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Re: Leinster Senior Squad 2017/2018

Postby the spoofer » May 19th, 2017, 3:02 pm

This won't be popular but I think at this stage Sean O'Brien is a waste of a contract for Leinster. I've looked back at the last 4 seasons and his Leinster minutes are as follows:

2016-17 487
2015-16 319
2014-15 487
2013-14 386

I'd hate to lose one of Ruddock, JVDF, Leavy, Conan or Deegan to keep SOB at this stage.
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Re: Leinster Senior Squad 2017/2018

Postby mildlyinterested » May 19th, 2017, 3:11 pm

the spoofer wrote:This won't be popular but I think at this stage Sean O'Brien is a waste of a contract for Leinster. I've looked back at the last 4 seasons and his Leinster minutes are as follows:

2016-17 487
2015-16 319
2014-15 487
2013-14 386

I'd hate to lose one of Ruddock, JVDF, Leavy, Conan or Deegan to keep SOB at this stage.


Leinster don't pay his contract.

Agreed, but we have managed to avoid losing any of them yet, hopeful we can keep that up... given his injury history I doubt if they leave it will be gametime related.

If it was about ensuring the young backrows stayed, Leinster should probably be moving on from Heaslip too.
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Re: Leinster Senior Squad 2017/2018

Postby Dave Cahill » May 19th, 2017, 3:14 pm

Also, he's not really being paid for Leinster minutes.

If there were no Lions tour this summer, I would suggest that his calf would be risked
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Re: Leinster Senior Squad 2017/2018

Postby mildlyinterested » May 19th, 2017, 3:15 pm

Dave Cahill wrote:Also, he's not really being paid for Leinster minutes.

If there were no Lions tour this summer, I would suggest that his calf would be risked


agreed.
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Re: Leinster Senior Squad 2017/2018

Postby Dexter » May 19th, 2017, 3:53 pm

Hopefully we get to the final then, so our injured players can be tested for match fitness - just like last year!
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Re: Leinster Senior Squad 2017/2018

Postby simonokeeffe » May 19th, 2017, 4:11 pm

The IRFU are paying him so meh
Now if he were to come off a central then it gets interesting and we'd probably then be better off spending it elsewhere
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Leinster Senior Squad 2017/2018

Postby naraic » May 19th, 2017, 7:08 pm

the spoofer wrote:This won't be popular but I think at this stage Sean O'Brien is a waste of a contract for Leinster. I've looked back at the last 4 seasons and his Leinster minutes are as follows:

2016-17 487
2015-16 319
2014-15 487
2013-14 386

I'd hate to lose one of Ruddock, JVDF, Leavy, Conan or Deegan to keep SOB at this stage.

I'm sure the IRFU are happy to keep him for Ireland

I wouldn't be surprised if he had more Ireland minutes than Leinster minutes over those four seasons.

I'm also happy to have him when fit (as long as we are not paying him)
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Re: Leinster Senior Squad 2017/2018

Postby Dave Cahill » May 19th, 2017, 10:08 pm

Well we saw tonight the vast gap between potential and achievement
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Re: Leinster Senior Squad 2017/2018

Postby leinsterforever » May 23rd, 2017, 3:57 pm

Fullback is the one area of the squad that I would have some concerns about. Ideally we need a good nuts and bolts 15 who can also act as a playmaker. Is there anyone in the squad who fits that profile? Most of the options can do one but not the other - basics but not playmaking, or vice versa.

James Ryan's Ireland selection has shifted my consciousness a bit when it comes to thinking about strength in the second row. I think Toner, Fardy and Ryan could be really good.
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Re: Leinster Senior Squad 2017/2018

Postby Morf » May 23rd, 2017, 4:55 pm

You'd like to sign Bin Smuth then?
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