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wixfjord wrote:I'd absolutely love to see how we'd go on that Racing pitch. I'd say guys like Conan, Larmour and Ringrose would relish it!

Mental place to play rugby too. Yesterday they had a ski lodge chalet thing behind the goal with a band playing!

Must be a benefit to Racing's conditioning to be playing in that heat every other week too.
Not doing much for Zeebs conditioning; he could do with a few sessions in a sauna.
Look at it this way - how rotund would he be without the sauna?
perhaps he has hooked up with serge blanco as his dinner buddy over there.

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blanco: have another Camembert pie zeeebs.

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Much as a home semi-final vs Toulouse would increase our chances of making the final, I would effin' love - should we beat Ulster and Racing win their 1/4 final - for Leinster to go to Paris and put one over on Zeebs and his new pals in their shiny pleasure palace!!!

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riocard911 wrote:Much as a home semi-final vs Toulouse would increase our chances of making the final, I would effin' love - should we beat Ulster and Racing win their 1/4 final - for Leinster to go to Paris and put one over on Zeebs and his new pals in their shiny pleasure palace!!!
Would prefer toulouse at home to be honest.

Sadly, there were a lot of munster supporters in bilbao with custom blue and white, racing style, t-shirts on with Zebos face on them. So sad. It didn't take away from the weekend...great game on the friday when cardiff blues won in the last minute and we sneaked it on sat. No sign of those munster racing/zebo shirts after the game btw....they either changed or scarpered quickly.

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desperado wrote:
wixfjord wrote:I'd absolutely love to see how we'd go on that Racing pitch. I'd say guys like Conan, Larmour and Ringrose would relish it!

Mental place to play rugby too. Yesterday they had a ski lodge chalet thing behind the goal with a band playing!

Must be a benefit to Racing's conditioning to be playing in that heat every other week too.
Not doing much for Zeebs conditioning; he could do with a few sessions in a sauna.
Jesus the front on views are not at all flattering....someone has been nibbling on the pies.....astonishing really for a professional winger
half way through a season....indictment really of the overall state of French rugby.

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riocard911 wrote:Much as a home semi-final vs Toulouse would increase our chances of making the final, I would effin' love - should we beat Ulster and Racing win their 1/4 final - for Leinster to go to Paris and put one over on Zeebs and his new pals in their shiny pleasure palace!!!
SF would be in a venue selected by EPRC.
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riocard911 wrote:Much as a home semi-final vs Toulouse would increase our chances of making the final, I would effin' love - should we beat Ulster and Racing win their 1/4 final - for Leinster to go to Paris and put one over on Zeebs and his new pals in their shiny pleasure palace!!!
SF would be in a venue selected by EPRC.
AFAIK, they green lighted Racing's home ground last week for this very eventuality.

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paddyor wrote:
riocard911 wrote:Much as a home semi-final vs Toulouse would increase our chances of making the final, I would effin' love - should we beat Ulster and Racing win their 1/4 final - for Leinster to go to Paris and put one over on Zeebs and his new pals in their shiny pleasure palace!!!
SF would be in a venue selected by EPRC.
racings venue is 32,000 capacity. Which I think would be acceptable by the EPRC, I was at the Clermont v Leinster Semi in Lyon a few years ago and I think that stadium (which was full and could have been in a bigger stadium) has a capacity of 25,000.

My money is on toulouse winning the quarters....and an aviva semi final....

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MylesNaGapoleen wrote:Sadly, there were a lot of munster supporters in bilbao with custom blue and white, racing style, t-shirts on with Zebos face on them. So sad. It didn't take away from the weekend...great game on the friday when cardiff blues won in the last minute and we sneaked it on sat. No sign of those munster racing/zebo shirts after the game btw....they either changed or scarpered quickly.
It always amazes me the expense that Munster fans are willing to go to support the teams playing against Leinster in our European Cup finals.

I didn’t see it in Murrayfield in 2009, probably because it was our first final and Munster thought they’d be back on top, but from Cardiff to Bilbao, there has been a pretty significant number of Munster lads wearing the opposition jersey but customised in some Munster way.

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MylesNaGapoleen wrote:Sadly, there were a lot of munster supporters in bilbao with custom blue and white, racing style, t-shirts on with Zebos face on them. So sad. It didn't take away from the weekend...great game on the friday when cardiff blues won in the last minute and we sneaked it on sat. No sign of those munster racing/zebo shirts after the game btw....they either changed or scarpered quickly.
It always amazes me the expense that Munster fans are willing to go to support the teams playing against Leinster in our European Cup finals.

