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  • ScrummieMan
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    Leinster squad for canada game:

    Forwards

    Peter Dooley (61)
    Ed Byrne (45)
    Michael Bent (124)
    Vakh Abdaladze (7 Leinster Rugby caps)

    James Tracy (92)
    Bryan Byrne (42)
    Rónan Kelleher (2)

    Ross Molony (82)
    Scott Fardy (44)
    Josh Murphy (21)
    Ryan Baird (1)*

    Max Deegan (46)
    Caelan Doris (16)
    Will Connors (5)
    Martin Moloney (0)*

    Backs

    Hugh O’Sullivan (14)
    Patrick Patterson (3)*

    Ciarán Frawley (14)
    Harry Byrne (0)*

    Conor O’Brien (17)
    Jimmy O’Brien (7)
    Rory O’Loughlin (61)
    Joe Tomane (13)
    Adam Byrne (52)
    Barry Daly (36)
    Hugo Keenan (5)
    Cian Kelleher (7)

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  • ScrummieMan
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    LEINSTER 47 (V Abdaladze 2 tries; H Byrne try, 6 cons; M Deegan, A Byrne, J Murphy, R Watters try each)
    COVENTRY 17 (J Stokes, J Bulumakau, D Lewis try each; W Maisey con)

    15. Cian Kelleher / Rob Russell 52 mins
    14. Adam Byrne / Jack Kelly ht
    13. Gavin Mullin / Adan La Grue 52 mins
    12. Conor O'Brien / Jimmy O’Brien ht
    11. Barry Daly / Liam Turner ht
    10. Harry Byrne / Rory O’Loughlin 52 mins
    9. Rowan Osborne / Patrick Patterson ht
    1. Peter Dooley / Michael Milne ht
    2. Rónan Kelleher / James Tracy 49 mins
    3. Vakh Abdaladze / Jack Aungier ht / Roman Salanoa 66 mins
    4. Ross Molony CAPTAIN / Josh Murphy 59 mins
    5. Josh Murphy / Ryan Baird ht
    6. Martin Moloney / Max Deegan ht
    7. Will Connors / Martin Moloney 59 mins
    8. Ronan Foley / Ronan Watters 59 mins

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  • Waterfordlad
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    Originally posted by mr chips View Post
    Not forgetting the family's idiot child, Lada.
    Is that Lada-da?

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  • mr chips
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    Not forgetting the family's idiot child, Lada.

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  • Talking Sense
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    Originally posted by Sulla View Post

    Three O’Briens.. could have been four, 2 O’Sullivans

    what happened to the Hugo Royce fella? Was that his name?
    Royce Burke-Flynn, I think his sister was named Mercedes. Their old man must be a complete tool

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  • Sulla
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    good stuff!...

    you work in the Munster Rugby future talent spotting dept?

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  • ScrummieMan
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    Leinster 19/20 Preview: Scrumhalf

    Jamison Gibson Park(27) - signed contract in 2019.
    Luke McGrath(26) - signed contract in 2019.
    Rowan Osborne(23) - on wc trial.
    Hugh O'Sullivan(21) - signed contract in 2019.
    Paddy Patterson(20) - Academy Y2

    Jamison Gibson Park becomes irish QF'd in august, this will allow he, Fardy and Lowe to be selected in the same game day squad. Injury disrupted his end of season last season but before that he was having his best season in blue, can he usurp Luke McGrath as leinster's first choice scrumhalf in europe. McGrath is currently in irish camp, will he travel to the WC? it looks unlikely at the moment, but we shall wait and see. Either way he will have a fight on his hands for his position upon returning to leinster. Beyond the clear cut top two, Leinster have three young scrumhalves hoping to earn gametime, Rowan Osborne is coming off an excellent season in the AIL, he will hope he can earn a longer term contract during the world cup. Hugh O'Sullivan got limited exposure to senior game time last season but concerns remain over his development as a scrumhalf given lack of game time at the position to date. Paddy Patterson also got senior game time last season and will hope to add to that this upcoming season, which scrumhalf will ultimately win out as the third choice scrumhalf?

