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D4surfer wrote:
Degz wrote:
wixfjord wrote:Predictions for QF:


Leinster v Northampton
Exeter v Saracens
Toulouse v Ulster
Clermont v Racing

This is how I've got it too. Then Leinster v Racing and Exeter v Toulouse. Leinster v Chiefs final.

I hope Exeter get Saracens in the quarter-finals if Saracens qualify. There's real animosity there which will add to their desire to inflict pain on Saracens for "stealing" the Premiership for the last couple of years.
I agree with you. Would be great for Exeter to be the ones to knock salarycens out..but...the quarters usually happen in april which is when they will have all their 6N star players back and based on reports coming out of england, their "dismantling" of the team to stay within the premiership salary cap is a tad dubious at best.

In other words, it could be the same or very similar salarycens team to face exeter that we faced last year in newcastle..without williams and maitland.

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I would like to see Lyon do a job on Saints and Glasgow win to get the final spot to give a nicer balance of 3Top14 3 Pro14 2PL teams in the final 8.

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locho wrote:I would like to see Lyon do a job on Saints and Glasgow win to get the final spot to give a nicer balance of 3Top14 3 Pro14 2PL teams in the final 8.
Northampton have quite skillful backs, it's quite feasible they'll get something out of the Lyon game, maybe even a win.
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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.

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tingman wrote: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.
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Oldschool wrote:
tingman wrote: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.
And at home.
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blockhead wrote:
Oldschool wrote:
tingman wrote: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.
And at home.
At home and immediately after the 6N when they will have least chance to have re-developed their teamwork.

For as long as they're in the competition, they remain our biggest challengers. We need to play them with every advantage - crowd, travel, player availability etc.

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blockhead wrote:
Oldschool wrote:
tingman wrote: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.
And at home.

Best case scenario Racing beat Saracens, Munster get the 5 points and still go out!

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63-the number of points scored by Leinster guys in the heino last weekend.
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Leinster are scoring more tries/game in the Heino than in the Pro14.
Our tries conceded rate is the exact same.
Gained a TBP in 80% of our Heino games but only 70% in the Pro14.
Go figure eh.
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blockhead wrote:Leinster are scoring more tries/game in the Heino than in the Pro14.
Our tries conceded rate is the exact same.
Gained a TBP in 80% of our Heino games but only 70% in the Pro14.
Go figure eh.
Must be because we are resting our best players in the pro14 [grabs coat, runs away]
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Leinster have won their last 10 pool games against Gallagher Premiership opposition in the Heino at an average margin of 24.5 points
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blockhead wrote:
Oldschool wrote:
tingman wrote: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.
And at home.
I've just had an awful flashback to 2005 - Lansdowne road - we were top seed against 8th seed Leicester!

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We were top seeds in 2017/18 and beat Saracens in the qf.
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Peg Leg wrote:
blockhead wrote:Leinster are scoring more tries/game in the Heino than in the Pro14.
Our tries conceded rate is the exact same.
Gained a TBP in 80% of our Heino games but only 70% in the Pro14.
Go figure eh.
Must be because we are resting our best players in the pro14 [grabs coat, runs away]
Nah. It's lack of relegation.

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johng wrote:
Peg Leg wrote:
blockhead wrote:Leinster are scoring more tries/game in the Heino than in the Pro14.
Our tries conceded rate is the exact same.
Gained a TBP in 80% of our Heino games but only 70% in the Pro14.
Go figure eh.
Must be because we are resting our best players in the pro14 [grabs coat, runs away]
Nah. It's lack of relegation.
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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
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Oldschool wrote:
tingman wrote: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 slashing the payroll. You're either going to be asked to cut your wages or be shown the door. It was easy to circle the horses when the bad news was coming from the outside. These next few weeks the bad news is coming from Saracens themselves.
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SARACENS (vs Racing): 15 Elliot Daly; 14 Sean Maitland, 13 Duncan Taylor, 12 Brad Barritt (capt), 11 Rotimi Segun; 10 Owen Farrell, 9 Ben Spencer; 1 Mako Vunipola, 2 Jamie George, 3 Vincent Koch, 4 Maro Itoje, 5 George Kruis, 6 Jackson Wray, 7 Ben Earl, 8 Billy Vunipola. Reps: 16 Jack Singleton, 17 Richard Barrington, 18 Titi Lamositele, 19 Will Skelton, 20 Calum Clark, 21 Tom Whiteley, 22 Alex Lozowski, 23 Alex Lewington.

No Thomas or Chat for Racing

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Surprised George Kruis is fit to play after that interview on Off The Ball.
Can I raise a practical question at this point? Are we gonna do "Stonehenge" tomorrow?

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