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Re: Leinster v Munster 2018 Pro14 S/F 19th May RDS

Postby mildlyinterested » May 12th, 2018, 10:10 pm

Today was all that mattered. Next saturday is a bonus.
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Re: Leinster v Munster 2018 Pro14 S/F 19th May RDS

Postby Peg Leg » May 12th, 2018, 10:15 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:Today was all that mattered. Next saturday is a bonus.
Not to the team it's not. It's been said multiple times that the team target is two trophies.
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Re: Leinster v Munster 2018 Pro14 S/F 19th May RDS

Postby wixfjord » May 12th, 2018, 10:20 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:Today was all that mattered. Next saturday is a bonus.


Dude you are infatuated :lol:

For the last week on every platform you post on (irishfan9, bayern, mildlyinterested, goreyguy) you've been talking about this game as if it's a pre-season clash with some random Englsh Championship side!

Of course today was important and the main focus, and we're all delighted.

But as Leavy, Sexton and Leo all said, next Saturday is an important game. The Pro14 might not be as illustrious, but it's the trophy we play for for 80% of the year, so it's important to both fans and players.

If we can win the double it'll be a big thing. And never mind the context, a game with Munster in the RDS is always important.

So enough of that please. Ta.

Bring it on.
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Re: Leinster v Munster 2018 Pro14 S/F 19th May RDS

Postby mildlyinterested » May 12th, 2018, 10:43 pm

wixfjord wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:Today was all that mattered. Next saturday is a bonus.


Dude you are infatuated :lol:

For the last week on every platform you post on (irishfan9, bayern, mildlyinterested, goreyguy) you've been talking about this game as if it's a pre-season clash with some random Englsh Championship side!

Of course today was important and the main focus, and we're all delighted.

But as Leavy, Sexton and Leo all said, next Saturday is an important game. The Pro14 might not be as illustrious, but it's the trophy we play for for 80% of the year, so it's important to both fans and players.

If we can win the double it'll be a big thing. And never mind the context, a game with Munster in the RDS is always important.

So enough of that please. Ta.

Bring it on.


The team is on the rip until late sunday. But yeah the pro 14 is a priority. :roll:

Leinster may still pull out a win on saturday, but just watch Lancasters interview post game when asked if they'd be taking it easy because of the munster game on saturday. :lol:

it's all about the stars on the jersey. :D

But we shall see come saturday, what leinster side shows up.
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Re: Leinster v Munster 2018 Pro14 S/F 19th May RDS

Postby wixfjord » May 12th, 2018, 11:14 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:
wixfjord wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:Today was all that mattered. Next saturday is a bonus.


Dude you are infatuated :lol:

For the last week on every platform you post on (irishfan9, bayern, mildlyinterested, goreyguy) you've been talking about this game as if it's a pre-season clash with some random Englsh Championship side!

Of course today was important and the main focus, and we're all delighted.

But as Leavy, Sexton and Leo all said, next Saturday is an important game. The Pro14 might not be as illustrious, but it's the trophy we play for for 80% of the year, so it's important to both fans and players.

If we can win the double it'll be a big thing. And never mind the context, a game with Munster in the RDS is always important.

So enough of that please. Ta.

Bring it on.


The team is on the rip until late sunday. But yeah the pro 14 is a priority. :roll:

Leinster may still pull out a win on saturday, but just watch Lancasters interview post game when asked if they'd be taking it easy because of the munster game on saturday. :lol:

it's all about the stars on the jersey. :D

But we shall see come saturday, what leinster side shows up.


Who said the Pro14 is a priority Irishfan9?

Today was the priority, and it was a great win. But nobody said they'd be 'taking it easy'.

Now, after the party, Saturday is the focus.

And a Pro14 win would top things off nicely.
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Postby CiaranIrl » May 13th, 2018, 2:19 am

Not sure how they'll approach team selection for this really. Do we stick or twist? Sexton tweaked his groin. Luke McGrath will be sore after the injection wears off. Leavy & Henshaw in particular took a pounding. Lowe surely deserves a big game. Tough calls for the coaches here.

Would this be far fetched?

McGrath, Cronin, Furlong, Ryan, Toner, Ruddock, Jordi, Conan, JGP, Sexton, Lowe, Henshaw, Ringrose, Larmour, Kearney

Tracey, Healy, Porter, Maloney, Leavy, McCarthy, Carbery, O'Loughlin
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Re: Leinster v Munster 2018 Pro14 S/F 19th May RDS

Postby tingman » May 13th, 2018, 2:45 am

Listened to a Newstalk Breakfast podcast where Alan Quinlan interviewed Donncha Ryan's father pre the Racing game .....(usual blather)....at the end of the interview Shane Coleman asked Quinny who he wanted to win......and he hesitated ......before settling on Leinster.

For any number of reasons this Munster game is important. Bring it on.
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Re: Leinster v Munster 2018 Pro14 S/F 19th May RDS

Postby artaneboy » May 13th, 2018, 7:24 am

tingman wrote:Listened to a Newstalk Breakfast podcast where Alan Quinlan interviewed Donncha Ryan's father pre the Racing game .....(usual blather)....at the end of the interview Shane Coleman asked Quinny who he wanted to win......and he hesitated ......before settling on Leinster.

For any number of reasons this Munster game is important. Bring it on.


To be honest, if the roles were reversed with Munster playing Paris with Sexton starring, I’d have the same struggles before opting for Munster.

There are a hundred better reasons to want to beat them other than that. And I’m impressed already by the focus that several of the players have shown is on this game. Bring it on indeed.