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  • ScrummieMan
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    Scott Fardy(35) - Signed 1 yr contract in 2019
    Rhys Ruddock(28) - Signed contract in 2018
    Jack Conan(27) - Signed contract in 2019
    Tony Ryan(27) - on wc trial
    Josh Van Der Flier(26) - Signed contract in 2018
    Dan Leavy(25) - Signed contract in 2019
    Josh Murphy(24) - Signed contract in 2019
    Will Connors(23) - Signed contract in 2018
    David Aspil(23) - on wc trial
    Max Deegan(22) - Signed contract in 2019
    Oisin Dowling(22) - Academy Yr 3
    Caelan Doris(21) - Signed contract in 2018
    Ryan Baird(20) - Academy Yr 2
    Scott Penny(20) - Signed contract in 2019
    Martin Moloney(19) - Academy Yr 1
    Brian Deeny(19) - Academy Yr 1

    Rhys Ruddock, Jack Conan and Josh Van Der Flier are all in Irish camp, will all three travel to the WC? We shall wait and see.. currently they are clear 1st choice at each of their positions for Leinster. Scott Fardy will provide cover at blindside in top european game but it's unclear how often else he may be called upon. Unfortunately Dan Leavy is likely to miss the whole season with his knee injury, hopefully he can make a full recovery for the start of next season. Max Deegan is the most experienced homegrown backrower currently in the setup during preseason, the natural 8 expanded his versatility last season playing more 6 and 7. It will be interesting to see what position he is used at primarily this season. Caelan Doris featured heavily last season at 8, will he continue to be the primary backup for Conan at 8 or will he follow Deegans path and move positions in his 2nd full season in the senior squad.Tony Ryan returns to cover the backrow again during the world cup, the 6/8 appeared once 4 years ago during the previous world cup period. Will Connors made his injury return at the end of last season and had some impressive showings, he will hope to stay injury free this season and get gametime at 7 during the World Cup. David Aspil was spotted training some with the senior team last season and returns on a trial during the WC, the bulky openside will be hoping to earn a longer term contract. Josh Murphy and Oisin Dowling will be hoping to get gametime at either blindside or lock if given the chance, long term both are probably more suited for 6 given their size. Fellow lock/blindside Ryan Baird showed star potential at the Junior World Cup, it will be interesting to see if he focuses on lock or blindside this season for leinster. If he does, his older teammates may struggle for game time. Scott Penny missed the junior world cup due to shoulder injuries, the star U20 openside will hope to continue his remarkably quick progress this upcoming season at leinster. Martin Moloney also missed the junior world cup with injury, the U20 blindside is capable of playing openside also, he will hoping to make his leinster senior debut this season. FInally Brian Deeny joined the academy this summer after getting experience playing lock and backrow for the u20s, he remains eligible for that team this season which he will presumably be focusing on.

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  • ScrummieMan
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    Leinster 19/20 Season Preview: 2nd Row

    James Ryan(23) - Signed contract in 2017
    Devin Toner(33) - Signed central 3yr contract in 2017
    Scott Fardy(35) - Signed 1 yr contract in 2019
    Ross Molony(25) - Signed contract in 2018
    Josh Murphy(24) - Signed contract in 2019
    Oisin Dowling(22) - Academy Y3
    Jack Dunne(20) - Academy Y2
    Ryan Baird(20) - Academy Y2
    Charlie Ryan(20) - Academy Y1
    Brian Deeny(19) - Academy Y1

    James Ryan enters the season as the best rugby player in ireland and leinster after winning awards from his peers for his performances for both last season. His contract ends at the end of this season and he is surely in line for an upgraded central deal from the IRFU. Devin Toner will also return from the World Cup, his contract also ends at the end of the season, last season his luck ran out in regards to injury, hopefully he can have a healthy season as he enters his mid 30's. Scott Fardy somewhat surprisingly returns on a 1 year deal, a key player for leinster over the past two seasons he will provide much needed leadership during the World Cup and beyond. Ross Molony returns after a strong season last season that was cut short at the end due to injury, the maturing lock will hope to fight off his younger competition over the world cup and retain his spot in the squad as 4th choice lock. Josh Murphy is really more of a blindside, but he did appear at lock last season, will this continue going forward? Oisin Dowling is another lock/blindside option, he is entering his final season in the academy and has an uphill battle for gametime this season. Jack Dunne made his debut for the senior team last season and managed to make 5 appearances in total, the tighthead lock impressed in particular against Treviso and Glasgow. He will hope to push on this season and potentially graduate from the academy at the end of the season. Fellow 2nd year academy player Ryan Baird is coming off a stay junior world cup campaign where he featured at lock and blindside, it will be interesting to see where he plays this season for Leinster. Ireland u20 captain Charlie Ryan joins the academy after an impressive U20 campaign, the tighthead lock will hope to make his leinster debut this season. Finally Brian Deeny also joined the academy this summer, this versatile athlete lined up in the backrow and at lock last season for the irish 20's, he is eligible again for the 20s and he will presumably be focusing on in nailing down his starting position for that team.

