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Leinster 19/20

Post by Bayern » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:00 pm

Going for a three peat in the Pro 14 and revenge on saracens.

Academy announced today. The Conveyor Belts continues...

LH Prop
Cian Healy(31) - Signed central 2yr contract in 2019
Ed Byrne(25) - Signed contract in 2017
Peter Dooley(25) - Signed contract in 2018

Michael Milne(20) - Academy Yr 2

TH Prop
Michael Bent(33) - Signed contract in 2018
Tadhg Furlong(26) - Signed central 3yr contract in 2018
Andrew Porter(23) - Signed contract in 2017
Vakh Abdaladze(23) - Signed contact in 2018

Jack Aungier(20) - Academy Yr 3
Tom Clarkson(19) - Academy Yr1

Hooker
Sean Cronin(33) - Signed contract in 2018
James Tracy(28) - Signed contract in 2018
Bryan Byrne(25) - Signed contract in 2019
Ronan Kelleher(21) - Signed contract in 2019

Dan Sheehan(21) - Academy Yr 2

Lock
Scott Fardy(35) - Signed 1 yr contract in 2019
Devin Toner(33) - Signed central 3yr contract in 2017
Ross Molony(25) - Signed contract in 2018
James Ryan(23) - Signed contract in 2017

Jack Dunne(20) - Academy Yr 2
Ryan Baird(20) - Academy Yr 2
Charlie Ryan(20) - Academy Yr1

Backrow
Rhys Ruddock(28) - Signed contract in 2018
Jack Conan(27) - Signed contract in 2019
Josh Van Der Flier(26) - Signed contract in 2018
Dan Leavy(25) - Signed contract in 2019
Josh Murphy(24) - Signed contract in 2019
Will Connors(23) - Signed contract in 2018
David Aspil(23) - on trial
Max Deegan(22) - Signed contract in 2019
Caelan Doris(21) - Signed contract in 2018
Scott Penny(20) - Signed contract in 2019

Oisin Dowling(22) - Academy Yr 3
Martin Moloney(19) - Academy Yr 1
Brian Deeny(19) - Academy Yr 1

Scrumhalf
Jamie Gibson Park(27) -Signed contract in 2019
Luke McGrath(26) - Signed contract in 2019
Rowan Osborne(23) - on trial
Hugh O'Sullivan(21) - Signed contract in 2019

Patrick Patterson(20) - Academy Yr 2

Outhalf
Jonathan Sexton(34) - Signed central 2 yr contract in 2019
Ross Byrne(24) - Signed contract in 2017
Ciaran Frawley(21) - Signed contract in 2019

Harry Byrne(20) - Academy Yr 2
David Hawkshaw(20) - Academy Yr 2

Centre
Joe Tomane(29) - Signed 2 yr contract in 2018
Robbie Henshaw(26) - Signed 3yr central contract in 2019
Rory O'Loughlin(25) - Signed contract in 2017
Garry Ringrose(24) - Signed contract in 2018
Conor O'Brien(23) - Signed contract in 2019
Jimmy O'Brien(22) - Signed contract in 2019

Gavin Mullin(21) - Academy Yr 3
Tommy O'Brien(21) - Academy Yr 3
Liam Turner(20) - Academy Yr 1

Back Three
Rob Kearney(33) - Signed 1 year central contract in 2019.
Fergus McFadden(33) - Signed contract in 2019
Dave Kearney(30) - Signed contract in 2019
James Lowe(27) - Signed 3yr contract in 2017
Barry Daly(27) - Signed contract in 2017
Adam Byrne(25) - Signed contract in 2017
Cian Kelleher(25) - Signed contract in 2019
Hugo Keenan(23) - Signed contract in 2019
Jordan Larmour(22) - Signed contract in 2018
Jack Kelly(21) - wc contract

Michael Silvester(21) - Academy Yr 2
Aaron O'Sullivan(19) - Academy Yr 2

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Re: Leinster 19/20

Post by Lurgan Lad » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:34 pm

Leavy was an outstanding player, I guess they have Doris, Deegan and Penny to replace him but so unfortunate.

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Re: Leinster 19/20

Post by Bayern » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:34 pm

Loosehead Prop
Cian Healy(32) - Signed central 2yr contract in 2019
Ed Byrne(26) - Signed contract in 2018
Peter Dooley(25) - Signed contract in 2018
Michael Milne(20) - Academy Y2

Cian Healy will return from the WC just after turning 32, he signed a 2 year central contract and looks like he will be comfortably 1st choice in that time barring a huge drop off in form. Meanwhile Ed Byrne took advantage of injury and poor form last season to play 22 times for leinster including 5 times in europe off the bench and the Pro 14 final off the bench. He will be aiming to cement his position as primary backup to Healy during the WC. Peter Dooley who turns 25 just before the season starts will be aiming to challenge Byrne as the primary backup to Healy, whatever happens he is set to get a lot of gametime this season. Academy prop Michael Milne is coming off a successful JWC campaign, and he will have plenty of opportunities during the World Cup to make an impression on the coaches and potentially earn game time in the Pro 14.

