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Postby papachino » April 8th, 2017, 4:57 pm

Carbery needs to stay at fullback, his kicking today was muck; straight to the fullback, basically a turnover for Ospreys...

On another note, Munster Referees are bloody awful for us !!
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Re: Ospreys v Leinster Sat 3pm - Live on Sky

Postby fourthirtythree » April 8th, 2017, 4:57 pm

Post match interview he described himself as dazed and that he didn't remember much of the last ten minutes...

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Re: Ospreys v Leinster Sat 3pm - Live on Sky

Postby wixfjord » April 8th, 2017, 4:58 pm

papachino wrote:Carbery needs to stay at fullback, his kicking today was muck; straight to the fullback, basically a turnover for Ospreys...

On another note, Munster Referees are bloody awful for us !!


Really? He had a few lovely kicks, one right into the corner.
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Re: Ospreys v Leinster Sat 3pm - Live on Sky

Postby Hippo » April 8th, 2017, 5:08 pm

wixfjord wrote:
papachino wrote:Carbery needs to stay at fullback, his kicking today was muck; straight to the fullback, basically a turnover for Ospreys...

On another note, Munster Referees are bloody awful for us !!


Really? He had a few lovely kicks, one right into the corner.


I agree completely, his kicking was for the most part really good
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Re: Ospreys v Leinster Sat 3pm - Live on Sky

Postby wixfjord » April 8th, 2017, 5:10 pm

Thought Dave K had a good game out there today. Would start him next week and give him a shot for Clermont.
Rhys stood up well too.
Nagle was our best second row on show also. Mick K was anonymous and Dev poor.
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Re: Ospreys v Leinster Sat 3pm - Live on Sky

Postby riocard911 » April 8th, 2017, 5:14 pm

wixfjord wrote:Jesus but we made hard work of that. So many errors and stupidity.

Looked much more fluid when Nick McCarthy came on too.


+1. Mick Kearney needs to find his inner dog. Looks too lackadaisical to me at times - if not all the time. Nagle and Dooley got well stuck in when they come on. Ditto Leavy too, but that goes without saying at this stage. Fantastic determination to score that try!!!
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Re: Ospreys v Leinster Sat 3pm - Live on Sky

Postby simonokeeffe » April 8th, 2017, 5:35 pm

riocard911 wrote:
wixfjord wrote:Jesus but we made hard work of that. So many errors and stupidity.

Looked much more fluid when Nick McCarthy came on too.


+1. Mick Kearney needs to find his inner dog. Looks too lackadaisical to me at times - if not all the time. Nagle and Dooley got well stuck in when they come on. Ditto Leavy too, but that goes without saying at this stage. Fantastic determination to score that try!!!


I think MK's style of play is his undoing and hes destroying himself with it essentially, not sure whether its technique or what but hes flying in with these big hits and clearouts and just giving himself headknocks and wrecking his shoulders. Nagle did look good

Leavy is now firmly ahead of JVDF

Think Carberry was very deep cos of JGP

But we brainfarted a lot eg scrum turnover, McFadden restart drop, butchering one or two chances
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Ospreys v Leinster Sat 3pm - Live on Sky

Postby paddyor » April 8th, 2017, 5:40 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:
riocard911 wrote:
wixfjord wrote:Jesus but we made hard work of that. So many errors and stupidity.

Looked much more fluid when Nick McCarthy came on too.


+1. Mick Kearney needs to find his inner dog. Looks too lackadaisical to me at times - if not all the time. Nagle and Dooley got well stuck in when they come on. Ditto Leavy too, but that goes without saying at this stage. Fantastic determination to score that try!!!


I think MK's style of play is his undoing and hes destroying himself with it essentially, not sure whether its technique or what but hes flying in with these big hits and clearouts and just giving himself headknocks and wrecking his shoulders. Nagle did look good

Leavy is now firmly ahead of JVDF

Think Carberry was very deep cos of JGP

But we brainfarted a lot eg scrum turnover, McFadden restart drop, butchering one or two chances

Really? They'd 2 turnovers each I thought.
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Re: Ospreys v Leinster Sat 3pm - Live on Sky

Postby simonokeeffe » April 8th, 2017, 5:46 pm

I reckon so
Its not turnovers alone
TBF JVDF got into the game way more when Leavy came on so they make a good combo/option but so does Leavy & SOB
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Ospreys v Leinster Sat 3pm - Live on Sky

Postby Donny B. » April 8th, 2017, 6:10 pm

Expected us to lose so delighted with the win, but a poor performance, especially from Isa who twice opted to turn down easy kicks to go to the corner and then tried for the posts when the kick was out of his range. Ross Byrne scored a great drop goal (that seemed to take an enternity to come down) but we were lucky Biggar was off his kicking form all day.

Haven't lost since Munster away and great to keep that going. A win in Galway next week should secure a home semi.
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Postby neiliog93 » April 8th, 2017, 6:12 pm

VDF had a seriously good game I thought, Tipuric played well too but I thought VDF got the better of their duel. Cronin immense.
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Postby Ruckedtobits » April 8th, 2017, 6:22 pm

Given the selection risks we have taken so often (7+ changes in majority of games since Christmas) that was a great win. Some excellent contributions and returns to play. Lots of mistakes, including the Ref. But overall, a demonstration that this Squad believe theycan play their way ahead of anybody, regardless of mistakes we make.

