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Re: Leinster Squad 18-19

Postby The Doc » August 10th, 2018, 2:09 pm

arsebiscuits1 wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:Leinster Players out of contract post WC:

Cian Healy(32)
Jack McGrath(30)
Sean O'Brien(32)
Jonathan Sexton(34)
Robbie Henshaw(26)
Rob Kearney(33)


Am I right in saying they're all centrally contracted players?

All would be in with a fair shout of renewals except for SOB


I doubt Kearney or Healy will get renewed central contracts post WC - possibly not Sexton.

I'd assume central contracts at the beginning of a WC cycle will have an eye on the next WC
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Re: Leinster Squad 18-19

Postby Ruckedtobits » August 10th, 2018, 2:55 pm

A lot of mouths to feed and a lot of players to get adequate game time. Albeit with possibly 19/ 20 National Squad players, without a full B&I schedule a lot of players will be short of match sharpness.
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Re: Leinster Squad 18-19

Postby johng » August 10th, 2018, 3:31 pm

There is a new hiberno Welsh comp replacing the b&I. Kicking off at the start of the season
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Re: Leinster Squad 18-19

Postby Ruckedtobits » August 10th, 2018, 9:07 pm

johng wrote:There is a new hiberno Welsh comp replacing the b&I. Kicking off at the start of the season


But only lasting about 6 weeks. Over before the end of October, hence Nucifora trying to get alterations in AIL for next Season, to slot in more contracted players' game time.
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Re: Leinster Squad 18-19

Postby mildlyinterested » August 10th, 2018, 9:10 pm

which have apparently been rejected, cant they just play A games against the provinces if they need to give lads warm up games?
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Re: Leinster Squad 18-19

Postby johng » August 12th, 2018, 8:50 pm

Ruckedtobits wrote:
johng wrote:There is a new hiberno Welsh comp replacing the b&I. Kicking off at the start of the season


But only lasting about 6 weeks. Over before the end of October, hence Nucifora trying to get alterations in AIL for next Season, to slot in more contracted players' game time.

Yeah I saw that ok. Tough circle to try and square.

Also. I don't think I have ever seen this place go nearly 2 days without a post before. Even in the silly season.
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Re: Leinster Squad 18-19

Postby blockhead » August 12th, 2018, 9:17 pm

johng wrote:
Ruckedtobits wrote:
johng wrote:There is a new hiberno Welsh comp replacing the b&I. Kicking off at the start of the season


But only lasting about 6 weeks. Over before the end of October, hence Nucifora trying to get alterations in AIL for next Season, to slot in more contracted players' game time.

Yeah I saw that ok. Tough circle to try and square.

Also. I don't think I have ever seen this place go nearly 2 days without a post before. Even in the silly season.


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Re: Leinster Squad 18-19

Postby Dave Cahill » August 12th, 2018, 9:18 pm

I was at Taste of Cavan.

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Re: Leinster Squad 18-19

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » August 13th, 2018, 12:40 am

Sean Cronin has somehow managed to overcome the death of his international career (and being a national disgrace) by...being in Ireland camp right now.

Rumours of his demise were greatly exaggerated.
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Re: Leinster Squad 18-19

Postby leinsterforever » August 13th, 2018, 5:59 am

Ruckedtobits wrote:A lot of mouths to feed and a lot of players to get adequate game time. Albeit with possibly 19/ 20 National Squad players, without a full B&I schedule a lot of players will be short of match sharpness.


I was thinking that it was somewhat surprising that they didn't add a club hooker to the squad for extra depth (and maybe one or two more players in other positions as well). I suppose the reduced amount of 'A' gametime available now would be a consideration when they're weighing up what squad size would be optimal
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Re: Leinster Squad 18-19

Postby mildlyinterested » August 13th, 2018, 8:17 am

still think a hooker is needed.. given Kelleher's injury record.

they were looking at having two academy hookers, but that didn't work out.
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Re: Leinster Squad 18-19

Postby wixfjord » August 13th, 2018, 1:45 pm

An interesting interview in yesterday's Indo Life magazine (don't @ me!) with Scott Fardy and his wife. Seems like they had a tough time last year after the birth of their first child. He comes across very well I must say.
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Re: Leinster Squad 18-19

Postby johng » August 13th, 2018, 2:54 pm

Hey! @you yah bastid
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Re: Leinster Squad 18-19

Postby mildlyinterested » August 14th, 2018, 9:48 am

internationals to be rested even more this season than usual...
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Re: Leinster Squad 18-19

Postby Dave Cahill » August 14th, 2018, 7:17 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:internationals to be rested even more this season than usual...


Its likely alright - it will make defending the Pro14 title very difficult on the grounds that it will be Pro14 games that those additional rests will affect
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Re: Leinster Squad 18-19

Postby hugonaut » August 14th, 2018, 9:15 pm

Dave Cahill wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:internationals to be rested even more this season than usual...


Its likely alright - it will make defending the Pro14 title very difficult on the grounds that it will be Pro14 games that those additional rests will affect


Always likely to happen this season. If Fardy stays fit and healthy we should be okay – he's the key. We won't have very much access to Dev and we'll have very little to James Ryan, so SF will have to carry a big load in the second row. It's a very big step down from Fardy to Molony and then a step down again to Mick Kearney and Nagle, who have been disappointing over the last two seasons. To be brutally honest, they haven't been at the required standard. 461 mins for Kearney and 360 mins for Nagle tells the story – the coaches don't seem to rate/trust either of them, and Nagle in particular made very little contribution.

Could do with Ross Molony finding better form this season – he improved his tackling last season [he used to miss loads] but other than that it was an iffy season for him. He's a better handler than he had the opportunity to show last year, and it'd be good to see him used to try and steal some more lineouts at the front.

Other than that I think we'll be okay. Little experience in the backrow with so many players involved with Ireland [Leavy, SOB, Conan, Ruddock, JVDF] but loads of talent in Deegan and Doris.
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