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Leinster vs. Lyon, Sunday 12th January, 13.00 (BT2)

  • 11-01-2020 7:41pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 6,325 ✭✭✭ Dave_The_Sheep


    Leinster
    |
    Lyon

    guinness-pro14-leinster-rugby-v-cardiff-blues-31.jpeg| lyon-ol-u-128x128.jpeg
    15. Jordan Larmour | Toby Arnold
    14. Dave Kearney | Xavier Mignot
    13. Garry Ringrose | Ethan Dumortier
    12. Robbie Henshaw | Thibaut Regard
    11. James Lowe | Noa Naikaitaci
    10. Ross Byrne | Jean-Marcellin Buttin
    9. Jack McGrath | Jonathan Pélissié
    1. Cian Healy | Hamza Kaabèche
    2. James Tracy | Badri Alkhazashvili
    3. Tadhg Furlong | Francisco Gomez Kodela
    4. Devin Toner | Martial Rolland
    5. Scott Fardy | Hendrik Roodt
    6. Rhys Ruddock | Killian Geraci
    7. Josh Van Der Flier | Etienne Oosthuizen
    8. Max Deegan | Virgile Bruni
    |
    16. Sean Cronin | Jeremie Maurouard
    17. Peter Dooley | Raphael Chaume
    18. Andrew Porter | Kevin Yameogo
    19. Ross Molony | Tanginoa Halaifonua
    20. Caelan Doris | Felix Lambey
    21. Jamison Gibson-Park | Sam Hidalgo-Clyne
    22. Ciaran Frawley | Joris Moura
    23. Rob Kearney | Josua Tuisova


    Referee: Ben Whitehouse (Wales)
    Assistant Referees: Gwyn Morris, Mike English (Wales)
    TMO: Ian Davies (Wales)

    Strong Leinster team, all in all, going more or less all out to try and ensure a top seeding spot, reflected by the 40 point bookies spread (not helped by Lyon sending a ... weakened ... side). The try scoring machine that is Dave Kearney starts as does Deegan. Ross Byrne will want to have a good performance to put him in the driving seat (if not already there) for the Irish 10 spot. With Cooney tearing it up for Ulster lately, McGrath hopefeully can do the same tomorrow.

    While there's a sense of inevitability about Leinster at the moment, and after two games against Ulster and Connacht where they flew out of the blocks only to slow down a lot in the second half, as a fan you'd hope for a full 80 minute performance as this seems the perfect game to do it. Not counting chickens yet though. Easy as fans to get complacent, but I can't see the players falling for it.


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Comments

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


    Should be a complete foregone conclusion. As long as we get the 5 and no serious injuries everything else is irrelevant.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,589 ✭✭✭✭ partyjungle


    Will be interesting to see how Jack McGrath gets on at scrum half. The move to ulster has paid off.


  • Registered Users Posts: 271 ✭✭ d.pop


    Will be interesting to see how Jack McGrath gets on at scrum half. The move to ulster has paid off.

    Brilliant, Not sure about his box kicking...


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,231 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    d.pop wrote: »
    Brilliant, Not sure about his box kicking...

    Reminds me of one of my favorite moments the last few years:

    https://streamable.com/aa51l

    Gibson Park and Adam Byrne in stitches at full time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,084 ✭✭✭ ionadnapokot


    Went for the spiral


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,084 ✭✭✭ ionadnapokot


    Whats the story with Lambey? Dropped from WC squad & not in 6N squad. Thought he was good in last years 6Nations


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


    Leinster to hit 30 by half time and treat the second half like a defensive training session.

    47-6


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,446 CMod ✭✭✭✭ awec


    Leinster to break 50, bonus point by half time.

    First try to come in first 5 mins or so.


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


    To be fair to Lyon.

    They've had the champions in their group for two years in a row.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,269 ✭✭✭✭ Clegg


    Ben Whitehouse is the ref?

    Oh god.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,269 ✭✭✭✭ Clegg


    Ok.

    That's just a pisstake


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,446 CMod ✭✭✭✭ awec


    There we go. Try one.


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


    Clegg wrote: »
    Ok.

    That's just a pisstake

    It's too funny.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,231 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    Dave Kearney though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,283 ✭✭✭✭ Larbre34


    Boooooooooooooooooooooooo....


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,269 ✭✭✭✭ Clegg


    No try

    But see that kick from Dave? Best Irish wing this season.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,283 ✭✭✭✭ Larbre34


    Bleedin VAR, ruining the game.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,283 ✭✭✭✭ Larbre34


    Right thats two rehearsals, next time lads


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 33,071 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pickarooney


    troyzer wrote: »
    Leinster to hit 30 by half time and treat the second half like a defensive training session.

    47-6

    Three concussions in a year, he's been stood down for three months. May be back in a week or two.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,269 ✭✭✭✭ Clegg


    The speed in which Leinster move the ball wide is breathtaking. 5 minutes in and already created two overlaps. Shame neither were trys.


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


    Three concussions in a year, he's been stood down for three months. May be back in a week or two.

    Eh?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 16,094 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Weepsie


    troyzer wrote: »
    Eh?

    Presume he meant to reply to the Lambey question above that post


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,446 CMod ✭✭✭✭ awec


    7 mins no tries. Disaster . Leinster feeling the pressure?


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 33,071 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pickarooney


    troyzer wrote: »
    Eh?

    He's been tested since October.
    Oops, replied to the wrong post and it looks like he's back this week already.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,269 ✭✭✭✭ Clegg


    davedavedavedavedave


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,046 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    Class stuff out of Byrne there


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,283 ✭✭✭✭ Larbre34


    Deserved. I see a hat trick in DK today.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,325 ✭✭✭ Dave_The_Sheep


    Byrne limping slightly?


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,283 ✭✭✭✭ Larbre34


    If the Willow Park U-11s did that in a match, they'd be running laps Monday night till they puked.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,745 ✭✭✭ ongarite


    That was a brain dead penalty to give away


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