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mildlyinterested wrote:Indo has nagle and kearney going to Zebre next season.
Had heard Benetton for Nagle. Parma is a lovely city, good lifestyle there.

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Leinster will definitely be without Devin Toner this weekend due to the knee injury he sustained on Saturday, and while the second row awaits further scan results, it’s understood the damage is not severe enough to compromise his World Cup ambitions.

Toner is expected to be sidelined for a period of four to six weeks, and in his absence, Scott Fardy is set to partner James Ryan in the Leinster second row in Glasgow.

https://www.the42.ie/rob-kearney-sean-o ... 3-May2019/

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Interesting interview with Ross Molony: https://www.the42.ie/ross-molony-leinst ... =shortlink

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Options next season during WC

Scott Fardy(35) - 43 caps**
Ross Molony(25/St. Michaels College/UCD) - 82 caps
Josh Murphy(24/St. Michaels College/UCD) - 21 caps
Oisin Dowling(22/St. Michaels College/Lansdowne) - 4 caps
Jack Dunne(20/St. Michaels College/DUFC) - 5 caps
Ryan Baird(20/St. Michaels College/DUFC) - 1 cap
Charlie Ryan(20/Blackrock College/UCD)

** - internationally capped and played professionally elsewhere

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Mick Kearney confirmed to be joining Zebre.

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mildlyinterested wrote:Mick Kearney confirmed to be joining Zebre.
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mildlyinterested wrote:Options next season during WC

Scott Fardy(35) - 43 caps**
Ross Molony(25/St. Michaels College/UCD) - 82 caps
Josh Murphy(24/St. Michaels College/UCD) - 21 caps
Oisin Dowling(22/St. Michaels College/Lansdowne) - 4 caps
Jack Dunne(20/St. Michaels College/DUFC) - 5 caps
Ryan Baird(20/St. Michaels College/DUFC) - 1 cap
Charlie Ryan(20/Blackrock College/UCD)

** - internationally capped and played professionally elsewhere
I wonder could Baird be a 6. In the mode of Fardy.
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Dont see it as an option myself, nor do I see leinster trying to develop him there. I think he is athletic for a lock, but not athletic enough to play 6.

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Is Ross Molony standing on a box? :lol:

I'd say he just has his boots on and the others don't.

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johng wrote:Is Ross Molony standing on a box? :lol:

I'd say he just has his boots on and the others don't.
It worked for Mick O'Driscoll. :wink:
To be fair to Molony he's a fair bit bigger than MOD.
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to be fair Molony is probably taller than Fardy.

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Interesting that Leinter are really backing their young 2nd rows next season with Nagle/Kearney off to Italy, Jack Dunne looked very impressive at the end of the season and Ryan Baird making his debut at 19 was also notable.

Not sure what kind of future Oisin Dowling has at leinster at 2nd row.

Fardy is likely off after next season and Toner is getting older and more injury prone so Molony etc. will need to step up soon

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Ryan Baird was excellent yesterday for the 20's, had 6 carries in the first 18 minutes, not sure what he finished with but it could have been in the high teens.
Charlie Ryan was also very good, a real nuts and bolts type of lock, isn't as flashy as Baird but gets through a lot of work.

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mildlyinterested wrote:Interesting that Leinter are really backing their young 2nd rows next season with Nagle/Kearney off to Italy, Jack Dunne looked very impressive at the end of the season and Ryan Baird making his debut at 19 was also notable.

Not sure what kind of future Oisin Dowling has at leinster at 2nd row.

Fardy is likely off after next season and Toner is getting older and more injury prone so Molony etc. will need to step up soon
Kearney and Nagle have both done a decent job over the last few seasons but there have been times where we're looked a bit lacking in that area and I'm very excited to see how Dunne and Baird get on next season.

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Sounds like Jack Dunne will be alright for the new season anyway.
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blockhead wrote:Sounds like Jack Dunne will be alright for the new season anyway.
a mountain over a mole hill comes to mind.

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Baird got himself red carded for a high tackle in the Junior World Cup. Didn’t actually see the challenge so not sure how bad it was.

Ireland were winning up until the 60th minute despite the card but then conceded 21 points in 4 minutes

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Serb wrote:Baird got himself red carded for a high tackle in the Junior World Cup. Didn’t actually see the challenge so not sure how bad it was.

Ireland were winning up until the 60th minute despite the card but then conceded 21 points in 4 minutes
It wasnt in the top 3 high tackles in the first half.

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Serb wrote:Baird got himself red carded for a high tackle in the Junior World Cup. Didn’t actually see the challenge so not sure how bad it was.

Ireland were winning up until the 60th minute despite the card but then conceded 21 points in 4 minutes
By the refs interpretation of events and the following the new flowchart using those interpretations it was a red but I wouldn't be surprised to see it overturned

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