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Leinster v Dragons RDS Friday 7.35 Eir/TG4

Postby wixfjord » October 28th, 2019, 2:36 pm

Wonder will we start to see a few of the RWC guys trickle back for this one or the week after.

E Byrne & Frawley back too with Keenan out.

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Byrne, Byrne, Bent, Toner, Molony, Deegan, Connors, Doris, JGP, Byrne, Lowe, COB, ROL, Byrne, JOB
Dooley, Tracy, Vakh, Fardy, Penny, HOS, Frawley, DK
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Re: Leinster v Dragons RDS Friday 7.35 Eir/TG4

Postby cormac » October 28th, 2019, 2:55 pm

I'd be tempted to give Harry Byrne a start in this one and not just because Ross stunk the place out against Zebre.
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Re: Leinster v Dragons RDS Friday 7.35 Eir/TG4

Postby riocard911 » October 28th, 2019, 5:05 pm

cormac wrote:I'd be tempted to give Harry Byrne a start in this one and not just because Ross stunk the place out against Zebre.


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Re: Leinster v Dragons RDS Friday 7.35 Eir/TG4

Postby cormac » October 28th, 2019, 5:35 pm

wixfjord wrote:Wonder will we start to see a few of the RWC guys trickle back for this one or the week after.

E Byrne & Frawley back too with Keenan out.

Possible side:

Byrne, Byrne, Bent, Toner, Molony, Deegan, Connors, Doris, JGP, Byrne, Lowe, COB, ROL, Byrne, JOB
Dooley, Tracy, Vakh, Fardy, Penny, HOS, Frawley, DK


No sign of any of the returning internationals in the training photos today. I suspect they're not due to return to training until next week.
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Re: Leinster v Dragons RDS Friday 7.35 Eir/TG4

Postby Xanthippe » October 28th, 2019, 6:19 pm

cormac wrote:
wixfjord wrote:Wonder will we start to see a few of the RWC guys trickle back for this one or the week after.

E Byrne & Frawley back too with Keenan out.

Possible side:

Byrne, Byrne, Bent, Toner, Molony, Deegan, Connors, Doris, JGP, Byrne, Lowe, COB, ROL, Byrne, JOB
Dooley, Tracy, Vakh, Fardy, Penny, HOS, Frawley, DK


No sign of any of the returning internationals in the training photos today. I suspect they're not due to return to training until next week.


J-Sex put up a picture on instagram about 5 hours ago of himself doing kicking practice in the RDS
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Re: Leinster v Dragons RDS Friday 7.35 Eir/TG4

Postby Ruckedtobits » October 28th, 2019, 7:55 pm

Dragons will not be a walkover, although obviously no returnees as yet. However, we need to put as strong a pack as possible and melt their supply from the beginning. if J10 wants to put on his boots, I'll be delighted to welcome him back.

I'd also love to see Cian, Rhys and Henshaw back in harness - the latter two grossly underused over the past five week.
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Re: Leinster v Dragons RDS Friday 7.35 Eir/TG4

Postby wixfjord » October 28th, 2019, 7:59 pm

Henshaw was injured for most of the RWC, don't think you can say he was 'underused'!
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Re: Leinster v Dragons RDS Friday 7.35 Eir/TG4

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » October 28th, 2019, 8:05 pm

When was the last time Henshaw had a run of games? Is it over two years at this stage? He's one guy who I don't want us to rest. I wouldn't be surprised if he ended up looking after his hamstring for a while because he was rushed back, but once he does return I hope we just play him as much as possible.
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Re: Leinster v Dragons RDS Friday 7.35 Eir/TG4

Postby cormac » October 29th, 2019, 5:18 pm

Leinster Rugby v Dragons – KO 19:35

RDS Arena, Dublin

Referee: Andrea Piardi (FIR, 3rd Championship Appearance)
AR1: Andrew Brace (IRFU) AR2: Matteo Liperini
TMO: Alan Falzone (FIR)
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Re: Leinster v Dragons RDS Friday 7.35 Eir/TG4

Postby Pilotman123 » October 30th, 2019, 6:41 pm

Xanthippe wrote:
cormac wrote:
wixfjord wrote:Wonder will we start to see a few of the RWC guys trickle back for this one or the week after.

E Byrne & Frawley back too with Keenan out.