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Postby johng » May 13th, 2018, 11:01 am

Former Munster back rower in "hesitating before he opted for Leonster" shocker! Hold the front page.

Imagine if they asked Shane Jennings the opposite question?
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Postby blockhead » May 13th, 2018, 11:10 am

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Re: Leinster v Munster 2018 Pro14 S/F 19th May RDS

Postby enby » May 13th, 2018, 11:27 am

Will be interesting to see if Joey gets the nod at 10 if Jonny is unfit.
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Re: Leinster v Munster 2018 Pro14 S/F 19th May RDS

Postby Made Of Ale » May 13th, 2018, 11:28 am

mildlyinterested wrote:Today was all that mattered. Next saturday is a bonus.


I'm not sure how anyone who has such a huge interest in all aspects of Leinster rugby can think this is not a big game. Should we not be bothered about the 23 (hopefully) Pro14 games a season, the B and I cup or all the underage matches either? One competition being 'most important' does not preclude all the rest having varying levels of importance too.

Personally really looking forward to this. I haven't seen Leinster v Munster live in the RDS since New Year's Eve 2005 (I've been mostly living abroad since then) when Felipe put on a bit of a show.
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Postby wixfjord » May 13th, 2018, 12:01 pm

CiaranIrl wrote:Not sure how they'll approach team selection for this really. Do we stick or twist? Sexton tweaked his groin. Luke McGrath will be sore after the injection wears off. Leavy & Henshaw in particular took a pounding. Lowe surely deserves a big game. Tough calls for the coaches here.

Would this be far fetched?

McGrath, Cronin, Furlong, Ryan, Toner, Ruddock, Jordi, Conan, JGP, Sexton, Lowe, Henshaw, Ringrose, Larmour, Kearney

Tracey, Healy, Porter, Maloney, Leavy, McCarthy, Carbery, O'Loughlin


That'd be similar to the side I'd go for alright, albeit with Isa at 14

Johnny overcoming that groin problem will be key.
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Re: Leinster v Munster 2018 Pro14 S/F 19th May RDS

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » May 13th, 2018, 12:25 pm

I can't wait for this even more now...I'd say there'll be a lot of frustration that we couldn't deliver our game plan yesterday and so we'll look to really perform next weekend.

I think I'd rest Lowe, he seemed to put more effort into the celebrations than everyone else put in during the match :lol:
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Postby suisse » May 13th, 2018, 1:19 pm

James Lowe was a hero yesterday. I was wondering how he'd take being left out. No doubt it hurt but to see such joy on the face of a man who has only been here around 7 months was beautiful. He must really love this team, the city and life in Ireland. I hope he gets to start a final this season and walks up to take a winner's medal.
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Re: Leinster v Munster 2018 Pro14 S/F 19th May RDS

Postby Twist » May 13th, 2018, 1:30 pm

CiaranIrl wrote:Not sure how they'll approach team selection for this really. Do we stick or twist? Sexton tweaked his groin. Luke McGrath will be sore after the injection wears off. Leavy & Henshaw in particular took a pounding. Lowe surely deserves a big game. Tough calls for the coaches here.

Would this be far fetched?

McGrath, Cronin, Furlong, Ryan, Toner, Ruddock, Jordi, Conan, JGP, Sexton, Lowe, Henshaw, Ringrose, Larmour, Kearney

Tracey, Healy, Porter, Maloney, Leavy, McCarthy, Carbery, O'Loughlin


Is Fardy injured or have you dropped him there??


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Re: Leinster v Munster 2018 Pro14 S/F 19th May RDS

Postby wixfjord » May 13th, 2018, 2:14 pm

Has a ref been announced for this yet?

I hope to fcuk we don't get Nigel.
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Re: Leinster v Munster 2018 Pro14 S/F 19th May RDS

Postby wixfjord » May 13th, 2018, 2:37 pm

Really interesting to hear all of our guys talking about this game almost as soon as yesterday's final whistle blew. Leavy, Ryan, Leo, Sexton and Conan all spoke about Munster in various places.

I'd say they'll be beering again tonight, but hopefully will have learned the lessons of 2011. Being at home and having a deeper squad will help greatly.
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Re: Leinster v Munster 2018 Pro14 S/F 19th May RDS

Postby CiaranIrl » May 13th, 2018, 3:15 pm

Twist wrote:
CiaranIrl wrote:Not sure how they'll approach team selection for this really. Do we stick or twist? Sexton tweaked his groin. Luke McGrath will be sore after the injection wears off. Leavy & Henshaw in particular took a pounding. Lowe surely deserves a big game. Tough calls for the coaches here.

Would this be far fetched?

McGrath, Cronin, Furlong, Ryan, Toner, Ruddock, Jordi, Conan, JGP, Sexton, Lowe, Henshaw, Ringrose, Larmour, Kearney

Tracey, Healy, Porter, Maloney, Leavy, McCarthy, Carbery, O'Loughlin


Is Fardy injured or have you dropped him there??


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Dropped seems a bit strong, but yes. Luke McGrath probably won't be able to play next week. He was heavily strapped and is quite obviously not fully fit yet. I also think Lowe deserves this, so that rules out Fardy.
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Re: Leinster v Munster 2018 Pro14 S/F 19th May RDS

Postby Angelsea Angst » May 13th, 2018, 8:40 pm

This really is a potential banana skin for Leinster. Given the physical and emotional toll that the Raring match must have taken on the Leinster players it will be very difficult to raise their game again against what will be a very pumped-up Munster.

In addition to winning the Pro 14, Munster will want to be the first team to beat the new European champions.

The Leinster 16th man will be very important to help our heroes get the result we want.
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