Advertisement
If you have a new account but can't post, please email Niamh on [email protected] for help to verify your email address. Thanks :)
New AMA with a US police officer (he's back!). You can ask your questions here

Ulster vs. Leinster, Saturday 29th August, 19.35 (Eir Sport)

  • 29-08-2020 12:00pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 6,305 ✭✭✭ Dave_The_Sheep


    Ulster
    |
    Leinster
    ulster-rugby-logo-300px-2-128x128.png
    |
    guinness-pro14-leinster-rugby-v-cardiff-blues-31.jpeg

    15. Jacob Stockdale | Rob Kearney
    14. Matt Faddes | Hugo Keenan
    13. James Hume | Rory O'Loughlin
    12. Stuart McCloskey | Ciarán Frawley
    11. Rob Lyttle | Cian Kelleher
    10. Ian Madigan | Ross Byrne
    9. John Cooney | Jamison Gibson-Park
    1. Eric O'Sullivan | Ed Byrne
    2. Rob Herring | Seán Cronin
    3. Tom O'Toole | Michael Bent
    4. Sam Carter | Devin Toner
    5. Kieran Treadwell | Ross Molony
    6. Matthew Rea | Josh Murphy
    7. Jordi Murphy | Will Connors
    8. Marcell Coetzee | Max Deegan
    |
    16. John Andrew | James Tracy
    17. Kyle McCall | Michael Milne
    18. Marty Moore | Tom Clarkson
    19. Alan O'Connor | Rhys Ruddock
    20. Nick Timoney | Scott Penny
    21. David Shanahan | Rowan Osborne
    22. Bill Johnston | Harry Byrne
    23. Louis Ludik | Jimmy O'Brien


    Referee: George Clancy (Leinster Rugby)
    Assistants: Eoghan Cross (IRFU), Andrew Brace (IRFU)
    TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU)

    Despite some solid efforts from Awec and Paul S in the buildup thread, it was a fairly tame affair. Hopefully the game is a bit better, not a 0 -0, if I learned anything from that thread it was that George loves a 0 - 0 win to Leinster.

    You'd have to back Ulster to stop Leinster's streak though given the teamsheets.


«13456

Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,779 ✭✭✭ Paul Smeenus


    Giantslayers


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,737 ✭✭✭ jacothelad


    Ulster
    |
    Leinster
    ulster-rugby-logo-300px-2-128x128.png
    |
    guinness-pro14-leinster-rugby-v-cardiff-blues-31.jpeg

    15. Jacob Stockdale | Rob Kearney
    14. Matt Faddes | Hugo Keenan
    13. James Hume | Rory O'Loughlin
    12. Stuart McCloskey | Ciarán Frawley
    11. Rob Lyttle | Cian Kelleher
    10. Ian Madigan | Ross Byrne
    9. John Cooney | Jamison Gibson-Park
    1. Eric O'Sullivan | Ed Byrne
    2. Rob Herring | Seán Cronin
    3. Tom O'Toole | Michael Bent
    4. Sam Carter | Devin Toner
    5. Kieran Treadwell | Ross Molony
    6. Matthew Rea | Josh Murphy
    7. Jordi Murphy | Will Connors
    8. Marcell Coetzee | Max Deegan
    |
    16. John Andrew | James Tracy
    17. Kyle McCall | Michael Milne
    18. Marty Moore | Tom Clarkson
    19. Alan O'Connor | Rhys Ruddock
    20. Nick Timoney | Scott Penny
    21. David Shanahan | Rowan Osborne
    22. Bill Johnston | Harry Byrne
    23. Louis Ludik | Jimmy O'Brien

    Referee: George Clancy (Leinster Rugby)
    Assistants: Eoghan Cross (IRFU), Andrew Brace (IRFU)
    TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU)

    Despite some solid efforts from Awec and Paul S in the buildup thread, it was a fairly tame affair. Hopefully the game is a bit better, not a 0 -0, if I learned anything from that thread it was that George loves a 0 - 0 win to Leinster.

    You'd have to back Ulster to stop Leinster's streak though given the teamsheets.


    Sadly it isn't the team-sheets that are playing but the actual players.:rolleyes::D


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


    Ulster should win but, even if they do, will awec be happy?

    I think we know the answer.

    In all seriousness, it's something of a trope within rugby but it is very much true this evening...the team with the superior players from 6-10 will win this game. That's where the clash is here and the most influential players on both sides by a margin.

