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Re: Leinster Squad 19-20

Postby johng » February 28th, 2019, 12:49 pm

Nice layout.
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Re: Leinster Squad 19-20

Postby arsebiscuits1 » February 28th, 2019, 2:00 pm

Interesting looking at the players from a caps POV.

Big thing that stands out to me is just how difficult it is to hit 200 caps and how impressive it is the players that have done it. I never fully considered it before.

It is also very encouraging to see the age profile of the players in the second bracket there. That is a very healthy average age for that many senior caps.

I know people (including myself) lament the amount of experience we have lost and will lose in the coming seasons, but that is the new age of Leinster rugby who will bring their own irreplaceable experience to the table
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Re: Leinster Squad 19-20

Postby Lar » February 28th, 2019, 2:15 pm

The one that always stands out for me in stats like that is Henshaw. More than halfway through his third season with us and he has 32 caps.
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Re: Leinster Squad 19-20

Postby backrower8 » February 28th, 2019, 5:35 pm

What about players without caps...Harry Byrne, Baird, Hawkshaw, Milne,etc? Aren't they part of the squad?
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Re: Leinster Squad 19-20

Postby Ruckedtobits » February 28th, 2019, 5:59 pm

backrower8 wrote:What about players without caps...Harry Byrne, Baird, Hawkshaw, Milne,etc? Aren't they part of the squad?


Strictly speaking, No. They are members of Academy or Sub-Academy until they get capped or a Development Contract.
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Re: Leinster Squad 19-20

Postby OTT » February 28th, 2019, 6:07 pm

backrower8 wrote:What about players without caps...Harry Byrne, Baird, Hawkshaw, Milne,etc? Aren't they part of the squad?


They are all included in the first post on this thread which mildly updates regularly.

I presume if and when each of those players get capped they will then be added to the capped players list.
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Re: Leinster Squad 19-20

Postby mildlyinterested » March 4th, 2019, 3:35 pm

Leinster players appearances this season, March 4th Update.

LH Prop

Cian Healy - 9 + 2 = 580 minutes
Ed Byrne - 4 + 11 = 504 minutes
Peter Dooley - 4 + 8 = 393 minutes
Jack McGrath - 6 + 2 = 353 minutes

TH Prop
Tadhg Furlong - 10 + 2 = 616 minutes
Andrew Porter - 4 + 14 = 600 minutes
Michael Bent - 9 + 3 = 553 minutes
Vakh Abdaladze - 0 + 4 = 65 minutes

Hooker
Sean Cronin - 10 + 3 = 683 minutes
James Tracy - 10 + 11 = 797 minutes
Bryan Byrne - 2 + 9 = 330 minutes
Ronan Kelleher - 1 + 0 = 56 minutes

Lock
Scott Fardy - 12 + 4 = 996 minutes
Ross Molony - 9 + 8 = 777 minutes
James Ryan - 11 + 0 = 777 minutes
Devin Toner - 9 + 0 = 670 minutes
Mick Kearney - 4 + 9 = 405 minutes
Jack Dunne - 0 + 2 = 41 minutes
Oisin Dowling - 0 + 2 = 31 minutes

Backrow
Rhys Ruddock - 12 + 2 = 911 minutes
Max Deegan - 9 + 8 = 827 minutes
Jack Conan - 9 + 1 = 699 minutes
Josh Van Der Flier - 10 + 1 = 696 minutes
Caelan Doris - 8 + 3 = 671 minutes
Josh Murphy - 8 + 1 = 507 minutes
Dan Leavy - 6 + 1 = 459 minutes
Sean O'Brien - 3 + 3 = 319 minutes
Scott Penny - 4 + 0 = 303 minutes

Scrumhalf
Jamison Gibson Park - 11 + 6 = 885 minutes
Luke McGrath - 9 + 2 = 645 minutes
Hugh O'Sullivan - 2 + 9 = 216 minutes
Nick McCarthy - 1 + 3 = 72 minutes
Patrick Patterson - 0 + 2 = 28 minutes

Outhalf
Jonathan Sexton - 8 + 0 = 552 minutes
Ross Byrne - 11 + 5 = 867 minutes
Ciaran Frawley - 3 + 4 = 353 minutes

Outside Backs
Adam Byrne - 12 + 0 = 960 minutes
Rory O'Loughlin - 12 + 4 = 933 minutes
James Lowe - 12 + 0 = 900 minutes
Jordan Larmour - 11 + 0 = 866 minutes
Garry Ringrose - 10 + 0 = 780 minutes
Conor O'Brien - 9 + 3 = 735 minutes
Dave Kearney - 9 + 1 = 685 minutes
Robbie Henshaw - 8 + 0 = 596 minutes
Noel Reid - 6 + 11 = 593 minutes
Rob Kearney - 8 + 0 = 544 minutes
Fergus McFadden - 5 + 1 = 466 minutes
Joe Tomane - 5 + 4 = 419 minutes
Barry Daly - 5 + 1 = 322 minutes
Hugo Keenan - 3 + 0 = 199 minutes
Jimmy O'Brien - 1 + 4 = 137 minutes
Jack Kelly - 0 = 1 = 12 minutes
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Re: Leinster Squad 19-20