Possible side:

Byrne, Byrne, Bent, Toner, Molony, Deegan, Connors, Doris, JGP, Byrne, Lowe, COB, ROL, Byrne, JOB
Dooley, Tracy, Vakh, Fardy, Penny, HOS, Frawley, DK


No sign of any of the returning internationals in the training photos today. I suspect they're not due to return to training until next week.


J-Sex put up a picture on instagram about 5 hours ago of himself doing kicking practice in the RDS

I saw him practicing his kicking in the RDS when I was walking by with my dog at 13:00 on the 28th of October, mad stuff altogether
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Re: Leinster v Dragons RDS Friday 7.35 Eir/TG4

Postby Oldschool » October 31st, 2019, 12:58 pm

Don't think we'll see it tomorrow but it would be interesting to see how, as suggested elsewhere(Xan?), a RB/HB 10/12 or 10/15 would go even as a coming off the bench experiment for 30 mins or so assuming the Dragons aren't spoiling the party of course.
It's definitely worth a try and it's also the sort of thing FLeocaster would be up to trying.
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Re: Leinster v Dragons RDS Friday 7.35 Eir/TG4

Postby Pilotman123 » October 31st, 2019, 1:00 pm

Oldschool wrote:Don't think we'll see it tomorrow but it would be interesting to see how, as suggested elsewhere(Xan?), a RB/HB 10/12 would go even as a coming off the bench experiment for 30 mins or so assuming the Dragons aren't spoiling the party of course.
It's definitely worth a try and it's also the sort of thing FLeocaster would be up to trying.

Harry Byrne has never played 12 or 15 before he has been playing 10 ever since he was in the Michael’s primary school, that’s the problem about the Byrne brothers, they aren’t very versatile which is a shame
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Re: Leinster v Dragons RDS Friday 7.35 Eir/TG4

Postby Pilotman123 » October 31st, 2019, 1:02 pm

We have better players coming through who can play 12 or 15, I wouldn’t be surprised if one of the Byrne brothers moved to a different province
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Re: Leinster v Dragons RDS Friday 7.35 Eir/TG4

Postby wixfjord » October 31st, 2019, 1:03 pm

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Really exciting team!
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Re: Leinster v Dragons RDS Friday 7.35 Eir/TG4

Postby Pilotman123 » October 31st, 2019, 1:04 pm

wixfjord wrote:Image


Really exciting team!

Great to see Bairdo and Harry Byrne starting #swords
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Re: Leinster v Dragons RDS Friday 7.35 Eir/TG4

Postby Ruckedtobits » October 31st, 2019, 1:20 pm

A little bit fragile on the bench to face a Dean Ryan-coached team. Wouldn't fancy seeing a front-row on 45 mins of Milne, Kelleher and Aungier, unless we'ed already banked 30+ pts and 4+ tries.
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Re: Leinster v Dragons RDS Friday 7.35 Eir/TG4

Postby wise7 » October 31st, 2019, 1:37 pm

When Ross was brought on the Australian tour in 2018, Schmidt said at the time he was bringing him as additional cover at 12 as well as 10 as he felt he could potentially play there if needed. (although 10 is clearly his true position). Harry I have heard said he played centre up to 12 or 13 years of age. Anyway it would be interesting at some stage to see if they could produce a good enough combination that could evolve into a realistic option. They are a pair of big units with a lot of football.
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Re: Leinster v Dragons RDS Friday 7.35 Eir/TG4

Postby Twist » October 31st, 2019, 1:42 pm

Interesting that Deegan is at 6 & Doris 8
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Re: Leinster v Dragons RDS Friday 7.35 Eir/TG4

Postby Pilotman123 » October 31st, 2019, 1:51 pm

wise7 wrote:When Ross was brought on the Australian tour in 2018, Schmidt said at the time he was bringing him as additional cover at 12 as well as 10 as he felt he could potentially play there if needed. (although 10 is clearly his true position). Harry I have heard said he played centre up to 12 or 13 years of age. Anyway it would be interesting at some stage to see if they could produce a good enough combination that could evolve into a realistic option. They are a pair of big units with a lot of football.

Interesting times ahead
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Re: Leinster v Dragons RDS Friday 7.35 Eir/TG4

Postby curates_egg » October 31st, 2019, 2:22 pm

Am I right in thinking LPG, ROL, Dooley and Bent have started all our games?
Seems like a missed opportunity to not give a less experienced squad member a start in one of the games, particularly at 9.
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