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Re: Leinster's 2nd Row options

Postby neill_m » May 18th, 2019, 12:37 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:Indo has nagle and kearney going to Zebre next season.


Had heard Benetton for Nagle. Parma is a lovely city, good lifestyle there.
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Re: Leinster's 2nd Row options

Postby mildlyinterested » May 21st, 2019, 9:09 am

Leinster will definitely be without Devin Toner this weekend due to the knee injury he sustained on Saturday, and while the second row awaits further scan results, it’s understood the damage is not severe enough to compromise his World Cup ambitions.

Toner is expected to be sidelined for a period of four to six weeks, and in his absence, Scott Fardy is set to partner James Ryan in the Leinster second row in Glasgow.

https://www.the42.ie/rob-kearney-sean-o ... 3-May2019/
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Re: Leinster's 2nd Row options

Postby mildlyinterested » May 27th, 2019, 12:27 pm

Interesting interview with Ross Molony: https://www.the42.ie/ross-molony-leinst ... =shortlink
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Re: Leinster's 2nd Row options

Postby mildlyinterested » May 28th, 2019, 11:39 am

Options next season during WC

Scott Fardy(35) - 43 caps**
Ross Molony(25/St. Michaels College/UCD) - 82 caps
Josh Murphy(24/St. Michaels College/UCD) - 21 caps
Oisin Dowling(22/St. Michaels College/Lansdowne) - 4 caps
Jack Dunne(20/St. Michaels College/DUFC) - 5 caps
Ryan Baird(20/St. Michaels College/DUFC) - 1 cap
Charlie Ryan(20/Blackrock College/UCD)

** - internationally capped and played professionally elsewhere
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Re: Leinster's 2nd Row options

Postby mildlyinterested » May 29th, 2019, 2:22 pm

Mick Kearney confirmed to be joining Zebre.
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Re: Leinster's 2nd Row options

Postby blockhead » May 29th, 2019, 2:32 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:Mick Kearney confirmed to be joining Zebre.


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Re: Leinster's 2nd Row options

Postby TrapperChamonix » May 29th, 2019, 4:26 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:Options next season during WC

Scott Fardy(35) - 43 caps**
Ross Molony(25/St. Michaels College/UCD) - 82 caps
Josh Murphy(24/St. Michaels College/UCD) - 21 caps
Oisin Dowling(22/St. Michaels College/Lansdowne) - 4 caps
Jack Dunne(20/St. Michaels College/DUFC) - 5 caps
Ryan Baird(20/St. Michaels College/DUFC) - 1 cap
Charlie Ryan(20/Blackrock College/UCD)

** - internationally capped and played professionally elsewhere


I wonder could Baird be a 6. In the mode of Fardy.
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Re: Leinster's 2nd Row options

Postby mildlyinterested » May 29th, 2019, 4:49 pm

Dont see it as an option myself, nor do I see leinster trying to develop him there. I think he is athletic for a lock, but not athletic enough to play 6.
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Re: Leinster's 2nd Row options

Postby mildlyinterested » May 30th, 2019, 7:58 am

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Re: Leinster's 2nd Row options

Postby johng » May 30th, 2019, 9:02 am

Is Ross Molony standing on a box? :lol:

I'd say he just has his boots on and the others don't.
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Re: Leinster's 2nd Row options

Postby Oldschool » May 30th, 2019, 9:34 am

johng wrote:Is Ross Molony standing on a box? :lol:

I'd say he just has his boots on and the others don't.

It worked for Mick O'Driscoll. :wink:
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Re: Leinster's 2nd Row options

Postby mildlyinterested » May 30th, 2019, 9:50 am

to be fair Molony is probably taller than Fardy.
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Re: Leinster's 2nd Row options

Postby mildlyinterested » May 30th, 2019, 9:55 am

Interesting that Leinter are really backing their young 2nd rows next season with Nagle/Kearney off to Italy, Jack Dunne looked very impressive at the end of the season and Ryan Baird making his debut at 19 was also notable.

Not sure what kind of future Oisin Dowling has at leinster at 2nd row.

Fardy is likely off after next season and Toner is getting older and more injury prone so Molony etc. will need to step up soon
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Re: Leinster's 2nd Row options

Postby mildlyinterested » June 5th, 2019, 10:43 am

Ryan Baird was excellent yesterday for the 20's, had 6 carries in the first 18 minutes, not sure what he finished with but it could have been in the high teens.
Charlie Ryan was also very good, a real nuts and bolts type of lock, isn't as flashy as Baird but gets through a lot of work.
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Re: Leinster's 2nd Row options

Postby leinster23 » June 5th, 2019, 11:11 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:Interesting that Leinter are really backing their young 2nd rows next season with Nagle/Kearney off to Italy, Jack Dunne looked very impressive at the end of the season and Ryan Baird making his debut at 19 was also notable.

Not sure what kind of future Oisin Dowling has at leinster at 2nd row.

Fardy is likely off after next season and Toner is getting older and more injury prone so Molony etc. will need to step up soon

Kearney and Nagle have both done a decent job over the last few seasons but there have been times where we're looked a bit lacking in that area and I'm very excited to see how Dunne and Baird get on next season.
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Re: Leinster's 2nd Row options

Postby blockhead » June 5th, 2019, 11:14 pm

Sounds like Jack Dunne will be alright for the new season anyway.
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Re: Leinster's 2nd Row options

Postby mildlyinterested » June 6th, 2019, 8:53 am

blockhead wrote:Sounds like Jack Dunne will be alright for the new season anyway.


a mountain over a mole hill comes to mind.
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Re: Leinster's 2nd Row options

Postby Serb » June 8th, 2019, 4:13 pm

Baird got himself red carded for a high tackle in the Junior World Cup. Didn’t actually see the challenge so not sure how bad it was.

Ireland were winning up until the 60th minute despite the card but then conceded 21 points in 4 minutes
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Re: Leinster's 2nd Row options

Postby ronk » June 8th, 2019, 8:25 pm

Serb wrote:Baird got himself red carded for a high tackle in the Junior World Cup. Didn’t actually see the challenge so not sure how bad it was.

Ireland were winning up until the 60th minute despite the card but then conceded 21 points in 4 minutes


It wasnt in the top 3 high tackles in the first half.
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Re: Leinster's 2nd Row options

Postby Workhorse » June 9th, 2019, 12:51 am

Serb wrote:Baird got himself red carded for a high tackle in the Junior World Cup. Didn’t actually see the challenge so not sure how bad it was.

Ireland were winning up until the 60th minute despite the card but then conceded 21 points in 4 minutes


By the refs interpretation of events and the following the new flowchart using those interpretations it was a red but I wouldn't be surprised to see it overturned
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