m massively excited by JOB in particular. His cameo against Ulster was great and he looks to have that second playmaker ability that we could benefit from if Ross starts getting more and more time at 10.

He could be a great #23 for us further down the line due to his versatility.
Hopefully not Kelleher at 15. I think he's far more suited to playing left wing.
hugonaut wrote:Lot of contenders there alright - not sold on Keenan at fullback at all though, I have to say. Just one man's opinion.

I think Frawley is going to be kept busy at No10 for most of next season. Reider started two games at outhalf for us last season [@ Kings in November, vs Treviso in April] and was used as sub-outhalf in six more wearing the No22 jersey:
  • @ Zebre on 16/02/19;
    @ Wasps on 20/01/19;
    vs Toulouse on 12/01/19;
    @ Treviso on 27/10/18;
    vs Munster on 06/10/18; and
    vs Dragons on 15/09/18.
We'll have to replace those minutes at No10 and No22, and Frawley is ideally placed to profit ... not least because he can kick goals. Wouldn't be surprised to see him feature in 20 matchday squads between starting outhalf and inside back sub.

Larmour started nine games at fullback and eight on the right wing in 2018-19, so I think he has to be considered the likeliest successor to RK at this juncture. I would be surprised if Kelleher is not being viewed as a potential full-time fullback by the coaching set-up. I know he played more rugby at wing than at fullback for Connacht, but his move makes lots more sense as a potential replacement for RK rather than for [say] Ferg. JOB is a wild-card, a potential replacement for Carbery from my point of view. He showed well against Ulster late in the season, so I think most Leinster fans are looking forward to seeing how he does at No15 in a more meaningful game.
Reid's stats at 10 (2+6) would be fairly similar to Carbery's stats at 10 while he was here, no? - and that didn't stop him playing fullback a lot.

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sunshiner1 wrote:I would sign a Fullback some lad who is young and is IE some Islander with serious pace. Kearney needs to be replaced sooner rather than later so lets get some young lad now play him solely for us for 5 years and then Ireland can have him.
Yip....just think what a Hogg type player could add to our squad.

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wixfjord wrote:I'd imagine we're planning to replace RK with a mix of Larmour, Kelleher, JOB, Keenan, Frawley. Some very exciting raw talent to work with there.

I’m massively excited by JOB in particular. His cameo against Ulster was great and he looks to have that second playmaker ability that we could benefit from if Ross starts getting more and more time at 10.

He could be a great #23 for us further down the line due to his versatility.

I think JOB could be the answer although I have not seen too much of him playing fullback.


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Jonny tight lips wrote:
dropkick wrote:
sunshiner1 wrote:I would sign a Fullback some lad who is young and is IE some Islander with serious pace. Kearney needs to be replaced sooner rather than later so lets get some young lad now play him solely for us for 5 years and then Ireland can have him.

There's a lad called Israel Folau who is available and not too bad!
Sounds great, particularly with Jordan going so well on the wing .... any catches?

One or two catches I hear..

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dropkick wrote:
Jonny tight lips wrote:
dropkick wrote:

There's a lad called Israel Folau who is available and not too bad!
Sounds great, particularly with Jordan going so well on the wing .... any catches?

One or two catches I hear..
Lots of them. It's one of his great strengths!
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David Aspil(Backrow) and Rowan Osborne(Scrumhalf) were training with leinster for preseason the past two weeks afaik.

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Dave Cahill wrote:
Grumpy Old Man wrote:August 17th.

Was wondering how long that would take.
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mildlyinterested wrote:David Aspil(Backrow) and Rowan Osborne(Scrumhalf) were training with leinster for preseason the past two weeks afaik.
Adding 1 and 1 together I'm going for 4.
Which means that Ireland have doubts over their HBs.
Which means that Byrne and McGrath will be in or near Japan prior to and during the RWC.
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Oldschool wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:David Aspil(Backrow) and Rowan Osborne(Scrumhalf) were training with leinster for preseason the past two weeks afaik.
Adding 1 and 1 together I'm going for 4.
Which means that Ireland have doubts over their HBs.
Which means that Byrne and McGrath will be in or near Japan prior to and during the RWC.
Fairly sure that's not allowed.
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