Postby Laighin Break » March 4th, 2019, 11:27 pm

I was not expecting Adam Byrne to be topping the minutes, considering he was playing mainly Celtic Cup for the first couple of months. He must have a serious amount of minutes if you include them.
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Re: Leinster Squad 19-20

Postby Jonny tight lips » March 5th, 2019, 12:21 am

Poor Max Deegan is getting no minutes, quick send him off to Ulster before he forgets how to play rugby.

Also at 17 first team appearances only one player has had more games, young Andrew Porter, another apparently on Nuciforas hit list.
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Re: Leinster Squad 19-20

Postby The Doc » March 5th, 2019, 10:55 am

I found that list interesting. I haven't seen a similar analysis for the same time last year (or any other year) but it seems to me that, allowing for being unavailable for injury, our international players have been played more in the first half of the season than I would have expected across the positions - Healy, Furlong, Porter, Cronin, Ryan, take your pick of he BR, both SH. If you allow for injury the likes of McGrath, Sexton and Toner would probably have been up there as well.

I felt like Sexton and a few others were being played earlier in the season than usual - and for games you would normally not expect to see them in. I wonder if it is a WC conditioning thing - playing a lot early in the season, target the games towards the end and then go into Summer with an aim to peak again. Might explain the slight lack of sharpness for the 6N.

If it is the case, handy that Leinster have the home SF already - I wonder will we see a lot of younger faces getting gametime
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Re: Leinster Squad 19-20

Postby Oldschool » March 5th, 2019, 12:36 pm

Jonny tight lips wrote:Poor Max Deegan is getting no minutes, quick send him off to Ulster before he forgets how to play rugby.

Also at 17 first team appearances only one player has had more games, young Andrew Porter, another apparently on Nuciforas hit list.

Nucifora's is using his "Show and Go" policy for Deegan.
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Re: Leinster Squad 19-20

Postby mildlyinterested » March 6th, 2019, 11:26 am

Ross Byrne in Ireland squad for France, no Cronin, Henshaw or Leavy.
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Re: Leinster Squad 19-20

Postby ronk » March 10th, 2019, 5:57 am

Interesting that our 3 non European players are near the top of the minutes even though only 2 can be in a match day squad.
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Re: Leinster Squad 19-20

Postby Oldschool » March 10th, 2019, 12:47 pm

ronk wrote:Interesting that our 3 non European players are near the top of the minutes even though only 2 can be in a match day squad.

That's as it should be given the number of players Leinster supply to the national squad.
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Re: Leinster Squad 19-20

Postby ronk » March 11th, 2019, 7:19 am

Oldschool wrote:
ronk wrote:Interesting that our 3 non European players are near the top of the minutes even though only 2 can be in a match day squad.

That's as it should be given the number of players Leinster supply to the national squad.
Good player management.


Not in every position.

It shows that we're able to get value out of all of them.

I do worry though that the front line internationals are leading the minutes (or aren't far off) in a few positions. Means that overall they are playing a lot more contact.
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Re: Leinster Squad 19-20

Postby mildlyinterested » March 20th, 2019, 9:49 am

Out of contract at the end of the season, McFadden — who is in his 12th season with his home province — says he has not made a decision on his future, given his primary focus at the minute is playing rugby again after a couple of frustrating lay-offs.

“I’m born and bred in Leinster, I was born here, grew up here and supported the team from a young age,” he adds. “It would be great to play here until the end of my career but that hasn’t been fully decided yet. This is the last year of my contract so I’ll see what happens over the next few weeks.”


McFadden quote on future.
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Re: Leinster Squad 19-20

Postby arsebiscuits1 » March 20th, 2019, 12:25 pm

With Kelleher coming in and us being able to play Lowe without restrictions there is a lot of back 3 players with not enough game time to keep everyone happy.

I'd be absolutely gobsmacked if at least 1 back 3 player isn't gone by the end of the season
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Re: Leinster Squad 19-20

Postby cormac » April 10th, 2019, 7:43 pm

Tom Daly has signed a permanent deal with Connacht.
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Re: Leinster Squad 19-20

Postby wixfjord » April 10th, 2019, 8:33 pm

Delighted for Daly, hope he gets a free run of injuries.
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Re: Leinster Squad 19-20

Postby sunshiner1 » April 11th, 2019, 2:05 am

Hope Daly does well. Wish him all the best.
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