Leinster V Edinburgh - Monday 16th 20:15 KO

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Leinster V Edinburgh - Monday 16th 20:15 KO

Postby The Feral Goat on Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:33 pm

Always a tough away trip to the RDS although hopefully we don't end up with hookers on the wing etc this time.

No players will be released from Scotland so unless any of the injuries have cleared up i cant see there being many if any changes to the 23. Doubt Cockerill would rotate in one of the young props or Sykes for a start either

Last weeks team and injury list

15. Jack Blain (3)
14. Eroni Sau (12)
13. Mark Bennett (41)
12. Chris Dean (95)
11. Jamie Farndale (10)
10. Nathan Chamberlain (3)
9. Henry Pyrgos (37) CAPTAIN

1. Pierre Schoeman (48)
2. David Cherry (25)
3. Lee-Roy Atalifo*
4. Andries Ferreira (1)
5. Jamie Hodgson (9)
6. Magnus Bradbury (81)
7. Luke Crosbie (42)
8. Ally Miller (16)

Replacements: 16. Mike Willemse (25) 17. Sam Grahamslaw* 18. Dan Gamble* 19. Marshall Sykes (1) 20. Connor Boyle (1) 21. Nic Groom (15) 22. Charlie Shiel (22) 23. James Johnstone (53)

Unavailable due to injury: Andrew Davidson, Matt Gordon, Lewis Carmichael, Viliame Mata, Grant Gilchrist, Damien Hoyland, Murray McCallum, George Taylor, Fraser McKenzie
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Re: Leinster V Edinburgh - Monday 16th 20:15 KO

Postby liveinhope on Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:45 pm

If Macallum and one of Davidson or Carmichael were back fit that would certainly help beef things a bit and give the bench a more solid feel.
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Re: Leinster V Edinburgh - Monday 16th 20:15 KO

Postby dolf_lundgren on Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:51 pm

Hugely frustrating that the guys who are here for exactly these games, Mckenzie , Davidson, Hoyland etc are injured when they would be getting the chance to shine.
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Re: Leinster V Edinburgh - Monday 16th 20:15 KO

Postby Tichtheid on Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:37 pm

I see this as a free hit, nothing to lose.

There are some players with a lot to prove, Miller can force his way into a full time contract if he continues his form, Crosbie and Bradbury can put pressure on those ahead of them for Edinburgh and Scotland.

Blain can put forward a case to be included in the first choice 23.

The others should all be relishing their chance to make RC sit up and take notice, it doesn't get any more difficult than Leinster in Dublin, no matter who they select.
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Re: Leinster V Edinburgh - Monday 16th 20:15 KO

Postby TheSmidge on Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:46 pm

I wonder if Davidson or Carmichael might be fit enough for this one. If one of them is, I would retain Hodgson and put Ferreira on the bench - he made a good impact late on against Scarlets.

Other than that, everyone else on the injury list is medium/long-term, so the squad pretty much picks itself.
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Re: Leinster V Edinburgh - Monday 16th 20:15 KO

Postby liveinhope on Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:30 pm

What was Macallum's injury then if you think medium/long vterm?
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Re: Leinster V Edinburgh - Monday 16th 20:15 KO

Postby Tichtheid on Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:59 pm

liveinhope wrote:What was Macallum's injury then if you think medium/long vterm?



I read he had surgery on an ankle
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Re: Leinster V Edinburgh - Monday 16th 20:15 KO

Postby Tichtheid on Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:17 pm

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

Monday 16 November (kick-off 8.15pm) – live on Premier Sports

15. Jack Blain (4)

14. Eroni Sau (13)
13. Mark Bennett (42)
12. Chris Dean (96)
11. Jamie Farndale (11)

10. Nathan Chamberlain (4)
9. Henry Pyrgos (38) CAPTAIN

1. Pierre Schoeman (49)
2. David Cherry (26)
3. Lee-Roy Atalifo (1)
4. Andries Ferreira (2)
5. Andrew Davidson (7)
6. Magnus Bradbury (82)
7. Luke Crosbie (43)
8. Ally Miller (17)

Replacements: 16. Mike Willemse (26) 17. Sam Grahamslaw (1) 18. Dan Gamble (1) 19. Jamie Hodgson (10) 20. Rory Darge* 21. Nic Groom (16) 22. Charlie Shiel (22) 23. James Johnstone (54)

