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Dinny Breen

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #6960 on: April 04, 2018, 10:01:29 AM »
You're grand, I wasn't annoyed until you brought Dublin into it :)

BTW, I am not even a big Leinster fan, I go to more Kildare games than Leinster games and haven't been to the RDS in years for a game. However was at the Aviva Sunday and might make the Pro14 final if they make it. #bandwagon


Ah I know your view on the Dublin thing so I was poking you a little bit. We'll have to have a few pints some day and revisit it.  ;D

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #6961 on: April 04, 2018, 10:55:42 AM »
You're grand, I wasn't annoyed until you brought Dublin into it :)

BTW, I am not even a big Leinster fan, I go to more Kildare games than Leinster games and haven't been to the RDS in years for a game. However was at the Aviva Sunday and might make the Pro14 final if they make it. #bandwagon


Ah I know your view on the Dublin thing so I was poking you a little bit. We'll have to have a few pints some day and revisit it.  ;D

Need AZ to organise a charity golf event.


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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #6962 on: April 04, 2018, 12:49:33 PM »
Whatever about that, I checked, and Leinster have used 52 players in the Pro 14. 20 backs and 32 forwards. But I don't think there's anything unusual about that.

Munster have used 50. 22 backs and 28 forwards.

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #6963 on: April 04, 2018, 02:20:22 PM »
Whatever about that, I checked, and Leinster have used 52 players in the Pro 14. 20 backs and 32 forwards. But I don't think there's anything unusual about that.

Munster have used 50. 22 backs and 28 forwards.


I knew it had to be into the late 40's early 50's. I accept though the physicality of rugby means teams have to carry vastly bigger squads than other sports like GAA or soccer.

I'd be interested to see how this compares to the English and French sides.

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #6964 on: April 21, 2018, 04:56:51 PM »
Ruthless stuff from Leinster here. Sexton is a class act.

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #6965 on: April 21, 2018, 05:02:44 PM »
Ruthless stuff from Leinster here. Sexton is a class act.

Hard to see Munster or Racing living with that!!

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #6966 on: April 21, 2018, 07:49:22 PM »
Leinster looked good today and could have Sean O'Brien back for the final.

The only thing I could see stopping them is the hot weather in Bilbao in mid May.

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #6967 on: April 21, 2018, 08:51:18 PM »
Ulster were well on top during the second half, getting the bonus point means they have to beat Munster away with bonus point to stay in contention I think. Though I doubt that very much.
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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #6968 on: April 22, 2018, 05:24:07 PM »
Munster were well beaten in the other semi today it seems.

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #6969 on: April 22, 2018, 05:34:05 PM »
Strange choice not to start to Zebo I'd have thought. Any updates I was following had him making a huge difference.

His replacement also got taken apart by Thomas who was involved in 3 tries.

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #6970 on: April 22, 2018, 05:38:05 PM »
Strange choice not to start to Zebo I'd have thought. Any updates I was following had him making a huge difference.

His replacement also got taken apart by Thomas who was involved in 3 tries.

Lunacy decision not to play zebo

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #6971 on: April 22, 2018, 08:26:31 PM »
Two semi finals in a row where Munster were comprehensively out matched. Hard to watch.

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #6972 on: April 22, 2018, 09:08:11 PM »
Few smart signings needed!! Too many passengers on that Munster squad

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #6973 on: April 22, 2018, 09:34:37 PM »
I thought it a strange performance from Munster who despite being outmatched could have gotten something from the game but too many errors when in great positions combined with some cute hoorism (tackling the ref to prevent a try) stopped them from ever getting back into it after their very poor start. Zebo's exclusion was a strange one which cost Munster dear. Would still fancy Leinster in the final though.

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #6974 on: April 23, 2018, 06:39:01 AM »
I thought it a strange performance from Munster who despite being outmatched could have gotten something from the game but too many errors when in great positions combined with some cute hoorism (tackling the ref to prevent a try) stopped them from ever getting back into it after their very poor start. Zebo's exclusion was a strange one which cost Munster dear. Would still fancy Leinster in the final though.

Think Leinster would beat the pick of Munster and Racing at the minute....playing great stuff