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Leinster v Connacht, Saturday. kick-off 7.35pm, eir Sport

  • 01-01-2021 8:23pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 14,967 ✭✭✭✭ The Lost Sheep


    Leinster: Max O’Reilly; Andrew Smith, Jimmy O’Brien, Rory O’Loughlin, Dave Kearney; Johnny Sexton, Luke McGrath; Peter Dooley, James Tracy, Michael Bent; Ross Molony, Devin Toner; Ryan Baird, Scott Penny, Dan Leavy. Replacements: Seán Cronin, Ed Byrne, Tom Clarkson, Josh Murphy, Jack Conan, Hugh O’Sullivan, Liam Turner, Will Connors.

    15. John Porch (27)
    14. Peter Sullivan (5)
    13. Sammy Arnold (10)
    12. Tom Daly (34)
    11. Alex Wootton (9)
    10. Jack Carty (147)
    9. Caolin Blade (118)
    1. Denis Buckley (188)
    2. Shane Delahunt (86)
    3. Dominic Robertson-McCoy (58)
    4. Gavin Thornbury (46)
    5. Quinn Roux (104) (C)
    6. Eoghan Masterson (100)
    7. Conor Oliver (10)
    8. Sean Masterson (7)

    Replacements
    16. Jonny Murphy (10)
    17. Matthew Burke (16)
    18. Conor Kenny (8)
    19. Ultan Dillane (104)
    20. Cian Prendergast (4)
    21. Kieran Marmion (173)
    22. Diarmuid Kilgallen (1)
    23. Ben O’Donnell *


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Comments

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


    Feels like one where Connacht could build an early lead only to have their hopes dashed again when Leinster empty the bench.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,978 irishbucsfan


    Zzippy wrote: »
    Feels like one where Connacht could build an early lead only to have their hopes dashed again when Leinster empty the bench.

    Connacht will not take the lead at any point in the entire match


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,270 ✭✭✭ realhorrorshow


    Connacht will not take the lead at any point in the entire match

    Well that's that then, call the match off.


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


    Zzippy wrote: »
    Feels like one where Connacht could build an early lead only to have their hopes dashed again when Leinster empty the bench.

    I don't see it happening to be honest. Connacht might hit the front. They're going to throw the kitchen sink, I'm sure. But there looks to be such a gap in the numbers from 6-10 on either side that I just don't see Connacht ever really building a lead.


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


    Buer wrote: »
    I don't see it happening to be honest. Connacht might hit the front. They're going to throw the kitchen sink, I'm sure. But there looks to be such a gap in the numbers from 6-10 on either side that I just don't see Connacht ever really building a lead.

    You're probably right, except the gap would be 6-8 and 10. Blade is at least on a par with McGrath. Edit: their relative influence tonight will totally depend on the ball they get from their pack.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 37,978 irishbucsfan


    38-6 I reckon


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,005 ✭✭✭ Ray Donovan


    Am I right in saying that since John Muldoon scored the consversion the aggregate score is Leinster 150 Connacht 50?

    An average winning margin of 25 points?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 bayern


    lower than usual with only 8 former leinster underage players in Connacht 23.


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


    This could be the end for Connacht rugby tbh.


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    How dare those Leinster players go to Connacht. Imagine wanting to play pro rugby instead of sitting at home.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,270 ✭✭✭ realhorrorshow


    bayern wrote: »
    lower than usual with only 8 former leinster underage players in Connacht 23.

    What's the point in making this comment? Would you rather those players retired after leaving Leinster?


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Am I right in saying that since John Muldoon scored the consversion the aggregate score is Leinster 150 Connacht 50?

    An average winning margin of 25 points?

    This fixture last season can be discounted as Connacht could barely field a 23.
    The three previous games were all close and I remember one or two being absolute belters.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,967 ✭✭✭✭ The Lost Sheep


    What's the point in making this comment? Would you rather those players retired after leaving Leinster?
    leave bayern/gorey guy/irishrugby ua alone.....

