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Match Thread: Pro14 Final - Leinster v Scarlets, Saturday 26th, 2018. Sky Sports, TG4

  • 26-05-2018 10:41am
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,596 ✭✭✭ Rigor Mortis


    Leinster ****|v|Scarlets
    Kearney|15|Halfpenny
    Larmour|14|McNicholl
    Ringrose|13|Williams
    Nacewa|12|Parkes
    Lowe|11|Evans
    Sexton|10|Patchell
    McGrath|9|Davies
    Healy|1|Evans
    Cronin|2|Owens
    Furlong|3|Lee
    Toner|4|Rawlins
    Ryan|5|Cummins
    Ruddock|6|Shingler
    Leavy|7|Davies
    Conan|8|Beirne
    Tracy|16|Elias
    McGrath|17|Jones
    Porter|18|Kruger
    Fardy|19|Bulbring
    Murphy|20|Boyde
    McCarthy|21|Evans
    Carbery|22|Jones
    O'Loughlin|23|Pridie


    The second final for Leinster and a chance to achieve a first for any Pro 14 team. The teams have met three times this season and Leinster have been the better side in all three, although only marginally so in Parc Y Scarlets.

    The bookies have Leinster 10 points favourites, but it doesnt feel like that will be the case. Since Leinster battered Scarlets in the Aviva, the bookies spreads have been a poor measure of performance. Betting against the spread would have made good returns for people backing Munster, Paris, Connacht and Treviso. Lately, Leinster have been winning a bit uglier.

    The benching of Fardy and Jordi has raised eyebrows. They are ably replaced by Ruddock and Conan. Even with these changes, Leinster look to have the edge up front. Scarlets have a devestating backline and it is stronger than in the Aviva. Arguably, the Leinster back line is weaker than that day. The loss of Henshaw is always going to hurt. Swopping McFadden for Lowe gives something extra in attack but will cost in defence.

    McGrath for Whiskey is a win, even though the Scarlets performance was probably JGPs best Leinster performance and seemed better than any of Lukes performances since. However, he is coming back from injury and every game is an improvement. He'll need to be his best today. If he is, Leinster's half backs can control this game. Scarlets last year was Johnny's worst game in years, lets hope the European game didnt get all his revenge out of his system.

    Scarlets have been great again this season, but not as good as last year. While their two play off wins were excellent, they dont feel just as invincible as last year.

    Its been a long season. A great season. 7.30 tonight will tell if its been the greatest season ever. With a Grand Slam and a European Cup some of these players have a chance to write their name even bolder in the (4th) stars.


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Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,173 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203


    42000 tickets sold as of yesterday


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,761 ✭✭✭ Donnielighto


    Anyone know where I'd get to watch this in Stuttgart?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,770 ✭✭✭ BionicRasher


    What time is kick off please?


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,034 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    What time is kick off please?

    6pm


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,596 ✭✭✭ Rigor Mortis


    Burkie1203 wrote: »
    42000 tickets sold as of yesterday

    if there is just 42k sold we will do well to have 36 in the ground. There are an awful lot of tickets for sale on forums and facebook threads


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,578 ✭✭✭✭ partyjungle




  • Registered Users Posts: 431 ✭✭ part time punk


    Is this on TG4? If not could I please get a stream by pm from someone. C'mon Leinster


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 6,495 Mod ✭✭✭✭ dregin


    Trying to figure the best route to the bath avenue entrance if meeting people off the DART. Is the path along the dodder on the far side of the foot bridge at Lansdowne Road station open on match day? Can one make their way to the bath avenue entrance along the river or will we be told to take the long way round?

    Thanks in advance.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,711 ✭✭✭✭ Interested Observer


    dregin wrote: »
    Trying to figure the best route to the bath avenue entrance if meeting people off the DART. Is the path along the dodder on the far side of the foot bridge at Lansdowne Road station open on match day? Can one make their way to the bath avenue entrance along the river or will we be told to take the long way round?

    Thanks in advance.

    I think they force you down that path on the far side of the Dodder if you have Bath Ave tickets.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,578 ✭✭✭✭ partyjungle


    Or if you'd prefer





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  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 6,495 Mod ✭✭✭✭ dregin


    I think they force you down that path on the far side of the Dodder if you have Bath Ave tickets.

    Sounds like exactly what I want to do. Grand so! Thanks.


  • Subscribers Posts: 36,243 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    Anyone want two free tickets to the North stand?

    I've also two free premium tickets to the dublin 7s in belvedere if anyone interested.

    Pm me


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,231 ✭✭✭✭ Clegg


    Pure bricking it.

    I think this might be a game toomfar for Leinster's pack. Scarlets look to.be leaking at exactly the right time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    Is the S4C English commentary not working for anyone else?


  • Registered Users Posts: 654 ✭✭✭ Gonad


    Larmour seems to run slower without the ball

    Steff evans was smoking him back towards his own line there


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,681 ✭✭✭ Try_harder


    Is the S4C English commentary not working for anyone else?

    Dont have the rights unfortunately

    Watching the final in Welsh. My TG4 is gone and S4C dont have English Comm


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,604 ✭✭✭ dublinman1990


    Is the S4C English commentary not working for anyone else?

    Same here. I have S4C HD on FTA & can't receive it.


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 33,063 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pickarooney


    Gonad wrote: »
    Larmour seems to run slower without the ball

    Steff evans was smoking him bac towards his now line there

    Larmour runs like Frogger.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,231 ✭✭✭✭ Clegg


    Good start.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,343 ✭✭✭✭ mfceiling


    Mcgrath with tunnel vision...never even glanced to see his support.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    Try_harder wrote: »
    Dont have the rights unfortunately

    Watching the final in Welsh. My TG4 is gone and S4C dont have English Comm
    Thanks
    I’m casting my Sky Sports mobile to the tv but it’s not HD :/


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,231 ✭✭✭✭ Clegg


    Poor penalties to give away.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,553 ✭✭✭✭ errlloyd


    Question. Lowe releases and then re gathers. Surely HP had to release him.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    Should have been a penalty against Halfpenny, never released Lowe after the tackle.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,604 ✭✭✭ dublinman1990


    At least we are all square at 6-6.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,596 ✭✭✭✭ Beechwoodspark


    What a kick from Lowe


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,754 ✭✭✭✭ emmet02


    What a kick


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,231 ✭✭✭✭ Clegg


    Isa

    :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,034 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    James Lowe has the best left boot in the world.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,604 ✭✭✭ dublinman1990


    Nacewa is subbed as he is off injured.


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