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Leinster Friday 11th October

Postby Tichtheid on Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:02 pm

Edinburgh Rugby team to face Leinster at the RDS Arena in the Guinness PRO14

Friday 11 October (kick-off 7.35pm) - live on Premier Sports


15. Damien Hoyland (65)

14. Jamie Farndale (4)
13. Mark Bennett (22)
12. George Taylor (6)
11. Duhan van der Merwe (43)

10. Jaco van der Walt (41)
9. Nic Groom (2) CAPTAIN

1. Pierre Schoeman (25)
2. Mike Willemse (2)
3. Pietro Ceccarelli (12)
4. Jamie Hodgson (4)
5. Murray Douglas (3)
6. Mesulame Kunavula (2)
7. Luke Crosbie (28)
8. Nick Haining (2)

Replacements: 16. Cameron Fenton (13) 17. Jamie Bhatti (2) 18. Murray McCallum (51) 19. Sam Thomson* 20. Ally Miller (10) 21. Charlie Shiel (8) 22. Simon Hickey (20) 23. James Johnstone (41)

Unavailable due to injury: Fraser McKenzie, Matt Scott, Dave Cherry, Darryl Marfo, Ruan Steenkamp, Jack Blain, Hamish Watson, Chris Dean, Lewis Carmichael

Unavailable due to international selection: W.P Nel, Simon Berghan, Stuart McInally, Grant Gilchrist, Ben Toolis, Jamie Ritchie, Magnus Bradbury, John Barclay, Blair Kinghorn, Darcy Graham, Henry Pyrgos, Viliame Mata
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Re: Leinster Friday 11th October

Postby Tichtheid on Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:07 pm

Matt Scott and Lewis Carmichael just have no luck injury-wise
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Re: Leinster Friday 11th October

Postby liveinhope on Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:31 pm

Possibly not the game to go into with such an inexperienced second row against Fardy and Toner. Whist the new Fijian looks good in open play again the sort of game where Lewis Carmichael (or Steenkamp) at blindside would have been more helpful.
Still, thank goodness some actual rugby to deflect us from the event (or non-event) of Sunday morning!
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Re: Leinster Friday 11th October

Postby joe soap on Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:42 pm

liveinhope wrote:Possibly not the game to go into with such an inexperienced second row against Fardy and Toner.


yep, didn't take long to make the CHH loan look stupid, or even stupider. He'd be well ahead of any of he 3 locks in this squad
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Re: Leinster Friday 11th October

Postby Pitfitter446 on Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:43 pm

Would a haggis supper flying into Dublin mean the game is cancelled with 2 points each, or at least postponed until we’re full strength again. :D
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Re: Leinster Friday 11th October

Postby The Nudger on Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:31 pm

joe soap wrote:
liveinhope wrote:Possibly not the game to go into with such an inexperienced second row against Fardy and Toner.


yep, didn't take long to make the CHH loan look stupid, or even stupider. He'd be well ahead of any of he 3 locks in this squad


Agreed. Can't help thinking there must have been some sort of fall out behind the scenes. Doesn't seem to make any sense in purely sporting terms. I was really looking forward to seeing CHH push on this season.
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Re: Leinster Friday 11th October

Postby The Feral Goat on Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:52 pm

Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets):

15. Hugo Keenan (7)
14. Dave Kearney (137)
13. Rory O’Loughlin (63)
12. Joe Tomane (15)
11. James Lowe (31)
10. Ross Byrne (73)
9. Jamison Gibson-Park (72)
1. Peter Dooley (63)
2. Rónan Kelleher (4)
3. Michael Bent (126)
4. Devin Toner (233)
5. Scott Fardy (45) CAPTAIN
6. Max Deegan (48)
7. Scott Penny (6)
8. Caelan Doris (18)

16. James Tracy (94)
17. Michael Milne (2)
18. Vakh Abdaladze (9)
19. Ross Molony (84)
20. Josh Murphy (23)
21. Rowan Osborne (1)
22. Harry Byrne (2)
23. Jimmy O’Brien (8)

Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
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Re: Leinster Friday 11th October

Postby The Chiel on Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:54 pm

joe soap wrote:
liveinhope wrote:Possibly not the game to go into with such an inexperienced second row against Fardy and Toner.


yep, didn't take long to make the CHH loan look stupid, or even stupider. He'd be well ahead of any of he 3 locks in this squad


This, this, this. Hope Cockerill is asked about it pre match.
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Re: Leinster Friday 11th October

Postby JDCSR on Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:34 pm

I think we need to get over the CHH thing. It's highly unlikely that Cockers didn't either rate him or want him but much more likely that Saracens liked the cut of his jib particularly whilst Kruis and Itoje were going to be missing and their stature and finances made some sort of deal inevitable.

Hodgson is a good prospect as well so hopefully he takes the chance to crack on.
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Re: Leinster Friday 11th October

Postby BigD163 on Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:02 pm

JDCSR wrote:I think we need to get over the CHH thing. It's highly unlikely that Cockers didn't either rate him or want him but much more likely that Saracens liked the cut of his jib particularly whilst Kruis and Itoje were going to be missing and their stature and finances made some sort of deal inevitable.

Hodgson is a good prospect as well so hopefully he takes the chance to crack on.


Not to mention even on a "acadeny" loan most would jump at the chance to go down there IMO.
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Re: Leinster Friday 11th October

Postby Crichton Gunner on Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:59 pm

Lock situation not ideal, but it gives a chance to Hodgson and Sam Thomson to show what they can do. Hopefully they take it, as this is going to be a very difficult fixture. Leinster destroyed the O's last week, and our guys really need to perform to the top of their game if we aren't going to get a similar doing. It's a pity the Scott-Bennett partnership isn't going to get another outing, but it's not a fixture worth taking chances on a players fitness in. A win would be a fantastic result, a LBP a good result, and avoiding a heavy defeat a reasonable result.
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Re: Leinster Friday 11th October

Postby Tichtheid on Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:57 pm

we’re still on the bus
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Re: Leinster Friday 11th October

Postby Tichtheid on Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:09 pm

Ceccarelli and Schoey have made it on to the park at least
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Re: Leinster Friday 11th October

Postby liveinhope on Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:30 pm

Unbelievable-can't score against 13 men,then we lose a score at the end.
(And yet again the totally biased commentary like last week. Yet again you're made to feel there is only one team playing.)
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Re: Leinster Friday 11th October

Postby macdone on Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:37 pm

Surely got to trust your backs against 13 men. We ran down the sin bin clock for them.
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