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Re: Edinburgh - Leinster

Postby germain on Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:50 pm

It seems that Weir is not ready yet (theoffsideline). They say he would have been loaned for a short time to Worcester if he had been fit earlier.
Maybe Tovey will be back, or Graham will take place on the bench.
For the hooker spot, I have absolutly no guarantee on Cochrane's return. If he's not back, we'll discover a new hooker. Anyway, Fenton could start or have long spell on the field as he will probably start against Ulster.
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Re: Edinburgh - Leinster

Postby dolf_lundgren on Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:19 pm

Loaning our Weir would seem to be a very odd thing for us to do given we currently only have one fit 10 available.

Although given we are now down to the bare bones in the 2nd row the loaning of CHH and release of Bresler don't seem to have been great decisions.
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Re: Edinburgh - Leinster

Postby GaryIPA on Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:33 pm

dolf_lundgren wrote:Loaning our Weir would seem to be a very odd thing for us to do given we currently only have one fit 10 available.

Although given we are now down to the bare bones in the 2nd row the loaning of CHH and release of Bresler don't seem to have been great decisions.


Not sure bresler suited the new regime
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Re: Edinburgh - Leinster

Postby gunneria on Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:45 pm

disco wrote:
gunneria wrote:Anyone got any idea when the team is confirmed for this? There will be implications with players being released from Scotland squad but I would imagine there would be a minimum period before the game is played, from the PRO14.

PRO14 deadline is midday the day before the game (unless it's a Sunday when it's midday on the Friday).


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Re: Edinburgh - Leinster

Postby Weegie on Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:31 pm

GaryIPA wrote:
dolf_lundgren wrote:Loaning our Weir would seem to be a very odd thing for us to do given we currently only have one fit 10 available.

Although given we are now down to the bare bones in the 2nd row the loaning of CHH and release of Bresler don't seem to have been great decisions.


Not sure bresler suited the new regime


CHH would have been back to play had he not been injured. It was surely better that he got some game time than sat around in Edinburgh, that he was injured is just one of those things.
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Re: Edinburgh - Leinster

Postby biffer on Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:02 pm

Decent side, surprised Cochrane and McCallum are available. Front row not as deprived as originally feared.
Don't mention Rory Hutton. I did once but I think I got away with it.
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Re: Edinburgh - Leinster

Postby biffer on Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:04 pm

Fife, Graham, Bennett, Dean, Van der Merwe, Van der Walt, Fowles
Lay, Fenton, McCallum, MacKenzie, Carmichael, Crosbie, Ritchi, Mata

Cochrane, Sutherland, Shields, Bradbury, Hardie, SHC, Rasolea, Bryce
Don't mention Rory Hutton. I did once but I think I got away with it.
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Re: Edinburgh - Leinster

Postby Tichtheid on Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:25 pm

Them

15. Dave Kearney (118)
14. Fergus McFadden (164)
13. Rory O’Loughlin (33)
12. Noel Reid (93)
11. Barry Daly (18)
10. Ross Byrne (41)
9. Jamison Gibson-Park (43)
1. Peter Dooley (42)
2. Richardt Strauss (151) CAPTAIN
3. Michael Bent (99)
4. Ross Molony (55)
5. Scott Fardy (13)
6. Josh Murphy (3)
7. Will Connors (0)
8. Max Deegan (11)

Replacements

16. Bryan Byrne (22)
17. Ed Byrne (17)
18. Óisín Heffernan (2)
19. Mick Kearney (29)
20. Peadar Timmins (8)
21. Luke McGrath (88)
22. Ciarán Frawley (0)
23. Adam Byrne (31)
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Re: Edinburgh - Leinster

Postby GaryIPA on Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:39 pm

Tichtheid wrote:Them

15. Dave Kearney (118)
14. Fergus McFadden (164)
13. Rory O’Loughlin (33)
12. Noel Reid (93)
11. Barry Daly (18)
10. Ross Byrne (41)
9. Jamison Gibson-Park (43)
1. Peter Dooley (42)
2. Richardt Strauss (151) CAPTAIN
3. Michael Bent (99)
4. Ross Molony (55)
5. Scott Fardy (13)
6. Josh Murphy (3)
7. Will Connors (0)
8. Max Deegan (11)

Replacements

16. Bryan Byrne (22)
17. Ed Byrne (17)
18. Óisín Heffernan (2)
19. Mick Kearney (29)
20. Peadar Timmins (8)
21. Luke McGrath (88)
22. Ciarán Frawley (0)
23. Adam Byrne (31)


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Re: Edinburgh - Leinster

Postby Wottie on Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:05 pm

Christ on a Bike! 1,081 appearances across their team and in spite of a debutant in their back row, an average of 59 in the starting line up :eek: . They have some depth and experience in their squad.
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Re: Edinburgh - Leinster

Postby Frenchy on Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:13 pm

Wottie wrote:Christ on a Bike! 1,081 appearances across their team and in spite of a debutant in their back row, an average of 59 in the starting line up :eek: . They have some depth and experience in their squad.

For comparison, if anyone cares, Edinburgh have 818 appearances and an average of 31 in the starting 15.
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Re: Edinburgh - Leinster

Postby germain on Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:49 pm

I suspect Burleigh and Johnstone are injured. robably Hoyland too as Bryce appears on the bench.
I didn't expect at all Kinghorn to be in the scotland 23, and less so Fife to fill the gap 15. Last time he played there (Munster away, two seasons ago if I'm not mistaken), he was decent. Does Cockerill want a tall full back to dissuade Leinster of any aerial testing ?
It's nice to have Bennett back. I quite like the look of that back line. Pack will have the key. Crosbie, Carmichael, Fenton and McCallum have a great opportunity to show what they're made of, under the tutelage of Mata, Ritchie and McKenzie.
The bench could add a lot and decide the turn of the game : Suzzy, Cochrane, Bradbury, Hardie, Sammy, Rasolea, Bryce, that's interesting.
I imagine Sammy will cover 10 if Van Der Walt has a problem...
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Re: Edinburgh - Leinster

Postby Pitfitter on Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:16 pm

Hope springs eternal, it seems ages since the last "home" game.
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Re: Edinburgh - Leinster

Postby dolf_lundgren on Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:12 pm

Loaning Weir out still makes no sense when we don't have proper backup in the squad.

Fife at FB ahead of Bryce and Graham is also interesting. We also could have had WDW as an option if we had a backup 10.

I think Weir deserves the chance to play with a decent backline and a team going forward, something he hasn't had since he arrived. WDW is decent but he does tend to crab with the ball and shut down space for the centres. That's getting fussy though as he has looked better than we have had for a long time, although caveated by the comments above.
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Re: Edinburgh - Leinster

Postby Wottie on Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:23 pm

Frenchy wrote:
Wottie wrote:Christ on a Bike! 1,081 appearances across their team and in spite of a debutant in their back row, an average of 59 in the starting line up :eek: . They have some depth and experience in their squad.

For comparison, if anyone cares, Edinburgh have 818 appearances and an average of 31 in the starting 15.


Thanks. I was going to do that but then couldn't actually be bothered :wink:
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