    On paper, that's Ulster but I really wouldn't underestimate a couple of the Leinster players. If Coetzee plays as well as he's capable of, then I can't see past Ulster though.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 17,925 Mod ✭✭✭✭ CatFromHue


    The Aviva is The D4Tress and Ulster are gonna get Leinstertained!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,213 ✭✭✭✭ bilston


    Having looked at that Leinster team, its not as far off Ulster as I first thought.

    Cronin, Toner and Kearney have about 200 caps between them. Deegan is a quality player. JGP and Byrne are excellent at this level. Rory O'Laughlin is no mug at 13 either.

    I think Ulster shluld have an edge in the back row, and possibly the midfield if McCloskey gets on top of Frawley, but it could be one enough. I wouldn't be that surprised if Leinster turned us over.

    Having said that I'm expecting a stronger lineout with Herring and Carter starting and O'Toole lifting, plus Rea gives us another good option.

    Ulster need this one.


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


    Be nice bragging rights if Ulster end Leinster's run.

    On the other hand a loss after last weeks performance against Connacht would undermine Ulster's progress under McFarland.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,366 ✭✭✭ yerrahbah


    Massive news for Leinster and Ireland

    https://twitter.com/CianTracey1/status/1299771511386054658


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,479 ✭✭✭✭ CIARAN_BOYLE


    Disappointed when turning on my tv to discover that eir sport is jo longer on viegin media


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,212 ✭✭✭✭ Clegg


    Grubber in the 22 is clearly a new tactic. That's two weeks in a row it's led to a try.

    Really liking it


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,026 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    Some start. Frawley at 12 could be a really useful option going forward.


  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 13,212 ✭✭✭✭ Clegg


    Nice for the commentator to let us know that Madigan's hair is perfect and shorts are tight.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,026 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    Clegg wrote: »
    Nice for the commentator to let us know that Madigan's hair is perfect and shorts are tight.

    Don't forget the smooth legs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,441 ✭✭✭✭ salmocab


    Clegg wrote: »
    Nice for the commentator to let us know that Madigan's hair is perfect and shorts are tight.

    And his chances of winning love island. Quality journalism


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,572 ✭✭✭ Bogwoppit


    “Madigan, hair immaculate and shorts tight, would be a winner on love island if he was on it”

    Great for Ed Byrne to get the opening score.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,026 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    Would've been nice if Kearney had tipped that on to Kelleher.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,212 ✭✭✭✭ Clegg


    Poor from McCloskey. That offload was never on. There was a tracking defender waiting for it and he threw it anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,366 ✭✭✭ yerrahbah


    Ulster know they are meant to pass the ball backwards right?

    About 4 knock ons already


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


    Gibson Park has been exceptional at times the opening 10


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,997 ✭✭✭ AbusesToilets


    This commentator would make you long for Toland. Nails on a chalkboard


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


    Accidental slap down - just unlucky.


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


    Ulster can complain about Clancy but their discipline has been very poor already. Some really daft, soft penalties already which have led to being 10 down.


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


    Venjur wrote: »
    Accidental slap down - just unlucky.

    Reflex but certainly not accidental.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,212 ✭✭✭✭ Clegg


    Super steal from Deegan. Leinster were in big trouble. Ulster were breaking tackles and forcing the Leinster defence to retreat.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,441 ✭✭✭✭ salmocab


    Think someone is looking to get a date with madigan. Appalling commentary


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


    I'm chuckling away at the commentary. Only occasionally does commentary add to the context of a game - when it doesn't I'd rather be amused by it.


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


    Michael Bent is a brick wall.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,212 ✭✭✭✭ Clegg


    Some signs of a varied kicking game from Leinster. Saw Sexton last week chipping into the 22 and now JGP faking a box kick and Byrne kicking into the gap between wing and fullback. Both times they've led a great attacking platform for us


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,441 ✭✭✭✭ salmocab


    Venjur wrote: »
    I'm chuckling away at the commentary. Only occasionally does commentary add to the context of a game - when it doesn't I'd rather be amused by it.

    It’s like listening to someone talk about a girl they claim they don’t like. If they were kids he’d run onto the pitch and pull madigans hair.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,212 ✭✭✭✭ Clegg


    There was clearly crossing in midfield for Treadwell to get the line break no?


  • Advertisement
  • Moderators, Politics Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 10,879 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Quin_Dub


    Venjur wrote: »
    I'm chuckling away at the commentary. Only occasionally does commentary add to the context of a game - when it doesn't I'd rather be amused by it.

    To be fair to Mark Robson he learned at the feet of the great Jim Neely , always a great man for the utterly irrelevant non sequitur.


Advertisement