    There's no point. There's more rugby teams fielded in the 6 biggest rugby schools in Leinster than the whole province in connacht and then you have the next 10+ schools before you talk about youths rugby


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,072 ✭✭✭ ClanofLams


    bayern wrote: »
    lower than usual with only 8 former leinster underage players in Connacht 23.

    You should make a New Years resolution to get a hobby outside of Leinster juvenile rugby.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,564 ✭✭✭ RugbyLover123


    Is this game on Premier Sport 2 in Ireland? I see there is something down for 7.20 but doesn’t have a description. Only way of watching this live is if you have Eir Sub?


  • Subscribers Posts: 36,272 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    Is this game on Premier Sport 2 in Ireland? I see there is something down for 7.20 but doesn’t have a description. Only way of watching this live is if you have Eir Sub?

    Yes it's on one of the premier sports channels


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,978 irishbucsfan


    You'd miss the minis at half time in the RDS but to be fair to Ulster/Munster their match was nearly as good a standard

    Bonus point in the first 3 minutes for Leinster I reckon


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,967 ✭✭✭✭ The Lost Sheep


    Marmion out. Colm Reilly on bench now


  • Registered Users Posts: 430 ✭✭ ElisaAtWar


    At this stage it's hard to say what Connacht team will turn up but if you were to look it from an experience point of view Connacht should really be in with a shout. That said Leinster are so good at eking out bonus point wins and Connacht off 3 losses it's hard to say what will happen. So it's a fingers crossed game from a Connacht perspective


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


    You'd miss the minis at half time in the RDS but to be fair to Ulster/Munster their match was nearly as good a standard

    Bonus point in the first 3 minutes for Leinster I reckon

    That long? Why so nervous?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,319 ✭✭✭ Dave_The_Sheep


    Who is the other change other than Marmion? Heard it was someone "feeling unwell". Could be a scurrilous rumour though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,033 ✭✭✭ StevenToast


    Liam Toland

    TG4 it is so

    "Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining." - Fletcher



  • Registered Users Posts: 24,375 ✭✭✭✭ molloyjh


    Who is the other change other than Marmion? Heard it was someone "feeling unwell". Could be a scurrilous rumour though.

    Clarkson for Leinster is out due to "feeling unwell".


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,241 ✭✭✭✭ Larbre34


    I've just had a huge pang of something like homesickness.

    I miss plastic pints and overpriced Eddie Rockets fries and hip flasks and acrid steam rising from the busy urinals and getting well on with a few lads and the skit on the Terrace and accusing the Ref of being responsible for invading Poland and retreating up to the Waterloo for a few warmer uppers.

    I know there are people sick and bereaved out there tonight but I'd love a friggin sold out festive match.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,194 ✭✭✭✭ Akrasia


    Larbre34 wrote: »
    I've just had a huge pang of something like homesickness.

    I miss plastic pints and overpriced Eddie Rockets fries and hip flasks and acrid steam rising from the busy urinals and getting well on with a few lads and the skit on the Terrace and accusing the Ref of being responsible for invading Poland and retreating up to the Waterloo for a few warmer uppers.

    I know there are people sick and bereaved out there tonight but I'd love a friggin sold out festive match.
    Never been as cold in my life as the New Years trips to the sportsground


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,465 ✭✭✭ mailforkev


    I feel ya, I haven’t been able to dip out 3 mins early, in the freezing cold, to beat the rush and get a table at the back of Crowes in nearly a year!


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,261 ✭✭✭✭ Clegg


    Ref never called advantage over from that knock on.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,194 ✭✭✭✭ Akrasia


    Illegal binding by Leinster in the scrum. Nothing to see here


  • Registered Users Posts: 627 ✭✭✭ SqueakyKneecap


    Brilliant from Carty


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  • Subscribers Posts: 36,272 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    Connacht will not take the lead at any point in the entire match

    Hummmm

    :D


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