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Leinster's Centre Options going forward

Postby mildlyinterested » October 27th, 2017, 8:50 am

Ages as of end of the 2017/18 season.

Isa Nacewa(35) - Signed 2yr contract in 2016
Noel Reid(28) - Signed contract in 2017
Robbie Henshaw(24) - Signed 3yr contract in 2016
Tom Daly(24) - Signed contract in 2017
Rory O'Loughlin(24) - Signed contract in 2017
Garry Ringrose(23) - Signed contract in 2016

Conor O'Brien(22) - Academy Year 2
Jimmy O'Brien(21) - Academy Year 2
Jack Kelly(20) - Academy Year 2
Gavin Mullin(20) - Academy Year 1
Ciaran Frawley(20) - Academy Year 1
Tommy O'Brien(20) - Academy Year 1

Isa Nacewa is out of contract this season and you'd presume is set to retire again, while Robbie Henshaw is signed through the world cup. Garry Ringrose could well be out of contract this summer after signing a deal in 2016, Tom Daly joins him as a player very likely out of contract this summer. Ringrose presumably is negotiating for a central contract with the IRFU, while Daly's injury makes it hard to predict what will happen with him and Leinster.
Noel Reid and Rory O'Loughlin are very unlikely to be out of contract after signing deal last season.

There are many potential centres in the academy at the moment, players who have been primarily centres since leaving school: Conor O'Brien, Jimmy O'Brien and Gavin Mullin. And players who have played multiple positions since leaving school: Jack Kelly, Ciaran Frawley and Tommy O'Brien. Where these players settle is hard to predict at this stage.

In the sub academy Sean O'Brien(Clontarf), Conor's younger brother, looks the most likely player to push for an academy place. Although it looks unlikely given the number of players in the academy at the moment that can play the position. Other players to keep an eye on are James Moriarty(DUFC), Ted O'Donoghue(Terenure) and Myles Carey(St. Marys)
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Re: Leinster's Centre Options going forward

Postby ronk » October 29th, 2017, 5:21 pm

Chance to see academy players expected this weeekend with ROL our only available senior player
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Re: Leinster's Centre Options going forward

Postby mildlyinterested » November 3rd, 2017, 9:06 am

ronk wrote:Chance to see academy players expected this weeekend with ROL our only available senior player


Conor O'Brien the academy centre afforded the opportunity.
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Re: Leinster's Centre Options going forward

Postby mildlyinterested » November 6th, 2017, 12:27 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:
ronk wrote:Chance to see academy players expected this weeekend with ROL our only available senior player


Conor O'Brien the academy centre afforded the opportunity.


and he mixed the good with the bad.

hopefully he can stay healthy now and get a good run of games at AIL level.
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Re: Leinster's Centre Options going forward

Postby ronk » November 6th, 2017, 9:26 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:
ronk wrote:Chance to see academy players expected this weeekend with ROL our only available senior player


Conor O'Brien the academy centre afforded the opportunity.


and he mixed the good with the bad.

hopefully he can stay healthy now and get a good run of games at AIL level.


It was one of those games though
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Re: Leinster's Centre Options going forward

Postby paddyor » November 6th, 2017, 9:50 pm

He's neither the first nor the last rookie to have a mixed bag playing with the "kids" away from home.
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Re: Leinster's Centre Options going forward

Postby mildlyinterested » November 7th, 2017, 9:01 am

paddyor wrote:He's neither the first nor the last rookie to have a mixed bag playing with the "kids" away from home.


Nope, thought he showed promise overall.

