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Re: Zebre at home, 23 Oct. 19:35

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Serb wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 9:04 pm
Tommy O’Brien has definitely been cutting his own hair during this pandemic. Shocking stuff.

Haha it's disgraceful :lol:

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Tommy O'Brien has been great tonight. He was all over the place.

Even with a dropped ball and knock.😉😉
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Jaysus for a lad who's career is pretty much over according to an unnamed national rugby journalist Dan Leavy's been doing fairly well tonight eh?
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Zebre at home, 23 Oct. 19:35

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Leavy has looked ok alright, a few decent carries. I don’t know why but I get a pain in my knee whenever I see him on the ball.

Penny also had a great last 10 mins. Shame he’ll be playing for Munster his time next year
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Boooooooo. Even if it was the correct call
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Should have just given Leavy that try.

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Sheahan's throwing was really impressive. No scrum issues either.

And a great curse as well :lol:

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wixfjord wrote:Sheahan's throwing was really impressive. No scrum issues either.

And a great curse as well :lol:
Thought we were lucky to not give away a couple of penalties at scrum time at the beginning but we improved a lot after that.

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Serb wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 9:14 pm
Leavy has looked ok alright, a few decent carries. I don’t know why but I get a pain in my knee whenever I see him on the ball.

Penny also had a great last 10 mins. Shame he’ll be playing for Munster his time next year Image
Stop that now on a good night

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Would of given JOB man of the match but DS had a great game.

Maybe a bit of a chance of him playing tonight and going onto great things for us ... little bit 😉

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Priceless post match MOTM interview On Eir with Dan Sheehan....
“It was a Fcuking hell of a feeling”...

Brilliant !!!! 😊😊

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Serb wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 9:14 pm
Leavy has looked ok alright, a few decent carries. I don’t know why but I get a pain in my knee whenever I see him on the ball.

Penny also had a great last 10 mins. Shame he’ll be playing for Munster his time next year Image
Haha, no chance Penny will play for Munster.

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Serb wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 9:22 pm
wixfjord wrote:Sheahan's throwing was really impressive. No scrum issues either.

And a great curse as well :lol:
Thought we were lucky to not give away a couple of penalties at scrum time at the beginning but we improved a lot after that.
The first Leinster scrum where the pack were driven back and Ruddock somehow managed to salvage the ball as everyone was collapsing, I'd say many a ref would have penalised Leinster there.

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elephantman wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 10:05 pm
Serb wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 9:14 pm
Leavy has looked ok alright, a few decent carries. I don’t know why but I get a pain in my knee whenever I see him on the ball.

Penny also had a great last 10 mins. Shame he’ll be playing for Munster his time next year Image
Haha, no chance Penny will play for Munster.
You'd hope they'd back Hodnet at 7 otherwise... it can't be ruled out.

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9/9 from the tee for Harry Byrne. Not bad

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mildlyinterested wrote:
October 24th, 2020, 8:39 am
elephantman wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 10:05 pm
Serb wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 9:14 pm
Leavy has looked ok alright, a few decent carries. I don’t know why but I get a pain in my knee whenever I see him on the ball.

Penny also had a great last 10 mins. Shame he’ll be playing for Munster his time next year Image
Haha, no chance Penny will play for Munster.
You'd hope they'd back Hodnet at 7 otherwise... it can't be ruled out.
I would like and hope that Munster will back the players that are currently on their books, but it does look inevitable that Leinster will lose at least 1 if not 2 of their international opensides to another province.

If Leavy, Connors and JVF are all fit, it is likely that 2 of those will not even make the match day squads in the big games.
I don’t know the players personally, but I would imagine that the all have aspirations of being a first choice player, not only for Leinster, but also Ireland, and playing against Zebre and in the A games will not help their cause.

Throw Penny into the mix, along with the next guy behind him, and a player runs the risk of their career passing them by.

Massive credit to Leinster on this one. Ireland has produced so few top 7s with SOB being the only one since Wally, and although none of these are at that level yet, it looks like Ireland could be well stocked for a few years.

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Re: Zebre at home, 23 Oct. 19:35

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Many have commented on how weak Zebre were. As evidenced by the first 20 minutes, it wasn't primarily that Zebre were weak, it was that Leinster's mistakes eliminated the tempo and continuity in their game which is Leinster's greatest strength in this competition. Few, if any, other teams in the Pro14 have the ability to play at the pace that Leinster can generate and this is the key difference.

Even this Zebre selection can live with many of the second-tier selections of many others in the Pro14. They have a strong pack and a good defensive formation off first phase. However both of these strengths are diluted by high-tempo opponents. Leinster, Scarlets and Connacht are three teams with this outlook and attributes.

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Re: Zebre at home, 23 Oct. 19:35

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munster#1 wrote:
October 24th, 2020, 9:27 am
mildlyinterested wrote:
October 24th, 2020, 8:39 am
elephantman wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 10:05 pm


Haha, no chance Penny will play for Munster.
You'd hope they'd back Hodnet at 7 otherwise... it can't be ruled out.
I would like and hope that Munster will back the players that are currently on their books, but it does look inevitable that Leinster will lose at least 1 if not 2 of their international opensides to another province.

If Leavy, Connors and JVF are all fit, it is likely that 2 of those will not even make the match day squads in the big games.
I don’t know the players personally, but I would imagine that the all have aspirations of being a first choice player, not only for Leinster, but also Ireland, and playing against Zebre and in the A games will not help their cause.

Throw Penny into the mix, along with the next guy behind him, and a player runs the risk of their career passing them by.

Massive credit to Leinster on this one. Ireland has produced so few top 7s with SOB being the only one since Wally, and although none of these are at that level yet, it looks like Ireland could be well stocked for a few years.
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Re: Zebre at home, 23 Oct. 19:35

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Dan Leavy post match interview.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmnV09yfgSA
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Re: Zebre at home, 23 Oct. 19:35

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FYI Silvester came on for Frawley, TOB moved to 12 and Silvester played 11 with Kearney moving to 14.

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