Ruckedtobits wrote:Ross Byrne on bench makes perfect sense when you consider his and Joey's placekicking. Adam Byrne missing out makes sense when you consider Strettle's try scoring record and the kicking skills of Parra and Lopez.
SO'B the big loss as his carrying would have meant Chouly would worry about defending 10 channel. Losing Cian and Sean reduces our last 20 impact, but this is still a strong team, albeit without real pace.
This is not Clermont of 2012-13-14. Watch their Q/F v Toulon where the same team were ordinary, but effective. Get ahead, take our points, chase our kicks and make every tackle - Leinster by 6-8 pts.
+1. If you're going to play Carberry at 15 vs Clermont, then ISA and Ferg covering the wings is the way to go, IMO. They are two guys, who I would want in the trenches with me. Sure, Isa made a couple of mistakes in his last few matches, but the monster hit he put in the first half vs Ospreys, when they were all over us, was the turning of that match to our favour. Big matches need guys, who you can be sure are going to turn up and not get rattled. I reckon that back three is one, that will keep Abendenon et al under wraps. If our forwards can maintain parity, I would hope our 10-12-13 axis, which was able to bed down during the 6 Nations, will guide us to a victory. Na Laighiní abú!!!!!