Shame he is blocked by Matt Darcy at 12 for Clontarf.
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Re: Leinster's Centre Options going forward

Postby mildlyinterested » April 24th, 2018, 11:49 am

So Nacewa confirmed to be gone next season:

Noel Reid(28) - Signed contract in 2017
Robbie Henshaw(25) - Signed 3yr contract in 2016
Tom Daly(25) - Signed contract in 2018
Rory O'Loughlin(24) - Signed contract in 2017
Garry Ringrose(23) - Signed contract in 2018
Conor O'Brien(22) - Academy Yr 3
Jimmy O'Brien(21) - Academy Yr 3
Gavin Mullin(20) - Academy Yr 2
Ciaran Frawley(20) - Academy Yr 2
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Re: Leinster's Centre Options going forward

Postby Lar » April 24th, 2018, 4:36 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:So Nacewa confirmed to be gone next season:

Noel Reid(28) - Signed contract in 2017
Robbie Henshaw(25) - Signed 3yr contract in 2016
Tom Daly(25) - Signed contract in 2018
Rory O'Loughlin(24) - Signed contract in 2017
Garry Ringrose(23) - Signed contract in 2018
Conor O'Brien(22) - Academy Yr 3
Jimmy O'Brien(21) - Academy Yr 3
Gavin Mullin(20) - Academy Yr 2
Ciaran Frawley(20) - Academy Yr 2


Gone where though? Back to NZ or onto coaching staff at LR? Would love to see him stay involved somehow.
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Re: Leinster's Centre Options going forward

Postby mildlyinterested » April 24th, 2018, 4:59 pm

Lar wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:So Nacewa confirmed to be gone next season:

Noel Reid(28) - Signed contract in 2017
Robbie Henshaw(25) - Signed 3yr contract in 2016
Tom Daly(25) - Signed contract in 2018
Rory O'Loughlin(24) - Signed contract in 2017
Garry Ringrose(23) - Signed contract in 2018
Conor O'Brien(22) - Academy Yr 3
Jimmy O'Brien(21) - Academy Yr 3
Gavin Mullin(20) - Academy Yr 2
Ciaran Frawley(20) - Academy Yr 2


Gone where though? Back to NZ or onto coaching staff at LR? Would love to see him stay involved somehow.


reported he is going back to nz
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Re: Leinster's Centre Options going forward

Postby Lar » April 24th, 2018, 5:30 pm

Thanks - had read that elsewhere after I asked....
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Re: Leinster's Centre Options going forward

Postby blockhead » May 8th, 2018, 10:09 pm

Macken leaving Wasps at end of season. 30 games in 3 season's, and they say we rest our players?
Could be an option for us to fill the centre with the internationals away.
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Re: Leinster's Centre Options going forward

Postby the spoofer » May 9th, 2018, 8:29 am

blockhead wrote:Macken leaving Wasps at end of season. 30 games in 3 season's, and they say we rest our players?
Could be an option for us to fill the centre with the internationals away.


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Re: Leinster's Centre Options going forward

Postby mildlyinterested » May 9th, 2018, 8:33 am

Leinster centres:

Eamonn Sheridan(28/Navan RFC) - Carcassonne, 3 Leinster Caps
Craig Ronaldson(28/Kilkenny College) - 85 Connacht Caps
Noel Reid(27/St. Michaels) - 100 Leinster caps, 1 Ireland cap
Brendan Macken(26/Blackrock) - Wasps, 46 Leinster caps.
Steve Crosbie(25/St. Gerards) - 9 Connacht Caps
Tom Daly(24/Carlow) - 10 Leinster Caps
Tom Farrell(24/Castleknock) - 32 Connacht Caps
Rory O'Loughlin(24/St. Michaels) - 40 Leinster Caps, 1 Ireland Cap
Peter Robb(23/Blackrock) - 27 Connacht Caps
Garry Ringrose(23/Blackrock) - 47 Leinster Caps, 13 Ireland Caps

Conor O'Brien(22/Mullingar RFC) - Academy Yr 2, 2 Leinster Caps
Jimmy O'Brien(21/Newbridge) - Academy Yr 2
Ciaran Frawley(20/Skerries RFC) - Academy Yr 1, 3 Leinster Caps
Gavin Mullin(20/Blackrock) - Academy Yr 1, 1 Leinster Cap
Tommy O'Brien(20/Blackrock) - Academy Yr 1
Sean O'Brien(20/Mullingar RFC) - Ireland u20 - Sub Academy
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Re: Leinster's Centre Options going forward

