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Edinburgh Away, 22/03, 7.35pm

Postby mildlyinterested » March 12th, 2019, 1:20 pm

8 days before semi-final game at home to Ulster, assuming no irish players will be selected/available, what team do they select?
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Re: Edinburgh Away, 22/03, 7.35pm

Postby cormac » March 12th, 2019, 1:33 pm

Barring injury, would imagine the following players will be available

LHP: Byrne, Dooley, McGrath*
THP: Bent, Abdaladze, Porter*
Hooker: Tracy, Byrne, Cronin*
2nd Row: Fardy, Molony, Kearney
Back Row: Ruddock, Leavy*, Murphy, Deegan, Doris

SH: McGrath, Gibson-Park, HOS
FH: Byrne, Frawley
Centre: O'Brien, Reid, O'Loughlin, Tomane
Back 3: Daly, Lowe, Byrne, D Kearney, McFadden

* depends on whether they're involved with Ireland this weekend
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Re: Edinburgh Away, 22/03, 7.35pm

Postby Oldschool » March 12th, 2019, 4:01 pm

cormac wrote:Barring injury, would imagine the following players will be available

LHP: Byrne, Dooley, McGrath*
THP: Bent, Abdaladze, Porter*
Hooker: Tracy, Byrne, Cronin*
2nd Row: Fardy, Molony, Kearney
Back Row: Ruddock, Leavy*, Murphy, Deegan, Doris

SH: McGrath, Gibson-Park, HOS
FH: Byrne, Frawley
Centre: O'Brien, Reid, O'Loughlin, Tomane
Back 3: Daly, Lowe, Byrne, D Kearney, McFadden

* depends on whether they're involved with Ireland this weekend

Re * Only if they start against Wales.
They all need game time before the Ulster game and to the end of the season.
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Re: Edinburgh Away, 22/03, 7.35pm

Postby Jonny tight lips » March 12th, 2019, 4:13 pm

cormac wrote:Barring injury, would imagine the following players will be available

LHP: Byrne, Dooley, McGrath*
THP: Bent, Abdaladze, Porter*
Hooker: Tracy, Byrne, Cronin*
2nd Row: Fardy, Molony, Kearney
Back Row: Ruddock, Leavy*, Murphy, Deegan, Doris

SH: McGrath, Gibson-Park, HOS
FH: Byrne, Frawley
Centre: O'Brien, Reid, O'Loughlin, Tomane
Back 3: Daly, Lowe, Byrne, D Kearney, McFadden

* depends on whether they're involved with Ireland this weekend


Unfortunately it’s a week too soon for Leavy.

Also if McGrath is gonna leave at the end of the year I don’t see any reason to play him again in the Pro14 this year. We already have the home semi and it’s a good opertunity to give Dooley and Byrne the minutes.
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Re: Edinburgh Away, 22/03, 7.35pm

Postby D4surfer » March 12th, 2019, 5:41 pm

Jonny tight lips wrote:
cormac wrote:Barring injury, would imagine the following players will be available

LHP: Byrne, Dooley, McGrath*
THP: Bent, Abdaladze, Porter*
Hooker: Tracy, Byrne, Cronin*
2nd Row: Fardy, Molony, Kearney
Back Row: Ruddock, Leavy*, Murphy, Deegan, Doris

SH: McGrath, Gibson-Park, HOS
FH: Byrne, Frawley
Centre: O'Brien, Reid, O'Loughlin, Tomane
Back 3: Daly, Lowe, Byrne, D Kearney, McFadden

* depends on whether they're involved with Ireland this weekend


Unfortunately it’s a week too soon for Leavy.

Also if McGrath is gonna leave at the end of the year I don’t see any reason to play him again in the Pro14 this year. We already have the home semi and it’s a good opertunity to give Dooley and Byrne the minutes.


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Re: Edinburgh Away, 22/03, 7.35pm

Postby Oldschool » March 12th, 2019, 5:54 pm

Jonny tight lips wrote:
cormac wrote:Barring injury, would imagine the following players will be available

LHP: Byrne, Dooley, McGrath*
THP: Bent, Abdaladze, Porter*
Hooker: Tracy, Byrne, Cronin*
2nd Row: Fardy, Molony, Kearney
Back Row: Ruddock, Leavy*, Murphy, Deegan, Doris

SH: McGrath, Gibson-Park, HOS
FH: Byrne, Frawley
Centre: O'Brien, Reid, O'Loughlin, Tomane
Back 3: Daly, Lowe, Byrne, D Kearney, McFadden

* depends on whether they're involved with Ireland this weekend


Unfortunately it’s a week too soon for Leavy.

Also if McGrath is gonna leave at the end of the year I don’t see any reason to play him again in the Pro14 this year. We already have the home semi and it’s a good opertunity to give Dooley and Byrne the minutes.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the nush.
McGrath is multicapped international and a first choice Lions test prop.
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Re: Edinburgh Away, 22/03, 7.35pm

Postby Jonny tight lips » March 12th, 2019, 5:56 pm

Oldschool wrote:
Jonny tight lips wrote:
cormac wrote:Barring injury, would imagine the following players will be available

LHP: Byrne, Dooley, McGrath*
THP: Bent, Abdaladze, Porter*
Hooker: Tracy, Byrne, Cronin*
2nd Row: Fardy, Molony, Kearney
Back Row: Ruddock, Leavy*, Murphy, Deegan, Doris

SH: McGrath, Gibson-Park, HOS
FH: Byrne, Frawley
Centre: O'Brien, Reid, O'Loughlin, Tomane
Back 3: Daly, Lowe, Byrne, D Kearney, McFadden

* depends on whether they're involved with Ireland this weekend


Unfortunately it’s a week too soon for Leavy.

