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Re: Mexico 2018/19

Post by justinr73 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:21 am

Life can be very cruel.

Did my Achilles in the same week that Barclay did but he seems to have beaten me back to fitness!

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Re: Mexico 2018/19

Post by nonplussed » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:33 am

justinr73 wrote:Life can be very cruel.

Did my Achilles in the same week that Barclay did but he seems to have beaten me back to fitness!
Fitness... I remember that

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Re: Mexico 2018/19

Post by Aird » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:34 am

Having read Blockhead’s comments on Babbling Brook re the run in for the Pro 14 I feel I must wish Toulouse and Munster all the best for there game in Newcastle

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Post by Neill_M » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:18 am

Aird wrote:Having read Blockhead’s comments on Babbling Brook re the run in for the Pro 14 I feel I must wish Toulouse and Munster all the best for there game in Newcastle
Aye, he is very bitter, an Ulsterman must have stole his girlfriend/ran over his dog. If :mexican: / >TT win the Heineken, the league could get an extra automatic spot and a 4th placed side in one of the Conferences could avoid the dreaded playoff.

Fun but pointless statistics about the Heineken Semi Finals - in the history of the Heineken Cup - Toulouse have never won a QF/SF away v an Irish province and Munster have never lost a QF/SF away in England.

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Re: Mexico 2018/19

Post by Rooster » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:36 pm

Aird wrote:Having read Blockhead’s comments on Babbling Brook re the run in for the Pro 14 I feel I must wish Toulouse and Munster all the best for there game in Newcastle
Some non forum fans rounded solidly against him on Twitter last night.
“That made me feel very special and underlined to me that Ulster is more than a team, it is a community and a rugby family"
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Re: Mexico 2018/19

Post by Neill_M » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:04 pm

Leinster playing the 2s v Treviso....not a surprise to be fair.

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Post by jean valjean » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:06 pm

Neill_M wrote:Leinster playing the 2s v Treviso....not a surprise to be fair.
At least one player will be busting a gut.

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Post by Neill_M » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:12 pm

jean valjean wrote:
Neill_M wrote:Leinster playing the 2s v Treviso....not a surprise to be fair.
At least one player will be busting a gut.

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Re: Mexico 2018/19

Post by solidarity » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:18 am

Thinking of Leinster's run in, I reckon they might not be doing themseves many favours by 'resting' their front line players so often. If they looked rusty against us, could it be because they don't play together as often as they should? I know that players must not be over-worked and that injury is a reql risk, but if a player isn't playing very often, does the edge go? And, if a team isn't playing together regularly, does their coherence and instinctive understanding of each other go?

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Post by Dave » Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:12 pm

solidarity wrote:Thinking of Leinster's run in, I reckon they might not be doing themseves many favours by 'resting' their front line players so often. If they looked rusty against us, could it be because they don't play together as often as they should? I know that players must not be over-worked and that injury is a reql risk, but if a player isn't playing very often, does the edge go? And, if a team isn't playing together regularly, does their coherence and instinctive understanding of each other go?
Good points, Solid. Leinster have such a big squad that they can't possibly keep everyone happy. Players will want to play. No matter how successfull a team are, most players will want to play more 4/5 games per season.
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Re: Mexico 2018/19

Post by Neill_M » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:15 pm

Dave wrote:
solidarity wrote:Thinking of Leinster's run in, I reckon they might not be doing themseves many favours by 'resting' their front line players so often. If they looked rusty against us, could it be because they don't play together as often as they should? I know that players must not be over-worked and that injury is a reql risk, but if a player isn't playing very often, does the edge go? And, if a team isn't playing together regularly, does their coherence and instinctive understanding of each other go?
Good points, Solid. Leinster have such a big squad that they can't possibly keep everyone happy. Players will want to play. No matter how successfull a team are, most players will want to play more 4/5 games per season.
They had a prop covering back row last night. Even Leinster have a player limit!

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Re: Mexico 2018/19

Post by Dave » Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:47 pm

Neill_M wrote:
Dave wrote:
solidarity wrote:Thinking of Leinster's run in, I reckon they might not be doing themseves many favours by 'resting' their front line players so often. If they looked rusty against us, could it be because they don't play together as often as they should? I know that players must not be over-worked and that injury is a reql risk, but if a player isn't playing very often, does the edge go? And, if a team isn't playing together regularly, does their coherence and instinctive understanding of each other go?
Good points, Solid. Leinster have such a big squad that they can't possibly keep everyone happy. Players will want to play. No matter how successfull a team are, most players will want to play more 4/5 games per season.
They had a prop covering back row last night. Even Leinster have a player limit!
Which was out of choice rather than necessity. Some of their backrowers were on holiday.
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Re: Mexico 2018/19

Post by solidarity » Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:03 pm

Dave wrote:
Neill_M wrote:
Dave wrote:
solidarity wrote:Thinking of Leinster's run in, I reckon they might not be doing themseves many favours by 'resting' their front line players so often. If they looked rusty against us, could it be because they don't play together as often as they should? I know that players must not be over-worked and that injury is a reql risk, but if a player isn't playing very often, does the edge go? And, if a team isn't playing together regularly, does their coherence and instinctive understanding of each other go?
Good points, Solid. Leinster have such a big squad that they can't possibly keep everyone happy. Players will want to play. No matter how successfull a team are, most players will want to play more 4/5 games per season.
They had a prop covering back row last night. Even Leinster have a player limit!
Which was out of choice rather than necessity. Some of their backrowers were on holiday.
Seriously? Or are you just coddin'?

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Re: Mexico 2018/19

Post by Dave » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:01 pm

solidarity wrote:
Dave wrote:
Neill_M wrote:
They had a prop covering back row last night. Even Leinster have a player limit!
Which was out of choice rather than necessity. Some of their backrowers were on holiday.
Seriously? Or are you just coddin'?
SOB was away in Dubai earlier in the week but they still had Ruddock and Conan from the week before. It wasn't an injury crisis.
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Re: Mexico 2018/19

Post by Dublin4 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:00 am

It's hard to take any interest in the remaining Pro 14 matches from a Leinster perspective, to be honest.
Much more important for us to focus on the semi final on Easter Sunday.
It is good to see the 2nds and 3rds get game time. I imagine we will be sending the kids to Belfast for the last game.

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