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Re: James Lowe signs for Leinster

Postby the spoofer » June 16th, 2017, 4:50 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:
Aussiedub wrote:Will he be our first out and out speedster since Hickie left? Him and Byrne on opposite wings could seriously stretch defences (assuming Byrne shores up his defence)


he isn't an out and out speedster ala hickie


But he does look the business (in attack).
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Re: James Lowe signs for Leinster

Postby simonokeeffe » June 16th, 2017, 6:41 pm

quickest since Conway?
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: James Lowe signs for Leinster

Postby leinsterforever » June 16th, 2017, 9:38 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:quickest since Conway?


Wouldn't say so. O'Loughlin would have better long-range pace and Kelleher would have better acceleration.

Not sure about Adam Byrne. He's looked sorta heavy-legged sometimes, but other times he's looked fast - like his intercept against Northampton. Garry Ringrose covers the ground pretty rapidly, like for his try against Clermont

Noel Reid's fast too
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Re: James Lowe signs for Leinster

Postby brenno » June 17th, 2017, 1:32 pm

Don't get to see Super Rugby so today's Lions game is first time I've ever sen Lowe. Not fair to judge on him on one poor performance in a team that was going backwards at a rate of knots and according to the totally trustworthy NZ media he has been brilliant this season. That said, he was awful today - catching, kicking, positioning - and if he can't cope with a wet night in Rotorua is he going to be able to cope with Thw howling gales out west, or a grunt and grindfest down in Thomond.

Will suspend judgement, but hope he's a lot better than what we saw today
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Re: James Lowe signs for Leinster

Postby simonokeeffe » June 17th, 2017, 1:34 pm

Yeah he looked a mess at fullback

Lets focus more on his most linebreaks in super rugby this season stat
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: James Lowe signs for Leinster

Postby outcast eddie » June 17th, 2017, 8:06 pm

He won't have endeared himself to Tadhg F when he mocked him for giving away a peno.
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Re: James Lowe signs for Leinster

Postby simonokeeffe » June 18th, 2017, 8:33 pm

outcast eddie wrote:He won't have endeared himself to Tadhg F when he mocked him for giving away a peno.


Normally I think penalties should be reversed for that
But that was some quality sledging
Tadhg might initiate him when he gets here
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: James Lowe signs for Leinster

Postby mauler72 » June 19th, 2017, 10:37 am

To be fair, I've never seen him wear anything other than the No 11 shirt all season for the Chiefs. He'd burn anyone on a 50 metre chase up the wing and has made a lot of well known players look very slow in the 5/6 games I've seen this year. Very like Isa in his positioning, and knowing when to come in off his wing.
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Re: James Lowe signs for Leinster

Postby Munsterboy » June 19th, 2017, 5:05 pm

mauler72 wrote:To be fair, I've never seen him wear anything other than the No 11 shirt all season for the Chiefs. He'd burn anyone on a 50 metre chase up the wing and has made a lot of well known players look very slow in the 5/6 games I've seen this year. Very like Isa in his positioning, and knowing when to come in off his wing.


Interesting you should say that. Watch the try scored 3mins 20secs into the video here:

http://munsterrugby.ie/2017/06/19/seaso ... -flannery/

You'll see Sweetnam beat him over 50 yards in a straight sprint.
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Re: James Lowe signs for Leinster

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » June 19th, 2017, 5:43 pm

To be fair, Mauler said up the wing, not down the wing.
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Re: James Lowe signs for Leinster

Postby Munsterboy » June 19th, 2017, 5:44 pm

LeRouxIsPHat wrote:To be fair, Mauler said up the wing, not down the wing.


Apologies. My mistake. Carry on.
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Re: James Lowe signs for Leinster

Postby Peg Leg » June 19th, 2017, 7:30 pm

Munsterboy wrote:
LeRouxIsPHat wrote:To be fair, Mauler said up the wing, not down the wing.


Apologies. My mistake. Carry on.

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Re: James Lowe signs for Leinster

Postby LeinsterLeader » July 12th, 2017, 2:17 pm

I didn't know this. Thought he'd be here soon. Another player we won't have for the first European games? :(

Yesterdays Indo:
"New signing James Lowe is unlikely to be available until November given his commitments with Tasman in the Mitre 10 Cup (NPC), meaning Leinster are short on front-line backs."
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Re: James Lowe signs for Leinster

Postby Dave Cahill » July 12th, 2017, 3:22 pm

It'll depend on how the Makos go I guess. Regular season fixtures are done by mid-october - playoffs and finals in the last two weeks of October. If the Makos go well, he'll be there for the duration, if they don't we might get him earlier.
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Re: James Lowe signs for Leinster

Postby simonokeeffe » July 12th, 2017, 3:29 pm

Ferg better not get suspended again now
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: James Lowe signs for Leinster

Postby riocard911 » July 12th, 2017, 3:37 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:Ferg better not get suspended again now


:lol:
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Re: James Lowe signs for Leinster

Postby artaneboy » July 12th, 2017, 5:56 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:Ferg better not get suspended again now

Feeling lugubrious now. It would be just our luck for Lowe, Henshaw, Seanie, Sexton, Ringrose to filter back into the squad in December- following a couple of bad or suboptimal performance in the opening rounds of the HC which sees us almost out. Only to then turn it on in the second half of the competition to unavailingly make a great attempt to qualify.

And please... don't anyone mention again the great opportunity it will give our young and academy players!


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Re: James Lowe signs for Leinster

Postby riocard911 » July 12th, 2017, 7:01 pm

In light of our decimated back line, I wouldn't mind our winning ugly for a couple of months with our pack squeezing the life out of the opposition 8, something we saw too little of last season, IMO.
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Re: James Lowe signs for Leinster

Postby simonokeeffe » July 12th, 2017, 7:23 pm

artaneboy wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:Ferg better not get suspended again now

Feeling lugubrious now. It would be just our luck for Lowe, Henshaw, Seanie, Sexton, Ringrose to filter back into the squad in December- following a couple of bad or suboptimal performance in the opening rounds of the HC which sees us almost out. Only to then turn it on in the second half of the competition to unavailingly make a great attempt to qualify.

And please... don't anyone mention again the great opportunity it will give our young and academy players!


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yes, lets be optimistic and hope it plays out like an episode of the Harlem Globetrotters cartoon, am showing my age now
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Re: James Lowe signs for Leinster

Postby artaneboy » July 12th, 2017, 7:56 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:
artaneboy wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:Ferg better not get suspended again now

Feeling lugubrious now. It would be just our luck for Lowe, Henshaw, Seanie, Sexton, Ringrose to filter back into the squad in December- following a couple of bad or suboptimal performance in the opening rounds of the HC which sees us almost out. Only to then turn it on in the second half of the competition to unavailingly make a great attempt to qualify.

And please... don't anyone mention again the great opportunity it will give our young and academy players!


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yes, lets be optimistic and hope it plays out like an episode of the Harlem Globetrotters cartoon, am showing my age now


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