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Montpellier vs Leinster, 1pm Saturday 20th, Sky Sports

  • 19-01-2018 4:14pm
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    Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,585 irishfan9


    Leinster

    15. Rob Kearney (192)
    14. Jordan Larmour (13)
    13. Robbie Henshaw (21)
    12. Isa Nacewa (178) CAPTAIN
    11. James Lowe (4)
    10. Ross Byrne (40)
    9. Jamison Gibson-Park (42)
    1. Cian Healy (183)
    2. Seán Cronin (144)
    3. Tadhg Furlong (77)
    4. Devin Toner (210)
    5. James Ryan (9)
    6. Dan Leavy (48)
    7. Josh van der Flier (59)
    8. Jack Conan (66)
    16. Bryan Byrne (21)
    17. Jack McGrath (124)
    18. Andrew Porter (21)
    19. Ross Molony (54)
    20. Jordi Murphy (98)
    21. Luke McGrath (87)
    22. Joey Carbery (29)
    23. Fergus McFadden (163)

    Montpellier

    1. MIKHEIL NARIASHVILI
    2. BISMARCK DU PLESSIS
    3. JANNIE DU PLESSIS
    4. NICOLAAS JANSE VAN RENSBURG
    5. KONSTANTINE MIKAUTADZE
    6. KÉLIAN GALLETIER
    7. YACOUBA CAMARA
    8. LOUIS PICAMOLES (CAP.)
    9. RUAN PIENAAR
    10. AARON CRUDEN
    11. NEMANI NADOLO
    12. JAN SERFONTEIN
    13. FRANCOIS STEYN
    14. TIMOCI NAGUSA
    15. BENJAMIN FALL
    16. ROMAIN RUFFENACH
    17. YVAN WATREMEZ
    18. MOHAMED HAOUAS
    19. JULIEN DELANNOY
    20. FULGENCE OUEDRAOGO
    22. GELA APRASIDZE
    22. JOE TOMANE
    23. JESSE MOGG


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  • Registered Users Posts: 37,978 irishbucsfan


    10 - 46


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,282 ✭✭✭✭ Podge_irl


    Think Byrne will be fine. Bit worried about JGP though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,224 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    Montpellier v Glasgow here - pitch looks ok albeit not well maintained at all. If there is much of a downpour between now and tomorrow afternoon I'd say it will cut up a good bit but looks plenty firm here in December.



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


    Podge_irl wrote: »
    Think Byrne will be fine. Bit worried about JGP though.
    RB with McGrath, fine. JGP with Sexton, fine.

    RB with JGP.... we'll see. They passed their big test so far in Thomond. This is another level up, though.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,519 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Neil3030


    I'm pretty sure any kind of bonus point guarantees us a top 2? Still though, you'd hope they worked this out, and learned the lesson from last year.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,200 ✭✭✭ scott1974


    I know Montpellier got well beaten last week, but it was close up to half-time..

    Did they run out of gas? I wondering will they be able to deal with a high paced game..


  • Registered Users Posts: 820 ✭✭✭ jaansu


    I'm pretty confident about this game tomorrow. I reckon JGP will be fine!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,498 ✭✭✭✭ thebaz


    my gut tells me won't win - never confident when Johnny is missing -he's as influential as BOD was back in the day, maybe more so


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,385 ✭✭✭✭ Trojan


    What it'll come down to is whether Montpellier are interested or not.

    I think with possibility of qualifying, a home crowd and one of the best teams in Europe in town, that they will be at least somewhat up for this.

    It's a close call - I'm going to say losing BP for Leinster.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,224 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    Neil3030 wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure any kind of bonus point guarantees us a top 2? Still though, you'd hope they worked this out, and learned the lesson from last year.

    Last year we knew we needed to win to guarantee a home semi and we scraped a draw. This year we realistically aren't going to be caught. It could happen, but it's extremely unlikely.

    Resting Sexton / Fardy probably the right thing to do.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,207 ✭✭✭ durkadurka


    I’m increasingly fearful that we’re going to get done over here, and increasingly confident that it won’t matter.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,978 irishbucsfan


    durkadurka wrote: »
    I’m increasingly fearful that we’re going to get done over here, and increasingly confident that it won’t matter.

    We don't get done. We are the ones who do the "done"-ing.


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


    We put out a completely adequate side in Castres last year. We experimented on the wing and gave Triggs a week off which he completely deserved after the few months he had endured.