Also if McGrath is gonna leave at the end of the year I don’t see any reason to play him again in the Pro14 this year. We already have the home semi and it’s a good opertunity to give Dooley and Byrne the minutes.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the nush.
McGrath is multicapped international and a first choice Lions test prop.


True but we don’t need to win these games so they’re free shots, why not look longterm
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Re: Edinburgh Away, 22/03, 7.35pm

Postby Ruckedtobits » March 12th, 2019, 6:33 pm

Because you want your match-day 23 primed and ready for action together a week later. Any who are not carrying a knock or in rehab should be included to assist re-conditioning into Leinster mode. Because of the difference in player skill sets, it does take a session or two after 9 weeks separation.
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Re: Edinburgh Away, 22/03, 7.35pm

Postby Jonny tight lips » March 12th, 2019, 7:59 pm

Ed Byrne did alright against Toulouse and was in the team on merit. Reality is if he’s off it’s not as if we’re gonna get somebody back the other way so we’re gonna be relying on these guys next year.

At the start of the the year Jack McGrath was light years ahead of Ed but as the season has gone on that has narrowed, in relatively close calls for bench spots I think we can lean towards the players who will be around next year. Same goes for the likes of McCarthy and O’Sullivan.
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Re: Edinburgh Away, 22/03, 7.35pm

Postby Laighin Break » March 13th, 2019, 9:10 am

Jonny tight lips wrote:Ed Byrne did alright against Toulouse and was in the team on merit. Reality is if he’s off it’s not as if we’re gonna get somebody back the other way so we’re gonna be relying on these guys next year.

At the start of the the year Jack McGrath was light years ahead of Ed but as the season has gone on that has narrowed, in relatively close calls for bench spots I think we can lean towards the players who will be around next year. Same goes for the likes of McCarthy and O’Sullivan.


Has McGrath leaving been confirmed anywhere or is it still just rumoured? If there's a guy considering leaving, freezing him out completely will give him a good push
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Re: Edinburgh Away, 22/03, 7.35pm

Postby mildlyinterested » March 13th, 2019, 9:16 am

McGrath starts against Edinburgh with Byrne on the bench. If McGrath is still struggling for form...
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Re: Edinburgh Away, 22/03, 7.35pm

Postby Oldschool » March 13th, 2019, 10:07 am

mildlyinterested wrote:McGrath starts against Edinburgh with Byrne on the bench. If McGrath is still struggling for form...

You keep picking him if you are following Joe's policy.
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Re: Edinburgh Away, 22/03, 7.35pm

Postby mildlyinterested » March 13th, 2019, 10:22 am

Oldschool wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:McGrath starts against Edinburgh with Byrne on the bench. If McGrath is still struggling for form...

You keep picking him if you are following Joe's policy.


in a loser goes out of the competition game?
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Re: Edinburgh Away, 22/03, 7.35pm

Postby Oldschool » March 13th, 2019, 11:49 am

mildlyinterested wrote:
Oldschool wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:McGrath starts against Edinburgh with Byrne on the bench. If McGrath is still struggling for form...

You keep picking him if you are following Joe's policy.


in a loser goes out of the competition game?

Basically pick Jack against Edinburgh, see how he goes and take it from there....
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Re: Edinburgh Away, 22/03, 7.35pm

Postby backrower8 » March 13th, 2019, 12:54 pm

Oldschool wrote:Basically pick Jack against Edinburgh, see how he goes and take it from there....


I want to see Jack bench for Ireland in Cardiff and stick it to the Welsh in the last 20 rather than give them turnovers and penalties courtesy of Killer's inept scrummaging.
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Re: Edinburgh Away, 22/03, 7.35pm

Postby riocard911 » March 13th, 2019, 1:26 pm

backrower8 wrote:
Oldschool wrote:Basically pick Jack against Edinburgh, see how he goes and take it from there....


I want to see Jack bench for Ireland in Cardiff and stick it to the Welsh in the last 20 rather than give them turnovers and penalties courtesy of Killer's inept scrummaging.


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Re: Edinburgh Away, 22/03, 7.35pm

Postby Oldschool » March 13th, 2019, 2:14 pm

backrower8 wrote:
Oldschool wrote:Basically pick Jack against Edinburgh, see how he goes and take it from there....


I want to see Jack bench for Ireland in Cardiff and stick it to the Welsh in the last 20 rather than give them turnovers and penalties courtesy of Killer's inept scrummaging.

+1 however that is dependent on Jack being with the Irish squad.
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Re: Edinburgh Away, 22/03, 7.35pm

Postby BlueWheels » March 13th, 2019, 5:32 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:8 days before semi-final game at home to Ulster, assuming no irish players will be selected/available, what team do they select?


Hate to be a kill-joy ...... but the Ulster game is only a quarter-final.
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Re: Edinburgh Away, 22/03, 7.35pm

Postby Xanthippe » March 13th, 2019, 8:10 pm

Jonny tight lips wrote:
Oldschool wrote:
Jonny tight lips wrote:

Also if McGrath is gonna leave at the end of the year I don’t see any reason to play him again in the Pro14 this year.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the nush.
McGrath is multicapped international and a first choice Lions test prop.


True but we don’t need to win these games so they’re free shots, why not look longterm


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Re: Edinburgh Away, 22/03, 7.35pm

Postby artaneboy » March 13th, 2019, 8:21 pm

Xanthippe wrote:
Jonny tight lips wrote:
Oldschool wrote:[quote="Jonny tight lips"]


Also if McGrath is gonna leave at the end of the year I don’t see any reason to play him again in the Pro14 this year.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the nush.
McGrath is multicapped international and a first choice Lions test prop.


True but we don’t need to win these games so they’re free shots, why not look longterm


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