Tighthead Prop
Tadhg Furlong(26) - Signed central 3yr contract in 2018
Andrew Porter(23) - Signed contract in 2018
Michael Bent(33) - Signed contract in 2018
Vakh Abdaladze(23) - Signed contract in 2018
Jack Aungier(20) - Academy Y3
Tom Clarkson(19) - Academy Y1

Tadhg Furlong is comfortably 1st choice and will return from the WC a few weeks off his 27th birthday, centrally contracted until June 2021 he is set remain leinsters 1st choice TH for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile Andrew Porter may or may not travel to the World Cup this autumn, currently training with the Irish squad he will be disappointed if he fails to make it to Japan. He is entering his 3rd season playing tighthead and it will be interesting to see how a new scrum coach at leinster will affect his somewhat inconsistent scrummaging. Michael Bent returns once more in what could possibly be his final season at leinster, the ever reliant Bent will get a lot of gametime this season in the Pro 14 both pre and post World Cup. Vakh Abdaladze will be hoping to take advantage of the extra gametime during the World Cup to stake his claim as a viable 3rd choice option going forward this season and into the future. Academy prop Jack Aungier is entering his final season in the academy, he remains young for a TH Prop only turning 21 in November, but is coming off a disappointing 2nd year in the academy and needs a big season to convince his doubters. Finally new academy prop Tom Clarkson is coming off a stellar season for the Irish under-20's and is eligible again for that team this season. The 19 year old will likely be focusing on that team for a large part of the season but if injuries strike he could make a senior appearance off the bench.

Hooker
Sean Cronin(33) - Signed contract in 2018.
James Tracy(28) - Signed contract in 2018.
Bryan Byrne(26) - Signed contract in 2019.
Ronan Kelleher(21) - Signed contract in 2019.
Dan Sheehan(21) - Academy Y2

Sean Cronin returns after being named supporters player of the season last season, a up and down irish season was largely forgotten about in blue, but will he travel to the World Cup? You would assume so. He remains clearly 1st choice for Leinster, and with his contract likely up at the end of the season, needs to be retained. James Tracy has been Cronin's primary backup now for the past three seasons, he will be aiming to retain that position this season after coming under pressure somewhat at the end of last season from Bryan Byrne who started on the bench ahead of Tracy in both the Pro 14 semi-final and final. Neither players at the moment look like high quality replacements for Cronin but both will compete for the primary backup spot this season. Recent academy graduate Ronan Kelleher however does appear to have the potential to replace Cronin long term, after making his debut last season, the Lansdowne man will hope to really push on and stake a claim for more gametime this season. Finally Dan Sheehan, who was a late surprise entrant to the academy last season has moved into his 2nd season in the academy, this mountain of a hooker has been a key player in Trinity Rugbys success the past two seasons, he will be aiming to make his senior debut at some point this season.

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Re: Leinster 19/20

Post by Bayern » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:22 am

Leinster 19/20 Season Preview: 2nd Row

James Ryan(23) - Signed contract in 2017
Devin Toner(33) - Signed central 3yr contract in 2017
Scott Fardy(35) - Signed 1 yr contract in 2019
Ross Molony(25) - Signed contract in 2018
Josh Murphy(24) - Signed contract in 2019
Oisin Dowling(22) - Academy Y3
Jack Dunne(20) - Academy Y2
Ryan Baird(20) - Academy Y2
Charlie Ryan(20) - Academy Y1
Brian Deeny(19) - Academy Y1

James Ryan enters the season as the best rugby player in ireland and leinster after winning awards from his peers for his performances for both last season. His contract ends at the end of this season and he is surely in line for an upgraded central deal from the IRFU. Devin Toner will also return from the World Cup, his contract also ends at the end of the season, last season his luck ran out in regards to injury, hopefully he can have a healthy season as he enters his mid 30's. Scott Fardy somewhat surprisingly returns on a 1 year deal, a key player for leinster over the past two seasons he will provide much needed leadership during the World Cup and beyond. Ross Molony returns after a strong season last season that was cut short at the end due to injury, the maturing lock will hope to fight off his younger competition over the world cup and retain his spot in the squad as 4th choice lock. Josh Murphy is really more of a blindside, but he did appear at lock last season, will this continue going forward? Oisin Dowling is another lock/blindside option, he is entering his final season in the academy and has an uphill battle for gametime this season. Jack Dunne made his debut for the senior team last season and managed to make 5 appearances in total, the tighthead lock impressed in particular against Treviso and Glasgow. He will hope to push on this season and potentially graduate from the academy at the end of the season. Fellow 2nd year academy player Ryan Baird is coming off a stay junior world cup campaign where he featured at lock and blindside, it will be interesting to see where he plays this season for Leinster. Ireland u20 captain Charlie Ryan joins the academy after an impressive U20 campaign, the tighthead lock will hope to make his leinster debut this season. Finally Brian Deeny also joined the academy this summer, this versatile athlete lined up in the backrow and at lock last season for the irish 20's, he is eligible again for the 20s and he will presumably be focusing on in nailing down his starting position for that team.

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Re: Leinster 19/20

Post by Lurgan Lad » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:59 pm

Routine win for Leinster really, in the end had a much better defence than Northampton and I'm sure their strength in depth really helps them in the 3rd and 4th games. Porter starting ahead of Furlong which to be honest probably should have happened in the WC.

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