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  • jagawayagain
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    Originally posted by ScrummieMan View Post
    Loosehead Prop
    Cian Healy(32) - Signed central 2yr contract in 2019
    Ed Byrne(26) - Signed contract in 2018
    Peter Dooley(25) - Signed contract in 2018
    Michael Milne(20) - Academy Y2

    Cian Healy will return from the WC just after turning 32, he signed a 2 year central contract and looks like he will be comfortably 1st choice in that time barring a huge drop off in form. Meanwhile Ed Byrne took advantage of injury and poor form last season to play 22 times for leinster including 5 times in europe off the bench and the Pro 14 final off the bench. He will be aiming to cement his position as primary backup to Healy during the WC. Peter Dooley who turns 25 just before the season starts will be aiming to challenge Byrne as the primary backup to Healy, whatever happens he is set to get a lot of gametime this season. Academy prop Michael Milne is coming off a successful JWC campaign, and he will have plenty of opportunities during the World Cup to make an impression on the coaches and potentially earn game time in the Pro 14.

    Tighthead Prop
    Tadhg Furlong(26) - Signed central 3yr contract in 2018
    Andrew Porter(23) - Signed contract in 2018
    Michael Bent(33) - Signed contract in 2018
    Vakh Abdaladze(23) - Signed contract in 2018
    Jack Aungier(20) - Academy Y3
    Tom Clarkson(19) - Academy Y1

    Tadhg Furlong is comfortably 1st choice and will return from the WC a few weeks off his 27th birthday, centrally contracted until June 2021 he is set remain leinsters 1st choice TH for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile Andrew Porter may or may not travel to the World Cup this autumn, currently training with the Irish squad he will be disappointed if he fails to make it to Japan. He is entering his 3rd season playing tighthead and it will be interesting to see how a new scrum coach at leinster will affect his somewhat inconsistent scrummaging. Michael Bent returns once more in what could possibly be his final season at leinster, the ever reliant Bent will get a lot of gametime this season in the Pro 14 both pre and post World Cup. Vakh Abdaladze will be hoping to take advantage of the extra gametime during the World Cup to stake his claim as a viable 3rd choice option going forward this season and into the future. Academy prop Jack Aungier is entering his final season in the academy, he remains young for a TH Prop only turning 21 in November, but is coming off a disappointing 2nd year in the academy and needs a big season to convince his doubters. Finally new academy prop Tom Clarkson is coming off a stellar season for the Irish under-20's and is eligible again for that team this season. The 19 year old will likely be focusing on that team for a large part of the season but if injuries strike he could make a senior appearance off the bench.

    Hooker
    Sean Cronin(33) - Signed contract in 2018.
    James Tracy(28) - Signed contract in 2018.
    Bryan Byrne(26) - Signed contract in 2019.
    Ronan Kelleher(21) - Signed contract in 2019.
    Dan Sheehan(21) - Academy Y2

    Sean Cronin returns after being named supporters player of the season last season, a up and down irish season was largely forgotten about in blue, but will he travel to the World Cup? You would assume so. He remains clearly 1st choice for Leinster, and with his contract likely up at the end of the season, needs to be retained. James Tracy has been Cronin's primary backup now for the past three seasons, he will be aiming to retain that position this season after coming under pressure somewhat at the end of last season from Bryan Byrne who started on the bench ahead of Tracy in both the Pro 14 semi-final and final. Neither players at the moment look like high quality replacements for Cronin but both will compete for the primary backup spot this season. Recent academy graduate Ronan Kelleher however does appear to have the potential to replace Cronin long term, after making his debut last season, the Lansdowne man will hope to really push on and stake a claim for more gametime this season. Finally Dan Sheehan, who was a late surprise entrant to the academy last season has moved into his 2nd season in the academy, this mountain of a hooker has been a key player in Trinity Rugbys success the past two seasons, he will be aiming to make his senior debut at some point this season.
    Lovely piece of work. Thank you, would be great to see more.

