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

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  • Site Banned Posts: 12,341 ✭✭✭✭Faugheen


    Ah Rory. Did the hard part exceptionally well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 245 ✭✭thegreycity


    Really impressive for Connacht to keep Leinster scoreless in the last 10


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,720 ✭✭✭degsie


    Annnnd it's over. Well done Leinster.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,085 ✭✭✭A-Train


    Leinster rocked up to prove a point and they did. Complete control


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,270 ✭✭✭Dave_The_Sheep


    That's pretty satisfying. Should have gotten a BP though.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,294 ✭✭✭MaybeMaybe


    Who is that interviewer on Eir?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,147 ✭✭✭mangobob


    Anytime we leave the Sportsground with a win you have to be pleased. Delighted with our defence also, which was epic at times.

    But if I was to be critical, we really should have been further ahead, especially after the red card. We didn't look like a team which had a numerical advantage out there.

    Commiserations to Connacht (except that eejit who stamped on JDF. He can feck right off.)


  • Registered Users Posts: 277 ✭✭Nitrogan


    Mils Muliaina had another quiet game.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,720 ✭✭✭degsie


    JVdF is a gentleman


  • Registered Users Posts: 245 ✭✭thegreycity


    Nitrogan wrote: »
    Mils Muliaina had another quiet game.

    Does a lot of unseen work to be fair


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,920 ✭✭✭✭stephen_n


    Belham will be very happy with his days work, certainly put his hand up today at scrum time.

    As for his replacement, well that is one of the dumbest things I’ve seen in a long time. That will be a long ban I’d say.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,203 ✭✭✭✭Clegg


    Connacht are a good side this year so it's encouraging to see how well Leinster contained them defensively. VdF was monstrous today and deserved motm.

    On a slightly worrying note Leinster really should've scored 4 or 5 but execution was rather poor. Need to tighten up before the big European games coming up.

    This was our toughest match of the season so far and we were comfortable enough all throughout.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,294 ✭✭✭freyners


    Better team won. We looked fairly underwhelming in attack once in the 22. Although laceys refusal to ref the offside line didnt help the game at all


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,699 ✭✭✭The Pheasant2


    Anyone have any stats on how many tackles for VDF?


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,012 ✭✭✭✭Akrasia


    Leinster are a behemoth in defence. They make any team look like they have no ideas. Connacht had about a 4 minute window when they tried to do their offloading quick recycling rush attack but the leinster defence were just too fast off the line, too quick to get back and re-organise and the broken play ended up benefiting leinster

    Both teams had about 50% possession, the difference was that leinster soaked up everything Connacht had to throw at them while using their possession to pin Connacht even further behind the gain line.

    They would have liked a BP, but Connacht, to their credit, did enough scrambling to shut the gate with some excellent last gasp tackles.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,105 ✭✭✭✭Exclamation Marc


    Anyone have any stats on how many tackles for VDF?

    20 according to Ultimate Rugby.


  • Subscribers Posts: 40,568 ✭✭✭✭sydthebeat


    freyners wrote: »
    Better team won. We looked fairly underwhelming in attack once in the 22. Although laceys refusal to ref the offside line didnt help the game at all

    Dunno what your on about, he caught connacht off side loads of times during the game


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,876 ✭✭✭✭Burkie1203


    Vdf 20
    Fardy 18
    Conan 14
    SoB 12


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,920 ✭✭✭✭stephen_n


    sydthebeat wrote: »
    Dunno what your on about, he caught connacht off side loads of times during the game

    Eventually, Tom Farrell spent most of the first half so far offside, it looked like he was trying to rejoin Leinster.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,294 ✭✭✭freyners


    sydthebeat wrote: »
    Dunno what your on about, he caught connacht off side loads of times during the game

    Eventually. A lot of the first half had both sides blatently ahead of the hindmost foot line.

    Probably could have qualified my post a bit more


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  • Registered Users Posts: 116 ✭✭Chex LeMeneux


    Hard to know watching bits and pieces on the phone but Leinster well deserved to win. VDF was unreal. Was impressed by our own SOB Marmion and Carty. Think they have done enough to maybe have a look at at the USA match in November. Would love to break the hoodoo next week in Belfast.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,509 ✭✭✭✭thebaz


    Robertson-McCoy is an absolutely useless player, and then he does that.

