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Ulster v Leinster Build up thread

  • 25-10-2017 9:26am
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    Registered Users Posts: 19,230 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur




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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,585 irishfan9





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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,187 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203


    Venjur wrote: »


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    Provocative.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,585 irishfan9




  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,428 CMod ✭✭✭✭ awec


    I hate you all.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,716 ✭✭✭✭ Interested Observer


    I think that Robbie Diack clip is my favourite thing that's ever happened in rugby.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,230 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    awec wrote: »
    I hate you all.

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  • Subscribers Posts: 36,271 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    I think that Robbie Diack clip is my favourite thing that's ever happened in rugby.

    a bit off topic ......
    but this is definitely up there for me



  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,585 irishfan9


    Afraid Leinster team overly selection will be affected by AI's


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,585 irishfan9


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,047 ✭✭✭ Bazzo


    Lol I remember seeing that Diack clip live. What the **** was he thinking?

    "Should I just keel my 6'3" frame over towards the line? No. Best to take it into contact against these 3 onrushing defenders."


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,261 ✭✭✭✭ Clegg


    You can see Payne looking down at Diack and think "wtf mate"


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,345 ✭✭✭✭ mfceiling


    Venjur...


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Conor Murray is set to be involved for Munster in the trip to Connacht. If that's the case perhaps the Leinster selection will be stronger than ye think.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,728 Former Former


    Conor Murray is set to be involved for Munster in the trip to Connacht. If that's the case perhaps the Leinster selection will be stronger than ye think.

    I don't think any players will be barred from playing, just that many of them have started four weeks in a row already. Joey Carbery has started six on the trot, including a trek to SA, so he's due a rest.

    We might see:
    Healy Cronin Bent
    Fardy Ryan
    Leavy SOB Murphy
    JGP Byrne
    Byrne Reid ROL Kearney
    Kearney

    That's a decent team, if ROL and RK are fit.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,230 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    Conor Murray is set to be involved for Munster in the trip to Connacht. If that's the case perhaps the Leinster selection will be stronger than ye think.

    You think Cooney will be playing?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,199 ✭✭✭ MaybeMaybe




  • Registered Users Posts: 23,564 ✭✭✭✭ Buer


    The Lions lads have only 4 games since June. They need another game. I would say they'll be involved this weekend and then have their feet up for the following week.

    The other internationals will feature in one or the other, I imagine, depending on their involvement thus far. I'd take a punt on:

    McGrath, Tracy, Bent, Fardy, Ryan, Murphy, Leavy, SOB, JGP, Sexton, DK, Reid, Henshaw, Byrne, RK.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,716 ✭✭✭✭ Interested Observer


    Buer wrote: »
    McGrath, Tracy, Bent, Fardy, Ryan, Murphy, Leavy, SOB, JGP, Sexton, DK, Reid, Henshaw, Byrne, RK.

    If ROL was fit I'd have him in for Reid with Henshaw to 12 but otherwise that would certainly do. If Ross Byrne started I wouldn't be too upset either.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,564 ✭✭✭✭ Buer


    I'd say a consideration will be for the following week also which is a trip back to Glasgow. Will be a tough enough one and they'll want to have a strong enough side travel over even if Glasgow may be resting a few lads too.

    Healy, Cronin, Bent, Fardy, Toner, Leavy, Murphy, Conan, McGrath, Byrne, DK, Reid, ROL, McFadden, RK.

    Wouldn't be surprised to see someone like Peter Dooley get a start either this week or next. Bit of a juggling act to be performed.

    Ulster's shallow depth could be a real problem for them. If the likes of CL and Cooney don't make it their halfback pairing is going to be very, very weak. They're also looking a bit ropey in the front row with doubts over Herbst and Ah You the likely replacement.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,585 irishfan9


    Marshall/Nelson potential halfback pairing for Ulster.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,978 irishbucsfan


    No mercy for Ulster's weak squad. Grind them into the dirt.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,230 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    I'd say the loss at the weekend to La Rochelle will have pulled the Ulster squad up by their lacey's.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,241 ✭✭✭✭ Larbre34


    Venjur wrote: »
    I'd say the loss at the weekend to La Rochelle will have pulled the Ulster squad up by their lacey's.

    No doubt, but I don't it will be to enough of a degree. I'm going for a Leinster smash-and-grab, agree the Lions should be playing if fit, really they are back in the season proper at this stage and the first Autumn test isnt for another fortnight thereafter.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,428 CMod ✭✭✭✭ awec


    Venjur wrote: »
    I'd say the loss at the weekend to La Rochelle will have pulled the Ulster squad up by their lacey's.

    I have my doubts.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,564 ✭✭✭✭ Buer


    awec wrote: »
    I have my doubts.

    Get outta here?!


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,428 CMod ✭✭✭✭ awec


    Buer wrote: »
    Get outta here?!

    Injury concerns for Cooney and Lealiifaano.

    Marshall + Lacey = just give the points to Leinster now and save us the misery.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,585 irishfan9


    ROL is fit afaik


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,564 ✭✭✭✭ Buer


    awec wrote: »
    Marshall + Lacey = just give the points to Leinster now and save us the misery.

    Cheer up, Miseryguts.

    This is the Leinster team Ulster beat in May:

    Leinster: I Nacewa; A Byrne, G Ringrose, N Reid, F McFadden; J Carbery, L McGrath; J McGrath, J Tracy, T Furlong; D Toner, H Triggs; R Ruddock, J van der Flier, J Conan.

    A game against a similar standard side with the Irish lads keeping an eye on the November series is certainly not beyond this Ulster team. I would expect some of those injury doubts to clear in the coming days.


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,428 CMod ✭✭✭✭ awec


    Buer wrote: »
    Cheer up, Miseryguts.

    This is the Leinster team Ulster beat in May:

    Leinster: I Nacewa; A Byrne, G Ringrose, N Reid, F McFadden; J Carbery, L McGrath; J McGrath, J Tracy, T Furlong; D Toner, H Triggs; R Ruddock, J van der Flier, J Conan.

    A game against a similar standard side with the Irish lads keeping an eye on the November series is certainly not beyond this Ulster team. I would expect some of those injury doubts to clear in the coming days.
    It's not beyond us. I just have little confidence. :pac:

    Normally I'm a positive person, I swear.


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