Leinster v Connacht Sat 5.30

A forum for true blue Leinster supporters to talk about and support their team

Moderator: moderators

Post Reply
arsebiscuits1
Enlightened
Posts: 890
Joined: November 19th, 2014, 4:53 pm

Re: Leinster v Connacht Sat 5.30

Post by arsebiscuits1 »

Huge game for Molony. Seems to have been waiting in the wings for months now.
He's gotten awfully fond of that brick

mildlyinterested
Shane Jennings
Posts: 5411
Joined: April 19th, 2017, 9:56 am

Re: Leinster v Connacht Sat 5.30

Post by mildlyinterested »

arsebiscuits1 wrote:Huge game for Molony. Seems to have been waiting in the wings for months now.
Not really sure about that.. He's been 4th choice and comfortably since Fardy arrived.. Not much he can do to displace the three players in front of him..
Last edited by mildlyinterested on January 3rd, 2020, 2:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
ronk
Leo Cullen
Posts: 10542
Joined: April 9th, 2009, 12:42 am

Re: Leinster v Connacht Sat 5.30

Post by ronk »

Strong pack, strong backline. Little bit of opportunity mixed in.

Molony has been struggling for gametime so he'll want a big game and he has a chance here to partner Ryan. Frawley too gets a really experienced starting backline.

Lot of talent on the bench, some inexperienced.

arsebiscuits1
Enlightened
Posts: 890
Joined: November 19th, 2014, 4:53 pm

Re: Leinster v Connacht Sat 5.30

Post by arsebiscuits1 »

mildlyinterested wrote:
arsebiscuits1 wrote:Huge game for Molony. Seems to have been waiting in the wings for months now.
Not really sure about that.. He's been 4th choice and comfortably since Fardy arrived.. Not much he can do to displace the three players in front of him..
True. I just feel I haven't seen too much of him and I rate him.

He's got to be acutely aware that Baird is a very viable option in the 4 shirt.

Want to see how he responds
He's gotten awfully fond of that brick

mildlyinterested
Shane Jennings
Posts: 5411
Joined: April 19th, 2017, 9:56 am

Re: Leinster v Connacht Sat 5.30

Post by mildlyinterested »

ronk wrote:Strong pack, strong backline. Little bit of opportunity mixed in.

Molony has been struggling for gametime so he'll want a big game and he has a chance here to partner Ryan. Frawley too gets a really experienced starting backline.

Lot of talent on the bench, some inexperienced.
Molony is just back from injury not sure he has been struggling for gametime with 8 appearances this season despite the injury.
Last edited by mildlyinterested on January 3rd, 2020, 2:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
ronk
Leo Cullen
Posts: 10542
Joined: April 9th, 2009, 12:42 am

Re: Leinster v Connacht Sat 5.30

Post by ronk »

mildlyinterested wrote:
arsebiscuits1 wrote:Huge game for Molony. Seems to have been waiting in the wings for months now.
Not really sure about that.. He's been 4th choice and comfortably since Fardy arrived..
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/ ... -1.4128304

It's a big one.

There's no dishonor in being 4th in such a strong panel, but he'll still be craving opportunity.

mildlyinterested
Shane Jennings
Posts: 5411
Joined: April 19th, 2017, 9:56 am

Re: Leinster v Connacht Sat 5.30

Post by mildlyinterested »

ronk wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:
arsebiscuits1 wrote:Huge game for Molony. Seems to have been waiting in the wings for months now.
Not really sure about that.. He's been 4th choice and comfortably since Fardy arrived..
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/ ... -1.4128304

It's a big one.

There's no dishonor in being 4th in such a strong panel, but he'll still be craving opportunity.

It's not going to make his Leinster career or break it. When Fardy leaves, likely at the end of the season, then Molony time to step up will come.. Otherwise he could see himself falling behind another younger lock in Baird.. Until then there are no big ones.. Unless he gets a start in Europe knock out game due to injury

User avatar
hugonaut
Shane Jennings
Posts: 5331
Joined: May 5th, 2009, 7:44 pm

Re: Leinster v Connacht Sat 5.30

Post by hugonaut »

wixfjord wrote:Strong side.

Can't wait to see Salanoa, Baird, Byrne get a run.

Big game for Frawley too.

Backline might be a wee bit blunt, would've liked to see Kelleher getting a start. But we'll have enough up front for them.

Connacht side looks a bit thrown together.
We'll have too much for that Connacht side. It's a weak pack with no Dillane, Roux, Bealham, Butler or Fainga'a in it.

The nipper outhalf can be got at as well, hopefully Will/Max/Joe can get some good hits in early on him and shake him up - makes the defense that much easier and more profitable when the opposition 10 is hearing footsteps.

User avatar
limecat
Lazy totalitarian
Posts: 5297
Joined: February 17th, 2005, 11:25 pm
Location: a strangely isolated place
Contact:

Re: Leinster v Connacht Sat 5.30

Post by limecat »

Match Preview

It was lucky number thirteen for Leinster as they made it a baker's dozen of wins last weekend in Limerick.

Leinster played the conditions smartly to earn a decent lead in the first half when they had the wind in their favour. Then they defended superbly in the second half to hold Munster out and earn a satisfying win.

Read more...
Keep up to date on our facebook page or follow us on twitter.