    I'd be combing his contract for grounds for termination if I was Andy Friend.

    fully agree - what a nasty cheap shot - at a time when rugby is trying to eradicate serious injury such as concussion , you have Robertson McCoy stamping on someones head - what a man - long ban please


  • Site Banned Posts: 12,341 ✭✭✭✭Faugheen


    Anyone have any stats on how many tackles for VDF?

    20 tackles, 1 missed according to espn rugby.

    Slipping.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,634 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34


    Was impressed by our own SOB Marmion and Carty. Think they have done enough to maybe have a look at at the USA match in November.

    Not by a long shot they havent. We are 11 months away from Japan, whatever about Marmion already established in the squad, the USA game will be drilling lads that are likely to be on that plane, or at very least 24th men in the 6 Nations. SoB and Carty are neither of those.


  • Registered Users Posts: 240 ✭✭stl.ire


    Leinster’s defense was scary good. Connacht couldn’t get round then going wide and if they went up the middle they were slammed by a blue wall. Connacht didn’t particularly play badly it was just such an impressive defensive performance with a few moments of nice attack.

    Tom Farrell was very impressive, Copeland and Dillane had good games too. Haven’t seen much of Carty recently but he’s improved a lot, if he could play on the gain line more against a press defense he’d be in the Ireland convo. TOH reminded me of Zebo when Munster struggled, he’s a nice player but in no way suited for Schmidt’s Ireland.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,067 ✭✭✭✭wp_rathead


    Thought Conan and VdF were awesome for Leinster
    Josh fecking loves playing Connacht for some reason, think this is his 3rs or 4th MotM against us..

    Larmour must have eel DNA
    Ringrose try was highlight of the game, came from not finding touch with a clearance

    SOB2.0 and Tom Farrell were Connachts 2 stand outs

    Thought Roux and Dillane were industrial around the park
    Finlay went well at TH
    Hopefully Ruddock and Ronaldson are not badly injured

    Id have no issue never seeing McCoy wearing Connacht jersey again, I understand "red mist" excuse at times but stamping on players exposed neck is disgusting

    Lacey missed abit and didn't agree with all his calls but some of the comments from the crowd were pretty cringey unfortunately


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,238 ✭✭✭✭Diabhal Beag


    Disappointing that we never really got going in attack but the better team won with ease. JvdF and Conan seemed to just be everywhere. The channels to Carty and Bundee were walled up after the first 10 minutes. Nice to see SOB Sr have an impressive outing, just wish it wasn't against ourselves.

    Massive credit to Leinster. Best side in Europe and dominated the match for the full 80.

    As for ourselves it isn't a disaster but we've some tough away fixtures in the next few weeks that we need to be winning if we've any hopes of a play-off spot. Some really good early signs from 4/5 games so far.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,876 ✭✭✭✭Burkie1203


    wp_rathead wrote: »
    Hopefully Ruddock and Ronaldson are not badly injured

    Ronaldson one looked horrible on replay


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,067 ✭✭✭✭wp_rathead


    Burkie1203 wrote: »
    Ronaldson one looked horrible on replay

    Fnck
    For him and for Connacht, with Horowitz still out young Fitzgerald might yet be making his debut sooner than expected


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  • Registered Users Posts: 116 ✭✭Chex LeMeneux


    Larbre34 wrote: »
    Not by a long shot they havent. We are 11 months away from Japan, whatever about Marmion already established in the squad, the USA game will be drilling lads that are likely to be on that plane, or at very least 24th men in the 6 Nations. SoB and Carty are neither of those.

    We're looking at Carty as the 3rd choice 10 so he is up against Billy burns or Ross Byrne not Sexton. Tbh back row is so competitive that it's hard to argue for many outside of VDF leavy SOB POM and Stander but I still think our SOB had a good innings. From a connacht POV I think Marmion Carty Dillane Bundee are worth a look and maybe Buckley for the extended squad


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