Unavailable due to injury: Lewis Carmichael, Viliame Mata, Matt Gordon, Grant Gilchrist, Damien Hoyland, Murray McCallum, George Taylor, Fraser McKenzie
Unavailable due to international selection: Simon Berghan, Jamie Bhatti, Nick Haining, Stuart McInally, WP Nel, Jamie Ritchie, Rory Sutherland, Ben Toolis, Hamish Watson, Darcy Graham, Blair Kinghorn, Duhan van der Merwe, Mesulame Kunavula
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Re: Leinster V Edinburgh - Monday 16th 20:15 KO

Postby The Feral Goat on Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:59 pm

Schoee hitting 50th appearance after a possible 57 matches only bettered by Nel who made 50 within a possible 54.
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Re: Leinster V Edinburgh - Monday 16th 20:15 KO

Postby The Feral Goat on Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:48 pm

Leinster: 15 Jimmy O’Brien, 14 Cian Kelleher, 13 Liam Turner, 12 Ciarán Frawley, 11 Dave Kearney, 10 Harry Byrne, 9 Luke McGrath, 8 Rhys Ruddock (c), 7 Scott Penny, 6 Dan Leavy, 5 Scott Fardy, 4 Devin Toner, 3 Michael Bent, 2 James Tracy, 1 Peter Dooley

Replacements: 16 Dan Sheehan, 17 Michael Milne, 18 Ciarán Parker, 19 Ross Molony, 20 Josh Murphy, 21 Hugh O’Sullivan, 22 David Hawkshaw, 23 Ryan Baird

Goes without saying strong leister squad.
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Re: Leinster V Edinburgh - Monday 16th 20:15 KO

Postby Tichtheid on Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:47 am

The Feral Goat wrote:
Goes without saying strong leister squad.



Aye, as per...

That Harry Byrne is going to be some player.

I'm still not entirely sure why this fixture is in Dublin, given that it was there last season. I'm not saying the result would be much different, but it does seem odd.
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Re: Leinster V Edinburgh - Monday 16th 20:15 KO

Postby TheSmidge on Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:52 am

Tichtheid wrote:
The Feral Goat wrote:
Goes without saying strong leister squad.



Aye, as per...

That Harry Byrne is going to be some player.

I'm still not entirely sure why this fixture is in Dublin, given that it was there last season. I'm not saying the result would be much different, but it does seem odd.


It does seem odd, unless you are operating on the assumption that this season will only ever be a Pro12 and there will be a return fixture in the new year. It is sloppy of the ProXX to show their hand in this way, but the end result will be understandable. I can't see there being any SA clubs in the league until the start of 2021-2022.
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Re: Leinster V Edinburgh - Monday 16th 20:15 KO

Postby joe soap on Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:41 pm

The Feral Goat wrote:Leinster: 15 Jimmy O’Brien, 14 Cian Kelleher, 13 Liam Turner, 12 Ciarán Frawley, 11 Dave Kearney, 10 Harry Byrne, 9 Luke McGrath, 8 Rhys Ruddock (c), 7 Scott Penny, 6 Dan Leavy, 5 Scott Fardy, 4 Devin Toner, 3 Michael Bent, 2 James Tracy, 1 Peter Dooley

Replacements: 16 Dan Sheehan, 17 Michael Milne, 18 Ciarán Parker, 19 Ross Molony, 20 Josh Murphy, 21 Hugh O’Sullivan, 22 David Hawkshaw, 23 Ryan Baird

Goes without saying strong leister squad.


it is. Couple of odd ones. Seem to have left out of the 23 the 2 young centres who have been really impressive last few games. And have they got 2 Ryan Bairds. or is their latest 2nd row prodigy covering the backs, or have they gone for a 6/2 split with French numbering?

Schoeman needs to engage in the scrum text book and get on the ref's good side. Then he can hammer Bent who has been getting away with murder to look like a professional standard tight head
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Re: Leinster V Edinburgh - Monday 16th 20:15 KO

Postby joe soap on Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:43 pm

Tichtheid wrote:
That Harry Byrne is going to be some player.


he already is and is going to get better. He may have learned form Sexton but not the histrionics and whinging
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Re: Leinster V Edinburgh - Monday 16th 20:15 KO

Postby The Feral Goat on Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:54 pm

Same old story, zero attacking shape.

Leinster clinical in attack.

We look a bit out of shape and out of ideas
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