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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby Lar » April 20th, 2017, 5:42 pm

bluemagic wrote:Heard rumours that SOB is injured and won't be playing Sunday. Leinster avoided making statement until after lions announcement


Heard similar - but whatever about Dooley replacing Church on the bench, we have amazing depth in the back row especially when you consider Heaslip and Murphy are also out.
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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby erskinechilders » April 20th, 2017, 5:45 pm

Lar wrote:
bluemagic wrote:Heard rumours that SOB is injured and won't be playing Sunday. Leinster avoided making statement until after lions announcement


Heard similar - but whatever about Dooley replacing Church on the bench, we have amazing depth in the back row especially when you consider Heaslip and Murphy are also out.


However much depth we have there, with doubts over Conan as well we can't afford to lose our 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice number 8's
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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby LeinsterLeader » April 20th, 2017, 5:54 pm

erskinechilders wrote:
Lar wrote:
bluemagic wrote:Heard rumours that SOB is injured and won't be playing Sunday. Leinster avoided making statement until after lions announcement


Heard similar - but whatever about Dooley replacing Church on the bench, we have amazing depth in the back row especially when you consider Heaslip and Murphy are also out.


However much depth we have there, with doubts over Conan as well we can't afford to lose our 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice number 8's

I fear if we lose both Conan and SOB at this late stage that might be fatal. T'would be Leavy, Ruddock and VDF I presume. Who's the next man in? Dom Ryan me thinks?

Fingers crossed even one of SOB or Conan pull through!
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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby Lar » April 20th, 2017, 6:32 pm

I thought Conan was fit to play. Did I not read somewhere last week that he could have been selected for the Connacht game but was rested?
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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby LeinsterLeader » April 20th, 2017, 6:52 pm

Lar wrote:I thought Conan was fit to play. Did I not read somewhere last week that he could have been selected for the Connacht game but was rested?

Well I didn't hear that bit it was Definately reported at the injury assessments on Monday that he had taken a bang (to the neck I think) and they were going to monitor him as the week went on (never a goings sign with Leinster that).

Having said all that, I like yours better. Lets hope it's that :D
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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby molloyjh » April 20th, 2017, 8:05 pm

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curates_egg wrote:Just heard they won't appeal. A shame for Healy but Dooley is a great replacement. I thought he had leapfrogged Healy last season but Church has been back on form this season.


If they aren't appealing then there were obviously other angles that made it fairly clear cut.


If such angles are so clearcut why did Leinster and Healy plead not guilty?


They made the plea before seeing the video footage?
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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby FLIP » April 20th, 2017, 8:25 pm

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If they aren't appealing then there were obviously other angles that made it fairly clear cut.


If such angles are so clearcut why did Leinster and Healy plead not guilty?


They made the plea before seeing the video footage?


And they wouldn't have access to the same footage before they decided the plea? If not someone at Leinster isn't doing their job.
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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby Oldschoolsocks » April 20th, 2017, 9:47 pm

This is the nub of it, if any additional angles existed they should have been shared with any defence, there's nothing in the clip I saw to warrant a red card so either it's a different incident a stitch up or a failure to disclose. None of which reflect well upon this citing.
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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby Experimental » April 20th, 2017, 9:57 pm

A back row to VDF, Leavy and Ruddock if it comes to it, will more than hold their own, I'd have no problem seeing that if others are unavailable.
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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby Dave Cahill » April 20th, 2017, 10:14 pm

His only chance of being available for selection on Saturday was to plead not guilty - what was actually in the b-roll is pretty much irrelevant either way
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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby cormac » April 21st, 2017, 8:23 am

Dave Cahill wrote:His only chance of being available for selection on Saturday was to plead not guilty - what was actually in the b-roll is pretty much irrelevant either way


Was he hoping to get picked by one of Munster or Saracens?
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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby domhnallj » April 21st, 2017, 9:26 am

Much and all as I dislike the filthy rag, this piece in the Indo today suggests Conan is chomping at the bit to start in Lyon (or someone somewhere is probably going to pay)

http://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/c ... 41060.html
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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby Dave Cahill » April 21st, 2017, 9:53 am

cormac wrote:
Dave Cahill wrote:His only chance of being available for selection on Saturday was to plead not guilty - what was actually in the b-roll is pretty much irrelevant either way


Was he hoping to get picked by one of Munster or Saracens?

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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby curates_egg » April 21st, 2017, 10:47 am

Leavy, Ruddock, Conan, with VDF on the bench is the rumour around.

We all have a lot of faith in these players but it is a big challenge for such a young unit.
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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby curates_egg » April 21st, 2017, 10:55 am

Other rumour is that McFadden gets the nod on the wing.

A very young matchday squad. Xanthippe will probably have the stats but it has to be our mean average youngest squad for a Euro knock-out game ever?
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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby cormac » April 21st, 2017, 11:39 am

The younger players in the squad have contributed massively to getting us this far. Time to place our faith in them to deliver this weekend
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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby matt » April 21st, 2017, 11:51 am

curates_egg wrote:Leavy, Ruddock, Conan, with VDF on the bench is the rumour around.

We all have a lot of faith in these players but it is a big challenge for such a young unit.


Have huge respect for Ruddock but this is one game we will need athleticism and all the other qualities JVDF brings. Rhys can do a big job from the bench.
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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby wixfjord » April 21st, 2017, 12:03 pm

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Re: EPCR SEMI-FINAL V CLERMONT

Postby riocard911 » April 21st, 2017, 12:04 pm

Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets):

15. Joey Carbery (19)
14. Fergus McFadden (149)
13. Garry Ringrose (36)
12. Robbie Henshaw (11)
11. Isa Nacewa (167) CAPTAIN
10. Johnny Sexton (134)
9. Luke McGrath (72)
1. Jack McGrath (109)
2. Richardt Strauss (143)
3. Tadhg Furlong (64)
4. Devin Toner (195)
5. Hayden Triggs (28)
6. Rhys Ruddock (128)
7. Dan Leavy (35)
8. Jack Conan (48)

16. Seán Cronin (127)
17. Peter Dooley (36)
18. Michael Bent (84)
19. Ross Molony (41)
20. Josh van der Flier (42)
21. Jamison Gibson-Park (25)
22. Ross Byrne (21)
23. Zane Kirchner (85)

Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
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