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8 years 11 months ago #14771

Fairly routine BP win for Leinster. We saw Treviso at the Sportsground during November when they were missing their internationals and they have little depth. You'd have to fancy Leinster for a home-semi final. I think the league will be their main focus for the rest of the season. Nice to see Dominic Ryan among the tries, think he has a good future if he can get an injury free run.

I actually think the other provinces are a bit hard done by relative to Munster in terms of TV coverage. There is pretty much blanket Munster coverage on TG4 and RTE.

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8 years 11 months ago #14781

swift4prez wrote: I seen this on the Leinstertainment facebook page, nice bit of respect there.

BP AFTER 26MINS, JOG ON TREVISO


while i was on it i went to leinster rugby's page to see how far up th..... well i only read the first comment from GAVIN DOYLE as i didnt know if i wanted to bang my head or his against the wall.

Any chance Leinster can negotiate our own TV deal, similar to what Ulster have with BBC NI? I'm sure Setanta would be up for it. I am fed up with TG4/ RTE ignoring our province. For the record, we are still ranked as the #1 team in Europe by the ERC.


They have, it's called oRTE.... :whistle:

But sure any dic*head with a keyboard can declare their undying love for a successful team, sure look at what the like of Munsterfans.com has drawn out as bad if not worse a lot of the time... :dry:

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8 years 11 months ago #14784

It was Ladies day in RDS (Isn't it always), and in their wisdom Leinster Rugby decided to have a wheelbarrow race for couples at half time. The prize? For him, a new suit from some outfitter sponsor, nice one. For her.....a box of chocolates!! Unbelievable and the girls were doing all the work. Would never happen in Sportsground?

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8 years 11 months ago #14789

Not for a box of chocolates now if our jewelery sponsor were to make it a lovely watch...


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8 years 10 months ago #15291

Surprisingly we dont appear to have a leinster thread. We do now!

Gopparth has signed a two yr contract with leinster. He is a very good 10 and wont be coming to sit on bench. Id rate him as highly as nick evans at quins. I think schmidt is clearly saying that madigan isnt ready yet. And what does it mean for reid?

Interesting signing given the hullabaloo around the international 10 selection.

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8 years 10 months ago #15292

We do Rossie. It's in the other rugby forum and marked Leinster 2012/2013. Think JG is a good signing and will do well at Leinster.


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8 years 10 months ago #15294

Moved and Merged.

Its a good signing for Leinster but it's a precious NIQ slot in a role they have pretty good cover in (Madigan, Nascewa, Reid plus McFadden as kicker).


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8 years 10 months ago #15298

There's rumours at Leinster that Nacewa might be on the way out. He's apparently received two big cash offers and with the NIQ rules making it harder for him stay he might leave. All speculation at this stage though.


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8 years 10 months ago #15306

Schmidt still has to win games and missing out HEC knockout stages will have him under some pressure next season. Gopperth's is a smart signing for Leinster. It's not like there was an IQ option available to them and Madigan will see no less game time and probably more than with Sexton there. And both Madigan and Reid will benefit from having someone of Gopperth's experience around.

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8 years 10 months ago #15308

Exactly. There's a good chance that Madigan will be involved in International squads in the near future so having a solid back-up is needed. After watching Reid a few times I don't see him as a 10 but as a 12. Time will tell.


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8 years 10 months ago #15310

I wudnt be too sure that gopperth is going to be backup!

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8 years 10 months ago #15312

Oh he'll push Madigan for sure which is just what Leinster and Madigan need. It could turn into a situation like Boss and Reddan are in now a horses for courses one depending on the opposition being played.


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8 years 10 months ago #15349

Rumour that LH prop Wicus Blaauw of Biarritz going to Leinster. Doubt its true but said I'd let people know he's a saffer and would be IE.


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8 years 10 months ago #15594

isa nacewa is retiring at end of season and heading home. thats nacewa, jonnie, carr and conway gone.

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8 years 10 months ago #15605

rossie wrote: isa nacewa is retiring at end of season and heading home. thats nacewa, jonnie, carr and conway gone.


Massive loss. If he hadn't played for Fiji, he'd have played many times for Ireland by now. I'm guessing there is some sort of family crisis if he has to take such drastic action, so all the best to him if that's the case.

For those of you on twitter, Ross O'Carroll Kelly is worth a follow in general, but particularly at times like this. He said this morning that he wants to drive Isa and Sexton to the airport when they finish up, so they can reminisce.

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8 years 10 months ago #15606

I was reading the Ross O'Carroll-Kelly stuff earlier. Very funny

Never liked Isa. Dont get me wrong, he's an excellent player, and is a big loss Leinster.
I think its mainly down to him always playing against us, even when Leinster are resting their top players, and the Benson Stanley rumors didnt help matters either.

Anyway, he played a part in getting us into the Heineken Cup twice, so I'll forgive him, and wish him all the best


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