Image

User avatar
Peg Leg
Rob Kearney
Posts: 9462
Joined: February 1st, 2010, 6:08 pm
Location: Procrastinasia
Contact:

Re: Leinster v Connacht Sat 5.30

Post by Peg Leg »

mildlyinterested wrote:
arsebiscuits1 wrote:Huge game for Molony. Seems to have been waiting in the wings for months now.
Not really sure about that.. He's been 4th choice and comfortably since Fardy arrived.. Not much he can do to displace the three players in front of him..
I'd imagine Moloney was the person most upset that Joe didn't include Toner in the RWC squad.
"It was Mrs O'Leary's cow"
Daniel Sullivan

User avatar
the spoofer
Isa Nacewa
Posts: 2561
Joined: February 17th, 2006, 6:35 pm
Location: Leinster West

Re: Leinster v Connacht Sat 5.30

Post by the spoofer »

hugonaut wrote:
wixfjord wrote:Strong side.

Can't wait to see Salanoa, Baird, Byrne get a run.

Big game for Frawley too.

Backline might be a wee bit blunt, would've liked to see Kelleher getting a start. But we'll have enough up front for them.

Connacht side looks a bit thrown together.
We'll have too much for that Connacht side. It's a weak pack with no Dillane, Roux, Bealham, Butler or Fainga'a in it.

The nipper outhalf can be got at as well, hopefully Will/Max/Joe can get some good hits in early on him and shake him up - makes the defense that much easier and more profitable when the opposition 10 is hearing footsteps.
Connors will be all over him like a rash.

User avatar
Dave Cahill
Gordon D'Arcy
Posts: 22688
Joined: January 24th, 2006, 4:32 pm
Location: None of your damn business
Contact:

Re: Leinster v Connacht Sat 5.30

Post by Dave Cahill »

nappy rash (wot wit 'im being a nipper an' all)
I have Bumbleflex

User avatar
Lar
Mullet
Posts: 1694
Joined: May 18th, 2011, 6:18 pm
Location: Dublin

Re: Leinster v Connacht Sat 5.30

Post by Lar »

Peg Leg wrote:I'd imagine Moloney was the person most upset that Joe didn't include Toner in the RWC squad.
Suspect Dev himself might have been a tad put out by the decision....
Four Stars

User avatar
LeRouxIsPHat
Cian Healy
Posts: 13207
Joined: January 22nd, 2009, 8:49 pm

Re: Leinster v Connacht Sat 5.30

Post by LeRouxIsPHat »

Love the look of that team. As usual there's a great mix of youth and experience and realistically any team we put out is capable of playing great rugby.

Hopefully the starting team goes well and then we play the youngsters off the bench without being under much pressure. Who wouldn't be excited about seeing Salanoa, Baird, and Harry Byrne?

I'd loss to see a training game with that back row up against Josh Murphy, VDF, and Doris...and that's without Leavy and Conan being around.

It's a real pity that Adam Byrne hasn't kicked on this season. Who knows what'll happen with players leaving etc but having said recently that I thought he could be in a good place next season that was very much with the expectation that he'd be playing in a game like this.

backrower8
Enlightened
Posts: 891
Joined: December 4th, 2006, 7:13 pm
Location: Blackrock

Re: Leinster v Connacht Sat 5.30

Post by backrower8 »

mildlyinterested wrote:It's not going to make his Leinster career or break it. When Fardy leaves, likely at the end of the season, then Molony time to step up will come.. Otherwise he could see himself falling behind another younger lock in Baird.. Until then there are no big ones.. Unless he gets a start in Europe knock out game due to injury
Agree with all your points re Molony bar your assertion that there are no big ones for him until Fardy leaves. No player in this squad can afford to let young bucks creep up in the perception stakes as Baird in particular has the potential to do in the row.

Molony, who has done nothing wrong, needs to be seen in the same light as the emerging backrowers who are blazing a trail when they get their chance - Josh Murphy is the marker for Molony, less flashy than some but maturing into a long term A-lister all the time
Last edited by backrower8 on January 3rd, 2020, 7:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.

backrower8
Enlightened
Posts: 891
Joined: December 4th, 2006, 7:13 pm
Location: Blackrock

Re: Leinster v Connacht Sat 5.30

Post by backrower8 »

*

User avatar
ronk
Leo Cullen
Posts: 10542
Joined: April 9th, 2009, 12:42 am

Re: Leinster v Connacht Sat 5.30

Post by ronk »

Make or break would be a bit much. But a few good performances would really help. Molony has captained a few games and that is valuable, especially with so many other young players.

But I'm sure he wants more than that and hes probably not the sort to want to wait until It's handed to him next season.

He's not as dynamic as Baird, that doesn't mean he can't be more valuable.

User avatar
ronk
Leo Cullen
Posts: 10542
Joined: April 9th, 2009, 12:42 am

Re: Leinster v Connacht Sat 5.30

Post by ronk »

Some run by Dooley to set up Deegans’s try

tingman
Knowledgeable
Posts: 396
Joined: January 12th, 2017, 2:10 pm

Re: Leinster v Connacht Sat 5.30

Post by tingman »

some Jackal by Copeland - with one leg horizontal in the air..... :shock:

wixfjord
Shane Jennings
Posts: 5898
Joined: April 13th, 2009, 1:00 pm

Re: Leinster v Connacht Sat 5.30

Post by wixfjord »

Jaysus Frawley has been ridiculous so far!

This could be 50 at this rate.

Post Reply