Really warm glow about the win.
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Postby MylesNaGapoleen » April 8th, 2017, 6:44 pm

cant decide if biggars last minute miss or cronin running around him to score a try in the first half was my favourite moment from that game. Thought we were a little scuffy today and lucky. hopefully everyone is fit for clermont in two weeks. snagged two tix from the clermont website yesterday.
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Postby neiliog93 » April 8th, 2017, 6:58 pm

Biggar doing his utmost to get Finn Russell selected for the Lions tour. Good player on his day but showed again he lacks a bit of mental strength.
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Re: Ospreys v Leinster Sat 3pm - Live on Sky

Postby Laighin Break » April 8th, 2017, 7:15 pm

Biggar's post match interview wasn't great. Said he didn't remember much of the last 10 mins and was a bit dazed...
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Postby LeRouxIsPHat » April 8th, 2017, 8:14 pm

Delighted with that. Tbh I felt that we never really got out of second gear. First 20 was dreadful but even after that we only played really well in short bursts when we needed something.

Really good impact from the bench, I wouldn't have expected that before the game but they made a big difference. I don't really see why Nagle suddenly fell out of favour and he was good again when he came on. Nick McCarthy was very good too and I hope we see more of him before the end of the season.

The entire team improved as the game went on but it's hard not to notice how much better we play when Leavy is on the pitch. Cronin makes a big difference too and that try was phenomenal regardless of how poor Biggar's defence was.

Funny how the manner of the finish to the game takes away from the enjoyment somewhat but that was some drop goal from Byrne. We've seen world class outhalves bottle taking drop goals never mind actually scoring them and he struck that beautifully from really far out without us really setting him up for it...balls of steel. If we didn't have Sexton and there wasn't such (understandable) hype around Joey then we'd be raving about this guy, he's absolute quality and mentally really strong. I was resigned to us losing but wouldn't have been critical of Ross if we had done so, hard not to attempt that tackle in the circumstances.

My one concern after today and last week is Isa. I think he's finally starting to show his age.
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Re: Ospreys v Leinster Sat 3pm - Live on Sky

Postby wixfjord » April 8th, 2017, 8:17 pm

LeRouxIsPHat wrote:Delighted with that. Tbh I felt that we never really got out of second gear. First 20 was dreadful but even after that we only played really well in short bursts when we needed something.

Really good impact from the bench, I wouldn't have expected that before the game but they made a big difference. I don't really see why Nagle suddenly fell out of favour and he was good again when he came on. Nick McCarthy was very good too and I hope we see more of him before the end of the season.

The entire team improved as the game went on but it's hard not to notice how much better we play when Leavy is on the pitch. Cronin makes a big difference too and that try was phenomenal regardless of how poor Biggar's defence was.

Funny how the manner of the finish to the game takes away from the enjoyment somewhat but that was some drop goal from Byrne. We've seen world class outhalves bottle taking drop goals never mind actually scoring them and he struck that beautifully from really far out without us really setting him up for it...balls of steel. If we didn't have Sexton and there wasn't such (understandable) hype around Joey then we'd be raving about this guy, he's absolute quality and mentally really strong. I was resigned to us losing but wouldn't have been critical of Ross if we had done so, hard not to attempt that tackle in the circumstances.

My one concern after today and last week is Isa. I think he's finally starting to show his age.



I really don't get that either. Presumably Leo has been purposely rotating guys behind Triggs and Toner, but it hasn't really worked. Nagle for me has put in the most impressive performances of the season of the other guys, yet fell off the face of the earth for a while.
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Re: Ospreys v Leinster Sat 3pm - Live on Sky

Postby Ruckedtobits » April 8th, 2017, 9:04 pm

LeRouxIsPHat wrote:Delighted with that. Tbh I felt that we never really got out of second gear. First 20 was dreadful but even after that we only played really well in short bursts when we needed something.

Really good impact from the bench, I wouldn't have expected that before the game but they made a big difference. I don't really see why Nagle suddenly fell out of favour and he was good again when he came on. Nick McCarthy was very good too and I hope we see more of him before the end of the season.

The entire team improved as the game went on but it's hard not to notice how much better we play when Leavy is on the pitch. Cronin makes a big difference too and that try was phenomenal regardless of how poor Biggar's defence was.

Funny how the manner of the finish to the game takes away from the enjoyment somewhat but that was some drop goal from Byrne. We've seen world class outhalves bottle taking drop goals never mind actually scoring them and he struck that beautifully from really far out without us really setting him up for it...balls of steel. If we didn't have Sexton and there wasn't such (understandable) hype around Joey then we'd be raving about this guy, he's absolute quality and mentally really strong. I was resigned to us losing but wouldn't have been critical of Ross if we had done so, hard not to attempt that tackle in the circumstances.

My one concern after today and last week is Isa. I think he's finally starting to show his age.


Also concerned about Isa at FB. But may be as simple as he takes more time to adjust to position from wing as years advance.

Totally agree with overall assessment that we rarely got out of second gear but what a tribute to how we can play that an disjointed performance can still get a result like that.

Well done Ross Byrne. Good bottle, but great execution. The real test.
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Re: Ospreys v Leinster Sat 3pm - Live on Sky

Postby Blue Voodoo » April 8th, 2017, 10:22 pm

What a superb drop goal from Byrne to win the game really pleased for him and the team

Looked at the final penalty awarded to Ospreys - can't see why it was given would have been very sore about it if it cost us the game
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Postby blockhead » April 8th, 2017, 10:25 pm

Massive, Massive win for us today. Might just be enough to finish in the top 2. Byrne's drop goal was a peach and I hope it brings him along another step. Welcome back Nugget.
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