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  • ScrummieMan
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    Loosehead Prop
    Cian Healy(32) - Signed central 2yr contract in 2019
    Ed Byrne(26) - Signed contract in 2018
    Peter Dooley(25) - Signed contract in 2018
    Michael Milne(20) - Academy Y2

    Cian Healy will return from the WC just after turning 32, he signed a 2 year central contract and looks like he will be comfortably 1st choice in that time barring a huge drop off in form. Meanwhile Ed Byrne took advantage of injury and poor form last season to play 22 times for leinster including 5 times in europe off the bench and the Pro 14 final off the bench. He will be aiming to cement his position as primary backup to Healy during the WC. Peter Dooley who turns 25 just before the season starts will be aiming to challenge Byrne as the primary backup to Healy, whatever happens he is set to get a lot of gametime this season. Academy prop Michael Milne is coming off a successful JWC campaign, and he will have plenty of opportunities during the World Cup to make an impression on the coaches and potentially earn game time in the Pro 14.

    Tighthead Prop
    Tadhg Furlong(26) - Signed central 3yr contract in 2018
    Andrew Porter(23) - Signed contract in 2018
    Michael Bent(33) - Signed contract in 2018
    Vakh Abdaladze(23) - Signed contract in 2018
    Jack Aungier(20) - Academy Y3
    Tom Clarkson(19) - Academy Y1

    Tadhg Furlong is comfortably 1st choice and will return from the WC a few weeks off his 27th birthday, centrally contracted until June 2021 he is set remain leinsters 1st choice TH for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile Andrew Porter may or may not travel to the World Cup this autumn, currently training with the Irish squad he will be disappointed if he fails to make it to Japan. He is entering his 3rd season playing tighthead and it will be interesting to see how a new scrum coach at leinster will affect his somewhat inconsistent scrummaging. Michael Bent returns once more in what could possibly be his final season at leinster, the ever reliant Bent will get a lot of gametime this season in the Pro 14 both pre and post World Cup. Vakh Abdaladze will be hoping to take advantage of the extra gametime during the World Cup to stake his claim as a viable 3rd choice option going forward this season and into the future. Academy prop Jack Aungier is entering his final season in the academy, he remains young for a TH Prop only turning 21 in November, but is coming off a disappointing 2nd year in the academy and needs a big season to convince his doubters. Finally new academy prop Tom Clarkson is coming off a stellar season for the Irish under-20's and is eligible again for that team this season. The 19 year old will likely be focusing on that team for a large part of the season but if injuries strike he could make a senior appearance off the bench.

    Hooker
    Sean Cronin(33) - Signed contract in 2018.
    James Tracy(28) - Signed contract in 2018.
    Bryan Byrne(26) - Signed contract in 2019.
    Ronan Kelleher(21) - Signed contract in 2019.
    Dan Sheehan(21) - Academy Y2

    Sean Cronin returns after being named supporters player of the season last season, a up and down irish season was largely forgotten about in blue, but will he travel to the World Cup? You would assume so. He remains clearly 1st choice for Leinster, and with his contract likely up at the end of the season, needs to be retained. James Tracy has been Cronin's primary backup now for the past three seasons, he will be aiming to retain that position this season after coming under pressure somewhat at the end of last season from Bryan Byrne who started on the bench ahead of Tracy in both the Pro 14 semi-final and final. Neither players at the moment look like high quality replacements for Cronin but both will compete for the primary backup spot this season. Recent academy graduate Ronan Kelleher however does appear to have the potential to replace Cronin long term, after making his debut last season, the Lansdowne man will hope to really push on and stake a claim for more gametime this season. Finally Dan Sheehan, who was a late surprise entrant to the academy last season has moved into his 2nd season in the academy, this mountain of a hooker has been a key player in Trinity Rugbys success the past two seasons, he will be aiming to make his senior debut at some point this season.

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  • lawrence
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    Originally posted by Sulla View Post

    Three O’Briens.. could have been four, 2 O’Sullivans

    what happened to the Hugo Royce fella? Was that his name?
    Would have been 4 but one of them pissed off

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  • Sulla
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    Originally posted by lawrence View Post
    That squad can be accurate, there must be way more double barreled surnames on the books.
    Three O’Briens.. could have been four, 2 O’Sullivans

    what happened to the Hugo Royce fella? Was that his name?

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  • lawrence
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    That squad cant be accurate, there must be way more double barreled surnames on the books.
    Last edited by lawrence; 9th-July-2019, 20:25.

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  • Miguel Sanchez
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    Meh.

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