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The ghost of John Muldoon v the tears of Cian Healy Build up thread

  • 25-09-2018 12:25pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 19,230 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    We kick off the build up to this weekends most important fixture with the42.ie's recent interview with Bundee Aki:

    Bundee: Hi lads, listen - before we start, I just want to confirm I'm not signing for Leinster or speaking with Leinster so if we can stay away from questions like that it would be great.
    The42: No problem Bundee, we'll steer well clear.


    The42: So Bundee, you've opened your season with a man of the match performance against Scarlets, you must be very pleased with that?
    Bundee: Yeah it was a great win to get under our belts, we had a lot of belief going into that matc...
    The42: Bundee, sorry to cut across you - we've just received this image, it was taken when you were still meant to be down in the Southern Hemisphere but clearly you were in fact meeting with Leo Cullen at the time - have you any comment?
    VT9Sq6Y.jpg
    Bundee: Seriously, guys we had an agreement
    The42: That's you isn't it Bundee - there is no denying it.
    Bundee: I was invited as a guest to the Leinster awards, that doesn't mean I'm signing for anyone, I'm very happy here with Connacht and I don't think I'd make a first choice Leinster 15 anyway.
    The42: That's certainly true but you have to admit the optics on this are terrible?
    Bundee: It wasn't a particularly well fitting dress.
    The42: Moving on, how has Andy Friend been bedding in since pre season?
    Bundee: FRIENNND
    The42: What?
    Bundee: FRIENNNNNNNNND :D:D:D
    The42: ?
    Bundee: RUGBY FRIENNNNND (Bundee gives two thumbs up)
    The42: ..... thanks for your time today Bundee, best of luck with the season
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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 30,309 Mod ✭✭✭✭ .ak


    *Connaught


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,054 ✭✭✭ arsebiscuits1


    Connacht off the back of a very impressive win against Scarlets. Some good quality rugby on display.

    Wholesale changes to be expected by Leinster I assume. But whoever is in the starting pack should examine the Edinburgh game. Very good forward play. Winning collisions and very effective cleanouts.

    I could be wrong but I thought Leavy was ready to come back on on Saturday. He certainly galloped off the field for his HIA so hopefully he will be available.

    A team like:

    Byrne Cronin Porter
    Fardy Kearney
    Ruddock Deegan SOB
    McGrath Byrne
    Tomane ROL
    Lowe Kearney Kearney
    Byrne Dooley Bent Nagle Doris McCarthy Reid McFadden

    Decent side. Hopefully could put it up to them. No better test for Tomane that being on Bundee duty. He made **** of Scarlets last week


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


    I wouldn't have huge faith in Tomane handling Aki very well based on what we've seen to date. I'd be as happy to see him on the wing with Reid in the centre, to be honest. But I don't see it happening.

    Expecting something along the lines of:

    Dooley, Cronin, Porter, Fardy, Kearney, Ruddock, SOB/Leavy, Deegan, JGP, Byrne, DK, Tomane, ROL, Adam Byrne, RK.

    Byrne, Byrne, Bent, Molony, SOB/Leavy, McCarthy, Frawley, Reid


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


    Buer wrote: »
    I wouldn't have huge faith in Tomane handling Aki very well based on what we've seen to date. I'd be as happy to see him on the wing with Reid in the centre, to be honest. But I don't see it happening.

    Expecting something along the lines of:

    Dooley, Cronin, Porter, Fardy, Kearney, Ruddock, SOB/Leavy, Deegan, JGP, Byrne, DK, Tomane, ROL, Adam Byrne, RK.

    Byrne, Byrne, Bent, Molony, SOB/Leavy, McCarthy, Frawley, Reid

    I'd say Furlong might start but otherwise that looks accurate enough. This season has thrown up some surprise early selections but given the last two team sheets there will has to be rotation this week.

    I also think this is very much a game for Lowe. Connacht back three are well enough equipped to deal with the aerial threat but I'd have some question marks over their 1 on 1 tackling and Lowe is a handful in contact. Could see McCarthy start with Luke on the bench.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,256 ✭✭✭ bazwraf


    Does Sean Cronin have a gumshield?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,442 its_phil


    bazwraf wrote: »
    Does Sean Cronin have a gumshield?

    Oh snap


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,419 ✭✭✭ evil_seed


    1489370.jpg


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 30,309 Mod ✭✭✭✭ .ak


    Who's that?


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


    .ak wrote: »
    Who's that?

    And why is his beard oddly shaped like Pat Lam?


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


    bazwraf wrote: »
    Does Sean Cronin have a gumshield?

    YaBIlwd.jpg


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,610 ✭✭✭✭ stephen_n


    I'd like to see us go full strength in this one, we can afford to rest players against Munster.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,465 ✭✭✭ munchkin_utd


    .ak wrote: »
    *Connaught
    Connacht actually
    (also the name used by the government for that part of the country in european elections http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/1977/act/30/schedule/2/enacted/en/html)

    Connaught is a 5 star hotel in London.


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


    Connacht actually
    (also the name used by the government for that part of the country in european elections http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/1977/act/30/schedule/2/enacted/en/html)

    Connaught is a 5 star hotel in London.