Postby Morf » May 9th, 2018, 3:27 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:Leinster centres:


Tom Daly(24/Carlow RFC) - 10 Leinster Caps


That's Co. Carlow FC.
Along with Trinity, Wanderers and possibly someone else they predate the IRFU and the use of 'rugby'.
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Re: Leinster's Centre Options going forward

Postby mildlyinterested » May 9th, 2018, 3:27 pm

Morf wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:Leinster centres:


Tom Daly(24/Carlow RFC) - 10 Leinster Caps


That's Co. Carlow FC.
Along with Trinity, Wanderers and possibly someone else they predate the IRFU and the use of 'rugby'.


My bad.
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Re: Leinster's Centre Options going forward

Postby Morf » May 9th, 2018, 3:32 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:
Morf wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:Leinster centres:


Tom Daly(24/Carlow RFC) - 10 Leinster Caps


That's Co. Carlow FC.
Along with Trinity, Wanderers and possibly someone else they predate the IRFU and the use of 'rugby'.


My bad.


No hassle. Discussed here. 9 clubs predate IRFU.

http://www.irishrugby.ie/irfu/history/history.php
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Re: Leinster's Centre Options going forward

Postby mildlyinterested » November 20th, 2018, 12:36 pm

Joe Tomane(28) - injured. 9 senior appearances split between 12 and wing.
Noel Reid(28) - has been playing 10 this season, 5 senior appearances.
Robbie Henshaw(25) - currently injured, 7 senior appearances all at 12.
Tom Daly(25) - recently returned from injury, 1 senior appearance this season off bench at 12.
Rory O'Loughlin(24) - currently injured, 6 senior appearances all at 13.
Garry Ringrose(23) - 5 senior appearances all at 13.

Conor O'Brien(22) - 2 senior appearances, both at 12.
Jimmy O'Brien(21) - missed time due to injury, no longer playing 7's, travelled to SA with senior squad recently.
Gavin Mullin(20) - recently returned from injury.
Ciaran Frawley(20) - missed start of season with injury, unclear what position he is focusing on. 1 bench appearance.
Tommy O'Brien(20) - yet to play this season due to injury.
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Re: Leinster's Centre Options going forward

Postby mildlyinterested » December 12th, 2018, 8:52 am

Meanwhile, Noel Reid could leave Leinster at the end of this season, with Leicester Tigers keen on the long-serving centre's services.

The Dubliner, who won one cap for Ireland against Argentina in 2014, is expected to start against Bath at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday in Robbie Henshaw's absence, but knows that he is down the pecking order when everyone is fit for the European champions.

Reid made his first senior appearance for the province in 2011 and has played 107 times for the first team.

Tigers, have a long history of recruiting from Leinster with Dominic Ryan the last player to make the move.

Now 28, Reid's versatility, passing game and senior experience make him attractive option for Geordan Murphy's side.

Another Leinster midfielder on the move in Tom Daly who is is set to join Connacht on loan until the end of the season.

The Carlow man has endured a torrid time with injuries in recent years and has fallen down the pecking order at his home province, playing twice off the bench this season.

https://m.independent.ie/sport/rugby/le ... 17916.html
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Re: Leinster's Centre Options going forward

Postby mildlyinterested » December 12th, 2018, 9:01 am

Centre Options(age as of end of the season)

Joe Tomane(29)
Noel Reid(29) - Leicester?
Robbie Henshaw(26) - World Cup next season.
Tom Daly(26) - Connacht?
Rory O'Loughlin(25)
Garry Ringrose(24) - World Cup next season.
Conor O'Brien(23)
Jimmy O'Brien(22)
Ciaran Frawley(21)
Gavin Mullin(21)
Tommy O'Brien(21)
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