    We lost Sexton and Nacewa to first half injuries which was impossible to predict. That's what cost us. The line up was more than good enough.


  • Registered Users Posts: 820 ✭✭✭ jaansu


    With Sexton we are a better team but I think we've moved on from last year against Castre when both Sexton and Nacewa went off injured.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,045 ✭✭✭✭ vienne86


    We only need a LBP to be sure of top spot, and it is not unlikely that we won't even need that.....I wish we weren't first up though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,224 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    vienne86 wrote: »
    We only need a LBP to be sure of top spot, and it is not unlikely that we won't even need that.....I wish we weren't first up though.

    Correct, but then being first up is probably the only way for the match to be exciting in a meaningful way.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,190 ✭✭✭ swiwi_


    Montpellier in winter. Not a great place for a braai. Montpellier team to be homesick, Leinster by 10.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,519 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Neil3030


    It's one of those games where we could just let them get 80 nil ahead, and then bag four tries when they break out the Pastis and start playing Belote.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,574 ✭✭✭✭ stephen_n


    Think Ross Byrne will benefit from the speed and accuracy of JGP’s pass, which is still way better than Luke’s. Though his kicking game was good in Thomond, I get nervous every time JGP lines up to kick. I think tough his selection indicates we are going for a high tempo game to knacker Monty out. Hope it works


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,069 ✭✭✭ ionadnapokot


    Nadolo v Larmour
    Interesting!
    1st real test of the young man


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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,027 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    Delighted to see Byrne getting the start, was afraid Carbery would be catapulted into the squad to get gametime for the 6N.

    Backrow should be interesting as well, not often we see Leavy and VdF both starting.

    If JGP can get clean ball and doesn't hesitate at the ruck I think Byrne will be more than comfortable.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,519 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Neil3030


    Nadolo v Larmour
    Interesting!
    1st real test of the young man

    Yeah - and good luck to Larmour as well! :cool:


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,507 ✭✭✭ lufties


    Trojan wrote: »
    What it'll come down to is whether Montpellier are interested or not.

    I think with possibility of qualifying, a home crowd and one of the best teams in Europe in town, that they will be at least somewhat up for this.

    It's a close call - I'm going to say losing BP for Leinster.
    I'm in MPL at the moment working as it turns out. Be great to see Leinster win, but Montpellier at home will be a tough game.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,308 ✭✭✭✭ prawnsambo


    lufties wrote: »
    I'm in MPL at the moment working as it turns out. Be great to see Leinster win, but Montpellier at home will be a tough game.
    Nice place to be working. One of my favourite cities in France.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,069 ✭✭✭ ionadnapokot


    lufties wrote: »
    I'm in MPL at the moment working as it turns out. Be great to see Leinster win, but Montpellier at home will be a tough game.

    What’s weather like? Ball in hands stuff?
    Monsoon in Dublin


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,507 ✭✭✭ lufties


    Its a wee bit chilly with dark clouds, probably get a bit showery later.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,507 ✭✭✭ lufties


    prawnsambo wrote: »
    lufties wrote: »
    I'm in MPL at the moment working as it turns out. Be great to see Leinster win, but Montpellier at home will be a tough game.
    Nice place to be working. One of my favourite cities in France.
    Its a lovely spot alright. I do a 7 on 7 off (at home) rotation. I see the Cityjet aircraft here at the airport which must've carried the team. Unfortunately I couldn't get tickets, but I'm a Munster man anyway :). Will probably head out after the game, wonder if the leinster team will be sticking around.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,224 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    For many reasons the kick of time isn't great.

    But on the other hand I get to watch two top European teams go head to head in 3 hours time.

    Can't wait!


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,978 irishbucsfan


    Venjur wrote: »
    For many reasons the kick of time isn't great.

    But on the other hand I get to watch two top European teams go head to head in 3 hours time.

    Can't wait!

    Yeah. There's something nice about waking up and knowing that I could almost make it all the way to kickoff without getting out of bed and still somehow not feel bad!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,308 ✭✭✭✭ prawnsambo


    lufties wrote: »
    Its a lovely spot alright. I do a 7 on 7 off (at home) rotation. I see the Cityjet aircraft here at the airport which must've carried the team. Unfortunately I couldn't get tickets, but I'm a Munster man anyway :). Will probably head out after the game, wonder if the leinster team will be sticking around.
    I'd say they'll head straight back this evening. Early enough kick off for them to have a meal afterwards and still get home by tonight.


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