    Whoosh...!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,054 ✭✭✭ arsebiscuits1


    Buer wrote: »
    I wouldn't have huge faith in Tomane handling Aki very well based on what we've seen to date. I'd be as happy to see him on the wing with Reid in the centre, to be honest. But I don't see it happening.

    Expecting something along the lines of:

    Dooley, Cronin, Porter, Fardy, Kearney, Ruddock, SOB/Leavy, Deegan, JGP, Byrne, DK, Tomane, ROL, Adam Byrne, RK.

    Byrne, Byrne, Bent, Molony, SOB/Leavy, McCarthy, Frawley, Reid

    Is there an A game this weekend?

    I can see the coaches wanting Frawley to get some meaningful gametime at 10 to get him up to speed


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


    Is there an A game this weekend?

    Munster v Ulster?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    Excellent start Venjur. Let the games begin!


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,376 ✭✭✭✭ molloyjh


    Is there an A game this weekend?

    I can see the coaches wanting Frawley to get some meaningful gametime at 10 to get him up to speed

    Yep, Leinster are at home to the Ospreys on Friday.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,357 ✭✭✭ FACECUTTR


    Going to have a shot at a team prediction this week.
    1. Buckley
    2. Heffernan
    3. Bealham
    4. Dillane
    5. Roux
    6. O'Brien
    7. Butler
    8. Boyle
    9. Marmion
    10. Carthy
    11. Healy
    12. Bundee
    13. Farrell
    14. Kelleher
    15. O'Halloran
    16. McCartney
    17. McCabe
    18. McCoy
    19. Cannon
    20. Faingaa
    21. Blade
    22. Ronaldson
    23. Adeoloukan
    Hard to leave the quality of Godwin out but I think Bundee/Farrell is our best pairing for now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,066 ✭✭✭ Richie_Rich89


    FACECUTTR wrote: »
    Going to have a shot at a team prediction this week.
    1. Buckley
    2. Heffernan
    3. Bealham
    4. Dillane
    5. Roux
    6. O'Brien
    7. Butler
    8. Boyle
    9. Marmion
    10. Carthy
    11. Healy
    12. Bundee
    13. Farrell
    14. Kelleher
    15. O'Halloran
    16. McCartney
    17. McCabe
    18. McCoy
    19. Cannon
    20. Faingaa
    21. Blade
    22. Ronaldson
    23. Adeoloukan
    Hard to leave the quality of Godwin out but I think Bundee/Farrell is our best pairing for now.

    Godwin at 22? Ronaldson hasn't been great at flyhalf so far, so you wouldn't be losing much in terms of versatility


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,357 ✭✭✭ FACECUTTR


    Godwin at 22? Ronaldson hasn't been great at flyhalf so far, so you wouldn't be losing much in terms of versatility

    No, Godwin at 12 or 13. Not sure how much Godwin has played at 10 but I think I read somewhere he did. Niyi adds so much in attack for the last 20 mins so I'd stick with him for 23
    Ronaldson is our only option at 22 until Horwitz gets fit and gives him a bit of competition.


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


    Zzippy wrote: »
    Excellent start Venjur. Let the games begin!

    I think it should be put to a poll.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,866 ✭✭✭ Wegians89


    Interesting how Healy is making such a big deal about Muldoons kick still, he’s one player I always thought would be likely to attempt taking a kick in a game at some point


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,178 ✭✭✭ troyzer


    Wegians89 wrote: »
    Interesting how Healy is making such a big deal about Muldoons kick still, he’s one player I always thought would be likely to attempt taking a kick in a game at some point

    I don't think he was annoyed at Connacht, I think he was trying to explain how annoyed Leinster were at themselves for such a shocking performance.

    Muldoon lining up for a kick was salt in the wound but fair play to him.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,889 ✭✭✭ Brock Turnpike


    Cian Healy gon' **** sh1t up


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,728 Former Former


    Wegians89 wrote: »
    Interesting how Healy is making such a big deal about Muldoons kick still, he’s one player I always thought would be likely to attempt taking a kick in a game at some point

    What did he say?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,178 ✭✭✭ troyzer


    What did he say?

    http://www.the42.ie/cian-healy-leinster-edinburgh-4250861-Sep2018/
    And what about Muldoon’s conversion at the end? Healy was less than impressed.

    “Leave it to the kickers,” the Ireland prop replied. “I suppose, on a personal note, that was nice for him to finish off his career. But, it is something you have to take a bit of offence to when you’re not taken seriously.”


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,866 ✭✭✭ Wegians89


    What did he say?

    There was an article about it on the 42 a few days ago, but it was also brought up st the Connacht press conference with Duffy and the new and better sob discussing it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,978 irishbucsfan


    Wegians89 wrote: »
    There was an article about it on the 42 a few days ago, but it was also brought up st the Connacht press conference with Duffy and the new and better sob discussing it.

    It was brought up by journalists.

    It’s a nothing story that’s being magnified because there’s a tasty headline in it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,178 ✭✭✭ troyzer


    Who's heading to gicktown on the supporters bus?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,728 Former Former


    It was brought up by journalists.

    It’s a nothing story that’s being magnified because there’s a tasty headline in it.

    We asked Cian Healy about John Muldoon. YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT THE RESPONSE WAS


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