I didn’t see it in Murrayfield in 2009, probably because it was our first final and Munster thought they’d be back on top, but from Cardiff to Bilbao, there has been a pretty significant number of Munster lads wearing the opposition jersey but customised in some Munster way.

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Look like the two who sat in front of me in Bilbao, trying to wind up us Leinster supporters. Such a joy to see their smug looks wiped out when Racing missed the drop goal attempt at the end. I also remember that in 2009, our charter flight tour guide for the final was resplendently dressed in his Munster top. Makes it a lot easier not to support them in games against other teams.
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So what? They're entitled to support whoever they want. If they want to support us, great, if they don't great.

My personal method is that I support whichever team benefits Leinster - so if an Irish team's win benefits Leinster, wrap the green flag 'round me boys - if not, then make sure that soup is hot!
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Your last line Hornet is an admission that you are just the same as the lads you are complaining about. :lol:

Perhaps to a lesser extent. But if they were playing London Irish would you not maybe show up in your Sean O'Brien LI jersey?

When I ask any Leinster fans (who hate Munster) why they do so. They enevitably mention something about how their fans were mean or classless to them when they were on top.

It's a bit like asking Electricians why they are such bastids to apprentices. (Cause electricians were bastids to them when they were apprentices)

While we have all met tossers who are Munster fans there are likely a similar proportion of Leinsterfans who are tossers in a similar way. If you don't believe me it's because you never met them while wearing a Munster jersey.

We are all free to hate or support who we like. Personally I don't like to waste brain cycles on hating. It just makes you bitter. But for those who do. Enjoy. Some people love bitterness.:)

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Serb wrote:
MylesNaGapoleen wrote:Sadly, there were a lot of munster supporters in bilbao with custom blue and white, racing style, t-shirts on with Zebos face on them. So sad. It didn't take away from the weekend...great game on the friday when cardiff blues won in the last minute and we sneaked it on sat. No sign of those munster racing/zebo shirts after the game btw....they either changed or scarpered quickly.
It always amazes me the expense that Munster fans are willing to go to support the teams playing against Leinster in our European Cup finals.

I didn’t see it in Murrayfield in 2009, probably because it was our first final and Munster thought they’d be back on top, but from Cardiff to Bilbao, there has been a pretty significant number of Munster lads wearing the opposition jersey but customised in some Munster way.

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I did bump into some munster fans later on the saturday night out on the lash, wearing their munster tops, who thought it was embarrassing and small minded (the zebo racing jerseys). didn't see any munster fans wearing their bespoke racing jerseys out on the saturday night I might add....

I was there with 6 leinster buddies, an ulster fan and a friend who is welsh (cardiff blues fan). All jerseyed up for the saturday apart from the ulster fan who donned a spare leinster jersey I had. He wore his Ulster jersey on the friday night for the blues v gloucester game but on the saturday he switched to a leinster jersey. "I cheer these lads when they slap on an Irish jersey....and Ulster is always taking in leinster academy players....why not?" he said. Fair play.

In the same breath, I go every year with my buddies regardless of who is in the finals, it is great craic and a great rugby weekend. Rugby fans tend to jersey up in their own team colours regardless of who is playing. If Leinster don't make it this year and munster or ulster do..we would still wear our leinster jerseys but snag a munster or ulster scarf to show our support for the irish team.

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johng wrote:Your last line Hornet is an admission that you are just the same as the lads you are complaining about. :lol:

Perhaps to a lesser extent. But if they were playing London Irish would you not maybe show up in your Sean O'Brien LI jersey?
No, I'd be a neutral (as I have been many times). I wouldn't wear my Leinster gear. I have no interest in any other province, I just hope for an entertaining game. If people get their kicks in the way those two (and others do), as WUM's then I will take delight when it all goes tits up for them.
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No Dan Carter return for Racing anyway

https://www.the42.ie/dan-carter-barred- ... 0-Mar2019/

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LeinsterLeader wrote:No Dan Carter return for Racing anyway

https://www.the42.ie/dan-carter-barred- ... 0-Mar2019/
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Toulouse continuing their winning ways with another away win in Paris vs Stade Francais.

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desperado wrote:Toulouse continuing their winning ways with another away win in Paris vs Stade Francais.
Noted one D Coulson on bench for Stade. When did he join them?

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Ruckedtobits wrote:
desperado wrote:Toulouse continuing their winning ways with another away win in Paris vs Stade Francais.
Noted one D Coulson on bench for Stade. When did he join them?
week or two ago as a medical joker.

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Zack Holmes just sent off for Toulouse in an otherwise very entertaining game. Shame, don’t fancy going to Paris in the semis to be honest.

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19 10 to Toulouse approaching half time

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