Leinster v Southern Kings Fri 7.55 Eir

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Re: Leinster v Southern Kings Fri 7.55 Eir

Postby limecat » February 21st, 2019, 11:07 pm

Match Preview

Well that wasn't the normal game against Italian opposition!

After 20 minutes it was business as usual. Leinster were cruising with a 21 point lead and the watching fans' only fear was trying to retain interest in another facile romp. However, by half-time Leinster's lead had been reduced to two points as Zebre took advantage of some lax defending to score three tries.

Leinster struck back but so did Zebre and with ten minutes to go Leinster were only four points ahead and facing a goal-line stand to keep Zebre from taking the lead. They survived and got back up the field to clinch the match with two more tries but it was a second poor performance in a row after the Scarlets match.

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Re: Leinster v Southern Kings Fri 7.55 Eir

Postby sunshiner1 » February 22nd, 2019, 2:16 am

Can't beleive it's Kelleher's first game. It feels he's being around forever. Hope he does well. As for the team I'm a little worried it's a bit fallow. I know it's the Southern Kings but would have liked to have seen at least one more experienced head in the pack at least.
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Re: Leinster v Southern Kings Fri 7.55 Eir

Postby ronk » February 22nd, 2019, 4:45 am

Kelleher hasn't been around long, he's just been on the radar for longer.

He turned 21 last month and played for the U20s in the summer. Normally he'd be 1st year academy.
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Re: Leinster v Southern Kings Fri 7.55 Eir

Postby hugonaut » February 22nd, 2019, 7:37 am

sunshiner1 wrote:Can't beleive it's Kelleher's first game. It feels he's being around forever. Hope he does well. As for the team I'm a little worried it's a bit fallow. I know it's the Southern Kings but would have liked to have seen at least one more experienced head in the pack at least.


Bit of a strange perception - he's halfway through Year 2 of the Academy [source: https://www.leinsterrugby.ie/max-deegan ... announced/ ].

Frawley was the first of that intake to make his senior debut last season [17/02/18 vs Scarlets], then Gavin Mullin [07/04/18 vs Zebre], then Doris [28/04/18 @ Connacht]. This season Hughie O'Sullivan followed [15/09/18 @ Dragons], then Oisin Dowling [05/01/19 vs Ulster] and Kelleher will be the sixth from that class.
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Re: Leinster v Southern Kings Fri 7.55 Eir

Postby mildlyinterested » February 22nd, 2019, 8:56 am

Kelleher was playing 20's as a under-19 and in terms of hooker prospects has been on the scene for awhile, it would have been the preseason in 2017 when he appeared for the senior team and wasn't out of place.
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Re: Leinster v Southern Kings Fri 7.55 Eir

Postby mildlyinterested » February 22nd, 2019, 12:05 pm

Bent out.
Vakh to bench.
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Re: Leinster v Southern Kings Fri 7.55 Eir

Postby arsebiscuits1 » February 22nd, 2019, 12:50 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:Bent out.
Vakh to bench.


Would have like to see him from the off.

Good for him
He's gotten awfully fond of that brick
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Re: Leinster v Southern Kings Fri 7.55 Eir

Postby QBer » February 22nd, 2019, 2:59 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:Bent out.
Vakh to bench.

Nothing against Michael Bent at all but am looking forward to that after Vakh A's last try which oddly enough didn't make it onto one set of match highlights.
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Re: Leinster v Southern Kings Fri 7.55 Eir

Postby mildlyinterested » February 22nd, 2019, 3:00 pm

This game was played almost exactly a year ago, leinster won 64-7.

Leinster team, 6 players who started last year are starting this:

1. Ed Byrne
2. Bryan Byrne
3. Michael Bent
4. Mick Kearney
5. Ian Nagle
6. Josh Murphy
7. Will Connors
8. Max Deegan
9. Nick McCarthy
10. Ciaran Frawley
11. James Lowe
12. Isa Nacewa
13. Garry Ringrose
14. Barry Daly
15. Dave Kearney
16. James Tracy
17. Peter Dooley
18. Adam Coyle
19. Ross Molony
20. Peadar Timmins
21. Jamison Gibson Park
22. Noel Reid
23. Jordan Larmour
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Re: Leinster v Southern Kings Fri 7.55 Eir

Postby The Doc » February 22nd, 2019, 4:53 pm

hugonaut wrote:
sunshiner1 wrote:Can't beleive it's Kelleher's first game. It feels he's being around forever. Hope he does well. As for the team I'm a little worried it's a bit fallow. I know it's the Southern Kings but would have liked to have seen at least one more experienced head in the pack at least.


Bit of a strange perception - he's halfway through Year 2 of the Academy [source: https://www.leinsterrugby.ie/max-deegan ... announced/ ].

Frawley was the first of that intake to make his senior debut last season [17/02/18 vs Scarlets], then Gavin Mullin [07/04/18 vs Zebre], then Doris [28/04/18 @ Connacht]. This season Hughie O'Sullivan followed [15/09/18 @ Dragons], then Oisin Dowling [05/01/19 vs Ulster] and Kelleher will be the sixth from that class.


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Re: Leinster v Southern Kings Fri 7.55 Eir

Postby ronk » February 22nd, 2019, 6:59 pm

He’s the mole
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Re: Leinster v Southern Kings Fri 7.55 Eir

Postby johng » February 22nd, 2019, 7:11 pm

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Re: Leinster v Southern Kings Fri 7.55 Eir

Postby fourthirtythree » February 22nd, 2019, 7:16 pm

ronk wrote:He’s the mole


I'm going to tell Control we found him. Back to the Circus lads.
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Re: Leinster v Southern Kings Fri 7.55 Eir

Postby mildlyinterested » February 22nd, 2019, 7:49 pm

fourthirtythree wrote:
ronk wrote:He’s the mole


I'm going to tell Control we found him. Back to the Circus lads.


:clap:
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Re: Leinster v Southern Kings Fri 7.55 Eir

Postby mildlyinterested » February 22nd, 2019, 9:17 pm

Kings lead: 7-12.
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Re: Leinster v Southern Kings Fri 7.55 Eir

Postby Jonny tight lips » February 22nd, 2019, 9:18 pm

So whenever the worst team in the league want a try it appears all they have to do is go up and get one.
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Re: Leinster v Southern Kings Fri 7.55 Eir

Postby mildlyinterested » February 22nd, 2019, 9:22 pm

Conor O'Brien really looking a class apart.

Nice offload from Kelleher to Ed Byrne for that try.

14-12.
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Re: Leinster v Southern Kings Fri 7.55 Eir

Postby Laighin Break » February 22nd, 2019, 9:24 pm

Jonny tight lips wrote:So whenever the worst team in the league want a try it appears all they have to do is go up and get one.


Luckily the same applies for the best team in the league
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Re: Leinster v Southern Kings Fri 7.55 Eir

Postby mildlyinterested » February 22nd, 2019, 9:27 pm

Try number 2 for Ed Byrne.
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Re: Leinster v Southern Kings Fri 7.55 Eir

Postby Jonny tight lips » February 22nd, 2019, 9:28 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:Conor O'Brien really looking a class apart.

Nice offload from Kelleher to Ed Byrne for that try.

14-12.


COB is showing a bit of everything tonight, a barnstorming run, silky hands and even a big kick. Ed Byrne obviously doing well too
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